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6-year-old girl abducted
Bike-borne youths picked her up from outside her house
Ludhiana, February 19
A six-year-old girl was kidnapped by two motorcycle-borne youths from Dhandari village here yesterday. The incident took place last evening when the victim, identified as Nisha, was playing outside her house with her friends.

Nine nabbed for various offences
Ludhiana, February 19
In a major crackdown, the city police nabbed nine persons including, snatchers, rape accused, pirated CD and DVD sellers and habit-forming drug peddler.

Three of the accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. photo: Inderjeet Verma


Compensation under disaster fund enhanced
Ludhiana, February 19
The compensation amount under the National Disaster Fund by the Government of India has been enhanced. In a letter to all the Chief Secretaries, the Centre has asked them to follow the fresh norms while disbursing the amount under the fund as and when required.

Complaint against boorish policemen on FB
A complaint lodged by a resident on the Facebook account of the Ludhiana police.Ludhiana, February 19
In a unique method, a city resident has lodged a complaint on the Ludhiana police’s Facebook page against boorish policemen. A day after being challaned for numerous traffic violations, Sunil Vinayak, a designer, levelled character assassination charges against the policemen.

A complaint lodged by a resident on the Facebook account of the Ludhiana police.

GLADA spends Rs 3.44 crore on upkeep, draws flak
Ludhiana, February 19
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) had spent a staggering amount of Rs 3,44,57,903 between 2002-03 and 2010-11 on the maintenance of Urban Estates developed by it in the industrial capital of the state more than a decade ago without realising that the expenditure was irregular and violative of the Punjab Regional and Town Planning Act (commonly known as PUDA Act).

Vijay Yamla with his toombi. Rocking the music world with toombi
Vijay Yamla carries forward his grandfather’s legacy
Ludhiana, February 19
Twentyfour-year-old Vijay Yamla, the grandson of the legendary Yamla Jatt who redefined Punjabi music with the “toombi”, is set to carry forward the legacy. He is making waves as a folk artist and is working with the youth welfare department of Punjabi University, Patiala.

Vijay Yamla with his toombi. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Steel prices soar as demand goes up in city
Ludhiana, February 19
Industry players finally have a reason to smile as the demand for steel has gone up. Three quarters of the current financial year saw a downward trend in the demand followed by an upswing in January and February.

Depressed, 32-yr-old man hangs himself
Ludhiana, February 19
A 32-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan in his room at Adarsh Colony here today.


Road not repaired for years
Jagraon, February 19
Like many other rural link roads of the area, the link road connecting Kaunke Kalan, the largest village of Ludhiana district, with Jagraon is in a bad shape. Residents of the village said the link road was repaired over five years ago. The residents have started using alternative roads to reach their respective destinations.

From schools & colleges
Declamation contest
Ludhiana: The Parent Teacher Association of SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road, organised “Ram Lal Bhasin Memorial Inter School Declamation Contest”. Twenty teams participated in the contest. The judges were Parkash Verma, Neelkamal and Nivedita Arora.

Students prepare for exams in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sahnewal girl 16th in Haryana judicial exam
Prabhjot KaurSahnewal, February 19
Prabhjot Kaur has done her parents and town proud by securing 16th rank in the Haryana Judicial examination. Daughter of Baljinder Singh and Hardev Kaur, Prabhjot owes her success to her grandfather Major Budh Sing Grewal. Prabhjot said, “I did my Class XII from Radha Vatika School in non-medical stream in 2006. I opted for this stream as my parents wanted me to become an

Principal Secy conducts surprise check at Civil Hospital
Satish Chandra, Principal Secretary, health, at the Civil Hospital in Khanna. A Tribune photographFinds emergency drugs missing
Khanna, February 19
Satish Chandra, principal secretary, health, visited Civil Hospital, Khanna, and found emergency drugs missing during his visit and took serious note of this irregularity. The Deputy medical commissioner, Ludhiana, was also with the principal secretary on the occasion.

Satish Chandra, Principal Secretary, health, at the Civil Hospital in Khanna. A Tribune photograph

Reporters’ Diary
Auto-rickshaws posing threat to commuters
Thousands of auto-rickshaws plying on the city roads are emerging as one of the biggest threats to the commuter-the motorists, two-wheeler drivers and also the pedestrians. With their utter lack of traffic sense, the auto-rickshaws often obstruct the flow of vehicular traffic, stop right in the middle of the road to pick up or drop passengers, and as if all this is not enough, almost without exception, the three-wheelers do not have direction indicators, and even head lights which make them more dangerous for other road users during night hours.

Rights panel seeks report from DC, officials
Non-availability of doctors at Civil Hospital
Ludhiana, February 19
Taking up a complaint on the non-availability of senior doctors in the Civil Hospital here, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has sought a report from the Deputy Commissioner and other departments concerned before the next date of hearing on April 24, 2012.

Members of the Senior Citizen Forum honours Dr Surjit Pattar in Ludhiana. Senior citizens’ body felicitates Dr Surjit Pattar
Ludhiana, February 19
Punjabi poet Dr Surjit Pattar was felicitated by the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Association here today. He was recently awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India.

Members of the Senior Citizen Forum honours Dr Surjit Pattar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Fresh instructions issued to postal employees
Ludhiana, February 19
As a part of streamlining the postal system, fresh instructions have been issued to the postal staff by assistant director Jaspal Singh, from the circle office, against booking of any speed post articles that do not bear pin code of the destination.

Holy procession:
Kanwariyas carry water from the Ganga on the occasion of Shivratri. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sutlej club polls
Wooing of members begins
Ludhiana, February 19
The biennial elections of the Sutlej Club are likely to be held in the end of March, but "wooing" of members by the contestants has already begun in the club circles. Get togethers, small parties are being organised in and outside the club premises and "strategies" are being made to bring the new executive.

Road or dumping site?
Jagraon, February 19
Residents of the town are a harried lot. Even though the civic body has its own dumping site on the outskirts of the town, yet the employees continue to dump the garbage collected from various parts of the town on the Disposal Road. As a result, foul smell emanating from the area has made the lives of the residents miserable.

Meeting by traders
Ludhiana, February 19
The local units of All-India Trade Union Congress, Central Indian Trade Union, Indian National Trade Union Congress and Central Trade Union held a meeting here today.

PAN to become a powerful tool for I-T department
Ludhiana, February 19
Come next financial year and permanent account number (PAN) card is likely to become the most powerful tool for the Income Tax Department to unearth black money, tax evasion and instances of criminal financing.

7,654 teachers not getting salaries
Ludhiana February 19
The tenure of the SAD-BJP government has already concluded with several promises, but the teachers of the state government are still facing problem due to the financial mismanagement of the government. Now the teachers are expecting that the new government will solve their financial problems and they will get the pending salaries.

High boots taking city by storm
Ludhiana, February 19
Fashion trends seem to be catching on the women in the city as they seem ready to catch the winds of change with a vengeance.

Cycle industry demands technology upgradation scheme
Ludhiana, February 19
Since Chinese cycles are giving a tough competition to the local manufacturers, Ludhiana’s cycle industry wants a technology upgradation scheme in the coming budget.

1,74, 692 given polio drops
Ludhiana, February 19
The district health department today administered pulse polio drops to 1.74, 692 children by visiting 1,57, 880 houses.

Seminar on eradicating female foeticide
Ludhiana, February 19
The Voice of Youth Foundation, an NGO, held a seminar on eradicating female foeticide at Pratap College of Education here, Ludhiana.

coca-cola cricket
Govt School (PAU) secure berth in final
A match in progress at the Government College ground in LudhianaLudhiana, February 19
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), wrapped up all their three-league matches to secure a berth in the final of the ongoing PCA Inter-School Cricket Tournament (U-16) for the Coca-Cola Cup.

A match in progress at the Government College ground in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

City lad wins gold in junior kurash championship
Ludhiana February 19
A city lad, Karan Batish, won gold and silver medal in the Junior Kurash National Championship that was held in Jammu recently. Karan won a gold medal in the 60-kg weight category and silver medal in the open category and now he is focusing on the National Kurash Championship that will be held in Ludhiana in March.

City to host bodybuilding federation cup
Ludhiana, February 19
Ludhiana will play host to the next edition of the Federation Cup Bodybuilding Championship. This was informed by Prem Chand Degra, Padma Shree awardee, former world champions and president, Punjab State Amateur Bodybuilding Association (PSABB), at a press conference here today.

Padma Shree awardee Prem Chand Degra (centre) at a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PTU inter-college cricket
Narottam shines as LCET emerge champions
Ludhiana, February 19
The Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET) beat CEC, Landharan, by 36 runs to emerge as champions in the Punjab Technical University (PTU) Inter-College Cricket Tournament held at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College ground here today.




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