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Counting on March 6, 16 still waiting 
Ludhiana, March 3
Arrangements have been made for counting of votes on March 6. As per the directions issued by the Chief Election Commission, counting will first start with postal ballots. At least 16 employees working in Phillaur maintained that postal ballots were not sent to them though they had filled 12 B forms. The District Election Officer said the postal ballots were sent to all those who were on poll duty. A few employees could not have cast their votes due to discrepancies in the forms submitted by them.

Abduction unfolds, is family drama
Ludhiana, March 3
What appeared to be a high profile abduction of a child from outside the school allegedly turned out to be a family drama?


Traffic cops challan a car driver and a motorcyclist for traffic violation in Ludhiana Flout traffic rules, pay hefty fine
Ludhiana, March 3
The government’s move to harshly punish traffic violators by amending the Motor Vehicle Act has come as a blessing in disguise for traffic police personnel in the city. The city police has generated revenue worth Rs 3.26 crore by issuing 2,01,599 challans in 2011. It, now, hopes to achieve the target of Rs 10 crore this year if locals continue to violate traffic rules. 

Traffic cops challan a car driver and a motorcyclist for traffic violation in Ludhiana Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Five booked for defrauding spiritual guru
Ludhiana, March 3
The city police has booked five persons, including a woman, for committing a fraud Rs 1. 7 crore with noted spiritual Guru, Nirmal Baba.


District Governor (in middle) addresses the press conference at Rotary Club in Ludhiana ‘Need to improve sanitation’
Ludhiana, March 3
District Governor Sanjiv Sethi paid an official visit to the Rotary Club, Ludhiana, at Sarabha Nagar here today.

District Governor (in middle) addresses the press conference at Rotary Club in Ludhiana. Photo: inderjeet verma

Councillors upset as mayor ‘postpones’ meeting
Ludhiana, March 3
Mayor of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, Hakam Singh Giaspura, stepped in to “postpone” the meeting of the advertising sub-committee today. He told civic officials that the meeting could not be held due to the model code of conduct.

Record entries received
Ludhiana, March 3
The flower and baby-show competitions held by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation received an overwhelming response with a large number of city residents taking part in it. Compared to last year, the MC has received double the entries (1,284).

Lavish parties begin
Ludhiana, March 3
Though the date of the elections of the Sutlej Club has not been announced yet, members, who are keen on contesting various honorary posts of the club, have started throwing lavish parties to woo the other members to vote in their favour.

NGO to start training for youngsters seeking career in armed forces
Ludhiana, March 3
The memorial to Baba Bhan Singh at Sunet village After empowering women of Sunet village, an NGO, Maha Sabha, Ludhiana, would start a free training programme for youngsters, who want to join the armed forces. The programme would be started at “Gadri” Baba Bhan Singh Memorial, located at Sunet village.

The memorial to Baba Bhan Singh at Sunet village. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

‘Don’t promote vulgar songs’
Ludhiana, March 3
The district administration is gearing up to organise “Diljit Night” on the first day of Regional SARAS Mela (March 10) at the Government College for Women. But the Istri Jagrati Manch, an NGO, is gearing up to oppose the decision taken by the administration.

Workshop on ghazal
Ludhiana, March 3
A workshop was organised at Punjabi Bhawan. Surjit Patar, while addressing the two-day “Ghazal Dialogue and Workshop,” said Punjabi ghazal was no longer the poor cousin of the Urdu ghazal, as it has its own identity.

Trust to set up dental clinics
Ludhiana, March 3
The Baba Jaswant Singh Trust (regd), Ludhiana, and Ekom Charity Trust, UK, are organising a free prosthetic limb replacement camp, denture-distribution camp and eye and dental check-up camp at the Gurdwara Nanaksar complex, Samrala bypass chowk, on March 4 and 5. This two-day camp will be inaugurated by BC Thakur, State Information Commissioner, Punjab.

Small screen mirror of society: TV actor
Ludhiana, March 3
"Small screen played an integral role to promote Indian culture. It is a mirror of society in which good and evil things reflect," said TV actor Karan Mehra who became famous for his daily soap "Yeh Rishte Kya Kehlata Hai".

Challenges in retail sector discussed
Ludhiana, March 3
An expert at a seminar organised by the GGNIMT. National conference on "Retail Sector in India- Opportunities and Challenges" was organised by the Business Management Department of the GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) here today. The two-day conference has been sponsored by the PTU.

An expert at a seminar organised by the GGNIMT. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

285 students awarded at annual function
Ludhiana, March 3
Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town today felicitated its achievers during the annual prize-distribution function held at the college auditorium.

Board all set for class X, XII exams
Ludhiana, March 3
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) is all set for class X and class XII exams, as the board authorities will be issuing roll numbers to the students on March 6.

Dearth of funds forces schools to stop scheme
Ludhiana, March 3
The mid-day meal scheme is perceived as an important tool for enrolling more students in government schools all over the country, but things are different in Punjab. This scheme has been discontinued in most of the schools of the district due to the scarcity of funds.

Five days training programme for vet farmers at PAU
Ludhiana, March 3
A five-day programme on "Extension delivery system" was organised from February 27 to March 2 by GADVASU.

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Holi hues: Members of the Gitanjali Ladies Club celebrates Holi in Ludhiana. (left)

FEAST TO THE EYEA little girl admires a flower during a flower show organised by the Municipal Corporation at Rose Garden in Ludhiana. Tribune photos 


Conman dupes migrant labourer of Rs 25,000
Jagraon, March 3
A migrant labourer, who had come to deposit money in a bank, was duped off Rs 25,000 by a conman in Jagraon, here today.

In-laws booked in dowry case
Machiwara March 3
The Machiwara police has registered a case of dowry against in-laws of a woman, Sandeep Kaur, a resident of Garhi Sainian village.

Gang of city Robbers busted
Ludhiana, March 3
The police claims to have busted a gang of robbers with the arrest of Dharminder Kumar, alias Pradhan, a resident of Shimlapuri, Amandeep Singh, alias Sonu, a resident of Manakwal, Sonu Kumar, alias Handa, a resident of the Daba Lohara Road area, and Amit, a resident of Punjabi Bagh, Ludhiana, at the Lodhi Club Chowk, BRS Nagar, here yesterday. Sharp-edged weapons, a country-make 315-bore pistol, one cartridge and a motor cycle were recovered from their possession. They allegedly used to loot city residents by threatening them with weapons.

(Left) Suspects in police custody in Ludhiana on Saturday; and (right) ADCP Kulwinder Singh shows a pistol recovered from their possession. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Theft at cellphone shop
Jagraon, March 3
Thieves struck at a mobile phone shop late last night and decamped with mobile phones, accessories and other valuable articles worth Rs 50,000. The theft took place at the Sat Kartar Mobile shop situated near LRDAV College here.

Two held on charge of snatching
  Ludhiana, March 3 Mohit Mohindru and Neeraj Kumar, alias Nonu, both residents of Mohalla Saidan, Phillaur, were nabbed by the local police from Chotti Puli, Chandar Nagar, here yesterday allegedly for their involvement in snatching cases. A case under section 382, IPC, has been registered against them.


Sushank, Nidhi steal limelight at athletics meet
Ludhiana, March 3
Sushank and Nidhi, both students of Christian Dental College, stole the limelight in the boys an girls’ sections, respectively, during the 28th Annual Athletics Meet of Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) that concluded here today.

Pargatdeep, Parwinder best athletes
Jagraon, March 3
The winners of the annual athletics meet of Sree Ram College, Dalla Pargatdeep Singh of BA-II was declared the best athlete among the boys whereas Parwinder Kaur of BA-III was declared the best athlete among the girls during the annual athletics meet of Sree Ram College, Dalla. The two-day athletic meet came to an end here today.

The winners of the annual athletics meet of Sree Ram College, Dalla. A Tribune photograph



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