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Killer string claims life
Ludhiana, January 12
A 20-year-old youth was electrocuted, while four others, including a policeman, were injured while using plastic strings to fly kites in the city.

Policemen during a raid at a shop in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sewer man’s death: Anger spills onto road
Ludhiana, January 12
The death of 35-year-old Surinder Kumar, a daily-wage earner, who asphyxiated yesterday while cleaning sewerage at Abdulapur Basti, triggered an angry protest on Ferozepur Road today.


Everyone’s ‘khas’ here, VIP culture runs in city’s blood
Ludhiana, January 12
The winds of change may be blowing across the country, but things have not changed in the industrial capital of the state.

A resident flaunts his designation on his SUV; (right) a police van without a registration number plate. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Government patronising drug racketeers in state, says CPI
Ludhiana, January 12
The district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) today demanded arrest of culprits who attempted to kidnap former DGP Prisons Shashi Kant, who is spearheading the movement, against drug smuggling in the state. The menace is allegedly being run under the patronage of “high ups” in the government.

The district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) protests outside Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. photo: Inderjeet verma

Women teachers for government girl schools, decides govt
Ludhiana, January 12
Perturbed over the complaints being made by the wards and the girl students of facing “harassement” at the hands of male teachers in their respective schools from several districts, the state government has decided to put only female teachers in Government School for Girls in Punjab.

MC, PPCB caught in a sewage muck
Ludhiana, January 12
Sewage continues to flow in the open at the Dhandari Kalan railway station despite a 15-day show-cause notice to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB).

Advocate’s car taken away at gunpoint
Ludhiana, January 12
An advocate, son of a judge at a Fazilka court, was the latest victim of carjackers on Ferozepur Road. The incident took place last night when Karamvir Singh, who is practicing law at the Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh, was visiting Fazilka to meet his family.

Badhowal residents meet minister
Ludhiana January 12
The Union Minister of State for Defence, Sports and Youth Affairs, Jitender Singh, today assured a delegation of Badhowal residents that he would look into their demands regarding freeze on repair work of their houses falling near the Field Ammunition Depot there.


Revered gate lies dilapidated
Sahnewal, January 12
The road named after the tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh in Sahnewal stands in a shattered state. It poses serious problems to the residents and commuters. It is believed that the tenth Guru of the Sikhs travelled from Anandpur Sahib via this route to Talwandi Sabo. The people of Sahnewal have deep faith as Guru Gobind Singh Marg is for them a way to divinity.

Young and restless unwind mind
Ludhiana, January 12
Youngsters from different parts of the country presented cultural and folk dance forms during the opening ceremony of the 18th National Youth Festival at the PAU today.

Power of cohesiveness: Youngsters from different parts of the country present cultural and folk dance forms during the opening ceremony of the 18th National Youth Festival at the PAU. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

AAP goes full throttle
Ludhiana, January 12
Even as Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal today during his Ludhiana visit chose to dismiss the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the party that should eat mangoes (aam), the AAP membership drive has started in full throttle in the district.

From schools
Lohri celebrated
Ludhiana: ABC Montessori Basant Avenue celebrated Lohri. Students danced around the bonfire. They sang 'Sunder mundriye', 'Dabba bhareya leeran da' and 'Hukka bhai hukka". The faculty gave a dance performance. The students and their parents came dressed in traditional attire. BVM School: Students of BVM, Udham Singh Nagar, celebrated Lohri. Students of classes VI, VII and VIII danced to the beats of dhol. Teachers also presented a giddha. Naman of Class V recited a poem on Lohri while Kritika of Class VII highlighted the importance of the festival.

Clubs in city must do philanthropic work
Come festivals and clubs in the city spend lavishly to celebrate them in style. Be it Christmas, New Year eve, Lohri or Basant, they leave no stone unturned to make the function talk of the town. Sometimes, celebrity guests are also invited. I wonder if all the money wasted on the functions could be used on the destitute children. If only the clubs could bring smile on the faces of these poor children by giving them small gifts and treats on special occasions and festivals. But the clubs are too busy merry making while children can be seen clearing the venue after the function is over.

Residents oppose printing presses
Jagraon, January 12
The residents of a residential locality located on College Road are facing problems due to printing presses in the area. The area residents claimed that they are facing a lot of inconvenience including health related problems due to the printing presses.

It’s time to cleanse state from drugs
Ludhiana, January 12
Experts expressed concern over the rising drug addiction during the opening ceremony of the 18th National Youth Festival at Punjab Agricultural University today. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal refused to comment on the alleged involvement of Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia in a drug case.

Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal, Union Ministers Jitendera Singh and Manish Tewari address the youth. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Arrangements put off participants
Ludhiana, January 12
The 18th National Youth Festival turned out to be a disappointment for participants. They did not find the arrangements up to mark at the PAU. The team from Jammu & Kashmir expressed disgust, saying only two rooms were arranged for 70 persons.

Cycle body to hold international exhibition
Ludhiana, January 12
The first meeting of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association for introduction of the managing committee, patron, co-patron, permanent special invitees and special invitees was held today. The meeting was held under the chairmanship Charanjit Singh Vishivkarma.

Their efforts fructify
Ludhiana, January 12
Thirty-three youths and six NGOs were given National Youth Awards during the 18th National Youth Festival at the PAU today. The awards were presented in recognition of the social services rendered by the youngsters who have excelled in different fields.

Lohri fever grips city
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 12
A day before Lohri, sky turned colourful, as residents chose to celebrate the festival today, being a weekly holiday on account of Sunday. Unlike other Sundays, almost all shops except those selling kites and string (dor) remained closed today.

Ludhiana scan
Lohri for girls
Helping Hands Club today celebrated Lohri for the girls at their computer centre which provides free training to girls. National president of the club, Raman Goyal said the society should follow the new idea of celebrating Lohri for the girl child. "Today girls are no less than boys and considering them an important part of our lives we should celebrate this festival for them," he said.

From colleges
Valedictory function
Valedictory ceremony of FDP at the GNDEC Department of Information Technology, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, organised a one-week TEQIP-II Sponsored Faculty Development Programme (FDP) on “ Computational Research Methodologies in Information Securities”, which concluded here yesterday. Prominent speakers from various IT Industries and Research Organisations presented their expert talks on information securities. Chief Guest, Rakshit Tandon, director, A&R Info Security Solution, Agra, emphasised on research and career in the field of information securities.

Traffic police organise eye camp
Khanna, January 12
A free eye check-up camp was organised by local traffic police with the help of Lok Sewa Club (NGO), Khanna, at the traffic police headquarters. Eye specialist Dr Harleen from Civil Hospital, Khanna, checked the patients. Free medicines were provided by the NGO to the needy patients.





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