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Burglary claims false, says police
Ludhiana, January 1
The arrest of five members of a notorious gang of burglars by the Salem Tabri police has allegedly put a rich hosiery trader of the city in a tight spot with the police claiming that the trader had allegedly made false claims of huge loss in the burglary.
The Salem Tabri police with five members of a gang of robbers arrested in Ludhiana. The valuables recovered from them are also on display.
The Salem Tabri police with five members of a gang of robbers arrested in Ludhiana. The valuables recovered from them are also on display. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Three members of robbers’ gang nabbed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 1
The Sangrur police has nabbed three members of a notorious gang that had been active in robbing godowns owned by various government agencies in connivance with certain transporters and traders. Four vehicles, including an Indica car, have been recovered from the accused.



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Nirmala VermaWoman alleges daughter’s abduction, conversion
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 1
Accusing the Punjab Police of inaction, a woman here has levelled allegations of abduction, forcible conversion, illegal marriage and desolation, followed by physical exploitation, of her only daughter against a Muslim family of Malerkotla. She has urged religious, social and human rights organisations to rescue her daughter, who according to her would be sold by her captors.

Put off by foggy weather, a pigeon cancels its flight and rejoins his flock in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Put off by foggy weather, a pigeon cancels its flight and rejoins his flock in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Education, health facilities lacking: Badal
Ludhiana, January 1
The former Punjab Chief Minister and president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Mr Parkash Singh Badal has flayed the emerging corporate culture in the fields of education and medical care, which has put these basic facilities out of reach of the common people. Talking to mediapersons here today, he said as a direct result of prohibitive cost of education and treatment in good hospitals, poor people and under-privileged sections of society were not able to send their children to schools. They also cannot afford medical treatment in modern hospitals, he added.

Ludhiana Calling
With cold becoming intense and fog turning thicker day by day, several trains run behind the schedule. The foggy conditions are wrecking a havoc on the power lines, which cause more trouble in this season. The role of electricians of the railways has become crucial in this backdrop.

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COMMUNITY

State poised for Khanna policing model
Khanna, January 1
The ‘Community Police Officer’ model of combating crime perfected by the Khanna Police is all set to be introduced in the entire state. It has already achieved the distinction of becoming the first Police District of the state for successfully creating a strong force of community police officers completely funded by the masses to effectively check the day-to-day crime in all parts of the district.

Shan-e-Punjab, Dhami awards presented
Ludhiana, January 1
An impressive function of Alag Shabad Yug Trust, Ludhiana was held in Punjabi Bhavan here today. Mr Charanjeet Singh Batth of USA, Mr Gurcharan Singh Chhatwal of UK along with Prof Jagir Kaur Dhami of India were decorated with Shane - Punjab International. Award ten prominent persons who had served humanity selflessly in their fields were given Prof Puran Singh Dhami Award. The award carried Rs 5100 in cash, a doshala, a siropa, a citation, a memento, souvenir, set of books.
Winners of Shan-e-Punjab and Prof Puran Singh Dhami awards in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Winners of Shan-e-Punjab and Prof Puran Singh Dhami awards in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Will New Year bring happy tidings to these residents?
Ludhiana, January 1
They struggled the entire year round to get justice, which evaded them, thanks to bureaucratic wranglings and official apathy. As the New Year’s sun has risen, five residents of this city hope their fight would finally end with a logical conclusion and justice would be meted out to them. Mr S.S. Chana, Mr Rakesh Talwar, Mr Bhajan Singh and Mr Satnam Singh.
From left: Mr S.S. Chana, Mr Rakesh Talwar, Mr Bhajan Singh and Mr Satnam Singh. — Tribune photos

Disabled celebrate New Year
Khanna, January 1
Disabled Welfare Society, Punjab, celebrated the New Year with senior citizens at Biridh Asharm, here today. Mr Sant Ram Sarhadi, president, Municipal Council, Khanna, and Mr Yoginder Sharma, President, A.S. College Management Society, were the honourable guests on the occasion.

Captivating New Year bash at club
Ludhiana, January 1
The year 2006 was welcomed by members of Sutlej Club here last evening with a great bash. Renowned artistes from Bombay, including popular comedian Naveen Parbhakar of Indian Laughter fame, and VJ Sonia Arora along with dance troupe ‘Angels’ enthralled the audience.


Members of Sutlej Club welcoming the New Year in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Members of Sutlej Club welcoming the New Year in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Fervour marks New Year celebrations
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 1
The New Year was celebrated here with great enthusiasm and fervour. Besides organising formal celebrations, constituents of various social and religious organisations wished a prosperous New Year to each other.

Sarna faction well entrenched in DSGMC
Ludhiana, January 1
With the appointment of Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta as head of the Sikh mission international set up by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), a major development has taken place in the Shiromani Akali Dal since the death of Jathedar Gurcharan Singh Tohra last year.

Stage set for SAD poll campaign
Ludhiana, January 1
The stage is set for launching the poll campaign of the Shiromani Akali Dal by the party president Mr Parkash Singh Badal tomorrow from Raikot in this district. The first election rally of the Shiromani Akali Dal is being organised at Raikot tomorrow in the Vidhan Sabha constituency which is represented by Mr Ranjit Singh Talwandi, son of Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, veteran Akali leader.

Study circle releases newsletter
Ludhiana, January 1
The Punjabi Culture Study Circle International, a literary body, has released its New Year card and the newsletter at a meeting here.

NGO distributes ration to widows
Ludhiana, January 1
Punjabi Nishkam Sewa Dal (Regd) organised its 27th ration distribution function to give rations to the needy and widows at Sankat Mochan Temple on Shahpur Road here today.

NGO organises marriages of poor girls
Ludhiana, January 1
Maa Bhagwati Club (Regd), Dandi Swami Chowk, organised marriages of five needy girls in Pushpa Devi Dharamshala, Tagore Nagar, here today.

Five poor girls, whose marriages were solemnised due to efforts of Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana.

Five poor girls, whose marriages were solemnised due to efforts of Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana.

 

EDUCATION

Transfers of govt college lecturers flayed
Ludhiana, January 1
The Punjab Government College Teacher’s Association is sore over government’s apathetic attitude towards colleges teachers. Criticising the state government, the teachers alleged that the former was destroying the academic environment of colleges. On the one hand, the ruling party had stopped recruiting lecturers against vacant posts and on the other it was transferring some of them mid-session.

NSS camp concludes
Ludhiana, January 1
A 10-day NSS camp, inaugurated by Ms Manju Chawla, Principal, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, concluded here today. Appreciating the efforts made by NSS volunteers, Ms Chawla motivated students to work for the upliftment of society.

A scene from the play ‘Dhiyan’, organised by the NSS volunteers at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A scene from the play ‘Dhiyan’, organised by the NSS volunteers at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana

Teachers’ protest rally on Jan 22
Ludhiana, January 1
"Teachers cannot believe any statement of the Punjab Government as the meeting of the Cabinet held on December 27 failed to discuss problems of ETT teachers".

 
SPORTS

Jarkhar sports meet from Feb 3
Twelve top outfits of region will be taking part in the 20th edition of the Mata Sahib Kaur Gold Cup Hockey Tournament slated to be held from February 3 to 6 at Jarkhar village about 15 km from here.

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