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Obstruction of demolition drive at Dabba road
Bains, 2 SAD councillors in the dock
Police lodges DDR
Ludhiana, December 9
The infighting among the ruling SAD councillors is all set to intesify further with an MC official today making a complaint against SAD councillor Simarjit Singh Bains for obstructing demolition drive at Dabba road yesterday. It is not common for a ruling party to call for police action against its own party leaders
Call to remove councillor
Ludhiana, December 9
Having levelled unsubstantiated charges of corruption against the commissioner of municipal Corporation (MC) in the general house meeting on Friday, the SAD councillor Simarjit Singh Bains is finding himself almost isolated, with the senior officials as also the staff of the civic body mounting pressure for his disqualification and taking other steps to restrain such conduct of the elected representatives in future.

In Basta
Couple’s murder in mill

Election, transfers delay probe 

Ludhiana, December 9
A year after an old couple, having a live-in relationship, was found brutally murdered in an abandoned rice mill in Machiwara, the Khanna police is groping in the dark to trace the killers.

Parties team up to make Samrala a dist
Samrala, December 9
Cutting party lines, activists of various political and social organisations of the area have started demanding upgradation of local subdivision to the district level.


Dispite chill and poor visibility, people carry out their daily routine in Ludhiana
LIFE MUST GO ON: Dispite chill and poor visibility, people carry out their daily routine in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed



EARLIER STORIES


Vodafone told to pay damages
Ludhiana, December 9
While holding Hutchison Essar (Hutch now Vodafone) guilty for deficient services, the District Consumer Forum has directed the company to pay a compensation of Rs 5,000 to a customer for the mental agony and harassment on account of ill services.

Ludhiana Calling
Commenting on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's remark on Punjab Agricultural University that work was "rusting", Prof Surjit Singh Gill, former director of Extension Education, said, the state should not expect the machinery to run smoothly in case it did not supply enough oil for its running. Professor Gill said "the cash-starved university” was finding it difficult to manage normal running, what to talk about high-class academic work". The government needs to intervene and look into the revamping of the system, with adequate financial resources.

 

COMMUNITY

Rich tributes paid to BJP leader 
Ludhiana, December 9
Rich tributes were paid to the late Lala Lajpat Rai, former MP and senior BJP leader, at a ‘shardhanjali samaroh’, organised on the occasion of the late leader’s Kirya, here today. A large number of people cutting across social and political lines thronged the ‘shardhanjali samaroh’ to pay their tributes to the great leader.

Reform Police Act, says rights body
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 9
Accusing the police of acting at the behest of politicians, activists and office-bearers of the Sant Sipahi Dal, a human rights organisation, have called upon the functionaries of various social and political organisations to impress upon the government to reform the Police Act.

Migrant labourers remit Rs 829 cr back home
Ludhiana, December 9
Migrant labourers engaged in agricultural operations in Punjab have approximately earned about Rs 1,142 crores during 2006-07. But out of these, about 27 per cent was utilised on expenditures incurred in the state and about 73 per cent were remitted to their native states. The total remittances during 2006-07 were estimated to be about Rs 829 crore. This has been revealed in a study conducted by M.S.Sidhu, A.S. Joshi and Inderpreet Kaur of the department of economics and sociology, Punjab Agricultural University. The study pertains to migrant agricultural labourers in the state.

Nagar Kirtan held on Gurpurb eve
Ludhiana, December 9
To celebrate the Martyrdom Day of the ninth Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur, a Nagar Kirtan was taken out by the management and staff of Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital here today.

Tributes paid to scribe
Khamano, December 9
Lok Sabha deputy speaker Charanjeet Singh Atwal, BKU president Balvir Singh Rajewal, Samrala MLA Jagjivan Singh Khirnia and former MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon paid rich tributes to P.S. Batra on the occasion of his bhog ceremony at Dana Mandi, Samrala, today. Batra had died in a road accident at Machhiwara.

 

CRIME

2 extortionists arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 9
The Raikot police has booked two persons, including a crime prevention society activist of Sangrur, under various sections of the IPC for allegedly attempting to extort money from a municipal council official.

Six of family booked in dowry case
Jagraon, December 9
Six of the members of a family have been booked by the Sudhar police under Sections 406, 498-A, IPC, on the charge of demanding dowry and breach of trust.

 

BUSINESS

Vasari opens first outlet in city
Ludhiana, December 9
After the tremendous success of its flagship store in Ludhiana, Sundri Apparels has opened the showroom for fairer sex in the city.

 

EDUCATION

CBSE mock test at BCM school
Mock test for Class X students conducted by the Rotary Club, Ludhiana in association with Top Careers and You at BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, in LudhianaLudhiana, December 9
The Rotary Club, Midtown Ludhiana, in association with Top Careers and You, organised a CBSE mock test (mathematics) for Class X students at BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, here today.

Mock test for Class X students conducted by the Rotary Club, Ludhiana in association with Top Careers and You at BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Fete organised at Sacred Heart 
A child enjoys a ride in a toy helicopter during a fete organised at Sacred Heart School, B.R.S Nagar, LudhianaLudhiana, December 9
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School,BRS Nagar, organised a fete on the school premises today for raising the funds for helping the underprivileged and the poor children.



A child enjoys a ride in a toy helicopter during a fete organised at Sacred Heart School, B.R.S Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Night camps at Ryan 
Ludhiana, December 9
Ryan International School, Ludhiana, started their annual night camps keeping in mind the necessity of providing leisurely stress-free moments. The camps were conducted From December 7 to December 9. 

 

HEALTH

Plea to revive 12 Red Cross dispensaries
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 9
Accusing the district administration of acting against the interests of ailing humanity and practitioners of alternative systems of medicine, the homoeopathic doctors of Sangrur district have urged the Chief Minister to impress upon the deputy commissioner to restore about 12 Red Cross dispensaries that had been closed two years ago.

CMCH holds medical camp 
Ludhiana, December 9
As part of its social welfare services, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) organised a medical camp for the members of Lions Club. The camp was conducted by the eye and dental departments where all the attending club members were examined for various ailments.

 
SPORTS

Dhanoa XI hold SAI-North
SAI, North (Sonepat) goalkeeper advances to stop a Dhanoa XI player in the inaugural match of the XI All-India Mohinder Partap Singh Women’s Hockey Tournament in LudhianaLudhiana, December 9
The inaugural match of the XI All-India Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Women's Hockey Tournament played between Dhanoa XI, Punjab, and Sports Authority of India (SAI), North (Sonepat) here today at Prithipal Singh Astroturf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University ended in a 2-2 draw. The two teams were tied one-all at half time.

SAI, North (Sonepat) goalkeeper advances to stop a Dhanoa XI player in the inaugural match of the XI All-India Mohinder Partap Singh Women’s Hockey Tournament in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Athletics meet from Dec 24
Ludhiana, December 9
Around 3,500 participants will take part in the 53rd Punjab State Schools Athletics Meet slated to be organised by the Punjab Education Department here at Guru Nanak Stadium from December 24 to 28.

Double crown for Pranav Chopra
Ludhiana, December 9
Pranav Chopra of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy won two titles in the Punjab State Junior Badminton Championship held from December 4 to 8 at Nabha.

Football fans to miss out on action 
Match to be played at Ambedkar Stadium

Ludhiana, December 9
With an NRI kabaddi organisation paying over 10-time fee to the sports department for booking Guru Nanak Stadium for a kabaddi tournament, the football fans of the city and Phagwara will miss the most eagerly awaited encounter of the ONGC, Indian Professional National Football League (IPNFL) between defending champions Dempo Football Club and Runner-Up JCT to be played on December 16.

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