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Rain, chill force people indoors
Ludhiana, January 8
Intermittent drizzle since wee hours of the morning and severe cold wave has disrupted the normal life in the city, forcing people indoors throughout the day. As rain continued at irregular intervals and chilly winds persisted, the mercury dipped significantly. Most of the city roads, as well as major commercial centres across the city remained deserted.

Ludhiana jail also vulnerable
Ludhiana, January 8
The repeat of Jalandhar jail incident can happen anytime in Ludhiana Central Jail also considering the ratio of guards to the inmates that comes out to be one guard against 16 inmates.

Shingaar Cinema blast: 2 more held
Ludhiana, January 8
The local police today arrested the alleged terrorists Gurpreet Singh and Sandip Singh in Shingaar Cinema bomb blast case.

Dharna against DAV principal
Ludhiana, January 8
The protests against the DAV School principal continued on the second day today with some Congress leaders staging a dharna outside the school and burning his effigy while demanding action against him.

PAU staff resents decision on pension
Ludhiana, January 8
PAUTA has strongly condemned the state government for giving "step-motherly" treatment to PAU. Anguished over the callous attitude of government representatives during BoM meeting at Chandigarh yesterday, PAUTA called an emergency general body meeting of its members here today to deliberate on the two issues of non-payments of pension to PAU retirees and PAU "land grab" by the state government.


Dhanda assures pensioners
Ludhiana: There is a ray of hope for pensioners of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) as chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda, who honoured 11 special retired employees of PAU at Wheat Auditorium here today, assured them to take up their cause.


Braving rain and cold, hundreds of students hold a rally against female foeticide in Ludhiana on Tuesday Students hold rally against female foeticide
Ludhiana, January 8
Students came out on the roads to generate awareness on the high incidence of female foeticide in the state here today. Slogans like desh ka maan hain betiyan (Daughters are the pride of the nation) filled the air as over a 1,000 schoolchildren marched across the city starting from Arya College for Women.
Braving rain and cold, hundreds of students hold a rally against female foeticide in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Punjab not investment friendly: NRI
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 8
NRI Gurdev Singh from Toranto (Canada), president, North Europe Sikh Temple and director Panorama India, talking to mediapersons at here, said NRIs settled abroad want the development of this country through investment but the state government had failed to provide any facility for investment.

Ludhiana residents braved intermittent showers and chilly winds all through the day on Tuesday.
UNDETERRED: Ludhiana residents braved intermittent showers and chilly winds all through the day on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sambar’s carcass
PFA and forest department at loggerheads
Ludhiana, January 8
Thirtysix hours after a sambar breathed its last at PFA hospital in the city, the forest department authorities finally picked its carcass in the morning yesterday after turning a blind eye to the requests of PFA activists since Saturday.

Cancer victim needs help
Ludhiana, January 8
About a month back, Shobha, a city resident, was admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital here with cancer of the right breast, which was in an advanced stage. She was operated upon and her breast was removed.




25-year-old shot dead
Khanna, January 8
A 25-year-old man was shot dead by a fellow man near Payal, late yesterday evening, after the two got into a scuffle.



Record sale of DVD writers
Ludhiana, January 8
LG Electronics India today said that it sold one million DVD writers in the year 2007. According to a company press note, its estimated market share in this segment now stands at 41 per cent. 


PAU signs MoU with US varsity
Ludhiana, January 8
An eight-member inter-disciplinary scientific delegation from Kansas State University, led by Dr Fred Cholick, dean and director, College of Agriculture and K. State Research and Extension, Manhattan, visited Punjab Agricultural University for two days.

Training course on dairy farming from Jan14
Ludhiana, January 8
The department of veterinary and animal husbandry extension, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (Gadvasu) will organise a “Specialised training course on dairy farming” from January 14-25.


Canadian MP Case
Snatchers sent to Juvenile Home
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 8
Bindia and Sachin, the juvenile snatchers, who had been booked under Section 380, IPC, for allegedly stealing the purse belonging to Dr Ruby Dhalla, Canadian MP, at Pohir village yesterday, were sent to Juvenile Home at Simlapuri by a court at Ludhiana today.

City Centre Scam: Court reserves orders on bail applications
Ludhiana, January 8
The court of sessions judge G K Rai yesterday reserved the orders on the anticipatory bail applications filed by six ex-trustees of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in the much talked about City Centre Scam, for January 9.

4 more move bail pleas
Ludhiana, January 8
Taking congnisance of the regular bail applications filed by Today Homes company's vice-president, Vinay Subhiki and general manager Sunil Sharma, the sessions judge G K Rai issued notice to the Vigilance Bureau for Janauary 10.







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