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Normalcy, vibrancy back in city
People enjoy freedom on roads
Ludhiana, December 8
College students in a jubilant mood after the lifting of curfew in Ludhiana. Normalcy as well as vibrancy returned to the city as curfew was relaxed throughout the day and the residents returned to their workplaces, business houses and other institutions.

College students in a jubilant mood after the lifting of curfew in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan.

Dhandari post in charge shifted
Migrants welcome move
Ludhiana, December 8
The migrant labourers of Dhandari and the surrounding areas have welcomed the move of the police for shifting Varunjit Singh, in charge of the Dhandari police post, to the police lines for laxity in duty.


Cops heave sigh of relief
Cops from Phillaur lying on the railway tracks, waiting for orders to go back home. Ludhiana, December 8
After five days of hectic activity, the cops finally heaved a sigh of relief today. Majority of them were seen rushing to the doctors with complaints of chest congestion and restlessness, while others preferred to sleep at home.A sizable number of cops, who sustained injuries in two separate protests led by migrant labourers and Sikh radicals, were seen rushing to the doctors.

Cops from Phillaur lying on the railway tracks, waiting for orders to go back home. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Two jailed for possessing fake currency
Ludhiana, December 8
A fast-track court headed by Additional Sessions Judge AS Narula has convicted Narinder Singh of Chaklal village, Nawanshahar and Balwinder Singh of Pandora village, Rahon, falling under Nawan Shahar on the charges of possessing fake currency notes worth Rs 3 lakh.

Banks witness huge rush
Ludhiana, December 8
The banks in the city, which were closed due to curfew for the past three days, witnessed huge rush of customers here today.

Zonal-level meeting held to solve ward grievances
Ludhiana, December 8
erhaps in a first for the Ludhiana municipal corporation, zonal commissioner MS Jaggi of the B-zone held a meeting with municipal councillors to address the latter's grievances.

Govt continues to turn blind eye to religious encroachments
Ludhiana, December 8
The Supreme Court has on several occasions reproved state governments for failing to submit a list of encroachments by various religious institutions on government land and specifying the steps being taken to remove these structures. However, various Punjab government agencies including the municipal corporation, Ludhiana Improvement Trust and Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority have chosen to look the other way for years despite scores of such cases.


Life limps back to normal after the relaxation of curfew in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Life limps back to normal after the relaxation of curfew in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Schools Reopen
Frolicking time over, kids upset

Doraha, December 8
Lifting of the curfew might have been welcomed by businessmen, industrialists, shopkeepers and commuters alike, but certainly not by kids who, ignorant of the loss of life and property it might have caused, wished it should have continued for a few more days, thus giving them some more time to frolic around.

Training programme for agri-officials
Ludhiana, December 8
A valedictory function of model training course on “Establishment of Agro-Processing Centres in Rural Catchments for Processing and Value Addition Activities” concluded yesterday at Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), PAU.

US fellowship for DMCH doc
Ludhiana, December 8
Dr Anil Kumar Kashyap, assistant professor in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), has been awarded the fellowship of American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP), at the convocation held at San Diego, California, the USA.

Afghan body to learn food-processing technologies
Ludhiana, December 8
“Indian know-how in the field of food processing can help Afghanistan in reviving its economy,” said Mahboob Abawi, community development and gender officer of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (United Nations), during his visit to the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (PAU Campus).

People scramble for utility-bills’ payment
Ludhiana, December 8
The residents of industrial hub of the state took no time in normalising after the curfew was relaxed during the day for the first time after Saturday, and the vehicular traffic as well as the large number of people on the roads and the commercial centres in the city, did in no manner indicate that they were confined to four walls of their houses since then.

Pulse-polio drive’s postponement leaves people confused
Doraha, December 8
Even as it was made public at majority of places by the administration that the pulse polio drive had been put off, but people here faced inconvenience as the administration had made no such efforts to intimate the public regarding the postponement of the drive.Ignorant about the postponement of the pulse polio drive people were seen making a beeline to the civil dispensary or to the sub centres with a hope that volunteers would finally turn up to administer drops to their children. When no body came, they returned disheartened.

Birth & Death Registrar office
Staff, visitors rue lack of infrastructure
Ludhiana, December 8
Even though it is one of the most important departments frequented by score of visitors daily, the Birth and Death Registrar Office of the municipal corporation is not public-friendly. Reason - Absence of infrastructure. After being shifted from its old building near Clock Tower, the department was asked to work from the building of Centre Fire Station, where two rooms were allotted to the employees. But the irony is that while one of the rooms has no doors or almirahs, the second one is too small for visitors to meet officials.

The office without railing, doors and cupboards; (right) records kept in gunny bags.
The office without railing, doors and cupboards; (right) records kept in gunny bags. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Rs 21 lakh collected from challans
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 8 The Fatehgarh Sahib traffic police has collected Rs 21, 46, 800 from defaulters for violating the traffic rules.

Day 13: Dharna by PAU staff continues
Ludhiana, December 8
Punjab Agriculture University employees’ protest against the non-implementation of revised scales entered the 13th day today. The protestors held a chain dharna and a protest rally.

63 girls get prizes under vocational training
Jagraon, December 8
“In order to eradicate unemployment and encourage self-employment, the Punjab government is stressing on vocational training courses,” said Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman, Zila Parishad, Ludhiana, at a function in Ramgarh Bhullar village.

Labour union defers dharna
Ludhiana, December 8
The Karkahan Mazdoor Union has decided to defer their move to stage dharna for the time being. This decision was taken after an emergency meeting of the union workers here recently.

Missing man returns home
Ludhiana, December 8
Swaran Singh (38), who was declared missing, following Saturday violence returned home at around 8 pm on Sunday night.

2 youths die in mishaps
Jagraon, December 8
A youth died in accident when the Zen car he was driving rammed into a tractor-trailer. The deceased has been identified as Maninder Singh (24) of Kamalpura village had gone to drop his brother, an Army man, at the bus stand. The accident took place near Dholan village on the Raikot road. The victim died on the spot. The deceased was a teacher by profession.

Mediators turn strangers for migrants
Ludhiana, December 8
The migrants who played the role of a mediator and tried to effect a compromise between them and the cops are feeling helpless as following the police lathicharge, migrants whose houses were burnt by the locals are now gunning for them. Worried over the state of affairs these migrants are now demanding security from the police.

Students attend classes in the open at Shaheed Sukhdev Memorial School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Students forced to study in open
Ludhiana, December 8
With classrooms being made into bedrooms for the troops of the reserved battalions, which are camping on the school campuses, students of various schools were forced to study in the open today.

Students attend classes in the open at Shaheed Sukhdev Memorial School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ludhiana Violence
MCPI blames police for violence

Ludhiana, December 8
While expressing its concern over the recent violent incidents in the city, the Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has squarely blamed the police administration for the law and order situation going out of hand.

Property worth over Rs 1 crore destroyed
Ludhiana, December 8
Private and public property worth over Rs 1 crore was destroyed during the three-day violence in the city.

City faces LPG shortage 
Ludhiana, December 8
The three days curfew had disrupted LPG supply in the city, thereby, adding to the already existing backlog of Bharat Gas, HPC Gas and Indane gas. The supply of LPG coming from the respective gas plants could not reach the city, as a result causing inconvenience to the consumers.

Doraha school win shabad gayan contest
Doraha, December 8
Senior and junior ‘shabad gayan’ teams of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School here have won the first and second positions at state-level competitions organised by the Punjab School Education Board for the fourth consecutive time.

PCA to launch campaign
Phillaur, December 8
The Punjab Cricket Association will launch a village-level campaign in more than 14,000 villages of the state.

PAU Notes
3-month agriculture course for farmers
Ludhiana, December 8
The Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, will organise a three-month training course in agriculture for matriculate farmers in the age group of 20-40 years from different districts of Punjab barring the districts of Gurdaspur and Amritsar.

Educational institutions reopen
Ludhiana, December 8
Following relaxation in curfew, students could be seen attending schools, colleges and universities after three days.

Annual function
Ludhiana, December 8
Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, organised its eighth annual prize distribution function recently. Nirbhai Singh, president, Nagar Panchayat, Sahnewal, inaugurated the function. BK Aneja, Swati Aneja and VK Chandel welcomed guests and parents.


7 booked for attacking villager
Khanna, December 8
Seven persons have been booked for attacking a resident of Neelon Khurd village with sharp-edged weapons.

Athletics Meet: Harleen wins 50-m race
Students take part in a three-legged race during the athletics meet at BCM School, Dugri, on Tuesday. Ludhiana, December 8
More than 500 students participated in the Annual Inter-House Athletics Meet at BCM School, Basant Avenue, Dugri, here today.Chief guest Dr Amarinder Singh Sekhon declared the meet open. Participants were divided into three groups.

Students take part in a three-legged race during the athletics meet at BCM School, Dugri, on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph




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