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SHO sent to police lines
Was unable to handle murder case of 2 waiters
Ludhiana, December 26
Making the second head to roll in the city police for inefficiency, the SSP today sent the SHO of Division No. 5 to police lines for not being able to handle the murder case of two waiters that had taken place at Manjit Nagar near the bus stand on December 12.

Recruitment Rally
Testing time for youths
Fathers in no mood to accept failure
Candidates take part in the 1,600-m race in Ludhaina on SaturdayLudhiana, December 26
While it was a testing time for the youths during the Territorial Army recruitment rally here today, the elderly men, who were accompanying them, too had a tough time.
Candidates take part in the 1,600-m race in Ludhaina on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Industry urges CM to set up NIFT in city
Ludhiana, December 26
The city’s industrialists and businessmen have urged Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to set up the proposed National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Ludhiana instead of Mohali, as the former enjoys a pre-eminent position in the knitwear and textile industry.



Vacant plot turns garbage dump; residents’ plea remain unheard
Ludhiana, December 26
Sore over a vacant plot having been turned into a garbage dump and safe haven for anti-social elements for the past more than two years, residents of Dugri Urban Estate (Phase II), a posh residential colony developed by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), have been pleading for remedial measures, but without any positive result so far.

Dist Magistrate bans breeding, sale of mangoor fish
Ludhiana, December 26
Acting tough against those indulging in smuggling of banned variety of Mangoor fish, the district magistrate has banned its culturing, breeding, transportation and sale in the district. Stating that the fish was a voracious feeder and consumed all other aquatic species and was a threat to aquaculture, the deputy commissioner warned that anybody found breeding or selling the fish would be prosecuted.

BJP in quagmire over CM’s stand
Ludhiana, December 26
The BJP, the junior partner in the SAD-BJP coalition government in the state, is in a quagmire over the stance of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal over the sensitive matter of increase in power tariff given effect by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) with retrospective effect from April 2009.

Play enacted to say no to drugs
Mullanpur Dakha, December 26
"The drug peddlers should be dealt with a strict hand and should be made to ride on a donkey after blackening of there faces" said SP Jagraon Gurpreet Singh Toor during his visit to Hassanpur village to see the play staged there with the initiative of the local police. Say no to drugs was the massage of the play.

From Colleges
Seven-day NSS camp held
Ludhiana, December 26
The NSS unit of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan, has organised a seven-day camp from December 25 to 31.

Office-bearers elected
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 26
Dr Rajinder Mittal and Pawan Singla have been elected chairman and president of the Social Welfare Organisation. This was announced during a meeting held at MGMN Senior Secondary School here today.

Indian goods must beat Chinese prices: Survey
Ludhiana, December 26
A recent survey conducted by a team of MBA students of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology has suggested Indian manufacturers should adopt the ‘Indian quality, Chinese prices’ mantra if they wanted to dominate the domestic market in the long term. Based on the survey’s findings the students felt the ideal strategy for the Indian companies should be to match competitive Chinese prices without compromising on the quality of their products.

Surjit Patar weaves web
Ludhiana, December 26
‘Ik mulaqat’, a musical evening based on Punjabi poet Surjit Patar’s work, was organised by Dhvani, an association for the promotion of arts, here.

Young Achiever
Hira Singh, a messiah for rural youths
Ludhiana, December 26
Multifaceted personalities are hard to find out, but there are a few who have carved their niche in almost every aspect of life. Meet Hira Singh, who apart from perusing his PhD in vegetable science at the PAU is leading the campaign of imparting education about agricultural aspects in the backward areas of the state.

Foundation stone of sub-tehsil laid
Mullanpur Dakha, December 26
Revenue Minister of Punjab S Ajit Singh Kohar laid down the foundation stone of the sub-tehsil complex at Mullanpur.

A park full of litter is lush-green now
Public park, which has been maintained by residents of Pritam Nagar, LudhianaLudhiana, December 26
Considering it as a social responsibility and sharing the burden of the civic body, residents of Pritam Nagar in Model Town have developed their public park that was in shambles almost a year back. They did witness an initial hitch before taking up the project, but resident Gurdit Singh took the lead and tried to organise things.
Public park, which has been maintained by residents of Pritam Nagar, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Shopping festival from today
Ludhiana, December 26
To promote shopping festival and shopping tourism in India, the Indian Bachat Shopping Festival in association with Avon Cycles will conduct a mega show at WestEnd Mall tomorrow.

Small enterprises dissatisfied with govt panel report
Ludhiana, December 26
The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Committee (PMEAC), which submitted its report recently, was silent on the cost of bank finance, its focus remained totally on availability of bank finance to the micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Commuters have tough time paying toll tax
Phillaur, December 26
Chaotic scenes were being witnessed near Toll Plaza installed near Ladhuwal on Phillaur-Ludhiana Road due to irresponsible management of the Toll Plaza staff.

Seminar on environment
Ludhiana, December 26
A general body meeting of the Ludhiana Machine Tool anufacturers' Association was held last evening. Kirpal Singh Sagar, president of the association, chaired the meeting. The president said the day was being celebrated as "Artisan Day"- a dedicated to the working community. He said the changing environment and global warming was a hot topic at the international level these days.

Udham Singh’s birth anniversary celebrated
Ludhiana, December 26
Tributes were paid to Shaheed Udham Singh on his 110th birth anniversary celebrated here today by the Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Trust.

Looking Ahead
CCTVs, GPS system to be installed: SSP
Dr Sukhchain Singh GillLudhiana, December 26
Having completed nine months in office as the SSP Ludhiana (city), the soft-spoken Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill, IPS officer of 2002 batch, shares his eventful experiences with The Tribune. Here are some of the excerpts from the interview with Dr Gill.
Q. Has the year 2009 been memorable or forgettable?
Ans. The year has been eventful, the city faced lots of challenges, which the police managed to overcome successfully.
                                                                                                      Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill


Cashier decamps with Rs 8 lakh
Ludhiana, December 26
A cashier employed in a yarn-manufacturing unit in the Focal Point area fled away with Rs 8 lakh meant for disbursing the salary of migrant labourers.

2 held for looting govt godowns
Jagraon, December 26
The Ludhiana Rural police yesterday solved many cases of thefts from government godowns in the recent past by arresting two members of a thieves gang.

Travel agent booked
Raikot, December 26
The Sudhar police has booked a travel agent for cheating a person of Rattowal village,as had lured to send him abroad.

Woman killed in road mishap
Khamano December 26
A woman was killed and two persons, including her husband, were injured in a road accident on Ludhiana Chandigarh Road near Ranwan village, near here.

Baseball bats, ‘unlicensed weapon’ for Malwa youth
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 26
Punjabi youth in general and Malwais in particular seem to more crazy than Americans when it comes to purchasing baseball bats. But, the purchase of balls and actual act of playing is conspicuous by absence.

17 heads of oxen rescued from butchers
Mullanpur Dakha, December 26
The district president of ‘Gau Raksha Dal Punjab’ along with a few of its members rescued 17 heads of oxen from the clutches of Uttar Pradesh-based butchers.


Fee Structure
HC serves notices on DPI(s), CBSE, Punjab board
Ludhiana, December 26
The Punjab and Haryana High Court have issued a notice of motion in the case pertaining to various irregularities in the school fee structure of private recognized schools. The notice has been served on the State of Punjab, director public instructions (schools), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB). The next hearing in the case has been fixed for January 28.

4 convicted for possessing stolen machines
Ludhiana, December 26
Judicial Magistrate Yukti Goyal has convicted Surinder Singh, Balwinder Singh, residents of Atam Nagar, Anil Sood of Rajesh Nagar, Haibowal Kalan and Sunil Sood near Bangali Mandir, Haibowal Kalan on the charges of possessing stolen articles. They were ordered to undergo rigorous imprisonment for three years each. The court also ordered them to pay fine of Rs 3,000 each.

LDCA XI lads beat Mayank academy
Ludhiana, December 26
LDCA XI “A” defeated Mayank Goswami Academy, Jammu, by 30 runs during the inaugural match of the First Invitation Cricket Cup Tournament (U-19) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association here today at MGM Public School, Dugri.

Hockey Tourney
Surjit Academy script victory
Doraha (Ludhiana), December 26
Surjit Academy of Jalandhar and Mehta Gurukul Academy of Doraha scripted victories in the knock out stage on the pen-ultimate day of the seventh All-India Doraha Gold Cup Hockey Tournament being organised by Doraha Hawks, Doraha, at Mehta Gurkul Public School Senior Secondary School here today.

Pearls basketball meet begins today
Ludhiana, December 26
The 60th Pearls Senior National Basketball Championship for Men and Women will commence tomorrow at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex.




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