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Clash between neighbours leaves one dead
Four brothers booked
Ludhiana, December 4
Old rivalry between the members of two neighbouring families led to the murder of an aged man and left two others seriously injured at Khanpur village near Alamgir late last evening.

College teachers hold rallies
Ludhiana, December 4
Over 500 agitating teachers from government aided and unaided colleges of the district were out on the streets today to embarass their local ruling party politicians and to protest against the non-implementation of their demands. 

Teachers from private colleges

Teachers from private colleges of the district hold a protest rally outside the residence of Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, Minister for Technical Education, Punjab, on Tuesday. —Photo: Rajesh Bhambi


‘Check polluting autorickshaws’ 
Ludhiana, December 4
The district traffic police and transport authorities, who have launched a massive campaign against those auto-rickshaws running without permits and spreading pollution in the city recently, have lamented the lack from support from citizen welfare groups or NGOs to clean the mess.

Follow safety norms: MC
Directive to cinemas, discos 
Ludhiana, December 4
In order to ensure compliance with the prescribed public safety norms and other mandatory requirements by cinema halls, discos, circus and other similar public places, the Municipal Corporation has issued strict instructions to all Zonal Commissioners and other field staff to scrupulously enforce the provisions of the Section 348 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976, which provided for obtaining a prior licence from the MC to run these places.

Octroi gone but consumers yet to get benefit
Ludhiana, December 4
Though the Punjab government has abolished octroi in the state, shopkeepers and traders have not passed on this benefit to consumers so far.

Mad rush for Cong ticket
Ludhiana, December 4
There appears to be a mad rush for the Congress ticket in urban areas, with at least 50 candidates applying for four urban constituencies of Ludhiana district.

Driver booked for smoking in bus
Ludhiana, December 4
In a first ever case registered for smoking in a public place following the directive of the Supreme Court, the local police has booked a driver of Haryana Roadways bus for smoking in the bus en route Ludhiana to Ambala.

Affluence and vanity run side by side in Ludhiana. They say about Ludhianvis that if they possess a million they will claim a billion, as long as they do not get noticed by tax officials where they claim otherwise. 
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Abolition of octroi comes under sharp criticism
Ludhiana, December 4
The Bhartiya Swayatshasi Karamchari Mahasangh, a body of civic body employees, affiliated to the Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, a frontal organisation of BJP, has made a scathing attack on the State Government for its failure to formulate definite plans to make up the financial loss to the local bodies as a result of abolition of octroi.

City Scan
Ludhiana’s sheen fading

Ludhiana faces many hazards, the bulk of newspaper reports is a pointer. The multitude of residents face multiple problems. Pollution is taking an alarming altitude as a real demon of all evils.

The cops who rewrote the rules
Ludhiana, December 4
They are the personification of grit and courage, though unlike supercop Kiran Bedi they have been unsung heroines. In fact, they are the real life daredevils, who have smilingly performed their duties, overcoming difficulties of the tough profession that policing is, especially in a strife-torn state like Jammu and Kashmir.

Ms Rajni Sharma of J&K Special Task Force
Ms Rajni Sharma

Badungar gives 4 lakh to gurdwara
Doraha, December 4
Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, speaker, Vidhan Sabha, attended a bhog of akhand path at Gurdwara Damdama Sahib, here today. The path was kept in view of the speedy recovery of Mr Prakash Singh Badal, Chief Minister.

“Ek Minute Game Show” at Lodhi Club
Ludhiana, December 4
Lodhi Club organised “Ek Minute Game Show” here on Sunday.
Mr B.M. Mahajan, general secretary of the club said in a statement that many surprise gifts were given and lucky draws held.


Nepalis drug housewife, decamp with ornaments
Ludhiana, December 4
The city police is on the lookout for two Nepalis who drugged a housewife in Khud mohalla on Sunday night and decamped with some gold ornaments.


Boom time for woollen manufacturers
Ludhiana, December 4
Contrary to the general impression that the onset of winter has been delayed a little this time, the mood in the woollen industry here is upbeat. Woollens’ manufacturers are happy that their old as well as fresh stocks have almost been cleared.
Bright-coloured pullovers and jackets that are in vogue these days
Bright-coloured pullovers and jackets that are in vogue these days. —Photo: Rajesh Bhambi



Annual function held
Ludhiana, December 4
The annual function of Rashtriya Bal Vidya Mandir High School was held here yesterday. The programme began with lamp lighting ceremony by Lala Lajpat Rai, MP.


Municipal Lok Adalat postponed
Ludhiana, December 4
The second Municipal Lok Adalat, scheduled to be held here on December 7, has been postponed and fresh dates for the same would be announced later.

Lok Adalats on December 8
Ludhiana, December 4
Lok Adalats, the cheapest means to settle mutual disputes, would be held at all judicial courts of the district on December 8, according to an official press note here today.


300 participate in PNB sports meet
Ludhiana, December 4
Punjab National Bank, Ludhiana region, organised a two-day 19th inter-office sports meet which concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University grounds here yesterday.


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