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Tension over man’s move to cremate father at home
Ludhiana, December 6
Peace returned to Abdullahpur Basti near the bus stand today afternoon with the cremation of Mr Gulzar Singh, after tension had prevailed in the area since late last night over the controversial move of the deceased’s son, Sant Ram Pal Singh, to cremate his father in his home, instead of in the cremation ground.

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MC takes austerity measures
Ludhiana, December 6
A lot of belt-tightening is in the offing for the Municipal Corporation here in the wake of abolition of octroi, which came into effect on December 1.

Students worried as colleges remain closed
Ludhiana, December 6
The closure of city colleges due to the total strike by teachers and earlier due to National Games seems to be affecting the schedule of the students.

5 labourers picked up from marriage palace
Ludhiana, December 6
Some Army men from the Field Ammunition Depot (FAD), Badhowal, near here, today reportedly picked up five labourers who were working at the White Rock marriage palace on the Ferozepore Road. 


FMD hits Punjab Agricultural University farm animals
Ludhiana, December 6
While state dairy farmers look towards Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for prevention and control of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), PAU is itself unable to protect its own animals from the dreadful disease.
Infected cattle of the PAU farm
Infected cattle of the PAU farm isolated in a shed and, (right), a buffalo discharges from its mouth.

Confusion at form centre
Ludhiana, December 6
Negligence of the Education Department was once again at its maximum as the number of questionnaires pertaining to Sarb Sikhya Abhiyan was found to be half the required number at Government Senior Secondary School, Jawahar Nagar, where principals from government and aided schools of the district gathered to collect them today.


Octroi abolition will not ‘affect’ development
Ludhiana, December 6
The Punjab Minister for Medical Education, Mr Manoranjan Kalia, today claimed that the abolition of octroi would not affect the development works in the towns and cities of the state.

Kashmiris break free from politics of colour
Ludhiana, December 6
Strife-torn Kashmiris in the Valley have dared to free themselves from the clutches of fundamentalists. Evidence to this is available in plenty.
The craze for wearing trendy clothes has been increasing in the Valley. 

Need to check ‘tantrik’ activities
Ludhiana, December 6
Local residents feel that an awareness campaign against black magic practitioners (tantriks) is the need of the hour. They think the recently found body of a boy is a timely warning for society to unite and fight against this increasing superstition among the people.

Letter gives away Mandi Board’s stand
Ludhiana, December 6
The Chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board, Mr Mal Singh Ghuman is perhaps unaware what is happening in his own office if a recent controversy on the laying of the roads on Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus is any indication.

“Sugary snowman” comes to town
Ludhiana, December 6
For the first time, a 15 ft tall “sugary snowman” has been erected as a special attraction to sell cookies, chocolates, plum puddings and cakes for Christmas. All though Christmas is several days away, Harmeet Singh, chef of Park Plaza, has created this unique “man” out of icing sugar and egg whites adding charm to the lobby of Park Plaza.

Bhaniara panel continues working
Ludhiana, December 6
The three-member panel comprising two retired judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and one Sikh scholar set up during the tenure of Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi as the president of the SGPC, has continued its working even after the election of Mr Kirpal Singh Badungar as the new SGPC chief.

Mittal favours Badal-Tohra unity
Ludhiana, December 6
The BJP and the SAD will have joint election campaigns during the Assembly elections, said Mr Madan Mohan Mittal, Minister for Food and Supplies, here today.


MC employees booked for fraud
Ludhiana, December 6
The Shimla Puri police has booked some employees of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, for fraud on the complaint of Mr Ram Tirath, Superintendent, yesterday, that they were carrying a forged receipt book for octroi and cheating the general public.


Mojpura, Asia’s biggest shawl market 
Ludhiana, December 6
Come winter and the woollies are out. The most convenient of all the warm clothing's are shawls. Be it a housewife, a working woman, or a teenaged girl, shawls can be worn to give warmth and also draped stylishly to make a fashion statement.
Shawls of different patterns and designs
Shawls of different patterns and designs are available in Ludhiana.

Apex chamber team meets FM
Ludhiana, December 6
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has brought to the notice of the Finance Minister, Mr Yashwant Sinha, difficulties being faced by industry pertaining to central excise, Modvat and credit limits by banks under the RBI guidelines.



Private school principals meet DPI
Ludhiana, December 6
To discuss their problems, principals from private affiliated schools held a meeting with Ms Hardayal Kaur, DPI (primary) yesterday.
The principals sought exemption for students from appearing in Class V examination conducted by the School Council of Education, Research and Training (SCERT) for seeking admission in Class VI.

Teachers’ rally enters third day
Doraha, December 6
More than 500 teachers from 24 colleges of the district held a rally at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Ludhiana, today.
After holding a rally on the college campus, the teachers marched in a procession to the house of Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha.


Dispute over Bar voters’ list
Khanna, December 6
A dispute has arisen among advocates of Khanna Bar Association and members of Young Lawyers Association over the voter’s list issued by the Secretary, Bar Association, Mr N.S. Kalirao here yesterday.


Gul’s no to marriage, yes to films
Ludhiana, December 6

Gul Panag, who was here to compeer a show, says her run for ‘Mr Right’ has not started yet. “I would like to wait for an year or so for Mr Right”.
“Of course, I would like to be a perfect wife, mother and ideal woman, but at the moment I am focusing on my future, which is obviously the film industry. So far I have received no suitable offer”. Apparently fed up with the tag of a model, she is trying her best to shed the tag at the earliest. She has worked in two television serials. Besides, film industry, her other inclination seems to be the media and television.
Gul Panag

Hans Raj Hans regales audience
Ludhiana, December 6
Musical and dance items marked the Lashkara beauty contest held at Hotel Gulmor here last evening. Prominent Punjabi singers, including Hans Raj Hans, Sardool Sikander, Amarjit Noori and Kanwaljit Neeru, and the bhangra troupe of Parminderjit Bhalla enthralled the audience.


Go-Karting sports event
Ludhiana, December 6
Go-Karting, a sports event will be held from December 8 here in the Amusement Park of South City. This event is being organised by the City Club of South City, Ludhiana in association with Pepsi, Maxima and Hero Cycles.


Incharges of first-aid posts shifted
Doraha, December 6
The SSP Khanna, has shifted the officers incharge of all four first-aid posts of Khanna to police stations. The charges of the first aid posts has now been assigned to the officers incharge of the chowki of the area where the particular first-aid post is existing.


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