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Families’ endless wait for missing children
Ludhiana, December 7
The recent gory murder of a child, suspected to be a case of tantrik killing, has renewed the heartache of certain families belonging to Rajasthani community, whose children had been missing since earlier this year when there was a spurt in cases of child kidnapping and sodomy.

Lost childhood in city of rich
Ludhiana, December 7
Just a few steps away from the historic Clock Tower in the heart of the city known for its riches and rag pickers, Sunny Singh, a boy in his early teens, hawks battery cells and other gadgets of Chinese make.
Who will take care of these kids facing a bleak future
Who will take care of these kids facing a bleak future. —Photo by D.B. Chopra

FMD spreading among PAU farm animals
Authorities busy in operation ‘cover-up’
Ludhiana, December 7
The spreading of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) dairy farm is assuming serious proportions as the number of animals suffering from the disease has gone up to 35. 


Marriage palace owners remove outer wall
Ludhiana, December 7
Owners of the White Rock marriage palace today removed the outer wall following directions from the district administration. They were reportedly asked to remove the wall that had been erected after the demolition of the palace following High Court orders.

Two injured  in roadside brawl
Ludhiana, December 7
Two persons suffered bullet injuries in a brawl that took place at a roadside dhaba on Gill road near canal today morning. The brawl took place among three persons, two of them Nihangs.


Irregularities in sewer connections?
Ahmedgarh, December 7
Irregularities have been alleged in the sanction and issuance of sewer connection by the local Municipal Council.
According to sources, there are around 3,000 such connections in the town, out of which more than 1,000 have reportedly been given without any sanction.

Dr Ambedkar’s anniversary observed as ‘dalit chetna diwas’
Ludhiana, December 7
Rich tributes were paid to the Father of the Indian Constitution, Dr B.R. Ambedkar on his death anniversary at the several prayers meetings organised in the city yesterday. The Block Congress Committee observed the anniversary as ‘Dalit Chetna Diwas’.

Dec 1 sounded death-knell of dhabas
Ludhiana, December 7
December 1 sounded a death knell for the dhaba business as octroi was abolished that day. One man’s food is another’s poison. Traders seemed to have benefited a lot from the abolition of toll tax.

PNB distributes loans worth Rs 3.41 crore 
Ludhiana, December 7
In two separate functions, the Punjab National Bank has distributed Rs 3.41 crore under retail lending scheme.
The Salem Tabri and Karimpura chowk branches of PNB in association with Rajpura Road, Haibowal Kalan and Basti Jodhewal branches distributed these loans.

RSS plans dharna on December 9
Ludhiana, December 7
Adopting a strong posture on the issue of the sorry plight of the Bangladeshi Hindus, the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak (RSS) today warned all political parties, including its ideological affiliate, the Bharitya Janata Party, to take serious note of the situation in Bangladesh.

Goldsmith turns to selling pakoras
Ludhiana, December 7
Ludhianivis believe that variety is the spice of life. When it comes to eating out, they can pay any price to bite into a different delicacy. No matter in which corner of the congested old city do they find eatables to their taste. 

Gurmat smagam begins
Ludhiana, December 7
A three-day annual gurmat smagam got underway at Gurdwara Nanaksar near Samrala chowk here today.
The smagam began with Sant Baba Jaswant Singh inaugurating 21 non-stop recitations of Guru Granth Sahib this morning amid showering of floral petals by the devout.


Booked for dowry
Ludhiana, December 7
The Model town police has registered a case under Sections 406, 498A, 420, 506 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Sukhdeep Kaur, wife of Jagjit Singh, daughter of Mr Pritam Singh Rajpuri, resident of Dugri against Jagjit Singh, son of Kamaljit Singh, Gopal Singh, Devinder Kaur, wife of Karamjit Singh and Hari Chand, son of Karamjit Singh, all residents of Dakha village, Mandeep Kaur, wife of Ranjit Singh, resident of Rajjanan, Ludhiana.

  • Booked for abusing

  • Beaten up


CM proposes, FM disposes?
No relief for cash strapped SSIs
Ludhiana, December 7
The small scale industrial associations in the state have alleged that the Finance Ministry of the state was not ready to implement the orders of the state chief minister, announced in a meeting to them in June 2001 here stating that the state government would release Rs 185 crore worth of capital subsidy, out of the about Rs 800 crore pending for the past many years.



Impressive exhibition by Tagore Public School students
Ludhiana, December 7
Students of Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar, organised an annual exhibition here today.
The exhibition was divided into nine sections, including those on science, social studies, mathematics, fine arts and computer science.

College teachers continue agitation
Ludhiana, December 7
Demanding implementation of the long-pending schemes and release of the 25 arrested teachers, over 800 members of the teaching and non-teaching staff from aided and unaided colleges held a rally for the fourth consecutive day.


Consumer gets 18 pc interest from PSEB
Ludhiana, December 7
The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to pay interest at the rate of 18 per cent on the amount that remained deposited illegally with it from the date of deposit till the actual payment to Mr Dharamvir Bajaj, a resident of Kundanpuri, Civil Lines.

PSEB fined for wrong billing
Ludhiana, December 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on the PSEB for sending wrong bills for a period of three years to K.K. Industries. The forum has also directed the PSEB to pay Rs 500 as a cost of litigation to the complainant.

7-yr-jail term for rape
Ludhiana, December 7
A waiter, Prem Bahadur (31) of Nepal has been sentenced to seven years jail term, besides being fined of Rs 4500 on charges of abduction and rape of a minor girl of Kundan Puri in 1999.


Through a photo artist’s eyes
Ludhiana, December 7
Kanwaljeet, a well-known poet, photo artist and newsreader with Jalandhar Doordarshan Kender is organising a slide show on December 8 at Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana, as part of the programme, ‘Surchaap’, being organised by Sambhav, Ludhiana.


Leprosy is curable: treat early to prevent disability
Ludhiana, December 7
The District Leprosy Society (DLS) Ludhiana, has been running a Modified Leprosy Elimination Campaign since the last month. In this campaign, medical officers from all the health centres of the district as well as para medical workers have been given reorientation training regarding the multi-drug treatment for curing leprosy.


Annual sports meet of PNB
Ludhiana, December 7
The Punjab National Bank Zonal Sports Committee will organise the 19th PNB Inter-region Sports Meet on December 8 here at the Athletics Grounds of the Punjab Agricultural University.

Go-karting starts in city
Ludhiana, December 7
After the National Games, a smaller version of Formula 1- 3 car racing is here thanks to JK tyres and the South City management, who have brought this adventurous game. A regional level championship would be held here from December 15 to December 16. Mr K.P.S. Gill, former DGP of Punjab Police, would formally inaugurate the championship.
Go-karting track was launched formally at South City on Friday.
Go-karting track was launched formally at South City

Sports festival results
Ludhiana, December 7
Sohan Singh of Mattomion village set up a blistering pace to win bullock cart race in the 21st Captain Manjeet Singh Gill Memorial Tournament being organised by the Gill Sports Club and Gram Panchayat at Dhamot village about 20 km from here today.


ADC orders takeover of encroached land
Ludhiana, December 7
The Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.R. Kaler, today ordered the takeover of encroached land in Matepur village in Jagraon subdivision. Presiding over the weekly sangat darshan programme at the Bachat Bhavan here today, Mr Kaler issued strict instructions to the officers to ensure that all the encroached land was retrieved and evicted of the illegal occupant.


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