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Residents shocked at attack on Parliament
Ludhiana, December 13
The people over here reacted with more shock and less disbelief to the aborted attempt by suicide bombers to attack Parliament House in New Delhi today.
Concerned Ludhianvis glued to a television set
Concerned Ludhianvis glued to a television set, watching the news about Parliament bombing. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Officials swing into action
Ludhiana, December 13
Acting swiftly on reports that construction was going on in violation of orders in Baba Jiwan Singh Nagar near Tajpur road, officials of the district administration and the Municipal Corporation, along with a demolition squad, demolished at least five houses in the colony here this afternoon.


Forcible occupation of plot thwarted; 12 arrested
Ludhiana, December 13
About 25 armed youths here in the afternoon tried to forcibly occupy a plot measuring about 1000 sq. yard in Udham Singh Nagar behind the DMC hospital.

Harassed woman ends life
Doraha, December 13
A married woman, allegedly fed up with the torture she had to undergo at the hands of her husband and in-laws, hanged herself to death on Wednesday.

Recreation must for topping in exams
HARD work, dedication and regularity are vital for achieving good results in examination, believes Shikha Gandhi, Panjab University topper of BSc I and II (Medical) from Government College for Women.


Politics halts demolition drive in its tracks
Ludhiana, December 13
The demolition drive started by the Northern Railways along the tracks yesterday near Dhandari railway station and the Focal Point was stopped midway following intervention by some leaders of the ruling combine. 

They still miss their hero
Issewal, December 13
Tomorrow will be a great day in the history of this village when Air Marshal Manjit Singh Sekhon will be paying tributes to a fellow villager, Shaheed Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon who laid down his life while protecting the country from the Pakistani attack in 1971.
He was awarded Paramvir Chakra for his rare act of bravery. Air Marshal Manjit Singh, who also hails from this village, had also been awarded Vir Chakra for showing exemplary courage in 1971 Indo-Pak war.
Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon
Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon

Lost child reunited with parents
Ludhiana, December 13
Sheer luck enabled an American couple to reunite with its 10-year-old child, who got separated from his parents while travelling in Shan-e-Punjab from Delhi to Amritsar last night.

Shobha yatra reaches city
Ludhiana, December 13

The shoba yatra launched by the Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti from Jammu on December 5 reached the city this afternoon to a rousing welcome by a large number of religious organisations.

Olive green and the tricolour: Children participate in a shobha yatra in Ludhiana on Thursday. 
Photo Inderjeet Verma
Children participate in a shobha yatra

1 killed,  5 injured  in mishaps
Samrala, December 13
In two separate incidents today, a youth was killed and five people, including three members of a family, were seriously injured.


Woman beaten, four booked
Ludhiana, December 13
The Salem Tabri police has booked four members of a family for beating and threatening a woman yesterday. Ms Ranjit Kaur of Salem Tabri, complained to the police that Amar Singh, Mohindero, wife of Amar Singh, Satta, son of Sadhu Singh, and a daughter of Amar Singh, residents of the same locality, came to her house and beat her up.



Uncertainty over courses leaves students fuming
Ludhiana, December 13
Uncertainty over UGC recognition to distance education courses being imparted at study centres being run through franchisees of Punjab Technical University (PTU) has caused much confusion among local students.

School heads decry denial of house tax exemption
Ludhiana, December 13
The Recognised and Affiliated Schools Association (RASA) has strongly condemned the local bodies for denial of house tax exemption to affiliated and recognised schools despite clear cut instruction by the State Government in this regard.

Career in computers ‘uncertain’
Ludhiana, December 13
Career in computers is the first choice of Ludhiana youngsters even though they believe that it is the most uncertain profession these days.


Debenture holder gets relief
Ludhiana, December 13
In an exparte order, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Hindustan Development Corporation (HDC), Mukherjee Road, Kolkatta, to pay two instalment of redemption amount of Rs 500 each, which were due on April 4, 2000 and 2001 to Mr Sohan Singh Anand, a resident of Gurdev Nagar.


Lashkara channel presents cultural evening
Ludhiana, December 13
The Lashkara channel in association with Punjab Sportsman Welfare Association(PSWA) organised a cultural programme ‘Phullan Bhari Panger’ here last evening.


Quackery flourishing in beauty parlours
Ludhiana, December 13
Next time when you visit a slimming centre be sure that you are attended by a qualified doctor otherwise your life may be in danger.


Sportspersons honoured
Ludhiana, December 13
Sportspersons who had excelled at national and international championships and coaches were honoured by the Punjab Sportspersons Welfare Association at a function here last night.


Commissioner finds 3 officials absent from duty
Ludhiana, December 13
The Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana, Mr R. L. Kalsia, today conducted surprise checks in different departments of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to check the working and presence of various officials.


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