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20 families seek justice
Face house demolition threat
Ludhiana, December 20
About 50 persons including old men, women and children, of 20 families of Sansi community, from Nasrali village, near Payal, came here today to seek justice at the weekly sangat darshan programme. One of the 20 houses in Nasrali village
One of the 20 houses in Nasrali village near here, belonging to a member of the Sansi community, which has been threatened with demolition by landlords.

Case registration scheme fails
Ludhiana, December 20
Case-I: A two-year-old child dies in a local hospital. The family belonged to a village near Jalandhar and had brought the child here after the doctors there expressed their helplessness in saving the child. The aggrieved family lodged a complaint against a Jalandhar-based doctor with the police.

  Winter brings misery for homeless
Ludhiana, December 20
While leadership of the nation often reminds us of the cyber age that we have entered into and the so-called blessings of global economy that has set in with the advent of multi-national companies (MNCs) here, yet they sadly and conveniently forget the millions of homeless people who spend their nights either on pavements or railway platforms.
Nowhere to go: These poor people have to brave chilly winds at night in the open at Jagraon Bridge. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi
These poor people have to brave chilly winds at night in the open

K3G tickets being sold at a premium
Ludhiana, December 20
The entry tickets in Aarti theatre, which is running the blockbuster Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, are allegedly being sold at a heavy premium.

Factory owners booked
Ludhiana, December 20
The district police today began investigations into the scrap blast case that took place in a furnace unit on the Kanganwal road at Dhanadri Kalan after registering a case against the factory owners and managers yesterday.


Youth Akali Dal blasts Cong, morcha
Ludhiana, December 20
The Shiromani Youth Akali Dal (Badal), while focussing on the achievements of the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, headed by Mr Parkash Singh Badal, made scathing attacks both at the Congress and the Panthic Morcha, saying both these parties were out to exploit the masses for their political motives.

City BJP unit gears up for ‘rath yatra’
Ludhiana, December 20
The local unit of the BJP is gearing up for the proposed “rath yatra” to be taken out in the state from December 30 in a bid to mobilise the masses in favour of the party for the ensuing Assembly elections.

Setting the tone for New Year celebrations
Ludhiana, December 20
The New Year eve is always a keenly awaited event and Ludhianvis, who are always in search of occasions for celebrations, have every reason to cheer about. Like every year, people in the city are busy making plans to celebrate New Year eve as they enjoy this occasion with bash and gusto. 

FM lays stone of truck stand
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 20
“By abolishing octroi in the state, the SAD-BJP government has fulfilled its promise made at the time of last elections. The abolition of octroi has provided a relief of about Rs 550 crore to traders and consumers.

Baba Bedi seeks impartial poll observers
Ludhiana, December 20
Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, Convener, Panthic Morcha, urged the Chief Election Commissioner today to appoint impartial observers for the Punjab Vidhan Sabha elections.

MAS calls for communal harmony
Ludhiana, December 20
Mr Mohammad Nasim Ansari, president, Muslim Aman Society (MAS) Punjab, today called upon the Muslims of the country to be ready to make any sacrifice for the country in view of the terrorist attack on Parliament on December 13.

Valmiki leader passes away
Ludhiana, December 20
A veteran leader of Valmiki community and a noted Congress activists, Mr Rakha Ram Hans, passed away following a cardiac arrest here today.

Young Voice
“Designing is my passion”

For me, fashion is a relationship between body and clothes and for making this relationship attractive, a designer has to work very efficiently and actively, feels Sunil Vinayak, a diploma holder from the National Institute of Fashion Designing (NIFD). He has recently received the ‘Designer’s King Award’ at a fashion show here.


Man held for snatching
Jagraon, December 20
Kishori Lal, who originally belongs to UP but now lives in Ludhiana, was arrested by the Dakha police when he was trying to snatch a bag containing about Rs 13,000 from Ravinder Kumar, a salesman of Shivalik Gas Agency at Mullanpur. He has been booked under Sections 382 and 511 of the IPC.


Industrialists resent recovery of house tax 
Ludhiana, December 20
The industrial units in the Focal Point, Phase VI and VII have resented the decision of the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, to charge house tax from 1995-96. They claimed that Mr Parkash Singh Badal,Chief Minister, Punjab had announced that house tax will be charged from the industrial units in Focal Point from the date when the area was taken over by it for maintenance.



It is examination time in colleges
Ludhiana, December 20
After the longest-ever break in aided and unaided colleges of Punjab, it is examination time now for students. While principals of most of the colleges today declared that the examinations will begin tomorrow, the students resented that the datesheet was given at a short notice.

Students of GGN Khalsa College note down the datesheet from the notice board after the college re-opened on Thursday. —RB
Students of GGN Khalsa College

GCTA condemns PU decision
Ludhiana, December 20
The Government College Teachers’ Association has condemned the Panjab University decision of not promoting principals of various government colleges of the state as they were without PhD qualifications.

Tiny tots celebrate Xmas
Ludhiana, December 20
Tiny tots of Sparkle Nursery School celebrated Christmas at a function held here today. The school was decorated with variously bells, toys, moon and stars. The scene of the birth of Jesus Christ was also depicted in a corner.

Tiny tots of Sparkle Nursery School celebrate Xmas as Santa Claus offers them gifts. —Photo Inderjeet Verma
Tiny tots of Sparkle Nursery School


H.R. Dhanda is Bar Association president
Ludhiana, December 20
Mr Harish Rai Dhanda has been elected president of the District Bar Association for the sixth time. He defeated Mr M.C. Seghal by a margin of 477 votes, here today. He got the support of 822 lawyers while his only opponent got 345 votes.

Harish Rai Dhanda, who has been elected president of the District Bar Association, with his supporters in Ludhiana on Thursday. IV
Harish Rai Dhanda, who has been elected president of the District Bar Association, with his supporters

HDFC Bank penalised
Ludhiana, December 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed HDFC Bank, The Mall, Ludhiana, to pay Rs 1,000 as compensation for delay in collecting the amount of a cheque deposited by Mr Ram Tirath, proprietor of New Cloth House, Fountain Chowk.



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