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Rs 25,000 snatched; 1 hurt in chase
Khanpur (Ludhiana), December 27
In yet another daring incident, two unidentified car-borne youths snatched a bag containing about Rs 25,000 from some workers of a petrol station situated on Ludhiana -Doraha road along side the Sidhwan Canal near this village, about 15 km from Ludhiana this morning. 

The damaged scooter of Sukhbir that crashed while he was chasing robbers, and (right) Sukhbir Singh, who was injured in an accident while chasing robbers on Thursday. The robbers had looted cash from some petrol station workers. —Photos Rajesh Bhambi 

Security beefed up in city
Ludhiana, December 27
In view of the recent incidents of robbery and snatching in the city and its periphery, the district police has directed the Station House Officers of police stations here to step up the surveillance at sensitive places.






EARLIER STORIES
 
Marriage palace demolished
Ludhiana, December 27
Officials of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation razed an industrial shed on Link Road near Shingar Cinema here today. The shed was being used as a marriage palace in violation of building bylaws.

The industrial shed on Link Road that was converted into a marriage palace by owners, being demolished by the Municipal Corporation in Ludhiana on Thursday. —RB 
industrial shed

Fog engulfs city, surrounding areas
Ludhiana, December 27
Dense fog engulfed entire region throughout the day throwing normal life out of gear, leaving the visibility to a minimum. Traffic moved at a snail’s pace causing inconvenience to hundreds of commuters. Trains and buses were also delayed. Fortunately, no major accident took place on the highways.

Vehicles move with headlights on due to dense fog that engulfed the city on Thursday. —Photo Inderjeet Verma
fog

Phone directory released
Ludhiana, December 27
The Department of Telecommunications has released the \new telephone directory. Official sources informed that all the subscribers to the BSNL could get copies of the new directory free of cost by showing their telephone bills to the exchanges concerned.

 
COMMUNITY

Intense lobbying for Cong ticket
Ludhiana, December 27
With the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) having initiated the process for selecting candidates for various Assembly segments, intense lobbying has started for the ticket. While about 50 candidates have applied for four Ludhiana urban seats, it is the Ludhiana West which has remained in focus, with some strong candidates having emerged on the scene.

Shiv Sainiks burn Musharraf’s effigy
Ludhiana, December 27
Hundreds of Shiv Sena workers today organised a protest march and burnt the effigy of President Gen Parvez Musharraf, — charging the Pakistan Government with attempts to destabilise India through open acts of terrorism.

Shiv Sena workers hold a demonstration and burn an effigy of Gen Parvez Musharraf
in Ludhiana on Thursday. —IV
Shiv Sena workers

AISSF burns Pak flag
Ludhiana, December 27
Activists of the All-India Sikh Students Federation (Boparai), led by Mr Navpreet Singh Jawaddi, a former general secretary and member of the Policy Formation Committee, lodged their protest against the terrorist attack on Parliament House in Delhi by holding a demonstration and burning the Pakistani flag.

Freedom fighter cremated with honours
Ludhiana, December 27
Renowned freedom fighter Amar Singh Wadhera (85), President, Punjab Freedom Fighters Association and Vice-President, Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood, who died yesterday due to a heart attack, was cremated here today with full state honours.

Factionalism in Cong surfaces
Ahmedgarh, December 27
In an attempt to keep the upcoming party incumbents in good humour, Congress leaders are doling out ‘important’ designations to them, caring little about the number of persons holding the same post.

Brotherhood to contest 10 seats
Ludhiana, December 27
The Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood of Punjab has decided to contest 10 Assembly seats in the coming elections. Mr N.S. Nanda, head of the brotherhood, said this here today.

Living with dignity in the twilight of their years
Ludhiana, December 27
Life no longer holds any joys for them as they are bereft of love and affection of their children in the evening of their life. Though the inmates of the local Senior Citizens’ Home feel pain over being “kicked out” by their offspring's, they do not harbour any ill feelings towards them.

Cheques distributed
Doraha, December 27
Foundation stones of three link roads of Rampur village were laid and cheques worth Rs 1 lakh distributed today at the village by Jathedar Sadhu Singh Ghudani, MLA, Payal.

Office-bearers of PPCC cell
Ludhiana, December 27
Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, Chairman of the Labour and Employment Cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), has nominated the office-bearers of the state unit of cell as well as some of the district chairmen.

3 killed, 2 injured in mishaps
Doraha, December 27
Three persons, including a minor, were reportedly killed and two injured in various road accidents, in and around Doraha, in the past 24 hours.

 

BUSINESS

LSE closing turbulent year on a pessimistic note
Ludhiana, December 27
The stock markets have once again taken a nosedive with the hovering of war clouds over the Indo-Pak borders. The trading volumes of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE), which were about Rs 30-35 crore in January, reportedly came down to zero yesterday, as almost all the brokers shifted their business to its subsidiary LSE Securities Limited.

‘Low interest rates affect investment habits’
Ludhiana, December 27
With the reduction of interest rates, the investment habits of Ludhianvis have been affected a lot. Investment in the PPF has become the most preferred tax saving method, followed by other schemes like the NSC and LIC policies.

 
CULTURE

Children dance at boogie-woogie show
Ludhiana, December 27
Infotech Media organised a boogie-woogie contest and fashion show at Batra hotel here. Small children presented dance performances on various popular Hindi and Punjabi numbers.

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