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Panic among villagers over piece of land
Jaspal Bangar (Ludhiana), December 1
Tension prevailed in Jaspal Bangar village near here today over the resurfacing of an old dispute over the possession of 120 kanals of agricultural land that had been cultivated by two various groups at different times.
The disputed land at Jaspal Bangar village The disputed land at Jaspal Bangar village, Ludhiana.

Helmet-less driving: challaning from today 
Ludhiana, December 1
Following the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court regarding challaning people riding two-wheelers and pillion and orders for its strict compliance issued to all district police chiefs by ADGP (Security) A.P. Bhatnagar, the Ludhiana police today announced to start the challaning process from tomorrow morning.

Participants at a dog show
Participants at a dog show, organised on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Union rivalry delays Barauni Express
Passengers suffer for 2½ hours
Ludhiana, December 1
Hundreds of passengers aboard the Mumbai-Amritsar Barauni Express were unduly harassed and stranded for about two-and-a-half hours here today following an unsavoury argument between activists of two rival Railway employees unions over the issue of departure time of the train.

Ludhiana to have sky-rail project
Chandigarh, December 1
Ludhiana, the industrial capital of Punjab, will have a 31.6-km-long light rail transit network on elevated tracks that is popularly called sky-rail network. The project has been conceived by the Local Bodies Department. Because of heavy concentration of labour force in the city and phenomenal growth in its urban population in recent years, internal roads of the city are choked, especially in morning and evening hours, thus making life hell.

Machhiwara-Rahon bridge by June
Machhiwara, December 1
Construction work on Machhiwara-Rahon bridge across the Sutlej would be completed till June 30, 2003, said Mr K.R. Lakhanpal, Principal Secretary (Finance ), who came here to inspect the bridge site here yesterday. He was accompanied by Ms Vinny Mahajan, Managing Director, Punjab Infrastructure Development Board, (PIDB) and Kuldeep Singh, Chief Engineer of the board.

Rati is ‘Ms World Punjaban’ 
Ludhiana, December 1
Ms World Punjaban contest came to an end with the final round being held at Punjabi Bhavan here yesterday. The function started early in the evening and went on till midnight. Rati Brar of Muktsar was crowned “Ms World Punjaban” among the 17 shortlisted contestants. 

Miss World Punjaban Rati Brar (centre)  with the first and the second runners-up in Ludhiana on Saturday night. — PTI photo
Miss World Punjaban Rati Brar with the first and the second runners-up


Govt urged to check drug menace
Ludhiana, December 1
The people for Common Cause has urged the government to deal firmly with the menace of drugs, which had gripped majority of the youth in the city and elsewhere in Punjab. It wanted a concerted action by the Health Department and police officials against unscrupulous chemists and unregistered practitioners who were indulging in open sale of intoxicating drugs for their monetary gains.


Servant commits suicide
Ludhiana, December 1
A Nepali servant committed ‘suicide’ at his employer’s house in BRS Nagar, here today. According to sources, Vivek Kumar reported to the police that he left in morning to attend the marriage of a relative and left his 12-year-old servant at home.

1 killed, two hurt in mishap
Khanna, December 1
One person was killed and two others were injured in a road accident near Salaudi village on the Samrala-Khanna road last evening. According to information, Lakhbir Singh (26), resident of GTB, Nagar, Khanna was killed when his scooter collided with a motor cycle while the motorcyclist were injured seriously.


Paper industry asked to adopt global technology
Ludhiana, December 1
“In the increased competitive scenario, the paper industry needs to adopt international standard of technology and upgrade its manufacturing techniques.” This was stated by Mr D.K. Raina, vice-president (marketing), in his opening remarks at a technical workshop on “Emerging trends in paper machine clothing and chemicals”, organised here yesterday by M/s Wires and Fabriks (SA) Ltd.

Knitting contest for workers’ families
Ludhiana, December 1
Vardhman General and Spinning Mills Ltd organised a hand knitting contest in its workers colony. The main objective of the contest was to encourage the family members of the workers to come forward and exhibit their skills. Over 60 women participated in the ‘Aao Bune’ knitting contest at Community Centre, Workers Colony.


Poultry farmers attend seminar
Ludhiana, December 1
The agricultural finance branch of Canara Bank organised a seminar on poultry farming at Hotel Sheba here yesterday in which bank officials assured to extend all possible support to promote the poultry farming.


Alpine gives free education to 160 students
Alpine International Senior Secondary School started in April, 1986, is managed by Rajeshwari Kala Mandir Society and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. Situated on the outskirts of the city on the Ferozepore Road, the school is spread over an area 12120 sq. yards with lush green grounds, well-maintained building, fully equipped labs, library and computers with modern facilities.
Alpine International Senior Secondary School. — Photos Pradeep Tewari
Alpine International Senior Secondary School

‘Right deeds always lead to the right path’
RICK by brick, Mrs Rajeshwari Dhir saw the school grow from two rooms to the present imposing building, from three students to 1200 students. At times, suddenly the teachers would leave her and she would have to manage two to three classes all by herself.

Impressive function marks Sacred Heart annual day
Ludhiana, December 1
An impressive programme marked the Annual Function of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School last evening. The huge stage was well decorated. The highlight of the function was a play in English titled “Love Triumphs.” 

A scene from English play “Love Triumphs” that was staged at the annual function of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School on Saturday. — IV
A scene from English play


Gurcharan’s poem appreciated
Ludhiana, December 1
‘Bazme Adab’, a programme on poetry, was organised at Malhotra Palace, Urban Estate, Dugri, here yesterday under the leadership of Gurbachan Singh Grover. Poets who participated in the programme were Swaran Singh Parwana, Kewal Dheer, John Akbar Rahi, Bhupinder Harsh, Kulwant Jagraon, Sagar Sialkoti, Malkiat Singh Saini, Darshan Singh Darshan, Randhir Kanwal, Ravneet Kaur, Gurcharn Kaur Koachar, Mahinder Deep Grewal, Rajinder Sharma, D.K. Sachdeva, Jagmohan Singh Namdhari, Mohammad Naseem Ansari, Ravinder Singh and Jai Kishen Singh Veer.


NGOs to hold rally
Ludhiana, December 1
Three NGOs — Nirdosh, Ek Prayas and Ashirwaad taking care of mentally and physically challenged children — have decided to organise a car rally here on December 3, marked as World Disability Day, to create awareness towards the needs and difficulties faced by such children and their parents.

AIDS Day function
Ludhiana, December 1
The World AIDS Day was observed here today at Nauria Mal Jain Senior Secondary School. The chief guest on the occasion was Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner.


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