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Woman accuses DC, ADC of intimidation
Writes to President, rights panel
Ludhiana, December 3
A resident of the Model Town area has accused the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, and the Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), Mr Rahul Bhandari, of threatening and coercing her husband to pay Rs 17 lakh to Sanjay Garg, a businessman and a close relative of Mr Aggarwal, with whom her husband was doing business about five years ago.

Report confirms assault on domestic help
Case of murder registered
Ludhiana, December 3
The aggrieved family of 11-year-old domestic help, Avdesh, has got a shot in the arm, with the post-mortem examination report strongly suggesting that the boy was beaten severely before his death.

Sukhdev memorial plan shelved
Ludhiana, December 3
The Sukhdev Memorial will perhaps never see the light of the day as the district administration has dropped the idea of preserving the martyr’s ancestral house in the city, owing to the paucity of funds and lack of proper parking space in the area.


Stone of storm water drainage project laid
Ludhiana, December 3
“Come March 2003 and the industrial hub of Punjab will achieve yet another distinction of becoming the first mega city in the entire region with assured supply of potable water to cent per cent population, with sufficient provisions to cater to the expected rise in population over a long period of time.”
MC Commissioner S.K. Sharma lays the foundation stone of a water drainage project in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo IV
MC Commissioner S.K. Sharma lays the foundation stone of a water drainage project

Governor Lt-Gen JFR Jacob is known for his jolly and lively nature. But he seldom pleases the scribes as he always prefers to maintain silence on different issues. On Tuesday the Governor was in the city to present prizes to the winners at the conclusion of the 44th National Winter Bridge Championship.
  • Bridge and blankets
  • Brazen affluence
  • Turban colours
  • Villagers fenders
  • Lassi business
  • Harbhajan live
  • Noble gesture
  • Annual functions
  • Amazing dances
  • Tail piece


Corporation holds khula manch
Ludhiana, December 3
In order to tone up its complaints redressal system and to provide a forum to the city residents to directly interact with the civic administration, the Municipal Corporation yesterday held the inaugural session of ‘khula manch’ (open forum) for Zone A in the zonal office at the Daresi road here. Prominent among those present were Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, Mr B.K. Gupta and Mr Prem Chand, both Zonal Commissioners of the MC Besides many of the councillors from the zone, representatives of welfare associations and residents’ bodies and members of public participated and nearly 24 complaints, mostly relating to water supply, sewerage, street lights and stray animals, were raised in the manch.

Physically challenged youth awaits help for 4 months
Ludhiana, December 3
While several functions were organised in the district today to mark the World Disabled Day in which assurances were given by government officials of taking utmost care in government departments, a city-based Physically -challenged youth and his family is having completely opposite experience of government “service” for the past four months.
Physically challenged Teju (extreme left) along with his wife and mother sits outside Mini  Secretariat waiting to meet officials to get help. — A Tribune photograph
Physically challenged Teju along with his wife and mother

Nostalgic Jacob reveals his passion for bridge
Ludhiana, December 3
The Punjab Governor, Lieut-Gen J.F.R. Jacob (retd) today turned nostalgic as he recounted his childhood days when his mother taught him how to play bridge. While he picked the game from his mother, he mastered it as an army man while he was posted in the Ladakh region. His lifelong association with the Army and bridge continues till today.

Pensioners’ panel seeks redress of grievances
Ludhiana, December 3
The first meeting of the Pensioners District Advisory Committee was held here today in which committee members urged the government to redress their grievances. Chaired by Mr Rahul Bhandari, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General), the meeting was attended by Mr B.R. Kaushal, Mr Sardool Singh, Mr Gurcharan Singh and Mr Des Raj Garg. 

Resident alleges police harassment
Ludhiana, December 3
A city resident alleged police harassment due to the visit of Punjab Governor, Lt-Gen J.F.R. Jacob retd to the city today. Mr Sanjay Sood, a chartered accountant, in his complaint, alleged that a police party towed away his brand new car while it was parked at an authorised parking lot near the Sutlej Club when the Governor was visiting the club for a bridge championship.

Ban on promotions flayed
Ludhiana, December 3
The Scheduled Caste and Backward Class Employees Front, Punjab, has condemned the decision of the state government to ban the promotions of the government employees.


‘Develop flower villages’
Ludhiana, December 3
For the promotion of flower culture in the state the people should start the tradition of presenting natural flowers at religious places and also during social functions and festivals.

SHE DESIRES AND HE CAPTURES: A couple at a Chrysanthemum exhibition in PAU, Ludhiana, takes photographs of some flowers on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


Harassment only a case of mishandling: college
Ludhiana, December 3
After an enquiry the authorities at the local Government College for Boys have described the allegations of ‘sexual harassment’ by a college lecturer “as mishandling of a classroom situation” wherein unidentified persons, possibly students, drew caricatures on the blackboard, hurting the sensitivity of the said lady lecturer.

Girls college awaits inauguration
Amloh, December 3
The new building of the Government College for Women, Mandi Gobindgarh, stretched over 25 acres, at Tooran village awaits inauguration. Following the visit of the Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, Mr Vikas Partap, on November 14, minor works like the repair of the boundary wall and installation of the main gate had been completed.

IGNOU launches programme
Ludhiana, December 3
As part of new initiatives in the area of disability programme for sensitising and training parents and care-givers of persons with disabilities, the IGNOU today launched a programme “Awareness-cum-training packages for parents and family members of persons with disabilities.”

Rally on disabled day
Ludhiana, December 3
Students of Nirdosh, Ek Prayas and Aashirwad took out a car rally for the first time in the city on World Disabled Day. The aim was to draw the attention of the people to the existence of such children and their special needs. They also wanted the parents not to feel guilty if such children are born to them but bring them out so that they can be helped.


Bank robbery accused denied bail 
Ludhiana, December 3
The bail plea of Daljit Singh, alias Bittu, facing charges under the TADA and prime accused in the bank robbery in which Rs 5.7 crore was looted, was dismissed by the Additional Judge, designated court, Mr G.R. Banyal. The robbery was committed on February 12, 1987, in the industrial area branch of Punjab National Bank, in broad daylight.


‘Daaire’ pleads for girl child’s right to live
Ludhiana, December 3
Daaire — a Punjabi musical play by the National Theatre Arts Society is a social satire on female foeticide in consonance with the importance of the year of ‘Women Empowerment’.

A scene from ‘Daaire’ — a satire on female foeticide being staged at the Government College for Women here on Tuesday. — Photo IV
A scene from ‘Daaire’


Football tourney
Ludhiana, December 3
Sixteen teams have confirmed their participation for the annual football tournament to be organised by the RC Club at Government Senior Secondary School, Bhutta village, near here, from December 7 to 8.


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