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Bloodbath over piece of land
2 killed, 3 wounded in group clash
Phullanwal (Ludhiana), December 6
Two persons were killed and at least three others were wounded, two of them seriously, when a clash took place between two groups of villagers over a piece of land here today late afternoon.
Policemen inspect the crime site at Phullanwal village
Policemen inspect the crime site at Phullanwal village, Ludhiana, on Friday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Ray of hope for Kuliewal residents
Ludhiana, December 6
A ray of hope for thousands of residents of four colonies in Kuliewal village as the district administration has invited applications from them for allotment of the government land on which they have already constructed their houses. The move means that the illegal encroachment on the government land would now be regularised.


ST staff seize goods worth Rs 15 lakh 
Ludhiana, December 6
In a midnight swoop, the Sales Tax Department seized hosiery goods worth Rs 15 lakh from the railway station. The ST staff seized the goods on the railway station premises when the persons transporting the goods tried to dodge the ST men posted at the check post by speeding their vehicles. As soon as they reached the railway station premises, the ST staff seized 54 parcels of hosiery goods.

Id celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, December 6
Id-ul-Fitr, was celebrated with fervour and gaiety here today. Following the sighting of the moon around 8 pm last night, the uncertainty regarding the celebrations of the festival came to an end. Those eagerly looking for the festival rejoiced last night after hooters and sirens blaring from various mosques indicated the sighting of the moon and the celebration of Id on Friday.

Nagar kirtan taken out on Gurpurb eve
Ludhiana, December 6
A nagar kirtan, was taken out in the city today on the eve of Gurpurb to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur. Led by panj piaras and Guru Granth Sahib, the nagar kirtan started from Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib and passed through main commercial centres, including Old GT Road, Chaura Bazaar, Division No 3 Chowk , Baba Than Singh Chowk, CMC Road and Field Ganj before concluding at the starting point.
Children, dressed in traditional Khalsa robes, accompany a nagar kirtan
Children, dressed in traditional Khalsa robes, accompany a nagar kirtan in Ludhiana on Friday.— IV


Income tax raids scare traders
Ludhiana, December 6
Paying more tax is no longer a good proposition. And a number of traders and industrialists in the city have learnt it a hard way. During the past few days, Income Tax sleuths have conducted raids on the premises of several trade and industrial houses, who were among the top income tax payers, to "scrutinise" their documents and assets.

‘MC chief embezzled funds’
Khanna, December 6
Eleven municipal councillors of the Khanna Municipal Council have alleged embezzlement of council funds by the Municipal Council President, Mr Onkar Rai Mehta. They alleged that the President had released the payment for construction of a building which was never constructed. However, Mr Mehta denied the charges.

Muslim leaders for consensus on Babri row
Ludhiana, December 6
It was a subdued response on the 10th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri mosque here. Incidentally, it was also Id today, and during the prayers, Muslim leaders while reposing unfailing faith in the country’s Constitution, said they wanted a consensus to be evolved for resolving the dispute.

Tangris ‘getting VVIP treatment’
Ludhiana, December 6
The Mahavir Mandir Trust, Gur Mandi, here has claimed that Shiv Sena (Rashtrawadi) Chef Jagdish Tangri, his son Sunil Tangri, who are lodged in Central Jail here as undertrials in case of extortion and violence, are being extended VVIP treatment in the jail thanks to their influence and money power.

YC men pay tributes to Dr Ambedkar
Ludhiana, December 6
Activists of the District Youth Congress (DYC), led by the district president, Mr Parminder Mehta, observed ‘nirvana day’ of Dr B.R. Ambedkar as ‘prerna divas’ and offered floral tributes at his statue at Dr Ambedkar Chowk near Jalandhar Bypass here today.

Khangoora’s nomination to PPCC hailed
Ludhiana, December 6
The general secretary of the Pradesh Youth Congress Mr Gurinder Singh Grewal, and Mr Gurjbhej Chhabra today welcomed the nomination of Mrs Gurdial Kaur Khangoora as executive member of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC)by the PCC president, Mr HS Hanspal.


2 held on charges of burglary
Ahmedgarh, December 6
The police has arrested two members of a gang of burglars which has been operating in this area since 1997. Arrested duo include gang leader Rafiq Mohammad, alias Bruce Lee, who is facing six cases of burglary in various courts of the area. The accused have named two Ludhiana based jewellers to whom he had been ‘selling’ stolen jewellery.

Five booked in dowry death case
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 6
On the complaint of Mr Malkit Chand, a resident of Ludhiana, the police has registered a case under Sections 302, 498-A, 148 and 149 of the IPC against Gurcharan Singh, Dhani Ram, Manjit Kaur, Baljinder Singh and Raja, all residents of Mandi Gobindgarh.

Body found in gunny bag
Ludhiana, December 6
The body of a migrant labourer packed in a gunny bag, was found from an abandoned plot in the local Tibba road colony. The labourer, identified as Vijay Kumar Rai, had been strangled after having being beaten severely. Several injury marks were found on the body.



Ad hoc lecturers discuss harassment issue
Ludhiana, December 6
An emergency meeting of the Government College Part-Time Lecturers Association, Punjab, was held here today in which the recent incident of harassment of Miss Anurag Gill was discussed.

School celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, December 6
The annual prize distribution function of nursery and primary sections of Guru Nanak Public School was held in the school auditorium here today. Mr Manjit S. Brar, Assistant Excise and Taxation Commissioner, was the chief guest. He gave away the prizes to the winners of academic and co-curricular activities.
Schoolchildren present a Haryanvi dance during an annual function of Guru Nanak Public School
Schoolchildren present a Haryanvi dance during an annual function of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana on Friday. — IV


Jagpal is ‘Dhee Punjaban Dee’
Ludhiana, December 6
Baba Jaswant Super Specialty Dental Hospital was inaugurated here last evening. A felicitation ceremony was also held to honour and welcome eminent and distinguished NRIs.

Jagpal Kaur, winner of the contest ‘Dhee Punjaban-2002’, flanked by first runners up Pawandeep Kaur (left) and second runners up Manpreet Kaur, at BJS Dental College in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Jagpal Kaur, winner of the contest ‘Dhee Punjaban-2002’


Jaundice claims one life



Two cops suspended
Khanna, December 6
An Assistant Sub Inspector and a Head Constable posted with the CIA staff have been suspended on the charge of the negligence of duty. Both have been charged with failure to arrest theft accused during the raid, by not taking sufficient force with them and not handing over the accused to the Sadar Police station.


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