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Traffic problem takes violent turn
Ludhiana, December 8
Tension engulfed the Bhadaur House area today following a confrontation between the shopkeepers of the Calibre Plaza AC market and the district police over the issue of streamlining traffic flow and parking arrangements on the main road.
Policemen beat up some persons during a confrontation with shopkeepers of the Calibre Plaza AC market Policemen beat up some persons during a confrontation with shopkeepers of the Calibre Plaza AC market at Bhadaur House in Ludhiana on Sunday. — IV

Hidden camera catches mystery thief
Ludhiana, December 8
A local person used a hidden camera to catch his tenants stealing items and cash from his house. The tenant family was taken to task on the basis of the evidence, beaten up and made to return the stolen money and goods. The police was kept out of it, as its intervention seldom helps in recovering the stolen amount.


PCC berths: raw deal upsets local leaders 
Ludhiana, December 8
Having been left out of the reconstituted Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), most Congress leaders in Ludhiana are disappointed. The district has found only two of its persons on the panel, besides four executive members.

Search for greener pastures landed him in cell
Ludhiana, December 8
After being duped by a travel agent of lakhs of rupees and spending a year in a Hong Kong jail, a youth of Halwara has landed back with horrifying experiences to narrate.

PSEB engineer faces probe
Ludhiana, December 8
Close on the heals of the controversy over the transfer of Mr Padamjit Singh as the Chief Engineer (System Operations), a vigilance inquiry ordered by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) against Mr M.S. Bajwa, Additional Superintending Engineer (Operations), Ludhiana (West), has further antagonised the engineers against the management. Mr Bajwa is also the president of the PSEB Engineers Association.


BJP rally to focus on govt’s anti-farmer policies
Ludhiana, December 8
Expressing resentment against the government decision to close down the Punjab Land Development and Reclamation Corporation, the BJP Kisan Morcha has announced to organise a rally here on January 21 to focus on anti-farmer policies of the Congress government in Punjab.

Kanwaljeet criticises Congress
Amloh, December 8
Ever since the Congress has come to power in the state, it has failed to provide relief to the people as Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has no time to attend to their problems, said Capt Kanwaljeet Singh, MLA and former Finance Minister, while addressing Akali workers at Gill Rice Mill here yesterday.

Bhateja cheat, not a victim of harassment: DC
Ludhiana, December 8
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, has denied the charge of Ms Asha Bhateja, a local woman who had said that senior district officials, including the DC, had been harassing her husband, Pradeep Bhateja. He said some newspapers had carried the story without verifying the claims of Pradeep Bhataja.

Martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur observed
Ludhiana, December 8
Martyrdom Day of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur, was observed with traditional Gurbani recitals, ‘amrit sanchar’ and declamation contests in several gurdwaras of the city today.

Ragis perform at a ‘kirtan darbar’ in Gurdwara Dukhniwaran, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — IV
Ragis perform at a ‘kirtan darbar’

Tributes paid to Namdhari martyrs
Ludhiana, December 8
Rich tributes were paid to Namdhari martyrs Suba Giani Rattan Singh and Sant Rattan Singh, who were hanged in the old jail complex in 1871 during the freedom movement, at a function organised at Namdhari Shaheed Smarak on Jail Road, here today.

Tributes being paid to Namdhari martyrs Suba Giani Rattan Singh and Sant Rattan Singh, in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Tributes being paid to Namdhari martyrs Suba Giani Rattan Singh and Sant Rattan Singh

LJP district unit reorganised
Ludhiana, December 8
The district president of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Mr Jagdiash Anand, in consultation with the secretary general and state spokesperson, Mr Kartar Singh Patna, has nominated a 31-member executive. Announcing this at a party meeting here today, Mr Anand said the just concluded membership of the party had evoked tremendous response.


Truck driver held for cooking up robbery tale
Ludhiana, December 8
The Jagraon police has exposed the plan of a truck driver who, overcome by greed, allegedly stage-managed a robbery incident near Bassian village on December 5. The truck driver, Balwinder Singh, had complained to the police that two car-borne youths had at gunpoint snatched a bag containing Rs 19,000 from him and his cleaner near Bassian village.

Financier’s family booked for fraud
Ludhiana, December 8
The Division No. 2 police has booked a local financier and members of his family for allegedly defrauding a city industrialist. Sandeep Dhir, Neeraj Dhir, Vicky Dhir, Rishu and Vandana have been booked under Section 420, IPC, on the complaint of Virender Kumar of V.K. Traders for allegedly presenting a cheque to him that bounced in the bank.


HDFC launches credit cards
Ludhiana, December 8
HDFC Bank launched its international gold and silver credit cards in the city on Thursday. These credit cards are available in Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Pune and Ludhiana.



In Shivalikwala kids enjoy what they are taught
Shivalikwala Doon School is an institution with an difference in the city. Its intentions are that all students should be led to the knowledge of human values. The entire education system has been so planned so as to lay emphasis on developing skills, in using English language correctly and effectively, which is the medium of instruction.

Children of Shivalikwala Doon School enjoying themselves. — Photos Pradeep Tewari
Children of Shivalikwala Doon School enjoying themselves

Religion is anything that is connected with work 
y involvement with education has been for 21 years. And I have explored that education is an individual’s life-long travel into the realms of the unknown. The Principal is an educational leader. 



Demand to establish electrohomoeopathy directorate
Ludhiana, December 8
The Electrohomoeopathic Doctor’s Association has demanded the establishment of an electrohomoeopathy directorate in the state. Dr K.S.Khaira, president, Electrohomoeopathic Students Welfare Wing Punjab, while talking to mediapersons here yesterday said that the Director Health and Family Welfare, Punjab cleared in the letter number Drugs (1) Pb 2002, 3674-76 dated March 23, 2002, that there was no ban on the practice of electrohomoeopathy medicine on the direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.



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