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Insolvent financier absconds after FIR registered
Ludhiana, December 10
The financier, who recently declared himself insolvent, has reportedly absconded after the registration of an FIR against him and his other family members by the local police on the complaint of a local trader and financier.

Central Govt training programme on better farming methods
Ludhiana, December 10
The Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India, in association with NABARD, has launched a programme to teach better methods of farming to farmers in the country.

HIGH COURT'S ORDER OR NO ORDER, WE HAVE OUR OWN CHOICE ON HELMETS: Tribune lensman Pradeep Tiwari captures some girls without helmets on two-wheelers, throwing the court order to the wind, in Ludhiana on Tuesday.


PNB serves notices on 119 defaulters
Ludhiana, December 10
Punjab National Bank has issued notice to 119 defaulters, who owe Rs 862.25 lakh to its branches in Punjab, under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Bill passed by Parliament. This was stated by Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab National Bank, (Punjab zone) here today.

One dies in police custody
Ludhiana, December 10
Mystery shrouds the death of a migrant, who allegedly died in police custody, here last night. According to sources, Ramesh Chand, a migrant from Gonda, Utter Pradesh, was handed over to Dhandhari police by an industrialist, after he was nabbed by workers of his factory.

Undertrial consumes poison
Ludhiana, December 10
An undertrial lodged in Central Jail allegedly tried to kill himself by consuming some toxic substance today. The undertrial, Sarabjit Singh of Bittu taxi stand was rushed to the local Civil Hospital.

2 lakh stolen from scooter in broad daylight 
Ludhiana, December 10
Rs 2 lakh was stolen from the glove compartment of a scooter parked outside the Bank of Punjab building on Gill Road, here today. Mr Subhash Bansal, an iron and steel dealer, had withdrawn the money from HDFC Bank in Feroze Gandhi market and kept the money in the glove compartment of his scooter.

Jail authorities booked for wall collapse
Ludhiana, December 10
The local police has booked the local jail authorities for the death of a young boy who died when a 100-foot wide and 16-foot high outer wall of the local Central Jail collapsed here yesterday.

THERE appears to be “much ado about nothing” when it comes to the issue of wearing of helmets by women while riding or driving a two-wheeler. With the High Court coming out clearly on the issue which makes it mandatory for women to wear helmets, some people have been arguing against the order on the religious pretext.
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Cattle nuisance in city
Ludhiana, December 10
The volume of traffic has increased mani-folds in Ludhiana over the last decade. Due to lack of planning to ensure a smooth flow of traffic, total chaos prevails on the streets of the city. The numbers of four-wheelers has increased rapidly.

The majestic buffalo does not care either for the vehicles or for the traffic police and walks at her own pace causing inconvenience to the drivers. — A Tribune photograph
The majestic buffalo does not care either for the vehicles or for the traffic police and walks at her own pace causing inconvenience to the drivers

Electric crematoria for city
Ludhiana, December 10
Electric crematoria would soon be set up at Model Town, Civil Lines and bus stand. This was disclosed by senior Congress leader and MLA, Ludhiana West, Mr Harnam Dass Johar. He said assurances to this effect were given to him by the city Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, and the Municipal Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sharma, at a meeting.

Seminar on girl child held
Amloh, December 10
It is the need of the hour to control the population of the country and forego differences between a male and a female child, said Mr B.S. Sidhu, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development), while addressing a seminar on the Kanya Jagriti Jyoti Scheme organised by Mr Satish Kumar, Child Development and Project Officer (CDPO), here yesterday. He said a female child, in spite of discrimination meted out to her, was a well-wisher of her parents.

Patient ‘vanishes’ from hospital
Ludhiana, December 10
In a curious case, a patient has vanished from a nursing home in local Kochar market under mysterious circumstances. According to police sources, the authorities of the nursing home complained to the Division Number 5 police station that Mandeep Singh, a 23-year-old patient, was undergoing treatment of some nervous disorder at this hospital since last week but suddenly vanished from nursing home last night.


11 booked for power theft
Ludhiana, December 10
The Haibowal police yesterday registered separate cases under Section 379, IPC, against 11 persons who were caught stealing power with the help of kundi connections in pre-dawn raids conducted under the supervision of Mr Kulwant Singh, SDO, Haibowal.

PF employee held on graft charge
Ludhiana, December 10
The local Vigilance Bureau today caught red-handed an employee of the local Central Provident Fund Department when he was accepting a bribe for making a signature on the files of a company.

Man killed in accident
Ludhiana, December 10
An unidentified migrant was crushed under a vehicle near Sher Pur police picket early this morning. According to police sources, the driver fled from the spot due to foggy morning.

Case of rash driving registered
Chandigarh, December 10
The police here yesterday finally registered a case of rash driving and causing hurt by an act endangering life in the incident wherein two Punjab Engineering College girls — Shivani and Preeti — were injured by a car being driven by a daughter of a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Jagraon mills start sugarcane crushing
Ludhiana, December 10
Jagraon Cooperative Sugar Mills Ltd started sugarcane crushing operation from today. The crushing started after the bhog of Sri Akhand Path and chanting of sabad from Sri Guru Granth Sahib followed by kirtan. Sant Baba Lakha Singh Ji Nanaksar (Kaleran) performed the ardas for successful crushing.

Sant Baba Lakha Singh of Nanaksar launches the sugarcane crushing drive in the Jagraon Cooperative Sugar Mills on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Sant Baba Lakha Singh of Nanaksar launches the sugarcane crushing drive in the Jagraon Cooperative Sugar Mills

LIC threatens defaulters with defamation
Ludhiana, December 10
The Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India is learnt to have started novel ways of effecting recovery of housing and other loans from the defaulting customers. Recently the LIC released on advertisement in various newspapers about a defaulter. The advertisement gave the name, photograph and other details of the defaulters.


US scientist in India to promote soyabean
Ludhiana, December 10
Dr Tilak Dhiman, Assistant Professor, Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences, College of Agriculture, Utah State University, Logan, USA, visited Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) on a trip sponsored by Winrock International and USAID in collaboration with the American Soyabean Association (ASA), a non-profit organisation for promoting the use of soyabean among human beings and animals in India.


PAU criteria for varsity colours
Ludhiana, December 10
With a view to ensure transparency for the award of merit certificates, university, colours and roll of honour to outstanding sportsmen/artists, the PAU has specified the criteria for the selection of the students for these honours.

Art and textile exhibition held
Ludhiana, December 10
An exhibition, displaying the handiwork of skills learnt by students of a one-year diploma in Polytechnic College during the first semester, is on display in Malwa Central College, Civil Lines.

Rahul, Ripudaman Maths wizard-2002
Ludhiana, December 10
Regional Corporate Office of CASTLE had organised fifth Punjab state level Mathematics Test on November 10 at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, to identify the Math’s wizard, genius, ace and experts 2002. At least 900 students of about 27 local schools took part in the competition.

Freshers welcomed at DMCH Nursing College
Ludhiana, December 10
To welcome the new batch of nursing students, a freshers’ function was organised by the Nursing College of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here today at the Dumra Auditorium.

Teachers‘ training programme in KVM tomorrow
Ludhiana, December 10
KVM, a forerunner in reducing the burden of Nursery children by doing away with school bags by introducing work sheets and other innovative methods, in its next venture towards the same, is incorporating the latest guidelines issued by NCERT National Curriculum for School Education in January 2002, for primary classes.


Searching roots through poetry
Ludhiana, December 10
“The sadness expressed in his poems describes the suffering of a generation that migrated to foreign shores in late sixties and seventies. This longing and nostalgia is evident in Jagtar’s Dhah anthology of poems ‘Search for the Lost Home’. His is a major voice in modern and contemporary poetry,” says translator of his poems Prof Bhupinder Parihar.


‘CMC designed to train doctors of excellence’
Ludhiana, December 10
"Christian Medical College (CMC), a pioneer institute, was designed to train doctors till the highest level of excellence. For the progress of the institute, the management, the administration and faculty should restrain from treating it as a place for earning money."



DC bans overloading of school kids
Ludhiana, December 10
Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana, has issued orders prohibiting the overloading of schoolchildren in any transport vehicle. Mr Aggarwal said that no leniency in this matter would be allowed and strict punitive action would be taken against those found guilty in the matter.


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