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Police summons members of industrialist’s family
Ludhiana, December 12
The Chandigarh police has summoned three members of the family of an influential industrialist, living under the jurisdiction of the Sarabha Nagar police station, in connection with the recovery of a man's body from President Hotel, in Chandigarh on December 4.

Judge begins probe on HC order
Ludhiana, December 12
On the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, a city court has initiated an inquiry into the incident that led to the death of a teacher, who had died after falling into an “uncovered manhole in 1999.

MC, PWSSB lock horns over land
Ludhiana, December 12
More than 40 acre of municipal land in the Jamalpur area, which was to be handed over to the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) for the construction of a sewerage treatment plant as a part of the Rs 229-crore Sutlej Action Plan, has become a bone of contention with the two bodies taking divergent stands on the price and the mode of transfer of the land.

Rain eludes the region
Ludhiana, December 12
The much awaited winter rain continues to elude the region as a result of which different problems have started affecting the people and crops in the area. Though clouds have been hovering over the region for the past week or so, there has been no rain, anxiously awaited by farmers and others alike.

Schoolchildren cycle in fog while going to school in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 
Schoolchildren cycle in fog while going to school

Ex-servicemen dejected at low turnout?
Ludhiana, December 12
Hopes of ex-servicemen of the area of getting good re-employment opportunities through interaction with industrialists dashed to the ground today when only four of the 150 industrialists, invited for the interaction turned up for the event at Punjabi Bhavan today.

9 held in land grab case
Ludhiana, December 12
The Sadar police today arrested nine persons in connection with the Phullanwal-Dhandra land grab case in which one man was killed and three others were injured. These persons were absconding since then. The nabbed persons include one woman also.


City preparing to remember 1971 war heroes
Ludhiana, December 12
As the nation prepares to commemorate Vijay Divas on December 16 to pay rich tributes to war heroes, who laid down their lives fighting for the country’s honour in 1971, the city is also preparing to mark the historical day on Monday.


Woman foils bid to abduct minor
Ludhiana, December 12
An attempt by three car-borne youths to abduct a minor girl from Kitchlu Nagar last evening was foiled by the timely action taken by a woman living in the neighbourhood of the girl. According to information, the minor girl was strolling outside her house, along with her aunt, when the three youths arrived in a white Santro car.

‘Lovers’ commit suicide
Ludhiana, December 12
Two lovers ended their lives by jumping in Sutlej river from the Ludhiana-Jalandhar bridge today evening. Quite similar to the Sukhna lake suicide incident in Chandigarh, the lovers had tied their arms with a piece of cloth.


‘BSNL committed to quality service’
Ludhiana, December 12
“Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is committed to provide good quality service to its customers and we shall continue to strive hard to achieve this objective”, said Mr G.S. Julka, General Manager, Ludhiana Telecom, while inaugurating 23rd cash counter at Dugri Telephone exchange here today.



Harassment case: principals’ representative meets lecturer
Ludhiana, December 12
A representative of the Principals’ Association of the state, was in the city today to look into the issue of sexual harassment of a young teacher of Satish Dhawan College for Boys. However, the representative failed to meet the victim even though he claimed of conducting a thorough probe into the case.

‘Education for all is the need of hour’
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 12
Education is the right of every individual, and every citizen of the country ought to be concerned about the quality of education being imparted.

Mr Hari Jaisingh, Editor, The Tribune, interacts with some of the prize winners at the fourth annual prize distribution function of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Thursday. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari
Mr Hari Jaisingh, Editor, The Tribune, interacts with some of the prize winners at the fourth annual prize distribution function of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School


Manpreet BrarThe girl next-door who made it big
Ludhiana, December 12
A former Miss India, Manpreet Brar, is not just glamorous but graceful as well. Looking ordinary as a girl next-door and yet being not so ordinary as she chooses to be. She certainly does think big and great. And this extraordinary disposition was at full display while she was fielding the questions by scribes after inaugurating an exclusive Duke showroom in the city. Manpreet is the brand ambassador for the Duke.


Manpreet wins gold in kho-kho
Ludhiana, December 12
The girls of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, have done the school proud by doing exceedingly well in sports according to the Principal, Ms Sudesh Bajaj. She said the under 19 teams of ‘kho kho’ and cricket bagged first position at the district level. In basket ball competitions , the school team bagged the second position whereas in hockey, they were placed third. The judo team (under 14) won second position at the district level.


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