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Japan to assist in city  rail project
Ludhiana, December 17
If all goes well, Ludhiana may soon be rid of the traffic congestion on roads. Metro railway projects for intra-city transport is already in the offing. Well-placed sources disclosed that the Government of Japan had accepted a proposal in this regard.

1,000 trees axed for highway
Ludhiana, December 17
Development, especially construction activity, comes at a cost. And more often than not, it is the environment that has to pay a heavy price.

College management played truant, says IHRO 
Ludhiana, December 17
The fire that partly burnt the ‘bir’ of Sri Guru Granth Sahib inside the gurdwara at Guru Nanak Girls College (GNGC), Model Town, on September 27, was an “accident”. But investigations by the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) have revealed that ‘maryada’ was “not observed by the college management since some adjoining rooms were allegedly used for drinking bouts by members of the management committee, their friends and employees.”

Ludhiana enveloped by fog in the wee hours
Ludhiana enveloped by fog in the wee hours of Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 

Tangri remanded in judicial custody
Ludhiana, December 17
Shiv Sena (Rashtrawadi) chief Jagdish Tangri, accused of supplying arms which were allegedly used in the Gujarat riots, was yesterday remanded in judicial custody till December 30. He was in police custody since December 14 in this case. Mr Balwinder Kumar, Judicial Magistrate, declined the request of the prosecution to further extend the police remand for at least 12 days.

Awaiting police action for 1 year
Ludhiana, December 17
A Ropar based family is virtually running from pillar to post for the past more than a year to get policemen at Division No 5 police station follow legal procedure after the furnishing of an FIR. Even as the FIR was registered in November last year, the police is yet to arrest any of the six accused persons.

Bus shelters will add to traffic woes
Ludhiana, December 17
The unimaginative and haphazard manner in which a score of bus shelters are being erected on all major roads in the city is bound to compound chaotic traffic conditions in the city.

A bus shelter that is coming up near one of the busy intersections at Fountain Chowk, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A bus shelter that is coming up near one of the busy intersections

Missing girl still untraceable
Ludhiana, December 17
The local police has so far failed to trace the whereabouts of eight-year-old Divya Dhamija. Divya has been missing since Sunday evening from her grandparents’ house in the Lajpat Nagar area. She was last seen by her friends playing in the street.

Worried family members of Divya Dhamija who has been missing since Sunday.
Worried family members of Divya Dhamija who has been missing

Just one from city in PU Syndicate
Ludhiana, December 17
With just one local member getting elected to the Panjab University Syndicate, the city has got an inadequate representation in its present term. While in the previous year Ludhiana was represented by four Syndics from the local affiliated colleges.

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Sack minister: roadways staff
Ludhiana, December 17
In response to a call given by the Joint Action Committee, the employees of the local depot of Punjab Roadways held a protest demonstration at the General Bus Stand here today and burnt an effigy of the Punjab Transport Minister.  

Roadways employees burn an effigy of the Transport Minister in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Roadways employees burn an effigy of the Transport Minister

‘Khula manch’ held
Ludhiana, December 17
Only three representations for different kind of development works were made at the ‘khula manch’ held by the civic administration at Zone C headquarters Gill Road, here yesterday. Interestingly, no individual complaint about civic services was lodged.

Pensioners’ Day organised
Ludhiana, December 17
The Punjab State Pensioners Confederation celebrated Pensioners’ Day in Punjabi Bhavan, here today. Speakers exhorted the Punjab Government to implement the recommendations of the Punjab Fourth Pay Commission as promised in its election manifesto.

Award for injured Forest Dept staff
Ludhiana, December 17
The State Forest Department has announced a cash award of Rs 1 lakh for Pramjinder Singh, Block Offier, Sidhwan bet, for his resistance to a mob aiming to damage forest property at Kot Umra village a few days ago.

Markfed staff holds protest
Ludhiana, December 17
Activists of the Markfed Employees Joint Action Committee held a rally in support of their long-pending demands here today. The protesters from various offices assembled in front of their office in Green Field area and raised slogans against the management. 

Training programme for youth
Ludhiana, December 17
Jaycees will organise a special training programme for the youth in the age group of 18 - 40 under the programme ‘Vision-2003’. This was stated here today by Mr Mandeep Singh at zonal officers training seminar (ZOTS). The programme was hosted by the Ludhiana City Junior Chamber under the chairmanship of the zone president, Mr Sukhpal.


Engineering student dies in bus
Ludhiana, December 17
Gulbachan Singh (24), a student of engineering at Fatehgarh Sahib, who was on his way from Batala to Fatehgarh Sahib by a bus, breathed his last under mysterious circumstances here on Monday. According to information, when the bus conductor and other passengers noticed the boy in an unconscious state, they asked the driver to take the bus to a nearby hospital at which the boy was taken to Oswal Cancer Hospital near Sherpur.


BSNL cellular services inaugurated
Jagraon, December 17
Mr G.S. Julka, General Manager, Telecom, Ludhiana, yesterday inaugurated cellular services at the local telephone exchange. Mr Gurbax Singh, DET, Mr Davinder Singh, DET Mobile, Mr S.K. Jain, DET Administration, and Mr Harminder Singh, 3DO Telephone Exchange, Jagraon, were present.

‘STG among top 3 IT companies’
Khanna, December 17
The Software Technology Group (STG) has become one of the three biggest IT companies of the nation according to Detacomposit Magazine. This was claimed by Mr Himanshu Jain, Regional Manager of the company, here today in press conference organised at STG centre at local Guru Teg Bahadar Market.



Parents on tenterhooks over admissions
Ludhiana, December 17
Come December and the parents of first-time school children suffer from anxiety pangs so much so that many of them have to resort to medication.
This is a far cry from the days when parents did not go for any detailed survey of the top schools of the city but admitted their wards to schools in the neighbourhood.

Founder’s day celebrated
Ludhiana, December 17
The founder’s day was celebrated at Everest Public Senior Secondary School in Moti Nagar on Saturday. Mr Surinder Dawar, MLA, was the chief guest and Mr Darshan Singh Virk was the guest of honour. A declamation contest was organised in memory of the founder of the school Dina Nath Sharma. Mr Gurmeet Singh, Secretary, Transport Minister, inaugurated the function.

Teachers’ body to burn effigies
Ludhiana, December 17
Mr Piara Singh Dhillion, president Govt Primary Teachers Association, said in a press note that their association, at a meeting yesterday, had decided to burn the effigies of the Elementary Education Directorate on December 25 in the Town Hall of Moga to protest against the new education policy.

GNE college golden jubilee
Ludhiana, December 17
The managing committee of the Nankana Sahib Education Trust, at a meeting held yesterday, decided that Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College would celebrate its golden jubilee next year. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the trust president, Prof K.S. Badungar.

Novel released
Ludhiana, December 17
Dr G.S. Nanda, Director of Research, PAU, released a Punjabi novel, “Bhathe Vichle Tir”, authored by Dr Amarjit Singh, a former Reader, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. Dr Nanda presented the first copy to Dr A.S. Joshi, president, PAU Teachers’ Association.



DMCH to reconsider sack orders
Ludhiana, December 17
The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has assured the hospital union about reconsidering the termination orders of Mr S.S. Saini, Law Officer, by tomorrow.


Hockey trials on December 20
Ludhiana, December 17
The Ludhiana District Hockey Association will conduct trials to select the Ludhiana team (senior) at the astroturf ground of Punjab Agricultural University here on December 20 at 10 am, according to Mr H.S. Bhullar, honorary general secretary, District Hockey Association. The selected players will represent Ludhiana in the Punjab State Hockey Championship slated to be held at the same venue from January 1 to 5.


Manager suspended
Khanna, December 17
The Khanna Cooperative Marketing Society has suspended the manager of the society, Mr Gurdarshan Singh, on charges of irregularities while performing his duty. The society had passed a resolution with majority in a meeting held on December 13 under the presidentship of Mr Charanjit Singh, president of the society, at the office of the society in Grain Market, Khanna.


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