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Forgery in SDM’s office; 15 clerks to face action
Ludhiana, December 18
At least 15 employees of the offices of the SDM (East) and the Registrar, Births and Deaths, Municipal Corporation, are likely to be booked in a criminal case for allegedly forging the signature of the SDM for issuing birth and death certificates.

Post designed for design engineer
Ludhiana, December 18
A tale of how rules and norms were allegedly flouted by the Akali government to arbitrarily create the post of Design Engineer for the four Municipal Corporations of Punjab has come to light.

A Santa Clause holds his replica at a shop in Ghumar Mandi A Santa Clause holds his replica at a shop in Ghumar Mandi in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo Inderjeet Verma


2,200 more trees to face the axe
Ludhiana, December 18
Close on the heels of felling about 1000 trees for four-laning parts of the Chandigarh-Ludhiana highway, as many as 2,200 more trees now face the axe for a similar project on the Khanna-Machiwara road.

4 held for ‘supari’ killing
Ludhiana, December 18
The Jagraon police has claimed to have solved the murder case of one Pal Singh of Sherpur Khurd village with the arrest of four persons. The man was found dead in the village three months ago.

Two Sena Medals for Sarabha Col
Ludhiana, December 18
Col Mandeep Grewal of Sarabha village has brought laurels to the region, displaying exemplary courage and presence of mind in fighting terrorists in Assam for which he has been awarded two Sena Medals by Southern Army Commander G.S. Sahota.

‘It’s viewers who call the shots’
Ludhiana, December 18
“Today’s audience is very smart. You cannot fool it by showing anything on television. Keeping in view the audience’s reaction, the directors, too keep on changing the scripts”. 

Achint Kaur and Deepshikha of popular serial “Kitty Party” at a get-together at Lakshmi Ladies Club in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Achint Kaur and Deepshikha


Gujarat win ‘unfortunate’
Ludhiana, December 18
The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) headed by former Union Minister Mr Ram Bilas Paswan has tamed the victory of the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) in Gujarat as most unfortunate for the country.

Curbs to hit Improvement Trusts’ working
Ludhiana, December 18
Several restrictions, imposed recently by the state government, coupled with cuts on expenditure, would adversely affect the routine working of Improvement Trusts in Punjab.

Lukewarm response to BCI strike call
Ludhiana, December 18
The nationwide strike call given by the Bar Council of India got a lukewarm response in Ludhiana today. The courts functioned normally and routine hustle-bustle was witnessed.

Need to streamline traffic

agree with Major S.S. Khosla on chaotic traffic conditions in Ludhiana, published under the heading, Traffic Blues, in these columns of Ludhiana Tribune on December 5. The traffic scenario described on the busy roads in the presence of cops is awful. A determined action on part of senior traffic police officials, as suggested, is indeed needed to ensure smooth flow of traffic.
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Held with 1480 gm opium
Ludhiana, December 18
The police yesterday nabbed an alleged opium smuggler during a naka and seized 1480 gm of the contraband from his possession. The accused, Kimti Lal, a resident of Hargobind Nagar, was arrested and booked under Sections 18,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

1 killed in mishap
Ludhiana, December 18
One person was killed and eight were injured, three of them seriously, when a tanker carrying milk collided head-on with a private bus near Badhel village, 2 km from Sudhar on the Raikot-Ludhiana road, this morning.


Small-scale industry hails credit modifications
Ludhiana, December 18
Various associations representing the small-scale industries’ sector have appreciated the decision taken by the Planning Commission to modify the policy relating to the availability of credit to tiny and small-scale sector from banks and other financial institutions. The federation observed that the decision would go a long way in helping sector to come out of recession.

Fairy tale house
Ludhiana, December 18
A house straight out of Hans Anderson fairy tales made out of bread bricks with sugar icing dominates the lobby of Majestic Park Plaza. The roof of the hut is also made of bread bricks. The feathery cotton stuck on the rooftop, streamers and other Christmas decorations on the hut makes it a perfect picture for Christmas.
Fairy tale house

Connect has new numbers
Ludhiana, December 18
Connect numbers for Jalandhar, Ropar, Sirhind and Hoshiarpur have been changed with immediate effect. The Connect subscribers in Jalandhar for fixed line phones and fixed wireline terminals (FTWs) shall have to replace the first digit by 50. For example, the old number 881234 will now be 5081234.



Protest in college against IHRO report 
Ludhiana, December 18
The staff and students of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, here have condemned the “false, baseless and motivated report” published by the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) regarding the bir burning incident in the college. Students and teachers staged a dharna on the college premises today in this connection.

Industrial training for African students
Ludhiana, December 18
The Punjab Government has organised a “Technical Trainers Training Course” under the UNDP/UNIDO programme for African countries. Twelve participants from six countries, including Tanzania, Zambia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria, are undergoing training at the Research and Development Centre for Bicycle and Sewing Machine at Ludhiana in this connection.
African students being trained at the Regional Training Centre
African students being trained at the Regional Training Centre in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjeet Verma


Give adequate power to unit, PSEB told
Ludhiana, December 18
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has issued directions to the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to provide adequate power supply to an industrial unit, which was being made to pay minimum charges despite being fed from an agricultural feeder with no definite hours of power supply.


Young poets hold darbar
Ludhiana, December 18
New-generation poets under the banner of Pankati, held their maiden kavi darbar, “Pratham Paryas,” with the cooperation of Punjabi Sahitya Akademi last evening at Punjabi Bhavan. Dr Surjit Patar lit the ceremonial candle. 

Cassette released
Ludhiana, December 18
“ More money and even more hard work is required to promote the maiden cassette of a new singer, but I have always encouraged fresh talent. I have taken pains to promote both the song writer, Balbir Boparai, and the singer Diljit,” said Mr Rajinder Singh of ‘Fine Tone Cassette’.


Infertility due to pollution, stress: expert
Ludhiana, December 18
“Infertility is on the rise in the world. Stress and environmental factors are responsible for it.” This was stated by Dr Iqbal Ahuja, a leading gynaecologist, during his talk on “Infertility” at Lakshmi Ladies Club here today.


Gujjarwal sports fest from Jan 10
Ludhiana, December 18
The annual sports festival at Gujjarwal village about 20 km from here, will be held at the Shree Gur Hargobind Sahib Stadium from January 10 to 12. According to a press note issued by Mr Pawittar Singh Grewal, president of the host club, Amarjit Grewal Club, this was decided at a meeting of the club today.


Admn warns LPG dealers on unauthorised supply
Ludhiana, December 18
Taking a serious view of the rampant sale and supply of gas cylinders by the gas agencies outside their earmarked areas, the local Food and Supply Department has directed all dealers to supply LPG cylinders only in their areas and warned that in case of any kind of violation, stringent action against the defaulter would be initiated.


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