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Great train robbery: culprits TTEs
Pay them for general class; travel sleeper
Ludhiana, December 25
If you are travelling by train from Jammu to Ludhiana, you need not buy the ticket. Instead, pay general-class fare to the travelling ticket examiner and reach your destination comfortably, sitting in the sleeper class, without ever bothering about the ticket. Exiting the railway station is even easier — the TTE himself will escort you out.

No New Year joy for abandoned parents
Ludhiana, December 25
The New Year is always keenly awaited, but, it no longer brings joy to senior citizens abandoned by their children. Though these abandoned parents feel the pain of having been “kicked out” by their children, they harbour no ill will towards them.
Inmates of an old-age home in Ludhiana Inmates of an old-age home in Ludhiana.
— Photo Inderjit Verma



Widows of ’84 riots angry at acquittals
Ludhiana, December 25
Hundreds of widows of the 1984 riots have now pinned hopes on Akal Takht for getting them justice, following the acquittal of Sajjan Kumar, a former Congress MP and one of the main accused of the Delhi riots.

Breakthrough in treatment of TB
Ludhiana, December 25
The industrial city has become a heaven for the migrant population in this part of the region, but surveys reveal that a majority of these migrant labourers are suffering from tuberculosis.

Drought relief disbursement from Jan 1
Ludhiana, December 25
The Punjab government has decided to start disbursement of drought relief for paddy at the rate of Rs 20 per quintal from January 1. The farmers will also be paid first instalment of promised bonus of Rs 10 per quintal to the farmers.

Menace of kite-flying
Ludhiana, December 25
The sight of a colourful, high-flying kite may make one’s spirit soar, but the sight of a boy who got injured while flying a kite or chasing one prompts one to conclude that at times, kite-flying brings misery to scores of boys.

Unmindful of their safety, children fly kites on the rooftop, in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Unmindful of their safety, children fly kites on the rooftop, in Ludhiana

Christmas spirit all over Ludhiana
Ludhiana, December 25
Christians of the city held a midnight mass last night. To celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ, they gathered in various churches of Ludhiana to thank the Lord for his sacrifice for mankind. They sang hymns and read passages from the Bible.

Christians pray in a Ludhiana church on Christmas on Wednesday. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari

Christians pray in a Ludhiana church on Christmas on Wednesday

Helmets and Sikh women
lot of hue and cry has been raised over the issue of wearing of helmets by women two-wheeler drivers and pillion-riders. It has been stated that Sikhism does not allow wearing of any kind of cap. Nowadays, it has become common to see girls and women with uncovered heads moving about, and affixing their caste — again prohibited by the Gurus for a casteless order — after the name instead of Kaur, as is mandatory in Sikhism.

CMC student missing
Ludhiana, December 25
Kartik Rao (23), medical intern at the Christian Medical College, here is reported missing since December 7, 2002. According to the principal, CMC, Kartik Rao, who was staying in the men’s hostel left the hostel without any permission.


13-yr-old girl abducted
Ludhiana, December 25
The Haibowal police has registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against Rakesh Kumar who allegedly kidnapped a 13-year-old girl living in Rishi Nagar and took her to an undisclosed place.



Students’ creations on display
Ahmedgarh, December 25
Students of the local Sanatan Vidya Mandir displayed their creations and collections at an exhibition which was inaugurated by Mr Tarsem Lal Verma, president, Swarankar Association. Mr Ram Krishan was the chief guest.


Bar honours senior lawyers
Ludhiana, December 25
Several senior lawyers of the city were honoured by the District Bar Association here yesterday. Hundreds of lawyers and judges attended the function. The District and Sessions Judge, Mr Baldev Singh, was the chief guest, who felicitated the lawyers.


Varied art forms by two artists
Ludhiana, December 25
The realistic sculpture of a sleeping labourer titled “At the end of the day” at the entrance of the Hall of Nehru Sidhant Kendra rivets the attention of the visitor. An art exhibition comprising sculptures, graphics and paintings by two local artists, Parveen Kumar and Jaswinder Singh Mehndipur was inaugurated by Mr S.R. Kaler, Deputy Director , Local Bodies, here today. The exhibition will continue till December 29.
Parveen Kumar and Jaswinder Singh Mehndipur exhibit their paintings and sculptures at Nehru Sidhant Kendra in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Parveen Kumar and Jaswinder Singh Mehndipur exhibit their paintings and sculptures at Nehru Sidhant Kendra in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV


Santa brings smiles to CMCH
Ludhiana, December 25
Christmas is not only a festival of joy but it also signifies togetherness, faith and care. All over the world, people, irrespective of caste, creed or colour, enthusiastically celebrate this festival of selfless service.

Travails of an Indian doctor
Ludhiana, December 25
They burnt the midnight oil, laboured through tough courses while sacrificing personal pleasures in pursuit of a mission — to serve fellow human beings in distress. Today many of them feel cheated under a system which strangely enough overlooks their contribution towards society while holding them responsible for every single lapse, at times not of their own doing.


Shambu, Narinder adjudged best athletes
Ludhiana, December 25
Shambu, a student of Class VIII and Narinder Singh, a student of Class XI were adjudged the best athletes in the u-17 and u-19 years categories, respectively, in the IIIrd annual athletics meet of the SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazoori road, and Om Parkash Gupta SDP Model Senior Secondary School, Quilla Mohalla, held at the SDP College for Women here today.
Medal winners in the IIIrd annual sports meet of the SDP Schools in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Medal winners in the IIIrd annual sports meet of the SDP Schools in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV

BVM school students to be honoured
Ludhiana, December 25
Sixtyone students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, who have excelled in different sports disciplines at the inter-schools and district, state and national level tournaments, will be felicitated for their achievements during the annual athletic meet of the school at its Kitchlu Nagar branch on December 26.

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