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Burglars escape from lock-up; police denies
Laddowal (Ludhiana), December 27
Two burglars allegedly escaped from the police custody last night, by breaking the ceiling of the Laddowal police post lock-up room, in Laddowal village on Ludhiana-Jalandhar GT Road. The police is denying the alleged dare-devil escape from the lock-up. Inspector Paramjit Singh, SHO Sadar said no such incident has been reported.

A hole in the roof of lock-up room inside the police post in Laddowal village from where two burglars escaped A hole in the roof of lock-up room inside the police post in Laddowal village from where two burglars escaped on Thursday night in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjeet Verma




MC, IT lack control over building laws
Ludhiana, December 27
The unpleasant task of regulation and enforcement of building control, including removal of encroachment, in the posh city localities, seems to be nobody’s baby and both the Municipal Corporation and Ludhiana Improvement Trust are engaged in a game of passing the buck for quite some time now.

Heavy rush at train ticket counters
Ludhiana, December 27
There is total chaos at the Ludhiana railway station. There is heavy rush at ticket counters and hundreds of passengers are returning without getting ticket. Left with no option some board trains without ticket, only to be caught and harassed by train ticket examiners.

Pt Shiv Kumar SharmaPt Shiv Kumar Sharma enthrals audience
Ludhiana, December 27                                                    
Amaan Ali Bangesh and his younger brother Ayaan Ali Bangesh, the seventh generation of a musical lineage, Senia Bangesh School, gave a scintillating performance on sarod on the last day of SPIC MACAY. The musical concert started last evening and ended late at night at GRD Academy.

Delimitation of wards completed
Doraha, December 27
Fresh delimitation of wards of the town has been completed and a five-member committee constituted for the purpose. The members include Mr S.R. Kaler, Deputy Director, Local Bodies, Mr Sudarshan Kumar Sharma, president, nagar council, Mr Amarjit Singh Grewal, Executive Officer, Mr Sucha Singh Mast, SDM, Payal and Mr Bant Singh Dahurjee, former chairman, Budhewal Sugar Mills.


Scare among residents
Ludhiana, December 27
Residents and shopkeepers on the Rani Jhansi road, especially living in the area opposite the Khalsa College of Women, are a scared lot these days owing to a sudden spate in crime incidents.

Free education to two orphan children
Ludhiana, December 27
The Niharika Ladies Club has come to the aid of two orphan children in the city who lost their father due to renal failure recently. Yatin (12) and Shabnam 9), residents of New Tagore Nagar, had lost their mother about four years ago and the members of the Niharika Club have decided to provide free education to these children.

The two children, who have been adopted by the Niharika Ladies Club for education, with their grandmother in Ludhiana on Friday. —  Photo Pradeep Tewari
The two children, who have been adopted by the Niharika Ladies Club for education, with their grandmother

Ms Kulwinder Kaur SandhuLocal girl wins gold at NCC passing-out parade
Ludhiana, December 27
An NCC officer, Ms Kulwinder Kaur Sandhu, at the NCC Officers Passing out parade held at Gwalior, was declared the Best Parade Commander and presented a gold medal by General H. K. Sharma, Additional Director General, NCC.

Industrialist denies going underground
Ludhiana, December 27
The controversy over the registration of an FIR against Mr Pradeep Bhateja, a city-based industrialist, for allegedly committing a fraud refuses to subside. Mr Bhateja today ridiculed the statements of officials of the administration that he was absconding.

Pritam Dass Thakur Penniless poet seeks help
Ludhiana, December 27
At the sunset of his life, 78-year-old poet Pritam Dass Thakur has nothing but penury staring in his face. Almost blind due to age and in bad health, he wants the society to help him live a decent life.


2 held for drug trafficking
Ludhiana, December 27
A gang involved in the smuggling of poppy husk was busted yesterday following a raid by the Jodhewal police. Three persons were also arrested and contraband weighing nearly one tonne was seized from a truck.

  • Poppy husk seized

  • Minor girl abducted

  • Thefts

  • Beating cases

  • Fraud alleged

  • Boy injured

2 killed in mishaps; bus driver held
Ludhiana, December 27
Mr Jaspal Singh, 24, a resident of Pamal village falling under the Sadar police station, died on the spot when the scooter he was riding collided with a bus yesterday morning on the Ferozepur Road. The driver of the bus, who tried to flee, was overpowered after a brief chase by the PCR cops.


PNB distributes Krishi Cards
Ludhiana, December 27
Punjab National Bank, Panjgrain (Ludhiana), in association with the Samrala, Kumkalan, Dhannansu, Chaunta, Khanna, Bija and Doraha branches, organised a Krishi Card distribution camp at Machhiwara. Sarpanches, panches, traders and other farmers of the area were present on the occasion.



Eversest school celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, December 27
The annual day function of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, was held here. Mrs Hardyal Kaur, Vice-Chairperson, Punjab School Education Board, was the chief guest. She distributed prizes to the meritorious students of the school. Later addressing the students, she told them hard work, dedication and diligence were the keys to success.



TB control programme launched
Ludhiana, December 27
The National Revised TB Control Programme was launched here today at a district level function organised by the District TB control wing of the Health Department at the Civil Hospital here. Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, MP was the chief guest and he inaugurated a district-level TB diagnostic laboratory on this occasion.

Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib at the launch of the revised TB eradication programme, in Ludhiana on Friday. IV
Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib at the launch of the revised TB eradication programme

Ways to avoid back pain
ACK pain or backache is a very common ailment. Millions of Indians suffer from it. The terms lumbago and pulled back have been used to describe this disorder. But much remains to be learned about the causes of low back pain, although we know that for the most part, nonspecific muscle and ligament strains are the leading offenders. The patient feel pain and hears a clicking sound while lifting a heavy object from the ground.

  • General remedies



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