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Inter-state gang of robbers busted
Ludhiana, December 3
The police today busted an eight-member gang of robbers that operated at marriage functions and recovered stolen gold and silver ornaments, besides some watches from them.
A gang of thieves from Madhya Pradesh that was busted by the CIA wing of the police in Ludhiana A gang of thieves from Madhya Pradesh that was busted by the CIA wing of the police in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

MC workers’ sangharsh panel splits
Ludhiana, December 3
In the wake of the confrontational approach adopted by the SAD-BJP combine after the arrest of former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the alliance forged between the unions affiliated to different political parties to form a joint the sangharsh committee’ of municipal workers here, has become the first casualty.


Badal misusing Panth, says Khalsa Panchayat
Ludhiana, December 3
The Khalsa Panchayat, Ludhiana, has condemned the Akalis for projecting the arrest of former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son in corruption cases and their arrest as an assault on the Panth.

Another volte face by Trust Chairman
Ludhiana, December 3
In the face of a well-entrenched nexus of corrupt employees and certain property dealers, the Chairman of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, has reversed yet another of his own decisions, purportedly taken to improve the working and bring transparency in the office.

This artist feels for Kashmir
Ludhiana, December 3
A majority of his paintings revolve around like in Kashmir, social evils present there the suffering of women and the struggle of the people. M.Akram Khan, an artist from Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir, who has put up an exhibition of his paintings at the old premises of Dayanand Medical College for the past two days, feels deeply for Kashmir.
Akram Khan, an artist from Jammu, shows some of his collections to the students at the old DMC Akram Khan, an artist from Jammu, shows some of his collections to the students at the old DMC in Ludhiana. — Photo by I.V.

Communal harmony week at DMCH
Ludhiana, December 3
To strengthen the spirit of communal harmony in the younger generation, students at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital celebrated the national integration week by holding various activities on the theme ‘Communal Harmony’ on the old DMC campus.

Investors duped of deposits
Ludhiana, December 3
Hundreds of persons who had become members of Mutual Benefit Scheme to obtain scooters and motor cycles on instalments have been duped of their deposits.


Tohra blames Congress for Partition
Amloh, December 3
“Successive Congress governments at the Centre had been betraying with the interests of Punjab, whether it was the question of Punjabi-speaking areas, capital of Punjab or of Punjab waters remarked SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra.

PPSC must hold screening list
he Punjab Public Service Commission's (PPSC) decision to shortlist candidates on the basis of their academic qualifications to be called for interviews for the posts of college lecturers is confusing. To give only one interview chance to the candidates who had applied for both the batches of 1999 and 2001 is another minus point of the selection process.

Two books released
Samrala, December 3
The Punjabi Sath Barwali Khurd celebrated its fifth annual function under the chairmanship of Dr Surjit Patar and Dr Nirmal Singh Lamba, near here, yesterday.


13-year-old boy abducted
Ludhiana, December 3
Sunil Kumar (13), son of a migrant from UP, was reportedly abducted by some persons from Sherpur Kalan yesterday. The Focal Point police has registered a case under Section 365, IPC, on the statement of the boy's mother Samiterra Devi, who hails from Gorakhpur district of UP and now lives in Rajiv Gandhi Colony. No arrest has been made so far.

2 kg opium seized
Ludhiana, December 3
Dehlon police claims to have arrested two persons and recovered opium from them. According to a press note released by Mr M.S. Chhina, SSP, Jagraon, ASI Charanjit Singh and Jaspal Singh who were on patrol duty on Lehra Butahari road spotted two scooterists near Nangal Road and seized 1 kg opium from each of them.


Rs 1-cr tie draws crowds
Ludhiana, December 3
A tie for Rs 1 crore! This diamond-studded purple tie is on display at Ebony. It has been worn by Salman Khan and Mahima Chaudhry in Mumbai, Shonal Rawat, Ms Asia Pacific, in Delhi and Irina Brar, golf champion, in Chandigarh. Now city residents have the opportunity of wearing the most expensive tie while it is on display on December 3 and 4. Ishi’s, creators of exquisite diamond jewellery have created this world’s most expensive tie. The tie, resplendent with diamonds and delicate white gold links has been especially crafted on exquisite royal purple silk to match the brand colour of Ishi’s.
Irina Brar, a top golfer of India, wears the Rs 1-crore tie on display at Ebony in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Irina Brar, a top golfer of India, wears the Rs 1-crore tie on display

City to have Sify Video conferencing
Ludhiana, December 3
Sify Limited yesterday launched its video conferencing service, branded ‘iMeet; at its iWay chain of cyber cafe’s across the country (including Ludhiana). The service has also been launched at Chandigarh, Jalandhar and Amritsar.

City gets  state-of-the-art exchange
Ludhiana, December 3
The city will soon have Wireless Local Loop (WLL) service called Tarang. The Director Operation, BSNL, Mr S.C. Choudhary, disclosed this while inaugurating the city’s new state-of-the-art telephone exchange in the Rishi Balmik Nagar Exchange Building on Monday.



New DMC principal spells out priorities
Ludhiana, December 3
The Management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital wants to have more super-specialities and strengthen the existing ones. Dr Daljit Singh, the newly appointed Principal of the DMCH, is keen on enhancing the image of the institute and improve the patient care and have more interaction with the outside world to bring in new innovations.

Communication skills workshop ends
Ludhiana, December 3
A one-month training programme on communication skills organised by the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, concluded here today. The primary objective of this training programme was to inculcate effective communication skills among the students.

Yaadgari Sabhyacharak mela ends
Ludhiana, December 3
Students from more than eight women colleges of Ludhiana participated in various inter-college competitions held on the second day of “Devki Devi Yaadgari Sabhyacharak Mela” organised jointly by the Departments of Punjabi and English. The mela concluded yesterday. The chief guest of second day’s programme was Mr S.K. Sharma, Municipal Commissioner, Ludhiana, while TV artists Ms Jatinder Kaur, Mr Harbhajan Jabbal, Mr Ashok Sahil were the guests of honour.

89 kids take part in inter-school competitions
Ludhiana, December 3
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle here yesterday organised speech, poetry recitation and slogan writing competitions in which as many as 89 students from 27 schools participated in the inter-school competition.

Talk on usefulness of ballads, folklores
Ludhiana, December 3
Prof Surinder Singh of the Department of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh, delivered a talk on the topic "Reconstructing the human past from unconventional sources" in the college auditorium of Arya College for Boys. Prof Satish Chander Sood, Head of the History Department, introduced the chief guest and Dr S.M. Sharma, Principal, welcomed him.

Students of Khalsa College for Women promote the use of paper bags during a rally against polythene in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Khalsa College for Women promote the use of paper bags during a rally against polythene

Home science students counselled on stress
Ludhiana, December 3
A workshop on women’s rights and counselling was held at the College of Home Science, Punjab Agriculture University, today to celebrate World Human Rights Day. The workshop was held by psychologist Manmeet Grewal and human rights activist Preeti Kansal.
Students attend a workshop at Home Science College, PAU, in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Students attend a workshop at Home Science College, PAU


Prosecution cell proves effective
Ludhiana, December 3
A special prosecution cell, set up by district police here for the proper follow-up of the court cases, has settled as many as 21 cases during one week from November 24 to November 29. Out of these cases, 17 were convictions with a rate of 81 per cent.

Returning officers for Bar poll appointed
Ludhiana, December 3
Even as the sitting District Bar Association (DBA) president, Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, has decided to abstain himself from the forthcoming annual elections of the DBA, the decision to appoint returning officer and assistant returning officer for conducting the elections indicates that Mr Dhanda still commands a hold on the legal fraternity. Both persons were appointed with the choice of the Dhanda group.


Sabhyacharak programme on Dec 7
Ludhiana, December 3
Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood, Punjab, will organise a sabhyacharak programme and a seminar on December 7, at 3 pm at Punjabi Bhavan, which will be dedicated to the birthday anniversary of Bhai Veer Singh, a noted poet.

Zulfiqar KhanReconstructing shattered dreams
Ludhiana, December 3
Reconstructing shattered dreams is the trade of Zulfiqar Khan, a gold medallist from the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He does that not just through theatre, but in real life as well. In a decade, he has brought smiles to several children.

Pammi Bai decries obscenity in songs
Ludhiana, December 3
“The job of entertainers, including singers, these days is not only to bring joy to the audience but also educate people as they exercise a lot of influence over them, specially youngsters,” said Pammi Bai, a popular Punjabi folk singer. Pammi Bai was in the city recently to be part of Sabhyacharak Mela being celebrated in Devki Devi Jain College.


US NGO to aid kids with cleft lip  deformity
Ludhiana, December 3
Smile Train International, a-US based NGO, has offered to help children suffering from cleft lip and Palate by providing financial assistance. They have selected more than 180 centres spread over 35 countries to provide expert treatment to these unfortunate children.

Blood bank opened
Ludhiana, December 3
The inauguration of Rotary Blood Bank, equipped with latest equipment at Shri Krishna Charitable Hospital was done today by Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner.

Patient gets aid
Machhiwara, December 3
Responding to the news published in the Ludhiana Tribune on November 28, many good Samaritans have come forward to help Amrit Pal Singh (4), a patient of encephalocele. They said they had decided to help Amrit after knowing about his condition through the Internet edition of the paper.


Tiny tots of BCM School hold athletics meet
Ludhiana, December 3
The kindergarten section of BCM School organised the first annual athletics meet of tiny tots of nursery today in the school. The Principal, Mrs Paramjit Kaur, presided over. As she declared the meet open, a bunch of colourful balloons moved up to the sky followed by a cultural item and an oath-taking ceremony.
An LKG student of BCM Arya Model School takes a physically challenged student of Aashirwad around her school campus during an interaction on World Disabled Day in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
An LKG student of BCM Arya Model School takes a physically challenged student of Aashirwad around her school campus during an interaction on World Disabled Day

GNIPS students excel in athletics
Ludhiana, December 3
Athletes of the local Guru Nanak International Public School, Gujar Khan Campus, Model Town, gave an excellent performance and clinched a number of medals during the 12th Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Athletics Meet held here recently.
Athletes of GNIPS, Model Town, who won laurels in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Athletics Meet held recently. — Tribune photograph
Athletes of GNIPS, Model Town, who won laurels in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Athletics Meet


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