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PU bars MLA’s son, 10 others from taking exams
Ludhiana, December 9
Taking a disciplinary action against 11 students, including the son of a local MLA, who had been found guilty in the fake stamp case, Panjab University has barred them from appearing in any university examination for a period of five years.

Too many probes, no action 
Woman constable’s molestation case
Ludhiana, December 9
Even as the district police is yet to register a case against DSP Sandeep Goel as per the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the molestation case of a woman constable, the case is mired in confusion due to five different inquiries ordered in the case.

Twin murders: police seeks video film of wedding
Ludhiana, December 9
The Jagraon police has sought video films of a marriage ceremony which took place in Dakha village yesterday to gather clues regarding the brutal murder of two women at a house near the marriage venue.


Brick-kiln owners stop production
Ludhiana, December 9
Brick-kiln owners of the district under the aegis of the District Brick Kiln Owners Association have suspended the production and sale of bricks in the district from today in protest against the alleged inaction of police against the land mafia for not allowing the smooth operations of JB Brick Kiln at Kanech village.
Brick-kiln owners and workers hold a rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Brick-kiln owners and workers hold a rally

NRI marriage ruins another life
Ludhiana, December 9
Her parents’ desire of sending her abroad in the hope of ensuring a good life for her became a suffering for this woman of Gurreh village in Jagraon, who was married to an NRI from Germany. While she had to part with Rs 6 lakh for going to Germany, her husband allegedly administered her a sedative that resulted in termination of her pregnancy.

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MC to discuss shifting of Sarabha’s statue
Ludhiana, December 9
The general house of the Municipal Corporation which is meeting after a gap of almost five months here tomorrow, will discuss, among many other proposals the shifting of the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha from Clock Tower Chowk till the work on elevated road from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema is over.

Mr Balwinder Goel, a candidate for the post of President of the District Bar Association
Mr Balwinder Goel, a candidate for the post of President of the District Bar Association, files nomination papers with his supporters. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Transformers shifted from Sarabha Nagar road
Ludhiana, December 9
Two transformers, standing in the middle of the Sat Pal Mittal road in Sarabha Nagar, were shifted by PSEB men yesterday. Standing in the way of resurfacing and widening of the road, these transformers were also a potential threat to commuters. None the work for resurfacing of the road would be taken in hand soon.

4,500 autorickshaw owners issued stickers
Ludhiana, December 9
A scheme launched by the Transport Department in the city to issue stickers to the auto-rickshaws, has evoked good response. More than 4,500 auto-rickshaw drivers had been provided with stickers after verification of their documents.

Book on Japuji Sahib
Ludhiana, December 9
The first ever comprehensive book on scientific and logical interpretation of Japuji Sahib written by a former professor of Punjab Agricultural University was released by Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, here today.


Rag-picker stabbed
Ludhiana, December 9
The division number 2 police yesterday registered a case under Section 324 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Ram Bahadur, a Nepalese migrant, living near the railway station, against an unknown person, who stabbed the former with a sharp-edged weapon in the early hours of Monday.


Trade unions gear up for Dec 18 rally
Ludhiana, December 9
The Punjab Subordinate Service Federation (PSSF) has claimed that there is great enthusiasm among trade union activists, employees, students and other working classes for the proposed joint protest rally to be held at the mini-secretariat here on December 18 against the “anti-employee policies” of the state government.

Designer sweaters — latest craze among city residents
Ludhiana, December 9
Hosiery manufacturers are doing brisk business and the focus is on designer sweaters. City residents, including children, youngsters and the middle-aged, have all switched over to warm and cosy yet trendy attires.


Farmers apprised of rural godown scheme
Ludhiana, December 9
In view of the need of small and marginal farmers to store foodgrains and avoid distress sale the government is popularising the rural godowns scheme whereby the farmers could hold on to their produce at very nominal cost.


Scramble for  PU forms
Ludhiana, December 9
The shortage of examination forms for compartment and private students created a tense situation at Panjab University Extension Library here yesterday. It was the last day for submitting for forms.

Paper-reading session 
Ludhiana, December 9
The Department of English of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, organised a paper- reading session here today. Eight students of MA I and MA II presented their papers on the topics pertaining to Aristotle, Shakespearean comedy, and John Donne as a metaphysical poet.

75 students get prizes
Ludhiana, December 9
Spring Dale Public Senior Secondary School, Sherpur, held its annual prize distribution function here yesterday.

Students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary School, Sherpur Road, present shabad kirtan at their annual prize distribution function in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary School, Sherpur Road, present shabad kirtan at their annual prize distribution function

Prakash utsav of Guru Granth Sahib



Paediatric course at DMCH
Ludhiana, December 9
A two-day paediatric advanced life support (PALS) course was conducted at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana here under the aegis of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics.

IMA to organise seminar
Ludhiana, December 9
The district unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) will organise a seminar on “Social and ethical issues related to the practice of medicine” on December 27 here. Mr A.A. Siddiqui, Director-General of Police will be the chief guest. The seminar will be followed by an extempore discussion with the DGP in which the audience will be free to ask questions from the DGP.


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