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‘Dead’ man resurfaces after four years
Khanna, December 11
In a bizarre case, a man reportedly murdered four years ago has been found alive by the Khanna police. He allegedly cooked up the fake murder story to pocket the ransom amount of Rs 5 lakh that he had got by acting as his own kidnapper besides settling scores with a rival of his family.

School prospectus cost has parents fuming
Ludhiana, December 11
Exorbitant charges for prospectus and registration being levied by the school authorities here for admission of children to nursery and KG classes have left the parents fuming.

Typists, deed writers evicted from mini-secretariat
Ludhiana, December 11
The removal of typists, deed writers and stamp vendors from the mini-secretariat here today evoked protests from the affected persons, who raised slogans against officials of the district administration. The administration had forcibly removed these people from outside the Bachat Bhavan.


Khanna SSP to probe molestation case
Ludhiana, December 11
Mr Pramod Ban, SSP, Khanna has been appointed the investigating officer in the infamous molestation case of a woman constable that has rocked the city police. Mr Ban was already inquiring into the case as the inquiry officer by the Punjab Police.

Liquor banned in bar poll
Ludhiana, December 11
Strict guidelines have been issued to the candidates contesting elections of the District Bar Association. They have been restrained from sticking posters, defacing court complex and serving liquor in the New Judicial Complex. Any violation could lead to disqualification of the candidate.

Scooter device brings him state award
Ludhiana, December 11
Gagandeep Singh, a class XI student of the Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School for Boys, Millerganj, was simply going through his lessons on combustion engine when the idea of creating a scooter device came to his mind. With the device thus made, Gagandeep was successfully able to inflate the punctured tyre of a scooter or a motor cycle without going to any vulcanising centre. Gagandeep presented his idea at a tehsil-level science model exhibition held on October 21 under the title ‘Spark plug as air filling device’ and won the first prize.

Gangandeep Singh shows the working of his prize-winning science model. — Photo by IV


Jagirpur land scam once again in centrestage
Ludhiana, December 11
Unable to find a solution to the 30-year-old panchayati land scandal, residents of Jagirpur village near here, have finally demanded a CBI probe into it. The scam is being put at worth crores of rupees.

Follow teachings of saints, Verma tells people
Ludhiana, December 11
The Punjab Governor, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), today called upon the people to follow the message of peace, brotherhood and service to the suffering humanity propounded by great saints and Gurus so that all human beings could flourish irrespective of their caste, creed or colour.

The Governor of Punjab, Justice O.P. Verma (retd), participates in a mahayajna for world peace, performed by the Hairdakandi Samaj in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photo

Ex-policewomen complain against sons
Ludhiana, December 11
Two former policewomen have complained to the district police authorities about the harassment meted out to them by their sons, both of whom are presently serving in the police department only.


Woman dies in mishap, case registered
Ludhiana, December 11
On the statement of Mr Shukar Singh, a resident of Bonkran Gujjran village, the Koom Kalan police yesterday registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC against the driver of a mini bus Joginder Singh, a resident of Mand Chaunta village.


Wool exporters visit China
Ludhiana, December 11
A high level delegation of Indian wool and woollen exporters led by Dr D.K. Verma, Executive Director of the Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council visited Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, as part of a sales-cum-study tour to China.

Engg exports to touch $ 10 billion by 2005
Ludhiana, December 11
Engineering exports from India and particularly from the northern region had made a remarkable progress with the total exports during the current year expected to be to the tune of $ 8.50 billion as against $ 7.87 billion during the last year. An ambitious target of exports of worth $ 10 billion by the year 2005 had been fixed by the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC).

LG leader in electronic goods, says survey
Ludhiana, December 11
‘The multinational brand; LG, has emerged as the leader in various product categories as per the recent ORG-MARG figures, reiterating its position as the leading consumer durable and electronics brand in the country.’


Awareness camp for farmers
Ludhiana, December 11
IFFCO and the Animal Husbandry Department organised a dairy farmers awareness seminar and an animal welfare camp at the Civil Veterinary Hospital in Sarabha village here today. Mr Kuldeep Singh, SDM (W), inaugurated it under the Adarsh Gram Scheme.

Farmers urged to be quality conscious
Ludhiana, December 11
There was need for close coordination with national and state-level research organisations and universities to meet the challenge for developing early maturing varieties and increasing sugarcane productivity by adopting improved methods of sugarcane cultivation and increasing productivity by adopting molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques.


Sports Day at Ryan International School
Ludhiana, December 11
A large number of students from classes Ist to VIII took part in the track events and the fun games in the annual Sports Day of Ryan International School, Urban Estate, Phase II, Chandigarh Road here yesterday.

Govt schools hold exams
Ludhiana, December 11
Thousands of students of government elementary, high and senior secondary classes took their second terminal examinations that began here today.

Students of Government High School, Chandigarh Road, attempt their second terminal examination that began at Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Kids of St Xavier Playway School, Civil Lines, colour their sheets during a colouring contest organised at Ludhiana on Thursday.Kids take part in colouring contest
Ludhiana, December 11
The ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company organised a colouring competition for tiny tots at St Xavier Playway School, Civil Lines, here today.

Kids of St Xavier Playway School, Civil Lines, colour their sheets during a colouring contest organised at Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Kechit Goyal wins maths test
Ludhiana, December 11
Kechit Goyal, a student of DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, has won the first prize in the district-level mathematics test organised by the Castle Education Centre. The centre had organised its sixth open mathematics test on November 9 at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in which 1100 students of about 33 schools from the district participated.

Students participating in an anti-pollution rally are perhaps tutoring what they themselves do not follow. While carrying the placards reading, “No to plastic bags”, they are themselves carrying the bags School kids take part in rally
Ludhiana, December 11
Students of 20 government, aided and private schools of the city participated in an anti-pollution rally organised by the Punjab Pollution Control Board at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

SELF-CONTRADICTORY? Students participating in an anti-pollution rally are perhaps tutoring what they themselves do not follow. While carrying the placards reading, “No to plastic bags”, they are themselves carrying the bags in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari



Safri Boyz on rampage
Ludhiana, December 11
Never did a college student of a small time city, Kapurthala, think that he will make waves at the international level. But that is what exactly Balwinder Safri is doing. The singing star of an eight member Safri Boyz based in Birmingham, Balvinder migrated to England in 1983.


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