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Psychopath killer, accomplice nabbed 
Ludhiana, December 21
“I love the sight of blood.” These bone-chilling words were the driving force for an alleged psychopath killer nabbed by the Ludhiana police today. The arrested man claimed that he along with another person had mercilessly hacked two persons to death with a sickle and a spade and buried them in fields at Paharuwal village near Sahnewal on December 12.
The two accused — Varinder Kumar and Buta — who were produced before mediapersons The two accused — Varinder Kumar and Buta — who were produced before mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by IV

Man murdered for Rs 30
Ludhiana, December 21
An argument over a paltry sum of Rs 30 cost a jeweller his life at Sarafa Bazaar here late last night when some persons owning another jewellery shop in the neighbourhood allegedly murdered him. The victim, Anil Aggarwal, was all set to close his shop and go home after day’s work when his servant Harish Chander informed him that he was abused by some persons at a neighbouring jewellery shop when he had gone there to demand Rs 30, which they owed them.


City rocks to tunes of ‘Taantriks’ 
Ludhiana, December 21
‘‘We sing Indi-pop with as much ease as Frank Sinatra and the Carpenters" that’s what the boy band ‘Taantriks’ brought to Ludhiana. The Goan quartet, now based in Delhi, was in the city to perform at the CII Fair held at South City on Friday and Saturday. The lively band has made a name for itself with its versatility in terms of music as well as instruments. Each one of the four players can play all instruments that they use. Their vast repertoire of melody, diverse in rhythm and language, spans the musical scales from rock, pop, jazz and reggae to Indi-pop. And they're as comfortable singing the romantic ballads and golden oldies of yesteryear as the pulsating beats of today.

Members of the ‘Taantriks’ band who performed in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the ‘Taantriks’ band who performed


Victims of ‘Guddu’ cry foul at his retirement orders
Ludhiana, December 21
Three alleged victims of tainted cop Shamsher Singh ‘Guddu’ are crying foul over the decision of the Punjab Police to retire him pre-maturely. The victims allege that instead of arresting him, the police authorities have let him off the hook.

Need to redefine police ethics, says DGP
Ludhiana, December 21
The Director-General of the Punjab Police, Dr A.A. Siddiqui, stressed the need for redefining police ethics. He said the effects of unethical acts and behaviour took many forms and instances of police misconduct, though prevalent among a very few, were more than tempting to the media.

A unique ‘‘Snow Hut Pastry Shop’’ lifted straight from a fairy tale book was set up in the lobby of Majestic Park Plaza A unique ‘‘Snow Hut Pastry Shop’’ lifted straight from a fairy tale book was set up in the lobby of Majestic Park Plaza on Saturday. Christmas carols, Santa Claus and gifts for everyone will herald the Christmas spirit . The beautiful snow hut is stocked with pastries of different kinds, pies, tarts, Yule logs, and plum cakes to name a few. — A Tribune photograph.

Panthers Party cautions against Pak designs
Ludhiana, December 21
The Panthers Party has cautioned the Indian government against welcoming the statement of Pakistan President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on the issue of plebiscite saying it was a plot to deprive India of its territory that was under Pakistan’s occupation.

Two nominated LIT trustees
Ludhiana, December 21
The Punjab Government has nominated two Congress councillors, Mr Rajesh Jain Kala Navkar (ward No 60) and Mr Sanjeev Talwar (ward No 51), as trustees of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust.

Catholics hold procession
Ludhiana, December 21
Father Daniel Gill led Catholics and other religious leaders in a procession to celebrate Christmas here today. The processionists carried banners of love and peace.


Prisoner on parole found dead
Sahnewal, December 21
Kamaljit Singh, a resident of Majari village near Payal, died under mysterious circumstances yesterday . He was undergoing a life term for his involvement in a murder case, and had come on parole on December 15.


Furnace assn’s plea on central excise
Ludhiana, December 21
The All-India Induction Furnaces Association has urged the Union Government to put the steel industry at the minimum slab rate of central excise and tariff. In a memorandum to the Chairman Joint Plant Committee, Ministry of Steel, Mr R.P. Bhatia, senior vice-president, All-India Induction Furnaces Association, has pointed out that steel being in the core sector was used in the capital goods, the engineering industry and constructional steel where the builders shall not get the benefit of Cenvat credit to the extent of Rs 2500 to Rs 3000 per metric tonne.

Aruna SharmaHelping women support families
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 21
Orphaned by terrorists, she started rolling “papad” for a meagre salary, but dedication to her work and commitment to her siblings fetched her a top position in Shri Mahila Griha Udyog Lizat Papad, an organisation being run by women only.

CII fair a big success
Ludhiana, December 21
It seems that the city residents had a new destination for three days and that was to South City where CII fair was held. The three-day fair began on December 18. Telecom and computer companies had arrived from different parts of the country to sell their products. The banking sector was also out in full strength luring customers for bank loans.


Biofertilisers a boon for farmers
Ludhiana, December 21
The Green Revolution forced farmers to intensively use inputs like farm machinery, chemical pesticides and fertilisers and replace traditional crops with high yielding varieties which dramatically increased productivity.


A student from Rajasthan dressed in traditional attire at the National Integration Camp being held at Master Tara Singh College Mini India descends on college campus

A student from Rajasthan dressed in traditional attire at the National Integration Camp being held at Master Tara Singh College, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

605 science models displayed
Ludhiana, December 21
The primary, middle and senior section students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar byepass, participated in a science exhibition here yesterday.

Students taught traffic rules
Ludhiana, December 21
To make children aware of traffic rules and regulations, an educational programme on traffic safety was organised for students of Sanatan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, here yesterday.



Soybean — a healthy option
Ludhiana, December 21
The American Soybean Association sponsored a series of soy cooking contests in which the participants made mouth-watering dishes using soy products. This activity was organised to bring awareness among the people about the goodness of soy products.


150 take part in bodybuilding meet
Ludhiana, December 21
To commemorate the golden jubilee celebrations of the GGN Khalsa College for Boys, Civil Lines, the Ludhiana Amateur Bodybuilding Association (LABA) organised one-day Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Meet on the college campus today in which more than 150 participants in different weight categories took part. Dr Sharad Chauhan, Deputy Director, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Participants during the Ludhiana Amateur 
Bodybuilding Championship held in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Participants during the Ludhiana Amateur


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