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Ex-serviceman held for stealing vehicles, cylinders
Ludhiana, December 21
The city police today arrested an ex-serviceman on the charge of stealing vehicles and gas cylinders from a number of places. He is already facing a trial for robbery at a liquor vend in Ajitwal, near Mandi Ahmedgarh, last year.

Overflowing sewer water irks Pindi street residents
Ludhiana, December 21
Due to breakage of a sewer pipe, the residents of Pindi Gali in the old city area are having a tough time as their congested street is filled with stinking water. Claiming that they had complained to the Municipal Corporation authorities a number of times, the residents alleged that their complaints were not being paid any heed to.
Dirty water overflows in the Pindi street, Ludhiana, due to a fault in a sewer pipe. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Dirty water overflows in the Pindi street, Ludhiana, due to a fault in a sewer pipe


BSNL subscribers an unhappy lot?
Ludhiana, December 21
“Harass and fleece the subscribers” seems to be the buzz word for BSNL here if experience of a large number of people is any indication. Complaints of undelivered, delayed and wrong bills, demand for bills paid long ago and disconnection of telephones even after payment of bills by BSNL have become a routine rather than exception. The worst part is that victims have no idea as to whom they should approach for redressal of their problems since the officers concerned are either not available or refused to entertain even genuine complaints.

Ban on slaughtering of animals in open
Ludhiana, December 21
Bucking under the pressure of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, (PHRC), the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has finally ordered to get animals slaughtered in Modern Slaughter House in Haibowal and banned slaughtering of animals in open.

Grocer, family attacked, 3 hurt
Ludhiana, December 21
About eight to 10 “robbers” armed with sharp-edged and blunt weapons allegedly beat up a grocer-cum-PCO owner and his family in the Dhandari area after they could not find anything worth looting in the house.

Bid to loot bank: police clueless about suspects
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 21
The police is clueless about the suspects of a bid to burgle a nationalised bank at Latala village in Ludhiana district. A gang of burglars had attempted unsuccessfully to carry away cash by breaking into the Union Bank of India, Latala branch, in the cover of thick fog on Saturday night. The bid failed as the cash box could not be fused with gas cutter they had brought with them.

‘Shaheedon ki chitaon par lagenge har baras mele, watan par marne walon ko yahi baaki nishan hoga’. This couplet does not seem to be have much value for the city residents and the administration. That we are found wanting in respecting our martyrs was evident from an exposure made by the Ludhiana Tribune of the theft of plaques from the martyrs’ statues recently.


Repair of roads begin to welcome ‘Ganga Sagar’
Raikot (Ahmedgarh), December 21
As a mark of respect to “Ganga Sagar”, an urn of religious value for the Sikhs, the civic body here has started the renovation of various gates and roads which remind the cultural heritage of the times of Rai Kallah to whom the rare relic had been presented by Guru Gobind Singh three centuries earlier.

Keralites make ‘a home away from home’
Ludhiana, December 21
Eversince the Partition of the country Ludhiana has evolved into a cosmopolitan city with various communities settling over here and making it their home. Keralites are one of the oldest communities having settled down here during the last over hundred years. They are now an integral part of the socio-cultural life of the city having made immense contribution in the field of medicine and industry.

Poet lauds PAU promoting Punjabi
Ludhiana, December 21
On his visit to PAU, Mr Gurcharan Rampuri, a Canadian poet said that PAU was making an important contribution for the farmers by publishing the literature on agriculture in their mother-tongue. 

Winter carnival
Ludhiana, December 21
A Winter carnival was held at Darshan Academy in which students and parents enjoyed games, eatables and dance items. Students of all age-groups gave a thrilling performance on the stage.

DC lays stone of chambers for lawyers
Amloh, December 21
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib, laid the foundation stone of lawyers’ chambers at the Court Complex here on Tuesday. Mr. Sandeep Hans SDM, Amloh, presided over the function.


Land sold on fabricated agreement, 5 booked
Jagraon, December 21
Sukhdev Singh, Pavittar Singh, Dharam Pal, Rupinder and his mother Manjit Kaur of Kalkhan villge allegedly conspired and fabricated an agreement to sell land purported to be signed by Harnek Singh of their village. The Raikot police, on the complaint of Harnek Singh has registered a case against all five under Sections 419, 467, 468, 471, and 120-B IPC after holding enquiry. No arrest has been made so far.

Manhandling case: accused still at large
Ludhiana, December 21
A resident of Haibowal here has alleged police inaction in an FIR registered against some persons who had allegedly beaten him and his family memebrs last month.



IGNOU to develop courses in art, craft
Ludhiana, December 21
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has taken an initiative in collaboration with the Khadi and Village industries Commission (KVIC) to develop courses in the area of art and craft. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between IGNOU and the KVIC to develop educational programmes in four crafts.

Quake-resistant design course begins
Ludhiana, December 21
A two-week course on ‘Structural and geotechnical aspects of earthquake resistant design’ got under way at the Department of Civil Engineering, Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, here today.

Sahilpreet wins Punjabi declamation contest
Samrala, December 21
A Punjabi declamation contests of CBSE schools of Ludhiana district was held in Sant Kirpal Singh Sewa Panthi Public School, Neelon, 10 km from here, on Monday.

Ms Bakhshi, Director of Sant Kirpal Singh Seva Panthi Public School, Neelon, with Sahilpreet Kaur, who stood first, and Champanpreet Kaur, who stood second. — A Tribune photograph
Ms Bakhshi, Director of Sant Kirpal Singh Seva Panthi Public School, Neelon, with Sahilpreet Kaur, who stood first, and Champanpreet Kaur, who stood second

From Schools and Colleges 
Prabhjot 5th on PTU merit list

Ludhiana, December 21
The PTU has released the merit list of BCA-VI semester (regular) May, 2004, exams today. Prabhjot Kaur has secured 3,657 out of 4,200 marks and got the 5th position in the university.


Bar panel poll results
Ludhiana, December 21
The Returning Officer, Mr S.K. Pathak, announced the results for six posts of the District Bar Association late last night. Ms Anju Sharma remained on the top in winning the elections for the executive. She secured 733 votes.


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