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Diesel dump gives residents sleepless nights

Ludhiana, December 22
Residents of Beantpura on the Chandigarh road here are having sleepless nights due to the presence of a diesel dump with a capacity of 1,55,000 litres in area. They claim while they are sitting on a tinder box, the authorities have failed to shift the dump.

A diesel dump in the Beantpura area in Ludhiana.
A diesel dump in the Beantpura area in Ludhiana. —Photo by Inderjit Verma

Payal police station sans phone connection for 2 years
Doraha, December 22
Residents of Payal and surrounding villages have demanded the restoration of telephone activation at the Payal police station in the absence of which they are facing a real tough time.


Husband and in-laws booked for murder
Jagraon, December 22
A married woman is alleged to have committed suicide with the help of a cable wire by hanging herself from a ceiling fan hook in her in-laws’ house Jania Raikot Mohalla.

Fog disrupts rail, road traffic
Ludhiana, December 22
Dense fog disrupted life here today. While the railway and road traffic was severely affected, markets also wore a deserted look. The attendance in schools and government offices was also affected as people could not reach their places of work in time.

Gensets add to pollution in city
Ludhiana, December 22
With electricity playing traunt again, people are using generators, in spite of the Supreme Court’s judgement on air pollution in April this year. But this has not shaken the Ludhianvis and the district administration if the use of diesel-run generators is any indication in the city.

A cloud of smoke from generators in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A cloud of smoke from generators in Ludhiana.

PAU employees’ body issues ‘chargesheet’ against VC
Ludhiana, December 22
The Joint Action Committee of the Teaching and Non-Teaching Employees of the Punjab Agricultural University brought out a ‘chargesheet’ against Vice-Chancellor, Dr KS Aulakh accusing him of various omissions and commissions.

Dharna by PAU non-teaching staff
Ludhiana, December 22
The Non-Teaching Employees Union of the Punjab Agricultural University today staged a dharna against the authorities for the “non implementation” of various decisions reached between the two in the month of October. The union warned that in case the authorities failed to implement these decisions within a specific period of time it would intensify the agitation.


SAD(A) youth wing questions Bibi for siropa to CM
Ludhiana, December 22
The district unit of the Youth Wing Shiromani Akali Dal (A) has questioned the separate religious practices followed at gurdwaras under the SGPC. A meeting of the executive was held here today.

Parneet Chhabra is Mrs Ludhiana 2004
Ludhiana, December 22
Over 50 married city women sashayed down the ramp to contest for ‘Riwaz-Mrs Ludhiana 2004’ title here today. The programme was organised jointly by Intime Promoters and Rangoli Ladies Club. The participants from more than 10 ladies clubs of the city took part in ‘Riwaz Mrs Ludhiana 2004’ contest. The show had a good display of traditional yet stylish outfits. Reds, oranges, magentas, pinks, maroons, goldens, blues, Turquoise etc colours with intricate embroideries, mirror work, sequin work, dabka and salma work remained dominant throughout the event.

The participants for Mrs Ludhiana 2004 walk on the ramp in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
The participants for Mrs Ludhiana 2004 walk on the ramp in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Employment guarantee Bill condemned
Ludhiana, December 22
Condemning the proposed employment guarantee Bill and reservation in private sector Bill industry leaders today said both would hit the industry.

Four gangs operating in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, December 22
As many as four gangs of robbers and dacoits, including migrant labourers and local criminals, are operating in the city as suggested by police investigations in the recent crime incidents in which one person was killed and three were injured.

Ludhiana, December 22
A report in The Ludhiana Tribune on December 19 stated that a woman was allegedly duped by employees of Bank of India, Miller Gunj branch. The woman in fact was defrauded by employees of Bank of Punjab in Miller Gunj. The error is regretted.

What’s On
Sarvdharam Bhajans

SRI Sathya Sai Sewa Samithi, Ludhiana will organise Sarvdharam Bhajans at Shri Krishna Mandir near Prince Hostel, Civil Lines, at 6.00pm to 7.15pm.


Opium and poppy husk seized, two arrested
Khanna, December 22
The police here has seized 350 gm of opium and 38 kg of poppy husk from two different places and arrested two persons.


Seminar on banking held
Ludhiana, December 22
Issues and challenges of small and medium enterprises are significant as more than 90 per cent of the industry in the country falls under this segment. This was stated by Mr Kumar Ashish, head, business marketing group, ICICI Bank, at a seminar on banking and foreign exchange organised by the Ludhiana Management Association here last evening.



From Schools
Christmas celebrations delight children

Ludhiana, December 22
A christmas party was organised at Hollyhock Nursery School today for children. School wore a festive look with most of the children dressed up as little Santas attired in red, blue and white colours. All children along with the teachers danced to various Christmas carols.

Children of Hollyhock Nursery School dress up as Santa Claus for Christmas celebrations. — Photo by IV

Children of Hollyhock Nursery School dress up as Santa Claus for Christmas celebrations.

Teachers resent reduction in salaries
Ludhiana, December 22
The decision of the Punjab Government to reduce pay of the teachers who have enhanced their qualifications during the service and have got higher pay according to the Punjab Government’s letter dated 23-7-1957 according to the decision of the Supreme Court of India has created a great resentment amongst them, the decision of Punjab government has affected nearly 25000.

Muskaan 2004 at school
Khanna, December 22
Annual Function A S Modern senior Secondary School (Primary Wing) was organised under the banner Muskaan in the school premises here today. Mrs Harbans Kaur Dullo, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab Government, was the chief guest. The function was presided over by Mr Harbans Singh Rosha.

Fog hits life; attendance in schools thin
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December, 22
The inclement weather disrupted chores of people of all walks of life and farmers were worst hit. Schools wore deserted looks farmers had to wipe water layer from crops to protect them from damage.

Former students join hands for social cause
Ludhiana, December 22
Students of session 1978 of the Sacred Heart Convent School here have proposed to come together for contributing bit towards the development of the city and its people. These ex-students, most of whom are doing well in life, have decided to draw up a plan for pitching in bit for social work related activities.

Children air views on foeticide
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 22
The Public Welfare Society and SBI Sandaur at Government Senior Secondary School of the village organised a declamation contest and a seminar jointly on Tuesday. Dr Maghar Singh Kalia, DEO Sangrur presided over the function and Mr Hussan Lal DC was the chief guest.

DC unhappy with education standards in govt schools
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 22
Recipient of the 2004 Harbhajan Singh Halwarvi award, Mr Hussan Lal and Deputy Commissioner was sour at declining standard of education in the schools of the state.


New Sessions Judge promises justice for all
Ludhiana, December 22
The new Sessions Judge of Ludhiana, Mr Harbans Lal, today said that he would not tolerate corruption of any sort by anyone. He warned of strict action against such persons.

Sessions Judge Harbans Lal addresses lawyers at Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Sessions Judge Harbans Lal addresses lawyers at Ludhiana on Wednesday.


SPIC MACAY winter convention begins
Ludhiana, December 22
A three-day winter Convention of SPIC MACAY started yesterday evening at Delhi Public School. The convention was dedicated to Bharat Ratna Ms Subbulakshmi, doyen of music as a tribute to her contribution to development of Carnatic music. The convention is also supported by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam, a cultural organisation promoting performing arts in the city.

Padam Shree Kiran Segel performs Odissi dance Rafaquat Ali Khan from Pakistan presents a ghazal
Padam Shree Kiran Segel performs Odissi dance while Rafaquat Ali Khan from Pakistan (right) presents a ghazal on the first day of the winter convention of SPIC MACAY which began at Delhi Public School in Ludhiana. — Photos by IV

Athletics meet held at BVM school
Ludhiana, December 22
Uday Sharma and Namita Sharma were adjudged the best athletes among sub-junior boys and girls, respectively in the two-day 9th Annual Athletics Meet of the Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar which concluded at its Kitchlu Nagar branch ground here today.

Volleyball trials today
Ludhiana, December 22
Trials to select the Ludhiana volleyball teams (men and women) will be held at Guru Nanak Stadium on December 23 from 2 p.m. onwards.


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