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3 die, 8 hurt in accident
Ludhiana, December 25
Two women and a minor girl were killed and eight others reported injured when a vehicle carrying devotees from Beas to Noorpur Bhattian village overturned and rolled into a ditch near Hardy’s World railway overbridge on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway today evening.

The Tata Mobile which met with an accident near Laddowal on the Ludhiana The Tata Mobile which met with an accident near Laddowal on the Ludhiana
-Jalandhar highway on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

125 duped of Rs 30 lakh
Two accused arrested
Ludhiana, December 25
As many as 125 persons have been duped of over Rs 30 lakh by a consultancy firm in Haibowal which promised them to multiply their investments several times within two years or return the money after that period with full interest.


Man with several identities
Ludhiana, December 25
Investigating agencies are intrigued over the way an arms smuggler changed his identify too frequently. He even got bail in an arms smuggling case through, what the agencies now doubt to be, a fake identity. He was nabbed in a month in yet another case of arms smuggling where he tried to introduce himself with a different name and address.

Holidays not for school staff
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 25
While most schools are closed for the winter break on Friday, the staff at most government schools and offices of the District Education Officer have to attend offices to compile information regarding the various aspects of functioning of the schools for past 10 years as demanded by the Education Minister recently.

Residents resent increase in cable charges
Ludhiana, December 25
Tussle over increase in charges of cable services between Rajguru Nagar consumers and cable operators continues despite several meetings between the two to sort out things.

Bus driver dies?
Amloh, December 25
Driver of bus (PB-11C-9559) of Chandigarh Depot, became unconscious, while he was driving the bus on the Amloh Bypass road at 3-20 p.m. and the bus was saved by some passengers and conductor of the bus.

Husband, in-laws booked in dowry case
Ludhiana, December 25
A marriage organised through matrimonial website has gone sour with a girl here filing an FIR with the police against her Chennai (Tamil Nadu)-based husband an in-laws of giving false particulars about them and their property at the marriage portal.


Prayers, carol singing mark Christmas celebrations
Ludhiana, December 25
People should devote their lives only to God. God sent his only begotten son on the earth to save the people from the sins. Values preached by Lord Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount urging people to develop compassion, love , forgiveness, brotherhood are still as relevant as they were more than 2000 years ago, said Rev Suresh.

Rev Suresh conducts a prayer meeting at United Church of Northern India on the Christmas Day in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Rev Suresh conducts a prayer meeting at United Church of Northern India on the Christmas Day in Ludhiana

Rising crime: employers ignorant about labourers’ details
Ludhiana, December 25
The spate of robberies in and around the city has not only cast a shadow on the law and order situation but also brought into sharp focus the need to keep a check on immigrants and evolve a system to verify their antecedents.

Grasping Ghalib’s poetry through letters
Ludhiana, December 25
Mirza Ghalib may not be as famous for his letters as he happens to be for his poetry. But his letters are significant in the world of letters. Because these make most of his poetry easy to understand .

Gen Mohan Singh Tribute to INA hero
Sahnewal, December 25
Today, the nation salutes INA hero, General Mohan Singh, whose 15th death anniversary is being observed at his Jugiana village (3 km from Sahnewal) to inspire countrymen.

250 attend youth leadership camp
Ludhiana, December 25
More than 250 youths from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu are participating in a three-day youth leadership camp being organised by the Rotary Club of Ludhiana North in Pratap College of Education, Ludhiana.

Students attend a youth leadership camp organised by the Rotary Club at Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo I.V
Students attend a youth leadership camp organised by the Rotary Club at Ludhiana on Saturday

Increase in electricity duty decried
Ludhiana, December 25
Condemning the increase in electricity duty, the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry today said the five to 10 per cent increase in duty would almost nullify the previous reduction in power tariffs by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission.


Four held for theft
Jagraon, December 25
Major Singh, Rajinder Singh, Joginder Singh and Sony Singh all of Halwara allegedly committed a theft in the late hours of the night by cutting girders and carried it on two scooters but were arrested with girders and a case was registered under Section 379, 411 of the IPC at Jagraon.


Brick-kiln owners meet ministers
Ludhiana, December 25
To end ongoing strike brickkiln owners have urged the science and Technology Department, Punjab, to provide them with a “solution to use fly ash in a cost effective and environment friendly manner for manufacturing bricks”.



Coaching centres make hay while examinations draw near
Ludhiana, December 25
Since Board Examinations of classes X and XII are drawing near so it is time for teachers running tuition centres and teachers giving private tuitions to make money. The courses are supposed to be finished for both the classes and after Christmas break , provisional or pre-board examinations would be held and the students have to do well.

School’s annual function held
Ludhiana, December 25
‘Annual Function of Everest Public Senior Secondary School Moti Nagar, Ludhiana was held today. Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliament Secretary and Minister of Department of Power and Housing and Urban development, Punjab, was the chief guest. Prof Harlal Singh, former Director, Punjab School Education Board, Mr S.K. Thapar, Manager (PBD), State Bank of India and Mr Sushil Malhotra, Member Sales Tax Advisory Committee, were guests of honour.

Children of Everest school present Saraswati Vandana in Ludhiana on Saturday Children participate in antakshri contest organised by the Ramgarhia Ladies Club in Ludhiana
Children of Everest school present Saraswati Vandana in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph Children participate in antakshri contest organised by the Ramgarhia Ladies Club in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

From Colleges
Ratika gets bronze in MCA

Ludhiana, December 25
Ritika Bisht a student of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Ludhiana has won bronze medal (overall third position) in MCA 2001-2004 batch. Earlier a student of same institute won a gold medal in BCA. Nidhi Khosla and Kuljit Kaur of the same institute won overall seventh and eighth positions in MCA. Ritika Bisht, Nidhi Khosla and Kuljit Kaur scored (87.31 per cent), (85.87 per cent) and 3336/3900 (85.54 per cent) marks respectively.

Lily Buds School celebrates X’mas
Ludhiana, December 25
Lily Buds Pre-Nursery and Nursery School celebrated Christmas by organising a cultural function here today. Mr Arun Atri, president, People for Common Cause (India), presided over the function. His wife, Mrs Arun Atri was also present.

Seminar on Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan
Samrala, December 25
Under the “Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan”, second seminar of block level Samrala-II teachers was organised at Govt Sen Sec School here. As many as 38 teachers of different schools attended the seminar.


School’s athletics meet held
Ludhiana, December 25
Students took part in a two-day annual athletics meet at Baba Isher Singh (Nanaksar) Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here today. Competition in regular and fun games were held during the meet.

Bodybuilding competition at Khanna 
Ludhiana, December 25
The Ludhiana Amateur Bodybuilding Association will organise the Punjab Classic Bodybuilding Championship at the A S Model School, Khanna on December 26, according to Mr Ravi Kumar, general secretary of the association. During this championship, top 10 position holders will be awarded with prizes.

Grewal Sports Academy in semis
Doraha, December 25
The 2nd All-India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament is being organised under the presidentship of Prof Vikramjit Singh and patrons, Mr Anil Parbhat Mehta and Mr Tarvinder Kumar Bobby, at Guru Nanak Hockey Stadium here.


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