Top stories | Community | Business
Education | Culture | Sports


Caved-in old GT Road awaits repairs 
Ludhiana, December 27
A part of the old GT Road constructed over a sewage drain near Bhadaur House is caving in, causing fear of traffic problem and accumulation of sewage upstream. The road can give way anytime. It is not being repaired, although it has been a fortnight, since it started caving in.

Absenteeism plagues education, health
Ludhiana, December 27
The problem of absenteeism plagues primary schools in Punjab, where, on an average, 36 per cent of primary schoolteachers are absent on any given day. The rate is well above the 25 per cent rate for all-India and the third highest across Indian states, following Bihar and Jharkhand.

The Panj Piaras lead a nagar kirtan which started from Gurdwara Alamgir Sahib, near Ludhiana, and passed through several adjoining villages on Monday The Panj Piaras lead a nagar kirtan which started from Gurdwara Alamgir Sahib, near Ludhiana, and passed through several adjoining villages on Monday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Alleged robbers with some of the recovered vehicles in Ludhiana on Monday Gang of robbers busted, 4 held
Ludhiana, December 27

The district police today busted a gang of robbers, besides solving a case of murder and many robberies. The Sahnewal police arrested four members of the gang — Gurpreet Singh of Jabbowal village, Sarabjit Singh of Rahon village, Balvir Kumar of Khatkar Kalan and Onkar Singh of Kama village in Nawanshahr and recovered vehicles, a revolver and a rifle from them.

Alleged robbers with some of the recovered vehicles in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma

Govt should provide relief to migrants: MLA
Ludhiana, December 27
The Punjab Government is aware of the contribution being made by migrant workers in the economy of the state and comprehensive measures should be initiated to solve their problems and grant them status in society.

Partake of langar at own risk
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 27
Perhaps nowhere else in the world except in Punjab, you will find people stopping you forcibly, not to harm you but to make you eat and drink which can sometimes be beyond your capacity.

Govt teachers threaten stir
Ludhiana, December 27
A meeting of the Government Primary Teachers Union, Ludhiana district, was held at Jawahar Nagar, Ludhiana, here today. The meeting was presided over by Mr Rajinder Singh Garcha, district unit president, while Mr Malkit Singh Kainth, Jatinder Gautam, Harbhajan Singh, Madan Gopal, Romesh Sharma and Sukh-chaina Singh also attended it.

DMU halted after brawl
Ludhiana, December 27

A Ferozepore-Ludhiana DMU had to stop at a level-crossing near Shastri Nagar for 15 minutes here today following a brawl between a railway gateman and two youths.

The broken windscreen of a car that was damaged the gateman downed the level crossing gate in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
The broken windscreen of a car that was damaged the gateman downed the level crossing gate in Ludhiana on Monday

Work in DMCH back to normal
Ludhiana, December 27
Things are getting back to normal at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here following a fortnight-long agitation by a section of the employees. The management had to resort to tough measures to make the agitators join back their respective duties.


Ludhiana accommodating, say Kashmiri Pandits
Ludhiana, December 27
Kashmiri Pandits’ relationship with Punjab is historic. They owe their identity to Guru Tegh Bahadur, who laid down his life to save them from forced conversion to Islam at the hands of Aurangzeb. And in recent times, according to the Ludhiana District Gazetteer, the city owes its progress in hosiery and woollens to the Kashmiris only.

‘Ganga Sagar’ accorded warm welcome
Doraha, December 27
The sacred urn of Guru Gobind Singh, “Ganga Sagar”, was received with great respect by people of Doraha and Sahnewal in the evening today.

CITU leaders flay govt
Ludhiana, December 27
Mr Chandershekhar, general secretary and Mr Tarsem Jodhan, senior vice-president of CITU, Punjab, have appealed to the Left to rely on the working class movement instead of following Congress-led UPA government which is “totally insensitive to issues of working people”.

It’s kite time in city
Ludhiana, December 27

If you think the modern generation is busy playing computer games and surfing the internet alone, then think again. City residents have a passion for flying kites, and now that Lohri is round the corner, one can see colourful kites of different shapes and sizes being displayed in many a shop in the market .

City residents are passionate about kite flying. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
City residents are passionate about kite flying

Hike medical allowance, say pensioners
Ludhiana, December 27
A fixed medical allowance of Rs 250 a month being paid to the Punjab Government employees and pensioners since January 1, 1998, is inadequate to meet the increasing cost of medicare now. During the past seven years, the medicare cost has registered a rise of 49 per cent as per the consumer price index and the medicare cost data.

Fun, gaiety at ladies club
Ludhiana, December 27

The annual function of the Niharika Ladies Club was organised at a hotel here yesterday. Club members celebrated Christmas and New Year. A large number of club members attended the function and enjoyed the celebrations which was marked with lots of fun, music and gifts.

Members of the Niharika Ladies Club, Ludhiana, celebrate Christmas on Sunday. 
Members of the Niharika Ladies Club, Ludhiana, celebrate Christmas on Sunday

Camp to assist disabled youth on Dec 29
Samrala, December 27
The local Employment Officer, Mr Jawahar Lal, has said the department will observe World Disabled Day on December 29 on the premises of the Employment Exchange office here.

Employees unions to hold rally on December 30
Ludhiana, December 27
The coordination committee of the para-medical and Health Department employees, along with several other trade unions, including the Government Teachers Union and the PWD Employees Union, was gearing up for the rally to be organised by the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation here on December 30.

Brahmin jatha pays obeisance at gurdwara
Samrala, December 27
Three hundred members of the Punjab Brahmin Sabha paid obeisance to Baba Zorawar Singh, Baba Fateh Singh and Mata Gujri at gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib.



Price hike, power cuts, labour unrest hit industry

Ludhiana, December 27
Hike in prices, power cuts, labour unrest. Problems erupted and captured limelight. But the Manchester of India still remained an attractive destination for the industry and witnessed the entry of renowned players, several even preferring it to Chandigarh or any other city in Punjab.

Biz Clips



Balwant Singh accuses PAU of misleading board
Ludhiana, December 27
Dr Balwant Singh, convener of the joint action committee of PAU employees and teachers, today claimed that he had not received any information for appearing in person before the board of management of the university.

Filling of lecturers’ posts sought
Ludhiana, December 27
The Public Cause, a state-level organisation, in a press note issued here has criticised the government for not filling 750 posts of lecturer in various government colleges in the state. Mr Yashpaul Ghai, director of the organisation, has said that it is upsetting to note that there has been no recruitment of lecturers for the past eight years.

Students interact with comedian
Samrala, December 27
Kindergarten Public School, Samrala, organised a ‘rubaru’ programme with comedian Rana Ranveer, partner of comedy king Bhagwant Mann, here today. The programme started with a shabad. It was followed by an interaction with the comedian.

The joy of gifting
Ludhiana, December 27
The Charity Club of Ryan International School here today distributed clothes and food articles among less privileged persons of society. The club, committed to the cause of helping the underprivileged collected clothes bed sheets, foot wear, toys and eatables last week. Later the clothes were sorted out washed and ironed. Today Rynites went to the labour colony and other slums and distributed the collected articles.

Students of Ryan International School, Ludhiana, distribute clothes among poor children. — A Tribune photo
Students of Ryan International School, Ludhiana, distribute clothes among poor children

Flower arrangement contest
Ludhiana, December 27
To celebrate Christmas, the BCM authorities organised a flower arrangement contest. Boys and girls took part in the contest and arranged fresh and dried flowers.



The year widened city’s cultural horizon
Ludhiana, December 27
The city witnessed a host of cultural activities in 2004. The cultural horizon of the city was widened and brightened by a number of organisations promoting art and culture.

Jaswinder Singh presents Ghalib’s ghazal during a concert in Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmad
Jaswinder Singh presents Ghalib’s ghazal during a concert in Ludhiana

Festive mood turns sombre at basketball tourney
Ludhiana, December 27
The festive mood at the inauguration of the National Basketball Championship, which began here yesterday, turned sombre after the news of the tidal waves hitting the south-eastern coast spread in the stadium.

Gold Cup hockey tourney concludes
Doraha, December 27
The second All-India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament concluded here yesterday evening. The semi-final was played between SAI, Orissa, and Punjabi University, Patiala, in which the team of SAI, Orissa, won in the tie-breaker.

HOME PAGE | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |