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Yarn trader shot at
Assailant used motor cycle of victim’s brother
Ludhiana, December 31
The police today said the theft of the motor cycle of the brother of a yarn trade broker, who was shot at by an unidentified assailant last evening, could provide a strong lead.

As the sun sets on the last day of 2005, Ludhiana Tribune wishes its readers a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
As the sun sets on the last day of 2005, Ludhiana Tribune wishes its readers a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Tribune Impact
Admn invites senior citizens

Ludhiana, December 31
The 28 inmates of Senior Citizens Home, Red Cross Bhavan, here are no longer alone. At least not for today. They are the special guests of the district administration, which has invited them to celebrate New Year with hundreds of people at the Sutlej Club this evening.



Recall 2005
Unions got active; city attracted major investments

Ludhiana, December 31
For industry, 2005 was a year of activities. While on one side, workers unions, new taxation system (VAT) and other taxes, power problems, etc, kept industry on its tenterhooks, the industrial town continued attracting investment from outside, particularly in the retail segment.

2005 had a cooler winter than preceding year
Ludhiana, December 31
During the last week of November, the minimum temperature and the maximum temperature were nearly normal, without any rainfall occurrence, against the normal rainfall of 1.6mm.

Protest today
Ludhiana, December 31
Ludhiana district ETT teachers will burn an effigy of the Punjab Government tommorrow. Unemployed ETT teachers will observe New Year day as Black Day.


Riot relief too little, says SAD
Ludhiana, December 31
The announcement of ex gratia for victims of the 1984 Delhi riot victims seemed to have drawn mixed response.

Recall 2005
Dist stood out on political map

Ludhiana, December 31
In political terms, 2005 was quite an eventful year for Ludhiana. While in the first half, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo from Khanna was appointed President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, in November, Mr Avtar Singh Makkar from Ludhiana was appointed President of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC).

At The Crossroads
‘Pehley aap’ is panacea for all ills

Haste is the malady from which mankind has been suffering. Everyone seems to be in a hurry to reach somewhere. Jostling with one another is the pastime of the people seeking vantage point. It is not a necessity, but a habit to jump the queue. By doing so, a sense of victory overpowers the wrong-doer.

Drainage project opened
Ludhiana, December 31
Fulfilling a long-pending demand of residents of Gurdev Nagar, a storm water drainage project was inaugurated here today by the ward No. 41 councillor, Ms Amrita Varsha Rampal

Panchayat Secy retires
Amloh, December 31
A farewell party of Mr Surinder Kumar Tiwari, Panchayat Secretary, Amloh, was organised at Panchayat Samiti complex here yesterday. He retired after putting in 33 years of service. Mr Devinder Singh Walia, ADC (Develop-ment), Fatehgarh Sahib, Mr Jagwinder Singh Sandhu, Block Development and Panchayat Officer, and Mr Pakhar Singh Salana, Zila Parishad Chairman, presented gifts to Mr Tiwari.

Kites are here
Ludhiana, December 31
With Lohri and Makar Sankranti round the corner, kites have made their appearance in the market. Those brought from China are in birds’ shapes. Kites made of plastic paper are sturdy. Prices start from Rs 5 and go up to Rs 250.

Gursharan to be honoured
Ludhiana, December 31
The Revolutionary Movement of Punjab will honour Mr Gursharan Singh for his contribution to the cause of social change for the liberation of oppressed masses.

13 to get awards today
Ludhiana, December 31
The Shan-e-Punjab and Prof Puran Singh Dhami awards will be presented to 13 persons at Punjabi Bhavan on January 1.


2 held with poppy husk
Jagraon, December 31
The police has seized 770 kg of poppy husk from a truck and arrested two persons in the Kannia Hussaini area.


SBI holds customer meet
Ludhiana, December 31
The State Bank of India, Kesarganj branch, organised a customer relation programme to welcome 2006. At least 65 customers attended the programme.

Lohri, boom time for business community
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 31
More than three weeks time is left for the Lohri festival to arrive, but enthusiastic families have already begun celebrating functions. Various segments of business community including cloth merchants, jewelers, marriage palace owners and professionals have begun minting money this season.



MBA students attend lecture
Ludhiana, December 31
An extension lecture was held at GGNIVS here yesterday. The resource person was Mr Parvinder Singh, Head, Management Department, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology.


Recall 2005
PAU entered into collaboration with private players

Ludhiana, December 31
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has always retained an aura of distinction when it comes to agricultural research. It has been the harbinger of change, rather the medium, of the Green Revolution.


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