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Old couple done to death in rice mill
Machhiwara, December 3
The murder of an old couple caused sensation in the area this morning. The police found the bodies in a pool of blood after getting information from Ali Hussain, a milkman of nearby Bhattian village who used to collect milk from the couple daily.

Non-banking finance companies losing out to banks
Ludhiana, December 3
Non-banking finance companies are losing out to banking finance companies. Aggregate public deposits of these companies have gone down from 3.4 per cent of aggregate deposits of commercial banks in 1998-99 to 1.5 per cent in 2005. The major reasons for the decline were stringent RBI control and stiff competition by the banking sector (which has been opened up to private players).

False alarm: MUV recovered from complainant
Ludhiana, December 3
A resident of Dangian village has been arrested for filing a false complaint that his multi utility vehicle (MUV) had been stolen by some armed persons on the night intervening August 27-28.

Row over boundary wall
Ludhiana, December 3
Who is raising this boundary wall already existing around the park in Block B of the Rajguru Nagar residential colony? This mystery is not being solved by the authorities concerned.










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It is impossible to meet officers of the Division Forest Office here for their version in any complaint relating to the depleting forest cover. Calls made to the office are met with one reply: the DFO is busy at meetings or is not available. Calls made on mobile phones also go unanswered. It seems the government has not only the forest cover to save, but also make these officers more accessible.


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The Ludhiana Clock Tower against the backdrop of the sun setting into a cloudy horizon on on Sunday evening.
The Ludhiana Clock Tower against the backdrop of the sun setting into a cloudy horizon on on Sunday evening. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Aspirants for the Akali ticket
Like Congress, SAD also divided
Ludhiana, December 3
Just like the Congress, the Akali Dal led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal is also a divided house here. The city Akali unit is headed by Mr Hira Singh Gabria, who is a Tohra loyalist and he is being opposed by supporters of Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, MLA.

Shambu takes RJD route to politics
Ludhiana, December 3
The controversial trade union leader, Shambu Kumar Singh, today organised a public rally under the banner of the Akhil Bharatiya Purvanchal Vikas Parishad to assert his influence in the city.

Bajwa to lay stone for Dugri-Narangwal road
Ludhiana, December 3
The construction of the 22-km Justice Gurnam Singh Marg from Dugri to Narangwal via Jassowal and Alamgir will lead to greater development and prosperity of this belt.

Kamal Deep Drug menace: Girl wants students to unite
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 3
Calling for strict regulations against violators in educational institutes, a girl of Kila Hans village, near here, has urged fellow students to launch a drive against addiction among students.
                                                                             Kamal Deep

Study highlights problems of aged rural women
Ludhiana, December 3
There has been an increasing degree of carelessness among the younger generation towards the aged women in rural Punjab. The aged women feel that difference over ideas and values with other members of the family, old-age worries, emotional instability, lack of respect and adjustment with sons and daughters in-law were the major problems they faced.


 

BUSINESS

Plywood and plyboard prices go up
Industry seeks relief
Ludhiana, December 3
The prices of plywood and plyboard in Punjab have been increased by 8 per cent with immediate effect. The step, according to the manufacturers, was necessitated to save the industry from closure and constant losses.


 

EDUCATION


Students of Saraswati Modern School perform on the annual function in Ludhiana.
Students of Saraswati Modern School perform on the annual function in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

From Schools and Colleges
‘Knowledge of maths must for software programming’
Ludhiana, December 3
The Department of Computer Science and Applications of the DD Jain College for Women organised a seminar on ‘importance of math and statistics in software development’ here yesterday.

Plea to students
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 3
Mr Joginder Singh, Principal, Government Senior Secondary School, Sandaur, yesterday called upon students to inculcate elements of religious books in their lifestyle and vow to live a pious life.

41 Ganga Giri College students win prizes at fest
Raikot, December 3
The management committee of the local Swami Ganga Giri Janta College for Women felicitated students who had brought laurels to the institute at the inter-zonal youth festival of Punjab University that concluded in Chandigarh recently.

World Disabled Day at KVM
Ludhiana, December 3
To spread awareness among students regarding the disabled and in order to develop a sympathetic attitude towards them, Kundan Vidya Mandir observed World Disabled Day here today.


 

HEALTH

Restoring rythm through 'maze'
Ludhiana, December 3
Generally the condition of irregular heart rhythm is treated by medicines, blood thinners and also through electrophysiological treatment where the electrophysiologist uses suitable frequency of electric current to disrupt the circuit and restore normal rhythm of the heart.

A doctor examines patients at a homoeopathic check-up camp organised at Ghumar Mandi on Sunday. 300 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, December 3
More than 300 patients were examined and given medicines free of cost at a free homoeopathic medical camp, organised by Dr Vipan Gupta at Ghumar Mandi here today. It was held in the memory of Lala Sakhi Chand Gupta, a social activist.


A doctor examines patients at a homoeopathic check-up camp organised at Ghumar Mandi on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

Mr Narinder Pal Singh Sidhu, Chairman, Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club, Jarkhar, along with other office-bearers at a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. Prominent sportspersons to carry torch
Ludhiana, December 3
Prominent sportspersons (current and former) will carry the games torch during the opening ceremony of the 21st Mata Sahib Kaur Gold Cup Hockey Tournament and Sports Festival to be held at Jarkhar village, near here, from December 8 to 10.
Mr Narinder Pal Singh Sidhu, Chairman, Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club, Jarkhar, along with other office-bearers at a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

The Punjab team (visually impaired) which left for Delhi to take part in the National Athletics Meet for Blind at the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. Punjab team for national athletics meet for blind
Ludhiana, December 3
The Punjab team (visually impaired) comprising 15 men and eight women left for New Delhi to take part in the 15th National Athletics Meet for the Blind to be held from December 5 to 8.

The Punjab team (visually impaired) which left for Delhi to take part in the National Athletics Meet for Blind at the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

 

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