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Charges framed against 4 in Reema murder case
Ludhiana, December 8
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr H.P.S. Mahal, has framed charges against four accused for murdering businesswoman Reema Jain on July 30 last year and conspiring to destroy evidence in the case.

Streetlights are on even during the day on the elevated road in Ludhiana on Friday.
Streetlights are on even during the day on the elevated road in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

PAU prepares blueprint for Rs 100 cr utilisation
Ludhiana, December 8
Following the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approval on Thursday for a special grant of Rs 100 crore to PAU,the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, today held a meeting of Deans and Directors on the utilisation of the money as projected in the blueprint. He called upon the university officials to engage themselves in assembling the nuts and bolts to put into operation the special grant.



Fuel octroi: MC draws industry ire
Ludhiana, December 8
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has ridiculed the action of the MC which had issued notices to industrial units, demanding a detailed account of the consumption of petrol and diesel from September 1 and the payment of octroi thereon.

Teachers have MCPI (U) backing
Ludhiana, December 8
The Punjab State Committee of the MCPI (U) has supported the "just and peaceful" agitation of private-aided schoolteachers who are courting arrests in Chandigarh in support of their demands.

Budda nullah also polluting Sutlej
Ludhiana, December 8
Although an expert committee constituted by the Punjab State Human Rights Commission on the Budda nullah has looked into various aspects and also made some recommendations, more investigations need to be carried out about the intensity of pollution in the Sutlej by the nullah since it merges into the river at Walipur village.

City gets four more courts
Ludhiana, December 8
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has set up four more courts in the city for swift disposal of cases. Out of four, three Judges joined here today.


Debt main reason for farmers’ depression
Ludhiana December 8
A lot of farmers in Punjab were suffering from depression and illness . The reason was their (farmers') failure to pay back the loans due to high cost of agricultural inputs, insufficient income generation, uneconomical size of landholding, high rate of interest and diversion of loan etc.

Family welfare camps from December 12
Ludhiana, December 8
The Health Department will organise six family welfare camps at Dr BL Kapur Memorial Hospital from December 12 onwards.

Ludhianvis crazy about new cars
Ludhiana, December 8
Ludhianvis are famous for flaunting riches. Be it their bungalows, electronic gadgets or designer clothes, they want to show them off. And now, they are changing cars as fast as others would change their clothes.

Mayor inaugurates senior citizens’ home
Ludhiana, December 8
City Mayor Nahar Singh Gill today inaugurated a senior citizens’ home in the green belt park at G.T. Road here today.

Commuters face problems
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 8
With most of the private buses, plying on the routes connecting the town with surrounding villages and other habitation, being hired by supporters of the Congress and the SAD for carrying their activists to Moga and Badal villages, residents of the area faced inconvenience during journeys. Commuters, including employees, traders and students were the worst hit.

At the Crossroads
An inimitable poet and storyteller

Tarannum Riyaz has gone up the ladder steadily. She met me around 10 years ago at Rashtrapati Nivas, Shimla. The Indian Institute of Advanced Study had organised a three-day national-level seminar on Sa'dat Hasan Manto, a distinguished Urdu short story writer.                                            Tarannum Riyaz

Forum against SAD (A) merger with Front
Ludhiana, December 8
A meeting of the Neevi Soch Forum was held here today to discuss the pre-poll scenario in Punjab.



Sangrur farmers told to undertake groundnut cultivation 
Ludhiana, December 8
Groundnut is a viable alternative to paddy in Sangrur. This has been amply demonstrated by the PAU Directorate of Extension of Education, which undertook cultivation of groundnut on 344 acres in Kharif-2006 in five villages namely Wazirpur Badesha, Panjgarian, Tibba of Ahmedgarh and Majhi and Nagra of Bhawanigarh.


School teachers go on strike
Doraha, December 8
All private aided schools of Doraha block shall remain closed till the restoration of pension scheme to the teachers of these schools as stated by them in a press note issued here today.

From Schools
Students of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, give a blanket to an inmate of Swami Vivekanand Old Age Home. Annual function of school organised

Ludhiana, December 8
Channan Devi Government Girls High School, Salim Tabri, Ludhiana, organised its annual function a few days ago.

Students of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, give a blanket to an inmate of Swami Vivekanand Old Age Home. — A Tribune photograph



Scholarships awarded to DMCH nursing students
Ludhiana, December 8
Nine students of the DMCH College of Nursing have been awarded scholarships for the year 2006 by the Dumra Noble Trust.T he selected students were given the amount of scholarships in the freshers' party organised at the DMCH auditorium here last evening.

Jail inmates sensitised about AIDS
Ludhiana, December 8
The Punjab State branch of the Indian Red Cross Society today organised an AIDS awareness seminar in the Central Jail here today to educate inmates about preventive measures against the life-threatening disease.


Amloh block lifts overall trophy

Amloh, December 8
The Amloh block lifted the overall trophy with 56 points in the three-day District Sports Meet (Under 11) which concluded at Government Secondary School here last night.

Kabaddi (under 11) district winners with the chief guest, Mr Sadhu Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, at Amloh on Thursday.

Kabaddi (under 11) district winners with the chief guest, Mr Sadhu Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, at Amloh on Thursday

Sports meet at DAV school
Ludhiana, December 8
The second edition of the annual sports meet of DAV Public School, Sarabha Nagar Extension, was declared open by Mr Ramandeep Singh Grewal, Deputy Director, Sports, Punjab Agricultural Univeristy, Ludhiana, yesterday.

GADVASU training programme
Ludhiana, December 8
The Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, organized a dairy training course for the milk procurement staff of Reliance Industries Limited.


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