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Industrialists do what MC should have
Ludhiana, December 16

While the Ludhiana Divisional Forest Department, Municipal Corporation and the Punjab Pollution Control Board have failed to check the felling of trees along the national highway due to the dumping of fly ash by some industry units, activists of the Indian Bicycle Manufacturers Association have taken upon themselves to stop the damage.

A tractor-trailer filled with fly ash in the custody of industrialists at the Focal Point in Ludhiana.
A tractor-trailer filled with fly ash in the custody of industrialists at the Focal Point in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


'No sitting MLA should be allowed to change constituency'
Ludhiana December 16
Senior Congress leader and secretary of the All-India Congress Committee, Mr Manish Tewari, said here today that no sitting Congress MLA or minister should be allowed to change his or her constituency in the elections. He said, this was quite important to ensure and retain the morale of the cadres.

Passport adalat clears 600 cases
Chandigarh, December 16
The Regional Passport Office cleared more than 600 pending cases at the second passport adalat held for Ludhiana district here today.


NRI wants to develop native village
Sujapur (Ludhiana), December 16
With 50 per cent grant coming from the state government, NRIs have started coming forward to develop native villages. Mr Sukh Dhaliwal, a native of this village and member of the House of Commons in Canada, has come to the village with big promises and was accorded a rousing reception by villagers today.

Xmas carnival for a cause
Ludhiana, December 16
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Gupta, today inaugurated an Xmas carnival at a hotel here.

Sammelan: Follow Christ’s teachings
Ludhiana, December 16
Mr Manish Tewari, a senior Congress leader and secretary of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC), today asked the people to follow the path of sacrifice shown by Jesus Christ. He was addressing a state-level Christmas sammelan organised by the Ludhiana Masihi Welfare Society and the Pastors of Ludiana Churches here today.

Iftikhar Nasim A poet and gay activist
Ludhiana, December 16
Iftikhar Nasim, popularly known as Ifti Nasim, is a Pakistan-born US poet and writer. His poetry is recommended in US colleges. He is a gay rights activist as well. Ifti has no qualms in admitting that he is a gay. “I was born in an orthodox and conservative society in Pakistan and I had to leave that country for my inclinations which some people, which that society thought were unnatural,” he says.
Iftikhar Nasim

At the Crossroads
Imroz — the artist-turned-poet
The friendship between Amrita Pritam and Inderjit Imroz reminds me of the intimate friendship between Simone de Beauvoir and Jaan-Paul Sartre. Both of them were like orbits with separate identities but illuminating each other with their radiance. In the case of Amrita and Imroz, the same thing happened but with a difference. Imroz never tried to attract the attention of others in regard to his own contribution to art. Their friendship was personal in all respects.

Junior Khangura’s political rhetoric
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 16
Welcoming the surrender of a British passport by Mr Jasvir Singh Jassi Khangura, a likely nominee of the Congress from the Kilaraipur Assembly constituency, a large number of activists of the youth wing of the party from 33 villages of Dehlon block extended support to the junior Khangura at rallies held at Dehlon and Kalakh villages near here today.

Cong ticket: Brahmins want fair deal
Ludhiana December 16
The Parshuram Brahmin Sabha, Punjab, has demanded adequate representation in the Congress while choosing the candidates for the forthcoming elections in Punjab.


PAU warns against ignoring late blight in potatoes
Ludhiana December 16
Field reports reaching PAU indicate that farmers whose potato crop has been affected by late blight continue to ignore recommendations on spray of fungicides.


From Schools
Inter-class painting competition
Ludhiana December 16
An Inter-class painting contest was held for the students of Primary Section at Kundan Vidya Mandir here today to bring out the hidden creativity in them. Students prepared colourful and expressive paintings on the topic 'My Dream,' 'My favourite festival,' 'Garden scene' etc.

Three-day yoga camp concludes
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 16
The local unit of the Rashtriya Anuvart Shikha Samsad organised a three-day camp which concluded here today.Eighty teachers from middle, high and secondary schools of the district participated.

CME on arthritis
Ludhiana December 16
SPS Apollo Hospital conducted a CME on arthritis here yesterday. The meeting was attended by eminent physicians and orthopaedician from Ludhiana and adjoining areas.

Bridal Asia — platform for designers
Ludhiana, December 16
Divya Gurwara, who has been organising Bridal Asia (a bridal and lifestyle exhibition) for the past 10 years, says she never missed to invite Punjabis to the exhibition as designers and other exhibitors got a fabulous response from them.



830 examined at medical camp
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 16
A free medical check-up camp was organised by the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) at Community Centre here today. The camp was inaugurated by Jathedar Bhag Singh, a party candidate from the Amloh constituency in the coming Vidhan Sabha elections.

DMCH doctor attends global congress
Ludhiana, December 16
Dr Alka Dogra, Head, Department of Dermatology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, had attended the 5th World Congress of International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology at Melbourne, Australia, from December 9 to 13. Nearly 800 delegates from 42 countries participated in it.


Delhi University record 4-0 win

Ludhiana, December 16
In a keenly contested encounter, Delhi University recorded a 4-0 win over Jammu University on the second day of the 44th North Zone Inter-varsity Hockey Tournament being played on the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today. The winners were leading 2-0 at half time.

A match in progress during the second day of the 44th North Zone Inter-varsity Hockey Tournament on the PAU campus, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A match in progress during the second day of the 44th North Zone Inter-varsity Hockey Tournament on the PAU campus, Ludhiana, on Saturday.

Christmas Cup cricket tournament from today
Ludhiana, December 16
Sixteen teams have confirmed their participation in the inaugural edition of the Christmas Cup cricket tournament to be organised by the Shivam Cricket Academy here at the Dana Mandi cricket ground near Jalandhar Bypass from December 17 to 24.

94 pc of Punjab Nirman fund utilised: DC
Ludhiana, December 16
As many as 94 per cent of the sum of Rs 15 crore released in the first phase of the Punjab Nirman Programme has been utilised and more funds released under the phase I of the scheme are being utilised under the strict monitoring of the administration.


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