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Contaminated parshad claims nambardar’s life
Machhiwara, December 23
Contaminated parshad which was distributed on the second night of the Jor Mela at Gurudwara Shri charan Kanwal Sahib by some unidentified woman has claimed the life of Nambaardar Hardit Singh Makkar of Mithewal village while his son Sohan Singh and his in-law Sardar Singh are undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Nawanshehar.

Paths that eat into forest cover
Environment society seeks probe
Ludhiana, December 23
The Environment Protection and Welfare Society, Ludhiana district, has alleged that a nexus between the timber mafia, developers and some government employees was eating into the forest cover of the state in the name of creating paths for petrol stations, dhabas, liquor vends and colonies along the state and national highways.
Forest cover losing to a path
Forest cover losing to a path on the Rara Sahib-Ahmedgarh road. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma




Students of Jesus Sacred Heart School celebrate Christmas in the school on Saturday.

NATIVITY: Students of Jesus Sacred Heart School celebrate Christmas in the school on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Divided industry takes U-turn
Ludhiana, December 23
The local industry made a mockery of itself when it took a U-turn from its previous stand of fighting against Excise and Taxation Department officials.

Aided-school teachers cane-charged
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 23 Activists of the Private Aided School Teachers Union who had gone to lodge a protest against the Punjab Vikas Yatra at Dhuri were cane-charged and later rounded up by the district police before the arrival of the yatra.

Doctors collect details of Ramdev’s patients
Ludhiana December 23
Following instructions from the Union Health Ministry, some leading medical institutions in Ludhiana, including Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Christian Medical College and Hospital, are learnt to have been collecting details of all those patients who had stopped taking their allopathic drugs after attending to yoga camps of Swami Ramdev or adopted his prescription.


Badal asks CM to accept people's ‘fatwa’
Ludhiana, December 23
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to accept the earlier “fatwas” served on him by the people of Punjab and resign. Reacting to Chief Minister's remarks that the success of Vikas yatra was a “fatwa” against Mr Badal, the latter remarked, “Let him accept the earlier “fatwas” like the one during Parliament elections, when he lost 11 of the 13 seats and the other at Moga on December 8 and accept defeat.”

CPI (ML) to contest ten seats
Ludhiana, December 23
The CPI (ML) will contest 10 seats in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Punjab. This was stated by party general secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya while addressing mediapersons here this noon.

Rotary Club distributes woollens
Ludhiana, December 23
The Rotary Club of Ludhiana (North) distributed 55 sweaters and 30 trousers among poor students of Government High School, Bassian Bet village, situated along the Sidhwan Canal, about 20 km from Ludhiana.



76 proclaimed offenders arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 23
Having nabbed 76 proclaimed offenders during a special drive launched under the directions of the state police chief, the Jagraon police chief asserted that crime rate would shrink in the following years.

7 booked for not registering domestic helps
Ludhiana, December 23
The city police has begun acting tough with those residents who do not register domestic helps with the police, despite orders by the District Magistrate in this regard.



‘Crafted Emotions’ on display at Sutlej Club
Ludhiana, December 23
Crafted Emotions - a three-day exhibition of gold and diamond jewellery, began at the Sutlej Club here today. With the motto of commitment, trust and perfection, the organisers claimed that they were catering to every segment of society.

V Mart opens outlet
Ludhiana, December 23
V Mart, a chain of lifestyle and home essentials stores, opened its 15th outlet in the country here on Saturday.



'Umang-2006' catches up with audience
Ludhiana, December 23
The Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies organised 'Umang 2006' in the Guru Nanak Hall here today.

From Schools
Schools rock to Christmas celebrations
Ludhiana, December 23
Christmas was celebrated at Dil's Nursery School, Model Town Extension with fervour and enthusiasm. Children came dressed up as Santa Claus, Mother Mary and fairies. Xmas tree was decorated with bells and stars.

Workshop for GNIMT faculty
Ludhiana, December 23
A faculty development programme on 'Achieving Excellence through Proactive Teachers' was held at Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology (GNIMT) here yesterday under the aegis of the ISTE chapter.

Doraha nursing school celebrates Christmas
Doraha, December 23
A function was organised by the staff and students of Sidhu School of Nursing, Doraha, to celebrate Christmas. Gurpreet Kaur of second year spoke on the life and the mission of Jesus Christ. Dr Harbans Singh was the chief guest on the occasion.


Court holiday from December 25-31
Ludhiana, December 23
The district courts will remain closed from December 25 to 31. For urgent matters such as bail applications, injunction/stay matters falling within the jurisdiction of the sessions courts, Mr Harbans Lal, District and Sessions Judge, will be available on December 25.



Himesh Reshammiya with his dance troupe at Hardy’s World in Ludhiana on Friday evening. Despite chaos, ‘tera suroor...’ rocks Ludhiana
Ludhiana, December 23
The chaos and mismanagement during the show did not deter, the popular singer and actor, Himesh Reshammiya, from rocking the city on Friday night.

Himesh Reshammiya with his dance troupe at Hardy’s World in Ludhiana on Friday evening. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Newly-constituted PMC mired in row
Ludhiana, December 23
The newly-constituted Punjab Medical Council has got mired into controversy with some nominated members facing various charges against them. So much so, two doctors, who have been nominated to the council, are facing an inquiry by the council itself. Three of the four doctors nominated to the council belong to Jalandhar, while the fourth one belongs to Khanna.


Tiny tots of Little Kingdom Nursery School, Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana, participate in the annual sports day on Saturday. Sports day at Little Kingdom School
Ludhiana, December 23
Little Kingdom Nursery School, Gurdev Nagar, here celebrated its annual sports day today. The school campus was decorated tastefully in sync with the theme 'Health is wealth'.

Tiny tots of Little Kingdom Nursery School, Gurdev Nagar, Ludhiana, participate in the annual sports day on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


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