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DC's cook brews trouble for master
Medical associations up in arms against Gupta
Ludhiana, December 24
A scuffle between a minor son of a cook at the Deputy Commissioner's residence here and his neighbours which could have ended amicably, has now blown into a major controversy with allegations flying thick and high.

Man murders estranged wife
Ludhiana, December 24
Frustrated over his marital problems, a resident of Mangli Tanda village allegedly murdered his estranged wife near the village this afternoon. He first poured acid on her face and then stabbed her several times.

Applications welcome Vikas Yatra
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 24
Residents of the town and adjoining villages yesterday thronged the nearby town of Malerkotla to welcome Vikas Yatra and to show strength in support of the MLA of the constituency.


colours of christmas

Calvary Church illuminated on the Christmas eve in Ludhiana
Calvary Church illuminated on the Christmas eve in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Underprivileged though, they pray for others’ well-being
Ludhiana, December 24
Their celebration spirits are as high as their rich and privileged counterparts or may be better than them. For them, Christmas, the festival of happiness, joy and love, means more than that. They share their thoughts, feelings, and though being a deprived lot themselves, they pray for the peace of mankind.

Detractors of ‘Dasam Granth’ to be prosecuted
Ludhiana, December 24
Giving a new turn to the controversy over the Dasam Granth, various Sikh scholars and religious outfits have come together to form a committee which will prosecute all those who criticise the Granth through books, newspapers and any other media, in the courts.

Thanks to political considerations, a minor incident wherein Excise and Taxation Department officials tried to take action against sales tax evasion, has stirred a huge controversy. It was about imposing a fine on goods worth Rs 5,000, which the department officials said were not supported by a bill.


Sabha seeks holiday on Parshuram Jayanti
Doraha, December 24
The state unit of the Shri Brahmin Sabha has condemned the alleged biased attitude of the government in not declaring Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti that falls on April 19 next year as public holiday.

Bawa heads Bairagi Maha Mandal
Ludhiana, December 24
Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, president of the All-India Bairagi Maha Mandal, has recast the Punjab state unit with Mr Hari Das Bawa as its president. Mr Ravinder Nandi has been nominated secretary general of the national body with the additional responsibility of in charge of Punjab affairs.

Xmas carnival gives a taste of adventure
Ludhiana December 24
Club Nirvana buzzed with festivities today as "Christmas Carnival" enraptured audience. With the first of its kind event held in Ludhiana the carnival offered adventure activities like hot air balloon rides, bungee jumping, zorbing, Burma bridge, flying fox, children’s dance competition and fashion show.

Nitin — a model to watch out for
Doraha, December 24
Modelling is not in his blood, but surely in his heart and soul. His naturally modelled physique, attractive personality, charming spirit and expressive features, all paved Nitin’s way towards his most sought-after goal of distinguishing himself as a super model.



Undertrial escapes from custody
Ludhiana, December 24
Just a day after an undertrial escaped from police custody in the district courts complex here, another undertrial made his escape good on the way to a court in Khanna yesterday.



NSS camp at Daad village
Ludhiana December 24
A 10-day N S S camp of S C D Govt College for Boys was inaugurated by Dr.Amarjeet Kaur, in charge, Blood Bank, DMC Hospital Daad village today. Principal Dr.Malkiat Singh, Vice Principal Mohinder Singh Grewal welcomed the chief guest. Prof.Rajdeep Gill delivered a lecture on the camp activities.

NSS volunteers (Girls wing) of SCD Govt College attend a camp at Daad village
NSS volunteers (Girls wing) of SCD Govt College attend a camp at Daad village on Sunday.
— Photo by I.V.

From Colleges
NSS volunteers hold rally
Ludhiana December 24
A 10-day NSS camp was inaugurated yesterday at Gobindgarh Public College, Khanna. Mr Suresh Goyal, Chairman, College Managing Committee, presided over the inaugural ceremony. Mr O.P. Goyal, president, Mr Chaman Lal Garg, secretary and Principal Suresh Tandon blessed the volunteers and motivated them to participate in various activities with enthusiasm.



800 patients examined at free medical camp
Ludhiana, December 24
Nearly 800 patients were examined at a free diabetes and kidney check-up and treatment camp, jointly organised by the Ludhiana branch of National Integrated Medical Association and SPS Apollo Hospital at Dr D.P. Goyal Hospital at Butahri village on the Malerkotla Road here today.

DMCH doctor attends course in Davos
Ludhiana, December 24
The Head, Department of Orthopaedics at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has been invited as a faculty member for the 85th AO Course held in Davos, Switzerland.

Xmas celebrations at Apollo Hospital
Ludhiana, December 24
SPS Apollo Hospitals celebrated Christmas today with gaiety. The hospital was tastefully decorated with bells and sparkling lights. All doctors, nurses and staff took part in the celebrations.


175 take part in body building meet
Ludhiana, December 24
More than 175 participants in the sub-junior, junior and senior sections took part in the Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Championship. The position holders were given mementoes and certificates of merit. All other competitors were given participation certificates.


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