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Cong leader Gabba locks tubewell room
Son assaults 60-yr-old woman

Ludhiana, December 2
A 60-year-old widow sustained a fracture on her hand after she was allegedly beaten up by the son of a Congressman. Nisha Kaushal, a resident of Nawa Mohalla and mother of Sameer Kumar, a journalist with City Cable, was rushed to the civil hospital where her condition is said to be stable.

In Basta
Bodies’ identification comes in way of investigation

Ludhiana, December 2
Two unidentified lovers were killed on the rail track near Laddowal on June 9, 2004.


Railways to pay Rs 10,000 for harassment
Ludhiana, December 2
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered officials of the Northern Railway to pay Rs 10,000 in compensation to a senior citizen. The 69-year old had alleged harassment due to the negligence of railway officials.

Kabaddi not foreign to them 
Ludhiana, December 2
A foreign player from Miri Piri Academy, Amritsar, being tackled down by an opponent during a kabaddi match in Ludhiana A 13-member under-18 girls kabaddi team consisting of girls from the UK, the US and Canada are making inroads into the rural sporting culture by their lively performances.

A foreign player from Miri Piri Academy, Amritsar, being tackled down by an opponent during a kabaddi match in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

60 pc children given polio drops
A child being given polio drops in LudhianaLudhiana, December 2
The deputy speaker of Punjab assembly, Sat Pal Gosain, today formally launched the mop up pulse polio campaign in the district by giving polio drops to an infant at the civil hospital here. Civil surgeon Sat Pal Sharma, district vaccination officer Manjit Kaur and SMO of the hospital, Dr Kuldip Kaur Sahni, were also present. Dr Sat Pal Sharma later inaugurated polio booths set up here. He said the mop up polio drive was being organised in the wake of a polio case having been detected in Moga district.

A child being given polio drops in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


Ludhiana Calling
VIPs going late to functions is commonplace here, but what makes it even worse is when organisers don’t care to inform the press about the delay. On Sunday, Mona Singh went for the inauguration of a fashion store nearly 45 minutes late. A couple of days ago, Mandira Bedi was over an hour and 15 minutes late.

Donate for better healthcare, CM to NRIs
Ludhiana, December 2
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today urged NRIs settled all over the world to make liberal contribution towards strengthening health and education infrastructure in Punjab so that the poor could access modern health care facilities and unemployed youth could seek self employment through vocational training.

Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar 
Fresh title deeds in sight for plot owners

Ludhiana, December 2
Owners of plots and other properties in “L” block of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here have heaved a sigh of relief as the matter of transfer of property rights to the existing owners, taken up by chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda, has evoked a positive response from the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities.

Devotees, NRIs attend gurmat samagam 
Ludhiana, December 2
The third day of annual Gurmat Samagam at Gurdwara Nanaksar, Samrala Chowk, here saw a large number of devotees paying obeisance to the holy Guru Granth Sahib and enriching themselves with the blissful rendering of Gurbani kirtan and Gurmat Vichar by spiritual and religious intellectuals from all over the country and from other parts of the world.

NRI author honoured
Ludhiana, December 2
The local unit of the Punjabi Sahitya Academy yesterday honoured Mohan Gill, an NRI, for his latest release “Banvaas to Baad” (After the exile). 

MC wakes up



Proclaimed offender held
Ludhiana, December 2
The local police today arrested Vijay Kumar, a proclaimed offender, who had run away three years ago with Sarasvati, a minor then.



Fruit prices decline, veggies stable
Ludhiana, December 2
Thanks to the increased supply of fruits, prices have started going down after a few months. Prices of vegetables, however, remained stable during past fortnight.



PAU exams on; students go on strike 
Ludhiana, December 2
A large number of PAU employees have returned to work after a month-long electioneering, which saw Harbans Singh Mundi being elected as the new president of the non-teaching employees’ union.

Rows affect academic atmosphere
Ludhiana, December 2
Since the SAD-BJP coalition government took over in Punjab, the academics have been feeling the heat in the four universities- Punjab Agricultural University, Punjabi University, Guru Nanak Dev University and Baba Farid University of Health sciences.



Nothing fake in reality shows: Mona Singh
Ludhiana, December 2
Mona Singh in Ludhiana Dramatisation in reality shows is necessary, feels Mona Singh of “Jassi jaisi …” fame. The tele star, who is busy hosting “Jhalak Dikhla Ja”, a reality dance show of celebrities, said such shows portrayed the truth and that people expressing their emotions was a true expression of what they felt at that very moment.

Mona Singh in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Sahir’s poetry casts spell
Ludhiana, December 2
A benign audience was witness to myriad shades of poetry by Sahir Ludhianavi at the Nehru Sidhant Kendra here last evening.

City girl pens “Agony and Ecstasy” 
Ludhiana, December 2
Richa Bhatia (21) refuses to be a part of young brigade which hesitates in stretching themselves for realizing their dreams. This student of economics would rather move ahead without wasting time.


Sant Ishar academy lift kabaddi cup
Ludhiana, December 2
Spectators get atop a vantage point to watch a kabaddi match during the 6th edition of the Canada International Kabaddi Cup at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, Sant Ishar Singh Academy, Rara Sahib, overpowered Dashmesh Academy, Kalakh, 37-27 to emerge champions in the 6th edition of the Canada International Kabaddi Cup played at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today.

Spectators get atop a vantage point to watch a kabaddi match during the 6th edition of the Canada International Kabaddi Cup at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Shakun leads Amarjit XI to cricket title
Ludhiana, December 2
A powerful batting by Shakun Jindal (66 runs off 39 balls) and an equally valuable bowling by Amarjit Singh (4 for 9 runs) guided Amarjit XI to a comfortable 96-run victory over the Campus Club in the final of the second Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament which concluded at the Government Institute of Knitting and Textiles, Rishi Nagar, here today.

SAI pip Malwa school
Ludhiana, December 2
Sports Authority of India (SAI), Patiala, pipped Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, 1-0 in the boys’ u-16 years category of the Punjab Hockey League organised by the Punjab Sports Department at the Prithipal Singh Memorial Astroturf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University campus, here today.

MGC win hockey championship
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 2
The hockey team of the local Mata Gujri College (MGC) won the Inter-College Hockey (Men) Championship by defeating Khalsa College, Patiala, in the last league match of the tournament.



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