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Road-rage killing
Accused held in Patiala

Ludhiana, December 6
The Jodhewal police has arrested Puneet Rajan, alias Rinku, one of the accused in the road rage killing of truck driver Harbajan Singh on October 3. The police arrested the accused from his residence at Tripuri, Patiala, and seized two imported pistols and a large quantity of live cartridges.

Sagoo help for ailing siblings
Ludhiana, December 6
Sonu (3) and Golu (14), whose mother committed suicide last month and father is in jail, found a Samaritan in Punjabi DJ Bally Sagoo, who made a special visit to Christian Medical College and Hospital and donated Rs 31,000 for the children.

Bally Sagoo with ailing siblings Sonu and Golu at the CMCH, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Bally Sagoo with ailing siblings Sonu and Golu at the CMCH, Ludhiana





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RDX Haul Case
City jail refuses to house accused
Ludhiana, December 6
The Ludhiana Central Jail has refused to accommodate Bhavdeep Singh, one of the accused in the RDX haul case, sighting security reasons. The accused was remanded in 14-day judicial remand by the local court yesterday.

Punjab has 3rd highest number of undertrials
Ludhiana, December 6
Jails across the country have a capacity of about 2.46 lakh inmates, but the number of prisoners, including undertrials, at present is 3.58 lakh. Out of those lodged in jails, some 2.37 lakh are undertrials, and about 19,000 have been languishing in jails for over two years.

Assault Case
Probe against SDM shifted to SP (D)
Ludhiana, December 6
The SSP, R.K. Jaiswal, has marked the inquiry against SDM (East) Jugwinder Singh Grewal, who allegedly assaulted his wife on November 29, to SP (D) Gurpreet Singh Toor. Earlier, Sukhchain Singh Gill, SP (city) was probing the matter.

Woman done to death by driver
Khanna, December 6
The Khanna police has registered a case against one Gurmukh Singh and his friend Minto for having allegedly killed Baljit Kaur, wife of Gurmeet Singh of Mangli Khas village, in whose house he worked as a driver.

COMMUNITY

Power situation worsens
Ludhiana, December 6
Power cuts ranging between three and four hours every day on urban feeders have thrown life out of gear. The power supply in the rural areas of the district is worse with people having to stay without power for eight to 12 hours every day.

PSEB to hold seminar today
Ludhiana, December 6
The central zone of the Punjab State Electricity Board will hold a seminar to focus on conservation of power and awareness against power theft at BCM Senior Secondary School in Shastri Nagar here tomorrow.

Waterless residents threaten agitation
Samrala, December 6
Accusing civic body authorities of failing to provide basic amenities to residents of the Old Sabzi Mandi area, consumers have threatened to launch an agitation if water supply, that had been interrupted for five days, was not restored soon.

Cong agitation soon against govt policies
Ludhiana, December 6
Accusing the SAD government of emptying the state coffers and targeting the opposition, particular the Congress, former finance minister Lal Singh today said the Congress would soon launch a state-level agitation against the government mishandling of the affairs of the state and victimisation of Congress workers.
Former finance minister Lal Singh addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana
Former finance minister Lal Singh addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Red Beacon
MCPI(U) assails Badal govt
Ludhiana, December 6
The local unit of the MCPI(U) today criticised the Punjab government for extending the benefit of fixing red lights atop vehicles to members of the SGPC, in a press note issued. General secretary Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri said the government move to allow red beacons was unjust and illogical.

YouthScape
Anarkali suits back                                 
Ludhiana, December 6
Ludhiana women and fashion go hand in hand. The trendy women, including girls and elderly, always look for something unique and eye-catching to be the centre of attraction.


A visitor from Delhi tries an ‘Anarkali’ suit at one of the shops on Mall Road, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

At The Crossroads
Sahir Ludhianvi stands apart
THE brook in Alfred Tennyson’s poem says - “Men may come and men may go but I go on for ever.” In fact, the poet is the stream that goes on for ever. With the passage of time, other things perish whereas creative writings resist decay.

A visitor from Delhi tries an ‘Anarkali’ suit at one of the shops on Mall Road, Ludhiana

Jagmohan Kaur remembered
Ludhiana, December 6
The tenth death anniversary of Jagmohan Kaur, melody queen of Punjabi music, was celebrated in a unique way here today when her husband K. Deep, a singer, distributed blankets to needy persons at various places in the city here today.

 

CRIME

Theft accused denied bail
Ludhiana, December 6
Judicial magistrate Kawaljit Singh today dismissed the bail applications of two persons facing charges of committing theft in the house of a judicial officer here on the intervening night of November 25 and 26.

 

EDUCATION


Tiny tots take part in a flag race on the second day of the annual athletics meet organised by BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana
Tiny tots take part in a flag race on the second day of the annual athletics meet organised by BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

PTU Convocation
PCTE students win gold medals
Ludhiana, December 6
Students of the Punjab College of Technical Education Sheenu Gupta and Swati Goel received gold medals for MBA and BCA in VIth annual convocation of Punjab Technical University held on December 5 at the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar.

Students bring Punjabi spirit alive
Ludhiana, December 6
It was an evening of nostalgia that invoked the true blue Punjabi spirit with a dash of culture and tradition, especially for the NRIs present at a cultural extravaganza, organised at Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital here yesterday.

GN College wins paper-reading contest
Ludhiana, December 6
The management, staff and students of Guru Tegh Bahadur National College, Dakha, celebrated the martyrdom day of the ninth Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur here today. The day was marked by bhog of Akhand Path of Guru Granth Sahib and inter- college paper reading contest.

Guru Harkrishan school wins shabad contest
Doraha, December 6
Shabad gayan teams of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, have won the state-level academic and cultural competitions organised by the Punjab School Education Board for primary and middle classes, recently.


Students of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, who won the shabad gayan contest.
— A Tribune photograph
Students of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, who won the shabad gayan contest

Prince wins declamation contest
Ludhiana, December 6
Sahodya Inter-School English Declamation Competition was held at Tagore Public School here today. The competition was organised to provide a platform to the young orators.

US scientists visit PAU
Ludhiana, December 6
A team of scientists from North Carolina State University, USA, comprising Prema Arasu, International assistant dean, Vivek Feller, associate professor, Animal Science, and Ratna Sharma, assistant professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, visited the PAU College of Agricultural Engineering.

Gandhi House best in painting
Ludhiana, December 6
An inter-house “On the Spot Painting Contest” was organised by the Junior Humanities Forum, Middle Section. As many as 36 contestants from six houses participated in the contest.

Chanderjit cracks PCS exam
Khanna, December 6
Chanderjit Singh, B.Com III rd year student of A.S.College, Khanna, has made his institute proud by cracking the Punjab Civil Services (Judicial) examination 2007. College principal R.S.Jhanji while congratulating Chanderjit said it was indeed a great honour for the college and the faculty members.

347 farmers attend PAU meeting
Ludhiana, December 6
Addressing a monthly meeting of the PAU Kisan Club wherein 302 farmers from Punjab and 45 from Rajasthan took part, Dr S. Jaswal, dean of the College of Home Science, said women’s contribution in agriculture need to be highlighted.

 
SPORTS

Women’s hockey meet from Dec 9
Ludhiana, December 6
All India Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Women'’s Hockey Tournarnent is going to start from December 9 at Prithipal Singh Astrotur Stadium, PAU. Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Memorial Charitable Trust organises this tournament every year.

Ayush wins obstacle race
Ludhiana, December 6
Excitement and enthusiasm marked the second day of the three-day long annual athletic meet of Kindergarten section at BCM grounds today. Even the parents had a chance to be a part of the athletic meet as they participated in father’s race and mother’s race.





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