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Sukhbir comes to Bains’ help
Mayor had recommended action against him
Ludhiana, December 12
The city mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura today recommended action against senior Akali councillor Simarjit Singh Bains asking the Local Bodies Department to initiate proceedings against him and expel him from the Municipal Corporation for violating the decorum of the house.

Cycle industry looks Gujaratwards
Ludhiana, December 12
Inability to resolve the industry's problems may cost Punjab government dear as industrial units have started looking for expansion opportunities in other states. Among the industries taking the lead include cycle and hand tool manufacturers who say they are unable to stay competitive amid continually rising costs due to several factors, including multiplicity of taxes. 




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Gurgaon Killing
Schools need to be more vigilant: Experts
Ludhiana, December 12

The shocking murder of a class VIII student in a Gurgaon school by his two class mates has made the local school authorities to sit up and take precautionary measures for avoiding such incidents. Many schools have started frisking the bags of students and are evolving plans to avoid such incident on their campuses. The American style of campus shooting, relatively less heard in the country, has spread shock waves with the school authorities immediately swinging into action to beef up the vigil. The fears of a similar incident in the city is not unfounded.


A cold winter night appears to be a colourful canvass on Jagraon bridge as this Tribune lensman captures a man’s effort to keep cold at bay by lighting a campfire on Tuesday night.
A cold winter night appears to be a colourful canvass on Jagraon bridge as this Tribune lensman captures a man’s effort to keep cold at bay by lighting a campfire on Tuesday night. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

NRI murder: DIG orders fresh probe
Khanna, December 12
Giving a new twist to the murder of Manjit Kaur, an NRI, who was allegedly murdered by her husband Jagpaljit Singh, the DIG has ordered a fresh inquiry to establish whether the woman was murdered or had died due to a road accident.

Raid on medical store
Ludhiana, December 12
In a drive launched by health authorities against drug abuse, a team of drug enforcement officials conducted raid on a medical store in Haibowal Kalan here last evening which yielded large quantity of addictive and narcotic drugs.

COMMUNITY


Ranike: Insurance of farm animals must
Ludhiana, December 12
Gulzar Singh Ranike, minister of animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries, Punjab, has stressed on the need of insurance of animals. He said 12,000 animals were insured last year and the state government targets to insure more than 15,000 animals this year. The state government had spent Rs 1.5 crore for this purpose.


Gulzar Singh Ranike, minister of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, (third from left) at the inauguration of the workshop organised by Gadvasu at PAU on Wednesday.
Gulzar Singh Ranike, minister of animal husbandry, dairying and fisheries, (third from left) at the inauguration of the workshop organised by Gadvasu at PAU on Wednesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed 

Schools ignoring students’ safety; to get legal notice 
Samrala, December 12
Taking notice of alleged unconcern of management committees of certain private schools and colleges of the area, about safety of the students availing their transport service, the civil administration has warned them against violating the norms prescribed by the authorities and courts.

Fill posts of headmasters; say teachers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 12
Accusing successive governments of ignoring interests of employees of state run schools, office-bearers of various trade unions have urged the authorities to consider hundreds of master cadre teachers for promotion to headmasters.

Samples of milk products, other eatables taken
Ludhiana, December 12
Teams of the district health administration took nearly two dozen samples of milk, dairy products, bakery products, spices and other eatables from different parts of the city today in the course of an anti-adulteration drive, launched on the directions of the state government.

Teachers hold protest rally
Ludhiana, December 12
As many as six teachers union of the district conducted a protest rally in front of deputy commissinoner office here today. The rally was headed by the member of the Democratic Teacher Front (DTF). The teachers union accused the government for providing free village land to the Bharti Foundation for constructing a school. Member of the Democratic Teacher Front (DTF) hold a rally in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Member of the Democratic Teacher Front (DTF) hold a rally in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Restrictions imposed on rallies, processions
Ludhiana, December 12
Sumer Singh Gurjar, Deputy Commissioner, exercising powers under Section 144, CrPC, has passed an order, as an emergency measure, to prohibit the assembly of five or more persons, holding processions rallies in the areas of Ludhiana district. This order comes into effect from December 8, 2007, to January 1, 2008.

NRI kids have their roots there
Ludhiana, December 12
“The new-generation children abroad are unlikely to return to India but their elders who went abroad for their livelihood are always yearning to return to their motherland. Though we know this land provides our livelihood but the ‘scent of the motherland’ pulls us back.”

Excise officials raid steel firm
Ludhiana, December 12
Officials of the Excise and Taxation Department conducted a raid on Mahavir Steels on Jalandhar bypass here today.

Consumer movement yet to pick up in villages: Study
Ludhiana, December 12
While the consumer movement has gained substantial growth in urban Punjab, it is yet to make some headway in the rural sector. A majority of consumers in villages are not aware of their rights and responsibilities as consumers. 

Khanna elected bar council chief 
Khanna, December 12
The Khanna bar council has unanimously elected Manish Khanna as its president for the next term, 10 days prior to the scheduled elections.

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BUSINESS

Biz Word
Ping crosses 1 lakh in subscriber base
Ludhiana, December 12
Ping, a CDMA mobile service brand of HFCL Infotel Limited, reached a subscriber base of one lakh in Punjab on December 9 G.D. Singh, chief operating officer of HFCL Infotel Limited, said in a press note issued here today that this had been the fastest ever growth of customer base in the mobile domain in just 80 days since the launch of Ping in Punjab and Chandigarh on September 21. 

Share market is overpriced, says Patil
Ludhiana, December 12
The capital market is currently overpriced and despite a constant rise, the suspense persists, said Mahesh Patil, portfolio manager, Birla Sunlife Mutual Fund, during a panel discussion at a summit on Investment Scenario organised by the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) in association with ICICI Bank Corporate Investment and Services here last evening.

 

EDUCATION

Placement Drive:
Twenty RIMT students selected
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 12
The RIMT-Institute of Management and Computer Technology campus witnessed hectic placement activities this week for MBA students. The week witnessed the visit of three reputed companies of India belonging to banking and capital market sector.

Globalisation involves core sectors: Prof
Ludhiana, December 12
The department of foreign trade practices and procedures (vocational subject) of GGN Khalsa College organised an extension lecture on the topic "Globalisation and India’s foreign trade" here today.

 

HEALTH


443 dental patients examined
Amloh, December 12
Out of 443 patients who were given dental treatment during free dental check-up camp, 21 patients were given free dentures today by Dr Sarbjeet Kaur, on a function at civil hospital here today. SMO Satan Singh inaugurated the camp on November 16 which lasted till the end of the last month. Dr Gulzar Singh, Dr Gurpreet Singh, hospital staff and patients were present on the occasion.


Dr Sarbjeet Kaur fits denture to a patient at a free dental camp in civil hospital in Amloh on Wednesday.
Dr Sarbjeet Kaur fits denture to a patient at a free dental camp in civil hospital in Amloh on Wednesday. — Tribune photograph by Bhushan sood
 
SPORTS


MPSG Hockey Tournament
Railways eves top pools
Ludhiana, December 12
Northern Railway, Delhi, and Western Railway, Mumbai, wrapped up all three encounters to top their respective pools on the fourth day of the XIth All India Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Women’s Hockey Tournament being played at Prithipal Singh Astroturf Stadium at Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

A match in progress between Western Railway and Rail Coach Factory during the XI All- India MPS Grewal Women’s Hockey Tournament being played at Prithpal Singh Astroturf Stadium at PAU ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photogrph: Sayeed Ahmed 


A match in progress between Western Railway and Rail Coach Factory during the XI All- India MPS Grewal Women’s Hockey Tournament being played at Prithpal Singh Astroturf Stadium at PAU ground in Ludhiana.

 

SAI centre players given sports kit
Ludhiana, December 12
Trainees of the centre being run by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) here at Guru Nanak Sports Complex were distributed sports kit at a function organised at the multi-purpose stadium hostel today.

Players of Sports Training Centre of the Sports Authority of India who were given sports kits at a function in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Players of Sports Training Centre of the Sports Authority of India who were given sports kits at a function in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Club honours medal winners
Chandigarh, December 12
Hanu Tae Kwon Do Club felicitated its two players — Pooja Thakur and Jasween Kaur — with cash rewards for winning laurels the Inter-School Sports and Games Competition 2007-08 held by the CBSE at Jaipur recently.

Cricket
List of T20 probables
Chandigarh, December 12
The Chandigarh Twenty20 Cricket Association yesterday announced the list of probables for a preparatory camp for its upcoming Under-17 Twenty20 National Championship to be held in Chennai.

Green Land paddlers honoured
Ludhiana, December 12
The students of Green Land Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, who gave a stupendous performance to win the bronze medal in the All-India CBSE Table Tennis Tournament held in Hyderabad from December 3 to 7 were honoured at a function held here yesterday.

Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School who won bronze medal in the All-India CBSE Table Tennis Tournament held in Hyderabad recently were honoured n Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School who won bronze medal in the All-India CBSE Table Tennis Tournament held in Hyderabad recently were honoured n Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Tribune photograph by Sayeed Ahmed

Warm welcome for power lifting champs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 12 Sports lovers of the area accorded a warm welcome to Mohit Dhand and Devinder Lalka of the Worldwide Health Club here yesterday. The duo won Junior Punjab Power Lifting Championship, held at Patiala on Monday.

Volleyball trials
Ludhiana, December 12
The Punjab Volleyball Association (PVA) will conduct trials here at Guru Nanak Stadium on December 20 at 1 pm to select the Punjab teams (boys and girls) to take part in the forthcoming Junior National Volleyball Championship to be held in Nagpur, according to Raj Kumar, honorary general secretary, PVA.


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