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Car mows down 2 cyclists
Two more killed in another collision
Ludhiana, December 17
A Scorpio car went out of control and mowed down two cyclists, both migrant labourers, and injured four others near Dholewal chowk late this evening. Harminder Singh Gill, driver of the car, was also injured when the car hit a tree after running over the cyclists and hitting three passersby.

This is what remains of a car that collided with a Canter near Baddowal on Sunday night.
This is what remains of a car that collided with a Canter near Baddowal on Sunday night.— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Stamp Duty Evasion
Rs 1.20 cr deal file goes missing
Ludhiana, December 17
In a twist to the stamp duty evasion scam, a file relating to a Rs 1.20 crore deal of prime land in Dhurkot village has gone missing. The file was the main case of the 16 deals identified as wrong and undervalued, causing a loss of Rs 60 lakh to the public exchequer.




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City’s prime land to go under hammer
Casualty: 1,000 full-grown trees
Ludhiana, December 17
The government would earn crore of rupees
by auctioning the prime old courts and tehsil complex land at the cost of depriving those residing in the congested old city of the green belt. As the state government has decided to sell the prime old courts complex land on the Humbran Road and that of old Tehsil in the Chaura bazar area, nearly 1,000 trees would be axed on the pretext of developing the area.

Trees on the old courts complex would be axed if the state govt goes ahead with the auction of the complex in Ludhiana.

Trees on the old courts complex would be axed if the state govt goes ahead with the auction of the complex in Ludhiana.— Tribune photo by  Sayeed Ahmed

Third victim in five months
800 employees still await safety kits
Ludhiana, December 17
Despite a long-pending demand for safety kits for sewermen who clean manholes manually, nothing has come of it. As a result, a third life was lost in the past five months.

22-yr-old sewerman dies of asphyxiation
Ludhiana, December 17
A sewerman died and another was taken ill after inhaling toxic gases in a manhole that they were cleaning this afternoon.

COMMUNITY

Train-Bus Mishap
Negligent driver caused collision: Cops
Ludhiana, December 17
The local police probing into the last night’s train-tempo traveler accident at an unmanned level crossing near Jagraon has held the tempo driver responsible for the accident.

Kuldip Singh, a volleyball player, injured in the train-bus accident near Jagraon being treated at DMCH in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Kuldip Singh, a volleyball player, injured in the train-bus accident near Jagraon being treated at DMCH in Ludhiana on Monday.

 
Pensioners’ day celebrated
Ludhiana, December 17

The Pensioners Information Centre Management Committee today celebrated Pensioners’ Day silver jubilee at Pensioners Bhawan here.



Pensioners gather at Pensioners Bhawan in Ludhiana on Monday.— A Tribune photograph
Pensioners gather at Pensioners Bhawan in Ludhiana on Monday.

PAU zoological society joins international body
Ludhiana, December 17
The zoological society of the department of zoology, PAU, has been awarded corporate membership of the China-based International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS).

Woollens distributed among 400 students 
Amloh, December 17
The formation of NGO’s was a vital initiative to sublimate youth energy to help the weaker sections of the society and take the country ahead in global competition, said chief guest and district police chief Ranbir Singh Khatra at the 17th cultural mela “Mahak Panjab Di” organised by the Panjab Sabhyachark Club, Amloh, in assocation with Nehru Yuvak Kender, at the school ground here yesterday.

DMC alumni meet on Dec 23
Ludhiana, December 17
The Dayanand Medical College (DMC) Alumni Committee will organise Alumni Meet-2007 here on December 23.

Will city politicians learn from Sidhu?
Seeking grants for constituency 
Ludhiana, December 17
Will the city-based politicians follow the example set by Navjot Singh Sidhu in serving his parliamentary constituency and the Assembly segments? This question is being asked by residents of this industrial hub which not only contributes maximum revenue to the state exchequer but also gives maximum financial help to politicians as well as to the town. 

Farmers stage dharna against chief agriculture officer
Ludhiana, December 17
Activists of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha today staged a dharna against the ‘‘anti-farmer’’ policies of the chief agriculture officer.




Activists of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha stage a dharna against the chief agriculture officer in Ludhiana on Monday.— Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Activists of the Jamhoori Kisan Sabha stage a dharna against the chief agriculture officer in Ludhiana on Monday.

YouthScape
Enticed by wedding planners 
Wedding choreographers are becoming the latest craze among the city elite. Gone are the days when people hired orchestra and dance troupes to entertain guests. These wedding choreographers train family members for particular occasions like sangeet, mehendi and shagun.


Wedding choreographers giving training to family members. — A Tribune photograph
Wedding choreographers giving training to family members.

Stress Release
Corporates turn to spiritual trainers 
Ludhiana, December 17
Corporate Ludhiana seems to be finding solace in spirituality and motivational training-a new mantra for achieving success. A large number of motivational and spiritual trainers who have visited this industrial town in the past four to five months points towards an altogether new phase the corporate world is entering into.

Police looks for arms in Sidhwan canal
Ludhiana, December 17
The city police today launched a search of the Sidhwan canal between Dugri and Jawaddi bridge on a tip-off that arms and ammunition had been dumped there by some criminals or terrorists.

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CRIME

Six booked for assault, trespass
Jagraon, December 17
The Humbran and Jagraon police have booked six persons on the charges of assault and trespass. In the first case, Jaswant Singh, Sukhdeep Singh, alias Sukha of Bhatian Dhaha, and Vivek Chand, alias Vikka, allegedly assaulted Piara Singh of the same village with sharp-edged weapons.

Vigilance nabs forest ranger
Ludhiana, December 17
The vigilance bureau here has arrested a forest ranger, Balwant Singh, on the charges of demanding and taking bribe from a resident of Mandiana village.

 

BUSINESS

Biz Word
Microsoft to help new companies 
Ludhiana, December 17
Fortis Technologies and Microsoft Dynamics today showcased their specialised IT solutions that can help upcoming companies in the state from improving their efficiency, increasing productivity and in turn boost profitability.

Stock exchange gets new chairman
Ludhiana, December 17
S.P. Sharma is the new chairman of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE). At a meeting of its board of directors held here on Saturday, the LSE appointed Jagmohan Krishan as the vice-chairman.

 


EDUCATION

Class V board exam
Pupils of aided schools in syllabi conflict
Doraha, December 17
The proposed decision of the Punjab School Education Board to conduct board examinations for class V students of government and private-aided schools has put thousands of students studying in private aided schools and their parents in a fix as most of their syllabi is at variance with that being followed by government schools.

From Schools
City lad honoured by President 
Ludhiana, December 17
Sanpreet Singh of Class V of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School (the only one from Punjab State) was honoured by President Pratibha Devisingh Patil. He bagged third prize and a cheque of Rs 25,000 in the national-level painting competition. He also got the opportunity to present and explain his painting to the President.


 

HEALTH

CMCH to treat patients suffering from cancer 
Ludhiana, December 17
There is good news for patients suffering from blood-related cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma as the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here has launched “clinical hematology and haemato-oncology” services recently. This was stated by Dr Rajesh Paul, medical superintendent of the hospital.

 
SPORTS

Club honours players, coaches, sports promoters
Ludhiana, December 17
Sportspersons who represented the country in different international meets and brought fame and those who carved a niche for themselves at national level tournaments were honoured along with sports promoters and coaches at a function here today.
Basketball player Jagdeep Singh receives keys to a motor cycle from Basketball Federation of India president Rajdeep Singh Gill at a function in Ludhiana on Monday.
Basketball player Jagdeep Singh receives keys to a motor cycle from Basketball Federation of India president Rajdeep Singh Gill at a function in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Inderjeet Verma

Gurdeep Singh excels in long jump 
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 17
The two-day 28th Master Athletic Championship that was inaugurated by the deputy commissioner Alak Nanda Dyal on December 15 concluded here yesterday evening. More than 450 athletes from the state participated in the competition.

KCW athletes finish runners-up
Ludhiana, December 17
Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, bagged second position in the Panjab University Inter-College Athletics Championship held on the PU campus, Chandigarh, from December 7 to 9.


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