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Toll barrier has new address — Sutlej bridge
Ludhiana, December 24
In what comes as a Christmas gift to residents, the Doraha toll barrier, hated by the industry and the residents alike, will be shifted to the Sutlej bridge. It would start functioning from January 21 at the new location.

Silt mounds choking vegetation
Rara Sahib (Ludhiana), December 24
Irrigation department employees and sand mining contractors have dumped huge mounds of silt from the Abohar feeder canal on the forest area along the Doraha-Rara Sahib-Ahmedgarh road.

The Tribune has two photographs taken between a gap of few months as evidence. One was taken before the intervention of the high court and the other taken on Monday.
The Tribune has two photographs taken between a gap of few months as evidence. One was taken before the intervention of the high court and the other taken on Monday.

Sub-registrar goes on leave, staff follow suit
Ludhiana, December 24
The stamp duty evasion scam cast its shadow on the sub-registrar’s (West) office today when sub-registrar Mukesh Sharma went on leave and employees followed suit, bringing the registration work to a halt.





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Endurance test before start of athletics meet 
Ludhiana, December 24
Around 2,500 students from various schools of the district waited on empty stomach as the chief guest, MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, turned up two and half hours late to inaugurate the Punjab School Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. 

COMMUNITY

PAU’s distance learning classroom gets going
Ludhiana, December 24
The facility of distance learning classroom installed in PAU college of agricultural engineering under American-Indian knowledge initiative with the technical cooperation from Iowa State University, USA, was made operational today.

City drenched in Xmas festivity
Ludhiana, December 24
Christmas fervour is in air. From bedecked churches to city markets to hotels and 
malls, festive spirit has gripped one and all. As the city celebrates the occasion tomorrow, feasts and carol singing were the order of the day.


A shop decked up for Christmas in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 

A shop decked up for Christmas in Ludhiana on Monday.

Donated blood to be used for thalassaemics
Ludhiana, December 24
A blood donation camp was organised here yesterday. A team of doctors and supporting staff from the department of transfusion medicine at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital provided facilities for the collection of blood.

Scrap atta-dal scheme: Forum
Ludhiana, December 24
Activists of the Public Anti-Corruption Forum today submitted a memorandum to the assistant commissioner, J.K. Jain, asking the state government to discontinue with the atta dal scheme as it had put a burden of Rs 350 crore on the state exchequer and the real beneficiaries were well-to-do families. The activists said certain persons close to political leaders were drawing the benefit while the deserving ones were not getting anything. 

Advance collection
Ludhiana, December 24
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry today said there was a confusion pertaining to advance collection of deposit by the PSEB. Chamber president P.D. Sharma said the board chairman had agreed to postpone the implementation of the decision. However, industry is confused if decision is being implemented from January, 2008 or not. 

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CRIME

12 booked in assault case
Jagraon, December 24
The Sidhwan Bet police in a cross case has booked 12 persons under Sections 452, 324, 323, 120-B, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC.

 


EDUCATION

Christmas celebrations at schools
Ludhiana, December 24
Christmas was celebrated at Saraswati Modern School, Rajpura Road, Civil Lines, here today. Chief guest Kamla Jain, school president, greeted those present.


Teachers to boycott seminars during vacation
Jagraon, December 24
About 700 teachers from 103 government schools, including senior secondary and primary schools, today boycotted a seminar organised under the Sarb Sikhya Abhiyan at Government Senior Secondary School.

Teachers hold a protest march in front of the office of the SDM in Jagraon on Monday.
Teachers hold a protest march in front of the office of the SDM in Jagraon on Monday. — Photo by Vijay Bansal 

 

COURTS

District courts closed from December 25 to 31
Ludhiana, December 24
The district courts will remain closed from December 25 to 31. The district and sessions judge, G.K. Rai, has made arrangements for hearing urgent matters during vacation.

 

 
SPORTS

 
Cricket for Deaf
Ludhiana bt Jalandhar
Ludhiana, December 24

Allround performance by Surinder Singh (2 for 23 and 42 runs) enabled Ludhiana to register an easy six wicket win over Jalandhar in the cricket championship for the deaf being organised by the Deaf Cricket Federation, Punjab, at Arya College here today. Ludhiana won the toss and invited Jalandhar to bat first. In the allotted 20 overs, the visitors made 155 runs. The main scorers were Sandeep (39), Aman (25) and Harvinder (22).



A batsman plays a defensive shot during a match between Ludhiana and Jalandhar at Arya College ground, Ludhiana, on Monday. —  Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A batsman plays a defensive shot during a match between Ludhiana and Jalandhar at Arya College ground, Ludhiana, on Monday.

 

Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur athletes shine
Ludhiana, December 24
Athletes from Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur and 
Mansa dominated the proceedings on the 
first day of the 53rd Punjab Schools Athletics Meet, which got off to a colourful start at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today.

Athletes take part in a 1,500m race during the 53rd Punjab Schools Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Monday.
Athletes take part in a 1,500m race during the 53rd Punjab Schools Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Ludhiana set up title clash with Amritsar
Ludhiana, December 24
Ludhiana beat Jalandahr 10-4 and Amritsar outplayed Gurdaspur 3-0 in the men’s semifinals to set up the title clash in the 15th Senior Punjab State Softball Championship being played at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College here today.



 

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