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Making a mockery of shagun scheme
Samrala, December 25
Making a mockery of the shagun scheme launched by the Punjab government to give financial help to needy families at the time of the marriage of daughters, a large number of families in Samrala have pocketed money by showing fake marriages.

Abandoned rly flyover turns into food street
Ludhiana, December 25
Even as the Municipal Corporation is sitting pretty by forgetting about the railway overbridge in place of historic Lakkar Bridge conveniently, several vendors have started using it by converting it into a food street.

Abandoned railway overbridge that is being used by vendors.
Abandoned railway overbridge that is being used by vendors. — A Tribune photograph

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Parents booked for selling girl to brothel
Ludhiana, December 25
A 16-year-old girl, allegedly forced into prostitution at the age of 14 and sold off to a brothel in Delhi for Rs 90,000 by her parents, has won a battle against the accused with the local police finally registering a case against them.

Industrialist held, gets bail
Excise duty evasion of crores of rupees
Ludhiana, December 25
In a rare move, the Central Excise Commissionerate arrested Atul Gupta of Waryam Steels for allegedly engaging in massive excise duty evasion here last evening. Gupta was later released on bail.




People sing carols, exchange gifts on Christmas
Ludhiana, December 25
Christmas was celebrated with great joy and fervour here today. People greeted each other, exchanged gifts and partied. "The festival conveys a message of happiness and love.

Christmas celebrations at Kalvery church in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Christmas celebrations at Kalvery church in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Everest’s prize distribution function
Ludhiana, December 25
The 37th annual prize distribution function of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, was held on the school premises.

Nostalgic reunion for DMC alumni
Ludhiana, December 25
In its continuous efforts to facilitate interaction between the alumni of Dayanand Medical College (DMC) and their alma mater, the DMC Alumni Committee, under the umbrella of the DMC Old Students Association, organised its annual alumni meet here on Sunday.

Programme for college staff begins
Ludhiana, December 25
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has commenced a week-long Staff Development Programme on “Strategic Management in Modern Business” which will conclude on December 31, an official press note said here today.

Gen Mohan Singh ignored in death
Jugiana (Ludhiana), December 25
The death anniversary of Gen Mohan Singh, a founder of the Indian National Army (IMA), which was later on led by Subhash Chander Bose, is all set to go unnoticed, this year, too, tomorrow. 

Lecture on global capital markets
Ludhiana, December 25
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) will conduct a lecture-meeting on international capital markets here on Wednesday. Dhruv Narain, managing director, financing group, Goldman Sachs, USA, will address the participants.

Good bargains in woollens elude customers
Ludhiana, December 25
Famous for its woollens, the city, this time, is not offering good bargains to its customers. Thanks to speedy clearance of stocks, local manufacturers are reluctant to give any discounts. At most city outlets, customers are left with little choice as a result.

Stamp vendors show allotment letters
Ludhiana, December 25
Activists of the Purani Kacheri Welfare Association, who had been at loggerheads with some stamp vendors over possession of booths in new courts complex, today showed their allotment letters issued by the administration.




Bid to murder relative foiled
Ludhiana, December 25
Timely information provided by a resident of Gobind Colony saved the life of a resident of Mundiya village for whose murder, his canada based relatives allegedly sent a group of killers for Rs 1.20 lakh.

Impersonator nabbed
Ludhiana, December 25
The Shimla Puri police has booked a man who had allegedly posed as the chiarman of the SAD and sought Rs 3 lakh from a junior engineer with the Punjab State Electricity Board on threat of his tranfer out of the city.


53rd Punjab Schools Athletics Meet 
Manjinder, Amandeep win gold in 5,000 m walk
Ludhiana, December 25
Manjinder Singh from Ludhiana and Amandeep Kaur won gold medal in the gruelling 5,000 m walk in the boys and girls (u-19) section on the second day of the 53rd Punjab Schools Athletics Meet being held at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today.

Girls take part in 400 m race during the 53rd Punjab School Athletic Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Girls take part in 400 m race during the 53rd Punjab School Athletic Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

India-Australia matches
Court restrains cable operators from unauthorised telecast 
Ludhiana, December 25
The Delhi High Court has ordered in favour of ESPN STAR Sports (ESPN), the official broadcaster of the India tour of Australia, in its suit for permanent injunction filed against cable operators across the country against unauthorised broadcast of the India tour of Australia, restraining all cable operators from unauthorisedly showing the forthcoming India tour of Australia through their cable networks.

Manish fashions MCA’s victory
Patiala, December 25
A fine century, 111 in 104 balls, and dazzling bowling by Manish 4 for 3, helped the Mohali Cricket Association (MCA) to defeat Cantt. XI Ambala by 94 runs in the 7th Dhruve Pandove Memorial Cricket tournament, which concluded in YPS ground yesterday. 

CRPF, IAF register wins
Fatehgarh Sahib, December 25
On the second day of the All-India Baba Zorabar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Football Tournament being played here at Mata Gujri College Fatehgarh Sahib Stadium yesterday, CRPF Jalandhar beat Principal Harbhajan Memorial Club 5-4 in a tie-breaker. 




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