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Unusual robbery catches cops unawares
*Industrialist’s family waylaid and taken hostage
*Wife taken to  house at gunpoint
*Rs 10 lakh, gold looted
*Left her back with the family 

Ludhiana, December 26
In an unprecedented crime act, an alleged group of six dacoits waylaid the family of a Spinning Mill owner, travelling in a Ford Fiesta car on Raikot-Mullanpur road last midnight, kept the industrialist, two minor children as hostages and took his wife at gunpoint to her house in Naginder Nagar near Samrala Chowk, where they looted about Rs 10 lakh cash and about 40 tola gold.

Looking Ahead
Strict rules to greet violators
Ludhiana, December 26
Residents can hope of better managed traffic and parking in 2008, stringent action against encroachers and marriage palaces, shopping malls without proper parking facility even if half of the New Year vows by the traffic police are fulfilled.

PAU retirees yet to get pension
Ludhiana, December 26
Pensioners of the Punjab Agricultural University have not received the pension for December so far as the university has not received any financial help from the state government.

Transporters irked over taxes
Ludhiana, December 26
Irked with multiplicity of taxes transporters here said transporters in the state would have to close operations if the government continued imposing heavy taxes.






 

EARLIER STORIES


Punjab School Athletics Meet
Use of steroids on the rise
Ludhiana, December 26
Steroid intake has not spared even schoolchildren who are engaging in massive usage of performance enhancing drugs in the 53rd Punjab School athletics meet which are under way at Guru Nanak Stadium here. Though the organising authority District Education Department is on its toes to curb the menace, the use of steroids is at its peak as the students are easily able to go scot-free as the department cannot afford testing measures in school games.
Used vial of injections at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana.
Used vial of injections at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. —Photo by Inderjeet Varma


COMMUNITY

Government teachers protest against organisation of seminars at Ahmedgarh on Wednesday. Teachers shun seminars
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 26
Hundreds of teachers, associated with various trade unions, boycotted seminars organised under the Sarab Sikhya Abhiyan at schools here and surrounding villages today. Senior functionaries of these organisations addressed the protest rallies at these schools.


Government teachers protest against organisation of seminars at Ahmedgarh on Wednesday. —Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Electricity Security
Industrialists to stage dharna on Dec 31
Ludhiana, December 26
Peeved about the electrcity board’s decision to collect electricity security in advance, the local industry has decided to protest against the Punjab State Electricity Board near the Vishwakarma Chowk on December 31st.

Teachers burn an effigy of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Government Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana
Teachers burn an effigy of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at Government Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Brick-kiln owners blame govt for decline in production
Ludhiana, December 26
Brick kiln owners today blamed the government for not taking up enough infrastructural development projects thereby resulting in 25 per cent decline in production within a year all over the state.

80-year-old man manhandled,
 dies

Khamano, December 26
An 80-year-old resident of Lakhanpur village died under mysterious circumstances on December 23. As per the information,family members of Gurbaksh Singh were in the house when a neighbour his brother, Malkiat Singh, came and started abusing them.
RISKY AFFAIR: The damaged barricade of Jagraon bridge poses a risk to the life of many commuters who cross the bridge in Ludhiana.
RISKY AFFAIR: The damaged barricade of Jagraon bridge poses a risk to the life of many commuters who cross the bridge in Ludhiana. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Eco contest for kids
Ludhiana, December 26
Volvo Group has announced a global environment contest for schoolchildren. Children between 13 and 16 years can take part in this competition. This was stated in a press note issued here today.

(A)suvidha centre
Ludhiana, December 26
Chaos was witnessed at the Suvidha centre as parents stood in a queue to get the date of birth certificates of their wards attested. The chaos followed the decision of the Punjab School Education Board to hold Class V examinations in February.

PAU pensioners to stage dharna
Ludhiana, December 26
Pensioners of Punjab Agricultural University(PAU) will organise a 'dharna' in front of the Thapar Hall for streamlining the pensioner scheme. Sources said more than 2,500 employees, including teachers, technical and non- technical staff, had not been paid their pension dues for the month of November,even.
DARE DEVILS: PSEB workers risk their lives to repair power supply line in Ludhiana on Wednesday
DARE DEVILS: PSEB workers risk their lives to repair power supply line in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Dr Aulakh to be honoured
Ludhiana, December 26
Dr Pushpinder Singh Aulakh, working as Director, PAU Regional Station, Abohar, has been selected for the Harpal Kaur Memorial Award for 2007.

Trust seeks plot for Udham Singh Bhawan
Ludhiana, December 26
The 108th birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam, Udham Singh, was celebrated by a trust named after the martyr here today.

Gas geysers can kill!
Ludhiana, December 26
As the mercury continues to dip, those using instant gas water heaters (geysers) need to exercise caution in the wake of a few cases of adverse effects of the gadget having been reported in the region during past few days.

New Year bash by Lime Light Foods
Ludhiana, December 26
Lime Light Foods today announced that it would organise 'Royal Challenge-Fashion TV Hot Couture Night' on the New Year eve at Chimney Heights near Chandigarh. Addressing a press conference, Munish Bajaj, director of the company, said "It will be largest New Year bash in the region. The vent will include a fashion show and dance performances."


Models at the press conference in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Models at the press conference in Ludhiana. —


 

CRIME

Man held for extorting money
Khanna, December 26
The local police has arrested a person on the charges of extorting money from a Mohali-based resident by claiming that his “missing” niece was in his custody.


 
AGRICULTURE

Kisan club opens sales counter
Ludhiana, December 26
The woman wing of the PAU Kisan Club has established a sales counter in the main market of the university for selling edible commodities. The counter will be opened on Tuesdays and Fridays.


EDUCATION

From Schools
Guru Granth Path at Spring Dale school
Ludhiana, December 26
On the eve of the silver jubilee celebration of Spring Dale Public School, Sherpur, path of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was organised with an aim to seek almighty’s blessings for the excellent board results and for the peace and prosperity of the students, staff and the institution.

Workshop for BVM teachers
Ludhiana, December 26
A three-day workshop on " All-round development of students" was started in the premises of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir yesterday.


 

HEALTH

Rural health fair focuses on disease prevention
Ludhiana, December 26
A rural family welfare mass health fair organised by the health department at Haibowal Kalan here recently focused on creating awareness among the people about the prevention of diseases,besides providing information on family planning,personal healthcare and hygiene.

City to host eye-bank conference on December 30
Ludhiana, December 26
The first ever “eye banking conference” for the non-government organisations (NGOs) and felicitation of eye donors of 2007 will be held here on December 30. The meet will be hosted by the Punarjot Eye Bank Society of Punjab headed by Dr Ramesh.

Dr Ramesh, medical director, Punarjot Eye Bank Society, Punjab, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Dr Ramesh, medical director, Punarjot Eye Bank Society, Punjab, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

200 patients examined
Ludhiana, December 26
More than 200 patients were examined at an orthopaedic camp organised by Garg Hospital to mark the opening of a new spine surgery centre in Jawaddi here today.

Cold weather can spell health problems: Docs
Ludhiana, December 26
Mother Nature is once again giving us the cold shoulder, not to mention cold hands and feet. While most folks brave the chilly winter season pretty well, it is still important to know the basics for protection against extremely cold weather, which can cause a variety of health problems.


 
SPORTS

Gagandeep bags gold in 800 m race
Ludhiana, December 26
On the third day of the 53rd Punjab Schools Athletics Meet being held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today, athletes from Hoshiarpur, Sangrur, Amritsar besides those from Ludhiana continued their dominance.

An athlete leaps to clear the Bar during the high jump on the third day of the 53th Punjab School Athlatic meet at Guru Nanak Statium on Wednesday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Anmed

An athlete leaps to clear the Bar during the high jump on the third day of the 53th Punjab School Athlatic meet at Guru Nanak Statium on Wednesday.—

HSBC win by seven runs
Chandigarh, December 26
HSBC beat Fortis by 7 runs in the FR cricket tournament being played at here yesterday.

 

 

 

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