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5-yr-old sodomised, killed
Ludhiana, December 29
A close friend of a migrant labourer gave his family a nightmare by killing his five-year-old son after sodomising him late last night. The accused, a Nepalese labourer, was arrested this evening.

Minister proposes, admin disposes
2 booths sealed after inauguration
Ludhiana, December 29
In a typical case of minister proposes and babus dispose, two commercial booths in the new courts complex were sealed by the district administration just a few hours after minister for jails Hira Singh Gabria had inaugurated them. 

Looking Ahead
Civic amenities for urban poor on MC agenda
Breather for committees managing parks
Ludhiana, December 29
There is a breather for city parks once again with the Municipal Corporation resolving to pay at the rate of Re 1 per sq metre to the Park Management Committees in the city that have been managing the lungs of the city quite well.

City set to usher 2008 in style
Ludhiana, December 29
Bidding adieu to 2007, city residents are all set to welcome 2008 with great pomp and show. Assuring loads of fun are hotels, clubs and malls that have chalked out entertaining programmes, celebrity shows, dance parties and elaborate meals to match the occasion. Legends English Village presents Nach Balliye in preperation for the New Year’s eve in Ludhiana.
Legends English Village presents Nach Balliye in preperation for the New Year’s eve in Ludhiana.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed








EARLIER STORIES

NRI from Canada sent to ‘manage’ contract killing
December 29
, 2007
Cheats aplenty at athletics meet
December 28
, 2007
Unusual robbery catches cops unawares
December 27
, 2007
Making a mockery of shagun scheme
December 26
, 2007
Toll barrier has new address — Sutlej bridge
December 25
, 2007
Jubilant BJP leaders fire shots into air
December 24
, 2007
330 gm of RDX seized 
December 23
, 2007
“Peti” mafia going strong
December 22
, 2007
Ghumman elected president
December 21
, 2007
Girl escapes from Delhi brothel
December 20
, 2007
Ruffians barge into hospital, assault staff
December 19
, 2007
Car mows down 2 cyclists
December 18
, 2007
Hospital fined Rs 25,000 for botched delivery 
December 17
, 2007
Schools violate SC order
December 16
, 2007
Three dupe hosiery group of Rs 1 crore
December 15
, 2007
Sons shoot at man, victim untraceable 
December 14
, 2007

A farmer works on his field amidst leafless trees on a cold morning in Laddowal.
LOVE’S LABOUR: A farmer works on his field amidst leafless trees on a cold morning in Laddowal. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Jewellers, police at loggerheads
Ludhiana, December 29
A two-month old incident of Rs 6.40 lakh jewellery theft by two alleged members of the notorious "pebble gang" from Bhola Jewellers, Sahnewal, has returned to haunt the city police with the victim shopkeeper claiming that the police let off the two suspects, traced and detained by them. Doing a Sherlock Holmes, the jewellers of Dashmesh Market where the shop was located found the two teenagers after a two-month-long struggle. 

COMMUNITY

Furnace units upset over power tariff hike
Serve ultimatum, to go on strike
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 29
Though the state government under the BJP’s pressure had announced to withdraw 8 to 9 per cent hike in power tariff its non-implementation has made the future of 20,000 families which depend on steel industry bleak. Decision to withdraw the hike has remained only on papers whereas the bills are being charged on the hiked rates.
Mohinder Gupta, president, Furnace Association, Mandi Gobindgarh, along with senior vice-president Raj Bansal and treasurer Gopal Singhi addresses mediapersons in Mandi Gobindgarh on Saturday.
Mohinder Gupta, president, Furnace Association, Mandi Gobindgarh, along with senior vice-president Raj Bansal and treasurer Gopal Singhi addresses mediapersons in Mandi Gobindgarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph 

At the Crossroads
Ushering in the New Year
The tendency to judge others by the yardstick of one’s own mindset is gaining ground. This is an offshoot of holier-than-thou attitude that can be termed as egotistical. Such ‘pretenders of faith’ forget that their off the cuff comments can stem the growth of the person’s awareness of life who is their target. 

PSEB not to recover advance deposit right now 
Ludhiana, December 29
Maintaining that the hue and cry being raised by several trade and industrial organisations, as also other categories of consumers in the state on recovery of security (consumption) or advance consumption deposit (ACD) is misplaced and an overreaction, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has clarified that the said deposit is not liable to be recovered right now.


Gurdas Mann enthrals with golden oldies 
Ludhiana, December 29
Singer Gurdas Mann enthralled the audience with his music at the Lodhi Club here last night. The evening, a celebration to welcome the New Year, saw people turning up in large numbers to have a glimpse of their favourite star.




Gurdas Mann entertains audience at the local Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Gurdas Mann entertains audience at the local Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Friday.


 

CRIME

Nine booked for trespass
Jagraon, December 29
Nine persons have been booked for creating nuisance during the engagement of a man. 

 


EDUCATION

Teachers’ strike enters fifth day 
Block traffic; reports sent to authorities 
andi Ahmedgarh, December 29
Activists of a few teachers’ unions continued to protest against the alleged anti-education policies of the state government, on the fifth day today. They were protesting against the seminars being organised under the Sarab Sikhya Abhiyan at schools here and at villages falling under Sangrur and Ludhiana districts.

   
  Education dept defends seminars

Government school teachers burn an effigy near Ahmedgarh.Government school teachers block the Jagraon-Ludhiana G.T. Road.

  Government school teachers burn an effigy near Ahmedgarh and on right they block the
  Jagraon-Ludhiana G.T. Road. — Tribune photographs

From Schools
Spring Dale silver jubilee fest 
Ludhiana, December 29
Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School organised bhog of Sri Akhand Path Sahib yesterday morning to mark its silver jubilee celebrations.


 
SPORTS

Hockey League 
Ramandeep registers easy win 
Ludhiana, December 29
A brace each by Navjot Singh and Amandeep Singh helped Spring Dale School, Amritsar, to register an easy 7-2 win over Mata Sahib Kaur Academy,Jarkhar, in under-16 year’s match of the Punjab Hockey League for boys being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at the Prithipal Singh Memorial Astroturf Stadium, Punjab Agricultural University, here today. In another match, Spring Dale School piped Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana 3-2.
A match between Spring Dale Schoo,l Amritsar, and Malva Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, being played at Prithipal Singh Astrotruf Stadium in Ludhiana on Sunday.
A match between Spring Dale Schoo,l Amritsar, and Malva Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, being played at Prithipal Singh Astrotruf Stadium in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed




 

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