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Schoolgirl run over by truck
Khanna, December 4
A student was killed in an accident at Khanna at around 2 pm today. She was on her way from school to her house at Bhamaddi village. The victim, Perneet Kaur, was a student of Class XII at A.S. Modern Senior School, Khanna.

Cops need tougher training, better arms: Badal
Ludhiana, December 4
Not clearing his stand on the central government’s proposal for a federal security agency in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said: “We don’t want to be an obstacle in the formation of the central agency, but would prefer if the central government imparts the same training to the state police.”


Winter Shatabdi begins
Ludhiana, December 4
The winter special Ludhiana-New Delhi Shatabdi Express commenced its maiden run from New Delhi at 18.30 hrs last evening, reaching here a little after 23.00 hrs.

Yet another inquiry against DEO
Ludhiana, December 4
The Punjab education department has initiated inquiry against Sudesh Bajaj, district education officer (secondary), for alleged irregularities in administrative conduct. The inquiry is being conducted by Jagjit Singh, deputy DPI schools (secondary). He summoned Sudesh Bajaj to Chandigarh today in this regard.

23-yr-old woman succumbs to injuries
Ludhiana, December 4
A 23-year-old newly married woman today succumbed to her injuries inflicted allegedly by her husband and mother in-law for dowry. The victim, Maninder Kaur, a resident of New Shakti Nagar, was married to an Amritsar resident, Ravinderjit Singh, on February 21.


Pension Issue
PAU authorities struggle to find solution
Ludhiana, December 4
With the December-31 deadline, set by the Punjab and Haryana High Court to clear the dues of pensioners till the end of this year, fast approaching, the issue of disbursement of pension has once again started hotting up at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

Eye surgeon accused of fraud
Ludhiana, December 4
Levelling charges of cheating against an eye surgeon, Dr Rajesh Batra, a city resident has accused the doctor of duping him on the pretext of operating his 70-year-old mother for glaucoma.

Miss World Panjaban-2008
Auditions held at city college
Ludhiana, December 4
The auditions for the 10th International Beauty Pageant Miss World Panjaban-2008 were held at Ramgarhia College, here today. Organised by Sabhyacharak Sathh, Panjab, participants from different states gave a tough competition to each other.

Participants at the audition of Miss World Panjaban at Ramgarhia College in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

400 NRIs felicitated
Ludhiana, December 4
Around 400 NRIs from U.S.A, U.K., Japan, Canada, U.A.E, Australia, Dubai along with other countries attended the NRI felicitation ceremony, held at Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College here yesterday.

Hindu outfits seek stern response
Ludhiana, December 4
Different organisations, including the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharat Vikas Parishad and the RSS, organised a function with the help of schoolchildren to pay tributes to the Mumbai terror victims.

US scientist delivers talk on pesticides
Ludhiana, December 4
Dr Gurwattan Singh Miranpuri, a renowned scientist from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, delivered a talk on ‘Role of bio-pesticides in integrated pest management and insect resistance management practices’ at Punjab Agricultural University, here yesterday.

Extension lecture delivered
Jagraon, December 4
An extension lecture by Dr R.K. Singla, professor, department of computer science and application, was organised at Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd.

Minister’s misconduct draws flak
Ludhiana, December 4
The Bharat Neterheen Sewak Samaj today condemned the misconduct meted out to the visually impaired protesters by Chaudhary Swarna Ram, minister for social security, women and child development, in connection with World Disability Day  yesterday.

Office-bearers of the Bharat Netherheen Sewak Samaj condemn minister Chaudhary Swarna Ram. A Tribune photograph

Shopkeepers bask in sun, add to traffic chaos
Khanna, December 4
Winter has brought more chaos and traffic snarls on city roads. A large number of shopkeepers bask in the sun and keep goods on pavements, adding to traffic chaos. Traffic in the area moves at a snail’s pace, leading to serpentine queues during peak hours. School-going children and office-goers are the worst sufferers during afternoon and evening hours.

Shopkeepers keep goods outside their shops during winter to deal with customers in the sun. This often leads to traffic chaos in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Chrysanthemum bloom at PAU
Ludhiana, December 4
What cannot be expressed in words can be conveyed through flowers. The nature holding diversity of beautiful colours was at display today in the form of two-day chrysanthemum show at Punjab Agricultural University.

Chrysanthemums in full bloom at the PAU in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

CM’s visit keeps DC away from inquiry
Ludhiana, December 4
The DC, Sumer Singh Gurjar, who was summoned by the Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha in the Sohan Singh Thandal case today failed to keep his date with the Speaker owing to the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal’s visit to the city.

Assault on Trader
Police ‘dilly-dallying’ despite evidence
Ludhiana, December 4
Almost a week after a trader of Feroze Gandhi market was allegedly beaten up for videographing illegal parking of vehicles by car bazar owners, the police is yet to arrest the accused in the case.

Possession of land for green belt
Church members halt MC staff
Ludhiana, December 4
The municipal officials who had come with a police team to the Fountain Chowk to take possession of a land to form a green belt adjacent to the Anglican Christ church had to return empty-handed here yesterday.

From Schools
Fancy dress show
Ludhiana, December 4
A fancy dress show was organised at Tender Foot Nursery and Pre-Nursery School. Students participated with zeal and enthusiasm, as they dressed up as models, musicians etc.

NCC day at Ramgarh college
Samrala, December 4
NCC day was observed at Mai Bhago College for Women at Ramgarh, in which NCC group commander Col Karamjit Singh was the chief guest. He said the girls, nowadays, were leading boys in NCC competitions apart from education, sports and other activities.

Vet varsity scientists shine
Ludhiana, December 4
Dr Asha Dhawan, Dr Meera D. Ansal and Dr Vaneet Inder Kaur of college of fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), recently attended the 8th Indian Fisheries Forum, a triennial meeting of the fisheries scientists from all over India.

Curb domestic violence
This is with reference to the article “Act fails to curb domestic violence” by Shivani Bhakoo, dated October 25, 2008 in Ludhiana Tribune. It has been rightly said that domestic violence has increased. Those, who deal with laws, are aware about the enactment of the protection of women from domestic, sexual and economic violence.


8 SAD activists involved in clash held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 4
Eight persons belonging to two factions of the SAD, fighting for the control over the Dasmesh truck tempo union, Guru Teg Bahadur Market, have been arrested under Sections 107 and 151 of the CrPC.

1 killed in accident
Jagraon, December 4
One person was killed and four other seriously injured in a road accident between an Indica car and a Scorpio near Galib village here yesterday.

Undertrial booked
Ludhiana, December 4
The police yesterday booked an undertrial, Kulwant Singh, for possessing a mobile phone. The seizure was made on November 27.

National School Games
Punjab hockey team honoured
Ludhiana, December 4
Players of the Jarkhar Hockey Academy gave an excellent performance to enable Punjab emerge champions in hockey in the recently held National School Games (u-19) held at Patiala.

Inter-School Tourney
BVM lads finish runners-up
Ludhiana, December 4
Students of the Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, finished runners-up in table tennis event in the Punjab State Inter- School Games (u-16) organised by the Punjab sports department, in collaboration with the Sports Authority of India, at Guru Nanak Sports Complex, Ludhiana, from December 1 to 3.

Students of BVM Senior Secondary School, who secured second postition in table tennis during the Punjab State Inter-School Games, with their principal and sports director in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph




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