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Road repair
Contractors leave work midway
Sign new contracts

The incomplete Gill road awaits attention, as the contractor has jumped onto another workLudhiana, December 7
The purpose of the municipal corporation to recarpet major city roads seems to be defeated as contractors are leaving their works midway to jump on to new projects.

The incomplete Gill road awaits attention, as the contractor has jumped onto another work. A Tribune photograph 


This is the normal scene of shoppers at Ludhiana’s Chaura Bazar
SEA OF HUMANITY: This is the normal scene of shoppers at Ludhiana’s Chaura Bazar on Sundays. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Unauthorised Colonies
Small developers for change in policy

Ludhiana, December 7
Maintaining that proliferation of unauthorised colonies in the mega city, and elsewhere in Punjab, was a direct result of wrong government policies, influenced by the powerful lobby of big builders and property developers, hundreds of small developers in the city are vigorously lobbying with the state government to bring in major change in policy to facilitate development of authorised colonies and at the same time grant approval to such unauthorised colonies that are presently in different stages of development.

Sahnewal flying club victim of political apathy
Ludhiana, December 7
The Ludhiana Flying Club at Sahnewal is a victim of government apathy and bureaucratic wrangling. Having produced the best commercial pilots in the country, the club remains non-functional for the past three years.

Use of fake SIM cards
Two cases registered

Ludhiana, December 7
Taking strict action against the use of fake SIM cards, the city police has registered two cases against unknown persons.

20,000 drug tablets seized from undertrial
Ludhiana, December 7
The Central Jail authorities have seizes 20,000 tablets of psychotropic drugs from an inmate, reliable sources said here today.

Youth killed in accident
Khanna, December 7
A youth was killed in an accident at a nearby village this morning.

Lawyer booked for stealing revolver
Ludhiana, December 7
A lawyer here has been booked for allegedly stealing the service revolver of a DSP here yesterday. A case in this regard has been registered on a complaint by Amandeep Singh, DSP, Patiala range.

Narkeval Bedi giving a discourse to a gathering during a ‘Mahayagya’ in Ludhiana
Narkeval Bedi giving a discourse to a gathering during a ‘Mahayagya’ in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Rs 2 cr for each assembly constituency
Jagraon, December 7
Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, the chairman of Punjab Mandikaran Board, today announced a grant of Rs 2 crore each for all assembly constituencies of the state. He said this grant would be issued by the Mandikaran Board irrespective to the party, the MLA belonged to the development of villages of their constituency.

BSP goes into election mode, holds rally
Ludhiana, December 7
BSP activists felicitate state president of the party, Avtar Singh Karimpuri, for being elected to the Rajya Sabha at a party rally in Ludhiana In a largely attended "gratitude" rally organised at Samrala Chowk on Chandigarh Road here today, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) virtually went into the election mode as its state president and newly elected Rajya Sabha member Avtar Singh Karimpuri gave a call to the masses to elect maximum number of MPs from Punjab in the coming parliamentary election so as to pave the way for party supremo Mayawati to take over as the next prime minister.

BSP activists felicitate state president of the party, Avtar Singh Karimpuri, for being elected to the Rajya Sabha at a party rally in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

CM's visit to BRS Nagar
Residents happy as veg vendors driven away 

Ludhiana, December 7
It was a Sundasy of relief for residents of BRS Nagar but a bad business day for vegetable vendors in Apni Mandi on the bank of the Sidhwan canal due to Chief Minister Parkash Singh's visit to Dugri, where he addressed a function of riot victims here today.
A visitor at an exhibition of jewels in Ludhiana
A visitor at an exhibition of jewels in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Veggie prices decline
Ludhiana, December 7
Prices of most of the veggies have witnessed a steep decline over the past one week as garlic, peas and carrot continue to fall. Generally priced around Rs 60-70 per kg, Garlic is today available at Rs 10 per kg, almost at half the price of last week.

‘Diabetes causes eye disorders’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 7
Diabetes is the major clinical entity leading to disorders of eyes among urban people, and excessive exposure to sunlight among rural folks causes cataract. This was stated by a team of doctors after examining about 300 persons at a free eye camp, organised jointly by the Bose Society for Blind and Ram Sharnam Ashram here  on Sunday.

1,270 examined at eye camp 
Mullanpur Dakha, December 7
A free eye camp was held at Guru Nanak Charitable Trust, Mullanpur Mandi.

Complicated surgery by DMCH doc
Ludhiana, December 7
The transplant surgeon and urologist, DMCH, Dr B.S. Aulakh, recently performed a challenging procedure ‘Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty and Pyelolithotomy’, wherein, the patient was diagnosed with a non-functional kidney on one side and a functioning blocked kidney with stones on the other side.

Hotels have no room to spare
Ludhiana, December 7
Those planning to travel to the city around Christmas may have to face a tough time finding rooms, as most of the city’s big hotels have already been booked for the 68th Annual Conference of the Association of Surgeons of India, which is slated to begin here from December 25.

Training courses at DMCH in January
Ludhiana, December 7
The department of anesthesiology and resuscitation, DMCH, is organising courses on Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support in January.

Smiling all the way to marriage
Ludhiana, December 7
Preparing the guest list, choosing the wedding dress, scheduling the photographer and visiting the dentist. Yes, brides-to-be today consider adding a visit to the dentist to their wedding timelines to ensure a beautiful and healthy wedding-day smile. Brides ensure that have got the smile they want to capture and preserve forever. This day is too important to leave to chance the first thing that people notice about the newly weds. The would-be-brides are going in for smile corrections to give that flashy smile on the D-day.

Pammi Bai's new album released 
Pammi Bai during the release of his new album in LudhianaLudhiana, December 7
Folk singer Pammi Bai released his ninth album "Panjaban" here today. Representing a real Punjabi, a small girl, Nimrit, dressed in a traditional Punjabi outfit, launched the album.
Pammi Bai considers girls as the future of society. He, therefore, decided to get the album formally launched by a girl.
Pammi Bai during the release of his new album in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

A parent looks at the admission form of Sacred Heart Convent School in Ludhiana Admissions in full swing
Ludhiana, December 7
Come December, and the process of admissions of tiny tots to the K.G. class in english medium schools starts. Moreover, there are many schools in the city now that give ample choice to the parents. During a visit to the different schools, this reporter found the parents were keen to impart good education to their wards not withstanding the high cost of education in these schools. Their first preference was the school that was close by their residence.

A parent looks at the admission form of Sacred Heart Convent School in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

The stray cattle menace continues to hit traffic in Ludhiana
The stray cattle menace continues to hit traffic in Ludhiana. Photo: I.V.

Streamlining education system not on priority
Ludhiana, December 7
The state government seems to be in no mood to streamline the education system in Punjab. “Fleecing” under the garb of various entrance tests and “exploitation” of students in terms of huge amounts of admission fees demanded by private managements continue to burden parents.

Meritorious students honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 7
Meritorious students of various schools of the local town and surrounding villages were felicitated at a function organised by the local unit of the Sewa Bharti at Dayanand Adarsh Vidyalya High School here today.

‘Teach students rights, duties’
Ludhiana, December 7
The Universal Human Rights Organisation, in a letter addressed to the President of India, has made a fervent appeal to direct the educational institutions, and state and central education boards, to introduce subjects relating to social awareness to inculcate a sense of awakening among the students about their rights and duties.

Stone of new wing of school laid
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 7
Secretary of the Kaushalya Devi Memorial Educational Trust Tarsem Lal Gupta laid the foundation stone of the new wing of Green Valley School at the Jandali Road here today.

GTB college wins quiz on Sikh history
Mullanpur Dakha, December 7
Guru Tegh Bahadur National College, Dakha, celebrated the martyrdom day of the ninth guru by organising an akhand path and an inter-college quiz on Sikh history. The quiz was compered by Prof A. S. Virk, and Prof Avtar Singh had five rounds on the events, personalities monuments and literature related to the Sikh history.

Bank staff urges PM for wage revision
Ludhiana, December 7
The Indian National Bank Employees Congress and the National Federation of Bank Employees Unions submitted a memorandum to the minister of state for finance Pawan Bansal and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for immediate signing of the 9th bi-partite settlement of wage revision for bank employees.

Row over share in ancestral property 
Farmer’s family threatens to commit suicide 

Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 7
Inept to comprehend intricacies of their rights and duties Harmanpreet Singh, a Class VIII student, and his sister, Amninder Kaur (Class VII), has been sitting on dharna, along with their parents for the past five days.


Lovers attempt suicide
Jagraon, December 7
A pair of love birds today tried to commit suicide here. The youth are said to be neighbours of Gidderwindi village near here.

Labourer run over by car
Raikot, December 7
A car today ran over a labourer working on an under-construction road.

Local lads continue to dominate
Ludhiana, December 7
Athletes from Ludhiana, along with those from Gurdaspur and Sangrur districts, continued with their domination in the boys' section on the third day of the ongoing 54th Punjab State Schools Athletics Meet, being held at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Hunny qualifies for main draw 
Jagraon, December 7
Hardeep Singh Honey from Punjab, a trainee of the Harvest Tennis Academy, qualified for the main draw of the boys' singles under-16 by defeating Karnataka lad, Armaan Banerjee, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, in the AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament, being played on the eleven synthetic courts on the campus of the Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal, Ludhiana.

Ludhiana footballers bring laurels
Ludhiana, December 7
Ludhiana boys emerged champions in the 30th Junior Punjab State Football Championship held at Khadoor Sahib in Taran Tarn district from November 29 to December 3. In the last edition of the championship, held at Ropar, Ludhiana lads had secured third position.

Daudhar team is kabaddi champion
Jagraon, December 7
The Rana Club of Daudhar village yesterday won the Jagdev Uppal Kabbadi cup by defeating team of Kaunke Kalan.




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