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Road Work
Temp low, but there’s no stopping MC

Ludhiana, December 16
A portion of the GT Road being recarpeted even after rain inDespite repeated warnings by the local bodies department to the Ludhiana MC to take care while recarpeting roads, the MC is not heeding to the advice.

A portion of the GT Road being recarpeted even after rain in
Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Bail denied to Dr Gambhir
Doctor, family on the run

Ludhiana, December 16
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has rejected the bail petition of Dr Jatinder Gambhir, owner of Jatinder Gambhir Hospital, who was found guilty of violating the PNDT Act by the district health authorities.


DAWN TO DUSK: While fog hit visibility in the morning, it was pretty much the same after rain in the evening at Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photos: Rajesh Bhambi

Tribune Impact
Raid on quack’s clinic
Report submitted to civil surgeon
The SMO, Jagraon, conducts a raid at a “clinicJagraon, December 16
The SMO yesterday raided the “clinic” of a quack who claimed to treat AIDS. Since the SMO, Hathoor, was on long leave, the civil surgeon, Satpal Sharma, on the basis of a Tribune report had ordered the SMO, Jagraon, Hari Krishan Singla, to conduct an inquiry.

The SMO, Jagraon, conducts a raid at a “clinic”.A Tribune photograph

Low turnout for PAUTA rally 
Ludhiana, December 16
If the presence of teachers during today’s protest rally of PAUTA is any indication, the rally failed to evoke the desired response. Out of a total of about 800 members, only 70-odd teachers were able to make it to the rally.

Mutilated body of baby found
Jagraon, December 16
The mutilated body of a baby, packed in a plastic bag, was recovered here this morning when residents of Agwar Pona saw stray dogs dragging torn remains of a baby near a dustbin.

City Concerns
The entire scape of the city is stamped with images of power generators. Summer has gone, but power cuts continue. Thousands of houses and business establishments have installed generators.


Rain brings down temperature to 18°C
Ludhiana, December 16
Mild rains accompanied with strong chilly winds since the wee hours today, brought the temperature to considerable low. The maximum temperature came down to 18.2 today as compared to 23 degree Celsius two days back.

Heroes remembered on Vijay Divas
Ludhiana, December 16
Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar pays tributes on the occassion of Vijay Divas in Ludhiana For the past 37 years Vijay Divas has been bringing moments of pride and sorrow for the family of Param Vir Chakra awardee Flying Officer Shaheed Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon, who laid down his life for the protection of frontiers of the country during the 1971 Indo-Pak War along with many others.

Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar pays tributes on the occassion of Vijay Divas in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Lodhi Club membership fee enhanced
Ludhiana, December 16
To upgrade and add latest facilities for its members, the executive committee of Lodhi Club has decided to enhance the membership enrollment fee for all categories from February 1 next year.

Auto-rickshaw body holds protest
Ludhiana, December 16
The Ludhiana Auto-Rickshaw Association today held a protest against the Punjab government for introducing CNG-run auto-rickshaws in the city from January 1.

Working of IMA questioned
Ludhiana, December 16
A senior physician from the city, in a letter written to IMA’s chief election commissioner Dr Iqbal Ahuja, has expressed anguish over the ongoing controversies pertaining to IMA elections.

Doctors rebuff allegations
Ludhiana, December 16
Dr Arun Mitra, Dr Karamveer Goyal, Dr D.P. Singh Arora, Dr Kulwant Singh and Dr Narjeet Kaur, who are contesting IMA elections, in a statement here today expressed anguish at the false and unfounded allegations levelled against their team by Dr Narotam Dewan and Dr Davinder Walia.

Indo-Canadian body for NRIs soon 
Mullanpur Dakha, December 16
Upset over the failure of NRI Sabha convention in Jalandhar, Paramjit Singh Sandhu, alias Peter Sandhu, an elected representative from Manning in Edmonton, Canada, said office-bearers were in conflict with each other over designations.

Experts dwell on impact of drugs
Ludhiana, December 16
An ayurvedic drug manufacturing company, Charak Pharma Pvt. Ltd, organised its third inter-disciplinary continuous medical education Programme (CME) on “The drug induced liver disease” here yesterday.

F&CC meeting deferred
Ludhiana, December 16
The finance and contracts committee (F&CC) meeting, which was scheduled for today, has been postponed for tomorrow.

PAU Notes
Spreading awareness on farmers rights

Ludhiana, December 16
A research project entitled, "Centre for protection of plant varieties and farmers rights training in northern India" is operating at PAU under the aegis of technology marketing and IPR cell.

Board issues faulty exam schedule
Ludhiana, December 16
The datesheet issued by the Punjab School Education Board for December examinations of Class VI to X is full of discrepancies. The usual practice is that the December examinations are conducted by the schools and even question papers are also set by the schools. But the examinations are conducted according to the datesheet issued by the board.

Prizes given to meritorious students
Ludhiana, December 16
The annual prize distribution function and cultural programme was organised at Greenland Convent School with fervour.


Six booked for looting bus
Raikot, December 16
The police yesterday booked six persons for looting a private bus driver in broad daylight and damaging the bus.


Baba Ghala Singh, 3 others back in jail
Jagraon, December 16
Baba Ghala Singh and three of his accomplices were sent back to jail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Two-day mega lok adalat from Dec 20
Ludhiana, December 16
District and sessions judge G.K. Rai, in a press release here today, stated that under a special campaign to settle pending civil and compoundable criminal cases in the state, a two-day mega lok adalat would be organised at the new court complex on December 20 and 21.

Fans rejoice India's historic win
Ludhiana, December 16
Celebrations broke out here today as Team India scripted a historical win over England in the first Test match played at Chennai.

North zone on a roll
Ludhiana, December 16
On the penultimate day of the 38th All India Food Corporation of India (FCI) Inter-Zonal Football Tournament being played at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today, North Zone blanked 4-0 victory against head quarters, Delhi, to register their fourth victory in as many encounters and kept their slate clean.

Hockey trials today
Ludhiana, December 16
Trials to select the Ludhiana senior hockey team scheduled to be held today here at the Prithipal Singh AstroTurf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University could not be conducted due to bad weather.

Pradyna Another feather in Pranav’s cap
Ludhiana, December 16
Pranav Chopra has added another feather in his cap when he bagged a title in the junior mixed doubles category in the National Badminton Championship being held at Sivakasi, Chennai district. According to a communique received here today by the Ludhiana Badminton Academy, its trainee, Pranav Chopra gave another stupendous performance to clinch the title. Pranav (Air India) teaming up with Pradyna Gadre from Maharashtra came out triumphant.

Pradyna won the verdict 21-14, 21-11 to prove their class.

City to host TT meet from Dec 20
Ludhiana, December 16
The Ludhiana District Table Tennis Association is organising the 49th edition of the Punjab state Intern District and Open Table Tennis Tournament here at the Indoor Hall in Punjab Agricultural University from December 20 to 23 in which around 400 players (boys and girls) are expected to take part. 




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