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VIP security to be pruned
Ludhiana, December 18
Following the orders of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the Ludhiana police will reduce the security of politicians, officers and commoners shortly. The police is reviewing the number of security guards provided to those residing in the city.

Ownership of encroached shamlat land
642 SC/ST families to benefit
Ludhiana, December 18
The district administration has identified 642 SC/ST families from all over the district who would be benefited by the Punjab government scheme under which they would be given ownership of panchayat land encroached by them.

Barrier gone, but toll still being charged
Doraha, December 18
Over four months have passed, but people commuting between Ludhiana to Patiala are still being charged toll illegally even though there is no toll barrier on the way.


The driver of an Esteem car literally drove over an Alto near the mini secretariat in Ludhiana
The driver of an Esteem car literally drove over an Alto near the mini secretariat in Ludhiana on Thursday. The Esteem driver was reversing the car at high speed and it was too late for him to apply brake as the car was already atop the Alto. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Integrated textile park approved
Ludhiana, December 18
A meeting of the empowerment committee of the ministry of textiles was held in New Delhi to consider the approval of a textile park, wherein the Ludhiana integrated textile park was approved.

Scooterist killed in accident
Khanna, December 18
A resident of Kumbra village was killed when his scooter was hit by a speeding bus from behind on the Malerkotla road this morning. The victim has been identified as Pargat Singh.

IT raids on jewellery shops
Khanna, December 18
The income tax department today conducted raids on some jewellery shops. Around 30 officials from Ludhiana reached the jewellery shops and the raids continued till evening.


Railway Station
Bid to remove security booth
GRP, RPF get joint possession after standoff
Ludhiana, December 18
The government railway police (GRP) and the railway protection force (RPF) virtually crossed swords over removal of a GRP booth near the main entrance to the railway station here yesterday.

Sihar Thath Case
Villagers see hope after Granthi’s surrender
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 18
The surrender of Gurcharan Singh Granthi of Dodhar village in Ludhiana district, who was wanted in connection with infamous Sihar Thath violence case registered under Sections 302, 323, 307 and 34 of the IPC and Sections 25, 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act around five years ago.

Government shirks responsibility
No funds for maintenance of schools
Ludhiana, December 18
The Punjab government seems to have given up the responsibility of maintenance of the schools. There are many government schools that have no infrastructure and a number of schools, which have no staff to perform daily jobs like sweeping, peons, chowkidars and waterman.

Scientists: Check phosphorus by using bio-fertilisers
Ludhiana, December 18
Lentil (Lens culinaris), being a major source of protein in the vegetarian diet of Indians, has been an important component of agriculture. Scientists namely Chintu Jindal, Veena Khanna and Poonam Sharma from the PAU department of plant breeding and genetics, said pulses have high phosphorus requirement and respond well to the applied phosphorus.

Indo-Danish Fest
Strengthening cultural bonds
Ludhiana, December 18
It was a touching moment to see the Indian audience standing as a mark of respect to the national song of other country. During the performance by students from Denmark the entire audience showed their respect when the group sang the national song of their country at Partap College of Education during the Indo-Danish festival.
Students from Denmark at the Indo-Danish cultural show in Ludhiana
Students from Denmark at the Indo-Danish cultural show in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Internal assessment in colleges goes off track
Authorities generous with marking
Ludhiana, December 18
The internal assessment, the objective of which was to access students on the basis of their daily performance by teachers, seems to be going off-track these days with colleges providing marks in “abundance” in order to get good results.

Varsity students get training in embryo transfer
Ludhiana, December 18
A three-week training course on embryo transfer technology (ETT) in dairy animals was organised from November 26 to December 16 at the embryo transfer and semen freezing laboratory of department of animal breeding and genetics, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU).

From Schools
Arya Model students selected for science congress
Ludhiana, December 18
A team of five students of Class X of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, were selected out of 101 teams at the 16th State Level Children's Science Congress 2008 held at PAU, Ludhiana, to participate at the national level.

MC notices to encroachers
Ludhiana, December 18
Working on the orders issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on a PIL filed in 2007 on encroachment on schedule and bypass roads, the officials of town planning department of the municipal corporation served notices on encroachers on the Ferozepur Road here today.

Brick kiln workers hold rally
Ludhiana, December 18
Brick kiln workers of the city held a protest rally in Chatar Singh Park here today to press for their demands. The workers are demanding that minimum wages be raised upto Rs 600 per month and labour laws be implemented in all the industries.

Pulse polio workshop for nodal officers
Ludhiana, December 18
District health authorities organised a workshop of the nodal officers for the ‘pulse polio’ programme in the civil surgeon office on Tuesday. The programme is scheduled from December 21 to December 23.

SHO placed under suspension
Ludhiana, December 18
SSP R.K. Jaiswal on Tuesday suspended SHO division No. 6 Gurtej Singh for taking a court case against the police casually and putting the force in an embarrassing situation.

Seven transformers damaged
Raikot, December 18
The thieves have reportedly damaged seven electricity transformers and decamped with the copper materials from within.


NRI alleges assault by village youths
Raikot, December 18
An NRI from Canada has accused some villagers of beating him up and hurting his religious sentiments. Tehal Singh, a resident of Kaily village, has been training village youth in wrestling at his wrestling ring.

One booked for rape
Ludhiana, December 18
The police today booked Kashmir Singh, a resident of Sirsa, on the complaint of a woman who alleged that she had been repeatedly raped by the accused. According to sources, Harmeet Kaur (25) had been living with Kashmir Singh for the past two years.


Judicial remand for Cong activist
Raikot, December 18
The local court of Mandeep Kaur Bedi has remanded Congress activist Lalit Jain in judicial custody. The police had sought five-day police remand for the accused. On June 15, 2006, Gurtej Singh of Jalaldiwal village had given a complaint to the SSP, accusing Kimti Lal Jai of luring his brother into sending him to Canada by way of marriage and taking Rs 13 lakh from them.

DBA Poll: Candidates put forth viewpoint
Ludhiana, December 18
The Punjab Young Lawyers Welfare Association organised a debate for those contesting the District Bar Association (DBA) poll by organising debate at district court complex here on Tuesday.

Cricket tourney deferred
Ludhiana, December 18
The fifth edition of the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Memorial Open Cricket Tournament, which were scheduled to start today at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy at Balloke, has been postponed.

40 turn up for hockey trials
Ludhiana, December 18
The District Hockey Association (DHA), Ludhiana, conducted trials to select the Ludhiana senior hockey team, here today, at the Prithipal Singh Astro Turf Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus.

Sports festival kicks off
Mullanpur Dakha, December 18
The seventh grand Kabaddi-cum-sports festival conducted by Lok Bhalai Sports club, Mansuran, started today with much fanfare. The tournament was inaugurated by Master Rajinder Singh, an NRI from Canada.




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