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Sexual Harassment
PAU Dean faces independent probe

Ludhiana, December 23
The Board of Management of Punjab Agricultural University today decided to constitute an independent inquiry into the alleged sexual harassment case involving Dulcha Singh Brar, Dean, Student Welfare (DSW), against a university woman employee at a meeting held at Chandigarh today.

Employees’ body blocks entrance to MC office
Ludhiana, December 23
The one and only entrance to the municipal corporation zone-D office remained closed from 10 am to 1 pm here today following a dharna by the Punjab State Municipal Karamchari Dal.
A protester raises slogans at the main door of the MC office in Ludhiana A protester raises slogans at the main door of the MC office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: IV


Children take part in Christmas celebrations in Ludhiana
Children take part in Christmas celebrations in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Gosain cheated, insulted me: DC
Ludhiana, December 23
A few hours after a ‘‘truce meeting’’ between the Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Speaker over the ongoing controversy on fire cracker sites, the DC Sumer Singh Gurjar today burst out against Satpal Gosain, stating that the latter had ‘‘cheated and insulted’’ him.

Alive man shown dead
Forgery case unearthed
Ludhiana, December 23
A case of forgery has come to light wherein a resident of Phagwara had shown an alive man dead by procuring a fake death certificate and got his will transferred in his name.

Hotels shut against luxury tax
Ludhiana, December 23
Protesting against the luxury tax, hotels today remained closed and put black flags on their establishments. Hotels throughout Punjab remained closed on a call given by the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab. Members also took out a protest rally from Bhadaur House.

‘Miracle drops’ cure eye ailments
Ludhiana, December 23
Miracle is not to fly in air or to walk on water but it is to achieve extraordinary with your feet on earth, according to a Chinese adage. Iqbal Singh, a resident of Kulianwal village in Ludhiana, is the man known for having cured minor and major eye problems with herbal medicine since 1980.
Eye drops being administered by Iqbal Singh in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Eye drops being administered by Iqbal Singh in Ludhiana


Deaths 4 months ago could be murders: Report
Jagraon, December 23
About four months ago, nine persons were found unconscious near Nanaksar. Two of them died at Civil Hospital, Jagraon. Now, the viscera report suggests something fishy. Traces of chemicals used as poison are found in the viscera report of the deceased.

DC-Gosain Row
Residents’ faith shaken
Ludhiana, December 23
The ongoing tiff between Vidhan Sabha deputy speaker Satpal Gosain and Ludhiana deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar has belied the claims of transparent governance by the state government.

In Retrospect
2008, a year of ups and downs for industry
The year 2008 brought with it unprecedented ups and downs. Till now an alien phenomenon, the global economic meltdown badly hit the backbone of Ludhiana industry. Things turned devastating when the economic crisis in the US and Europe started to cast its ugly shadow on other countries as well and hit the domestic industry hard.

Canadian MPs for change in visa policy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 23
To impress upon the Canadian government to withdraw certain amendments in its visa policy that has “complicated” the procedure for Punjabi immigrants, five MPs, led by Sukh Dhaliwal, will approach the Canadian high commission soon.

Insurance staff hold rally
Ludhiana, December 23
Insurance employees under the banner of the Northern Zone Insurance Employees’ Association, Class-I, went on strike against the introduction of two separate Bills in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

Bairagi mandal to field nominee from Sangrur
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 23
Accusing the successive governments of ignoring interests of their community, office-bearers of the All-India Bairagi Mahan Mandal have declared to field their candidates in coming Lok Sabha elections.

From Schools
City schools celebrate Christmas with gusto 
Ludhiana, December 23
Students of Ram Lal Bhasin Public School, Phase I, Dugri, organised a colourful programme to celebrate Christmas. It reflected upon the teachings of Jesus Christ and his life. The tiny tots of KG wing sang carols and delighted everyone.
Santa Claus distributes gifts to children outside a school in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi
Santa Claus distributes gifts to children outside a school in Ludhiana

Cop thrashing: Congmen meet SSP
Jagraon, December 23
A delegation of Congress leaders led by Raikot MLA Harmohinder Singh and Gurdeep Singh Bhaini met Ludhiana SSP (rural) Gurpreet Singh Bhuller and apprised him of the case in which a cop was beaten up for arresting a proclaimed offender.

Land Dispute: Five injured in group clash
Ludhiana, December 23
Five persons, including two women, sustained injuries in a group clash that took place at Jageerpur on the Hambran Road today. Lakhwinder Singh is in legal possession of the 2 kanal at Jageerpur.

Study circle activists vow to fight social evils
Ludhiana, December 23
Twenty functionaries of the Guru Gobind Singh study circle from Gurdaspur took a pledge to fight against social evils of female foeticide, dowry, drug addiction, corruption and obscenity and a concerted drive for this purpose will be launched from Bhaini Mian Khan in Kahnuwan block of Gurdaspur soon.

Blood camp in martyr’s memory
Ludhiana, December 23
The Ivanna Institute of Fashion Technology and Hotel Management in association with the Red Cross blood bank organised a blood donation camp in which 35 units of blood were collected.

Navaldeep shines
Doraha, December 23
Navaldeep Singh, a student Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, has brought laurels to the institute by winning gold medal in the Panjab University Inter-College Power Lifting Championship organized on the university campus recently.

Hockey League
Mixed luck for Roomi lads
Ludhiana, December 23
Roomi XI lads had a mixed luck as they outplayed Amloh 2-0 in the u-14 years’ section, however, lost tamely 1-6 against Faridkot in the u-16 years section in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Hockey League for Boys being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.

Punjab TT Meet
Vineet, Manisha emerge champs
Ludhiana, December 23
Vineet Chopra of State Bank of Patiala and Manisha from Patiala registered victories in the men's and women’s section, respectively, in the 49th Punjab State Inter-District and Open Table Tennis Championship organised by the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Association (LDTTA) that concluded at the indoor hall of Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Gagandeep to lead Punjab squad
Ludhiana, December 23
Gagandeep Singh Jarkhar, a Jarkhar Hockey Academy trainee, has been named captain of the Punjab squad for the forthcoming 54th National Schools Hockey Championship (u-17) to be organised at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh from December 26 to December 31.

Jagjit Singh to lead Ludhiana
Ludhiana, December 23
Jagjit Singh of Kila Raipur has been selected to lead Ludhiana in the Senior Punjab State Hockey Championship to be held at Hoshiarpur from December 23 to 27, according to Ajay Pal Singh Punia, general secretary, District Hockey Association (DHA), Ludhiana. Ludhiana play its first match on December 24 against Taran Tarn.




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