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Five HDFC Bank employees arrested
Multi-crore fraud detected
Jagraon, December 30
The CIA staff arrested five employees, including the manager, of the local branch of the HDFC Bank for committing fraud here last night. The police has booked eight persons in this regard.

DC absolved of wrongdoing
Divisional Commissioner to submit report today
Ludhiana, December 30
Patiala Divisional Commissioner Jasbir Singh Bir has given a clean chit to Deputy Commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar in the firecracker stalls allotment case wherein corruption allegations were levelled against the latter.

Police to go tough on boozers, hooligans
Ludhiana, December 30
Those planning to celebrate the New Year’s Eve with a puff of hashish, beware! For, this New Year’s bash the man dancing next to you in stylish clothes may well be a policeman on the lookout for drug addicts and drug peddlers.


New Year’s Eve
Guard up, Gypsies out on patrol
Ludhiana, December 30
Security has been beefed up in the city in view of the New Year’ Eve. And for the first time in 15 years, police Gypsies fitted with machine guns are patrolling city’s sensitive areas.

A policeman stands guard on a Gypsy ahead of New Year’s Eve in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A policeman stands guard on a Gypsy ahead of New Year’s Eve in Ludhiana

Close shave for Swarn Shatabdi
Ludhiana, December 30
New Delhi-bound Swarn Shatabdi Express had a providential escape a few minutes after leaving Ludhiana late last evening when a speeding Qualis broke the barrier at a level crossing near Doraha and got stuck right on the tracks.

Shop gutted
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 30
Goods and valuables worth about Rs 4 lakh were destroyed in mysterious fire that engulfed a general store situated at Akbarpur Chhanna village on the Ludhiana - Malerkotla road near here last night.

City Concerns
The Ludhiana police has withdrawn 35 security personnel from VIP duty in a follow-up to the ongoing debate on pruning the excessive security cover of VIPs. People feel there is scope for greater rationalisation.


GLADA to build 500 apartments
LIT takes up commercial project
Ludhiana, December 30
After a gap of over a decade, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has embarked upon an ambitious project to construct 500 one-bedroom and two-bedroom residential flats in Dugri, Phase-II, in the city.

Speed up development works: Ghuman
Ludhiana, December 30
Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman held meetings with officials of various departments and directed them to stop their indolent attitude towards their work, here today.

Protect winter veggies from frost: Experts
Chill, fog to stay for next 2 days
Ludhiana, December 30
The chilly and foggy weather under which the northern region is currently reeling will continue for the next 48 hours.

Official apathy hit health of residents
Ludhiana, December 30
The dengue outbreak, here, thwarted the performance of the department of health and family welfare in 2008. Having failed to create awareness among the masses, the district health authorities had more than 1800 cases of dengue to their kitty to handle, sizeable number at the emergency stage. Despite getting a warning in mid-July when the cases of dengue started surfacing, the department failed to evolve a ‘foolproof system’ to curtail the further spread of the disease that resulted in an epidemic, thereby, affecting over 1800 people in and around the city.

Plan must for perfect New Year’s bash
Ludhiana, December 30
New Year is here and everybody celebrates it in their own style. While some go to far off places, others attend a party at city’s best hotel, there are still others who love to host the party at their own place.

New Year’s Eve
Demand for flowers soars
Ludhiana, December 30
With the town abuzz with preparations for New Year’s celebrations, demand for flowers has registered a spiky rise.

Board exam fever grips students
Ludhiana, December 30
Examination fever is on as the CBSE examinations of Classes X and XII are to commence from March 2 next year. Students of these classes have started burning midnight oil and are busy attending tuition classes.

From Schools
Jashanjeet to see R-Day parade from PM’s box
Ludhiana, December 30
Jashanjit Kaur, a student of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, who was a national topper in (AISSDE) March-2008 CBSE Board examination, has been selected by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to witness the Republic Day Parade-2009 from the Prime Minister’s box.
National topper Jashanjeet Kaur, who has been selected to see Republic Day parade from the Prime Minister’s box in New Delhi
National topper Jashanjeet Kaur, who has been selected to see Republic Day parade from the Prime Minister’s box in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Bus overturns near Phillaur, 6 hurt
Ludhiana, December 30
About four women, a girl and a septuagenarian sustained injuries as a private passenger bus overturned near Phillaur here this afternoon. The private bus of Upkar Travels was heading towards Jalandhar when the bus driver lost control and hit the divider near Khehreya village at the GT Road.

Four LPG cylinders seized
Ludhiana, December 30
A team of Indian Oil today raided the house of Gurcharan Singh at Kundanpuri, Civil Lines, and seized four LPG cylinders and two commercial cylinders.

MC staff remove encroachments
Ludhiana, December 30
The tehbazaari wing of the municipal corporation conducted a drive and cleared 1-km-long sabzi mandi near Aarti Steels and around half-km 100 footi road that were encroached upon by vegetable and fruit vendors.


4 arrested from city hotel
Ludhiana, December 30
The Jalandhar police today raided a hotel and arrested four youths from Mata Rani Chowk here this evening.


Attack on Scribes
Bail denied to seven youths
Ludhiana, December 30
The court of Duty Magistrate Amit Thind today dismissed the bail applications moved by seven youngsters facing accusation of attacking and taking away camera of a photojournalist, Harpreet Makkar.

Cricket: BBF XI sneak past Mini Star Club
Ludhiana, December 30
BBF XI defeated Mini Star Club by 18 runs to set up the title clash with Saraswati Modern School, on the penultimate day of the 5th Sarpanch Bachan Singh Memorial Open Cricket Tournament being played at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy at Balloke, here today.

Punjab hockey league
Kila Raipur lads stand out
Ludhiana, December 30
Grewal Hockey Academy of Kila Raipur along with Shaheed Brig Balwinder Singh Shergill Hockey Academy of Barnala recorded victories in their respective encounters (u-14) in group C in the ongoing Punjab Inter-District Hockey League for Boys being organised by the Punjab sports department at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on the PAU campus, here today.




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