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Celebs spell out resolutions
Every New Year, people make resolutions. Manav Ghuman talks to some of the celebrities and asks them about their resolutions

Hans Raj Hans, Singer In the coming year, I plan to transform my physique as I was pretty busy last year and need to build up my stamina too. I want to make a mark in whatever I do. I will be making an entry in January in the serial “Jane Kya Baat Hui”, currently being aired on Colors. I will be looking forward to good projects from Bollywood this year

Ludhiana Tribune wishes readers a 
Happy New Year


HDFC Bank Fraud
Officials in damage control mode
The infamous five: The bank employees accused of committing fraud, in police custody at Jagraon on Wednesday. Gang ran bank within bank
Jagraon, December 31
The HDFC bank fraud case is now turning into a case of running a parallel private bank within the bank with the accused making unauthorised withdrawal of money from accounts of customers.

The infamous five:
The bank employees accused of committing fraud, in police custody at Jagraon on Wednesday. Photo by writer

2 snatchings amid stepped-up security
Youths on bikes take away Rs 6.45 lakh
Ludhiana, December 31
Tall claims made by the city police of providing tight security on the New Year’ Eve went up in smoke as two snatching incidents took place in broad daylight at busy market places here today.

Satluj Club
Gurjar unhappy with house tax assessment
Ludhiana, December 31
The house tax row between the municipal corporation and Satluj Club seems to have further deepened with the club president, Deputy Commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar, not being convinced by the assessment of the civic body.

Rape accused strikes again
Abducts victim; 5 booked
Mullanpur Dakha, December 31
The Humbran police has booked Harnek Singh, accused of raping and abducting a minor a year ago, for abducting the same girl from Talwandi Nau Abad village.

Winter Shatabdi’s fate hangs in balance
Ludhiana, December 31
With the one-month trial run of Ludhiana-New Delhi Winter Shatabdi coming to an end tomorrow, there is no official word yet on further extension of the train in view of the improved occupancy on the train in the past couple of days.

Trees felled in two public parks
Trees that were felled illegally in two MC parks on the Cemetery Road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, December 31
Over a dozen trees were felled illegally in two parks on the Cemetery Road maintained by the municipal corporation here today.

Trees that were felled illegally in two MC parks on the Cemetery Road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Students duped of hefty fee
Ludhiana, December 31
The education institutes in city, as always, remained abuzz with activities in the year 2008. Though Panjab University, Chandigarh, proposed a uniform fee structure, still certain colleges imposed fee structure as per their “rules” to which parents and students opposed in the form of strikes.

New Year — A day of celebration, aspirations
Ludhiana, December 31
New Year is a special day for everyone, it’s a day of celebration and aspirations - of what has been achieved and what is yet to be achieved. It’s also a day of promises and resolutions. New Year means all the novelties of the life new hopes, new aspirations and new ideas.

At the Crossroads
War imperative for lasting peace
What happened in Mumbai on November 26 will loom large on the horizon of the New Year, 2009. That was not merely an attack by the terrorists but a challenge to the Indian nation. It is hard to brook the insult lying down in the hop of the cessation of such terrorist attacks in the future.

From Schools & Colleges
GGSPS student makes it to TV show
Students of SDP College for Women participate in the NSS camp.Ludhiana, December 31
Raymon Dutta, a student of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, has been selected in ‘Dance India Dance’ competition being organised by ZEE TV. Manjit Kaur, principal, congratulated the student on behalf of the management and blessed her for her future achievements.

Students of SDP College for Women participate in the NSS camp. A Tribune photograph

Education Board discusses faulty policies
Ludhiana, December 31
A general meeting of the members of the association of the PSEB (Punjab School Education Board) affiliated schools, Punjab (Regd.), aided schools, private schools, unaided schools was held yesterday under the presidentship of Rajinder Sharma along with other members of the association.

In Retrospect|Rural Police
Terrorist group biggest catch
Jagraon, December 31
The Ludhiana (rural) police arrested various terrorist and busted gangs involved in robberies, vehicles thefts, narcotic smuggling, etc during the past year.

Cong councillor for road after BJP Mayor
Municipal councillor Parminder Mehta (extreme left) hands over memorandum to municipal commissioner GS Ghuman in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, December 31
While the whole nation has always witnessed the Congress and the BJP at battlefront, a small gesture of Congress Councillor Parminder Mehta has emerged as an example for the party heads.

Municipal councillor Parminder Mehta (extreme left) hands over memorandum to municipal commissioner GS Ghuman in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: I.V.

Penury no hurdle for Nandpuri
Sahnewal, December 31
Absolute destitution could not deter Nandpuri’s determination to ascend the ladder of triumph. A fine anchor, skillful commentator, expert cameraman, bold journalist and renowned singer, Avtar Nandpuri, rose to master all trades with the dint of his commitment and resolve.

Provide stimulus package to farmers: Expert
Ludhiana, December 31
Considering the ongoing recession in the market, if the government continued providing second stimulus packages to the industry or the banks, it would be of no use. For the progress of our country, we need to provide the best to agriculture sector. These views were expressed by food analyst Dr Devinder Sharma, who was in the city recently to deliver a lecture on Food Security of India at a village near Raikot, here.

MC body seeks more staff
Ludhiana, December 31
The Municipal Corporation Engineers Association, Punjab, has sent a reminder to the Principal Secretary of the local government, asking him to recruit staff in accordance with the norms laid by the Punjab government.

Focus on energy to sustain growth: Study
Ludhiana, December 31
The present growth scenario of Indian economy is largely a result of the increased use of energy. Higher and higher doses of energy input will be required to sustain this growth rate in the times to come. Therefore, the planning of energy supplies and the management of energy demand must be an area of interest of the government, policy makers and the civil society.

Kimi Verma
Kimi Verma

Kimi misses ‘saag’, ‘makki di roti’ 
Ludhiana, December 31
Though at every New Year Kimi Verma parties hard at Los Angles, this year will be special as it is the first time she is in her hometown on the New Year. Ushering into New Year while in her hometown is giving her a special feeling. Kimi was in the city to shop for jewellery at a local store.

Achieving excellence in dairy farming: VC
Ludhiana, December 31
New Year resolution may be a thing of past for the younger generations, but when it comes to the middle age groups and older generations, a proclamation to the self does matter as you bid adieu to the old year and welcome the New Year.

Educating girl child
Doraha, December 31
All-India Women's Conference in charge Kuljit Kaur, a social worker from Delhi, visited Green Grove Public School during their annual function recently.


16-month-old Robbery
Accused absconding; complainants approach CM
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 31
Accusing the police of acting at the behest of some SAD leaders of the Payal constituency, owners of Super Jatindra Pipes, Jhamatt, have urged the Chief Minister to impress upon the Dehlon police to arrest suspects who allegedly took away a truck at gunpoint from their factory over 16 months ago.

Four arrested in bank heist case
Khamano, December 31
The Fatehgarh Sahib police has succeeded in identifying and arresting the fourth accused in a bank heist at Khamano about a year ago.

Cricket Tourney
Chinton, Jagarpreet steer BBF XI to win
Ludhiana, December 31
A swashbuckling innings of 57 runs by Chinton Sehgal and an evenly useful contribution with the ball by Jagarpreet Singh (4 for 13) steered BBF XI to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Saraswati Modern School, Humbran Road, in the final of the 5th Sarpanch Bachan Singh Memorial Open Cricket Tournament played at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy at Balloke on Humbran Road here today.

Age manipulation rampant in sports
Ludhiana, December 31
In the absence of any specific guidelines, the trend of participation of overage players in different level tournaments goes on unabated making many deserving sportspersons sufferers.

Canada Gold Cup from today
Ludhiana, December 31
Eight teams namely Mehta Gurkul Academy of Doraha, Namdhari Academy of Bhaini Sahib, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy of Amritsar, Ludhiana Academy, Jarkhar Academy, Sarinh Academy of Jalandhar, Surjit Academy of Jalandhar and Sangrur Academy will be vying for top honours in the Canada Gold Cup Hockey Tournament to be played at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana from January 1 to 3.

10-a-side cricket trials from January 3
Ludhiana, December 31
Trials to select four teams of Ludhiana for the forthcoming T-10 Gully Cricket Tournament will be conducted at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground, Ludhiana on January 3 and 4 from 10.30 am onwards.





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