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Free-for-all in Guru Nanak Stadium
Stampede-like situation occurs during
Babbu Mann show; Police resorts to
cane charge to control fans
Ludhiana, January 4
Heads hung in shame as the people, who danced in wild frenzy and distributed sweets among each other when the country did well in Olympics, damaged the very infrastructure that produced the Olympic players.

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Fog’s onslaught persists
Many trains cancelled, delayed by several hours
Ludhiana, January 4
Dense blanket of fog engulfing the entire region for the past week continues to wreak havoc on train traffic with majority of the up trains and some of the important down trains running late by several hours.

Truckers on strike from today
Industrialists urge govt to intervene
Ludhiana, January 4
The All-India Motor Transport Congress’ call for a "chakka jam" and nationwide strike from tomorrow in protest against the inadequate reduction in diesel prices is giving the local industry sleepless nights.

A vendor sells hosiery goods on the road in Chaura Bazaar in Ludhiana. Encroachers’ Bazaar
Ludhiana, January 4
The Municipal Corporation's focus on removing encroachments has always been on the posh and easy accessible areas, while the biggest example, Chaura Bazaar, has been ignored.
A vendor sells hosiery goods on the road in Chaura Bazaar in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi


COMMUNITY

The farmers in Ludhiana district, who have adopted organic farming. More take to organic farming
Ludhiana, January 4
To minimise the ill-effects of chemicals and fertilizers, about 268 farmers in the district have started growing organic vegetables/wheat in their farms at different villages here.

The farmers in Ludhiana district, who have adopted organic farming. A Tribune photograph

Refund of Fee
Parents seek VC’s intervention
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 4
Accusing the authorities at the Nightingale Nursing Institute, Narangwal, of insulting and threatening them, parents of a former student have sought intervention of higher authorities in return of certificates of their ward and refund of Rs 40,500 that had been deposited in advance with the college authorities.

Empty bottles of cough syrup besides the wall of CIA-I office. Mini sectt new haven for drug addicts
Ludhiana, January 4
While the police tends to be on the toes
to curb the menace of drugs, the mini
secretariat, which has the offices of all
top brass police officials, has become the
den of narcotics and drugs.

Empty bottles of cough syrup besides the wall of CIA-I office. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Graft Case
MC official’s arrest set to blow lid off racket
Ludhiana, January 4
Arrest of a building inspector in a corruption case yesterday is all set to blow the lid off a major racket that was going on in the building branch of the municipal corporation with the Vigilance Bureau officials today claiming that the money was being shared by a few officials.

Braving chill in open
Ludhiana, January 4
The temperature has been coming down drastically with each passing day, forcing city residents to relieve themselves with the help of heaters, blowers, warm clothes etc. But the worst affected are the under-privileged who have to brave the chill without these luxuries.

Lok Sabha Poll
Traders decide to field Ralhan
Ludhiana, January 4
With the Lok Sabha elections round the corner, yet another development has taken place in this industrial capital of Punjab. Industrialists, traders and professionals have decided to put up their candidate in the elections from this constituency in protest against government’s failure to bail the industry and trade out of the crisis.

Kirtan by women at Darbar Sahib
Let SGPC decide: Surinder Badal
Samrala, January 4
Advocating the rights for women in lending langar and other services at Darbar Sahib, Surinder Kaur Badal, wife of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, said the matter of women performing kirtan at Darbar Sahib was sensitive and should be decided by the SGPC.

Makkar for religion-promotion centre
Ludhiana, January 4
Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) president Avtar Singh Makkar said the SGPC would open centres for the promotion of religion so that the youngsters could be preached about the cultural heritage of the Sikhism.

238 screened for diabetes
Ludhiana, January 4
The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) organised its 68th diabetes detection camp at Shivpuri here today.

MC acts tough, serves notices on 26,000 defaulters
Ludhiana, January 4
Getting tough on the house tax defaulters, the house-tax department of the municipal corporation has served more than 26,000 notices on defaulters for paying their arrears on time.

Schools & Colleges
Akal Sahai holds art exhibition
Ludhiana, January 4
An art, craft and science exhibition was organised at Akal Sahai Convent Senior Secondary School, New Janta Nagar.

Former Test player Lal Chand Rajput during trials for selecting Ludhiana team at PAU. Dravid will return: Rajput
Ludhiana, January 4
Belief in self and resolve to achieve greater
heights has completely transformed the Team
India as cricketers have registered historic
victories in Test matches as well as the shorter
version of the game in the recent past.


Former Test player Lal Chand Rajput during trials for selecting Ludhiana team at PAU. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

T-10 Cricket
Ludhiana teams announced
Ludhiana, January 4
At the end of the two-day trials, conducted at the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today, four Ludhiana teams namely Gully 1, Gully 2, Gully 3 and Gully 4 were announced for the forthcoming T-10 Gully Cricket Tournament scheduled to be held on January 28 at Guru Nanak Engineering College, Ludhiana.

 






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