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Petrol stations witness huge rush
Stir by Oil Co Employees
Ludhiana, January 8
Strike by oil companiesí employees today entered the second day hitting fuel supply in the city and creating panic among city residents. Almost all city petrol stations have exhausted their stocks following massive panic refuelling by consumers. Vehicles lined outside an outlet of Indian Oil, as most of the pumps went dry due to non-supply by tankers on the fourth day of the strike called by the All-India Truckers Association.
Vehicles lined outside an outlet of Indian Oil, as most of the pumps went dry due to non-supply by tankers on the fourth day of the strike called by the All-India Truckers Association. A Tribune photograph

Satyam Fraud
City investors lost Rs 200 crore
Ludhiana, January 8
City investors lost over Rs 200 crore on Wednesday, the day the Satyam fiasco, the alleged Rs 7,000-crore scam, hogged the headlines.



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VB raids: Panic grips employees
Ludhiana, January 8
Vigilance Bureau's frequent swoops on different offices of district administration in the recent past have created panic among the employees, who mostly stayed away from their seats today to complete pending works.

Daughter donates liver to ailing dad
Ludhiana, January 8
Going by the famous saying that a daughter may outgrow your lap but she will never outgrow your heart, Varinderjit Kaur (21), a native of Chak Kalan village, donated her liver to safe her ailing fatherís life.


Varinderjit Kaur along with her father Gurcharan Singh Dhaliwal. A Tribune photograph
Varinderjit Kaur along with her father Gurcharan Singh Dhaliwal.


Former DMCH secy dead
Ludhiana, January 8
Prem Nath Gupta (88), former secretary of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana, passed away today.


                                                                         Prem Nath Gupta
Prem Nath Gupta


COMMUNITY


Posters on public walls in the city have become a common sight.
Posters on public walls in the city have become a common sight. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Truckersí Strike
Veggie prices shoot up

Ludhiana, January 8
The All-India Motor Transport Congress' (AIMTC) strike that entered the fourth day today has led to a steep hike in the prices of vegetables. However, fruits prices of fruits have not risen over the past four days.

CM gives Rs 5.40 cr for roads, bridges
Amloh, January 8
Rs 5,500 crore will be spent on towns and villages for providing sewerage and potable water. Land belonging to panchayat and of religions places will be provided tubewell connections on a priority basis, said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the Vikas Yatra Rally at grain market here today.

Former principal kidnapped
Jagraon, January 8
Former principal Major Singh is reported to have been kidnapped at the gun point from Manuke village.

Manch to honour 9 eminent persons
Ludhiana, January 8
A seminar on female foeticide, drugs and culture pollution was organised by the Malwa Sabhayacharak Manch on the first day of Lohri mela. Youngsters carrying banners also took part in the rally against the female foeticide. They also raised slogans against the menace, which has engulfed society.
Dr Gurbhajan Gill and Dr Harshinder Kaur being honoured by the Malwa Sabhya Charak Manch for their contribution against female foeticide at Punjab Bhawan in Ludhiana.
Dr Gurbhajan Gill and Dr Harshinder Kaur being honoured by the Malwa Sabhya Charak Manch for their contribution against female foeticide at Punjab Bhawan in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Special campaign by police
Making children law-abiding citizens
Ludhiana, January 8
Schoolchildren are being inspired to control their emotions of violence and anger and follow the path of morality. A special campaign has been launched by the Ludhiana police to educate the children to become law abiding citizens and follow the moral values.

International industrial expo opens
Ludhiana, January 8
The International Industrial Expo and Conferences 2009 opened in the city today and was inaugurated by Inderjit Singh Pradhan, chairman, Small Industries Development Board.

A monument for universal fraternity
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 8
The Jain community of the area is all set to transform the dreams of Sant Bimal Muni Ji Maharaj into a reality by putting into practice the ideology of universal fraternity and secularism through Adhishwar Dham, a religious, social and research institute at Kup Kalan village near here.

Idols at Adhishwar Dham at Kup Kalan near Ahmedgarh. Photo: Mahesh Sharma
Idols at Adhishwar Dham at Kup Kalan near Ahmedgarh.


Students of BCM School take part in Ludhiana Sahodya Inter-School Chess Tournament in Ludhiana.
Students of BCM School take part in Ludhiana Sahodya Inter-School Chess Tournament in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Bhandari is wildlife board member
Ludhiana, January 8
The state government has nominated Rajiv Bhandari, a renowned veterinarian as a member of the Punjab State Board for Wildlife,in recognition for his services on animal welfare. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal happens to be the chairman of this board.

PAU convocation on Jan 17
Ludhiana, January 8
The convocation of Punjab Agricultural University will be held on January 17. PAU Registrar Dr Raj Kumar Mahey said Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, will be the chief guest while Dr Gurdev Singh Khush, world renowned rice breeder and recipient of World Food prize, Dr Bikram Gill, renowned wheat scientists from the USA and Dr JS Samra from ICAR will be the guests of honour.

City lad makes debut in Bollywood today
Ludhiana, January 8
The first Bollywood release for the year 2009 goes to Ludhiana lad Sahil Kumar. There was no Hindi movie released in the first week of the New Year so the cityís dream boy will make his debut into the Bollywood this Friday.

Truck overturns on NH-1
Sahnewal, January 8
Commuters and passer-bys had to face a tough time today when a truck loaded with bricks overturned on the National Highway-1 in the wee hours of today near Jugiana village, some 3 km from here.



The truck that overturned on the highway near Sahnewal on Thursday. Photo: Lovleen Bains
The truck that overturned on the highway near Sahnewal on Thursday.

Centre gets tough on sale of magoor fish
States told to act against defaulters
Ludhiana, January 8
The states selling, buying or engaged in Magoor fish farming might land themselves in trouble as the Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Fisheries, Government of India, has decided to issue letters, asking states to put a stop on the trade of this banned variety of the fish or face action.

Finally, MC opens tenders
Ludhiana, January 8
The tenders called on December 15, 2008, were finally opened by the Municipal Corporation in the presence of municipal councillors Pal Singh Grewal, Ranjit Singh and Sukhdev Singh Gill here yesterday.

Infantís mutilated body found
Ludhiana, January 8
Panic spread at the Barewal area when a mutilated body of a new-born child was recovered from a sack at Barewal Road here today.

Reporters' Diary
Novel celebrations
The New Year celebrations were subdued this time. Earlier, the best place for the mob was to tap their feet on the dance numbers at Sutlej Club, but unfortunately the club didn't celebrate the New Year due to the Mumbai terror attacks.

CRIME

1 held with 45 kg poppy husk
Khanna, January 8
The Khanna police today arrested one person with 45 kg poppy husk from near Ratipur village in Machhiwara. The accused has been identified as Ramesh Lal, a resident of Prem Nagar, near Machhiwara.

 






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