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Curfew brings life to standstill
Ludhiana, December 6
Children play cricket outside a petrol station after all public and private establishments closed down following the imposition of curfew in Ludhiana on Sunday. Normal life was thrown out of gear in the city that remained under curfew throughout the day today following yesterday's turn of events in which a radical Sikh was killed in police firing.

Children play cricket outside a petrol station after all public and private establishments closed down following the imposition of curfew in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Commuters suffer as buses remain off road
Ludhiana, December 6
Commuters return home as government and private buses remained off road due to curfew. For once, the general bus stand in the mega city wore a deserted look and the normal din of buses rushing in and out or people scurrying to board buses was missing.

Commuters return home as government and private buses remained
off road due to curfew.Tribune photos;Himanshu Mahajan.


Educational institutions closed today
Ludhiana, December 6
With no clear directions over the curfew tomorrow, Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg has passed the orders under Section 144 that all educational institutions, including schools, colleges and universities, will remain closed on Monday.

Streets wear a deserted look following imposition of curfew in Ludhiana on Sunday.
(LEFT)Streets wear a deserted look following imposition of curfew in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan:(RIGHT)The migrants, who were nabbed for creating ruckus at Dhahdari, in police custody. A Tribune photograph

Industry losses put at Rs 800 cr
Ludhiana, December 6
The mob violence in the city during the last three days has cost industry dear and, though it is still too early to arrive at a precise figure, total losses have been pegged at up to Rs 800 crore. Factories, commercial establishments and shops remained closed due to the curfew imposed in the entire city.

Brides, grooms in for anxious moments
Ludhiana, December 6
Brides, grooms, their relatives and visitors to marriages witnessed anxious moments following curfew in the city.

Police, admn failed to tackle exigency 
Ludhiana, December 6
One of the fiercest clashes in the city for the last three days has exposed the preparedness of the administration and the police in dealing with such exigencies.

2-day congregation cut short
Ashutosh Maharaj addresses followers
Ludhiana, December 6
Undeterred by the ongoing rampage in the city by Panthic organisations, Ashutosh Maharaj, the head and founder of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, addressed a gathering of his followers at the GLADA ground in Ludhiana.


Violence in city
Poor, the worst sufferers
Ludhiana, December 6
Two-year-old Krishna suffered from diarrhoea and high fever throughout the day, but his father, Puran, a domestic helper from Nepal, was not allowed to take him to the doctor by police personnel on duty at Ghumar Mandi.

A wake-up call 
Ludhiana, December 6
The ugly outburst of migrants, who vandalised police stations, torched vehicles and lay siege to the Dhandari railway tracks on Thursday and Friday, has come as a wake-up call for cops.

Darshan Singh cremated amid tight security
Ludhiana, December 6
Darshan Singh (50), who died allegedly in police firing during a protest against the visit of spiritual leader Ashutosh Maharaj, was cremated at the Lohar crematorium here today.

Man missing since yesterday’s clashes
Ludhiana, December 6
Even after having returned home safe unaffected by Saturday’s violence, Jagjit Singh is very worried man and so is his family. The reason - his 38-year-old brother, Swaran, who had gone out along with him, is still missing.

Industrialist denies threat 
Ludhiana, December 6
A day after the city received one of the major outbursts, allegedly by Sikh radicals, who were protesting against the visit of Ashutosh Maharaj, chief of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, the local real estate giant whose name was ‘wrongly’ appeared on the billboard has distance himself to be a part of the  controversy.

Solution to ‘jhuggi’ menace nowhere in sight
Ludhiana, December 6
With a population explosion, unchecked influx of migrants and haphazard urban growth, all of which have virtually become a hallmark of Punjab’s industrial hub over the years, the proliferating ‘jhuggis’ (shanties) have become another black spot on the face of the city.

New road begins to wither
Ludhiana, December 6
While the municipal corporation claims to give better roads to the city, the irony is that officials have failed to provide good ones even near their office.

Foreign delegation visits PAU
Ludhiana, December 6
A six-member foreign delegation visited Punjab Agricultural University and interacted with the officials and head of departments of college of agriculture and college of agricultural engineering and technology under the chairmanship of dean, postgraduate studies, Dr SK Mann.

Decision on exam upsets Class III, IV
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 6
Students of Classes III and IV of government schools and their parents are upset over the ever-changing decisions of the authorities in the education department.

A student receives prize at GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School in Mandi Ahmedgarh. 200 students felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 6
Over 200 students of Guru Hargobind Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Bahadurgarh, were felicitated during the annual prize distribution function organised on the school premises yesterday.Jagpal Singh Khagura, hotelier and senior Congress leader, was the chief guest on the function.

A student receives prize at GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School in Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

College students raise awareness on environment
Doraha, December 6
As part of teaching practice, students of Doraha College of Education carried out fortnight-long activities of academic and cutural interest in students at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha.

PAU researchers win awards
Ludhiana, December 6
PAU researchers won maximum awards in recognition of their research presentations through posters during the silver jubilee meet organised by the Society for the Promotion of Plant Science Research at Jaipur National University on December 1 and 2.

Two city lads make it to Canada 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 6
Local resident Raman Rishi Singh Walia and Sharantjit Singh Tagger of Hoshiarpur have emerged champions at the world-level class act Canada contest.

At the Crossroads
Where has the fellow feeling gone?
IN the present-day world, the people are so engrossed in themselves that they seldom come out of their sanctuaries.

2 test positive for swine flu
Ludhiana, December 6
Two persons have been tested positive for swine flu at DMC hospital here. The samples of Daljit Kaur of the city and Jarnail Singh of Bathinda were foud positive yesterday evening. Their relatives have been kept under observation. Sources said samples of two more patients had been sent for testing. 

Ludhiana, December 6
Orwinder Kaur Grewal has been nominated as member of the board of management of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, for three years.The orders were passed by the Governor of Punjab on the recommendations of the Punjab Chief Minister.Grewal is an active member of the SAD. A postgraduate, Grewal has also been a state-level hockey player.


Akali sarpanch’s nephew opens fire, 1 hurt 
Mullanpur Dakha, December 6
Marriage celebrations turned sour when a youth was shot at the instance of a youth from the girl’s side. Amolak Singh (25), the victim, a resident of Bangsipura village near Sidhwan Bet, had stated that he had a brawl with a group of youths from the girl’s side over the choice of a song to be played by the orchestra.

15 LCDs stolen from shop
Ludhiana, December 6
Taking advantage of the tension in the city the thieves broke into an electrical showroom, located opposite to the CIA staff at the Ferozepur Road, and decamped with 15 LCDs worth Rs 18 lakh. According to the police, the thieves came in a tempo and broke open the locks of Bedi electronic before decamping with LCDs.

6 booked for beating up woman 
Khanna, December 6
Six persons, including a woman, were booked yesterday for allegedly beating up a woman, who resides at Bharthala village near Samrala.




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