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Migrants continue to leave
Industry presses panic button, asks govt to intervene
Ludhiana, December 11
Claiming that the flight of scared migrant workers had commenced after violence in the city last week, the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representing more than two-dozen industrial bodies, has urged the state government to take immediate steps to inculcate a sense of security and safety among the migrant population.

Migrants’ Houses — I
Lack of options forces workers to live in ‘vehras’
Ludhiana,December 11
Four walls that enclose a crammed space of 6 by 8 feet is the average size of a room in a ‘vehra’ where migrant workers from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Uttranchal live.
A migrant labourer, Ajay Singh, and his family share a room with another labourer at a ‘vehra’. A migrant labourer, Ajay Singh, and his family share a room with another labourer at a ‘vehra’. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


More migrants claim they were shot at by cops
Ludhiana, December 11
The death of Aamir Hasan, a migrant labourer from Bihar, who died due to peritonitis (Inflammation of the peritoneum) yesterday, has opened pandora's box for the administration as a day after his death several migrants are now claiming that they too sustained bullet injuries.

State AIDS society accused of misusing funds
Ludhiana, December 11
Accusing the Punjab State AIDS Control Society of indulging in “unfair practices”, outreach workers employed at ICT centres in the district boycotted a PSACS meeting called to set up a ‘networking committee’ in the city.

Polio campaign meets resistance from schools
Ludhiana, December 11
Reluctance to cooperate with health officials on the part of some kindergarten schools has been a roadblock in the successful execution of the national polio eradication campaign in Ludhiana district.


Heroin in Pomegranate
Afghan national belonged to good family
Ludhiana, December 11
Adul Habib,an Afghan national, who was arrested by the CIA-I team from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, on November 28, belonged to one of the good families living in Northern Alliance of Afghanistan.

Players bear brunt as dept fails to arrange accommodation
Ludhiana, December 11
As the sports department failed to arrange a stay for hockey players in the hostel of Malwa School, the dribblers were left with no other alternative, but to stay in a press box at the Guru Nanak Stadium.

Women decorate Christmas tree in Ludhiana.
Women decorate Christmas tree in Ludhiana. Photo: Satvinder Basra

Search for two Nigerians on
Contraband was to be smuggled to UK
Ludhiana, December 11
The heroin worth Rs 18 crore, which was seized by the police on November 20, was meant to be smuggled to Canada and the UK, revealed Mohd Habib, alias Rehan, an Afghan national and a fruit trader, who was nabbed by the Punjab police on charges of drug trafficking on November 28.

‘Pai Gai Bhajar’ set to become hit
Ludhiana, December 11
The latest comedy movie produced by city-based producer Dheeraj Sharma, ‘Pai Gai Bhajar, is poised to be a hit not only with Punjabi audiences in the country but those residing overseas too.

SC students forced to give up studies
Govt not providing post-matric scholarship
Doraha, December 11
Many students belonging to the Scheduled Caste (CS) category all over the state are left with no other alternative but to abandon their studies now, thanks to the non-release of the much awaited post-matric scholarship, especially formulated by the government to provide financial assistance to this category of students.

Skit, dance mark annual function
Doraha, December 11
Saraswati Model Senior Secondary School celebrated its annual prize distribution function here today.

From Schools & Colleges
Nankana Sahib school organises prize distribution function
Ludhiana, December 11
Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary Public School organised its annual prize distribution function here today. The function was presided over by advocate Gurdish Singh Grewal, treasurer of the Khalsa Dewan Educational Trust.

Members of the Basant Ladies Club perform at a New Year’s function in Ludhiana on Friday.
CELEBRATION TIME: Members of the Basant Ladies Club perform at a New Year’s function in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PAU employees suspend agitation
Ludhiana, December 11
The long wait of the employees and teachers of Punjab Agricultural University for revised pay scales ended here today with the state government releasing the approval for the payment of their salaries from the month of November onwards. Following this, the agitating PAU employees and teachers suspended their protest.

College celebrates diamond jubilee
Ludhiana, December 11
Lyalpur Agriculture College, which was shifted to Khalsa College, Amritsar, after the Partition in 1947 and then established in Ludhiana in 1949 is celebrating its diamond jubilee.

Freedom fighter cremated
Khamano December 11
Freedom fighter Jagat Singh (100), who fought for the country, was cremated with full state honour.

CIA in charge shifted
Ludhiana, December 11
In another major fallout following the migrant protest on December 4, the in charge of the CIA-II, Dilpreet Singh, has been transferred and made the in charge of control room for alleged dereliction in duty.

Punjab leads in human rights violations, says rights body
Ludhiana, December 11
Punjab has the highest rate of human rights violations as is evident from the recent incident wherein the Punjab Police opened fire on the activists of Panthic organisations in Ludhiana even before considering the alternative of water cannons, said Ranjan Lakhanpal, chairman of the World Human Rights Protection Council.

Another ETO thrashed
Ludhiana, December 11
An excise and taxation officer (ETO) was thrashed black and blue by some unidentified persons belonging to the peti mafia near railway station here today.

‘Tsunami Green Marathon’ on Dec 26 
Ludhiana, December 11
To sensitise the masses about the ill effects of pollution and importance of greenery, the district administration and the forest department will organise a “Tsunami Green Marathon” on the fifth anniversary of tsunami on December 26.

Industrialist Shahji dies at 82
Ludhiana, December 11
A prominent industrialist and CMD of the Arti Group of Industries, Sohan Lal Mittal, alias Shahji, died after a brief illness here today. He was 82. He was admitted at the Hero Heart Centre for the past few days after he complained of a chest infection. Later, he was diagnosed to be suffering from pneumonia. He succumbed to the infection and was cremated here and his funeral was largely attended by a number of people from all walks of life.

Mr Ludhiana-09 tomorrow
Ludhiana, December 11
The Ludhiana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association and Indian Bodybuilders Federation, Aurangabad, under the aegis of International Federation of Bodybuilders, Spain, will organise Mr Ludhiana-2009 at Laxmi Narayan Mandir, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, on December 13 from 10 am onwards.


230-kg poppy husk recovered
Jagraon, December 11
In two separate cases, the Ludhiana (Rural) police managed to recover 230 kg of poppy husk. However, the accused managed to flee.

Man posing as SP held along with accomplices
Was trying to pass off fake $1 m bill for Rs 55 lakh
Jagraon, December 11
The Ludhiana Rural police claimed to have busted a gang of imposters and arrested its leader masquerading as a superintendent of police after he attempted to trade off a fake dollar bill lookalike ‘certificate’ for US $1 million for Rs 55 lakh to a Jodhan villager.

Man held with 500-gm opium
Jagraon, December 11
The Ludhiana (Rural) police yesterday attested a man and recovered 500 gm of opium from his possession. The accused has been identified as Gurjant Singh, a resident of Sadana village near Rampura Phul in Bathinda district.

Two booked for cheating
Khanna, December 11
The Khanna police yesterday booked two residents of Rajpura for cheating a property dealer.

Youth killed in mishap
Jagraon, December 11
A youth was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle on Thursday evening. The deceased has been identified as Gurdeep Singh (24), alias Kaka, a resident of Mansooran village. A case under Section 304-A of the IPC has been registered.

Students during the Inter-Branch Sports Meet at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, on Friday. Hosts clinch overall trophy
Ludhiana, December 11
Hosts, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar branch, bagged the overall trophy in the BVM Inter-Branch Sports Meet organised here today in which a large number of students competed in various fun games and battled it out for medals, that were at stake.

Students during the Inter-Branch Sports Meet at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma




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