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Rs 3 cr sanctioned for city
wRs 20 lakh for Shaheed Sukhdev Memorial w Rs 56 lakh for Rakhbagh w Rs 40 lakh for Rose Garden w Rs 35 lakh for Ghanta Ghar w Rs 7 lakh for tourist information centres w Rs 58 lakh for tourist facilitation centre
Ludhiana, December 19
With the union ministry of tourism and urban development sanctioning Rs 3.02 crore for Ludhiana, the city is all set to be on the tourist map as major parks and historical buildings would be given a new lease of life.

Metro project likely to be taken up in phases
Ludhiana, December 19
The metro project in the city is likely to be taken up in two phases due to its high cost. The consensus in this regard was reached between municipal corporation officials and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief engineer, SD Sharma, here yesterday. Sharma was in the city to survey the sites where the work of the project had to be started.


A view of the Jagannath rath yatra in Ludhiana Rath yatra chokes traffic 
Ludhiana, December 19
Traffic came to a standstill at various parts of the city following the Jagannath rath yatra here today. The CM’s visit to the city also added to traffic chaos.

A view of the Jagannath rath yatra in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Foreign devotees take part in a rath yatra in Ludhiana Sea of humanity at rath yatra
Ludhiana, December 19
At least 1.5 lakh devotees, including some from abroad, turned up for the Lord Jagannath rath yatra, which was taken out amid much fanfare and festivity here today.

Foreign devotees take part in a rath yatra in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo:Himanshu Mahajan 

Riot victims protest Doabia’s visit
Riot victims protest against TS Doabia’s visit in Ludhiana Ludhiana, December 19
Victims of 1984 riots today protested against the visit of TS Doabia, a former Delhi High Court Judge, who was asked by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee to probe into the December 5 firing against Sikhs who were protesting against religious leader Ashutosh Maharaj.

Riot victims protest against TS Doabia’s visit in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

One killed, 4 injured in fire
Ludhiana, December 19
One person was killed and four injured when fire broke out at the KD Oswal Hoisery in Basant Nagar here early this morning.


Two more down with swine flu
Ludhiana, December 19
With two more swine flu patients being admitted to the civil hospital here, the total number of patients in the district reached 17.

India can compete with China: Assn 
Ludhiana, December 19
Though China is far ahead in every sector as compared to India and it has posed a serious challenge to the Indian entrepreneurs in the international market. But, the entrepreneurs in the auto-sectors from Punjab were considering themselves capable enough to compete with China at the global level.

Madrasa board for introducing English
Ludhiana, December 19
Pressing on the need of introducing English and computer in madrasas, Ismalic World Forum chairman from the UK Maulana Isa Mansoor and All-India Bini Madrasa Board chairman Yaqoob Bulandshehri said: “The introduction of these two subjects in religious schools would help in establishing peace.”

Seminar on financial sector in Jan
Doraha, December 19
The Post Graduate Department of Commerce and Business Administration of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, will organise one-day national-level seminar on changing dimensions in the Indian financial sector, sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India) on January 30, 2010.

Jagjit Singh casts spell
Ludhiana, December 19
Ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh cast a spell on city residents with his melodious voice at the Guru Nanak Bhavan here last evening. The event, organised by the Arpita Cancer Society for Children, lasted over two hours.


Man cooks up snatching incident, held
Jagraon, December 19
The Sidhwan Bet police has cracked a case wherein an employee had complained that three unidentified youths had snatched a bag containing the cash meant for the company where he was employed. In an inquiry conducted by the Sidhwan Bet SHO, the complainant was found guilty of staging a drama of Rs 3.71 lakh being snatched by youths with the help of his brother.

JE manhandled at Dugri
Ludhiana, December 19
A junior engineer (JE) of the PSEB, who was allegedly manhandled at Dugri, has been identified as Avtar Singh. He had gone to Baba Buddha Enclave at Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar in Dugri for the preparation of estimates for shifting power meters outside houses.

Six injured in group clash
Ludhiana, December 19
Six persons were injured in a group clash over to the installation of a generator at the Clock Tower Chowk market here today.

Nine booked for assault
Jagraon, December 19
The Ludhiana Rural police has booked nine persons for assault in two incidents. The Dakha police booked Ajit Singh, his wife Sukhwinder Kaur and his son Agiapal Singh of Jangpur village, for assaulting his brother Amrik Singh. In his complaint Amrik Singh alleged that the accused attacked him after entering into his house. They also demolished the gate and the boundary wall of the house. The rivalry between the two was due to the land dispute. The accused have been booked under Sections 447, 511 and 427 of the IPC.

District chess tourney begins
Players in action on the first day of the Ludhiana District Chess Championship being held at Janj Ghar, Model Town,Ludhiana, December 19
Unseeded Vinod Kumar caused a flutter when he scored an upset victory over former district champion Rajiv Verma from State Bank of Patiala in the first round of the Ludhiana District Chess Championship, which began at the Janj Ghar, Shastri Nagar, near Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, here today.

Players in action on the first day of the Ludhiana District Chess Championship being held at Janj Ghar, Model Town, on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cricket trials at PAU from tomorrow
Ludhiana, December 19
Trials will be held at the Punjab Agricultural University here on December 21 and 22 from 10 am to choose the Ludhiana cricket team for the Premier Cricket League from February 14 to March 7 next.




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