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Sutlej Club manager stabbed, robbed
Was returning home after attending a wedding near Jalandhar Bypass
Ludhiana, December 22
Hardial Singh A catering manager of the Sutlej Club here was stabbed and robbed by four unidentified assailants late on Sunday night. The matter came to light when the victim, identified as Hardial Singh, a resident of Moti Bagh Colony, Pakhowal Road, after being discharged from Civil Hospital, himself went to the police station to register the robbery complaint.

With Christmas round the corner, a church at Salem Tabri in Ludhiana is decked up for the festival
With Christmas round the corner, a church at Salem Tabri in Ludhiana is decked up for the festival. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Rap on knuckles for Sutlej Club from rights panel
Smoking at public places
Ludhiana, December 22
The elite club of the city, Sutlej Club, is in the news again, but for wrong reasons this time. The club, also known as the Officers’ Club with the Deputy Commissioner as its ex-officio president, has earned the wrath of Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) for creating a smoking area in a portion of the club in violation of the Central government notification on smoking at public places.

‘Misconduct’ of Cong leader
Catholic schools remain shut in protest
Ludhiana, December 22
All convent schools in Ludhiana remained closed today after the diocese of Jalandhar asked over 150 schools run by the Catholic Church in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to shut down in protest against the alleged misconduct of a Congress party leader, Tarlok Singh Chackwalia.

A girl shows Santa Claus toys in Ludhiana
A girl shows Santa Claus toys in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Loud music at night
DC orders probe
Ludhiana, December 22
Deputy commissioner Vikas Garg has ordered an inquiry to find out whether the city administration had granted permission for loud music to be played by a DJ at a wedding function at Club Nirwana on December 11 night.

Two linesmen thrashed
Ludhiana, December 22
Two linesmen of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) were allegedly thrashed by residents of Durgapuri in Haibowal Kalan here today. According to the victims, they were replacing the 11Kv wire, which got burnt following a short circuit.

MC demolition drive in more areas
Ludhiana, December 22
Continuing with its demolition drive, the municipal corporation (MC) today removed encroachments from Brown Road, Laxmi Cinema Road and near the CMC for widening roads.


Rs 2.39 crore to uplift rural infrastructure
Mullanpur Dakha, December 22
In an effort to uplift the all-round rural infrastructure and provide basic amenities to the rural areas, Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman, Zila Parishad, Ludhiana, yesterday handed over grants of Rs 2.39 crore to various village sarpanches here.
Cheques being handed over for the development project at Detwal village in Kullanpur Dakha. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Cheques being handed over for the development project at Detwal village in Kullanpur Dakha

Anti-Tobacco Act
Implementation goes up in smoke
Ludhiana, December 22
The state government has failed to ensure the implementation of the Anti-Tobacco Act (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) in Punjab as people are fearlessly smoking in public places.

Grievances panel not functional yet: BJP leader
Ludhiana, December 22
A senior BJP leader from the city, and a former councillor Pran Bhatia, has brought to fore the growing resentment and frustration amongst a large number of people over the non-functional District Grievances Redressal Committee, headed by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

17,000 examined at special medical camps
Ludhiana, December 22
As a preventive measure against swine flu, the department of health and family welfare examined more than 17,000 students of various city schools in special medical camps organised in the past two days.

Docs must be sensitised on autism: Experts
Ludhiana, December 22
Lack of awareness amongst doctors is the biggest obstruction in early detection and intervention of autism in children, which in turn hampers their treatment and the process of settling down, observed the experts during the workshop on autism.

Seniority Issue
Punjab police body hails SC order
Phillaur, December 22
The Punjab Police Service Association has welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court to issue a notice to the state government and ordered “status quo” restraining the government from going ahead with implementing the Punjab and Haryana High Court’s orders of April 10, last year.

Amandeep is Miss Fresher
Ludhiana, December 22
A Fresher’s party, “Aagman”, was organised at Desh Bhagat School of Nursing, Mandi Gobindgarh, to welcome students of GNM I. The event was graced by Dr Zora Singh, chairman Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, who was the chief guest and Jagmeet Singh Sahota, municipal councillor, Mandi Gobindgarh, who was the guest of honour.

DMCH Alumni Meet
A trip down memory lane
Ludhiana, December 22
It was a trip down memory lane for the 300 odd old students of Dayanand Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) gathered at this year’s annual alumni meet held at Hotel Park Plaza. The students, residing in India and abroad, shared their experiences on the occasion.

Weed management discussed
Ludhiana, December 22
Weeds can cause huge yield loss in crops if not controlled. Discussing about weed management in wheat, Dr US Walia, head, department of agronomy, said the selection of weedicide depended upon the weed species growing in the field.

Job fest at RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 22
RIMT Engineering Institute hosted second IT job fest for RIMT students, in which more than six IT and core electronic companies participated and offered jobs to BTech computer science, electronics and MCA students.

PO box scheme fails to take off in govt schools
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 22
Despite the National Council of Educational Research & Training’s directive asking all government schools affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board to implement the post office (PO) box scheme, the move appears to have yielded little result.

Students from Dharwar visit PAU
Ludhiana, December 22
A group of 54 final-year students of B.Sc. Agriculture and B.Sc. Home Science of the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Dharwar, visited Punjab Agricultural University today.
Students from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar, on a visit to PAU in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Students from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar, on a visit to PAU in Ludhiana

MC encroachment drive an ‘eyewash’
Ludhiana, December 22
For the past one month, the municipal corporation may be carrying out its demolition drive to remove encroachments, but the residents who had complained specifically about these in their areas rue that their areas are not being targeted.
Car repair work in progress at Sarabha Nagar. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Car repair work in progress at Sarabha Nagar

6 link roads inaugurated
Jagraon, December 22
Ajmer Singh Lakhowal recently inaugurated six link roads of the area. The roads were re-strengthened, as the condition was deteriorated to a large extent. He inaugurated the link roads of Jagraon to Kothe Khajooran, Kothe Rahalan to Akhara village, Chachrari village, Kothe Haans village, Dholan village and Jagraon at a whopping cost of Rs 1.8 crore.

‘Ghazal nite’ enthrals audience
Ludhiana, December 22
With Rotary’s commitment to family during December, the Rotary Club, Mid Town, Ludhiana, celebrated “Ghazal nite”. Singers, including Suresh Mendiratta and Sonia Anand, enthralled audience.

Boy cut to pieces under sowing machine
Khamano, December 22
In a bizarre incident, a nine-year-old child of nearby Mohan Majra village was cut into pieces when he came under a sowing machine when he and his father were sowing wheat.


Two held in graft case
Raikot, December 22
The Ludhiana vigilance team today arrested two employees from the registrar office red-handed while accepting bribe. There were reports of them threatening their clients to extort money from them on the pretext of their work to be done quickly.

Two held for selling drugs
Ludhiana, December 22
The CIA- I police along with the Heath Department official raided two chemist shops on Jassia road and seised psychotropic drugs, including cough syrups, injection and capsules.

Woman nabbed for theft
Ludhiana, December 22
The police today nabbed a woman, who was on the run for the past few months after committing a theft at a house in Haibowal.

Hockey meet begins today
Ludhiana, December 22
The 7th edition of the Doraha Gold Cup Hockey Tournament to be organised by Friends Club at Mehta Gurkul Academy, here, will begin tomorrow. Top outfits of the country will be seen in action during this five-day tournament to be held on knockout basis.




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