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Tutor, 3 youths booked for rape
Ludhiana, December 25
The Sadar police today booked a woman tutor and three youths in a rape case. According to the police, the victim an 18-year-old girl from Kheri village, alleged that her former tuition teacher forcibly took her to an undisclosed location where the tutor's brother and his friends raped her and confined her in a room for six days.

Panchayat bypoll on January 19
Ludhiana, December 25
The byelections for electing 15 panches in different blocks of the district will be held on January 19.

Judicial magistrate apprehends threat to life
Alleges harassment at hands of cops
Ludhiana, December 25
A judicial magistrate, who is being accused of demanding dowry and attempting to kill his wife has apprehended threat to his life besides alleging harassment at the hands of local police ‘‘who was working at the behest of a SAD leader, who happens to be his father-in-law.’’

NRI shot at; man, sons on the run
Ludhiana, December 25
A Canada-based NRI was shot at following a heated argument with three armed assailants at Karnail Singh Nagar near the Gill road here today.


Cops forced to peg tents in open; brave chill
Cops operate from a makeshift tent in the Industrial Area,Ludhiana, December 25
The four police pickets in the Focal Point area following the migrants clash with the police on December 3 and 4 may not see the light of the day as neither industrialists nor vehra owners are willing to provide space for the police pickets.Currently, all four police pickets are operating in makeshift tents and cops have no other option but to brave the cold weather. 

Cops operate from a makeshift tent in the Industrial Area, Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Youth dies as lintel caves in
Mullanpur Dakha,December 25
A youth of Pamali village died yesterday when the lintel of an under construction house caved in. Three others sustained injuries in the incident.

Effigy of Pranab Mukherjee burnt
Ludhiana, December 25
All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam Hind Party burnt an effigy of Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here today. They were demanding ban on the congregation. The minister is supposed to take part in the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat’s Jalsa Salanaat to be held at Qadian in Gurdaspur district on Monday.


Cardiac patients more prone to heart attacks
Ludhiana, December 25
With the arrival of winter, there has been an upsurge in the number of cardiac patients.Elaborating the medical aspect of the phenomenon, Dr GS Wander, chief cardiologist at Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI), said physiological changes and contamination of various infections during the winter increased the risk of heart attacks.

‘Gunjan-2009’ held at GMT school
Ludhiana, December 25
Girls perform a dance during the annual prize distribution function at GMT Public School on Friday. GMT Public School, Jalandhar, organised its annual prize distribution function “Gunjan-2009”.Lal Singh, former, finance minister, Punjab, presided over the function.Directors of the school Kashmir Singh Thind and Jasbir Singh Thind, along with principal Amarjeet Kaur Dhaliwal, welcomed the chief guest.

Girls perform a dance during the annual prize distribution function at GMT Public School on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Designer’s creativity on display
Ludhiana, December 25
Models walked the ramp to exhibit the collection of fashion designer Nitya Bajaj in a fashion show organised here last evening.It was a display of class, creativity and style.

Midnight mass, festivities usher in Christmas
Ludhiana, December 25
Kids light candles in the Kalvary Church to celebrate Christmas in Ludhiana on Friday Christmas, which marks the birth of Jesus, the Son of God, was today celebrated in the city with full religious fervour and gaiety. The city, and its surrounding areas, was in the grip of Yuletide spirit as candles and carols in churches became the hallmark of the celebrations. 

Kids light candles in the Kalvary Church to celebrate Christmas in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

CICU appeals to govt over steel price hike
Ludhiana, December 25
Avtar Singh, general secretary of the CICU, has said steel prices have again started hitting the roof and a ruthless game has begun,sending committed suppliers of steel-based manufactured products in a tailspin.
Children of Kiddies Paradise School celebrate Christmas in Ludhiana on Friday.
Children of Kiddies Paradise School celebrate Christmas in Ludhiana on Friday.A Tribune photograph

Wish List-2010
‘Major growth in beauty industry within 2 yrs’
Ludhiana, December 25
Indian Beauty Industry has done business worth Rs 12 ,000 crores in recent times. It was growing at the rate of 30 per cent per annum. In fact the beauty and wellness ranks next to the health, which itself was a $3 trillion Industry in India. The rise in per capita income of the nation and an increasing number of women joining the workforce had fuelled growth in this sector. Influences from the West, changing lifestyles of younger generation and men becoming conscious of their looks had created an acute demand for beauty services.

Swine Flu
People turn to homeopath to keep virus at bay
Khanna, December 25
Panicky over four deaths due to the swine flu a large number of local residents were seen queuing outside a homeopath’s clinic to get medicines free of cost to keep the H1N1 virus at bay.

Take steps to check inflation: BSP chief
Phillaur, December 25
National president of the Bahujan Samaj Morcha Satnam Singh Kainth has urged the Centre and state governments to jointly solve core issues like the rise in prices of the essential commodities, unemployment, corruption and the Naxalite movements.

Youth federation to hold rally on Dec 29
Jagraon, December 25
In a bid to spread awareness about social evils like female foetcide, prostitution and drug abuse, the Youth Welfare Federation (women wing) will take out a rally on December 29.

‘Starting stalled projects, transparency will be my priority’
Ludhiana, December 25
His innings in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is just for few months and yet he has made a difference to the city. The large-scale demolition drive being undertaken by the civic body these days and unraveling of the fake bill scam bring to fore alleged political-official-contractor nexus are a few of the events why his tenure would be remembered.

Christmas celebrations
Doraha, December 25
Christmas was celebrated with fervour at Sadhu Sundar Singh Memorial Church, Rampur village, Doraha, today.People exchanged greetings and gifts.


Swine Flu
Fake NRI booked for duping farmer
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 25
Swindlers continue to dupe those living in rural areas by exploiting their mindset of sending their wards abroad by marrying them with NRIs.

Hockey: Jarkhar lads pip Jalandhar school
Doraha (Ludhiana), December 25
Players in action during the 7th All-India Doraha Gold Cup Hockey Tournament on Friday. Exhibiting great mobility in their attacks and superb ball control, Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy, Jarkhar inflicted 4-2 defeat over their experienced opponents, Sports School, Jalandhar, on the third day of the 7th All-India Doraha Gold Cup Hockey Tournament being organised by Doraha Hawks, Doraha, at Mehta Gurkul Public School Senior Secondary School grounds, here today.

Players in action during the 7th All-India Doraha Gold Cup Hockey Tournament on Friday. A Tribune photograph

players honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 25
Football players from various parts of the region proved their mettle on the first day of the fourth Rajiv Sanjiv Memorial Football Tournament being organised by the RS Friends Sports Club at MGMN Senior Secondary School here today.

Volleyball championship: Punjab squads shortlisted
Ludhiana, December 25
On the concluding day of the 10-day coach- cum-training camp organised at on the premises of the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College, the following spikers have been shortlisted to represent Punjab in the forthcoming Senior National Volleyball Championship, slated to be conducted from December 28 to January 6 at Gwalior.




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