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Schools remain open despite admn order
Ludhiana, January 4
Defying the Ludhiana Braving severe cold, students attend their classes as numerous city schools opened in defiance of the DC’s order in Ludhiana on Monday. Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate’s order to close all city schools, numerous schools remained open here today, creating a lot of resentment among parents and students.

Braving severe cold, students attend their classes as numerous city schools opened in defiance of the DC’s order in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Victims of political rivalry: 54 youths yet to get job letters
Ludhiana, January 4
Struggling for the last eight years to get appointment as Lascars in the NCC, 54 youths from all over the state have become victims of political rivalry between the successive governments.

Tubectomy failure charge against hospital
Ludhiana, January 4
Accusing the medical superintendent and gynaecologist at BL Kapoor Memorial Hospital of violation of the PNDT Act, Prabhawati, wife of Suresh Chand, a class IV employee at the same hospital, has given a complaint to the Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg.

Army Recruitment
Youths take test during the recruitment drive in Ludhiana on Monday. Braving cold, 5,000 youths turn up
Ludhiana, January 4
Recession proved to be a boon for the Army recruitment rally, despite cold, as 5,000 youths from Ludhiana and surrounding villages reported on the first-day of recruitment conducted at the Guru Nank Stadium here today.

Youths take test during the recruitment drive in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Snatching Incidents
8 auto-rickshaw drivers nabbed 
Ludhiana, January 4
Cracking a whip on unauthorised auto-rickshaws, the city police has nabbed eight auto-rickshaw drivers in connection with two separate cases of snatching incidents which took place in the recent past.

SGPC to dedicate gate today
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 4
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) will dedicate Bhai Nigahia Singh Gate to Sikh Sangat during the Gurparab celebrations at Manji Sahib Gurdwara in Alamgir village near here tomorrow.


Vets to help economically weak students
Ludhiana, January 4
In a noble gesture, alumni of the College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), have come forward to provide financial assistance to students from the economically weaker section of the society studying in their alma mater.

Alumni meet from February 11
Ludhiana, January 4
The annual meet of the alumni of the College of Agriculture (COA) of Punjab Agricultural University has been scheduled for February 11-12.

A girl participates in a dancing show in Ludhiana on Monday. Kids aspire to ‘Be a dancing star’ 
Ludhiana, January 4
More than 60 students from various schools of Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Chandigarh participated in “Be a dancing star”, a dance show organised by the Prabhuji Productions group.

A girl participates in a dancing show in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Drivers given traffic lessons
Khamano, January 4
A function was organised at the Guru Nanak Truck Union, Khamano, to spread awareness amongst drivers about traffic rules by the Khamano police.

Sun plays hide and seek in Ludhiana on Monday
Sun plays hide and seek in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Satvinder Basra

From Colleges
Campus placement drive
Ludhiana, January 4
The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) students’ chapter and training and placement cell of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujar Khan campus, organised a campus interview for MBA students today.

Punjabi Sahit award for three
Ludhiana, January 4
Punjabi Sahit Trust yesterday bestowed Balraj Sahni Award on Braham Jagdish Singh, Bawa Balwant Award on Prof Sewak and Dr Jaswant Kaur Gill Award on Gurcharan Koochar. Prof NS Tasneem read out the paper.

Narrow escape for scribe as car catches fire
Ludhiana, January 4
A journalist with a vernacular daily had a narrow escape when her car caught fire today morning while she was driving on the Ferozepore Road.

Unsafe Driving: Cops told to act tough against violators
Mandi Ahmedgarh, January 4
Taking cognizance of alleged unconcern shown by authorities towards the increasing number of fatalities due to unsafe driving, the state police has initiated a process to involve all sections of society in crusade launched against the violators.

Turban-tying contest held
Mullanpur Dakha, January 4
A Turban-tying contest was organised here today. It got tremendous response especially from schoolchildren. At least 800 students attended the festival and almost 600 took part in it.

Doctor down with swine flu
Khanna, January 4
Dr Vipan Kansal, radiologist, has been tested positive for swine flu and is currently undergoing treatment at the local civil hospital.

Demolition Drive
Jhuggi dwellers rendered homeless in cold
Ludhiana, January 4
Hundreds of jhuggi dwellers were rendered homeless on a cold afternoon following the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s anti-encroachment drive in Gyan Singh Rarewala market today.

Blood donation camp today
Ludhiana, January 4
The Salaaam Zindagi Foundation, an NGO, plans to collect 25,000 units of blood in 2010.

Mob Violence
Justice sought for migrants
Ludhiana, January 4
More than 10 organisations of industrial labour, farm workers and farmers along with trade union activists held a protest demonstration and submitted a memorandum demanding justice for the victims of violence against migrant families at Dhandari Kalan.

Cold, rain mar 4th day of traffic week
Ludhiana, January 4
Severe cold and intermittent rain marred the fourth day of the ‘traffic week’ being organised by the city traffic police here today. Plans to hold a ‘traffic awareness programme’ at various schools to sensitise students about traffic hazards were also thrown out of gear after the deputy commissioner ordered all schools to close due to the biting cold.

Kidney patient needs help
Ludhiana, January 4
Puneet (26), a resident of Ludhiana, is suffering from chronic renal failure and is undergoing bi-weekly dialysis at the DMCH for the past four years. His father, Ishwar Chander, is also bed-ridden with chronic arthritis.

Reduced Visibility
Reflectors on NH-1 not working in day
Ludhiana, January 4
Following dense fog and cold weather conditions, the authorities have installed light reflectors on NH-1 at several intersections near Ludhiana, where the construction of widening the road stretch is in progress.

Rare injured owl rescued
Ludhiana, January 4
Two residents, who rescued a barn owl that got entangled in a string of a kite while it was sitting on a tree in Kashmir Nagar, near Shingar Cinema here this morning, were shocked when a woman offered them a huge booty for the injured animal.

Brick-kiln owners rue ‘misuse’ of Bonded Labour Act
Ludhiana, January 4
The brick-kiln owners in the region are up in arms against certain contractors for misusing the Bonded Labour Act.

Three cops promoted after 20 yrs
Cops at the SSP office after being promoted as inspectors in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, January 4
It was an emotional day for the three sub-inspectors (SIs) serving in the city as after a long wait of nearly 20 years, they were promoted as inspectors.The three SIs including, Dharam Pal, Surinder Mohan and Balwinder Singh, were amongst the first batch of the 146 cops who have been promoted as inspectors.

Cops at the SSP office after being promoted as inspectors in Ludhiana.A Tribune photograph


2 swindlers arrested
Jagraon, January 4
Two swindlers, identified as Gurbachan Singh of Hujra village and Malkait Singh of Dhurshaidpur village near Sidhwan Bet, were arrested while they were trying to cheat villagers. Both accused used to enter a village guesthouse and fill forms of the old-age pension, Shagan Scheme and of unemployment stipend of the villagers. They used to charge Rs 50 each from the villagers after getting their documents photocopied.

Jarkhar sports fest from Jan 22
Ludhiana, January 4
The 24th edition of the annual sports festival, popularly known as the “Modern Rural Olympics” will be organised by the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at Jarkhar village near here from January 22 to 25.




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