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Dense Fog: Major trains running late
Ludhiana, January 8
Zero visibility due to the dense fog that engulfed Ludhiana on Friday morning. The late running of major trains in the Northern region due to the intense fog and speed restriction has caused lots of inconvenience to passengers who are stranded for hours at the city railway station.

Zero visibility due to the dense fog that engulfed Ludhiana on Friday morning. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Youth snatches car in broad daylight
Woman seating in co-driver’s seat jumps out, hurt
Ludhiana, January 8
A youth snatched a brand new Swift diesel car in a broad daylight the moment its owner alighted from it for purchasing the milk from near the Hero Bakery Chowk at the Pakhowal road here this morning. When this incident took place the car owner’s wife was sitting on the co-driver’s seat.


3 drug addicts held for killing two college friends
Ludhiana, January 8
A laptop proved to be a nemesis for Amit Kumar, a resident of Zeenat colony in Haibowal, who along with his friend Madhoop Kumar Jha, a resident of Bathinda, were feared to have been killed by their three drug addict college friends in Barnala.

Eloping Case
Three booked for stealing gold, abduction
Ludhiana, January 8
Seven days after the 19- year-old girl from Alamgir village allegedly fled away with 330 grams of gold and Rs 6 lakh, before eloping with the youth, her lover and two of his associates were today booked for stealing gold jewellery and for abducting the girl. They have been booked after the girl’s parents in this regard lodged a complaint against them. The accused have been identified as Mandeep Singh of Alamgir village, Talwinder Singh of Duley village and Amandeep Singh of Rangia village.

Mika loses cool, misbehaves with scribe 
Ludhiana, January 8
Controversy follows wherever Punjabi pop singer Mika goes. Known for his uncouth behaviour Mika don’t even hesitate to spur a rumpus even at public meetings. The singer, who was in the city yesterday evening for the premier of his first Punjabi film “Mitti” at Waves, allegedly misbehaved with a journalist.

MC gift to martyr, a garbage dump
Ludhiana, January 8
Baba Bhan Singh memorial at Sunet village. Memorial of Baba Bhan Singh, who attained martyrdom during the Gadar Movement, in BRS Nagar is bearing the brunt of an anti-encroachment drive as the municipal corporation has dumped the rubbles in front of this memorial.

Baba Bhan Singh memorial at Sunet village. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Potato growers using fertilisers in excess 
Ludhiana, January 8
Potato consumers beware! For, what seems to be healthy, fresh potato, might be injurious to one’s health.

‘Eve-teasing’ by students a growing menace
Ludhiana, January 8
Last night's harrowing incident in which five college students were booked for allegedly molesting a woman at a movie theatre has brought to the fore the rising number of cases of sexual harassment and ‘eve-teasing’ involving college and school students in the city.

Oz High Commissioner meets Tewari 
Says Australia concerned over security of Indians
Ludhiana, January 8
Australian High Commissioner to India Peter Verghese met Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the Congress Manish Tewari at the latter's Delhi office yesterday to apprise him of the measures being taken by Australia for the safety of the Indian students there.

‘Upbringing’ blamed for unruly behaviour
Ludhiana, January 8
Repeated incidents of misconduct with girls/women by unruly boys during late night shows at theatres have added to the apprehensions of moviegoers.

Total Knee Replacement
New invasive surgery ensures faster recovery, says doctor
Ludhiana, January 8
A new technique of minimal invasive surgery has revolutionised the total knee replacement surgery, says associate professor in the department of orthopaedics at the DMCH Dr Rajnish Garg.

Pay Scales
Teachers of GTB college stage dharna
Mullanpur Dakha, January 8
Teachers of GTB National College, Dakha, today staged a dharna against the non-implementation of the revised pay scales.

Prizes distributed during NCC camp
Ludhiana, January 8
The closing ceremony of the annual training NCC cadets during the No. 4 (Pb) Air Sqn NCC Camp in Ludhiana on Friday. camp of No. 4 (Pb) Air Sqn NCC Camp was held at Jawahar Navodya Vidalya, Dhananshu.A prize distribution function and a cultural show were organised on the occasion. The camp will conclude tomorrow.The camp was held by No. 4 (Pb) Air Sqn NCC with Commanding Officer Wg Cdr H S Gulati as the camp commandant.

NCC cadets during the No. 4 (Pb) Air Sqn NCC Camp in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Chinese kite strings a threat to birds
Ludhiana, January 8
Plastic threads on sale in Ludhiana. Strings of the Chinese kites, which are made of plastic, are posing a threat to birds and humans alike, as the authorities are yet to impose a ban its sale.As plastic thread, produced in China, has taken over the conventional cotton thread and the sale is catching up among youngsters, there is a growing concern among residents, with birds falling prey to this lethal string.

Plastic threads on sale in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

7 selected in placement drive
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 8
A placement drive was conducted at RIMT Management College.A team from Fullerton Securities and Wealth Advisors Limited visited the campus and conducted tests and interviews for the post of relationship manager.

Training course for farmers begins
Ludhiana, January 8
A three-month training programme on crop cultivation commenced today at Punjab Agricultural University.

Tempo recovered
Ludhiana, January 8
The tempo in which the robbers fled, after looting and killing the youth identified as Dinesh Kumar near Amaltas village, was recovered from near the Rahon road here yesterday.

Confidence Building Measure
DGP to meet industrialists, labourers today
Ludhiana, January 8
Concerned over the panic among the industrialists and the migrant labourers in the focal point and the industrial areas, the Punjab Director General of Police (DGP), PS Gill, will hold a meeting with industrialists and labour representatives on January 9 in the office of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings at the focal point.

From kulfi vendor to ice cream tycoon 
Ludhiana, January 8
“Basants” are a real success story of Ludhiana. Starting from selling kulfi on a handcart, today they have as many as 200 outlets in the entire country and have also made their presence felt overseas.

From Schools and Colleges
Mathematics contest held
Ludhiana, January 8
GN International Senior Secondary Public School, Model Town, organised an inter-school mathematics competition here today. Teams from around 22 CBSE-affiliated schools participated in the competition. Each team comprised five students.

IT conducts surveys
Ludhiana, January 8
The Income Tax Department today conducted surveys on seven firms and about 12 of their premises in the city. Surveys were carried out under the supervision of KJ Singh, range VI, Additional Commissioner.

Trade unions hold protest 
Ludhiana, January 8
The Joint Council of Trade Unions today held a protest demonstration at the mini-secretariat.

‘Wedding Asia-Royal Jewels 2010’from January 15
Ludhiana, January 8
Another edition of “Wedding Asia-Royal Jewels 2010”, a wedding show, will be held on January 15, 16 and 17 at Hotel Majestic Park Plaza here.


2 held for theft bid
Mandi Gobindgarh, January 8
A thief bit the ear of a godown employee, Ram Lakhan, in a bid to free himself after failing to commit a theft at the godown of GS Steels, Mandi Gobindgarh.

Rs 16,000, jewellery stolen
Phillaur, January 8
Seventy gram of gold ornaments and Rs 16,000 in cash were reportedly stolen from a house at Garrha village, near here.

Arya College emerge champ
Ludhiana, January 8
Sportspersons of Arya College here have given a New Year gift to their institute by lifting the Panjab University Weightlifting and Powerlifting Championship, 2009-2010.

Karate camp concludes
Ludhiana, January 8
The five-day karate training camp concluded at Green Land Convent School here today.As many as 150 students participated in the camp.




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