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Escape bid by undertrial
Asst Jail Supdt in dock
Ludhiana, December 2
The Assistant Jail Superintendent of Ludhiana has been booked by the Bathinda police for helping an undertrial escape from police custody while the duo was returning from Bathinda in connection with a hearing in a court case. Bathinda police officials said Assistant Jail Superintendent Gurdeep Singh had helped undertrial Kuldeep Singh Deepi flee when he was returning after a hearing at Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda district on Tuesday afternoon.

Youth succumbs to stab injuries
All seven accused on the run
Ludhiana, December 2
High drama was witnessed outside the CMCH here when the angry relatives of a youth, who succumbed to stab injuries this morning, staged a protest and demanded the arrest of seven men who were behind his murder.


Hospital turns rivals’ battleground
The fatal assault on a man after he was assaulted in the city’s Civil Hospital has yet again brought into limelight the fact that the hospital appears to be becoming a preferred place for warring groups to settle scores. At the same time the incident has demonstrated the ineffectiveness of the cops stationed at the hospital.

Three graduates held for snatching, auto theft
Ludhiana, December 2
The dream of becoming rich overnight drove these educated youths to the path of crime. With the arrest of three youths, the Meharban police has claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers and vehicle lifters who had allegedly spread panic in different parts of the city with their repeated strikes.

Docs skip general OPDs to see ‘private’ patients
Ludhiana, December 2
Many physicians, including specialists and consultants, working in the city’s leading medical institutions and tertiary care centres avoid visiting general outpatient departments in order to examine patients in private OPDs.

Overflowing sewage raises a stink at Bhadaur House
Ludhiana, December 2
Area residents as well as visitors to the Bhadaur House market are facing a lot of problems due to a choked sewage pipe that has led to dirty water and refuse overflowing streets in the locality. The pipe, which crosses the main road in front of the market, has been clogged for the past few days. The road in front of Naali Mohalla has also been flooded with water and sewage, causing great inconvenience to shopkeepers and commuters.

Syndicate Elections
No one to represent Ludhiana this time
Rotation system in place
Ludhiana, December 2
It is perhaps for the first time that there will be no representation from Ludhiana in the Syndicate Board of Panjab University (PU) this time, the elections of which are scheduled on December 5 at Chandigarh.

Cop-turned-activist Dr Kiran Bedi addresses a gathering at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana on Thursday. Kiran Bedi: Politics means serving public
Ludhiana, December 2
Asserting that she has no intention of venturing into politics, India’s first woman IPS officer and Magsaysay Award winner Dr Kiran Bedi says she is more interested in serving the public. Dr Bedi was in the city today as chief guest at the annual day celebrations of Sat Paul Mittal School.

Cop-turned-activist Dr Kiran Bedi addresses a gathering at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


From Schools
Annual Day
Students present a dance during the annual day celebrations of Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan Ludhiana: ‘The Invincible Spirit of Man’, the annual cultural fiesta of Sat Paul Mittal School, was held to mark the 7th annual day celebrations at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan on Thursday. The event epitomised ‘The Invincible Spirit of Man’, tracing man’s journey right from Epimetheus, the first man on earth, to the modern-day man — empowered and civilised.

Students present a dance during the annual day celebrations of Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Kisan Club meeting
Ludhiana: A meeting of PAU Kisan Club was held at Dr Borlaug Wheat Auditorium on Thursday. It was attended by a large number of members and representatives of pro-farmer organisations. Club president Pavittar Pal Singh Pangli appreciated the contribution of the PAU in making the country self-sufficient in food production and said new technologies and recommendations generated by the university had enhanced farmers’ economic well being.

BSNL Strike: Day 2
Work in offices, cash counters remains paralysed
Ludhiana, December 2
With the three-day strike by employees of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in response to a call given by the joint action committee of the BSNL association, unions of executives and non-executives, work in the BSNL offices, including the customer service centres and cash counters, remained paralysed for the second day in succession.

BSNL employees hold a demonstration in front of the GMT office in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Gas Pipeline
Farmers vent ire against GAIL
Doraha, December 2
An emergency meeting of the Anti-GAIL Gas Pipeline Action Committee, Punjab, was organised under presidentship of Lakhwinder Singh Bowani today. The farmers openly gave vent to their anger by accusing the authorities to be insensitive towards the sons of the soil. They vowed not to allow the gas pipeline to be laid through their fertile fields at any cost and agitate against the GAIL authorities and the state government if their genuine demands were not met with at the earliest.

Chrysanthemum bloom at PAU
A visitor from overseas is drawn to a chrysanthemum during a show at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Ludhiana, December 2
Continuing with its tradition of organising Chrysanthemum Flower Show in the memory of Punjabi poet Bhai Veer Singh every year, around 250 varieties of chrysanthemum were displayed on the inauguration of the two-day flower show at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here today.

A visitor from overseas is drawn to a chrysanthemum during a show at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Decongesting Jagraon Bridge
MC mulls opening of alternative routes
Ludhiana, December 2
In order to decongest the busy Jagroan Bridge, the Municipal Corporation (MC) is thinking of opening alternative routes to move traffic from the older city to the new city. There is a lot of congestion at the bridge as it is the key point from where a majority of traffic from the older city or that coming from the Jalandhar and Delhi side moves into the new city.

Blame it on audiences
Anu Kapoor
Film scenario not directors’ fault, says Anu Kapoor
Ludhiana, December 2
Referred to as the architect of ‘antakshari’, the first-ever reality show on Indian television, Anu Kapoor, was at his eloquent best as he interacted with residents during his visit to the city today. The noted actor from Bollywood was here to campaign for Tathaastu, an international spiritual and holistic lifestyle magazine.

Shooting range in news for wrong reasons, again
Ludhiana, December 2
The proposal to build a shooting range on prime land in the Sunet locality here is embroiled in a fresh controversy as the councillor from the area has accused the municipal corporation (MC) of not recording proper proceedings regarding the issue in the meeting of the General House.

MC recovers Rs 4 lakh
More defaulters go without water
Ludhiana, December 2
After getting fresh directives from the municipal corporation (MC) Commissioner, the operation and maintenance branch has intensified its drive to recover pending arrears. It has disconnected more than a dozen water connections and recovered around Rs 4 lakh from defaulters of water and sewerage charges.

Kids operated upon for hernia
Ludhiana, December 2
After having operated upon for congenital diaphragmatic hernia at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), babies of Mohammad Rafiq of Ludhiana and Navdeep of Amritsar are lucky enough to survive.

500 take part in Army placement drive
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 2 Graduate and postgraduate students of RIMT Engineering Institutes took part in an Army’s campus recruitment drive here. Dr Hukam Chand Bansal, RIMT Group chairman, and Vijayant Bansal, vice-chairman, welcomed Lt Col Vinod Rawat and other team members.

Gagandeep, Piyush shine
Doraha, December 2
The third annual athletics meet of Doraha Public School was organised here recently. The students competed in 48 track and field events.

K Deep regales students
Ludhiana, December 2
Folk singer K Deep enthralled students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College here today.

Charge taken
Ludhiana, December 2
Air Cdr AK Nabh has taken over as the Air Officer Commanding of the Air Force Station, Halwara, from Air Cdr Vikram Singh. Commodore Nabh (VSM) was commissioned in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a fighter pilot in December 1981. He is an NDA alumni and a postgraduate from the Institute of DSSC, Willington.


Most-wanted criminal nabbed
Ludhiana, December 2
A notorious criminal, who was wanted by various agencies in connection with drug peddling and other heinous offences, was arrested last night. Hardial Singh, king pin of the gang, who resides at Lopoke village in Amritsar, was behind several highway robberies that had taken place recently.

The robbery accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Woman set afire by in-laws; gets 85 pc burns
Jagraon, December 2
A married woman was allegedly set afire by her husband and in-laws at Gidarwindi village near Sidhwan Bate last night. The woman is struggling for her life at the local Civil Hospital. Doctors treating her say that she suffered 85 per cent burn injuries and is in critical condition.

Ravleen, Sourav best athletes
Doraha, December 2
The 11th annual athletics meet of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School was organised at the school grounds here today. Various events for boys and girls, including races, high jump, long jump, shot put, slow cycling and tug-of-war, were held.




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