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Robot in the forefront of detonation exercise
Sekhewal, December 4
A 3-foot-long remotely operated vehicle (ROV), imported from the UK, which can be operated from a distance of around 1 km and is equipped with a gun on top, is being used to destroy small scrap bombs in the ongoing detonation exercise by the Army in the Mattewara forest area As the Army wages a different kind of battle where there are no enemies, it is taking due precaution not to suffer any causality in the ongoing Operation Sayyam (patience).
A 3-foot-long remotely operated vehicle (ROV), imported from the UK, which can be operated from a distance of around 1 km and is equipped with a gun on top, is being used to destroy small scrap bombs in the ongoing detonation exercise by the Army in the Mattewara forest area. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Miffed residents to move court
Sekhewal/Kalewal, December 4
Agitated over difficulties faced by them due to the ongoing detonation drive, residents of Sekhewal, Kalewal and Haider Nagar village,have decided to fight a legal battle against both the district administration and industrialists.

‘Jatropha’ Poisoning
Four students discharged, probe begins
Ludhiana, December 4
Assistant civil surgeon and the district health officer, who visited the school to inquire into the case of poisoning of 20 schoolchildren were told that four out of the six students of Government Primary School located at Sahauli village have been discharged today. They were being treated at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, Ludhiana.

3,000 PAU employees await salaries
Threaten to protest if dues not paid by tomorrow
Ludhiana, December 4
At least 3,000 employees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have not been given their salaries till date. And they don’t expect to withdraw the same in the next few days either as the state government has not released the second installment of Rs 15 crore grant to the PAU till date. Sore over lackadaisical attitude of the Punjab government, the university employees have threatened to organise protest rally if they failed to get the salaries by 1 pm on December 6.

Rekha inspires this ‘ladies’ man’
Ludhiana, December 4
His collection is a surge of vintage influences blended well with contemporary styles and cuts. Added magnificently to each one of them are dainty little Swarovski, which make the garments absolutely breathtaking in style and beauty.


Topi’s arrest brings respite to police
Ludhiana, December 4
The arrest of Vijay Topi and his accomplices has come as a major respite for the city police as the notorious criminal was behind scores of theft and snatching incidents that took place in the city between 2005 and 2009.

Drive to collect arrears
MC recovers Rs 4 lakh
Ludhiana, December 4
The municipal corporation’s move to collect arrears of water supply and sewerage seems to have started paying dividends, as despite being a holiday today, the operation and maintenance (O&M) branch collected about Rs 4 lakh as recovery, apart from disconnecting seven water and sewerage connections.

Solid Waste Plant at Jainpur, Tajpur
Pollution board shoots down MC proposal
Ludhiana, December 4
In a major setback to the Municipal Corporation’s plan for setting up the solid waste processing plants in the city, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has denied permission for setting it up at Jainpur and Tajpur villages.

Fashion designer Sonzal Patel strikes a pose in Ludhiana These sisters have designs on men
Ludhiana, December 4
Young fashion designer sisters Barkha and Sonzal are among the very few designers in the country who design clothes just for men. “It is exciting to be different and explore the untrodden path,” says Sonzal, adding that when they decided to venture into the fashion world, menswear was the obvious choice. “Everybody seemed to be catering to women so we wanted to do something for the men,” smiles Sonzal, graduate from London College of Fashion. The style sisters’ collection boasts of Indian and western menswear ranging from sherwanis, jodhpuris, kurtas, bundgalas, suits to casual shirts in both contemporary and traditional avatars.

Fashion designer Sonzal Patel strikes a pose in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Bank Fraud
Police launches hunt for suspect
Mullanpur Dakha, December 4
The police has launched a hunt for a youth of Khurad village in Malerkotla sub-division after he allegedly swindled huge amounts of money from the accounts of depositors of Punjab and Sind Bank, Chawkimaan, where he was a temporary employee.

Govt dept indifferent to martyr, says Sukhdev’s grandson
Ludhiana, December 4
“The martyrs don’t mean a word for the state government or any of the government departments as they have failed on all accounts when it comes to paying homage to them,” said Vishal Nayyar, the grandson of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar.



Idols vandalised at Sitla Mata Mandir
Damaged idols at Mandi Ahmedgarh Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 4
The police remained on toes to pacify irate activists of radical organisations, who had staged a dharna following an incident of religious sacrilege, in which some unknown miscreants had damaged three idols installed at Sitla Mata Mandir here last evening. Though the police has registered an FIR under Section 295 of the IPC against the unidentified miscreants, it is yet to figure out the reason behind the act.
Damaged idols at Mandi Ahmedgarh. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Drugs seized
Ludhiana, December 4
A team of drug inspectors from Ludhiana, Ferozepur, Muktsar and Barnala seized habit forming drugs without sale/purchase records during a raid conducted at the wholesale drug stores today at Pindi street.

Labourer killed in accident
Khamano, December 4
A migrant labourer was killed when he was hit by an unidentified speeding vehicle last night near Jatana Ucha village. According to information, Raj Kumar (28), a resident of Bihar, was going towards Khamano village on his motorcycle.

Kundan Vidya Mandir reach semis
Ludhiana, December 4
Abhinav Bhatia excelled with bat and ball (23 runs and 2 for 20), while Himanshu Garg contributed 38 runs and helped Kundan Vidya Mandir register 57-run win against BCM Senior Secondary School, Dugri branch, to secure a berth in the semifinal of the Central Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Cricket Tournament (U-19) being held at MGM Public School, Dugri, here today.

Bodybuilding contest from today
Ludhiana, December 4
The 17th edition of Mr Ludhiana Bodybuilding Competition to be organised by the Ludhiana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (LABBFA) will commence tomorrow.




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