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3 of family killed in accident
Raekot, December 12
The car that was involved in an accident near Jagraon on Sunday. Celebrations turned sour for a family of Madheke village after three of its members, along with one other, were killed in a head-on collision near Chakar village on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road near Jagraon.

The car that was involved in an accident near Jagraon on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Stormwater drains to be laid in inner city areas
Ludhiana, December 12
In a step that will provide a major relief from waterlogging to residents, the municipal corporation plans to begin work on installing a stormwater drainage system in the inner areas of the city.


Mired in Row
MC defers work on down ramp after protest
Ludhiana, December 12
The policy of acting first, thinking later has again landed the Municipal Corporation (MC) in trouble as it has deferred its proposal of starting work on the down ramp to be constructed along the controversial Gill Chowk flyover after a protest by residents.

Probe sought into youth’s death
Dakha (Ludhiana), December 12
With pall of gloom descending on this region after the tragic end of a local youth, Prabhjot Singh alias King, in Bathinda yesterday, area residents are unable to fathom how could a man could fire a bullet into his head after having pumped two into the chest.

Builders taking colony residents for a ride
Ludhiana, December 12
An unauthorised extension (extreme right) in a residential colony approved by PUDA in Ludhiana. Even as unauthorized housing colonies keep mushrooming in the city in the absence of lax enforcement of regulatory measures, the condition of those who have invested their hard-earned money in the approved ones is not much better. There are scores of colonies approved by PUDA and GLADA in various localities of the city where the developers have failed to adhere to the sanctioned layout plans and provide the promised amenities to the residents.

An unauthorised extension (extreme right) in a residential colony approved by PUDA in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Latest snob value — exorbitant boarding schools
Ludhiana, December 12
After designer homes, swank cars and hi-end luxury brands, it is now the turn of premier boarding schools to capture the hearts of affluent Punjabi families to become the latest status symbol. A number of such families could be seen queuing up at a two-day school exhibition for “buying” opulent schooling opportunities for their children.

Wrap yourself in style this winter
Ludhiana, December 12
Come winters and scarfs and stoles are the best buddies of girls to make their fashion statements.From celebrities to housewives scarfs and stoles can be found in almost everyone’s wardrobe these days. These clothing accessories instantly raise the glamour quotient of the entire attire.

City to have mgmt research centre
Ludhiana, December 12
A Management and Research Centre (MDRC) will be set up at the University Business School, Panjab University Regional Centre, here. A centre for undertaking continuing education for the faculty and managers in commerce, as also advanced cutting-edge research, would be established.


Recruitment of English teachers
Reduction in age limit disappoints aspirants
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 12
Hundreds of graduates and postgraduates who have been debarred from applying for the posts of English teachers by the Sarav Sikhya Abhyan Authority, Punjab, have urged the higher authorities, including the Chief Minister and education minister, to impress upon the authorities to withdraw the reduction in age limit from 42 to 37 years.

Remembering Sahir, reliving poetry
Muzaffar Ali (right), script-writer of ‘Umrao Jaan’, at the 38th international ‘mushaira’ at Nehru Sidhant Kender in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, December 12
‘Main pal do pal ka shayar hun, pal do pal meri kahani hai’, famous lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi, were replaced with ‘Tum har pal ke shayar ho, har pal tumhari kahani hai’ by a ‘shayar’ at Jashn-e-Sahir, the 38th international ‘mushaira’ organised at the Nehru Sidhant Kender here yesterday.

Muzaffar Ali (right), script-writer of ‘Umrao Jaan’, at the 38th international ‘mushaira’ at Nehru Sidhant Kender in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Book penned by Pritam a treasure’
Ludhiana, December 12
Noted novelist Mitter Sain Meet, winner of Bharatiya Sahit Academy award, termed “Jangal Di Akh”, the book written by Pritam Pandher, a treasure of Punjabi literature. The book was released during a function organised yesterday at Punjabi Bhawan.

Paidal Yatra: Youth Congress leaders reach Ladhowal
Ludhiana, December 12
Activists of the Punjab Youth Congress march through Ladhowal on Sunday. The "Nav inquilab paidal yatra" being undertaken by the Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) as its mass mobilisation programme under the leadership of PYC chief and member of Lok Sabha from Anandpur Sahib Ravneet Singh Bittu entered Ladhowal today. Party activists from the city led by Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of Indian National Congress Manish Tewari accorded a rousing welcome to the yatra.

Activists of the Punjab Youth Congress march through Ladhowal on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Dug-up roads, This is just not done
The execution agency engaged by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) for the ambitious signage project (putting direction boards) on all major roads in the city is apparently doing its job at the desired pace and a lot many direction boards, indicating important places and landmarks, are already in place, but as far as restoration of dug-out portions is concerned, it leaves much to be desired.

Bridge opened without railings
Doraha, December 12
There seems to be no end to the miseries of commuters plying on the NH-1. Throwing all norms to the winds, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the private company involved in the process, has thrown open the Rajgarh bridge without solid support on either side of the bridge.

Labourers’ return brings cheer
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 12
With migrant labourers returning to the region, farmers and industrialists have heaved a sigh of relief.A majority of the employers had to pay advance wages to labourers.Marriage of kin and medical treatment of ailing parents were cited as major reasons for demanding advance payment by labourers.

Railway contractors flout road construction guidelines
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 12
The under-construction road in front of the railway station and stretches along the platform are in danger as the authorities have allegedly failed to get the work done according to guidelines and specifications being followed by most agencies.

Development a bane here
Ludhiana, December 12
Generally areas adjoining key commercial hubs get the benefit of development, but at Karta Ram Gali, big bazaars have only worsened the situation.The area owes a large number of its civic problems to the adjoining markets.

Municipal Corruption: Payment on record, but money not in
Ludhiana, December 12
What can more explicitly illustrate the poor working of the municipal corporation (MC) than the fact that the audit wing of the state government has highlighted that civic body officials have entered Rs 52 lakh in their income record without having received a single penny.

‘Declare malignancy a notifiable disease’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 12
Regretting that successive governments have failed to take adequate steps to check proliferation of carcinogenic factors in the state, the Cancer Council of India has urged the health and family welfare ministry to declare malignancy as a notifiable disease.

From Schools
Results declared
Ludhiana: Students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, have shown 100 per cent results in Class X examination of Punjab School Education Board. Ishpreet Kaur has topped with 91.3 per cent marks. 

LBA cagers emerge champs
The winners of the basketball championship with the trophy in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, December 12
The Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) won all their encounters in the semi final league to emerge as champions in the men’s section in the 61st Senior Punjab State Basketball Championship at Hansraj Stadium, Jalandhar, which concluded yesterday.

The winners of the basketball championship with the trophy in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Jalandhar athletes pocket 2 golds
Ludhiana, December 12
Athletes from Jalandhar dominated the proceedings by securing two gold medals, while those from Ludhiana, along with Gurdaspur, Rup Nagar, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Muktsar, Amritsar, Patiala and Sangrur, annexed one gold medal each on the second day of the 56th Punjab State Schools Athletics Meet-2010 being organised by the Punjab Education Department at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

The winners of the T20 cricket meet with the trophy in Ludhiana on Sunday. Punjab win by three wickets
Ludhiana, December 12
Parminder excelled with bat and ball (18 runs and 2 for 18) to help Punjab beat Chandigarh by three wickets in the final of All-India Twenty20 Cricket Tournament organised by the Association of T20 Cricket at MGM Public School, Dugri, here today.

The winners of the T20 cricket meet with the trophy in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana lift overall trophy
Ludhiana, December 12
Ludhiana won the overall trophy, while Patiala finished as runners-up in the JP Birdi Memorial Punjab State Tae kwon do Championship held at the Indoor Multipurpose Hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.




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