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DC issues notice to 20 absentee employees
Ludhiana, December 16
About 20 employees from various government departments found missing from their offices were issued a show-cause notice by the Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Tewari, during a surprise check conducted here this morning.

Remembering ’71 war heroes
Veterans fume at being left out
Ludhiana, December 16
While the nation paid tributes to the 1971 war heroes on the occasion of Vijay Diwas today, for the veterans of the district, it was a day spent in agony and resentment.

Workshop delayed, courtesy MC babus
Ludhiana, December 16
The programme to impart training for population census to Municipal Corporation (MC) employees got delayed by more than an hour here today as officers reached late at the venue.


On song

Bollywood singer Kailash Kher performs at a charity function organised by Arpita Cancer Society for Children in Ludhiana.
Bollywood singer Kailash Kher performs at a charity function organised by Arpita Cancer Society for Children in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Badminton coach gets jail in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, December 16
The court of Judicial Magistrate Rajvinder Singh has convicted a teacher, Mangat Rai Sharma, of Naveen Nagar, Jassian Road, Haibowal, in a 10-year-old cheque bounce case and sentenced him to undergo one-year imprisonment.

Detonation Exercise
Scrap owners to shell out more
Ludhiana, December 16
Industrialists, who have already submitted Rs 1.36 crore in the Punjab and Haryana High Court for detonating scrap explosives that they had imported from the Gulf countries nearly six years ago, would have to shell out more money from their pocket.


Identify poles on roads for removal
Officials assess traffic congestion
Ludhiana, December 16
In order to streamline traffic at busy points in the inner areas of the city, municipal corporation as well Powercom officials visited key areas in the city to work out a plan to remove power poles from roads.

Contractors resent charging of processing fee
Ludhiana, December 16
The local bodies department’s ambitious e-tendering programme in the municipal corporation has drawn criticism with contractors of the civic body meeting with the MC Commissioner to lodge their protest against the processing fee being charged by a private company undertaking the project.

Govt nod to upgrade Sahnewal as sub-tehsil
Sahnewal, December 16
Going by his promise made to people, on the occasion of the historic rally at Sahnewal in October this year, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal has given a nod for upgrading it to the sub-tehsil level.

staff crunch
Engineers meet Mayor
Ludhiana, December 16
Facing acute staff crunch, engineers of the Municipal Corporation (MC) met the Mayor to seek fresh recruitment in the department so that the ongoing development works could be monitored in a better manner.

MC briefs
Building razed
Cleanliness drive
Notice to excise dept
General house meeting sought

Tribune Impact
Woman regains possession of property
Paramjit Kaur sits on the premises of her house after getting its possession at SBS Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, December 16
Acting on a report published in these columns today, highlighting the plight of a 58-year-old woman after some men grabbed her plot located near Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, the city police swung into action and registered a complaint.

Paramjit Kaur sits on the premises of her house after getting its possession at SBS Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Vet university nets aqua-culture project
Ludhiana, December 16
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, has released Rs 40 lakh as first-year grant to Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) under Niche Area Excellence in Fisheries. The university is the third in the country to get this prestigious project in fisheries after GB Pant University of Science and Technology, Pantnagar, and Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE), Mumbai.

VC for cementing ties with CIMMYT
Ludhiana, December 16
PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang has underlined the need to further strengthen the ties with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), especially in the area of addressing problems of global concern.

45 fashion students awarded diplomas
SIFT students are all smiles after receiving diplomas during a convocation in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, December 16
The third convocation of Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT) was held here today. At least 45 students of apparel merchandising and marketing, fashion design, knitwear design and apparel production and merchandising were awarded diplomas.

SIFT students are all smiles after receiving diplomas during a convocation in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Stress on protecting human rights
Doraha, December 16
The Human Rights Day was celebrated at Doraha College of Education today. Dr Kuldip Puri, associate professor, department of education, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.

Busting stress through ‘pranic’ healing
Ludhiana, December 16
The Ludhiana Management Association organised a lecture on “Health, business and stress management through pranic healing” on Tuesday.

Youth offers sedative-laced tea to girl, in trouble
Ludhiana, December 16
A resident of Manjit Nagar near Model Town landed in trouble for allegedly offering a tea laced with sedatives to a girl. The girl was admitted to a multi-specialty hospital in Model Town after her condition deteriorated. The youth, who was taken into preventive custody by the Model Town police, was also found to be under the influence of the drugs.

Irked over remarks on ‘Hindu terrorism’ 
BJYM activists burn Digvijay’s effigy
Ludhiana, December 16
Irked over his remarks about “Hindu terrorism” in the context of terrorist attack in Mumbai, the activists of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) held an angry protest and burnt an effigy of All-India Congress Committee general secretary Digvijay Singh at the Bharat Nagar Chowk here today.

Minor scare for rail passengers
Ludhiana, December 16
A tragedy was averted due to the timely response of railway staff on board the 2460 Amritsar-New Delhi Superfast Express after smoke was seen coming out of an air-conditioned chair car coach when it was about to reach Ludhiana. The heating system of the coach had developed a short circuit after which the overheated wiring started emitting smoke.

Passengers suffer as bus staff bypass guidelines
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 16
Not caring two hoots about the guidelines issued by the administration regarding appointment and established protocol for staff accompanying public transport buses, conductors and drivers continue to violate the rules.

Gloom descends on Samrala
Samrala, December 16
A pal of gloom descends on the town when the report of the death of a youth in Australia reached his parents. Gurpreet Singh (22), who had left two years ago, was reportedly found dead under mysterious circumstances in Melbourne.

Clash over construction of house averted
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 16
The police and members of the social and religious organisations today averted a clash between supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda and radical Sikh organisation of Boparai village.

Cycle traders seeks surplus power
Ludhiana, December 16
Office-bearers of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers’ Association met KD Chaudhary, CMD, Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd, with regards to the problems faced by the industry in the mix-land areas.

Seminar on ayurveda from tomorrow
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 16
Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital Mandi Gobindgarh in association with National Institute of Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala, will organise a two-day national seminar on “Ayurveda in 21st century — Introspection and Projects” on December 18 and 19.


2 cars stolen from Urban Estate
Ludhiana, December 16
Residents of Urban Estate- Phase- I had to pay a heavy price for parking their vehicles outside their houses as the gang of vehicle thieves fled away with two Hyundai Santro cars within a few minutes.




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