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Armed robbery bid at jewellery store
Ludhiana, December 26
Suresh Bahadur (L) and Deepak Bahadur, who were attacked by robbers at Salem Tabri, Ludhiana, on Sunday. In a daring attempt to rob a jewellery shop in the city’s Salem Tabri locality, four armed robbers threw two watchmen employed by area residents on the train tracks nearby after gagging them and tying their hands at the back.

Suresh Bahadur (L) and Deepak Bahadur, who were attacked by robbers at Salem Tabri, Ludhiana, on Sunday.

Man beaten up for suspected theft succumbs to injuries
Ludhiana, December 26
A 40-year-old man, who was thrashed a month ago after he was suspected of being a car thief and handed over to the Sherpur police in a seriously hurt condition, succumbed to his injuries here today. 


Three-member SIT to probe recovery of ammunition
Ludhiana, December 26
The Ludhiana Rural Police has constituted a three-member Special Investigating Team (SIT) to probe the recovery of grenades and live cartridges from an earthen pot buried in a plot at Gujjarwal village, near here, yesterday.

The Left angle to the story
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 26
With the police yet to initiate a probe into the recovery of grenades and live cartridges from Gujjarwal village in Ludhiana district, residents of the area have urged the authorities to identify and isolate sympathisers of suspected terrorists who had facilitated the shifting and burial of the ammunition during the days of terrorism.

Budha Nullah Cleaning
Centre, state fail to keep promise
Ludhiana, December 26
Contrary to claims of both state and the Central governments of providing funds worth crores for de-silting the filthy Buddha Nullah, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has not even received a single penny for cleaning it within the municipal limits for the past several years.

Just four flights this month!
Ludhiana, December 26
Poor visibility and inadequate infrastructure have been affecting the flight schedule at the airport here by posing a problem for landing. Only four Air India flights could land in the city since December 1, with a majority of flights being either cancelled or diverted to Chandigarh.

Three-year-old Param with his mother. Photo: Inderjeet Verma NGO adopts thalassaemic child
Ludhiana, December 26
Born after "failed tubectomy" in 2007, Param was diagnosed with thalassaemia, but the misfortunes of this three-year-old boy did not end at this. Soon after his first blood transfusion, the boy's father abandoned him, leaving his mother Shashi and older brother Sahil to earn for his treatment.

Three-year-old Param with his mother. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Replacing onion with pastes, purees
Ludhiana, December 26
Rise in the onion and tomato prices have increased the demand for readymade onion paste and tomato puree in the city.Most of the housewives are finding packaged pastes as a cheap substitute for the onion, which is still in short supply and priced at Rs 50 per kg. Tomatoes are priced at Rs 40 per kg. Earlier this week, onion was priced at Rs 70 per kg and tomatoes at Rs 65 per kg.



Use of unfair means during exams
DEOs to submit list of sensitive centres
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 26
Acknowledge degradation of education level due to the use of unfair means during examinations and tendency of certain notorious group of facilitators of the evil, the education department has directed District Education Officers (DEOs) of the region to submit the list of sensitive and infamous examination centres, known for supporting the malpractice.

Club solemnises marriage of needy girls
The newly weds at a mass marriage ceremony organised by the Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. Doraha (Ludhiana), December 26
The Maa Bhagwati Club, a social organisation, solemnised the marriage of five needy girls at Pindi Dyal Dharmshala, Civil Lines, here today. The couples were provided with necessary household goods bythe club.

The newly weds at a mass marriage ceremony organised by the Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

2 more city students make it to PCS (Judicial)
Ludhiana, December 26
Two more students Gurjit Kaur Dhillon and Harpreet Singh from Ludhiana have made it to the PCS (judicial).

Villagers sensitised against social evils
Doraha,December 26
As part of their seven-day camp, the NSS volunteers of Guru Nanak National College held an awareness rally at Rajgarh village.They sensitised people against female foeticide.Carrying placards and shouting slogans on streets, the volunteers apprised villagers of the significance of gender equality. They said social evils like female foeticide, eve-teasing, molestation needed to be eradicated.

Vets give demonstration on de-worming
Ludhiana, December 26
The department of veterinary and animal husbandry extension education, College of Veterinary Sciences, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, organised an animal welfare camp at Gurusar Kaonke village (Jagraon). The village is adopted by the department of animal breeding and genetics, GADVASU, under the progeny testing scheme of the department.

Decade-old MC records kept in unsafe building
Portion of it was razed for constructing ROB
Ludhiana, December 26
Despite losing vital records of major projects undertaken by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, its officials seem to be less bothered about keeping the existing ones safely as is evident from the fact that most of these are lying in a place, which can’t even be locked properly.

Once thick as thieves, now foes
Third degree used on councillor after he refused to share money of land
Ludhiana, December 26
The tragic tale of assault on a city councillor reminds us of dreaded third degree torture of yore. Still unable to walk, visibly-shocked Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal, councillor of Ward No. 59, is yet to come to terms with reality that he was brutally beaten up by his friends who turned violent over sharing money of a piece of land.

Onion prices come down
Ludhiana, December 26
Vegetable prices remained stagnant this week, while the prices of onions and tomatoes kept changing throughout the week.The prices saw a record high. Earlier this week, onions were priced at Rs 70 and tomatoes at Rs 60, but by the end of the week, the prices came down to Rs 55 and 45, respectively.

Price Rise, Corruption
Trade unions to protest at Parliament
Ludhiana, December 26
All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) general secretary and MP Gurudas Das Gupta today gave a call to the working class to join a protest march to Parliament on February 23. It would be organised by trade unions, including INTUC, against soaring prices, corruption and “anti-people” policies of the government.

Samrala police station gets ISO certification
Khanna, December 26
In order to streamline the working of police stations here, a modern scheme has been launched.Under the scheme, Altas, an NGO, will impart training to the police personnel.The NGO has been providing training to the police personnel of selected police stations since long.The Samrala police station which falls under Khanna district has been given the ISO 9001 certificate.

Not a good year in terms of health
Ludhiana, December 26
Right from Swine Flu to gastroenteritis and dengue, the city was gripped by one epidemic after another. The year 2010 was not so good in terms of “health” of common man in Ludhiana especially for those living in slums.

Ludhiana Calling
Poor parking sense persists

 Periodic crackdown by the traffic police and MC police against haphazardly parked vehicles and even the towing away of vehicles is hardly acting as a deterrent against the practice. Adequate parking spaces are not available in most busy commercial hubs of the city, but it is really no excuse to park vehicles, rather “abandon” them, wherever possible.

From Schools
Jingle bells all the way
LUDHIANA : The pre-primary wing of Guru Nanak International Senior Secondary Public School, Model Town, celebrated here on Thursday. Christmas tree was decorated by students and teachers. Children recited poems and sang carols. The centre of attraction was Santa Claus on skates distributing sweets to the little ones. Principal G Gill, headmistress C Paul and coordinator Abhineet Sarna appreciated the efforts put in by children.


Man robbed
Ludhiana, December 26
A son of a former photojournalist with The Tribune, MB Dutt, was robbed by four unidentified youths at Rishi Nagar here on Friday night.The incident took place around 9:30 pm when 54-year-old Sunil Dutt was walking home after visiting his neighbour at KVM colony.

Doraha Hawks lift hockey cup
Doraha (Ludhiana), December 26
Doraha Hawks Club overpowered Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bhopal, 4-3 to win the title in the eighth All-India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament organised by the Doraha Hawks Club at Mehta Gurukul Academy.The issue was resolved through a tie-breaker as the two sides were tied at 1-1 at the end of regular period.

AK Sharma Punjab throwball assn chief
Ludhiana, December 26
AK Sharma, superintendent, Central Excise (Preventive), has been unanimously elected president of the Punjab Throwball Association. JS Negi, its chairman, chaired the meeting.




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