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Ushering 2011
New Year moments captured in Ludhiana by Tribune lensman Himanshu Mahajan

Revellers dance toherald the New Yearat Lodhi Club
Floor on fire:Revellers dance toherald the New Yearat Lodhi Club

2011 arrives amid revelry, rowdyism
Jamboree unplugged
Ludhiana, January 1
Revellers went berserk at local, hotels and even on streets on the last night of 2010 even as others let their hair down at their own private bashes to ring in the New Year.


Foggy start
Ludhiana, January 1
The residents who hoped to begin the New Year amid sunshine were disappointed as fog and mist welcomed the revellers today. Starting from early morning, freezing winds blew across the region, forcing residents to remain indoor till noon.

A policeman wields a pistol (circled) to drive away rowdy youths on the New Year’s Eve in Ludhiana. Troublemakers’ night
Ludhiana, January 1
Rowdy elements ruled the city roads on the eve of New Year and even thrashed two policemen who intervened to resolve a fight between two groups of tipplers in the Dugri area late last night.

A policeman wields a pistol (circled) to drive away rowdy youths on the New Year’s Eve in Ludhiana.

11 New Year babies born
Seema’s baby was among the 11 children born in different hospitals of Ludhiana on the New Year.    Report on P4 Ludhiana, January 1
Eleven New Year babies brought hope to the lives of 11 families of the city today.The babies were born at Suman Hospital, Deep Hospital, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), SPS Apollo hospital and Iqbal Nursing Home after the midnight.

Seema’s baby was among the 11 children born in different hospitals of Ludhiana on the New Year.

Sr Dy Mayor, fingerprint expert square off
Ludhiana, January 1
High drama was witnessed after MC Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal and government fingerprint expert Manjeet Kaur entered into a heated argument after their vehicles collided near the Jagraon bridge here this evening.

United in tragedy
3 fathers set out to help poor kids
Ludhiana, January 1
Tragedy united Ravinder Dhand, Inderjeet Singh and DBS Gill in such a deep emotional bond that the three not only emerged stronger but also set a unique example for society to emulate.


Rally by NCC cadets
NCC cadets take out a drug de-addiction rally in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, January 1
A drug de-addiction rally was taken out by the NCC/NSS cadets of Khalsa College for Women here today.The rally was part of the ongoing NCC camp organised by CATC 83.More than 260 students are taking part in the 10-day camp.A lecture was delivered on career counselling by Col Sehgal.

NCC cadets take out a drug de-addiction rally in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Govt colleges to have courses in hospitality
Ludhiana, January 1
Students, who want to pursue career in tourism, will now get an opportunity to learn certain courses in hospitality at SCD Government College here.From the coming academic session, the college is going to introduce several diploma courses in hospitality. The college has been selected to promote tourism.

Selfless service to mankind
Man donates blood for 105th time
Ludhiana, January 1
Dedicated to the cause of voluntary blood donation, Sudhir Mudgal with his 105th blood donation, has emerged as an example in the field of selfless service towards the mankind.

Miss Panjaban starts year on a social note
Ludhiana, January 1
While the world partied hard to ring in 2011, Miss World Panjaban Arshdeep Kaur Gosal started the New Year on a social note.The charming 18-year-old beauty queen visited Bal Bhawan and spent the day sharing joys with the inmates.

Assembly Poll
Politicians cash in on development projects
Ludhiana, January 1
In order to woo voters ahead of the Assembly elections, leaders of the ruling SAD-BJP alliance have started exerting pressure on the municipal corporation officials to complete various development works.

Paucity of funds stares MC in face
Ludhiana, January 1
The Municipal Corporation (MC) officials, under political pressure, are planning to sanction crores of rupees on developmental works in the city. However, due to acute shortage of funds, they are not able to give payments worth crores of rupees for the already completed developmental works here.


Gang of vehicle lifters busted
Ludhiana, January 1
With the arrest of two youths, the city police today claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle lifters and recovered three stolen motorcycles from the possession of the accused.

Sports trials
Ludhiana, January 1
The sports department, Ludhiana, will conduct trials to select district teams for men and women at different venues here on January 3 and 4.The selected players will represent the district in the Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh Punjab State Games to be held in February.




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