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Flesh trade racket busted
Ludhiana, December 16
The accused women (faces covered) in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. The police during a raid conducted here today arrested three women and two men allegedly involved in a flesh trade racket.

The accused women (faces covered) in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

In it for easy money
Ludhiana, December 16
The three Nepalese women, aged between 22 and 25 years of age, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in flesh trade, appear to have no remorse. Two of them are married and have children while the third one is unmarried.


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Strike by roadways staff hits commuters
Roadways staff block the entrance of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Inter State Bus Terminus following a strike in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, December 16
Employees of Punjab Roadways went on a strike today, causing inconvenience to passengers who were stranded for hours outside Shaheed Sukhdev Inter-State Bus Terminal.
The Punjab Education Department started Quality Improve in mathematics project to improve the quality of education. Under the instruction of B Purushartha, director, General School Education, Punjab, and Nirmal Kaur, assistant state project director (ASPD) of math cell, a five day seminar of mathematics was conducted at GSSS, Gobind Nagar.



Roadways staff block the entrance of Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Inter State Bus Terminus following a strike in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

A slew of projects remain incomplete
Ludhiana, December 16
Even as Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal would be in the city tomorrow to inaugurate projects, there are several development projects which are hanging fire for years. These projects include the Lakkar Bridge project; indoor stadium on Pakhowal Road; and six-laning of the National Highway-I. The Deputy CM would inaugurate two lanes of the four-laned expressway project along the Sidhwan Canal (from Ferozepur Road to Doraha), and the city bus service project, besides laying the foundation stone of the excise and taxation building at the mini secretariat here.

Flight cancelled due to poor visibility
Ludhiana, December 16
The lone flight operating between Ludhiana and Delhi was cancelled at the last minute due to poor visibility today. Air India officials said till 11.30 am, the visibility was 1.5 km while the required visibility was 5 km.

Mercury dips
Ludhiana, December 16
Even as the sale of woollens is yet to pick up in the city, there is notable decrease in the minimum temperature in the city.




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Flash cards to make maths interesting for students
Teachers make flash cards so that mathematics becomes more interesting for students at GSSS, Gobind Nagar, Ludhiana. Ludhiana, December 16
Maths is all set to become more interesting for students of government schools. Flash cards have come to their aid make the students visualise maths better as banal numbers come to life.



Teachers make flash cards so that mathematics becomes more interesting for students at GSSS, Gobind Nagar, Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Integrated fish-cum-duck farming unit developed at GADVASU
Ludhiana, December 16
College of Fisheries, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has developed a low input eco-friendly integrated fish-cum-duck farming unit for on farm testing and demonstration.

Cinema halls unfit to counter fire incidents
Ludhiana, December 16
Despite several incidents of fire in the cinema halls, the cinema halls in the city are ill-prepared to counter fire. Some of these have outdated or inadequate fire equipment, other halls have no preparations at all.

Fire buckets are filled with bottles and garbage instead of sand at Aarti Cinema; and (right) a hydrant installed without a valve at Manju cinema hall
Fire buckets are filled with bottles and garbage instead of sand at Aarti Cinema; and (right) a hydrant installed without a valve at Manju cinema hall. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Inauguration of under-pass put off
Construction work going on in full swing at pedestrian under-pass opposite theMini Secretariat in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, December 16
The inauguration of Pedestrian Under Pass (PUP) opposite Mini Secretariat, here, has been postponed for a week as the project is still not complete. Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal was keen on inaugurating this project tomorrow, but due to delay in the completion of the project, the inauguration has been postponed. Sources in the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation say that there were orders from the state government that the PUP project should be ready by December 17, so that Sukhbir Singh Badal could inaugurate it in the city.




Construction work going on in full swing at pedestrian under-pass opposite theMini Secretariat in Ludhiana. Photo:Inderjeet Verma

Public places donít have fire-fighting equipment at Jagraon
Jagraon, December 16
It seems that the operators and owners of various public places such as marriage palaces, hospitals, cinema halls, commercial buildings etc have learnt no lesson from the tragic fire incident at a hospital in Kolkata in which many people lost their lives.

1,600-litre kerosene seized, man held
Ludhiana, December 16
The Salemtabri police has arrested Sunny Kumra, a resident of Shivpuri, Sekhewal, for selling kerosene oil in the black market. About 1,600 litres of kerosene has been recovered from his home and a case under Section 7 of the Essential Commodity Act has been registered against the accused.

Three senior MC officials transferred
Ludhiana, December 16
Due to the guidelines of the Election Commission in view of the upcoming state Assembly elections, three senior officials of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) have been transferred from the city. These officials include MC Additional Commissioner BK Gupta, Municipal Town Planner (MTP) Hemant Batra and Dr Charanjit Uppal.

Loads of emotive appeal marks Izzat Sambhal
Khanna, December 16
Loads of emotive appeal coupled with an appeal to humour marked the "Izzat Sambhal" rally of Sanjha Morcha here today.

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NSS Camp
Ludhiana : A seven-day NSS camp was organised at Gobindgarh Public College, Khanna, in which more than 100 volunteers participated. Principal Neena Seth Pajni addressed the volunteers and motivated them to participate in the activities meant for the welfare of society. 

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Customer contact week
Punjab National Bank (PNB) is observing customer contact week from December 12 to 17. During this period, the senior executives of the bank will visit various branches to assess the level of customer service and seek their valuable suggestions for further improving the quality of service.





 

Ludhiana eves emerge champions in handball
A basketball match in progress between Sangrur and Bathinda at Jakhar Sports Festival on Friday. Jarkhar (Ludhiana), December 16
Ludhiana district today wrapped up all its matches to emerge champions in the girl's section in handball on the second day of the 26th annual sports festival being organised by Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at Jarkhar village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road.


A basketball match in progress between Sangrur and Bathinda at Jakhar Sports Festival on Friday. A Tribune photograph


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