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World kabaddi cup
Security stepped up in city

Ludhiana, December 14
Elaborate arrangements have been made for the closing ceremony of the World Kabaddi Cup to be held at Guru Nanak Stadium tomorrow. Though the delegation from Pakistan has cancelled its visit, 1,500 police personnel have been deployed to keep an eye on anti-social elements.

A sniffer dog checks the VVIP block at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday AL) and   A rehearsal under way at the stadium on Friday. photos: Inderjeet Verma


Cancer awareness survey 
Volunteers face awkward queries

Ludhiana, December 14
Volunteers of the cancer awareness survey deputed by the district health department have been facing awkward queries and ‘non-cooperative’ attitude of residents.

New township on the cards
Ludhiana, December 14
If the proposals mooted by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Agency (GLADA) to set up a 1,500-acre township near Sahnewal on the city's periphery, along with a couple of new urban estates at Raikot, Jagraon and other surrounding towns, find favour with the Punjab Government, city residents can look forward to the development of quite a few residential schemes.


Trains bound for Bihar, UP should halt at Dhandari Kalan, says apex chamber 
Ludhiana, December 14
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to Union Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal urging him to upgrade the railway infrastructure in Ludhiana.

Leopard on the prowl in Ladhuwal forest area 
Phillaur, December 14
A leopard is on the prowl in the forest of Ladhuwal, creating panic among the residents of several villages for the past one month.

Homage paid to Satguru Jagjit Singh, Pt Ravi Shanker
Ludhiana December 14
People from all walks of life paid tributes to Satguru Jagjit Singh. The Punajbi Sahit Akademi and its members paid floral tributes to the departed soul. Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation's convener Jagdev Singh Jassowal and president Krishan Kumar Bawa said atguru Jagjit Singh fought during the struggle for independence and later s workrd for the people and showed them the right path.

Book on new techniques for teaching English released 
Ludhiana, December 14
The office of the Director General, School Education, has released a book on teaching of English for government schoolteachers for making learning the language interesting.

Schools have failed to unburden children: CBSE 
Ludhiana, December 14
Too many projects in schools have burdened students. Though the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) was supposed to make learning a fun, but students are assigned work at home. Students have to stay up late every night to complete the projects.

Challenges in food safety discussed 
Ludhiana, December 14
The School of Public Health and Zoonoses, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), organised an international symposium on "One Health: Way Forward to Challenges in Food Safety and Zoonoses in 21st Century" and national conference of Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists from December 13 to 14.

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The relatives of Bhavneet Kaur, who committed suicide, break down in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Murder convict commits suicide 
Ludhiana, December 14
A murder convict, Lakhbir Singh (47), committed suicide in the Central Jail this morning. The deceased had been in the jail since September 25, 2008.

The relatives of Bhavneet Kaur, who committed suicide, break down in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

2 drug peddlers nabbed
Ludhiana, December 14
During a check-post near Gol Market, Jamalpur, yesterday, two drug peddlers were nabbed while two others managed to escape from the spot.

3 booked for child trafficking
Ludhiana December 14
The police has booked three members of a gang involved in child trafficking.

7 PSPCL employees booked for forgery
Ludhiana December 14
The police has booked seven employees of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) posted at the Lalton Kalan Subdivision here today for forgery. The main accused is Surjit Singh, who had entered fake details of salaries and benefited six employees of more salaries than the actual salary.

4 get 7-yr term for murder bid 
Ludhiana, December 14
The court of Additional Sessions Judge Sunil Arora convicted four persons in an attempt to murder case. They were ordered to undergo imprisonment for seven years each.

All set for world kabaddi cup closing ceremony
Ludhiana December 14
The district administration claimed that all arrangements for the closing ceremony of the Third World Kabaddi Cup at Guru Nanak Stadium have been made and the programme will start at 6.30pm and continue till 9.30pm on tomorrow.
Stunt men perform on motorcycles at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma
Stunt men perform on motorcycles at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Performers rehearse at function venue
Ludhiana December 14
Artistes practise at Guru Nanak Stadium. Performers including bikers, dancers, martial artistes and band rehearsed at Guru Nanak Stadium for the mega event of the Third World Kabaddi Cup here today. There are several cultural and marshal art items to be performed on the occasion.

Artistes practise at Guru Nanak Stadium.

Exam-match clash upsets students
Doraha, December 14
Students are upset as the finals of the Third World Kabbadi Cup and the semester exams are clashing with each other.




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