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Pedestrian Underpass of little use
Ludhiana, December 22
It seems that the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is not able to put the pedestrian underpass opposite the Mini-Secretariat to optimum use because not many people use it for crossing the road.

Policemen, escorting an undertrial, cross the road on which an underpass has been built, in Ludhiana on Saturday. Policemen, escorting an undertrial, cross the road on which an underpass has been built, in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Civic body cancels auction
22, 2012
Youth murdered; 4 booked
21, 2012
Rich haul of fake shoes
20, 2012
Con man 'dupes' man of Rs 5 lakh
19, 2012
Red Ribbon Express arrives
18, 2012
Traffic goes haywire
17, 2012
Traffic snarls irk residents
16, 2012
Security stepped up in city
15, 2012
Youth shot dead at wedding function
14, 2012
Man done to death
13, 2012
Engine of Shane-e-Punjab catches fire
12, 2012

City to get 11 more low-floor buses soon
Ludhiana, December 22
From the next week, 11 new low-floor buses will be added to the fleet of the city bus service. It is learnt that these new buses will be plied on at least two new routes, which would provide much-needed respite to the residents. These 11 buses will be part of a lot of 30 low-floor non-AC buses, which are being readied at the regional sales office of the Tatas near Chandigarh. The Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd (LCBSL) had placed an order for 40 low-floor non-AC buses with the Tatas under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) project.

Elderly robbed of gold kara, chain
Ludhiana, December 22
A senior citizen, ML Bhagat, was robbed of a gold kara and a chain while he was on a morning walk in a public park near his residence today. As one of his neighbours has installed a CCTV camera outside his house, the movement of the two accused has been captured in the camera, which has been handed over to the police.

Fog hits rail traffic
Ludhiana, December 22
Passengers remained at the receiving end today as many trains got delayed due to foggy weather. Most of the long-route trains from the central India to the North were running behind schedule due to the fog in the region.


Watchmen resent meagre salary
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 22
Having failed to press the authorities to release their monthly allowances, watchmen of the localities of this part of Malwa have threatened to launch an organised agitation over the issue as their salaries have been pending since six months.

Delhi’s shame
Police, institutions step up vigil
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 22
Taking cognizance of recent rise in number of incidents of eve-teasing and outraging modesty of girls, educational institutions of the area have started taking measures for the security of girl students.

Christmas spirit:
Girls take part in a Christmas programme near the Park Plaza in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Students express solidarity
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 22
Holding candles in hands, a number of students accompanied by their parents and office bearers of certain social and constitutional organizations shouted slogans during a protest march against the recent rape case in the national capital.

Need to fight crime against women: BSNL employees
Ludhiana, December 22
Members of BSNL Working Women Coordination Committee organised a demonstration against the recent rape case in New Delhi during the lunch hour here today. A large number of BSNL Employees’ Union members also attended the demonstration.

Arthritis becoming prevalent among young population: Expert
Dr Manuj Wadhwa (left), head of orthopaedics and joint replacement department, Fortis Hospitals, Punjab, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. Ludhiana, December 22
Young men and women are starting to experience joint pain, lack of mobility and frozen knees caused by arthritis, osteoporosis, and other medical conditions more common in elder people.

Dr Manuj Wadhwa (left), head of orthopaedics and joint replacement department, Fortis Hospitals, Punjab, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Punbus workers threaten to gherao buses owned by Badals
Jagraon, December 22
Irked by the continuous negligence of the SAD-BJP coalition government towards their various long pending demands, the striking members of Punbus Contract Workers' Union have threatened to Gherao the buses owned by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his family members in the coming days.

A volunteer of Ludhiana Care distributes toys and gifts to children studying in schools of slum areas and anganwaris in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Minister opens Engineering Expo
Ludhiana, December 22
The maiden edition of ‘Engineering Expo’ kick started here yesterday. The Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Anil Joshi, inaugurating the expo. He said, “We need a full-proof plan to promote the machine tool industry in Ludhiana. We have the right pool of manpower available. We also need exposure so that our machinery is accepted not only in India, but globally.”

From schools
Athletics meet concludes
LUDHIANA: A two-day athletics meet organised by Doraha Public School (DOPS), GT Road, Doraha, concluded on the school premises today. The event today saw over 500 students participating in various sports events. Raavi house clinched the trophy for being the overall best house. Meanwhile, Beas house won the rolling trophy for best marching contingent.

From colleges
Awareness camp
The 3rd day of NSS camp with the motive ‘not me but you’ began with full enthusiasm and energy at BCM College of Education, Ludhiana. To arouse the feeling of selfless and social service, NSS volunteers of the college are working successfully. For this, a Yoga Camp was organised in the college. Dr Dharam Singh (HoD of Geography, SCD College for boys, Ludhiana) was the resource person.

Blood donation camp held
Ludhiana, December 22
The Shaheed Col Gurbir Singh Sarna Memorial Blood Donation Camp was held at the Ivanna Institute of Fashion Technology and Hotel Management here today.


Married woman alleges rape
Ludhiana, December 22
On the statement of a married woman, the Salemtabri police has registered a case against Vinod Kumar, a resident of Kabir Nagar, for allegedly raping and blackmailing her.

Man held for duping youths
Ludhiana, December 22
The police has registered a case against Rajinder Singh, a resident of Kular village of Kangra district, for duping youths of Rs 8 lakh. The accused took money from youths on the pretext of getting them recruited in the Indian Army. The accused later got some fake appointment letters made and distributed them among the complainants. — TNS


National school games
Punjab players shine
Ludhiana, December 22
Punjab boys defeated Haryana 54-31 to emerge as the national champion in the circle style kabaddi (under-19) during 58th National School Games at Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU.

Badminton fraternity mourns caretaker’s death
Ludhiana, December 22
Babu Lal, caretaker of Shastri Badminton Indoor Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium, breathed his last after a brief illness here yesterday.



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