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Weather woes
Rail traffic hit, courtesy fog

Ludhiana, December 24
Rail traffic in the region has been adversely affected due to drop in mercury and a thick cover of fog all around. Most of the long route trains, and even those running between Delhi-Amritsar or Delhi-Jammu are running behind schedule by several hours, causing great inconvenience to the passengers.
Most of the trains are running behind schedule in Ludhiana Most of the trains are running behind schedule in Ludhiana.
A Tribune photograph


Chill sets in, mercury plunges to 5.4° Celsius
24, 2012
Pedestrian Underpass of little us
23, 2012
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

As if haze is not enough, ‘illegal’ dividers are a threat too
Ludhiana, December 24
Due to intense fog in December-January, the chances of fatal accidents increase manifold due to poor visibility. Adding to the problem, the "forcefully-made" dividers on several main roads in the city pose additional threat to both violators and other commuters.

A motorcyclist crosses an intersection on Ferozepur Road, which has been closed in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
A motorcyclist crosses an intersection on Ferozepur Road, which has been closed in Ludhiana

It’s going to be less foggy today, predict weathermen
Ludhiana December 24
Foggy weather continued for the second day today forcing the residents to stay indoors. According to the Agro-meterology Department of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), the minimum temperature was reported at 5.6° Celsius and maximum at 12.8° Celsius today.

Municipal corporation auctions residential site
Ludhiana, December 24
After several unsuccessful attempts to sell land to raise much-needed funds for the development works in the city, the municipal corporation was, at last, able to sell a chunk of 9,820 square yards in Altos Nagar behind Dairy Complex on Hambran Road today.

Man throws chilli powder into girl’s eyes, flees
Ludhiana, December 24
A miscreant threw red chilli powder in the eyes of a girl at Jamalpur Road here today. The suspect, who was riding a scooter, was caught on close circuit television (CCTV) camera installed outside a house at Jamalpur Road. The suspect could not be identified as he was wearing a helmet.

This festive mood sure is contagious!
Ludhiana, December 24
Tall, bedecked Christmas trees, decorated churches and shops overflowing with Christmas goodies all over, the city is all set to celebrate-Christmas. A walk around any market one could feel the festive spirit in the air. The Christian community and even the non-Christian families living across the city are all set to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. Some of the oldest churches in the city like Christ Church, Kalvary Church, Girja Ghar will also be decked up for Christmas.
Santa Claus is coming to town: Children dressed as Santas take part in Christmas celebrations in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Santa Claus is coming to town: Children dressed as Santas take part in Christmas celebrations in Ludhiana on Monday


year-ender health
Health wise not a prosperous year
Ludhiana, December 24
The department of health and family welfare witnessed a plethora of activities throughout the year.
The old building of the Civil Surgeon’s office that collapsed during rain in Ludhiana
The old building of the Civil Surgeon’s office that collapsed during rain in Ludhiana.
Residents board the Red Ribbon Express in Ludhiana
Residents board the Red Ribbon Express in Ludhiana. File photos

year-ender administration
A hectic year for Admn officials
Ludhiana, December 24
2012 remained extremely hectic for the district administration as a number of important events took place during the year.
Residents line up to cast their vote during Vidhan Sabha elections The multi-storeyed parking lot in Ludhiana

Residents line up to cast their vote during Vidhan Sabha elections; and (right) the multi-storeyed parking lot in Ludhiana. file photos

delhi’s shame
Society should join hands with police to root out eve-teasing: Commissioner
Ludhiana, December 24
As per a rough estimate, 25 cases of rape and nine cases of molestation have been reported in the city in the past six months. As far as registering cases against eve-teasers are concerned, the police expressed helplessness saying the victims did not lodge a formal complaint with the police.

Christmas brings hope to makers of home appliances
Ludhiana, December 24
After Diwali proved to be a damp squib for the manufacturers of household appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines and televisions, they have set their eyes on Christmas and New Year to drive sales.

GLADA acts against developers
Ludhiana, December 24
The Greater Ludhiana Area development Authority (GLADA) has stepped up regulatory action against unauthorised and unlicenced colonies on the periphery of the city.

midday meal scheme
Hygiene given a miss at central kitchen
Ludhiana, December 24
The Education Department’s attempt to address the concern of government teachers, who felt the preparation of midday meals in schools consumed a lot of their time, has backfired. Complaints have been received regarding mismanagement of the central kitchen that was established to prepare and distribute the meals in various government schools within the Municipal Corporation’s boundaries.

Holiday announcement leads to chaos in schools
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 24
The sudden announcement of a public holiday in schools across the state acted as an irritant as students and teachers had to return after reaching the schools in the cold weather here today.

CICU demands bullet train
Ludhiana, December 24
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) has demanded the introduction of a high-speed bullet train to connect Ludhiana with New Delhi. Avtar Singh, general secretary of the association, in a statement released today said that one of the bottlenecks for the growth and development of the industries was the lack of high-speed connectivity between Amritsar, Ludhiana and New Delhi.

College students, teachers welcome long winter break
Doraha, December 24
The colleges affiliated to Panjab University, Chandigarh, will have a comparatively longer winter break this year. The staff and students who went on a break yesterday will return on January 8 to resume the studies.

Christmas celebrations
Ludhiana: Sri Guru Hargobind Public Senior Secondary School, Thakkarwal, celebrated Christmas on Monday. Students sang songs, recited poems and presented dance items on the occasion.

Sahnewal remembers former DSP
Sahnewal, December 24
Even as the first death anniversary of former Sahnewal DSP Balraj Singh was observed today, he seems to be still alive in the hearts of the residents. “No one can ever replace DSP Gill. He could be identified among thousands, not only for his stout built, but for his genuineness, honesty and wisdom,” says a resident.

DC imposes ban on Chinese strings
Ludhiana, December 24
Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari has imposed a ban on the sale of China-made plastic strings. The ban will remain in force till February 20. The DC said it was brought to his notice that plastic and glass-coated strings were being sold by the shopkeepers.

Awareness on child rights
A local bakery took up the initiative to make people aware of the child rights. As part of the initiative, sky lanterns were released with the message of child empowerment. "We discouraged the public from hiring children as labourers," said Satinder Singh, owner of Hot Breads.
A girl releases a sky lantern to create awareness on child rights in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

A girl releases a sky lantern to create awareness on child rights in Ludhiana on Monday


Woman, paramour kill husband
Ludhiana, December 24
A woman murdered her husband in connivance with her paramour at Giaspura today. The deceased was identified as Vashisht Kumar Gupta (36). Vashisht's wife Chanchal Devi (25) and her paramour Anil Kumar (28) have been arrested by the police.




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