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Trader’s murder cracked
Ludhiana, December 1
The city police claimed to have cracked the murder of businessman Sudhir Girdhar with the arrest of his former employee today. The accused has been identified as Naveen Kumar, alias Chottu, a native of Uttar Pradesh.

The accused in police custody; and (above) the victim, Sudhir Girdhar. A tribune photograph

World aids day
Condom vending machines vanish
Ludhiana, December 1
Condom vending machines installed at 50 places in the city for the prevention of HIV/AIDS have been damaged or have gone missing. The machines were set up by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) in collaboration with a private company in June 2012.


Relief for residents
December 1, 2013
Businessman strangled to death
November 30, 2013
Bus staff begin hunger strike
November 29, 2013
280 ITBP recruits pass out
November 28, 2013
Schools short of rations
November 27, 2013
Mother held for girl’s murder
November 26, 2013
Kidnapped girl killed
November 25, 2013
4-yr-old girl kidnapped
November 24, 2013
Ex-sarpanch cleared from charges
November 23, 2013
Love triangle behind murder
November 22, 2013
IAF displays might of air prowess
November 21, 2013

‘Mindless’ acquisition by govt to cost power corp Rs 1.5 crore
Ludhiana, December 1
The Power Officers’ Club on the premises of the PSPCL Colony. Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) spent crores on the construction of Officers’ Club on the land which the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) wants it to vacate before December 31. The construction of the club is still on. Public money will go down the drain as the club will have to be demolished.

The Power Officers’ Club on the premises of the PSPCL Colony. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Road rage: Father-son duo shot at
Ludhiana, December 1
A road rage turned ugly when two unidentified car-borne persons fired at a father-son duo travelling in another car on the canal road in the South City area. The injured have been identified as 45-year-old Achint Khosla and his son 22-year-old Aakash Khosla, residents of South City.

Glowing pink: A student performs during the annual function of Sat Paul Mittal School at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Property tax
Civic body gets richer by Rs 24.73 crore
Ludhiana, December 1
The fund-starved Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has managed to recover Rs 24.73 crore in two months since property tax was implemented in the city. The MC has set a target of collecting Rs 100 crore as property tax. Since October 2, as many as 73,451 residents have filed their property tax returns.

Man arrested for molesting minor niece
Khanna, December 1
The Maloud police have booked a persons for allegedly molesting his minor niece. In her statement to the police, the victim, a 15-year-old girl and a student of Class X, alleged that she had been staying with her uncle, aunt and grandmother at Kartarpur village. She alleged that one day when her aunt was not at the house, her uncle asked her to put his cellphone on charging.

38-year-old man commits suicide
Ludhiana, December 1
A 38-year-old person committed suicide by hanging himself in the Janakpuri area this afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Pawan Kumar who used to run a shoe shop in Janakpuri. The police recovered a suicide note which stated that he was upset over the illicit relations of his wife. On the statement of deceased’s father and following the suicide note, the Division Number 6 police registered a case of abetment to suicide against the deceased’s wife Seema and her paramour Minka.


Road repair
Commuters irked over delay
Sahnewal, December 1
The Shopkeepers Association and commuters in Sahnewal seem to be up in arms against the Nagar Council for allegedly showing no concern about reducing the width of a road, leading to Grain Market. The association and commuters have been demanding to lessen the width of the road by 6 feet. Due to this problem, entry of vehicles into the area has become almost impossible.

The road leading to Grain Market in a pitiable condition. A Tribune Photograph

Medical associations to work towards creating AIDS-free state
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 1
Medical associations of the area have launched a movement to create awareness among vol4unteers and activists of social and medical organisations, with a motive to exalt them to work towards the cause of sensitising the general public about the basis and consequences of AIDS.

From schools
Sports day
Ludhiana: Manav Vidya Mandir held its sports day. Col. Surinder Singh was the chief guest while Dr Harjinder Singh, principal, GHG College of Education, presided over the function. A photo exhibition was also held. Harvinder Kaur and Amandeep Singh were declared best athletes. They were given certificates and trophies.

Students display models during an exhibition at GMT School in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Crowning glory: Rich award haul by GADVASU pathologists
Ludhiana, December 1
Scientists of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, participated in the XXXth annual conference of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists.

Trends change with time
Annual functions have become a flamboyant affair. Dance performances are choreographed by professionals. Parents do not hesitate to splurge on the attire and accessories. Nobody opts for rented dresses these days. Designer outfits are bought for the day. School authorities put in efforts to make the event a success. Things have changed over the years. People do not mind spending when it comes to dressing up their wards for annual functions.

NGOs observe World AIDS Day
Ludhiana, December 1
Different non-government organisations of the city observed World AIDS Day today. The Punjab Networking of Positive People Society organised a seminar on AIDS at the Circuit House. The Punjab Networking of Positive People Society organised a seminar on AIDS at the Circuit House.

Jagjit Singh Maan (first from right), founder, Punjab Networking of Positive People Society, an NGO, addresses a seminar on AIDS at Circuit House in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

From colleges
Punjabi folk tales captivate students at Guru Nanak college
Ludhiana: Extension lectures were organised by the political science department and the Punjabi department of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha. Dr Kuldip Singh of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was the chief guest. He spoke on globalisation. Prof Gursharan Kaur, head of the postgraduate department of political science, and Dr Kuldip Singh, Senator, Panjab University, too spoke on various issues. The Punjabi department organised the lecture on 'Punjabi Folk Tales and Novels'.

Setting up new style standards among youth this winter season
Ludhiana, December 1
Come winters and new fashion collections flood the city market. Fashionistas and style-conscious people wait for this time of the year so that they can change their wardrobe and set up new style standards. Rajvinder Kaur, a fashion faculty member at INIFD, said “Tweeds and tuxedos along with plaids are in for this season in a big way. “Rather than the splashes of bright and neon colours in the past couple of seasons, the neutral colours including black, grey, beige, brown, olive, violet and cool blue are making a comeback”, says Kuljeet, another faculty member, at the institute.

UAPA more draconian than TADA, POTA: Expert
Ludhiana, December 1
The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Vichar Manch organised a seminar on “Democratic Rights, Democracy and Repressive laws in India” and honoured winners of the state-level essay competition for students of colleges and universities of Punjab. 

1,000 ETT teachers express disgust
Ludhiana, December 1
As many as 1,000 ETT teachers from all over Punjab held a protest against 'wrong' policies of the government. Police personnel were deployed to prevent any untoward incident. The ETT teachers from Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala and Bathinda gathered at Atam Park, saying they wanted to work under the education department and not the zila parishads.

Police personnel stop the ETT teachers at Atam Park in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Funds provided
A documentary made on the development model of Chakkar village in Ludhiana district was telecasted on Sunday on Doordarshan channel. Villagers, with the help of NRIs hailing from their village, converted a village-pond to artificial lake, informed District Congress Committee (Rural) president. Impressed with the initiative, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Minister, Manish Tewari, released a grant of Rs 20 lakh, to the village concerned, out of the MPLAD Fund.

100 patients examined at camp
Ludhiana, December 1
The Indian Medical Association, district health department and Punjab Medical Representative Association organised a free medical camp at the IMA House, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, on Saunday. Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Rajat Aggarwal inaugurated the camp. Dr Subhash Batta, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, was the guest of honour. Hundred patients were examined at the camp. Free medicines were given to patients.

Exhibition extended by 2 days
Jagraon, December 1
The painting exhibition organised by Sobha Singh Memorial Art Group in memory of painter Sobha Singh received an overwhelming response. The event, which is being held at Lions Bhawan, has been extended for two more days. Kanwaljit Singh, an organiser, said the exhibition witnessed a huge turnout.

Punjab’s role significant in freedom struggle: Historians
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 1
Eminent historians of the region highlighted the role of natives of Punjab in restructuring the nation during the pre-independence and post-independence eras. A state-level seminar on 'The Great Event of 1857- the role of Punjab’ was held in this regard at GHG Khalsa College, Sadhar, on Saturday.

Army recruitment rally from tomorrow
Ludhiana, December 1
The Army recruitment rally for candidates from Ludhiana, Moga, Ropar, Mohali and other districts will be held at the Army Recruitment Office, Dholewal, from December 3 to December 10. Thousands of candidates are expected to reach here for recruitment. Col. Devinder Singh said that from December 3 to10, the screening process of candidates will be done for different posts. Medical tests of candidates will be conducted on December 7 and from December 8 to10, the documents will be verified. Besides, on February 2, the candidates will take their written exam. The Army holds regular recruitment rally in which the youths of the state participate with enthusiasm. — TNS


Kabaddi, kabaddi, kabaddi
: Players from Denmark during a practice session for the World Cup Kabaddi in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cricket trials: 48 probables shortlisted
Ludhiana, December 1
Fortyeight probables (U-16) were selected during the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at the Arya College ground here today. They will be enrolled at the regional coaching centre being run by the association at the same venue.

Run-For-Reason:1,200 participants take part in mini-marathon
Ludhiana, December 1
“Run-For-Reason” a mini-marathon was organised by the Ludhiana Round Table-188 and IREO here today. The objective of the mini-marathon was to raise funds to help educate underprivileged children.



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