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Two held with fake currency
Accused used to print, sell notes; scanner, computer, printer seized 
Ludhiana, December 11
The city police arrested two persons and seized Rs 11.04 lakh in fake currency from their possession here today. The accused have been identified as Mohinderpal, a resident of Shivala Road, and Major Singh, a resident of Ghudani Kalan.

Two killed in road accidents
Ludhiana, December 11
Two persons were killed in road accidents in the city during the past 24 hours. A 55-year-old person was crushed to death under a truck at Basant City Chowk on Threeke Road here this evening.

Sarabha Nagar market to have paid parking from January 1
Ludhiana, December 11
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation will start paid parking at Ghumar Mandi, the Sarabha Nagar market, Bhadaur House and on the stretch from Malhar Road to the Shastri Nagar rail crossing from January 1.


Improvement Trust under Vigilance scanner, probe on
Ludhiana, December 11
The Vigilance wing of the Local Government Department is understood to be sifting through a large number of files of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust pertaining to the allotment of residential plots, transfer of ownership, especially those where the ownership of properties was transferred on the basis of the power of attorney during the tenure of Raj Kumar, who was holding the additional charge of Executive Officer (EO) after the then EO, Avtar Singh Azad, was sent on compulsory retirement.

Ban sale of acid in city, says Aam Aadmi Party
Ludhiana, December 11
Activists of the Aam Aadmi Party hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. The local unit of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today demanded the implementation of the Supreme Court guidelines on the sale of acid in the city. The party condemned the recent incident of an acid attack on a bride at a beauty salon in Sarabha Nagar.

Activists of the Aam Aadmi Party hold a protest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjet Verma

Conductors join stir; won’t budge, says LCBSL
Ludhiana, December 11
Drivers and conductors of the city bus service hold a meeting in Ludhiana on Wednesday Worries for Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd (LCBSL) do not seem to be ending soon as now conductors have also joined the drivers' strike. Due to the strike, the LCBSL has been suffering huge losses. Only one low-floor bus plied on city roads today. The LCBSL has a fleet of 75 buses.

Drivers and conductors of the city bus service hold a meeting in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Soon, you may get SMS alerts regarding your post
Ludhiana, December 11
Do you feel worried when a postman delivers an important letter at your home in your absence? This may soon become passe as the Department of Posts is planning to send you an SMS before the delivery of your post and also after it has been delivered.


Sewage woes in Mandi Ahmedgarh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Dec 11
Even as the skies have not opened up recently, low-lying areas and roads in the town are frequently seen flooded. Inefficient sewage disposal system is to be blamed for the inconvenience that the residents of the town are put to due to sewage spilling onto the streets.

Ice-cream contest
Ludhiana producer’s ice-cream adjudged best
Ludhiana, December 11
Rajinder Basant (centre) shows the certificate awarded to Basant Ice-creams for winning an event at the Great Indian Ice-cream Contest , at Basant Resorts on Wednesday. The city-based Basant Ice-creams has won a gold medal in the Great Indian Ice-Cream Contest conducted by the company in association with the Indian Dairy Association.

Rajinder Basant (centre) shows the certificate awarded to Basant Ice-creams for winning an event at the Great Indian Ice-cream Contest , at Basant Resorts on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PSEB pensioners seek release of 10% DA
Ludhiana, December 11
The PSEB (now Punjab State Power Corporation Limited) Pensioners Association has urged the PSPCL management to immediately release the 10 per cent dearness allowance to the pensioners without any further delay.

Surprise checks against dummy admissions
Ludhiana, December 11
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting surprise inspections in schools affiliated to the board in the region to check dummy admissions in Classes X and XII.

Poultry training concludes
Ludhiana, December 11
Forty-two persons from various districts of Punjab underwent two-week poultry training organised by the Department of Veterinary & Animal Husbandry Extension Education at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU). The participants included poultry businessmen, graduates and unemployed youths.

Entrance test for MBBS, BDS on May 4
Ludhiana, December 11
The All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test, 2014 will be held on May 4, 2014. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting the exam.

Agricultural varsity comes up with multi-grain flour for diabetics
Ludhiana, December 11
For the prevention of diabetes, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has come up with a multi-grain flour for diabetics. In order to promote its product, the PAU entered into an agreement with the Agrineer Foods Private Limited, Ludhiana, today.

City prof elected secy of PU body
Ludhiana, December 11
Dr Ashwani Bhalla, senior faculty in SCD Government College, Ludhiana, has been elected unopposed as the secretary of the Faculty of Business Management and Commerce, Panjab University Chandigarh, for the term 2014-15. 

The Raikot bypass and the bridge in Jagraon are in a pitiable condition. Raikot bypass in need of attention
Jagraon, December 11
The Raikot bypass, constructed to reduce the flow of traffic from city roads, has been in a pitiable condition for a long time. The condition of this road has been so bad that a large number of commuters have left using the same.

The Raikot bypass and the bridge in Jagraon are in a pitiable condition. A Tribune photograph

Exemption from advance tax
Lesser applications received after official visits
Ludhiana, December 11
The number of applications received by the Excise and Taxation Department for exemption from advance tax from yarn dealers has relatively come down after the department decided to personally visit the units to ascertain if the knitting of the fabric is taking place and machines are in functional order.

PPCC chief's kin cremated
Machiwara, December 11
A commission agent of Machiwara, who was found dead in the grain market two days ago, was cremated today at Machiwara in the presence of a big gathering. Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Partap Singh Bajwa, a close relative of the deceased, was also present along with some leaders of the Congress and other parties.

Police gear up for closing ceremony of kabaddi cup
Ludhiana, December 11
The city police has geared up for the final match and closing ceremony of World Kabaddi Cup on December 14 at Guru Nanak stadium. Senior police officials, led by Commissioner of Police Nirmal Singh Dhillon also visited the stadium to check the security arrangements today.

Officials not taking court orders seriously
Ludhiana, December 11
A parking lot along Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana. The local Commissioners, appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, in their report submitted before the court today have observed that the administrative heads in the city are not taking the court orders seriously. In their report, they said encroachments could still be seen along the Ferozepur Road and some hotels were not using their designated parking spaces.

A parking lot along Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana. A Tribune file photograph

e-comics a hit among readers
Ludhiana, December 11
People are downloading e-book versions of comic books and their applications and reading these on their smartphones, computers and e-book readers. “My son loves reading comic books. He used to watch cartoons earlier, but now he has got hooked to comic books on a tablet computer.

Students take part in a poster-making contest organised at Green Land Public Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. FROM SCHOOLS
Poster making contest
The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited in association with the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) organised an inter-school poster making competition at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School to mark the Energy Conservation Day. "Energy conservation and theft of electricity" was the theme of the contest. All branches of the school participated in the event.
Students take part in a poster-making contest organised at Green Land Public Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Man held on charge of impersonation
Ludhiana, December 11
The city police have arrested a person posing himself as a drug inspector here today. The accused has been identified as Manish Verma, a resident of Brota road. The police said the accused runs his hosiery unit. The accused was heading towards the Gill Road when the police stopped him at a checkpoint on the canal bridge. 


250 take part in athletics meet at Kila Raipur school
Ludhiana, December 11
Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, organised its annual athletics meet today. Around 250 students took part in various events, including 100-m and 200-m races, discus throw, shot-put and discuss throw. Winners of the top three positions in each event were awarded. Sanju Kumari, Manjeet Kaur, Parvati and Neetu collected the maximum number of medals.

Garima wins gold at tae kwon do tourney
Ludhiana, December 11
Students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, brought laurels to the college by winning one gold medal, two silver medals and equal number of bronze medals in the Ist Open School and College District Tae Kwon Do Championship held at New Era School, Ludhiana, on December 7 and 8. 

Raikot, Nankana Sahib schools excel in football
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 11
Football teams of Raikot Public School, Raikot, and Nankana Sahib Public Senior Secondary School emerged victorious in the CBSE Sahodya Football Tournament that concluded at Victoria Public Senior Secondary School, Lehra, near here, today.



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