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City takes a dip in chaos
Ludhiana, December 15
Traffic goes haywire in Ludhiana on Sunday. Traffic in the city went for a toss during the Jagannath Rath Yatra, which passed through various parts of the city today. If there was chaos on roads due to the final of World Cup Kabaddi on Saturday, commuters were again at the receiving end as vehicle remained stuck in traffic jam due to the Rath Yatra. Not only were the main roads clogged, long queues of vehicles also seen on alternative routes.

Traffic goes haywire in Ludhiana on Sunday.


Elderly man axed to death at Nasrali
Khanna, December 15
The brave act of a woman helped nab a member of a robbers’ gang that struck at a house at Nasrali village and killed an elderly man with a sharp-edged weapon. The incident took place on the outskirts of the village at a farmhouse where three members of a family, including two women, were residing along with Karnail Singh, head of the family.

Dy CM’s dream projects yet to take off
Ludhiana, December 15
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has failed to start work on two project launched by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on November 15. The projects include the eight-laning of Ferozepur Road from Sidhwan Canal to Jagraon bridge and starting of 25 new buses of the city bus service.

The eight-laning of Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana is yet to see the light of day. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Organisers leave Guru Nanak Stadium littered
Ludhiana, December 15
The closing ceremony of 4th edition of the World Cup Kabaddi turned Guru Nanak Stadium into a garbage dump. The event management company hired by the government returned without cleaning the garbage. The Sports Department, which is already facing shortage of staff, is sore over the indifferent attitude of the company.

A day after the final of the World Cup Kabaddi, the AstroTurf looks like a dump yard at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Advance tax: Last date extended
Ludhiana, December 15
The last date for the payment of the December installment of advance tax has been extended to December 17. “Since the banks remained closed on Sunday, December 15, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the last date for the payment advance tax,” said a senior IT official.

City bus service resumes
Ludhiana, December 15
There is good news for residents as Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd (LCBSL) has resumed the service. Though only nine low-floor buses out of the 75 are on roads, officials of the LCBSL claim that soon all buses will ply on their routes.


With love from across the border
The final of the World Cup Kabaddi witnessed guests from across the border. Since the final was between India and Pakistan, spectators were quite excited. The guests were seen rooting for their favourite players. The tournament ended on a happy note, with Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Sahabaz Sharif announcing that both the nations should host the next tournament.

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Run for Unity Marathon
Activists of the BJP Yuva Morcha participated in the Run for Unity Marathon on Sunday. This marathon was organised on the death anniversary of Vallabhbhai Patel. Harsh Sharma, district president, BJP Yuva Morcha, said youngsters in large numbers took part in the marathon.

A roundabout lit up to welcome the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Dept starts drafting education policy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 15
The education department has initiated the process of drafting the annual education policy for 2014-15. Officials are identifying children aged between 6 and 14 who have never been to school or are dropouts.

Rly authorities fail to plug the leak
Ludhiana, December 15
Contaminated potable water and poor water supply infrastructure is a major problem for residents of Railway colonies at the Ludhiana railway station. The residents are forced to drink and use the contaminated water. During a visit to the railway colony, it was observed that the damaged water tank was still in use, which led to contamination of water.

The area under the damaged water tank; and water dripping from the uncovered water reservoir at Railway Colony in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Despite ban, sale of plastic strings goes unchecked
Ludhiana, December 15
It seems the directions of the Police Commissioner only exist on paper, this could be gauged from the fact that despite ban, the sale and storing of plastic string is going unabated. The large-scale sale of plastic strings for kite flying here is posing a threat not only to residents but also to birds.

Tewari takes a dig at state government
Ludhiana, December 15
Taking a dig at the Akali-BJP combine government in the state for exhausting all its resources and energies on the kabbadi tournament, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Manish Tewari, today said that the government should also pay attention to development work and public welfare.

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114 students honoured for performing well in exams
Doraha/ Sahnewal: Doraha Public School celebrated the founder's day. Kironjot Kaur, general secretary, SGPC, and member of the advisory committee, Jathedar Akal Takht, was the chief guest. Around 114 students were given cash prizes and trophies. Jasleen Kaur Pahwa was honoured for securing 93.6 per cent in medical stream.

Good response to government scheme
Dehlon, December 15
The government scheme for empowering women through dairy farming has received a good response. A large number of women in the 25-40 age group have started applying for loan and subsidy for establishing dairies under the scheme.

Indian clothes a hit with Pak Punjab CM’s family
Ludhiana, December 15
Women from the family of Pakistan Punjab’s Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif today went out for shopping and visited Nilibar Store located on Mall Road. Nilibar is famous among people living across the border for its intricate designs and patterns.

Tomato prices scale down
Ludhiana, December 15
Much to the relief of residents, the prices of tomatoes have come down. Once the price had touched Rs 100 per kg, but now, they are being sold between Rs 30 and 40 per kg.



Trophies of poor quality at World Cup Kabaddi
Ludhiana, December 15
The Punjab Government has been spending a huge amount of money in organising the World Cup Kabaddi for the last four years, yet the qualities of trophies for the first three position holders in the mega sports event was not up to the mark.

Trophies that were given to winners at the 4th World Cup Kabaddi in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan



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