Top stories | Community | Crime  


Works stall, woes snowball
Development of colonies comes to a halt as civic bodies undecided on transfer

Ludhiana, December 20
Residents of five colonies developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), which were transferred for maintenance to the Municipal Corporation in March 2013 under the provisions of Punjab Town Improvement Act, are a harassed lot.

Inclement weather freezes rail traffic
Ludhiana, December 20
Weather God remains merciless and the rail traffic erratic. The railway authorities today cancelled three pair or trains operating between New Delhi-Amritsar and New Delhi-Jalandhar. Not only this, the diminishing occupancy in most of the trunk route trains, especially the elite ones, is also causing huge financial losses to the Railways.


auction of vanity numbers
Numbers rule money game
Ludhiana, December 20
Ludhiana district has earned a revenue of Rs 3.80 crore from the auction of vanity numbers in 2013. Last year, the amount generated was Rs 2.58 crore. Giving details, Anil Garg, District Transport Officer, said although auctions were conducted in the other districts, the craze for vanity numbers was unexplainable in the city.

double whammy
Groom dumps acid attack victim
Ludhiana, December 20
It was a double whammy for the 22- year-old acid attack victim as she was reportedly dumped by the groom. The victim's mother said the boy's family had given Rs 5,000 at the time of admitting the girl to the hospital.

Envisaging a pollution-free city
Ludhiana, December 20
Ludhiana-based Hi-Bird Bicycles, manufacturer and exporter of bicycles and eco-rickshaws, introduced battery-operated e-rickshaws on Friday. The company has put in an effort to provide pollution-free mode of transportation in the city.

Hi-Bird Bicycles launched eco-rickshaws in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

District admn wants ban on the killer string
Ludhiana, December 20
The district administration wants a ban on the sale of Chinese string. Raids are being conducted by teams, constituted by Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal. The DC has shot off a letter to the Home Department, Government of Punjab, to frame a law punishing those selling or buying Chinese string.

Woman arrested with 80 kg of poppy husk
Samrala, December 20
The Samrala police have arrested a woman drug peddler with 80 kg of poppy husk. The accused has been identified as 42-year-old Charno, a resident of Ganga Nagar Basti, Samrala.


Machine tools displayed at Engineering Expo in Ludhiana on Friday. Engineering Expo set in motion
Ludhiana, December 20
Providing a perfect opportunity for Indian and foreign companies to exhibit their products and services, interact with buyers and sellers, Engineering Expo-2013 got off to a colourful start on GLADA grounds today.

Machine tools displayed at Engineering Expo in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Protest against property tax 
Jagraon, December 20
Representatives of various political parties and organisations held a protest march against the property tax under the banner of the Joint Sangharsh Committee in Jagraon.

NSS camp concludes
Jagraon, December 20
A week-long NSS camp at the GHG Harparkash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, concluded today. Various activities, competitions and lectures were organised during the camp. The principal of the GHG Institute of Law for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, Dr SK Nayak, was the chief guest during the valedictory ceremony.

Shakti Sharma takes charge
Shakti Sharma took oath as the chairman of the Punjab Small Industries and Export Corporation in Chandigarh on Friday. The industry has hailed Sharma’s appointment as he was aware of the problems of the MSME sector. 

As jingle bells are ringing, students of St Xavier’s Playway dress as Santa Claus in Ludhiana
blowing up joy: As jingle bells are ringing, students of St Xavier’s Playway dress as Santa Claus in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Dec edition of Wedding Asia begins
Ludhiana, December 20
Three-day wedding exhibition Wedding Asia, December edition, started today. Organised at Park Plaza, the exhibition has fashion labels and designers displaying couture, ethnic and bridal trousseau, jewellery, home décor, footwear and fashion accessories.

Ramoowalia flays exclusion of Jat Sikhs from OBC reservation 
Ludhiana, December 20
Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, senior vice-president and spokesperson of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) today slammed the Central Government for allegedly excluding Jat Sikhs from the OBC reservation of the Jaat community. “Our party condemns the move of the Centre and demands that all Jatt Sikhs living in different parts of the country should be made a part of the reservation,” said Ramoowalia.

Fusion music at its best
Ludhiana, December 20
Italian musicians playing fusion music are in the city today. They gave a performance at Nankana Sahib Public School.


25-year-old youth commits suicide 
Jagraon, December 20
A Dalit youth reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Safipura village, near Sidhwan Bet, last night. The deceased was identified as Sukhwant Singh (25), a resident of Safipura village. Sources said the deceased was under depression.

110 inverter batteries stolen from shop at Aggar Nagar
Ludhiana, December 20
Thieves struck at a shop located in Aggar Nagar and decamped with 110 inverter batteries worth Rs 7.5 lakh. The incident came to light here this morning when an area resident informed Joginder Singh, owner of the shop, that the shutter of his shop was uprooted.

Rs 26,000 snatched from outside bank
Ludhiana, December 20
Swindlers duped two migrants and snatched Rs 26,000 from them from outside a bank in the Salem Tabri area here today. The incident took place here this afternoon when Raju and Amit were visiting the bank to deposit cash.

Man loses arm in clash at gurdwara
Ludhiana, December 20
Over five persons were injured, including a man who lost his arm, following a clash that took place in Sector 32 on the Chandigarh Road.The incident occurred due to a dispute of the management committee of a gurdwara.





| Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Opinions |
| Business | Sports | World | Letters | Chandigarh | Ludhiana | Delhi |
| Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | E-mail |