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Residents stall demolition drive, attack MC team
Ludhiana, December 21
A team of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation was attacked when it went to demolish encroachments in the Haibowal area today. These encroachments are on Sem Nullah near Pavittar Nagar in the Haibowal area of the city.

MC workers were pelted with stones during the demolition drive in the Haibowal area on Saturday. Infuriated residents even tried to set their vehicle on fire. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


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Spine-chilling breeze to make a killing
Ludhiana, December 21
Brace yourself for bone-chilling cold as the weatherman has predicted further dip in the minimum and maximum temperature. The minimum temperature, which is hovering around 7-8 degrees Celsius, is expected to drop in the coming days.

Saturday showers brought down temperature, giving a tough time to commuters and roadside vendors in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tailor held for molesting designer
Ludhiana, December 21
The Sunder Nagar police have arrested a tailor for allegedly molesting a woman designer working at a factory unit in Sunder Nagar. When the designer retaliated, the tailor hit her on head with a tiffin box. The accused has been identified as Mukhlal. The incident took place when the woman designer, who is a resident of Chandigarh, was supervising work. She alleged the accused touched her and when she objected, he hit her on the head. However, Mukhlal said that he might have touched the woman designer by mistake.


COMMUNITY

Ludhiana scan
Christmas procession
Christmas fervour pervaded the city, with residents taking out a procession. Singing carols, children dressed as Santa Claus, spread happiness. The procession started from Issa Nagri ground and passed through various parts of the city, including Baba Than Singh Chowk, Chaura Bazaar, Field Ganj, Brown Road. Samson Dogar, secretary of the Council of Churches, said 200 churches in the district participated in the procession. Tableaux were presented.

From colleges
Literacy campaign
On Day 2 of the week-long NSS camp of Doraha College of Education, Doraha, NSS volunteers performed Yogic exercises and meditation, under the guidance of Achyara Panjali Youg Pith Shri Satpal Sharma. After having breakfast, the volunteers set out for the cleanliness campaign at Government Elementary School, Gurditpura, under the leadership of the programme officer, Sukhwinder Singh. The NSS volunteers decorated the school campus with beautifully prepared charts.

Curiosity leads to innovation
Ludhiana, December 21
An idea leads to innovation and that has what triggered seven-year-old Imesh Aggarwal to design a working model on road safety. A student of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, the Class II student took 15 days to complete the working model with the help of his parents and teachers.

Imesh Aggarwal with his working model on road safety in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Facilities remained off-track
Ludhiana, December 21
For the Railways, there was not much to write home about for the year that is coming to an end. Nothing was done to spruce up the railway station and platforms. Most of the times, trains failed to keep their schedule for one reason or the other. Passengers continued to face harassment at the hands of travelling ticket examiners and the GRP.

Food inspector aspirants on edge
Ludhiana, December 21
The future of candidates appearing for the food inspector (Group B) exam remains uncertain as the authorities are yet to decide on the status of the exam conducted on December 15. Some applicants have asked the authorities to cancel the exam as more than 70,000 aspirants could not reach the centre due to traffic jams at entry points to Chandigarh. A few others said the paper was leaked.

Seminar at Bicycle Research & Development Organisation
Ludhiana, December 21
A technical seminar was organised at Bicycle Research and Development Organisation (BRADO) which focused upon the need of modernisation of design process in cycle industry.

Cultural programme by parents enthrals audience
Ludhiana, December 21
Sat Paul Mittal School organised Parents' Thanks Giving Day on the theme 'West meets East', here today. The function was organised by the Parents School Association.

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Mai Bhago scheme
235 cycles given to girls at Khamano
Khamano, December 21
To ensure implementation of government scheme, MLA, Bassi Pathana, Nirmal Singh distributed cycles among girl students of the government schools in the area, under the Mai Bhago Scheme. Various functions were organised in the schools of the area to distribute cycles to the underprivileged girls. The MLA distributed cycles at Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano, Senior Secondary School, Sanghol, and Senior Secondary School, Farour. As many as 173 cycles were distributed at Sanghol, and 235 cycles were distributed among girl students of Classes XI and XII at Khamano. OC

Expo: Day 2 witnesses huge turnout
Ludhiana, December 21
The second day of Engineering Expo witnessed a huge turnout. In the morning session, a number of products were launched, with "First time in India' written on most of them. Exhibitors were seen adopting new ways to promote their products. A seminar was held. Every year, the expo attracts participation from makers of machine tools and accessories, process machinery and equipment, material handling equipment, hydraulics and pneumatics, automation and instrumentation, electrical and electronics, light and medium engineering, safety and security. TNS


CRIME

One more murder accused arrested
Khanna, December 21
The police have arrested another accused involved in the killing of an elderly man at Nasrali village on the night of December 14. Khanna DSP Pirthipal Singh Batala said they had received information that one of the accused, identified as Sunil Kumar, was seen at the railway station and he was about to leave for Nepal. A police party reached the station and nabbed the accused.The police recovered Rs 2,000 from his possession.

4 more booked for poppy husk seizure
Ludhiana, December 21
A day after an alleged drug peddler was arrested by the Ladowal police, the officials have revealed that the seized 16-quintal poppy husk was ferried from Rajasthan. The police have impounded a car in which the accused, Surjit Singh, alias Pappu, a resident of Marhali village, Nurmahal, was loading the poppy husk.

 




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