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Parks suffer as MC, PMCs wrangle over funds
Ludhiana, November 22
With the state government refusing to relent on the issue of maintenance charges to the park management committees, comprising senior citizens, retired officials and prominent public figures of the respective areas, deadlock continues between the Municipal Corporation and the representatives of the PMCs.

Sepoy Baljit SinghTearful adieu to martyr
Machhiwara, November 22
Sepoy Baljit Singh was cremated with full honours at Laton village, on the Chandigarh road, here today. The mortal remains of the martyr were brought to his native village at 9 am from the local Civil Hospital today. 

The mother and relatives of Sepoy Baljit Singh The mother and relatives of Sepoy Baljit Singh, who died fighting terrorists in Srinagar, wail, as the body reaches his native village, Laton, on Friday. — photo Pradeep Tewari


Residents move rights panel over civic amenities
Ludhiana, November 22
Irked over the alleged discriminatory treatment meted out to the New Janata Nagar locality in providing sewerage, water supply and metalled roads, residents of the locality have moved the Punjab Human Rights Commission, charging the civic administration and a former councillor with bias against them.

The Premier of Limpopo province of South Africa, Mr N.A. Ramthiodi, talks to Prof K.S. AulakhSouth African leader visits PAU
Ludhiana, November 22
A high-level delegation from Limpopo province in South Africa visited Punjab Agricultural University here today to explore the possibility of active collaboration in the field of agricultural research and education.
The Premier of Limpopo province of South Africa, Mr N.A. Ramthiodi, talks to Prof K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, at a campus function in Ludhiana on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

Dhaba owners may get ST relief
Ludhiana, November 22
The dhaba owners in the state may get some relief in sales tax imposed by the government a few months ago. However, there is no chance of the sales tax being completely waived on their sales.

Smriti ‘Tulsi’ Irani signs autographs Smriti ‘Tulsi’ aspires to be director
Ludhiana, November 22
Smriti Irani, who plays a trustworthy and disciplined daughter-in-law ‘Tulsi’ in the serial ‘Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ on Star Plus, says that she owes her popularity to the television audience. She says: “I like meeting the people who made me.” Smriti was here to promote the products of a flasks company.

Smriti ‘Tulsi’ Irani signs autographs in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph



CM gets pat on the back
Ludhiana, November 22
Congress leadership has appreciated the handling of the situation during the election for the post of SGPC President by the Punjab Government. This was stated by Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, here today.

Fire breaks out in two factories
Ludhiana, November 22
A big fire broke out in a thread- manufacturing unit at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Colony in Focal Point last night, as a result of which goods were gutted and a number of adjoining buildings damaged.

Jain muni starts ‘mahayajna’
Ludhiana, November 22
Jain muni Shri Vinay Kumar ji Alok started another “maha-yajna” at the conclusion of his “chaturmas” here yesterday.



Man crushed to death
Sahnewal, November 22
A resident of Mangarh village was killed after being hit by a vehicle when he was returning to his village from Kohara on last evening.

Two held with poppy husk
Ludhiana, November 22
The Salem Tabri police yesterday arrested two persons and seized 160 kg of poppy husk from their possession. According to information, the accused were carrying the poppy husk in four bags in a rickshaw. 





Students put art on fabric
Ludhiana, November 22
“Students have done well this time. The designs on bedsheets, bedcovers, tablecloth and ‘sarees’ are mind-blowing,” said visitors to the tenth Annual Exhibition of Textile Paintings and Printing by students of Sobha Singh Arts College.

Talks on female foeticide
Doraha, November 22
A seminar on female foeticide was organised by the BSB Welfare Society at Satnam Nagar, here yesterday. The programme was presided over by Dr S.K. Chaturvedi, Project officer, UNICEF, India. 



NRI Punjabi poet felicitated
Ludhiana, November 22
Mr Swaran Singh Parwana, Director of the Radio Pride of India in Copenhagen, Denmark, was felicitated yesterday for his outstanding contribution to the Punjabi literature. Author of more than 12 books on poetry ,Mr Parwana’s works are focussed on universal brotherhood, caste-less society and economic prosperity for all classes of society.

Seminar on music
Ludhiana, November 22
‘Music can wash off dust from soul of life’, keeping this in mind a day-long seminar on music (vocal) was held today in Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana. The seminar was organised by the music (Vocal) Department of the college. The programme started with the introductory note by Mrs Gurpreet Kaur, head of the department.



GNP School athletics meet opens
Ludhiana, November 22
The 26th Annual Inter-House Athletics Meet of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here began today. Mr Yog Raj Sachdeva, Regional Officer, CBSE (Schools), Chandigarh, inaugurated the two-day meet.


Owner given 2 days to shift poultry farm
Khanna, November 22
The Khanna Municipal Council has given a local poultry-farm owner two days to shift the farm out of a residential area. The action has been taken on a complaint of a person of Model Town on the Samrala road.

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