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Illegal structures brought down on Ferozepore road
Ludhiana, November 1
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation continued with its anti-encroachment drive today. 

Municipal Corporation workers demolish a structure at Shivpuri in Ludhiana on Friday evening. — A Tribune photo
Municipal Corporation workers demolish a structure

Dalit girl raped, case registered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 1
The police has registered a case against a local resident for allegedly raping a Dalit girl after abducting her on the pretext of getting her a job.

Farmers satisfied with paddy procurement
Khanna, November 1
Official procurement of paddy which began on October 1 is likely to continue for another week as the late varieties of paddy is being brought to one of the biggest mandis in Asia here. 
Workers clean the paddy in Khanna mandi on Saturday.
— A Tribune photo
Workers clean the paddy



Ludhiana's first Mayor dead
Chaudhry Satya Parkash Ludhiana, November 1
Ludhiana's first Mayor and a prominent Bharatiya Janata Party leader Chaudhry Satya Parkash died after a protracted illness here today. The 79-year-old leader was actively associated with the RSS. Uttaranchal Governor Sudarshan Aggarwal, who was in the city, visited the family of the BJP leader and condoled his death.

2 held in land dispute case
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 1
The police has arrested Gurbachan Kaur and her son-in-law Jarnail Singh, both local residents, in connection with a case registered under Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC on the complaint of Mr Jagtar Singh , son of the accused woman.



Pandey inaugurates three municipal parks
Ludhiana, November 1
Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, and Mr Rakesh Pandey after the inauguration of a parkMr Rakesh Pandey, State Minister for Printing and Stationery, strongly criticised Mr Parkash Singh Badal for conniving with the NDA government to destabilise Congress government in Punjab just to save himself from corruption cases, and asked him to refrain from misleading people by twisting the issues of rampant corruption against him as political vendetta.
Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, and Mr Rakesh Pandey after the inauguration of a park in Salim Tabri in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo: IV

Website on Guru Granth Sahib launched
Ludhiana, November 1
A website on Guru Granth Sahib, 03, was launched by Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, Secretary, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee, on the eve of the 31st annual function of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle at Model Town extension, Ludhiana.

Dengue cases
Ludhiana, November 1

Thirtyeight new dengue cases were reported at the DMCH on Friday. Till now 833 cases of dengue have been reported at the DMCH, of which 532 have already been discharged. 

Halloween scare provides thrill to crowd
Party hoppers dance at Halloween Ball Ludhiana, November 1
The hotel tattoo-makers’ team painted the faces of guests white, red and black to make them look awesome and ghoulish to celebrate Halloween, an old Celtic custom. Ludhianvis have taken to the celebration of Halloween Ball in a great way as they are adventurous and they like to try out parties with new themes.

Party hoppers dance at Halloween Ball at a hotel in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photo

Dr Preetha George, Dr Sunayana Das and Dr Jeyraj Pandian
From L to R: Dr Preetha George, Dr Sunayana Das and Dr Jeyraj Pandian

3 CMCH doctors honoured
Ludhiana, November 1
Dr Preetha Elizabeth George and Dr Sunayana K. Das of the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, won ‘Young Investigator Award’ and ‘Congress Attendance Award’, respectively, at the International Epilepsy Congress held in Lisbon, Portugal, from October 12 to 16.



Narcotics smuggler held
Ludhiana, November 1
The Ludhiana Police today claimed to have arrested a former terrorist-turned-narcotics smuggler from the division no. 6 police station area this evening. The accused Amrik Singh, alias Billa, a resident of Gunnachaur village in Nawanshahr district, was a proclaimed offender in cases of narcotics smuggling and terrorism. 


Oil expellers asked to adopt modern techniques
Ludhiana, November 1
The Mechanical Research and Development Organisation, a CSIR organisation here, had developed more efficient oil expeller plants with one ton to 10 ton per day capacity for better oil delivery, both in qualitative and quantitative terms. 

Exporters’ charge against CONCOR
Ludhiana, November 1
The Engineering Export Promotion Council has charged the Container Corporation of India with making huge profits at the cost of importers and exporters. This had a direct bearing on the margin of import and export units and their competitiveness in the domestic and global market, the EEPC said.

Small industry owners hold meeting
Ludhiana, November 1
To take stock of oil prices, rates of raw material and power tariff rates, a meeting of the Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India was held here today.



SVM staff protest over colleague’s termination
Ludhiana, November 1
Protesting against the termination of services of a teacher, the teaching staff of Sanatan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, staged a dharna on the school campus here today.

UBS alumni body institutes gold medal
Chandigarh, November 1
The Panjab University Business School Alumni Association has instituted a gold medal for toppers that will be presented each year at the alumni reunion.

BCM students celebrate silver jubilee year
Mr Sudarshan Agarwal, Governor of Uttaranchal, takes a view of artificial flower arrangements exhibited by the studentsLudhiana, November 1
The students, staff and management of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, celebrated silver jubilee year here today.

Mr Sudarshan Agarwal, Governor of Uttaranchal, takes a view of artificial flower arrangements exhibited by the students during the valedictory function of the silver jubliee year at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photo

Science fair organised
Ludhiana, November 1
Students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, participated in an annual science fair organised here yesterday. The exhibition was divided into six sections — art and crafts, information technology, food and nutrition, industries, biotechnology, transportation and communication.

Experts deliver lectures at GNN College
Doraha, November 1
Two extension lectures — one on “Emerging world order” and the other on “Dr Ambedkar and his ideas” — were delivered by experts from Panjab University yesterday and today at GNN College here.

ABVP burns effigy of VC
Ludhiana, November 1
The ABVP unit of the Khalsa College of boys today burnt the effigy of Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandigarh, for increasing the fee. Harsh, president of ABVM unit of the college, said. “We will make this issue among the students and will start the agitation”

Farewell party for college Principal
Ludhiana, November 1
Students and teachers gave a warm send-off to Dr J.S. Cheema, Principal, GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, on his superannuation. He was honoured by the governing council, staff and heads of the allied institutions by presenting bouquets, mementoes, siropas, and shawls on the occasion.



Minister stresses on rehabilitation of blind
Ludhiana, November 1
Mr A. Raja, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, here today said that India was committed to implementing strategies under global initiative “ Vision 2020”. “The Right to Sight” aims at preventing and controlling avoidable blindness by the year 2020 with full dedication and commitment by government agencies, he added.

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