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MC officials in spot over allegations
Ludhiana, November 4
A rather unprecedented move by more than six councillors of the ruling Congress in the Municipal Corporation has not only embarrassed its leader in the civic body but has virtually created a crisis-like situation with senior leaders appearing clueless to wriggle out of the situation.

12 guilty in fake stamp case: VC
Ludhiana, November 4
Nearly 12 students, including the son of a local MLA, have been found guilty in the fake stamp case during the investigations being conducted by Panjab University since the past nearly three months.

Tiny tots of Cute Nursery School take part in a parbhat pheri
Tiny tots of Cute Nursery School take part in a parbhat pheri on Tuesday in Ludhiana. — Photo by Pradeep Tiwari


Auto thieves’ gang busted
Ludhiana, November 4
The Ludhiana police achieved a major breakthrough today when personnel from the police station division No 7 managed to bust a gang of car and two wheeler thieves and recovered from them several cars and motorcycles stolen from different cities in the state. Several incriminating documents exposing their modus operandi have been recovered and three members of the gang have been arrested.

Members (sitting) of a gang of automobile thieves at Police Station No. 7 in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Members (sitting) of a gang of automobile thieves

45 new cases of dengue at DMCH
Ludhiana, November 4
More than 45 fresh cases of dengue were reported at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), here, in the past 24 hours. With these new admissions, total number of patients reporting at the DMCH has increased to 932, out of which 537 have already been discharged. As many as 389 patients are still admitted in the hospital.

Panel formed to combat dengue

Of the four legislators elected from Ludhiana city, three have made it to the Ministry. They include Mr Harnamm Dass Johar, Mr Rakesh Pandey and Mr Milkiat Singh Birmi.
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Central Excise tightens noose around cable operators
Ludhiana, November 4
The Central Excise Commissionerate has tightened its noose around local marriage palaces and cable operators to check the evasion of service tax. The department has effected recovery worth Rs 1 lakh from the owner of a marriage palace and a cable operator in this regard.

Centre’s policies  anti-farmer, says SAD
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 4
The Central Government has adopted anti-farmer policies which will ruin the country. This was stated by the SAD General Secretary, Capt Kanwaljit Singh. He was talking to mediapersons at Salana village last night. He was there to attend a social function. The SAD General Secretary rejected the MSP for wheat announced by the Centre.

BKU threatens stir on MSP
Ludhiana, November 4
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has threatened to launch an agitation to pressurise the government for the announcement of the minimum support price (MSP) of kharif crops on the basis of wholesale price index, if the government failed to come out with the suitable revision by November 9.

Politics overtakes clash victim’s bhog 
Ludhiana, November 4
The bhog ceremony of Jeet Singh, who died on October 25 because of bullet injuries suffered in a clash between rival groups and the police over the control of Nanaksar Ashram Thath, passed off peacefully here today amidst heavy police security. The ceremony became a stage of the Akali-Congress conflict as speakers of these parties blamed each other for the sorry state of affairs. The political bashing took centre stage at the ceremony.

Stone for cremation ground laid
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 4
Whenever the Congress came to power, it worked for the welfare of the people. Whereas during the regime of the Akali-BJP combine, farmers had to spend days in grain markets to sell their produce.

Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA, lays the foundation stone of a cremation ground at Salana village on Monday. — Photo by Bhushan Sood
Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA, lays the foundation stone of a cremation ground

Residents oppose bid to take over gurdwara
Ludhiana, November 4
The Welfare Society of the Model Town Extension locality has expressed resentment against an alleged attempt by certain persons to take over the control of gurdwara Mastuana Sahib in the Dugri area after the former chief of the gurdwara, Sant Shamsher Singh Jagera, was arrested by the police in a rape case.

Mann comes to DGP’s rescue
Ludhiana, November 4
The DGP, Mr A.A. Siddiqui, has an unorthodox defender in the chief of the Akali Dal (Amritsar), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann who today criticised the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for his public outburst against the DGP.

Police Dept asked to pay 1.56 lakh rent
Khanna, November 4
The Khanna Improvement Trust had demanded Rs 1.56 lakh from the Police Department as the rent of the Women and Child Helpline office being run by the police in the Improvement Trust building.

Dharna staged in protest against worker’s thrashing
Ludhiana, November 4
Members of the District Steel Workers Union organised a dharna in front of the office of the Labour Department to protest against the beating of a worker at M/S Kumar Industrial Corporation, Industrial Area-B, a few days ago.

Woman run over by train



67 persons honoured
Ludhiana, November 4
The Shaheed Memorial International Seva Society (SMISS) honoured 67 eminent personalities of the country during its 37th annual awards function, organised in the auditorium of Ramgarhia Girls’ College here today.
Uttam Singh, music director, receives an award at the annual function of Shaheed Memorial Seva Society at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo  by Inderjit Verma
Uttam Singh, music director, receives an award

Poetry recitation, debate mark youth fest
Ludhiana, November 4
Poetry recitation, debate and fine arts events marked the opening of the four-day Panjab University Youth Festival for zone-A, being held at the SDP College for Women, here today.
Prof K.N. Pathak, Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University, lights a lamp at the
inauguration of the youth festival of zone A; and (right) students take part in a 'rangoli' competition on Tuesday at SDP College. — A Tribune photograph
Prof K.N. Pathak, VC of Panjab University, inaugurates a youth festival

PAU ex-don invited for special oration
Ludhiana, November 4
Dr P.P. Gupta, an eminent pathologist and former Additional Director of Research (veterinary and animal sciences), Punjab Agricultural University, has been invited to deliver a special oration on the topic, “Recent advances in the diagnosis of emerging mycotic diseases” in the national symposium on “Basic pathology and animal diseases-A need for fresh approach in Indian scenario” and the XX annual conference of Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (IAVP) to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru, Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, from November 12 to 14.

PU panel on library powers soon
Ludhiana, November 4
To discuss the merging of the Panjab University extension library with the newly established regional centre, a committee will be constituted soon by the PU Syndicate.


Mere seal tampering not power theft, rules forum
Ludhiana, November 4
Mere tampering of seals does not proves theft of electricity, ruled out the District Consumer Forum in a significant judgement, relying upon the two judgements delivered by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in different cases.


All-India Rural Games trial results
Ludhiana, November 4
The following boys and girls, who took part in trials held on Monday for the All-India Rural Games to be held at Siliguri (West Bengal) from November 14 to 17, have been selected:


13 plots' auction fetch Rs 1.91 cr
Ludhiana, November 4
As many as 13 residential plots measuring 250, 400, 500 yards in Sector 32 A here were auctioned today by PUDA. The auction was held under the chairmanship of Ms Rakhee Gupta Bhandari, Additional Chief Administrator, PUDA, and conducted by Mr Sudershan Kumar Sharma, Estate Officer.


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