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Tax men raid two top firms
Ludhiana, November 21
The Income Tax Department raided residences, offices and factories of two leading industrialists in the city. The raids were conducted on seven places. 

Youth demands money back from Kimti Lal
Jagraon, November 21
Satwinder Singh being helped by his father Darshan Singh (right) outside the office of the SSP Jagraon Close on the heels of allegations levelled against a prime accused, Kimti Lal Jain, in the infamous “desi-kabootari” case, a 22-year-old polio afflicted youth has alleged that Kimti Lal Jain borrowed money to the tune of Rs 2 lakh from his father on interest but never paid it back.
Satwinder Singh being helped by his father Darshan Singh (right) outside the office of the SSP Jagraon. — Photo by Inderjit Verma



Spurious cement paint seized
Ludhiana, November 21
The Bureau of Indian Standards has unearthed a racket wherein a local company was allegedly manufacturing and distributing fake cement paint under various brand names approved by the Indian Standards Institute.

Scenes from the play ‘Ankhile Jodhey’

Scenes from the play ‘Ankhile Jodhey’
Scenes from the play ‘Ankhile Jodhey’ staged at Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib on Thursday evening. It was organised by the Guru Angad Dev Sewa Society. — Photos by IV

Husband held for demanding Honda City
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
The police has arrested Maninder Singh of Ludhiana under Sections 406, 498A and 120-B of the IPC for allegedly harassing his wife Amrit Paul Kaur for not bringing more dowry.

Rs 50,000 stolen from scooter
Ludhiana, November 21
In a daylight theft case, a sum of Rs 50,000 was stolen from the dicky of a scooter opposite ICICI Bank in Feroze Gandhi Market here today. The money belonged to Mr Kartar Singh, retired SDO of the PSEB.

Industry for trade ties with Pakistan
Ludhiana, November 21
In the wake of prolonged adverse conditions arising from scarcity and rising prices of raw material, detrimental policies of the government and shifting of industry to other places where conditions are more conducive, many sections of the industry strongly feel that the centre should establish trade relations with Pakistan.



Nagar kirtan to be taken out today
Ludhiana, November 21
A nagar kirtan would be taken out in the city tomorrow by Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sabha to mark the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur. The nagar kirtan, led by 'Panj Piaras' would commence from Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran and pass through Bearing Market, Local Bus Stand, Railway Station Road, Clock Tower Chowk, Chaura Bazar, Ghas Mandi, Chauri Sarak, Div No 3, Baba Than Singh Chowk, Gurudwara Chhenvi Paatshahi, CMC Chowk, Sikandari Road, Khud Mohalla Chowk, Old Civil Hospital, Gurdwara Kalgidhar Road and Jail Road and conclude at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran.

Suicide victim’s father seeks CBI inquiry
Suspects some BSNL official behind son’s death
Ludhiana, November 21
The father of Ashish Hansi, who had allegedly committed suicide earlier this year, has urged the President to initiate a CBI inquiry into the matter. The parents of Ashish, who was an IAS aspirant, are alleging that he took this extreme step due to some external pressure, as was evident from some SMS messages received on his mobile phone.

Step to bring mothers, daughters closer
Ludhiana, November 21
The relationship of mother and daughter is unique, intense and ambivalent. It needs to be nurtured with love, attention and conscious efforts. Daughters today are assertive, demanding, independent and more outgoing. But most of them have trouble navigating being an adolescence. 

Tiny tots perform in the Children’s Day-cum-Annual Day celebrations
Tiny tots perform in the Children’s Day-cum-Annual Day celebrations of Golden Time School, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Photo by IV

Reorganisation of Youth Cong sought
Ludhiana, November 21
With dissidence in the Punjab Youth Congress intensifying, the demand for the reorganisation of the party in the state and entrusting the leadership to a dynamic person is gaining momentum.

BJP to launch anti-govt protests on dengue
Phillaur, November 21
The Punjab BJP will organise torch processions in the state in protest against the state government’s failure in handling complicated dengue cases. This was stated by a former Punjab Health Minister and Punjab BJP medical cell chairman, Dr Baldev Chawla, here this evening.



Cut on duty on re-rollable material hailed
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 21
The recommendation by the Ministry of Steel to Ministry of Finance for the reduction of customs duty on the import of re-rollable material from the present 25 per cent to 10 per cent to fulfil the long-standing demand of the steel re-rolling sector has been appreciated by the local All-India Steel Re-rollers Association.



Warning against aphid attack
Ludhiana, November 21

Experts of Punjab Agricultural University have warned the farmers of an attack of aphids on early sown wheat varieties. Entomologists have said that if the attack is noticeable, the farmers are advised to spray insecticides on the crop.


Social relevance of medical education discussed
Ludhiana, November 21
Dr L.S. Chawla, former Vice-Chancellor of BFU, inaugurates a meeting on ‘National Consultation on Social Relevance of Medical Education A two-day “National Consultation on Social Relevance of Medical Education” organised by Christian Medical College and Hospital started here today. Today’s programme was attended by a host of luminaries from CMC, Vellore, AIIMS, New Delhi, and many other social organisations interested in medical education.

Dr L.S. Chawla, former Vice-Chancellor of BFU, inaugurates a meeting on ‘National Consultation on Social Relevance of Medical Education,’ at CMCH in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by IV

Management institute students win laurels
Ludhiana, November 21
Students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, won laurels at the Inter-Zonal Festival organised by Punjab Technical University on November 17 and 18 at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Ridhi Nayyar (L) & Ramandeep Kaur

Students hold rally for communal harmony
Schoolchildren hold a rally to promote communal harmonyLudhiana, November 21
Students from various schools of the city held a rally to strengthen communal harmony and religious tolerance. The rally was jointly organised by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony and Education Department, Punjab.

Schoolchildren hold a rally to promote communal harmony in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by IV



Awareness programme on breast cancer
Ludhiana, November 21
Breast cancer is most common diagnosed malignancy in women and cause of cancer-related deaths. Lifetime risk of developing breast cancer before the age 75 is very high and chance of dying is also very high. In India, the commonest age group of patients for breast cancer is 40 to 60 years and it is the second most common disease in women next only to cancer cervix. 



Guru Hargobind school hockey team felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Members of the Hockey team of Guru Hargobind Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Mandi Bahadur garh, have been felicitated at a function organised on the school campus.

PAU association to promote sports
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Dr Sanjiv Ahluwalia, Chairman, PAU Family Association of British Columbia, Canada, has said Association will strive hard to bring all overseas university alumni under one umbrella and concentrate on development of sports and science in the state.

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