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Three injured in armed robbery
Ludhiana, November 21
Armed robbers struck at the house of a karyana merchant in Simranjit Colony, Tibba road, here just after midnight yesterday and injured three persons, one of them with a gunshot, before decamping with jewellery and valuables worth Rs 1.5 lakh.
Mr Parshotam Lal and his wife after a robbery in their house in Ludhiana Mr Parshotam Lal and his wife after a robbery in their house in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Residents suffer due to encroachment on road
Ludhiana, November 21
In a case of encroachment on the public property, two residents of the H Block in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar have encroached upon the road thus leading to difficulties to other families in the area.


70 farmers go on fast in Jail
Ludhiana, November 21
Following the five-day fast by 11 farmers lodged in Central Jail here, 70 farmers followed suit today and refused to take food in the jail premises. The farmers were protesting against the Ralla village incident in Bathinda where they were lathicharged while participating in a rail roko stir a few days ago.

Encroachments on market road go unchecked
Doraha, November 21
Main market road here remains congested thanks to encroachments by shopkeepers and rehriwalas.

This is not a plot but a road in J Block of BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, which has been encroached on by two residents of the area. — A Tribune photograph
This is not a plot but a road in J Block of BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, which has been encroached on by two residents of the area

Row over portrait of Namdevji
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Office bearers of Sikh organisations here have taken a serious notice of the traditional depiction of the portrait of Bhagat Namdev Ji who usually is shown with half naked body without turban.


Former president Narayanan’s gesture appreciated
Ludhiana, November 21
A city resident has appreciated the gesture of former President K.R. Narayanan for donating his ancestral house for the purpose of setting up an institute to diagnose and treat ailments which have no cure in allopathy.

Purdaman Singh Bedi At the Crossroads
His heart beats for art and literature
To be honoured with Principal Teja Singh Puraskar (Sampadan) by Languages Department, Punjab, is a lifetime achievement for Purdaman Singh Bedi who has been editing Punjabi quarterly Mir since 1975.

Samples meant for seminar seized by Customs officials
Ludhiana, November 21
It appears to be a classic case of inefficiency and arrogance. Samples of an exporter who had to sent these to Romania for presentation at a seminar and exhibition there were seized by the Customs officials on the pretext that these had been imported from Romania.

Club donates Rs 1.25 lakh to 5 NGOs
Ludhiana, November 21
The local Sutlej Club yesterday donated Rs 25,000 lakh each to five NGOs which are engaged in providing education and medical facilities to the disabled and destitute children. Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, presented the cheques to the representatives of School for Deaf Children, Tagore Nagar, the Punjab Thalassaemics Welfare Society, the Social Action Group, Nirdosh School, Rotary Bhavan, Sarabha Nagar, and Ashirwad School, Vishal Nagar Extension, Pakhowal Road, at a function organised at the club.

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Support for setting up vet varsity

Recently, a news item appeared in these columns regarding the setting up of a veterinary university in Punjab, the idea of which was initiated by certain NRIs settled in the USA (The Tribune; October 28).


Man, daughter held for scrap dealer’s murder
Ludhiana, November 21
The police here today claimed to have arrested two of the three persons accused in the murder case of a 52-year-old scrap dealer within two hours of the recovery of his body. The accused Satwinder Singh, his daughter Amandeep Kaur and her husband Charanjit Singh were dumping the body of a scrap dealer Niranjan Singh, resident of Kishanpura here was held late last night from near Nanak Nagar when they were spotted by a police party of Salem Tabri police station passing through the area.
Amandeep Kaur and her father Satwinder Singh arrested for the murder of Niranjan Singh in Ludhiana
Amandeep Kaur (left) and her father Satwinder Singh arrested for the murder of Niranjan Singh in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Man held with pistol
Ludhiana, November 21
The Sadar police on Friday arrested Vijay Kumar, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh, now living in Phullanwal village, and seized a country-made pistol of .315 bore along with a cartridge from his possession. He was booked under the Arms Act.


Biz Clips
Knitwear industry’s plea

The Knitwear Club has urged the Finance Minister not to de-reserve readymade garment industry from small sector. In a letter to the FM general secretary of the club, Mr Narinder K. Miglani, urged the minister not to de-reserve readymade garment industry as small scale units formed a major portion of this industry which was among the biggest employment providers.



Unemployed ETT teachers to intensify stir 
Ludhiana, November 21
Unemployed ETT teachers today held a meeting at Chhatar Singh Park, Model Town, here under the leadership of their district president Jaswinder Singh Sidhu and assistant president of the DIET Harjit Singh Bhat.

Yoga, gymnastics to be made compulsory in govt schools
Ludhiana, November 21
Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar has announced that yoga and gymnastic training will be made compulsory in all government schools in the state and physical teachers will be given extra training to further impart it in the schools. He directed the DPI (E) to ensure that this training is provided in the first period of the day positively.

Love Dale Club celebrates Gurpurb
Ludhiana, November 21
Love Dale Club celebrated Gurpurab here today. Besides the fireworks and distribution of sweets, the Club organised a recitation and reading competition. The members were made aware of the importance of gurpurb . They were told brief life history of Guru Nanakji and asked to follow his teachings.

The students of Love Dale Club celebrate Gurpurb in Ludhiana on Sunday.  — A Tribune photograph
The students of Love Dale Club celebrate Gurpurb in Ludhiana on Sunday

NCC cadets get Army exposure
Doraha, November 21
Ten cadets of the local Guru Nanak National College attended an army attachment camp of 19 Punjab NCC Battalion, Ludhiana, with 5 Grenadiers under the command of Col I.J.S. Chauhan.


‘Zen Katha’ wins hearts
Ludhiana, November 21
“Zen Katha” staged by the Prime Theatre Company last night at Guru Nanak Bhavan went straight to the heart. The narrative, the gripping story, the acting, the costumes, the lights and the direction by Lillette Dubey made the play a memorable experience for viewers.

A scene from “Zen Katha”, which was staged at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A scene from “Zen Katha”, which was staged at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana



A mission to curb tobacco consumption
Ludhiana, November 21
If ever you happen to strike a conversation with Kanwal Nain Singh nine out of ten times the chances are that he will talk to you about curbing tobacco usage. Not that there is nothing else to talk about, but that is what he wants to talk about . For this is what is “the most important issue with tobacco usage claiming over 2,200 lives every day in India and 11,000 lives across the globe”.

A child being given polio drops in Ludhiana on Sunday Lakhs of children given polio drops in city
Ludhiana, November 21
The campaign to administer polio drops to all eligible children in the district got under way at Civil Hospital here today with Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar starting immunization in the presence senior officers of the Health Department.

A child being given polio drops in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

10 pc children suffer from dyslexia
Ludhiana, November 21
To mark Child Health Care Week a workshop on first aid and a lecture on learning disabilities was organised by the district branch of Indian Academy of Paediatrics at R S Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.

Radiation oncologists’ conference 
Ludhiana, November 21
Radiation oncologists from across the country, besides a few from abroad, will attend a four-day conference to be held in the city from November 25. The conference is being organised by the northern chapter of the Association of Radio Oncologists of India at Silver Oaks Gardens, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana.


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