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Land grabbing: MC ordered to act against guilty staff
Ludhiana, November 16
Coming heavily on government employees who had allegedly allowed some land sharks to usurp land worth crores of rupees in Bhaura village, the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, has asked the Municipal Corporation to fix responsibility on guilty employees and take legal action against them.

14 Cong activists booked on assault charge
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 16
The Raikot police has booked 14 Congress activists, including a block president, under Sections 307, 323, 341, 379, 427, 148 and 149 of the IPC and 25-27-54-59 of the Arms Act for allegedly assaulting office-bearers and members of the Narinder Kaur Abduction Joint Action Committee at Bhaini Baringa village on the Malerkotla Raikot road, near here, last evening.

Cops probing land ownership case of PM’s kin
Ludhiana, November 16
The city police today launched an investigation into the alleged duping of a kin of the Prime Minister , Dr Manmohan Singh, by a land developer in South City. Sarabha Nagar DSP R. K. Bakshi visited the controversial piece of land and took copies of the land documents on the basis of which Dr C. K. Singh, a renowned pathologist and a close relative of the Prime Minister, and Mr Amrit Lal were claiming the ownership of the land.










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COMMUNITY

Leaders forget martyr Sarabha
Ludhiana, November 16
Martyrs are never forgotten. They are immortal. But sadly this does not seem true in Ludhiana. For the martyrdom day of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha was conveniently forgotten by the district administration as well as by the political leader today.



Congress workers observe silence near the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by IV
Congress workers observe silence near the statue of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha in Ludhiana on Thursday

Solve murder case, pleads US-based family
Jagraon, November 16
A US-based son of a murdered octogenarian ex-serviceman is seeking the help of the local police to solve the murder case. Even though more than a month has passed since the ex-serviceman was found brutally hammered to death in his farm house, situated on the outskirts of Parjian village, Biharipur near Alipur Chhinna, the police has not solved the case.

Raids for checking power thefts resented
Ludhiana, November 16
The Punjab State Electricity Board's (PSEB) move to take the police help in case of suspected industrial thefts has caused panic among the local industry. According to sources, police personnel conducted a raid on an industrial unit here yesterday. The move has disturbed the industry, which has been opposing the new provisions of taking the police help for dealing with thefts.

PSEB staff hold dharna
Ludhiana, November 16
In protest against the supension of 32 employees in the Tarn Taran circle, employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), under the banner of the PSEB Employees Federation, AITUC, Punjab held a dharna outside the electricity board office on Ferozepore road here.

At the Crossroads
Recalling good old days
Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit to Shimla has made him nostalgic of the years he had spent at that hill station as a student, first at SDB College and then at HP University.
Ms Harmeet Kaur,Principal, Ramgarhia Girls College,releases Prof N.S.Tasneem’s collection of articles “At The Crossroads” at the college on Saturday.Mr Ranjodh Singh,Mr T.P.S. Sandhu and Mr Deepak Manmohan Singh are also in the picture. — A Tribune photograph 
Ms Harmeet Kaur,Principal, Ramgarhia Girls College,releases Prof N.S.Tasneem’s collection of articles “At The Crossroads” at the college on Saturday.Mr Ranjodh Singh,Mr T.P.S. Sandhu and Mr Deepak Manmohan Singh are also in the picture

C forms available in 'abundance'
Ludhiana, November 16
The Excise and Taxation Department today sought to clarify the apprehensions of traders and business community about the non-availability of the C Forms. The department maintained that the C Forms were available in abundance and sufficient quantity here also.

Anti-drug march on Nov 20
Ludhiana, November 16
Dr Charan Kamal, chief secretary, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, said though the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 had been formulated three years back, it was still waiting for its implementation at the ground level. Tobacco and other drug vendors were operating openly in front of schools, colleges and other educational and religious institutions, which was a complete contravention of this Act.

 

CRIME

Another dowry death case
Ludhiana, November 16
Yet another dowry death has been reported in the city. Upma, a woman belonging to Jalandhar, died due to poisoning under mysterious circumstances in the house of her husband situated behind Chaura Bazar.

 

BUSINESS

Hutch, Nokia tie-up on SMS
Ludhiana, November 16
Hutch and Nokia today announced an alliance to offer 'Indi SMS', a local language SMS service for Hutch customers who use Nokia phones. This service will enable Hutch post-paid and pre-paid customers to send and receive SMS in Hindi, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu, on their Nokia phones.

 
AGRICULTURE

Buffalo milking contest to be annual feature: Kang
Ludhiana, November 16
The Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fishery, Dairy and Tourism, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, has announced that with a view to improve the quality of livestock in the state, buffalo milking competitions will be made an annual feature in the state and attractive prizes to the winners will be given and the cow milking competitions will also be added from the next financial year.
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Fisheries and Tourism, Punjab, presents prizes to the winners of a buffalo milking competition at PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy, Fisheries and Tourism, Punjab, presents prizes to the winners of a buffalo milking competition at PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

EDUCATION

Balakrishnan leaves students wonderstruck
Ludhiana, November 16
Students and staff of DAV Public School here were today left wonderstruck at the great movements of dancer Balakrishnan, an outstanding dancer of kathakali. His dance performance was arranged under the aegis of SPIC Macay (Ludhiana Chapter). He developed an instant rapport with the students when he showed them how to rotate eye-balls, move cheeks, lips and eyebrows.

Renowned dancer Balakrishnan shows “hasya rasa” through facial expressions at a performance at DAV School, Ludhiana, on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Renowned dancer Balakrishnan shows “hasya rasa” through facial expressions at a performance at DAV School, Ludhiana

 

HEALTH

25 units of blood collected
Ludhiana, November 16
About 25 units of blood were collected at a voluntary blood donation camp organised jointly by the Rotary Club, Ludhiana South End, and Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Hospital at Suraj Udyog Limited in Industrial Area here yesterday. Mr Madan Bassi, a member of the club and owner of the industrial units, had motivated his factory workers and executives to donate blood.

 
SPORTS

Namdhari lads to clash with Bangladesh club in final
Ludhiana, November 16
The Namdhari Academy, Bhaini Sahib, scored an emphatic 4-1 win over the Surjit Academy, Jalandhar, to set up the title clash with the BKSP Club of Bangladesh in the 5th All-India Jagtar Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament being played at the Prithipal Singh Astroturf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here today. The Bangladesh Club quelled a strong challenge from the PNB Academy of New Delhi before romping home victorious 6-5.

BCM School girls score facile win
Ludhiana, November 16
Hosts BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road, scored a facile 30-0 win over USPC Jain Public School in the girls (U-19) section of the XVth Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament here today. In another match, BCM Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, lost to DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, without putting up a any resistance (0-19).


A match in progress between girls of BCM Senior Secondary School and USPC Jain Public School in the XVth Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

A match in progress between girls of BCM Senior Secondary School and USPC Jain Public School in the XVth Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament in Ludhiana on Thursday

 

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