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Reduction in fuel prices should have been more, say residents
Ludhiana, November 29
After facing continual increase in petrol and diesel prices, the city today eagerly waited for the reduction in fuel rates to come to effect. Even as they felt the reduction should have been more, rush at petrol stations in the city reduced significantly as most people waited for the reduced rates to be implemented from midnight.
Petrol stations in the city wore a relatively deserted look on Wednesday as residents awaited for fuel rate reduction to come to effect from midnight.
Petrol stations in the city wore a relatively deserted look on Wednesday as residents awaited for fuel rate reduction to come to effect from midnight. — A Tribune photograph

Killer-cum-rapist on the prowl in city
File photo of AnjaliMinor girl found murdered
Ludhiana, November 29
A serial killer-cum-rapist is suspected to be on the prowl in the city with third minor girl found murdered near Phulanwal village this afternoon. Two minor girls were earlier found raped and killed near Barrewal and Dhandari earlier in the past two months with almost similar modus operandi.
                                  File photo of Anjali










EARLIER STORIES

The SAD president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, hands over a letter to Mr Satish Khullar, a former Congress functionary, appointing him as political adviser in Ludhiana on Monday.
The SAD president, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, hands over a letter to Mr Satish Khullar, a former Congress functionary, appointing him as political adviser in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Retired but not relieved, teachers working sans salary
Ludhiana, November 29
Mr Khem Singh, a teacher of Government Multi-Purpose Senior Secondary School, retires tomorrow after 35 years of service. However, there will be no farewell party for him.

Anita Jain murder case accused surrenders
Ludhiana, November 29
The city police today announced that a lottery trader, wanted in the one-year-old murder case of Anita Jain of Brahmpuri Colony, had surrendered in a city court yesterday. The police has obtained his remand till December 1.

Body of woman found
Amloh, November 29
A badly decomposed body of a young woman was found lying in the millet fields at Salani village last evening. Bhag Singh and Swaran Singh, both brothers and residents of the same village, noticed the body in the fields and informed the Sarpanch, Mr Raghbinder Singh. The sarpanch informed the police.


COMMUNITY

While govt dithers on Budda nullah, Baba shows the way
Ludhiana, November 29
At last there is some hope for Budda nullah - the drain of sorrow. An army of 5,000 kar sewaks led by a religious leader of Baddowal, Baba Jaspal Singh, will start cleaning the nullah at KoomKalan on December 6 when the Irrigation Department will release water into the Sirhind canal specifically for the cleaning purpose.

BJP leaders hand over a memorandum to the Commissioner, MC, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. BJP leaders submit memorandum to MC Commissioner
Ludhiana, November 29
Leaders of the Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP), Tagore Nagar Mandal here, today submitted a memorandum to the Commissioner of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation in favour of their demand to link the elevated road to parts of the old city.

BJP leaders hand over a memorandum to the Commissioner, MC, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.

UK Parliament to discuss issue of compensation to WW II veterans
Ludhiana, November 29
British Parliament will discuss the issue of non-payment of compensation to World War II veterans on December 5, with particular reference to those who fought on the western front. The war veterans who fought on the eastern front in the war were given some marginal compensation. This segment of the war veterans also remained prisoners of war (PoWs) under the Japanese.

PAU pensioners resent non-payment of DA, travel concession
Ludhiana, November 29
Pensioners of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have expressed grave resentment over the denial of travel concession and the latest instalment of the dearness allowance (DA) announced in July last.

Financial services yet to reach all sections of population
Ludhiana, November 29
Despite a phenomenal growth in the financial sector during the last decade in the country, a substantial chunk of the population still lacks the basic access to these services. According to a recent study on the subject, India can achieve 8 to 10 per cent growth if the financial service sector expands its area of operation and provides access to credit and deposits to more segments of the population.

Villagers seek widening of road
Jagraon, November 29
The panchayats of Kothe Rahlan, Dalla, Mallah and Manuke villages, along with the Market Committee, Hathoor, and Truck Operators Unions of Jagraon and Hathoor, submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, regarding the widening of the road leading to Gurdwara Mehdiana Sahib from here. They have demanded that the government should sanction the project on a priority basis as the road, which is 13.85 km long, requires Rs 2.77 crore and is an important one connecting Jagraon with the newly carved out district, Barnala.


 

CRIME

A policeman records the statements of the relatives of Amarjit Kaur in the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Woman succumbs to burn injuries
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 29
Amarjit Kaur of Seelon Khurad village, near here, who was allegedly set afire last morning for refusing to divorce her husband, succumbed to her injuries today. Her husband allegedly wanted to go abroad by marrying some NRI.

A policeman records the statements of the relatives of Amarjit Kaur in the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.

4 detained for robbery at leader’s factory
Ludhiana, November 29
The police is learnt to have identified and detained four persons allegedly involved in the November 25 robbery and shootout at the factory of a BJP leader, Sanjeev Mehra, in the Industrial Area-I.

 


EDUCATION

Rare honour for PAU don
Dr S.S.Chahal Ludhiana, November 29
The PAU Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Dr S.S.Chahal, is president-elect (2007-09) of the Indian Phytopathological Society (IPS). The society itself has created a history of sorts. For the first time since its inception in 1947, a plant pathologist has been "unanimously" elected president without a formal election. The society has over 2,000 members.                                                
    Dr S.S.Chahal

Gold medals for students
Ludhiana November 29
The PAU Academic Council has decided to shift the Department of Business Management to College of Agriculture with immediate effect. The department offers two MBA programmes--Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration-Agri Business.

Students of the Khalsa College for Women celebrate the heritage festival on the campus on Wednesday. Heritage festival depicting rural life begins
Ludhiana, November 29
The Khalsa College for Women beckoned one and all to 'Mela Panj Daryawan Da' here today to bring the younger generation close to the cultural traditions of Punjab. The two-day cultural fair, organised by the Department of Punjabi, was inaugurated by Ms Harbans Kaur Dullo, an MLA and Parliamentary Secretary.

Students of the Khalsa College for Women celebrate the heritage festival on the campus on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Students of DAV Public School take out a jan chetna rally highlighting dangers of social evils in Ludhiana on Wednesday.From Schools
DAV students take out chetna rally
Ludhiana, November 29
Students of DAV Public School organised a jan chetna rally under the aegis of the Arya Pradeshik Pratinidhi Upsabha Punjab here today. The aim of the rally was to create awareness about social evils like corruption, female foeticide and caste system, said Mr R.R. Bhall, honorary treasurer of the DAV Managing Committee, New Delhi.
Students of DAV Public School take out a jan chetna rally highlighting dangers of social evils in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Cadets vow to fight dowry menace on NCC Day
Ludhiana November 29
NCC cadets celebrated NCC Day with fervour and zeal at Government College for Women today. The celebrations were held under the command of Col S.S.Deol of 3Pb Girls Bn. The day began with an anti-dowry pledge, followed by a rally by cadets on the issue.

Cultural feast at annual function
Doraha, November 29
Saraswati Model Senior Secondary School organised its annual prize distribution function here today.


COURTS

Family claims damages for malicious prosecution
Ludhiana, November 29
A family allegedly booked in a rape and attempt to murder case has moved a city court seeking damages on the account of malicious prosecution.


 

HEALTH

SPS Apollo docs organise free medical camp
Ludhiana, November 29
More than 200 patients were examined at a free medical camp organised by a team of doctors from SPS Apollo Hospitals at the premises of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) here today. The camp, held in connection with celebrations of foundation month of the EPFO, was co-ordinated by Mr A.K. Dutta, staff welfare secretary, and Mr Gurdayal Singh, enforcement officer.

City doctor presents paper on 'Childhood arthritis'
Ludhiana, November 29
Dr Parshant Aggarwal, Consultant Rheumatologist and Immunologist at SPS Apollo Hospitals here, attended the annual conference of the Indian Rheumatology Association - IRACON 2006, held in Lucknow from November 23 to 26, 2006. The conference was attended by more than 400 delegates from India and abroad.

Where there is smoke, there is disease
Ludhiana, November 29
Where there is smoke, there is disease. Smoking or use of tobacco in other forms is the leading cause of preventable death in India. Hundreds of studies have found that cigarette smoking can cause lung disease, heart disease and stroke. Cigarettes kill one in two smokers prematurely, with half of these deaths occurring during middle age. On an average, smokers die 13 to 14 years before non-smokers.

‘Stop cruelty towards mentally ill patients’
Ludhiana, November 29
“The patients suffering from mental disorders are made to face a lot of humiliation, social discrimination, antipathy, neglect and even violence by society and in most of the cases, they are treated worse than animals.’’


 
SPORTS

Raekot school athletes dominate
Ludhiana, November 29
The students of the Raekot Public School dominated the proceedings in the XVth Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Athletics Meet being held at GGN Public School, Rose Garden, here today. Athletes from Raekot Public School garnered 137 points to establish lead over others, while Guru Nanak Public School, Mullanpur, followed them with 85 points.

 

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