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Day of snarl-up yet again
Hundreds of commuters stranded due to traffic diversions for Rath Yatra
Ludhiana, November 15Devotees participate in the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana.
It was a day of traffic chaos in the city as hundreds of residents were inconvenienced. They remained stranded in serpentine queues due to traffic diversions imposed by the police in view of Jagannath Rath yatra today. 

Devotees participate in the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi Report P3

Tainted tehsildar in trouble again
Vigilance gets clerk’s statement recorded
Ludhiana, November 15
Tainted sub-registrar Arvind Parkash Verma, against whom attempt to destroy the evidence and corruption charges have been levelled, seems to be in trouble yet again with one of his office clerks getting the statement recorded before the judicial magistrate here today.


VB moves court; seeks bail cancellation
Ludhiana, November 15
Former sub-registrar Arvind Prakash Verma seems to be in trouble with the Vigilance Bureau moving an application for the cancellation of bail granted to him in a corruption case last month.

Canadian police quizzes youth
Raikot, November 15
After failing to convict any of the accused involved in the bombing of Kanishka flight off the coast of Ireland, that killed 329 persons on board, The Royal Canadian Police seems to be spreading terror among the youth of Punjab.

Vulgar posters a blot on mini sectt 
Ludhiana, November 15
The mini secretariat, which is considered the regulatory authority to keep a tab on the defacement of public property, is facing a problem in its own house. Objectionable photographs have been pasted on the doors of ladies conveniences in the secretariat compound. Women’s lavatories situated in the secretariat are full of obscene photographs. However, the posters and pictures have been removed from the door several times in the past but are pasted again.


Sea of devotees turns up at rath yatra Children participate in the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana.
1.5 lakh pilgrims from 120 countries pay obeisance
Ludhiana, November 15
The huge colourfully decorated chariot made its way on roads of Ludhiana on the occasion of Jagannath Rath Yatra. The entire city today wore a festive look with lights on every road and every roundabout in the city was decorated. Lord Jagannatha, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra were taken out in an elaborate ritual procession in the chariot. The chariot drawn by devotees was taken around the entire city.

Children participate in the Jagannath Rath Yatra in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Sangat Darshan
Frequent CM’s visits, less impact
Ludhiana, November 15
People of the city are sore, as sangat darshan organised by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal seems to have had little impact as far as sanitary conditions are concerned.

Teachers resent add-on jobs
Ludhiana, November 15
Teachers of the government schools in Ludhiana district are full of resentment as they have been asked to attend seminars as well as do election duties. The teachers have been told to go door to door and collect information about the eligible voters for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Type II diabetes on the rise among kids: Experts
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 15
Terming Type II Diabetes Mellitus in children and adolescent to be the next epidemic, physicians of the area have called upon various social and educational organisations to join hands in educating the masses about adverse effects of the hormonal disorder that gives rise to many other diseases.

Lecture on epilepsy tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 15 DMCH will organise an entertainment programme at Dumra auditorium tomorrow and a lecture on November 17 to mark the World Epilepsy Day that falls on November 17.

Govt to draft policy on illegal colonies
Ludhiana, November 15
The state government has decided to draft a policy to keep a check on mushrooming of illegal colonies. This was stated by chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda and MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon during a press conference organised here today.

Milk procurement up 28 pc
Ludhiana, November 15
Milk plant here has claimed to have generated huge profits in the past one year. The milk procurement has increased approximately 28 per cent in the current year.

Punjabi culture fascinates foreign studentsTeachers from Islamabad during the final of the ‘Fusion-2008’ at BCM School, Shastri Nagar, in Ludhiana.
Ludhiana, November 15
Students from Islamabad, Nepal and Muscat, who are in the city to participate in the three-day inter-school youth festival 'Fusion-2008' being hosted by the BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, said that they were impressed by the Punjabi hospitality and culture.

Teachers from Islamabad during the final of the ‘Fusion-2008’ at BCM School, Shastri Nagar, in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Themes for young dreams
Ludhiana, November 15
The present generation of children is no longer a generation of chocolates and junk food but they are very intelligent, far-sighted having clear cut views about India of their dreams. This reporter met the cross-section of students from various schools who had come to participate in Inter-School Youth Festival at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School.

Bruce Stokell ‘Indian students feel at home in New Zealand’
Ludhiana, November 15
If the claims of Bruce Stokell, chief executive officer of Studyplus, a New Zealand-based company, are any indication, Indians have become an integral part of the New Zealand society.
Bruce Stokell

Jaspreet wins debate on energy conservation
Ludhiana, November 15
The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) organised a state-level debate competition for schoolchildren of Classes IX to XII under the National Awareness Campaign on Energy Conversation on the occasion of Bal Diwas yesterday. The function was held at the auditorium of Government Polytechnic for Women.

Youth fest to begin today
Doraha, November 15
The Golden Jubilee Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival of Panjab University, Chandigarh, will begin at Guru Nanak National College from tomorrow.

Govt school students excel in school games
Mullanpur Dakha, November 15
Students of Government Senior School, Jassowal Kular, excelled in the Punjab School Games organised in Amritsar recently. They were representing the Ludhiana District. The students took part in six categories and were declared winners in under 19 and under 17 (girls), under 14 (boys). In under 17 and under 19 (boys) the students were declared third. Dusky students of the village have no lawn tennis background.

Sarpanch of Tugal village suspended
Says action politically motivated
Raikot, November 15
The director, panchayati Raj department, has suspended the sarpanch of Tugal village, Gurbax Singh, following his conviction in a case 27 years back.

Farmer's wife shoots herself
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 15
Sandeep Kaur (27), wife of a farmer from Bahrampur village in Ludhiana district and mother of three children, allegedly committed suicide by shooting herself in abdomen with .12 bore rifle. She was not keeping mentally fit.


Scooter stolen
Ludhiana, November 15
A few men brandishing a pistol waylaid a scooterist near the Cheema Chowk and stole his scooter here today afternoon.

Thieves decamp with diamond jewellery
Ludhiana, November 15
Thieves decamped with diamond jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh and a laptop from the house of one Shailendera Jaggi in Sant Isher Singh Nagar today.

2 booked for duping villager of Rs 3 lakh
Jagraon, November 15
The Humbran police has booked two persons for allegedly duping a resident of Bhattian village of Rs 3 lakh on the pretext of sending him abroad.

Sports meet at SIFT beginsMembers of Dynamites XI after defeating Day Walkers XI in the sports meet of SIFT being held in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, November 15
The two-day sports meet being organised by the Sportking Institute of Fashion and Technology (SIFT) commenced on the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here today in which a large number of students took part.

Members of Dynamites XI after defeating Day Walkers XI in the sports meet of SIFT being held in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Cricket Tourney
KVM lads storm into final
Jassowal (Ludhiana), November 15
Useful contribution with the ball by Akhil Aggarwal (4 for 9), Abhishek Talwar (4 for 15) and equally valuable batting display by Salil Verma and Abhijit Randhawa helped Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, to defeat GGN Senior Secondary School, Rose Garden, Ludhiana, by 29 runs to storm into the final of the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Cricket Tournament (under-19) being played at the Radha Vatika Senior Secondary School, Khanna, today.

Saraswati School to take on KVM in final
Ludhiana, November 15
Saraswati Modern Senior Secondary School, Partap Singh Wala, Hambran road, Ludhiana, defeated Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, Ludhiana, by nine wickets to enter the final of the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Cricket Tournament (u-19) being played on the A S Modern College ground, Khanna, today.

GNEC lift PTU hockey titles
Ludhiana, November 15
Hosts Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, proved their supremacy by clinching titles in the boys as well as girls sections of the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Hockey Tournament that concluded on the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College campus, Gill road, here yesterday.

BVM students dominate athletics meet
Ludhiana, November 15
Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar branch, continued their dominance and bagged a number of medals in the Ludhiana Zonal Athletics Meet (PAU Zone) organised by the District Education Office, Ludhiana, at Guru Nanak Stadium that concluded here yesterday.




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