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1-week ban ordered on sand mining
SDMs to submit inquiry report
Ludhiana, November 1
The agitating villagers, who were protesting against illegal sand mining from the Sutlej river bed near here, got a shot in the arm today, when the district administration ordered a one-week ban on sand mining from the controversial land near Kutbewal village.
The Sutlej river bed near Kadain village where sand mining has been banned by the district administration for a week.

One killed, three hurt in stabbing incident 
Malaud (Ludhiana), November 1
An entire family was stabbed by a neighbour enraged over the family’s objections to his business in animal hides in Malaud village near Payal late last night. An old woman was killed and three others were seriously injured in the stabbing incident. They were allegedly stabbed by a neighbour. A dispute between two families over keeping animal hides in a house in the village, which irked the neighbours, is said to be the motive behind the gruesome incident.





MC meeting likely to be stormy
Ludhiana, November 1
The meeting of the General House of the Municipal Corporation, that is to be held in the next couple of days, may turn out to be stormy.
In about four months since the MC House last met, the civic body has faced many tight situations, some of these its own creations. Councillors of all parties will use this opportunity to give vent to their feelings on several issues.

Putting children’s lives at stake
Ludhiana, November 1
Several city schools are flouting the Supreme Court ruling regarding safety requirements for children commuting by buses. While District Education Officers claim to have made several surprise checks, authorities of such schools seem to be least concerned to adhere to the rule.

Punjabi must for posts in PAU Extn Education Dept
Ludhiana, November 1
Three years after the Punjab Government made matriculation in Punjabi compulsory for getting a government job, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has made the condition compulsory for those seeking appointment in the Department of Extension Education of the university.

Kidney racket : DMCH refutes allegations
Ludhiana, November 1
The officials of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in a press statement today claimed that the allegations levelled by the relatives of a donor in the kidney transplant racket were baseless.

Kashmiris mourn Nehru's death
Ludhiana, November 1
Members of the Kashmiri Pandit community today paid tributes to B.K. Nehru who died at Kasauli yesterday. A simple but solemn function was organised here to mourn his demise where speakers recalled his outstanding contribution to different fields at the national and international levels.


Blood donation camp by Army
Ludhiana, November 1
The Army authorities in Ludhiana organised a blood donation camp at the Punjab Institute of Management Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, yesterday. The camp was inaugurated by Brig Sunil Dhawan, Station Commander, Ludhiana. Over 150 students and members of the faculty of the PIMT donated blood for the armed forces. 
Brig Sunil Dhawan inaugurates a blood donation camp at the PIMT in Mandi Gobindgarh. —IV

SAD-BJP tussle over Ludhiana West Assembly segment
Ludhiana, November 1
The Ludhiana West assembly segment may prove to be a bone of contention between the ruling SAD-BJP alliance as both parties are laying equal claim to the seat. The constitncy present is represented by former minister, Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, who has switched his loyalities to the Tohra camp.

Dalit Cong yatra on Valmiki Day
Ludhiana, November 1
The Bharatiya Dalit Congress took out a ‘shobha yatra’ on the eve of the birth anniversary of Lord Valmiki, from Jawahar Nagar to Jawaddi village, passing through Sarabha Nagar and Ghumar Mandi here yesterday.

Insect found in bottle of cold drink
Ludhiana, November 1
A local resident, Hero Kumar got the shock of his life when allegedly discovered a forgien body in a bottle of Maaza purchased from a local karyana store. The forgien body, an insect was discovered after some of his family members fell sick after consuming the drink. “It was only after others fell sick that I discovered that the entire lot was contaminated,” he told Ludhiana Tribune. Hero Kumar, a Haibowal Kalan resident said that a few days back he had purchased some bottles of Maaza drink from a karyana store at Haibowal. 

A small insect (circled) inside a bottle of Maaza drink. —RB

48 Lok Adalats in Nov, Dec
Ludhiana, November 1
The Punjab Legal Services Authority has decided to hold 48 Lok Adalats during the month of November and December throughout in state for providing speedy justice to the litigants and for minimising the load of over-burdened courts at all the district headquarters and sub-divisions.

Geographers’ conference from Nov 3
Ludhiana, November 1
The Association of Punjab Geographers will organise its second conference on “Sustainable urban development” at the SCD Government College on November 3 and 4.
Giving this information, Dr Dharam Singh, co-convener, said that the conference would be an effort to provide a platform to the planners, bureaucrats, politicians, educationists, NGOs and public to deliberate to achieve the concept of smart city leading to sustainable urban development.


Two booked for quarrelling on road
Ludhiana, November 1
division 4 police has registered a case under section 160 of the IPC against Brij Bhushan, son of Bhagat Ram, a resident of Indira Colony on Rahon Road, and Ashwani Kumar, son of Tarsem Chand, a resident of Noorwala road, Ludhiana. It was stated in the FIR that both accused were quarreling with each other on the road and were harassing the general public.



Hectic activity on for PAU employees’ poll
Ludhiana, November 1
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus is buzzing with hectic election activity as the two rival factions of the non-teaching staff prepare for a formal showdown in the PAU Employees’ Union election scheduled to be held on November 9. The two factions are led by the veteran employees’ leader, Mr D.P. Maur, who has been holding charge as president of the union for the last six years, and Mr A.S. Deol.

PU youth festival begins today
Ludhiana, November 1
The three-day Panjab University youth festival for the colleges of Zone C will begin at Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, tomorrow.
Over 500 students from 10 colleges of the district will participate in 29 events. 


City Sport
‘Enough funds for National Games’

Ludhiana, November 1
There is no funds shortage for the forthcoming National Games scheduled to start from November 19 at six different venues of the state and Chandigarh. Mr Sudhir Mittal, Chairman, Finance Committee for National Games, gave this information to the mediapersons after the meeting of the panel here last night.

  • Kabaddi meet

  • TT championship

  • Cricket meet


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