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Cops didn’t ‘miss’ missing weapons for 15 yrs
Ludhiana, November 4
In a serious security lapse, a number of weapons have mysteriously gone missing from a “malkhana” in the Sarabha Nagar police station. The police is in a fix over tracing the culprits as the weapons can be missing for the past more than a decade during which a large number of police personnel and officials were posted at different times in the police station. 

Museum awaits inauguration
Ludhiana, November 4
While the state government is busy celebrating the bicentenary year of the coronation of Sher-e-Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum situated on Jalandhar by-pass, 8 km from here, the only one of its kind conceived and owned by the State Government, awaits inauguration.

Admn ignores own order on noise pollution
Ludhiana, November 4
Residents of the Rani Jhansi road area have appealed to the district administration for implementing the order passed by Subdivisional Magistrate on July 17, 2001, to stop the functioning of “Saggar House”, a marriage hall for making noise above permissible limits. 





Movies get most of TV time: study
Ludhiana, November 4
On an average, Ludhianavis’ watch three movies on foreign satellite movie channels per week and Star Movies is their most favourite channel, closely followed by HBO. These are the findings of a research study titled “Attitude of viewers towards different foreign satellite movie channels” conducted by Tarun Sabhlok, a student of Punjab College of Technical Education .

Kidney racket: ASI sent to Police Lines
Ludhiana, November 4
ASI Jagdeep Singh, former in charge of Moti Nagar police post, has been sent to Police Lines pending an inquiry into allegations that he has taken Rs 90,000 from an accused in the kidney racket to let them off.
The allegations against the ASI were part of the infamous kidney racket. Rajesh Kumar, the only accused arrested so far, had in a statement to the police, revealed that he was caught some two months back by the ASI.


Uncommon wit of common man

Duels of words between famous personalities become part of records. The exchanges between Disraeli and Gladstone in the British Parliament have become literary history. When giants like G.K. Chesterton and G.B. Shaw locked horns, it became a treasure of wit and repartee. Thousands of their sentences have become quotable quotes.

Legal status sought for town planning
Ludhiana, November 4
“The department of town planning has prepared master plans for the sustainable development of towns of the state. However, its recommendations have not been accepted by the Municipal Corporations, PUDA or the other departments concerned as these plans lack legal sanctity. This has resulted in haphazard development of residential colonies and unplanned industrialisation.

Rebels’ challenge to Surjeet
Ludhiana, November 4
In an open challenge to the senior Left leader and general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Mr Harkishen Singh Surjeet, the rebel leaders asked him to prove his popularity by organising a left rally. The rebels claimed that they would simultaneously organise a district-level rally where the presence of participants would outnumber those organised by Mr Surjit.

Rumours, festivity mark Karva Chauth
Ludhiana, November 4
The festival of Karva Chauth, which is celebrated by Hindu women by fasting and praying for long life of their husbands, was rather a hectic affair this time, mainly because it fell on Sunday.
People were woken up on a lazy Sunday morning by hawkers selling ‘karvas’ , little earthen pots which are a must for the ceremony.
Women get henna applied on their hands on the occasion of Karva Chauth in Ludhiana on Sunday. —Photo Inderjit Verma


Two booked on rape charge
Jagraon, November 4
The Sudhar police has registered a case against Sarbjot Singh and Sukhwinder Singh of Chamindo village on rape charge.
The 30-year-old woman, who belonged to Ludhiana, had left her children at her in-laws’ house and had left her parents’ house about three months back. She came to the village yesterday to see her children, but finding her in-laws’ house locked, she went to the house of the brother of her father-in-law.



PU youth festival concludes
Ludhiana, November 4
The PU Zonal Youth Festival (Ludhiana, Zone-C) concluded here today at Dhillon Open Air Theatre of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sudhar.
The morning session was presided over by Mr A.R. Bhandari, Controller of Examination, Panjab University, Chandigarh. In his address, he said GHG Khalsa College had maintained a standard equal to a university. He said the Principal of the college, Mr Manjit Singh Khatira, had done a lot for the college.


‘Strict enforcement of ban on smoking needed’


Hussain was her muse  for murals
Ludhiana, November 4
Ambar Talwar happened to be at the office of Bharat Petroleum in Delhi where she chanced upon a miniature mural executed by M.F. Hussain in the building which she found bewildering as Hussain’s murals are king size. She made a rough sketch of the mural and wrote down the colour scheme. Back in Ludhiana, she made the same mural on the entrance wall of her house.

Creating South Indian ambience in North
Ludhiana, November 4
A cultural college was organised as part of the of first South Indians’ state-level congregation, organised by the Sree Ayyappa Sewa Sangam, here yesterday. Giddha, bhangra, Kuchipudi and bharatnatyam were preformed. The Punjab Pradesh Congress President, Capt Amarinder Singh, was the chief guest. The performances of bharatnatyam and kuchipudi were impressive. The audience was generous in applause, with frequent cheers.
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President, Capt Amarinder Singh, is received at the South Indians’ congregation in Ludhiana on Saturday.

10-day exhibition by Lepakshi
Ludhiana, November 4
The Andhra Pradesh Development Corporation has put up a 10-day exhibition-cum-sale of silk sarees, dress material and handicraft items at Lakshmi Ladies Club here on the occasion of Karva Chauth.
Ms Geeta Verma, one of the organisers, says this is the first exhibition by Lepakshi in the city.


Punjab circle retain basketball trophy
Ludhiana, November 4
Continuing the winning spree, hosts and the reigning champions, Punjab circle, prevailed over their spirited opponents, the last year’s runners up, Haryana circle 109-90 to retain the trophy in the 16th All-India Postal Basketball Tournament which concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

  • Cricket tourney

  • Kabaddi tourney

  • Sports meet


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