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Alert gateman averts tragedy at crossing
Ludhiana, November 13
An alert gateman at the Sarabha Nagar railway crossing today averted a major tragedy by signalling an incoming train to stop at the last moment when an overzealous driver of a dark blue Maruti Zen, bearing registration number PB-10-AC-7493, drew along the wrong side to bypass the barricade dropped by the gateman.

The stranded car on the railway track, which led to the blockade of railway traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore line for about an hour. The driver of the car allegedly tried to cross the barrier from the wrong side. (Extreme right) Gateman Sukhdev Singh talks to his seniors on telephone. —Photos Rajesh Bhambi

10,000 bogus employees in PSEB: CICU
Ludhiana, November 13
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings ( CICU) here has alleged that about 10,000 bogus employees were drawing salaries from the Punjab State Electricity Board ( PSEB) for the past many years, causing heavy financial losses to the state and the board as well.





Second Municipal Lok Adalat on Dec 7
Ludhiana, November 13
The second municipal lok adalat, to settle the long-pending civil suits and appeals, in which the Municipal Corporation is the main opposing or contesting party, would be organised here on December 7, 2001.

No first-aid on train
Ludhiana, November 13
The next time you board a Delhi-to-Ludhiana train, make sure that you are carrying your own first-aid kit, for no train running between these places has first-aid facility.
On Sunday, a passenger, Deepak Kumar, had a harrowing experience because he could not find any first-aid on board the train.

PAU to have working men’s hostel
Ludhiana, November 13
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will soon have a working men’s hostel on campus. This was decided by the authorities here yesterday and the Vice-Chancellor issued a circular in this regard.

Husband gets RI for dowry death
Ludhiana, November 13
Mr B.K. Mehta, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has convicted Sajjan Singh (27) of Machhiwara, in a dowry death case and sentenced him to seven years of rigorous imprisonment.
Manjit Kaur, wife of accused Sajjan Singh, had died just after two years of marriage under suspicious circumstances. She had been cremated without informing her parents.

Two accused of forging deed
Ahmedgarh, November 13
The local police has registered a case against two persons — Avtar Singh and Balram — under Sections 420, 448, 468, 474 and 34 of the IPC for dispossessing a man called Hafij Bashir from his shop, allegedly, on the basis of a forged deed.

‘Admn letting illegal cracker trade thrive’
Ludhiana, November 13
The District Youth Congress (DYC) has charged the district administration with being hand in glove with unscrupulous elements who store and sell crackers illegally here. It said the failure of the authorities to take action against those responsible for a major cracker fire that claimed four lives in Jawahar Nagar here had given a boost to this illegal business.

In wake of massive air pollution caused during the festival of Divali, there are very few individuals and institutions who make some attempts to stem the rot and undo the immense damage to environment.
  • Sparks of creativity
  • No subsistence wages
  • Disturbing elements
  • Right and left side
  • Risk from crackers
  • Road blocks
  • Nightmarish traffic
  • Encroachers' delight


Mayor lays foundation stone of sewerage project
Ludhiana, November 13
It was a unique Divali gift for the residents of Shahid Karnail Singh Nagar, Phase II on the Pakhowal road here when the Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, laid the foundation stone of the sewerage project for the locality and also presented a cheque for Rs 1 lakh to the welfare society for construction of a community centre in the area.

Bawa given Bairagi Rattan Award
Ludhiana, November 13
The Bairagi Maha Mandal, Punjab, at its state-level meeting held in Rajguru Nagar here on Monday, conferred Bairagi Rattan Award on Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, state president of the body, for his contribution towards strengthening the body.

SAD activists join Lok Bhalai Party
Ludhiana, November 13
President of the Lok Bhalai Party Balwant Singh Ramoowalia today got a shot in the arm when a general secretary of the district unit of Shiromani Akali Dal Gurpreet Singh Dharampura, along with about 80 of his supporters, joined the Lok Bhalai Party.



Electroplating units seek reclaimed land
Ludhiana, November 13
The Ludhiana Electroplaters Association has urged the state government to provide them land in the Industrial Phase VIII, where the Punjab State Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC) has succeeded to reclaim about 30 acres of land in the court. This land was encroached upon by some people about a decade ago.


Divali, Children’s Day in schools
Ludhiana, November 13
Various schools in the city jointly celebrated the festival of Divali and Children’s Day here today. The tiny tots were happy and excited about these double celebrations and were dressed in bright coloured costumes.

Children of Holly Hock Nursery School dressed to participate in a fancy dress show on school premises in Ludhiana on Tuesday. IV


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