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Tension eases, but lava still boiling
Ludhiana, November 15
Normalcy has returned to the Basti Jodhewal area of the city where tension had prevailed for five days after an alleged act of sacrilege in Guru Ravidass Temple. However, rival groups had organised separate programmes to propagate their views on the controversy.
Members of the Guru Ravidass Action Committee at a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday and (right) activists of the Khalsa Action Committee stage a dharna outside the DC’s office in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photos Inderjit Verma 

Search operations launched near National Games venues
Ludhiana, November 15
As part of security arrangements in the city for the 31st National Games, the police here has launched a massive “Operation Search” in areas near the venues of the games, visitors’ place of stay and along various routes. 


Ban on crackers goes up in smoke
Ludhiana, November 15
It seems that the orders of the district administration exist only on paper. The orders of the District Magistrate on noise pollution, paddy-stubble burning and bursting of firecrackers between 10 pm and 6 am have been flouted with impunity.

The smoke from the bursting of firecrackers results in a poor visibility on roads on Divali night in Ludhiana. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Dead ‘come alive’ for land grab
Ludhiana, November 15
Some powerful ruling-party functionaries close to a minister of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) and a group of corrupt revenue officials in the district have been charged with bungling the land records of Assi Kalan village in this district. To dispossess lawful occupants, the racketeers have reportedly managed the transfer of ownership of cultivable land of the village through “personal appearance” of certain individuals who had died years ago.

‘Pension scheme not self-sustaining’
Ludhiana, November 15
The staff of private colleges recently got a setback when they came to know that the much-awaited pension-cum-gratuity scheme was not self-sustaining and could not be implemented. The fact came to light following a meeting of the Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers Union with Ms Geetika Kalah, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Punjab, recently.

Three children missing
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 15
A resident of Guru Nanak Colony, Ram Bhawan, who belongs to Allam Matthia Bagahi Kutti in Kudhi Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, has mentioned in an FIR that his daughter Shusila Rani, 12, has been missing since September 26.


Congress workers remember Nehru
Ludhiana, November 15
Rich tributes were paid to the first Prime Minister of independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 112th birth anniversary in several functions organised by the Congress and its front organisations in the city today.

Rs 10 cr for welfare of animals
Ludhiana, November 15
Ms Maneka Gandhi, Minister of Culture, Government of India, has sanctioned Rs 10 crore for the welfare of animals. This money is part of Rs 100 crore sanctioned by the Government of India as part of 2600th Janam Kalyanak of Bhagwan Mahavir.

Festivity marks Divali
Ludhiana, November 15
The festival of lights, Divali, was celebrated with religious fervour in the city. The slump in business and overall recession failed to dampen the enthusiasm of Ludhianvis. 

Divali was celebrated with religious fervour in city on Wednesday. —RB

Firemen minimise loss on Divali
Ludhiana, November 15
Firemen here remained on toes on Divali night and saved property worth crores, making the festival safe for residents by controlling fires at as many as 32 places.
A large number of fire incidents were reported due to bursting of crackers on Divali in residential and commercial places.

Rally at Sarabha tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 15
The All-India Youth Federation and the Sarb Bharat Naujawan Sabha would jointly hold a rozgar prapti chetna rally on November 17 at Sarabha, the native village of martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha, to focus on the problems of youth and the need to create awareness about employment opportunities for the educated youths.

Panthic Morcha’s bid to rope in BSP
Ludhiana, November 15
In a desperate bid to forge an alliance, which could effectively face the challenge posed by the ruling SAD-BJP coalition and provide a viable alternative to the electorate in the forthcoming Assembly elections in Punjab, the Panthic Morcha was contemplating an electoral adjustment with the Bahujan Samaj Party, headed by Mr Kanshi Ram.

Action against MC official demanded
Mansa, November 15
Shopkeepers, who are tenants of the Municipal Council, Mansa, and have deposited Rs 20,000 per square yard with the municipal council to become owners of the shops they are holding, have demanded action against the Executive Officer of the council for his failure to execute sale deeds of the shops in their favour.


PAU to produce disease-free plants of kinnow
Ludhiana, November 15
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has launched a programme to produce disease-free plants of kinnow on the lines of universities abroad, which have made it possible to grow kinnow varieties totally free of disease.

Training course for farm officers
Ludhiana, November 15
A four-day training course on “processing of agricultural products” for Agricultural Development Officers of the Department of Agriculture, Punjab, was organised by the training unit and the Department of Processing and Agricultural Structures of the College of Agricultural Engineering as the chief guest at the time of concluding function of this training course.


Opportunities in multimedia
Ludhiana, November 15
The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) has signed an agreement with a Japanese company for the placements of its students who are learning the nuances of graphics, animation and multimedia in the MAAC branch here. Mr Vipul Kant Upadhaya, Managing Director of the Indian Action Plan Ltd (IAP), said this here.


Staff celebrate ‘Vishvakarma Jayanti’
Ludhiana, November 15
The Municipal Mechanical Workers Union (INTUC) organised a function at Rose Garden here today to celebrate Vishvakarma Jayanti. The Mayor, Mr Apinder Singh Grewal, and the MC Commissioner, Mr R.L. Kalsia, were the chief guests. Akhand path of the Ramayana was performed and langar served to the participants.


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