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Man kills ‘paramour’ of sister 
Ludhiana, November 18
The relationship between a married woman of Mundian Khurd village and her alleged paramour had a bitter end last night, when her brother stabbed him to death in Manakwal village.
 

PAU leaves dist admn in the lurch
Transport facilities for players
Ludhiana, November 18
A slight hiccup occurred in the way of providing transport facilities to players and officials who have come here to participate in the 31st National Games, as Punjab Agricultural University did not provide the promised 10 vehicles to the district administration for the purpose.

10,000 cops deployed
National Games opening ceremony
Ludhiana, November 18
The city is all set to be converted into a police cantonment as over 10,000 strong police force will be deployed for the opening ceremony of the National Games. The district police heaved a sigh of relief last evening, when the ‘much-needed’ police contingent from Khanna, Jagraon and Ropar police reached the city to assist the local police in providing foolproof security in the stadium, especially during the opening ceremony which would be attended by the Home Minister, Mr L.K Advani, and the Union Sports Minister, Ms Uma Bharti.







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Maharaja’s fort lies forgotten amid the din of celebrations
Phillaur, November 18
While the state government is spending crores to commemorate the bi-centenary celebrations of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s coronation, the Phillaur Fort, the only fort constructed by the great Sikh ruler in Punjab on the banks of Sutlej river is awaiting funds for conservation.
The Delhi Gate of the Phillaur Fort; and right: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s statue at an inner gate of the fort.
The Delhi Gate of the Phillaur Fort; and right: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s statue at an inner gate of the fort.

Overbridge of woes
Khanna, November 18
The construction of railway overbridge at Samrala Road level crossing, which has been stopped after a dispute over its length, is causing a lot of inconvenience to people and is also a major source of air pollution in the area.

Rock Garden tells tale of neglect
Ludhiana, November 18
While the city is being decked up for the National Games, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), where around 3,000 participants are putting up, has not done anything about the Rock Garden, which has been telling a tale of neglect for the past many years.
A view of the neglected Rock Garden on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana.
—Photo Inderjit Verma
A view of the neglected Rock Garden on the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana

MC to be tough with encroachers
Ludhiana, November 18
The month of December is definitely going to be cruel on those shopkeepers and roadside vendors of the city who have encroached upon public roads in violation of all norms.
Mr R.L.Kalsia, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, who took charge after the unceremonious exit of Dr. S.S.Sandhu, had convened a meeting of prominent citizens, including representatives of various shopkeepers’ associations last month and sought the citizens’ cooperation in this regard.

 
COMMUNITY

PSB Finance employees allege betrayal
Ludhiana, November 18
More than 100 employees of the PSB Group of Companies are running from pillar to post to get their three months' salary and justice. They are demanding that they should be adjusted in the Bank of Punjab (BOP) as promised by the late Inderjit Singh, the founder of the bank.

Bouquets, brickbats for Gorky’s novel
Ludhiana, November 18
A function to discuss various aspects of the novel ‘Unjeeti Lanka da Ram’ was organised by the Sirjandhara and Punjabi Writers Cooperative Society at Punjabi Bhavan here today.

Healthy baby contest
Ludhiana, November 18
The district unit of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics organised a healthy baby contest at Lions Bhavan today.
Over 450 children under the age of five years participated in the show. 
Some participants of a healthy baby contest organised at Lions Bhavan in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Some participants of a healthy baby contest organised at Lions Bhavan in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Sena activists burn effigy
Ludhiana, November 18
Activists of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) held a protest march from the Jagraon bridge to the Ghanta Ghar chowk here today to protest against the alleged repression on Hindus in Bangladesh. They burnt an effigy of the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Ms Khaleda Zia.

Dalit teachers allege victimisation
Ahmedgarh, November 18
Mr Darshan Singh Ballowal, organising secretary of the SCBC Teachers Union has said the union would hold demonstrations in front of the DPI’s office at Chandigarh from November 19 to 23, to protest against the alleged victimisation of union leaders on the basis of false complaints and to impress upon authorities to consider Dalit teachers and employees at the time of promotions as per rules.

Excise dept introduces new regn. numbers
Ludhiana, November 18
The Central Board of Excise and Customs has introduced new permanent account number (PAN) based registration numbers for the persons registered with the department with effect from November 1.

Dead man’s eyes benefit two
Ludhiana, November 18
Fulfilling the last wish of his father, Mr Parminder Singh, an assistant lineman with the electricity board at Jagraon, donated both eyes of his father Joginder Singh to the eye bank at Mansuran.

 

EDUCATION

Govt degrading education: teacher
Ahmedgarh, November 18
The Government Teachers’ Union has criticised the Punjab Government for deliberately degrading primary education in government schools to ensure privatisation of education in the state.

College fete organised
Ludhiana, November 18
Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women held Fete-2001 on the college campus yesterday in in connection with Divali.
Mr Ravi Inder Singh, MLA, former Speaker, Vidhan Sabha, was the chief guest.

Colourful programme at school function
Ludhiana, November 18
The annual prize distribution function of Everest Public Senior Secondary, School, Moti Nagar, was organised here yesterday.

 

HEALTH

Concern voiced over female foeticide
Ludhiana, November 18
A seminar on female foeticide was organised by the Charity Medical Trust at Lifeline Hospital, Gill Road, here today. Representatives of various non-government organisations, human rights activists, community health volunteers, doctors. journalists, political leaders and sarpanches of various villages participated.

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