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‘Akali leader offered Tarri 2 lakh to kill man’
Ludhiana, November 19
The recent arrest of Avtar Singh ‘Tarri’ by the Ludhiana police has exposed a police-politician-criminal nexus and there is a controversy on from where did the police arrest him. The police is also learnt to have arrested another suspected accomplice of Tarri, but no such arrest has been announced so far.

National Games, local problems
Ludhiana, November 19
Traffic chaos prevailed in the city throughout the day and residents of the colonies near Guru Nanak Stadium alleged that they were almost under ‘house arrest’ due to elaborate security arrangements in the city, and especially around the venue for the opening ceremony of the National Games.

Heavy security and frisking of visitors at entrances to Guru Nanak Stadium, venue of the opening ceremony of the National Games, in Ludhiana on Monday. —Photos Inderjit Verma






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Residents have no time for Games
Ludhiana, November 19
The National Games, being held in Punjab after a long gap, have failed to cause excitement among local residents. Residents on the other side of the Jagraon Bridge have come to know of the games only because traffic has been made one-way in Ghumar Mandi and other areas.

LSE applies for derivative trading at NSE 
Ludhiana, November 19
The Ludhiana Stock Exchange ( LSE ) today entered a new phase when it applied for derivative trading at the National Stock Exchange ( NSE ). The management has collected about Rs 1 crore from its members for the security to be deposited with the NSE and the software. SEBI had allowed derivative trading since July 2.

MC contractors’ stir from Nov 21
Ludhiana, November 19
The ongoing tussle between the Municipal Corporation and its enlisted contractors resulted in the Contractors Union saying here today that it would stop all work from November 21 and boycott tenders that were to be received on November 20 and 21.

‘Electric welcome’ for players
Ludhiana, November 19
Participants of the National Games putting up in hostel number 2 of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) had the scare of their lives when they got an electric shock from the walls of the hostel yesterday due to the electric current from a live wire.

 
COMMUNITY

Pavan’s unique creations: suit yourself
Ludhiana, November 19
Patience is his second name. For, the latest feat of Pavan Kumar Kailey is quite difficult to believe. He has made small kite with thin bamboo-sticks, made of paper used for normal kites. The beauty of his invention is that it can pass through the eye of a sewing needle.

Tributes paid to Indira
Ludhiana, November 19
Rich tributes were paid to Indira Gandhi on her 84th birthday at several functions organised in the city. Congress and Youth Congress functionaries observed ‘prerna divas’ (inspiration day) to mark the occasion.

Mr Pawan Diwan, Chairman, Urban Development Cell of the Indian Youth Congress, pays tributes to Indira Gandhi at a function in Ludhiana on Monday. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Aman murder case to get top priority: SSP
Khanna, November 18
Mr Ishwar Singh, the newly appointed Senior Superintendent of Police, told Ludhiana Tribune that his top priority would be to solve the murder case of Master Aman Sood.

Sena forms poll panel
Ludhiana, November 19
Keeping in view the forthcoming Assembly poll in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttranchal, the Akhil Bhartiya Shiv Sena (Tangri) has constituted a 31-member election committee to promote the party’s poll prospects.

JE alleges harassment
Ahmedgarh, November 19
Mr Ravinder Singh Kitty, a Junior Engineer of the PSEB who was recently honoured for his commendable work in connection with implementation of 24-hour-power-supply scheme in Shahpur and Phalewal villages, has alleged that he has been transferred to a remote area of Amritsar border zone with an intention of harassing him.

Sewer of sorrow
Khanna, November 19
Overflowing sewage from the main disposal point of Khanna city, situated at Baghaur village is causing skin diseases among local residents spreading foul smell throughout the village and damaging crops worth lakhs every season, making life of the villagers a hell for the past four months.

 
CRIME

Motorcyclists snatch Rs 87,700
Phillaur, November 19
Three motorcycle-borne youths snatched Rs 87,700 in cash from a villager, Tirth Singh near Judgga Khurad village in Phillaur subdivision last evening. The police has registered a case.

 
AGRICULTURE

Stress on precision farming
Ludhiana, November 19
Dr Jaspinder Singh Kolar, Director of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, said that under the changing scenario of global agriculture, precision farming was important for competing in the international market.


EDUCATION

Divya, Varun win declamation contest
Ludhiana, November 19
Students of several schools participated in an inter-school declamation contest held at Kundan Vidya Mandir here today.
Twentysix students from Classes IX to XII spoke on the topics, ‘International Terrorism — A threat to entire humanity’, ‘Good education is the doorway to success’, ‘Nature’s survival is our survival’, ‘Positive attitude is a stairway to success’ and ‘Politics is the art of gaining power’.

Upgraded schools headless
Ahmedgarh, November 19
Though the Education Department had upgraded many schools in the area, most of these have yet to be provided with ‘heads’ and the staff required.

COURTS

PSEB told to adjust excess amount deposited
Ludhiana, November 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to adjust the excess amount recovered on account of service connection charges and additional security charges from Mr Inder Mohan Singh Puri, a resident of Model Town Extension.

 
CULTURE

Poet gets Giani Sunder Singh Purskar 
Ludhiana, November 19
Renowned Punjabi poet Gurbhajan Gill, who is the editor of a leading monthly journal of PAU ‘Changi Kheti’ and vice-president of Punjabi Sahitya Academy Ludhiana has been honoured with the Giani Sunder Singh Purskar instituted by the Mehram Group of Publications for his contribution to Punjabi, literature and culture.

Melodies evoke nostalgia
Ludhiana, November 19
‘Laut kar phir mohabbat ke zamane aaye, yaad bhi ayye to zakham purane ayye’, sang Kulwinder Singh with great feeling and won a lot of applause. It was a night to remember as singers churned out one melody after another at the cultural programme organised by Citizens Club and evoked nostalgia by rendering beautifully the songs of yesteryears.

HEALTH

Ray of hope for addicts’ parents
Ludhiana, November 19
Ms Saini (45) turned grey overnight and her blood sugar went so high that she could have gone into coma. All these diseases were contracted by her due to enormous stress that was caused due to drug addiction of her son.

Physiotherapy rebuilds lives
Ludhiana, November 19
To prevent the occurrence of various coronary artery diseases (CAD), the concept of physiotherapy is fast catching up here. “Cardiac rehabilitation is not only important to those who have undergone bypass surgery and angiography, but also one of the best preventions from heart attack,” Dr G.S. Wander, Chief Cardiac Surgeon of a local heart institute, says.

‘North Indians more prone to heart attacks’
Ludhiana, November 19
Only 10 to 15 per cent of the Indians are aware of the symptoms, causes and precautions of the Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), and because of the low awareness majority of the Indians have been suffering various heart diseases, said Dr T.S. Kler, Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Escorts, Delhi, at a press conference organised at Dr Anil Kapoor’s ‘Panchkarma’, yesterday.

Health camp for rural masses
Ludhiana, November 19
Hero DMC Heart Institute and Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will jointly organise a health camp on November 22 at the Rural Health Centre of DMCH, Pohir (near village Ahmedgarh). The aim behind organising the camp is to provide the best health facilities to rural people for cardiac diseases, skin diseases and eye diseases.

 
SPORTS

Inter-school hockey tourney concludes
Doraha, November 19
The third Inter-School Divali Hockey Tournament organised by Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, concluded here yesterday.
Twelve teams participated in the tournament.

ADMINISTRATION

Illegal sand mining continues despite ban
Ludhiana, November 19
Residents of Kadian and five neighbouring villagers have protested against the illegal sand mining unabatedly going on in the Sutlej river bed near here, despite a ban by the administration.
Illegal sand mining continues in the Sutlej river bed near Kadian village despite a ban by the district administration.

Now big brother will watch MC employees
Ludhiana, November 19
The Municipal Corporation administration has introduced movement registers for all departments of the civic body and directed all its wings to maintain complete records of movement of employees.

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