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Show-cause notices to 40 cops
Failure to submit details of assets
Ludhiana, November 20
The district police authorities have served show-cause notices on at least 40 police personnel and officers up to the rank of Inspector for not abiding to the ‘controversial’ directive of the SSP, Mr H.S. Sidhu, of submitting details about their assets, including property and bank accounts.

Tardy cops punished at Games’ venue
Ludhiana, November 20
Some of policemen who had come from others parts of the state and were on guard duty outside Guru Nanak Stadium, were reportedly “punished” by a senior district police official for the alleged negligence in duty and not reporting for duty at the right time.

Police guards being punished for negligence while on duty in front of Guru Nanak Stadium, venue of the opening ceremony of the National Games, in Ludhiana.

Police guards being punished for negligence while on duty in front of Guru Nanak Stadium, venue of the opening ceremony of the National Games, in Ludhiana. — Photo Rajesh Bhambi


 

 

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Demonstration outside police post
Ludhiana, November 20
A number of drivers and conductors of the Punjab Roadways and other government transport companies today staged a demonstration in front of the bus stand police post in protest against the alleged police inaction against some persons belonging to a private transport company, who were allegedly involved in a brawl at the bus stand late last night.

PAU fails to deposit staff’s PF
Ludhiana, November 20
The financially starved Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has yet to deposit crores in the Employees Provident Fund account as the same has not deposited for the for the past seven months.

Participants at the National Games drink water from an open pipe in Ludhiana.Quenching thirst or inviting ailments?
Ludhiana, November 20
Anxiety prevails among sportspersons participating in the National Games over the quality of drinking water being provided to them by the organisers through the District Market Committee.

Participants at the National Games drink water from an open pipe in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Who stopped anti-drug message during inaugural function
Ludhiana, November 20
Aas Kiran, a prominent city-based NGO, actively involved in the de-addiction movement in the state, duly recognised and decorated with awards both at the state and national levels, is perturbed over the identification of officials, who stopped the spread of anti-drug message during the inaugural function of the National Games.

THE Union Home Minister, Mr L.K. Advani, disappointed scores of scribes with his brief remarks to declare the XXXI National Games open. In fact he was frank enough to declare that he was not there to make any long speech, but just to complete the formality of declaring the Games open.

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COMMUNITY

Morcha for collective decision on unity
Ludhiana, November 20
Baba Sarbjot Singh Bedi, convener of the Panthic Morcha, said here today that no constituent of the morcha could decide to join the Akali Dal and the decision had to be taken by the entire leadership.

Roadways staff burn CM’s effigy
Ludhiana, November 20
Employees of Punjab Roadways today burnt an effigy of the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, in protest against the non-implementation of the agreement signed between the unions and the state government.

Jatha to offer prayers for CM
Ludhiana, November 20
A jatha, comprising office-bearers and executive committee members of Ludhiana Dharamshala Committee, left for Chintpurni in the afternoon today to offer prayers to Mata Chintpurni for speedy recovery of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

AISSF activists burn Vajpayee’s effigy
Ludhiana, November 20
Activists of the All India Sikh Students Federation (Boparai), owing allegiance to the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, today took out a chetna march in the city and burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, at Vishvakarma Chowk here for what they termed as gross injustice to the Sikh community by the NDA government.

CITY SCAN
Remembering Sobha Singh
C
ontemporary history records two persons bearing the name Sobha Singh. One was a contractor who built several buildings in New Delhi, such as Secretariat building, Parliament house, India Gate, Scindia House, etc. The British Government bestowed Knighthood on him and he became Sir Sobha Singh.

Length of overbridge decreased
Khanna, November 20
The length of the overbridge on the Railway Crossing, along the Khanna-Samrala Road, has been decreased by four to five meters from Model Town Road Crossing. It would not effect the people of Model Town, according to Executive Engineer PWD, B&R, Mr Haripal to the Ludhiana Tribune.

Divali gone, gambling on
Ludhiana, November 20
Scene I
Place:
The urban estate park on the Chandigarh Road.
It is evening time. While a couple of men are lazing around on the grassy lawns, as many as eight men are seated under a tree on the concrete pavement criss-crossing the park. Two of these men are engaged in a game of "sweep" while the others are just curious watchers and advisors.
Rickshaw-pullers gamble at a market in Ludhiana.
Rickshaw-pullers gamble at a market in Ludhiana. — Photo D.B. Chopra


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CRIME

Nepali booked for murder
Ludhiana, November 20
The division number four police has registered a case of murder against a Nepali migrant, Karan Bahadur, under section 302 of the IPC, on the statement of another Nepali, Mr Dhan Bahadur.

 

EDUCATION

A.S. College alumni to meet on Nov 24
Ludhiana, November 20
The A.S. College Alumni Association, Khanna, will hold its 4th annual conference in the college on November 24. Giving this information, Mr Boota Singh, Additional Commissioner, Income Tax, and president of the association, said the association was formed in 1997 with a view to provide common platform to the old students of the college and to enable them to contribute towards the development of their Alma Mater.

Award for PAU student
Ludhiana, November 20
Mr Antarpreet Singh, M.Tech students of College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has been awarded Innovation Potential of Students Project Award, 2001 by the Indian National Academy of Engineering for his B.Tech project on Design and Development of Soil Openers for reduced tillage seed-cum-fertiliser drills.

Govt Model School inaugurated
Ludhiana, November 20
The first completed block of Government Senior Model School, Dholewal, was inaugurated by Mr Tota Singh, the Education Minister. The total cost of the school project runs to Rs 3 crore.


 
CULTURE

Niladari’s sitar vadan a feast for the ears
Ludhiana, November 20
The century-old assembly hall of Christian Medical College reverberated with divine notes of sitar played by the young sitar maestro, Niladari Kumar, under the auspices of SPIC MACAY last evening.

HEALTH

Rally by health employees
Ludhiana, November 20
The Punjab Health Department Subordinate Offices Clerical Association held a rally at the Civil Surgeon’s Office here today to protest against direct recruitment of kin of the Health Minister and the Chairman of the Service Selection Board.Top

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