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School defrauded of over 14 lakh
Ludhiana, November 23
Three ex-servicemen working with a school near Chappar have allegedly defrauded it of several lakhs by pocketing students’ fee and other payments. A calculation by the school authorities for the past six months has found embezzlement of about Rs 14.69 lakh. 

Victims at their “rioting” best
Ludhiana, November 23
In wake of the State Government’s decision to scrutinise and invite objections to allotment of booths at concessional rates to victims of 1984 riots at Delhi and elsewhere in the country, the battle for one-up-manship between two rival factions of Sikh migrants has intensified, to the extent that charges and counter charges are being traded and criminal complaints have been lodged against each other.

Two CIA wings to curb crime 
Ludhiana, November 23
In order to give a boost to investigation work, as well as to effect a crackdown on proclaimed offenders, the district police has set up a special Proclaimed Offender (PO) Staff and formed two CIA Wings in the city.

XXXI National Games, Punjab-2001

Gurpreet, Karamjit win gold
Ludhiana, November 23
Gurpreet Singh won laurels by clinching gold medal in the 110m hurdles on the fourth day of the 31st National Games here on today. The moment, he crossed the finish line, giving a reasonable lead to his competitors, the spectators in the stadium stood up and applauded the victory of the proud son of the town His close relatives and friends rushed to the track and lifted him. The elders blessed him while the youngers shouted “Bale Shera Bale” to express their happiness on the occasion of celebration. 

Gurpreet Singh in a jubilant mood after winning the 110 m hurdles gold at the National Games in Ludhiana on Friday.
Photo Rajesh Bhambi

  • Rameshwori’s record in cycling

Cupid hits National Games
Ludhiana, November 23
When young hearts abound in a place, can love be far behind ? Cupid is definitely in the air at the 31st National Games and is targeting the participants.
A quite visit to the venue is enough to say that the love bug has smitten many players irrespective of the caste or creed. 

CUPID IN THE AIR: Sportspersons purchase flowers for their friends at the National Games in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo Inderjeet Verma

From quack with thanks: paralysed arm
Ludhiana, November 23

The right arm of Amarjit Kaur, a nine-year-old girl of Kaonke village, has been paralysed, reportedly due to the wrong treatment of a minor elbow dislocation by a village quack. A class IV student, she is unaware of this and hopes to get back to normal soon. She says, “It is a matter of 15 to 20 days and I will be able to play and do my homework”.

Holidays but no enjoyment
Ludhiana, November 23
It’s holiday time for students and teachers of 12 local colleges. But surprisingly most of them are unable to relax and have fun. Since the holidays came as a surprise to them, they probably could not plan these well.


Review of Indo-Nepal  treaty sought
Ludhiana, November 23
Discussions have started among officials of the Government of India and Nepal to review the Indo-Nepal treaty of 1996 which governs trade between India and Nepal, and is a preferential trade agreement.

Traffic sense? No way!
Ludhiana, November 23
Traffic congestion in the old city gives everyone second thoughts about visiting the area again. A visit to Kesarganj mandi during business hours makes one go mad. Rickshaws-pullers jostle with cyclists and scooterists. 

Heavy traffic on GT Road between Ghanta Ghar and Jagraon bridge in Ludhiana. 
Photo by writer

MC does a commendable job
Ludhiana, November 23
A facelift to this industrial town and smooth conduct of the National Games at Guru Nanak Stadium, Indoor Hall and Basketball Stadium were the tasks assigned to the Municipal Corporation of Ludhiana, an agency that had been working from behind the scenes.

Ex-CBI chief hits out at corruption
Ludhiana, Nov 23
Mr Joginder Singh, a former Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), today called for building up of a mass movement against corruption in the country. He said, “We need to get rid of the mindset that corruption is something inevitable”.

Look beyond CM’s chair: Bhattal
Ludhiana, November 23
Former Chief Minister and senior Congress leader, Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, today said that senior party leaders should look beyond the chair of the Chief Minister and work for the party’s victory in the forthcoming assembly elections. She said, there was no dissidence or factionalism in the Congress.

Prayers for CM’s speedy recovery
Sahnewal, November 23
Prayers are being conducted and akhand paths held for the speedy recovery of Mr Parkash Singh Badal at various gurdwaras under the guidance of Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Akali leader and director, Markfed, Ludhiana.

Female foeticide a crime: Vedanti
Ludhiana, November 23
A state level seminar on Female foeticide” organised by the Guru Angad Dev Sewa Society , the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, and UNICEF, started here yesterday. Religious institutions have also been involved in the seminar.

NAAS fellowship for PAU scientist
Ludhiana, November 23
Dr P.P. Gupta, an eminent scientist and former Additional Director of Research, PAU, Ludhiana has been elected as a Fellow of the highly prestigious National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, in recognition of his lifetime outstanding contributions to Research and Teaching in Pathology.


Man beaten up, admitted to hospital 
Sahnewal, November 23
Gurmit Singh of Upplan village was allegedly injured by Nirmal Singh, Mohan Singh and Dilip Singh of the same village. He was hospitalised at Civil Hospital Koomkalan and a case under sections 323, 324 and 34 of IPC was registered at Sahnewal police station on Wednesday.
  • Land grab alleged

  • One injured
  • Truck driver booked
  • Theft in medicine shop
  • Randhir Singh not hurt
  • Stolen car recovered
  • Beaten up
  • Travel agent arrested


Storage permission to outside miller resented
Ludhiana, November 23
Several local rice millers have resented the permission granted to an outside miller by the administration to store rice in the Food Storage Depot, Ludhiana. They said the outside miller who belonged to Khamano was storing rice here, which was bound to affect the business of local rice millers.


BSNL penalised for deficiency in services
Ludhiana, November 23
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to pay Rs 2,000 as compensation and cost of litigation on account of deficiency in services to Ms Veena Gupta, a resident of Kitchlu Nagar.


PU football meet
Ludhiana, November 23
The defending champions, Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, have won the Panjab University women football title for the second successive year. The team defeated Government Girls College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, 4-0, and the Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, 5-0, while their match with Khalsa College, Chabbewal, ended in a draw (1-1). They secured the top position in the league-base championship.


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