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Disputed structures near temple demolished
Step taken in view of PM’s visit
Ludhiana, November 24
Officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today demolished some disputed structures outside Durga Mata Mandir, near Guru Nanak Stadium, the venue of the XXXI National Games. 

The rubble of the demolished structures in front of Durga Mata Mandir in Ludhiana (left); and residents protest against the demolitions on Saturday. —Photos Rajesh Bhambi



Commendations for MC officials, fire staff
Ludhiana, November 24
The Municipal Corporation has decided to award cash prizes and appreciation letters for meritorious service to one of its Joint Commissioners, Mr Harjinder Singh, who is incharge of the fire brigade, an Assistant Divisional Fire Officer and 36 other officers and employees of fire services for their timely response and gallant fire fighting during the tragic Jawahar Nagar fire, which had claimed four lives.

Police adds insult to injury, books ‘assaulted’ women
Ludhiana, November 24
Three local women, allegedly beaten up by a dhaba owner, have been booked on the charge of attacking him. Though the police claims to have registered another case on their complaint, the women allege that by registering a case against them, they are being pressurised into reaching a compromise with the dhaba owner.

Janaki Devi (extreme left) and her daughters Sanju and Rajni

Boom time for auto drivers
Inadequate transport facility for players
Ludhiana, November 24
Even though the organising committee of the XXXI National Games claims to have arranged for over 900 buses for the transportation of the participants to and from the venue of various events and the hostels, the participants have to hire vehicles on their own to reach their venues respective thanks to the inadequate transportation facilities.

Rs 2 lakh looted from shop
Khanna, November 24
In a daylight robbery, two clean-shaven youths aged between 20 and 22 years looted Rs 2 lakh from the shop of M/s Kanwar Sain Madan here today. One youth, who was carrying a pistol, snatched the money bag from Mr Satinder Kumar, son of Mr Madan Gopal, who had brought the money from the bank, at about 11 a.m., while the other waited on a scooter.


Riot victims’ tussle: official issues denial
Ludhiana, November 24
In the wake of ongoing tussle between two rival groups of riot victims, the Assistant Commissioner (Grievances), Ms Anita Darshi, has denied that she had refused to entertain objections to the allotment of booths and other sites to the sikh migrants, allegedly under the influence of one particular group, claiming proximity to the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal).

Workshop on female foeticide 
Ludhiana, November 24
The population of females in Punjab is dwindling gradually following killing of the girl child in the womb.
Dr A.S. Nagpal, president of the Guru Angad Dev Society, Mr K.K. Bhatnagar, Principal Secretary, PSHRC, and Ms Geeta of UNICEF, participate in the state-level workshop on female foeticide held at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Friday.

Atwal disburses grants worth 14.79 lakh
Machhiwara, November 24
In his last phase of the grant distribution campaign in Koom Kalan constituency segment, as many as 64 villages were given development grants cheques worth Rs 74.79 lakh by Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, the Speaker of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha .

Residents irked over noise pollution
Ludhiana, November 24
Noise pollution being caused by loudspeakers, hosiery and sewing machines, generators and microphones in residential areas and silence zones has not only created nuisance but also leads to discomfort to the city residents.

Cops get life-support training
Ludhiana, November 24
The first batch of about 60 police personnel successfully completed training in basic life support and extrication. In recognition of their training, a felicitating function was held in the CMC Hospital Auditorium this morning. They were awarded training certificates by Arunpal Singh, SP City (traffic).

Creation of post flayed
Ludhiana, November 24
The Fire Brigade Employees Union has condemned the passing of the creation of another post of Assistant Divisional Fire Officer (ADFO) in the Fire Department for the district by the Municipal Corporation.

Bank donates chairs to school
Ludhiana, November 24
All local branches of Canara Bank, comprising the Jalandhar region, jointly observed ‘founder’s day’ at an impressive function here. Rich tributes were paid to A.


Dowry harassment case
Ludhiana, November 24
The Sarabha Nagar police has registered a dowry harassment case under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC on the basis of an application submitted by Ms Rajni, wife of Nitin Syal, a resident of Udham Singh Nagar, Rudarpur, Uttranchal, against her husband, father-in-law, Kiran Syal, mother-in-law, Neeru, sister-in-law, Samita, and brother-in-law, Achal Sayal.

  • Forgery case

  • Accidental death



School holds annual function
Ludhiana, November 24
Students, staff and management of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, organised its annual function here today.

Quiz contest held
Ludhiana, November 24
Students of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, participated in an inter-house quiz contest based on bicentenary celebrations of Maharaja Ranjit Singh here today.

Exhibition at school
Ludhiana, November 24
Students of Springdale Public School, Sherpur Road, organised an exhibition here today.The various exhibits were divided into eight sections.

Declamation contest for NSS campers
Ludhiana, November 24
A declamation contest for NSS campers was organised yesterday for students attending an NSS camp at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus . The camp started on November 17 and would end on November 26.


Non-bailable warrants for murder accused
Ludhiana, November 24
Mr A.K. Sharma, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has issued non-bailable warrants against the accused in Jama Masjid murder case, Munewal Ali, Id-Mohammad-Karim, Inamul-Haq and Constable Jagdev Singh (presently security guard of a Cabinet Minister) returnable by December 12.


Tagore School win tennis tourney
Ludhiana, November 24
Boys’ (u-18) lawn tennis team of hosts Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar, clinched the Ludhiana Sahodaya Lawn Tennis Tournament held recently. Girls in the same discipline bagged third place.

  • Kabaddi tourney


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