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Tension in villages following attack on SDM
Police shields culprits, allege villagers

Kutbewal (Ludhiana), November 25
Tension gripped Kutbewal, Qadian and surrounding villages today following the late last night’s attack on the SDM(East), Mr Kuldip Singh, and a police party accompanying him to inspect the illegal sand mining going on there.
A policeman inside a house in Kutbewal village on Sunday and (right) policemen flee from the house to avoid being photographed. —Photos Inderjit Verma

Who will stop illegal sand mining?
Ludhiana, November 25
Village panchayats of about 15 villages here are moving from pillar to post to stop the illegal sand mining, which is being carried out on the Sutlej river bed for the past many years. Government officials are aware of it, and accept it officially, but are unable to stop it due to reasons best known to them.


Tarri’s terror stops with  his arrest
Ludhiana, November 25
After the recent arrest of Avtar Singh ‘Tarri’ of Khude village of Patiala, the district police claimed here today that it had arrested another criminal named Avtar Singh ‘Tarri’ who allegedly had links with terrorist outfits of Jammu and Kashmir.

Electrification work back on track
Ludhiana, November 25
The Union Ministry of Railways has cleared the way for a quick electrification of the Ludhiana-Amritsar railway line by giving Rs 100 crore for the project.
“With this grant, the shortage of funds for the project has been removed,” said Mr Ashok K. Chopra, General Manager of the Central Organisation for Railway Electrification, on a visit to the city here today.

Demolition drive angers shopkeepers
Ludhiana, November 25
The demolition drive by the Municipal Corporation for removing some shops outside the Gurdwara Dukhniwaran in the Field Ganj area led to tension last night, with people staging dharnas.

National Games
Minor health problems trouble athletes
Ludhiana, November 25
A number of athletes participating in the National Games here are suffering from various ailments, including sprain, muscle pull, gastroenteritis and other infections. However, by and large most of the athletes, drawn from different corners of the country with different climate, seem to have adjusted themselves with the climatic conditions prevailing here.

They give awards and deserve the same
Ludhiana, November 25
Organising National Games is a gigantic task with a lot of persons involved in it. There are about 10,000 athletes, besides 3,000 officials who are here for the games and almost an equal number of persons are involved in various associated activities.

Volunteers prepare themselves for an awards ceremony of the National Games in Ludhiana. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi

Health employees’ agitation continues
Ludhiana, November 25
The Punjab Health Department Subordinate Offices Clerical Association will continue with their pen down strike and burn the effigies of Health Department officials as a protest against the “wrong” recruitment of the two senior assistants on November 27.


Together to protect children
Ahmedgarh, November 25
Five organisations respected worldwide have come together to promote partnership policing here for child protection by establishing youth clubs in 12 districts of Punjab. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK, the South Yorkshire Police of the UK, the British Council India and the Punjab State Human Rights Commission will work on the project with the Police Academy at Phillaur.

KBC video games sell like hot cakes
Ludhiana, November 25
Are you disappointed for not being one of the contestants at the popular show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’? Well, there is no need to lose heart. Thanks to a video game, KBC will enter your drawing rooms through computers. The format used is exactly the same as in the show. The music also undeniably the same, and Amitabh Bachchan ‘ baritone voice has the same magic too.

MC’s attitude draws flak
Ludhiana, November 25
Members of industry and a section of city residents have lamented the ‘indifferent and apathetic’ attitude of the civic administration towards providing them with basic amenities and infrastructure.

‘VHP not against any community’
Ludhiana, November 25
Firebrand Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader and founder president of the Bajrang Dal (BD), Mr Vinay Katiyar today asserted that the Ram temple would be constructed at Ayodhaya at all costs after March 12.

Sood Samaj mela
Ludhiana, November 25
First annual function of Sood Samaj was organised at Deaf and Dumb School, this morning . Mr Pikshan Sood, president of the samaj, said that from now the mela would be made an annual feature.



GNPS alumni celebrate silver jubilee of school
Ludhiana, November 25
The Old Students Association of Guru Nanak Public School here held a reunion of its members under the banner of `Nankians blast- 2001’ on the school premises last night. It was held as part of the ongoing silver jubilee celebrations of the school’s. The school started its first session on April 4, 1976.

Sacred Heart School celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, November 25
A captivating welcome song was the opening item of the annual function of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School here this afternoon. The welcome song was a pot-pourri of costumes of various states, children dressed as birds of different states. Like other institutions, the students presented a devotional “prabhu vandana.” The students of class-1 charmed the audience with their number, “basant ki umang.”

Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, at the anual day function of the school on Sunday. —IV



DMCH holds public health lecture
Ludhiana, November 25
The 30th public health lecture on “Jaundice — prevention and management” was organised at Dumra Auditorium yesterday by the Health Education Cell of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Dr Ajay Kumar, Senior Consultant, Gastroenterologist, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, delivered the lecture.

872 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, November 25
On the 17th death anniversary of the Late Gian Singh Dhingra, founder of Dr D.N. Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital, Salem Tabri, a free medical check-up camp was held. In this camp, 872 patients suffering from complicated and chronic diseases of eye, dental, mental illness and drug addiction were examined and free medicines were distributed. 


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