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PAU demand for CBI probe dumped
Governor to choose inquiry agency 
Ludhiana, November 27
There has been no progress in identification of the guilty in the Punjab Agricultural University land scandal for the past more than a decade. 

‘Privatisation no panacea for banking sector ills’
Ludhiana, November 27
The Ludhiana unit of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation has demanded that laws should be formulated to make deliberate non-payment of bank loans a criminal offence, and defaulters’ list should be published.

Ebony’s wheel of fortune comes under fire
Ludhiana, November 27
Eyebrows are being raised on the authenticity of the much-publicised wheel of fortune scheme offered to customers by Ebony stores in Ludhiana. A city resident claims to have proved to the store managers in the presence of a number of customers yesterday that the wheel was tampered in such a manner that the customer eligibile to spin it would win a minimum amount only, and thus bringing profit to the store.





Siberian ‘cranes’ are here to ‘lift’ your spirits. —Photo Karam Singh

‘Nip heart disease in the womb’
Ludhiana, November 27
“Exposure of the foetus to sedatives, alcohol, smoking, X-Rays and viruses like rubella in the first three months of pregnancy can cause many congenital heart defects in children,” Dr Naresh K. Sood, Consultant Cardiologist in Hero DMC Heart Institute, said this here today.

The hip fracture to the Chief Minister, Mr Parakash Singh Badal, could not have happened at a more inappropriate time. Particularly, when Mr Badal was busy in his sangat darshan programmes.
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Silent temples of learning
Socrates said, "The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.” A book can do miracles ! Books need a library for survival. Plato gave us philosophy. Aristotle made us think in many disciplines. A library preserves and lends a learned face to its visitors. 

Parties target UP, Bihar migrants
Ludhiana. November 27
There seems to be mad race among various political parties to woo the large section of migrant population from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Both the ruling Akali-BJP alliance and the opposition Congress have formed their separate groups among this section.

Programme on stress management 
Ludhiana, November 27
A specialised training programme on stress management for non-gazetted police officers of Punjab and CRPF started today at Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur. Mr D.R. Bhatti, Director of the academy, inaugurated the course. 

Congress plans big rally
Ludhiana, November 27
In view of the coming Assembly elections, the Congress is organising a rally on December 9, the birthday of the Congress chief Ms Sonia Gandhi. Senior party leaders, including Mr Moti Lal Vohra, Ms Ambika Soni, Capt Amarinder Singh, Mr Nahar Singh Gill and others will address the rally.

Ludhiana, November 27
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) and the Human Rights and Democracy Forum (HRDF) have joined hands to oppose the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance (POTO) and demanded the release of Sikh youth.


Case registered for demanding dowry
Ludhiana, November 27
The division number four police has registered a case under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC on the basis of a complaint submitted by Ms Radha against her husband Raj Mangal, father-in-law Prem, brothers-in-law, Hanuman and Mohan Singh.


CICU presents memo to Municipal Commissioner
Ludhiana, November 27
The Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Undertakings ( CICU) in a memorandum presented to the Municipal Commissioner, Mr R.L. Kalsia, has asked him to expedite the infrastructure development required for the smooth development of industry.



260 students take part in painting contest
Ludhiana, November 27

Nearly 260 students from over 25 schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) participated in a painting contest, organised by the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Association at Shivalikwala Doon School, Rishi Nagar, here today.

Students from schools affiliated with the CBSE paint on various topics given to them at a contest organised by the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Association at Shivalikwala Doon School, Rishi Nagar, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. —Photo Inderjeet Verma



‘Diabetics, take care of eyes’
Ludhiana, November 27
Dr S.C. Ahuja, Principal of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, said surgical services in diabetic retinopathy had received a major boost in the DMCH with the return of Dr G.S. Bajwa from Germany where he was an observer in advanced vitro retinal surgical approaches.

Health Dept employees’ strike enters 9th day
Ludhiana, November 27
The pen-down strike by members of the Punjab Health Department Subordinate Officers Clerical Association against the selection of two close relatives of senior Health officials as Senior Assistants, entered ninth day today.


Statistical chart to improve performance
Ludhiana, November 27
Budding basketball players in the country could improve their performance now with the help of statistical performance description chart, which has become a common practice among the technical officials.

City school excels in karate meet
Ludhiana, November 27
Giving an excellent performance, students of G.N. International Public School, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, bagged two gold and three silver medals in the VIIth National Schools Paer Paitra (Karate) Championship held at Karl Huber School, Noida (U.P.), on November 24 and 25.According to a press release issued by the school principal, Pawandeep Singh and Kulbir Singh clinched gold in the above 55 kg category and 46-49 kg category, respectively.

The karate team of G.N. International Public School, Ludhiana, that won five medals in the VIIth National School Karate Championship held at Noida, UP. —IV

Sahodaya athletic meet enters 2nd day
Ludhiana, November 27
Contests for shot put, high jump, long jump and discus throw marked the second day of the 10th Sahodaya School Athletics Meet which entered its second day at BCM Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.


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