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Ambala police releases kidnapped brothers
Ludhiana, October 31
The ordeal of two city youths, who were kidnapped and kept in illegal confinement by the Ambala police for about 10 days, has finally ended after the intervention of senior police officials of Ludhiana.

PCMSA doctors to serve in ESI Hospital
Ludhiana, October 31
All posts of doctors in the ESI Hospital, the model hospital of Punjab, will be filled from the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) only. This demand of PCMSA doctors was accepted by a high-level committee headed by Dr Nalini Tandon, Nodal officer and Deputy Medical Commissioner II, ESIC, Delhi after a discussion with representatives of the association, led by its state president, Dr Hardeep Singh, recently.

For some, Divali is no longer exciting
Ludhiana, October 31
“The commercialisation of Divali has throttled the fun and zeal associated with the festival: It is no longer exciting. In our time, there was an air of excitement at least two weeks before the festival. We unseal to clean the house, linens, cupboards, utensils of the kitchen and after sundry articles of the house with great zeal,” said Ms Vimal Zutshi, a lecturer in a college.


Have a safe Divali
Ludhiana, October 31
Divali-the festival of lights, brings joy and happiness to millions but tragedy also strike many homes on this night. Every year, thousands of people are blinded and receive burns while bursting crackers. Small children are the main targets as they are more aggressive and ignorant of the power of crackers. Even few sparklers from a phuljhari can cause serious damage to skin and eyes of children.

PFA contests MC claim
Ludhiana, October 31
The People for Animals (PFA) has reacted strongly to the assertion made by civic officials that bodies like the PFA were obstructing effective handling of the problem of stray animals in the city.

Lawyers end strike
Samrala, October 31
The strike by lawyers of the local Bar Association, going on for the past 15 days, has been suspended, keeping in mind the interest of the public and litigants, said Mr Anil Gupta, president of the Bar Association, here today. Talking to the mediapersons, Mr Gupta said office-bearers of the association held a meeting, in this regard today.

Homage paid to Indira Gandhi
Ludhiana, October 31
Punjab Youth Congress activists today observed the 18th martyrdom day of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as ‘Prerna Diwas’ and paid tributes to her at functions held in Congress Bhavan here.

Congress workers pay homage to Indira Gandhi on her martyrdom day, in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Congress workers pay homage to Indira Gandhi on her martyrdom day

Human rights workshop concludes
Ludhiana, October 31
A two-day Human Rights workshop concluded at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, yesterday. This specialised course was conducted for police GOs’ from Punjab and other states.

Divali gifts for ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, October 31
As part of welfare schemes for the ex-servicemen initiated by the Indian Army, 152 Gunners Medium Regiment would present Divali gifts at a function to 43 retired defence personnel at District Sainik Welfare Board, Clock Tower tomorrow. The ex-servicemen include Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Other Ranks (ORs). Only persons above the age of 70 have been invited.

Dr Alag honoured
Ludhiana, October 31
A renowned scholar and writer, Dr Sarup Singh Alag, Chairman, Alag Shabad Yug Trust, Ludhiana, was honoured on the behalf of the Canada Government and many socio-religious organisations during his visit to Canada and the UK for the services rendered by him to humanity, the Punjabi language, literature and the Sikh culture.


Minor raped
Jagraon, October 31
Amandeep Kaur (name changed), 16, of Rattowal village was allegedly raped by Sukhwinder Singh, son of Haripal Singh, with the help of his friend, Himmat Singh, son of Pritam Singh, when she came out of her house to tie the cow during night.



‘Change must be taken as challenge’
Ludhiana, October 31
“Change is inevitable, and when it is the structural change, as we have been experiencing in India, it results in a turbulent socio-economic environment”, said Dr M.A. Zahir, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities PAU, while addressing members of the Ludhiana Management Association here yesterday.

Sabhyacharak mela
Ludhiana, October 31
The much-awaited Devki Devi Jain Yaadgari Sabhyacharak Mela, jointly organised by the Departments of Punjabi and Physical Education of Devki Devi Jain Memorial College, Ludhiana, began on the college premises today. 

Students of the D.D. Jain College for Women, Ludhiana, take part in rural games during Devki Devi Jain Yaadgari Sabhyacharak Mela in their college on Thursday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Students of the D.D. Jain College for Women, Ludhiana, take part in rural games during Devki Devi Jain Yaadgari Sabhyacharak Mela



NIMA’s demand unjustified: IMA
Ludhiana, October 31
The Indian Medical Association, Punjab, has strongly opposed the demand of the National Integrated Medicine Association (NIMA) to allow its members to practice modern medicine. NIMA had requested the Punjab Government in this regard and sent its demand to the President, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab, for its opinion on the issue. The IMA has strongly opposed the NIMAs unjustified demand.

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