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Arhtiya-inspector nexus busted
Vigilance Bureau registers case 
Ludhiana, November 2
It is official now. The arhtiya-procurement inspector nexus, allegedly thriving in Pakhowal and surrounding grain markets for the past one month, has finally been confirmed by the Vigilance Bureau, here.

Transporters’ strike on Nov 8
Ludhiana, November 2
The decision of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) to call for fresh bids from transporters under the kilometre scheme has evoked strong criticism with the existing transporters demanding extension of the scheme for a minimum period of three years on existing terms and conditions.

WHO SAYS IT’S WINTER WHO SAYS IT’S WINTER: Students of the Government College for Women display colours of spring at a function organised by the Commerce Department of the college, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Divali gambling at its peak
Ludhiana, November 2
Divali and gambling go together. At least in Ludhiana, where every club, ladies’ clubs included, and most of the houses and farmhouses turn into virtual casinos. The gambling goes on till late in the night and in several cases prolongs up to the morning. People come here from different places to gamble. And most of it is purely for entertainment.

MC fire brigade on ‘high alert’ for a safe Divali
Ludhiana, November 2
In a bid to prepare for any eventuality arising out of incidents of fire or other mishaps during the forthcoming festival of Divali in the city, the municipal corporation has decided to maintain the staff of fire brigade as well as operations and maintenance wing on duty during the gazetted holidays from Nov 1 to 5. The employees deployed on duty during these days would be granted alternate holidays at a later date.

Mom-to-be, beware of fireworks
Ludhiana, November 2
A pregnant woman is a special individual or rather two individuals, who if exposed to ‘high intensity blasting fireworks’ can sustain irreversible side effects. The fact was disclosed by Dr Vineeta Munjal, consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician, Guru Teg Bahadur Charitable Hospital, in her retrospective study in obstetric centres in Delhi and Ludhiana.


Div No. 5 police station gives a cleaner look
Ludhiana, November 2
The district police has finally restored the ambience of Division No. 5 police station by whitewashing the advertisements of a soft drink company painted on the building at the behest of an official of the police station.
THEN AND NOW: (Left) An old picture of the Division Number 5 police station, with advertisements on walls; and (right) the new-look building with all advertisements gone. — Tribune photos

Massive development plan for urban areas
Ludhiana, November 2
Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister, Punjab, has disclosed that the state government had chalked out a comprehensive programme for the development of urban areas and providing other basic amenities in all the cities of the state, under which potable drinking water, sewerage, lights and roads would be provided in all the urban localities.

Scribe’s father cremated
Ludhiana, November 1
Darshan Pal Vinayak (65), father of senior journalist, Ramesh Vinayak, Chief of the Bureau of Chandigarh of India Today group, who expired yesterday after a brief illness, was cremated at Doraha today.

‘Cong’s economic policies bad’


In-laws get police remand in dowry case
Jagraon, November 2
On the complaint of a woman named Gurminder Kaur of Sherpur Khurd village, a case under Sections 498-A, 406 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against her husband Ranjit Singh and in-laws, Nachattar Singh, Sukhwinder Kaur, Gurmit Kaur and Jagjit Singh. The woman also has a son. The police has arrested Nachattar Singh and Sukhwinder Kaur. Mr Tejwinder Singh, SDJM of Jagraon, has given the accused three days of police remand.

Doctor’s house burgled
Amloh, November 2
Burglars decamped with valuables worth Rs 20,000 from the house of a doctor here on Thursday. Burglars took away 150 gm gold, 500 gm silver, remote control of an air-conditioner and a camera. The incident took place between 10 am to 2 pm. The doctor’s house is in the Khanna road area in Ward No 2, Amloh.


Henry’s claims false, says industry
Ludhiana, November 2
The president of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Punjab), Mr P.D. Sharma, has said that the statement of the Industry Minister Mr Avtar Henry, is politically motivated. The Industry Minister has made hollow claims regarding the steps taken for the development of industry, he has said.



Divali in Sacred Heart
Ludhiana, November 2
Various competitions were organised for celebrating Divali at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar.
A rangoli contest on the theme, Divali, was held. Students used colours, flowers, rice, grains, saw dust, sparkles, mirrors and ‘diyas’ to create rangolis.

Trials for Ms World Punjaban contest
Ludhiana, November 2
The first trials for the Ms World Punjaban contest were held in the Ramgarhia College for Girls here yesterday. The response was excellent. About 125 contestants from different parts of Punjab, Haryana had come to participate in the trials. Their interviews were held and screening was done.



Panel discussion in hospital
Ludhiana, November 2
Deepak Hospital organised a panel discussion on ‘Laparoscopic Biliary Injury’ here yesterday. It was attended by several city surgeons and physicians. The moderator of the session was Dr Arindam Ghosh.


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