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Two injured in blast
Ludhiana, November 3
Two persons were injured in a powerful blast outside the railway station here today. The blast took place in the cycle parking area opposite the parcel booking office. The injured were rushed to hospital.
The damaged roof of the quarter of an employee of the Railways outside the Ludhiana railway station, where a massive blast took place The damaged roof of the quarter of an employee of the Railways outside the Ludhiana railway station, where a massive blast took place on Sunday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Police inquiry exonerates councillor
Ludhiana, November 3
Municipal Councillor Satpal Puri, who was in the thick of a controversy for the past few months involving him and the Vishwa Guru Ravi Dass Mission over the possession and ownership of a religious-place-cum-dharamshala at Santokh Nagar, has been acquitted in a police inquiry of the charge of hurting the religious sentiments of a minority community.


The illuminated Model Town Gurdwara in Ludhiana on the eve of Divali. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Industrialist shot dead
Ludhiana, November 3
A local industrialist and the owner of Suman Cycles Rakesh Goyal was shot dead by miscreants outside his factory on the GT Road late last night. The assailants fled after firing at him. They also took away a bag carrying about Rs 2 lakh from him.

Buildings sealed over violations
Ludhiana, November 3
To cleanse the city of encroachments, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today sealed several buildings. These buildings were ‘violating’ various building and land use laws and bylaws. Some prominent buildings, including a hotel belonging to a senior Akali leader, was among the sealed buildings.



USPC Jain Public School inculcates spirit of selfless service
USPC Jain Public School was founded in April, 1988 with a strength of 188 children and up to Class V under the name of “Upadhaya Shri Phool Chander Ji Maharaj”. The school is administered by “Acharya Shri Atma Ram Jain Samarak Samiti” which is a body registered under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860) vide Registration No 404 of 1989-90.

Students of USPC Jain Public school during their game period. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Students of USPC Jain Public school during their game period

‘Dynamic and full of new ideas’
s Yachna Chawla, 32, took over as Principal of USPC Jain Public School three months ago. She has brought in discipline and started organising morning assembly in a more organised manner, Ms Chawla, a Chemistry teacher, is one of the youngest principal of this school.

For some it is just an ordinary day
Ludhiana, November 3
The festival of lights means fun and excitement for the school and college students as the festival means holidays, crackers and lots of goodies to eat. For housewives it is a lot of work that goes into cleaning homes and shopping. For the men in service it takes all their efforts to juggle their budget which goes awry during Divali.

BVM School holds function
Ludhiana, November 3
Decorated venue of the function, well-dressed and eager parents all made annual day celebrations of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School a great success. A cultural programme was performed by students. Preeti, a student, welcomed the chief guest, Ms Inderjit Kaur, Principal, Government College for Women.

Students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir present dandiya dance during the annual function of the school in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir present dandiya dance during the annual function of the school

Inter-college debate
Ludhiana, November 3
The Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust organised the annual inter-college debate at Government College for Boys, here. A team of two speakers each was sent by 11 local colleges. The topic — “Our metropolitan are sheer quagmires of pollution’.


Trust president summoned
Ludhiana, November 3
Mr Gurbir Singh Grewal, a former president of Guru Nanak Education Trust, Ludhiana, and three NIIT officials have been summoned to appear in court in person on January 8, 2003, to face charges of allegedly “cheating the trust, committing criminal breach of trust, mischief, and entering into criminal conspiracy with NIIT officials to cause loss to the trust in lakh of rupees”.



Protect your ears or else...
Ludhiana, November 3
City doctors have sent out a word of caution to residents who want to live it up with crackers this Divali. The DMCH’s Department of ENT receives a large number of cases every year relating to loss of hearing from the sound of crackers and hence the department has decided to caution residents against this hazard.


Kabbadi league set up
Ludhiana, November 3
The Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council will organise the All-India Kabaddi (circle style) League tournament to promote the game in the state. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the council here yesterday that was convened by an NRI, Mr Jaswant Singh Grewal, chairman of the council.


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