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Robbers strike at Bapu Asa Ram’s ashram
A sewadar showing a ransacked room at the Bapu Asa Ram ashramLudhiana, November 5
In a daring incident, about 10 armed robbers entered the Bapu Asa Ram ashram on the Ludhiana-Doraha Canal road on the intervening night of November 3 and 4 and took away Rs 3.5 lakh, some clothes and valuables. A sewadar of the ashram suffered bruises and injuries when he was beaten up by the robbers for resisting their demands.
A sewadar showing a ransacked room at the Bapu Asa Ram ashram, where armed robbers struck. — IV

Plot ‘transferred’ from Patiala to Ludhiana
Ludhiana, November 5
In a unique case of manipulation and twisting of rules a person got his plot transferred from Patiala to Ludhiana. In the course he not only bypassed rules and regulations, but also kept senior officers in the dark by getting the documents signed and verified at the junior level.


‘Harassed’ residents move rights panel
Ludhiana, November 5
It is a classic case of ‘nearer the church, farther from God’. That the ‘sewadars’ of a gurdwara should adopt an ‘ungodly’ and hostile attitude towards their fellow human beings is reprehensible, if anything, going by the message of love, brotherhood and compassion that every religion stresses upon.
Huge heaps of bajri and construction material that have been dumped in front of houses and shops allegedly by gurdwara management obstruct the passage. — IV
Huge heaps of bajri and construction material that have been dumped in front of houses and shops

Vishwakarma Day celebrated
Ludhiana, November 5
To observe Vishwakarma Day, a function was organised by the Dayawan Vishwakarma Society at Janta Nagar, here today. Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister, presided over it. Seven persons namely Mr Malkiat Singh, Dr Harneesh Singh, Dr Baldeep Singh, Mr Jarnail Singh, Mr Hajrit Singh Sond, Mr Tarlochan Singh and Mr Komal Singh were honoured.
Shopkeepers pay obeisance to Lord Vishwakarma in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV

Shopkeepers pay obeisance to Lord Vishwakarma in Ludhiana

Although the festival of Divali was celebrated with usual fervour and enthusiasm in the city, one significant and welcome change in the festivities was a decline in the bursting of crackers and as a result a little lesser noise and environmental pollution on the Divali night.
  • Power cuts
  • Gambling
  • ‘Homecoming’
  • SGPC poll
  • Delayed projects
  • Mayor plays TT
  • Streamlined traffic


SGPC member charged with irregularity
Appointment of office superintendent in college
Ahmedgarh, November 5
Close on the heels of the alleged attempt by the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission member, Mr Dara Singh, to get his “patit” son selected as office superintendent at an SGPC-run college at Talwandi Sabo, a similar case involving another SGPC member to get her “patit” son selected as office superintendent at the Mata Ganga Khalsa College for Girls, Kottan, in Ludhiana district has come to light.

Rice millers told to deliver levy rice
Ludhiana, November 5
The Punjab Government has directed rice millers in the state to start delivering levy rice to the Food Corporation of India from yesterday. According to sources, the state government has also directed the rice millers to pay drought relief of Rs 20 per quintal to farmers through arhtiyas against the purchase made by them in the private trade account.

Playing safe — this year’s Divali mantra
Ludhiana, November 5
Divali — the festival of lights was celebrated with traditional fervour by residents of the city and surrounding areas on Monday. The festival passed-off peacefully although a few cases of burn and eye injuries were reported from various city hospitals.

Kargil martyrs widows wait for promised jobs
Ludhiana, November 5
After waiting for several years, Kuldip Kaur, widow of a Kargil martyr of Bhundri village, has been given a Divali gift in the form of a government job by the Punjab Government. But the festival has not brought any cheers for three other widows of Kargil martyrs who have been waiting for a promised job for over a year now.



INTUC welcomes Kelkar recommendations
Ludhiana, November 5
The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Punjab has welcomed the recommendations of the task force on direct taxes headed by Dr Vijay Kelkar. This was stated in a joint statement by INTUC president, Mr Balwant Rai Kapoor, and its general secretary, Dr Shiv Gupta, in a statement issued here on Sunday.


Left parties support farmers’ cause
Ludhiana, November 5
A joint meeting of Left parties has supported the agitation of seven farmers’ organisations for a genuine cause and deplored the adamant attitude of the government, saying that neither the state government had given Rs 30 bonus on paddy and nor Rs 20 announced by the Centre had materialised so far.


Education bandh on Nov 8
Ludhiana, November 5
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) has decided to observe education bandh, take mass casual leave and proceed to Patiala on November 8 to hold a state-level rally against failure of the government to respond to its demands.
The PCCTU president, Mr S.S. Hundal, along with other office-bearers addresses a meeting of the state executive
The PCCTU president, Mr S.S. Hundal, along with other office-bearers addresses a meeting of the state executive in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma



Importance of folic acid highlighted
Ludhiana, November 5
Taking daily folic acid tablets can prevent serious birth defects of brain and spinal cord. Deficiency of folic acid can lead to birth of dead babies or babies who are severely deformed who often die in the first few days to weeks after birth.

Yoga, health camp from Nov 6
Ludhiana, November 5
Keeping in view the increasing number of diseases triggered by stress and sedentary lifestyle, Hero DMC Heart Institute here will organise a three-day yoga and meditation programme for the general public from November 6 to 8.


Eyeing Olympic gold

Ludhiana, November 5
Although boxing (women) is not included in the Olympics, Karamjit Kaur is hopeful that soon it will be and she would win a gold for her country. Standing 5'-9", stoutly built Karamjit Kaur of Kukar Majra village in Mandi Gobindgarh expressed her aspiration while talking to Ludhiana Tribune here today.


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