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3 booked for removing labourer’s kidney
Ludhiana, November 6
While the dust over the kidney sale racket in Amritsar, Jalandhar and the UK, besides Ludhiana, is yet to settle, another case of removing a man’s kidney has come to light in the city.

Kewal Badal placed under ‘house arrest’
Ludhiana, November 6
Mr Kewal Singh Badal, a son of Mr Gurdev Singh Badal, a former Agriculture Minister and close confidant of Mr Parkash Singh Badal, was allegedly placed under ‘house arrest’ by the police at Jagraon. Yesterday he was detained for over seven hours by the Raikot police. The Jagraon SSP, Mr Mukhwinder Singh Chinna, however, denied his ‘house arrest’.

Husband gets 10-yr RI for abetting suicide
Ludhiana, November 6
A city court has sentenced Bhagminder Singh (25), alias Vicky, of Chak-Kalan village, Dakha, to 10-year rigorous imprisonment on the charge of abetting his wife Ramandeep Kaur to commit suicide a year after their marriage. He was earlier being tried for murder, but the judge held him guilty of abetting suicide.


SSF moves HC for stalling elections
Ludhiana, November 6
The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation — a registered political party — has fired the salvo in the run-up to the SGPC polls by filing a writ petition in the Punjab and Haryana High court for stalling the elections, terming the entire process as “illegal and undemocratic.”

Dr P.S. Ranu, national president of the Sikh Sehajdhari Federation, addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV
Dr P.S. Ranu, national president of the Sikh Sehajdhari Federation, addresses mediapersons

Industry ‘sore’ with government
Ludhiana, November 6
Notwithstanding the assurances of the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh about reviving the industry in the state, some local industrial associations appear to be sore with some steps taken by the government terming these anti-industry which would hamper the industrial growth in the state. 

Harassment charge against SHO
Jagraon, November 6
Vicky Anand and Baljit Singh, who have filed a complaint against the local city SHO and other police officials with the Punjab State Human Rights Commission have alleged that they were humiliated by the local police for filing a complaint against them.


Divali leaves city gasping for breath
Ludhiana, November 6
The joy of Divali festival was limited to a few hours only but the after-effects shall take quite some time to subside. Even two days after the festival of lights, the city is engulfed with smog, thanks to the pollution caused by the firecrackers and partly cloudy sky that has formed a thick layer of smog.

Vishwakarma Day celebrations end
Amloh, November 6
Two-day celebrations of Lord Vishwakarma Day concluded in Vishwakarma Mandir at Bhadson village, near here, on Wednesday. After the bhog of the “Vishwakarma Purann” at 8 am on Tuesday, a shobha yatra was inaugurated by Mr Hari Singh Hasanpurwale.

‘Maintain harmony with nature for perfect health’
Ludhiana, November 6
“Taking tea in the morning is like inviting diseases. Instead of consuming tea, one should take two to three glasses of water and should go for a short walk”, these views were expressed by Swami Ram Dev, a renowned spiritualist and yoga expert from Divya Yoga Mandir, Hardwar, who is conducting a three-day yoga and meditation camp on ‘Art of Pranic Healing’, organised by the Hero DMC Heart Institute here today.

Union poll: factions elect presidents
Ahmedgarh, November 6
The local Truck Operators Union election saw two presidents being elected by their respective factions. Mr Sukhdev Singh Walia, a former president of the union, was declared elected by his faction, while Mr Rajneesh Sharma Guddoo, a former OSD to the Chief Minister, was declared elected by the group led by Mr Bhupinder Singh Pandher, president of the All-Punjab Transporters Association.

‘Just condemning straw burning will not help’
lot is being written in the Press about burning of straw by farmers. But simply condemning it will not help. I, myself being a farmer, can vouch that the farmers are very much aware of the pollution caused by burning of straw. Apart from polluting the air, the practise wastes a huge quantity of natural resources, including much needed nutrients.
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Training programme for engineers ends
Ludhiana, November 6
A three-day orientation programme on Mechanization Strategy in Indian Agriculture for the engineers of M/s Escorts Limited, Faridabad, by PAUs Department of Farm Power and Machinery concluded here.


Johar stresses on modern education
Ludhiana, November 6
A senior Congress leader and former Education Minister, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, has called upon the educational institutions to impart modern and vocational education so that the educated youth do not have to beg for the jobs.

Vigilance Awareness Week ends
Ludhiana, November 6
The United India Insurance Company, Ludhiana, observed Vigilance Awareness Week on October 31. The concluding function was organised here today, where a pledge was taken to eradicate corruption from all spheres of operations by all sections of employees.

Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab National Bank (zonal office), addresses a seminar during the Vigilance Awareness Week organised by the United India Insurance Company in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo Inderjit Verma
Mr U.S. Bhargava, General Manager, Punjab National Bank , addresses a seminar during the Vigilance Awareness Week organised by the United India Insurance Company

PAU Sahitya Sabha
Ludhiana, November 6
In an interaction with members of the PAU Sahitya Sabha, Prof G.S. Gill, a Punjabi poet and Editor of Aakhar, a monthly magazine, said his poems for children had been written with a view to develop a balanced personality and inculcate positive values in young and impressionable minds. 

ABVP to support education bandh
Ludhiana, November 6
The local unit of the ABVP will support the call of the November 8 education bandh given by the Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU). The unit president, Mr Sandeep Kapoor, said all students would support the teachers.


Mann has high hopes from ‘Jee Aayan Nu’
Ludhiana, November 6
“Punjabi feature film ‘Jee Aayan Nu’ will add a new chapter to the history of Punjabi films” said Harbhajan Mann, famous Punjabi folk singer. He has been associated with The Tribune and was in the city recently giving prizes to The Tribune readers. He was again in the city yesterday to give two ‘cruise awards’ to the lucky winners of a sales promotion scheme launched by Ebony.

Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann obliges autograph hunters in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann obliges autograph hunters

Trends in poetry discussed
Ludhiana, November 6
On the second day of Nav Kavita Utsav held at Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana, the book of modern Punjabi poet, Mr Amarjit Konke (Paper Dr Atam Randhawa) writer of ‘Simartian di Lalten’ was discussed.

Poets at the seminar held on new poetry at Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — IV
Poets at the seminar held on new poetry at Punjabi Bhavan

Top models for fashion show
Ludhiana, November 6
Graffti — the fall winter collection will be organised on November 7 at City Heart Gardens. The fashion show will feature 15 top models from Delhi and Mumbai and will be choreographed by Kaushik Ghosh. The show will feature top models, including Aparna Kumar, Divya Jaitley, Ramneek Paintal, Jayashree Tahilaini, Ritu Singh, Radhika Bajaj, Urvashi, Shoimala Jaffry and Sunny Arora.

Miss World Punjaban contest

Ludhiana, November 6
The second round of the Miss World Punjaban contest was held at Punjabi Bhavan here today. It was organised by the Sabhyacharak Sath. More than 100 girls participated in the round. The finals of the contest will be held on November 30.

Participants for the Miss World Punjaban contest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Participants for the Miss World Punjaban contest in Ludhiana


Shanti Tara College win
Ludhiana, November 6
Fine allround performance by Harpreet Singh ((87 n.o and 2 for 26) enabled Shanti Tara College, Ahmedgarh, to register an easy 62-run victory over Sant Baba Attar Singh Khalsa College, Sandhod in the Punjabi University Inter-College Cricket Tournament match played yesterday.


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