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Akali leader’s brother, nephew booked
Ludhiana, November 7
Adding a new chapter in the ongoing controversy over the alleged interference of the government and police high-handedness in the SGPC elections, the district police today booked a brother and nephew of Akali leader and SGPC member Amarjit Singh Bhatia on the charges of attacking and beating up a family in Barrewal.

Funds for sinking tubewells siphoned off ?
Ludhiana, November 7
Allegations of siphoning off funds meant for development works of the Municipal Corporation here have been levelled against several civic officials and elected representatives at one time or the other in the past without any supporting evidence.

GLAMOROUS BUNCH GLAMOROUS BUNCH: Models arrive in Ludhiana on Thursday to take part in a fashion show, Graffiti. — A Tribune photograph


Soaring high on wings of success
Ludhiana, November 7
For Harleen Kalsi (18), a second year student of Khalsa College for Women, soaring in the clouds like a bird was the most cherished dream. She saw the fulfillment of her dream when she won gold medal in ‘gliding’ competition organised at the All-India Vayu Sainik Camp 2002, held in Bangalore. The camp was for 12 days. Overjoyed on being declared the best glider. Harleen says,‘‘ Never did I dream that I would win the gold medal. I thought I would get second or third position. Everyone congratulated me very warmly and the language barrier that existed as we girls were from different states, just melted away.

PROUD MOMENT: Harleen Kalsi poses with the gold medal won by her in gliding. A Tribune photograph

Adulterated khoya worth Rs 2 lakh that was seized prir to Divali being destroyed by health officials
Adulterated khoya worth Rs 2 lakh that was seized prir to Divali being destroyed by health officials in Ludhiana on Thursday.— A Tribune photograph

Cash reward for tracing girl
Ludhiana, November 7
The parents of 16-year-old girl Salma are virtually running from pillar to post for the past about 11 months to trace the whereabouts of their daughter who disappeared under mysterious circumstances from Habib Gunj Ludhiana in December, last year.

Trader’s killers identified
Ludhiana, November 7
The district police chief, Mr Harpreet Singh Sidhu, said today that the police had identified the killers of a businessman, Rakesh Goyal, who was robbed of Rs 2 lakh and murdered on November 2.


CM to attend workers’ convention on Nov 18
Ludhiana, November 7
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president, Mr H. S. Hanspal, will attend the workers' convention of the party on November 18.

Apathy writ large on Samrala roads
Samrala, November 7
The deplorable condition of roads leading to Samrala shows the apathy of consecutive state governments. The road from Khanna to Samrala is in good condition up to Sacred Heart Convent School in Ottalan. However, from there onwards, a stretch of 5 km is full of potholes and ditches, resulting in inconvenience to residents and traffic hazards.
Damaged road between Khanna and Samrala that has become a traffic hazard for motorists.— Photo by writer
Damaged road between Khanna and Samrala that has beome a traffic hazard for motorists

Showing lamp to sun
Showing lamp to sun: This seems to apply in the Sunder Nagar area of the city, where streetlights remain switched on during the day time too. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Flouting Drugs Act with impunity
Ludhiana, November 7
With utter disregard to the provisions of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, the sale of drugs that are meant to be sold against the prescription of a qualified medical practitioner is continuing with impunity in the city. In particular, the sale of tranquillisers, sedatives, analgesics and anti-depressant drugs has increased manifold.

CPI alleges police high-handedness
Ludhiana, November 7
The Communist Party of India (CPI) has charged the district police with acting in a high-handed and vindictive manner in implicating a human rights activist in a criminal case.

Ludhiana and Busan linked by time
here is no direct rail or road, air or sea link between Ludhiana and Busan. Distance separates, some facts unite. Punjab hosted the XXXIst National Games last year. Good many events took place at Ludhiana. Fans of sports persons recall several faces. Keen watchers have names on tips. Some display photographs of the opening ceremony.


Youth snatches gold ring, bangles
Ludhiana, November 7
A youth, aged about 25, snatched a gold ring and a pair of bangles after making unconscious an elderly woman in Kitchlu Nagar yesterday afternoon. According to information, Ms Sushila Devi, 65, a resident of B-block of the locality, was returning home on a rickshaw along with her daughter-in-law around 3.15 pm when the scooter-borne youth accosted them near the Ram Darbar mandir and engaged them in a conversation.
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Transporter, Akali leader’s kin booked
Ludhiana, November 7
A transporter and a relative of a former Akali minister has been booked by the police on the charge of defrauding the state government by running a passenger bus on false documents.

Woman dead
Machhiwara, November 7
Iqbal Kaur of Shatabgarh village, who was burnt alive by her in-laws, succumbed to her injuries last night at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. She was set on fire in the early hours yesterday.


Vardhman becomes Cotton Gold partner
Ludhiana, November 7
With Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Ltd, Patspin India (GTN Group) and Ashima Group Ltd. becoming the charter members of Cotton Gold, quality conscious customers now have a seal of reliability for cotton products too. 

Workshop on ISO certification
Ludhiana, November 7
The State Bank of India, Focal Point branch held a customer relations programme-cum-workshop on ISO-9000 and World Trade Organisation for its industrial customers, here today.



PAU experts exhort youth to fight social evils
Ludhiana, November 7
The Department of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, organised a youth declamation contest at Meharampur village in Nawan Shahr district to create awareness among the youth about social problems. Eighteen participants from different schools of the district participated in the contest.

‘Best Thesis Award’ for PAU student
Ludhiana, November 7
Mr Harmandeep Singh Khurana, a Ph. D student in the Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, bagged the Best M.Sc Thesis Award — 2001 for his research work ‘Kinetics of phosphorus release from soils fertilised with various phosphatic fertiliser materials under different cropping systems’.

GGSSC holds seminar
Ludhiana, November 7
The Central Students’ Council of the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle (GGSSC) has organised a seminar on ‘Importance of religion in present times’ at GGN Khalsa College.


Life term for 2 in murder case
Ludhiana, November 7
Mr V.B. Handa, Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has sentenced Arvinder Singh of Hambran, to rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing his uncle, Ranjit Singh, on May 16, 1999 due to a dispute over ancestral property. Co-accused Sukhwinder Singh has also been awarded life imprisonment. A fine of Rs 2,000 each has also been imposed upon both the accused.


Website of Punjabi folk singers launched
Ludhiana, November 7
The first-ever website of Punjabi folk singers,, was launched formally by the Punjab Cultural Society, here today.
Mr Inderjit Singh Thind, senior vice-president of the society, while launching the website said the website would provide information about Punjabi singers, all over the world.

A function to launch website Punjabi was held in Ludhiana on Thursday.— Photo Inderjit Verma
A function to launch website Punjabi was held in Ludhiana

Dhaliwal awards
Ludhiana, November 7
Under the auspices of the Punjab Sahit Academy, Kartar Singh Dhaliwal Awards — 2001 will be presented at Punjabi Bhavan, here on November 9. The K.S. Dhaliwal Award will be presented to the late (Dr) Harbhajan Singh for his contribution towards Punjabi literature. 


Cardiac OPD at Fortis today
Ludhiana, November 7
Fortis Heart Institute and Multi-Speciality Hospital will organise Cardiac OPD in the city for the benefit of people in and around Ludhiana. According to a press note, well- known cardiac surgeon, Dr V.M. Kohli who is a Senior Consultant (Cardio thoracic surgery) at Fortis Heart Institute and Multi Speciality Hospital, will provide consultancy on various heart ailments.


Ludhiana contingent for rural games
Ludhiana, November 7
Trials were conducted today at Guru Nanak Sports Complex to select the Ludhiana contingent for the forthcoming Punjab Rural Games for boys and girls under16. Ludhiana will compete in nine out of the 10 disciplines, athletics, football, kabaddi, hockey, kho-kho, wrestling, weightlifting, volleyball and tug of war, according to Mr Harpal Singh Kanwar, District Sports Officer.


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