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Mystery shrouds death of 5-yr-old in school
Gunveet Kaur
Ludhiana, November 8
Death of five-year-old Gunveet Kaur has left her parents shell-shocked. Gunveet died allegedly mysterious circumstances at the local G.R.D. Academy on October 31 last.

PWD under fire for delayed flyover project
Ludhiana, November 8
Taking a serious view of the failure of the Public Works Department, Punjab, to achieve the desired progress of the project for the construction of flyover in place of the existing Railway Footbridge (Lakkar Pul) connecting the old city localities with Civil Lines, the municipal corporation has issued a show-cause notice to the department demanding explanation for delay.

Polythene menace: a health hazard 
Ludhiana, November 8
While the traffic and industrial pollution is said to be one of the main problems in Ludhiana, the uninhibited mushrooming of polythene bag manufacturing units in the city is another cause for concern for the people of the city.


Badal condemns raids, arrests
Ludhiana, November 8
SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal has charged Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh with resorting to “oppressive” measures to deal with the Akalis to wrest control of the SGPC. 

Judicial remand for SAD leader’s brother
Ludhiana, November 8
Darshan Singh, brother of Mr Amarjit Singh Bhatia, an SGPC member and vice-president of the state unit of the SAD, was today remanded in judicial custody till November 22.


Playing with the health of people
Ludhiana, November 8
The seizure of huge quantity of adulterated khoya by the district health authorities on the eve of Divali is being termed as the tip of the iceberg only, as huge quantities of adulterated khoya had already landed in Ludhiana and other towns of the state much before Divali. And it might have already found its way into thousands of stomachs in the state as sweets are prepared months in advance before the festival.

‘Mass movement needed to fight corruption’
Ludhiana, November 8
Mr N.N. Sharma, Regional Provident Fund Commissioner, Punjab, has stressed the need to launch a mass movement to fight corruption. Speaking at the concluding function of Vigilance Awareness Week, organised by the Sub-Regional Office of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) here, he said efforts should be made to strengthen subscribers’ faith in the organisation.

Total abstinence, essence of Ramzan
Ludhiana, November 8
Ramzan, the ninth month in the Hijri calendar, which started yesterday, has a special significance for Muslims, who fast and pray during the month. The austere month provides an ample opportunity to people to get in touch with the inner self by observing Roza or Siyam, which means “to refrain from”.

Traffic chaos in city
Ludhiana, November 8
Traffic came to a halt around Subhani Building Chowk in the morning as hundreds of vehicles were stranded after a truck broke down there. It took few hours for the traffic to be cleared and all the roads leading towards the interior of the city remained blocked.

Traffic chaos: Long queues of vehicles stranded near Subhani Building Chowk after a truck broke down on Friday. — IV
Traffic chaos

Sabha remembers Batalvi
Ludhiana, November 8
A meeting of the Sarv Bharati Likhari Sabha International (SBLSI) was held here recently at Punjabi Bhavan to commemorate the birth anniversary of Shiv Kumar Batalvi.

Punjabi novel released
Samrala, November 8
The fourth annual function of the Punjabi Sath Barwali, was celebrated at Barwali Khurd village, 12 km from here, yesterday, under the presidentship of Mr Sukhdev Madpuri, Dr Nirmal Singh Lamba (patron) and Master Mohinder Singh Manupuri.

Club distributes woollens
Ludhiana, November 8
Rag-pickers, children working in houses and tea stalls and children of labourers get two hours of schooling under a project run by the Child Labour Welfare Department. 

A student gets a sweater from members of the Inner Wheel Club at a function held in the Arya School for Boys, Ludhiana, on Friday. — IV 
A student gets a sweater from members of the Inner Wheel Club at a function held in the Arya School for Boys


‘Adarsh Gram Yojna’ inaugurated
Jagraon, November 8
As per the planning and directions of Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries Punjab, Mr Gurmit Singh SDM, Jagraon, inaugurated the ‘Adarsh Gram Yojna’ at Roomi village, about 10 km from here. While presiding over the function he said the village had been adopted for dairy development under the scheme. 

Experts blame overfeeding for cows’ death
Ludhiana, November 8
Giving a scientific explanation of the sudden death of 60 cows in a gaushala in Ferozepore, two senior PAU veterinarians, Dr S S Randhawa and Dr K.B. Singh, said that the animals had died due to over feeding of readily fermentable carbohydrates in the form of grains like wheat, rice, maize etc which were generously offered to these animals either due to religious belief or as left-overs from the langars organised by different religious and social institutions.


Music rules the roost at PU youth fest
Ludhiana, November 8
The Second Day of the PU Zonal Youth Festival was a limitless feast of music. The eight participating colleges took part in shabad/bhajan and Indian classical music (vocal) competitions held in the morning session. The afternoon session comprised geet, gazal, folk song, vaar singing and group singing competitions. The teams had prepared well and sang with great passion specially vaar songs.

Scouts and Guides’ installation day celebrations
Amloh, November 8
The district unit of Scouts and Guides, Fatehgarh Sahib, celebrated 52nd all-India installation day of Bharat Scouts and Guides at Government Senior Secondary School, Naraingarh, 3 km from here, yesterday.

Workshop on English teaching
Mandi Gobindgarh, Nov 8
Gobindgarh Public School (GPS) organised a workshop on ‘Effective English teaching’ in collaboration with Rattan Sagar Publishers, New Delhi. Mr Manoranjan Sood, an expert in teaching English from CIEFL (Hyderabad), was the resource person, stated a press note here today.


Creative designs at fashion show
Ludhiana, November 8
The creativity of talented designers was displayed by damsels from Mumbai and New Delhi and budding models from the city in “Graffiti — the fall winter collection”, a fashion show organised by The Roots here on the lawns of City Heart Gardens last night.

SETTING RAMP ON FIRE: Models display designer outfits at a fashion show in Ludhiana on Thursday night. — A Tribune photograph

Album praised for meaningful lyrics
Ludhiana, November 8
A total of 2.5 lakh cassettes of “Raula Pai Gaya”, an audio album by Ravinder Grewal, have been sold in a short span of one and a half months. This was stated during a press conference at Maharaja Regency this afternoon by Mr Inderjit Singh Saini, area sales manager of Lucky Star’s Entertainment Ltd., which has released the album.

The cassette of Ravinder Grewal being presented at a press conference held in Ludhiana on Friday.—  A Tribune photograph
The cassette of Ravinder Grewal being presented at a press conference



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