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Four undertrials escape
Row over ‘identity’ of police team
Ludhiana, November 9
While four undertrials escaped in a daring fashion from the custody of a police team outside the Central Jail in Ludhiana late last evening, a controversy has erupted over the identity of the police team accompanying the undertrials.

Cash-surplus MC gets higher credit rating
Ludhiana, November 9
Claims of the civic administration of having turned the corner through better financial management and several austerity measures received a shot in the arm when a national-level credit rating agency — ICRA Limited recently upgraded the credit rating of the Municipal Corporation from LA minus (SO) to LA(SO) in the wake of its sound financial position.

Kidnapping case takes new turn
Rs 25 lakh ransom demanded
Ludhiana, November 9
The two-week-old mysterious disappearance case of a nine-year-old son of a trader in New Friends Colony near Sherpur Chowk here has taken a new turn with fresh reports stating that the child was kidnapped and Rs 25 lakh ransom money demanded for his release.


Unique housing project launched
Ludhiana, November 9
In a concerted effort to ease the acute scarcity of housing for the economically weaker sections of society in general and industrial workers in particular, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has launched an ambitious housing project in the city, which will come up in the next two months.

Illegal constructions face axe
Ludhiana, November 9
Sword of damocles is all set to fall on fresh construction in Kullewal village, where various residential colonies had mushroomed on 100 acres of land that originally belonged to the provincial government. The action comes after an investigation of over two years, which termed the encroachment as ‘mother of all scandals’. The government land was allegedly sold several times.

3 burnt to death near Ludhiana
Ludhiana, November 9
Three persons were burnt alive when their car collided with a cow near Amaltas Tourism Complex on the Jalandhar bypass road here tonight, police sources told PTI. Two children, who were also in the car, were badly burnt and taken to a local hospital in an unconscious condition, the sources said. The identity of the deceased was not known as all three bodies were badly burnt, the sources added.


PCC reconstitution soon: Hanspal
Ludhiana, November 9
The new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) will be reconstituted in a couple of days as the PCC president, Mr H. S. Hanspal, has already submitted his list to the party high command for approval.

Mr Milkiat Singh Birmi, MLA, explains a point to PCC chief H.S Hanspal at a convention of the Vishwakarma Ramgarhia Council of India in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Mr Milkiat Singh Birmi, MLA, explains a point to PCC chief H.S Hanspal at a convention of the Vishwakarma Ramgarhia Council of India

Taste of ‘Firdaus’ in city
Ludhiana, November 9
The world famous mouth watering Kashmiri cuisine is tickling the palates of Ludhianvis these days. The Park Plaza is organising the Dastarkhan-e-Firdaus, a Kashmiri Food Festival from November 8 to 17. The best of Kashmiri delicacies like gushtaba, yakhni, lahabi kabab and seekh kabab are being served in traditional Kashmiri way.
A waiter dressed in Kashmiri attire serving kahwa in a samovar to the guests at the Kashmiri Food Festival, being organised at Park plaza. — A Tribune photograph
A waiter dressed in Kashmiri attire serving kahwa in a samovar to the guests at the Kashmiri Food Festival

Phone numbers to begin with ‘2’
Ludhiana, November 9
Telephone numbers in the city will now begin with the digit “2” which will be prefixed to the existing number. All telephone numbers in Ludhiana tehsil (with 0161 STD code) will be converted to seven digits from six from tomorrow. Other numbers in the district with five digits will also be upgraded to six digits within the next fortnight.


Mill surrenders ‘black money’
Ludhiana, November 9
A rice mill of Moga has surrendered Rs 90 lakh ‘black money’ as a result of a survey undertaken by the Income Tax Department, according to official information. Officials also carried out surveys of knitwear and fabric group of industries and took into custody several documents.



Students showcase talent at youth fest
Ludhiana, November 9
“The most important task before young generation is to fight the menace of dowry. Let merit be your dowry,” said Mr Darbara Singh Guru (IAS), Managing Director, Punjab System Health Corporation, addressing students of Ramgarhia Girls College on the third day of PU Zonal Youth Festival.

READY FOR CONQU(T)EST: A folk dance team shares a light moment while waiting for its turn in the PU Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Spreading peace through music
Ludhiana, November 9
In the wake of present unrest and growing fundamentalism in the country, there’s a strong need to make the common people realise the vision and ideals of our Constitution and the basic values of humanity.

DMC wins national quiz
Ludhiana, November 9
The postgraduate team from the Department of Paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, comprising of Dr Prateek Kapila and Shalindre S. Samra, have brought accolades to the institution by winning the national level PG quiz held during the ‘First national update on paediatric emergencies’ held at PGI, Chandigarh, in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Paediatrics.

Orientation programme begins at GNIMT
Ludhiana, November 9
‘Orientation programme towards corporate environment’, a programme for students of MBA and MCA, started at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here today. The programme, comprises a series of lectures and presentations by eminent educationists, will conclude on November 21.


1450 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, November 9
A state-level special Lok Adalat based on 20 benches was organised by the Punjab State Legal Service Authority here today, in which around 2000 cases of different nature were taken up and more than 1450 cases were settled. Mr V.B. Handa, District and Sessions Judge, presided over the Lok Adalat.


Cultural mela today
Machhiwara, November 9
The Punjabi Sabhyacharak Kendra, Machhiwara, will organise a cultural mela tomorrow in SJS Nagar, near the bus stand. Stating this, Mr Dilbag Singh Mangat, chairman of the club, said renowned singers Gurdas Mann and Sardool Sikandar would be honoured with the “Man Vatan Da” and “Suran Da Badshah” awards, respectively, during the mela.


GNIP annual meet begins
Ludhiana, November 9
The 20th annual athletic meet of Guru Nanak International Public School was declared open today. The chief guest was Dr Lavtar Singh Chawla, a former Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University, Faridkot. The school also organised a crafts exhibition which displayed the talent of students. Guests were entertained by colourful items.

Students of GNIP School sprint towards the finishing line during the school’s annual athletic meet in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Students of GNIP School sprint towards the finishing line during the school’s annual athletic meet in Ludhiana


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