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Cheated villagers lose houses
Demolitions in illegal colonies
Ludhiana, November 11
A team of administration officials demolished some constructions and closed down a tubewell of Baba Jiwan Singh Nagar in Kulliewal village here today, following the recent orders to raze illegal structures in the area.

Kidnapped child’s kin picket police station
Police suspects kidnapping theory
Ludhiana, November 11
Agitated parents and relatives of a nine-year-old boy, kidnapped for ransom by an alleged gang of migrant labourers on October 29, marched up to the Focal Point police station today afternoon and held a dharna for over an hour to protest against the non-recovery of the child by the police.
Members of the family of the kidnapped child, Honey, stage a dharna outside the Focal Point police station Members of the family of the kidnapped child, Honey, stage a dharna outside the Focal Point police station in Ludhiana on Monday. — IV

Akali MLA Ranjit Singh Talwandi, along with his supporters, stage dharna inside the police station
Akali MLA Ranjit Singh Talwandi, along with his supporters, stage dharna inside the police station after being arrested at Raikot on Monday.—  A Tribune photograph

The SAD youth-wing activists raise slogans before being produced in a city court
The SAD youth-wing activists raise slogans before being produced in a city court in Ludhiana on Monday. — IV

Ranjit Singh Talwandi, 203 SAD supporters arrested
Raikot/Ludhiana, November 11
MLA Ranjit Singh Talwandi, along with 168 supporters, was among those arrested today as the crackdown on SAD leaders and activists continued on the eve of the SGPC elections today. As many as 35 workers were arrested from Ludhiana this noon.

SGPC member still missing
Ahmedgarh, November 11
Mr Joginder Singh Bhatiani, an SGPC member, went missing on Saturday and the police is still clueless about his whereabouts. Sources said Mr Bhatiani had sneaked out of his house after dodging policemen.

MCPI flays police entry in Golden Temple
Ludhiana, November 11
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has condemned the police entry in Golden Temple complex in Amritsar saying it was not only reminiscent of “Operation Bluestar” but had also surpassed all past misdeeds and gross interference in the elections of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to be held tomorrow.

Cong men rally behind Amarinder
Ludhiana, November 11
Several local Congress leaders today came out in support of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and observed that he was handling the situation, arising out of the confrontation over the SGPC elections, in the best possible manner. The leaders claimed that the Chief Minister by his bold and decisive actions had prevented imminent violence in the state.

Pension through post-office, banks
Ludhiana, November 11
The Employees Provident Fund Organisation, Ministry of Labour, Government of India, has made arrangements for the disbursement of pension under the Employees Pension Scheme 1995 through post-office as well as branches of the State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank.


INTUC takes up workers’ cause
Ludhiana, November 11
The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) has taken up the issue of pending demands of the employees with the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr Harwinder Singh Hanspal, urging him to intervene and ask the Punjab Government to accept the long-pending demands of the workers.

Kennel club holds dog show
Ludhiana, November 11
Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister of Punjab, said here today that the state government would take steps to fully implement animal-protection rules and encourage dog shows. He said this at a gathering of dog breeders and owners at the All Breeds Open Dog Show organised by the North Star Kennel Club.

LOOKING FOR A WELL-HOUNDED PERSONALITY: Contestants at a dog show in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjit Verma



BCM school celebrates silver jubilee
Ludhiana, November 11
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School is organising various cultural shows, exhibitions and inter-school competitions as part of its silver jubilee celebrations from November 11 to 17.

Dental education course
Ludhiana, November 11
The local branch of Indian Dental Education in collaboration with Koreal Healthcare India will organise a Continuing Dental Education Course on November 12 at Dumra Auditorium of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). The topic of the course will be ‘Dental traumatology’.

Children’s week celebrated
Ludhiana, November 11
Children’s week was celebrated at Cheeryfield’s school. Various competitions were held like nursery rhymes recitation; modelling on western music; fancy dress; most active student etc.

SECULAR NEHRU SANDWICHED BETWEEN KRISHNA AND SANTA: Fancy-dress show in Cherryfields Public School, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Mann, Sikandar take audience by storm
Machhiwara, November 11
Gurdas Mann and Sardool Sikandar were given ‘Maan Vatan Da’ and ‘Suran Da Badshah’ awards, respectively, at a cultural mela organised by the International Punjabi Sabhyacharak Kendra, Machhiwara, yesterday on the first death anniversary of Lala Ved Parkash Anand, father of famous lyricist Sanjeev Anand and prominent social worker Shakti Anand.


National Thalassaemia Day
Ludhiana, November 11
A special function was organised by the Punjab Thalassaemics Welfare Society (PTWS) at Sutlej Club yesterday, in which thalassaemic children from all over the region, their parents and various organisations working for the welfare of these children, observed the National Thalassaemia Day.

IMA organises camp on bio-medical waste
Ludhiana, November 11
The district unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) organised a camp on bio medical waste handling for doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, laboratories and IDA members from Khanna, Samrala, Jagraon, Raikot, Macchiwara, Raikot, Moga, Malerkotla, at IMA house here today.


Athletics meet begins today
Ludhiana, November 11
The stage is set for the 48th edition of the Punjab State Inter-District Schools Athletics Meet for boys and girls (u-14, u-17 and u-19) which begins at Guru Nanak Stadium here tomorrow. Around 2,000 participants, including officials, will take part in this five-day meet. Accommodation arrangements for the players and officials have been made at different places, according to Mr Bachhittar Singh, District Education Officer (secondary).


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