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Case against trespasser 
Administration to act tough
Ludhiana, November 12
After demolishing certain recent constructions in various colonies of Kulliewal village despite the ban, the administration has decided to act tough on the trespassers and has started taking criminal action against them.

Dairy owners refuse to budge
Ludhiana, November 12
Despite preliminary work for the shifting of over 500 dairies, located in thickly populated residential localities of the city, having been completed and the municipal corporation making it clear that dairies will have to shift to an alternate site earmarked for the purpose, the dairy owners are proving to be a tough nut to crack.

RIOT OF COLOURS RIOT OF COLOURS: Expert hands draw rangoli in the youth festival under way at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Offices to change for the physically challenged
Ludhiana, November 12
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, has directed heads of all district departments to install facilities for the physically challenged in their offices. The installations should be according to the Disabilities Act of 1995, so that, the physically challenged could feel comfortable visiting public places. These directions were issued at a special meeting of a district-level committee here today convened by the DC.

‘Insurance is necessity, not luxury’
Ludhiana, November 12
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) organised a seminar on ‘Changing Trends in Insurance and Claims Management’ in association with ICICI Lombard General Insurance. Lombard is one of the oldest property and casualty insurance companies in Canada.

Participants at a seminar on insurance, in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Participants at a seminar on insurance

‘Acceptability of rice bran oil set to rise’
Ludhiana, November 12
Rice bran oil (RBO) will soon gain wider acceptability in the country. It is being used in Japan for over 50 years and is already being experimented across the world, particularly in America, for its health-friendly qualities.

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Central jail bursting at seams
Ludhiana, November 12
A large number of arrests of the Akali workers, ninetynine per cent of whom belong to SAD (Badal) group, has started telling on the space for inmates at the local Central Jail.

Crackdown goes abegging
Ludhiana, November 12
The police has arrested about 30 beggars from different areas of the city. The arrests, however, did not have the desired effect as several beggars, especially children, could be still seen seeking alms. The arrests brought to light some startling facts. While it is believed that Sikhs and Punjabis do not beg, several of those arrested were identified as Sikhs. 

Beggars sit near Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Beggars sit near Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana

50 eminent persons honoured
Ludhiana, November 12
As many as 50 eminent personalities were honoured at a function organised by the Shaheed Memorial International Sewa Society at Ramgarhia Girls College here today. The chief guests on the occasion were Flying Sikh Milkha Singh, Dr Dalip Kaur Tiwana and Mr Rakesh Bharti Mittal.

A section of the SMISS awardees at a function in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — IV
A section of the SMISS awardees at a function in Ludhiana

Docs concerned over N-war scenario
Ludhiana, November 12
Members of the Indian Doctors For Peace and Development (IDPD) expressed serious concern at the events that were developing in the world, which could lead to attack on Iraq by the USA and its allies.

Road mishaps kill two
Ludhiana, November 12
Two deaths in road accidents have been reported here in the past 24 hours. Jagga, a person of Meharban village near here, died on the spot when the motor cycle he was riding collided with a cart carrying a dead buffalo, near Amaltas on the Jalandhar road yesterday.

Monkey on biting spree; 2-yr-old 10th target
Ludhiana, November 12
A monkey bit a two-year-old boy in Gobind Nagar here today, raising the number of such incidents to 10. In the past four days, this monkey has bitten nine persons in Punjab Agricultural University. It seems that the monkey slipped out of the campus after officials there tried to catch it.


Father, sons booked for murder bid
Machhiwara, November 12
Bhupinder Singh Fauji and his two sons, Rajinderpal and Narinderpal, of Fatehgarh Mand village have been booked under Sections 307, 324 and 34 of the IPC and 27, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act on the charge of making an attempt to murder Gurpinder Singh of Mand Sherian.

SI’s mobile stolen from police station
Ludhiana, November 12
A mobile phone set of Sub-Inspector (SI) Kulwinder Kumar has been stolen from Basti Jodhewal police station. Though a case of theft had been registered against some unidentified person (s), investigation had revealed that a constable of the police station itself had stolen the phone set.


SSIs give memorandum to Vasundheraraje
Ludhiana, November 12
Ms Vasundheraraje Scindia, Union Minister of State for Small Industries and Rural Industries, has assured the president of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab that she would take up problems of small-scale industries, regarding banks, with the Finance Ministry.



Students take part in contests
Jagraon, November 12
Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, organised a number of competitions for school students. Students from six schools participated in these competitions.


Police remand for dowry seekers
Jagraon, November 12
Som Nath Kataria and Saroj Kataria, brother-in-law and sister-in-law of the husband of Ms Prakash Bhatia of Anarkali Bazar, Jagraon, have been remanded in police custody by the court of Mr Tejwinder Singh, Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate, for two days on the pretext of recovery of a TV set, VCR, fridge and other articles of dowry.

NRI remanded in custody
Kharar, November 12
Mr Roshan Lal Chouhan, Judicial Magistrate, Kharar, has remanded Sarabjit Singh, an alleged member of international gang of smugglers, in Judicial custody till January 10. The accused a US citizen and wanted by a US court, was arrested by the SAS Nagar police.


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