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Inquiry into marriage palaces indicts DCs, SSPs
Ludhiana, November 15
An inquiry, reportedly conducted by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, into the construction of marriage palaces along Ferozepore Road inside the 1000-yard radius of the Field Ammunition Depot (FAD), Badhowal, near here, is learnt to have indicted all deputy commissioners, senior superintendents of police and commanding officers of the FAD, posted at Ludhiana from 1988 to 1999.

Admn to act tough in Kulliewal case
Ludhiana, November 15
As the controversy over the proposed demolition of certain illegal structures in Kulliewal village continues causing delay in the action, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, today visited the spot which was followed by announcement of some tough steps against the persons who had allegedly encroached upon the government land.

Incest cost him his life
Ludhiana, November 15
In a fresh case of contract killing by former terrorists, an alleged terrorist turned robber has been arrested by the Haibowal police on charges of hiring two contract killers to kill a sand mining trader in Haibowal few days ago.


Students walk in aid of lepers' children
Ludhiana, November 15
Hundreds of students of CFC School celebrated Children's Day on November 15 in a different and meaningful way. They assembled at Feroze Gandhi Market in the morning and then dispersed in different groups to walk in different parts of the city to collect money for the education of lepers' children.

ALL FOR A NOBLE CAUSE: Students of CFC School collect donations for lepers' children in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Relief for drought-hit
Ludhiana, November 15
Ludhiana district has dispatched one more goods train of 40 bogies loaded with wheat straw (dry fodder) and wheat to Bharatpur district in Rajasthan for free distribution among the drought-hit people last evening. The train was flagged off from Jagraon railway station by Mr Gurcharan Singh Galib, MP.

PSIEC staff hold rally
Ludhiana, November 15
All employees of the PSIEC posted at various offices here wore black badges and held a protest rally at the SAIL stockyard in front of MMTC Handling Agency today. The call for the rally was given by the PSIEC Staff Association in protest against the non-release of ex gratia before Divali.

Ahimsa yatra train
Ludhiana, November 15
A special ahimsa yatra train would begin its journey tomorrow from the local railway station, according to Mr Bansi Lal Surana, convener of the Punjab Prantiya Nivedan Samiti.


Case against bus driver
Doraha, November 15
A case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC was today registered against the driver of a private bus on the direction of the SSP, Khanna. Mr Rajit Gupta of Sector 15, Chandigarh, had complained to the SSP against the driver of the bus (PB-23-6711) whom he held responsible for the death of his father who had come out of their TATA Sumo at toll plaza to make inquiries and was injured by the rash bus driver on August 5, 2002.

Professor held on corruption charge
Ludhiana, November 15
In what seems to be a fresh crackdown on teachers taking tuitions, the Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau today arrested a professor of Arya College under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

75 beggars held in crackdown
Ludhiana, November 15
In a massive crackdown on the ever-increasing menace of beggars, the city police has arrested at least 75 beggars from different places. This follows the arrest of about 50 beggars arrested under the Prevention of Begging Act, 1971.

Pirated CDs seized, one held
Ludhiana, November 15
About 500 pirated CDs of Hindi films and hit Punjabi songs were seized by the Salem Tabri police in a raid on a residential building in New Akash Nagar near Jalandhar bypass last evening and a man, identified as Sachin, was arrested from the spot.


Uco Bank holds coin mela
Ludhiana, November 15
A coin mela was organised by Uco Bank at its Chaura Bazar branch here today in which coins of different denominations worth Rs 7.25 lakh were distributed and soiled or mutilated currency notes worth Rs 2 lakh exchanged.

Employees of Uco Bank, Chaura Bazar, distribute new currency notes and coins in an exchange mela in Ludhiana on Friday. — IV
Employees of Uco Bank, Chaura Bazar, distribute new currency notes and coins



Inter-school shabad gayan contest
Ludhiana, November 15
An inter-school shabad gayan competition was held on the school premises at Darshan Academy today. A number of teams from various city schools participated in the competition.

Seminar on new educational policy
Ludhiana, November 15
The Government Primary Teachers Association, Punjab, is organising a state-level seminar on the new education policy implemented by the government in 17 districts of the state.



PPCB harassing us, say docs
Ludhiana, November 15
The district unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) has alleged that Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) officials were unnecessarily harassing doctors by quoting vague pleas regarding bio-medical waste disposal.

Health talk for industrial workers
Ludhiana, November 15
Recent research conducted in several countries in the West and China, have shown that taking folic acid daily, even before a woman knows she is pregnant, can reduce the risk of having a baby with serious birth defects of brain and spinal cord up to 75 per cent.


Inter-school athletics meet begins
Ludhiana, November 15
Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, and GGN School, Civil Lines, shared honours on the inaugural day of the XIth Sahodya Schools Complex Athletics Meet which began at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.
(From left) Dalvinder Singh (3000m) from GNP School, Amandeep Kaur of GHGP School (3000m) and Kamalpreet Kaur (800) of GGN School on her way to win the gold medal in the Sahodya Inter-School Athletics Meet at BCM Arya School on Friday.— Tribune photos
Dalvinder Singh from GNP School, Amandeep Kaur of GHGP School and Kamalpreet Kaur of GGN School on her way to win the gold medal in the Sahodya Inter-School Atheletics Meet
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