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Monopoly in biomedical waste disposal goes
Ludhiana, November 21
In a major decision, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has allowed the doctors to dispose of biomedical waste according to their choice provided the disposal is performed according to specific norms and guidelines.

Students in a state of shock
Death of classmate in wall collapse
Ahmedgarh, November 21
Students who witnessed the incident of collapse of noticeboard shed at Government College, Malerkotla, which resulted in the death of their college mate, Sumeer Sood, are trying to come to terms with their shock a day after the incident.

Sunny days are here again! Sunny days are here again! PAU students relaxing in the sun on the varsity campus on Thursday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Who will fend for these families?
Ludhiana, November 21
Even as allegations and counter-allegations flowed in Garcha village today over the possession of around 36 acres of agricultural land the condition of 40 families of the village, for whom the land was only source of livelihood for the past 40 years is beyond description.

Police inquiry acquits nine of family
Ludhiana, November 21
A high-level inquiry by the district police in a dowry and attempt to murder case of a married woman has absolved nine members of the family of woman’s in-laws of all charges. Ritu, a newly wed woman, had lodged a complaint in the Model Town police station on October 6 that her husband and in-laws had to murder her by giving her some poison and were constantly demanding dowry.


Gosain rakes up controversy
Ludhiana, November 21
While the dust over the remarks of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, Mr Praveen Togadia, about Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s Italian origin is still to settle down, the senior BJP leader and former Deputy Speaker, Mr Satpal Gosain, seems to have already stepped into his shoes by courting a similar controversy. Currently, Mr Gosain is the target of the Congress leaders and workers’ ire for his reported remarks about Ms Sonia Gandhi. 

Youth Akali Dal to honour Badal
Ludhiana, November 21
Shiromani Youth Akali Dal (SYAD) activists will participate in large numbers in the jail bharo agitation of November 27. The unit will also honour SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal, SGPC President Kirpal Singh Badungar and all committee members owing allegiance to the former Chief Minister at a special function to be held at Gurdwara Alamgir on November 22, said Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, president of the dal.

Anganwari workers seek implementation of wage hike
Ludhiana, November 21
The Anganwari Mahila and Sahayak Sangh has called upon the state government to implement the promised hike in wages immediately and to arrange for the payment of arrears. Further, anganwari workers reiterated their demand for declaring them as government employees and grant all allowances and other facilities without any discrimination.

231 ITBP recruits pass out
Ludhiana, November 21
The first batch of 231 trainees of the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) passed out from the local ad hoc training centre at 13 Battalion Badowal near here. The Additional Director General of the ITBP, Mr K.J. Singh, was the chief guest who took the salute at the passing out parade.

A view of the passing out parade of the ITBP recruits in Ludhiana on Thursday. — IV
A view of the passing out parade of the ITBP recruits in Ludhiana

Communal Harmony Week by Army
Ludhiana, November 21
The Army is currently celebrating the Communal Harmony Week. A number of programmes are being organised involving youth, and schoolchildren with this programme to create harmony among different sections of the society.

Children participate in a painting competition organised by the Army in connection with Communal Harmony Week celebrations in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Children participate in a painting competition organised by the Army in connection with Communal Harmony Week celebrations

Laton loses youth in border firing
Ludhiana, November 21
After battling for life for over two weeks, sepoy Baljit Singh of Laton village near Samrala in this district breathed his last at Army hospital in Srinagar yesterday. He was seriously injured in the enemy fire on the Indo-Pak border. He had, however, recovered substantially but his condition suddenly deteriorated.

One dies of electric shock


Conductor injured
Ludhiana, November 21
Gurmit Singh (27), a private bus conductor, was injured following a brawl over the timing of buses at the general bus stand here on Wednesday. According to information in a dispute at counter number 10 between the conductor and employees of another transport company over the timing of the buses, the former was allegedly attacked with iron rods and swords.


Creating opportunities out of challenges
Ludhiana, November 21
The local branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) organised a seminar on impact of World Trade Organisation (WTO) regime on textile and hosiery industry here today. The objective of the seminar was to create awareness among the captains of textile and hosiery industry particularly about the implication of the WTO regime on this industry in Ludhiana.



Controversy rages over college control
Ludhiana, November 21
The controversy over the control of Arya College here refuses to die down with the working general secretary of the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Punjab, and the Arya Vidya Parishad, Mr O.P. Tandon, claiming that Mr Vijay Kumar Sathi was not the legally appointed president of the managing committee of the college.

Ex-secy of PAU VC suspended
Ludhiana, November 21
Mr S.K. Goswami, former Secretary of the Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, has been placed under suspension for allegedly misusing his position. The PAU authorities have referred the matter to the police for investigations and registration of a case against him.

NSS volunteers celebrate integration day
Ludhiana, November 21
National Integration Day was celebrated all over India on November 19, 2002. NSS volunteers organised various activities at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana. The day was marked with a patriotic spirit as the students geared up to celebrate the day with much enthusiasm.

Career guidance camp by PNB
Ludhiana, November 21
Punjab National Bank (PNB), Ludhiana region, organised a career guidance camp at Government Senior Secondary School, Threeke, here today. The camp was attended by the students of middle, high and secondary classes.

Quiz on information technology
Ludhiana, November 21
Quiz on information technology was organised by the SDP College for Women in the seminar hall of the college today. It was organised by the Department of Computer Sciences and Applications for students of B.Com, BCA and PGDCA.

Girls participate in an IT quiz organised by SDP College in Ludhiana on Thursday. — IV
Girls participate in an IT quiz organised by SDP College

Don’t imitate West, students urged
Ludhiana, November 21
A seminar on “Parvasi Punjabi Sahitya aur Sabhyachar” was organised at GGN Khalsa College by the Punjabi Department yesterday. Ms Kailash Puri, a Punjabi writer from the UK, advised the students not to imitate the West blindly. Ms Puri has written many short stories and novels.

School functions
Doraha, November 21
The annual prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha, will be held on November 23. According to Ms Urmil Sood, Principal, the chief guest will be Mr Paramjit Singh Sarao, SSP, Khanna, and the guest of honours will be Dr Ishwar Singh and Mr Tarlok Singh Jaggi, president and secretary, respectively, of the school managing committee.


Assistant poll officer
Ludhiana, November 21
Mr Rajiv Duggal has been appointed Assistant Electoral Officer for Ludhiana in the elections to the Bar Council of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to be held on November 23.



DMCH staff want colleague’s suspension revoked
Ludhiana, November 21
Tension prevailed at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) when around 40 employees of the hospital gathered here today demanding the withdrawal of suspension orders of one of the hospital employees and to let the employees lit a “diya” at Pir Baba’s mazaar on every Thursday, which was allegedly locked by the management a few months ago.

Para-medical staff hold dharna
Ludhiana, November 21
The district unit of the talmel committee of para-medical and health employees, Punjab, held a dharna against the non-settlement of promotion cases by the department.


All set for national bridge meet
Ludhiana, November 21
All arrangements for the smooth conduct of the 44th Winter National Bridge Championship, being organised by the Punjab Bridge Association at the Sutlej Club, here, from November 23 to December 3, have been completed.

Ek Prayas students win 24 medals
Ludhiana, November 21
Ten students of Ek Prayas Institute run by Social Action Group situated on the Ferozepore Road, participated in the Special Olympics, Punjab chapter at Amritsar in November.


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