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PUDA, MC lock horns over prime commercial land
Ludhiana, November 25
The controversy over a piece of prime commercial land, auctioned by Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) almost three years ago, continues with the civic administration expressing strong reservation against attempts by PUDA authorities to hand over some additional land towards the old GT Road side to the buyer, allegedly showing undue haste and keen interest in the process.
An iron gate put up by a builder in the presence of PUDA officials on the extended boundary of land towards the old GT Road An iron gate put up by a builder in the presence of PUDA officials on the extended boundary of land towards the old GT Road in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Civil Surgeon marks inquiry in vision-loss case
Ludhiana, November 25
Dr S.N. Tiwari, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, has marked an inquiry into the reported cases of loss of vision in a free eye operation camp, held at Jagraon on October 2 by a charitable trust of Nanaksar Kaleran.

Illuminating the foliage: Unpruned trees in several parts of Ludhiana city block streetlight
Illuminating the foliage: Unpruned trees in several parts of Ludhiana city block streetlight, thereby defeating the very purpose these were installed for. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Lawyers’ body accuses Dhanda of bungling
Ludhiana, November 25
Levelling allegations of ‘bungling’ in the elections of the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana against a sitting member of the Bar Council and one of the contestants, Mr Harish Rai Dhanda, president of the District Bar Association, the Organisation of Young Lawyers (OYL) has sought the intervention of the Chief Justice of India and the Chairman of the Bar Council of India.

SDE (Telecom) held for accepting bribe
Ludhiana, November 25
A Sub-Divisional Engineer of the Telecom Department was caught red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 1, 000. The accused, Shashi Bhushan, is posted at Ropar and was nabbed by a team of the Vigilance Bureau, Ludhiana range, while accepting a bribe of Rs 1, 000 as the first instalment of the total settled amount of Rs 2, 000 for releasing a telephone connection.


BJP seeks dismissal of Mufti govt
Ludhiana, November 25
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today came out strongly against the Jammu and Kashmir Government, headed by Mr Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, charging it with soft pedalling the militants and other disruptive forces, which had stepped up their acts of violence in the state. 

Abandoned infant gets new lease of life
Ludhiana, November 25
‘From certain death to a bright future’ is the story of an infant girl, who was thrown in a canal near Mandi Ahmedgarh and was given a new lease of life by members of a city-based family who impressed upon their relatives to adopt her. 

‘Accord proper respect to ex-servicemen’
Ludhiana, November 25
The district administration has provided financial assistance worth more than Rs 62 lakh to the ex-servicemen and their families during the first six months of the current financial year under the different welfare schemes for the ex- servicemen started by the government. This was stated by Mr Rahul Bhandari, ADC(G), while addressing the quarterly meeting of the District Sanik Welfare Board here today.

Balwan SinghINA veteran dead
Ludhiana, November 25
An Indian National Army (INA) veteran, who was a prominent member of National Volunteers Core for Civil Defence after Independence, Balwant Singh, died in his village, Brij Hari Singh in Raikot, on November 19 here. He was an octogenarian.

Chhatrapati’s death: scribes seek probe
Ludhiana, November 25
The Punjab Journalists Association has demanded a CBI enquiry into the death of Sirsa-based journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati who succumbed to injuries after being allegedly shot at by followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect.

SHO relinquishes charge
Ludhiana, November 25
Sub-Inspector Dogar Ram today relinquished the charge of SHO of Kumkalan police station almost four days after the Deputy Commissioner had ordered his ouster for his alleged involvement in the Bhupana landgrabbing case.


Labourer murdered
Jagraon, November 25
Ramu (22) of Bihar working as a labourer here was found murdered in his servant quarter in a pool of blood with multiple sword injuries in a hospital at Nanaksar and the local police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 341, IPC, on the statement of Didar Singh, sevadar of Baba Sadhu Singh of Gurdwara Nanaksar.


Food Expo 2K2, a treat for connoisseurs
Ludhiana, November 25
Food lovers will have a chance to try varied dishes from different cuisines in a three-day exhibition, beginning from December 14. The Food Expo 2K2 is the first event of its kind to be held in Punjab. The objective is to bring the food and its associated industries under one roof where they all get an opportunity to show their achievements, identify new partners and share their expertise on an equal footing.
Organisers of Food Expo 2K2 at a press meet. — IV
Organisers of Food Expo 2K2 at a press meet



Rs 165 cr for improving education standard
Ludhiana, November 24
With a view to improve the standard of education in the state, an amount of Rs 130 crore would be spent under the new Education Policy during the current financial year.

Students participate in the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex art exhibition held in Alpine International Senior Secondary School
Students participate in the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex art exhibition held in Alpine International Senior Secondary School on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

National Integration Week at DMCH
Ludhiana, November 25
The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) observed National Integration Week by holding various activities on the theme ‘Communal harmony, national integration and fraternity’ on the old DMC campus.

Annual day function of school
Doraha, November 25
The annual day function and prize distribution ceremony of Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School was held here yesterday.

Six city students clear NTSE
Ludhiana, November 25
After clearing two written tests at the state and the national-level and then qualifying in an interview, six city students have got through the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE), this year.

GGNIMT students get top ranks
Ludhiana, November 25
Students of BBA and BCA (IVth semester) students from the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology have bagged top positions in the examination conducted by Punjab Technical University this year.

Teachers’ union to hold rallies
Ludhiana, November 25
The Government Primary Teachers Association, Punjab held a meeting in Phagwara yesterday to chalk out a plan to register its protest against the new education policy. Mr Piara Singh Dhillon, president of the association, said it was decided at the meeting to burn the effigy of the Director of Elementary Directorate in Chandigarh on December 2.


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