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Hundreds of SAD activists rounded up
Agitation a damp squib: Admn * It is a murder of democracy: Akalis
Ludhiana, November 27
Tight security arrangements by the police notwithstanding, hundreds of SAD activists managed to reach the city and were rounded up at various places in the city. Moreover, according to a statement released by the district administration late in the evening, the whole agitation was a damp squib and no arrests were made in the whole district but proceedings under Sections 107/150 of the CrPC have been initiated against 20 persons.
Hundreds of SAD activists march from the Model Town Extension gurdwara to court arrest SAD activists being taken away in trucks
Hundreds of SAD activists march from the Model Town Extension gurdwara to court arrest; and (right) SAD activists being taken away in trucks in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photos Pradeep Tewari

City Congress leaders a worried lot
Ludhiana, November 27
The impending reconstitution of the local unit of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) is making many Congress leaders miss a heart beat on regular basis with the party high command maintaining silence over the names of people who would find place in the list of office-bearers.


New housing scheme in city
Ludhiana, November 27
An 8.8-acre housing scheme, conceived by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) way back in 1999, is all set to see the light of the day with the Land Acquisition Collector (LAC) finalising the award just a day before the scheme was to lapse and the LIT authorities depositing Rs 3.62 crore with the LAC for payment to the owners of the land.

NRI alleges harassment by land grabbers
Ludhiana, November 27
Close on the heels of various land grab incidents in the district, a non-Resident Indian has also alleged an attempt at grabbing of his prime land and harassment by land grabbers patronised by certain city-based political leaders .


Morcha flays govt on relief package
Ludhiana, November 27
The BJP Kisan Morcha has flayed the Congress government in Punjab for denial of a Rs 350 cr relief package to farmers in the state which had been released by the Union Government for compensation in lieu of drought.

A Thai encounter
Ludhiana, November 27
If you like your food to be tangy, sour, sweet, with a tinge of coconut and delicious, then an encounter with Thai food is a must. A typical Thai ambiance, authentic Thai cuisine based on the tried and tested recipes of master chef Sanjeev Kapoor of Khana Khazana is what the lovers of Thai food would get in Yellow Chillies in Sarabha Nagar, a franchise of Sanjeev Kapoor.
Thai ambience has been created in yellow chillies, Sarabha Nagar, as it celebrates Thai food festival. — A Tribune photograph
Thai ambience has been created in yellow chillies, Sarabha Nagar,

Cyber kid at the age of 3
Ludhiana, November 27
With cyber world progressing at a super pace, can Ludhiana kids be far behind? Believe it or not but it is true. Astha Bamba, a student of Giggles Nursery School, Sarabha Nagar, became your kid at the age of two. She blossomed under the guidance of her parents, who are both computer professionals.

Maintenance of parks: society withdraws services

ollowing the decision of the municipal corporation in 1999 to hand over public parks to non-government public societies for maintenance under which the corporation was to pay them maintenance charges at the rate of Re 1 per sq metre and had promised to provide infrastructure like boundary wall, grills, gate, paint,water supply, street lights, footpath.
  • Defaulters want leniency
  • Beggary menace
  • Cheated villagers

Combined Zone wins overall trophy
Ludhiana, November 27
The Combined Zone team won the trophy for overall best performance at the IIIrd Punjab Police Inter-Zone Duty Meet that concluded at the Punjab Police Academy yesterday. The Jalandhar Zone and Patiala Zone teams jointly stood second with the second highest medal tally.

Communal harmony week
Ludhiana, November 27
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony, which was set up in 1992 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Home Affairs, has been undertaking various activities for the promotion of communal harmony and national integration in the country.

Ex-Registrar of PSMC dead


110 arrested in police drive
Khanna, November 27
The Khanna police claimed to have arrested 110 persons in different cases under a special drive launched against anti-social elements. Mr Parmjit Singh Sarao, SSP, said in a press note issued here today that during the drive, which was started in July, various vehicles, intoxicants and cash were seized from the arrested persons.

Man booked for killing mother-in-law
Ludhiana, November 27
The Division No. 5 police has registered a case against Sukhdev Singh allegedly for killing his mother-in-law in an inebriated state, but he is still escaping arrest. According to information, Surjit Kaur (75), who lived in the Krishna Nagar, had married her daughter to Sukhdev Singh living in Jagraon a few years ago.

Patwari booked on graft charge


Farmers stage dharna outside sugar mill
Amloh, November 27
Farmers and members of various kisan unions staged a dharna in front of Nahar Sugar Mill, Amloh, today, in protest against the policy of payment of sugarcane at the reduced rates, in sugar mills in the state.


MCI recognises Ramdas institute’s MBBS plan
Ludhiana, November 27
The Medical Council of India (MCI) has recognised the MBBS programme of the Guru Ramdas Medical Institute, Amritsar, but has not accorded recognition to the postgraduate programme of the same in view of some deficiencies.

Seminar on environmental pollution
Ludhiana, November 26
Resurgence India organised its fourth seminar on “environmental pollution and we” in the Master Tara Singh College for Women here yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, Dr B.D. Kansal, Professor of Soils (retd), PAU, highlighted the damage caused to human, animal and plant health by different types of pollutants discharged into the environment by the residents, municipal authorities and the industrial units, especially dyeing and electroplating units.

Refresher course on post-harvest technology
Ludhiana, November 27
A three-week refresher course on advance training in post-harvest technology of perishables started at Punjab Agricultural University here yesterday. While inaugurating the course, Dr V.K. Sharma, Registrar of PAU, highlighted the importance eof post-harvest handling and processing of horticultural produce in the country, especially in the context of diversification of agriculture.

PAU scientists join national academies
Ludhiana, November 27
Two veterinary scientists from the Punjab Agricultural University have been selected as fellows of the prestigious National Academy of Agricultural Sciences an the National Academy of Veterinary Sciences.

Book exhibition at PAU
Ludhiana, November 27
The three-day annual book exhibition organised by Punjab Agricultural University began at the M.S. Randhawa Library here today. Leading 15 booksellers including nine from New Delhi, four from Ludhiana and one each from Dehra Dun and Rohtak put their stalls in open lawns in front of the library. Besides, one stall of the Communication Centre of the PAU had also been put up.


8 judges appointed for fast-track courts
Ludhiana, November 27
The Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday appointed eight persons after promotion as Additional District and Sessions Judges, specifically for starting fast-track courts, which would dispose of cases expeditiously. The orders were issued by the Registrar of the court.


Beauty contest with a difference
Ludhiana, November 27
“Miss World Punjaban is a unique beauty pageant based on Punjabi culture. We should take only good things from the west. They have swim suit rounds in their beauty contest, but we decided to have a beauty contest where participants came dressed in typical Punjabi clothes and wearing traditional jewellery.

Some of the contestants of the Miss World Punjaban contest.

Some of the contestants of the Miss World Punjaban contest


Doraha jaundice cases land in city hospitals
Ludhiana, November 27
Patients suffering from jaundice in Khanna, Samrala, Doraha areas have started pouring in at city hospitals. Though no death has been reported following the outbreak of jaundice, yet more than 200 cases of the disease have been detected by the authorities so far.


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