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Admn loses sight of past
Eye camp against rules begins today
Ludhiana, November 29
While the blinding of 44 persons in an eye camp at Jagraon is still fresh in public memory, another such camp begins at Bhaini Baringa tomorrow, allegedly, in violation of norms laid down by the Centre. The permission for holding medical camps is given by the district administration through the office of the Civil Surgeon.

Another case of corporal punishment
MeenakshiLudhiana, November 29
While Punjab Education Minister Khushal Behl has recently announced stringent punishment for any school teacher found guilty of corporal punishment, this does not seem to have any deterrent effect as cases of child-beating in schools continue to come up.

Cops ‘beat up’ youth for no reason
Ludhiana, November 29
Tanvir Singh, a local youth, has alleged that he was beaten up by two policemen in Sarabha Nagar yesterday when he was going to buy some items from a milk booth. His father is a doctor who lives in Rajguru Nagar.


‘Khooni phataks’ a cause for concern
Ludhiana, November 29
The accident involving a train and a truck killing six and injuring many at the unmanned railway crossing, joining Thrike village with Rajguru Nagar, last night has once again brought to the fore the increasing number of accidents at the unmanned railway crossings.
An old sign board telling the presence of an unmanned railway crossing near Thrike village where an accident took place yesterday killing seven and injuring many and the killer track
(Left) An old sign board telling the presence of an unmanned railway crossing near Thrike village where an accident took place yesterday killing seven and injuring many and (right) the killer track. — IV


MC mute witness to encroachments
Samrala, November 29
Civic sense seems to be missing in Samrala town. The problem of encroachments continues. Whether it is the question of the main bazaar starting from the main crossing chowk to the octroi posts from Ludhiana side to the Chandigarh side, or the question of lanes or bylanes at Samrala town towards Khanna, Machhiwara or Chawa road, one will find encroachments galore.
Encroachments in Samrala on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh national highway. — A Tribune photograph
Encroachments in Samrala

Probe doctor’s refusal: bureau
Ludhiana, November 29
The Punjab Crime Prevention Bureau has demanded a probe into the denying of admission and first-aid by the authorities of a local nursing home to some foreigners who had met with an accident near Karnal.

LJP district units to be reorganised by Dec 25
Ludhiana, November 29
All the district units of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) would be reorganised by Dec 25 and thereafter the state unit of the party would be recast. This was stated by Mr Amar Singh Mehmi, state president, while addressing a party meeting here today.

Indian ‘rule’ in UK
istorically, colonialism is the threshold of imperialism. Later, globalisation. British imperialism set record: sun did not set over it. The Union Jack flew over some parts of all the continents. The tide turned. Indians got a foot hold in the British Economy. Lord Swaraj Pal, Punjabi hailing from Jalandhar, transforms the NRI status. Son of Ludhiana-soil rose to be Mayor of Slough. So did a daughter of Ludhiana later.

AIATF wants Hurriyat activist booked
Ludhiana, November 29
Charging the Hurriat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq with sedition, the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) has called upon the government to book him and other activists of Hurriyat under the appropriate law.

Toll rises


Teenagers, woman die in stove bursts
Ludhiana, November 29
Two teenaged girls and a woman lost their lives in stove bursts here yesterday. Neeta, a 14-year-old girl, caught fire when a kerosene stove burst when she was cooking food on the roof of her house. She succumbed to the burns on way to the hospital.


Journal on textile industry
Ludhiana, November 29
The first edition of a new quarterly journal relating to the textile industry, “Knit Tex”, published from the city was formally released by Mr Rahul Bhandari, Additional Deputy Commissioner, at a simple function here today.



Students’ creative skills appreciated
Ludhiana, November 29
Tagore Public School was spruced up with rangolis and lighted lamps as the students displayed their creativity with articles of art and craft and others demonstrated glass painting techniques at the annual exhibition ‘Sanskar-2002’ here today.

Students show a model to visitors during ‘Sanskar-2002’ at Tagore Public School in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Students show a model

Sobha Singh birth anniversary celebrations
Ludhiana, November 29
Asian Club and Gupta Model High School organised Surinder Gupta Memorial Inter-school Painting Contest on the birth anniversary of renowned artist Sobha Singh in the school premises today. A total 39 contestants of different schools participated in an ‘on-the-spot-painting-contest.’ Mr Vinay Khurana and Mr Rakesh Kapoor presided over the function and the guest of honour was Mrs Dolly Chhabra.

School celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, November 29
In the annual function of Star Public School, New Hargovind Nagar, the star attraction was the cultural show put up by the students of the school. 

Competitions organised
Ludhiana, November 29
Declamation, quiz, poem recitation and painting competitions were held at Government High School, Kamran Road, this morning. Dr Ram Sharan Dass Chhabra was the chief guest and Principal Joginder Kaur the judge.

Student brings laurels
Ludhiana, November 29
Abhijit Singh Pandher, a student of Class VII of the Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, will represent the state in the National Table Tennis Tournament to be held at Sirsa from December 1 to 10.


Gurdev Badal’s police remand extended 
Ludhiana, November 29
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr Arunvir Vashisht, today extended the police remand of former Agricultural Minister Gurdev Singh Badal till December 2. He was booked for allegedly amassing property worth Rs 1.7 crore disproportionate to his known sources of income by the Vigilance Bureau.

Labour Lok Adalat settles 275 cases
Ludhiana, November 29
As many as 275 cases were amicably settled in a Labour Lok Adalat held under the supervision of the Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Presiding Officer of Labour Court, Mr S.K. Aggarwal. A sum of 6 lakh was disbursed among the employees as they agreed to settle their cases.

Labour court Presiding Officer S. K. Aggarwal holds Lok Adalat in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Labour court Presiding Officer S. K. Aggarwal holds Lok Adalat in Ludhiana


This tradition may become history
‘Chhau’ dancers treat students to visual feast
Ludhiana, November 29
The traditional ‘chhau’ dance of Purulia district may not survive for long. The West Bengal Government is hardly doing anything for the dancers. These were the views expressed by Satish Chander Mahoto, leader of the Sitapur Ganesh Chhau Party. The group is here to perform at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, under the aegis of SPIC MACAY.
‘Chhau’ dancers perform at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari 
‘Chhau’ dancers perform at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir


Hospital awaits CM for inauguration
Ludhiana, November 29
Even as the new Civil Hospital remains to be formally inaugurated due to non-availability of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for the purpose, Acharya Shiv Muni, a religious leader of the Jains, and his followers visited the new block of the hospital and inspected the rooms, besides providing the patients moral and financial help.

80 donate blood at camp


Sahodaya schools skating championship
Ludhiana, November 29
The VIth Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Speed Roller Skating Championship began at the rink of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Mr Surinder Singh Riat, member, school management committee, inaugurated the two-day meet in which nine teams are taking part.Top

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