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Sihaar tense again, path not allowed
Ludhiana, November 6
Tension returned to the village following the attempt of the rival groups of the Nanaksar Thath to organise a Poornmashi path at Sant Meehan Singh Dera.

ST evasion racket unearthed
Ludhiana, November 6
A special team of the Excise and Taxation Department has unearthed a major racket of a large-scale evasion of sales tax by some firms in connivance with a transport company.

Children take part in nagar kirtan to mark gurpurb in Chaura Bazar
Children take part in nagar kirtan to mark gurpurb in Chaura Bazar in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


Labourer’s body awaits cremation
Ludhiana, November 6
Relatives of 19-year-old Babban, a migrant labourer from Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), who had died in the Christian Medical College and Hospital on November 4, have been running from pillar to post for the past two days to get his body released from the hospital mortuary. It is alleged that the authorities have refused to hand over Babban’s body to his relatives, unless they cleared a bill of Rs 37,000. Babban had died of dengue.

Hosiery goods perish in major fire
Ludhiana, November 6
A major fire broke out in a seven-storeyed hosiery factory on the Hazoori road this evening causing loss of about Rs 12 lakh. The flames engulfed some residential houses and caused damages to their wooden doors and window panes.

Labourers try to retrieve hosiery goods after a fire broke out in a hosiery unit in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Labourers try to retrieve hosiery goods after a fire broke out in a hosiery unit

Residents sour over post office merger
Ludhiana, November 6
The Dugri Urban Estate post office will be merged with the Model Town one. An order, dated October 30, issued by the Senior Superintendent of Post Office, Ludhiana, the Dugri Urban Estate post office was issued in this regard. This has led to frustration and resentment among area residents.

Four more post offices face closure
Ludhiana, November 6
The Department of Posts will also close four more post offices in the city located near Girson Mills Kidwai Nagar, general bus stand and on the G.T. Road (near Sherpur).

Light diyas before Ganesha, get wish fulfilled
Ludhiana, November 6
The rumour that if one lights five diyas filled with pure ghee before the image of Lord Ganesha one’s wishes will be fulfilled spread like wild fire not only in the city but also in different parts of the country here yesterday. No one knows from where the rumour originated but by the evening people could be seen standing in long queues with thalis having five diyas filled with pure ghee.

Devotees at a local temple on Wednesday night offer prayers.— A Tribune photograph
Devotees at a local temple on Wednesday night offer prayers

Akalis threaten stir
Mandi, Gobindgarh, November 5
Raids on properties of Mr Parkash Singh Badal’s family is poll stunt of Capt Amarinder Singh in view of the forthcoming parliamentary elections, Mr Sharanjeet Singh Dhillon, president All-India Youth Akali Dal, told mediapersons yesterday. He added if any member of this family was arrested, they would launch jail bharo andolan.


MCPI flays erratic power supply
Ludhiana, November 6
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has expressed concern over the erratic power supply to domestic consumers, both in the urban and rural areas. Extended power cuts, coupled with frequent break downs, have made the lives of common people miserable and unbearable. Despite sufficient rain this year, the power supply situation had become worse, said Mr Kuldip Singh, state secretary of the Punjab State Committee of the party.

Panel on encroachment regularisation soon
Ludhiana, November 6
Punjab is all set to make rapid strides on the development track and during the current financial year an outlay of Rs 3,200 crore has been provided in the annual plan for district- level developmental and welfare schemes as compared to Rs 2,428 crore spent during the last financial year, says Finance Minister Lal Singh.

City to have unit to monitor pollution
Ludhiana, November 6
The Punjab Pollution Control Board has decided to set up the state's first-ever ambient air monitoring unit in the city to monitor the concentration of pollutants in the second most polluted city of the northern region after Delhi.

Aashirwad for cerebral palsy patients
Ludhiana, November 6
“If a baby does not cry at birth, the doctors know it is risky. But most of the doctors do not tell the parents about this. With the result that the parents only know that something is wrong when the child is unable to hold his/her head straight or utter any sound,” Puja, special educator with Aashirwad, said.

Children afflicted with cerebral palsy get special treatment at Aashirwad. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Children afflicted with cerebral palsy get special treatment at Aashirwad

Coming to the aid of physically challenged
Ludhiana, November 6
The fact that Ludhiana, being an industrial hub of Punjab, was not providing job opportunities to physically challenged in the industry. Mr Jagdish P. Pandey forced to come to the city from Allahabad and take up their case with the local authorities.

When will PPSC hold interviews?
he Punjab Public Service Commission had invited applications in 1999 and 2001 for 272 and 276 posts of college lecturer. Interviews were held in January/February, 2002. Later, the selections were cancelled by the Punjab Government and the PPSC was directed to hold interviews afresh. But so far the PPSC has not announced the schedule for interviews. How much more time will it take to hold the interviews?



Cut basic custom duty to 10 pc: union
Ludhiana, November 6
The Federation of Punjab Small Industries Association, while welcoming the move of the government to remove all steel items from the purview of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) norms has urged it to reduce the basic customs duty to 10 per cent from the present 25 per cent.


Farmers told about subsidy on godowns
Ludhiana, November 6
The foodgrain production of the state has crossed the 250 lakh-tonne mark and the post-harvest management of foodgrains demands a major investment in infrastructure. The procurement agencies do not have enough covered space to store foodgrains in healthy conditions for long.


Geet, ghazal, folk music contests held at youth fest
Ludhiana, November 6
Students competed in various categories in the Punjab Youth Festival here today. The function is being held at the SDP College for Women.

Students stage plays
Ludhiana, November 6
“A state-level advisory board of the Language Department will be formed soon and a proposal in this regard has been sent to Mr Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, "said Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister for Higher Education and Languages, while inaugurating a state-level play competition organised by the Language Department at the Government College for Women here today.
A play in progress during the Panjab University zonal festival at SDP College on Thursday. — Photo by Pradeep Tiwari
A play in progress during the Panjab University zonal festival at SDP College

National integration camp from November 9
Ludhiana, November 6
Preparations for the national integration camp to be organised by the NSS unit of PAU, Ludhiana, to be held from November 9 to 15 are in full swing.
Dr A.P.S. Mann, Director, Students Welfare, revealed that an advisory committee for this important event has been set up with Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor as the chief patron, Mr H.S. Kingra, IFS, Programme Advisor, NSS, New Delhi and Mr S.K. Sahney, Deputy Programme Advisor, NSS, Regional Centre, Chandigarh, as patrons. Dr Mann will be president and Dr K.S. Verma, Programme Coordinator, NSS, PAU, as organising secretary.

Canadian traders to visit PAU today
Ludhiana, November 6
Canadian Industrialists are keen on having an Indo-Canadian Agri-Business Chair in Punjab Agricultural University. A four-member delegation of Canadian industrialists is visiting the Punjab Agricultural University campus tomorrow to discuss the proposal with the Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh.



Advanced urological cancer is curable, say experts
Ludhiana, November 6
In the past, most prostate cancer was not diagnosed until symptoms appeared. By that time, cells had produced secondaries and often spread to other sites around the body.


13 teams for hockey tourney
Doraha, November 6
A total of 13 teams will participate in the three-day fifth Inter-School Divali Hockey Tournament to be organised in memory of Dr Ishwar Singh at Guru Nanak Stadium, Doraha, from November 9.

All-India basketball tourney from November 11
Ludhiana, November 6
The seventh All-India Nachhattar Singh Gill Memorial Basketball Tournament for men and women, below 20 years, will be held from November 11 to 15, at Kotkapura, Faridkot.


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