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Austerity saves MC Rs 9 crore
Ludhiana, November 7
As a result of strict economy measures, cutting wasteful expenditure and bringing in transparency in the system of inviting tenders for development works the Municipal Corporation here has saved Rs 9 crore in past one year.

Model Town extension gurdwara illuminated on the eve of Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday
Model Town extension gurdwara illuminated on the eve of Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

School students celebrate Gurpurb
Ludhiana, November 7
Shabads, story-telling sessions, poems and lectures marked the birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in many local schools here today. 

Panj piaras lead nagar kirtan A Sikh boy displays gatka skills
Panj piaras lead nagar kirtan; and (right) a Sikh boy displays gatka skills in Ludhiana on Friday. 

Gang confesses to 22 more robberies
Ludhiana, November 7
The busting of a gang comprising Bauria tribesmen is proving to be a windfall for the Ludhiana police as more cases are getting solved. While the cases that had been solved earlier had taken place in Punjab, the police today claimed to have solved 22 cases of robbery that took place in Haryana, besides four others in different areas of Punjab.

Mandi Gobindgarh air most polluted in Punjab
Ludhiana, November 7
The air of Mandi Gobindgarh, known as the Tata Nagar of Punjab, is the most polluted in the state. Residents are suffering from various respiratory and skin ailments because of the very high concentration of pollutants in the air.

Sub-Inspector gets 2 years RI
Ludhiana, November 7
The Special Judge, Mr Inderjit Kaushik, has convicted a Sub-Inspector of the Punjab Police, Surjit Singh, in a corruption case and sentenced him to two years’ rigorous imprisonment. The accused was arrested on the charge of accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 at the Sadar police station, where he was posted at that time. A fine of Rs 1,000 has also been imposed on him.


Birth certificate drive gets underway
Amloh, November 7
The drive to issue birth certificates for those born in the period starting from 1994 till date has been launched to cover areas within the municipal limits. Talking to the mediapersons here today Mr B.R. Gupta, Executive Officer, said the birth certificates of around 1,000 children born during the said period in the town will be prepared as per the records by November 14 free of cost.

Power generation from paddy waste
Amloh, November 7
It is a lack of awareness among the people and evasiveness of the government that the resources are not being utilised properly. This was the view expressed by Mr N.C. Zeena, MD, SKS Techno Power Private Limited, at Jalkheri village in the Amloh constituency. He was here on a visit to the village power plant accompanied by district organising commissioner (scouts) Shamsher Singh and scout master Mukesh Kumar.

Indian on death row in Pak still hopes to return home
Ludhiana, November 7
A few days ago, the president of the Vishaw Guru Ravi Dass Mission Shiv Ram Saraoy, chairman Jaswant Kataria, Mr Sital Dass Kaler, case-coordinator, South Asian Human Rights Group, Canada, and President, the Vishaw Guru Ravi Dass Mission, Canada division, met the Chief Minister of, Capt Amarinder Singh, to pursue the case of Sarabjit Singh, youth son of Mr Sulakhan Singh of Bhikhiwind, tehsil Patti, Taran Taran, Amritsar district.


Tehsildar held for graft


Another online lottery
Ludhiana, November 7
After the Zee group, it is Videocon which has launched an online lottery. The group is said to have invested Rs 500 crore in the project. The company claims the project to be a “highly innovative one”.



PU Senate poll preparations on
Ludhiana, November 7
While the Panjab University Senate poll is scheduled to be held in September 2004, preparations have already started in the city. Candidates have not only prepared their minds for contesting the elections but have also started campaigning and arranging sponsorships. Since the university has already printed its forms to prepare fresh voter cards, the candidates, vying to be a part of the top decision-making body, have bought these and are busy preparing votes.

Participants at the PU Zonal Youth Festival Contests galore at youth fest
Ludhiana, November 7
Punjab University Youth Festival (Zone -A) is in full swing at the SDP College for Women.

Participants at the PU Zonal Youth Festival at SDP College on Friday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Contests at PAU
Ludhiana, November 7
Collage and cartoon-making contests were held on the third day of the inter-college youth festival at Students’ Home, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.
For collage-making contest, the theme was ‘Save environment’. Two students each from five colleges participated in the contest. The students used clippings of newspapers, magazines, and greeting cards to express their ideas.

‘Remove errors from textbooks’
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 7
Mr Baljeet Singh Ania, vice-president of the Anti-Corruption Federation, has urged the Punjab School Education Board authorities through representations, copies of which were given to the mediapersons here today, to remove errors from textbooks ment for schoolchildren. Action should be taken against persons responsible for the negligence, he has urged.

Preetika wins declamation contest


Seminar to mark Legal Service Day
Ludhiana, November 7
To mark the Legal Services Day, a seminar will be organised by the District Legal Services Authority under the supervision of Mr Baldev Singh, District and Sessions Judge and chairman of the authority, on November 9 in new judicial complex.


Uttam Singh honoured
Ludhiana, November 7
Sirjan Dhara, a literary organisation, at a function held at Punjabi Bhavan yesterday conferred Samund Singh Ragi Award on music director Uttam Singh, who has given music in “Pinjar”.

Members of Sirjan Dhara honour music director Uttam Singh at a function at Punjabi Bhavan on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of Sirjan Dhara honour music director Uttam Singh at a function

Cassette released
Ludhiana, November 7
Sardari, an audio cassette by upcoming singer Dilbagh, was released by Manmohan Waris, a famous Punjabi folk singer, at a function here yesterday. Manmohan Waris said vulgarity that was creeping in Punjabi music was a serious issue. Television channels should not telecast vulgar videos as these influence youngsters adversely, he said.


3-day conference on urology begins
Ludhiana, November 7
A three-day international live operative workshop and urology conference, hosted by the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, began here today in the presence of 400 experts from all over the world.

Minister meets dengue patients
Ludhiana, November 7
Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, Local Bodies Minister, along with senior officers of the district administration, Municipal Corporation and Health Department, today visited the Civil Hospital and DMC Hospital ane met dengue patients.

Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, Local Bodies Minister, Punjab, visits a dengue patient at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, Local Bodies Minister, Punjab, visits a dengue patient at the Civil Hospital


Ravneet wins matka

Ludhiana, November 7
The annual athletic meet was organised at SKSK Educational Institute here today.
Various events including 100-m race, spoon race, matka race, slow cycling, three-legged race and triple jump, were organised. In the primary section, contests were divided classwise.

Girls of SKSK Educational Institute take part in a matka race during an athletic meet held on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Girls of SKSK Educational Institute take part in a matka race during an athletic meet


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