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Teachers hold dharna at minister’s house
Ludhiana, November 19
Anti-Amarinder slogans rent the air during a protest march by around 200 teachers that started from Chattar Singh Park and Mr Harnam Dass Johar’s house here this afternoon.
Members of the Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers Union protest outside the residence of the Minister for Higher Education, Mr Harnam Dass Johar
Members of the Punjab Chandigarh College Teachers Union protest outside the residence of the Minister for Higher Education, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, in Model Town area, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

Students to get exam centre of their choice
Ludhiana, November 19
All students who will appear privately in the examination to be conducted by the Punjab School Education Board this year will get centres of their choice.

Excise Dept tightens noose
Ludhiana, November 19
In its sustained operations against the service tax evaders, the officials of the Central Excise department today conducted simultaneous raids at business and residential premises of the proprietors of Sood Studios, one of the leading photographers of the town.


Narrow escape for Excise officers
Ludhiana, November 19
Two Excise and Taxation Officers had a narrow escape on early Tuesday morning after a three wheeler load carrier driver tried to run them over. While one of them, Mr A.L. Bansal sustained a multiple fracture in his wrist, another Mr Lal Singh escaped with minor injuries.

Cricketers disappoint fans
Ludhiana, November 19
It could not have been more disappointing for the Indian cricket fans to watch the much acclaimed master batsman Sachin Tendulkar turning helpless and defensive and scoring just 22 runs for 48 balls, in full eight hours.


Is BJP dharna a political gimmick?
Ludhiana, November 19
There is more to it than what one sees in a dharna staged by the BJP at the main office of the local Municipal Corporation yesterday. More than the concern over the delay in execution of development works and political bias, the move is being seen as a gimmick to draw political mileage, particularly in the wake of the assembly elections in some of the states.

Probe misuse of copter by CM, says Kalia
Phillaur, November 19
Former Punjab Health Minister Manoranjan Kalia has urged the election commissioner to enquire into the visits of Capt Amarinder Singh to other states for campaigning by government helicopter.

Coloniser refutes charge of fraud
Ludhiana, November 19
A property developer, M/s VHB Group, has claimed that the company was abiding by the law and press reports of defrauding the buyers and purchasing more land than stipulated in the licenses granted by PUDA were false and motivated.

‘US, UK must withdraw forces from Iraq’
Ludhiana, November 19
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has demanded immediate withdrawal of occupying forces from Iraq and their replacement with peacekeeping force under the UN supervision, which should oversee the development process there.

City looks forward to Food Expo 2003
Ludhiana, November 19
Food gourmets, food chains and anything connected with it are in for a good time as Food Expo 2003 is being held in the city. The exhibition is to be held on a big scale with the who’s who of the entrepreneurs and the intelligentsia forming part of the proceedings.

Seminar on Bhai Veer Singh on Dec 5
Ludhiana, November 19
An executive body meeting of Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood, Punjab, was held here today at Hotel Nanda under the chairmanship of its president, Mr N.S. Nanda. The meeting condoled the untimely death of great Punjabi singer Surjit Bindrakhia and observed two minutes silence in his memory.

Development must merge with surroundings

evelopment of infrastructure worth Rs 100 crore in Ludhiana envisaged in the news item 'Rs 100 crore MC plan for development' in Ludhiana Tribune dated November 15 is a welcome move indeed. These proposals will go a long way in ameliorating the chaotic conditions prevailing in the highly congested and polluted city.


Youth  crushed  under truck


Fund crunch hits  small-scale units
Ludhiana, November 19
As many as 8.68 lakh small-scale units in the country have been closed down for want of capital and this is roughly 37.65 per cent of the total small-sale units in the country. This was stated by Mr P.D. Sharma, President, Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, here.

Bank of India renovated
Ludhiana, November 19
The Bank of India (BOI) today converted its main branch in the city into fully air-conditioned branch with multi banking facilities to the clients at a function here. Ms T. A. D’mellow, General Manager of the bank, performed the ceremony in the presence of the large number of customers.


Farmers still await payment
Mandi Gobindgarh,  November 19
The government’s claim of handling well the procurement of farm produce in grain markets is false as it has failed to make payments to farmers within 72 hours of paddy procurement. Markfed, Punsup, Punjab Agro food and civil supplies agencies were involved in the procurement of paddy in Amloh grain market.

Dhindsa befooling farmers, says Rajewal
Samrala, November 19
In the garb of crop insurance, the Union Government has finally decided to crush the farm economy and farmers of Punjab in one go. In a press note issued here today, Mr Balbir Singh Rajewal, national General Secretary of the Bharti Kisan Union, strongly condemned the statement of the Sunam MLA, Mr Parminder Singh Dhindsa, who had claimed that this scheme was a gift for the farmers of Sangrur district by his father, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.


Students union seeks action against cops
Ludhiana, November 19
Leaders of the Punjab Students’ Union have warned that if their demands were not accepted by tomorrow, as assured by the local SDM, the students will resume their agitation.

Students take part in a state-level gidha competition organised by the Punjab School Education Board Gurpreet wins poetry recitation contest
Ludhiana, November 19
A three-day state-level inter-school festival being organised by the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) at four local schools concluded here today.
Students take part in a state-level gidha competition organised by the Punjab School Education Board in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Gupta Model School celebrates Founder’s Day
Ludhiana, November 19
The school management and staff members of Gupta Model High School, Club Road, organised a function to celebrate its Founder’s Day here today.
The function started with lighting of a ceremonial lamp.

Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja, a leading gynaecologist, visits art and craft exhibition organised during the Founder's Day celebrations of Gupta Model High School on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Dr Iqbal Singh Ahuja, a leading gyneacologist, visits art and craft exhibition organised during the Founder's Day celebrations of Gupta Model High School

Khalsa College organises NSS camp
Ludhiana, November 19
The NSS unit of Khalsa College for Women , Ludhiana, under the supervision of three programme officers Dr Rasil Kaur, Dr Gurdeep Kaur, and Ms PrabhleenToor, organised a Day national integration camp in the college hall today.

Lecture on personality development at Khalsa college
Ludhiana, November 19
An extension lecture on personality development was delivered at GHG Khalsa College for Education, Gurusar Sadhar by Ms Jasmine of Bombay University. Dr H.S.Brar formally welcomed the guest and introduced the topic to the students.

Radha Vatica wins declamation contest
Khanna, November 19
The local Radha Vatica Senior Secondary School, won the first position in the declamation contest organised by the Khanna Vikas Manch today. Nine teams from the different schools of the city participated in the contest. Ms Santosh Gupta was the chief guest. Mr D. P. Singh Shergill, Dr Rajesh Rattan and Dr Jaswant Singh Mittar were judges.


North zone cultural event
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 19
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences will organise a two-day north zone cultural event, “xclusive xpressions 2003”, on the college campus on Amloh road from November 23. It will be inaugurated by Mr S.K. Ahalluwalia, Deputy Commissioner of Fatehgarh Sahib.


Students examined at dental camp
Ludhiana, November 19
A week-long free dental check-up camp was inaugurated at GMT Senior Secondary Public School here today.

Students of GMT Senior Secondary Public School being examined at a dental check-up camp at the school on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Students of GMT Senior Secondary Public School being examined at a dental check-up camp at the school

CMCH holds medical camp
Ludhiana, November 19
A multi-speciality comprehensive medical camp was held at Gidderbaha by the local Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) in association with the Public Welfare Club, Gidderbaha


Shanti Tara College clinch 4 medals


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