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Dowry victim seeks justice
Jagraon, November 20
A 25-year-old woman, mother of three young children, was forcibly made to drink kerosene and a bid was made to set her on fire for not bringing sufficient dowry.
Ms Jaswinder Kaur with her father, Mr Tirlok Singh

4 NRIs booked on fraud charge
Ludhiana, November 20
As many as four non-resident Indians (NRIs) have been booked by the Dehlon police on the charges of cheating, forgery and misappropriation of funds belonging to the Bhagwant Singh Memorial Charitable Trust, which runs a state-of-the-art hospital in Narangwal village in this district.

Youth shot at in group clash, old man dies of heart attack
Ludhiana, November 20
A week-old minor dispute over exchanging newly bought readymade trousers from a cloth shop at Raikot Road, Mullanpur Dakha, which was defective led to the death of an old man, a gunshot injury to a youth and injuries to several others in a violent clash between two groups here this afternoon.


Heavy security outside government college
Student organisations threaten stir
Ludhiana, November 20
The Jagraon police today posted heavy security at Sanmati Government Science and Research College after some student organisations threatened agitation in the wake of registration of a case of rioting against some students and politicians who spearheaded the violent demonstration over students’ death in Jagraon on Tuesday.


SAD(B) Dalit wing reorganised
Ludhiana, November 20
The president of the Dalit Bhalai Manch of the SAD(B), Mr Mohan Lal Banga, has claimed that their party alone could safeguard the interests of Dalits and ensure a place of pride for them in the society.

Lal Singh flays Badal for making VB documents public
Ludhiana, November 20
The Finance Minister, Mr Lal Singh, today criticised the former Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, for going public with the Vigilance documents. He said Mr Badal was trying to pre-empt any fallout of the chargesheet. “But it simply amounts to confessing to the charges much before the chargesheet was filed”, he claimed, while denying that the disclosures caused any embarrassment to the government.

Cops upset over recent transfers
Ludhiana, November 20
It is in the open now. The brewing resentment against the posting of a recently promoted Superintendent of Police in the city, closely related to a former president of the Punjab Youth Congress, has culminated into some of senior police officers lodging their protest with the Punjab Finance Minister Mr Lal Singh, at a government function here today.

MC Commissioner inaugurates tubewell
Ludhiana, November 20
Municipal Corporation Commissioner S.K. Sharma reaffirmed the commitment of the civic body to bring about a qualitative improvement in civic services and make the city a better place to live in.

2 labourers rescued from well
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 20
A five-hour-long joint operation by the civil and police administration saved two persons who had got buried in a deserted well. Sources said Ramzan Khan, alias Zanni, of Rohira village and Iqbal Khan of Begowal village were buried under earth when the walls of the well they were working in collapsed. They had been engaged by Mr Makhe Khan, the owner of the fields.

Sabha to observe martyrdom day
Samrala, November 20
The Brahmin Sabha here has decided to observe the martyrdom day of Bhai Matti Dass, Bhai Satti Dass and Bhai Dial Dass at the local Durga Mandir on November 30. This was stated by Mr Behari Lal Saddi, the president of the sabha, here today.


Infant thrown  near canal
Ludhiana, November 20
A newly born child, wrapped in a polythene bag, was allegedly thrown near the Gill Canal yesterday afternoon by an unidentified woman. The police registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC on the basis of the statement of Mr Pawanjit Singh, who lives near Gurdwara Guru Arjan Dev.


Kisan loan mela held
Machhiwara, November 20
An agriculture loan mela was organised by the local branch of the Oriental Bank of Commerce yesterday. Mr Ashok Verma, DGM, (head office) and in charge of Rural Department of the bank, was the chief guest whereas Mr Rajiv Rishi, DGM, (Regional Office), Ludhiana, presided over the function.



Move to privatise ITIs opposed
Ludhiana, November 20
“Mittaran di motor te nit kach di glassi kharke,” and songs like “O dekho, O dekho sadakan te aag chali jandi hai”, are beamed at all Punjabi channels. With songs like this beaming all the time, it can be presumed that what youngsters see, will follow,” said Mr Satnam Singh of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle.

Inter-school contests on communal harmony
Ludhiana, November 20
The two-day state-level inter-school contests organised by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony, New Delhi, were inaugurated at Ramgarhia Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Millerganj, here today.

Students air views on food systems
Ludhiana, November 20
The Punjab Council of Science and Technology organised a district-level Children’s Science Congress for students from government, aided, affiliated and private schools at Sargodha Khalsa High School, Field Ganj, here today.

Schoolchildren perform at classical dance fest
Ludhiana, November 20
New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, organised a classical dance competition collaboration with the State Bank of India, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana under the guidance of Ms D. Ghosh and Ms Sonia Bajaj. The function started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp.

Students of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, present a dance in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, present a dance in Ludhiana

Students meet Waryam Singh
Doraha, November 20
A face-to-face programme with Punjabi writer Dr Waryam Singh Sandhu was organised at Guru Nanak National College, here today. Dr Sandhu shared his experiences with the students.

Students  interact with industrialists
Ludhiana, November 20
A fashion and garment designing institute, the Pinnacle Institute of Design and Technology (PIDT), organised the first-ever interactive session between students and industrialists here today.



DMCH conducts dental camps
Ludhiana, November 20
Taking a new initiative in creating dental awareness among the children, the Department of Dentistry, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), under the guidance of Dr J. Bindra, Professor and Head, Department of Dentistry, has undertaken a series of free dental check-up camps and dental awareness campaigns in various schools in the city.


Local students shine in state TT tourney


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