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Another ‘desi kabootri’ racket surfaces
Ludhiana, November 23
Close on the heels of busting of a “desi kabootri” racket by the Jagraon police, a similar scandal has now surfaced in Ahmedgarh.

Cancellation of CAT leaves students high and dry
Ludhiana, November 23
A large number of local candidates who appeared in the Combined Admission Test (CAT) today were left high and dry over the cancellation of the examination owing to the alleged leaking of the question papers in New Delhi today.

‘Chakka jam’ passes off peacefully
Ludhiana, November 23
The ‘chakka jam’ stir, a call for which was given by the Shiromani Akali Dal in protest against the “fabricated” challans presented in the court by state Vigilance Department passed off peacefully with claims and counter-claims about its success by Akali and Congress leaders.

Dr Daljit Singh new DMCH Principal
Ludhiana, November 23
Mr Brijmohan Lall Munjal, president of the managing society of the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, has appointed Dr Daljit Singh as Principal of the DMCH. Dr Daljit Singh earlier worked as Dean, Academics, and Professor and Head, Department of Paediatrics. Dr S.C. Chopra, Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology, has been appointed as Dean, Academics.


Congress terms SAD  protest a failure
Ludhiana, November 23
Congress leaders today criticised the ‘chakka jam’ stir by the Shiromani Akali Dal(SAD) against the filing of challan against Mr Parkash Singh Badal, his family members and close associates by the Vigilance Bureau at Ropar yesterday. They described the stir as a failure and claimed that there had been no response to it.

Eviction order opposed
Ludhiana, November 23
The residents of economically weaker section (EWS) colony today staged a dharna in protest against the eviction of around 20 families by the Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA) staying in 10 one-room-apartments for the last many years.

The romance of Ludhiana

OMANCE, they say, is the charm of a distance place and of time, too. Listen to some one talk of Delhi or Lucknow, Pune or Hyderabad. Those who have lived there, recall a mixed imagery. Despite the crude realities they faced, they retain some kind of associational aroma that excites an urge to revisit.

MC Commissioner offers help to Jaycees
Ludhiana, November 23
“The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is ready to help Jaycees in all community projects. It will lend support to the organisation in its campaign on drug awareness, a menace in society,” said Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, MC, who was the chief guest during an installation meeting held by the Ludhiana City Jaycees here on Friday night at Ludhiana Club. He applauded the organisation for undertaking various community programmes and imparting training to youth on personality development.

350 take part in  dog show
Ludhiana, November 23
It was not the cat walk that charmed the audience but the majestic gait of different varieties of dogs that caught everyone’s attention at the 9th and 10th dog show organised simultaneously by North Star Kennel Club, Ludhiana, along with German Shepherd Speciality Show as per the rules of the Kennel Club of India (KCI) at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana. The main attraction of the dog show was the entry of Lord Vom Priced at Rs 30 lakh.

Tributes paid to martyr  Suba Sant
Ludhiana, November 23
Tributes were paid to martyr Namdhari Suba Sant Rattan Singh at a function organised here today. The PPCC president, Mr H.S. Hanspal, speaking on the occasion said Namdhari martyrs like Suba Rattan Singh and Sant Rattan Singh had made great sacrifices.

Cops clash in public,  1 injured
Ludhiana, November 23
Three gunmen of Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, Ministr of Jails, Housing and Urban Development, clashed in front of a marriage palace on Pakhowal Road today, causing injuries to one of them.

Nagar kirtan held on eve of Martyrdom Day



Enterprises Act opposed
Ludhiana, November 23
The Federation of Punjab Small Industries Association has expressed its strong opposition to the draft of the proposed ‘Small Enterprises (Employment Relations) Act, 2002’, saying it will not only have an adverse financial impact, but can pose a threat to the existence of small-sector units employing not more than 19 persons.



Meritorious students honoured
Ludhiana, November 23
As many as 142 students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, were a happy lot as they received prizes for academic excellence from Mr Anuraag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, at the  annual prize distribution function held on the school premises  yesterday.

Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir with their trophies at the annual day prize distribution function held in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Students of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir with their trophies at the annual day prize distribution function held in Ludhiana



Autistic children win medals
Ludhiana, November 23
Autism is a developmental disorder which is difficult to diagnose. Considering the increasing need of awareness regarding autism, Ek Prayas organised a workshop on the school campus at 5, Green Enclave, new octroi post, Ferozepore road here, yesterday.

Autistic students who won medals at Special Olympics proudly display their certificates on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Autistic students who won medals at Special Olympics proudly display their certificates

3-year-old operated upon for  hole in heart
Ludhiana, November 23
“Thank God, I did not travel to Bangalore for the treatment of my three-year-old grandson”, said Mr Hardev Singh, grandfather of Gurbhej. The child, belong to Rampura Phul in Bathinda district, had blue lips, and hand nails and was prone to recurrent fever, cough and chest infection. He was not growing like other children of his age till one day, the family physician detected a hole in his heart.


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