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Samrat Shankar fined for showing python in shows
Ludhiana, November 28
Taking a stern action against noted magician Samrat Shankar for displaying a python in the shows in violation of the Wild Life Act, a local court has fined the manager of the magic shows organised by the magician and the owner of the python for Rs 20,000 each.

Narcotics smuggler held
Ludhiana, November 28
The Sarabha Nagar police here today claimed to have arrested a businessman-turned-narcotics smuggler, who was supplying opium in the city.
Davinder Singh (wearing coat) from whom 3 kg of opium was seized by the Sarabha Nagar police Davinder Singh (wearing coat) from whom 3 kg of opium was seized by the Sarabha Nagar police in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Autorickshaws a necessary evil
Ludhiana, November 28
The environmental pollution and traffic congestion caused by them and scant regard shown for traffic rules notwithstanding, more than 25,000 autorickshaws plying on the roads are here to stay and have, more or less, become a necessary evil to sustain life in the city.

Suspects in kidnap bid yet to be booked
Ludhiana, November 28
The Panchayat of Khandoor village near Jodhan has locked horns with the Jagraon police over the latter’s alleged inaction in registering an FIR against five persons, including a Sub-Inspector, who had allegedly tried to loot and kidnap a village resident yesterday.

Students asked to deposit more fees
Ludhiana, November 28
The parents of students studying in colleges were expecting that the balance money from the hiked fee will be returned to the students, but the government has shocked the parents by asking the students to deposit more fees for the next term by December 2.


CM must quit, says Tohra
Amloh, November 28
“Capt Amarinder Singh should resign himself or people of Punjab will force him to relinquish office”, SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra said, addressing a gathering in a gurdwara at Jakhwali village of the Amloh constituency today.

BKU ultimatum to govt on arrears
Ludhiana, November 28
The BKU Punjab, today served an ultimatum on the state government, stating that if arrears due to sugarcane farmers of Ropar district were not paid by the management of a sugar mill by December 2, it would launch a state-level agitation.

At the Crossroads
Commemorative volume on Sobha Singh
uring the last century, the figure that emerged unequivocally on the art scene in Punjab was that of Sobha Singh, who tried his hand at landscape painting and sculpture carving but earned international fame in portrait painting. He changed the concept of portrait painting by merging the personality on the canvas with the foreground or the background. 

Seminar on book on Guru Garib Dass held
Ludhiana, November 28
A literary seminar was organised in the conference hall of Punjabi Bhavan today by the Sarv Bharati Likhari Sabha International (SBLSI) in collaboration with the Punjabi Sahit Academy and Sirjandhara to deliberate on a recently published book, “Guru Garib Dass Ji: Jiwan ate Chintan” (Guru Garib Dass Ji: Life and Philosophy)” written by Dr Swaranjit Grewal of the local Ramgarhia Girls College.

STs demand benefits
Ludhiana, November 28
The district unit of the All-India Tribes Dal, Ladowal has demanded all benefits and facilities to the people belonging to the Scheduled Tribes from the Union Government.

Plea to restore recruitment
Ludhiana, November 28
The Punjab Safai Mazdoor Union, while flaying the dilly-dallying attitude of the government towards accepting demands of the workers, has demanded immediate restoration of recruitment for kin of those dying during service on compassionate ground.

21 akhand paths at Gurmat Samagam 
Ludhiana, November 28
The annual Gurmat Samagam, under the supervision of Baba Jaswant Singh, started with 21 akhand paths taking place simultaneously at Gurdwara Nanaksar, Samrala Chowk, here today. A large number of devotees, including NRIs were present at the inauguration of the samagam. The bhog of akhand paths will be held on November 30 at 11 pm.
A medical and dental camp under way at the annual Gurmat Samagam at Gurdwara Nanaksar on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
A medical and dental camp under way at the annual Gurmat Samagam at Gurdwara Nanaksar


Woman killed, one booked
Ludhiana, November 28
The Sahnewal police has registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC on the statement of Mr Baldev Singh, who lives opposite the police station at Sahnewal, against Vijay Kumar of Landa Boani village. 


Extra protection to top steel producers resented
Ludhiana, November 28
The small-scale industry has resented the extra protection being provided to the five top steel producers of the country by the Centre. The industry has alleged that under government protection, the steel producers have been holding the steel consumers, particularly in the small-scale sector, to ransom.

Bank branch inaugurated
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 28
In this age of globalisation, a country can progress with the development of its industrial sector and not through the political sector, said Mr S.C. Bassu, Chairman and Managing Director, Bank of Maharashtra, at the inaugural function of its 11th branch in Punjab at Motia Khan market here today.
Mr S.C. Bassu, Chairman and Managing Director, Bank of Maharashtra, inaugurates a branch of the bank at Mandi Gobindgarh on Friday. — Photo by Bhushan Sood
Mr S.C. Bassu, Chairman and Managing Director, Bank of Maharashtra, inaugurates a branch of the bank



PAU Professor to deliver lecture in Goa on December 4
Ludhiana, November 28
The National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Department of Ocean Development, Government of India, Goa, has invited Dr Parmjit Singh Sehra, Professor of Agrometeorology, Punjab Agricultural University, for a guest lecture on December 4.

Divya Dutta at quiz contest
Ludhiana, November 28
In a series of quiz contests on health, Cremica today organised a health and hygiene quiz at Sacred Heart Convent School in which around 1400 students took part. Actress Divya Dutta, a former student of the school, was present. She spoke of her experiences in Bollywood and told the children about the importance of health awareness.

Students celebrate annual day
Ludhiana, November 28
Sikh Missionary Public School, Salem Tabri, celebrated its annual day here today. The function was presided over by Mr Harbhajan Singh, chairman. He distributed prizes among the students who had won laurels in academics, sports and cultural activities.


Woman gets life term for killing husband


Ajoka team leaves for Pak


Retired doctors to get NPA
Ludhiana, November 28
PCMS doctors who have retired after August 1 this year, will continue to get the retirement benefits, inclusive of NPA. The authority regarding this, called back by the Accountant-General (AG) Punjab, has been again delegated to District Treasury Officers. This was conveyed to Dr Hardeep Singh, state President, Punjab Civil Medical Services Association, through a written communication.


GGN Public School lead in Sahodya meet
Ludhiana, November 28
On the third day of the 12th Sahodya Schools Athletics Meet being held at the GGN Public School, the hosts GGN Public School, Rose Garden, have secured 196 points to establish the lead over others. Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar followed with 167 points.

Punjab Circle enter semi-finals
Ludhiana, November 28
Punjab Circle thrashed Uttar Pradesh Circle 3-0 to register their third consecutive victory and secured a berth in the semi-finals in the 17th All-India Postal Hockey Tournament being held at the astro turf ground of the Punjab Agricultural University here today. The other teams that have advanced into the last four stage, include the reigning champions Madhya Pradesh Circle, Karnataka Circle and Tamil Nadu Circle.

Hockey tourney from Dec 2
Ludhiana, November 28
The second edition of the All-India Guru Gobind Singh Inter-University Namdhari Seed Gold Cup Hockey Tournament will be organised by the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association (LSWA) at the astroturf ground of the Punjab Agricultural University here from December 2 to 6.
Amrik Singh (second from right), president of the Sports Welfare Association of Ludhiana, addresses mediapersons at a press conference. — A Tribune photograph
Amrik Singh, president of the Sports Welfare Association of Ludhiana


Two panchayat members suspended
Amloh, November 28
Two members of Bhagwaanpura gram panchayat of Amloh block have been suspended by Mr S.P. Singh, Deputy Director, Panchayats, vested with powers of the Director Panchayats, Punjab, Chandigarh. The copy of the order, dated November 21, was presented to mediapersons by the gram panchayat here today.


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