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Boy poisoned by ‘neighbour’
Pakhowal/Ahmedgarh, November 6
Anguished over a minor altercation between two neighbours, a woman of Pakhowal village allegedly poisoned a 5-year-old son of a Dalit leader to settle a score. The boy is battling for life at a private hospital at Ahmedgarh.

BJYM activists burn Aiyar’s effigy
Ludhiana, November 6
In a bid to register their protest against the “unwarranted” hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, activists of the BJP and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today held a demonstration at Clock Tower Chowk here today and burnt an effigy of the Union Petroleum Minister, Mr Mani Shankar Aiyar.

Spurious cracker units under fire
Ludhiana, November 6
The Friday blast in the Salim Tabri area of the city has jolted the district administration which has swung into action and launched a crackdown against the illegal manufacture and storage of crackers in the city.

Survey of rain-affected fields completed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 6
The local Revenue Department has completed the survey of the fields of those farmers who were affected due to hailstorms and heavy rains around three weeks back.


Abductor in police custody
Sahnewal, November 6
The police today arrested a man who was missing with a minor girl of his native village, Umaidpur, for over a month. Police sources said Jasvir Singh was found with the girl just as they were about to board a bus.

Woman found dead in bus
Ludhiana, November 6
An unidentified woman, who boarded a bus from Phagwara, was found dead in the bus when it reached here in the afternoon.


Caving in of Gill bridge affects traffic
Ludhiana, November 6
Traffic between Malerkotla and Ludhiana has been seriously hit since the bridge on the Sidhwan Canal near Guru Nanak Engineering College caved in a few days ago. There was reportedly no traffic on the bridge when it started caving in.

European delegates arrive for Dhanwantri meeting
Ludhiana, November 6
Ayurveda and ayurvedic medicines are fast catching the attention of people in Europe. This was stated by about 50 delegates from different European countries who arrived here last night to participate in the Dhanwantri Day celebrations.

Veterinary surgeon awarded
Ludhiana, November 6
Dr Jaspreet Singh, a veterinary surgeon, was awarded the “Outstanding Alumni of the year 2004 Award” for contribution to veterinary science at the PAU here yesterday. He is the youngest veterinarian to receive the award.



Chamber’s plea on implementation of VAT
Ludhiana, November 6
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) has claimed that the implementation of valued added tax (VAT) from April 1 next year without adequate provisions to compensate states for revenue loss and to provide tax relief to the trade and industry in the states concerned would fail to have the desired effect.

OBC gets into expansion mode
Ludhiana, November 6
The Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) has more than 200 ATM's spread over the entire country and the number will go up to 300 by the end of this financial year. This was stated by Mr Rajeev Rishi, Deputy General Manager of the bank, while inaugurating a new ATM at Dharampura branch here today.


VC stresses on soil rejuvenation
Ludhiana, November 6
A three-day workshop of the All-India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on long-term fertiliser experiments (LTFE) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research was inaugurated by Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.


From Schools & Colleges
Fun ’n frolic at BVM Bal Mela
Ludhiana, November 6
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (Senior Secondary) School, Udham Singh Nagar, celebrated Bal Mela on November 6, 2004. Mr K.C. Maini (IAS Retd.), secretary, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Trust inaugurated the function by Deep Prajawalan.

A stall put up by BCM students at an Exhibition cum Sale of diyas and candles in Ludhiana
A stall put up by BCM students at an Exhibition cum Sale of diyas and candles in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma Students of Darshan Academy present a dance at a function held in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


Pak MP visits heart centre
Ludhiana, November 6
Rai Azizullah Khan, a member of the Pakistan National Assembly and Chairman of the Standing Committee on Sports, Culture, Tourism and Youth Affairs, visited the Hero DMC Heart Institute, a unit of the DMCH, with his wife, Ms Tabasum, and daughter, Rabia. He was in the city on a personal visit to meet one of his acquaintances from Ludhiana, who is undergoing treatment at the institute.

Seminar to shed light on foeticide
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 6
The district level seminar on foeticide and drug addiction would be held at the local Hind Hospital tomorrow, Mr Tarsem Sharma, president of the local unit of Subhash Chander Bose Society said.


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