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Temple body flouts building bylaws
Ludhiana, November 7
In Ludhiana, almost everyone violates the building by-laws and municipal rules with impunity. While an ordinary man finds it hard to get away without the help of the officials concerned, if the violation is done by a VIP or a religious institution, it is considered regular.

Pillars erected outside the main entrance to Krishna Mandir, Model Town, Ludhiana, for extending the temple premises in violation of the building by-laws

Pillars erected outside the main entrance to Krishna Mandir, Model Town, Ludhiana, for extending the temple premises in violation of the building by-laws. — A Tribune photograph

Identity of girl still a mystery
Post-mortem report states she consumed poison
Ludhiana, November 7
Mystery continues to shroud the identity and the reason of the death of a young girl who was found dead in a bus that reached Jalandhar bypass bus stop here from Phagwara yesterday.


Molestation case: PSHRC orders SSP to reply
Ludhiana, November 7

Taking a serious view of the alleged laxity of the police in the molestation case of a house maid in Samrala, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed the SSP, Khanna, to reply as to why no challans have been submitted in the case.

Timely chill warms up hosiery industry
Ludhiana, November 7
Thanks to timely cold, the hosiery industry in Ludhiana is all cheers. The industry is learnt to be flush with orders. The cold could not have started at a better time as the two most important festivals of the season Divali and the Id — are only a few days away.

PCCTU members’ strike, rallies today
Ludhiana, November 7
The Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers’ Union has decided to go on strike after the third period and hold rallies in support of its demand tomorrow.


Enjoy Divali but spare a thought for animals
Ludhiana, November 7
Divali is festival of lights, sweets and joy. Celebrate by lighting diyas and bursting crackers . But the smoke emitted poses a great threat to the asthmatics and heart patients.



Stress on setting up veterinary varsity
Ludhiana, November 7
The proposed setting up of a veterinary university got further support today from a former PAU don and now an NRI, Dr S.S. Dhillon.

Rupali wins rangoli contest at youth fest
Doraha, November 7
On the second day of the Youth and Heritage Festival the dramatic items including skit, mime, mimicry, drama, histrionics were performed by various teams at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, today.

Students perform a skit on the occasion of the Youth and Heritage Festival organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Sunday.
Students perform a skit on the occasion of the Youth and Heritage Festival organised at Guru Nanak National College

Annual day of Sacred Heart organised
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 7
To honour last year’s academically outstanding students, the local Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, organised the annual day of the school yesterday.

Education best medium to check social ills: MP
Ludhiana, November 7
The All-India Valmiki Samaj Vikas Parishad has exhorted upon the youth to stand up against prevailing social evils in the country. The parishad said they should seek inspiration from leaders like Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar who acted as a great catalyst of social change.


Kirandeep Jakhar crowned Miss World Punjaban
Ludhiana, November 7
Miss Kirandeep Jakhar of Ferozepore was crowned Miss World Punjaban while the first runner-up was Miss Ravneet Kaur of Uttaranchal and second runner-up was Miss Manpreet Virk of Patiala.

Kirandeep Jakhar (centre) from Ferozepore was crowned Miss Punjaban in Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Kirandeep Jakhar  from Ferozepore was crowned Miss Punjaban


Hope for elderly suffering from blindness
Ludhiana, November 7
Doctors at a local hospital today claimed to have performed the first photodynamic therapy (PDT) on an 80-year old patient. The operation was performed by Dr Ravinder Kaur Malhi on an 80-year-old woman, who had suffered great loss of vision.

Health worker given award
Samrala, November 7
Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana S.N. Tiwari visited the civil hospital here yesterday. Dr Tiwari praised the work of DoT provider Mrs Harinder Kaur who is visually handicapped. Mr Tiwari awarded her a memento for her dedicated work.


City squads for women’s games
Ludhiana, November 7
The following players have been selected to represent Ludhiana district in the Punjab State Women Games scheduled to be held from November 8 to 10, according to a press note issued by the local office of Punjab Sports Department.

Punjab handball eves wrap up series
Ludhiana, November 7
Punjab quelled a strong challenge before romping home victorious against the visiting Bangladesh handball team in the last encounter of the four-match series at the multi-purpose indoor hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Hockey coach bereaved
Ludhiana, November 7
Dr Bhupinder Singh, elder brother of hockey coach (Bhaini Sahib) Parminder Pal Singh, died following a cardiac arrest here on Friday.


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