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ATM fraud leaves woman poorer by
Rs 1.63 lakh
Bank refuses to act
Ludhiana, November 10
If you think your hard-earned money in a savings account is safe, you may be in for a surprise. At least the experience of Ms Amarpreet Kaur, former teacher at the local Sacred Heart School, has not only been shocking for her, but for her entire family that had left a tidy sum in the bank hoping to use it when required.

Traders sell crackers illegally
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 10
Two days prior to Divali, none of the local traders have not applied for permission to sell crackers and fireworks at specified places in the town. 

Earthen lamps and idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on sale for Divali on roadside in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Earthen lamps and idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi on sale for Divali on roadside in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


55 mobile phones, cash stolen; thief held
Khanna, November 10
Fiftyfive mobile phones and Rs 5,500 were stolen from an electronic goods shop on GT Road here last night. The thief was caught sometime after the incident with the help of an employee of a PCO.

Hutch accused of cheating
Ludhiana, November 10
Twenty employees, including doctors and paramedics, of the Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital here criticised the Hutch company allegedly for cheating the employees by not fulfilling the promised benefits made at the time of offering the mobile phone connection.

Postponement of tenders boon for MC
Ludhiana, November 10
The alleged irregularities while issuing tender forms for development works worth several crores in the city, to be undertaken by the local municipal corporation, led to postponement of the tenders.

Probe ordered into stipend fraud
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 10
The Block Primary Education Officer has initiated inquiry in to the reports of alleged misappropriation of funds meant for stipend of Dalit girl students of Government Primary School at Jitwal Kalan.


Festival shopping adds to traffic chaos
Ludhiana, November 10
Human and vehicle population in the city has made the city bursting at seems. With almost every one out in the market for festival buying, chaotic traffic in the city has worsened to the extent that extended traffic jams and disruptions in the movement of people and vehicles every where has become a routine.

Recarpeting of CMC road starts
Ludhiana, November 10
The resurfacing and widening of the road from Lakshmi Cinema to CMC Hospital in the old city would do away with traffic jams in the area.

Vishvakarma Puja Utsav on Nov 13
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 10
Mr Bhalwinder Singh (Gogi), President and Mr Balwinder Singh Dodey General Secretary of Baba Visvakarma Educational and Social Welfare Trust after a meeting have stated in a joint statement that the trust will hold “Visvakarma Pooja Utasav” on district level.


Patiala-based woman booked for fraud
Ludhiana, November 10
The civil lines police here has booked a Patiala based woman on the charges of cheating and forgery for possessing a vacant plot in Haibowal here.

Case registered after one month of incident
Ludhiana, November 10
The Jodhewal police yesterday registered a case of snatching under Sections 379 and 356 of the IPC nearly a month after the incident that took place on October 10 last on the statement of Mr. Komal Kumar, who lives in Sunder Nagar.


Internet service for BSNL customers
Ludhiana, November 10
In a bid to provide benefits of technology to its customers, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will come out with one more facility for its users. The Nigam will launch NetOne, a service via which users can directly access the Internet without taking a separate connection.



From Schools & Colleges
Divali exhibition held at Khalsa College
Ludhiana, November 10
Tiny tots of Eurokids (Egmont International Pre-School) celebrated Divali and Children’s Day on the school premises in Gurdev Nagar. Ms Santosh Nalwa, former chairperson, Lakshmi Ladies Club, was the chief guest.

Children’s Day function to be held on Nov 17
Students of St Xavier School celebrate Divali and Children’s Day on Wednesday.
Ludhiana, November 10
A baby show and a cultural programme by students will be the highlights of the state-level Children’s Day function to be held at Nehru Sidhant Kender here on November 17 with the involvement of NGOs and other institutions working for the welfare and development of children in Punjab.

Students of St Xavier School celebrate Divali and Children’s Day on Wednesday. 
— Photo by IV

Divali theme dominates contests at NIFD
Ludhiana, November 10
NIFD students showed their skill in various competitions arranged today in the institute, the theme was Divali. The students participated in rangoli competition.



Pulse polio campaign on Nov 21
Ludhiana, November 10
Around 5.20 lakh children, falling in the age group of 0 to 5 years will be administered pulse polio drops in the 5th round of National Immunization Day on November 21, 2004, under the Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization Campaign- 2004.


Ilamjot, Antarpreet declared best athletes
Ludhiana, November 10
Ilamjot Singh and Antarpreet Kaur were declared best athletes among the sub-junior boys and girls categories in the annual athletic meet of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, here today.

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