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Guru Nanak Dev Engg college Principal, Dean reinstated
Ludhiana, November 11
The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has ordered the reinstatement of Dr R.P. Singh and Dr J.N Jha, Principal and Dean Academic respectively of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, with immediate effect by an order passed by SGPC President Bibi Jagir Kaur.

In-laws booked under Dowry Act
Rs 7 lakh was demanded
Khanna, November 11
The police has booked four residents of Gurdaspur district under Dowry Act on the complaint of Sukhpal kaur a resident of Ramgarh Sardara village under Payal police station.

Jhuggi-dwellers misuse city parks
Ludhiana, November 11
Residents of several colonies here have pleaded to the Municipal Corporation to save city parks, particularly green belts, including leisure valley along the Sidhwan canal, from unlawful occupants, squatters and jhuggi-dwellers.

Jewellers shortchange 22 carat gold customers
Ludhiana, November 11
Buying gold this Divali? Beware; you may be sold ornaments that do not have the purity for which you have paid. Some unscrupulous jewellers are passing off 18 or 19 carat gold jewellery or sometimes even less as 22 carats.

The main sewer in Bhadaur House market in Ludhiana has been choked for the past many days without a response from the civic body
The main sewer in Bhadaur House market in Ludhiana has been choked for the past many days without a response from the civic body. Pleas of shopkeepers have not been heeded.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma 

Divali spells doom for endangered owls
Ludhiana, November 11
Divali may be a season of celebrations but endangered owls continue to be sacrificed at the altar of black magic, practised to invoke Lakshmi Goddess in the city.

Festive fever grips city
Ludhiana, November 11
On the eve of Divali, Ludhiana appears to be in the grip of festive fever. With companies offering bonus to its employees on this festival, the extra spending power of the employees has added to the business potential.

2 held, 360 bottles of liquor seized
Machhiwara, November 11
The police here nabbed two persons with 360 bottles of English wine ‘Big Boss’ today morning. The wine was recovered from a Maruti car by sub-Inspector Dharampal at a naka at T-Point Mahadipur.


Nehru gave impetus to growth: Kidwai
Ludhiana, November 11
The Punjab and Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, has said Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru put India on the path of infrastructure development, the gains of which are being reaped decades later.

Village ponds to be desilted
Ludhiana, November 11
To tackle the problem of stagnated and overflowing sullage water from ponds in the villages, the district administration has launched a drive to desilt these ponds, so that, waste water disposal could be managed properly.


Youths in search of greener pastures duped in Malaysia
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 11
The Delhi Police has arrested a member of an inter-state gang that had allegedly duped some unemployed rural youths on the pretext of sending them abroad.

Only small-time gamblers fall in police net
Ludhiana, November 11
Come Divali season and gambling is at its height in the city. But as in the past, this year, too, the police is contended with taking action against small-time gamblers only who are usually seen on the streets trying their luck on what is considered auspicious time for making money.


BSNL plans TV through broadband
Ludhiana, November 11
BSNL subscribers can look forward for hassle-free connections where phones do not get out of order at all. Not merely that. The nigam is also planning to provide broadband services that will enable one to view TV channels as well.


Ensure economic viability of agriculture: VC
Ludhiana, November 11
For agriculture to be sustainable, we will have to tackle the changing needs of man and his support system and yet remain economically viable at the growing productivity level, ensure biosphere security through conservation and successful management of resources, on site or off site.


SCD Govt College wins group song contest
Doraha, November 11
As a part of the five-day long Youth Festival, being organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, most of the traditional show, including suhag, ghorian, long heik songs, dholak and ghara songs, sithnia, Punjabi folk dances, naqqals, sang, kwishri, kali and vaar singings, folk instruments were presented yesterday.

Pak scientist interacts with PAU students
Ludhiana, November 11
The Chairman, Department of Marketing and Agribusiness, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Dr Khalid Mustafa, visited the Department of Business Management, PAU, and interacted with faculty members and students here yesterday.

Pak veterinarians visit PAU
Ludhiana, November 11
A Pakistani delegation from the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, visited the College of Veterinary Science, PAU, today. The delegation comprised of Dr M. Akbar Munir, Dean of the college besides senior faculty members Dr Ajhar Mahmood, Director, Research, Dr Zafar Iqbal and Dr Hashmi.

Students seek ‘golden chance’
Chandigarh, November 11
Students from polytechnics of Punjab and the city gathered at the office of the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training Institute, Sector 36, to urge the authorities to give them a “golden chance” to clear papers of previous semester examinations here yesterday.

From Schools & Colleges
Students celebrate Divali, Children’s Day

Ludhiana, November 11
On the eve of Children’s Day Vajra Army School organised a fancy dress competition on the school complex. Tiny tots dressed up as Jhansi Ki Rani, Subhas Chandra Bose, Kawalika of TV serial Shakuntla, Shravan Kumar and Anarkali took part in the contest. Teachers presented giddha.

Children of Laboratory Nursery and Day-Care Centre, PAU, Ludhiana, in fancy dresses Children of Laboratory Nursery and Day-Care Centre, PAU, Ludhiana, in fancy dresses.
— Photo by I.V.


Trials for state rural games on Nov 14
Ludhiana, November 11
The Punjab Sports Department will be organising the state rural games for boys at Guru Har Sahai and Ferozepur from November 23 to 25, while those for girls at Bathinda from November 27 to 29, according to Mr S.L. Lotey, District Sports Officer, here.

Gurinder winner in 800m race
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 11
Annual athletic meet of Sant Isher Singh Ji Memorial Public School was inaugurated by Baba Jaswant Singh Ji yesterday in school stadium.

Sawan House wins overall trophy
Ludhiana, November 11
Sunny, student of class VI and Manmeet of class VIII were adjudged the best athletes among boys and girls respectively in the 6th annual sports meet of Darshan Academy, Bhamian Kalan here today.


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