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Gangsters clash outside court complex
Policemen run for cover
Ludhiana, November 18
Two politically-patronised groups of alleged criminals clashed using sharp-edged weapons and empty bottles outside the District Courts complex in the mini-secretariat this afternoon.
A car that was damaged in a clash between two groups in the District Courts complex in Ludhiana on Thursday
A car that was damaged in a clash between two groups in the District Courts complex in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

PUDA, police at loggerheads over booking colonisers
Ludhiana, November 18
Even as the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority had asked the police to register a case of fraud against at least 15 colonisers for selling of 90 acres, the police is yet to register a case. While allegations are rife in the city that police was siding with the colonisers and not taking action against them, the police claims that it had not received any complaint in this regard so far.


Employers join fingerprinting drive
Ludhiana, November 18
Sensing the gravity of being ignorant about the antecedents of the workers employed in their factories and industrial units, several entrepreneurs have come forward to get their employees’ fingerprints registered in the police stations.


Police fails to trace kidnapped child
Ludhiana, November 18
The city police has failed to find any clue in the case of alleged kidnapping of a six-year-old son of a Giaspura-based kiryana shopowner. The boy — Sanjeev Kumar — was kidnapped in May this year but the police has not been able to make any headway in the case so far.

Sanitation panels raise a stink
Ludhiana, November 18
As more than 5,000 work force, including regular and contractual safai workers, fails to handle the increasing insanitary conditions in the city, the system of entrusting sanitary duty to mohalla sanitation committees is being questioned because the scheme has virtually become a source of easy money for elected representatives without serving the desired purpose and providing any benefit to the people.

Warm welcome to ‘relic yatra’
Ludhiana, November 18
The relics of Sir Chhotu Ram, which were brought from Lahore and reached here late last night, were accorded a rousing reception by workers of the Shiromani Akali Dal. Mr Ajay Chautala, Rajya Sabha Member, said he was overwhelmed by the welcome accorded by the people in Punjab.

Govt commends good work of MC
Ludhiana, November 18
The Central Government has placed on record the good work done by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation during the national campaign for the issuance of birth certificates to all children up to the age of 15 years.

BJP to meet in Chandigarh
Ludhiana, November 18
State units of the BJP in Punjab, Himachal and Chandigarh will meet in Chandigarh on November 21 to assess the preparations for the proposed national-level demonstration in New Delhi on December 1.

103 complaints taken up at police-public meet
Ludhiana, November 18
After inviting criticism from several quarters during the last police-public meeting, senior police officials kept a date with the public and listened to their grievances at a Shikayat Nivaran Committee meeting organised in the Focal Point area here today.

Samiti activists to protest at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Ludhiana, November 18
Activists of the Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Surakhsha Samiti today threatened to behead themselves in case Kanchi Shankaracharya was not released by November 21.


Woman booked for forging magistrate’s signatures
Ludhiana, November 18
The city police has booked a woman employee with the Tehsildar (East) office here on the charges of forging signatures of the Executive Magistrate on false affidavits. The accused woman, Rajwinder Kaur, was posted as steno with the Executive Magistrate from July 2002 to January 2003. She was yet to be arrested.


Reduction of surcharge on petrol, diesel sought
Ludhiana, November 18
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry today said the custom duty on crude oil should be imposed on specific and not on ad valorem basis. “The government should first reduce all surcharges imposed on petrol and diesel and charge duties on specific basis. It should also ask the state governments to reduce sales tax to the maximum of 10 per cent,” said Mr P.D.Sharma, president of the chamber.

City children have fun with toon characters in Hardy’s World on Wednesday When toons came calling on city kids
Ludhiana, November 18
More than 3,000 children in the city had a blast at Zee-Turner’s “Fun Day Out” with Cartoon Network and POGO’ yesterday’.

City children have fun with toon characters in Hardy’s World on Wednesday. — A Tribune photogarph

Shelco-Eastman row intensifies
Ludhiana, November 18
The row between Eastman Industries and Shelco Bike Industries has intensified with Eastman, supported by the Engineering Export Promotion Council, labelling Shelco's step of hiring an outside agency for recovery of payment as "illegal and unethical".



50 govt teachers undergo training
Ludhiana, November 18
“The State Council of Educational Research and Training has started block-level in-service training to government teachers under the Sarv-Sikhya Abhiyan for improving education system in the state and providing quality education to one and all”, said Mrs Usha Sidhu, Principal, Government In-service Training Centre, Ludhiana, in a press note issued here today.

Teachers attend craft workshop
Ludhiana, November 18
A workshop on the importance and development of child art was held at Sacred Heart Convent School here today. It was organised by Camlin Limited for school teachers.

Teachers of Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana, attend a craft workshop held in the school on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Teachers of Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana, attend a craft workshop held in the school on Thursday

Faislabad varsity students witness PAU youth fest
Ludhiana, November 18
For the first time, a nine-member delegation from the University of Agriculture, Faislabad, witnessed the PAU Inter-College Youth Festival which was inaugurated by the PAU VC, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, here today.

Team from Derby interacts with city students
Ludhiana, November 18
A team from the Department of Youth Services, Derby England, headed by Mr David Finn, Head of the department, and Ms Jasveen Kaur Bath, senior worker, visited RS Model Senior Secondary School in connection with the International Youth Exchange Programme.

Team from Derby, England, interact with students of R.S. Model School in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Team from Derby, England, interact with students of R.S. Model School in Ludhiana on Thursday


Pratibha impresses with Bharatnatyam performance
Ludhiana, November 18
Pratibha Prahlad, a rare combination of talent and beauty, gave a brilliant Bharatnatyam performance at DAV Public School this morning.

Antakshari artiste honoured
Ludhiana, November 18
Shakuntalam Kala Kendra organised a felicitation function at Aggar Nagar here last evening to honour Neelam Khosla, the first runner-up of Sansui Antakshari.

Rang Manch to stage 2 plays
Ludhiana, November 18
The Rang Manch Rang Nagri (Regd.) is involved with the promotion of Punjabi culture, particularly Punjabi drama.


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