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Daylight robbery in Ghumar Mandi
Rs 3.5 lakh looted, shopkeeper shot at
Ludhiana, November 22
The crime wave continues to sweep the city as two armed robbers struck in broad daylight at the office of Western Union Money Transfer in Ghumar Mandi here and decamped with Rs 3.5 lakh in cash besides injuring the owner of the shop. Mr Ram Parkash Bharti, owner of the shop, was removed to the CMC hospital.
A view of a money exchange shop which was looted by armed robbers in Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana
A view of a money exchange shop which was looted by armed robbers in Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana, on Monday. Mr Ram Parkash Bharti, owner of the shop, was shot at by a robber. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

BJP demonstration against seer’s arrest
Poor response to VHP bandh call
Ludhiana, November 22
The district unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party staged a demonstration in protest against the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Swami Jayander.


Cong councillor charged with encroachment, removed 
Ludhiana, November 22
The Department of Local Government, Punjab, has removed Mr Sat Pal Puri, Congress councillor from Ward No. 66, for abusing the authority bestowed upon him as an elected representative of the people.

Rs 1,640 cr development plan submitted to World Bank
Ludhiana, November 22
The Punjab Government is committed to accord top priority to urban development and providing basic amenities in towns and cities.

Gas agencies warned against artificial scarcity of LPG
Ludhiana, November 22
The Deputy Commissioner today held a meeting with representatives of all gas agencies and warned them against creating an artificial scarcity of LPG.

Fraud case against ex-sarpanch
Khanna, November 22
The police has registered a case of fraud against an ex- sarpanch of Somal Kheri village and two others at the Payal police station. The former sarpanch allegedly forged the will of a mahant of a dera.


Akalis weakened state’s financial health, says Congress leader
Amloh, November 22
Politicians should desist from the use of religion for political goals which would prove disastrous for the peace of the state asserted Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary (Home and PWD) at a social function at Baraichan village near here yesterday.

Applications for ‘Role Model’ award invited
Ludhiana, November 22
The Swami Vivekananda Study Circle has invited applications from students of various colleges in Punjab and Chandigarh for the “Role Model“ award instituted by the circle.

Makar Sankranti Parv at Ayyappa Temple
Ludhiana, November 22
Sree Ayyappa Seva Samiti is holding a special 41-day Makar Sankranti festival at Shri Ayyappa temple in sector 32-A of PUDA Urban Estate on the Chandigarh Road, according to Mr. Tulsidharan Pillay, general secretary of the samiti.

Riding for a noble cause
Ludhiana, November 22

Steven of UK rides on a horse to satisfy his urge of adventure and also to fulfil a social need. Steven, a graduate in Quality Surveying from UK, had a quest for adventure, so he packed his bags and reached Nepal, where he taught for six months in rural schools. Then he went to Burma, Bangladesh and then crossed over and reached Kolkata on February 20, 2004.

Steven on his horse Rosy all set to go to Phillaur. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Steven on his horse Rosy all set to go to Phillaur


Four shops burgled, 1 held
Jagraon November 22
Karan Singh, son of Pal Singh, a resident of Barnala road, Raikot, along with some other persons allegedly broke open the locks of four shops and stole VCE, 2 cameras, 2 bundles of cycle tubes, Rs 600 in cash.

Man kills Neelgai
Khanna, November 22
A neelgai was allegedly killed by a man in Khatra village, near here, today. Villagers tried to nab the culprit but he escaped. The police reached the spot and started investigation.


WTO harming Indian economy, says expert
Ludhiana, November 22
Financial institutions like International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the World Trade Organisation are entering the Indian market with the sole motive of making huge profits at the cost of people living here.

Move to bring bakery products under VAT flayed
Ludhiana, November 22
The Punjab Bakery Association today condemned state government’s proposal to bring bakery products under the purview of Value Added Tax. “We have learnt that the government is planning to bring bakery products under VAT which is highly unfair.

Members of the Punjab Bakery Association at a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V.
Members of the Punjab Bakery Association at a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday



Jashanjot declared best singer at PAU youth fest
Ludhiana, November 22
Punjab State Planning Board Vice- Chairman Sardara Singh Johl while expressing concern on the erosion of values in youths said western influences were trying to dominate the Punjabi culture.

Govt blamed for poor educational standard
Ludhiana, November 22
Joining the issue over the ‘‘poor’’ standard of education in government -run schools, activists of the Democratic Teachers Front has criticised the statement of Punjab Finance Minister Sant Ram Singla saying that the government had not provided the required infrastructure in schools and had not even filled up the vacancies of teachers.

From Schools & Colleges
Parishad presents awards to 250 students

Ludhiana, November 22
At a function the Bharat Vikas Parishad (Shivaji) presented awards to 250 students of matric and senior secondary from 42 schools who had stood first, second and third in their schools in Punjab School Education Board examination held in March.



700 examined at camp
Ludhiana, November 22
To increase health awareness and to encourage patients to seek consultation at a right time, Hero DMC Heart Institute organised a free cardiac camp yesterday.

70 pc children covered under pulse polio drive
Ludhiana, November 22
The Civil Surgeon, Dr S.N. Tiwari today claimed that polio drops were administered to a little over 3.64 lakh children during the 5th round of National Immunisation Programme against polio here on Sunday.


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