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Guinea fowls being sold illegally in city 
Ludhiana, November 25
Threatening the poultry industry in the state, hundreds of guinea fowls are being transported illegally to various cities from Uttar Pradesh and sold in the open market. Unfortunately these birds were not being quarantined for any diseases before entering the state.

Guinea fowls on sale near Grain market in Ludhiana on Thursday Guinea fowls on sale near Grain market in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Choked Buddha Nullah serious health hazard
Ludhiana, November 25

The Buddha Nullah, choked with garbage and even dead animals at some places, has made the life of the residents living along the open drain in the city, miserable. While the situation is almost the same all along the entire length of the nullah, it is particularly pathetic and rather unbearable near chhoti puli (small bridge) in Haibowal Colony.


3 Cong leaders held for selling LPG on black market
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 25
The police here booked three office-bearers of the Congress Committee under Section 7 of the Essential Commodities Act, allegedly for hoarding and selling on the black market of LPG cylinders, activists of various organisations held a dharna against the action of the police at local Ambedkar Chowk here.

Nepal releases Rs 250 coin to mark 400 years of Granth Sahib
Ludhiana, November 25
Nepal is the only country in the world to release a coin to commemorate the 400 years of the Prakash of Guru Granth Sahib. The Rs 250 denomination coin is with Narinderpal Singh, who holds the Limca Book of World records in collection of coins. Narinderpal disclosed that it is for the first time after 1849 that any government had issued a coin on the Sikh religion.


Police yet to smash network of drug mafia
Ludhiana, November 25
The police here has done a good job and nabbed those involved in two major robberies in the city, much remains to be done as suppliers of drugs and arms to the criminal are yet to be caught. It is felt that other criminals may strike if then supply line is not blocked.

Relocation of level crossing site sought
Ludhiana, November 25
A deputation for the Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar, led by former member of Lok Sabha Gurcharan Singh Ghalib has urged the district administration to undertake another survey for the relocation of proposed ‘manned railway crossing’ in the locality.

Harassment by Railway official alleged
Khanna, November 25
Mr Gyan Chand Shahi an industrialist, alleged that a Railway officer had misbehaved, him and locked up him in a room on November 23 at Khanna Railway station. Mr Gyan Chand had complained against Chief Booking, Superintendent, Khanna to the higher Railway authorities.

Seer’s arrest: Bitta to file PIL
Ludhiana, Nov 25
All-India Anti-Terrorist Front chief Maninderjit Singh Bitta said today that he would be filing a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of India against the arrest of the Kanchi Shankaracharya. He alleged a conspiracy behind the arrest.

IAS trainees to visit city on Dec 5
Ludhiana, November 25
A group of IAS officer trainees from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, will undertake a two-day visit to the city on December 5 and 6 as part of their winter study tour.

Beauty parlours attract men too 
Ludhiana, November 25
Now a days not only brides want to visit beauty parlours to look pretty but men also want to match them before the most important day of their life- marriage. During marriage season parlours are heavily booked.


Residents foil robbery bid 
Ludhiana, November 25
Alert residents of Phase-I, Focal Point, along with PCR cops foiled a broad daylight robbery bid in a house and managed to arrest one of the three robbers today. The victim, Ashwani Kumar, suffered injuries on head after he was hit with an iron rod.

Robbery accused remanded in police custody
Ludhiana, November 25
A court here today remanded the two accused arrested in the money-exchanger robbery case in five days police custody. SP (Detective) Gurpreet Singh said the police remand was needed. The police suspected the accused had information about gangs in the city.

1 held under NDPS Act


Surf Excel launches campaign
Ludhiana, November 25
Miss India Asia Pacific 2002 Tina Chatwal today launched a Hindustan Lever Limited campaign — ‘Surf Excel Win with Stains’ —at CFC High School. Any customer who purchases a large pack of Surf Excel Quickwash or Surf Excel Blue will get a stained cloth in the pack.

Tina for code of conduct in glamour world
Ludhiana, November 25
In the prevailing era of ‘flaunt what you have’ Tina Chatwal, former Miss India Asia Pacific, is all for a ‘‘code of conduct’’ in the beauty industry. ‘‘It’s important to follow a certain code of conduct in this industry. A more disciplined approach will only lead industry, where controversies have become common, towards the better,’’ says the Chandigarh-based svelte beauty, who was here to launch a Surf Excel promotion campaign for kids.
Former Miss India Asia Pacific Tina Chatwal who was in Ludhiana to launch a Surf Excel campaign. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Former Miss India Asia Pacific Tina Chatwal who was in Ludhiana to launch a Surf Excel campaign

Industry flays hike in freight rates
Ludhiana, November 25
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings today condemned the hike in freight rates of raw material and all other commodities announced by the Union Railways Ministry.



US fellowship for DMC Principal
Ludhiana, November 25
Dr Daljit Singh, Principal and Professor of Paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, here has been selected as one of the twelve international educators as fellow for 2004 for the Institute of the Foundation for Advancement International Medical Education and Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Nagar kirtans, contest mark Guru Nanak Dev’s Parkash Utsav
Ludhiana, November 25
Students of Baba Isher Singh (N) Senior Secondary School today celebrated Prakash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev. They displayed the teachings of Guru Nanak on walls of their classrooms. USPC Jain Public School organised an inter-house shabad gyan contest on the occasion.

Panj Piaras lead a nagar kirtan on the eve of Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Panj Piaras lead a nagar kirtan on the eve of Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Dev in Ludhiana on Thursday

Language Dept felicitates Prof Jagraon
Ludhiana, November 25
The Language Department of Punjab organised an interactive session with Punjabi writer and educationist Prof Kulwant Jagraon at Government College for Boys this morning. Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest, Mr S. Darshan Singh, District Public Relations Officer, Ludhiana, said Professor Jagraon had written on all subjects related to masses.

Western music education comes to town
Ludhiana, November 25
There was no school in city to teach western classical music. Shalini Goenka has started a school to teach piano, guitar , keyboard at Symphony Studios and to teach western music education.


Dowry death case: police remand for 3
Ludhiana, November 25
A city court today remanded three persons, including a woman, in police custody for two days after the Dugri police arrested them on the charges of allegedly killing a woman for dowry.



Encroachments removed
Doraha, November 25
Encroachments on main market road here were removed by the Nagar Council authorities today. Mr Surjit Singh, Executive Officer, said a number of rehris were impounded and shopkeepers, who had extended their sheds beyond the authorised limit, had been issued a ‘written’ warning.

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