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Bank robbery bid foiled, two arrested
Ludhiana, November 11
Just a day after a bank heist in Jalandhar, an alert team of Division No. 2 police station thwarted an attempt to rob ICICI Bank, Miller Gunj, this morning when they caught two youths who had entered the bank and taken out their weapons.

The alleged bank robbers in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday The alleged bank robbers in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday.
— A Tribune photograph


Industrial units declare concealed income of Rs 3 crore
Ludhiana, November 11
The continuing efforts of the Department of Income Tax here to mop up more revenue yielded rich dividends when two industrial units in the city surrendered a concealed income of nearly Rs 3 crore and gave an undertaking to pay the due tax (of over Rs1 crore) before the end of this financial year.

Headless body of youth recovered
Ludhiana, November 11
Panic gripped residents of Qasabad and adjoining villages with the recovery of a headless and scantily-clad body of an unidentified youth from the bed of the Sutlej this morning. The body surfaced after the water level had receded.

Demolition squad returns empty-handed
Ludhiana, November 11
After a two-hour “drama”, a demolition squad of the municipal corporation, comprising senior officials and a heavy posse of police, returned without complying with the orders of the Commissioner of the civic body to raze an illegal structure in Model Town here today.

Workers given relief, says Hero Cycles management
Ludhiana, November 11
The Hero Cycles management today claimed that as many as 82 workers from Highway Industries and 10 workers from Rockman Cycle Industries had accepted the compensation that was being offered following the closure of cycle divisions of the two companies.


Transport workers burn CM’s effigy
Ludhiana, November 11
Hundred of members of the Panjab Government Transport Workers Union held a massive gate rally at the general bus stand and also set afire an effigy of the Chief Minister, Mr Amarinder Singh, here today in protest against the alleged sell-out of various bus stands in the state to private operators.
Members of the Punjab Government Transport Workers Union burn an effigy of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Members of the Punjab Government Transport Workers Union burn an effigy of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in Ludhiana on Friday

Women seek 33 pc quota in legislative bodies
Ludhiana, November 11
The All-India Democratic Women's Conference today urged the UPA government at the Centre to pass legislation for granting 33 per cent reservation to women in various legislative bodies.

No surveys if assessees show true income, says Chief Commissioner
Ludhiana, November 11
Mr S.J.S. Pall, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, has said the members of the Income Tax Bar commanded due respect and dignity in the eyes of the department and their role of bridging the gap between the tax-payer and the department was of a crucial nature.

Sahul Bharti gets Sat Paul Mittal award
Ludhiana, November 11
The Nehru Sidhant Kendra Trust today celebrated the birth anniversary of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru. Students of various schools and colleges participated in the function held at the Pandey Auditorium. The Governor of Uttaranchal, Mr Sudershan Aggarwal, was the chief guest.

BJP demands Sonia’s resignation
Ludhiana, November 11
The BJP today demanded the resignation of the Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, from the post of the chairperson of the National Advisory Council of the United Progressive Alliance after the party’s name figured in the food-for-oil scandal.

400 to take part in Children’s Day function
Ludhiana, November 11
The Sutlej Club will celebrate Children’s Day on November 13. More than 400 children are expected to take part in various contests, modelling and games.

Akal Academy annual function
Samrala, November 11
Akal Academy Dhindsa, 5 km from here, celebrated its annual day function along with gurpurb sport festival today. On the occasion, the SHO, Samrala, Inspector Bhupinder Singh Bhullar, inaugurated the sports meet while S.P. Khanna, Dilbag Singh gave away the prizes to the winners.

Freedom fighter dead
Ludhiana, November 11
Freedom fighter Bal Krishan Bharadwaj died here last night and was cremated today with full state honours. He was 91. A police contingent presented a gun salute and reversed arms and the last post was sounded.

SAGA contest on Nov 19
Ludhiana, November 11
The Kesh Sambhal Prachar Sanstha, Amritsar, will hold its fifth edition of SAGA (Spiritual and General Ability) contest on November 19 here. The aim of the event is to provide a platform to Sikh youth to showcase their talent in modelling, newscasting and acting in television serials.

Jasbir Singh, Bawa felicitated


Police arrests husband of rescued woman
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 11
The Sudhar Police has arrested a migrant labourer booked under Sections 307, 342 and 120 B of the IPC for allegedly assaulting his wife yesterday. The co-accused, his brother, was reported to be absconding from the Civil Hospital where he was admitted after allegedly being tortured by the raiding police party.



PCTE to organise ICCII conference
Ludhiana, November 11
Punjab College of Technical Education will organise its second international conference on 'Challenges and Opportunity in IT Industry — ICCII 2005' here tomorrow.

From Colleges
Varsity youth festival results

Ludhiana, November 11
The 47th Inter-Zonal Youth Festival of Panjab University, Chandigarh, going on at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, entered its fifth day today with competitions of group singing (western), western song (solo), group dance and classical dance.


Women’s cases to be settled at Lok Adalats
Ludhiana, November 11
Minister for Social Security and Women and Child Development Gurkanwal Kaur has announced that a comprehensive campaign is being launched to settle pending cases relating to women and children in courts through arbitration and reconciliation, involving NGOs through Lok Adalats.



Intestinal cancer needs multi-speciality management,
says expert

Ludhiana, November 11
‘‘Intestinal cancer, especially rectal cancer, needs to be treated by doctors who are specifically trained as coloproctologists (colo-rectal surgery).’’ This was stated by Prof M.R.B Keighley from the UK. He is one of the leading colo-rectal surgeons in the world.

200 vasectomy operations performed


Special Olympics from today
Ludhiana, November 11

Air Marshal D. Keelor (retd), Chairman, Special Olympics, today stressed upon the need to accept and respect mentally challenged. Addressing a press conference on the eve of the Punjab State Special Olympics (for mentally challenged) to be held here on November 12 and 13, he said over 300 special children from 24 special schools of Punjab and 46 special children from Pakistan would participate.
Special children from Pakistan carry a torch on the eve of the Punjab State Special Olympics
Special children from Pakistan carry a torch on the eve of the Punjab State Special Olympics (for mentally challenged) in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


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