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Man walks 150 km to meet CM,
denied access
Threatens immolation along with family

Ludhiana, November 14
He somehow managed to reach the Chief Minister’s residence in Chandigarh today but he was not allowed to meet Amarinder Singh by his staff. Mr Mohinder Singh, a Jagraon-based man, who was allegedly deprived of his ancestral property and had left the city on foot a few days ago to meet the Chief Minister and subsequently the Prime Minister, was told to go back as “the Chief Minister had no time to listen to his complaints.”

Fee hike by DMC irks parents 
Ludhiana, November 14
The Parents Association of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital students held a meeting here yesterday and elected its office-bearers. The meeting discussed the issue of an increase in fee by the DMCH allegedly misquoting a judgement of the Supreme Court to suit their own benefit.


Children lead the nagar kirtan on the eve of Gurpurb in Ludhiana on Monday
Children lead the nagar kirtan on the eve of Gurpurb in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

PNB sells properties worth Rs 116.17 lakh
Ludhiana, November 14
Punjab National Bank, Ludhiana region, sold properties worth Rs 116.17 lakh in case of 14 alleged defaulters of home loans during the current financial year.

Historical monument in state of neglect
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 14
The state government having failed to maintain the Kahngarh mazar of Shabar Shah Gumat Wala, situated on the outskirts of nearby Payal town in Ludhiana district, an old man has taken up the restructuring of the building with the meager offerings he receives from devotees every Thursday.

Robbers attack factory guards, take away Rs 7,000
Ludhiana, November 14
At least 12 unidentified persons attacked four security guards and a watchman of New Era Industry in Dhadhari Kalan here in the wee hours today and escaped with Rs 7,000 in cash, four bicycles and a scooter.

Cycle firms clear dues of 250 workers
Ludhiana, November 14
The management of Rockman Cycle Industries and Highway Industries, that have closed their cycle divisions, today said the company had cleared full and final dues of over 250 employees.

Student dies under mysterious circumstances
Ludhiana, November 14
A student of Khalsa Girls College and a resident of Haibowal died under mysterious circumstances today. Gagandeep Kaur, a student of B.A.-II and daughter of Mr Amarjit Singh of Punjab National Bank, was studying in her room last night when she started vomiting.


She makes liberal donations on Children’s Day
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 14
Unique is her way to pay tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India, on his anniversary every year as she feels indebted to him for the services she availed at Nehru Memorial Library at Teen Murti, New Delhi.

Vipan KumarMentally challenged boy missing
Ludhiana, November 14
A nine-year-old mentally challenged migrant boy has been missing from his house in Dhandhari Kalan since October 17 and the police has been clueless about his whereabouts.                                   
Vipan Kumar

Cheques distributed
Khamano, November 14
Parliamentary Secretary and MLA of Khanna Harbans Kaur Dullo distributed grants among village panchayats that fall in Khamano block at Kheri Naudh Singh village, near here, yesterday.

Councillor dead



Book Cafe opens outlet
Ludhiana, November 14
Book Cafe, a multi-format and flexi book retail chain, today inaugurated its outlet in Sarabha Nagar here. “The new outlet is more spacious and would have books on even more subjects to cater to diverse reading tastes of city residents,” said Mr Dinesh, who takes care of the local outlet.



Children pay tributes to Nehru on their day
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 14
The birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was celebrated at various educational institutes of the town and surrounding villages today. The students and staff of MGMN Senior Secondary School, Lal Bahadur Shastri Public School and Janta College for Women held a joint celebration at Gandhi School.

Children pay floral tributes to Chacha Nehru at Green Land School on Monday Students of Swiss International School after a fency dress competition organised at the school on Monday
Children pay floral tributes to Chacha Nehru at Green Land School on Monday. — A Tribune photograph  Students of Swiss International School after a fency dress competition organised at the school on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 

Students pledge to fight corruption
Ludhiana, November 14
To celebrate Children’s Day with a cause , BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, Ludhiana, observed Vigilance Awareness Day here today in memory of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel who had been instrumental in establishing administrative structure in India.
NCC cadets and students belonging to the Sankalp group of BCM School take out a rally against corruption on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
NCC cadets and students belonging to the Sankalp group of BCM School take out a rally against corruption

Youth fest concludes
Ludhiana, November 14
The 47th Panjab University Youth and Heritage Festival that started on November 7 concluded on November 13. More than 1,000 students from various colleges took part. The festival was hosted by Ramgarhia Girls College, Ludhiana.

Declamation contest at KVM
Ludhiana, November 14
Oratory skills at their best were witnessed today at Kundan Vidya Mandir where the Reena-Simmi Memorial Inter-school declamation contest was organised.

GGNIMT students excel
Ludhiana, November 14
Students of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) fared well in “Plasma-2005” (IT Competitions) held at Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar, in which 300 students from 25 colleges took part.

Poetic symposium at PAU
Ludhiana, November 14
Addressing the audience on the occasion of a poetic recitation competition during the PAU youth festival held at Students’ Home in the university, Prof Ravinder Bhathal, general secretary, Punjabi Sahit Akademi, Ludhiana, said constructive thinking played an important role in building a healthy society.


DLSA launches campaign for children
Ludhiana, November 14
To awaken the society about the rights of children, the District Legal Services Authority today launched “Save the children campaign” by organising a seminar at local Observation Home.



Walks, camps mark ‘World Diabetes Day’
Ludhiana, November 14
A camp for diabetics, walk for half-an-hour through several localities around the institution and an exhibition on management of the diseases marked ‘World Diabetes Day’ celebrations at Christian Medical College and Hospital here today.


Khemjit lifts gold
Ludhiana, November 14
Khemjit Singh of Ludhiana Weightlifting Club, Rakh Bagh, proved his mettle to secure the first position in the 85 kg category in the one-day Ludhiana District Weightlifting Championship held at the Ludhiana Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Club here yesterday.

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