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Police refuses to register FIR in cheating case
Ludhiana, November 16
The city police continues to deny the right to get an FIR registered to a 60-year-old man, Mohammad Karimulla Ansari, who belongs to Delhi and was allegedly robbed of his belongings while on a visit to this city. Though he is camping here for three weeks now, the police has refused to register an FIR on his complaint even as the Supreme Court of India has directed that the police has to register an FIR and investigate later on. 

Wife’s killer shows no remorse
Ludhiana, November 16
A tempo-truck driver who had shot dead his wife at Bajra village yesterday has no remorse for his act. Lodged in a lock up at the Basti Jodhewal police station here, the accused, Kuldip Singh, is not repentant at shooting his wife, orphaning his three children.
Kuldeep Singh, murder accused, in custody of Basti Jodhewal police in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Kuldeep Singh, murder accused, in custody of Basti Jodhewal police in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Surjeet’s grandson’s wedding: Admn in attendance
Ludhiana, November 16
The veteran Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader, Mr Harkishen Singh Surjit, may not be holding any official post or position of authority anywhere.

Open manholes pose risk
Ludhiana, November 16

Digging of roads by a telecommunication company is giving a tough time to residents of a lane adjacent to the Model Town Club and Gurdwara Shaheedan as pits have formed on the road and manholes lie uncovered, posing a threat to life.

An uncovered manhole near Gurdwara Shaheedan at Model Town in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
An uncovered manhole near Gurdwara Shaheedan at Model Town in Ludhiana

Gowda foresees fresh political realignment
Ludhiana, November 16
Former Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda feels that fresh political realignment was imminent at the centre since the Congress- led United Progressive Alliance government had miserably failed on economic and other fronts.

Dawar gets bail in defamation case
Ludhiana, November 16
A local court today granted bail to the Parliamentary Secretary Power and Housing, Mr Surinder Dawar in a defamation case filed against him by the former Deputy Speaker, Punjab Mr Satpal Gosain.

He lost his brother to debt 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 16
Having failed to pay an amount of Rs 80,000 to the “abductor” of his brother, a migrant labourer lost his brother, who was found hanging in a locked room at Indra Colony near Rohira village.

Action sought against doctor
Khamano, November 16
Paramjit Singh (14) of Mohan Majra village, near here, has in a letter to Chief Minister Amrinder Singh demanded stern action against a private hospital and a surgeon responsible for deteriorating condition of his mother.

Passing Thru


Govt assailed over Anand Marriage Act
Ludhiana, November 16
Lt Col Chanan Singh Dhillon (retd), president, Ex-services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, today assailed the government for not implementing the Anand Marriage Act which had been duly ratified by the British.

Chetna rally at Jagraon 
Ludhiana, November 16
An awareness rally depicting multiple social evils prevalent in the society, was held at Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon near here today in which more than 1500 students from various schools and colleges of Jagraon participated.

BKU seeks hike in sugarcane MSP
Ludhiana, November 16
The Bharatiya Kisan Union has urged the state government to increase the minimum support price of sugarcane from Rs 115 to Rs 135 per quintal on the Haryana pattern to curb the sale of sugarcane produced in Punjab in the neighbouring state which could have disastrous effects on the operations of sugar mills.

Workers to hold protest rally
Ludhiana, November 16
Alleging unfair treatment to labourers at the hands of industry, the members of the Moulder and Steel Workers’ Union today said that they would intensify workers’ protest by holding a rally and a march on November 20 at Bhagat Singh Colony here.

Residents resent sewer overflow
Ludhiana, November 16

Residents of Dugri, phase-I near Ram Lal Bhasin School, have complained that a sewer pipe has been leaking in front of their houses for past many days but various complaints had no effect on the authorities concerned. Mr Ashok Sood, a resident, said that dengue and many other diseases were spreading in the city and they were scared that they might become victims of any such disease.

Sewage overflows in Dugri, phase I, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Sewage overflows in Dugri, phase I, Ludhiana


Resident helps cop catch fleeing driver
Khanna, November 16
A local resident, Ravinder Kumar, and a head constable of the traffic police yesterday caught a truck driver, who was trying to escape after crushing a youth under his truck near Natraj Theater.

Shawl trader found murdered
Ludhiana, November 16
The city police has recovered the highly decomposed body of 62-year-old shawl trader from his house, near Vrindavan road today. The deceased, Pyare Lal, who had a shop in Dal Bazaar here, was probably murdered two or three days ago, the police said.

Four of family booked for fraud
Amloh, November 16
The police has booked four members of a family for allegedly committing a fraud. It has arrested Neel Kamal, a resident of Green Model Town, Jalandhar, under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC whereas her husband Krishan Kumar and her two sons Denny and Sonny are still at large.

Acid thrown at minor girl


Contest to locate quality buffaloes
Ludhiana, November 16
The state government has launched an ambitious plan to hold a state-level competition to locate quality buffaloes. Chalked out under the guidance of Punjab Minister for Animal Husbandry Jagmohan Singh Kang, the plan is expected to give a boost to milk production in the state.


From Colleges
Students dwell on road, railway safety steps

Ludhiana, November 16
The NSS wing of Guru Nanak Girls College here organised an extension lecture on “Road and railway safety measures” on the college campus today. Mr P.L. Ahuja, former Principal of Safety Training Centre, Ferozepore Railway Division, was the guest speaker.

From Schools
DAV Public School in CBSE quiz semifinal
Ludhiana, November 16
The regional-level quarterfinals of CBSE-Intel Science Quiz 2005 were held at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Eight teams from schools of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh reached quarterfinals after clearing a preliminary written round.

Students of Lovely Lotus played 'Gude Guddi da viah' today as part of Children's Day celebrations. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Lovely Lotus played 'Gude Guddi da viah' today as part of Children's Day celebrations

Shabads mark school function
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 16
Students and staff of Sant Isher Singh Memorial Senior Secondary School, Karamsar celebrated its annual prize distribution function and the birthday of Guru Nanak Dev on Tuesday.

Freshers meet at Ivanna
Ludhiana, November 16
To welcome the new batch of students, the Ivanna Institute of Fashion Technology and Hotel Management organised its freshers meet at Rangla Punjab Haveli Resorts here yesterday.

Faculty gets teaching tips
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 16
The local Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and computer sciences organised a faculty training programme on Monday. Prof Satya Parkash Singh, former chairman, University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the main speaker.



Diabetic pregnant women at greater risk: expert
Ludhiana, November 16
“Diabetic women, or other persons who are obese and have a positive family history of diabetes mellitus, associated with a bad post-obstetric history, are at a high risk of metabolic instability and are prone to develop type II diabetes later in their lives.

Free cardiac check-up camp organised
Ludhiana, November 16
Three hundred persons were examined and provided consultation at a free cardiac check-up camp organised by Ludhiana Mediciti Hospital at Shri Dashmesh Singh Sabha Gurdwara in J Block, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here yesterday on the occasion of birthday of Guru Nanak Dev.


Shakti Public School wins hockey tourney
Doraha, November 16
Shakti Public School, Doraha won the 7th Inter-school Divali Hockey Tournament, organised by Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, in the memory of founder president of the college, Dr Ishwar Singh, at Guru Nanak Stadium recently.

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