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NHRC takes up Ashish’s suicide case
Ludhiana, November 17

After the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) slammed its door on the face of the father of an IAS aspirant, who had committed suicide two years ago, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has rekindled his hope of bringing guilty to book by admitting his case.

Rights panel pitches in to check Budda Nullah menace
Ludhiana, November 17
While the authorities continue to ignore the pollution and diseases spread by Budda Nullah, another organisation has come forward to take up the cudgels for assessing the solution, exposing the alleged misappropriation of funds for its cleaning and improving its condition.
A view of the polluted Budda Nullah

A view of the polluted Budda Nullah.


Villagers continue to face music!
Ludhiana, November 17
Throwing the Supreme Court orders on the noise pollution to the winds, religious institutions and marriage palaces on the Ferozepore road continue to blare loudspeakers during the restricted hours.

Passing Thru


Community policing project to check crime
Khanna, November 17
Community policing project launched by the Khanna police is proving a milestone project to check crime especially to check theft cases in the city as well as providing employment to youths.

Rajguru Nagar residents cry hoarse
Ludhiana, November 17
Residents of Rajguru Nagar Colony are up in arms against the Ludhiana Improvement Trust for its indifferent attitude. “The Ludhiana Improvement Trust had started work on widening of roads of the colony and allotted it to a contractor. The digging of roads by the labour had damaged water pipes or telephone cables leading to snapping of water and telephone connections,” alleged vice-president, Rajguru Nagar Welfare Society, Anant Ram Gupta, and councillor Charanjit Singh Aulakh.

Pension disbursed
Khanna, November 17
The social security and women and child Development Department, Khanna subdivision, had distributed Rs 71.15 lakh to 6,548 beneficiaries said SDM Khanna here today.


Famous doctor now PO
Khanna, November 17
There was a time when he was wanted by the local people to cure their children. Now, he is wanted by the CBI in a fraud case. Once a famous doctor and industrialist of this town, Dr Narinder Pal Singh Sandhu is now a proclaimed offender. The CBI has announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for information about him.

2 held with poppy husk
Jagraon, November 17
The police has claimed to have busted a gang of smugglers with the arrest of its two members, who used to sell poppy husk in Punjab after smuggling it from other states.


Vaghela to open Textech — 2005
Ludhiana, November 17
The Union Minister for Textiles, Mr Shankersinh Vaghela, will inaugurate Textech — 2005, Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) third international exhibition on textile technology, and also Texcon — 2005, an international conference on textiles and clothing that would begin here tomorrow.

Bank takes over properties
Ludhiana, November 17
State Bank of India, Shimla Puri branch, today took physical possession of properties mortgaged in the name of Maya Cycle and Maya Cycle Industries in New Janta Nagar here.



PAU board hears five appeals
Ludhiana, November 17
The Board of Management of Punjab Agricultural University heard five appeals filed against the decisions of the university authorities. The meeting was presided over by Mr P. K. Verma, Financial Commissioner (Development), Punjab, and the Vice-Chancellor Dr K.S. Aulakh, was not present in the meeting.

Tiny tots take part in fancy dress show
Ludhiana, November 17
A fancy dress show was organised at Tender Foot Nursery School here today. Children dressed up as Rajasthani, Gujarati, Cindrella, Krishna, bridegroom, fisher woman, Barbie, lion, sunflower and fairy. They had fun presenting their short dialogues on the stage. Sweets were distributed among all students.

Students of Tender Foot during a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Students of Tender Foot during a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana

Seminar on retail management
Ludhiana, November 17
The Punjab Commerce and Management Association will organise a two-day national seminar on retail management at the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology here on November 26 and 27. Keeping in view the flourishing shopping malls in Ludhiana, this activity will give a unique opportunity to researchers and retailers to discuss their problems and devise ways and means to attract customers and satisfy their needs.

Students apprised of accounting software
Ludhiana, November 17
A seminar on an accounting software, Tally 7.2, was organised at the Post Graduate Department of Commerce of SCD Government College here today. Mr Prosenjit Sen Gupta, regional manager of Delhi centre of Tally Solutions, was invited by the department to sensitise the students and teachers on training and knowledge on the Tally accounting software solutions.

Tiny tots display skills
Khamano, November 17
The annual prize distribution function of Sarv Hitkari Vidya Mandir School was held on the school premises. Deputy Commissioner Fatehgarh Sahib Jaspreet Talwar was the chief guest and the jot was lit by school manager Dr Devinder Dania.


Captivating kathak performance
Ludhiana, November 17
Under the aegis of SPIC Macay, Swati Sinha, a student of Rajinder Gangwani, put up an excellent kathak dance performance at Guru Nanka Khalsa College, Gujjarkhan Campus. The students were spellbound by her mobile face expressions and gumut of emotions. Swati Sinha, while dancing explained that, toda, and various hand and feet movements. Rajinder Gangani, an accomplished kathak dancer who is the torchbearer of Jaipur school of kathak. Talking to the media he said, Language of dance is universal. Everyone can from expressions of the artists can make out the story the dancer is trying to depict on the stage.

Swati Sinha performs kathak.
Swati Sinha performs kathak


No letup in dengue cases
Ludhiana, November 17
After a slight relief for a couple of days, and the drop in temperature notwithstanding, more cases of suspected dengue have been reported from different city hospitals while some others, already under treatment for dengue like symptoms, have been confirmed on the basis of serology reports.

Over 100 examined
Ludhiana, November 17
A team of doctors led by Dr Vineet Gulati examined more than 100 patients at a free vertigo and deafness assessment camp, organised at Gulati ENT and Allergy Hospital in Model Town to mark National Day for the Deaf here today.


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