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Poor man’s land sold “fraudulently”
Ludhiana, November 22

In a queer case, a man has alleged that his tenant illegally got a 69 square yard portion of his house transferred in her name, whose registry was already pledged with a local bank by him against a loan about 10 years ago.

Cong leaders gunning for Bir Devinder
Ludhiana, November 22
Coming up in support of Chaudhary Jagjit Singh, various Congress leaders in the district today came up against Mr Bir Devinder Singh and demanded that he should be stopped from making ‘‘provocative’’ statements.
Congress leaders address a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday Congress leaders address a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by I.V.

Nullah stink reaches MC officials 
Ludhiana, November 22
A team of officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today visited Industrial Area A to take stock of the situation due to overflowing of a nullah in the area.

Devotees participate in a nagar kirtan procession on the eve of the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Devotees participate in a nagar kirtan procession on the eve of the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Youth held for rape bid
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 22
The Sudhar police has arrested a youth of Dhaliwal Patti village under Sections 452, 376, 324 and 511 of the IPC for allegedly injuring and attempting to rape a woman after entering her house forcibly on yesterday. According to Mr Gurtejinder Singh Aulakh, DSP, Raikot, Mohinder Singh had been booked for attempting to rape the wife of his employer when she was alone at home.

Retired scientist sets up home for destitutes
Ludhiana, November 22
For Dr Naurang Singh Mangat, a retired scientist from Punjab Agricultural University here, the zeal to serve the destitute and downtrodden has become a mission.

Action sought against doctor
Khamano, November 22
Paramjit Singh (14) of Mohan Majra, village near here, in a letter to the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, has demanded stern action against a private hospital and a surgeon, who are responsible for the bad condition of his mother who is fighting for life at the PGI Chandigarh.

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Sons’ trauma fails to dampen their spirits
Ludhiana, November 22
At the age of 60 when people start enjoying a retired life, Surjit and his wife Kumud are braving all the odds for bringing-up their two immobile sons, Ashu (31) and Vicky (28) suffering from muscular dystrophy.

Kumud and Surjit try hard to bring smiles on the faces of their sons Ashu and Vicky. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Kumud and Surjit try hard to bring smiles on the faces of their sons Ashu and Vicky

NFCH observes flag day
Ludhiana, November 22
With the objective of promoting communal harmony and strengthening national integration, the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) has been observing the communal harmony campaign and fund-raising week every year from November 19 to 25. The foundation also provides assistance for physical and psychological rehabilitation of child victims of any violence.

Lawyers mourn death of colleague’s mother
Amloh, November 22
The Bar Association of Amloh Court, in a meeting chaired by its chief G.D. Bector, Advocate, expressed grief on the sad demise of Ms Poona Devi (90), mother of advocate Ashok Kumar, on Monday night.

Nullah obstruction cleared
Ludhiana, November 22
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today took corrective measures and removed the obstruction in the nullah that had caused floods in the basement of Akalgarh market here.

PSEB staff hold rally
Ludhiana, November 22
Demanding cancellation of Electricity Act 2003, employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) observed strike and also held gate rallies here today. The strike was observed on a call given by the PSEB joint forum. The rally was addressed by Mr Kewal Singh Banwait, vice-president, Punjab Federation AITUC, Mr Balraj Kumar and Mr Satish Kumar and several other PSEB employees.



Cotton prices firm up
Ludhiana, November 22
Cotton prices in the northern region comprising Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have started firming up thanks to buying by private textile mills and the holding back of the cotton produce by farmers. The prices of narma were quoted at Rs 1840 to Rs 2000 per quintal against the minimum support price of Rs 1835 per quintal.

Boom in firewood prices
Ludhiana, November 22

Prices of firewood in the city are witnessing a sudden boom, shooting up to Rs 400 per quintal from Rs 300 over the past week. With the onset of the winter and the prevailing shortage of LPG in the city , the prices may even rocket further, according to market sources.

A man weighs firewood at a shop in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A man weighs firewood at a shop

Rousing response to Textech-2005
Ludhiana, November 22
Over 15,000 business visitors attended Textech-2005, the four-day international exhibition on textile technology by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), that concluded here yesterday.



PCTE faculty visits Pak
Ludhiana, November 22
Two faculty members, Ms Samarjeet Kaur Sandhu and Ms Ruchi Goel from the Deptt of Computer Sciences and Applications, Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), visited Comsat Institute of Computer Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan to present their selected paper in the 2nd International Conference on IT.

Inter-college festival results
Doraha, November 22

Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, (DIMT) organised Roshini-2005, an inter-college fine arts festival on its campus. Colleges from Ludhiana, Khanna, Doraha, Machhiwara and Karamsar (Rara Sahib) participated in the festival.
Girls perform giddha at a function organised at Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, Doraha
Girls perform giddha at a function organised at Doraha Institute of Management and Technology, Doraha. — A Tribune photograph

From Schools
Fancy dress contest held

Ludhiana, November 22
M.G.M. Public School organised a fancy dress competition for the K.G. classes here yesterday. As many as 100 students participated. A lot of enthusiasm could be seen among the students. Some of them were dressed as mythological characters, national leaders, soldiers, fairies, traffic signals and grandmothers etc.

Declamation contest on drug abuse held
Samrala, November 22
A declamation contest on the topic “Nasha Ik Kaher Hai” was held at Government High School, Ropal, 7 km from here, on Sunday. A large number of students participated in this contest.

SDP holds poetry contest
Ludhiana, November 22
A poem-recitation competition was held in the SDP College for Women here today to express the students' feelings of love and attitude to mother's contribution in their lives.


Jashn-e-Sahir on Nov 26
Ludhiana, November 22
Adeed International (Sahir Cultural Academy) will organise Jashn-e-Sahir 2005 on November 26 at Nehru Sidhant Kendar here. The function is held every year in memory of great Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi. This year, an Indo-Pak writers' conference and the 33rd annual Indo-Pak mushaira will also be held.


Pranayama “beneficial for heart patients”
Ludhiana, November 22
Dr Sanjeew Singh Rawat, yoga consultant at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Hero DMC Heart Institute, here said “pranayama” was of immense benefit for people with heart diseases. Besides improving cardiovascular function, it considerably decreased risk factors to heart, including high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

NIMA holds CME on nasal diseases
Ludhiana, November 22
The Ludhiana district branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) organised a CME on the management of sinus and other nasal diseases here last evening. Dr Munish Munjal, ENT specialist from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, was the guest speaker at the programme.

CMCH holds medical, dental camps
Ludhiana, November 22
A multi-specialty comprehensive medical and dental camp was held recently at Government High School, Barundi, in this district through joint efforts of Christian Medical College and Hospital and Aasra Charitable Trust, Ludhiana.


Amloh police holds sports meet
Amloh, November 22
The Amloh subdivision police organised a sports meet at Bhadhalthua village, near here, today. It was inaugurated by sportsman D.S. Rana, DSP, Amloh. The function was presided over by Market Committee Chairman Partap Singh Sandhu and district police chief Varinder Kumar was the chief guest.


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