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Brothers ‘murder’ brother near Jagraon
Jagraon, November 24
For four decades two brothers of Sohian village showered all love and care on their youngest brother but the minor issue of spending money on a nephew's marriage allegedly led them to his merciless murder.

This couple makes heads turn
Man only Sikh cop in New South Wales, wife train driver
Ludhiana, November 24
This Ludhiana couple has made many heads turn in Australia. He is the only turbaned cop with the New South Wales police and his wife has become the first Indian woman who drives a train.
Mr and Mrs Rajput who are in Ludhiana to attend a family function Mr and Mrs Rajput who are in Ludhiana to attend a family function.
— A Tribune photograph

Devotees partake of 'langar' at Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Sahib in Ludhiana
Devotees partake of 'langar' at Gurdwara Dukhnivaran Sahib in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

UK cops in Phillaur to probe murder case
Phillaur, November 24
A Special Investigation Team of the British Police has launched investigations into the sensation day-light murder of a British citizen-cum-Non-Resident Indian, Mohan Singh, who was clubbed to death outside a restaurant near Sutlej river over two months ago.


Focus on agriculture, says Rodrigues
Ludhiana, November 24
The Punjab Governor, Gen S.F. Rodrigues(retd), today called for increasing "our collective endeavour" for improved farming and other agri-related professions by adopting multi-pronged strategies with effective linkage with modern means of technology and an efficient marketing support structure.

Rousing reception to Makkar
Ludhiana, November 24
It was an unforgettable homecoming for the newly-appointed president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, as he stepped out of his official car to acknowledge the greetings and cheers from hundreds of supporters who had gathered in the city suburbs at Jalandhar bypass to receive him.

Dawar seeks expulsion of Bir Devinder
Ludhiana, November 24
The Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Surinder Dawar, has demanded the expulsion of Mr Bir Devinder Singh, Congress MLA, for repeatedly violating the discipline of party by issuing provocative and irresponsible statements against senior party ministers and leaders.

Fate took their ‘Chain’ away
Ludhiana, November 24
While an Indian driver, M.R. Kutty, was allegedly found murdered today after being kidnapped in Afghanistan, the family of an Indian hockey coach, Chain Singh, who was kidnapped in 1980 in that country when he was coaching the Afghanistan national hockey team, are still awaiting some definite news about his fate.

Justice sought for ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, November 24
The ex-services league, Punjab and Chandigarh, while welcoming the setting up of the Armed Forces Tribunal has urged the Army authorities to treat all ranks equally. Commenting on the establishment of the tribunal, Lt-Col Chanan Singh Dhillon (retd), president of the league, said here today that the number of cases in courts pertaining to Army personnel was on the increase.

Reunion of rehabilitated drug addicts
Ludhiana, November 24
"Now I have kicked off the habit of taking drugs after one month's stay in Aas Kiran, a de-addiction centre, run by Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle. I feel life is beautiful. Even my children are happy and I can spend money on them instead of drugs," said Darshan Singh (name changed), a 40-year-old man with two children.

Love for animals impresses French SPA members
Ludhiana, November 24
Florence Gouachon, a member of SPA (Society for Protection of Animals) Toulouse, France, recently visited the Jeev Kalyan Kendra and Bhagwan Mahavir Abhayshala (PFA Animals and Birds Hospital and Shelter) an Khwajke-Rahon Road, here.



Non-refund of VAT hits industry
Ludhiana, November 24
Non-refund of VAT has added to the woes of the industry that has already been facing tough times due to the implementation of the new taxation system. Industrialists are complaining of huge amounts of capital being blocked due to the non-refunds.

Ludhianvi palate draws food industry
Ludhiana, November 24
Thanks to city residents love for food, eating joints are mushrooming here. The last week saw two big eating joints, including a three-storeyed food complex, coming up in the city. Many more are lined up for opening in the coming weeks.


Steep rise in wheat price
Khanna, November 24
Wheat price in Asia's biggest market, Khanna, has increased this season. The price of wheat has gone up to Rs 770 to Rs 800 per quintal as compared to the minimum support price of Rs 640 per quintal announced by the Centre for 2004 -05.

BKU for free trade of farm produce with Pak
Ludhiana, November 24
The Bharti Kisan Union has made a fervent plea for free trade of agricultural produce with Pakistan and the permission for free passage to loaded trucks in the two countries which will be of immense benefit to farmers on both sides of the border.


From Colleges
70 take part in fine arts competition
Ludhiana, November 24
An Inter-College Fine Arts competition was organised by the Fine Arts Society of Malwa Central College of Education for Women, Ludhiana, on the college campus yesterday.

A student takes part in the inter- college fine arts competition held at Malwa Central College of Education for Women in Ludhiana.
— A Tribune photograph

A student takes part in the inter- college fine arts competition held at Malwa Central College of Education for Women

Computer carnival in school
Ludhiana, November 24
The Computer Carnival 2005 began today at Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana. Mr Sanjay Shroff, who has devised and designed the event, said 300 students from the schools of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Uttar Pradesh were expected to take part in various competitions for three days.

Inter-college contest
Ludhiana, November 24
“Student Entrepreneur of the Year ” sponsored by Trident and organized by Top Careers and You witnessed a tremendous interest amongst under-graduates in Ludhiana.

Certificates given to Scouts, Guides
Amloh, November 24
The prayer recited by Scouts and Guides at their functions will be introduced in the morning assembly of government schools in the state. This was stated by Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister for School Education, at a function organised at Government High School, Warraichan, yesterday.



Wonder cure through Gurbani recital!
Ludhiana, November 24
It defies all logic, the existing medical theories and ongoing research to find cure for several life-threatening and other diseases. But going by case studies and patient histories, there seems to be no reason to disbelieve that several "incurable" diseases have been cured simply through the recital of Gurbani for a couple of weeks.

Camp to check bone density
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 24
Decreased bone density is a major cause of diseases relating to bone and osteoporosis. It is, however, a silent killer as in many cases the disease is detected only at a critical stage.



Indian probables for the forthcoming Asian Cycling Championship to be held in Ludhiana from December 11 to 18 going back after practice
Indian probables for the forthcoming Asian Cycling Championship to be held in Ludhiana from December 11 to 18 going back after practice on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

KVM lads win by 99 runs
Ludhiana, November 24
KVM Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, beat Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, by 99 runs in the opening match of the Ludhiana Sahoyada Schools Complex Cricket Tournament for boys (u-19) being played here today. Batting first, KVM School made 175 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allotted 20 overs. The main scorers were Aditya Bhatia (76), Dikshit Mehan (19) and Shanky (26).


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