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Govt sleeps over Rs 150-cr land scam
Inquiry nails LIT officials

Ludhiana, November 25
More than a year has passed since the Deputy Director, Local Bodies Department, submitted an inquiry report, regarding an alleged land scam, in which officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust had given 2.19 lakh sq yard of land to the Kabir Cooperative Housing Society by allegedly bending the rules.

‘Jassi’ comes calling!
Ludhiana, November 25
While every second actress is willing to do the dare bare act for a role in films, television’s Jassi, Mona Singh, says an emphatic no to skin show.

Mona Singh and her fans shake a leg in Ludhiana on Friday Mona Singh and her fans shake a leg in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


‘Jassi’ interacts with Khalsa college students
Ludhiana, November 25
The students of Khalsa College for Women were on the top of the world today when their role model Jassi (Mona Singh), interacted with them at the college premises. The students thronged at the open air theatre of the college to get a glimpse of their favourite Punjabi star who was in city to promote Coca Cola.

Abandoned baby taken to children’s home
Caretaker Dilshad crestfallen
Ludhiana, November 25
It was a gloomy evening for the family of Dilshad Mohammed when the Ludhiana police took away the 3-month-old girl, adopted by him after she was abandoned by her biological parents, and handed her over to SGB Children's Home in Dham Talwandi Khurd.

Prize catch catches cops on wrong foot
Ludhiana, November 25
The hoopla over the arrest of Jagtar Singh Kaleka, an alleged votary of the separatist movement in Punjab, who was nabbed from Moga by a Ludhiana police team late last night, has come out to be much ado about nothing.

Dharna against arrest of ‘terrorists’
Jagraon, November 25
About 200 residents of Maqsudran and adjoining villages today staged a dharna for several hours in front of the SSPs office in protest against the arrest of two residents of the village and an one other on the charge of spreading terrorism and possessing explosives.

Sahir Awards to be given today
Ludhiana, November 25
Adeeb International (Sahir Cultural Academy) will organise Jashn-e-Sahir-2005 at the Nehru Sidhant Kender here tomorrow. The function is held every year in memory of Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi. An Indo-Pak writers' meet and the 33rd Annual Indo-Pak Mushaira will also be held on the occasion.

Passing Thru


Makkar’s appointment may alter political equilibrium
Ludhiana, November 25
The appointment of Mr Avtar Singh Makkar, a political green horn, as president of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee would certainly change the political equilibrium in Ludhiana. So far considered to be like any other leader, Mr Makkar’s elevation to the post has also elevated his status and influence in Akali politics in the city.

Munim beaten up; dharna against police
Khanna, November 25
The Paledar and Munim unions of Khanna grain market today held a dharna at the grain market against the police for allegedly beating up a munim of M/s Pallah Trading Company, whose owner was injured in a robbery attempt yesterday.

Teenager boy lost and found
Ludhiana, November 25
A 13-year-old teenager of New Janak puri colony kept the city police on tenterhooks for several hours after he disappeared under the mysterious circumstances from his house and was later recovered at a relative’s house in New Delhi.

Samagam begins at Gurdwara Nanaksar
Ludhiana, November 25
"Universal brotherhood, humility and equality of mankind are the values enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib and it's when we imbibe these teachings that the sufferings of mankind will be abated."


Man caught trying to rob commission agent
Khanna, November 25
A robber tried to rob a local commission agent and a SAD leader at the local grain market last evening. The commission agent received injury on his neck in the attack made by the robber. The residents caught the robber while he was trying to escape. He was handed over to the police.

Motorcyclist dies in mishap


Canara Bank cracks down on defaulter
Ludhiana, November 25
Canara Bank, SSI branch, took physical possession of the property of M/s Jai Gita Forge Private Ltd for alleged default in repayment of loan. According to the bank, the party availed credit facility from the bank and defaulted in repayment of dues to the tune of Rs 79.32 lakh.

KFC opens outlet 
Ludhiana, November 25
Yum Restaurants International plans to open nearly 55 KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants across the country. The company, that has 33,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries across the globe, is upbeat on growth in Punjab and expects a major increase in customer base in the region.



Student blames teacher for injuries
Ludhiana, November 25

Mystery shrouds the injuries suffered by a Class Five student of Ewing Public School who alleged he had suffered ligament rapture on his arms and legs besides bruises on other parts of the body after being thrashed by a class teacher yesterday.

Sagar Nasrani, who was allegedly beaten by his school teacher, under treatment at the CMC hospital, Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Sagar Nasrani, who was allegedly beaten by his school teacher, under treatment at the CMC hospital

Contests mark computer carnival
Ludhiana, November 25
The second day of computer carnival going on at Sacred Heart Convent School was abuzz with all computer-related activities .Four competitions were held today. The results are as follows:

Martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur observed
Ludhiana, November 25
The martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur, the ninth Guru of the Sikhs was observed at Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here yesterday. An akhand path was organised at Gurdwara Sarjit on the college campus.

From Schools
Singing contest at kindergarten
Ludhiana, November 25
LKG and UKG of Kundan Vidya Mandir organised a singing competition here today. Twentyfour students participated and sang patriotic songs. The results are: Vandita Jain , LKG 1, Gurnoor Kaur, UKG 1, Jasleen Kaur and Mani Jain of LKG 2 and Samik Jain and Vanika 3. Tammana Sharma, Aayat, Garima and Tanya Makkar got consolotion prizes.
Students of Planet K perform at a function in Ludhiana
Students of Planet K perform at a function in Ludhiana.  — A Tribune photograph

National integration week concludes
Ludhiana, November 25
A national integration week held at SDP College for Women concluded here today. Ms Shweta Verma, Chairperson, District Child Welfare Council, presided. Children from 20 schools set up under the National Child Labour Project, participated.

Pathshala students excel
Khanna, November 25
The students of Hindi Putri Pathshala senior Secondary School, Khanna, have won various prizes in all India Mahatma Hans Raj Aryan Inter-Zonal Tournament held at Gurgaon from November 21 to 23.



Free cardiac camp tomorrow


BCM School win title
Ludhiana, November 25

In the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament being played here today BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road outnumbered BCM Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, 47-27 in the U14 category.
BCM School cagers who won in the boys’ under-14 yr category of the Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament in Ludhiana on Friday
BCM School cagers who won in the boys’ under-14 yr category of the Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photo

Punjab schools athletics from today
Ludhiana, November 25
Around 3000 players, drawn from all 17 districts of the state, will be taking part in the 51st Punjab State Inter-District Schools Athletics Meet to be organised here at Guru Nanak Stadium from November 26 to 30.


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