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LMC cocks a snook at state govt orders
Running of 2 parallel offices of Registrar (Deaths & Births)

Ludhiana, November 5
Is the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation ( LMC) cocking a snook at the orders of the state government as far as running of two parallel offices of Registrar, Deaths and Births, is concerned?

Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Town, Ludhiana, beautifully lit in connection with Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday
Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Town, Ludhiana, beautifully lit in connection with Guru Nanak Dev’s birthday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed






EARLIER STORIES

Two cops arrested for forgery
Case registered on SSP’s order
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 5
Two cops, posted at the local city police station, are cooling their heels in lock-up after being booked under Sections 420, 468, 471, 477-A and 120-B of the IPC for allegedly preparing fake documents in connection with issuing of passports.

Vikramjit case: Muslim girl theory back
Ludhiana, November 5
The theory that a Muslim girl was close to Vikramjit Singh, who had been murdered, once again gained ground, with his course mates telling the investigating cops that some girls used to talk to the victim, son of a prominent bicycle manufacturer, from Dubai.

Muslims protest against verdict on Saddam, burn Bush’s effigy
Ludhiana, November 5
Sharply reacting to the death sentence pronounced on deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, by a court, angry Muslims today held a procession in the Field Ganj area and held a demonstration against the US President George W. Bush outside the Jama Masjid.

Muslims in Ludhiana burn an effigy of US President George W. Bush after death sentence was pronounced on Saddam Hussein by an Iraqi court on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Muslims in Ludhiana burn an effigy of US President George W. Bush after death sentence was pronounced on Saddam Hussein by an Iraqi court on Sunday

No case registered in threat case
Ludhiana, November 5
The Supreme Court directions of registering an FIR immediately on the receipt of a complaint have taken a serious beating in the city, with the police yet to register a case against the person who threatened to shoot a journalist yesterday.

8 booked for assault
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 5
The police has booked eight persons for assaulting and threatening to kill a medical practitioner of the Janta College area here after entering his clinic on the evening of November 2.


Some localities in Ludhiana, like Dugri and Urban Estate, are reeling under the monkey menace with at least six persons, all of them women, being bitten. While people are scared to move out of their homes, lest they be bitten by the simian neighbours, the wildlife officials are also expressing their helplessness. Reason: it is too difficult to get hold of a monkey.


COMMUNITY

“Vikas Yatra” to enter city on November 9
Ludhiana, November 5
The district of Ludhiana is all set to give a rousing welcome to the “Punjab Vikas Yatra” led by Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, and Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo being organised from November 8 to 12 from Nangal in Ropar district to Talwandi Sabo in Mansa district to apprise people about the “achievements” of the state government and to sort out local problems on the spot.

Tough sealing drive needed in residential areas
Ludhiana November 5
Ludhiana needs a tough sealing drive to cleanse residential areas of business and small industrial establishments. As the issue hogs the headlines these days amidst strong resistance by traders in Delhi, who have flouted all civic norms and congested and choked the residential areas, there is a dire need for the municipal authorities in Ludhiana to take a cue from the Supreme Court order on the Capital and take preventive and curative measures for the bulging city.

Fervour marks Gurpurab
Ludhiana, November 5
The city celebrated birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji today with great zeal and fervour. Devotion was in full flow, in keeping with the best traditions of Sikhism, and of course that of the city known for its affluence and charity.

NGOs hold meeting
Ludhiana, November 5
A general meeting of all Ludhiana non-government organisations rendering humanitarian services was held at Nishkam Sewa Ashram Daad on the Pakhowal road.

 

EDUCATION

527 students honoured
Ludhiana, November 5
The Sarabha Nagar and Tagore Nagar branches of the Bharat Vikas Parishad today honoured students from 16 schools who had received high marks the CBSE examinations.

A scientific peep into the future
Ludhiana, November 5
A peep into the concept of futuristic age, displaying latest developments in the field of science through animated movies and models and entitled 2006 Galaxy Exhibition, was given by students of Atam Public Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana. The science exhibition was held.

From Colleges
Workshop explores technical education strategies
Ludhiana, November 5
The Training and Placement Cell of the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), Katani Kalan, organised a one-day workshop-cum-seminar on ‘Vision 2020-Role of Science in Technical Education’ here yesterday.

Niharika bags child award
Ludhiana, November 5
Neharika Saxena, a student of Class XI of DAV Public School here, has been selected for the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2005 for her outstanding achievement in English poetry.

GGSSC awards students
Ludhiana, November 5
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle(GGSSC), in association with Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Model town, Ludhiana, awarded cash prizes of Rs 11,00 each to those students who vowed to keep unshorn hair and to maintain the sanctity of hair in future.

Dastaar contest held

 

CULTURE


Sekhon yadgari mela ends
Ludhiana, November 5

A cultural festival in memory of Principal Sant Singh Sekhon was organised by the Komi Sahitya Kala Parishad here last night. It was inaugurated by local MP Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and attended by the Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal and former Finance Minister Capt Kanwaljit Singh.
A play being staged during the Principal Sant Singh Sekhon Yadgari Mela in Ludhiana on Saturday night. — Photo by Inderjit Verma 
A play being staged during the Principal Sant Singh Sekhon Yadgari Mela in Ludhiana on Saturday night

HEALTH


500 examined at eye camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 5

Diabetes is the major clinical entity leading to disorders of eyes in urban people, and excessive exposure to sunlight in rural folks causes cataract. This was stated by a team of doctors after examining about 500 persons at a free eye camp organised jointly by the Bose Society for Blind and Ram Sharnam Ashram at Hind Hospital here on Sunday.
Dr Rajesh Garg examines a patient at an eye camp at Ahmedgarh on Sunday
Dr Rajesh Garg examines a patient at an eye camp at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
 
SPORTS

Council felicitates sportspersons
Ludhiana, November 5
The Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council felicitated three sports personalities at its second annual function organised at Guru Nanak Bhavan here. Palwinder Cheema (wrestler), Rajwinder Kaur (athlete) and Baldev Singh, former coach of the Indian hockey team, were given Amarjit Grewal awards besides a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each.

Mumbai zone enter final
Ludhiana, November 5
The Mumbai zone scored a huge 161-run win over the South Zone to secure a berth in the final of the 6th All-India United India Insurance Company Limited Cricket Tournament being played at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

Top teams for hockey meet
Ludhiana, November 5
Twelve top teams will be seen in action during the All-India Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Women’s Hockey Tournament, to be held at the stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University here from November 18 to 22.

 

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