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Cops indicted by SC panel, vigilance cell not booked
Had created false story, fabricated records

Ludhiana, November 7
A direction of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes to register a case against two ASIs of the Punjab Police and the indictment of the same cops in two separate inquiries at the level of ADGPs does not seem enough for the local police to register a case against erring cops for ‘gross’ misuse of their authority, “false” implication and violation of the procedure for police action.

VAT: industrialists’ threat to launch agitation
Ludhiana, November 7
The local industry here today threatened to resort to agitation if the government did not extend the last date for submitting annual Value Added Tax (VAT) returns.

PCMS doctors flay move to hike retirement age
Ludhiana, November 7
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) expressed its strong opposition to the government’s move to hike retirement age of medical and dental teachers from 58 to 62 years. Calling upon the state government to intervene and halt this shortsighted and negative proposal, the association apprehended that the move would stagnate promotional avenues in the medical community.


Postal employees demonstrate
Ludhiana, November 7

Led by activists of the Joint Council of Action of Service Union, postal employees today held a lunch-hour demonstration at the Divisional Headquarters of Ludhiana City Division at Head Post Office in Bharat Nagar Chowk here to press their pending demands. The call for protest was given by National Federation of Postal Employees.
Postal employees hold a demonstration at the divisional headquarters near Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Postal employees hold a demonstration at the divisional headquarters near Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

Infant girl found abandoned
Ludhiana, November 7
Despite the widespread campaign to save the girl child, the abandoning of infant girls continues unabated. A girl, who was just a few hours old, was found deserted near a bridge on the Sirhind canal at Garhi Tarkhana village near Macchiwara here today.


Gurdwara body to hold convention against Badal
Ludhiana, November 7
The Gurdwara Sudhar Lehar-II Parbandhak Committee will launch a frontal attack on former CM Parkash Singh Badal and his party at the protest convention to be held here on November 8.

Scheme for unemployed youth not practical: taxation lawyers
Ludhiana, November 7
The government's recently announced scheme regarding the engaging of educated unemployed youth to help people file their tax returns is unlikely to generate desired results, taxation lawyers said here today.

Commissioner takes a round of Rose Garden
Ludhiana, November 7
The Commissioner, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, alongwith a battery of officials took a round of Rose Garden and heard the grievances of morning walkers here today.

Controversy over promotion of SE
Ludhiana, November 7
The elevation of Mr Manmohan Singh, Superintending Engineer of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), as Chief Engineer ruffled many feathers in the city today with MLA Kilarapur, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, levelling allegations that the official was given “undue” promotion as he had saved the “skin” of the Congress government by hiding some papers pointing to City Centre Scam.

PSEB employees strike work
Ludhiana, November 7
On a call given by the Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Joint Forum and the Co-ordination Committee, employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) observed a strike in support of their demands including the cancellation of the Electricity Act 2003 and a ban on outsourcing.

Journalist threat case: SHO shifted
Ludhiana, November 7
The SHO of Division No. 5 police station has been transferred to the Police Lines with immediate effect. Police station officials were in the centre of a controversy for allegedly harassing a sports journalist of The Tribune, Mr Anil Datt, by telling him to trace the accused on his own, when he had complained of being threatened with a pistol by an unidentified person.


More farm income will help diversification: expert
Ludhiana November 7
Farm scientists and policy-makers should focus on enabling the farmers to enhance their incomes which will itself help in the diversification of agriculture. One way of enabling the farmers to harvest higher incomes is to adopt horticulture. Since there is a lock-in period of at least five to six years before farmers get returns, it would be in the interest of farmers to provide them interest-free loans. The recovery should be effected only after returns start flowing in.

PAU KVKs bag 6 out of top 8 positions
Ludhiana November 7
Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) established by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and Punjab Agricultural University at the cutting edge, have proved to be catalysts of change in so far as dissemination of agriculture-related knowledge and information is concerned.


B.Ed college inaugurated
Machhiwara, November 7
SGPC president Jathedar Avtar Singh inaugurated a B.Ed college at Kot Gangu Rai village near Machhiwara today. Addressing the audience on the occasion, the Jathedar admired the efforts of the Nankana Sahib College of Education Kot Gangu Rai managing committee for showing its keenness in the setting up of the college.


Seminar to mark Legal Services Day
Ludhiana, November 7
To mark the Legal Services Day, a seminar will be organised by the District Legal Services Authority under the supervision of its Chairman, Mr Harbans Lal, District and Sessions Judge, at Government Senior Secondary School, Baddowal, on November 9 at 10 am.



‘Diabetics more prone to cardiac problems’
Ludhiana, November 7
‘Diabetics have two to six times increased risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to the general population. Not only this, some 75 per cent of diabetics die from cardio-vascular disease, whereas non-diabetics, the mortality rate from this condition was around 35 per cent. Further, the damage done by the first heart attack in a diabetic patient is almost equivalent to the damage done to a non-diabetic patient by a second heart attack.


Ludhiana, Sangrur, Amritsar athletes shine at meet
Ludhiana, November 7
Athletes from Ludhiana, Sangrur and Amritsar proved their mettle at the 52nd Punjab State Schools Athletics Meet held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. In the long jump for boys (u-19), Sukhwinder Singh of Amritsar, with a leap of 1.91 mts established a new meet record.
Boys in action in the 100-m sprint at the 52nd Punjab State Schools Athletics Meet in Ludhiana on Tuesday Boys (u-17) in action in the 100-m sprint at the 52nd Punjab State Schools Athletics Meet in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph


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