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Vikas Yatra reaches Ludhiana
Ludhiana November 9
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh's, Vikas Yatra was accorded a rousing reception as it touched Ludhiana in the afternoon on its onward journey to Alamgir and Raikote.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh bends to shake hands with a person near Sahnewal as part of his Vikas Yatra near Ludhiana on Thursday
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh bends to shake hands with a person near Sahnewal as part of his Vikas Yatra near Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Caste plays spoilsport for young lovers
Ludhiana, November 9
When two youngsters Vinay Kumar and Ekta Tyagi had fallen in love and tied the wedlock against the wishes of their Muzzaffarnagar (Bihar)-based parents a few months ago, they had no idea how the barrier of caste would separate them soon, and how one of them would be forced to make rounds of the police and administrative offices to reunite with the other.


Medical service providers a harassed lot
Ludhiana, November 9
Medical service providers, employed by zila parishads on a contract basis for rural dispensaries are a harassed lot, as both the state government and the respective zila parishads have failed to fulfill their obligations towards them. As a result, the condition of health institutions in villages have further deteriorated and these are not in a position to deliver the desired services.

Govt employees hold demonstration
Ludhiana, November 9
In response to a call given by the Punjab State Ministerial Services Union, government employees today held an “angry” demonstration at the Mini-Secretariat here where speakers flogged the state government for turning a blind eye to their genuine demands.

Tribune does cops’ job
Ludhiana, November 9
The credibility of the local police in ensuring the safety of the residents as well as detection of crimes against them seems to have taken a beating with the police proving unable to trace the person who had openly threatened to shoot The Tribune sports journalist Anil Datt six days after the incident.

Schoolgirl dies in road accident
Ludhiana, November 9

A student of Class II of the GRD Academy was killed and another two were injured when the auto-rickshaw they were travelling in over turned after colliding with a motorcycle near Haibowal bridge over Budda Nullah this morning.

Grieving relatives of Anmoldeep Kaur (inset), who died in a road accident in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Grieving relatives of Anmoldeep Kaur (inset), who died in a road accident in Ludhiana on

Factory manager held on rape charge
Ludhiana, November 9
The Salem Tabri police today arrested a Production Manager with a local factory on the charges of raping a female employee and forcibly taking her pictures allegedly showing their marriage.


PPSC former member flays CM
Ludhiana, November 9
Senior Akali leader and a former member of the Punjab Public Service Commission, Mr Amarjit Singh Chawla, has denounced the feudal style of politics being pursued by Capt Amarender Singh.

Rare coins — prized possession of a family 
Ludhiana, November 9
Antique things - be it coins, cars, manuscripts, books, letters are priceless and of immense value for the collector or the possessor. A family in city has some rare coins in its possession dating back to 1804. These coins speak of the past heritage of which they were a part. Dev Srivastav, who runs a computer centre in the city, is in possession of these coins.

Anti-drug march on November 20 
Ludhiana, November 9
An anti-drug march will commence on November 20 from Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle , Model Town Extension, and will terminate at Deputy Commissioner's office at 12 noon, according to Mr Charan Kamal Singh of GGSSC.

Car bazaar raises residents’ hackles
Ludhiana, November 9
The controversial car bazaar in Feroze Gandhi Market is being clandestinely and gradually shifted to I-block Market in Sarabha Nagar much to the chagrin of residents and shopkeepers in the area.

Couple’s novel way to spread Gandhi’s message
Ludhiana, November 9
"To propagate Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent way of life, to explain the Mahatma’s 22 plans, uplift the poor, to keep unity among all religions and to spread the message of peace---these are some of the reasons that have made us take a 7000-km-long journey from Tamil Nadu to Kashmir on bicycle,"said Thiru M Karuppiah, founder of Gandhi National International Social Work Moment Trust, and his wife and administrator S. Chitra.

VIP car number fetches Rs 4.7 lakh
Ludhiana, November 9
The VIP status-crazy rich residents of this industrial hub of Punjab today set new records in their mad race for obtaining the VIP car registration number by purchasing No. PB-10 BW 0001 of a new series at a whopping Rs 4.7 lakh.

Protest against delay in overbridge construction
Ludhiana, November 9
Continuing with the signature campaign against the delay in the construction of a railway overbridge (RoB) in place of the Lakkar bridge and its subsequent linking with the elevated road, activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha(BJYM) held a protest here today.

Stress laid on value-based management
Ludhiana November 9
In modern management ‘values’ are more important than profit. These give strength to an organisation and are more vital than any other technique of management. This was stated here by an educationist and Chairman, Foundation for Universal Enlightenment, Swami Buddhanand, at Punjab Agricultural University.



KRIBHCO observes Vigilance Awareness Week
Ludhiana, November 9
Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO) organised a cooperative conference here today to observe Vigilance Awareness Week here today. As many as 60 managers and secretaries of cooperative societies of the district participated in the programme. Mr Gurpreet Singh, SP (Vigilance), was the chief guest while Mr Balbir Singh Sohi, Deputy Registrar, Cooperative Societies, was the guest of honour. Others on the dais were Mr P.K. Sharma, Manager, Vigilance, KRIBHCO head office, Noida, and Mr Balwant Singh.

Common house facility for shawl industry
Ludhiana, November 9
Shawl industry here is hopeful of getting its "rightful place" in the "most elite retail counters in the globe" with a common process house facility due to commence operations from April 2007.



From Schools
Children's Day at Xavier's 

Ludhiana, November 9
English Literary Week was celebrated in BCM Senior Secondary School, Sector 32-A, Chandigarh road , Ludhiana, from November 1 to November 8. The students from VI to XII standards took part in various activities like debates, poem recitation, dialogues, story-telling, skit, newspaper reading and literary quiz etc.

Mogembo, famous magician, performs tricks with little children on Children’s Day celebrated in St Xavier’s School on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Mogembo, famous magician, performs tricks with little children on Children’s Day celebrated in St Xavier’s School

From Colleges
Seminar on IPR held

Ludhiana, November 9

An awareness camp on Intellectual Property Rights was organised here yesterday at the Government Institute of Textile Chemistry and Knitting Technology by the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology.
Delegates attend an awaraeness camp on Intellectual Property Rights in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Delegates attend an awaraeness camp on Intellectual Property Rights in Ludhiana on Wednesday



Photography exhibition draws crowds 
Ludhiana, November 9
The works of eminent personalities in photography and the budding artists in the form of an impressive exhibition is on display at Ramgarhia Girls College these days. The exhibition has jointly been organised by Ramgarhia Girls College and Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi in continuation of the celebration of "World Photographic" from November 8-12.


700 patients examined at camp
Amloh, November 9
On the directions of Director, Health and family Welfare, and Civil Surgeon, Fatehgarh Sahib, Dr Mohan Singh Siddhu, in association with Manav Bhalai Manch, Amloh, a medical check-up camp was organised at the local Civil Hospital.


Equestrian championship begins today
Ludhiana, November 9
The Punjab Equestrian Association is organising the third Punjab Horse Show and Equestrian Championship at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, near here, on November 10 and 11.

Double delight for Ludhiana handball players
Ludhiana, November 9
Ludhiana came out triumphant in boys as well girls’ section of the Punjab State Junior Handball Championship conducted at Ferozepore from November 6 to 8. Ludhiana teams bagged titles in both the sections to stamp their superiority.



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