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Allotment of disputed land to martyr’s kin annulled
Ludhiana, November 18
After months of tension over the allotment of 2.75 acres of a burial ground land in Birmi village to the kin of the 1965 Indo-Pak war martyr, which had led to confrontation between villagers and the administration, the issue was resolved to a large extent when a court of Sub-Divisional Magistrate ordered cancellation of the allotment.
Residents of Birmi village show the controversial piece of land which they got back after months of struggle. Residents of Birmi village show the controversial piece of land which they got back after months of struggle. 

Woman, son living with HIV
Doc faces charges of transfusing infected blood
Ludhiana, November 18
For Surinder Singh (name changed) of a village near Khanna happiness over the birth of a baby boy was stillborn as he came to know that a doctor had allegedly transfused HIV infected blood into his wife during pregnancy. 

Virbhadra invites industry
Ludhiana, November 18
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said industrialists should consider the hilly state as their dream destination since it would continue to have surplus power for the coming 100 years.

Rs 50,000 fine slapped on marriage palace owners
Ludhiana, November 18
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Moga, has fined a sum of Rs 50,000 to the owners a marriage palace at Moga for not honouring the agreement made with NRI family to organise the marriage function.

Goods worth lakhs pile at rly station
Ludhiana, November 18
Thanks to insufficient arrangements by the railway authorities, hosiery goods worth lakhs of rupees are piled up at the local railway station, causing heavy losses to manufacturers.


Yuva Khatri Sabha formed

Mandi Gobindgarh, November 18

A meeting of the Khatri Sabha was held at Gobindgarh Club here today. Dr Man Mohan Kaushal, unit president, presided over it.

Newly elected members of the Yuva Khatri Sabha at Mandi Gobindgarh on Saturday. —Photo by Bhushan Sood

Newly elected members of the Yuva Khatri Sabha at Mandi Gobindgarh

Sea of humanity at Jagannath Yatra
Ludhiana, November 18
Thousands of devotees took part in Jagannath Rath Yatra here today. The yatra started from Durga Mata Temple, near Jagraon bridge, in the afternoon and covered the bedecked Rakh Bagh road, Fountain Chowk, Ghumar Mandi and Ferozpore road.
Rangolis dot the road to welcome the Jagannath Yatra A massive procession of the yatra in Ludhiana

Rangolis dot the road to welcome the Jagannath Yatra and (right) a massive procession of the yatra in Ludhiana on Saturday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Nishkam ashram gets custody of infant
Ludhiana, November 18
After much dilly-dallying, an infant found abandoned near Macchiwara 10 days ago, was finally handed over to the Nishkam Seva Ashram here late this evening.

Drizzle brings chill
Mandi Ahmedgah, November 18
Mild rain last night followed by a drizzle during the day today made people wear warm clothes. Mothers of school going children searched for woollens of their wards who started for school early this morning.

Renal transplant patient needs help
Ludhiana, November 18
Mr Satish Lal (48), a resident of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, had come to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here after being afflicted with severe renal failure. For several months he was undergoing peritoneal dialysis which he could barley afford. During his prolonged life-saving treatment, he was being assisted by various philanthropists of the area.

99 get ownership of plots 
Amloh, November 18
The Punjab Government has created history in the state by allotting residential and garbage plots to landless people in villages irrespective of their caste, said Parliamentary Secretary Home, Justice and Sainik Welfare Sadhu Singh Dharamsot.



Murder of maid: suspect held
Ludhiana, November 18
Yuvraj Singh, son of a sales tax officer, has allegedly murdered a maid servant Suman after she resisted his advances and allegedly tried to rape her in Green Field colony.

Cop held with poppy husk
Ludhiana, November 18
Mohan Lal, Head Constable, posted on duty with a SP rank officer in the city, was arrested on the charge of possessing poppy husk here today.



From Schools and Colleges
Odissi dancer Ranjana Gauhar enthrals
Ludhiana, November 18
Well-known Odissi dancer Ranjana Gauhar mesmerised the students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College with her performance here today. The performance was arranged by the Ludhiana Chapter of Spicmacay.

Hunt for talent hots up
Ludhiana, November 18
The two-day auditions for "Parle-G Hungama TV Captains Hunt" started in the city here today. Over 600 children came to take part in the hunt.

Students line up to take part in a TV talent hunt show, auditions for which began in Ludhiana on Saturday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Students line up to take part in a TV talent hunt show, auditions for which began in Ludhiana

17 NCC cadets to attend camp
Samrala, November 18
A team of 10 NCC cadets of the senior division from Government Senior Secondary School, Ghungrali Sikhan, Ludhiana, was today flagged off by school Principal Gurmeet Kaur Dhaliwal for the National Integration camp being held at Rewari in Haryana from November 19 to 30. The team is being led by Lieut Jatinder Kumar.

Dr Kaul elected chief editor JOACP
Ludhiana, November 18
Dr Tej K. Kaul, Professor and Head, Department of Anaesthesiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), here has been unanimously elected as chief editor of the Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology ( JOACP), at the general body meeting of Research Society of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology (RSACP), held at Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune from November 10 to 12, 2006.


Work on judicial complex to be augmented: judge
Jagraon, November 18
Mr Justice Vinay Mittal from the Punjab and Haryana High Court inspected the Jagraon courts here today.

Absence of post-mortem report no ground to deny claim
Ludhiana, November 18
The absence of post mortem report can not be held as a basis to deny insurance claim, held the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, while deciding a complaint filed by the widow of one, who died in a road accident.



Ethnic collection on display
Ludhiana, November 18
A two-day exhibition of suits and sarees started at Sutlej Club here today. “Kakul and Rosy ethnic collection” has put on display hand embroidery, machine embroidery, mirror work, block printing, gota-patti work on suits, sarees and dupattas.

Healthy baby contest
Ludhiana, November 18
A Healthy Baby contest for children less than 5 years will be organised tomorrow by the Ludhiana district branch of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) at Rotary Bhavan, Sarabha Nagar. Dr R.S. Sibia, President of the branch said that about 500 children had registered themselves for the contest.


Multi-pronged therapy can cure schizophrenia: expert
Ludhiana, November 18
'Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects one’s thinking, emotions and behaviour. The patient seems to live in a distorted world and is usually unaware of his illness. The condition is rare before puberty and is most likely to start between the ages of 15 and 35 years. However, it is known to have occurred even in younger children.'


BCM school makes clean sweep
Ludhiana, November 18
Hosts BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road, made a clean sweep winning all the titles which were at stake in the XVth Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Basketball Championship here today.

BCM Senior Secondary School team (boys under-19) which won the title in the XVth Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Basketball Championship in Ludhiana on Saturday. —Photo by Inderjit Verma

BCM Senior Secondary School team (boys under-19) which won the title in the XVth Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Basketball Championship in Ludhiana

SAI and RCF eves win hockey matches
Ludhiana, November 18
The SAI, Chandigarh, and Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, began their campaign with victories in the 10th Mohinder Partap Singh Grewal Memorial Women Hockey Tournament, which started at the Prithipal Singh Astroturf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University here today.



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