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Police acts on ‘doctored’ injury report, books two
Ludhiana, November 25
The city police has finally woken up to the prevalence of exaggeration of medico-legal injury reports so as to make an assault case appear stronger.

Experts discuss ways to make mutual funds popular
Ludhiana, November 25
A two-day seminar on ‘Mutual Funds’ organised by the Commerce Department of the Khalsa College For Women (KCW) concluded here today.
Delegates at a seminar on ‘Mutual Funds’ held at Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana Delegates at a seminar on ‘Mutual Funds’ held at Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma



Rs 2810 crore earmarked for improving water, sewerage facilities: Johar
Ludhiana, November 25
Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Harnam Dass Johar today said the state government had given special attention to providing potable drinking water and sewerage facilities in urban as well as in rural areas and chalked out a comprehensive plan of Rs 2810.35 crore to execute various such projects in Punjab.

Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Harnam Dass Johar gives away a cheque as a grant at Mansooran village in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Harnam Dass Johar gives away a cheque as a grant at Mansooran village in Ludhiana

Recarpeted road develops potholes in five days
Ludhiana, November 25
The joy of residents of the Civil Lines here at getting the road recarpeted was limited to five days as potholes resurfaced, exposing the poor quality of material used within days of the work being taken up.
The recarpeting project from the Prince Hostel to the Tagore Nagar Chowk started a few days ago, but the stretch of the road, that had to last five years as per B&R rules, did not last even a week making the public money go down the drain.
The newly recarpeted road at Civil Lines in Ludhiana, which has developed potholes. — A Tribune photograph
The newly recarpeted road at Civil Lines in Ludhiana, which has developed potholes.

AICC secy in poll mode, eulogises party
Ludhiana, November 25
The secretary All India Congress Committee (AICC), Mr Manish Tewari, today claimed that the Congress was headed for a landslide victory in the ensuing elections in the state.

Tewari takes a serious view of CM-Brar verbal duel
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 25
Terming the verbal duel war between Captain Amarinder Singh and firebrand Congress leader Jagmeet Brar as an avoidable controversy, Mr Munish Tewari, secretary, All India Congress Committee, asserted that allocation of tickets for Assembly elections would be decided by the party president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, in consultations the PPCC chief and nobody else was authorised to comment on the subject.


Mr Munish Tewari, secretary, AICC, and other Congress leaders talk to mediapersons at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Munish Tewari, secretary, AICC, and other Congress leaders talk to mediapersons at Mandi Ahmedgarh



COMMUNITY

Information sought under RTI Act eludes pensioner
Doraha, November 25
Mr Pawan Kumar Kaushal, a retired headmaster, seeking specific information about the status of his pensionary benefits for six-month ad hoc service under the Right to Information (RTI) Act from the DEO(S), is still waiting for a reply even after the expiry of the stipulated period of 30 days.

Electricity pole poses threat
Ludhiana November 25
An electric pole, corroded by rust, which is not only damaged but tilted on one side, in front of the SCD Government College here, poses a threat to the lives of several passersby.


A damaged electricity pole in front of the SCD Government College in Ludhiana, which poses a threat to human lives. — A Tribune photograph

A damaged electricity pole in front of the SCD Government College in Ludhiana, which poses a threat to human lives.

Repair of caved-in road to take time
Ludhiana, November 25
A part of road that had caved in front of the RS Model School in Model Town would take another three months' time to be repaired.

Despite waiver, residents get water bills
Ludhiana, November 25
The state government has waived water and sewerage bills of residents living in houses measuring upto 125 square yards, but the municipal corporation continues to issue them bills, mentioning their living area as 248 square yards.

Brahmin body decries temple demolition
Ludhiana, November 25
The Bhagwan Parshuram Brahman Sabha, Punjab, has condemned the demolition of temples in Kazakhstan. The sabha regretted that even the Kazakh government had not taken any action against this act of vandalism.

City cries for a whiff of fresh air
Ludhiana, November 25
With virtually no green space left in the walled city, the area is almost gasping for the breath.

 

BUSINESS

High steel prices — a bane of Punjab industry
Ludhiana, November 25
Steel prices, which have been registering a decline over the past few weeks across the country, are still on the higher side in Punjab adding to troubles of steel consumers and producers.

Diplast launches Veggi Fresh for tricity
Mohali, November 25
Diplast has launched, Veggie Fresh, fruits and vegetables in Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula in order to provide hygienically cleaned, sorted and packed vegetables and fruits to consumers on their doorsteps.

 

EDUCATION

Students turn newsreaders for a day
Ludhiana, November 25
The Ryan International School again got another 'first' in the inter-school competition arena. This time, it chose a novel way of saying thank you to the print media by celebrating the "World Newspaper Day".



Students of the Ryan International School evince interest in books exhibited on the ‘World Newspaper Day’ on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Students of the Ryan International School evince interest in books exhibited on the ‘World Newspaper Day’

From Schools
Guru Tegh Bahadur's teachings remembered
Ludhiana, November 25
Dr Kitchlu Nagar branch of the Bharat Vikas Parishad observed the martyrdom day of the ninth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Teg Bahadur, at Viklang Sahayta Kendra, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana, here today.



An art and craft exhibition fascinates students at Gupta Model School, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

An art and craft exhibition fascinates students at Gupta Model School, Ludhiana,

 

CULTURE

Lions Club holds impressive function
Jagraon, November 25
A small but impressive function of the Lions Club, Midtown Jagraon, was held last night at the Lions Bhavan.

HEALTH

Positive mental health — psychiatry's new mantra
Ludhiana, November 25
The two-day annual meet of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Punjab and Chandigarh branch, started here today.




Delegates at annual psychiatric meet in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.
Delegates at annual psychiatric meet in Ludhiana

 
SPORTS

BCM cagers start tourney on winning note
Ludhiana, November 25
The BCM Arya Senior Secondary School students registered victories in the boys as well as girls’ section on the first day of the first Ludhiana Maple Leaf Basketball League being played at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. 

Cricket tourney from tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 25 Nine teams in the u-19-year category and four in the u-14-year section have confirmed their participation in the inaugural edition of the Challenger Trophy Cricket Tournament to be organised by the Shivam Cricket Academy, in association with the Ludhiana Bhalai Manch, in the city from November 27 to December 2.

Simranjot, Jaspreet emerge best Sutlej athletes
Ludhiana, November 25
Simranjot Singh and Jaspreet Kaur were declared the best athletes among boys and girls, respectively, in the 5th annual athletics meet of the Sutlej Public Senior Secondary School, Rahon road, here today.

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