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Chill catches Ludhianavis off guard
Ludhiana, November 27
With a sudden drop in temperature, this family tries to keep itself warm around a fire in Ludhiana on Monday. City residents woke up to a chilly morni- ng today as mercu- ry dipped to a season’s low of 7.6 °C. However, it was the school-children and office-goers who were the most affected by the sudden drop in temperature.

BEATING THE ELEMENTS: With a sudden drop in temperature, this family tries to keep itself warm around a fire in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala on terror list?
‘Mobile conversation’ keeps police on its toes
Machhiwara, November 27
An unknown international call warning of potential bombings in Jalandhar, Patiala and Ludhiana districts is keeping the Punjab Police on its toes.

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LMC reacts, repairs potholes
Ludhiana, November 27
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has got the newly recarpeted road from Prince Hostel to Tagore Nagar repaired after it had developed potholes just a few days after the work was taken up.









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‘Haste’ puts brakes on college’s affiliation process
Ludhiana, November 27
The A.S. College of Education, Khanna, is in the thick of a controversy over its "undue haste" in getting affiliation from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Though PU Vice-Chancellor has withheld its affiliation for the time being to avoid unnecessary criticism, sources attribute the carrying out of a "two-day affiliation process" to clout used by a local Congress leader.

COMMUNITY

Allahabad Bank staff to go on strike on Dec 14
The newly elected office-bearers of the Allahabad Bank Employees Union in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, November 27
The members of the Allahabad Bank Employees Union will go on a one-day strike on December 14 against the repressive and anti-employee policies of the Central Government. This decision was taken at the 15th conference of the union held at the Lions Club here yesterday. The All India Bank Employees Association has given the call for the strike.

The newly elected office-bearers of the Allahabad Bank Employees Union in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Youth exhorted to fight social evils
Ludhiana November 27
The commerce society of Government College for Women in collaboration with Sukreit Organisation organised a discussion on various issues concerning public in the college auditorium here today.

Staff irked at move to privatise pension payment
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 27
Activists of various employees unions of the state are gearing up for a nationwide protest on December 14, claimed office-bearers of the state body of the Punjab Subordinate Services Federation (Ajnala).

Johar inaugurates water supply schemes
Ludhiana, November 27
Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Harnam Das Johar has disclosed that the state government would install a life-size statute of the late Beant Singh, a former Chief Minister, at his native Bilaspur village, which was also being developed as a modern village.

Amloh’s glory will be revived: Dharamsot
Amloh, November 27
The historical town of Amloh, which had been overlooked by the governments in the past, will not only be revived its old glory but will also be developed as one of the beautiful towns of the state, according to Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, parliamentary secretary, Home Justice and Sainik Welfare.

MC-water board dispute on payments
Jagraon, November 27
A dispute between the municipal council and the Sewerage and Water Supply Board, if not settled, can prove detrimental to the interests of the people.

Parking contractor alleges assault
Ludhiana November 27
Mr Sanjeev Sharma, a parking contractor in the Feroze Gandhi Market here today alleged that he was assaulted by some persons, including by a woman, in the market when he was coming out of a bank.

 

CRIME

Four held with 42.5 kg poppy husk
Jagraon, November 27
In four different incidents, Raikot and Jagraon police have arrested four persons and seized from their possession 42.5 kg of poppy husk.

Youth booked for suicide bid
Ludhiana, November 27
The Sarabha Nagar police today booked Vikas, a jilted lover who had immolated himself last evening for attempt to suicide.

 

BUSINESS

Industry flays PSEB decision
Ludhiana, November 27
Condemning the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) for its decision to increase penalty for unauthorised use of power, the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said the penalty, as per the recent notification by the electricity board, is several times higher than for power theft.

 
AGRICULTURE

Scientists warn against indiscriminate fertilizer use
Ludhiana, November 27
“The days are over when scientists could function in isolation with narrow focus on research. It is high time they cut across super-specialised disciplines and engage in networking. It is also time to reorient farm research priorities and base scientific pursuits on ecological regions, as functional units, to overcome production constraints in relation to environment and sustainable income of farmers.”

State losing ‘place of pride’ in agriculture
Ludhiana, November 27
The deceleration of growth in agriculture and declining economic returns is a matter of serious concern for policy makers who have Punjab on their radar. In terms of total factor productivity, Punjab is on a very weak wicket and the gap between rural and urban life is growing and the sustenance of the social fabric is becoming difficult.

EDUCATION

Private-aided schools remain closed
Employees hold protest in Sangrur
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 27
Private-aided schools in the area remained closed today after staff of these schools went to Sangrur to protest against government's stance on restoring their pension.


Activists of the Punjab State-Aided School Teachers’ Union pose at Gandhi School, Ahmedgarh, before leaving for Sangrur on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
Activists of the Punjab State-Aided School Teachers’ Union pose at Gandhi School, Ahmedgarh, before leaving for Sangrur on Monday.

‘Create awareness to safeguard human rights’
Ludhiana, November 27
A national seminar on “Human Rights and Judicial Protection” was organised by the Postgraduate Department of Political Science at Arya College, here today.

Delegates at a national seminar on human rights organised at Arya College, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Photo I.V.

Delegates at a national seminar on human rights organised at Arya College, Ludhiana, on Monday.

From Schools
Merry-making at Blooming Bonanza
Ramandeep Kaur of Sant Sunder Singh Public School, Boparai Kalan, Ludhiana. Ludhiana, November 27
A campus full of enthusiastic children, a plethora of colours spread all over and attractive prizes and musicians under colourful lights presented a fascinating ambiance at ‘Blooming Bonanza’, a programme of dance and music at Jain Public Senior Secondary School, Benjamin Road, Ludhiana, today.

Ramandeep Kaur of Sant Sunder Singh Public School, Boparai Kalan, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Silver splendour at Sacred Heart
Ludhiana, November 27
“Best of India”- which showcased the country’s ancient lineage of great emperors and warriors , freedom struggle for Independence, development of democracy in India , depiction of different festivals of India were highlights of the silver jubilee function held at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, here yesterday.
Students give a performance during the silver jubilee function at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, on Sunday.
Students give a performance during the silver jubilee function at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

GREAT help for students
Ludhiana, November 27
The Guru Ravidass Educational Assistance Trust (GREAT), a charity organisation, in Britain has offered financial assistance to poor and intelligent students belonging to the Scheduled Caste community of the state.

COURTS

Lawyers stage dharna against Bar president
Ludhiana, November 27
A former Bar president, Mr Hemant Kali, the District Bar Association secretary, Mr Rajneesh Gupta, and their associates staged a dharna against the alleged autocratic behaviour of the President of the District Bar Association.

 

CULTURE

“Peerh Agammi”, a book by Canada-based poet Jeet Aulakh, being released by Prof Niranjan Tasneem in Ludhiana on Sunday.'Peerh Agammi' released
Ludhiana, November 27
"Peerh Agammi" (infinite pain), written by Canada-based Punjabi poet Jeet Aulakh, was released at a function at Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar here last night.

“Peerh Agammi”, a book by Canada-based poet Jeet Aulakh, being released by Prof Niranjan Tasneem in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

50 take part in literary function
Amloh, November 27
The Punjabi Sahit Sabha here held its annual session at the Maghi College for Women yesterday. The function was inaugurated by Dr Ranbir Sharma.

HEALTH

Award for DMCH research project on sinus
Ludhiana, November 27
“If you have headaches for a long time, it does not necessarily imply a tumour in the brain. It may be something simpler like chronic sinusitis - a collection of pus in your sinuses. This may be rectified by medications, or else by means of a simple endoscopic sinus surgical procedure.”

 

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