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Firing at wedding of MLA’s son
Young baraati injured; DDR registered

Ludhiana, November 6
A member of the marriage party of Honey Bedi, son of BJP MLA Harish Bedi, was injured in the shoulder when a gun went off in mysterious circumstances at Turning Point Palace, Ferozepore road, late last night.

Goods worth lakhs pile up at railway station
Industrialists fear losses
Ludhiana, November 6
Goods worth lakhs of rupees are piled up at the local railway station causing losses to industrialists. 

— Photo: Sayeed Ahmed


A government employee sleeps during sangat darshan at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana
SLEEPING OVER PROBLEMS: A government employee sleeps during sangat darshan at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Teacher arrested for moral turpitude
Jagraon, November 6
A lecturer in Punjabi at Government Senior Secondary School, Talwandi Rai, Bhupinder Singh Grewal, has been arrested by the Raikot police on charges of moral turpitude with an intent to outrage the modesty of girl students of the school.

Milk hard to come by
Ludhiana, November 6
Owing to the huge consumption of milk for preparing sweets during Diwali, milk has either disappeared from shops, or is being sold at a premium.

Stepfather charged with rape
Jagraon, November 6
A man has been charged with the rape of his stepdaughter His wife lodged a report with the police, which has registered a case against him.

Chahal case adjourned
Ludhiana, November 6
The judicial magistrate, Harinder Kaur Sidhu, today adjourned the land grabbing and attempt to murder case involving B.I.S Chahal, former media adviser to ex-Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, till November 22 as the prosecution failed to supply the requisite documents.


THE National Academy of Medical Sciences (New Delhi) bestowed a fellowship on Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, medical superintendent, DMCH, in Amritsar recently. Dr Jai Rup Singh, vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University, also got the same honour.

Hanuman ‘bhakt’

The deputy commissioner of Ludhiana, Sumer Singh Gurjar, is a staunch devotee of Lord Hanuman. So much so that he keeps a fast on Tuesdays. An official said in a lighter vein, “may be this is the reason why he holds sangat darshan on Tuesdays to give justice to the common man”.



PAU scientists warn against adulterated sweets
Ludhiana, November 6
The demand for sweets increases during festival season and consumers are often cheated by shopkeepers by being sold adulterated eatables. Dr Rupa Bakhshi, professor, department of family resource management, feels customers need to be vigilant while making purchases for sweets.

Keep Diwali pollution-free: Mayor

Talent hunt show in city
Ludhiana, November 6
Moga-based company Wisdom Production will hold semifinals of its talent hunt show “Sanu Maan Punjabi Hon Da” in the city on December 25.

‘C’ form deadline March 31
Ludhiana, November 6
The last date for submitting ‘C’ forms for the current year has been extended to March 31, 2008. The state government would also form a committee that would look into legal implications and viability of imposing entry tax before its implementation.

Transport planning


Relief for farmers goes to someone else
Ludhiana, November 6
They suffered the fury of weather God in the form of hailstorm and are now left to suffer bureaucratic wranglings as the compensation announced by the government has been given to some other farmers in their village.

Beekeeping training at PAU
Ludhiana, November 6
An I.C.A.R. sponsored 21-day winter school on “Advances in the Management of Apis mellifera Linnaeus” for scientists of various state agricultural universities started here today at the PAU campus.

Farmers rue shortage of DAP fertiliser
Ludhiana, November 6
Tall claims by the state government that there is enough DAP fertiliser with cooperative agricultural societies in villages have fallen flat. Farmers in the region are sore at the false assurances of the government.


BCA, BBA victim of mismanagement
Ludhiana, November 6
Courses like bachelor of computer application (BCA) and bachelor of business administration (BBA) were started in various colleges a few years ago to benefit students who wanted to move away from traditional courses like BA, BSc and BCom.



DMCH docs attend global meet
Dr Satpal Singh Virk and Dr Ashish Ahuja.Ludhiana, November 6
Two doctors of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here attended the Australasian Pancreatic Meet held in Sydney, Australia, recently. Dr Satpal Singh Virk, associate professor and head of gastro-surgery, and Dr Ashish Ahuja, assistant professor in surgery, shared their surgical experience in management of acute pancreatitis at the international forum.

Dr Satpal Singh Virk and Dr Ashish Ahuja.

Growing CAD cases cause for concern: Doctor
Ludhiana, November 6
There is increasing incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD), linked to metabolic syndrome, in India. Abdominal obesity (excessive fat tissue in and around the abdomen), elevated blood pressure, blood fat disorders like high triglycerides and low HDL (good cholesterol) are prominent risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

Rheumatic heart disease threatening young: Doctor
Ludhiana, November 6
Heart valve disease is growing worldwide, including India. The main reasons behind the disease are the “wearing out”, wherein calcium is deposited in the leaflet tissue, or damage caused due to rheumatic fever, said Dr K.C. Mukherjee, a cardiac surgeon at SPS Apollo Hospital, while addressing a press conference here on Saturday.


BCM eves set up title clash with Apeejay
Ludhiana, November 6
On the penultimate day of the CBSE Cluster XVI Basketball Tournament (u-19) being played at BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road branch, here today, host BCM School scored an emphatic victory (41-14) over Delhi Public School, Jalandhar, and Apeejay Public School, Jalandhar, outnumbered Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, 39-14, to set up the title clash in the girl’s section.




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