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BJP leader gets forest officer suspended
Tikshan Sood mum on the charges against him

Ludhiana, November 12
The issue involving the divisional forest officer and a local BJP leader over allowing a way to a marriage palace through the forest land and subsequent registration of a case against the leader took an uglier turn with the Forest Department placing the DFO under suspension.

ATMs churn out fake, soiled notes
Ludhiana, November 12
Fake and soiled currency notes have become a norm at most of the ATMs of local banks causing unnecessary harassment to residents. Even as the city residents have been facing the problem for quite a few months, the banks continue to overlook the gravity of the situation. 

Mother poisons girl, herself to death
Son admitted to DMCH in serious condition
Ludhiana, November 12
A woman of Bagga Kalan village near Laddowal and her daughter were dead while her son was admitted in a serious condition to DMC Hospital after they consumed some poisonous substance under mysterious circumstances last midnight.

Jail for selling unsafe milk
Ludhiana, November 12
Chief judicial magistrate Rajinder Aggarwal has sentenced a milk vendor Nachhatar Singh of near Virasat Bhawan, Ferozepur Road, Ludhiana, to undergo imprisonment for six months on the charges of selling adulterated milk. Fine of Rs 1,000 was also imposed on the accused.


Alka Yagnik prepares herself as shooting for Voice of India goes on in Ludhiana
Alka Yagnik prepares herself as shooting for Voice of India goes on in Ludhiana on Monday night. — 
Tribune photo by
Sayeed Ahmed


Councillors’ ultimatum to mayor
Ludhiana, November 12
The opposition in Municipal Corporation house today gave an ultimatum to city mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura to constitute F&CC committee failing which they would be forced to agitate.

COMMUNITY

Pollution level in Punjab alarming, says expert
Bhaini Sahib, November 12
Indian born American agriculturist, Nazar Singh Kooner, on a visit here with a delegation from USA was upset at rising pollution level in Punjab.

Bid to rob Coop Society staff of Rs 8 lakh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 12
Two robbers tried unsuccessfully to rob Rs 8.45 lakh from employees of the Cooperative Society, Jaladiwal, on a kutcha road near Raikot this afternoon. Alert villagers and farmers working in the fields along the kutcha road forced robbers to flee after the staff raised the alarm after being ambushed.

Dhanwantri jayanti celebrated 
Ludhiana, November 12
Devotees offer prayers to Lord Dhanwantri at the jayanti celebrations in Ludhiana The birthday of Lord Dhanwantri, incarnation of Lord Vishnu and the originator of ayurveda, was celebrated in a colourful manner on the factory premises of an ayurvedic drug manufacturing company here yesterday.

Devotees offer prayers to Lord Dhanwantri at the jayanti celebrations in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Pilgrims leave for Haj 
Abdul Gaffar, chairman, Punjab Haj Committee, and Jaspal Jassie, SDM, Malerkotla, see off Haj pilgrims at the railway station near Ahmedgarh Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 12
Hundreds of Muslims, including men, women and children, from the area today left for New Dehli to take part in the annual Muslim pilgrimage, Haj in Mecca in Saudi Arabia.


Abdul Gaffar, chairman, Punjab Haj Committee, and Jaspal Jassie, SDM, Malerkotla, see off Haj pilgrims at the railway station near Ahmedgarh on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Stop privatisation of PSEB, say employees
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 12
The opening session of the annual delegate convention of The Employees Federation of Punjab State Electricity Board resolved to shun work on November 21 in case the state government did not stop process for privatisation of the board and review the Power Act.

No sangat darshan today
Ludhiana, November 12
Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar cancelled the sangat darshan at the last minute today.

 

CRIME

Six ‘khoya’, milk cake samples found unfit
Ludhiana, November 12
Five samples of ‘khoya’ and another of milk cake were declared unfit for human consumption by the government laboratory out of those taken by the field staff of the health department during the week preceding Diwali from sweet shops located in different parts of the city.

 

BUSINESS

It is customers’ market in woollens
Hosiery manufacturers expect brisk business this seasonLudhiana, November 12
City markets are all geared up to welcome winter with a wide variety in woollen products to keep one warm. Despite the industry complaining of a decline in demand, the city continues to retain its reputation of offering good quality hosiery stuff at low rates and is attracting many buyers from other places as well.

Hosiery manufacturers expect brisk business this season. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Awareness week at PNB
Ludhiana, November 12
I.D. Singh, general manager, Punjab South Zone, Punjab National Bank (PNB), today administered pledge to all employees of the Integrated Zonal Office here for providing quick and better services to customers to ensure effective, transparent and customer-friendly functioning at various levels to mark the beginning of Vigilance Week celebrations by the bank here today.

 
AGRICULTURE

Mushroom cultivation catches up
Annual produce 45,000 tonnes
Ludhiana, November 12
The state of Punjab is a pioneer in agricultural production, resulting in abundant quantities of cereal straws, one of the basic raw materials for mushroom production. This is the only value-added technology on a world scale for transforming these inedible residues to valuable protein-rich human food with consequent generation of spent up material for use either as a soil conditioner or as cattle feed.

EDUCATION

Three professors join vet varsity
Ludhiana, November 12
Dr M.P. Gupta, associate professor, Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), has been given the charge of head, Department of Epidemiology and Veterinary Preventive Medicine recently. Dr Gupta joined the university on July 4, 1986, and is an experienced veterinarian physician, who has around 100 publications to his credit.

From Colleges
100 to take part in symposium on English literature

Ludhiana, November 12
Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Gujranwala, is all set to organise a symposium on post-independence Indian English literature on November 15. It will be sponsored by the Sahitya Academy, New Delhi. The symposium will be inaugurated by Dr S.P. Singh, former vice-chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, and presided over by Prof Nand Kumar.

Non-teaching staff poll on Nov 29
Ludhiana, November 12
The election schedule for he Non-Teaching Employees Union was released at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here today.

Aseem, Rajni shine in personality test
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 12
Outstanding students of Guru Nanak Ayurvedic College being felicitated at Gopalpur near Ahmedgarh Aseem Gautam and Rajni Goel were declared Mr Personality and Miss Charming of Guru Nanak Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Institute, Gopalpur, at an annual function "Lamhe" organised on the college campus near here yesterday.


Outstanding students of Guru Nanak Ayurvedic College being felicitated at Gopalpur near Ahmedgarh on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mahesh Sharma 

Exams at vet varsity begin
Ludhiana, November 12
As many as 330 students of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) from all the semesters took their practical exams here today. Dean of veterinary sciences, Simar Sagar Singh, said theory exams for all the semesters would be conducted after the practicals.

 

HEALTH

Diabetes is also a lifestyle affliction
Civil surgeon Dr Sat Pal Sharma releases the NIMA banner for "World Diabetes Day" in LudhianaLudhiana, November 12
Civil Surgeon Dr Sat Pal Sharma today released banners and other publicity material prepared by the local branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) to observe "World Diabetes Day" and "World COPD Day" here on November 14.

Civil surgeon Dr Sat Pal Sharma releases the NIMA banner for "World Diabetes Day" in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

Roller skating
Bhawneet, Apaar Kaur excel

Boys in action during the Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship in Ludhiana Ludhiana, November 12
Bhawneet Singh of Guru Nanak Public School in the boys 10-12 years section while Apaar Kaur of Sacred Heart Convent School in the girls section came out triumphant in the track race of the 10th Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship which started at the Leisure Valley Rink, Sarabha Nagar, here today.


UNTO THAT GOAL:
Boys in action during the Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Basketball
Rest of Punjab score third win

Ludhiana, November 12
The Rest of Punjab, after trailing by 14 points at half time, made a fine comeback to outplay the BSF convincingly to register third win in a row and topped the table in the league phase in the men’s section of the third leg of Major Kuldeep Singh Memorial Punjab Annual Basketball League being played at Sujapur village, near here, today. They won the match 77-64.

Soccer trials
Ludhiana, November 12
Trials to select the Ludhiana district football team (senior boys) will be held here at Guru Nanak Stadium on November 15  at 10 am, according to Shivtar Singh Bajwa, president, District Football Association, Ludhiana.

Schools b'ball tourney from November 14
Ludhiana, November 12
Eight teams from across the country will battle it out in the second edition of the National Basketball League for school boys to be held at AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, from November 14 to 18.

Cricker meet: Mohali, Moga register win
Ludhiana, November 12
Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib and Moga recorded victories in their respective matches on the first day of the Punjab State Inter-District Schools Cricket Tournament (u-19) being played at PAU School ground and Bachan Singh Aacademy, Balloke, near Haibowal Khurd, here today.

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