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Suspended DFO sits on dharna
Union men raise slogans, demand his reinstatement
Ludhiana, November 15
Suspended Divisional Forest Officer, Ludhiana, R.R. Kakkar, sat on a protest dharna along with several activists of forest unions, demanding strict action against the land mafia.
Members of various unions demand reinstatement of divisional forest officer while boycotting work outside the Forest Office in Ludhiana Members of various unions demand reinstatement of divisional forest officer while boycotting work outside the Forest Office in Ludhiana on Thursday. Suspended DFO R.R. Kakkar (sky blue shirt) is also seen in the picture. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma



EARLIER STORIES


School students taken ill
They ate fruit of wild plant
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 15
Timely help by villagers and the Dehlon police saved 10 students of Government Elementary School in Guram village, near here, who reportedly developed gastroenteritis after consuming leaves and fruit of a wild plant.


Ill students admitted to Hind Hospital, Ahmedgarh, on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Ill students admitted to Hind Hospital, Ahmedgarh

Cricket Tourney
Teachers facing parents’ pressure
Even politicians join in to get kids selected
Ludhiana, November 15
It is not the peer pressure rather it is parents’ pressure which is causing trouble in the smooth conduct of the state inter-school cricket tournament in progress at Government Model Senior secondary School, PAU, here.

Sunflowers bloom at one of the gardens of PAU providing a feeling of refreshness to the passers-by in Ludhiana
IN full bloom:
Sunflowers bloom at one of the gardens of PAU providing a feeling of refreshness to the passers-by in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Maid's Death Post-mortem report inconclusive
Ludhiana, November 15
The death of a 16-year-old maid yesterday remains a mystery with the postmortem report inconclusive. The report does not say if she was strangulated or if she hanged herself.

Life term for murdering husband
Ludhiana, November 15
Sessions Judge G.K. Rai has sentenced Manjinder Kaur of Rurka village to life imprisonment on the charge of murdering her husband Harwinder Singh to be with her lover.

COMMUNITY

Coal unloading halts for 15 hrs over wages
Ludhiana, November 15
Unloading of coal came to a halt at Dhandari Railway station for over 15 hours today as coal merchants alleged "blackmailing" at the hands of a "well-connected agent". The traders alleged that he asked them to make direct payment of labourers' wages to him and threatened them and their labourers with dire consequences if they failed to do so.

Hosiery traders send goods through rlys; evade tax
Ludhiana, November 15
With winters knocking at the door, and the hosiery season being at its peak, the manufacturers and traders of hosiery goods and knitwear’s in the city are flocking more and more towards railway parcel service for transportation of their packages to different parts of the country.
Packages of hosiery goods and other items waiting to be loaded in different trains at the railway station in Ludhiana on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph
Packages of hosiery goods and other items waiting to be loaded in different trains at the railway station in Ludhiana

We will oppose nuclear deal: Bardhan
Ludhiana, November 15
General secretary of the Communist Party of India A.B. Bardhan said today that they would oppose the US nuclear deal tooth and nail and would not allow it to become operational at any cost.
CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Inderjeet Verma

Fresh voter cards to be made tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 15
To make the fresh voter identity cards and to revise the electoral rolls, the district administration has announced its summary revision plan.


CPI general secretary A.B. Bardhan in Ludhiana

Curb activities of tantriks: Society
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 15
Accusing the state government of ignoring the directions of the union home ministry and the Supreme Court regarding safeguarding the fundamental rights of citizens, the Tarksheel Society, Punjab, has threatened to launch a movement if the orders were not implemented in letter and in spirit.

Double-meaning songs irk Channi
Ludhiana, November 15
Irked with double meaning liners in Punjabi songs, Channi Singh, renowned Punjabi singer, feels such songs should be checked. "They are against our culture and do nothing but tarnish our image," said the singer who shot to fame through his song “Bhabiye ni bhabiye”.

 

BUSINESS

Biz Word
Insurance firm to open more offices
Ludhiana, November 15
Private life insurance player Max New York Life Insurance will soon increase the number of its offices to 300 from the existing 175 across the country. The company has aggressive expansion plans in Punjab, which will also generate heavy employment, said Vikram Shivpuri, regional manager, Max New York Life insurance Company, while talking to Ludhiana Tribune here yesterday.

 
AGRICULTURE

89 pc Punjab farmers in debt
Ludhiana, November 15
Punjab agriculture is passing through the phase of stagnation productivity, rising costs of production and dwindling natural resources. Due to economic hardships faced by farmers, the indebtedness has assumed alarming proportions and many of them have reached the stage of acute distress.

EDUCATION

Protests as booked teacher rejoins
Mandi Ahhmedgarh, November 15
Despite opposition by residents of Rauni village in Payal subdivision, a tainted Punjabi lecturer of Government Senior Secondary School at Talwandi Rai, who was booked by the Raikot police for allegedly misbehaving with girl students of the school 10 days ago, has joined duty at school in Rauni village.

Amloh school honours meritorious students
Amloh, November 15
In this era of globalisation, we should make effort to provide quality education to the younger generation and to inculcate spirit of discipline and brotherhood among them. This was stated by Fatehgarh Sahib DEO Roshan Lal Sood on annual function of Amloh Public School here yesterday.


Meritorious students of Amloh Public School receiving awards in Amloh on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph
Meritorious students of Amloh Public School receiving awards in Amloh

Non-teaching staff unions kick off poll campaign
Ludhiana, November 15
Though the elections of the Non-Teaching Employees Union of Punjab Agricultural University is scheduled for November 29, different factions have already started up with their warm-up activities. The PAU Employees Forum held a meeting of the field staff today.

Trends in English literature discussed
Ludhiana, November 15
The Sahitya Akademi-sponsored symposium on trends in post-Independence Indian English Literature, was held at Guru Nanak Auditorium, GGN Khalsa College, here today. More than 120 delegates comprising universities and college teachers and PG students participated.

Namit, Kanika in Horlicks Wiz Kids finals
Ludhiana, November 15
Namit and Kanika Kamboj, the two local students, who won the city finals of India's largest inter-school fiesta, Horlicks WizKids 2007, held here in August, are ready to fly to Bangalore to participate in the national finals scheduled between November 17 and 21.

Former PAU don awarded
Ludhiana, November 15
P.P.Gupta, retired professor and head of veterinary pathology and additional director of research, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been awarded Nemichand Jain Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions in the field of veterinary pathology.

COURTS

Lok adalat tomorrow; 22 Benches constituted
Ludhiana, November 15
The District Legal Services Authority is all set to organise a state level lok adalat at district courts complex, Ludhiana, on November 17. Justice Mehatab Singh Gill, chairman, State Legal Services Authority, will inaugurate it.

 

HEALTH

200 examined at CMCH camp
Ludhiana, November 15
The department of respiratory diseases at Christian Medical College and Hospital organised a free medical camp at its Field Ganj centre here yesterday to mark “World COPD Day” in which over 200 patients were examined.

 
SPORTS


Ludhiana register another win
Ludhiana, November 15
Another all-round performance by Rabeyg Dhillon, a Class XII student of Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, helped the home team to register win over Jalandhar by five wickets in the 53rd Punjab State Inter-District Schools Cricket Tournament (u-19) being played here at the PAU ground and Bachan Singh Academy, Balloke, near Haibowal Khurd, here today.

A match in progress during the Punjab State-Inter District School Cricket Tournament (u-19) being played in Ludhiana
A match in progress during the Punjab State-Inter District School Cricket Tournament (u-19) being played in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph





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