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Maid’s Death
Industrialist’s son in police net
Charged with rape, abetment to suicide
Ludhiana, November 17
Four days after the alleged rape and death of a 15-year-old maid in the house of an industrialist in Sarabha Nagar, the city police arrested the industrialist’s son and prime accused Kunal Jain at about midnight last.

Strong Re forces industry to shift to other states
Ludhiana, November 17
Hit by heavy losses on account of a weakening dollar, exporters in the industrial town, who are unable to emerge competitive even in domestic markets, are planning to discontinue operations or shift to other states. Manufacturing activitiy has already recorded a significant decline in the last one year.


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Maya’s rally, a fair-sex show
A little girl raises the BSP flag at the rally of the BSP national president Mayawati in Ludhiana on Saturday. Ludhiana, November 17
It was a grand outing for hundreds of party supporters of the BSP who came to the city to listen to the first public address of Mayawati, national president of the BSP and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in the city today.

A little girl raises the BSP flag at the rally of the BSP national president Mayawati in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

2 lakh perform Chhat Puja
Ludhiana, November 17
Autorickshaw drivers had a field day on Chhat Puja this morning and last evening as around 2 lakh devotees visited the Satluj river and Sidhwan canal here to perform Surya Puja.

Students of GPS, Mandi Gobindgarh, present a cultural programme on the annual day celebrations on Saturday.
Students of GPS, Mandi Gobindgarh, present a cultural programme on the annual day celebrations on Saturday. — Photo by Bhushan Sood

Jeweller, hosiery raided
Ludhiana, November 17
Officials of the state excise and taxation department conducted raids on several business establishments here today. Among the premises that were raided included Jain Jewellers on College Road and Askar Hosiery on Civil Lines.

Former councillor held for land grab
Ludhiana, November 17
The Economics Offences Wing of the police has arrested a former municipal councillor belonging to the Congress for allegedly fraudulently grabbing property of an England-based woman.

COMMUNITY

At the Crossroads
Vulgar display of female form
Some years ago, I raised a question in the Press as to why women were primarily regarded as models whereas, in reality, they were highly venerated persons.

Tiny tots of Guru Nanak Public School at a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Tiny tots of Guru Nanak Public School at a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Traffic jams continue on NH 1
Khanna, November 17
Even as encroachments in the town continue to disrupt the smooth flow of traffic on the National Highway no. 1, nothing has so far been done to curtail the problem which affects a large number of people travelling on the highway.

Coop societies boon for peasants, says minister
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 17 Terming cooperative movement as prerequisite for farming on diminishing land hoardings, Jagdeep Singh Nakai, MLA and parliamentary secretary, cooperative department, called upon peasants of the area to decrease the cost of production and promote sustainable agriculture.

Clear southern bypass of roadblocks: Commuters
The sign board restricting the entry of heavy vehicles from the southern bypass, Doraha. Doraha, November 17
The mounds placed on the southern bypass and the indication restricting the entry of heavy vehicular traffic has only multiplied the agonies of daily commuters. They have demanded the urgent lifting these obstructions, so that further loss to life and property can be avoided.



The sign board restricting the entry of heavy vehicles from the southern bypass, Doraha. — A Tribune photograph

 

BUSINESS

Labour shortage plagues industry
Ludhiana, November 17
The industry is grappling with the shortage of labourers as a large number of industrial workers having left for the “Chhat” puja in Bihar. The shortage this time is much more than the previous years thereby forcing a few industrial units to cut down on production.

VAT Act
Get registered or face action, traders told
Ludhiana, November 17
The excise and taxation department will conduct surveys to find out traders whose turnover exceeded the taxable limit but are not paying VAT and have not got themselves registered under the Act.

 

EDUCATION

PAU not to use land to generate funds
Ludhiana, November 17
The PAUTA executive met the PAU vice-chancellor, Dr M.S. Kang, in his office yesterday to discuss the financial crunch faced by the university. The VC denied recent reports of PAU going in for commercialisation of land. He said this was not feasible and was not a permanent solution to tide over the financial crisis.

From Colleges
College teachers on strike
Arya College teachers go on strike in Ludhiana on Saturday. Ludhiana, November 17
Arya College Teachers Union held one period strike from 11.20 am to 12 noon outside the principal's office here today. The striking teachers threatened to intensify their agitation if the college management failed to fulfil their "long pending demands".

Arya College teachers go on strike in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


COURTS

Lok adalat decides 5,868 cases
Claims worth Rs 26 crore settled
Sessions judge G.K. Rai reads a case file at the state-level lok adalat in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Ludhiana, November 17
A state-level lok adalat, held here at the district court complex under the supervision of district and sessions judge-cum-chairman, Legal Services Authority, G K Rai, succeeded in settling 5,868 cases out of 9,015 cases. Compensation worth more than Rs 26 crore was awarded to the litigants.

Sessions judge G.K. Rai reads a case file at the state-level lok adalat in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo: I.V.

 

HEALTH

Bajwa elected to professional body
Ludhiana, November 17
Dr G. S. Bajwa, professor and head of ophthalmology at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here, has been unanimously elected vice- president of the North Zone Ophthalmological Society at its annual conference held at Government Medical College, Jammu.

 
SPORTS

Teams disqualified for playing with outsiders
Ludhiana, November 17
In the Inter-District School Cricket Tournament (PSEB) and the National Schools Hockey Tournament (CBSE), two teams were disqualified while a re-match was ordered in a semifinal between Patiala-Ludhiana.

Spring Dale, Amritsar lads in final
Spring Dale School, Amritsar, which emerged champions in the boys u-19 years Ludhiana, November 17
Spring Dale School, Amritsar, defeated Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, 2-0 in the u-19 year’s section to enter the final of the CBSE National Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here on Thursday.

Spring Dale School, Amritsar, which emerged champions in the boys u-19 years 
section of the CBSE National Hockey Championships that concluded at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

30 kids take part in CMCH sports meet
Ludhiana, November 17
On the occasion of the World Diabetes Day, CMCH, Ludhiana, organised a sports meet for diabetic children at the Lalton Kalan centre.

Winners of the VIIth Annual Inter-House Athletics Meet organised at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, on Saturday. BCM Sports Meet: Gurpreet wins long jump
Ludhiana, November 17
More than 150 students representing four Houses; Apple, Aryabhatt, Rohini, and Bhaskar competed in a few disciplines in the VIIth Annual Athletics Meet of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar,here today.

Winners of the VIIth Annual Inter-House Athletics Meet organised at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Khalsa college cyclists excel
Ludhiana, November 17
Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, won the overall championship in the Panjab University Inter-College Cycling Championship organised at the Punjab Agricultural University velodrome here on Thursday. Teams from Master Tara Singh Memorial College, Ludhiana, Guru Nanak College for Women and Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh, besides Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, won, took part in this championship.

Everest Public School in final
Ludhiana, November 17
The reigning champions, Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, wrapped up two matches in the super league to book their berth in the finals of the second edition of the National Schools Basketball League being held at A.S. Senior Secondary School, Khanna, near here today.

Sacred Heart school bag overall trophy
Ludhiana, November 17
Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, accumulated 90 points to bag the overall trophy in the Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship held here at the Leisure Valley Rink, Sarabha Nagar, on Wednesday.

GNP school win basketball meet
Ludhiana, November 17 USPC Jain Public School, Ludhiana, in the boy’s section and Guru Nanak Public School, Ludhiana, in the girl's section registered victories in their respective matches on the opening day of the XVI Sahodaya Schools Basketball Tournament which began at BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road branch, here on Thursday.

Soccer team announced
Ludhiana, November 17
Eighteen players have been selected for representing Ludhiana in the 61st Punjab State Senior Football Championship to be held at Sikh National College, Banga, Nawanshahr, from November 17 to 22. Trials in this regard were conducted by the District Football Association, Ludhiana, at Guru Nanak Stadium, here on Thursday.

Punjab Technical University cycling meet today
Ludhiana, November 17
Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, will organise the Punjab Technical University Inter- College Cycling Championship for men and women at Punjab Agricultural University tomorrow.

BCM School score easy win
Ludhiana, November 17
Host BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road branch, scored an easy 20-9 win against Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in the girl’s section of the XVI Sahodaya Schools Basketball Tournament being played at the BCM Senior Secondary School ground, Chandigarh road, here on Thursday.

 

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