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No meeting of planning board in 9 months
Ludhiana, November 18
Even after nine months of the formation of the government, not a single meeting of the District Planning and Development Board has been held. The Chief Minister heads the board for Ludhiana district.

Maid Case
Family refuses to cremate body
Says not one, but two youths were involved
Relatives of the maid, who was raped and killed, protest in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, November 18
The relatives of the maid, who was allegedly raped and murdered in the house of an industrialist, today refused to cremate the body until they got justice. They claimed that not one, but two youths were involved in the crime.

Relatives of the maid, who was raped and killed, protest in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


EARLIER STORIES


In Basta
Investors duped: Woman untraced for 5 years
Ludhiana, November 18
A woman agent with the district small savings department and the head post office has not been traced even five years after she defrauded about 1,000 investors of Rs 2.5 crore.

Artistes enact a scene from play staged at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Artistes enact a scene from play staged at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

A fat eunuch wedding
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 18
It was a marriage with a difference. Both groom and bride were part of the baraat with the procession led by turbaned “Krishna” and charmingly dressed “Radha”. The baraat of over 400 gaudily-dressed eunuchs followed them dancing all the way from a marriage palace on Pohir Road to various bazaars across the town yesterday.

Subway for Agar Nagar announced
Ludhiana, November 18
The Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, today said that a subway would be constructed between Agar Nagar A and B.

Not a penny spent on aids patients
Ludhiana, November 18
The seriousness of the state AIDS control society towards rehabilitation of HIV +ve and AIDS infected people in the state can be gauged from the fact that out of over Rs 7.32 crore received from the National AIDS Control Organisation by the society, not a single penny has so far been spent on the rehabilitation of 16,868 people living with HIV and AIDS.

Ludhiana Calling
IN violation of the directions of the Supreme Court and the prohibitory orders issued by the district administration, banning the use of loudspeakers from 10 pm to 6 am, certain religious bodies and residents continue to hold jagratas and other functions at night.

COMMUNITY

Sambar rescued after 16-hr operation
Ludhiana, November 18
It took the intervention of forest minister Tikshan Sud to swing the bureaucracy into action and rescue a trapped sambar from a well at the Baloke treatment plant here today.

PSEB on motivation drive
Tells people to conserve power
Ludhiana, November 18
The Punjab State Electricity Board will take steps to conserve energy and check power theft, both in the rural and urban areas. Consumers will not only be motivated to conserve energy but the board might go a step further and provide r compact fluorescent lamps at cheaper rates.

Chief engineer B.S. Bath (third from left) with PSEB officials at an awareness programme against power theft at Gausgarh village, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Chief engineer B.S. Bath (third from left) with PSEB officials at an awareness programme against power theft at Gausgarh village, Ludhiana.

Release of dearness relief
Railway pensioners rue bankers’ apathy
Ludhiana, November 18
Alleging harassment at the hands of “indifferent” bank officials, railway pensioners are sore that the payment of six per cent dearness relief (DR) announced by the central government on August 31, payable from July 1, is being denied to a majority of eligible beneficiaries.

Govt sanctions Rs 38 crore for upgrading ITIs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 18
The Punjab government has launched a project, under the centre of excellence scheme, for modernising the industrial training institutes in the state. And for this the technical education department has recruited 550 instructors for training people in those trades that had earlier been closed.

Chief parliamentary secretary Bikramjit Singh Khalsa lays the foundation stone of a hall at Dehlon in Mandi Ahmedgarh. — A Tribune photograph

Chief parliamentary secretary Bikramjit Singh Khalsa lays the foundation stone of a hall at Dehlon in Mandi Ahmedgarh.

Benefits of cow milk highlighted
People worship a cow at Kaind, near Mandi Ahmedgarh, on Sunday. Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 18
Claiming that cow milk and urine contained antibodies for fighting otherwise incurable diseases, Swami Ram Tirath and Swami Pooran Chetan have called upon office-bearers and activists of social and religious organisations of the area to impress upon residents to optimise the use of the “natural gift”.

People worship a cow at Kaind, near Mandi Ahmedgarh, on Sunday. Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Letters
Not so courteous
On November 5 while I was drawing my pension, I came across an elderly woman who was desperate to know whether her pension has been credited in the bank or not. Like a Good Samaritan I asked a counter clerk to check out whether her pension has been credited to by the Punjab government or not. But, the clerk refused to budge.

 

BUSINESS

SBoP honours customers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 18
Various branches of the State Bank of Patiala here and in surrounding villages observed the 90th foundation day of the institute by felicitating clients and opening new accounts in various segments yesterday. Branch managers assured them of better services in future.


 

EDUCATION

Tiny tots at the annual prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana.From Schools
Sakshay wins declamation contest
Ludhiana, November 18
Sakshay Bhatia of Tagore House stood first in the “English declamation contest” that was organised by the junior humanities forum for the students of primary section at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines.

Tiny tots at the annual prize distribution function of Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

PAU: Maur group forms poll panels
Ludhiana, November 18
Workers of Maur and his associated groups, contesting elections (non-teaching employees), met near the PAU library here today. Amritpal, senior PAU employees’ leader, announced the formation of a few committees to gear up the election campaign.

 

HEALTH

100 examined at eye camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 18
Major eye aliments, including myopia and hypermetropia, are caused due to lack of concern among residents of rural and suburban areas about eye care and nutrition.

 
SPORTS


Rachna, Gurpreet best cyclists
Ludhiana, November 18
Rachna Dhingra, an MBA student of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Ludhiana, and Gurpreet Singh of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, were declared best cyclists in women and men categories, respectively, in the 4th edition of the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Cycling Championship at the Punjab Agricultural University velodrome here today.


A cyclist in action during the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Cycling Championship at the PAU velodrome, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A cyclist in action during the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Cycling Championship at the PAU velodrome, Ludhiana, on Sunday.

Annual sports meet at KVM
Ludhiana, November 18
A large number of boys and girls took part in fun games organised during the annual sports meet of Kundan Vidya Mandir School, city branch, yesterday.

Players in action during the Fifth Gold Cup Junior Hockey Tournament at Gurukul Public School, Doraha. PSB blank Sriah Academy
Doraha, November 18
PSB, Jalandhar, blanked Sriah Academy 5-0 in the Fifth Gold Cup Junior Hockey Tournament at Gurukul Public School here yesterday.



Players in action during the Fifth Gold Cup Junior Hockey Tournament at Gurukul Public School, Doraha. — Photo by Lovleen Bains

Dipin stars in Mahajan XI win
Players of Mahajan Junior XI celebrate their eight-wicket win over Chaman Lal Malhotra XI in a cricket match (u-13) at the Arya College ground in Ludhana on Sunday. Ludhiana, November 18
Dipin Chitkara, a student of class III of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, scored 30 runs and took one wicket to anchor Mahajan Junior XI’s eight-wicket win over Chaman Lal Malhotra XI in a cricket match (u-13) played at Arya College ground here today.

Players of Mahajan Junior XI celebrate their eight-wicket win over Chaman Lal Malhotra XI in a cricket match (u-13) at the Arya College ground in Ludhana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma


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