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Union govt land worth crores being grabbed
Colonisers filling up seasonal rivulet
Ludhiana, November 19
In violation of a stay order by a civil judge here, some colonisers are filling up a seasonal rivulet in the Kara Bara area, near Bahadur Ke road.
A seasonal rivulet being filled up with earth near the Kara Bara area in Ludhiana a site marked for a police post
A seasonal rivulet being filled up with earth near the Kara Bara area in Ludhiana; and (right) a site marked for a police post. — Photos by Inderjeet Verma





City units to go green
First-ever initiative in the northern region
Ludhiana, November 19
In the first-ever initiative by the industry in this region, over 300 steel forging enterprises here would be earning revenues by reducing their carbon dioxide emissions.

Power tariff hike rollback on paper only
Ludhiana, November 19
Even as more than a week has elapsed since the CM announced a rollback in the power tariff hike, under pressure from the BJP, the PSEB has failed to evolve a mechanism to revert to the old power rates.

Two killed in freak accidents
Ludhiana, November 19
Five unnatural deaths took place in the city today. Two of them were alleged suicides, one succumbed to burns while two others died in freak accidents.

COMMUNITY

Malls no shoppers’ paradise
Ludhiana, November 19
Visiting mega malls and retail outlets is turning out to be an unpleasant shopping experience for many city residents due to billing-related problems. This is in contrast to tall claims of corporates who boast of “great shopping experience” as their USP.

Posters, hoardings mask public property
Ludhiana, November 19
Government and public property is being defaced with impunity in the city owing to visits by VIP leaders and callousness of private companies, unions, labourers and farmers.

Family seeks help for ailing member
Ludhiana, November 19
Avtar Kaur, a 33-year-old woman, was leading a happy life with her husband and two children until she gave birth to a healthy baby boy one month ago.

SAD (A) lashes out at Badal
Ludhiana, November 19
Senior vice-president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Daljit Singh has criticised the Badal government’s move to hand over primary education in villages of the state to a private company for free.

Tribune scribe bereaved
Ludhiana, November 19
Pritpal Singh Ahuja, 70, a forensic expert and husband of Asha Ahuja, a correspondent with The Tribune, died after long illness here yesterday night.

Letters
Diminishing readership

 

CRIME

One hurt in accident
Jagraon, November 19
Gurdev Singh, alias Sandeep, of Rasulpur was injured when a scooter hit his motor cycle (PB 10 BP 7584) near his village. The injured has been admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana.

 

BUSINESS

State Bank of Patiala to focus on retail
Ludhiana, November 19
The State Bank of Patiala is planning to come out with innovative products to cater to its customers.

Store opened
Ludhiana, November 19
G.G. Mega Mart, a multi-brand store, was inaugurated at the Shingar Cinema Road, near the Samrala Bypass Chowk, here today. Directors (Store) Balwinder Singh Grewal, Gurdeep Singh Sidhu and Harmeek Singh Grewal, said the store would offer grocery, branded cosmetics and foodstuff, apart from clothes for men, women and kids.

 

EDUCATION

PAU polls: Candidates file nominations
Ludhiana, November 19
D.P. Maur addresses his supporters before filing his nominations on the PAU campus in Ludhiana Candidates belonging to various organisations filed their nomination papers for 15 posts of the executive of the PAU Employees Union here today. The nomination forms were submitted to V.K. Dutta, chairman, election committee.

D.P. Maur addresses his supporters before filing his nominations on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

From Colleges
NCC Day at Master Tara Singh College

Ludhiana, November 19
Cadets celebrate NCC Day at Master Tara Singh College for Women in Ludhiana The NCC wing of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women celebrated the NCC Day here today. Group cap N.L.Khan, director, PH, HP and C.Directorate, was the chief quest while Col. 

Cadets celebrate NCC Day at Master Tara Singh College for Women in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

GNN College team adjudged best 
Doraha, November 19
“Jhoomer” and shabad gayan teams of GNN College, Doraha, won first prize in the inter-zonal youth festival of Panjab University that was organised at DAV College, Abohar, from November 15 to 18. Students of the college took part in five items.

Guru Nanak polytechnic gets award
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 19
Guru Nanak Polytechnic, Ludhiana, was declared the best polytechnic of the North India by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh, yesterday. 

Obscenity charges against teacher
Students, principal depose before panel

Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 19
Girl students of Government Senior Secondary School, Talwandi Rai village, Ludhiana district, gave an account of the alleged obscene acts of their former Punjabi lecturer to a four-member committee, deputed by the district education officer, Ludhiana, here today.

Arya College wins declamation contest 
Ludhiana, November 19
Winners of the declamation contest along with dignitaries at SDP College for Women in Ludhiana SDP College for Women organised an inter-college declamation contest here today. Former vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University S.P.Singh was the chief guest. The function began with lighting of the ceremonial lamp. The topics were "elections of students federation", "commercialisation of cultural programmes", "increasing crimes in society", "rights and duties binding political leaders".

Winners of the declamation contest along with dignitaries at SDP College for Women in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

 
SPORTS

Everest cagers retain title
Ludhiana, November 19
After a tough battle, reigning champions Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, prevailed over UP Inter-College of Varanasi 59-54 to retain the title in the second edition of the National Schools Basketball League that concluded at AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, near here, yesterday.

Khalsa college defeat SDP
Ludhiana, November 19
Fine all round performance by Rajinder Kaur (81 n.o and 3 for 12) helped the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, to beat SDP College, Ludhiana, by 61 runs in the first match of the Panjab University Inter-College Women’s Cricket Tournament being played at the Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, yesterday.

Double delight for Abhaydeep, Nirdosh
Ludhiana, November 19
Abhaydeep Singh and Nirdosh of PAU Coaching Centre came out strongly by winning two titles each in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Championship at Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium here yesterday.

Guru Nanak Khalsa College cyclists excel
Ludhiana, November 19
Cyclists of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, have once again proved their mettle in various cycling tournaments.

Patiala win fencing championship
Khamano (Fatehgarh Sahib), November 19
Fencers from Patiala snatched the crown at the 21st Punjab Senior Fencing Championship that was held at the local Government Senior Secondary School's indoor stadium in the district.

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