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Encroachment record goes missing
MC trying to protect encroachers?
Ludhiana, November 25
An important record listing the encroachments on Chauri Sarak conducted by the Municipal Corporation has gone missing amid allegations that the civic body was trying to protect particular encroachers.

In Basta
Police clueless on 2 schoolgirls’ rape
Ludhiana, November 25
Investigation skills of the Sarabha Nagar police are currently under the scrutiny of the high court in the controversial maid rape and suicide case.

At last, master plan for town
Ludhiana, November 25
At long last the Punjab Government has initiated steps for formulating the Ludhiana master plan to check unplanned development in the town. The town has witnessed unprecedented expansion during the past four decades which has been haphazard, thanks to the role of the municipal corporation and the other agencies like the urban development and housing development.







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Lack of will blocks tenant registration drive
Ludhiana, November 25
The servant and tenant registration drive, considered a must for checking crime rate in the city, seems to have been forgotten after being sacrificed at the altar of politics.

‘Cop’ cons woman
Ludhiana, November 25
A resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here, who claims himself to be a cop, has allegedly duped a woman of over Rs 2 lakh by selling her a flat which was already mortgaged with ICICI Bank.

COMMUNITY


Beautifully decorated canine at a Dog Show organised at PAU, Ludhiana.
PAMPERED: Beautifully decorated canine at a Dog Show organised at PAU, Ludhiana. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

SAD (A) serves legal notice on Makkar
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 25
Accusing the SAD and the SGPC of exploiting resources of gurdwaras and government machinery for harnessing political gains, the chief spokesman of SAD (A) has served a legal notice to president of parliament of Sikhs and the manager of Gurdwara Manji Sahib, Alamgir, for allegedly allowing unauthorised persons to convene a conference under the banner of their party. The conference is scheduled on November 30.

Weddings: Hotels, marriage palaces packed to capacity
Ludhiana, November 25
With the season for the big fat Punjabi wedding starting marriage palaces and hotels in the city are overloaded with customers. The rush, that started today, would continue at least till December 4. In this industrial town where weddings are an ostentatious affair people have been careful enough to book the hotels and marriage palaces preferred by them well in advance.

Tattoo craze picking up among players
Ludhiana, November 25
Tattoos are becoming popular among youth in general and players in particular. The players and budding models are making a beeline for getting their bodies tattooed. Seeing the latest trend, more and more tattoo-making artists are opening their outlets in the city these days.

Players showing their tattoos made by a local artist on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Players showing their tattoos made by a local artist on Sunday.

YouthScape
Go green on EVs
ELECTRONIC two-wheelers are emerging as the latest fad among young bikers in the city. Though not as swift as the petrol machines, these are nevertheless catching the fancy of residents, young and old alike. Those in the forefront of pollution-free campaigns also welcome the electronic bikes. Affordability is another factor in its favour. The electronic two-wheelers cost just 10 paise per km whereas those run on petrol cost close to Re 1 per km. Then, there is no hassles of registration of vehicle.

Bikes with a zing
Bikes with a zing


Minister for jails, printing and stationery Hira Singh Gabria being honoured by the Shahi Imam of Ludhiana on Sunday.
Minister for jails, printing and stationery Hira Singh Gabria being honoured by the Shahi Imam of Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Liquor vends on canal banks to go
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 25
The state government has launched a move to demolish liquor vends and ahatas situated on the banks of canals passing through this region of the Malwa. One such vendor and an ahata was demolished by the authorities at Jhammat village near here late evening today.

City police studying UP blasts
Ludhiana, November 25
The city police is studying the serial blasts occurring in three cities of Uttar Pradesh on Friday to explore possible links between those and the Shingaar bomb blast incident here.

Computer lab opened
Ludhiana, November 25
Ludhiana branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has established a computer lab for providing 100 hours of training to budding chartered accountants.

Family planning camp
Khamano, November 25
A family planning camp was organised at the civil hospital, Khamano. Dr Aswant Kaur and Dr Shashi Kant, SMO, Khamano, briefed people who had gathered there about the ways and types of family planning.


 

CRIME

3 snakes, their skin seized from charmers
Ludhiana, November 25
The profession of snake charming failed to turn lucrative for these two persons here as volunteers of the CAPE India, an animal welfare organisation, handed over the snakes to the Forest Department today.

Youth held with opium
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 25
The Payal police yesterday arrested a youth of Doraha town with 250 gm of opium. Rajesh Kumar, a resident of Balmiki Mohala, Doraha, was arrested from the Bishanpura village chowk by a police team led by SI Balkar Singh.

 
AGRICULTURE

Symposium on pesticides on Nov 29
Ludhiana, November 25
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, in association with the state department of agriculture will organise a symposium on “Pesticides and Environment” on November 29. The department of entomology will try to make people aware of the use of pesticides and their ill-effects. Experts in the field of health, agriculture and industry from the university and the government will present their scientific data.

EDUCATION

PAU polls: Canvassing at its peak
Ludhiana, November 25
Punjab Agricultural University is humming with activities due the electioneering by the Maur and the Mundi groups. Both groups are trying their best to garner support of more and more employees of the university. The elections will be held on November 29.

 

HEALTH

350 patients examined
Ludhiana, November 25
At least 350 patients were examined in a free medical check- up and drug de-addiction camp, organised at Dr D.N. Kotnis Acupuncture Hospital here today. Deputy director (Social Security), Punjab, Surinder Kumari, while inaugurating the camp, lauded the initiative taken by hospital to provide affordable treatment to the economically weaker sections of society.

Oncologist joins hands with CMCH
Ludhiana, November 25
There is a good news for cancer patients in the city as renowned oncologist Dr. Rajeev Bedi's expertise will be available in CMC for general and private patients consultation on Wednesdays. He has been working as a senior consultant and head, Department of Medical Oncology, Fortis Hospital, Mohali, for the last four years.

 
SPORTS

Bodybuilding championship
Participants at the Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Championship organised in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Abhishek wins junior title
Ludhiana, November 25
At least 150 participants competed in the Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Championship organised by the Ludhiana Amateur Bodybuilding Association at Community Centre, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here today.

Participants at the Ludhiana District Bodybuilding Championship organised in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Harmanjeet fashions Faridkot’s victory
Ludhiana, November 25
Faridkot beat Bathinda 3-1 in the under 14 years section of the Punjab State Hockey League for boys (u-14 and u-16 years) being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at Prithipal Singh memorial Astroturf stadium in Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Sahodaya cricket tourney reduced to 12 overs
Ludhiana, November 25
The inter-state cricket in the ongoing Sahodaya Schools Complex Cricket Tournament has been reduced to mere 12 overs each raising questions over its status. Players, especially batsmen, don’t get an opportunity to show their expertise in technique. They had no option but to go out and take a blast showing a little of their professional expertise.

Campus Club enter Twenty20 cricket final
Ludhiana, November 25
A semifinal match between the Campus Club and the Unique Club in progress during the Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Trounament being played in Ludhiana on Sunday. Thanks to strokeful batting by Rachhpal Singh (74) and an equally valuable allround performance by Goldy ( 67 n.o and 5 for 18), Campus Club beat Unique Club by 133 runs in the second semi-final of the 2nd Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played at Government Institute of Textile and Knitting, Rishi Nagar, here today.

A semifinal match between the Campus Club and the Unique Club in progress during the Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Harmeen declared best athlete
Ludhiana, November 25
Harmeen Kaur and Sukhsimranpreet Kaur were declared the best athletes in the girl’s under-14 and above 14 years sections, respectively, in the 31st Annual Inter-House Athletics Meet organised at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, held yesterday.

Alpine school to meet BCM school in final
Ludhiana, November 25
Alpine International Senior Secondary School beat GGN Public School, Rose Garden, by one run while BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, routed GMT Public School by 10 wickets to set up the title clash in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Cricket Tournament being played at BCM School here today.

Gahil, Vikram fastest runners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 25 The annual sports meet of Victoria Public School, Lehra village, concluded near here, on Friday. Former ADM, Punjab Roadways, Dev Raj Sofat, distributed prizes among winners of a few events at a function.

PAU to host hockey meet
Ludhiana, November 25
The North Zone Inter-University Hockey (Men) Tournament for 2007-08 will be organised at PAU from December 20 to 26, according to director, students’ welfare, Dulcha Singh Brar.

 

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