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City sits on powder keg
10,000 bombs to be defused; ministries pass the buck

Ludhiana, November 29

The recovery of scrap bombs from a park in focal point here yesterday caused fear among residents of focal point where the industrial units are located. Ludhiana has already been sitting on a powder keg for the past two years as 10,000 live and dead bombs recovered from the iron scrap, which were stocked at focal point, have not been defused so far. 


Woollens, weddings further push up prices
Shopkeepers refuse bills to avoid tax
Ludhiana, November 29
As city residents get on a shopping spree, shopkeepers here have jacked up prices of high-selling items like clothes, shoes and jewellery. Rates of most of these items are two to three times higher than in routine. And while shop owners are making big money, there are not many who issue a bill along with purchases, resorting to heavy tax evasion.

Maiden business meeting of MC today 
Ludhiana, November 29
The first business meeting of the new house of municipal corporation (MC), to be held here tomorrow, will discuss a marathon agenda, comprising 154 items.

Bittu may part ways with SAD (A)
Ludhiana, November 29
Bhai Daljit Singh Bittu, a former senior vice-president of the Shiromani Akali Dal(Amritsar), has given a clear signal for an official split in the party at the coming party meeting at Alamgir tomorrow. A Supreme Council will be announced on the occasion.

Poisonous fodder kills 25 buffaloes
Ludhiana, November 29
As many as 25 buffaloes died while 15 are in serious condition after consuming poisonous fodder on Taj Pur Road late last night. A case was registered against the supplier of the fodder.


At the Crossroads
Taslima Nasreen as political shuttlecock

Unpredictability is the hallmark of the present times. Nefarious things happen without any notice and the aftermath is heartrending. Tribesmen clash with residents in Guwahati and gruesome pictures are splashed on the small screen as well as in the newspapers and journals. The hooligans come like hordes on the streets of Kolkata for vandalising and setting on fire private and public property. In the growing darkness of the evening, they vanish into thin air, leaving behind deep scars on the secular image of the country.

Unbilled stock of Rs 8 lakh detected 
Ludhiana, November 29
Officials of the state excise and taxation department raided Raj Collection, a wholesale shoe dealer, in Bhadaur House AC Market here today. Unbilled stock worth Rs 7-8 lakh was detected by the team of officials.

Gurmat samagam gets under way 
Ludhiana, November 29
Baba Jaswant Singh addresses the opening session of four-day annual gurmat samagam at Gurdwara Nanaksar "Universal brotherhood, humility and equality of mankind without any discrimination of caste or creed - these are the moral values enshrined in Shri Guru Granth Sahib; the only holy scripture that has preachings of saints from different religions. And it is when we sincerely imbibe these teachings in not only words, but deeds also, that the sufferings of mankind will be abated in this age of technology and computerisation."

Baba Jaswant Singh addresses the opening session of four-day annual gurmat samagam at Gurdwara Nanaksar in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Website on used luxury cars
Ludhiana, November 29
Passion Drive launched a new website on super luxury cars, www.passiondrive.in. The website, that was launched by company's founder Vishal Malhotra, provides information on used super luxury imported cars like Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Porsche, Rolls Royce and Hummer, etc.

Govt stake in private hands



Heavy turnout in PAU union poll
Ludhiana, November 29
A PAU employee castes her vote in Ludhiana Hundreds of non-teaching employees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) cast their vote near PAU Employees Union office here today. A lot of hustle and bustle could be witnessed on the campus with candidates belonging to both major groups, escorting their candidates to vote at their respective booths.

A PAU employee castes her vote in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Sanjiv, Zulafkar adjudged best painters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 29
Sanjiv Kumar Pal and Zulafkar Mallick of MGMN Senior Secondary School were adjudged best painters for highlighting causes and consequences of poor dental hygiene. Local health authorities organised the competition as a part of the ‘Dental Health Awareness Fortnight’ at the school campus today.

Students of Sat Paul Mittal School stage a play at Nehru Sidhant Kender in Ludhiana
Students of Sat Paul Mittal School stage a play at Nehru Sidhant Kender in Ludhiana. —  A Tribune photograph

From Schools and Colleges
Mansi, Ruchika win elocution contest

Ludhiana, November 29
SDP College for women organised 43rd AD Shroff Memorial Elocution Competition here today. Students from different streams participated in it. The contest was presided over by college Principal Geeta Bhandari. Mansi, Ruchika and Rachna were declared the first, second and third winners, respectively. Certificates and cash prizes worth Rs 1,250, Rs 750 and Rs 500 were given to the winners.

DBIIS students to visit New Zealand
Khanna, November 29
The students of the Desh Bhagat Institute of International Studies who are doing their diploma courses in business management, agriculture, networking and hospitality management would be visiting New Zealand after completing 6 months studies at Desh Bhagat Institute.


Bar council poll: 134 contestants, scene hots up
Ludhiana, November 29
As the polling days for elections to the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana are nearing, the candidates are leaving no stone unturned to allure the voters. Around 40,000 lawyers will cast their votes to elect 25 members of the bar council for five years. There are 134 candidates in the election fray.



Ranjit wins poetry recitation contest
Samrala, November 29
To improve the oratorical skills of students a poetry recitation contest in Punjabi, Hindi and English and a declamation contest was organised by the Literary Societies of Concerned Languages and the National College for Women, Machhiwara. Writer Mr Gurpal Litt presided over the function. Hamdardvir Nausheharvi presided over the declamation contest.


Health staff take 8 samples of eatables
Ludhiana, November 29
The health staff today conducted raids at several provision stores, dairies and other eateries at different places in the city, and elsewhere in the district. Eight samples of milk products, spices and other eatables were taken and sent to the government laboratory for chemical analysis.

CMCH to set up paediatric eye clinic
Ludhiana, November 29
The eye department at the the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here will soon have a state-of-the-art paediatric eye clinic.

Doc wins award for research
Ludhiana, November 29
Dr Devendra Pathak, assistant scientist, department of veterinary anatomy and histology, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, has been conferred with the Dr A M Srivastava Award and Gold Medal for outstanding research during 2006 at the 22nd annual convention of the Indian Association of Veterinary Anatomists . — TNS


Bholu, Jasbir excel in athletics meet
Players in action during the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Schools Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium in LudhianaLudhiana, November 29
The two-day Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Schools Athletics Meet for girls and boys concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here yesterday.

Players in action during the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Schools Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

25 schools take part in athletics meet
Ludhiana, November 29
Children from 25 schools of the district are taking part in the three-day XVIth Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Athletics Meet that began at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today.

BVM students excel
Ludhiana, November 29
Students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Kithlu Nagar, Ludhiana, gave stupendous performance in the Ludhiana District Schools Inter-Zonal Athletics Meet organised by the district education department here at Guru Nanak Stadium, yesterday. Players from this school won six medals.

3 players from Punjab for Asian powerlifting meet
Players of Punjab who have been selected to participate in the Asian Para Powerlifting Championship to be held at Kuala Lampur in MalaysiaLudhiana, November 29
On the basis of their performance during the 9th National Powerlifting Championship for physically handicapped that was held in Ludhiana early this month, three players from Punjab have been selected to represent India in the second edition of the Asian Para Powerlifting Championship to be held from December 1 to 6 at Kuala Lampur in Malaysia.

Players of Punjab who have been selected to participate in the Asian Para Powerlifting Championship to be held at Kuala Lampur in Malaysia. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

Athletics meet begins at Nankana School
Ludhiana, November 29
The XXIVth annual athletics meet was organised at Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Park, here today in which a large number of students took part. Hira Singh Gabria, Punjab minister, declared the meet open and Hakam Singh Giaspura, Mayor, Ludhiana, presided over the function. A mass PT show, yoga and aerobics were  the highlights of the opening ceremony.

Green Land paddlers to represent Punjab
Ludhiana, November 29
Paddlers from Green Land Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, have been selected to represent Punjab in the CBSE National Table Tennis Tournament slated to be held from December 3 to 7 in Hyderabad.



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