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Cracker Stall Allotment
Badal orders probe against DC
Ludhiana, November 7
The deputy commissioner is in the dock with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announcing an inquiry against him over the allotment of firecracker stalls in the city.

Beyond the role of khakhi Policeman Shish Singh writes applications for uneducated complainants at a sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Friday.
Ludhiana, November 7
The police is generally criticised for the way it handles public at sangat darshan, but today people were lining up to meet a particular cop. The reason: he was writing applications for unlettered complainants.
Policeman Shish Singh writes applications for uneducated complainants at a sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Suicide by farmers
PAU gets Rs 9 lakh grant for survey
Ludhiana, November 7
The Punjab Government has released a grant of Rs 9 lakh to the Punjab Agricultural University for undertaking a survey of suicide deaths by farmers in Punjab.

No action yet in club row
Ludhiana, November 7
The incident of hooliganism at Satluj Club on Wednesday night is not an isolated case as similar cases have been reported in the past too.

Taking up the challenge
Pak coaches recount their experience teaching special kids
Ludhiana, November 7
They are making sincere efforts to try and make an impact on mentally challenged children by giving them basic education and skill development tips to improve their quality of life.


Sangat Darshan
Elderly people seek pensionsPeople wait for hours for the Chief Minister’s cavalcad to pass the GT Road in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, November 7
With Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal visiting the rural constituency of the district today, his series of sangat darshan in the city comes to an end.

People wait for hours for the Chief Minister’s cavalcad to pass the GT Road in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Changing land use with impunity
Ludhiana, November 7
Residents of HIG flats of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in Sant Ishar Singh Nagar here are being harassed due to the result of illegal change of land use by some flat owners, who have converted their buildings into fully or partially commercial establishments.

Stubble Burning
Respiratory problems on rise among kids
Ludhiana, November 7
Unchecked burning of paddy stubble by farmers has not only worsened the eye and respiratory problems among children and adults living in rural areas but has also led to the scarcity of masks at the drug stores in the rural areas. The increase in demand of masks has forced a few chemists to sell these at double the price.

17 mediation centres to be opened today
Ludhiana, November 7
In order to reduce the pendency of lakhs of cases in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the state judiciary has, for the first time, decided to set up 17 ‘mediation and conciliation centres’ at the district-level for speedy settlement of the cases by amicably persuading the litigants. These centres would start functioning from tomorrow onwards.

Workshop on peripheral vascular disease
Ludhiana, November 7
Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, chairman Cardio-Vascular Sciences, Sigma New Life Heart Institute, recently attended an advanced workshop on Minimally Invasive Interventional Techniques in Peripheral Vascular Disease.

Blood donation camp
Mullanpur Dakha, November 7
The NSS unit of Swami Ganga Giri Janta Girls College, Raikot, today donated 35 units of blood. There were about 52 volunteers but the team of Dr Gurparshad Mangla of Regional Blood Bank, Ludhiana, approved 35 girls for donating blood after their checkup. 

A Polish artiste performs at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana Polish dancers set stage on fire
Ludhiana, November 7
Polish dancers in their regional costumes danced to the tunes of bhangra during the Punjab Multi Cultural Festival held here today. Students of various universities from Poland put up a spectacular display of their folk tradition at Ramgarhia Girls College. The event was organised by the Punjab Cultural Promotion Council.

A Polish artiste performs at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Economic meltdown hits exports
Ludhiana, October 7
The worldwide meltdown has badly hit the industrial production, affecting export of engineering goods in particular. Orders for export of engineering goods worth several crores of rupees are held up and importers are seeking reduction in rates. Even consignments in transit are not being cleared by importers.

From Schools & Colleges
PTU youth festival concludes
Ludhiana, November 7
The Punjab Technical University (Zone IV) Youth festival organised at GNIMT concluded here today. Sarojini Gautam Sharda, PCS, registrar PTU, was the chief guest. The theme of the ongoing youth festival was ‘freedom struggle’. The festival comprised of various theatres, cultural, fine arts and literary events.

Trust honours meritorious studentsPrize winners with office-bearers of the Lambardar Sampuran Singh Memorial Trust at Jartoli village near Ahmedgarh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 7
Students of Government High School, Jartoli village, who had secured top positions in the board exam, were felicitated by the Lambardar Sampuran Singh Memorial Trust at a function chaired by Gursewak Singh, a social activist. Sarabjit Kaur, principal Government Senior Secondary School Kilaraipur was the chief guest of the function.

Prize winners with office-bearers of the Lambardar Sampuran Singh Memorial Trust at Jartoli village near Ahmedgarh on Friday. Photo Mahesh Sharma

Govt schemes affecting regular teaching
Ludhiana, November 7
Government beneficiary schemes for the students’ welfare are creating more problems rather than solving them. Padho Punjab, Radio programme, Midday meals are encroaching upon the time to be devoted to other regular subjects.

Students’ strike continues
Ludhiana, November 7
Strike by students of DD Jain College for Women, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College and Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women continued today in protest against the fee hike.

‘Indian studies must be integral part of syllabi’
Doraha, November 7
Dr Harish Narang, dean, Jawarhar Lal Nehru University, while inaugurating the 3-week refresher course in English organised by Academic Staff College of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, asked the scholars and academicians of India to unite and fight for the Indian studies, which have still not been assigned their rights despite the fact that many third world countries have marched much ahead in the field of literature and literary studies.

Fancy dress competition for children
Ludhiana, November 7
The members of Astha Ladies Club organised a dance and fancy dress competition, Taare Zameen Par, at a city hotel yesterday. About 52 children of the club members participated in the competition. The young children were eager to show their dance performances and show their exotic costumes.

Kids carnival at Ebony
Ludhaiana, November 7
Brightly coloured fancy dresses, rainbow coloured brush strokes, fun parties and exciting prizes await children at the Ebony Kids Carnival, a three-week-long festival of fun and laughter, to be kick started from tomorrow and would conclude on November 23.

Farmers allege favouritism in sale of wheat seed
Mullanpur Dakha, November 6
Farmers and secretaries of co-operative societies of the area have accused officials of Punseed Corporation Ltd., Mullanpur, of adopting the policy of favoritism in disbursing seeds meant for farmers.

Villagers apprised of employment scheme
Khamano, November 7
A workshop was organised at BDPO office here under the supervision of block samiti chairman Avtar Singh Ria to disseminate information about NAREGA, a scheme meant for untrained and unemployed persons of villages.

Killing of saint in Orissa
RSS, VHP activists stage protest
Ludhiana, November 7
Activists of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today demanded immediate arrest of those who had killed Swami Lakshmananand and his four disciples in Kandhmal district of Orissa on August 23. They also staged a protest in front of the mini secretariat.

eHatti, online portal for special kids
Ludhiana, November 7
eHatti, a non-profit organisation committed to making differences in the lives of children with special needs, is the brainchild of young entrepreneurs for providing an online platform for selling items made by physically and mentally challenged children.

Welfare trust formed
Ludhiana, November 7
With an aim to work towards the welfare of mankind, Sadbhavna Welfare Trust was formed at the Ramgarh Road, Sahnewal,yesterday.

Two dead, 1 hurt in accident
Samrala, November 7
A man and his wife died and another sustained serious injuries in an accident that took place near Hedon village. XEN Jaswinder Singh and his wife Harpreet Kaur were on their way to Chandigarh from Ludhiana. On reaching Hedon village their car collided head on another car coming from opposite direction.

Small units should shift
New Janta Nagar and Shimla Puri areas have been kept as residential in the master plan for the city. The association of the small-scale industry is worried lest the units be shifted out. It is urging politicians to declare the area non-residential and it may have the bargaining power as it pays political parties money for elections.


874 kg poppy husk seized, 2 held
Khanna, November 7
The local police today arrested Tarsem Singh of Garhi Tarkhana village and Parkash Singh of Nurpur Mand village for allegedly trying to smuggle 874 kg poppy husk in a truck. The truck carrying the contraband was stopped during a special naka laid last night.


Connect told to compensate consumer
Ludhiana, November 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the HFCL Infotel Ltd (connect) to compensate a consumer for wrongly disconnecting her two cell phones for a couple days, without any fault of her.

Torch relay for special childrenSpecial children enjoy with singer Labh Janjua in Ludhiana on Friday.
Ludhiana, November 7
A torch relay for the 11th Punjab State Special Olympics was held today. The relay started from Guru Nanak Public School and reached Sarabha Nagar market. It then moved to Sutlej Club where Punjabi folk singer Labh Janjua entertained special guests.

Special children enjoy with singer Labh Janjua in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

ATP tournament at Jassowal from today
Ludhiana, November 7
Harvest Tennis Academy will organise AITA National Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls u-16 (singles and doubles) at Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal village (Kular), around 25 km from here, from November 8 to 14.

Sant Ishar eves emerge champs
Ludhiana, November 7
Sant Ishar Singh School, Rara Sahib, emerged winners in the girls’ section (u-14 and u-19 years) of the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Volleyball Tournament that concluded at Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Park, here yesterday.

Boxing coach Sandhu honoured
Raikot, November 7
International boxing coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu were honoured at Dadahoor village, near here, today. He was visiting his native village Sultankhan Wala.




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