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Cong councillors seek MC chiefís ousterG.S. Ghuman
Ludhiana, November 16
After deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar, MC commissioner G.S. Ghuman is in the midst of a controversy. Congress councillors are up in arms against him and have demanded his transfer.
                                              
G.S. Ghuman

Polyester worth lakhs destroyed in fireFire fighters try to douse the fire at a woollen mill in Dhandri Kalan on Sunday.
Ludhiana, November 16
Polyester worth lakhs of rupees was reduced to ashes in a major fire that broke out at a hosiery mill situated at Dhandri Kalan here this afternoon.

Fire fighters try to douse the fire at a woollen mill in Dhandri Kalan on Sunday. A Tribune photograph



EARLIER STORIES


The fire station building where construction was stopped a few days ago. Fire dept relocated to a room
7 yrs on, promise of building remains unfulfilled
Ludhiana, November 16
For the past seven years staff of a fire brigade at the Mata Rani Chowk is performing their duty from a room with a hope that their new complex, which is under construction near Laxmi Cinema, will soon be completed.

The fire station building where construction was stopped a few days ago. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Punjab power surplus, says Badal
Ludhiana, November 16
Punjab has surplus power and is giving it to southern states due to which the state is reeling under power cuts, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said while addressing mediapersons during sangat darshan here today.

Shortage of Form-C again
Ludhiana, November 16
Non-availability of forms C, H and F has the industry worried as the last date of submission of the forms is November 30.

Youth held for raping NRIís wife
Jagraon, November 16
The wife of an NRI was allegedly kidnapped and raped for a month by a youth of the same village. The police has registered a case against Karamjit Singh of Roomi village and his friend Sukhwinder Singh in this regard.

Theft at sweet shop ownerís house
Ludhiana, November 16
A domestic help reportedly decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh from the house of a sweet shop owner at Model Town here this afternoon.

Drunk granthi arrested
Ludhiana, November 16
A granthi has been arrested for hurting religious sentiments as he was found drinking liquor at a gurdwara here last night.

File photo of Laxmi Circus loses its Laxmi
Ludhiana, November 16
Laxmi, the elephant of Asian Circus, would no longer entertain children as she died at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) hospital here this afternoon. Laxmi had been ill since November 13 and was being treated at GADVASU. It had fallen due to exhaustion on the bank of the Sidhwan canal three days ago and veterinarians tried to save her. When she started responding to treatment, she was shifted to the hospital.


                                                       
File photo of Laxmi


COMMUNITY

Sale of woollens yet to pick up
Ludhiana, November 16
Hosiery producers and traders of the city are praying to the rain god to shower his blessings on them. With the winter playing hide and seek and temperatures refusing to dip below normal, sales of woollen garments have failed to pick up.

Kanishka Bombing Case
Bhandher active BKI member: Thind
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 16
Balwant Singh Bhandher, a close associate of Ripudaman Singh Malik, the main accused in bombing case of Kanishka aircraft in 1985, had been instrumental in making people adopt ideologies of Babbar Khalsa International through a number of educational institutes of the area, some of which have since been closed, said Naudh Singh Thind of Rachhin village, who was quizzed by a team of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

Poll: Verification drive starts
Samrala, November 16
SDM Sukhdev Singh Mahal said the verification drive of the votersí lists was going on in 58 constituencies of the district. It would continue till November 25. Anyone who has completed 18 years on January 1, 2009 is eligible and can fill form to make his vote.

NGO pitches in for girl child
Ludhiana, November 16
Taking up the cause of the welfare of the girl child and to discourage female foeticide, the Ludhiana Bhalai Manch, an NGO, has found a novel way to promote and celebrate the birth of girls.

From Schools & Colleges
Annual function at Golden Time Playway
Ludhiana, November 16
An annual function was organised at Golden Time Playway here today. Punam Dogra, principal, Bal Bharati Public School, was the chief guest. A cultural programme was organised, including musical items, followed by the prize distribution function.

The participants perform bhangra during the inaugural day of the Youth and Heritage Festival at GNN College in Doraha on Sunday. Cultural events mark youth fest
Doraha, November 16
The Golden Jubilee Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival of Panjab University, Chandigarh, commenced today at the Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha.

The participants perform bhangra during the inaugural day of the Youth and Heritage Festival at GNN College in Doraha on Sunday. Photo: Lovleen Bains

Infotech Co holds recruitment drive
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 16
CETPA Infotech Pvt. Ltd, a leading IT company dealing in software development, web development, embedded products development and engineer training programmes, having its head office at Roorkee and branches in Greater Noida, Jaipur, Lucknow etc, conducted the recruitment drive for the final year MCA students for selection in six months project semester trainings from January to June, 2009. Dr Zora Singh, chairman, Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes, welcomed the guests. In his message has said on a global level, the people with expertise in IT were required by the companies.

College celebrates National Education Day
Doraha, November 16
Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, Ludhiana, celebrated National Education day on the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of India. Various heads of the educational institutions were honoured for their contributions towards the filed of education.

Winners of science exhibition at GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School on Saturday. Science exhibition: 11 students are winners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 16
Eleven students of Guru Har Gobind Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Bahadurgarh, who had bagged prizes in the district-level science exhibition that was organised by the state education department recently, were felicitated by the management committee on  Saturday.

Winners of science exhibition at GHG Khalsa Senior Secondary School on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Founderís day celebrated
Mullanpur Dakha, November 16
Guru Tegh Bahadur National College, Dakha, and its sister institution Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Management Technology celebrated their founderís day in memory of Baba Jiwa Singh Ji, a renowned philanthropist of the area, who donated his entire material belongings, including 21 bighas, in order to make education accessible and affordable to rural people.


Commedians Bhagwant Mann and Jaggi entertain people at Hero Heart Dumra Auditorium in Ludhiana.
Commedians Bhagwant Mann and Jaggi entertain people at Hero Heart Dumra Auditorium in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi
Journalists take out a procession at Sarabha village.
Journalists take out a procession at Sarabha village. A Tribune photograph

Green Grove excels in quiz
Doraha, November 16
The quiz team of Green Grove Public School bagged second position in the Sahodaya (East) Inter-School Quiz Competition organised at B.C.M Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, recently.

Quiz contest on World Diabetes Day
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 16
To mark the World Diabetes Day, Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a quiz programme. Students of BAMS IInd and final year enthusiastically took part in it. Questions regarding pathology and treatment of diabetes available in Ayurveda as well as in modern medical science were answered by the students very elaborately. The programme was inaugurated by Dr Loveleen Kaur, principal of the college.

CMC holds Dr Lobo lecture
Ludhiana, November 16
The 26th Dr L.H. Lobo Memorial function was held yesterday in an auditorium of CMC Hospital. D. K. Taneja, a renowned orthopedic surgeon, Arihant Hospital and Research Centre, Indore, delivered the annual lecture.

100 examined at obesity camp in Doraha
Doraha, November 16
A two-day free obesity check-up and awareness programme at Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, concluded here today.

Free medical camp at DMCH
Ludhiana, November 16
Nearly three hundred patients were examined today at in-house free medical camp organised by Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. The patients were treated under expert supervision on specialties like medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, ENT, dermatology, pediatrics and urology.

Punjabi women say no to surrogacy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 16
Even after eight years of commercial surrogacy been declared legal in India, poverty has failed to force Punjabi women into this profession that is prohibited in a number of European nations and is subject to strict regulations in the USA.

Body recovered
Mullanpur Dakha, November 16
The local police today recovered the body of a man from the Link Road. The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained. He was reportedly living in the verandah of an abandoned shop for the past more that 15 days. He is stated to be an astrologer by profession. A few shopkeepers had got him admitted to a local private hospital for treatment.

Airmanís body fished out from canal
Jagraon, November 16
The police yesterday recovered the body of an airman of Halwara. The deceased has been identified as Warrant Officer Subhash Kumar (38) of Andhra Pradesh. He had been missing from his house since November 10.

Rs 5.5 lakh to be spent on filth depot
Ludhiana, November 16
Congress Councillor Parminder Mehta inaugurated a filth depot at Books Market here recently. He stated that Rs 5.50 lakh would be spent on its construction.

Ragi Bhai Baldeep perfoms in city
Ludhiana, November 16Bhai Baldeep Singh
The 13the generation exponent of the Sikh maryada, Bhai Baldeep Singh, feels that
people who donít preserve the 'guruís maryada' should be jailed. Taking a strong note of such people he said, "Do we expect the Pope of Vatican city to come and become the custodian of our traditions? It is we who have to come up and act as guardians of our traditions. It is pity that today we have to pass rules to ask the raagi jathas to sing hymns in the raags as prescribed by the Guru". 

One killed, 3 hurt in factory mishap
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 16
A blast occurred at the furnace unit of J.S. Khalsa Steels Private Limited in Mandi Gobindgarh wherein one migrant labourer was killed and three others were seriously injured.


CRIME

Bid to rob liquor vend
Samrala, November 16
A youth allegedly tried to commit robbery at liquor vend located at Sarwarpur village near here yesterday night.


COURTS

Seminar on lok adalat
Jagraon, November 16
Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, G. K. Rai, conducted a seminar on mega lok adalat at Jagraon courts. Judges Mandeep Kaur Bedi and Rajeev Kumar Vashist of the sub-divisional courts and members of the Bar Association, Jagraon, attended the seminar.


Sports Meet
Dynamites XI emerge champs
Ludhiana, November 16Students of Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology during a race at Government College for Boys grounds in Ludhiana.
Fine batting performance by Akhil Arora and Gagan fashioned Dynamites XIís 5-wicket win against Warriors XI in the final of the two-day sports meet organised by the Sportking Institute of Fashion and Technology (SIFT) that concluded at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground, here today.

Students of Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology during a race at Government College for Boys grounds in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi 

Punjab Hockey League
Fatehgarh Sahib lads stand out
Ludhiana, November 16
Fatehgarh Sahib lads survived a scare against Bathinda before squeezing past by a whisker 4-3 in the under-14 years section in the ongoing Punjab State Inter-District Weekend Hockey League for Boys. It is being organised by the sports department, Punjab, at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.

Winners Himani Bhatia and Jashandeep Singh with former international player Sanjeev Sood at the Ludhiana Table Tennis Championship. Yashi, Jashandeep bag cadetís title
Ludhiana, November 16
Yashi and Jashandeep overpowered their opponents to emerge champions in the cadets section in the girls and boys categories, respectively, in the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Association at the Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Winners Himani Bhatia and Jashandeep Singh with former international player Sanjeev Sood at the Ludhiana Table Tennis Championship. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Sports meet for blind from today
Ludhiana, November 16
The stage is set for the 16th IBSA National Sports Meet for the Blind that will be organised jointly by the Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Centre, Ludhiana, and the  Blind Relief Association here at the Guru Nanak Stadium from November 17 to 20.

Skating meet from Nov 29
Ludhiana, November 16
The Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship will be held here at the Leisure Valley Rink, Sarabha Nagar, on November 29 and 30.

Punjab TT squad announced
Ludhiana, November 16
Trials were conducted here yesterday to choose the Punjab squad for the forthcoming All-India Postal Table Tennis Tournament slated to be held at Badodra in Gujarat from December 18 to 22, according to Deepak Sharma, sports in charge (Punjab Circle), Chandigarh.


 






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