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MC’s tender boxes remain empty on last day
A contractor sits on a box to refrain other contractors from submittting tenders in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Contractors against
Rs 25-crore tender,
want it split
Ludhiana, November 19
The municipal corporation today did not secure a single tender for approximately 249 projects in the city worth Rs 101 crore following high drama by some applicants reportedly supported by BJP councillors.

A contractor sits on a box to refrain other contractors
from submittting tenders in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Killer son gets life term
Ludhiana, November 19
Kamaljit Singh, alias Kamal, of Balala village, Samrala, has been sentenced to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of killing his father, Gurmail Singh.


DC appears before Speaker, summoned yet again
Ludhiana, November 19
The deputy commissioner, Sumer Singh Gurjar, today appeared before the Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha at Chandigarh in connection with complaints by the Scheduled Castes Welfare Committee and the deputy speaker, Satpal Gosain, but was summoned again as he could not convince the Speaker.

Taking passengers for a ride
Ludhiana, November 19
Private bus operators have been taking passengers for a ride by giving “wrong” information about the route and destination of buses.

20 quintal of banned fish seized
Ludhiana, November 19
The officials with the department of fisheries, Punjab, were gheraoed by about 200 migrant labourers, after they raided the fish market at Sherpur here this evening.

Five held for smuggling 16 oxen
Raikot, November 19
The Jalaldiwal police today intercepted a truck and held a gang of 5 persons along with 16 heads of oxen at the police chowki of Jalaldiwal village near Raikot.


Delay in road’s construction
Cong councillors, residents stage dharna
Congress councillors and residents stage a dharna at Haibowal on Wednesday.Ludhiana, November 19
Congress councillors along with residents, who were protesting against the municipal corporation’s failure to complete the construction work of a road in front of gurdwara for the past four months, staged a dharna at Haibowal here today.

Congress councillors and residents stage a dharna at Haibowal on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dengue Outbreak
Health dept failed to chalk out plan
Ludhiana, November 19
The ambiguous approach of the district health authorities to chalk out a proper action plan for preventing the outbreak of dengue is evident from their haphazard awareness programmes carried out under the IEC activity.

From Schools
NCC cadets visit old age home
NCC cadets of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School visit old age home in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, November 19
NCC cadets of BCM Arya Model
Senior Secondary School visited old
age home in Model Town extension,
as a part of their week-long NCC
activities in the city.

NCC cadets of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School visit old age home in
Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Students’ protest against fee hike
Ludhiana, November 19
Students of BBA course at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College here reportedly protested against the management on the fee hike issue today.

Sexual harassment case
Director students’ welfare seeks intervention
Ludhiana, November 19
Dr Dulcha Singh Brar, director students welfare, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) against whom charges of sexual harassment have been framed is learnt to have met certain members of the Board of Management (BoM) of PAU and Punjab Government officials at Chandigarh to impress upon his demand either to get the enquiry conducted by a third party or to intervene in the case proceedings.

PAU seeks aid for pensioners
Ludhiana, November 19
The authorities of the Punjab Agricultural University have emphasised on the Punjab government to implement the recommendations of the expert committee which had suggested the levy of cess of 50 paise per Rs 100 on the arrival of the agricultural produce of the farmers in the market in order to provide pension to the retirees of PAU on sustainable basis.

More vet varsities needed: VC
Ludhiana, November 19
Dr V.K. Taneja, vice-chancellor Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, (GADVASU) presided over a joint meeting of delegates of Venkteshwara Veterinary University, Tirupati, and officers of GADVASU here today.

Folk dances mark youth fest end
Doraha, November 19
Giddha, the famous folk dance of Punjab, along with many other exquisite group folk dances, sizzled the stage along with theatrical items, music and skits during the last day of Inter-zonal Youth and Heritage Festival being organised in Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha.

Speaking Out
We want serials back

City Concerns
Penalise encroachers heavily

Weekly meeting with jail inmates
Rights body to move High Court
Ludhiana, November 19
Disappointed at the lax response of the administration and politicians on resuming the weekly meeting of around 800 family members undergoing jail term in various central jail, a human rights organisation is planning to file a writ petition in the High Court if no action is taken by the authorities.

Smoking leading cause of lung disease: Doctors
Ludhiana, November 19
The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a devastating lung disease that affects millions of people worldwide and is the third leading cause of death in the world, observed the DMCH doctors.

Conference on anaesthesia concludes
Ludhiana, November 19
The two-day conference on International Anaesthesia and Critical Care Review-2008 (IACCR-2008) concluded at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here recently.

IMA elections tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 19
The elections for selecting the office bearers of the Indian Medical Association, Ludhiana, will be held on December 21 at IMA House, BRS Nagar.

Doctor honoured
Ludhiana, November 19
SKS Sarabha Charitable Hospital was inaugurated by the Chief Minister recently. The hospital and the upcoming dental college has been named after the martyr.

Filing of VAT returns
Industry wants deadline extended
Ludhiana, November 19
The industry is finding it hard to file VAT returns by the scheduled November-20 deadline due to the non-receipt of forms “C” and “H” from buyers from other states.

MC yet to transfer 459 parks, says Channa
Ludhiana, November 19
Despite Punjab and Haryana High Court orders, the municipal corporation has only transferred 324 out of 783 parks to the park management committees.

Deepika on starry trail
Ludhiana, November 19
City girl Deepika will soon be realising her dream to become an actress. Resident of Noorwala Road she is doing a Punjabi picture 'Pardesi', directed by R.K. Nahar, Deepika is playing the role of a foreigner who hates India.

Tehsildar’s office to start from today
Ludhiana, November 19
The long wait of residents to have yet another sub-registrar’s office is finally over with the sub-registrar (South) office to start functioning from tomorrow.

Sports Meet for the Blind
Gurvir breaks two national records
Ludhiana, November 19
Gurvir Singh is a proud boy today as he has the credit of breaking two national records during the ongoing 16th IBSA National Sports Meet for the Blind.

Hockey Tourney
Jarkhar lads go down against PNB academy
Ludhiana, November 19
Jarkhar Academy lads fought a pitched battle against their experienced opponents from PNB Academy, Delhi, before going down 1-4 in the All India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament (u-19) being organised by the Doraha Hawks Club at Gurukul Mehta Academy ground, Doraha, near here today. The match was decided in a tiebreaker.

Hockey champs honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 19
Players of GHG Khalsa College, Sadhar, pose after winning the Panjab University Hockey Championship held at Chandigarh. The management committee of the GHG Khalsa College, Sadhar, felicitated players and coordinators of the hockey team of the institute that had emerged winners at the Panjab University Hockey Championship, held on the university campus at Chandigarh recently.

Players of GHG Khalsa College, Sadhar, pose after winning the Panjab University Hockey Championship held at Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph

Junior Federation Cup
Inderjit makes long strides
Ludhiana, November 19
Inderjit Singh, athlete and trainee of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) training centre being run here at Guru Nanak Sports Complex, has been making long strides.

Schools sports meet from November 23
Ludhiana, November 19
The two-day Ludhiana District Schools Sports Meet for boys and girls u-16 will be organised by the Punjab Sports Department here at the Guru Nanak Stadium and Punjab Agricultural University campus on November 23 and 24.




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