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Khamano yet to get administrative complex
Khamano, November 21
The foundation stone of the Khamano administration complex, which is yet to come up Officials of the local subdivision have been performing their duties for the past 16 years from non-government offices with the hope of getting an administrative complex. However, their wait has yet to bear any fruits.

The foundation stone of the Khamano administration complex, which is yet to come up. Photo by writer


Teacher held for drawing dual benefits
Headmaster, manager also in net
Ludhiana, November 21
Contesting panchayat elections, getting elected and working as a panch for five years without resigning from his government-aided school cost a science teacher dearly when he was arrested by the vigilance bureau here today.

It’s babus versus netas
Common man paying the price
Ludhiana, November 21
The common man is being sandwiched between babus and netas in the city. Bureaucrats and elected representatives must work in tandem for the welfare of people, but the public is at the receiving end due to environment of friction in the administration.

Heist bid at Bank of India branch
Robbers escape with guard’s gun
Ludhiana, November 21
Alert staff foiling a robbery attempt at the branch office of Bank of India in Dhandari Kalan here today.

IMA land being rented out for marriages ?
Ludhiana, November 21
A senior doctor has alleged that the former district president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Dr Gursharan Singh, had misused the land allotted to the IMA house in BRS Nagar as a marriage palace for almost seven years.

Woman alleges police atrocities, writes to CM
Raikot, November 21
A woman of Sarabha village has accused the police of atrocities. In an affidavit to the Chief Minister, DGP and the human rights commission, Baljinder Kaur has accused the Jodhan police of harassing her and implicating her and her family in false cases because she had complained about an ASI, Labh Singh, to the vigilance for asking for bribe.

Orders on tehsildar’s bail plea reserved
Ludhiana, November 21
The court of additional sessions judge G.S. Saran today reserved orders on vigilance bureau’s plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to tehsildar-cum-sub registrar Arvind Prakash Verma in a graft case for tomorrow.

Seized magoor fish destroyed
Ludhiana, November 21
About 15 quintal of Thai Magoor, which was seized from the Sherpur fish market here yesterday evening, has been destroyed by officials of the fisheries department. R.K.Verma, assistant director, fisheries (Ludhiana), said the banned variety of fish was buried by digging 10 to 15 foot deep pit at the fisheries department near the Chand Cinema.He said this particular variety of fish was very harmful for human consumption. The tempo owners, who were trying to unload this variety at Sherpur market were fined Rs 3,000 each, said Verma.

Boy killed as car, truck collide
Samrala, November 21
A child was killed and three persons were injured in an accident between a car and a truck near Uchi Mangli village on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road.

City Concerns
Encroachments rule the roost in the city markers and media reports indicate that encroachers are hand in glove with tehbazaari officials of the MC. The roads are congested with daily visitors to the markets, who battle with “rehris” and “farrhis” along the streets chock-a-block with vehicles. Union members make open accusation of greasing palms of tehbazaari teams.


Industry reels under power cuts
Ludhiana, November 21
The onset of winters has failed to provide any relief to the local industry from unscheduled power cuts. Daily cuts of over five hours have the industry fuming and up in arms against the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB).

MC to undertake traffic survey
Ludhiana, November 21
Municipal commissioner G.S. Ghuman and SP (traffic) Roopinder Singh would make a traffic survey of the city next week to study mobility in the city.

Bariatric surgery answer to obesity
Ludhiana, November 21
Obesity has become an unparalleled worldwide epidemic for which bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment for long-term, sustained weight loss. It results in dramatic improvement of obesity related medical problems, including diabetes, hypertension, breathlessness, joint pains, insomnia,  and depression.

Makkar likely to become SGPC chief
Ludhiana, November 21
The general house of the SGPC is meeting at Amritsar tomorrow for electing president and other office- bearers for 2008-2009. It seems that the meeting is going to be a lame duck affair as all senior leaders of the SAD, including Prakash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal are campaigning for the Delhi Vidhan Sabha seat. There is no candidate other than Avtar Singh Makkar eligible for the president’s post. The SGPC members will be made aware of the presidential candidate tomorrow itself.

Date with flutist Shashank Subramanyam
Ludhiana, November 21
Confluence of Punjabi audience and Carnatic music brought alive the essence of real Indian classical music today at the auditorium of Ramgarhia Girls College as the renowned flutist Shashank Subramanyam and mridangam player Jai Chandra Rao shared the stage to weave a rhythmic spell. Performing under the aegis of SPIC MACAY, Subramanyam with his ‘multi flute transposed fingering technique’ depicted the moods of raag ‘bindu malini’, at the same time enlightening the young music students about the notations of Carnatic music.

From Schools & Colleges
Croation group to perform in Ryan tomorrow

Ludhiana, November 21
'Tvornica Lutaka' from Croatia will arrive at Ryan International Public School, Ludhiana, on November 23. This in accordance with Dr Augustine F. Pinto, chairman and Grace Pinto, director, Ryan group of institutions views that such interactions help the students to know about the culture, lifestyle and language of other countries. The group presents famous plays for children in the form of puppet show. The group started with a multimedia workshop for children and adults.

SGG girls grab top ranks
Raikot, November 21
The girls of SGG Janta Girls College, Raikot, proved themselves in the annual exams of Panjab University. After declaring the results of revaluations, the postgraduate department of political science now boasts of three top positions secured by their students.

Trade fair at Desh Bhagat College
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 21
On the lines of the India International Trade Fair being held in New Delhi's Pragti Maidan, Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, today organised a trade fair on its campus with a view to provide an opportunity to students to exhibit their business acumen, innovative skills and vision for the future.

Teacher-taught relationship undergoes sea change
Ludhiana, November 21
Teachers’ impact remains upto eternity. Teacher like a potter moulds, shapes and chisels the personality of a child physically, mentally and spiritually. With the changing education system and modernisation, teacher-taught relationship too has undergone a sea change. Teaching is a profession that needs dedication and commitment but devoted teachers are becoming a rarity.

Training on processed juices at PAU
Ludhiana, November 21
A two-day training course on processing of sugarcane and fruit juices into natural vinegar began yesterday in the Kairon Kisan Ghar for farmers of Punjab. The course has been organised by the directorate of extension education in collaboration with the PAU department of microbiology and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology.

Mohinder Singh along with his two grandchildren after the cremation in Ludhiana Road accident victims cremated 
Ludhiana, November 21
For a few struggle never stops, same is the story of septuagenarian Mohinder Singh, who is on a look out for livelihood for feeding his grandchildren.

Mohinder Singh along with his two grandchildren after the cremation in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Gurmail Singh elected panchayat union chief
Raikot, November 21
The election to the union of the local panchayat block was held here recently. The election was held under the supervision of national vice-president of SAD (youth wing) Jagjit Singh Talwandi at the BDPO’s office.

Cut expenses to control recession, says Atwal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Claiming that people can play a major role in controlling the recession, Lok Sabha deputy speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal urged Indians in general and Punjabis in particular to curtail their expenses being incurred on luxuries, in order to boost country’s economy.


Property dispute: 29 booked
Our Correspondent

Jagraon,November 21
At least 29 persons have been booked for trying to forcibly take procession of a piece of land. According to Balbir Singh of Kothe Jiwa, Parminder Singh and Sukhwinder Singh, both sons of Lal Singh besides Jagdip Singh and Gurmeet Singh of Kothe Jiwa came along with 25 persons for forcefully occupying his land at Kothe Jiwa. All of them were armed with riffles and sharp-edged weapons. A case has been registered against the suspects under various Sections of the IPC and the Arms act. — OC

Jarkhar, PNB storm into semis
Ludhiana, November 21
Jarkhar Academy along with Punjab National Bank Academy, Delhi, Punjab and Sind Bank Academy, Jalandhar, and Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bhopal, scripted victories in their respective quarterfinal encounters to secure berths in the last-four stage of 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.

Guru Nanak college eves emerge champs
A softball match in progress in LudhianaLudhiana, November 21
Guru Nanak Women College, Model Town, defeated Guru Nanak Girls College 4-0 to emerge champions in the women’s section of the 14th Senior Ludhiana District Softball Championship held at Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, here yesterday.

A softball match in progress in Ludhiana. Photo: I.V.

Young Friends, Jalandhar Academy in semis
Ludhiana, November 21
The Friends Academy of Delhi defeated Vidya Jain Academy of Delhi by 72 runs while Base Academy of Jalandhar beat Patiala Cricket Academy by 47 runs to enter the semi finals in the All-ndia Bachhittar Singh Grewal Memorial Cricket Tournament (boys u-19) being organised by the Shivam Cricket Academy and Lambardar Property Advertisers here today.

Peace students bring laurels
Mullanpur Dakha, November 21
The students of Peace Public School, Banohar, Ludhiana bought laurels by securing many positions in Punjab School Education Board Zonal Athletics meet held at Ludhiana.




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