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Snag in goods train halts traffic
Ludhiana, November 23
Rail traffic on the Ludhiana-Ambala section went haywire with a few Amritsar and Jammu-bound trains getting delayed for hours together as a goods train developed a technical snag on the Sirhind railway station this morning. As the second track on the Amritsar-New Delhi section remained unavailable during the period the fault was being rectified by the engineering staff of the Northern Railway, as a large number of trains that had left Ambala, were halted at different stations.

Marriage celebrations turn sour
1 dead, another serious after revellers fire in air 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 23
Craze for carrying weapons and firing shots during celebrations lead to the death of a youth of Mullanpur village while condition of another is stated to be critical after both of them sustained gunshots at a marriage palace in Dehlon near here yesterday evening.

Seniority List
Last-ditch efforts to save 700 sportsmen cops
Ludhiana, November 23
Alarmed by lower-rung cops’ writ petition praying for the implementation of the original seniority list, the Police Department is making last-ditch efforts to save approximately 700 sportsmen holding key posts.


Who cares for the aged? This old man like many others earn their livelihood by pulling carts in Ludhiana.
Who cares for the aged? This old man like many others earn their livelihood by pulling carts in Ludhiana. Photo: Satvinder Basra

PAU study reveals rampant food adulteration
Samples of coriander, chilli, black pepper, jaggery, desi ghee, honey, turmeric fail quality test 
Ludhiana, November 23
In what may potentially be an eye opener for the government and enforcement agencies, a study at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has found that 60 per cent of coriander powder in the market is adulterated with sand and 53 per cent chilli samples with brick powder. The findings of the study are an indicator to wide prevalence of easy adulteration techniques in other food items as well.

Sewage water has started accumulating in trenches dug by a company constructing a bridge at Raikot. Bridge of inconvenience
Mullanpur Dakha, November 23
A railway bridge being constructed at Mullanpur is playing havoc with the health of residents. For the past over six months, the life of those residing near the construction site has become a hell.

Sewage water has started accumulating in trenches dug by a company constructing a bridge at Raikot. Photo by writer

Female Foeticide
Whistleblower receives threats
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 23
Rajinder Singh, a social activist of Payal town, near here, on whose complaint a health department team led by deputy director had initiated action against the organiser of a private clinic for allegedly violating norms of the PNDT Act, has allegedly been threatened of dire consequences by sympathisers of the erring “lady doctor”.

Atta Dal Scheme
Truck driver booked for stealing pulse
Jagraon, November 23
On the complaint of Onkar Mal of Sangaria, Hanumangarh district, Rajasthan, the Delhon police has registered a case against a truck driver, Jaswinder Singh, for stealing pulse meant for the Atta Dal Scheme of the Punjab government. He alleged that the driver, who belongs to Dhurkot, had stolen a truck load of moong pulse.


PAU sexual harassment case gets murkier
Ludhiana November 23
The case of alleged sexual harassment of a woman employee by the director students’ welfare (DSW), Punjab Agricultural University, is getting murkier.

Punjab, hub of country’s mushroom production
Ludhiana, November 23
Mushroom, the all time favourite, have a significant place in the Indian dietary habits of a predominantly vegetarian population. Of the estimated production of about 1 lakh tonne of mushroom in the country, about half of it is produced in Punjab. In spite of predominantly tropical and sub-tropical climate in India, it is the temperate button mushrooms, which occupy a predominant place in the country.

Hundreds take to organic farming
Ludhiana, November 23
A Delhi-based company, International Traceability Systems, under the National Horticulture Mission, has taken up the task to encourage farmers to adopt organic farming and minimise the ill-effects of chemical fertilisers and pesticides on environment as well as health.

Impasse ends, IMA elections on Dec 21
Ludhiana, November 23
The peaceful proceedings of the general house meeting of district unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) ended the ongoing speculations of the medical fraternity in the city. As many as 60 senior doctors from the city attended the meeting held here yesterday night.

Communal harmony week at KCW
Ludhiana, November 23
NSS team of Khalsa College for Women (KCW) has launched a communal harmony campaign and is observing a fund-raising week as per the guidelines issued by the National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organisation with the ministry of home affairs, Government of India.

Living her father’s dreamHarmanpreet Kaur
Ludhiana, November 23
Harmanpreet Kaur is living her father’s dream. Daughter of a sportsperson, she is determined to make the dream of her father come true for it was always his desire to represent India in the Commonwealth Games, which he could not achieve. Now, his daughter is striving hard to realise the dream.

Harmanpreet Kaur. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

167 Green Valley students honoured Students of Green Valley Public School perform bhangra at Ahmedgarh on Saturday.
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 23
As many as 167 students of Green Valley Public School were given prizes for their outstanding performance in academic and extracurricular fields at annual function organised here yesterday.

Students of Green Valley Public School perform bhangra at Ahmedgarh on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools
Ripanpreet wins English recitation contestWinners of the inter-school recitation competition held at MGM Public School, Ludhiana.
Ludhiana, November 23
MGM Public School hosted the LSSC Inter-School Recitation Competition. As many as 11 teams from various schools participated in the event. The overall trophy was bagged by Gujranwala Public School. MGM school was first runner-up, and third position was bagged by GNIPS.

Winners of the inter-school recitation competition held at MGM Public School, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Ban up in smoke: A cop enjoys a puff at a public place in Ludhiana
Ban up in smoke: A cop enjoys a puff at a public place in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

NCC week concludes with ‘Run for Fun’
Ludhiana, November 23
The NCC week concluded today by organising "Run for Fun" on the GADVASU and PAU campuses. As many as 500 NCC cadets from all the units of Ludhiana group participated in the race. Group commander Col K. J. Singh flagged off the race.

Job letter in hand, but nowhere to go
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 23
Jasbir Kaur, a widow from Jartoli village, near here, is upset that even though her daughter Gurdeep Kaur had received appointment letter as an ETT from the Chief Minister and the education minister at the inaugural function in Bathinda seven months ago, she is still making rounds of the state education department at Chandigarh and Ludhiana for a formal permission to join duty.

Docs bag medal for research
Ludhiana, November 23
A research project undertaken at DMCH on the "Endoscopic study of sinuses” has been recently honoured with the prestigious" Smt Saraswati Verma Gold Medal" award.

Ex-servicemen memo to CM
Ludhiana, November 23
Indian Ex-services League president Col Bhag Singh took up the problems for redressal with Sainik Welfare, Punjab, director Brig I.S. Gakhal during a meeting here.

Atwal asks Cong to apologise
Raikot, November 23
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and Lok Sabha deputy speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal has said that not only Rahul Gandhi but the entire leadership of the Congress party should tender an unconditional apology in both the houses of Parliament.

Workshop on global warming
Ludhiana, November 23
Students of College of Nursing, CMCH, organised a workshop on global warming.

Jail inmate caught with psychotropic drugs
Ludhiana, November 23
An inmate undergoing sentence in the division No. 7 jail was caught smuggling psychotropic drugs inside the jail. A case of drug peddling has been registered against him.

Biker killed in accident
Khanna, November 23
A resident of Nasrali village died after he was hit by a vehicle on Friday night. The victim has been identified as Nirbhay Singh, who worked with a private bus company here.


One booked for throwing acid on youth
Jagraon, November 23
Sidhwan Bet police today booked a youth for allegedly throwing acid and injuring one Rajdev in the wee hours of today.

Hockey Tourney
Jarkhar, PSB joint winners
Doraha (Ludhiana), November 23
In a nerve-wrecking final, Jarkhar Academy, after leading by one goal, squandered away the advantage to content with 1-1 outcome against Punjab and Sindh Bank Academy, Jalandhar, and shared the title in the All-India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament (Under-19) organised by the Doraha Hawks Club on Gurukul Mehta Academy ground here today.

St Joseph’s Athletics MeetPrincipal G. A. Joseph distributes prizes to winners.
Sukhmanpreet wins 100m race
Khamano, November 23
A two-day athletics meet was held at St Joseph’s school, in which the competitions of tug-of-war, 100m race, long jump, relay race, spoon race, frog jump and hoping race were held.

Principal G. A. Joseph distributes prizes to winners. A Tribune photograph




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