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Punjabi shot dead in Manila
Raikot, November 24
A native of Tajpur village, near here, settled in Manila, Philippines, was shot dead by some miscreants last night. He was in the business of finance there.

Dengue outbreak ‘benefits’ docs, labs
Got commissions from wholesale dealers on sub-standard Chinese surgical kits, which do not give accurate results of tests
Ludhiana, November 24
Having “adjusted” their commission packages with wholesale dealers of surgical kits, many local doctors and laboratories have benefited from the outbreak of dengue in Ludhiana district.

Acid thrown on youth, 1 booked
Jagraon, November 24
One person was booked for allegedly throwing acid on a youth Rajdev yesterday. The accused, Gurmeet Singh, a resident of Sowaddi Khurd, had gone to meet his widow aunt Jagir Kaur at her house. When Rajdev, nephew of Gurmeet Singh, opened the door, the accused threw acid on him. According to the police, there was an old enmity between them over Jagir Kaur’s property.


Devotees take langar at Dukh Nivaran Sahib Gurdwara in Ludhiana on martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur.Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Devotees take langar at Dukh Nivaran Sahib Gurdwara in Ludhiana on martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadur.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Bank Heist
Three youths arrested
Khamano, November 24
In a major breakthrough, the district police has arrested three youths who looted Rs 46 lakh from the local SBI branch. Gurpal Singh of Singh Bhagwantpura, Kurali, who now resides at Hallo Majra, and Harpreet Singh, alias Haria, a resident of Otalana, and Anurag, both from Samrala, were arrested under Sections 399 and 402 of the IPC.

MC tehbazari targets only rehriwalas
Rehris at storehouse of the municipal corporation in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, November 24
For the tehbazari wing of the municipal corporation, it seems rehriwalas and poor are the only targets as the department’s storehouse has mainly rehris and wooden tables as seized products during the anti-encroachment drives.

Rehris at storehouse of the municipal corporation in Ludhiana. Photo: I.V. 

2 bikers killed in accidents
Raikot, November 24
A motorcyclist was killed in accident today. Iqbal Jit Singh (38) of Basram village near Raikot was returning after attending the marriage of a relative at Theekriwal near Narnala. His motorcycle collided with with a Bathinda-bound Qualis (PB-01-4511) coming from Ludhiana on Raikot-Barnala road. The Qualis dragged the victim about 40 ft. killing him on the spot. The victim had returned from Dubai two months ago.

High-pitch music pains residents
Ludhiana, November 24
With the marriage season at its peak, high-pitch music is played in the city blatantly till late hours at marriage palaces, private parties without giving a second thought about the nuisance created to area residents.

Act fails to curb domestic violence
Ludhiana, November 24
In spite of the enactment of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, that protects women from becoming victims of domestic violence and prevents the occurrence of such an act in society, violence against women has increased in the city in the recent past.


Sale of Agricultural Produce
No end to PAU's financial crisis
Ludhiana, November 24
There seems to be no end to the financial woes of the Punjab Agricultural University in the near future. A meeting convened by chief secretary Rameshinder Singh for discussing the financial crisis of the university failed to find a solution to the problem.

Farid school celebrates annual day
Ashok Kumar Baath distributes prizes on the annual function of Saint Farid Public School, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Monday. Mandi Gobindgarh, November 24
Saint Farid Public School, Mandi Gobindgarh, celebrated its annual day function on the school premises today. As the school provides quality education to students, its enrollment has crossed 2,000. District police chief Ashok Kumar Baath from Moga was the chief guest. The function began with a “Shabad Gyan” recited by the students.

Ashok Kumar Baath distributes prizes on the annual function of Saint Farid Public School, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Monday. Photo: Bhushan Sood

Teachers against corporal punishment in schools
Ludhiana, November 24
The alleged thrashing followed by rustication of a Class XI student by the DAV Public School principal has triggered a controversy whether corporal punishment should be allowed in schools or not.

GNPS Trust
Dissident forms parallel board
Mullanpur Dakha, November 24
Dissident Bhupinder Singh has established a parallel board of management of the Guru Nanak Education and Social Welfare Trust, Mullanpur, which is already running two prestigious institutions-Guru Nanak Public School and Dr Mohan Kaur Memorial Institute of Nursing at Mullanpur village. Charanjit Singh and Jaskirat Singh, both trustees, support him. 

Small units against importing HR coils
Ludhiana, November 24
Resentment prevails among small and medium- scale industrialists over the Central government's decision to introduce import license system for importing HR coils. The Central government has deviated from its policy of liberalisation adopted in 1990 to protect the major steel producers of India, alleged the captains of industry today.

Relief demanded for dengue victims
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 24
Holding alleged administrative lapses responsible for the recent spread of dengue and other epidemic diseases in the state, the Universal Human Rights Organisation has urged the higher authorities in the state and Union government to declare the menace a natural calamity.

Evolve medicare to deal with emergency cases: Expert
Ludhiana, November 24
India needs to come out of the shackles of age-old British system of medicare and evolve a foolproof system of dealing with emergency cases through ER medicine and physicians for emergency services. Krishan Kumar, assistant professor of emergency medicine, New York Medical College, who was here to conduct a seminar at DMCH, stated this.

BSNL staff hold demonstration
Agitating BSNL employees demand wage negotiations outside the GM office in LudhianaLudhiana, November 24
Members of the BSNL Employees Union today held a massive demonstration during lunch hours on a call given by the central headquarters. The employees are demanding immediate wage negotiation for non-executives in the BSNL.

Agitating BSNL employees demand wage negotiations outside the GM office in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Mandir panel chairman
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 24
Balwant Singh Lotey, a local industrialist, was unanimously re-elected president of the Baba Vishawkarma Mandir Committee for the 18th consecutive year. 

Martyrdom day of guru observed
Ludhiana, November 24
The bhog of Shri Akhand Path was held in gurudwaras to observe the martyrdom day of Guru Teg Bahadurji. The shaheedi purab of the ninth guru was observed with religious sentiments.

Poultry farming no one’s baby
Ludhiana, November 24
Poultry farming seems to be no one's baby. Neither considered to be business establishment nor agriculture, the poultry farming in the state is suffering in the absence of any government support so much so that numerous poultry farmers across the state have been forced to shut operations or sell or rent out their farms. If sources are to be believed, as many as 50 per cent small and medium and 30 per cent big poultry farms in the state have been closed in the past two years.

BSNL union’s poll on January 21
Ludhiana, November 24
Meeting of the district working committee of the BSNL employees’ union was held here recently to discuss the ensuing membership verification in the BSNL. In BSNL, the elections to elect a union are held after every two years. The notification for holding the elections has been issued by the BSNL management. 

Provide relief to debt-ridden farmers: BKU
Ludhiana, November 24
The BKU has taken a serious note of the lapses on the part of the government for not providing adequate relief to the families of the farmers who committed suicide. These views were expressed by secretary general of the union, Puran Singh Shahkot, today.

Malegaon Blasts
Shiv Sena holds protest
Activists of the Shiv Sena hold protest against the alleged harassment of religious leaders, in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, November 24
Activists of the All-India Shiv Sena led by senior vice-president of the state unit of the body Baljit Singh Jassian today held an angry protest at the Clock Tower chowk here against the implication of religious guru in the acts of terrorism and inhuman treatment being meted out to them by the police and other interrogating agencies.

Activists of the Shiv Sena hold protest against the alleged harassment of religious leaders, in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Vocalist Meeta mesmerises audience
Ludhiana, November 24
The environs of DPS Public School reverberated with raag “alhya bilaval” (the morning melody) as Meeta Pandit, the young vocalist of Gwalior gharana, recently performed under the aegis of SPIC MACAY. The artiste was performing at “Virasat 2008” dedicated to the late singer Ishmeet Singh.

One dead, 2 injured in accident
Ludhiana, November 24
A youth died and two injured seriously, when a speeding car rammed into a stationary vehicle at Ferozepore road last night.


82 aspirants turn up for soccer trials
Soccer trials being conducted at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, November 24
As many as 82 aspirants turned up for the trials conducted by the District Football Association, Ludhiana, here today at Guru Nanak Stadium to select the Ludhiana football team (boys’ u-19) for the forthcoming Punjab State Junior Football Championship scheduled to be held at Khadoor Sahib in Taran Tarn from November 28 to December 3.

Soccer trials being conducted at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sunrise Badminton Tourney 
Double crown for Pranav Chopra
Ludhiana, November 24
Continuing with his consistent performance, local shuttler Pranav Chopra, a trainee of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy added another feather in his cap when he clinched double crown in the Sunrise National Ranking Badminton Tournament held from November 20 to November 23.

Chess tourney from Nov 29
Ludhiana, November 24
The Ludhiana District Chess Association (LDCA) will organise the annual Ludhiana District Chess Championship here at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, on November 29 and 30, according to Arvinder Preet Singh, general secretary of the association.




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