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Carrying of Firearms
Marriage palace owners to face action
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 25
Following the death of a youth during firing at a marriage celebration at Dehlon village, near here, the administration has decided to come down heavily on the owners of marriage palaces and the organisers of social functions who allow participants carry weapons and fire shots in the air.

Ferozepur road proving fatal for wedding guests
Ludhiana, November 25
The stretch along the marriage palaces at Ferozepur road has turned into a virtual death trap during this marriage season. An average of 25 to 35 cases of accidents are reported everyday on the 14 km killer stretch, starting from West End Mall to Mullanpur. Interestingly, several accident cases are left unreported.


Pay Commission
Ex-servicemen take to streets
Ludhiana, November 25
Hundreds of ex-servicemen, along with war widows from all over Punjab, including Chandigarh, gathered here today to be a part of the protest rally being organised under the banner of the Indian Ex-Services League.

War widows at a protest rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Despite ban, catching of mangoor fish continues
Ludhiana, November 25
Large quantities of mangoor fish were seized by the department of fisheries in Ludhiana and Jalandhar recently. This, despite the ban on its sale and breeding.

Woman robbed of jewellery
Ludhiana, November 25
Three armed youths robbed a woman of her jewellery at a house in Aggar Nagar here today. The incident took place this morning when the three men, with their faces covered with cloth, entered the house of Mukta Goel (40), in Part-A, Aggar Nagar, at around 9:45 a.m.

Cops inquire residents about the robbery incident at Aggar Nagar in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Consumer Courts
Bank fined Rs 80,000
Ludhiana, November 25
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Centurion Bank of Punjab (CBoP) to pay a compensation of Rs 80,000 for deficiency in services.

NRIs sterilise stray dogs in village
Ludhiana, November 25
The menace of stray dogs in the city has been increasing with each passing day, with the authorities concerned failing to tackle the problem.

13-yr-old run over by tractor-trolley
Mullanpur Dakha, November 25
A pall of gloom descended on Talwandi Khurd village near Mullanpur Dakha today when a teenager died after being run over by a tractor-trolley.


IMA Polls
New rules disappoint many aspirants
Ludhiana, November 25
With an objective to refrain the “delinquents” among doctors from contesting the IMA elections, the election commission of the district unit of IMA has designed a detailed nomination-cum-oath form for the elections scheduled for December 21.

Sanitation staff in agitation mood
Ludhiana, November 25
Though mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura has assured employees of the Mohalla Sanitation Committee that they will be regularised by November 28, it seems the mayor has forgotten his promise.

Over 36,000 apply for voter I-cards
Ludhiana, November 25
The booths set up by the district administration for filling of forms for new voter identity cards witnessed a huge rush on the last day today.

Electoral staff with forms of fresh voters at Government School for Girls, Jawahar Nagar camp, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: IV

19-yr-old heart patient needs help
Ludhiana, November 25
Having failed to collect the amount told by local doctors to operate Balwinder (19), his desperate family and friends have finally approached the authorities at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), who have agreed to operate upon him at half the price.


Probe against Davar soon: Gosain
Ludhiana, November 25
Lashing out at former Congress MLA Surinder Davar, deputy speaker Satpal Gosain said, "He has asked for a vigilance inquiry against Davar and the process could be initiated anytime after which the latter would be booked on corruption charges."

Humbleness at its best
Humility is practiced and not preached. The adage is just right when we observe the mannerism of veteran educationists. Manjeet Sodhia, who retired as the principal of Government College for Women, caught the so-called elitist unawares during a flute recital at a recent function organised by SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth).

Former PAU VC cremated
Dr Sukhdev Singh Ludhiana, November 25
Dr Sukhdev Singh, a renowned agricultural scientist and former vice-chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), passed away yesterday. He was 89. Dr Sukhdev Singh is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter. He got his higher education from Agricultural College, Lyalpur. He joined as VC PAU on November 22, 1981, and served there till October 31, 1989. He had a great vision and during his tenure, the farm varsity reached new heights.

‘Insight’ at Khalsa college
Ludhiana, November 25
The psychology and sociology departments of Khalsa College for Women organised a psycho-sociological testing fair "Insight" on the college campus today. This innovative idea, under the guidance of the college principal Dr Varinder Kaur Thind, was aimed at providing an opportunity to students of the college to know and develop themselves according to various psychological principles.

Participants at a psycho-sociological fair in Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: I.V.

Blood donation camp organised
Ludhiana, November 25
Quest Infosys, regional centre of PTU, Jalandhar, under distance education programme, organised a blood donation camp at PTU Learning Centre, Cyberstar, Sunder Nagar Ludhiana. The manager, business development of PTU centre, Amarendra Singh, and senior faculty members of PTU centre welcomed the team of doctors and supporting staff led by Dr Hitish Narang from Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana, who carried out blood donation camp.

Exhibition by special kids
Ludhiana, November 25
Students of various city NGOs, including the Aashirwaad, the VRTC, the Ek Prayas, the Nishkam School and the School for Deaf and Dumb held an exhibition of abilities of disabled people at RS Model School. The function was organised in the wake of world disability day on December 1.

Expired drinks destroyed in school canteen
Ludhiana, November 25
A team of health officials, led by assistant civil surgeon Dr Yash Pal Mehta today took seven samples of food items from different parts of the city.

Theft at post office employee’s house
Ludhiana, November 25
Thieves decamped with gold and cash worth Rs 2 lakh from a post office employee’s quarter at Bharat Nagar chowk here today. The thieves struck when the postal department employee Satpal Pahwa and his wife Darshna Pahwa were away for work.

Four-day Gurmat Samagam from tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 25
The four-day annual Gurmat Samagam dedicated to tercentenary of "Gurgaddi Diwas" will commence at Gurudwara Nanaksar near Samrala bypass here on November 27.


Two booked for illegal possession of plot
Jagraon, November 25
The Jagraon police on Sunday booked two persons involved in a bid to occupy a plot. Harnek Singh of Gureh village complained the police that his uncle Gurcharan Singh was owner of a plot measuring 1,250 sq yards on the village road, near Chowkiman village, for the last more than 30 years.

Harsh Preet wins 100m event
Mullanpur Dakha, November 25
Sixth annual athletics meet was held by Eastwood International School, Mullanpur Dakha. Chief guest Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, SSP, Ludhiana (rural), took the salute from march past and hoisted tricolour.




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