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PSEB men beat retreat
Fail to disconnect power supply to dyeing units following protests
Ludhiana, November 29
The tall claims of the Punjab Pollution Control Board to
Dyers and BJP councillors argue with PSEB officials in Ludhiana on Saturday. close down 35 polluting dyeing units fell flat today when a team of the Punjab State Electricity Board that had gone to disconnect power connections beat a retreat following protests by BJP councillors and dyeing unit owners.
Dyers and BJP councillors argue with PSEB officials in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Family ‘drugged’, ‘looted’ of cash, jewellery K.L. Aggarwal and his wife, who were allegedly drugged in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, November 29
Four members of a family were allegedly drugged and looted of cash and gold worth Rs 10 lakh in Rupa Mistri Gali near Sanglan Wala Shivala here this morning.

K.L. Aggarwal and his wife, who were allegedly drugged in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Bitumen shortage hits road carpeting
Ludhiana, November 29
The re-carpeting of roads, which has already been going at snail's pace in the city, is suffering more these days due to shortage of bitumen.

Trader beaten up for filming illegal parking
Ludhiana, November 29
Making a video of illegally parked cars in car bazaar at Feroze Gandhi market proved costly for a trader of the area, as he was roughed up by the car bazar owners, his turban removed. He was also made to sign on blank papers.

Farmer seeks admn nod for suicide
Fails to persuade father to give him property
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 29
Failing to persuade his father to transfer his share in parental property in his name, a farmer of Lohatbaddi village in Ludhiana district has urged the administration that he, along with his wife and two children, should be allowed to commit suicide in case their right is not given to them by end of this month.

City Concerns
In what may potentially be an eye opener for the government and enforcement agencies, a study at PAU that 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.


Expansion of Grain Market
60 families face eviction
Raikot, November 29
About 60 families are here to face the threat of abandoning their households for the expansion of grain market. The Punjab Mandikaran board has acquired nearly 10 acres near the existing grain market for the purpose.

Mumbai Terror Attacks
Political parties pay tributes to martyrs
Ludhiana, November 29
Various political parties and social organisations paid tributes to the victims and officials, who sacrificed their lives for saving people, in Mumbai terror attacks.

Govt to promote alternative farming
Jagraon, November 29
The Punjab government is leaving no stone unturned to promote alternative farming in Punjab. Chief secretary of Punjab Ramesh Inder Singh while addressing farmers at Kular village said youths and farmers had no other option than to switch to alternate farming as diary farming, fruits and vegetables cultivation, floriculture, fish farming, poultry farming, etc.

Parliamentary panel hears industry problems
Ludhiana, November 29
The parliamentary standing committee of the ministry of commerce, headed by former textile minister Kanshi Ram Rana, today visited the city to discuss the problems of the industry, particularly the exporters, in view of the present global economic meltdown.

From Schools
Differently abled perform at RyanStudents of Ryan School celebrate Special Day with special children.
Ludhiana, November 29
Ryan celebrated Special Day with special children from various schools and NGOs for the children with special needs, who performed at Ryan International School. Bharat Vikas Parishad and Muskan School were present at the function. The children showed a lot of enthusiasm during the presentations. 

Students of Ryan School celebrate Special Day with special children. A Tribune photograph

Padho Punjab
Class V students exempted
Ludhiana, November 29
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) has declared that board examinations of Class V will be held in the second week of February.

Commerce, non-med favourite among students
Ludhiana, November 29
Present educational scenario has witnessed a tremendous change. With the coming of globalisation and liberalisation, the MNCs have changed the mind set of the students. Most of the students have started opting for commerce and business management.

STEPS to hold mock test today
Ludhiana, November 29
Coaching institute STEPS, a division of Top Careers & You, would organise a mock test for CBSE class X students in mathematics on its premises in Sarabha Nagar at 2.30 pm here on Sunday. The centre head Viji Raj disclosed that the annual event would help the students to have an online analysis of their performance. He said more than 2.6 lakh students had registered to the web-portal of the institute where hundreds of free practice tests were available.

SIFT confers diplomasStudents of Sportking Institute with their degrees in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, November 29
Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology conducted its first convocation with great gusto and celebrations here today. As many as 85 students of apparel marketing and merchandising, garment manufacturing and technology, fashion designing and knitwear designing were awarded diplomas on the occasion.
Students of Sportking Institute with their degrees in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Alumni meet at vet varsity
Ludhiana, November 29
College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), organised the annual convention of the veterinary alumni association today at Pal Auditorium of PAU.

Kiranjit Kaur Jhamatt girl bags third prize in ‘Dhee Punjab Dee’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 29
Having achieved third prize in the Punjabi cultural heritage competition, “Dhee Punjab Dee”, organised by National Youth Welfare Club at Faridkot recently in her maiden attempt, Kiranjit Kaur of Jhamatt village aspires to continue her pursuit under the guidance of some organised institute.
                                                                   Kiranjit Kaur

Stress on educational development
Ludhiana, November 29
On the third day of annual Gurmat Samagam being organised at gurudwara Nanaksar, Sikh organisations from all over the world have decided to launch a continuous movement to effectively spread the philosophy of Sikhism at global level.

Annual day celebrated
Jagraon, November 29
Annual day-cum-prize distribution of Satish Gupta Sarvhitkari School, Jagraon, was celebrated today. The programme started by the lightening of the lamp and recitation of “Gaytri Mantra.” Chief guest Balraj and Vipan Kumar attended the function along with Yashpal Sharma and Kamal Raj. 

Value public interest in SEZs: Expert
Ludhiana, November 29
The department of economics of SDP College for Women organised a two-day UGC-sponsored national seminar on socio-economic implications of land acquisition for special economic zones in India here recently at the seminar hall of the college.

SBI launches branch in Amloh
Amloh, November 29
Modern banking facilities, kissan gold card, kissan credit card on low interest rate of 7 per cent, dairy and poultry farm loans, besides many other loans would be provided to customers, said assistant general manager on the inaugural function of the new branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Amloh on Friday. 

The neelgai calf that was killed after it fell into a nullah in Ludhiana on Saturday. Neelgai calf killed
Ludhiana, November 29
A male calf of a neelgai died in Transport Nagar after straying from its natural habitat in Mattewara forests here today morning.

The neelgai calf that was killed after it fell into a nullah in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Tehbazari wing issues challans, impounds 3 cars
Ludhiana, November 29
The D-zone tehbazari wing of the municipal corporation held a vigorous drive today in Sarabha Nagar by issuing challans and impounding three cars.

Bharat Petroleum signs MoU
Ludhiana, November 29
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, signed an MoU with MoneyGram International's agent Air wings Services Pvt. Ltd. to offer international money transfer service in India from its select retail outlets. — TNS

Data capture exercise started
Reports will serve for planning reform programmes
Ludhiana, November 29
On directions from the director general school education, Punjab, the district education authorities have started the exercise of data capture format (DCF). This exercise known as mapping provisions in recognised, secondary and higher secondary schools, intermediate, junior and degree colleges at the behest of the ministry of human resource development, the Government of India, is being carried out throughout the country for preparing the state/UT-wise baseline status reports.

Fight terror unitedly
India has been facing terrorism for the past several years. In this country of Guru Nanak and Gandhi, there is no space for violence in any form. Our great gurus have taught us the lessons of universal brotherhood.


Orchestra owner booked on rape charge
Ludhiana, November 29
A 17-year-old girl of Mundian village has levelled rape charges against an orchestra owner.

Handball Meet
Shah Satnamji, Raj Mata Krishna schools enter final
Ludhiana, November 29
Shah Satnamji Girls Public School, Sirsa, drubbed Maheshwari Girls Public School, Jaipur, 16-3, while Raj Mata Krishna Kumari School, Jodhpur, outnumbered MGN School, Jalandhar, 17-7 in the semifinals to secure berths in the final (girls’ u-19) in the CBSE National Handball Tournament being played on the Nankana Sahib Public School grounds, the Gill road, here today.

Jaspreet wins racing event
Khanna, November 29
Jaspreet Singh of DAV Public Senior Secondary School won racing events held on the school premises on Thursday. A large number of students from various classes participated in the competitions.




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