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Amaltas resort closure sends wedding plans awry
Ludhiana, November 4
The Punjab tourism ministry’s sudden decision to close down the Amaltas, a government owned tourist resort located outside the city, from November 15, has put at least 20 families who had booked the resort for weddings in a quandary.
The Amaltas resort will be closed from November 15.
The Amaltas resort will be closed from November 15. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Lakkar Bridge - I
Rs 40 crore to be spent on rail overbridge despite technical flaws
Ludhiana, November 4
Displaying scant regard for public interest and technical norms to the winds, the Ludhiana municipal corporation is all set to send public funds of over Rs 40 crore down the drain in the name of the ambitious railway overbridge (ROB) that is to be constructed on the site of the old Lakkar Bridge.


Shopkeepers arguing with DSP Amandeep Kaur at the Feroze Gandhi Market in Ludhiana on Wednesday. MC squad fails to install grills in market
Ludhiana, November 4
A Ludhiana municipal corporation squad came back empty handed today from the Feroze Gandhi market where it had gone to set up grills to close the passage reportedly created by Car Bazaar dealers.

Shopkeepers arguing with DSP Amandeep Kaur at the Feroze Gandhi Market in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Dera’ chief on the run after duping woman
Booked for fraud; abducted boy freed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 4
The head of a ‘dera’ based in Khera village near here, who was earlier provided special security by the ADGP (security) has, along with two members of his family, been booked by the Dehlon police for allegedly cheating a woman of lakhs of rupees.

Grandson nabbed for Rs 40 lakh house theft
Ludhiana, November 4
It was the mobile phone he had used which proved to be his undoing. A grandson of elderly couple, from whose house jewellery and cash worth Rs 40 lakh was recently stolen, was allegedly behind the theft.

9 more dengue cases come to light
Ludhiana, November 4
With the department of health and family welfare giving confirmation of nine more positive cases of dengue fever in Ludhiana, the number of cases this season has gone up to 32.


Murder of 7-year-old boy
The woman accused of killing her seven-year-old stepson, in police custody at Mandi Ahmedgarh.
Victim had begged stepmother for mercy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 4
The 7-year-old child, who was allegedly killed by his stepmother six days ago, had begged for mercy before the murder. Though the accused had made up her mind to let him live, fear of being caught prompted her to break his neck.

The woman accused of killing her seven-year-old stepson, in police custody at Mandi Ahmedgarh. Photo by writer

PAU employees’ union elections
Nominations to be filed today
Ludhiana, November 4
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus is abuzz with activity these days as the elections for the Employees’ Union for the university have been scheduled for November 19. All the major groups are trying hard to woo maximum employee strength on their side. Keeping their cards closed, the employees are closely watching which party could work best for their welfare.

Students highlight the evils of alcoholism during the youth fest at the PAU in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Colourful presentations dominate PAU youth fest
Ludhiana, November 4
Inaugurating the PAU Inter-College Youth Festival (2009-10), Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana Vikas Garg said the PAU was the university with a difference that promoted both agriculture and culture. He said in Punjab, girls were outshining boys in education and other activities.

Students highlight the evils of alcoholism during the youth fest at the PAU in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

From Schools & Colleges
Role of top management in enterprises discussed
Ludhiana, November 4
“Productivity, profitability and industrial peace are the main ingredients of successful management,” said Dr HS Deol, former member of the PPSC, while delivering a guest lecture at GGN Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT) on the topic “Role of top management in an enterprise”, here today.

Experts focus on water conservation, environment
Ludhiana, November 4
A seminar on “Save Water-Save Earth” was organised in the Arya Senior Secondary School by the Ludhiana Citizen Council through its affiliated body Dharmik Ekta Welfare Society here yesterday. The seminar was held in collaboration with Punjab Agricultural University.

40 days on, no clue on acid attackers
Ludhiana, November 4
It has been over 40 days to the horrific acid attack on a couple at Churpur Road, but the Haibowal police is still groping in the dark and looking to make headway in the case.

Cleaning of Budda Nullah a dream?
Ludhiana, November 4
Despite getting grants worth crores for the polluted Budda Nullah during the last one decade, the river of sorrow continues to flow quietly carrying toxics as before.

World Organ Donation Day
Top officials pledge cadaver donation
Ludhiana, November 4
Giving a ray of hope to scores of ailing persons needing organ donation, doctors, bureaucrats, educationists and citizens came forward and pledged cadaver donation on the World Organ Donation Day here today.

Cyprus eyes Punjabi tourists
Ludhiana, November 4
After the visit of President of India Pratibha Patil to the Republic of Cyprus, it has become the favourite destination for tourists. Cyprus is awaiting the maximum Indian tourists this year and tourists from Punjab are going to form the major chunk. Punjabis being experimental in testing new destinations, there are great expectations from them.

Admn initiative to tackle disasters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 4
To sensitise people and officials of various departments in vulnerable avenues of natural and manmade disasters, the Ludhiana district administration has launched an action plan to take precautionary measures to protect human lives and property in disaster-prone areas.

Resumed power cuts hit water supply
Ludhiana, November 4
After a comparative respite of around a fortnight, the power situation in the city has once again taken a turn for the worse with daily power cuts ranging from two to four hours being imposed on urban and mixed feeders.

Murder Case
A leader addresses a gathering during a dharna at Amloh on Wednesday.
Residents block traffic to protest police inaction
Amloh, November 4
Local residents and those of surrounding villages today staged a dharna in protest against police inaction in arresting the accused involved in the murder of CPO Manjit Singh, alias Kala.

A leader addresses a gathering during a dharna at Amloh on Wednesday. Photo: Bhushan Sood

Youth for keeping culture alive
Ludhiana, November 4
Till now the youngsters have been told by the elders to attach to their roots and traditions, but it were the young students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), who motivated their fellow-beings to respect their heritage and Punjabi here today. As part of the inter-college youth festival going on in the university, hundreds of students of the colleges reached the main venue spreading the message to keep the Punjabi traditions alive and staying away from the menace of drugs.

Man killed as tractor overturns
Khanna, November 4
A resident of Mohanpur village died here today after the tractor he was driving overturned on the outskirts of Khanna.

Raids on 3 soy milk units
Ludhiana, November 4
A team of health officials raided three manufacturing units of soy milk and its byproducts following complaints of substandard/synthetic products from the city residents.

Vigilance Awareness Week by PNB
Ludhiana, November 4
Punjab National Bank is observing Vigilance Awareness Week from November 3 to 7 in Ludhiana circle branches by administering pledge to combat corruption under the guidelines of the Central Vigilance Commission of India.

Traders seek abolition of sugar tax
Ludhiana, November 5
Traders from Ludhiana, Jagraon, Raikot and Mandi Gobindgarh today held a meeting with the chairman of the Small Scale Traders Board, Punjab, Madan Lal Kapoor.

New LIT trustee felicitated
Ludhiana, November 4
Newly nominated member (trustee) of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust Naresh Dhingan was felicitated at a function organised jointly by the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj (BVDS) and the Punjab State Municipal Karamchari Dal here today.


Four held for thefts
Machhiwara, November 4
The police today arrested four persons for committing thefts in houses, temples and gurdwaras. The police said the accused were arrested near the Kohara road, following a tip-off.


Fake Currency
Five-year jail for six
Ludhiana, November 4
The court of Additional Sessions Judge Kishore Kumar has convicted six persons of possessing fake currency worth Rs 3.7 lakh and sentenced them to five years of jail. They have also been ordered to pay a fine of Rs 2,000 each.

DPS girls score a point over the GRD Academy, Ludhiana, in the CBSE Cluster Basketball Championship at Mullanpur. Sacred Heart beat GGN School
Mullanpur Dakha, November 4
The CBSE Cluster XVI Basketball Champion started here yesterday at Guru Nanak Public School. More than 50 schools of the CBSE are participating in this championship. The four-day tourney will conclude on November 6.

DPS girls score a point over the GRD Academy, Ludhiana, in the CBSE Cluster Basketball Championship at Mullanpur. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

BVM girl wins bronze in Goa
Ludhiana, November 4
A student of BVM School brought laurels by winning bronze in the national tae kwon do championship held in Goa. Tamanna Sood, a student of class IV of BVM Udham Singh Nagar, won the bronze medal in the below 16 kg weight category. The tae kwon do championship was organised by the School Games Federation of India (SGFI).

BVM athletes grab 15 medals
Ludhiana, November 4
BVM athletes sprinted to success by winning 15 medals in the District Athletics Championship was held Guru Nanak Stadium.




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