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Dhol, laddoos greet Parveen
Ludhiana, November 7
Parveen Thakur being accorded a rousing reception in Ludhiana on Saturday. Karateka Parveen Thakur from Ludhiana added another feather in his cap when he bagged a bronze medal in the 3rd edition of the Asian Indoor Games held at Vietnam.

Parveen Thakur being accorded a rousing reception in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Unhygienic food, most hotel owners don’t mind
Ludhiana, November 7
Workers at a dhaba prepare food in unhygienic conditions. The inability of the department of health and family welfare to check kitchens of hotels, restaurants and dhabas has added to the unhygienic conditions in which the food is cooked and served to people.

Workers at a dhaba prepare food in unhygienic conditions. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


City Centre Scam
Hearing on framing of charges adjourned
Ludhiana, November 7
The court of Sessions Judge S P Bangarh today adjourned the hearing in the alleged multi-crore City Centre scam case, involving former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, after hearing arguments on framing of charges for some time till December 19.

Honesty Is Alive
Gold chain back to owner after a year
Ludhiana, November 7
Honesty is still alive. A resident of Haibowal Kalan has exhibited righteousness and returned a gold chain after a year to its owner.

’84 Riots: Ardas Diwas
Sikh leaders united on attending ceremonies
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 7
Cutting across party lines, almost all Sikh leaders have planned to join the bhog ceremonies scheduled to take place at gurdwaras of the area on account of “Ardas Diwas” observance tomorrow.

Overspeeding truck kills 2
Ludhiana, November 7
Two persons died after an overspeeding truck hit their motorcycle on Laddowal bridge here today. The deceased have been identified as Prem Chand (35) and his aunt Meenu Rani (42).


Ramesh Srivastav Undeterred, he continues to eke out a living
Ludhiana, November 7
Losing his hands in the prime of his life has not been able to deter the spirits of 32-year-old Ramesh Srivastav, who is overcoming all stumbling blocks to eke out a living. Having lost both his hands in a chemical blast in a factory at Dharampura Street when he was just 20, Ramesh is awaiting compensation from his employer where he was rendered physically challenged for his life and a pension from the state government. Though he somehow managed to get an artificial hand that he uses to do most of his work, Ramesh is a bitter man today. He feels though he was a sincere worker of his employer, the latter did not pay anything to him.

Pay Scale
Agitating teachers shown the door
Raikot, November 7
The management of Guru Nanak Public School dismissed two teachers who had led an agitation demanding salaries as per government scales.

Teachers wear black badges
Ludhiana, November 7
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union (PCCTU) taking a serious note of the callous attitude of the managements of privately managed aided and unaided colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh wore black badges as a mark of protest here today.

Mr and Miss fresher at RIMT youth festival in Mandi Gobindgarh. PAU youth fest concludes
Ludhiana, November 7
The PAU Inter-college youth festival that started on October 28 concluded here last evening with highly charged performances by students from four constituent colleges in various competitions in the open-air-theatre that was fully packed. Not only the teams, but even the audience also danced with the participants. Ludhiana range DIG Dr Shard Satya Chauhan was the chief guest. He gave away the trophies to winners.

Mr and Miss fresher at RIMT youth festival in Mandi Gobindgarh. A Tribune photograph

Strengthen economy to earn respect: Parthasarthy
Ludhiana, November 7
G Parthasarthy (centre), a retired IFS officer, during a lecture organised by the Ludhiana Management Association in Ludhiana. “India should work towards strengthening its economy and the rest of the world would start respecting the nation automatically,” felt G Parthasarthy, retired IFS officer and former media adviser to Rajiv Gandhi, while addressing members of the Ludhiana Management Association here last evening.

G Parthasarthy (centre), a retired IFS officer, during a lecture organised by the Ludhiana Management Association in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Woman killed as bus overturns
Khanna, November 7
A woman died and two other sustained injuries after being hit by a speeding mini bus that overturned near Ikolaha village near Khanna today morning.

Green veggies, nuts keep cancer at bay: Docs
Ludhiana, November 7
Oncologists deliberate on various aspects concerning cervical, ovarian and breast cancer in Ludhiana on Saturday. On the occasion of National Cancer Awareness Day today, a seminar on cancer awareness was organised yesterday by the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) at Ludhiana. Noted oncologist and executive chairman of the Cancer Council of India Dr Devinder Singh Sandhu delivered a talk on various aspects of cancer. Dr Sandhu said, “Cancer is preventable (to some extent) and treatable (to a large extent).

Oncologists deliberate on various aspects concerning cervical, ovarian and breast cancer in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Pensioners seek arrears from Jan ’06
Doraha, November 7
A meeting of the Government Pensioner’s Association of Payal sub-division was held under the presidentship of Tara Singh here today.

Mystery shrouds disappearance of trader
Rakesh Kumar Dhand Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 7
Mystery shrouds the disappearance of a local trader, who had gone missing three days ago. Members of his family suspect that he had committed suicide as his scooter was found near the bank of a nearby canal. Rakesh Kumar Dhand (40), a local trader dealing in electronic goods, disappeared under mysterious circumstances after he left his shop to collect payments from debtors on Wednesday morning.

Power Tariff Hike
Tandon assures industry of subsidy
Ludhiana, November 7
Senior BJP leader Balramji Dass Tandon has assured the industry of subsidising the burden of enhanced power tariff. This included the burden arising out of the application of enhanced tariff with retrospective effect from April 1.

BJP leader Balramji Dass Tandon addresses members of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Punjab) in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Of truffles and cakes
Ludhiana, November 7
With Christmas on its way, city women got a chance to learn truffles during a cake festival organised at a local outlet here today.

Sheller owners refuse to lift procured paddy
Mullanpur Dakha, November 7
It’s a pity that on one side the sheller owners and the procurement agencies are making hay while the sun shines on the issue of high moisture content in the paddy. Under the present climatic condition there is absolutely no chance of harvesting it at the moisture rate of 17 per cent.

151 units of blood donated
Khanna, November 7
Students donate blood at A.S. College, Khanna, on Saturday. Prof ID Verma memorial blood donation camp was held today at AS College wherein volunteers collected 51 units of blood. College principal RS Jhanji said NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and members of the service club of college organised the camp with the help of the Red Cross and Punjab National Bank. He said people should come forward to donate blood to save precious lives of people.

Students donate blood at A.S. College, Khanna, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools & Colleges
Jasneet crowned Miss Fresher
Ludhiana, November 7
Freshers party was organised at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan camp, here.

Pep up festivities with chocolate, wine
Ludhiana, November 7
Bring on the plum puddings, sparkling decorations and mouth watering treats, as the festive season is here! However, amidst all of this festivity there is always the onerous task of deciding what to take along for the host at Christmas lunch, or what gift to send out to business associates and well-wishers, or even what to serve to guests who drop by for a slice of your home-made plum cake.

Seminar on water conservation
Ludhiana, November 7
Rising Youth Organisation organised a seminar on water conservation and held a free medical check-up camp for students at Government School, Barewal, here today.

Footpaths: Rights panel seeks report from MC
Ludhiana, November 7
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has instructed the Ludhiana Municipal Commissioner to submit the report pertaining to the footpaths being used for installing billboards in time.

Rally against female foeticide
Ludhiana, November 7
To spread awareness on female foeticide and to educate people and make them aware of the importance of the girl child in today's world, a rally against female foeticide was taken out by students of Tagore Public School.

Progress of departments reviewed
Ludhiana, November 7
The fifth meeting under the Punjab Industrial Facilitation Act-2005 was held under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg here yesterday.

BSc nursing at Desh Bhagat colleges
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 7
Desh Bhagat College of Nursing has got a green signal from the Indian Council of Nursing to start BSc nursing from this academic year.

Promoting Punjabi
Ludhiana, November 7
Students from various districts of Punjab yesterday participated in literary writing and poetry recitation competitions in Punjabi at Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana.


Fake currency
Gang learned ‘tricks of trade’ in jail
Jagraon, November 7
The criminals are arrested and after a lengthy trial they are jailed. But what will happen to society if the criminal with a lesser gravity of crime is sent to the jail just for learning the tricks of committing grievous crime. Going by the facts revealed by the local police one will have to believe this story.

Cops in the dark as car stolen from Pakhowal road
Ludhiana, November 7
Due to the lack of coordination among the city police, a resident was made to run from pillar to post in order to take the possession of his car, which was stolen about two days ago from the Pakhowal road.

Heroin tops DRI’s seizure chart
Ludhiana, November 7
Deadly drug heroin topped the charts of the directorate of revenue intelligence (DRI) in terms of seizure during 2008-09. The DRI seized maximum amount of this opiate drug, leaving behind cocaine and opium with only one case each.

Armed clash between two groups at Hans Kalan
Jagraon, November 7
An armed clash took place at Hans Kalan near here yesterday. Opposite group was fired at another injuring one person on the spot. Rachpal Singh, who is being treated for gunshot wound, has accused the other group of assaulting him and his son in their house.

Contractor assaults Jagraon MC chief
Jagraon, November 7
A civil contractor allegedly assaulted the local municipal council president here yesterday.

22 power theft cases detected
Ludhiana, November 7
The operations wing of the Aggar Nagar division of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today conducted spot checking of electricity meters and electrical installations on around 250 premises of consumers in different parts of the city and its periphery, leading to the detection of 22 cases of power theft and two others of use of unauthorised load.

Youth killed in accident
Raikot, November 7
A youth was killed and his father injured when an unidentified three-wheeler hit the scooter they were riding here yesterday. The accident took place near the drain bridge adjoining the historical gurdwara of Sudhar village when the scooter (PB 10 AX 2638) they were riding was hit by the three-wheeler.

School Games
Harkirat, Ketki shot put champs
An athlete in action during the shot put event of the 56th Punjab School Games at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Ludhiana, November 7
Athletes from Amritsar and those from Sports Wing, Kairon, proved their mettle, winning most of the titles at stake on the third day of the 56th Punjab School Games at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today. Harkirat Kaur of Sports Wing and Ketki Sethi from Amritsar, who had bagged gold medals yesterday in discus throw, again stole the limelight as they won top honours in shot put event today.

An athlete in action during the shot put event of the 56th Punjab School Games at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Kabaddi cup on Nov 14
Khamano, November 7
The Shaheed Pandit Girdhari Lal Bhagi Sports Club, Papraudi, will organise an International Kabaddi Cup on November 14. Several top teams of kabaddi will take part in the tournament.




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