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SMOs go soft on quacks
Ludhiana, November 19
In defiance of the Punjab and Haryana High Court orders, senior medical officers (SMOs) in the district have failed to register cases against quacks.

Bikers gang nabbed
4 held for killing and snatching, one at large
Ludhiana, November 19
Hooked to English liquor and drugs, five unemployed school dropouts found migrants an easy target. These youths, four of them are in the police net, did not hesitate to kill migrants for money.
Gang members in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. Gang members in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


A portion of a shop being demolished in Ludhiana on Thursday. 300 encroachments cleared
Ludhiana, November 19
The MC removed around 300 encroachments in B-zone here today. The MC squad undertook the drive from Baba Than Singh Chowk to Samrala Chowk and later towards Jamalpur. Both temporary and permanent encroachments were removed during the day-long drive. The MC officials had divided themselves in various teams for undertaking the work.

A portion of a shop being demolished in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Anti-encroachment drive continues despite pressure
Ludhiana, November 19
Refusing to buckle under political pressure, municipal corporation officials are going forward with a major crackdown on encroachments in the city, which was launched to following the Punjab & Haryana High Courtís directions.

Mall Road MCís next target?
Ludhiana, November 19
The Mall Road area, with rampant building bylaws violations, seems to be the next target of the MCís demolition drive.

CMCH doctor has swine flu
ludhiana, November 19
A doctor at the CMCH tested positive for swine flu here today. He had gone to Bangalore to attend a conference on November 11 and was down with high fever soon after.

Employees wait for their turn to cast their vote at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Heavy turnout for PAU poll
Ludhiana, November 19
Hundreds of non-teaching employees of the PAU cast their votes here today. Employees working in various departments reached the venue early to cast their votes. Polling was held from 9 am to 4.30 pm. VK Dutta, chairman of the election committee, said 93.4 per cent employees had exercised their franchise.

Employees wait for their turn to cast their vote at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Woman, son-in-law run over by train
Khanna, November 19
Two persons lost their lives and one was seriously injured in separate mishaps that took place near the railway station here today.


Sacrilegious Remarks
Akal Takht ex-head priestís effigy burnt
SSF activists burn an effigy of former head priest of Akal Takht Darshan Singh in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, November 19
Peeved at certain objectionable remarks made against Guru Gobind Singh by former head priest of Akal Takht Darshan Singh during his recent visit to the USA, activists of the Sikh Students Federation-Mehta (SSF) today blocked traffic at the Jagraon bridge and burnt his effigy.

SSF activists burn an effigy of former head priest of Akal Takht Darshan Singh in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Gurdwara CECís resignation
Ramoowalia bats for Justice Verma
Ludhiana, November 19
Lok Bhalai Party president BS Ramoowalia has urged Home Minister P Chidambaram not to accept the resignation of Gurdwara Chief Election Commissioner Justice JC Verma.

Indira remembered on birth anniversary
Ludhiana, November 19
The District Congress Committee-Urban (DCC) and the District Youth Congress (DYC) jointly celebrated the 92nd anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at Congress Bhawan here today.

Lalheri Road
Work on flyover to begin soon: SDM
Khanna, November 19
The construction work on the Lalheri Road flyover will begin soon as all technical modalities for the purpose have nearly been completed.

Bank highlights MSME schemes
Ludhiana, November 19
An interactive session with clients of the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) sector was organised by the PNB here today. The meeting was attended by around 100 existing as well as prospective clients of the bank. Deputy general manager, Ludhiana circle, GS Chauhan, AGM JK Gupta, AGM CL Mahajan and other staff members of the bank attended the meeting.

Dharna by safai workers
Ludhiana, November 19
Members of the Bhartiya Valmiki Sewa Dal today held a protest over municipal corporationís failure to fulfil the demands of safai karamcharis.

National highways or booze palaces?
A liquor vend by the national highway at Mullanpur.Jagraon, November 19
The anti-encroachment drive on the Ferozepore road, Ludhiana, has been appreciated by residents of Ludhiana as well as others. Recently, a massive demolition drive had been carried out on both sides of the national highway from Bharat Nagar Chowk to the octroi post on the Ferozepore road.

A liquor vend by the national highway at Mullanpur. Photo by writer

11 overloaded trucks impounded
Ludhiana, November 19
The city traffic police impounded 11 rice husk trucks for violating traffic rules as part of a drive against the plying of overloaded vehicles here today.

Epilepsy is history for them
Ludhiana, November 19
Having been cured of epilepsy following surgery at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here, Harpreet (19) and Sukhjinder (15) beamed with joy as they narrated their journey from pain to pleasure on the International Epilepsy Day today.

Ex-sarpanch smells a rat in society poll
Raikot, November 19
Eight members of the co-operative agricultural society of Tugal village have been declared elected unopposed.

From Schools
Students donate for underprivileged kids
Ludhiana, November 19
Students of Ram Lal Bhasin Public School have donated for the underprivileged children through the Smile Foundation.


Elderly woman robbed in house
Khanna, November 19
An 80-year-old woman was beaten up and robbed by unidentified assailants at home in the densely populated Narottam Nagar locality here this afternoon.

One held with 3 kg hashish
Jagraon, November 19
The Jagraon police today nabbed a man on the outskirts of Jagraon and seized 3 kg of hashish from his possession.

Cricket meet from Nov 23
Ludhiana, November 19
The Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex (Central Zone) Cricket Tournament (boys u-19) will be organised at MGM Public School, Dugri, from November 23 to 27 here, according to school principal Nilambra Sharma.

BVM judokas win 3 bronze medals
Ludhiana, November 19
Judokas of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar branch, Ludhiana, won three bronze medals in the Punjab State Schools Judo Championship held at Jalandhar from November 16 to 19.

Sports meet for tiny tots
Ludhiana, November 19
A large number of tiny tots took part in various fun games on the opening day of the 25th annual sports meet at Nankana Sahib Public School Gill Park, here today.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 19
Trials to select the Punjab T20 squad (u-13) will be held at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, near Daresi ground, on November 21 from 3.30 pm.




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