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Loan from HUDCO
MC willing to ‘surrender’ Rs 200-cr property

Ludhiana, November 24
Following in the footsteps of the SAD-BJP government of mortgaging and selling property for undertaking development works, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is ready to “surrender” its property worth crores to take Rs 200 crore loan from HUDCO.

Rising Prices
Paying guests feel the heat
Ludhiana, November 24
Inflation has adversely hit paying guests living in the city as facilities offered to them in their “home-away-from-home” have suffered a major setback in the wake of rising prices.

26/11: Cops on alert 
Ludhiana, November 24
As the first anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks is approaching, the city police is gearing itself up to prevent any untoward incidents, learning from the past experiences.


Potable Water: MC, health dept at loggerheads
Ludhiana, November 24
Once again the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the Health Department are at loggerheads over the issue of potable water. This time it’s before the National Human Right Commission (NHRC).

Wedding Season
Rates of poultry products skyrocket
Ludhiana, November 24
Due to increase in demand and ongoing wedding season, the rates of non-vegetarian products like eggs, chicken, mutton and fish have increased up to 20 per cent in the past one month. The experts in the field said every year during this time, rates were generally increased but this season, the hike was more as compared to the previous years.

Man posing as I-T officer nabbed
Ludhiana, November 24
The city police said it had arrested a man masquerading to be an income tax department official who had attempted to dupe a hosiery trader here today. The man, identified as Sanjeev Aggarwal, a resident of division no 3 area, who claimed to be a senior auditor-investigations of the IT department, was nabbed following a complaint by the trader, Attar Singh.


Pay Scales
PAU staff to intensify protest
Ludhiana, November 24
Employees of Punjab Agricultural University have threatened to begin a massive protest in case the authorities fail to pay salaries as per the revised pay scales.

Workshop for MEd students
Sahnewal, November 24
A one-day workshop was organised at BCM College of Education, Ludhiana, recently.Dr Kuldip Puri, Reader, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the resource person.

Food processing can increase income of farmers: Expert
Ludhiana, November 24
Farmers can increase their income many times by adding value through processing of food, Dr SK Nanda, project coordinator (PHT), Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) said at the inaugural function of training on "Post Harvest Technology for Rural Catchments" for farmers. The function was sponsored by the Agricultural Technology Management Association (ATMA), Taran Taran.

Placement drive at RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 24
True to its tradition, RIMT continues to live to its reputation of being the ideal place to learn and grow. Once again RIMT was in the thick of activities as BTES visited its campus at Mandi Gobindgarh for conducting the interviews for final placements of MCA students.

Martyrdom day observed
Ludhiana, November 24
Marking Guru Teg Bahadur martyrdom day, religious functions were held in all gurdwaras of the city.Shabad kirtan was held in all city gurdwaras to mark the day.

Garbage, encroachments greet visitors to RMS office
Heaps of garbage and encroachments at the entry point to the RMS building.Ludhiana, November 24
People visiting the Railway Mail Service (RMS) office at the railway station in the city are greeted to encroachments at the entry point, haphazardly parked vehicles causing obstruction, heaps of garbage and unbearable stink.

Heaps of garbage and encroachments at the entry point to the RMS building.Photos: Inderjit Verma

Banker gets Chevron Award
Ludhiana, November 24
Indian-origin Hargobind Mahindra, a masters in business administration and farm scientist, who got an attracted job in a coveted bank of New Zealand, has been awarded the Chevron Award in a glittering function held at Gold Coast in Australia.

Youth killed as tractor falls into bore well
Jagraon, November 24
One person was killed after a tractor he was driving fell into a bore well here last evening.The deceased has been identified as Gursharan Singh (25) of Braich village. He was working in his fields when he lost control over the tractor and it fell into the bore well dug in the fields.

Singla is Cong’ s urban cell Chief
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 24
President of the state unit of the Youth Congress and Lok Sabha member Ravneet Singh Bittu appointed Mittul Singla as the state president of the Urban Development Cell of the youth wing.

71-yr-old PhD recipient dead 
Gurcharan Singh MuhayLudhiana, November 24
A few days after receiving a PhD degree at the age of 71, Gurcharan Singh Muhay breathed his last after a brief illness.His last rites were performed today at the Model Town Extension crematorium. Only this month, Muhay had received his PhD degree from Guru Nanak Dev University. In spite of his poor health, Muhay went to Amritsar to receive the degree.
Gurcharan Singh Muhay

A writer with true grit
Ludhiana, November 24
Only few days after receiving the PhD degree at the age of 71, writer and journalist Gurcharan Singh Muhay breathed his last here last night at a hospital here after his condition deteriorated following a prolonged illness. He was cremated today and his funeral was attended by people from all walks of life.

Jagraon, November 24
Dr Rakesh Garg has become the president of the Punjab chapter of IAP Intensive Care. Dr Sukhmeet Singh of Ludhiana has been appointed its vice-president while Dr Harinder Singh will be the secretary and Dr Deepak Bhatt the cashier. — OC

Mandi Gobindgarh: The department of computer science and engineering, RIMT-IET, organised a workshop on ethical hacking and , network security. Lectures were delivered by expert professionals on network security, hacking and web-based technologies during the workshop. — OC



Man run over by Sumo
Raikot, November 24
A man was killed last evening when a Sumo jeep ran over him. The deceased was identified as Karamchand Gupta, president of the management committee of local Sarv Hitkari School, had come from Ludhiana along with his wife Parveen Gupta to attend a marriage at Mehak Resorts here.

Psychotropic medicines seized, 1 held
Jagraon, November 24
Jinderpal Singh of Heran village was arrested while he was on his way to sell psychotropic medicines to addicts. In charge of the Hathoor police post and his counterpart in the Chowkiman police post arrested the accused after intercepting his car (PB 10 BB 8005) at a naka laid on the drain bridge of the Kular village.

One booked for abetting suicide 
Mullanpur Dakha, November 24
A man has been booked for abetting his wife to commit suicide. The woman, later, died of burn injuries. Darshan Singh, the accused, a resident of Baddowal village, is an auto-rickshaw driver by profession. After being disowned by the family he had started living in a rented accommodation at Birmi village with Manjit Kaur, alias Rani, the victim, for the past two months.

A gymnast shows her skills on a balancing bar on the second day of the Women Sports Festival in Ludhiana.
A gymnast shows her skills on a balancing bar on the second day of the Women Sports Festival in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Punjab Games for Women
Gurdaspur gymnasts hog limelight
Ludhiana, November 24
Gurdaspur gymnasts stole the show and bagged gold by winning the team championship pocketing 213.95 points in the Punjab State Games for Women held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. Patiala won the silver medal by getting 191.90 points whereas Amritsar got the bronze medal with 156.05 points.

New sports policy soon: Sukhbir Badal
Sportspersons excelling in Olympics to get Rs 2 cr prize money
Ludhiana, November 24
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said yesterday that the state would implement it new sports policy by next month after incorporating the mandatory suggestions of the experts.

Tribune Impact
500 beddings arranged for players
Ludhiana, November 24
The sports department swung into action following a report of poor bedding arrangements provided to the players participating in the Women Sport Festival being organised at Guru Nanak Stadium and Punjab Agriculture University (PAU).




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