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Rift makes CM cancel visit
Ludhiana, November 30
Differences among SAD leaders forced Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to cancel the meeting of the district grievances committee, to be held here tomorrow.

Councillor assaulted, two held
Ludhiana, November 30
SAD councillor Tarsem Singh Bhinder and his friend were assaulted by eight persons while they were returning from a wedding last night.
Councillor Tarsem Singh Bhinder who was allegedly beaten up in Ludhiana on Sunday. Councillor Tarsem Singh Bhinder who was allegedly beaten up in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Gas distributors defy IOC circular
Force customers to buy miscellaneous items with new connection
Ludhiana, November 30
The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) may have issued a circular to gas agencies not to force customers to buy additional products with new gas connection, but the malpractice goes unabated in the city.

Man, grandson run over by bus
Raikot, November 30
An overspeeding Orbit bus mowed down two persons at the Jalaldiwal bus stop on the Raikot-Barnala road here today. The deceased have been identified as Chand Singh (65) and his grandson Gurdeep Singh, a resident of Jalaldiwal village.

Buses hit stationary tanker, no one hurt
Doraha, November 30
Two buses, one of the Punjab Roadways and the other of the Khatra bus service, hit a stationary tanker on the national highway here this afternoon.

270 more encroachments removed
Ludhiana, November 30
Continuing with its anti-encroachment drive, the MC today removed around 270 encroachments in the form of extended stairs, footpaths, etc. in the old city area.

A demolition drive in progress at Ludhiana on Mondaya shopkeeper rests on what remains of his shop.
A demolition drive in progress at Ludhiana on Monday; and (right) a shopkeeper rests on what remains of his shop. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

CMCH doctor down with swine flu
Ludhiana, November 30
A doctor at the CMCH has tested positive for swine flu and was admitted to the isolation ward yesterday.

Sarpanch suspended for fake caste certificate
Jagraon, November 30
The sarpanch of nearby Chakar village has been suspended for tampering with the caste certificate on the basis of which he contested and won the election.

Cops get tough with drug peddlers
Ludhiana, November 30
After facing criticism from the public for its failure to curb the crime rate, it seems the Ludhiana police has finally woken up from slumber and its target are drug peddlers.


Pay Scales
PAU employees’ protest enters Day 5
Punjab Agricultural University employees protest against the non-implementation of revised pay scales in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, November 30
The Punjab Agricultural University employees’ protest against the non-implementation of revised scales entered the fifth day today.

Punjab Agricultural University employees protest against the non-implementation of revised pay scales in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

CICU workshop on IPRs
Ludhiana, November 30
Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings in association with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh conducted a one day workshop on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)for MSMEs at CICU Complex yesterday.

Performance of banks reviewed
Ludhiana, November 30
A meeting was held at the Bachat Bhavan here today to review the performance of banks in the district for the half-year period ended September, 2009.

Students perform during their annual day at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana.From Schools & Colleges
Trends in IT discussed
Ludhiana, November 30
The Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), organised a workshop on “Latest Trends in Information Technologies” for MCA students.

Students perform during their annual day at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Dr Aulakh awarded for research
Ludhiana, November 30
Dean, College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University Dr Milkha Singh Aulakh has been chosen for the first FAI Golden Jubilee Award for excellence in research 2009 by the Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) - a body responsible for the promotion of fertilisers production and consumption in India.

Expert from Netherlands at vet varsity
Ludhiana, November 30
Senior expert from Netherlands Dr Anne-Marie Reinders, DVM, imparted a two-week training on veterinary echocardiography and abdominal ultrasonography at the department of veterinary surgery and radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana.

284 examined at medical camp
Jagraon, November 30
The Citizen Welfare Council, Jagraon, in collaboration with Meenakashi Speech and Hearing clinics yesterday conducted a free medical camp for the patients having ailment of nose and ears, besides treating deaf and dumb patients free of cost.

Ayurveda camp at college
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 30
Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a six-day medical education programme for ayurvedic medical practitioners sponsored by Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth and department of ayurveda, yoga, unani, sidha and homeopathy, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi.

2 IAF men hurt in training
Jagraon, November 30
Two Air Force personnel of the Halwara base are reported to have been injured seriously when they were hit by splinters of bombs fired during training. Training in firing for personnel of the armed forces at the SK Ranges near Tihara village was a routine activity.


22 booked for encroaching land 
Jagraon, November 30
As many as 22 persons of Bhundri village has been booked by the Sidhwan Bet police for encroaching about 30 acre of village land.

Missing wife of businessman found dead
Machhiwara, November 30
The missing wife (Shivani Bansal) of a Bhadson-based businessman was found dead this morning near Samrala.

2 arrested with stolen bike
Khanna, November 30
The Khanna police has arrested two alleged thieves and impounded a stolen bike. They were identified as Manpreet Singh and Harpreet Singh of Ghaloti village.

Burj Littan lad to represent Punjab
Raikot, November 30
The student of Government Primary School of Burj Littan village here is selected to represent Punjab in wrestling. Mandeep Singh will be representing the state in 25 kg category.

Degra suggests natural diet for bodybuilders
Ludhiana, November 30
Body builder and Mr Universe-1988, Prem Chand Degra, today asked the aspiring bodybuilders to depend on natural diet rather than packaged supplements if they wanted long-term gains in the field.




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