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Lovelorn teacher stabs student
Ludhiana, November 2
Dragging the noble profession of teaching into the dingy lanes of lust and earning a bad name for it, a teacher stabbed his student when the latter refused to marry him here today.

Another sweetmeat shop raided
Ludhiana, November 2
A team of health officials seized 28 cans of frozen “bauli” (colostrum of buffalo) during a raid at a sweetmeat outlet owned by Jhallian di dairy in Chaura Bazaar.

Cracker sellers rue bleak Diwali
Ludhiana, November 2
This Diwali has failed to bring happiness on the faces of wholesale and retail dealers of crackers in the city.




It’s Raining Gifts

This is what these two persons with a gift in their hand seem to be asking over the phone.
Are You In? This is what these two persons with a gift in their hand seem to be asking over the phone. Photos: Inderjeet Verma
Two others with gifts walk towards the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana.
Are You In? Two others with gifts walk towards the Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Staged robberies leave cops on edge
Ludhiana, November 2
After gaining notoriety for filing false dowry complaints, city residents are now concocting fake robbery stories, giving a tough time to the police that is grappling with several such cases.

Clean within, filthy outside
Residents dump garbage on roads
Ludhiana, November 2
Residents of the city always celebrate the festival of lights with gusto and religious fervour. Prior to Diwali, a cleanliness drive begins at homes, shops and business establishments, as it is believed that goddess Lakshmi showers blessings on those who kept their homes neat.

Dy(e)ing agony for residents
Ludhiana, November 2
An industrial unit on the GT Road has become a serious threat to residents living nearby as it is discharging acidic water on a 200-yard stretch.


Designer clutches, rage this Diwali
Ludhiana, November 2
Clutches in diefferent designer shapes. Clutches in the shape of a peacock, cup cake, birdcage, camel or turtle embossed with Swarovski crystals are here to give that “royal touch” to your persona this Diwali. Not only because these signature pieces are imprinted with gemstones but also because these handbags and minaudičres (small ornamental case for cosmetics, jewelry, or personal items) by Judith Leiber are carried by celebrities and royalty.
Clutches in diefferent designer shapes. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tax on car freebies to dampen Diwali sales
Ludhiana, November 2
With free offers such as extended warranty and free maintenance and service thrown in with new vehicles now being taxed, pushing their prices higher, car sales will be affected during the festive season.

Delay in sowing of wheat worries farmers
Mandi Ahmedgarh,November 2
Slow pace of procurement and lifting of paddy in grain markets seems to have affected the wheat-sowing circle in this area. While a large number of farmers are waiting for clearance of heaps brought by them in mandis, others have staggered their schedule to harvest the crop standing in fields.

Bollywood hijacking Punjabi language: Harbhajan
Ludhiana, November 2
“Rajj rajj laad ladaya tenu, loriyan naal khidaya tenu, bhul gaya mera pyar ve, main teri maa di boli aan.” Eyes turned misty, voices got choked, souls were stirred and emotions welled up in every heart as Harbhajan Mann doled out this soulful melody here today.

35 girls get diploma in sewing
Mandi Ahmedgarh,November 2
The PSB Rural Self Employment Training Institute, Ludhiana, has trained at least 35 girls from various villages of the Dehlon block to earn their livelihood by sewing and sticking clothes. The trainees were awarded diplomas on completion of the six-week training camp that ended at Pandher Kheri village.

From Schools
Diwali celebrations
Students dressed in scary costumes take part in a Halloween party at GMT Public School in Ludhiana. Diwali was celebrated at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, with pomp and show here on Tuesday. Tiny tots came dressed as Lord Ram, Bharat, Hanuman, Sita, Shatrughan, Lakshman, Urmila, etc.

Gonna Get You!: Students dressed in scary costumes take part in a Halloween party at GMT Public School in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From Colleges
Diwali fair
The campus of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, dazzled with colours amid Diwali celebrations on Tuesday. Organised by the fine arts department of the college, the event was inaugurated by entrepreneur Achint Sandhu and college principal Dr Varinder Kaur Thind.

Manpreet issue is political, says Chautala
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 2
Separating the tussle between Sukhbir Badal and his estranged cousin Manpreet Badal from the family affairs of their clan, former Haryana Chief Minister and INLD president Om Prakash Chautala today said it was purely a political matter and the Chautala family would play an important role in solving the crisis.

Land acquisition for link road
Withdraw notification, BKU urges govt
Bharti Kisan Union president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal (right) addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, November 2
The recent notification issued by the state government on acquiring around 150 acres of fertile land in Gill village, near here, has not gone down well with the Bharti Kisan Union, Punjab.

Bharti Kisan Union president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal (right) addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ex-minister cries foul over sewerage scheme
Phillaur, November 2
Criticising the announcement of the local administration to lay sewerage in Goraya by spending Rs 26 crore, former minister from Phillaur Assembly constituency Santokh Singh Chaudhary has claimed that the scheme was announced and launched by the previous Congress government and only Rs 11 crore was to be spent on it.

Local bodies dept to be linked online: Kalia
Phillaur, November 2
The Punjab government will soon computerise the local bodies department to facilitate people.

Raising awareness on stroke
Ludhiana, November 2
The stroke unit of the Christian Medical College (CMC) along with the World Stroke Organisation (WSO) has called for an urgent and immediate action in the global fight against stroke by launching the “One in Six” campaign to commemorate the World Stroke Day, which was observed on October 29.

March to expose govt’s ‘misrule’
Ludhiana, November 2
While the Punjab Youth Congress launched a statewide “pad yatra” from Mohali yesterday, the district unit of the party started its series of “Nav inquilab pad yatra” here today.


No trace of undertrial
Khanna November 2
An undertrial, Chander Shekhar, who escaped from police custody yesterday, was yet to be traced, said DP Singh, SSP, Khanna.

Tarlochan Singh adjudged best athlete
Mandi Gobindgarh,November 2
Tarlochan Singh was adjudged the best athlete in the U-19 category during the annual athletics meet of SNAS Senior Secondary School.




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