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IT dept raids garment units
12 establishments, 4 houses of Duke, Neva and Venus garments searched
Ludhiana, November 19
Sleuths of the Income Tax department today swooped down on the premises of leading garment manufacturers in the city. Raids were conducted at Duke Fashions Private Limited at the Jalandhar bypass, Neva Garments Limited at Hussainpura village and Venus Garments India Limited also at the Jalandhar bypass.

Bid to sell four-month-old boy foiled, 1 held
Ludhiana, November 19
Acting on a tipoff the police acted swiftly and thwarted an attempt by a woman reportedly running a prostitution racket to sell a four-month-old baby, who was born to an alleged prostitute, for Rs 8 lakh.The Khanna police nabbed the woman, Noor Jahan, a resident of Amloh, on a link road near Bullepur village by Khanna Police on November 16 after it received information about a “deal” she had struck for the innocent boy, who had no inkling he was being treated as a commodity. 



Are 3 year olds supposed to know all this?
Ludhiana, November 19
How many wings does an aeroplane have? What’s the colour of rabbit’s eyes? How is an aeroplane different from helicopter? Name the vegetables that grow under the ground?No, this is not a school quiz, but some of the questions that three-year-olds are mugging up these days.Parents are also getting nervous with admission to various city schools round the corner. Numerous play way school, too, are holding series of mock interviews to prepare their students for the forthcoming admissions to the bigger schools.

MC seals hospital’s office
Ludhiana, November 19
The house tax branch of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has sealed a local hospital after its authorities failed to pay Rs 21 lakh as house tax.A team of the house tax branch led by superintendents Neeraj Jain, Hardev Singh Sidhu, inspectors Gurdev Singh and Rajesh Pathak, respectively, sealed the building of Sigma Hospital at Gurdev Nagar for failing to pay house tax worth Rs 21.27 lakh.

Detonation Drive
Give in writing, stay put
Ludhiana, November 19
Facing a tough time after irate elderly residents of Kalewal and Haider Nagar villages refused to leave their houses this morning, the police asked them for an undertaking that the latter would be responsible in case of any mishap.


Small is BIG
Ten-year-old Ludhiana girl Zoya Verma is all set for a Bollywood role as Ranbir Kapoor’s niece
With her charisma, looks, confidence, and a formidable offer to back it up, Ludhiana girl Zoya Verma is all set to sizzle on the silver screen. The 10-year-old girl has bagged a role in Imtiaz Ali directed Rockstar, wherein she plays the little niece of Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.

Shakespeare as option
Students of MA-II English of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College protest against the college authorities in Ludhiana on Friday. Students go on strike
Ludhiana, November 19
Students of MA IInd year (English) of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College today went on strike against their college management, principal and the English department for failing to introduce the new option of “Shakespeare.”

Students of MA-II English of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College protest against the college authorities in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Healthy hearts, tapping feet
Congenital diseases treated, kids showcase talent
Ludhiana, November 19
Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla today interacted with children who had been surgically treated for congenital heart diseases.Participating in the function ‘Heart of a Champion’ at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here, she released an educative and informative brochure on heart diseases.


A model prevents herself from falling on the ramp at a fashion show organised during the “Dream Weddings” exhibition in Ludhiana on Friday.
A model prevents herself from falling on the ramp at a fashion show organised during the “Dream Weddings” exhibition in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Slow Doggie Lane gets stick
Municipal corporation to explore other options
Ludhiana, November 19
Slow pace of sterilisation of stray dogs is staring in the face of Doggie Lane, the company entrusted with the task, as only 1,000 dogs have been sterilised against the target of 5,000.

From Schools
Zest Fest
Ludhiana: Three-day youth festival “Zest Fest” was held at BCM, Dugri, from November 16 to 18. It was an inter-house event divided in three different categories. Various on-stage and off-stage events were arranged for the three categories. 

From Colleges
Ludhiana: With a view to giving exposure in the field of TV journalism, an extension lecture on “Documentary Film-Making” was organised at the college auditorium.

Catching Stray Animals
Activists corner staff for being cruel
Ludhiana, November 19
The drive to catch stray animals landed in rough weather again today after animal rights activists lodged a complaint with the MC Commissioner over the cruelty involved in the catching of animals.

Sewerage board officials to face action for stalling projects
BJP councillors take up issue with Kalia
Ludhiana, November 19
Officials of the Punjab Water Supply Sewerage Board (PWSSB) are likely to be in for trouble after the municipal corporation forwards a list of development projects delayed by the board to state local bodies minister Manoranjan Kalia.

Some generators that have not been removed during the anti-encroachment drive at Transport Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday. Anti-encroachment drive ‘selective’
Ludhiana, November 19
After pressure from social activists, the municipal corporation (MC) finally started a drive to raze permanent encroachments in the Transport Nagar locality, but action against widespread temporary encroachments was still awaited.

Some generators that have not been removed during the anti-encroachment drive at Transport Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

No end to child labour
Ludhiana, November 19
The labour department’s campaign to put an end to child labour seems to have gone up in smoke.A large number of children can be seen working on roadside dhabas, mechanic shops, tea stalls and industrial units.

Hospital staff not paid minimum wages
Ludhiana, November 19
In complete disregard of labour laws, the administration of the city’s ESIC Model Hospital is not paying the prescribed daily wages to members of the housekeeping staff, currently numbering almost 50. A contractor selected by hospital officials has employed the staff, which is working in different shifts.

Jannatpreet strikes a pose. Big break on small screen
Ludhiana, November 19
Local prodigy Jannatpreet will soon be seen on Discovery and National Geographic channels. After her stint in Hollywood and Bollywood, Jannat’s new project for the two channels has really excited the 12-year-old, who is eagerly waiting for her work to appear on the small screen.

Jannatpreet strikes a pose. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Three held on theft charge
Ludhiana, November 19
With the arrest of three persons, the city police claims to have busted a gang of nickel thieves, planning a theft at a cycle parts unit in the Transport Nagar.They were nabbed from an eatery late last night. The thieves had struck repeated in the area. The accused were today produced in court, which sent them to police remand.

Players to face ban for playing in PPL
Ludhiana, November 19
In a major setback to players participating in the much-hyped Punjab Primer League (PPL), Punjab Cricket Association secretary MP Pandove has announced to ban those who playing in the rebel twenty-20 tournament.




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