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Celebratory shot claims life
Ludhiana, November 21
Too elated at the arrival of holy book of Guru Granth Sahib in his house on the occasion of Gurpurb, an octogenarian, Tara Singh (86), fired celebratory shots in the air, which resulted in the death of a 50-year-old man during the wee hours near Midi City Hospital at the Ferozepore road here today.

Diagnostic tests a money spinner for pvt labs
Ludhiana, November 21
Despite the observations of a recent World Health Organization report that obviated the need for 85 percent of patients coming to hospital OPDS to undergo diagnostic tests and investigations, the private health sector is thriving on these tests, deepening the financial burden on middle income groups.


A grieving Madana Begam, mother of 2-yr-old Mohd Rehman (inset) Road mishaps claim 2 lives

Ludhiana, November 21
While residents here were paying homage to the accident victims on the occasion of World Day of Remembrance for Road Accident Victims, two deaths on road were reported from different parts of the city.Two-year-old Mohd Rehman was crushed to death by an overloaded tractor trolley near Partap Singh Wala.

A grieving Madana Begam, mother of 2-yr-old Mohd Rehman (inset)

Spiralling onion prices bring tears
Ludhiana, November 21
Prices of onions have gone through the roof, touching Rs 40 per kilogram, burning a big hole in the pockets of city residents for whom the much in demand bulbous plant now appears to be going out of reach. Vegetable wholesalers and vendors maintain the prices have soared due to reduced supplies in recent weeks from other states.

guiding Lights

A girl celebrates Gurpurb by lighting candles inside Dukh Nivaran Sahib Gurdwara in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Gurpurb celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, November 21
Gurpurb- Guru Nanak Dev's birthday was celebrated with fervour in the city today.All gurdwaras were decorated to mark the occasion. Preachings of Guru Nanak Dev were highlighted in gurdwaras. In all major gurdwaras shabad-kirtan were recited by leading ragi-jathas.Besides, “Guru ka langar” was served to the devotees, including small children, young and old people.Devotees thronged gurudwaras and took part in celebrations.

A girl celebrates Gurpurb by lighting candles inside Dukh Nivaran Sahib Gurdwara in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Emphasis on promoting Punjabi literature
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Students perform during the annual day of Sita Grammar School at Malerkotla near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Acknowledging the role played by private institutes in sharing government’s responsibility of promoting art and culture besides strengthening education system, Padma Shree Dalip Kaur Tiwana urged office-bearers of committees running private institutes to supplement their endeavour to encourage Punjabi literature.

Students perform during the annual day of Sita Grammar School at Malerkotla near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

‘Eve teasing’ continues to haunt college girls
Ludhiana, November 21
Even though interaction between the sexes has become more open with social mores changing fast, the phenomenon of “eve teasing” (harassment of women) continues to be a regular occurrence outside girls' colleges.Many boys, especially college and school students, do not miss any opportunity to go on the "geri route" outside women’s colleges and pass indecent remarks at the girls at times. Though no major complaints of “eve-teasing” have been lodged by girls to college officials, the latter find themselves in an embarrassing situation due to the indecorous behaviour of boys.

From Schools
Prize distribution
LUDHIANA : Annual prize distribution function and cultural programme was held on the premises of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, GT road, Jalandhar bypass, here today. Hira Singh Gabria, Cabinet Minister, Punjab, was the chief guest. Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal, IAS, ADC (D) was the guest of honour. Students of junior and senior wing presented colourful and mesmerising performance through songs, skits and folk dances, which enthralled the audience. Art competition at Alpine International Bhavna from Alpine International School scripted victory in the U-14 category during the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex (West Zone) art contest organised by Alpine International School. Nearly 120 students from 13 schools participated in the contest. Aishwarya won the art competition in the U-16 age category. Mehak from DAV Public School won first prize in U-19 category.

PU Senate Bypoll
Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu being honoured after winning the Panjab University Senate byelection. Doraha principal wins by 15 votes
Doraha, November 21
Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu, principal of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, won the byelection to the Panjab University Senate by defeating his opponent by 41-26. He won the election by beating his rival, Preet Mohinder Singh, principal of BAM Khalsa College, Garhshankar, by 15 votes.

Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu being honoured after winning the Panjab University Senate byelection. Photo by the writer

Tributes paid to traffic victims
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 21
RIMT Institutes, Mandi Gobindgarh, observed United Nation World Day of Remembrance to recall the memory of road traffic victims.Every year hundreds of commuters and pedestrians die in road accident either due to their ignorance about traffic rules or due to rash driving and many precious lives are lost due to lack of awareness about safety norms.

Trade Fair in Delhi
stall pulls crowd
Ludhiana, November 21
The stall of the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, is witnessing a huge turn out of visitors at the India International Trade Fair (IITF) going on at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.

Stress on need for organ donation
Ludhiana, November 21
The World Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation was celebrated today by the Gift of Life & Organ Donation Awareness Society (GLODAS) and Dyanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, at KVM School, Civil lines, Ludhiana.

Artistes from Uttaranchal perform in Ludhiana.
Artistes from Uttaranchal perform in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Awareness drive conducted
Ludhiana, November 21
To mark the World Day of Remembrance for Road Accident Victims, the city police conducted an awareness drive here this morning.The drive, consisting of schoolchildren and cops, commenced from Guru Nanak Stadium and visited Fountain Chowk, Ghumar Mandi, Bhai Balal Chowk and Prof Mohan Singh Chowk. The students were holding placards, spreading the message of traffic awareness. ADCP Traffic Sajjan Singh Cheema, who was the chief guest on the occasion, thanked the children for making the awareness drive a success.

Development of Villages
NRIs want to contribute directly
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Accusing politicians of exploiting massive contributions made by Punjabis settled abroad for harnessing political advantages, NRIs from the region have urged their associates to undertake development of their native villages directly instead of wasting their hard-earned money by giving funds to political parties.

Paying price for development projects
A woman tries to stop a child from sobbing as they quickly leave the tension-gripped Moti Nagar area in Ludhiana. Traffic situation in the city is going from bad to worse with each passing day and with authorities closing their eyes to the woes of people. Flow of traffic is especially bad in those areas where works for relaying, repair or widening of roads are being carried out or a flyover is under construction.

A woman tries to stop a child from sobbing as they quickly leave the tension-gripped Moti Nagar area in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahhjan

Auditions for comedy film
Ludhiana, November 21
Jaspal Bhatti yesterday took auditions of a few city kids for his forthcoming comedy film.The title of the film will be disclosed within few days, he said.Stress, these days, has become an integral part of our life.

Padyatra to reach out to masses
Ludhiana, November 21
The padyatra (foot march) being taken out by District Youth Congress (DYC) in each block of the city aims at reaching out to the masses, DYC president Dimple Rana said this while addressing party workers at block no. 11here today.

Girls watch movies with a cause
Ludhiana, November 21
Students of the Government College for Women were shown two heart-rending movies. Both films-“Gudiya” and “Seen through unseen”- screened by Dr Indu Singh from Chandigarh left an impact on the minds of young girls. Most of them felt that the disability could never be a problem if the willpower to “live life with grace and dignity” was strong.

Stress on affordable treatment for poor
Ludhiana, November 21
A new dental wing with four state-of-the-art machines was inaugurated by Commissioner of Municipal Corporation AK Sinha at Soni Dental Hospital and Implant Centre on Pakhowal Road, Lalton, here today.

Bairagi community seeks political representation
Ludhiana, November 21
Bairagi Mahamandal, Punjab, today mulled seeking political representation in the state by staking its claim with major political parties in the next assembly elections.The state committee of the body, which met here under the presidentship of Hari Das Bawa, termed it unfortunate that even though the Bairagi community had a significant presence, with over 15 lakh population and around 7 lakh votes in Punjab, no political party had ever given representation to the community.

PAU offers training in queen bee rearing
Ludhiana, November 21
The PAU’s department of entomology will organise an advance training on techniques of mass queen bee rearing and production of bee products for progressive beekeepers from November 29 to December 1. Programme director Dr AK Dhawan said 40 progressive beekeepers would be enrolled for the training, which would be held in the multi-media laboratory of the department.

Revision of voters’ lists
Women officers a harried lot
Doraha, November 21
As the Election Commission (EC) of India has initiated a move for the revision of voters’ lists through a special drive, women employees deployed as booth level officers (BLO) have become a harried lot simply because they have been asked to move from door-to-door in the wards assigned to them, from November 14th to 27th.

BSNL JTO assaulted
Ludhiana, November 21
A junior telecom officer (JTO) of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) was assaulted by a few persons in Azad Nagar near Dhuri Line on Friday evening.The victim, identified as Pawan Kumar, had gone to inspect a mobile tower installed in a house. There he entered into an argument with owners of the house, following which they attacked him with iron rods.

Expert discusses water crisis
Doraha, November 21
Prof Amrik Singh Ahluwalia from Panjab University, Chandigarh, today shared his views on the topic, “Water- The elixir of life” with participants of the refresher course on environmental studies organised at Academic Staff College, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Mushaira enthrals audience
Ludhiana, November 21
Poets from various districts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand participated in a mushaira organised by the Navrang Literacy Society last night at Punjabi Bhawan, Ludhiana.

Science exhibition
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 21
A science-cum-arts exhibition was organised by young students of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh.RIMT Engineering College principal, Dr Harsh Sadawarti was the chief guest. He stressed on the need of such exhibitions in educational institutions to inculcate the interest of youngsters in science, which is necessary to take the country ahead in this global competition area.

State-level games from December 4
Ludhiana, November 21
Competitions in 10 sports disciplines will be conducted in the Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh State-Level Games to be held at four district headquarters from December 4 to 12.

T20: PPL fails to draw crowd
A match in progress despite the non-functional floodlight towerLudhiana, November 21
After failing to draw crowd on the opening day of the Punjab Premier League (PPL), sponsors of the match, announced free entry for the spectators at Guru Nanak Stadium, venue of the cricket league.

A match in progress despite the non-functional floodlight tower.Tribune photos Himanshu Mahajan

Bodybuilding meet on December 5
Ludhiana, November 21
The 17th edition ofthe Mr Ludhiana Bodybuilding Competitionto be organised by the Ludhiana Amateur Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (LABBFA) will be held at under the aegis of the PunjabAmateur Bodybuilding Association at Luxmi Narayan Mandir,adjoining DAV School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here onDecember 5.




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