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Youth burnt alive after car overturns
Khamano/Ludhiana November 22
The burnt Mercedes at Khamano; (inset) Varinder Singh, who died in the accident. Celebrations for an impending wedding turned sour after a youth was reduced to ashes after his car caught fire following a road accident in the wee hours of the morning on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana Road near Maheshpura village in Khamano today.

The burnt Mercedes at Khamano; (inset) Varinder Singh, who died in the accident. A Tribune photograph


Man killed by moving train
Ludhiana November 22
A 22-year-old youth was killed while he was crossing the level crossing near the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar area this morning. The deceased, identified as Vipan, a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, was a resident of Bihar and used to work with a DJ group.

Drug addict throttles wife after fight
Ludhiana, November 22
 An unemployed drug addict gagged his wife to death following a domestic quarrel near Noorwala Road here today morning. According to area residents, Rajesh Kumar, 45, and Sunita, 41, began exchanging blows after a heated argument and, during the fight, the former got hold of his wife’s neck and choked her.

Industrialists ‘harassed’ with false complaints
Ludhiana, November 22
Owners of many industrial units in the city claim they have been facing “harassment” by anonymous people lodging false complaints against them, which some said could be a consequence of family feuds and cutthroat competition. 

Sans contractor, sewage project hangs fire
Ludhiana, November 22
Uncertainty over timely execution of sewerage projects in the city continues with the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) not having been able to find any contractors to undertake the work due to which the delay has been incurred.

Rail wagon shortage hits lifting of woollens, hosiery
Ludhiana, November 22
In the wake of acute scarcity of railway wagons at the peak of the woollen hosiery season, the outward clearance of parcels at the railway station here is moving at a snail's pace.

A large number of outward-bound parcels await loading in railway wagons at the Ludhiana railway station. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Drug Addiction
Mafia operates without fear
Cough syrup popular amongst girls
Ludhiana, November 22
In the absence of any check from the department of health and family welfare and the police department on the kingpins of the "drug mafia", the most commonly used cough syrups like Rescof, Corex, Mits linctus, Pensydyl are selling like hot cakes.


Scrapping of CET brings relief to parents, students
Ludhiana, November 22
The decision to scrap the combined entrance test (CET) from 2011 in Punjab has brought much relief to the parents and students, seeking admission in engineering courses. From the next academic session, All-India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) will be the sole criteria for getting admission in engineering colleges in the state.

Students perform during a one-act competition held at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

GADVASU board to meet Thursday on VC’s extension
Ludhiana, November 22
With the sole agenda of deciding the fate of vice-chancellor VK Taneja, the board of management of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) will meet on November 25 in Chandigarh. The meeting, chaired by Punjab chief secretary SC, Aggarwal, will resolve whether to grant an extension to Taneja, whose term expires on December 19.

Technology opportunities discussed
Ludhiana, November 22
The Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), along with the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU), United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), Ludhiana Hand Tool Association (LHTA), Punjab State Industries Development Corporation (PSIDC) and Federation of Punjab Small Industries Associations (FOPSIA) recently organised a seminar on “Technology opportunities for emerging enterprises”.

PAU appointments
Ludhiana, November 22
Dr Satbir Singh Gosal, additional director of research, has been appointed director of research and Dr Gursharan Singh, professor of entomology with additional charge of coordinator, PG studies, appointed dean, postgraduate studies, for a term of four years.

Health Notes
‘Most hip fractures occur in elderly’
Ludhiana, November 22
Dr Harpreet Gill, senior consultant and head, department of orthopaedics, SPS Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana, was recently invited as guest faculty at the advance technology symposiums on hip and wrist fractures held at Delhi.

WINTER’S TALE: With the sun playing hide and seek all through the day, visibility remained low, hitting the movement of trains in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Plea to help gaushalas
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Regretting that people were more enthusiastic to serve dogs than rearing cows, Harish Bedi, BJP legislator from Ludhiana, called upon Punjabis, in general, and farmers, in particular, to come to the rescue of those gaushalas that had been trying to protect cattle.

40 pc dengue cases from rural areas
Ludhiana, November 21
Out of the total 2,907 dengue cases reported in city hospitals from various parts of Punjab, 1,826 cases have surfaced in Ludhiana district this year. The health authorities have confirmed 10 deaths from dengue in the state, whereas city hospitals have the confirmation of more than a dozen deaths from Ludhiana alone.

State of Affairs in Localities
Danger stalks Talaab Mandir Bazaar
Ludhiana, November 22
Widespread encroachments, poor disposal of sewerage water and the poor condition of electricity wires has made life of residents and shopkeepers of Talaab Mandir Bazaar miserable. Despite several complaints, nothing has changed in the area.

A view of loose electric wires and (right); illegal encroachments are the bane of Talaab Bazaar in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Rum and raisins at cake-mixing ceremony
Ludhiana, November 22
It is not yet Christmas, but the intoxicating aroma of the "cake-mixing ceremony" at Hotel Fortune Klassik brought alive the rich tradition, heralding in the spirit of the festival.

Staff of a hotel pour bottles of wine, whisky, rum and beer during the traditional cake-mixing ceremony ahead of Christmas in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PPL: Deepak Builders triumphant
Ludhiana, November 22
Deepak Builders NRI Hunters, Ludhiana, recorded three consecutive wins to secure a berth in the semi-final in the ongoing inaugural edition of the Punjab Premier League being held at Guru Nanak Stadium and Satish Chander Dhawan Government College grounds here today.

PWSSB told to instal tubewells by year-end
Ludhiana, November 21
The state local bodies department has ordered the Punjab Water Supply Sewerage Board (PWSSB) to complete the pending projects to set up 19 tubewells in various areas of the city by the end of this year.

Doraha school wins
Ludhiana, November 22
Doraha Public School registered victories in the girls as well as boys sections on the first day in the Sahodaya Schools Complex (East) Basketball Tournament being organised at Mehta Gurkul Public School, Doraha, near here today.




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