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Abused, beaten, Class XI boy ends life
Jagraon, November 25
Relatives and friends of Parasmani outside Civil Hospital, Jagraon, where the postmortem examination of the teenager was conducted on Thursday. A 17 year-old Class 11 student committed suicide after he was allegedly abused, beaten and humiliated by some of his schoolmates, all teenagers, here last night.

Relatives and friends of Parasmani (inset) outside Civil Hospital, Jagraon, where the postmortem examination of the teenager was conducted on Thursday. A Tribune photograph


Craze for fancy numbers
0001 fetches Rs 4.41 lakh
Ludhiana, November 25
Known for their craze to get fancy registration numbers for their vehicles, residents turned out in large numbers at Nehru Sidhant Kender. The craze to get fancy numbers, which was once the prerogative of “businessmen” suddenly seems to have caught the fancy of the professionals as it was evident from the bid of the PB10CY 0001 by a city doctor.

Tipplers’, not sportsmen, spirit high at stadium
Ludhiana, November 25
Liquor flowed freely at the cricket finals of the Punjab Premier League (PPL) organised at the Guru Nanak Stadium here Wednesday evening. It appeared to be a free-for-all with tipplers enjoying “Patiala pegs” and butter chicken inside the state-of-the-art stadium. The 20-20 encounter left behind a trail of destruction and broken chairs with the entire area littered with leftovers. The worst damage was inflicted on the astro turf where “VIPs” roamed freely with drinks and eatables in their hands. It was alleged they were served booze even during the match.

CBSE Norms
Bagfull of violations in schools
Ludhiana, November 25
Despite a year-old Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) directive to schools across the country to reduce the bag burden on students, most city schools have really never cared to follow it. Every morning, one can see scores of tiny tots dragging their frail little frames loaded with bags double their size, waiting for their school bus with sleepy eyes.

KIDS OR BEASTS OF BURDEN? Tinytots return home after a hectic day at school with heavy bags slung on their tender shoulders. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Industry jittery in Nitish’s win
Labour pangs apprehended
Ludhiana, November 25
While 5 lakh migrant labourers from Bihar in the industrial hub of the state is celebrating the victory for the JD (U) and BJP alliance led by Nitish Kumar in the Bihar Assembly elections, the development agenda which Bihar Chief Minister has professed to pursue in his second term, has thrown the local industry in despair.

 VK Taneja Taneja gets another term
Ludhiana, November 25
A high-level “special” meeting chaired by Punjab chief secretary SC Aggarwal held today in Chandigarh decided to extend the term of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) vice-chancellor VK Taneja for another four-years.


Checking menace not a cakewalk: Drug inspector
Ludhiana, November 25
Ludhiana has emerged as the hub of illegal drug trade carried out in Punjab and its adjoining states. Indiscriminate sale of habit-forming drugs in violation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has added to the problem of drug addiction in youth.

MC finds it hard to dispose of city’s waste
Ludhiana, November 25
Though the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has banned dumping of garbage at a landfill site in Jainpur, Municipal Corporation authorities are finding it hard to dispose of the waste generated from the city.

Garbage is piling up in Ludhiana after the Jainpur landfill was closed by the Municipal Corporation. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Plays safe on allotment of shops
Ludhiana, November 25
With Municipal Corporation authorities playing safe on the issue of allotting shops to shopkeepers under the newly constructed up ramp at the Jagraon Bridge, the matter is expected to linger further.

2 years on, man set free for crime he never committed
Woman in trouble after police cancels false FIR
Ludhiana, November 25
Sushil Kumar, a resident of Issa Nagri, who was booked in a fraud case by the economic offences wing in 2008, could now heave a sigh of relief as Harsh Bansal, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (I), following a probe has withdrawn the charges levelled against the former. Giving clean chit to a man after booking in 2008 has once again put the working of economic offences wing under the scanner. He was booked allegedly on the basis of a false complaint lodged by Baljit Kaur, a resident of Gobind Nagar. The woman could land in trouble as the probe report has hinted that action should be taken against her for making false allegations.

College Parties
Looks do matter for some
Ludhiana, November 25
Looks definitely matter for some, especially in women colleges when it comes to freshers’ and farewell parties girls just want to look their best and are ready to shell out any amount to get that perfect look. Leaving no stone unturned, girls don’t miss any opportunity to look their best to grab the much-sought-after titles. Illustration by Sandeep Joshi

PAU Notes
LUDHIANA: The Horticultural Society of India has awarded Dr JC Anand Gold Medal for 2010 to PAU senior horticulturist, Dr BVC Mahajan, who is working at the Punjab Horticulture Post Harvest Technology Centre. The award has been given to Dr Mahajan in recognition to his contribution in the post harvest management of horticultural crops.

From Colleges
Ludhiana: Students of Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology of B.Tech IT pre-final year organised a farewell party “ Adieu 2010” for final year students. The event was inaugurated with a welcome speech in the presence of director Dr JS Sohal, principal Dr. Pawan Kumar and all faculty members and students. The final year students performed well on stage with their beauty and grace. The judges adjudged Satwant as Mr Jinisea , Nidhi as Miss Jinisea , Surjit as Mr Personality and Shalu as Miss Charming.

From Schools
LUDHIANA: Bhartiya Vidya Mandir campus, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, was abuzz with activity as social activist Dinanath Batra was here today. Batra held an interactive session with teachers, students and also with parents. Displaying his extraordinary oratory skills, Batra stressed upon the need to realise the secrets of success in life.

Social activist Dinanath Batra addresses students during an interactive session at BVM School in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

BA III students excel in quiz contest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 25
Students of BA (III) of Government College, Karamsar (GCK), emerged winners in the Hindi quiz contest organised at Justice Gurnam Singh Hall yesterday. Nirmal Singh, vice-principal presided over the function. About 200 students led by Sukhjiwan Kaur participated in the quiz contest. The aim was to test the knowledge of students in history and literature of the Hindi language.


Extension lecture on UN
Doraha, November 25
The political science association of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, organised an extension lecture on “United Nations and the Emerging World Order” today. Dr Rajesh Kumar from the School of Social Sciences, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, was the resourceperson. He elaborated upon the history and circumstances that led to the formation of the United Nations.

Vets dwell on infectious diseases
Ludhiana, November 25
A high-level Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), an UNO body, expert committee comprising Dr David Castellan, regional veterinary epidemiologist, FAO; Dr Leo Loth, chief technical advisor, FAO India; and Dr MV Subba Rao, national project consultant, FAO India, visited GADVASU today.

Seminar for CAs
Ludhiana, November 25
A seminar on assessment proceedings and appeal procedure under the IT Act, 1961, and the latest judicial developments was organised by the Ludhiana branch of the ICAI for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).


Gang of snatchers busted
Ludhiana, November 25
The local police claims to have busted a gang of chain snatchers with the arrest of two youths. The accused have been identified as Balwinder and Brajesh, both residents of Jodhewal Basti. They were arrested while planning to snatch a mobile from a woman in Feroze Gandhi Market here today.

Athletics meet at Nankana Sahib school
Ludhiana, November 25
For the first time Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill road, and its 11 branches have joined hands together for an inter-branch athletics meet.

JPG Ludhiana Lions emerge champions
Ludhiana, November 25
Thanks to superb batting display by Jaswinder Jassi, Jagarpreet and captian Harpal Oshan, who made 56, 44 and 30 runs, respectively, to steer JPG Ludhiana Lions to win against Deepak Builders NRI Hunters by seven wickets in the final of the inaugural edition of the Punjab Premier League (PPL) held at the Guru Nanak Stadium here last night.

Members of the JPG Ludhiana Lions in a jubilant mood after winning the Punjab Premier League (PPL) match in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph




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