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Protesting sanitation workers choke traffic
Ludhiana, November 29
Sanitary workers protest at the Bharat Nagar chowk in Ludhiana on Monday. The city’s sanitation workers today blocked traffic on Bharat Nagar Chowk to protest against the municipal corporation’s failure to meet their long standing demand for regularizing their jobs.

Sanitary workers protest at the Bharat Nagar chowk in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Relief for baby’s death — Rs 25,000!
Ludhiana, November 29
Making a mockery of the death of a seven-month-old baby from Sekhewal village who lost her life due to the ongoing detonation of bombs in Mattewara forest, the district administration today handed over a compensation of Rs 25,000 to her parents.


‘Stampede-like’ situation at school’s annual day
Ludhiana, November 29
The annual day of Bal Bharti Public School, Dugri, Phase II, turned out to be a nightmarish experience for hundreds of parents here last evening.Accusing the school authorities of mismanagement, parents alleged that they had to face stampede-like situation at the venue. Many of them said they even suffered minor injuries as the situation got out of control outside the green room where they had gone to pick their wards after the function finished.

Mentally challenged man booked for liquor peddling
Ludhiana, November 29
The family of a mentally challenged man has levelled allegations against the Machiwara police for falsely booking him in a liquor peddling case.The youth identified as Charanjit Singh (27), a resident of Jamalpur, went missing on the night of November 22.

Anuj Nayyar surrenders
Ludhiana, November 29
Anuj Nayyar, who was in hiding after allegedly killing his wife Deepa Malik by throwing her out of a hotel room in Agra, has surrendered before the Agra police.The surrender of the accused came after the Allahabad High Court rejected his anticipatory bail application. He reportedly surrendered before the police on November 25, but the matter was kept secret.

Jat Sikhs disappoint Army authorities
Col Sharad DhindawLudhiana, November 29
Jat Sikhs, the formidable clan of Punjab, known the world-over for their valour and gallantry, have turned out to be a major disappointment to the nations' defence forces.Not able to meet the strict physical and medical criteria of the Indian Army, Jat Sikhs from the region have, over the years, disappointed the Army recruitment officers repeatedly.

Col Sharad Dhindaw

Raid on two drug stores
Ludhiana, November 29
Acting on a series of reports carried in Ludhiana Tribune against “drug addiction”, the local health authorities today sprung into action by conducting raids on two wholesale drugstores involved in the illegal sale of habit-forming drugs in Pindi Street.


Cooperative Society Poll
134 on list, but 144 cast vote!

Payal, November 29
Can 144 of 134 electorate of a constitutional body cast votes in the presence of senior government officials, including presiding officer and supervisors?Polling percentage could have been still higher, had less enthusiast members of the Payal Cooperative Society who had gone out of town, stayed back to exercise their right during the the society elections held on Friday.

Anti-Tobacco Act
11 violators challaned
Ludhiana, November 29
A team of health officials today challaned 11 outlets selling tobacco and tobacco products in complete violation of the Anti-Tobacco Act.Big and small outlets near Domoria Bridge, Old Sabzi Mandi and Daresi Ground had displayed advertisements of tobacco products.

PAU Notes
Chrysanthemum show on Dec 2
Ludhiana : The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will organise a two-day Bhai Veer Singh chrysanthemum show on December 2 near Flag Post of the university. Head of the department of floriculture and landscaping (DFL) Dr Kushal Singh said the show was being organised jointly by the DFL and Estate Organisation of the university.

‘Media can play vital role in saving environment’
Doraha, November 29
Dr NS Johal, from Punjabi University Patiala, resource person for the course on environmental studies, conducted at Academic Staff College, said: “Media can play a vital role in working towards the preservation of environment and in turn saving the humanity from global warming and climate change.”

Steps to improve farmers’ lives discussed
Ludhiana, November 29
A delegation led by managing director of the National Horticulture Board (NHB) Bijay Kumar today visited Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) to explore possibilities of collaboration and get first hand information regarding research activities initiated by the institute.

From Schools & Colleges
Mughal era brought alive
Students of Bal Bharati Public School perform at the school’s annual function in LudhianaLudhiana: Bal Bharati Public School, an institution of the Child Education Society, Delhi, celebrated its fourth annual day in a spectacular manner here last evening. The function, based on the theme of Mughal Era (saga of Mughals), giving a critical appraisal of the Mughal Dynasty (1526 AD to 1857 AD) highlighted the important historical facts in an unbiased and fair manner.

Students of Bal Bharati Public School perform at the school’s annual function in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Grant enhanced for park upkeep
Ludhiana, November 29
Years after neglecting the maintenance of green belts in the city, the Municipal Corporation (MC) finally accepted the demands of the park management committees (PMCs) to enhance the rates for maintaining parks.

Tehbazaari team beats a retreat
Ludhiana, November 29
The tehbazari staff of the municipal corporation (MC) was forced to leave its anti-encroachment drive midway here today.It met with stiff resistance from migrant labourers after an unidentified person was injured when a shed fell during the drive.

Powercom’s Rs 1.4-lakh demand quashed
Ludhiana, November 29
The Permanent Lok Adalat has quashed the demand of Rs 1,40,228 raised by Powercom on account of recording of low electricity consumption.

Medical camp
Ludhiana, November 29
To mark the martyrdom day of the Sikh Guru, Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib (C) Hospital held a Nagar Kirtan.About 90 jathas, school parties, Institute of Nursing Education of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib (C) Hospital and staff jathas participated in prayers.

Chatting, phone calls caused trouble
Ludhiana, November 29
It was the alleged chat on social networking website and frequent telephonic conversations with a woman from Trinidad that caused trouble between Anuj and Deepa.The accused used to talk to a woman from Trinidad.

State govt dragging feet over airport upgrade: Tewari
Ludhiana, November 29
Ludhiana MP and spokesperson for the Indian National Congress Manish Tewari today sought to expose false claims of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal about the Ludhiana airport.

Emphasis on conservation of resources
Doraha, November 29
Prof Avinash Kaur Nagpal, department of botanical and environmental Sciences, GNDU, Amritsar, shared her views on “Conservation of Natural resources” with participants of the 13th refresher course on environmental studies, Academic Staff College, Punjabi University, Patiala.

Tata team to visit city on Thursday
Ludhiana, November 29
In order to look into the feasibility of starting Mono Rail in the city, a team of Tata Consultancy firm will visit the city on Thursday to conduct a preliminary study. Another team from Japan will follow them next Monday.

B&R team inspects work on flyovers
Ludhiana, November 29
A team of the building and roads (B&R) branch of the civic body inspected the ongoing construction work on flyovers at Gill Chowk and Pratap Chowk.

3G Spectrum Charges
BSNL staff cry foul over payment to govt
To observe three-day strike from tomorrow
BSNL employees hold a protest in support of their demands in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, November 29
The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Employees Union (BSNLEU) has blasted the management of the public sector undertaking for making unwarranted payment of Rs 18,500 crore to the government of India towards 3G and BWA spectrum charges.

BSNL employees hold a protest in support of their demands in Ludhiana on Monday.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

3 villages get Rs 60-lakh grant
Mullanpur Dakha,November 29
Zila parishad chairman Manpreet Singh Ayali has presented cheques worth Rs 60 lakh to office-bearers of civic bodies at Dakha, Gureh and Chaminda villages.Assuring to continue release of grants for development of various localities in the constituency, Ayali said the segment would emerge as the model legislative constituency in the state.

Magical notes mesmerise listeners
Ludhiana, November 29
Classical vocalists Rajneesh Mishra and Ritesh Mishra perform during a concert organised under the aegis of SPICMACAY in Ludhiana on Monday. The melodious rendition of the Nat Bhairav raaga by Pt Ritesh Mishra and Pt Rajneesh Mishra was a perfect start to the day as it brought alive the atmosphere at Delhi Public School, venue of commencement of the winter session of the Ludhiana chapter of the Society for Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture among Youth (SPICMACAY).

Classical vocalists Rajneesh Mishra and Ritesh Mishra perform during a concert organised under the aegis of SPICMACAY in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Painter Meera Ahuja shares a point with a visitor to her exhibition at PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. Painting away her pain
Ludhiana, November 29
Adversity brought out the best in her. Panchkula-based artist Meera Ahuja has not let her illness afflict her spirit. Rather, she has used it to bring forth her latent talent.“I was diagnosed with coelic disease many years ago. It made me very weak and I had to quit my job,” she recalls.

Painter Meera Ahuja shares a point with a visitor to her exhibition at PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderhjeet Verma

Ad hoc college lecturersremain an exploited lot
Ludhiana, November 29
Privately run colleges in the state appear to be blatantly flouting Panjab University’s regulations that stipulate the colleges should appoint only those lecturers who are approved by the varsity.


Proclaimed offender held
Phillaur, November 29
The local police arrested a proclaimed offender, Matwinder Singh, alias Money, of Fallpota village, near Apra, here yesterday. DSP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said the proclaimed offender was wanted in an attempted murder case registered against him in September 14 in 2008. He was produced before the judicial magistrate who remanded him in judicial custody, said DSP Khakh.In another case, the police arrested Vikas Kumar, alias Chetan, of Phillaur and recovered three mobile phones, which he had snatched from different persons here, from his possession, he added.

Dasmesh club lift kabaddi cup
Winners of the kabaddi meet with the trophy. Mandi Ahmedgarh,  November 29 Dasmesh Kabaddi Club, Kalakh, and Harjit Friends Kabaddi Club, Patto Heeran, emerged winners in the Sant Baba Nasket Ji Kabaddi Cup 2010 which concluded at SBNJ Football Stadium, Mehma Singh Wala village, near here, on Sunday. Ranuan Kalakh and Goldy Koom Kalan were declared best raider and best stopper, respectively.

Winners of the kabaddi meet with the trophy. Photo by writer

Medal haul by Nirdosh kids
Ludhiana, November 29
Not letting their disability come in the way of success, students of Nirdosh — An Institute for the Mentally Challenged, Ludhiana, fought their way to victory and won 26 medals at the recently held Special Olympics.




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