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Civic body provides clean passage to sukhbir Badal
Ludhiana, October 11
A view of the garbage piled up at Ghumar Mandi on Tuesday; and (below) the garbage which was burnt near the Zone D office of the MC at Ludhiana on Tuesday The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) went into a cleanliness overdrive on the city roads where Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had to travel today, but huge piles of garbage remained the order of the day in other parts of the city.
A view of the garbage piled up at Ghumar Mandi on Tuesday; and (below) the garbage which was burnt near the Zone D office of the MC at Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Vote-bank politics comes to fore
Ludhiana, October 11
Vote-bank politics seems to have taken preference over development, as Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who was in the city today, cancelled his visit to Doraha town because of the last-minute addition of another place to his itinerary, which he visited in the evening.

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Dy CM raps officials for expressway project delay
Ludhiana, October 11
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal visited the under construction expressway along the Sidhwan Canal last evening and issued directions to the officials to speed up the work, which is already running late.

‘Setting’ house in order
Gabria accompanies Sukhbir to rival’s residence
Ludhiana, October 11
The local Akali leadership seemed to have fallen in line today, with Cabinet Minister Hira Singh Gabria accompanying the Deputy CM, Sukhbir Badal, to his rival leader’s house after being reprimanded by the top Akali leadership.

Officials kept waiting as efforts come to naught
Doraha, October 11
The last-minute change in Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s itinerary not only left many disappointed but also caused inconvenience to a large number of officials as well as residents here today. The Deputy Chief Minister was scheduled to lay the foundation stones for a water treatment plant and the southern bypass road here.

Goldsmith stabbed to death
Jatinder KarwalLudhiana, October 11
A 27-year-old goldsmith was brutally stabbed to death following a heated argument with a group of youths near a municipal corporation park in Salem Tabri last night. His cousin sustained stab injuries in the incident. The victim has been identified as Jatinder Karwal, a resident of Laxmi Puri in Salem Tabri. The incident took place at around 10.30 pm last night while Jatinder was returning home along with his cousin Narinder Singh Nona after closing the shop.
Jatinder Karwal

Recidivists a headache for police
Ludhiana, October 11
Recidivist elements are creating a ruckus in the city. While gang leader Mohani stripped rival gang leader Pawan Kumar Talli and made an MMS, Rashem Singh, a self-proclaimed president of the Arya College for Boys, is on the run after killing a goldsmith in the Salem Tabri area here last night.

Tipsy coach suspended
Ludhiana, October 11
The swimming coach of Bathinda Balwinder Singh was suspended by Director Sports (Punjab) Pargat Singh for allegedly misbehaving with District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, Surjit Singh Sandhu, under the influence of the liquor on Sunday night.

Harpreet Kaur who has been rescued from Malaysia in Ludhiana on Tuesday 18-year-old rescued from Malaysia
Ludhiana, October 11
If girls from Assam are being made to serve as slaves in Punjab, condition of Punjabi girls are no better. They are being forced to work as bonded labourers in Southeast Asian countries. In yet another case of the foreign dream turning sore, an 18-year-old girl was kept as a slave at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for nearly 10 months.

Harpreet Kaur who has been rescued from Malaysia in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet VErma


Eat sweets, but with caution
Jagraon, October 11
Even though reports on quintals of adulterated “khoya” being seized by authorities of the health departments in Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Saharanpur and a few other cities of North India continue to appear in print and electronic media everyday, the local health department is yet to tighten its noose around the sweet shop owners of the town.

City is 14th largest e-commerce hub
Ludhiana, October 11
eBay India-India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, has in its 2011 census ranked the city as the 14th largest e-commerce hub in the country. B. Muralikrishnan, country manager, eBay India, today unveiled the 4th edition of the annual eBay Census Guide, which documents the key trends in online buying, importing, selling and exporting among Indians in the top 20 e-commerce hubs, 28 states and seven Union Territories. eBay Census also reveals the export and import trends of 189 and 120 countries, respectively.

Jagraon MC at God’s mercy
Jagraon, October 11
The fund-starved local municipal council has left most of the machines owned by it at God’s mercy. Four tractor trolleys, a sewerage-cleaning machine and two water-supplying tanks and a ditch machine are lying defunct in its office. All these barring the ditch machine are non-functioning due to the apathetic attitude of civic officials.

Horizontal, modular layout for houses a fad
Ludhiana, October 11
Call it a fad, a trend or change, almost all newly built houses or the ones being built in the city have similar modular architecture or façade. The gates and grills, all have horizontal lining running through as a common theme.

Creative writing, photography mark youth fest
Ludhiana, October 11
Creative writing and photography competitions were organised as a part of the ongoing Youth Festival at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) today.

Women look at the bangles displayed at one of the shops in Ghumar Mandikarva chauth
City markets teeming with festive shoppers
Ludhiana, October 11
Around four lakh people out of the total 16-lakh population (census figures) of the city fall in the “creamy layer” of society. And this section spends lavishly on occasions like Karva Chauth.

Women look at the bangles displayed at one of the shops in Ghumar Mandi

Experts dwell on technological advancements
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 11
An international conference on “Technological and management advancements: Issues and challenges” was organised at the RIMT management campus yesterday.

Declamation contest marks beginning of Chemistry Fest
Ludhiana, October 11
To celebrate the International Year of Chemistry-2011 (IYC-2011), a three-day Chemistry Fest-2011 started at BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, today.

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‘Punjab committed to welfare of oppressed classes’
Ludhiana, October 11
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal reiterated the commitment of the state government for the overall welfare of the oppressed sections of society in line with the philosophy of Maharishi Valmiki so as to create equitable and harmonious society.

Jagjit’s death mourned
Ludhiana, October 11
A condolence meeting of the International Punjabi Cultural Society was held here in which tributes were paid to ghazal legend Jagjit Singh. Society president Manjit Singh Mehram said the legacy of the King of Ghazal would live on.

Entrance test
Ludhiana, October 11
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has expressed dismay at the state government’s opposition to the single entrance test-National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)- for the graduate and postgraduate medical courses to be conducted by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

Rs 2 cr given for development
Ludhiana, October 11
Local Congress MP Manish Tewari after doling out grants worth Rs 40 lakh out of his MP Local Area Development Fund (MPLAD) to several educational institutions and social organisations on Saturday, handed over cheques for Rs 1.5 crore to 75 panchayats falling under the Dakha and Jagraon Assembly segments at Mullanpur.

Gymansts display their skills on the concluding day of the Punjab Games for WomenWomen Games
Jalandhar emerge overall champs
Ludhiana, October 11
Jalandhar bagged the overall trophy by pocketing 28 points on the closing day of the Punjab State Women Games 2011-12 at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Gymansts display their skills on the concluding day of the Punjab Games for Women

Doraha school cagers claim top honours
Doraha, October 11
Eves of Doraha Public School, Doraha, defeated Saffron City, Sirhind, 9-2 in the under-14 final of the Ludhiana East Sahodaya Basketball Inter-School Tournament that concluded at Doraha Public School here today.

Sidhwan College blank SDP 10-0
Jagraon, October 11
The four-day Punjab University Inter-College Hockey Tournament for Women began at Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, near here, today.

Goormeet SinghWorld Arthritis Day
Overcoming ailment with grit
Ludhiana, October 11
If the disease Goormeet Singh has been suffering from is rare then the achievements he has made despite all odds are even rarer. While Goormeet was afflicted with reactive juvenile arthritis (RJA) in January, 2007, soon after in August, he developed complex regional pain syndrome and his right hand became non-functional.
Goormeet Singh




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