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Ludhiana, November 3
Two youths-Surinder Singh (21) and Sandeep Singh Grewal (22)-sustained grievous injuries in a gang war that took place near Sanghued Marriage Palace, Kohara Chowk, here this evening. Surinder Singh from Sangowal village and Sandeep Singh Grewal from Khwajke village, who sustained bullet injuries in the incident, were admitted to Apollo
Hospital and the CMCH,Kiran Bala respectively.

Tea vendor’s wife murdered
Ludhiana, November 3
Kiran Bala (23) was allegedly murdered in her house at New Madhopuri here today. Wife of a tea vendor, Kiran Bala, was alone in her house when this incident took place.

                                                             Kiran Bala


21-yr-old commits suicide
Ludhiana, November 3
Taranjit Singh (21), a resident of Islam Ganj, committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan. According to the statement recorded by Hardeep Singh, brother of the deceased, Taranjit was suffering from depression and he took this extreme step at around 12:30 pm today.

LPG delay leaves kitchens cold
Ludhiana, November 3
Though the peak winter season is yet to arrive in the region, local gas agencies have already started projecting a “shortage” of LPG cylinders to consumers. 

Man attacked by in-laws
Ludhiana, November 3
Indresh Kumar ( 27), a resident of street No. 6, Upkaar Nagar, sustained grevious injuries when at least 10 persons, including women, attacked his house and stabbed Indresh in his stomach. 

Rs 60,000 snatched
Ludhiana, November 3
Two unidentified persons on a motorcycle snatched Rs 60,000 from a man coming from the Courts Complex, near the Major Sham Lal road here today. The particular road remains abuzz with activity and this incident took place at around 12:40 pm today. Meanwhile, no case has been registered in this regard so far.

Mohali woman mom at 65!
Ludhiana, November 3
After 40 years of married life, 68-year-old Hakim Singh and his wife Jaspal Kaur finally had a baby at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital about 10 days back. Confirming this, hospital’s gynaecology department head Dr Promila Jindal said, “Jaspal Kaur is 65 years old.

Ludhiana-Delhi Shatabdi chugs off today
Ludhiana, November 3
A railway employee cleans an electronic display board on the platform ahead of the Railway Minister’s visit. The local railway station is abuzz with activity on the eve of the commencement of the new Ludhiana-New Delhi Shatabdi Express (12037/12038) which is to be flagged off by Minister of State for Railways KH Muniappa tomorrow afternoon.

A railway employee cleans an electronic display board on the platform ahead of the Railway Minister’s visit. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Delay in road construction harries residents
Jagraon, November 3
Vehicles ply amid a cloud of dust at the Raikot road in Jagraon. After the Jagraon municipal council, it is the turn of Punjab Mandi Board to face the ire of local residents for the delay in construction of the Raikot road here. The delay in construction of the road between Ranji Jhansi Chowk and Raikot Adda has been inconveniencing commuters as well as residents of the area.

Vehicles ply amid a cloud of dust at the Raikot road in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

‘India rich in livestock’
Ludhiana, November 3
The three-day national symposium on “Emerging Management Concepts for Sustainable Livestock and Poultry Production” and XIX annual convention of the Indian Society of Animal Production Management (ISAPM) being organised by the department of livestock production management, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, entered its second day.

Pre-poll rush on
Ludhiana, November 3
As the state goes to the polls early next year, the city is set to witness heavy political activity in the next few days. Senior leaders of almost all political parties will be in the city to either address a rally or hold a meeting with party workers.

Schoolteachers go on mass casual leave
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 3
Teachers of government-aided schools in this area went on a mass casual leave in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the government towards their long-pending demands, including the implementation of the already declared pension scheme. However, a few teachers of some schools taught their students even after officially proceeding on leave. Parents of affected students have urged the government to settle the issue.

Furnace blast: Condition of most patients stable
Ludhiana, November 3
The condition of those who had received burn injuries during the furnace blast at Pal Steels, Phase VII, Focal Point, yesterday was stated to be stable.

‘Gopashtmi’ celebrated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 3
Claiming that rearing of cows, both indigenous and exotic varieties, had saved the agrarian economy from collapsing, office-bearers of various religious and social organisations of the region called upon people to come to the rescue of “gaushalas”.

Strike affects studies
Ludhiana, November 3
The decision taken by government-aided schoolteachers to go on mass casual leave has affected studies. A few school students attended classes under the supervision of ad-hoc teachers. Meanwhile, teachers claimed that they would take classes on weekends and holidays.

Breast-feeding means less dental caries, say experts 
Ludhiana, November 3
Dentists often recommend alteration in breast-feeding pattern, reduction in total number of feeds and avoidance of night-time feeds because of the risk of developing dental caries.

Docs press panic button
Ludhiana, November 3
Local hospitals and clinics continue to receive suspected dengue patients while some doctors have been creating panic among patients.

‘Vehras’ blossom under political partonage
Ludhiana, November 3
For them, it’s a home away from home. With an increase in the number of migrant population in the city, the illegal mushrooming of “vehras” has also soared. These “vehras”, which are mostly owned by people having political links and also some political leaders, who hardly leave any opportunity to mint money, are rented out to migrants.

Dancing straight into hearts
Ludhiana, November 3
“Chance for Dance powered by Avon Cycle”, a competition organised by “GroupK’s Media Delite” and Dancing Spirits Academy, gave two of its contestants Radhika and Megha aged between 15 and 18 a chance to perform in a reality show.

Small-scale industry hails Cabinet decision
Ludhiana, November 3
Industry sector in the city has welcomed the decision of the Cabinet for the mandatory 20 per cent procurement from small-scale industries by public sector units and government entities.

World day for organ donation
Ludhiana, November 3
Gift of Life-Organ Donation Awareness Society is celebrating World Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation on November 5 at Guru Nanak Public School. Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, professor, urology, and head, transplant unit, DMCH, said students of 50 schools and 20 nursing colleges would be participating in various competitions, including poster making, dance, song and quiz.

PAU notes
Ludhiana: Associate professor of the PAU department of human development Dr Deepika Vig won the “Best Paper Presentation Award” during a national seminar on “Sustainable Development-A Collective Vision” organised by the Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University, from October 31 to November 1. She bagged the award for her paper entitled “Impact of socio-emotional maturity on parent-teen relationship” and a cash prize for being the “Best Speaker of the Session”.

Civic body refuses to provide info to RTI activist
Ludhiana, November 3
Are officials of government departments taking the Right to Information Act (RTI) seriously? This does not seem true when it comes to the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC), where information was not provided to a city resident, despite the fact that the official concerned from the House Tax branch, was instructed by MC Commissioner AK Sinha to provide the same to the RTI activist.

Getting dressed up for gala opening
Mandi Ahmedgarh,November 3
While architects of the state government are busy giving final touches to Wada Ghallughara Memorial at Rohira, the administration has started making arrangements for formal inauguration of the memorial by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.


where old is still considered gold

The narrow and serpentine streets of the old city may not be commuters’ delight, but these retain the charm of ancient times. Here, houses with traditional architecture are located in a close proximity, with residents preferring to stay connected with their neighbours instead of confining themselves to the four walls of their houses.


International sports coaching at schools
Ludhiana, November 3
Idea Cellular is giving sportspersons in various disciplines at schools here the chance to get trained by coaches at the national level. This is a part of the first phase of the ‘Idea Junior Champions League’, launched recently to identify and recognise sports talent at 72 schools across Punjab.

Inter-polytechnic games begin
Ajitwal and Hoshiarpur teams sweat it out during their kho-kho match of the inter-polytechnic games in Ludhiana on Thursday. Ludhiana, November 3
The inter-polytechnic kho-kho and badminton games were inaugurated at the Government Polytechnic College here today. Ten teams were participating in these games. In kho-kho, Malout beat Borawali, Ajitwal beat Hoshiarpur and Ludhiana beat Malout.

Ajitwal and Hoshiarpur teams sweat it out during their kho-kho match of the inter-polytechnic games in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan



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