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Alert youth fends attack by autorickshaw gang
Ludhiana, November 6
Jatinder Singh Residents of Sham Singh Road here were woken from their sleep by cries for help in the wee hours of today. What they saw was even more shocking. In what looked like a chase sequence straight out of a Bollywood film, the residents saw a youth being chased by two knife-wielding men in an autorickshaw. The youth ran towards a temple where he got help.

19-yr-old peacenik stabbed to death
Ludhiana, November 6
A 19-year-old youth, who was stabbed following a fight at Khud Mohalla last night, succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital this morning. The victim has been identified as Rohit Monga. He was stabbed when he was trying to mediate during a fight between two groups.

New form for PAN card, but applicants clueless
Ludhiana, November 6
The Central Board of Direct Taxes has changed the application form for getting permanent account number (PAN). In the absence of proper intimation by the department, applicants are still buying and filling old forms. Even the private collection centres authorised to provide the forms are continuing to sell old forms to applicants.


Youth booked for obscene MMS
Ludhiana, November 6
The police has booked a youth for creating and circulating an obscene MMS of his alleged former girlfriend. The police booked the suspect identified as Rahul Mahindru, a resident of House Fed Colony, here today.

2 members of land mafia nabbed 
The fake voter card and driver’s licence that were recovered from the accused in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, November 6
Non-resident Indians (NRIs) planning to invest their hard-earned money in the booming real estate market of the city need to be cautious as cons posing as property dealers are on the prowl and pocketing money by selling gullible NRIs fake property documents.

The fake voter card and driver’s licence that were recovered from the accused in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Yellow metal prices continue to head north
Ludhiana, November 6
Jewellers have been crying that the ever-increasing prices of the yellow metal have hit their business hard. They maintained that they got another blow at the hands of private and government banks, which had started providing pure gold to customers for investment purposes.

Yet another snatching
Ludhiana, November 6
In yet another incident of snatching, a 44-year-old woman fell victim to motorcycle-borne snatchers in the Model Town area here today. The suspects fled with a gold chain weighing 2 tolas and a locket worth about Rs 80,000. They also pushed the victim who was on a scooter. She escaped with minor injuries.


Spirit of Eid-ul-Zuha pervades
Ludhiana, November 6
A child tries a cap before buying it The time of the year has arrived to thank Allah, celebrate his bounties, meets brothers and sisters and pray together. Sacrifice is significant to show gratitude for him. Bleats of goats could be heard in market near Dana Mandi at Bakr Mandi on the eve of Id-ul-Zuha. Markets are all resplendent with new clothes and sewayian.

A child tries a cap before buying it

Students exhibit managerial skills
Ludhiana, November 6
Ego clash in old and new generation is posing threat to human values and man is suffering from various disorders in life. Because of these disorders, people are going to yoga gurus, psychologists and others to get peace and harmony. People should be trained to live in different ego state of mind in order to live a peaceful and happy life and remove personality disorders.

India ranks 78th in corruption, says civil society body
Doraha, November 6
“As per the study conducted by Transparency International, a global civil society organisation, India has been placed on 87th number out of a total of 178 countries as far as the rating of corrupt countries is concerned.

Cancer awareness day today
Ludhiana, November 6
The Christian Medical College and Hospital has organised a national cardiac CME here. Dr Sewa Singh Leggha, a USA-based oncologist, who is here to attend the CME, said, “60 per cent of the world population die of cancer. There are more than 100 types of cancer and any organ can get affected with cancer.”

Safai sewaks continue to shun work
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 6
Heaps of garbage in a street in Mandi Ahmedgarh. With safai karamcharis shunning work to express their solidarity with their protesting temporary counterparts, the town is fast turning into a garbage dump. Apprehending outbreak of an epidemic, office-bearers and activists of various trade and social organisations have urged the state government to rationalise the deployment of safai karamcharis across the town and the surrounding localities.

Heaps of garbage in a street in Mandi Ahmedgarh. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Youth Fest: Elocution, debate dominate Day II
Ludhiana, November 6
Girls participate in a folk dance competition during the second day of a youth fest in Ludhiana. A plethora of events continued on the second day of the 53rd Panjab University Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj.The day II began with the college shabad to invoke blessings of the Almighty. Ranjodh Singh, president, Ramgarhia Educational Council, and principal Dr Narinder Sandhu extended welcome to Roop Singh, director of Sikh Itihas Research Board, SGPC, Amritsar, who was the chief guest.

Girls participate in a folk dance competition during the second day of a youth fest in Ludhiana. photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ruminations during twilight years
“Shafaq-ki-lali” (Glow at the time of sunset) has a charm of its own. It is heart-warming even when it tends to be short-lived. One recollects the events of the hectic day and expects that the approaching night will provide him the much-needed restful sleep. Likewise, the twilight years of life are welcome as these have the cosiness of their own. It is like searching a blanket at bed when the cold is overpowering at dawn of wintry days. At long last, the warmth of the blanket makes the mind calm and peaceful.

Foundation stone of ayurvedic institute laid
Raikot, November 6
Baba Ramdev, chief of the Patanjali Yog Peeth, Haridwar, urged Punjabis to follow tenets of Guru Gobind Singh who had sacrificed his whole family while fighting against the injustice and atrocities of erstwhile rulers.

Cultural programme marks annual function
Students perform at the annual function of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Halwara. Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 6
Acknowledging the role of teachers in preparing students for their career, authorities at the Air Force Station, Halwara Kendriya Vidyalaya, exhorted the students and staff to strive harder for achieving higher targets. Air Commodore AK Nabh was the chief guest and Alka Nath, president Air Force Wives’ Welfare Association (AFWWA), gave away prizes to the outstanding performers.

Students perform at the annual function of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Halwara. A Tribune photograph

BJP slams Cong for high inflation 
Ludhiana, November 6
Adopting a political resolution in the state working committee meeting held here yesterday, the BJP made scathing attacks on the Congress-led UPA government in the Centre for the unprecedented rise in the prices of essential commodities, various scams and the lack of will to take remedial measures.

Local bodies dept going easy on encroachers
Ludhiana, November 6
Even as the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) had ordered an inquiry against encroachments in the city, even after seven months the department has failed to start any inquiry and is sitting with their eyes closed for reasons best known to them.

Motion games gain popularity
Youths play a motion game in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, November 6
People can increasingly be seen running or playing football, volleyball in their homes in front of display screens. As video games are no more sedentary with children playing on computers or simply pressing buttons of a remote, motion gaming is gaining popularity nowadays, as it not only has entertainment value but also being used by people to become fitter.

Youths play a motion game in Ludhiana. Photo: inderjeet verma

Panel to probe into ESIC delivery case
Ludhiana, November 6
A three-member committee has been constituted to conduct a probe into Chanchla Devi’s delivery which, according to her family members, took place on the premises of the ESIC Model Hospital in the absence of doctors or paramedical staff on Friday.

Advances in joint replacement surgery discussed
Ludhiana, November 6
“The new implants are patient specific and thus leads to hassle-free life for a patient even after the implant,” said Dr HS Gill, senior consultant and head of orthopaedics department, SPS Apollo Hospital, Ludhiana, while addressing the annual conference of the Punjab chapter of Orthopaedics Association here today.

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Battery thieves in police net
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, November 6
With the arrest of two persons, the city police has busted a gang of youths who stole batteries from a mobile tower located in Passi Nagar on November 3. The accused have been identified as Sonu and Vicky, both residents of Jawahar Nagar Camp. They were arrested following a tip off. The police has recovered 17 stolen batteries from the possession of the accused.

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


KCW eves emerge champions
Players in action during a baseball match in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, November 6
Players of the Khalsa College for Women (KCW), Civil Lines, survived some anxious moments against Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjarkhan campus, Model Town, before romping home victorious 5-3 to emerge as champions in the 7th Senior Ludhiana District Baseball Championship held at KCW campus here today.

Players in action during a baseball match in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Sher-e-Punjab trainees win laurels
Jagraon, November 6
Trainees of the Sher-e-Punjab Boxing Academy of Chakar village near Jagraon brought laurels for the academy by winning several medals in the Panjab University Inter-College Boxing Championship held at Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Gurpreet, Gurtej bag top honours in gatka
Ludhiana, November 6
Students of Government Senior Secondary School, Hassanpur village, near here excelled in the district-level gatka competition organised by the Punjab School Education Board recently.



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