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Jhuggis spring up again
Ludhiana, November 8
Even as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) officials demolished 40 odd jhuggis amid tough resistance in the Model Town Extension area of the city on November 4, it seems encroachers are having a free run these days.

After the demolition drive by MC in Model Town Extension area on November 4, jhuggis have come up again. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Kundis link MC streetlights
Ludhiana, November 8
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation might land in a dock for using a kundi connection for running 21 streetlights in the old city area.


Damsels Express: Girls perform giddha on the concluding day of the Youth Fest at Ramgarhia College in Ludhiana on Tuesday and (right). Circle of faith: A boy performs “gatka” during a nagar kirtan ahead of Gurpurb in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Assistant Town Planner Kamaljit Kaur comes out of a police station MC gets FIR registered
Ludhiana, November 8
Taking strict action against the woman who assaulted Assistant Town Planner (ATP) Kamaljit Kaur, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) has got an FIR registered against her. The FIR was registered against the woman, identified as Gultar, at Model Town Police Station.

Assistant Town Planner Kamaljit Kaur comes out of a police station on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

No construction in restricted zone: ADC
Ludhiana, November 8
SR Kaler, Additional District Magistrate, Ludhiana, has passed an order under Section 144of the Cr PC 1973 that no person shall make any addition/alterations or carry out fresh construction in the restricted zone i.e. 1000 yards from the outer parapet of the ammunition depot at Badhowal.

Civil Hospital labour ward awaits opening by Gosain
Ludhiana, November 8
Though the construction of new Labour Ward of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, Ludhiana has been completed it is yet to be put to use for want of inauguration and bureaucratic wranglings as the patients continue to be huddled together in the existing ward for want of space.

PAU again awaits state govt grant
Ludhiana, November 8
With the state governmentfailing to send the monthly grant of over Rs 7 crore to Punjab Agriculture University (PAU), its pensioners, employees and teachers have not been given pension/salaries for October.


Jobless vets to go on strike again
Ludhiana, November 8
Jobless veterinary doctors had called off their 11-day hunger strike on October 8 following an assurance from MLA Harish Bedi on behalf of the Punjab government. However, after a month of waiting and getting no response from the government, they have decided to start their protest once again.

Bank staff stage protest against reforms
Ludhiana, November 8
Bank employees stage a protest outside the regional branch of the State Bank of India at Miller Ganj in Ludhiana On a call given by the All-India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA), bank employees held a demonstration in front of the State Bank of India’s regional office at Miller Ganj here today.

Bank employees stage a protest outside the regional branch of the State Bank of India at Miller Ganj in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Training in soya milk production concludes
Ludhiana, November 8
A function was organised at the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and technology (CIPHET) on the completion of a three-day training programme in soya milk and tofu today. The programme was aimed at entrepreneurial development and self-employment among the youth.

Extempore contests for science teachers
Ludhiana, November 8
A student explains the concept of her model on display at a tehsil-level science competition in LudhianaOnly four teachers participated in the extempore competition on the first day of the two-day tehsil-level Science Competition held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, while only five teachers participated in the competition for creating and using teaching aids to make teaching interesting for students.

A student explains the concept of her model on display at a tehsil-level science competition in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Now, Training mandatory for arms licence
Ludhiana, November 8
Gone are the days when residents used to procure weapons training certificate by allegedly greasing the palm of a retired soldiers and policemen.

New Shatabdi picking up on passenger traffic
Ludhiana, November 8
The misgivings on part of the railways authorities that the new Shatabdi train from the mega city to New Delhi, running via Sangrur and Rohtak, with an extra travelling time of almost an hour might not find favour with the frequent travellers has turned out to be unfounded, as the train is slowly gaining on the volume of passengers.

Online registration of vehicles begins
Jagraon, November 8
The online registration of new vehicles at auto showrooms began here today, with SDM Jagraon Isha Kalia formally launching the service for online registration of vehicles at AS Automobiles, the dealers of Hero Motorcycles.

MC to serve notice on encroachers
Ludhiana, November 8
A day after The Tribune highlighted the failure on part of the municipal corporation in checking encroachment on 5,500 sq yd of land allotted to the District Rifle Association (DRA) at Sunet village, Assistant Town Planner (ATP) Kamaljit Kaur visited the area to assess the ground reality this morning. Three houses were found built illegally on the piece of land.

From colleges

DAV College claims top spot in skit
Ludhiana November 8
Stage performances dominated the concluding day of the ongoing 53rd Panjab University Inter-Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, here today. Jaswant Singh, deputy chief administrator, GLADA, was the chief guest.

From schools

Robots a child’s play at this school
Ludhiana, November 8
Students operate robots at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana. Children love automatic toys, but these children are busy creating and programming their own robots. Sat Paul Mittal School, having introduced robotics from this session, is seeing students finding the course interesting and engaging at the same time.
The programme has been introduced from class VI onwards. Students till class VIII learn to assemble and operate robots through remote control, while those from senior classes learn to do programming.
Students operate robots at Sat Paul Mittal School in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph


Softball trials on Nov 12
Ludhiana, November 8
The Punjab Softball Association (PSA) will organise trials to select the Punjab junior boys and girls softball teams at the Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, on November 12 from 10.30 am onwards.



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