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‘Kidnapped’ 17-yr-old resurfaces
Ludhiana, November 16
The high-profile kidnapping of a 17-year-old son of an industrialist that had sent the police in a tizzy yesterday turned out to be a concocted story.

2 ‘peti’ mafia members nabbed
Ludhiana, November 16
The accused being produced in the court in Ludhiana on Wednesday With the arrest of two persons, the police claims to have busted a gang of the ‘peti’ mafia which is causing the state exchequer losses worth lakhs of rupees everyday by evading taxes and smuggling hosiery goods.

The accused being produced in the court in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Caught stealing saris on camera
Ludhiana, November 16
A 25-year-old salesman working at a bridal wear showroom was caught on camera while allegedly stealing dress material and saris.

Bio-remediation Project
The toxic waters of Budha Nullah flow into the Sutlej near Walipur village
7 months on, work on nullah yet to begin
Ludhiana, November 16
Even as the much-hyped bio-remediation project to clean the Budha Nullah was launched amid much fanfare by the then union minister for environment and forests, Jairam Ramesh, on April 23, the project remains only on paper. about seven months have passed, and the project is still stuck in technical glitches.
The toxic waters of Budha Nullah flow into the Sutlej near Walipur village. A file photo

Faculty fears SCD college jinxed
Ludhiana, November 16
An odd sense of fear of death has gripped the faculty of SCD Government College following the death of seven teachers in a short spam of time. The latest incident of the death of a teacher has again sent a shock wave among professors.

Admissions Begin
Parents, teachers get butterflies alike
Ludhiana, November 16
Parents and teachers at playway schools are apprehensive even as the admission process began in “premier” schools here today.

Contract ends, but contractor continues to benefit
A unipole on the Mall Road in LudhianaLudhiana, November 16
When it comes to pleasing “favourite” contractors, one should take a cue from the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC). The contract of advertising unipoles from Fountain Chowk to Dholewal Chowk was given to a contractor in October 2006. Even after the contract expired on September 31 this year, the MC has not removed the unipoles and the contractor is still renting out the unipoles.

A unipole on the Mall Road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Narrowing of Malerkotla-Ludhiana road opposed
Different views of the Jagera Bridge on the Malerkotla-Ludhiana road in Mandi Ahmedgarh Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 16
Alleging that the abrupt narrowing of Malerkotla-Ludhiana road at certain stretches and unprotected diversions had resulted in many accidents in the past, besides proving regular traffic bottlenecks, residents of the area have urged the authorities to make the width of the road uniform and take protective measures to prevent probable accidents.

Different views of the Jagera Bridge on the Malerkotla-Ludhiana road in Mandi Ahmedgarh

15 challaned for smoking at public place
Ludhiana November 16
The health department challaned 15 persons for smoking at a public place here today. They were challaned under the Tobacco Control Act.

Artistes perform during a function at Delhi Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday Folk artistes from Rajasthan delight audience
Ludhiana, November 16
More than 12 folk artistes from Barmerh, Jaisalmer and Rajasthan enthralled audience at Delhi Public School here today.

Artistes perform during a function at Delhi Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Long-pending demands
Teachers’ stir hits studies
Doraha, Nove0mber 16
The students of private aided colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh continue to suffer due to the ongoing strikes and protest rallies by the teaches, the latter, in turn, are in no mood to relent till the government accepts their long pending demands. The strike has affected teaching in the colleges as the students feel it is the peak time for finishing off syllabus when December exams are round the corner.

Homage paid to Kartar Singh Sarabha
Ludhiana, November 16
Paying tributes to Kartar Singh Sarabha on his martyrdom day here today, activists of the Communist Party of India (CPI) called upon the people to unite in strength to save the gains, secularism and democracy, which were achieved after a hard struggle and sacrifices during the freedom movement.

Poor show

Posters pasted on a tree along the Ferozepur road
Posters pasted on a tree along the Ferozepur road. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Govt college launches e-banking
Ludhiana November 16
With the launch of e-banking project at Government College for Women (GCW), long queues will no longer be seen outside cash counters.

Car accessories stolen
Ludhiana, November 16
Parking cars outside their house proved costly for the residents of Focal Point as thieves broke windshields of seven vehicles and fled with the car accessories late last night.

Awards galore for GADVASU surgeons
Ludhiana November 16
The faculty and the PG students of the department of veterinary surgery and radiology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), participated in 35th Annual Congress of the Indian Society of Veterinary Surgery (ISVS) and International Symposium, held at the college of veterinary science, Kolkata.

Pensioners allege misconduct by bank officials
Doraha,November 16
Pensioners in the town are a harried lot. They alleged that they were being ignored and treated badly by officials of the State Bank of Patiala as a result of which they faced a multiple number of problems.

Diaspora of education

Schoolchildren at Swami Vivekananda Express in Ludhiana
Schoolchildren at Swami Vivekananda Express in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

15 schools participate in quiz
Amloh, November 16
An inter-school quiz competition, ‘Bharat-ko-jano’, was organised at Amloh Public School, Amloh, here today. Bharat Vikas Parishad. Project in-charge Ashwani Abrol and parishad chief Anil Goel inaugurated the function. Nine schools of Amloh sub-division in junior group and six schools in senior group participated in the competition.

World COPD, Epilepsy Day observed
Ludhiana, November 16
An awareness camp was organised by SPS Apollo Hospital to mark the World COPD and Epilepsy Day, here today. Dr Gurpreet Singh, consultant and joint coordinator, pulmonary and critical care said free medicines were distributed to COPD patients on the day and their pulmonary function test were conducted free. Also, patients were given tips on how to stop smoking.

Army Recruitment
4,500 candidates sweat it out on Day 3
Ludhiana, November 16
As many as 4,500 candidates from across the state participated in the recruitment rally held at the Army complex in Dholewal Military Complex.

Unauthorised Colonies
Half-hearted steps fail to deter developers
Ludhiana, November 16
Even though the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has been taking regulatory measures to stop the development of unauthorised colonies in the city and the state government has also come out with a revised policy for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies, the mushrooming of illegal colonies in the periphery of the city makes it obvious that the action being taken by GLADA is not acting as a deterrent to unscrupulous developers.

It’s a learning process

Two kids scribble on the boundary wall of Satluj Club in Ludhiana
Two kids scribble on the boundary wall of Satluj Club in Ludhiana. tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Poll time
Wooing act begins on PAU campus
Ludhiana, November 16
With the PAU Employees’ Union elections scheduled for December 2, different groups have started campaigning.

Dowry Death
Husband, mother-in-law convicted
Ludhiana, November 16
Additional Sessions Judge Paramjeet Singh has convicted Vinod Kumar, husband of Seema, and Neelam Rani, her mother-in-law, in a dowry death case.

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Man stabbed to death
Ludhiana, November 16
A 50-year-old rickshaw-puller was stabbed to death for Rs 150 at the fish market near railway station here last night.

World Kabaddi Cup
Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari , along with officials, at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday DC reviews arrangements
Ludhiana, November 16
All arrangements have been finalised for the final of second edition of the World Kabaddi Cup scheduled to be held at Guru Nanak Stadium on November 20. The final in the men’s and women’s sections besides the match to decide the third position in the men’s section are slated for Sunday.

Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari , along with officials, at Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Final to be a starry affair
Ludhiana, November 16
The main attraction during the concluding function of World Kabaddi Cup to be held at Guru Nanak Stadium on November 20 will be a performance by Bollywood stars, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangda Singh.

Nainy Balla poses with her trophy and gold medal in Ludhiana This athlete wants to serve society
Ludhiana November 16
She sets an example for many budding athletes in the city. Her efficiency helped her win the title of “best athlete” during the inter-college athletic competition which was held at Panjab University in Chandigarh.

Nainy Balla poses with her trophy and gold medal in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Hockey Meet
Sangrur Academy humble Shivalik School
Ludhiana, November 16
Sangrur Academy registered a 4-2 victory over Shivalik School, Mohali, to begin their campaign on a sound note in the 9th All-India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament (boys U-21) being organised by the Doraha Hawks Club at Mehta Gurukul Public Senior Secondary School, Doraha, near here, today.




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