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Hosiery dealer robbed of Rs 2 lakh
Ludhiana, November 21
Four armed assailants robbed a hosiery dealer of Rs 2 lakh at pistol-point in the old city's Chaura Bazar area here today. The incident took place around 5.30 pm when the assailants entered the office of Shri Ram Fabrics, located on the first floor of a building, in Old Kotwali.

Mall Road
Loose wire causes big jam
Ludhiana, November 21
Commuters hold the high-tension wire to make way for their vehicles on the Mall Road in Ludhiana on Monday. A loose overhead high-tension cable led to a massive traffic jam on the Mall road here today. The incident took place around 11 am when the high-tension wire got loose and hung in the middle of the road.

Commuters hold the high-tension wire to make way for their vehicles on the Mall Road in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


House tax
MC seals building, recovers Rs 4.98 lakh
Ludhiana, November 21
A team of the municipal corporation today sealed a commercial building located in the Focal Point area here following the non-payment of house tax. The building owners owed Rs 67,000 in house tax to the civic body.

Leaders have their 5-stars ‘cut out’ for them
Ludhiana, November 21
As the state Assembly elections are coming closer, some of the high-end hotels of the city are being “singled out” by political parties for holding their meetings and even for the stay of party bigwigs visiting the city.


Accessing village stadia no cakewalk
Most roads leading to rural arenas in the region need repairs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 21
Promotion of kabaddi as the “mother sport” of Punjab and construction of stadia in the rural areas of the state are welcome, but who will repair potholed roads leading to these arenas, question residents of the region.

A damaged portion of the Dehlon-Pakhowal road near the venue of the annual Kila Raipur rural sports festival, near Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Sanitation at railway station remains off track
Ludhiana, November 21
Amidst tall claims of the railway administration and their political masters to provide all modern facilities and also to make the railway station a world class station, poor sanitation level and overall unclean looks all around, tell an altogether different story.

A view of the garbage and leftovers littered in between the railway tracks at the Ludhiana railway station. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Electrocution of youth
Rights panel orders fresh probe
Khanna SSP to submit report by Feb 2
Jagraon, November 21
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission has ordered a fresh probe into a youth’s electrocution around six months ago. The commission has issued the instructions following a complaint filed by the Universal Human Rights Organisation.

From schools
Declamation contest to make students aware of social evils
Ludhiana, November 21
An inter-house English declamation competition was organised at Green Grove Public School. Students from Classes I to IX participated in the contest. The aim of the contest was to make students aware of moral values, health and social evils. President JPS Jolly presided over the function and judges were Dinesh Kumar from AS College, Kirti Sethi and Kanwalpreet Kaur from Doraha College. Principal S George and vice-principal Ronald de Rozario graced the occasion. Students spoke on various topics like “Importance of trees”, “Value of discipline”, “Environment pollution”, etc.

Tiny tots of Jesus Sacred Heart Convent School perform; and (right) students of BVM Senior Secondary School present a dance during the annual function celebrations in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photographs
Tiny tots of Jesus Sacred Heart Convent School perform; and (right) students of BVM Senior Secondary School present a dance during the annual function celebrations in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photographs

No end to MC president’s problems
Municipal councillors threaten to take their support back
Jagraon, November 21
There seems to be no end to the problems of Jagraon Municipal Council president Baldev Krishan Dhir, who is now facing a new challenge of saving his presidentship after as many as five municipal councillors, including independent and those belonging to opposition party, threatened him of taking back their support.

Safai workers to get fresh IDs
Move to assign responsibility, curb proxies
Ludhiana, November 21
Safai karamcharis will soon have to carry IDs on them while cleaning the city roads. This has been done to keep a check on proxy workers in the city. The municipal corporation has decided to issue new IDs, bearing the name, photograph, municipal ward and beat, to the workers.

High-tension wires pose threat to lives
Even after an eight-year-old boy was electrocuted in New Kundan Puri, the authorities concerned don't seem to have learnt any lesson. There are several localities in the city where high-tension wires pass close to houses. The authorities say it's the residents who have raised height of their houses, as the wires were already there. On the other hand, residents say the high-tension wires should be shifted from their areas as they are a threat to their lives. Tribune lensman Himanshu Mahajan captures a few of the palces.
1) A view of high-tension wires passing through Qila Mohalla in Ludhiana. 2) High-tension wires pose a threat to lives of residents of a colony near SDP College in Ludhiana. 3) Wires in Sundar Nagar in Ludhiana.

Industrialists make hay as income tax officials on warpath
No surveys since November 3; Now, no raids from December 5
Ludhiana, November 21
While income tax officials are up in arms against their higher-ups for not granting them promotions, industrialists are having a field day in the city in the absence of any surveys since November 3. As many industrialists/traders in the city continue to evade tax, the income tax department is incurring huge losses, as there has been no revenue generation due to the halt of surveys/raids.

PAU scientist to get President of India’s Award
Ludhiana, November 21
Dr VP Sethi, associate professor of mechanical engineering, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), has been conferred with the President of India’s Award by the Government of India.

Ludhiana scan
CME on diabetes
IMA Ludhiana organised a CME on diabetes on Saturday. About 200 delegates attended the CME. Dr Parminder Singh, head of the department of endocrinology, DMCH, was the key speaker. Dr Parminder delivered a talk on “Managing diabetes through patho-physiologic perspective”. Genetics, obesity, high calorie diet, lack of exercise and stress are important contributors to rising incidence of diabetes. Dr LS Chawla launched the website www.imaludhiana.com.

Lajpat Rai Park faces Municipal Council apathy
Jagraon, November 21
Punjab Kesari Lala Lajpat Rai was remembered on his 83rd martyrdom day. A function was organised by the local administration to pay tributes to the legendry freedom fighter and martyr at the Lala Lajpat Rai Park here.

Teachers urged to work for Punjabi language
Jagraon, November 21
A five-day seminar-cum-teacher training programme on Punjabi language organised for government school teachers of Ludhiana district concluded at Government Senior Secondary School, Halwara, near Gurusar Sudhar yesterday.

‘Follow path shown by Gurus’
Jagraon, November 21
The Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, Jagraon, organised an extension lecture on “Gurmat Da Sankalp: Jeevan Jaach Te Ruzgaar” on the college premises today.

‘Promote nutrition security in country’
Ludhiana, November 21
Keeping in line with the old adage, “You are what you eat”, the nutritional wellness is the science that looks at the relationship between diet and human health, remarked Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, dean academics and professor and head of gastroenterology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here, who was recently elected secretary of the Nutrition Society of India (NSI) at its annual conference held in Hyderabad. Dr Chhina said there were several projects being undertaken by the Government of India to promote food and nutrition security in the country but the success of these programmes depended upon the efficiency with which they were implemented at the grassroots level.

Shagun Scheme
HC orders govt to release money
Jagraon, November 21
The long wait of as many as 159 beneficiaries of the Shagun Scheme undertaken by the state government for girls belonging to Dalit families seems to be come to an end with the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordering the state government to release the scheme money this month.

Powercom’s plea for Rs 3.48 lakh quashed
Ludhiana, November 21
The Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) has quashed the demand for Rs 3,48,559 raised by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (Powercom) on charges of theft of energy.

Huge rush for filing of VAT returns
Ludhiana, November 21
A large number of taxpayers submitted their annual VAT returns at the excise and taxation office, mini-secretariat, here today, as it was the last day of filing the annual return.


Two held with 5-gm heroin
Jagraon, November 21
The Ludhiana (rural) police has arrested two youths and recovered around 5 grams of heroin from their possession. Both accused were arrested near Guru Nanak School, Kailpur road, Chaunkiman, on Saturday evening during a routine check up.

Expensive cloth, Rs 2 lakh stolen from shop
Ludhiana, November 21
Thieves struck at a shop in the Mali Gunj area and decamped with expensive dress material and cash worth over Rs 2 lakh. The incident came to light here this morning when the owner of Kuldeep Cloth House located in Mali Gunj opened the shop and was shocked to see the place ransacked. He immediately informed the police about the incident.

SHO Raj Kumar listens to the owner of the cloth house where the theft took place in the Mali Gunj area of Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Tipplers’ spirits soared at finale

Ludhiana, November 21
Tipplers had a field day during the final of the World Kabaddi Cup, as was evident from scores of liquor bottles found scattered across the Guru Nanak Stadium a day after the event.

REMAINS OF THE DAY A liquor bottle lies a day after the Kabaddi World Cup final at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

KCW bag baseball trophy
Ludhiana November 21
Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, walked away with the overall trophy in the Inter-College Women’s Baseball Championship held at Punjab University.




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