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Virasat-e-Khalsa inauguration
Services to take a hit as govt hires 140 buses

Ludhiana, November 24
To facilitate transport of people to the inauguration ceremony of the Khalsa Heritage Complex — Virasat-e-Khalsa — at Anandpur Sahib tomorrow, the state government has hired over 140 buses from Ludhiana district, thereby affecting transport services on 30 per cent of the routes.
Buses of Punjab Roadways, Ludhiana depot, being readied for the Virasat-e-Khalsa opening ceremony Buses of Punjab Roadways, Ludhiana depot, being readied for the Virasat-e- Khalsa opening ceremony. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today
Newborn girl found abandoned
Ludhiana, November 24

While the world observes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women tomorrow, a female infant was found abandoned in the bushes on the Rahon Road today. A vigilant passerby, police personnel and staff of the Ambulance 108 service collectively saved the life of the infant, who was abandoned in the bushes at Mangli village on the Rahon Road.

Police web page not updated in 2 years
Ludhiana, November 24
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be observed the world over tomorrow. However, the preparation of the Ludhiana police in tackling crimes against women can be gauged from the fact that it has not updated the web page pertaining to violence against women on its official website since September, 2009.

MC’s general house deferred
Ludhiana, November 24
The general house of the Ludhiana municipal corporation has been postponed due to the inauguration of the Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex at Anandpur Sahib tomorrow. The meeting, which was to be held at the Zone A office of the corporation at Mata Rani Chowk, will now be held on Monday i.e. November 28.
A file photo of zone A office of the municipal corporation.
A file photo of zone A office of the municipal corporation

Ludhiana’s own ‘Janpath’
Ludhiana, November 24
This road can easily be called the “Janpath” of Ludhiana. The presence of four senior political leaders’ houses on this road can be a sheer coincidence. While some of them have been living here for the past many years, one has purchased a house there recently.

Ludhiana Member of Parliament Manish Tewari’s official residence in Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana Member of Parliament Manish Tewari’s official residence in Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana


Seven covers for manhole in three months
Jagraon, November 24
The Jagraon Municipal Council seems to be in a race to make it to the book of world records for unpleasant reasons. The local municipal council perhaps holds the record of installing maximum covers on a single sewerage manhole in less then three months.

An uncovered sewerage manhole at College Road in Jagraon. a tribune photograph

An uncovered sewerage manhole at College Road in Jagraon

Wada Ghallughara
Recognition for those perpetuating memory sought
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 24
While rank and file in the administration are busy making arrangements for the scheduled visit of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who will dedicate the Wada Ghallughara Memorial at Rohira to the Sikh community next Tuesday, residents want the government to also recognise those organisations and individuals who had strived to perpetuate the holocaust memories with their humble attempts till now.

‘Library Man’ to inculcate reading habit among children
Ludhiana, November 24
When 80-year-old Dr Jaswant Singh moves around in his village, people identify him as the “Library Man”. Reason: He was the first man in the area who started the mobile library concept in Jorahan, Rangoowal, Phallewal, Gujjarwal, Kalakh and other adjoining villages of the district and that, too, without any financial help from the government.

WILD RIDE: It’s a lonely ride for a cyclist through fields on a foggy Thursday morning in Ludhiana
It’s a lonely ride for a cyclist through fields on a foggy Thursday morning in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Youth getting hooked on hookah
Ludhiana, November 24
While hookah bar owners claim to serve plain hookah to their clients, who are “above 18 years” and the local police finds it difficult to raid these bars frequently, as these are being run by the “influential” and that too in a “legal” manner, it is ultimately the younger generation that is suffering the most.

Students’ pass holders a harried lot
Doraha, November 24
There seems to be no end to the miseries of bus pass holders, especially college students, as they complain of harassment at the hands of drivers and conductors of the Punjab Roadways and PRTC buses.

Training to improve English teaching standards
Ludhiana, November 24
A 10-day training programme of English language for government school teachers is going on under the Rastriya Madvik Sikhya Abhiyaan (RMSA) at Government Senior Secondary School, Gobind Nagar.

from colleges
NCC cadets vow to fight corruption
Ludhiana November 24
NCC cadets of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women took an oath against corruption to mark the first day of the NCC week. All cadets took pledge to make untiring efforts to eradicate corruption. An essay-writing competition was organised by the NCC unit on the second day of the NCC week.

Assembly Poll
Congress set to ‘mobilise cadres’
Ludhiana, November 24
Dr Yogesh Dubey, AICC observer for Ludhiana urban Assembly segment, on Tuesday said the organisational setup of the party was being strengthened right from the block level in the runup to the Assembly elections in the state.

ESIC Delivery Case
No medical negligence found: Report
Ludhiana, November 24
The three-member inquiry committee conducting probe into the Chanchla Devi delivery case has finally filed its report. Dr Permanand, Medical Superintendent, ESI Model Hospital, said: “I have recently received the report, which has not found any medical negligence in the Chanchla Devi delivery case. I am yet to go through it in detail.”

Dance parties a rage in city
Ludhiana, November 24
Gone are the days when nights used to set in sleepily in the city. More and more youngsters are stepping to the beats of music and disco lights, as dance parties in the city are increasingly becoming a rage in the city.

Prize distribution function
Ludhiana, November 24
A cultural and prize distribution function was organised at BVM School. The students performed in "little champs" and "chatur khargosh" apart from performances in choreography, based on the theme of patriotism.

Students perform a dance during the annual function of BVM School in Ludhiana on Thursday. a tribune photograph
Students perform a dance during the annual function of BVM School in Ludhiana on Thursday

Search operation by police
Ludhiana, November 24
In a search operation conducted by the police in the wee hours today, slum areas at Shimlapuri, Daba Road, Focal Point, near bus stand, railway station were raided. About 15 cops, including ACP, SHOs and PCR men conducted the search operation from 4 to 6.30 in the morning.

Khanna-Khamano road in ruins
Khanna November 24
The condition of Khanna-Khamano road is becoming worse day by day, as no one is taking care of the road despite the fact that it is one of the major routes connecting various villages and town and hundreds of vehicles pass through this road everyday.


Mobile, Rs 2,000 snatched from cop
Phillaur, November 24
Some unidentified motorcyclists snatched one mobile phone, Rs 2000, gold ear rings and the identity card from a head constable, Sukhraj Singh and his wife Gurmit Kaur. The couple was returning from Noormahal after attending a religious congregation last night.

Servant decamps with old machines
Ludhiana, November 24
A servant decamped with a few second-hand machines from his employer’s business premises at Dal Bazar here today. The police is investigating the matter and no case has been registered so far.

Rs 3.5 lakh stolen from Vodafone office
Ludhiana, November 24
Rs 3.5 lakh were stolen from Vodafone office on the Dholewal Chowk, here last night. Sources said that despite repeated efforts, the concerned police officials did not reach the spot but the PCR persons and finger-print experts had reached after getting the information.

Septuagenarian’s endeavour to promote kabaddi
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 24
His passion for sports in general and kabaddi in particular is reflected in the fact that he has been serving budding raiders and stoppers of the region for many years. Besides helping a number of kabaddi players financially, Bikar Singh, a septuagenarian sports lover of Kila Raipur village.

Bikar Singh with young kabaddi players at Mandi Ahmedgarh
Bikar Singh with young kabaddi players at Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Sandip scripts Ludhiana win
Ludhiana, November 24
Thanks to the all round performance of Sandip Singh (157 not out and three for 10), which steered Ludhiana to outplay Mansa on the basis of first innings lead of 313 runs in the Inter-District Zonal Cricket Tournament (U-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association here at Punjab Agricultural University ground.




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