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Three gangsters arrested
Ludhiana, November 17
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. The city police has arrested three members of notorious Chotta Lalla gang and recovered a .315 pistol and a cartilage from their possession. 

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

Unauthorised colonies
Now, deposit compounding fee till December 2
Ludhiana, November 17
Residents of illegal colonies can now submit applications for regularisation till December 2 with penalty. The last date was November 15. As per the amended notification issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, on November 5, 2013, the last date for the submission of applications for regularisation of colonies as well as plots and properties in such colonies was November 5, 2013 on the payment of stipulated compounding fee.

MC sits on inquiry report
Ludhiana, November 17
Officials of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation are best at one thing: Saving the skin of its staff. Though the inquiry into the Pakhowal Road scam was over 15 months back, the MC is still to submit the report to the MC Commissioner.

lakkar bridge project
Cemented girders to be installed on Nov 23
Ludhiana, November 17
The Railways has finalised November 23 as the date for the installation of cemented girders on a 35-metre portion of Lakkar Bridge. The girders could not be installed on October 19 as the Railways failed to get the clearance from the authorities concerned. Now, the Railways has got the safety clearance from Commissioner, Railway Safety, New Delhi, for November 23.

A mother helps her child light a candle on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Ludhiana.
Lighting faith: A mother helps her child light a candle on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


85th martyrdom day of Lala Lajpat Rai
Lalaji’s legacy crumbling away
Jagraon, November 17
In a narrow lane at Mohalla Misarpura, a near collapsing building tells a tale of neglect. The ancestral house of freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai has been a shambles, with neither the Central government nor the state government owning the responsibility.

The near collapsing ancestral house of Lala Lajpat Rai; and (right) the locked museum adjacent to the building in Jagraon. Photos by writer

Neurological disabilities on rise: Experts
Ludhiana, November 17
India, the world's second most populous country, is facing the emergence of a 'hidden' epidemic, that is, disability due to neurological diseases. This was stated by prof Gourie Devi, former director and Vice-Chancellor of the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, during the 31st Dr LH Lobo Memorial Oration.

18 more patients down with dengue
Ludhiana, November 17
A total of 18 more patients tested positive for dengue in hospitals across the city today. Out of these, 16 patients are from Ludhiana district — 11 from the city and five from the rural areas. Two patients are from other districts, one each from Amritsar and Fatehgarh Sahib. With this, the total number of dengue cases diagnosed in city hospitals has reached 916. — TNS


Ludhiana scan
Annual satsang
Ludhiana: On the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti the second annual satsang was organised on Sunday. Pawan Dewan, president of district Congress committee (Urban), said Balmiki’s literary creation in the form of ‘Ramayan’ had been teaching us from times immemorial. We should follow the path shown by him and lead a simple life,” he said.

Renowned Santoor player Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma performs at the Shashtri Sangeet Sammelen in Bhaini Sahib on Sunday. A tribune photograph

Delay in appointment of ADC irks residents
Jagraon, November 17
The residents of Jagraon area are feeling cheated at the hands of the state government as it has allegedly failed to fulfill its promise of appointing an Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) in Jagraon. The delay caused by the government in appointing the ADC has left the residents disappointed and frustrated.

MUSICAL TREAT: Singer Hans Raj Hans performs at a Sufi night organised by the Nehru Sidhant Trust in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Inauguration of MLA’S OFFICE
‘Sidelined’ BJP leaders vent ire
Jagraon, November 17
The leaders of Jagraon unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are upset after being sidelined from the inaugural function of Jagraon Akali MLA SR Kaler's office two days ago. No leader of the local unit of BJP was present in the function during which Revenue and Public Relations Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia had visited as the chief guest.

Residents harried as Badals visit city
City residents were at the receiving end on Friday and Saturday when the father-son duo of Badals was in the city for various functions. The entire stretch of roads and intersections, including portions of state and national highways from where the chief minister and the deputy chief minister were to pass, were out of bounds for the residents. The police personnel deployed on the route were shooing away the shoppers from early morning even as the scheduled time of the visit of the VVIPs, was several hours away.

Founder’s Day
Khanna: Delhi Public School celebrated its third Founders Day today on the school campus. Kumar Rahul, IAS, director general, education, Punjab, was the chief guest on the occasion. Many other dignitaries of the town also attended the function. The function was a cultural extravaganza showcasing the talent of the children from the pre-primary section of the school. Mesmerising performances were given by tiny tots. The budding artists performed various dances. Annual report of the school was presented by the principal Dr Parminder Duggal. She also highlighted the national and international projects for the students which will be helpful in giving children exposure beyond the textbooks.

Interactive session on ISO certification
An interactive session on "ISO certification of laboratories" was jointly organised by the Technology Marketing and IPR Cell and ACS Registrar, UK, under the aegis of Directorate of Research, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Dr SS Chahal, director, technology marketing and IPR Cell, PAU, highlighted the mandate of the cell and importance of ISO certification in the modern world.

220 Squadron, 32 Squadron to get Presidential Standards
Ludhiana, November 17
The President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, Pranab Mukherjee, will be awarding the prestigious Presidential Standards to 220 Squadron and 32 Squadron during a ceremonial parade scheduled to be held at the Air Force Station, Halwara, on November 20.

Martyrdom day of Kartar Singh sarabha
Name rly station after martyr: Left
Ludhiana, November 17
On the martyrdom day of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha, the local unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and CPI (M) demanded that the Model Gram railway station be renamed as Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Model Gram railway station.

They pedal their way to women’s safety
Ludhiana, November 17
Spreading the message of women empowerment, 24 cyclists left the city for New Delhi today. The Cycle Rally-2013 under the banner 'Building India Safe for Women' started from Srinagar on November 9 and will be reaching Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, on November 25.

A cycle expedition leaves for New Delhi. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Traders take a dig at state government
Ludhiana, November 17
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal today stated that anti-industrial policies of the state government had forced traders to either shut down their units or shift their base. Addressing a press conference here today, Amrit Lal Jain, state president of the mandal, said 100 furnace and steel units at Mandi Gobindgarh, Khanna and Ludhiana had surrendered their power connections to the PSPCL in a year while 70 per cent of the foundry units had closed down.

Residents examined at medical camps
Ludhiana, November 17
Patients in different localities were checked through medical check-up camps held at different places in the city. Pancham Hospital, Near Jawaddi Bridge, organised a free mega medical check-up camp. A total of 250 patients were examined and free medicines were provided to them.

They are special, indeed
Ludhiana, November 17
School for deaf children, Hamraon Road, today organised annual function-cum-foundation day. Clad in colourful dresses, the deaf and dumb children gave an amusing performance. On the occasion Onkar Singh Pahwa, chairman, Avon Cycles Limited, was the chief guest. The function started with Saraswati Vandana. The children showcased their dancing skills on various songs. The chief guest appreciated the efforts of the school staff and children and encouraged them to become good human beings. — TNS

Students of the School of Deaf Children perform a dance during the annual function in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Auto driver booked for eve-teasing
Ludhiana, November 17
An auto-rickshaw driver and his accomplice molested a girl and tried to pull the victim inside the auto. The incident took place on October 3 when the victim was waiting for her sister opposite the Mini-Secretariat.


basketball league
Navjot takes Sports School home
Ludhiana, November 17
An all-round performance by Navjot Bagia helped Sports School, Jalandhar, score a convincing 56-21 victory over DAV Public School, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana, in the third leg of the BFI IMG Reliance Punjab Schools Basketball League being organised by Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School at Guru Nanak Stadium today.



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