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Schools ‘exploiting’ parents
Ludhiana, November 18
In the absence of any check by the authorities, the leading schools in the city are fleecing parents by charging hefty amount as registration and admission fees. “I have already deposited above Rs 65,000 at a leading school here because I wanted to secure the seat there, but my preference is to put my child in another school, the results of which will be declared after a month.

Now, Voluntary Disclosure Scheme for traders
Ludhiana, November 18
The Excise and Taxation Department has come up with the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme under which the traders, who have committed certain mistakes, bonafide or otherwise, while submitting their returns and paying the tax can rectify their mistakes.


Contractors fleece residents
Ludhiana, November 18
The municipal corporation authorities, it seems, have failed to "discipline" the contractors of paid parking lots along the Ferozepur Road. They keep fleecing residents while also allowing parking of vehicles beyond the stipulated maximum period of two hours in defiance of the directions issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in this regard.

A file photo of a paid parking lot on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana.

Now, ACRs of tehsildars to be routed through three authorities instead of four
Ludhiana, November 18
To stop the "unnecessary delay" in compiling the annual confidential reports (ACRs) of Tehsildars (sub-registrars) in all the districts, the state government has decided to cut short the procedure. Instead of the reports going to four officials, three authorities will do the needful from now onwards. The state government has further made it clear that if reports are not sent within the stipulated time by the authorities, departmental action would be taken against the erring officials.

Mochpura Bazaar lies low with trend of knitting declining
Ludhiana, November 18
There was a time when Mochpura Bazaar use to bustle with activity during the winter season, but with the trend of knitting declining, readymade woollens have caught the fancy of residents here. Nothing matches the warmth of a hand-knitted sweater, but women of the house do not have enough time to knit sweaters, now, and even the youngster prefer wearing readymade woollens, as they look more trendy.

A view of Mochpura Bazaar, where readymade woollens are being sold, in Ludhiana.
A Tribune photograph

Undertrial escapes from police custody
Ludhiana, November 18
An undertrail facing drug peddling charges escaped from the court complex here today. The accused identified as Lakhwinder Singh Lakha, a resident of Koom Kalan, who was caught for drug peddling three years ago, was being taken to the District Court Complex this afternoon for a hearing.


Ludhiana scan
A candlelight march being taken out on the eve of World Remembrance Day at Aditya Jaitly Chowk in Model Town, Ludhiana, on Monday. Ludhiana: Ludhiana-based, Packwell Poly Products has been awarded the ‘High Tax Paying Manufacturers’ award by the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal, at a function held recently.

A candlelight march being taken out on the eve of World Remembrance Day at Aditya Jaitly Chowk in Model Town, Ludhiana, on Monday. A TRIBUNE PHOTOGRAPH

Students bring laurels
Ludhiana: Students from Nankana Sahib Public School, Ludhiana, brought laurels to the school by winning prizes in various competitions. Vivek Yadav, a Class XII Student, participated in Reena Simmi Declamation Contest which was conducted by KVM School. He secured third position in Hindi. It was inter -school contest in which 20 city schools participated.

Students of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School on an educational trip to a newspaper printing press in Sirhind. A Tribune Photograph

Edu Dept: Enrol students as voters
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Nov 18
Education Department has launched a movement to make the parents of students studying in state run and private-aided schools aware about their rights and duties to preserve the democratic tradition of electioneering process. Besides, heads of these schools have been advised to ensure that all students attaining the age of 18 years on or before January 2014 have to be enrolled as voters.

Inter-varsity fest: Students perform "Luddi" at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha. A Tribune Photograph

Preaching the gospel of revolution
Ludhiana, November 18
Gurcharan Baddowal, grandson of noted Gadari Baba Hari Singh Usman continues with the Gadari Baba's mission of spreading revolutionary ideas. Gurcharan, works as a whole time revolutionary singer and visits schools, colleges and other public places to promote literature and revolutionary spirit by singing. According to Gurcharan, sometimes he travels more than 100 kms in a day on his bicycle to visit far-flung areas of the state.

Classical music festival
Ludhiana: The Sadbhavna Group of Colleges organised a festival of Indian Classical Music in collaboration with the Spic-Macay at Jalaldiwal village on Monday. The event was inaugurated by Neelam Kapoor and Madhu Meeta Banerjee, director of the institute, presided over the concluding session.

PAU Employees Union to conduct elections in Jan
Ludhiana, November 18
With the announcement of elections of the Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union, the ball has been set rolling as the third front decided to contest the upcoming elections.

Members of the PAU Employees Democratic Manch hold a meeting in Ludhiana. A Tribune Photograph

Woman accuses cops of custodial torture
Ludhiana, November 18
A woman has levelled serious allegations of custodial torture against cops deployed at the Jodhewal police station. The woman identified as Pooja, who is undergoing treatment at Civil Hospital, claimed that the cops interrogated her and forced to confess that she has committed a theft.

Epilepsy awareness drive launched
Ludhiana, November 18
As part of the World Epilepsy Day Awareness Drive, SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana, a leading healthcare service provider of the region, organised epilepsy awareness through nukkad nataks, health talks, seminars and a CME programme.

Tewari flays Sukhbir, says development on track
Ludhiana, November 18
Hitting back at the Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister and local MP Manish Tewari today ridiculed his charges that he (Tewari) was impeding the development works in the city, saying it is a classic case of "the pot calling the kettle black."

Nirmal Dhillon takes over as Commissioner of Police
Ludhiana, November 18
Senior IPS officer Nirmal Singh Dhillon today took over the charge as Commissioner of Police Ludhiana from outgoing Commissioner of Police Paramjit Singh Gill, who is now posted at IG- Patiala Range. With this Dhillon has become the fifth Commissioner of Police to serve the city. There are many challenges in front of the new Commissioner of Police. Besides tackling crime, rampant corruption in the department and traffic menace, the top police officials will have to look after the interest of politicians and businessmen, who are dear to political power centre.

Dengue cases
Eleven more patients have been confirmed for dengue on Monday at various hospitals of the city. Out of these, 8 are from the city and 3 from the rural areas of Ludhiana district. With this, total cases till date diagnosed have reached to 927 from Ludhiana, 431 from other districts and 137 from other states.

PAU retirees hold protest
Ludhiana, November 18
A protest was organised at the lawns in front of the Thapar Hall by the PAU Retirees' Welfare Association and PAU Pensioners' Association today. The working employees also participated in the protest.


75 kg of poppy husk seized, 5 held
Jagraon, November 18
The Jagraon police have arrested five persons and seized a total of 75 kg of poppy husk and 150 bottles of illegal liquor from their possession during separate police operations against the drug peddlers in the past 24 hours.

30-yr-old man commits suicide
Ludhiana, November 18
A 30-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. The deceased has been identified as Rashem Singh, a driver. According to his mother, Last evening he had consumed drugs. Later, when Rashem's mother went to his room to serve him dinner, she was shocked to find his body hanging from a ceiling fan.

Two booked for murder
Khanna, November 18
The Khanna Police on the complaint of Jagjit Singh have booked two persons for the alleged murder of a resident of Khanna who was found murdered under suspicious circumstances.


Hockey lovers demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand
Doraha, November 18
As Sachin Tendulkar got Bharat Ratna, hockey players and lovers felt cheated. Resentment prevails among them as they feel that Bharat Ratna should have been conferred on Major Dhyan Chand first and then to cricket star Sachin Tendulkar.

Renovation of Guru Nanak Stadium resumes
Ludhiana, November 18
In wake of 4th edition of World Kabaddi Cup, installation work of a canopy at Guru Nanak Stadium at F block started yesterday. The authorities of Punjab Mandi Board have initiated this work after eleven months.

Saraswati school drub Sacred Heart
Ludhiana, November 18
Saraswati Modern Senior Secondary School, Hambran Road, defeated Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, by seven wickets in the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Cricket Tournament being organised at Green Land Convent School Stadium, GT Road, Manj Phagowal on Ludhiana-Jalandhar road here today.

Table tennis meet
BRS DAV emerge victorious
Ludhiana, November 18 Hosts DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana got the better of Dayanand Model School, Jalandhar, to emerge champions in the boys as well as girls table tennis tournament organised under the aegis of DAV national sports cluster at the DAV Public School.

Members of the team of DAV, BRS Nagar, with their certificates after winning the table tennis tournament in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Police DAV win
Ludhiana, November 18
Police DAV Public School, Ludhiana, emerged victorious in the DAV National Sports Cluster Level Gymnastic Championship (U-19) held here today. In both the categories of boys and girls, Police DAV Public School, Ludhiana overpowered Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar Cantt. In the girl's section, Manju was declared the best gymnast, followed by Pushpa and Raavi, respectively, while in the boy's section, Prince Sharma was adjudged the best gymnast. Vinod and Himal Sharma finished at second and third place, respectively. — OSR




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