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4-yr-old girl kidnapped
Ludhiana, November 23
A four-year-old girl was kidnapped from outside her house in the Janakpuri area if the city today. The girl has been identified as Manpreet Kaur, daughter of Gurpreet Singh, who sells chemical products at Khud Mohalla. The incident took place this morning when Manpreet was on her way to a grocery shop.

Woman held with smack
Ludhiana, November 23
The Daresi police have arrested a woman and recovered 20 gm of smack, Rs 1.25 lakh in cash and gold worth Rs 8 lakh from her possession. The accused, identified as Minaksh Malhotra of Kakowal Road, was nabbed following a tip-off.

43,000 cases settled
Ludhiana, November 23
Lok adalats were the best platforms to settle disputes for putting an end to litigation as well as bitterness amongst parties, said Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge Justice SK Mittal. He was presiding over the national lok adalat at the district courts complex today.


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Love triangle behind murder
November 22, 2013
IAF displays might of air prowess
November 21, 2013
Eight booked for fraud
November 20, 2013
Schools ‘exploiting’ parents
November 19, 2013
Three gangsters arrested
November 18, 2013
Patwaris fleecing public
November 17, 2013
Dy CM promises world-class city
November 16, 2013
Man dies in mishap
November 15, 2013
Maid killed in freak accident
November 14, 2013
Man attempts suicide
November 13, 2013

Anti-littering drive
MC challans 45 shopkeepers
Ludhiana, November 23
A total of 45 challans were issued during the anti-littering drive conducted by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Challans were issued to violators who had dumped garbage outside or near their shops in the city. The anti-littering campaign started from Domoria Bridge. The MC team visited Kailash Chowk, Dandi Swami Chowk and Hambran Road. Later, a similar drive was carried out near Clock Tower, Raikhy Cinema Chowk and Guru Teg Bahadur Market.

MC officials issue challans in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Canteens raided, samples collected
Ludhiana, November 23
A team of the health department conducted raids in canteens of schools and colleges and collected five samples of eatables. The team found that hygiene was not being maintained in most of the canteens. The raids were conducted on the directions of Civil Surgeon Dr Subhash Batta.

Teams to check illegal sale of LPG cylinders
Ludhiana, November 23
The District Food and Supplies Department has constituted three teams to check the illegal sale of domestic LPG cylinders. Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal said the teams were formed following complaints of misuse of domestic LPG cylinders. Two days ago, the police had conducted raids in the Shimlapuri area and near Sector 32, said the DC. “We have constituted the teams to keep a track on black-marketers,” said the DC. The team confiscated four LPG cylinders during the drive. “We are going to act tough against black-marketers,” said the DC. He added the teams would give feedback to the District Food and Supplies Officer. — TNS

9 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana: Nine more patients tested positive for dengue in the city today. Out of these, seven are from Ludhiana district while two are from Fazilka and Jalandhar. With this, as many as 1,558 cases of dengue have been reported in hospitals across the city. Of these, 970 are from Ludhiana district, 450 from other districts and 138 are from other states. — TNS


Missing girl traced
Khanna/Doraha, November 23
Khanna police have claimed to have traced a 24-year-old girl who had reportedly gone missing from Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, around 8 months back. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Khanna, Sushil Kumar, said, “Kuldip Kaur, step mother of the missing girl, told the police officials that Ranjit Kaur, who was working as a staff nurse in Sidhu Hospital, was found missing on March 6. Her phone was allegedly switched off too.”

Where there’s muck, there's brass
Ludhiana, November 23
Some persons with political connections are making a quick buck by illegally 'converting' the completed ramp of Lakkar Bridge towards Bhadaur House into illegal parking lots. The irony is that the practice of charging residents for illegal parking of vehicles on the ramp has been going on a few metres away from the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation headquarters. As per information, one is charged anything between Rs 30 and Rs 50, depending on the type of vehicle and the time for which it remains parked.

Vehicles parked haphazardly on the ramp of Lakkar Bridge in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Lakkar bridge project
Delay in work results in four-fold increase in cost
Ludhiana, November 23
The sloppy handling of the Lakkar Bridge project by the staff of the Municipal Corporation, Punjab Public Works Department and Northern Railways has resulted in a four-fold increase in cost as compared to what was originally envisaged. When the project was initiated, its cost was estimated at Rs 13 crore, a figure that has now increased to Rs 58 crore.

Work on Lakkar Bridge resumes: Six concrete girders were installed on a portion of Lakkar Bridge on Saturday. With the installation of the girders, the work on the much-awaited project has finally resumed. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From schools
Students exhibit models during the science week at Bal Bharti Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Antakshri competition
An inter-class Antakshari competition for Classes IX and X was organised on the premises of BCM School, Dugri. Four teams, comprising five members each, participated in the competition. The four teams were named on musical notes- Sur, Taal, Melody and Rhythm. There were four rounds in the game.

Students exhibit models during the science week at Bal Bharti Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

UPA Govt depriving common man of food, shelter: Dasgupta
Ludhiana, November 23
The UPA-II Government is increasingly working in the interests of big corporate houses of India and the international cartels are undermining the national interest. Gurudas Dasgupta, MP and general secretary, All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), stated this while addressing a convention at Punjabi Bhawan today.

From colleges
Students bring laurels
Gobindgarh Public College students bagged two gold and two bronze medals in different events held at Panjab University. Principal Dr Neena Seth Pajni, Gobindgarh Public College, said Karanveer Sharma and Gurpreet Singh, students of BA-I, won two gold medals in 84-kg and super heavy weight category respectively, in Panjab University Inter-College Wrestling competition. Mani Kumar of BA-II and Gurinder Singh of BA-I won two bronze medals in boxing championship. These competitions were held at Panjab University, Chandigarh recently.

Cops get wheels to fix offenders
Ludhiana, November 23
The traffic police have got 20 motorcycles for chasing offenders. Initially, the motorcycle traffic team will be deputed in Sarabha Nagar, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Giaspura, Model Town and some other areas of the city for round-the-clock patrolling.

Policemen hop on new motorcycles in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

CME on MRI and its relevance in orthopaedics
Ludhiana, November 23
ACE Healthways, in collaboration with Ludhiana Orthopaedic Association, organised a CME programme titled ‘MRI and its relevance in orthopaedics’ at Park Plaza Hotel, here today. Dr SS Bakshi of Ace Healthways, the key note speaker, said, “For the visualisation of joint structures, MRI has definite advantages over other imaging modalities. MRI has revolutionised the diagnosis and management of intra-articular pathology and ligamentous injuries. — TNS

LPG cylinder catches fire 
A major tragedy was averted after a cocking gas cylinder caught fire at a sweetmeat shop in Khud Mohalla on Saturday. Pipe leak led to the fire. The workers fled for cover. As the area is densely populated, firefighters had to struggle to reach the spot. — TNS


Cycling meet: Patiala dominate on Day 1
Ludhiana, November 23
Patiala district dominated the proceedings, clinching seven out of 12 titles that were at stake on the opening day of the Hero Punjab State Cycling Championship being held at cycling velodrome of Punjab Agricultural University.

Cyclists take part in the Hero Punjab State Cycling Championship at the PAU in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cricket meet
Sacred Heart claim title
Ludhiana, November 23
The final between Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, and Spring Dale Public School during the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Cricket Tournament turned out to be a mismatch as the former romped home as champions by 67 runs.

Grand opening to Special Olympics
Ludhiana, November 23
A three-day 16th Punjab State Special Olympics was inaugurated at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. The events under different categories will commence from tomorrow.

A participant carries the Olympic torch on the opening day of the Special Olympics at Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Statues of Milkha Singh, Dhyan Chand to be installed
Ludhiana, November 23
The statues of legendary athlete Milkha Singh and hockey wizard Dhyan Chand will be installed at Jarkhar village, Ludhiana-Malerkotla road. The organisers of the famous Jarkhar Sports Festival, popularly known as Modern Rural Olympics, Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club, have resolved to install two statues of these great sports stars on both sides of the gate of the main stadium.

Athletics meet
Ludhiana, November 23
Megha and Rupinder Singh were adjudged best athletes in the annual athletics meet at GRD Academy, Hambran Road, today. A large number of students competed in various sports disciplines in addition to fun games and Teak House was declared the best house while Pine House was named the first runners-up. — TNS



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