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Kidnapped girl killed
Ludhiana, November 24
Manpreet Kaur A four-year-old girl, Manpreet Kaur, who was kidnapped from outside her house in the Janakpuri area yesterday, was killed and her body dumped at a vacant plot in Alamgir Sahib here today. Commissioner of Police Nirmal Singh Dhillon said the girl was found murdered and the accused, Manoj Kumar, had been arrested.

Industrial PARK
Tewari warns govt against forcible acquisition of land
Manish Tewari, Union Minister Ludhiana, November 24
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today warned the Punjab Government against the "forcible acquisition" of land in nine villages in Ludhiana district along the Sidhwan Canal, Northern Bypass, for setting up an industrial park and a township.

Manish Tewari, Union Minister

property tax
MC to distribute pamphlets among city residents
Ludhiana, November 24
For the benefit of city residents, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has prepared pamphlets carrying examples of how property tax can be calculated. MC officials say the pamphlets will be distributed among residents in all parts of the city in a phased manner and will come in handy for them while calculating the tax.

Devotees partake of langar on the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana.
REMEMBERING THE GURU: Devotees partake of langar on the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


4-yr-old girl kidnapped
November 24, 2013
Ex-sarpanch cleared from charges
November 23, 2013
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

Lack of monetary help adds to agony of accident victim’s family
Ludhiana, November 24
Simranjit Kaur, wife of accident victim Sukhwinder Singh, with her child in Ludhiana. City roads and highways have become dangerous, especially for pedestrians and those riding two-wheelers. What's more worrying is that while erring drivers often go scot free after furnishing bail bonds, the families of accident victims are at the receiving end. The family of a 29-year-old man, who was hit by a bus on October 29, has been running from pillar to post for monetary help.

Simranjit Kaur, wife of accident victim Sukhwinder Singh, with her child in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Buses flagged off by Dy CM yet to hit the road
Ludhiana, November 24
Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd (LCBSL) is all set to start two new routes from this week. The new routes are from Pakhowal Road to the bus stand and from the octroi post near Gill village to the bus stand.

Low-floor buses in Ludhiana. A file photo

Woman robbed of 4 gold bangles
Ludhiana, November 24
Three members of the notorious "free ride gang" today robbed an old woman of four gold bangles by sedating her in the Haibowal area here. The modus operandi of the gang is that it offers lift to elderly women and then rob them of cash and jewellery. In her complaint, Reena Nayar, a resident of Jodhewal, said she had gone to attend the Sunday prayers at Ram Sharanam. On her way back home, two women and a man in a car offered her a lift.


Reporters’ diary
All for a photograph in paper!
\Sometimes, events are arranged just to catch the limelight and get their pictures published in the print media. Generally, the events like ‘shardhanjali’ programmes and even protests are organised just to pose before the shutterbugs. Recently, one such protest, organised by some NGO, against the rising inflation. By the time we reached the spot, people were dispersing.

Photo: Inderjeet verma

MC not doing enough to restore green cover, say city residents
Ludhiana, November 24
Ludhiana city has the unenviable distinction of being the pollution capital of Punjab. The reasons behind this pollution are its vast industry, increasing number of vehicles, decreasing green cover, besides several other factors. The city residents feel that the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is not doing enough to restore the green cover. Even the residents are to blame as they expect the MC to do this job on its own.

Cycle industry rides on fancy bicycles!
Ludhiana, November 24
Tapping demand of children for fancy bicycles, the cycle industry is going innovative and is bringing varied innovations to cater to the changing demands of the consumers. According to the industrial sources, the number of standardised cycles being sold has gone down considerably while 55 to 60 per cent increase has been witnessed in the sale of children segment.

prof sb khurana memorial oration
Experts dwell on diabetes
Ludhiana, November 24
Second Professor SB Khurana Memorial Oration was held today at the Dumra auditorium. Dr Shashank R Joshi, president of the Association of Physicians of India, delivered made a speech on the topic "Why are Indians prone to diabetes and how are they managed differently.''

School & college notes
On the occasion of the NCC Day, which is celebrated on the last Sunday of November, 165 cadets (boys and girls) of No. 4 Pb Air Sqn NCC, Ludhiana, took a pledge to fight against drugs, dowry and female foeticide, at SCD Government College. A singing competition was organised among the cadets and Cdt Sgt Ajit Singh of SCD Government College and Cdt Jagriti of the KCW won the competition for boys and girls, respectively.

Sonam Kalra mesmerises audience
Ludhiana, November 24
Sonam Kalra of “The Sufi Gospel Project” was in the city on Saturday evening and performed to a full house at the Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan.

Sonam Kalra performs at the Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana. photo: inderjeet verma

Five-day pulse polio campaign kicks off
Ludhiana, November 24
Sub-National round of Pulse Polio Campaign of the health department kicked off here today in the district. During the five-day long campaign, the pulse polio were administered to as many as 83,772 children by visiting 1,71,856 houses on the very first day. This is the fourth sub-national round of the year.

Poets highlight ‘anti-people’ policies in Kavi Darbar
Ludhiana, November 24
Although many organisations keep raising their voice against anti-people policies of the government by holding dharnas and protests but the Progressive Writers Association (PWA), Ludhiana, unit voiced their grievances through "Kavi Darbar" here today at the Punjbai Bhawan.

228 examined at free medical camp in Khanna
Khanna November 24
Bhagat Pooran Singh Social Welfare Society, a social organisation, with the help of some other social organisations organised a free medical check-up camp and blood donation camp at Model Town, Khanna, in the memory of ninth Sikh Guru, Teg Bahadar, for his sacrifice. During the camp, doctors of homoeopathy and physiotherapy, examined 228 patients.

Ludhiana scan
Environment awareness
Lord Mahavira Homoeopathy Medical College observed National Environment Awareness month here on Sunday under the leadership of Subhash Sondhi of Jeev-Jantu Paryavaran Sambhal Samiti and Harish Dua of the Lions Club. On the occasion, saplings were planted on the college campus. Dr Ravinder Kochhar, principal of the college, and District Forest Officer, Daljeet Singh, were also present there. Daljeet Singh Brar told students about importance of plants. He said the schools, colleges and institutes who need plants can get these free of any charge from the forest department.

Pedalling for a cause
Ludhiana, November 24
A group of 60 young enthusiasts pedalled along the outskirts of the city to spread the benefits of cycling. The event, “Ludhiana on cycle”, was organised today and the participants pedalled from Model Town to Falahi Sahib.

82 examined at medical camp in city
Ludhiana, November 24
Arogya Hospital, Jassiyan road, organised a mega obesity surgical camp here today. Laparoscopy-surgeon-cum less metabolic surgeon, Dr Ashish Ohri, and his staff examined as many as 82 patients and treated them free of charge. The camp was inaugurated by the previous patients, who have already received treatment from the hospital.


5 held for drug peddling
Jagraon, November 24
The police drive against the drug peddlers active in the area received a major success when the officials of Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) Jagraon reportedly busted a racket of drug peddlers and arrested five youths allegedly involved in the drug peddling. The police have seized 125 gm of heroin from the accused youths arrested in separate operations during the past 24 hours.

The accused being produced at a local court in Jagraon. Photo by writer


Special Olympics
Children participate enthusiastically on Day 2
Ludhiana, November 24
Special children have fun during the 16th Punjab State Special Olympics at Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana. Special children were seen taking part in different regular and fun games enthusiastically on the second day of the three-day 16th Punjab State Special Olympics being held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. NCC cadets from the host school were helping these special players during the events. The mentally challenged participants from special schools from the state enjoyed every bit of the competition, unmindful of their win or loss.

SPECIAL MOMENTS: Special children have fun during the 16th Punjab State Special Olympics at Guru Nanak Public School in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan P4

Sirsa cricket club emerge victorious in T-20
Jagraon, November 24
The team of Jannayak Chaudhary Devi Lal National Cricket Club, Sirsa, beat the host team, Khanna Cricket Club, Jagraon, by six wickets to emerge victorious in the first Annual T-20 Cricket Tournament that concluded at Jagraon today. As many as 16 teams from across the region took part in the tournament organised by the United Cricket Club, Jagraon, on the ground of LRDAV College, Jagraon.

Basketball League
Nav Bharti Public School record wins
Ludhiana, November 24
Nav Bharti Public School, Ludhiana, recorded victories in the junior and senior (boys) section in the matches played during the fourth week in the ongoing BFI-IMG Reliance Punjab Schools Basketball League-2013 held at Delhi Public School here today.

Patiala riders pedal to glory
Ludhiana, November 24
Participants from Patiala district who dominated yesterday and bagged seven out of the 12 gold medals, continued in the same fashion, grabbing all five titles, decided today in the Hero Punjab State Cycling Championship that concluded here on the Punjab Agricultural University campus velodrome.

7 more dengue cases
Ludhiana: As many as seven patients from Ludhiana district tested positive for dengue at various hospitals in the city on Sunday. Of them, two are from Ludhiana city, while five are from Khanna and the adjoining areas. With this, the total cases till date diagnosed in Ludhiana are 1,565, out of which 977 are from Ludhiana district, 450 from other districts and 138 from other states. — TNS

Couple held with 2,200 litres of kerosene
Ludhiana, November 24
The police nabbed a couple and seized 2,200 litres of kerosene from their possession. The couple, identified as Sonia and Pankaj, both residents of Karrawala Chowk, Patiala, took the kerosene meant for the Below Poverty Line families from Patiala for selling to dyeing units and hosiery units in the city. The Sahnewal police received a tip-off that the couple was ferrying the kerosene in 11 drums. Following the information, the police laid a trap and nabbed the accused persons. The couple was previously booked by the Model Town police. — TNS

Tiny tots have a field day
Our Sports Reporter
Ludhiana, November 24
Children took part in various fun games during the Sports Day organised by Mother’s Pride Playway School at Leisure Valley, Sarabha Nagar, here today. Parents and grandparents of small participants were left spellbound by some awesome performance in events such as pair race, spoon race and hurdles race. They cheered lustily that encouraged the kids to excel. Bhupinder Singh, Councillor, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, was the chief guest at the opening function. He was forced to stay back by some excellent performance by the children. Shobhan Soi, director of the school, thanked the chief guest and the parents.

A student demonstrates martial art skills during the sports day of Mother’s Pride School at the Leisure Valley, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



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