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mid-day meal scheme
Schools short of rations
Ludhiana, November 26
Children partake of mid-day meal in a school While the authorities looking after the mid-day meal scheme in the district claim that the scheme is running smoothly, certain school managements have been raising a hue and cry alleging that the authorities have failed to provide them rations.

Children partake of mid-day meal in a school. A file photograph


Mother held for girl’s murder
November 26, 2013
Kidnapped girl killed
November 25, 2013
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

Eight jhuggis gutted; three head of cattle killed
Jagraon, November 26
This is what remains of jhuggis after a fire in a slum near Jagraon on Tuesday Three head of cattle were killed and eight jhuggis gutted when a fire broke out in a slum near Gurdwara Nanaksar Sahib, 5 km from Jagraon, today. The fire broke out around 1 pm and left eight families homeless. There was, however, no loss of human life in the incident.

This is what remains of jhuggis after a fire in a slum near Jagraon on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Gun goes off accidentally in court complex
Ludhiana, November 26
A securityman stands guard at the court complex in Ludhiana on Tuesday Panic gripped litigants and lawyers when they heard a gunshot in the court complex here today. The incident took place at about 12.45 pm when there was rush near the library of the District Bar Association. The bag of a person, Manjit Singh, fell on the ground. When he bowed to pick his bag, the pistol went off accidentally. The bullet hit his body, but luckily he was saved.

A securityman stands guard at the court complex in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

6-yr-old boy who fell from roof dies
Ludhiana, November 26
A six-year-old boy, who fell from the roof of his house while flying a kite yesterday, died at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) this morning. The deceased child has been identified as Avinash, a native of Uttar Pradesh.

Suicide bid by woman, paramour
Samrala, November 26
Two lovers tried to commit suicide by consuming poison here. They have been booked by the police. The duo was referred to a hospital in a critical condition.

LPG cylinder catches fire, four injured
Ludhiana, November 26
Four labourers received burn injuries when an LPG cylinder caught fire in New Subash Nagar in the Basti Jodhewal area this morning. The injured have been identified as Raju, Ramu, Ashok and Suresh, all migrants from Uttar Pradesh.


Rs 116 cr spent on roads, says DC
Ludhiana, November 26
In a bid to ensure smooth traffic movement in the state's biggest industrial town of Ludhiana, the state government has spent about Rs 116 crore on the strengthening of the roads in the past three years.

Issues related to exporters discussed
Ludhiana, November 26
Indian exporters must expand their export horizons and give maximum attention to the top 20 emerging markets. This was stated by Ravi Capoor, joint secretary from the Ministry of Commerce, during an interactive session held here today at the United Cycles and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA).

People not aware of business potential in region: CICU secy
Ludhiana, November 26
A CIS Outreach programme, an initiative to create awareness about the trade and business potential of the business region, was organised by the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) with FICCI today.

Raids on jewellers’ premises
Ludhiana, November 26
The Excise and Taxation Department today conducted raids on Palace Jewellers and Palace Jewellers Private Limited located on College Road.

Community Centre record checked at LIT office
Ludhiana, November 26
Chief Vigilance Officer of the Local Bodies Department today conducted a surprise check on the premises of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust and checked the record related to the allotment of land for a Community Centre in H and I Blocks of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here.

UG classes
Semester system from next session
Ludhiana, November 26
Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh, has decided to start the semester system in undergraduate classes in the colleges affiliated with the PU from the next academic session. An 18-member committee on the semester system, constituted by the PU, has given its nod to the system for bringing improvement in the studies. The final decision will be taken during the Syndicate meeting to be held in December in Chandigarh.

Experts from SPS Apollo Hospitals address a gathering at a function on World Obesity Day Seminar marks World Obesity Day
Ludhiana, November 26
As part of World Obesity Day celebrations, SPS Apollo Hospitals, Ludhiana, conducted an obesity support group meeting and a seminar on Bariatric surgery.

Experts from SPS Apollo Hospitals address a gathering at a function on World Obesity Day. A Tribune photograph

PAU notes
Training course concludes
A week-long advance apiculture training course concluded at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Tuesday. The Apiculture Unit of the the Department of Entomology, PAU, organised the course as part of the project “Developing Entrepreneurship among Beekeepers of the Punjab for Stock Improvement and Augmenting Hive and Crop Productivity” funded under the National Horticulture Mission.

From Schools & Colleges
Fun-filled activities
Annual Parent Outbound was held at Indus World School on Monday. It was special for parents as the school organised a day of fun-filled adventure activities. The parents worked in groups to complete the assigned tasks like wall climbing, rappelling, river crossing, flying fox and adventure zone activities.

Power shutdown
Due to necessary maintenance, power will remain suspended on November 27 from 10 am to 4 pm at Deep Nagar, New Deep Nagar, Akash Puri, Dhobi Ghaat, Prem Nagar, Chander Nagar, Vishnui Puri, Tagore Nagar, Sat Sang Road, Malerkotla House, Green Park, Vivek Nagar, Champa Street, Dandi Swami and adjoining areas.

pending demands
Non-teaching staff members observe day-long strike
Jagraon, November 26
On the call given by the Punjab Colleges Non-Teaching Staff Association, the non-teaching staff of Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon, today observed a day-long strike in the college in support of their various long-pending demands.

Stray cattle rule the roads in Jagraon
Jagraon, November 26
Stray cattle roam freely on the College Road in Jagraon Uncountable herds of stray cattle continue to pose problems for the residents of Jagraon. There is no area of Jagraon where these animals are not seen roaming freely in large numbers. These stray cattle, mostly bulls, can be seen creating nuisance in various areas of the town every other day.

Stray cattle roam freely on the College Road in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph


Chemist shot dead in shop at Khanna
Khanna, November 26
An assailant shot a chemist in his shop on the Samrala road late this evening. According to information, the chemist, Pardeep Chahal (50), was sitting in his shop named Chahal Medical Hall at about 8.15pm when a person came to his shop and demanded money. When Pardeep refused to give him money, he shot him with a revolver at point-blank range. He was critically injured.

crime briefs
Man hurt in accident
Ludhiana: A speeding vehicle hit a scooter on an elevated road here on Tuesday. The scooter rider, Sukhvir Singh suffered several injuries. Sukhvir was going towards the Jalandhar bypass when the vehicle hit his scooter from the rear side. The police rushed the injured to a hospital and impounded the vehicle.

Youth booked for murder bid
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 26
The Dehlon police have booked a youth under Sections 307, 354 and 506 of the IPC and Section ¾ of the SC Act for allegedly attempting to murder a girl of Kalakh village near here last night.

Too much focus on kabaddi draws flak
Ludhiana, November 26
The World Kabaddi Cup is the only world cup, which is organised every year unlike the world cups of other sports. The world cups of cricket, hockey and football, etc, are organised every four years.

‘It is a fun event, not sports’

BCM, Sacred Heart eves set up title clash
Ludhiana, November 26
A match in progress during the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Basketball Tournament at BCM School in Ludhiana on Tuesday BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh Road, and Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, faced a little challenge from their respective opponents. They went on to set up the title clash in the girl's section on the penultimate day of the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Basketball Championship (u-19) held here today.

A match in progress during the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Basketball Tournament at BCM School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sukhdeep Singh Sri Ram College pugilists shine
Jagraon, November 26
The pugilists of Sri Ram College, Dalla, near here, brought laurels for the college by winning two gold medals in the Punjab University Inter-College Boxing Meet that concluded recently. College student Sukhdeep Singh clinched gold medal in the boys' category while Simranjit Kaur bagged gold in the girls' category.
Sukhdeep Singh




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