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Axe falls on community centres
Ludhiana, November 23
Fate of two community centres located in C Block and H & I Block of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here has been sealed. Acting on the directions of the Punjab Government, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has finally cancelled the allotment of both these community centres for default in payment of the cost of land and other irregularities.

Thieves make a killing in winter, cops clueless
Ludhiana, November 23
Back-to-back thefts at mobile and computer shops in winters have put a question mark over the capabilities of the police. Every year, the police make tall claims of busting gangs of thieves but soon they become slack.

City rotaries set for a turnaround
Ludhiana, November 23
The leading industrialists, who have volunteered their services to maintain the major rotaries of the city, have started with the plantation and landscaping work. Barring two rotaries, which will again be allotted to industrialists, the work of beautification of about a dozen rotaries will be completed within a fortnight.


Doctors to sign, stamp prescriptions
Ludhiana, November 23
Health Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani has asked the Civil Hospital authorities to make sure if doctors were prescribing drugs from private chemists, then they must put their signatures and stamps on prescription slips. The step has been taken to check the practice of taking commission from private medical stores.

Ward No. 55: Fund crunch brings development to a grinding halt
Ludhiana, November 23
Fund crunch in the Municipal Corporation has taken a toll on civic amenities in Ward Number 55 where one comes across choked sewerage, potholed roads, contaminated water supply and neglected parks. Though the area councilor, Balkar Singh, received Rs 1 crore to repair the main sewerage on Panj Peer Road, all other development works in area are pending.


Hygiene has nothing to do with this bus stand 
Ludhiana, November 23
The inter-state bus terminal is fast turning into a garbage dumping site. One can see litter strewn in every nook and corner of the bus stand. The place has adequate infrastructure, still it lacks cleanliness. Even passengers do not think twice before littering the place. The bus stand has 10 toilets, still people are seen answering the call of nature in the open.

Architects call for a platform to exchange ideas 
Ludhiana, November 23
Architects from the region have called upon the Punjab Government and the Urban Local Bodies to associate them in the decision-making process for the development of infrastructure in cities and towns.

Director’s five-year painstaking research fructifies
Ludhiana, November 23
Director Harry Baweja (fourth from left) being honoured by Ranjodh Singh, president, Ramgarhia Educational Council, in Ludhiana The reason for making Chaar Sahibzaade was to express gratitude to God in my own way as a film-maker, said director-producer Harry Baweja. He was honoured by the Ramgarhia Educational Council for making the movie today. The animated movie has been doing well and is being screened in multiplexes for the third week.

Director Harry Baweja (fourth from left) being honoured by Ranjodh Singh, president, Ramgarhia Educational Council, in Ludhiana. Photo: inderjeet verma

Govt failed to trace missing kids: Phoolka 
Ludhiana, November 23
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader HS Phoolka condemned the state government for failing to trace the missing children. He said from 2011 to 2013, 1,740 children went missing from Punjab. Out of these, 1,087 were recovered while 653 are still missing and untraced.

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Residents threaten agitation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 23
Upset over alleged apathy of authorities towards their pending demands residents of the town and surrounding localities have threatened to launch a stir against the authorities.

TET pass teachers raise demands
Ludhiana, November 23
Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) pass unemployed teachers accused the state government of looting unemployed youths on the pretext of conducting eligibility tests.

Engineering show: Industrial robots catch fancy of visitors
Ludhiana, November 23
On the third day of the ongoing International Engineering and Technology Sourcing Show (IETSS-2014), a large number of visitors turned up. Avtar Singh, president of the Chamber of Commercial and Industrial Undertakings (CICU), which has sponsored the expo, said the services being offered to manufacturers, exporters and potential overseas buyers would facilitate export of Punjab engineering goods and services to the global market and provide the overseas buyers true value for their money.

NCC cadets take part in run for fun 
Ludhiana, November 23
NCC cadets organised a “Run for Fun” on the PAU campus this morning. The event was jointly organised by No.4 Pb Air Sqn NCC and No.1 R&V Sqn NCC. More than 250 cadets (girls/boys) from 3 Pb (Boys), 3 Pb (Girls), 19 Pb, 1 R&V and No. 4 Air Sqn units participated in the event.

Raina Nilibar This author speaks to stars
Ludhiana, November 23
Raina Nilibar started writing when she was very young. And now she has written a book based on her thoughts and feelings. The book — Speaking to the Stars — consists of poems and short stories on issues such as bullying, peer pressure and more. It is an e-book and available at Amazon, Google and iTunes.

Spend time with your wards: DC
A leading school in the city has been celebrating golden jubilee year celebrations and lots of efforts are being made to make the year memorable one. The management of the school has been inviting leading personalities as guests at the school. Recently, during celebrations, Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal was the chief guest. During his extempore in the school, he politely asked the parents to spend “quality” time with their kids. He said instead of spending most of the time in “kitty” parties, parents should spend time with kids to share their happiness and sorrows. And this was the most satisfying thing one could do in life. The address was appreciated by one and all.

Follow path shown by Lord Valmiki: Badal
Ludhiana, November 23
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said people should follow the path shown by Maharishi Valmiki and emphasised on the need of making concerted efforts to propagate his teachings for creating a society based on equality and social justice. Badal was in the city to attend the state-level Luv Kush Vijay Diwas organised by the Bharatiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj (BHAVADAS).

Stinking toilets greet passengers at Khanna bus stand 
Khanna, November 23
Although Swachh Bharat campaign is being conducted throughout the country and state but the condition of toilets of bus stand at Khanna tells a different story. The doors of the toilets often remain open as there are no latches.

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Teachers to protest on November 25
Doraha, November 23
The classes especially the ones following the semester system are bound to suffer as the teachers of private aided colleges of Panjab and Chandigarh will go on strike on November 25 in front of the office of DPI (Colleges), Chandigarh. The teachers on their part are suffering for the past 18 months as many of them are waiting for salaries and are finding it difficult to make their both ends meet.

Cultural programme enthrals audience
Ludhiana, November 23
A cultural programme—Gad-Gatha— was organised by Garhwal Bhratri Mandal at Guru Nanak Bhawan, today. The event saw folk dance, music and songs performed by the residents who hail from Uttrakhand. Aman Joshi, a member of the organisation, said the function was organised to connect migrants from Uttarakhand with their cultural roots. 

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Ludhiana: Ram Lal Bhasin Public School, Dugri, celebrated the annual prize distribution function with pomp and show. School principal Suman Arora presented the annual report and highlighted the achievements of the school. 


A perfect place to be: Visitors look at jewellery and designer creations at Wedding Asia Exhibition in Ludhiana
A perfect place to be: Visitors look at jewellery and designer creations at Wedding Asia Exhibition in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Man steals purse, booked
Ludhiana, November 23
The police have registered a case against a person for stealing the purse of a Srinagar based woman. Complainant Shagulfa said she had gone to Chaura Bazaar for shopping. At a shop, she kept her bag near a counter. When she was busy trying dresses, a thief sneaked away with her purse containing Rs 12,000 in cash and important documents.

Students of Government Senior Secondary School with their medalsJagraon pugilists strike medals 
Jagraon, November 23
Two students of Government Senior Secondary School, Chakar, proved their metal by winning two medals during the 60th National School Boxing Championship held recently at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

Students of Government Senior Secondary School with their medals. A Tribune photograph

Davinder, Arman best runners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 23
Davinder Singh and Arman Kaur were declared best runners during the annual athletics meet of Victoria Public Senior Secondary School that concluded at Lehra village today.





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