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Chief tastes apathy of improvement trust
Ludhiana, September 12
A resident of Ludhiana had applied for a plot in the Model Town Extension area under a scheme launched by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) in 1997.

3 Railway men suspended for forcibly taking over train
Ludhiana, September 12
The dispute between members of the Northern Railway Men’s Union (NRMU) and higher railway authorities of Ferozepore division finally led to the suspension of assistant divisional secretary of the NRMU Daljit Singh, driver Nathu Ram and assistant driver Daljeet Singh after they allegedly took control of the engine of an electric goods train going from Ambala to Jalandhar at the local railway station yesterday.

Kidnapped worker found in Panipat
Ludhiana, September 12
A factory worker who had been kidnapped by a Panipat-based financier in order to realise an amount of Rs 50,000 from his friend was rescued by the district police yesterday from his abductors who had taken him to Panipat.


One hurt in students’ brawl
Ludhiana, September 12
An exchange of hot words resulted in a brawl between two groups of students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College on the campus, leaving one injured, here today. There are also reports of firing on the college premises, late last evening.

Driver takes away impounded truck, held
Ludhiana, September 12
The local police has arrested Gurdas Singh, who stole a truck from the police custody here last evening and tried to flee. According to information, in charge of the Janakpuri police picket had impounded a truck as the driver Gurdas Singh, could not show the documents.

Caught in rain on Friday Students of Pearls Nursery School watch a puppet show along with their grandparents
Caught in rain on Friday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari Students of Pearls Nursery School watch a puppet show along with their grandparents in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph


Cong leaders fight it out over demolitions
Ludhiana, September 12
The controversy surrounding the illegal construction going on within 350 feet area along side GT Road in the local Samrala Chowk, in contravention of the rules, is growing murkier by the day.

Parking blues at Bhadaur House 
Ludhiana, September 12
With scores of new vehicles, including two-wheelers and cars, hitting the city roads everyday, the problem of parking outside commercial complexes and markets is assuming alarming proportions all over the city.

A ‘No Parking’ sign outside a Bhadaur House shop has discouraged two-wheeler drivers from parking their vehicles on the busy road connecting Deepak Cinema Road with Mata Rani Chowk. — Photo Inderjit Verma
A ‘No Parking’ sign outside a Bhadaur House shop has discouraged two-wheeler drivers from parking their vehicles

SAD gets majority in co-op society
Amloh, September 12
The SAD has won seven seats in the Cooperative Agriculture Service Society at Salana Dull Singh Wala village, here today. Mr Piara Singh, Assistant Registrar of the Cooperative Society of Kamano, with additional charge of Amloh, was the returning officer.

Importance of speaking English

ith the coming of MNCs in India and the world becoming a global village, the importance of English has increased. Otherwise also it is the most spoken language in the world. Many jobs require fluent spoken English. students with Punjabi or Hindi medium cannot compete with their counterparts with English medium, however, hardworking and intelligent they may be. 

Antakshri organised by Niharika Club
Ludhiana, September 12
Members of the Niharika Club organised antakshri, here today. Ms Shaheen, vice-president of the club, initiated the proceedings by welcoming the chief guest, Mr Perveer Arya, Managing Director of a Hindi daily, and the members of the club. The programme was conducted under the supervision of Advisory Board of the club.

Bank launches plantation drive
Ludhiana, September 12
Punjab National Bank, Dhanasu, Ludhiana, organised a sapling plantation camp at Government Senior Secondary School, and Jawahar Navodhya Vidyalaya, Dhanasu. Mr A.K. Loomba, Senior Regional Manager, Ludhiana, was the chief guest. Mr Loomba inaugurated the camp by planting a sapling on the school ground.

Drug de-addiction campaign


Five booked in dowry death case
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 12
The police has booked five residents of Jitwal Kalan village for allegedly electrocuting a woman, Charanjit Kaur. No arrest has been made so far. According to Mr Karnail Singh, father of the deceased, Charanjit Kaur was married to Kashmir Singh as per sikh rites in 1998 and was given dowry, including jewellery and household items.

Bid to waylay old man, 4 booked
Doraha, September 12
A case has been registered under Sections 307 of the IPC and 25, 54 and 59 of the Arms Act against four miscreants who tried to waylay Gurdev Singh yesterday.

Scooterist crushed to death by train
Sahnewal, September 12
Bhupinder Singh, a resident of Panjetan village in Machhiwara, was crushed to death today by a train when he tried to cross the railway track even though the crossing was closed.


Bank takes over property
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 12
Punjab National Bank has taken over the possession of the property of M/s Star Metals, Mandi Gobindgarh, mortgaged with it after serving notice on the party under the securitisation Act. The firm owed Rs 35.80 lakh to the bank.



Students flay varsity’s failure to conduct exams 
Ludhiana, September 12
Students of Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha Ayurvedic Medical College, Sarabha village, have criticised the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, for not conducting their examinations in November and December and forcing them to study for another one and a half years in recognised colleges.

DMCH wins IAP quiz
Ludhiana, September 12
Seven teams of undergraduate students from different medical colleges in Punjab participated in the divisional round of the 16th undergraduate paediatric quiz of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), organised today by the Department of Paediatrics of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in the Dumra auditorium.

A day of functions at girls college
Ludhiana, September 12
A host of functions were organised simultaneously yesterday on the premises of Guru Nanak Girls College here.
The Botany and Zoology departments seminar on ‘Water Conservation’ and ‘Fish Biodiversity’ was conducted under the guidance of Dr (Ms) Bhupinder Kaur (Head, Department of Botany) and Mrs Sunaina Deep (Head, Department of Zoology).

Briton learns with kids
Ludhiana, September 12
Miss Jessica Cooper, a student of Brighton University, UK in arts, has taken a break from her studies. She is visiting Ludhiana to study arts and family set-up in Punjab. She visited a child development centre, a pre-nursery and nursery school here.
Ms Jessica Cooper, a British student, has fun time with children at the Child Development Centre in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Ms Jessica Cooper, a British student, has fun time with children at the Child Development Centre

Teachers hold rally
Amloh, September 12
Members of the Punjab Pardesh Teachers Union held a rally on the premises of Government Secondary School, Fatehpur, near here on Thursday. As many as 400 teachers participated.


Former CIA in charge gets bail in graft case
Ludhiana, September 12
Inspector Naginder Rana, a former in charge of the CIA wing of the Ludhiana police, was granted bail in a case of accumulating assets disproportionate to his known sources of income, registered against him by the Vigilance Bureau under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Life term for killing wife
Ludhiana, September 12
Mr Baldev Singh, Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has sentenced Kaka Singh (42) of Kartar Nagar, Amloh Road, Khanna, to rigorous imprisonment for killing his wife Jinder Kaur by setting her ablaze in 2001. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed upon him.


TV boring, theatre satisfying: Rajit 
Ludhiana, September 12
“Theatre is a medium that allows artistes to improvise. It is a very satisfying medium, too, as artistes are able to gauge the response immediately,” said Rajit Kapur, noted TV, film and theatre personality. Rajit, along with theatre artiste Shernaz Patel, was addressing mediapersons here today at Majestic Park Plaza prior to a performance of “Love Letters”.
Rajit Kapur (left) and Shernaz Patel address mediapersons prior to performing “Love Letters” in Ludhiana on  Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Rajit Kapur ) and Shernaz Patel address mediapersons prior to performing "Love Letters"

Thespian Pathak heads to UK


Volleyball, basketball badminton semi-finals
Ludhiana, September 12
More than 100 boys and girls, both under-graduate and postgraduate students, are participating in various disciplines in the annual sports festival of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan campus, Model Town, here.


Bus terminus to go in private hands
Ludhiana, September 12
The Transport Department is planning an ultra-modern building for the General Bus Stand here. The department has decided to hand over the bus stand here to a private body. The Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB) has invited bids from reputed builders and companies to construct the new building and provide other necessary facilities at the bus terminus.


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