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MC swoops down on shopkeepers
12 encroachments removed in Ghumar Mandi
Ludhiana, October 24
Tempers ran high in the upmarket shopping area of Ghumar Mandi here as a team of the Tehbazari staff of the Municipal Corporation (MC) swooped down on shopkeepers and vendors, who had either stacked their goods on the roadside or were occupying a part of the road to sell their goods. The operation ‘clean up’ continued for well over two hours and at least 12 encroachments were removed.

MC fire staff on high alert
Ludhiana, October 24
While the festival of Divali brings joy and happiness to everybody and is a time to celebrate, the fire brigade personnel of the Municipal Corporation (MC) have to remain ever vigilant and in the highest degree of preparedness on this day till the next morning in order to bring incidents of fire under control. Last year, there were more than 40 incidents of fire in different localities of the city after midnight on Divali.

Making the most of Divali
Ludhiana, October 24
While trade and business circles might not be too optimistic about Divali as they claim it has not shaken the inertia off the slump- stricken business, there is another section of society, which includes bureaucrats, police officers and politicians, who are making the most of Divali. For Ludhiana’s affluence is best witnessed during Divali in terms of the gifts that the rich shower on the people who matter.

Be careful while bursting crackers
Ludhiana, October 24
When eight-year-old Manpreet Singh of Sirhind was igniting a firecracker in an empty steel container last year on Divali, little did he know that it would land him in so much of trouble.

Ludhiana Tribune wishes its readers a very happy Divali
Ludhiana Tribune wishes its readers a very happy Divali. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Divali celebrated in schools
Ludhiana, October 24
Divali was celebrated in Jesus Sacred Heart School here today. On this occasion, a card, diya and candle making competitions were held. A party and a general knowledge quiz were also organised.
Students of New Senior Secondary School present a dance at the Sharad Divali Utsav Students of New Senior Secondary School present a dance at the utsav

Students of New Senior Secondary School perform at the Sharad Divali Utsav in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photos by Pradeep Tewari

School kids’ date with Ramayana characters
Ludhiana, October 24
On the eve of Divali students of Hilanthus Day Boarding School tiny tots enacted episodes from the “Ramayana”. Students were informed about golden age of Rama’s rule. Students were dressed as different characters and depicted the various incidents of Lord Rama’s life.

Students of Hilanthus Day Boarding School enact episodes from the Ramayana on the eve of Divali. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Hilanthus Day Boarding School enact episodes from the Ramayana on the eve of Divali

Divali festivities at Ek Prayaas
Ludhiana, October 24
Festive spirit was visible on each and every face when of Ek Prayas celebrated Divali, the festival of light and joy, yesterday. The children enacted the roles of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshman. The significance of Divali was impressed upon the children by the teachers by narrating the story of Ramayana.

The dark side of Divali
Ludhiana, October 24
“We have no time to celebrate Divali as we are daily wagers. We will have to go to the construction site where we work and do our daily labour and only the n we will be able to cook our meals. By the time we will come home in the evening, we will be tired.

Divali gift for PF contributors
Ludhiana, October 24
As a Divali gift to contributors of provident fund, the sub-regional office of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) here has introduced the “claim form drop box” scheme under which PF claim forms can be submitted on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.


Sehajdhari body chief trains guns at RSS, Akalis
Ludhiana, October 24
The Sehajdhari Sikh Federation said today that the Union Government notification debarring Sehajdharis from voting in the SGPC elections was part of a deep-rooted conspiracy hatched by the RSS and the Shiromani Akali Dal.

Case property vehicles not sold, says police
Ludhiana, October 24
The district police claims to have “found” some case property vehicles which had allegedly disappeared under mysterious circumstances from the malkhana at the division No 6 police station recently.

DSP to probe charges against cop
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 24
The Jagraon police chief has ordered a probe into charges levelled by the sarpanch of Chhapar village against the in charge, police chowki Latala. Mr Mukhwinder Singh Chheena, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jagraon said he had received a complaint against Mr Shawinder Singh Dhillon, in charge police chowki, Latala.

Cash-strapped museum offers tax rebate to sponsors
Ludhiana, October 24
Struggling to arrange funds for the Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum, the authorities of the museum have devised a novel way to collect funds by attracting sponsors, offering them income tax rebate on the donations.

(From left) Wg-Cdr M.S. Randhawa (retd), Deputy Director, Sainik Welfare, Brig J.S. Jaswal, Director, Sainik Welfare, Punjab, and Lt-Cdr Tarlochan Singh ( extreme right) review the progress of work on the war museum in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Wg-Cdr M.S. Randhawa, Deputy Director, Sainik Welfare, Brig J.S. Jaswal, Director, Sainik Welfare, Punjab, and Lt-Cdr Tarlochan Singh

Doctors condemn Gagandeep’s arrest
Ludhiana, October 24
PCMS Postgraduate Doctors’ Association of Ludhiana has condemned the arrest of its patron, Dr Gagandeep Singh. Dr Bhupinder Singh, president of the association, in a press statement today said members of the association were shocked over this incident. He said Dr Gagandeep was not directly concerned with than particular case. The members requested the government to shun such activities otherwise they would launch a state-wide agitation.

State-level Vishwakarma Divas tomorrow
Ludhiana, October 24
The Punjab Government has decided to organise a state-level Vishwakarma Divas Samaroh to celebrate the Prakash Utsav of Baba Vishwakarma for the first time in Punjab, at United Cycles and Parts Manufacturers Association Complex here on October 26.

Car catches fire on Jagraon bridge
Ludhiana, October 24
A resident of Mullanpur Dakha had a providential escape when the car in which he was travelling caught fire due to a short-circuit in the vehicle on Jagraon Bridge late in the afternoon today.

People look at the car that caught fire on the Jagraon bridge on Friday. A short circuit had reportedly caused the fire. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
People look at the car that caught fire on the Jagraon bridge


Thieves drive off truck full of paddy
Machhiwara, October 24
A truck filled with paddy was forcibly driven away by four unidentified thieves, near Pirthipur village, on the Machhiwara-Kohara road on Wednesday night. The thieves injured the owner, forcing the driver to drive away the truck.

Man held for clubbing woman to death
Ludhiana, October 24
Sheetal Singh, who allegedly clubbed to death a woman in Gopal Nagar yesterday, has been arrested and booked under Section 302 of the IPC at the Haibowal police station.



Students run school for a day
Ludhiana, October 24
In a unique exercise in Guru Nanak Public School today the reins of the school were handed over to students. Paramnoor Singh, head boy of the school, held the Principal’s post for the day and Remneek Kaur, head girl of the school, became the Vice-President. Classes were taught by students of Class XII. Even the work of administrative staff were handled by students.


Amit Kumar brings alive Kishore’s magic
Ludhiana, October 24
“The magic of Kishore Kumar”, a musical nite staged at Hardy’s World last evening, evoked nostalgia among fans of Kishore Kumar. The moment Amit Kumar, son of the legendary singer, came on the stage, the audience started clapping with delight.


50 fresh cases of dengue
Ludhiana, October 24
More than 50 cases of dengue were reported at various city hospitals in the past 24 hours. Twentythree patients with dengue-like symptoms were admitted at Christian Medical College here while more than 30 patients were admitted at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Dr Bedi is Chairman, Sigma
Ludhiana, October 24
“We are very lucky to have internationally renowned cardiac surgeon to serve heart patients of Punjab”, said Dr L.S.Chawla, former Principal, DMCH, and former Vice-Chancellor, Baba Farid University, here last evening at a function held in honour of Dr H.S.Bedi the new Executive Director and Chairman Sigma Heart Institute.


Inderpreet, Kulwinder shine in cycling meet
Ludhiana, October 24
Inderpreet Singh of GN College, Narangwal, and Kulwinder Kaur of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, were adjudged the best cyclists in the one-day Panjab University inter-college cycling championship held at the velodrome of Punjab Agricultural University here on Wednesday.


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