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BJP takes Cong head-on over ‘Tiranga Yatra’
Vimal Sumbly
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 15
The BJP and the Congress in Punjab appear to be headed for a showdown in the wake of ‘Tiranga Yatra’ of Ms Uma Bharti scheduled to enter the state on September 24. Today workers of the Bhartiya Yuva Janta Morcha set afire a Congress flag, while BJP Mahila Morcha activisits staged a pitcher protest in front of the local office of the Congress to register their anger, against the burning of the BJP flag by some Congress activists in front of the Mini Secretariat yesterday.

Local Congress leaders have been asserting that they will stage protest along the route of the yatra since Ms Bharti was trying to get political mileage with it. Even the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), led by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, has also threatened to disrupt the yatra when it enters Punjab.

Both parties have been maintaining that the yatra will vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of the state as it will have only communal overtones. To assert their opposition to the yatra, some Congress activists staged a protest yesterday in front of the Mini Secretariat and set afire the BJP flag. This infuriated the BJP workers who staged a demonstration today against the incident at the Clock Tower. They also set afire the Congress flag.

The workers were led by the District BJP president, Dr Subash Verma, the Mahila Morcha leader, Ms Prem Bhatia and the Bharaitya Yuva Janta Party president, Mr Sanjay Kapoor.

Dr Verma claimed that the Congress was unnerved with the massive response the yatra was getting across the country. So the Congress high command had asked its workers all over the country, including Punjab, to disrupt it. However, he warned, the BJP and its allied organisations would not allow the yatra to be disrupted at any cost.

The District Congress Committee (DCC) president Mr Jagmohan Sharma, refuted the allegation that the Congress workers had set afire the BJP flag. Mr Sharma alleged that the BJP workers had themselves committed this mischief to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the city. He claimed that the BJP was frustrated as Mrs Sonia Gandhi, with her sacrifice and renunciation, had left them dumbfound and issueless.

Mr Sharma maintained that now the BJP was trying to project Ms Bharti as having given up the power. He observed that the yatra had failed all over the country and it would fail in Punjab also. He asked, why should Congress workers burn BJP flags. “We do not have time to resort to such things. It is for the BJP as they feel themselves jobless now after being thrown out of power”, Mr Sharma remarked.



Patients buy blood at hefty prices
Shivani Bhakoo

Ludhiana, September 15
A majority of patients, medical professionals and lab technicians have demanded that the blood bank of the District Red Cross Society should provide blood to the needy round the clock. The patients have complained that the bank closes at 5 pm and emergency patients are forced to take blood from other sources at hefty prices.

Dr Jagjit, lab in charge with a nursing home, said at times it was very difficult for attendants of patients to arrange blood after 6 pm.

Mr Sat Pal Yadav, a migrant labourer from Bihar who required Group-B blood for his pregnant wife, complained that he approached the Civil Hospital authorities for blood as it was available there for Rs 300 and a subtitute, but they sent him to District Red Cross Society blood bank saying that there was a shortage of negative blood in the hospital. “He could not reach the bank in time and he had to get blood from another blood bank at a hefty price”, he said.

Dr Manjit Kaur, Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, confirmed that there was a shortage of negative blood groups at the hospital's blood bank. “The bank is open till eight in the evening and from 8pm to 8am, on call (emergency) blood is available. But these days we are facing shortage of negative blood groups”, she said.

Mr S.P.Malik, Secretary, District Red Cross Society, said they were unable to open the blood bank of the society round the clock because of shortage of staff. He also agreed that negative blood groups was rare and there was an overall shortage for that. "At present we have 202 units of blood and only 10 units are of negative groups. For other groups we provide one unit against one substitute but in negative cases, we take two units against one unit”, he said.



Trains cancelled to set up new system
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
A number of trains have been cancelled while route of some trains changed with effect from tomorrow to facilitate the setting up of automatic signal system route relay interlocking (RRI).

The speed of all trains approaching Ludhiana railway station would be cut down drastically as soon as the trains reach the outer signal.

According to railway sources, route of several trains have been altered from September 16 to 22 while some trains have been terminated mid-way.

According to the changed schedule, passenger trains running between Ludhiana- Jalandhar and Amritsar, would leave Ludhiana at 1.30 pm , 30 minutes behind the scheduled departure. Two passenger trains running between Ludhiana and Ambala, namely 2 UL and 3UL and 1 LJH and 8 LJH, running between Ludhiana- Jakhal and Hissar and two trains running between Ferozepore and Ludhiana, namely 3 LF and 8 LF and the 333/334 Ambala-Jallandhar- Amritsar trains have been cancelled till September 22.

Apart from the temporary cancellations, the journey of 4 LF and 5 LF trains coming from Ferozepore to Ludhiana, would be curtailed and these trains would terminate their journey at Baddowal instead of touching Ludhiana.

Similarly, trains coming from Jakhal to Ludhiana, namely 3 LJH and 6 LJH , would terminate at Gill . Likewise, the train from Lohian Khas to Ludhiana would terminate at Phillaur.

In addition to these changes, routes of some trains have been changed. The Jaipur-Amritsar Express (9771) would leave Ludhiana at the scheduled time on September 18 and 21 but would make a detour from Ferozepore via Lohian Khas and Jalandhar, On its return journey, the Jaipur-Amritsar Express (9772) would leave Amritsar at the scheduled time on September 19 and 22 would take to the Jalandhar- Ferozepore route via Lohian Khas.

Similarly, the Dhandbad-Ferozepore Express (3307), which is also known as Ganga Sutlej Express, would start from Dhanbad on September 14 and 20. The train would reach to Ambala on its usual route. But from Ambala, the train would make a detour via Dhuri-Bhatinda before reaching Ferozepore. On its return journey, this train (3308), would leave Ferozepore at the scheduled time and take the Bhatinda-Dhuri line before taking its usual route from Ambala onwards.

The Delhi-Pathankot Dhauladhar Express (4035) would leave Delhi on September 15, 17 and 22 and take the Jakhal-Bathinda-Ferozepore-Jalandhar route before reaching Pathankot. The train would make the return trip from Pathankot on September 16, 18, 21 and 23 at the scheduled time but would be running on the changed route of Jalandhar-Ferozepore-Bathinda and Jakhal.

A railway spokesman told Ludhiana Tribune yesterday that after September 22, cancelled trains would be resumed and the routes restored to other trains.



GNEC students continue stir
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College continued their strike for a second day today. All diploma and degree students of various disciplines of their classes burnt an effigy of the Dean, Academics, Dr J.N. Jha, who had allegedly slapped a student yesterday.

A major scuffle had broken out when the students under the banner of Punjab Students’ Technical Engineering College, were agitating against the PTU on the premises of the college. The students alleged that Dr Jha had slapped Akaljot of third year. Yesterday in protest they had blocked the traffic on the Gill road.

The Principal of the college, Dr R.P. Singh, tried to dissuade the students last night but they told him that they wanted Dr Jha be suspended till 10 am this morning. When Dr Jha was not suspended after the deadline, the students burnt his effigy. The Principal, Dr R.P. Singh, said Akaljot was not slapped. In fact, he was running away from the agitating students. The students were not allowing the students to leave the place and the principal had asked the teachers to escort those students who were willing to study.

The students alleged that Dr Jha had brought disgrace to the turban of the Sikhs as the turban of the student had been dislodged when the teacher slapped him. They would write to Mr Akhwinder Singh Pakhoke, President SGPC, in this connection.

Dr R.P. Singh says that he had formed a committee to talk to students about their grievances. The students came at 10.30 am and told the committee that they did not have a mandate from other students to negotiate and they only wanted a decision from the authorities on their demand.

The student committee informed the teachers’ negotiating committee that the agitation had gone out of their control.

The college authorities say the students created lawlessness on the campus and broke window panes. They forced other students to sit in strike with them.



SI booked for illegal detention
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 15
The police has booked Sub-Inspector Ashwani Kumar, in-charge, CIA Staff, Batala along with a policeman on the charges of illegal detention and kidnapping of Amarjit Singh, Sarpanch of Baunkar Gujjaran village, under the Koom Kalan police station.

The Sarpanch was picked up by the Batala police on the instructions of a senior police official at Batala who suspected the Sarpanch’s hand in the murder of a property dealer, Gurbachan Singh, in July this year.

Mohan Singh, brother of the deceased has also been booked along with the police personnel under Sections 365, 342, 427 148, and 149, IPC, and Section 3 of the SC/ST Act 1988.

Meanwhile, Sukhdev Singh Sukha, of the same village, prime accused in this murder case, was arrested yesterday. He was remanded in police custody for three days. 



Police clueless on robbery at ex-DSP’s house
Our Correspondent

Doraha, September 15
The police remains clueless even after two days of a daylight robbery committed at the house of a former DSP, residing in the Dashmesh Nagar locality here.

According to sources, the former DSP, Mr Pyara Singh, had gone out on some assignment for the past one week. His son, Satnam Singh, and daughter-in-law, Kamaljit Kaur, after sending their son to school in the morning went to their offices. In their absence, some miscreants entered the house by breaking the lock of the outer door.

They entered the storeroom of the house and after breaking the locks of an almirah decamped with Rs 55,000 and 15 tolas of gold jewellery. Nobody came to know of the incident till the house owners returned from their respective jobs.

The Payal police has registered a case under Sections 457 and 330 of the IPC but the miscreants, even after 48 hours of the robbery, could not be traced.

Meanwhile, the daylight robbery has scared the residents and they are demanding arrest of the criminals and strict action against them.



One gets life term for killing brother-in-law
Legal Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
The Sessions Judge, Mr Baldev Singh has sentenced Ajay Kumar, alias Raju, of Manikwal village to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing his brother-in-law, Parminder Singh, in 2001.

The court also ordered the accused to pay Rs 10,000 as fine. He was booked by the Sadar Police on November 18, 2001, under section 302 of the IPC, following the complaint of Kuldeep Singh, father of the deceased.

The complainant had stated to the police that the relations between his son and his wife, Madhu Bala, were strained. On November 15, 2001 Madhu Bala went to her parental home. Several times, his son tried to persuade Madhu Bala for returning but she did not come back.

On November 17, he along with Parminder Singh and his younger son, Didar Singh, went to take back (Madhu Bala) daughter-in-law. When Parminder knocked the door of his in-laws house, the accused (brother of deceased’s wife) came out. He got angry and caught the hairs and started beating his son. Thereafter, accused gave a kirpan blow on the head of Parminder Singh, following which he died.



Creating awareness on female foeticide
Our Correspondent

Amloh, September 15
Two plays “Dard unjamian dhian de” and “gatha dharti de jiyan di”, written and directed by Nirbhay Singh Dhaliwal, were organised by People’s Theatre, Amloh, at Majari Kishnewali, 1 km from here, on Monday.

The first play depicts the story of a pregnant woman’s feelings in a male-dominated society who dislikes the birth of a female child. She bears the atrocities committed by him for a long time and later turns violent. She opposes female foeticide and blames the male community for this social evil.

The second play highlights the neglected crops of a farmer and his lost dreams. Failing to get rid of such debacles, he chose to dispose of his land and go abroad through agents to try his fortunes. But he drowns in the sea during journey and his mother and other family members find no hope of his survival. Rajinder Kaur Dhaliwal, Jaswant Singh, Amandeep Singh Badal, Sanjeev Kumar, Rashpal Singh and Nazar Singh presented themselves in different roles with excellent performance.

Mr Balbir Singh Ghumman, district head of Government Teacher Union, Mr Devender Singh Punia, president of the Democratic Teacher’s Front, Ms Sukhwinder Kaur and others spoke on the ill effects of female foeticide and suggested that health seminars should be organised to educate rural woman against this evil.



Kanwaljit seeks probe into power crisis
Our Correspondent

Amloh, September 15
The Congress government, headed by Capt Amarinder Singh, is responsible for the power crisis in the state, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), and former Finance Minister said. He was talking to mediapersons after addressing a meeting of SAD activists at Shahpur village, 4 km from here, yesterday.

The causes of a sudden power shortage in the state should investigated by a Judge of the high court and responsibility should be fixed for this big lapse, which has crippled the economy of the state, he maintained. To overcome power shortage, farmers have to spend Rs 25 crore daily on the purchase of diesel to run their tubewells to irrigate the paddy crops. As such, the farmers should be given special relief.

Lashing out at the Punjab Government, the SAD leader said though the water level in the dams had come down, the power generation in the thermal plants was still below their capacity for which the state government was responsible. The former SAD-BJP government entered into agreements with the neighbouring states six months ahead of the paddy season, for power supply to Punjab. Thus a crisis had been avoided in the past. Now farmers, industrialists and domestic consumers have been badly affected.



Outdated patent rules frustrate inventor
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 15
A city-based inventor whose efforts to get his designs on turbines patented have been frustrated by outdated patent rules sees a ray of hope in the Indian Patent Act, provided the state government or a gazetted officer volunteers to come to his rescue. Mr Rashpal Singh Gill, who claims to have a solution to power shortage and poor efficiency of turbines, has now appealed to the government to come to his aid and seek his invention for investigation under Section 30 of the Act.

As per Section 30 of the Indian Patent Act, if the Government of India requests him to hand over his invention to the government for investigation, the same will automatically be protected from being anticipated copied under the Act. The invention can recover 90 per cent energy from water in comparison to between 25 and 30 per cent of modern turbines at Bhakra and Nangal dams, Mr Gill says. He says he has had lengthy discussions with Prof Sudhir Ghai of Guru Nanak Engineering College about his invention and compared the efficiency with the number of modern hydraulic turbines in the laboratory of the college.

“I need the help of some industrialists and factory owners who need electricity for their units to join me. We can move the Centre to ask me to give the government the invention under Section 30 of the Act. This will open the way to flood India with electricity,” he says.

“I do not want to present my invention for the time being at the Patent Office, whose officials have behaved dishonestly with me. I wish to directly give this invention to the Centre,” says Mr Gill, who has had a bad experience with the Patent Office in Delhi.

He has been approached by parties from overseas for sharing his invention with them. Mr Gill says he will like India to benefit from his invention first and then the technology can be transferred overseas.



Parallel truck union formed
Our Correspondent

Amloh, September 15
A dispute going on between the local truck union and an FCI contractor for the past three months took a new turn with the contractor succeeding in creating division in the union of around 400 truck owners by forming a new union yesterday. Members of the new union began lifting of rice from the godowns with the help of the police.

The lowest bid for lifting the rice from FCI godowns by Mr Jasbir Singh, contractor from Rajpura, had been accepted. But he had failed to lift the rice due to the opposition of the union. On the directions of the High Court, he had been able to lift some loads with the help of some trucks brought from Rajpura under the protection of the police.

Some truck operators from Khanna and Mandi Gobindgarh joined hands with the new contractor Jasbir Singh and at a meeting formed a new union and elected its president — Mr Kuldeep Singh Saunti — who told this correspondent that a fleet of 60 trucks had joined in the union and the loading process was going on peacefully.

Mr Jasbir Singh said the government had saved Rs 35 lakh by awarding the contract to him.

Mr Shingara Singh, president of the original body — Truck Operators Union, Amloh, asserted that the new contractor had adopted various methods to weaken the union but he would fail in the long run as a dozen truck operators would not be able to undermine the unity of a union of 400 truck owners.



Animal welfare camp
Our Correspondent

Doraha, September 15
An animal welfare camp was organised at Kaddon village today. Dr Harprem Singh Gill, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Ludhiana, inaugurated the camp. Mr B.N. Sharma, Senior Veterinary Officer, was also present on the occasion.

According to Dr Gagandeep Kaushal, Veterinary Officer, “A total of 227 animals were examined and 10 operations were conducted.” Farmers were educated about the diseases prevalent among animals and the vaccination to be administered at the time.

Mr T.S. Grewal gave an extension lecture on fish keeping. Farmers were asked to follow other methods of financial use to them apart form ploughing the fields alone.

Dr Gurdeep Singh Mand, Dr Satwant Singh, Dr Sunil Dutt, Dr Satwinder Singh also answered the queries of the fares and asked them to ensure the cleanliness of their surroundings if they wanted to ear healthy animals and get economical benefits out of them.



Body of new-born baby found

Khanna, September 15
The body of a new-born baby was found from a vacant plot at the Lalheri road this morning. Residents of the local Lalheri road noticed something suspicious in the vacant plot in front of Mallhi Palace. When they reached the spot they found the body of the baby and a bag containing bio-medical waste. The police sent the body to Civil Hospital for post-mortem examination. OC



Gang of liquor smugglers busted, 4 held
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
The city police today claimed to have busted a five-member gang of liquor smugglers who bought liquor from Chandigarh at cheaper rates and sold at various cities and towns of Punjab at higher rates.

Giving details, Mr Ravcharan Singh Brar, DSP, Sarabha Nagar, told mediapersons here today that a police party was checking vehicles at Bharat Nagar chowk today when a Tata-407 vehicle ( HR-31-4098) was stopped

The vehicle was being driven by Sandip Kumar, who belong to Hardokhan village in Hoshiarpur district, and was carrying 170 crates of different brands of liquor. Sandip Kumar was accompanied by three other accused who have been identified as Arun Kumar, a resident of Mishran mohalla near Sitla Mandir at Hoshiarpur, Satpal Singh, a resident of Jandor village falling under the jurisdiction of Dasuya police station, and Satish Khan, who lives in Jagadhri in Haryana.

The leader of the gang Paramjit Singh, alias Pammi, of Aluwala village near Jagadhri, is yet to be arrested, said the DSP. During preliminary investigation, the arrested accused revealed that they had bought the liquor from Chandigarh and were taking it to Hoshiarpur where it was to be disposed of at nearby towns and villages. Mr Brar said several cases of liquor smuggling have already been registered at various police stations in Punjab and Haryana against the gang.

A case under various Sections of the Excise Act and Sections 420 and 120-B of the IPC has been registered against the accused at the Sarabha Nagar police station.



Man killed in hit-and-run accident
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
The division number 6 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 279, 304-A and 427 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Manjit Singh, who lives in Islam Ganj, against an unknown driver of a vehicle who hit his nephew Inderjit Singh, a resident of Kot Mangal Singh Mohalla, while he was going on his Hero Honda motor cycle near the Dholewal bridge on Tuesday evening. Inderjit Singh died on the spot, added the complainant. No arrest has been made so far.

Cases of assault

The Haibowal police yesterday registered a case under Sections 324, 506 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Dinesh Kumar, who lives in Chander Nagar, against Ashok Kumar and Roshan Lal, both residents of Haibowal.

The complainant had stated to the police that the accused accosted him in the main market of Durga Puri on Sunday afternoon and beat him up. The accused threatened him also before going away. The reason for the attack was old enmity, added the complainant.

The Sarabha Nagar police yesterday registered a case under Sections 452, 506, 341 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Daljit Kaur, who lives in A-block of Sarabha Nagar, against two unknown persons travelling in an Alto car.

Ms Daljit Kaur had stated that the accused came to her house and threatened her over a minor issue on Monday afternoon. No arrest has been made so far.

The division number 6 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 323, 324, 325, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Ram Balik Sahni, who hails from Bihar and is now settled in Transport Nagar, against five unknown persons who beat him up and threatened him on the road on Tuesday. He was injured in the attack and admitted to the Civil Hospital, added the complainant. No arrest has been made so far.

On the statement of Mr Manjit Singh, a resident of Pirthi Pur village, the Koom Kalan police yesterday registered a case under Sections 452, 323, 341, 427 and 34 of the IPC against Gurcharan Singh and Manmohan Singh, who live in the same village.

The complainant had stated to the police that the accused, because of old enmity, came to his house and beat him up outside his house. The accused also damaged his scooter, added the complainant.

The Salem Tabri police registered a case under Sections 324, 323, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Tarsem Lal, who lives in Kara Bara village, against Tarsem Lal, Gursewak Singh, Malkit Singh, Makhan Ram, Gurpreet, Hans Raj and Malkit Singh, all residents of the same village.

The complainant had stated to the police that the accused accosted him on the road, beat him up and also threatened him.

Cases of fraud

The Kotwali police registered a case under Sections 420 and 409 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Gulshan Rai Motheja, Manager , Canara Bank, Bhadaur House, against Manager A.K. Juneja, bank officer, Kodachari, cashier Neelam, security guard Joginder Singh and Tara Singh.

The complainant had stated to the police that the accused, who were employees of Canara Bank, Bhadaur House, had embezzled nearly Rs 5 lakh in 1999. A case under Section 380 of the IPC had been registered against the accused at the division number 1 police station. But the accused had moved a writ petition against the case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. It was on the directions of the Panjab and Haryana High Court that a case under sections 420 and 409 of the IPC has been registered against the accused. No arrest has been made so far.

The division number 2 police, on the statement of Mr Kewal Chhabra, who lives in Khazanchian Bagh in the Civil Lines, yesterday registered a case against Anil Kumar Sood.

The complainant had stated to the police that he had given Rs 4.87 lakh to the accused for purchasing a machine. But the accused neither delivered the machine to him nor returned his money. The accused had, thus, committed a fraud on him, added the complainant. Hooch seized

The division number 2 police yesterday arrested Harbans Singh, who lives in LIG flats of Housing Board Colony at Dugri, and recovered 48 bottles of hooch from his possession and booked him under the Excise Act.

Car stolen

A white Maruti-800 car (PB-10-DB 4506) belonging to Mrs Rajinder Lall, who lives in Friends Colony in Model Gram, was stolen from outside her house last night. The Lochhar market police post has registered a case of theft.



Three held with pistols
Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, September 15
The Salem Tabri police last evening arrested three persons riding a scooter from outside Bhattian village and seized countrymade pistols of .315 bore and live cartridges from each of them and booked them under the Arms Act.

The arrested persons have been identified as Roshan Lal of Tibbi Mohalla, Phagwara, Kulvir Singh of Digria Mazara village in Hoshiarpur district and Harbans Singh of Sapha village in Sangrur district.

Girl kidnapped

On the statement of Mr Prem Chand, who lives in street number 4 of Ranjit Park, the division number 6 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC against Sachin Soodi, who lives in New Shivaji Nagar.

The complainant had stated to the police that the suspect had kidnapped his 17-year-old daughter, Minaxi, and taken her to an undisclosed place. No arrest has been made so far.

Two booked

The Model Town police registered a case under Section 188 of the IPC against Sukhwinder Singh and Harjinder Singh, who live in Azad Nagar in New Shimla Puri. The police said today that the accused had failed to furnish information about their servants to the police as required by a recent order of the District Magistrate.



Concern over rise in polymer prices
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana September 15
Mr Amrit Lal Jain, vice-president, Bharatiya Udyog Beopar Mandal,and president, Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, today expressed concern over the sharp rise in the prices of polymers.

Mr Jain said its cascading effect was being felt on the plastic industry. The increase in the prices of various types of polymers over the past four months, including those of polypropylene (PP), HD and LD, mostly used by plastic goods manufacturers, had been from 45 to 60 per cent Small and medium-sized plastic processing units, which used polymers, had cut down their production by 50 per cent or were on the verge of closure.

He said that Reliance Industries and its subsidiary, IPCL, accounted for 80 per cent of the total polymer production and the rest was being produced by Haldia Petrochemicals. All three companies were increasing prices frequently, resulting in a higher cost on production. The packaging cost of basic food items had gone up by Rs 30 per kg.

Mr Jain maintained that while on the one hand the Central Government was unable to control inflation, on the other hand it was revising the list of under the FTA agreement with Thailand by excluding polypropylene from the list of items for concessional customs duty. 



MTV roadies reach city
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 15
MTV Hero Honda Roadies 2, a group of seven youngsters selected after auditioning of over 10,000 others, today reached Ludhiana.

The youngsters, who began their journey on August 21, plan to reach Wagah Border, travelling more than 2,000 km in 35 days. The seven ‘roadies’ were chosen for their distinctive personalities, their drive for adventure, and their mindset to face tough and unique challenges each day and the intense drive to be a part of this 

During their journey, they will meet people of different religions, take part in their lives, understand their issues.



Residents get a taste of bungee jumping
Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, September 15
Spice Telecom began a series of extreme sports, ‘Spice Xtreme Zone’, here today.

The event, which includes bungee jumping and catapulting, is being organised by the company in association with Xtreme Zone Sports and Services, a Bangalore-based adventure sports company. Anybody from between 5 years and 50 years can get a taste of this sport which will be in the city for 10 days.


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