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Protest against Gohana violence
Haryana Roadways bus damaged

Ludhiana, September 2
Dalit activists, in violation of Section 144, today staged demonstrations against the recent Gohana incident and blocked traffic for over an hour near the Basti Jodhewal bypass chowk here.
Activists of Valmiki Samaj demonstate at Basti Jodhewal to protest against the Gohana incident on Friday Activists of Valmiki Samaj demonstate at Basti Jodhewal to protest against the Gohana incident on Friday. — Photo by I.V.

Hooda should go: Lok Janshakti Party
Ludhiana, September 2
The Lok Janshakti Party has demanded resignation of the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupiner Singh Hooda, on moral grounds following the terror unleashed on dalits in Gohana.

BSP alleges govt connivance
Ludhiana, September 2

Activists of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), led by state president, Mr Avtar Singh Karimpuri, today staged a dharna at Mini-Secretariat here against atrocities on Dalits in Gohana town of Haryana.

BSP activists stage a dharna at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
BSP activists stage a dharna at Mini Secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday

Nagar panchayat poll on Sept 18
Ludhiana, September 2
Elections for four Nagar Panchayats (NPs) in Ludhiana, Machhiwara, Malaud, Sahnewal and Mullanpur Dakha, and bye-elections of two wards — ward No. 66 of the local Municipal Corporation and ward No. 12 of the Municipal Council, Doraha, will be held on September 18, 2005.

Plea to reconsider Bhullar’s death sentence
Ludhiana, September 2
Members of the Prof. Devinderpal Singh Bhullar Defence Committee have once again urged President A.P.J Abdul Kalam to pardon Professor Bhullar. Professor Bhullar is facing death sentence in the Delhi Bomb Blast case.

Dilshad’s family refuses to part with infant
Ludhiana, September 2
With the New Shakti Nagar family refusing to give away the infant girl, who was found abandoned three days ago, the district administration is seeking a legal opinion into the matter.

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Auction row: shopkeepers threaten to move HC
Ludhiana, September 2
The controversy surrounding the auction of parking lots in Feroze Gandhi Market thickened today with shopkeepers alleging that workers of a Congress leader were charging parking fee from the visitors in the market.

Dealers of second-hand cars hold protest
Ludhiana, September 2
Dealers of second-hand cars in the Feroze Gandhi market here today staged a protest against the district administration for not allowing them to park the cars for sale in parking lots. They claimed that they were working in the area for the past many years and they were being obstructed from doing the business.

Dealers of second-hand cars stage a protest in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Dealers of second-hand cars stage a protest in Ludhiana on Friday

Nayar elected president of hotel assn
Ludhiana, September 2
Mr Mukesh Nayar of Abhishek Hotel was unanimously elected president of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Ludhiana at the association’s general body meeting held here today.

Members of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of India at a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Members of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of India at a press conference in Ludhiana

Book on children’s brave acts
Ludhiana, September 2
Eighteen stories of bravery’ of children who were awarded the National Bravery Award by the Prime Minister in 2005, have been compiled in a book by Nupur Majumdar. The author did her schooling and college from the city.

Plantation drive
Ludhiana, September 2
The Rotary Club, Ludhiana Midhtown, presented a water cooler and water purifier to the Income Tax Chief Commissioner, Mr S.J.S. Paul, for Income Tax Bhawan , Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana for the convenience of public and staff members.


Illicit liquor recovered, woman held
Jagraon, September 2
Shinder Kaur of Parjian Prihanpur was arrested by the Sidhwanbet police from her village and the police recovered 4680 millilitres of illicit liqour . A case under Sections 61,1 and 14 of the Panjab Excise act has been registered.

Rape accused in police custody
Jagraon, September 2
Mr Jitender Walia, Sub-divisional Judicial Magistrate, Jagraon today remanded Mangal Singh s/o Talour Singh of Sherpur Kalan in police custody till September 5 in a kidnapped case.


Allahabad Bank shifts branches
Ludhiana, September 2
Allahabad Bank today shifted its two branches here to spacious premises and also opened an extension counter. Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawer was the chief guest on the occasion.

Biz Clips
Tanushree a brand envoy

Ludhiana, September 2
Bollywood actress and former Miss India Ms Tanushree Dutta has become brand ambassador of city-based women wear garment company, Preview Fashions. Ms Dutta would be the company’s brand ambassador for its brand ‘Preview Scotland’, for the winter collection of 2005-06, the company said today.



PAU honours senior scientists
Ludhiana, September 2
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today honoured some senior scientists for their outstanding contribution to agricultural development. They included Dr G.S. Nanda, Dr Piara Singh Gill, Dr Gurdip Singh and H.S.Gulati. Presiding over the function to honour these scientists, organised by the Directorate of Extension Education, Dr S.S.Gill, Director, said these scientists had made a significant contribution in the field of research, teaching and extension.

PAU announces Thapar gold medals
Ludhiana, September 2
Under the chairmanship of Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, a meeting of the academic council was held in which it was decided that the university would honour three students with the Dr P.N. Thapar Memorial gold medal. They include Gungeet Mahindra, best graduate of 2002 from the College of Home Science, Sunaina Singh and Ms Taniya Dhillon, both best graduates of 2003 and 2004, respectively, from the College of Agriculture.

President’s award for city teacher
Ludhiana, September 2
“If all teachers teach students with dedication treating them as their own children, the level of education will go very high in our state," said Ms Sukhwant Kaur, winner of President’s award for the best teacher. She is going to Delhi to get this award on September 5.

From Colleges
Teachers to be honoured on September 5

Doraha, September 2
Doraha College of Education, that has started its first academic session of B.Ed. course from this year will organise a function to observe Teachers’ Day on September 5.

From Schools
Sri Guru Harkrishan school students excel

Doraha, September 2
Nisha Gupta of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, bagged the second position in the state-level science seminar organised by the State Institute of Science Education, Punjab, at DAV Public School, Ropar.

Freshers welcomed
Ludhiana, September 2
Students of M. Com final year of postgraduate Department of Commerce, Arya College, Ludhiana, gave a sizzling performance welcoming the students of M. Com. I A cultural programme “ADDAB 2005” was organised in the Bharati Auditorium of the College last evening.



Rajasthani artistes perform at a ‘baithak’
Ludhiana, September 2

Bhungar Khan, a young man from Maganiar, tribe from Jaisalmer mesmerises audiences by playing ‘khadtal’. ‘Khadtal’ has just four wooden blocks and the skill lies in holding two pieces in each hand and clicking them to create music. Since the boys of this tribe start learning at a very young age, by the time they grow up, they attain a high degree of proficiency.

Tammana Malhotra performs kathak at a baithak in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Tammana Malhotra performs kathak at a baithak in Ludhiana on Thursday


Eat balanced diet to curb obesity
Ludhiana, September 2
The Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, will celebrate “National Nutrition Week” till September 7 in various schools of the city.


Sports meet concludes
Samrala, September 2
A three-day sports meet of schools concluded at Shahi Sports College here today. In kabaddi, the local Government Senior Secondary School defeated Manki School. In the u-14 category, Government Middle School, Khahra, stood first, while Senior Secondary School, Behlolpur, got second position.


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