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Arrest warrant against Cong nominee
Ludhiana, September 12
Judicial Magistrate Shatin Goyal has issued fresh arrest warrants against Balwinder Singh of Sekhewal village, Subash Kumar of Shimla Colony and Surinder Kumar Jain of Shivpuri.

Mule electrocuted, boy has narrow escape
Ludhiana, September 12
An 18-year-old boy had a narrow escape while a mule was electrocuted at Bute Shah Mandi, when a loose electricity cable fell on both after rain here this afternoon.

A mule died when a loose electricity wire touched it at Bute Shah Mandi in Ludhiana on Monday. A scooterist had a narrow escape. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
A mule died when a loose electricity wire touched it at Bute Shah Mandi in Ludhiana


Files go missing at LIT
Ludhiana, September 12
If you were allotted a plot by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, but could not get it registered in your name and were told that your file was misplaced, you are one of the hapless victims of an ‘‘organised racket’’ run by land sharks allegedly in connivance with some trust employees.

Molestation: victim’s family alleges intimidation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 12
Peeved with the alleged affront by a group of leaders and activists of the CPM, a family of Dhaler village has urged the party state president to probe the former’s highhandedness and impress upon the local police not to succumb to organisational pressure.

Zinda dance banned at Chhapar mela
Ludhiana, September 12
The district administration has banned zinda dance by semi-clad dancing girls at the historic Chhapar mela, which is scheduled this week end Chhapar village near Mandi Ahmedgarh.

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6,000 cr spent to meet power shortage: Dullo
Amloh, September 12
Committed to fulfilling its poll promises, the Punjab Government has abolished power tariff on agriculture sector from September 1 despite a huge difference between demand and generation of power.

Congress govt a success, claims Tewari
Ludhiana, September 12
Senior Congress leader and secretary, All-India Congress Committee, Manish Tewari, has claimed that the Congress government in the state had been successful as it had come up to the expectations of people.

Govt decision on free power hailed
Ludhiana, September 12
The chairmen of various market committees of the state have hailed the decision of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to provide power to the farmers for irrigation free of cost costing Rs 439 crore to the state exchequer per annum and said this would further boost food production in the state.

Rs 450 cr sanctioned for Dalits 
Ludhiana, September 12
Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, asserted that the Punjab Government had launched a comprehensive programme for the welfare of weaker sections of society.

CITU decries UPA performance 
Ludhiana, September 12
Condemning the UPA government for its “failure” to implement pro-people measures, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions national president and politburo member of CPM M.K. Pandhey today expressed disappointment over the government’s performance in the past 14 months.

Communist Party of India members at the state-level convention held in Ludhiana on Monday Communist Party of India (Marxist) members at the state-level convention held in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Senior citizens seek better deal from govt
Ludhiana, September 12
“The formulation of a model national policy for the aged and setting up of a national commission are needed. The existing national policy for the elder persons framed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of the country has become weak and ineffective on account of variety of reasons, including the failure to provide sufficient funds for the policy,” says the All-India Senior Citizens Organisation.

Atwal underlines need for global governance
Ludhiana, September 12
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal addressed members at the Second World Conference in New York recently. He spoke on parliaments and multilateral cooperation, meeting the challenges of the  21st century.

Anganwari workers hold rally
Khanna, September 12
Around 1,000 members of the Punjab State Anganwari Workers and Helpers Union hold a rally at the local grain market to press the state government and the ruling Congress to fulfil their demands here today.

Ludhiana records highest rain
Ludhiana, September 12
Ludhiana has recorded highest rainfall this month. Against a monthly average of 102 mm rainfall during September in Ludhiana, the city has already received 145.8 mm so far. With the sky still overcast, there is likelihood of more rainfall in the city and around.

Flooded road along Jain Muni Shri Kundan Kanya Mahavidyalya in Ahmedgarh on Monday Students wait outside Khalsa College as it poured in Ludhiana on Monday
Flooded road along Jain Muni Shri Kundan Kanya Mahavidyalya in Ahmedgarh on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma Students wait outside Khalsa College as it poured in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Police to honour eye donors
Ludhiana, September 12
The Punjab Police has chalked out a plan to speed up eye donation movement in the region. Under the plan, outlined by Mr Parag Jain, DIG, Ludhiana range, during a visit to Punjarjot Eye Bank here on Sunday, police personnel would propagate the cause of eye donations, distribute motivational material and honour those who would come forward to donate eyes.

Prompt response by PSEB hailed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 12
The management committee of Janta College for Women has appreciated the role of staff in the Punjab School Education Board for promptly returning certificate of a student after duly rectifying a mistake committed by it earlier.

Govt staff ask FM to release enhanced DA
Ludhiana, September 12
According to the All-India Consumer Price Index, another instalment of DA/DR at the rate of 4 per cent from July this year has become payable to Central Government employees and pensioners.

Migrants body cremated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 12
Rachhin panchayat cremated the body of an unidentified migrant labour which was found by the Dehlon police on the outskirts of the village. A slip found in the shirt pocket of the deceased showed that he had worked with a wine contractor.


Shop burgled, clothes stolen
Jagraon, September 12
Some persons allegedly burgled shop of a cloth merchant at Pakhowal after breaking the lock and stole clothes worth Rs 10,000 during night hours. The Raikot police has registered a case under Section 457, 380, IPC, on the statement of Narinder Kumar Jain of Mohalla Jalotian, Raikot. No arrest has been made so far.


Industry opposes sops to textile import from Pak
Ludhiana, September 12
The textile industry is apprehensive of concessions to import of the Pakistan textile industry through Wagah. North India’s textile industry does not want immediate opening of textile trade with Pakistan which will be disastrous.



PCTE ranks 40 among top 50 B-schools
Ludhiana, September 12
The Punjab College of Technical Education has been ranked 40th among the top 50 B-schools by Outlook. As per the survey, the PCTE has been adjudged the best B-school in Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Rajasthan.

Tougher days ahead for principals, teachers
Court verdict on child abuse
Ludhiana, September 12
Tougher days are ahead for principals and teachers of schools and daycare centres. In a decision that will have far-reaching consequences, the Juvenile Justice Court has ruled that school managements and teachers will be held responsible if a student becomes a victim of abuse, sexual and otherwise, inside the school premises.

From Schools and Colleges
Zahir for ethical business

Ludhiana, September 12
Doraha Institute of Management and Technology organised an extension lecture on corporate governance. The lecture was delivered by Dr M A Zahir, Chairman Synetic Business School, Ludhiana.

Computer training in Hindi
Ludhiana, September 12
If English has been the hurdle in your way to becoming computer literate, promoters of Hindi have got together and come out with a solution. The Punjab Hindi Sansthan, alongwith the Punjab Hindi Parishad, will introduce computer training in Hindi soon.

Farooque given sendoff
Doraha, September 12

Prof Umer Farooque, Head, Postgraduate Department, was accorded a farewell by the management, teaching staff and students of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, yesterday. Professor Farooque was the first to be appointed lecturer in the Commerce Department after its establishment in 1985.

Ms Bhagwant Kaur honours Prof Umer Farooque (third from left) at his farewell party at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Sunday.
Ms Bhagwant Kaur honours Prof Umer Farooque at his farewell party at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Sunday

RIMT Net lab
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 12
Mr Hukam Chand Bansal, chairman of the Shree Om Prakash Bansal Educational and Social Welfare Trust, inaugurated the internet lab in the RIMT Institute of Management and Computer Technology Campus.


BVM judokas shine
Ludhiana, September 12
Girl judokas of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School dominated proceedings on the first day of the Ludhiana District Inter-Schools Judo Championship being held at multi-purpose indoor hall of the Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Athletes to be honoured today
Ludhiana, September 12
Punjab athletes, who won positions in the recently held Asian Athletics Championship in Korea, will be honoured at a function at the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, near here on September 13.

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