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SC directive fails to deter child labour
Ludhiana, October 10
The Supreme Court directive on child labour was thrown to the winds on the very first day of its coming into force as children below the age of 14 continued to work at various places. Even at mini secretariat, the corridors of bureaucracy, several children were seen busy doing routine labour work.
Child labour laws being flouted in Ludhiana.
Child labour laws being flouted in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph


Ludhiana-based Safari Bikes’ executive director Suresh Sharma receives the national award for quality from Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi.
Ludhiana-based Safari Bikes’ executive director Suresh Sharma receives the national award for quality from Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi.

Another 11-year-old girl raped, murdered
Ludhiana, October 10
An 11-year-old girl, daughter of a migrant labourer, was found raped and murdered in Dhandari early morning today. This is the second rape and murder case of 11-year-old girl within three weeks.

50 fresh cases of suspected dengue
Ludhiana, October 10
Fifty fresh cases of dengue were admitted to various hospitals here during the past 24 hours.

Man convicted in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, October 10
Mr Tarsem Mangla, Judicial Magistrate, has sentenced Vinod Sohal of Jawahar Nagar in a cheque bounce case. The accused has been ordered to undergo imprisonment for a year. He was also fined Rs 3,000.


Mr Jagdish Behal, doyen of Ludhiana industry
Mr Jagdish Behal, doyen of Ludhiana industry

Pioneer of auto industry
Ludhiana, October 10
Mr Jagdish Behal may deservingly be described as the doyen of Ludhiana industry. In fact he happens to be one of the pioneers of the automobile industry in India. Way back in the early sixties, during the heydays of socialism and protectionist regime, Mr Behal had set up a joint venture with the Yamaha motor company of Japan for manufacturing two wheelers in India under the brand name of Pearl-Yamaha.

Bar ex-president Jain dead
Ludhiana, October 10
Former president of the District Bar Association Krishan Kant Jain (87) died here yesterday after a protracted illness.

Festive season revs up market
Ludhiana, October 10
City markets bear a festive look this season, the latest trend witnessing a large number of exhibitions that involve participation from local small outlets as well. Right from jewellery, apparel to electronic goods, utensils and food items — there are attractive offers on all.

Movies, cards favourite pastime on Karva Chauth
Ludhiana, October 10
To ignore their thirst and hunger during the entire day, fasting women today kept themselves busy by watching movies in theatres, playing cards, organising small get-togethers and playing tambola here to observe Karva Chauth. Dressed in their best in colours like red, pink, magenta, orange and maroon, the women had a good chatting time with friends.

SAD (A) petitions President against death penalty
Ludhiana, October 10
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), today petitioned the President, seeking abolition of death penalty. The party also held a demonstration to mark World Day Against Death Penalty.

Development claims false: MCPI (U)
Ludhiana, October 10
The Punjab State Committee of the MCPI (U) met here under the chairmanship of Mr Didar Singh. State committee members from Bathinda, Amritsar, Faridkot, Sangrur, Patiala, Nawanshahr, Chandigarh and Ludhiana participated.

This mother-to-be needs help
Ludhiana, October 10
Ms Julekha (35) and resident of Allahabad, was admitted to the CMCH here a week ago.

Academy to take legal action against party
Ludhiana, October 10
Terming the allegations by the Lok Bhalai Party as politically motivated, the Air Hostess Academy (AHA) yesterday said that it would take legal action against the party for tarnishing its image. The party had alleged that the academy had misled its student, Tejinder Kaur.

Yoga camp from today
Ludhiana, October 10
Punjab National Bank will conduct a yoga camp in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar from October 11 to 17. A bank press note today said the camp would be held under the supervision of members of the Pitanjli Yog Training Samiti.

Valmiki’s birth anniversary celebrated
Ludhiana, October 10
Employees of the Sanitation Department of Christian Medical College organised a function to celebrate the birth anniversary of Maharishi Valmiki here yesterday.



Man booked for assaulting woman
Jagraon, October 10
The Raikot police has booked Malkit Singh of Littran on a charge of assault under Sections 452, 323, 509 and 506, IPC. Malkit Singh allegedly entered the house of Jasmail Kaur of his village and assaulted her. The injured has been admitted to the Civil Hospital, Raikot. No arrest has been made so far.

Nickel thieves on the prowl
Ludhiana, October 10
Scare of nickel robbers has again haunted city industrialists with a gang of masked robbers, looting Ganpati Enterprises, Dhandari Kalan, on Sunday night after beating and tying up factory workers and security guards. The gang took away nickel and copper worth lakhs of rupees.



City resident wins jewellery
Ludhiana, October 10
Mr Ravinder Sharma won diamond jewellery worth Rs 1 lakh as a Diwali jackpot in a promotion campaign launched by Pyramid Retail Holdings.


Dr Basal for more research on maize hybrids
Ludhiana, October 10
Dr S K Basal is among the select band of six Indians who have, so far, received the World Food Prize for their contributions to agricultural research and development. This award is considered equivalent to the Nobel Prize, as there is no Nobel for agriculture. The other recipients are Dr M.S. Swaminathan, Dr G.S. Khush, Dr B.R. Barwal, Dr V. Kurien and Dr D. Gupta.

Agro Tech from December 1
Ludhiana, October 10
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today announced that the Netherlands would be the international partner at Agro Tech 2006, a biennial agro technology fair, to be held from December 1 to 4 in Chandigarh.

Procurement to prolong this year
Ludhiana, October 10
The paddy procurement season is likely to prolong this year. This is mainly due to the late sowing of paddy following a sustained campaign in this regard by Punjab Agricultural University and the supply of electricity to farmers from June 10 onwards.


Unemployed teachers seek more posts
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 10 Unemployed B.Ed teachers with the subject combination of English and social sciences have urged the authorities in the state Education Department to ensure that appropriate number of posts of teacher in the said groups were allocated during the process scheduled to start shortly as announced recently.

From Colleges
DIMT students visit Oswal mill
Ludhiana, October 10
Students of the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology visited Oswal Cotton Spinning here today.

Guru Ram Das Ji’s birth anniversary being celebrated by students and staff at the holy Gurdwara Sahib on the GRD Campus in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Guru Ram Das Ji’s birth anniversary being celebrated by students and staff at the holy Gurdwara Sahib on the GRD Campus in Ludhiana.

Career opportunities in foreign languages discussed
Jagraon, October 10 Under the guidelines of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Punjab, Chandigarh, a seminar was organised for educational and vocational guidance counsellors of Ludhiana under the patronage of Ms Gurdeep Kaur, Principal, Government In-service Training Centre.

Remembering an old teacher
Ludhiana, October 10
A former INA sepoy, Buta Singh (92), is a living legend for his students. He joined Khalsa High School, Mehna, Moga district, as a physical instructor.

PU youth fest on Oct 16
Raikot, October 10
The four-day zonal youth festival of Panjab University would commence at Swami Ganga Giri College for Women here on October 16.



Tobacco addiction claims 2,500 lives a day in India: study
Ludhiana, October 10
Nearly 47 per cent of the adult population and adolescents in India use tobacco in one form or the other while more than 20 million children are addicted to ‘gutkha’ (smokeless tobacco mixed with other ingredients), or ‘pan masala’.

Need to spread information on organ donation: Oxford Prof
Ludhiana, October 10
Renal transplantation offers patients with end-stage kidney disease a new life, both by way of quality and quantity as the kidney donor makes a lifetime contribution for the renal transplant recipient, said Sir Peter Morris, a Nuffield Professor of Surgery Emeritus at the University of Oxford, while delivering a guest lecture at Christian Medical College and Hospital here last evening.


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