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Ludhiana Blast
Suspicion on 3 missing youths

Chandigarh, October 23
In what could be a dangerous signal for security forces in Punjab, three youths, who are seemingly “first timers” in the macabre business of terror, are among those who are suspected to be behind the Ludhiana blast.

FIRs against Cong men put cops in spot
Amritsar, October 23
The Punjab police is in a tight spot following the spree of “fabricated FIRs” against Congress workers in the Dera Baba Nanak sector. They were indicted for indulging in violence in prohibited areas, even as the records of the BSF and Army show that nobody can carry firearms or mobile phones across the Ravi due to intensive physical checkings.

News Analysis
Badal’s retort to BJP on coalition dharma
Chandigarh, October 23
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal biting back a short retort at a public rally in Jalandhar on Sunday may have given the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) a sound and clear message on the “dharma of coalition politics.”

Migrants ‘occupy’ forest land
Jathaul (Tarn Taran), October 23
As many as 43 families comprising migrant labourers from Bihar have allegedly illegally occupied a large tract of dense forest area under the very nose of forest officials in the remote border village of Jathaul in the Gandiwind area of Tarn Taran district for the past 17 years.
Families of migrant labourers who have allegedly encroached upon forest land at Jathaul village Families of migrant labourers who have allegedly encroached upon forest land at Jathaul village.
— Photo by Rajiv Sharma

Fatehgarh Sahib
Tarn Taran


Banking on Rural Art
Clusters set up at villages along
Indo-Pak border
Ferozepur, October 23
To provide self-employment to rural women, especially in villages along the Indo-Pakistan border, the Oriental Bank of Commerce has taken an initiative under which already 225 self-help groups have been constituted where women are being provided training in handicrafts, handloom weaving and phulkari making.
Women learn the art of phulkari at one of the training centres
Women learn the art of phulkari at one of the training centres.


Vendors sell unhygienic food: Study
Patiala, October 23
Next time you visit a railway station, bus terminus or vegetable market, think twice before consuming eatables from vendors. By consuming such food items one would be exposing his body to high dose of pathogens.

A vendor sells cut pieces of coconut at the bus stand in Patiala on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Rajesh Sachar

A vendor sells cut pieces of coconut at the bus stand in Patiala

Land Grab Bid
Judicial probe sought
Amritsar, October 23
The government should order a high-level inquiry by a judicial magistrate into the incident in which some Congress councillors along with their supporters allegedly tried to grab a prime piece of property near Jallianwala Bagh on October 20.

Land Grab Bid
Naya Gaon resident blames cop
Chandigarh, October 23
Top cops are in the line of fire again. Less than a week after a DSP accused senior Punjab Police functionaries of shielding favourite officers "found to be involved" in a police-public clash in Barnala district, a Naya Gaon resident has blamed an IPS officer for victimising him and his family in a land grab bid.

Badal writes to PM on rice export ban
Chandigarh, October 23
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal in a strongly worded statement has asked the central government to lift ban on rice exports as the step was detrimental to the interests of the farmers.

BKU asks BJP not to oppose free power
Chandigarh, October 23
The BKU has asked the BJP not to rub salt on farmers’ wounds by opposing free power to them in the state. In a statement president of the BKU, Balbir Singh Rajewal, said here yesterday that the SAD and the BJP had come to power by promising free power to the farmers.

Mandis shut down
Amritsar, October 23
Even as the governments of Punjab and Haryana has strongly taken up the case of lifting the ban on export of non-basmati rice with the Central government, farmers of this region continue to face the dilemma as markets crashed all around.

Old man’s pleas fail to move district admn
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 23
Repeated visits to various offices of the district administration over the last seven years have proved futile for 85-year-old Amar Singh. Singh is living amidst sewage water that has been accumulating outside his house as one of the villagers is not letting the panchayat complete the drainage project in Mehmudpur village.

Speed up train extension, Lalu urged
Abohar, October 23
Madan Lal Bhalothia, member of the Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee, and Hanuman Dass Goyal, joint secretary of the Railway Passengers Association (North Zone), have urged Railway Minister Lalu Parsad to get long-pending proposal for extending the 3111/3112 Lal Quila Express to Sriganganagar via Abohar.

Info sought under RTI denied
Pathankot, October 23
Contradicting his own orders, the public information officer (PIO) who is also subdivisional magistrate (SDM), Pathankot, has denied information sought by a local resident under the Right to Information Act.

Tributes paid to ’62 martyr
Moga, October 23
The Army and district administration paid floral tributes to 1962 Indo-China war martyr Subedar Joginder Singh here today. Born at Mahlan Kalan village, near here, he was bestowed with the highest gallantry award Param Vir Chakra posthumously.

Dengue Threat
Nangal MC hires fogging machine
Ropar, October 23
A resident of Giani Zail Singh Nagar here, Gurcharan Singh, was today admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in Ludhiana with dengue. The health department today collected 21 blood samples for screening and distributed chlorine tablets among residents of dengue-hit localities.


Arrest Bibi, says MLA
Jalandhar, October 23
The Punjab and Haryana High Court should take suo moto notice of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s public appearances with former SGPC chief Bibi Jagir Kaur, against whom non-bailable warrants had been issued by a court.

Kandahar accused changes stance
Patiala, October 23
The main accused in the Kandahar hijacking case, Abdul Latif, today retracted from his confession given before the judicial magistrate while in CBI custody. His counsel Barjinder Singh Sodhi today pleaded before the special anti-hijacking court that Latif was forced to sign a 40-page confession document prepared by the CBI.

1 deposes in Langah case
Ropar, October 23
One more witness deposed before the court of special judge G.S. Saran in the corruption case against agriculture minister Sucha Singh Langah today. The witness, Suresh Kumar, is an employee of the Oriental Bank of Commerce.


7-year-old boy crushed to death
Bathinda, October 23
A seven-year-old schoolboy was crushed to death by a bus on the Bibiwala road here today. Irked over the incident, the locals burst into anger and pelted the bus with stones, damaging all windowpanes.

Two persons throw stones at a bus which crushed a boy to death in Bathinda on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Kulbir Beera

Two persons throw stones at a bus which crushed a boy to death in Bathinda

15 injured in bus-tanker collision
Sangrur, October 23
About 15 persons, including the driver of a bus, were today injured when a PRTC bus and a tanker collided near Dirba, about 26 km from here. Five injured persons were admitted to the local civil hospital while the remaining injured were treated at a private hospital at Dirba.

Auto driver’s murder baffles cops
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 23
The body of 27-year-old autorickshaw driver Karanveer Khan, with bullet injury marks, has left the district police baffled. Karanveer’s body was recovered from his three-wheeler. He was shot on Sunday night.

Police seizes IT records of jewellery shop
Amritsar, October 23
The district police today took the income tax record of Pawan Kumar and his family, owners of Punjab Silver Ornament House at Guru Bazar, here where gold and silver jewellery were allegedly stolen, in its custody.

Suicide by girl
Fatehgarh Sahib, October 23
A 19-year-old girl committed suicide by consuming poison at her home in Bassi Pathana, here today. The girl, who got married in January, returned to her parental home soon her marriage, saying that she did not like her husband and would not return to her in-laws’ house.


Book on communication released
Patiala, October 23
A book, ‘Development Communication’, was released at a function organised at the department of journalism and mass communication, Punjabi University, here today. Prof B.K. Kuthiala, director, Kurukshetra University, and Radhe Shyam Sharma, former editor, Dainik Tribune, were present as chief guests.

Patiala school wins computer literacy award
Patiala, October 23
Government Senior Secondary School, New Power House Colony, here, has earned the rare distinction of having won the fourth Computer Literacy Excellence State Award for Schools - 2005.


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