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Travel Woes
Festival season begins, no berth available in trains
Ludhiana, October 1
Failure of the railway officials at the divisional headquarters of the Northern Railways at Ferozepur to foresee the huge rush of passengers on trains bound for Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, West Bengal and other distant destinations in the wake of forthcoming festival season, and make arrangements to run special trains on these routes, has led to a situation in which those keen to undertake train journeys to their native places are facing lot of harassment.

Rise in water level at thermal grid
Paddy in 1,000 acres destroyedFarmers forced to cut the stem of the crop due to the seepage that has spread over the adjoining fields at Raul village.
Doraha, October 1
As the water level at thermal grid of Raul village has reportedly increased, panchayats of nearly five adjoining villages have complained of seepage, which they rue has destroyed thousands of acres of their ripened paddy crop.
Farmers forced to cut the stem of the crop due to the seepage that has spread over the adjoining fields at Raul village. Photo by writer


One gets 13-yr jail for possessing poppy husk
Ludhiana, October 1
Special Judge Ashok Kumar has sentenced Mohammad Bhoora, a resident of Tajpur Road, Ludhiana, to undergo rigorous imprisonment on the charges of possessing huge quantity of narcotics.

Stringent smoking curbs from today
Ludhiana, October 1
City residents would no longer be able to smoke freely as the Central government’s notification banning smoking in public places comes to into force from tomorrow onwards.


Paddy Procurement
Farmers rue FCI’s strict guidelines
Want PUSA 1121 declared as basmati variety
Ludhiana, October 1
The farmers in the region are worried over the Food Corporation of India (FCI) strict guidelines and the Central government's ad hoc fixing of the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy this year. They feel that the Union government should watch the interests of the farmers rather than bowing to the pressure tactics of the exporters, who are against farmers' interests.

Power cuts are back
Residents, industry feel the pinch
Ludhiana, October 1
After nearly a fortnight, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has again imposed three to six hour of power cuts in the city, thereby adding to the woes of city residents, particularly the industry, which is already suffering due increase in the prices of steel.

After dengue, malaria on rise
70 pc cases reported from Sidhwan Bet, Malaud blocks: DHO
Ludhiana, October 1
With the official number of dengue cases going up to 321 followed by 46 cases of malaria in Ludhiana district alone, the district health department has expressed concern over the prevailing weather conditions acting as a catalyst in the outbreak.

Make blood donation a habit
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 1
Terming blood donation as a noble contribution towards the ailing humanity, office-bearers of social and medical organisations have called upon the youth of the area to donate blood voluntarily.

From Schools
Gandhi Jayanti celebrated
Doraha, October 1
Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour at Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, Khanna, today.

VC assures to get inter-locking blocks opened
Ludhiana, October 1 Students of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here today met the vice-chancellor to discuss the issue of opening inter-locking blocks at girls hostel. Gurpreet Singh Brar, president Punjab Agricultural University Students' Association (PAUSA), said the VC gave them a patient hearing and had assured to open the gates for the convenience of the girl students.

45 students donate blood
Ludhiana, October 1
On blood donation day, a district-level blood donation camp was organised at GMT College of Education in collaboration with Civil Hospital. College teachers along with 45 students donated blood on this occasion. — TNS

No clue of missing son for seven months
Ludhiana, October 1
The abduction story cooked up by a boy last week has not only came a cropper in hectic police investigations, but also shattered all hopes of a disappointed a father who is looking for his missing son for last seven months.

3 units surrender Rs 3.45 crore
Ludhiana, October 1
Undisclosed income worth Rs 3.45 crore was surrendered to the Income Tax Department by three enterprises here today.

Bhangra casts a spell on Polish audience
Ludhiana, October 1 A seven-member troupe from Punjab, led by the Punjab Cultural Promotion Council, is back after participating in an international festival Poland.

Rendezvous with Kanwal Kashmiri
Ludhiana, October 1
The Punjabi Sahit Akademi organised a ‘rurbaru’ (rendezvous) with Kanwal Kashmiri, a litterateur from Jammu and Kashmir.

POs nabbed
Ludhiana, October 1
The city police has nabbed two proclaimed offenders (POs), wanted in many cases theft in different parts of the city. Inspector C.S. Khehra said the accused, Dalip Kumar and Rajbir Singh, both residents of Amritsar, were on the run for the last over two months. — TNS

Man dies
LUDHIANA : A man succumbed to injuries at the CMC Hospital late on Tuesday night. Najjar Singh (45) was attacked by a group of assailants about a month back. — TNS


3 held in Rishipal murder case
Son took brother-in-law’s help for killing man 
Ludhiana, October 1
The Ludhiana police today claimed to have solved the Rishipal murder case with the arrest of his son Sunny Mehra, brother-in-law Mukesh Kumar and three others, in connection with the murder that was committed about eight months ago at the Dugri Bridge, near Model Town Extension.

Rs 1-crore ransom demanded;1 held
Jagraon, October 1 The Jagraon police has arrested one person for blackmailing and demanding a ransom of Rs 1 crore and 1-kg gold Balbir Singh of Gurudwara Pancjuana Sahib, Lamme Jat Pura.




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