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City gets Rs 40 cr for development
Ludhiana, October 11
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today handed over a draft for Rs 40 crore to the mayor, Hakam Singh Gyaspura, for the execution of various development works in the city. 
CM Parkash Singh Badal in different moods during a sangat darshan programme in Ludhiana CM Parkash Singh Badal in different moods during a sangat darshan programme in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi 

Congress leaders meet Badal
Ludhiana, October 11
Strong denial of their previous meetings with the Chief Minister notwithstanding, two Congress leaders met the CM at the sangat darshan today even as Congressmen raised eyebrows over the “developing alliances”.


Vital surveys don’t interest government
Ludhiana, October 11
The successive state governments in Punjab do not seem to be interested in implementing important projects.

No way to remember a martyr
Residents hold a protest against the use of land in front of the martyr’s memorial as a garbage dump at Sunet village Ludhiana, October 11
Garbage is being dumped in front of the memorial of Gadar martyr, Baba Than Singh, at Sunet village.

Residents hold a protest against the use of land in front of the martyr’s memorial as a garbage dump at Sunet village on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

25-year-old man hangs himself
Khamano, October 11
A married youth of nearby Baur village committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan last night.


Sangat Darshan
Pick-and-choose policy annoys residents

Ludhiana, October 11
People jostle for their turn to meet Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during sangat darshan in Ludhiana Sangat darshan has left many people upset as they could not meet the CM. Some people alleged that there was pick and choose policy as councillors were allowing their “favourites” to meet the CM.

People jostle for their turn to meet Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

When residents enjoyed continuous power supply
Ludhiana, October 11
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s two-day sangat darshan in the city proved a boon for city residents as they were provided with 24-hour uninterrupted power supply. The city, which had been witnessing regular power cuts for six hours, witnessed uninterrupted powers supply during his visit.

VIP visits leave cops puffing
Ludhiana, October 11
Although the sangat darshan programme is turning out to be a boon for city residents, it is taking a toll on city policemen, who are working round the clock to ensure law and order here.

Councillor protests outside sangat darshan venue
Ludhiana, October 11
Congress councillor Gurpreet Singh Gogi alleged unfair treatment to elected representatives of opposition party during sangat darshan here today.

Rs 50 lakh grant for Shastri Hall
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Badminton lovers have a reason to rejoice, as the Shastri Hall near the Guru Nanak Stadium will be spruced up at a cost of Rs 50 lakh.

Blind students meet CM
Ludhiana, October 11
Among the visitors who lined up to meet the chief minister today, were a few blind students from Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Centre (VRTC) who requested him to provide infrastructure and facilities for the national games to be held here from November 17 to 20.

Stress on planting saplings 
Ludhiana, October 11
Infusing a thought among the people towards deforestation, Jagdish Bajaj, president of Shree Gyan Sathal Mandir Sabha today celebrated his birthday by planting saplings. “If everybody starts this practice of planting saplings on his or her birthday or other special occasions it will help in making the environment pollution free”, he said. The time has come everybody should give a serious thought towards saving environment. The global warming should be taken seriously and people should start thinking of the ways to save the environment, he said.

Procession marks Gurta Gaddi Divas celebrations
Ludhiana, October 11
A bedecked Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib as part of 300 years of Gurta Gaddi Divas celebrations in Ludhiana The city today wore a festive look with all main roads decorated with lights and bunting to welcome the foot march that was taken out by Gurdwara Dukh Nivaran Sahib to commemorate the 300 years of Gurta Gaddi Divas of Guru Granth Sahib.

A bedecked Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib as part of 300 years of Gurta Gaddi Divas celebrations in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Satwinder Basra

8 gastro cases reported from Kamalpura
Jagraon, October 11
After claiming eight lives in Raikot, gastroenteritis has spread its tentacles in Kamalpura village here. Hathur SMO Dr Baldev Raj has referred seven cases to the civil hospital, Jagraon. Another 10 are stated to be admitted to private hospitals.

From Schools & Colleges
Annual exhibition at KVM

Ludhiana, October 11
The campus of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, buzzed with activity as the annual exhibition opened here today. Dr Daljit Singh, principal, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital lighted the lamp and inaugurated the two-day exhibition. 

Johl for change in education system
Rotary Club meeting in progress in LudhianaLudhiana, October 11
Former Punjabi University vice-chancellor Dr S.S. Johl today said teachers were the real builders of the nation as they moulded future citizens of the country. 

Rotary Club meeting in progress in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

MCPI convention on Oct 19
Ludhiana, October 11
Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) will organise a state-level convention on October 19 here to discuss the apathetic attitude of the central and state governments towards their demands like price rise and farcical elections to the local body institutions. State secretary Kuldip Singh in a press note issued here said the convention would raise voice against pro-capitalist policies and liberal and neo-liberal agenda being pursued by the central and state governments.

Bank managers meet
Ludhiana, October 11
Indian Overseas Bank is poised to leverage advanced and better technology with the bank's aim as 100 per cent CBS branches in the current year for providing excellent customer service. This was revealed by V.K. Gupta who joined as chief regional manager, Indian Overseas Bank, Ludhiana region.


Truck driver booked for attempted murder
Ludhiana, October 11
The division No. 2 police has booked a truck driver for attempted murder. He had allegedly mowing down a youth near the civil hospital eight days ago.

10 booked for illegally razing pvt property
Jagraon, October 11
The Dehlon police has booked 10 persons, including members of the panchayat, of Gurm village for illegally demolishing construction on a private property.

2 booked for killing youth
Jagraon, October 11
A local youth died after he was found unconscious near the Ramlila ground yesterday morning. He died after being taken to the hospital. An unknown person informed SHO Ravinderpal Singh about the youth lying near the ground at Old Grain Market.

One arrested with smack
Jagraon, October 11
The police today arrested one person and seized smack from his possession.

Jarkhar lads blank Sangrur A
Ludhiana, October 11
Jarkhar Hockey Academy blanked Sangrur A 4-0 in a group A match of the u-14 section in the ongoing Punjab State Weekend Hockey Tournament for boys being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University campus, here today.

Govt College to clash with PP Club for title
Ludhiana, October 11
Satish Chander Dhawan Government College and PP Club overpowered their respective opponents to set up the title clash in the men’s section on the penultimate day of the 4th Senior Ludhiana District Baseball Championship for men and women at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town here today.

Mahilpur academy lads emerge winners
Ludhiana, October 11
Mahilpur Academy proved its authority by winning titles in both the groups (u-14 and u-19) in the 54th Punjab Schools Inter District Football Tournament for boys organised by the Punjab Education Department at Gur Nanak Stadium and Punjab Agricultural University grounds, here yesterday.




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