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Jail inmate found dead
Ludhiana, October 14
An inmate allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself with a turban from the ventilator in a bathroom at the central jail here this morning. The deceased was identified as Mohan Singh (45), a resident of Lohat Baddi village in Raikot. He was lodged in barrack 6 along with 100 others.

Relatives of Mohan Singh protest against jail officials in front of the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana; and right: Police filing a report about the incident
Relatives of Mohan Singh protest against jail officials in front of the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana; and right: Police filing a report about the incident. Tribune photographs

Family members demand probe
Ludhiana, October 14
The death of Mohan Singh, an inmate who reportedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances at the central jail here this morning, can put the jail authorities in a spot as the relatives of the deceased have refused to accept the suicide story, demanding a probe by an independent agency into the case.


Samples taken from leading sweetmeat shops, at last!
Ludhiana, October 14
Making a mockery of the drive against the sale of substandard and spurious sweets in the festive season, the department of health and family welfare took samples from all leading sweetmeat shops in the city today.

Khoya traders turn smart
Unload spurious milk products at insignificant railway stations to evade action by health dept
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 14
With the health department tightening its noose around the railway stations at Ludhiana to check entry of spurious khoya, smart khoya traders have started using halts and lesser-known railway stations in the district to unload such materials brought from the neighbouring states of UP and Haryana.

Manjit loving real action
Ludhiana, October 14
Running on the treadmill and lifting weights, he is busy in bodybuilding. Meet our own Punjab da Puttar Manjit Singh, who is a part of the reality show "100 per cent- De Dhana Dhan", currently being aired on Colors. Hailing from Amritsar, Manjit has come to Ludhiana to take physical fitness training at a local gymnasium.

Manjit Singh

Manjit Singh

Misplaced priorities, MC’s forte
Ludhiana, October 14
In the battle between necessity and luxury, it seems that the latter is more important for the municipal corporation as items like the installation of signboards have come up for discussion of the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC).


Purchases restricted this Diwali
Ludhiana, October 14
Recession seems to have made its impact on Diwali this year. People are making purchases of expensive products, ranging from Cartier watches to Mont Blanc pens and gold coins, but in a restricted manner.

Paddy straw can be used as manure: Scientists
Ludhiana, October 14
Paddy straw, which is considered a waste by farmers, can be converted into useful manure. This was stated by Pritpal Singh, Gurteg Singh and Sat Pal Saini, scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ropar.

Pt Shiv Kumar’s musical notes mesmerise audience
Ludhiana, October 14
Soul-stirring musical notes by Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma mesmerised audience in an hour-long concert "Virasat 2009". The concert was organised by the Ludhiana Chapter of Society for promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture amongst Youth at Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Gujjarkhan, yesterday evening.

Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma performs at ‘Virasat 2009’ in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma performs at ‘Virasat 2009’ in Ludhiana

Function marks 10 years of council
Ludhiana, October 14
A cultural function was organised here today to commemorate 10 years of the Punjab Cultural Promotion Council (PCPC). Students from different schools and colleges from Germany had come to India for the cultural exchange programme.
Belly dancers from Germany perform in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Belly dancers from Germany perform in Ludhiana

Germany dancers enthral students
Khanna, October 14
Bagpiper Dancing Group of Germany enthralled students of AS College for Woman in Khanna on Tuesday. The group arrived in Khanna to spread message of love, peace, harmony and integration.

Talent hunt at Doraha college
Doraha, October 14
Talent of new entrants was searched through various competitions, which were organised as a part of the talent hunt at Doraha College of Education today. At the onset of the hunt, declamation and poem recitation competitions were organised.

Taranjot claims top spot in collage making
Ludhiana, October 14
The first-ever youth festival of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) concluded here today. The session was presided over by BS Randhawa, comptroller, GADVASU, and Dr Simrat Sagar Singh, Dean, College of Veterinary Science.

PAU scientist attends research meeting in Vienna
Ludhiana, October 14
Dr Milkha Singh Aulakh, Dean, College of Agriculture, PAU, attended the fourth and final research coordination meeting (RCM) of the coordinated research project “Integrated Soil, Water and Nutrient Management for Conservation of Agriculture (CA)” held in Vienna, Austria, from October 5 to 9.

Students irked over renewal of passes
Doraha, October 14
Renewal of bus passes after every three months has left students harried. A student of a local college said,“According to the directives of the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation, students have to get their passes renewed after every three months.

PAU flags off bus for students
Ludhiana, October 14
In order to provide hands-on training to students of the College of Agriculture, a new 42-seater bus has been procured by the Punjab Agriculture University. The bus was flagged off from near the flag post of the university yesterday by PAU vice-chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang.

Students celebrate Diwali
Ludhiana, October 14
Students of Kiddies Paradise School, Kochar market, celebrated Diwali with fervour today. Children were dressed up as Rama, Laxman, Shtrughan, Sita, Hanuman and Dashrath. A dance party was held for students.

Tiny tots light up diyas to mark Diwali celebrations in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Tiny tots light up diyas to mark Diwali celebrations in Ludhiana

Students bring laurels to college
Doraha, October 14
The students of Doraha College of Education have brought laurels to the institute by scoring commendable positions in the BEd exams conducted by Panjab University.

Founder’s Day celebrated at KVM
Ludhiana, October 14
The Founder's Day was celebrated at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines Campus, here today. The campus was beautifully decorated and students participated with enthusiasm.

City Concerns - II
Ban sale of fireworks
It is so unfortunate that Diwali being the most sacred festival of Hindus takes its toll on different fronts every year with pollution being the utmost concern. Thousands fall prey to burn injuries resulting in loss of limbs and lives and sometimes even permanent vision impairment, besides inhaling poisonous fumes.


Three held with 5-kg hashish
Mullanpur Dakha, October 14
In order to crackdown the dens of addicts and suppliers of intoxicants, the Dakha police yesterday nabbed three persons along with about 5-kg hashish.

Bid to break open ATM
Jagraon, October 14
The Sudhar police has registered a case against four unidentified persons for an attempt to break open an ATM of the Oriental Bank of Commerce at Mansooran village.

Dumping of solid waste in nullah banned
Ludhiana, October 14
District magistrate Vikas Garg today banned the dumping of solid waste in the nullah passing near Gurdwara Dukhniwaran upto Gurdwara Gau Ghat here.

Youth killed in road mishap
Jagraon, October 14
Rajinder Singh (22) of Khatra Choharam got killed in a road accident on Monday when his motorcycle (PB-10-BC-7342) was hit by a tractor.

Tennis Meet
Jaspreet books berth in pre-quarters
Jagraon, October 14
In the matches played during the Aita under-18 National Championship at the Harvest Tennis Academy in Jassowal village today, Jaspreet Kaur fought her way to the pre-quarters.

Cross-country meet
Ganga excels in girls’ section
Ludhiana, October 14
The students of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar, and Government Senior Secondary School, Kadiana Kalan, shine in the 5 km cross-country championship held at the South City road here today.

Statues of hockey stars at Jarkhar soon
Ludhiana, October 14
In order to attract the young generation towards hockey, statues of two hockey stalwarts, Olympians Prithipal Singh and Surjit Singh Randhawa, will be installed at the main stadium of Jarkhar village near here. The Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council in association with Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club of Jarkhar will install the statues of these hockey players on October 22.

Prithipal Singh & Surjit Singh

Prithipal Singh & Surjit Singh




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