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Couple commits suicide
Ludhiana, October 25
A young couple allegedly committed suicide by consuming cephalous tablets near DMC Hospital here today. The deceased have been identified as Puja (21) of Nanital and Rajinder Kumar (22) of the Tibba road. Both of them had got married against their parents’ wish about 20 days ago.

Clock Tower
MC to raze its offices today
Staff fume at seniors, rue shortage of space
Ludhiana, October 25
Though the Municipal Corporation is ready to demolish some part of its office near Clock Tower tomorrow morning, the six departments that were supposed to vacate the building till today have failed to do so.
Municipal records that had not been shifted to the newly allotted places so far Municipal records that had not been shifted to the newly allotted places so far. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma


The Panjab University Youth and Heritage festival in progress at the BCM College of Education in Ludhiana
The Panjab University Youth and Heritage festival in progress at the BCM College of Education in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

DMC anti-ragging steps bear fruit
Ludhiana, October 25
Written consent for “no ragging” taken in the form of affidavits and installation of CCTV cameras at Dayanand Medical College (DMC) from this academic session has worked well as senior MBBS students have complied with the instructions issued by the anti-ragging committee formed under the guidelines issued by the UGC and the Medical Council Of India (MCI).

Shifting of Dyeing Units
Govt decision leaves owners high and dry
Ludhiana, October 25
The state government’s recent decision to shift 50-odd dyeing units scattered in the city to some other places has left its owners high and dry. Without providing any viable solution, the government has suddenly asked them to shift their units to places where these could be attached with the common effluent treatment plants proposed to be set up at the Tajpur and Bahadurke roads.


Harvesting not over, grain markets face paddy glut
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 25
Grain markets and purchase centres in the area are glutted with paddy. Procurement agencies are likely to have a tough time after a couple of days when a majority of the farmers will begin harvesting. Even now, the grain markets are packed to capacity though only a fraction of the total paddy crop has been harvested.

Officials take stock of procurement
Ludhiana, October 25
Chairman, Punjab Agro Industry Corporation, Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg, District Food and Supplies Controller HS Mokha visited mandis of Koomkalan and Khasi Kalan yesterday to take stock of the paddy procurement process.

Govt resorting to political vendetta: YC
Ludhiana, October 25
Charging the SAD-BJP government with resorting to political vendetta, the District Youth Congress (YC) today said it would mobilise the people against the government so as to pave the way for ouster of the ruling alliance in the next elections.

Keep record of cyber café visitors: Admn
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 25
Apprehending misuse of internet by anti-social elements, the district administration has asked cyber cafe owners to keep a watch on the visitors. Though the orders were enforced earlier also, officials have been directed to implement the orders in letter and spirit in the wake of the recent disruptive activities in the country.

Families of riot victims allege discrimination
Ludhiana, October 25
The Sarvhind Sikh Parivar Punarvas Committee, a body working for the welfare and rehabilitation of riot-affected sikh families, has accused the state government of adopting a "pick and choose" policy for providing relief to families of the riot victims.

Experts dwell on role of new vaccines
Ludhiana, October 25
The department of community medicine today organised the fourth Annual Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (Punjab chapter) on “Newer Vaccines-an Update” at Christian Medical College (CMC) here.

Garcha for rescue of ‘gaushalas’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 25
Former minister Jagdish Singh Garcha today called upon the people to come to the rescue of ‘gaushalas’. While cows provide milk, oxen sustain cultivation of fields, maintained the SAD leader.

People feed cows at Kaind Gaushala near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

People feed cows at Kaind Gaushala near Ahmedgarh

Punjab’s cultural heritage comes alive
Ludhiana, October 25
The tradition of serving in the defence forces made his journey from rifle shooting to camera shooting challenging. Major Amarjeet Singh Batth was passionate to freeze the beauty around his surroundings on a film and make an everlasting impression.
Major Amarjeet Singh Batth shows photos clicked by him at Gallery Artmosphere in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Major Amarjeet Singh Batth shows photos clicked by him at Gallery Artmosphere in Ludhiana

DM: Issue bills for goods above Rs 99
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 25
Providing a much-needed relief to the consumers, the District Magistrate, Sangrur, has passed orders to issue bills for sale of all products worth and above Rs 100 so as to keep a check on overcharging.

Over one lakh perform Chhat puja
Ludhiana, October 25
Chhat Puja, which was started by a group of 50 people from Bihar about 15 years ago, has metamorphosed into the biggest festive occasion of the city, as nearly one lakh migrants from Bihar and bordering districts of Uttar Pradesh took a dip in the Sutlej river and offered prayers to rising Sun.

Devotees offer prayers to the Sun during the Chhat puja in Ludhiana on Sunday and (R) a family sits near bonfire to beat the chill
Devotees offer prayers to the Sun during the Chhat puja in Ludhiana on Sunday and (R) a family sits near bonfire to beat the chill. Tribune photos

Tragedy struck before trip
Ludhiana, October 25
An octogenarian couple was planning to spend the holidays with their children in the Philippines, but before they could join him there, tragedy struck yesterday. Some unidentified assailants murdered the retired government school principal Paramjit Kaur by strangulation in her house in pink flats at Rajguru Nagar here.

Police-public meet
Ludhiana, October 25
A police-public dispute redressal meeting was organised by the city police at Mohini Resorts on Chandigarh road here yesterday. SP City-III Harjinder Singh listened to the grievances of residents. The SP said the purpose of the meeting was to develop better coordination between the police and residents.

Spinn restobar at Sutlej Club
Ludhiana, October 25
Sutlej Club today got a five-star restobar - Spinn. The restobar also has a terrace grill where buffet and barbeque will be laid. Tastefully decorated with soft music playing in the background, the restobar will prove to be a perfect place for the family and friends get-together.

At the Crossroads
Novelist with a difference

Meeting Chandan Negi, after a long time, in a novel workshop held at Urmur recently was a pleasant surprise. Earlier, I had reviewed her debut novel, "Jal Bin Kumbh" (1983). Later she wrote two more novels, "Kaller Keri Chhapri" (1993) and "Kanik Kamini" (2003), which were well-received by Punjabi literary circles.

Ultrasound machine donated
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 25
The Lions Club has donated an ultrasound scanning machine to the Mahant Parbhat Puri Charitable Hospital here. A new block for male attendants of patients has also been set up in the hospital.


Motorcyclist hit by car, dies
Amloh, October 25
One person was killed when the motorcycle (PB-48-9086) he was riding was hit by an Innova car (CH-034-8003) late last evening. The deceased has been identified as Joginder Singh (50) of Amloh. The car lost control and damaged a scooter and another motorcycle parked in front of a roadside dhaba.

The Innova car that rammed into an electricity pole in Amloh. A Tribune photograph

The Innova car that rammed into an electricity pole in Amloh

Kahanpura resident thrashed, 5 booked
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 25
The police has booked five persons for beating up a shopkeeper. In his complaint to the police, Laxman Das, a resident of Kahanpura village, alleged that Chhinder, Neetu and three unidentified persons entered in his house and beat him up. He alleged that the attackers also damaged material lying in his shop.

Man booked for fraud
Jagraon, October 25
The Raikot police has booked a person for allegedly cheating two residents of Jalaldiwal village on the pretext of sending them abroad. Nirpal Singh and Ajaib Singh of Jalaldiwal village, in their complaint to the police, alleged that the accused, Paramjit Singh Khalsa, a resident of Partap Singh Wala village near Ludhiana had promised to send their sons to USA on permanent immigration.

Third consecutive win for Mahajan Jr
Ludhiana, October 25
Thanks to fine all-round performance by Chirag Maria ( 53 n.o and 3 for 19), Mahajan Junior XI defeated Coaching Centre XI by six wickets to emerge champions for the third consecutive year in the 12th Chaman Lal Malhotra Cricket Cup Tournament (u-14) which concluded at MGM Public School, Dugri, here today.
The winners in a cheerful mood at MGM Public School, Dugri, on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
The winners in a cheerful mood at MGM Public School, Dugri

Double delight for Alpine paddlers
Ludhiana, October 25
Alpine International School, Ludhiana, annexed two titles (boys U-14 and U-19) in the XVIth CBSE Cluster Table Tennis Championship, which concluded at the MGM Public School, Dugri, here today. In the U-14 category, Alpine International School boys quelled a strong challenge from their rivals, Apeejay Public School, Jalandhar, 3-2 to wrap up the title. The encounter lasted for three hours.

Punjab bodybuilding squad announced
Ludhiana, October 25
The Punjab State Amateur Bodybuilding Association, Flex Body Liners, Dugri, conducted trials for the Punjab bodybuilding squad here today. More than 150 aspirants participated in the trials.
The selected bodybuilders strike a pose in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
The selected bodybuilders strike a pose in Ludhiana

Independent Club win by 13 runs
Ludhiana, October 25
Karan's fine performance with the bat and ball (25 runs and 3 for 17) went in vain as Independent Club, Karnal, beat Tauras Club, Delhi, by 13 runs in the first match of the inaugural Friendship Cup Cricket Tournament, being played at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy ground, Balloke, today.




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