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Rain spoils first day of PAU fair
Ludhiana, September 14
Rain played spoilsport on the opening day of the two-day Kisan Mela (farmers’ fair) at Punjab Agricultural University. With its theme as ‘Save Natural Resources for Prosperity of All’, the fair, being held on the campus lawns, was thronged by farmers from across the state.

Muddy ground on the inaugural day of the PAU Kisan Mela in Ludhiana
Muddy ground on the inaugural day of the PAU Kisan Mela in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Pashu Palan Mela kicks off with flurry of activity
Ludhiana, September 14
The two-day Pashu Palan Mela (animal breeding fair) at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) got underway today with hundreds of farmers from areas adjoining the city thronging the venue even as rain failed to dampen their spirits. The fair was inaugurated by varsity vice-chancellor VK Taneja.
Cattle bred at GADVASU; and (right) a goat of Beetle Bock breed on display during the Pashu Palan Mela
Cattle bred at GADVASU; and (right) a goat of Beetle Bock breed on display during the Pashu Palan Mela. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Delivery in jail toilet
DIG submits inquiry report
Ludhiana, September 14
The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) - Jails, Jagjit Singh, has submitted an inquiry report into the issue of an undertrial woman, who gave birth to a premature baby girl in jail toilet four days ago.

Snatchers’ gang busted
Ludhiana, September 14
The police today busted a gang of snatchers with the arrest of four persons. The gang was said to be active in various parts of the district for sometime. However, three of the gang members are still at large. The gang was busted by the Shimlapuri police

Tipsy jawans create ruckus in train, arrested
Ludhiana, September 14
Army jawans, some of them allegedly in an inebriated condition, travelling in a compartment of Jammu-Indore Malwa Express, created ruckus in the running train for nearly two hours till the Railway Protection Force (RPF) intervened in the matter at the Ludhiana station here today.


Manish Tewari, local MP, flags off two truck loads of relief material meant for residents of Leh in Ludhiana
Manish Tewari, local MP, flags off two truck loads of relief material meant for residents of Leh in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Attack on Church
Cops suspect handiwork of organised gang
To ascertain the origin of provocative SMS
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 14
After having booked at least 150 miscreants, identity of seven of them known, the police has initiated probe into the sequence of events leading to attack on St Thomas Church at Malerkotla, followed by protests and demonstrations in the region by Muslims and Christians.

Petrol dealers to go on strike from Sept 20
Ludhiana, September 14
Petroleum dealers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 20 from 6 am onwards for demanding a hike in commission on the sale of petrol and diesel. Despite their struggle, petroleum dealers have failed to convince the government to raise commission to 5 per cent of the invoice value instead of 2 per cent per liter given at present.

Kashmiris remember martyrs
Pray for return to valley
Ludhiana, September 14
A large number of Kashmiri Hindus living in the city today gathered at Mata Rani Mandir near Jagraon Bridge to observe "martyrs day". Led by functionaries of the Kashmiri Sabha, an affiliate of (All India Kashmiri Samaj), more than 200 persons, including women and children, observed a two-minute silence to mourn the death of all those who had sacrificed their lives to see that Kashmir remained a part of India.

Funds hurdle in setting up of police varsity: DGP
Phillaur, September 14
Despite Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s assurances for setting up the country’s first police university on the premises of the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, on March 21, 2008, nothing has been done in this direction so far. The Chief Minister had assured to chalk out modalities for setting up the university in two months time.

Cong councillors take to streets; slam MC top brass
Ludhiana, September 14
Brewing resentment among Congress councillors over the slow pace of development works in the city culminated in an angry protest at the Shingaar Cinema bridge on an open drain on the Samrala road here today. This provided a forum to the councillors and other party functionaries to slam the top brass of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.

Sapling plantation drive by Youth Congress
Ludhiana, September 14
Activists of the District Youth Congress (DYC) led by party chief Dimple Rana organised a sapling plantation drive in Government High School at Nanak Nagar on the Karabara road (block No 2) today. Students were exhorted to plant saplings to keep a check on environmental pollution that has reached to an alarming level in the city.

Vets hold protest at Kisan Mela
Ludhiana, September 14
Irked over what they called the apathetical attitude of the state government and its half-baked policies, veterinarians practicing in rural areas staged a massive protest at the PAU Kisan Mela that got underway here today.

Veterinary doctors hold a protest during the Pashu Palan Mela on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Veterinary doctors hold a protest during the Pashu Palan Mela

Progressive farmers honoured
Ludhiana, September 14
For having shown excellence in the field of agriculture, seven progressive farmers from across the state were honoured on the inaugural day of the PAU Kisan Mela.

Progressive farmers with their awards at the Kisan Mela
Progressive farmers with their awards at the Kisan Mela on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Award for five cops
Ludhiana, September 14
Handling communal conflict well and helping in return of peace has won an award for five city cops, for whom the Commissioner of Police has recommended a Class-I certificates.

ETT teachers to continue stir
Ludhiana, September 14
Twentyfour ETT teachers from the city, including women, who were detained by the police during a protest dharna of the local chapter of the ETT Teachers Association at Kartarpur, were released today.

Languages bind people, says Tewari
Ludhiana, September 14
Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari said today that the languages act as a bridge between people. Addressing a function in connection with the Hindi Day celebrations at Government College, he said, languages should be developed as a road map for national integration and experts should work in this direction.

From Schools and Colleges
Hindi Diwas celebrated
GMT: The Hindi Diwas was celebrated on Tuesday on the campus of GMT Public School. The morning assembly began with the recitation of “Gayatri mantra”. A speech to highlight the importance of the national language was also delivered.




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