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PAU book fails to weed out old pesticides
Ludhiana, September 10
In a disturbing revelation, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), established to guide the farmers about the latest developments in the agriculture, continues to recommend ‘outdated’ pesticides through its literature sold on the campus as well as distributed to the farmers at subsidised rates at the kisan melas.

BHMS students block traffic
Ludhiana, September 10
There was chaos on city roads today with traffic jams and road blockades everywhere, in the absence of any traffic regulation following the blockade of the Ludhiana-Ferozepore GT Road outside the mini secretariat by agitating homoeopathic students.

BHMS students block traffic for over two hours in Ludhiana on Monday. BHMS students block traffic for over two hours in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Photos Rajesh Bhambi





MC concerned over illegal hoardings in city
Ludhiana, September 10
The Municipal Corporation has taken a serious view of unauthorised hoardings, banners and posters, put up on government buildings, streetlight poles and other common places in the city, in gross violation of directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and the relevant laws.

Ghalib donates Rs 5 lakh
Ludhiana, September 10A local MP, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, addresses a gathering at a function organised in his honour by the Rajguru Nagar Welfare Society in Ludhiana.
A Lok Sabha member and vice-president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC), Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, has donated Rs 5 lakh for various development projects in the Rajguru Nagar area here. He announced this grant at a function organised in his honour by the Rajguru Nagar Welfare Society yesterday.

A local MP, Mr Gurcharan Singh Ghalib, addresses a gathering at a function organised in his honour by the Rajguru Nagar Welfare Society in Ludhiana.

Undertrials who bask in luxury
Ludhiana, September 10
Different rules seem to exist for different undertrials or prisoners of the local central jail, especially if the categorisation is made on the basis of their financial resources. Thanks to the money power and political influence, certain ‘powerful’ undertrials are living a life of luxury in various well-furnished private hospitals, while the lesser mortals are lying chained to stingy beds at the stinking civil hospital in the city.

MC to check dengue menace
Ludhiana, September 10
The Municipal Corporation has chalked out an elaborate campaign to initiate preventive measures against dengue in the wake of reports that several persons have been afflicted with the deadly disease and were admitted to local hospitals.

Cong leader’s open challenge to Badal
Ludhiana, September 10
Former minister and vice-president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Pratap Singh Bajwa, yesterday challenge the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, to order a judicial probe into the controversy over the properties allegedly owned by him.


Nutrition week concludes
Ludhiana, September 10
The National Nutrition Week concluded here recently. It celebrated the theme ‘Break the cycle of malnutrition and improve women’s health’. This year the Community Food Nutrition Extension Unit, Department of Women and Child Development, Ludhiana, organised a nutrition education programme under the Integrated Child Development Project in different villages — Pakhowal Tajpura, Dangon, Jodhan, Sarabha, Ballowal, Gujjarwal, and Mansooran.

Club holds workshop on stamps
Ludhiana, September 10
Stamp and coin-collectors never had it so good as when there was a sale of stamps and coins at a Stamps and Coin Bazaar organised by the Ludhiana Philatelic Club (LPC) and the Ludhiana Numismatics Society with the assistance of the Department of Posts, at the local main post office yesterday. Dealers in stamps and coins had come from different parts of the region.

Baba Gurmukh Singh, a human dynamo
he life story of Baba Gurmukh Singh of Lalton Khurd village on the outskirts of Ludhiana presents responses and reactions to life and time of an age. It starts with a venture and runs through a rare chain of adventures. As a simple village youth he set out to seek fortune in foreign lands.

Holiday demanded on Dayanand jayanti
Ludhiana, September 10
The Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Panjab, has demanded that the Punjab Government should declare a public holiday on the birthday anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand, the founder of Arya Samaj.

Women hospitalised with burns
Ludhiana, September 10
Mystery shrouded the manner in which two women got seriously burnt at their house in Guru Arjun Dev Nagar here this morning as conflicting statements were available about the sequence of events.

PNB organises sapling plantation camp
Ludhiana, September 10
Punjab National Bank, Jawaddi (Ludhiana) branch, organised a sapling plantation camp at Government Middle School, Phoolanwal, near here today.


DC orders inquiry into sodomy cases
Khamano, September 10
Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, has ordered an inquiry into the sodomy incidents reported from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Farour.

Dowry death alleged
Jagraon, September 10
Kamaljit Kaur of New Shivaji Nagar, Ludhiana, who had allegedly been administered some poisonous substance by her husband, Harminder Singh of Chokiman village, died at the local Civil Hospital. The body was handed over to her relatives after the post-mortem.

Assailants injure three of family
Doraha, September 10
Some armed assailants broke into a house at Nizampur village last night, and injured three members of the family living there. Armed with rifles, sharp-edged weapons and sticks, the alleged culprits, namely Bahadur Singh, Dharam Singh alias Feri, Sarabjit Singh, Sharanjit Singh, Paramjit Singh, Manjinder Singh and Jagpal Singh, came to the house in a Tata Qualis (PB 10-A-5417) at 8.30 pm on Sunday.


Indrani Das GuptaCosmetics range launched
Ludhiana, September 10
Though, Indian beauties have created a niche for themselves on the international glamour scene, yet modelling as a profession is still not easily acceptable in the Indian society. Modelling as a career provides other opportunities like designing, choreography etc, this is how dusky Bengali model Indrani Das Gupta portrays the Indian modelling scene.


Labour unions oppose hike in MSP for paddy
Ludhiana, September 10
The labour unions especially those representing the migrant labourers have condemned the recent hike in MSP of paddy by Rs 20 as they fear the poor labourers would have to shell out a hefty amount on the subsequent increase in rice prices.


AISSF plans drive against drug menace
Ludhiana, September 10
The All-India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) will launch a campaign against apostasy (patitpuna) and drug addiction to mark the 57th foundation day of the federation on September 13. A function would be organised at Gurdwara Model Town, Jalandhar, in which a detailed programme would be announced against apostasy, drug addiction and use of other intoxicants.

Wooden models presented to PAU
Ludhiana, September 10
“The journey of Punjabi farmers from bullocks to tractors” has been artistically displayed by a local carpenter of Talwandi Kalan village, who is known for making such artefacts.



Doctors worried over new Act
Ludhiana, September 10
The general body meeting of the local unit of the Indian Medical Association was held here yesterday. The IMAs of the neighbouring cities of Khanna, Doraha and Raikot also participated in the meeting.


Pranav, Maninder bag badminton titles
Ludhiana, September 10
Pranav Chopra, a student of DAV Public School, registered an easy win over Jogeet Singh of Khanna and bagged the boys’ singles title (under-10) in the Ludhiana District Badminton Championship being held here at the Shastri Hall, Guru Nanak Stadium.

Bridge championship concludes
Ludhiana, September 10
After a gruelling exercise, Jain’s, a team from Meerut emerged winners in ‘Four Duplicates’ to lift the Swiss Trophy in the National Open Bridge Championship which concluded at the Sutlej Club here today.

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