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Industrialist booked on forgery charge
Ludhiana, September 20
In a case involving members of a well-known family of the city, the police has registered an FIR against an influential industrialist on charges of allegedly forging a will. The case has been registered on the complaint of a relative, who incidentally, will get half the property under the alleged forged will.

City to have USAID-sponsored  ‘climate protection programme’
Ludhiana, September 20
The industrial hub of Punjab is among 400 cities in the world which will have ‘Cities for Climate Protection Programme’ (CCP), sponsored by Regional Urban Development Office for South Asia of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and coordinated worldwide by the International Council for Local Environment Initiatives (ICLEI). 

Octroi abolition will not hit development,
claims Tandon
No civic employee to be retrenched
Ludhiana, September 20
The Punjab Local Bodies Minister, Mr Balramji Das Tandon, while indicating that a formal decision to abolish octroi will be announced by the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, on October 1, maintained that the apprehensions of the move affecting the development works or the fate of employees in any manner were unfounded and baseless.




Markfed plans to export potatoes
Ludhiana, September 20
There may be a hope for potato growers of the state who are a disillusioned lot after facing a potato glut last year, if a plan chalked out by the Markfed to export certain varieties of potato goes well.

Participants at a workshop on potato exports from Punjab, organised by Markfed on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma 

Participants at a workshop on potato exports from Punjab, organised by Markfed on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Dhindsa for global approach to combat terrorism
Ludhiana, September 20
The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, today said a global approach was needed to combat terrorism which had assumed dangerous proportions. He welcomed the unanimous concern shown world over and the response generated against it after the Black Tuesday’s bombing on two US cities.

Bush urged not to use N-weapons
Ludhiana, September 20
The citizens of Ludhiana, including the educationists, doctors, lawyers, social activists, women activists and trade unionists, have urged the US President, Mr George.W. Bush, not to use the nuclear weapons to weed out the terrorists responsible for attacks on America.

Spurned suitor tabs girl, her brother
Ludhiana, September 20
A youth, whose suit was rejected by a school girl, stabbed her and her brother at the Shimlapuri colony here today and attempted to burn them but was caught in the nick of time.

Hoax bomb call
Ludhiana, September 20
The police and mediapersons went in a spin when a call was received at the Focal Point police that a bomb has blasted in a bus full of passengers near Munidian Kalan village on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road this morning.


Wanted a few good Samaritans
Ludhiana, September 20
Ludhiana may boast of tremendous affluence, yet there are some things that do not make the city proud. While it is claimed that the city is full of philanthropists, it has proved otherwise when it comes to helping a girl, hardly in her twenties and suffering from blood cancer. After Ludhiana Tribune carried a story on her, only students have come forward to her help, while most self-acclaimed philanthropics have maintained a silence.

Lecture series on good parenting begins
Ludhiana, September 20
A lecture series on good parenting was inaugurated at Lovely Lotus Nursery School, BRS Nagar, here today.

Parents at a lecture series on good parenting which began at Lovely Lotus Nursery School in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma 

Parents at a lecture series on good parenting which began at Lovely Lotus Nursery School in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Sarup Singh AlaghSarup Singh Alagh: a writer with a mission
Ludhiana, September 20
Sarup Singh Alagh is a writer with a mission. He has already published 25 books and distributed them all free of cost. His focus remains on Sikhism. He has undertaken the mission of spreading the message of Sikhism across the world which is why he distributes thousands of copies, free of cost across the continents.

Sarup Singh Alagh

Journalists condemn attack
Ludhiana, September 20
A meeting of the staff of a Punjabi press was held to condemn the attack on Punjabi journalists at Circuit House in Jalandhar yesterday. They demanded that action should be taken against the guilty.


2 arrested for attack on police party
Jagraon, September 20
Surjit Singh alias Jeeta, of Khurshaidpur and Kali, alias Sukha, of Kulgehna were arrested by the Sidhwan Bet police for attacking a police party with gandasa and sword when the police asked them to stop at a naka on the Poharowal-Bassian road. Both were on a scooter.

  • Liquor seized

  • Gambler held

Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, September 20
Gurtej Singh, driver of a school bus, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at Phullewal village, near here, last night.



Declamation contest
Ludhiana, September 20
The Ved Prachar Mandal organised a declamation contest at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, here today.

PAU professor honoured
Ludhiana, September 20
Dr G.S. Bilaspuri, a senior professor of reproductive biology in the Department of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University, has been honoured with an international award of $ 1000 in the VII International Congress of Andrology held at Montreal, Canada.


Consumer forum fines BSNL
Ludhiana, September 20
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to pay Rs 5,000 on account of deficiency in services along with Rs 500 as cost of litigation to Dr Manmohan Lama a resident of Mundian Kalan. The forum has also directed the BSNL to restore the telephone connection of the complainant within a week from the receipt of the order.

3-yr RI for 8 on impersonation charge
Jagraon, September 20
The Judicial Magistrate (First Class), Mr Hari Singh Grewal, has sentenced eight persons — Singara Singh and Didar Singh of Phullanwal police station, Ludhiana, Zora Singh, Bahadur Singh, Jabar Singh and Amar Singh of Nangal (Haryana), Sukhdev Singh of Binjal and Mrs Parsin Kaur of Roomi — to 3 years’ rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine on them on a charge of impersonation.


Ru-ba-ru with Kulwant Jagraon
Ludhiana, September 20
A ru-ba-ru programme was organised with a noted Punjabi poet, Kulwant Jagraon by G.G.N. Khalsa College, Ludhiana Prof, Balwant introduced the poet to the audience and lauded his contribution to the growth of Punjabi poetry. Prof, Avtar Singh Dhodhi spoke at length about his four books on anthology.


Hepatitis-B vaccination camp
Machhiwara, September 20
As many as 1,150 persons were vaccinated against hepatitis-B in two camps organised at Machhiwara and Jhar Sahib.

Ways to beat bad breath
AD breath problem affects all age groups. Bacteria in the mouth or oral flora and their evil products are behind the bad breath. As bacteria breakdown food, foul smelling sulfur compounds emanate.


Sahil, Simarpreet to clash for title
Ludhiana, September 20
Sahil and Simarpreet S toiled hard to down their opponents to secure berths in the cadet boys singles final of the Ludhiana District Table Tennis Championship which began at the Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

  • Taekwondo association meeting


Auction of octroi postponed
Samrala, September 20
The auction of octroi on contract- basis in the city has been postponed for an indefinite period, according to Mr Devinder Singh Grewal, Executive Officer of the Nagar Council, here today.


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