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Doctors’ rivalry takes bitter turn
Objectionable posters spring up again
Ludhiana, October 3
The well-known three year’s old tussle between two groups of private doctors in Raikot over professional supremacy has claimed more victims as the Jagraon police today booked three persons, including the president of the town’s IMA unit for allegedly defaming a woman doctor by pasting some posters containing objectionable material against her.

Teacher molested the girl: report
Ludhiana, October 3
Activists of the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) met Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), here today and demanded action against a teacher who had allegedly molested a girl student of the PAU Department of Soils a month ago.

Complete bandh in Machhiwara
Machhiwara, October 3
A complete bandh was observed here today to protest against the burning of Birs at Rattangarh in Morinda and Tarkhan Majra in Fatehgarh Sahib. The call for the bandh was given by all political, social and religious organisations.

Dalits plan to approach human rights panel
Phillaur, October 3
A decision taken by the upper caste-dominated panchayat of Jhal Bibrivillage near here has posed an imminent and recurring threat of floods to a number of Dalit houses. Despite strong resistance by Dalits, the panchayat decided to close down one of the two ponds in the village, resulting in diversion of the entire drainage and rain water of the village to the single pond which is adjacent to the houses belonging to the Dalits.




 

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PAU employees stage a dharna in front of the audit department of the university in Ludhiana on Wednesday. PAU men lock audit dept, hold dharna
Ludhiana, October 3
Employees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), led by the PAU Employees Union, locked the audit department in the university today in protest against the non-implementation of their long-pending demands.

PAU employees stage a dharna in front of the audit department of the university in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV

Talwandi for non-partisan approach to deal with crisis
Ludhiana, October 3
Calling for a non-partisan approach to deal with the situation arising out of the frequent incidents of the burning of “Birs” in different parts of the state, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) chief, Mr Jagdev Singh Talwandi, today appealed to all the Sikh leaders belonging to different political parties to join the bhog ceremony (of the “Birs”) being organised tomorrow in Tarkhan Majra village.

 
COMMUNITY

‘Cheating’ SHO tastes wife’s boot
Ludhiana, October 3
An SHO of the Ludhiana district was beaten up by his wife and children after they caught him with a Khanna woman with whom he had an extra-marital relationship. The incident happened in the house of the alleged paramour in Khanna two days ago and certain senior police officials had to intervene to save the policeman. Though no case was registered, but the SHO was sent from a city police station to the Police Lines.

Children of working mothers prone to anxiety
Ludhiana, October 3
Children of working mothers are more prone to develop anxiety than the children of non-working women. The children of working mothers suffer from acute pangs of separation. The child finds himself in hostile surroundings, is helpless to cope and develops ‘basic anxiety’. This basic anxiety runs like an undercurrent throughout his life and can assume alarming proportion at any stressful event of his life.

Senior Congress leader Nahar Singh Gill addresses party workers in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Cong flays Akalis, BJP for inciting tension
Ludhiana, October 3
Senior Congress leader and member of the Disciplinary Action Committee of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Nahar Singh Gill has criticised various Akali groups and the Bharatiya Janata Party for inciting communal tension in the city to serve political ends.

Senior Congress leader Nahar Singh Gill addresses party workers in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Traffic blocked
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 3
The Managing Committee of Gurdwara Chheveen Patshahi blocked traffic for about an hour on the G.T. Road here yesterday, in protest against the burning of “Birs” at Tarkhan Majra village, near Sirhind.

Dhillon’s appointment flayed
Ludhiana, October 3
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Panthic Morcha) has criticised the Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, for nominating Mr Paramjit Singh Dhillon to the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC). It alleged that Mr Badal had not just indulged in nepotism but it was a clear case of political corruption.

‘Remember Bhagat Singh, be rational’
Ludhiana, October 3
On the occasion of the 94th birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, a “rational awareness” march was organised by the Sahnewal unit of the Taraksheel Society of Punjab. The march began from Majara village and ended at Ajnaud village after passing through Umaidpur and Dugri villages. The march was led by Mr Rajinder Jandiali, who drove a motor cycle blindfolded.

An employee of a parking contractor gives tickets for parking vehicles at the road adjacent to Nehru Sidhant Kendra.Parking contractor fleecing people
Ludhiana, October 3
The parking contractor at the Feroze Gandhi market here seems to be making a mockery of the parking rules. Instead of using the allotted parking area, he is misusing the roadside, making people park their vehicles there. This happens in “no parking” areas also.

An employee of a parking contractor gives tickets for parking vehicles at the road adjacent to Nehru Sidhant Kendra. — RB

 
CRIME

Bus crushes girl’s legs
Ludhiana, October 3
A mob blocked traffic on a road near the CMC Hospital here today after a local mini bus crushed the legs of a schoolgirl under its wheels. The girl was admitted to the CMC Hospital, where her condition was said to be critical.

2.55 lakh looted from PSEB employees
Samrala, October 3
Two unidentified scooter-borne youths looted Rs 2,55,651 from the two employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board here today.

 
AGRICULTURE

‘Over 32 lakh MT of paddy purchased in Punjab’
Ludhiana, October 3
About 32 lakh tonnes of paddy had been procured in the state till last evening out of which the government agencies had procured 25.84 lakh tonnes and millers 6.16 lakh tonnes. During the corresponding period last year, the total purchase was 17,14,694 tonnes and the government agencies had procured 9,91,265 tonnes.

Arhtias threaten stir over non-payment of paddy dues
Khanna, October 3
The Arhtias Association of the Khanna mandi has alleged that the government agencies were delaying the payment of paddy already been procured here. Despite government’s claim of full payment within 72 hours of the auction, they alleged, not a single payment has been made by the Punsup officials and more than Rs 5 crore in the form of payments were pending with other agencies.

EDUCATION

Teachers threaten mass leave on Oct 5
Ludhiana, October 3
To protest against the suspension of Mr Harbans Kaur, lecturer, Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepore, the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union will go on a mass casual leave on October 5.

Students of Gupta Model High School present ‘Saraswati Vandana’ at a cultural programme to mark the inauguration of a new auditorium, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Quiz competition
Ludhiana, October 3
Middle section students of Gupta Model High School, Club Road, participated in an inter-house quiz contest held here this evening.

Students of Gupta Model High School present ‘Saraswati Vandana’ at a cultural programme to mark the inauguration of a new auditorium, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

COURTS

Forum penalises PSEB for wrong billing
Ludhiana, October 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed a demand of Rs 23,135 by Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) from Ms Manjit Kaur, a resident of Abdulapur Basti. The forum directed the PSEB to refund the amount deposited against the said demand along with the interest at the rate of 12 per cent per annum from the date of recovery till actual refund.


 
CULTURE

Manch to stage Punjabi play from October 7
Ludhiana, October 3
The Ludhiana Kala Manch will celebrate its silver jubilee with the production of Kuknus Marda Nahin on October 7 and 8.

HEALTH

Skin diseases are more common in city
Ludhiana, October 3
People in this industrial city are more prone to different kinds of occupational skin diseases. The high risk people include those working in chemical industries, plating and polishing industries, leather tanning and fabricated rubber products.

Health workers flay govt
Ludhiana, October 3
The Punjab State Senior Operation Theatre Assistants, OT Assistants, OT Supervisors and the Anaesthesia Technicians Union have condemned the state government for not implementing their long-pending demands.

 
SPORTS

SDP school emerge champions
Ludhiana, October 3
Students of SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazoori road, emerged champions in the u-17 and u-19 categories in the Zonal-Level Inter-School Athletics Championship which was held here on the SDP College for Women campus.

  • Gymnastics meet

  • Training camp

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