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Power station foundation stone demolished
Political rivalry leads to tension
Nangal Kalan, October 12
Political rivalry among local leadership has turned an otherwise development event into a law and order problem with villagers from Nangal Kalan and adjoining areas up in arms over the demolition of a foundation stone, announcing the starting of 24-hour power supply in the village, by some unidentified miscreants early today morning.

Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, MLA, and other villagers inspect the demolished foundation stone; (right) A police party tries to pacify agitated villagers at Nangal Kalan village, near Pakhowal, here on Friday. — Photos by Inderjeet Verma

Power shortage in region
Ludhiana, October 12
Power shortage hits Punjab and other parts of the region as two units of 500 MW each of the National Thermal Power Corporation at Sangrauli and Rihand went out of generation following leakage in boilers.




USA must spare the innocent: Maulana
Ludhiana, October 12
Sober yet angry mood dominated the overall atmosphere during the Friday prayers at the historic Jama Masjid here today. Thousands of Muslims attended the prayers which passed off peacefully with adequate security arrangements made by the district administration.

Hostel renovation scam: no headway
Ludhiana, Chandigarh 12
Even after four months of having issued a chargesheet to seven employees in the infamous Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) hostel renovation scam, no headway has been made in the case as yet.

Temple trust, park panel cross swords
Ludhiana, October 12
The gate, put up at a park right opposite Shri Bhole Nath temple in F Block of Kitchlu Nagar, a posh locality in the city and subsequently pulled down by the area residents on Thursday, has become a bone of contention between the temple management and the park development committee.

Long Wait for Justice: Sudesh Kumari and Nirmala Devi outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana. Appointment letters, but no jobs
Ludhiana, October 12
Twentynine kin of terrorist victims, most of them women whose husbands were killed by terrorists during militancy in Punjab, are literally knocking at every door to get jobs although they are carrying the appointment letters with them. The Department of Local Bodies in the Punjab Government issued appointment orders of 29 of such kin about six months ago, but they are yet to get any jobs.

Long Wait for Justice: Sudesh Kumari and Nirmala Devi outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana.

Molestation case: NCP threatens to file suit
Ludhiana, October 12
The president of Kisan Cell of the Nationalist Congress Party and a retired scientist of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has decried the role of the president of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association (PAUTA) in the molestation case involving a girl student and teacher of the university.

Police drive no deterrent for eve-teasers
Ludhiana, October 12
The menace of eve-teasing continues unabated in the city despite an increase in general awareness that making gestures, passing comments and making physical overtures are punishable.

Badal under pressure over Commissioner’s selection
Ludhiana, October 12
Over two weeks have passed since the Commissioner of the local Municipal Corporation, Dr S.S. Sandhu, was transferred over the controversy over the demolition of the outer wall of Sri Gauri Shankar Mahadev Mandir, allegedly being raised on a part of the road with the government having failed to name his successor so far.

Tohra for privilege motion against DGP
Ludhiana, October 12
The President of the Sarb Hind Shiromini Akali Dal, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra is contemplating to move a privilege motion against the Director-General of Punjab Police, Mr Sarbjeet Singh, in the Rajya Sabha for his alleged refusal to attend to his telephone calls and not showing proper respect to him.


The Mahatma Gandhi memorial which will be maintained by the Punjab Police Academy.PPA to preserve Bapu’s memorial
Ludhiana, October 12
An over 50-year-old memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on the banks of the Sutlej, near Phillaur, which has been lying in a neglected condition for the past several years, has got a fresh lease of life as the authorities of the Punjab Police Academy (PPA) have taken the initiative for its maintenance.

The Mahatma Gandhi memorial which will be maintained by the Punjab Police Academy.

CM responsible for sacrilege acts, alleges morcha
Ludhiana, October 12
‘‘The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, and his ministerial colleagues are directly responsible for sacrilege acts against Guru Granth Sahib. In a blatant violation of Sikh traditions, Mr Badal has encouraged the blasphemous Baba Piara Singh Bhaniara and several Punjab ministers have been visiting the dera of the controversial Baba’’.

Ludhiana in grip of dengue?
Ludhiana, October 12
The city is again in the grip of dengue, with over 80 suspected cases reported from different hospitals in the city. The Civil Surgeon’s office has confirmed that out of these, only six cases have tested positive for dengue, with three being from Ludhiana. No death has been reported so far.

Public road closed for fashion showA part of the main road from district court towards Guru Nanak Stadium is blocked for a fashion show at the Lakshmi Ladies Club in Ludhiana on Friday.
Ludhiana, October 12
In blatant violation of the directions of the civic administration and the district authorities that no public roads could be closed to traffic for private functions, organisers of a fashion show at the Lakshmi Ladies Club here, completely blocked the road junction linking Club Road, Rakh Bagh, Guru Nanak Stadium and the west side of the railway station.

A part of the main road from district court towards Guru Nanak Stadium is blocked for a fashion show at the Lakshmi Ladies Club in Ludhiana on Friday.

Treat your taste buds to Nawabi zaiqa
Ludhiana, October 12
It is time to savour the authentic finer layers of zaiqa the taste of the Nawabi delicacies at the ‘Hyderabadi khazana’, the Hyderabadi food festival currently being organised at Yellow Chilly. The food festival which started from October 10 will continue till October 21.

Aggarsain Jayanti function on Oct 14
Ludhiana, October 12
A state-level function to observe Maharaja Aggarsain Jayanti would be held at Dusehra Ground in Aggar Nagar Part B here on October 14. The Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Parkash Singh Badal, would be the chief guest and Mr Chiranji Lal Garg, Minister for Legal Affairs, Punjab, will preside over the function.

Philately Day celebrated
Ludhiana, October 12
The Department of Posts, in collaboration with the Ludhiana Philatelic Club, celebrated Philately Day at the Ludhiana Head Post Office here yesterday.

World Food Day on Oct 16
Ludhiana, October 12
The Community Food and Nutrition Extension Unit, Ludhiana, will celebrate the 21st World Food Day at Anganwadi Training Centre, Jeevan Preet Colony, October 16.

An installed home theatre system.A theatre at home a dream no more
Ludhiana, October 12
With progressive improvement in sound systems, one can get amazing results of surround and woofer sound and THX certified dolby digital and DTS home theatre for viewing a movie in the comfort of your home.

An installed home theatre system.

For him ‘attar’ selling is heritage
Ludhiana, October 12
‘Chand ki chandni sitaron se puchho, attar ki khusbu laganewalon se puchho’, this couplet is very famous and common. For many people, ‘attar’ (also called ‘itar’) selling might be a vocation, but for Arvind Singh it is a heritage which he follows religiously. He says ‘attar’ selling is more important for him than religion.

Employees take out rally
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 12
The General Category Employees Welfare Federation, Fatehgarh Sahib, organised a ‘chetna rally’ from Mandi Gobindgarh to Fatehgarh Sahib recently in protest against the proposed overruling of the Supreme Court’s decision on reservation issue by Parliament.


Fake degree racket busted
Ludhiana, October 12
A gang selling fake Ayurvedic doctor’s degree has been busted in the city following the arrest of a member of the gang. The police is now on the look out of an Ayurveda doctor who ran a clinic at Tibba Road in the city and was allegedly the leader of the gang.


‘Smooth paddy procurement’
Doraha, October 12
The paddy procurement at Sahnewal and Payal is going on smoothly with various procurement agencies busy in the task of procurement to the expectations of farmers. The farmers were satisfied with the paddy procurement, said Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Chairman, Markfed, here today. He said the quality of paddy was much better this year against previous years.

Dr Malwinder Singh MalhiMalhi to deliver lectures at PAU
Ludhiana, October 12
Punjab Agricultural University has selected Dr Malwinder Singh Malhi, Area Manager of a pesticide manufacturing company to deliver a special lectures on how to improve the quality of crop to trainees of young farmers training class during the coming years.

Residents sore over removal of girders
Doraha, October 12
The girders fixed by the Nagar Council for obstructing the free flow of truck loaded with paddy, were removed on Tuesday by the Market Committee, arhtiyas and farmers on the orders issued by the SDM, Payal, much to the disappointment of residents of the area.


Teachers’ plea to government
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 12
The Punjab Pradesh Teachers Union, at its meeting chaired by Mr Devinder Paul Sharma, union’s state president, urged the government to accept their long-pending demands.

Literary programmeStudents of the BNM College for Technical Education, Alamgir village, light candles to mark one month since the terrorist attack on the USA.
Ludhiana, October 12
Ghalib-e-ghazal, a literary programme, was organised at the BNM College for Technical Education, Alamgir village, near here, yesterday. Over 12 students participated in singing and poem recitation contest. Jagdish Singh won the first prize, Harsimran Singh was declared second and Harpreet Singh stood third.

Students of the BNM College for Technical Education, Alamgir village, light candles to mark one month since the terrorist attack on the USA.

Ishminder chosen ‘Ms Fresher’
Ludhiana, October 12
First year students of BA, B.Sc and B.Com from the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, were given a welcome party at a function organised here today.

Parkash Kaur is DEO (P)


Forum fines car dealer
Ludhiana, October 12
In an ex parte judgement, the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Premier Automobiles Limited, Mumbai, to refund Rs 11,000 to Mr Shri Paul, a partner of Jai Gopal, Anaj Mandi, Jagraon.


Rajnish and Ritesh Mishra perform at Bhadur Chand Munjal School in Ludhiana on Friday. Duo cast double magic spell
Ludhiana, October 12
Rajnish and Ritesh Mishra of the Banaras Gharana touched the hearts of students of Bhadur Chand Munjal School with their melodious and trained voices here today. They were performing under the Virasat 2001 series organised by SPIC-MACAY.

Rajnish and Ritesh Mishra perform at Bhadur Chand Munjal School in Ludhiana on Friday. 
— Photo Rajesh Bhambi

‘City has talent for modelling’
Ludhiana, October 12
“There is a lot of beauty in Ludhiana and these young girls must try their luck at modelling. I am confident, if given a chance many will attain international acclaim”, said Rashmi Virmani, a well-known choreographer from Delhi while talking to Ludhiana Tribune here today.



PSIEC Chairman gets extension
Ludhiana, October 12
The Punjab Government has extended the tenure of Mr Jagjit Singh Talwandi, Chairman of the Punjab State Industries and Export Corporation (PSIEC), for a period of two years.

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