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Crackdown on autorickshaws
Violations of traffic rules
Ludhiana, October 23
The district and transport officials here have launched a campaign against the autorickshaw drivers for alleged violations of traffic rules and plying without valid permits. 

3 colleges sans regular Principals
Ludhiana, October 23
With officiating principals in three local colleges and principals of two more colleges retiring this month, the academic work seems to be affected here.

Cable mafia harasses city subscribers
Ludhiana, October 23
Nine months after the district administration and the police effected a compromise between several cable operators to end the nuisance of a cable mafia in the city, the mafia has raised its ugly head again.

Sena seeks board on SGPC pattern
Ludhiana, October 23
The Shiv Sena (Bal Thackray), Punjab, has asked the state government to set up a separate board, comprising representatives from all Hindu organisations, on the pattern of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, to manage all historic temples in Punjab.


 

EARLIER STORIES

 

Dept fails to make paddy payments
Khanna, October 23
The Punjab Food and Civil Supplies Department has not made any payments to the commission agents here since October 2. The officials in the department disclosed that the funds had not been released by the banks due to lack of coordination with the state government, and they were facing problems at the state level. 

Residents go in for pvt guards
Ludhiana, October 23
Call it what you will. Inefficiency of the police or the general scare and panic caused by petty criminals which has compelled the residents of Model Town Extension, Block-A, to go in for privately hired security.

Last chance to get voter cards
Ludhiana, October 23
Photography sessions for voters in Ludhiana rural Assembly constituency, who have not so far received their voter cards, were on from October 21. Giving this information, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr S.K. Sandhu, said this was the last opportunity for the voters to get these cards. 

Anthrax fear continues to haunt people
Ludhiana, October 23
Anthrax panic seems to have entered deep into the minds of the people. People are even scared of receiving greeting cards from their near and dear ones. Most of the people are avoiding sending letters and greeting cards to their and friends by post. 

AS the festival season has started colourful tableaux have started coming out daily in different parts of the city, representing cultural themes. Interestingly, most of these are led by elephants. These days, hundreds of people can be seen prostrating in front of these elephants, much to the delight of thier owners, as every believer pays some money also to the elephant’s owner. Putting the faith aside, the owners of these elephants seem to have become so greedy that they do not allow a picture of the elephant in case money is not paid to them.

  • A witty tribe

  • Callous apathy

 


COMMUNITY

Man rewarded for honesty
Ludhiana, October 23
Mr Kamalpreet Singh, a security guard with the Hero Heart Centre of the Dayanand Medical College, has been rewarded for his honesty. On the night of October 16, while he was on duty, Mr Kamalpreet found a purse on a chair in the lobby of the centre. 
Mr Kamalpreet Singh is honoured by the secretary of the DMC management committee, Mr Prem Nath Gupta.

Scrap dealers booked for polluting canal
Ludhiana, October 23
In a first ever case registered against some persons accused of polluting the Sidhwan canal, the district police has booked a few scrap dealers on charge of throwing pollutants into the canal.

Pensioners’ demand
Ludhiana, October 23
The Joint Action Committee of all PSEB Pensioners Associations has stressed upon the Punjab State Electricity Board to implement the accepted demands of the PSEB pensioners.

Shobha yatra on Oct 31
Ludhiana, October 23
A grand shobha yatra will be taken out from the Daresi grounds on October 31 on the birthday eve of Bhagwan Valmiki, according to Mr Rakesh Ghai, press secretary, District Valmiki Sabha.

Driver averts rail mishap
Khanna, October 23
A mishap was averted at Lalheri Road railway crossing here this morning, on account of the alertness of the driver of the Amritsar-Barauni Express 5210 Down. According to sources, a rickshaw-rehri collided with the train when it reached near the crossing. 

Reservation of seats for BCs demanded
Ludhiana, October 23
Bairagi Mahamandal, Punjab, has sought provisions for reservation of seats for Backward Classes in state assemblies and Parliament. In a joint statement issued here today, Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, president, and Mr Jiwan Das Bawa, general secretary, of the mandal, charged the SAD-BJP government in Punjab with neglecting Backward Classes and discriminating against them.

Back in bondage, and free again
Ludhiana, October 23
Owing to the failure of the government to rehabilitate a family of bonded labourers, freed by the People’s Vigilance Committee Phillaur, they are back with their former employer. Jagdish and his mother Kera were forced to become bonded labourers again as they had no means of survival.

 

CRIME

Mystery shrouds patient’s kidnapping
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 23
The police has failed to make any breakthrough into the alleged kidnapping of Rajesh Kumar (34) on October 12 from the local Civil Hospital. The police has registered a DDR on the information of Dr Gupta, SMO, of the hospital.

5 traders booked

Two booked on assault charge
Doraha, October 23
A resident of Bhukhari Khurd village, Mr Harjinder Singh, has been admitted to the CMC in Ludhiana following an assault by two persons. He was attacked with kirpan and sticks, due to which he fell unconscious. 

  • Sarpanch booked

JAGRAON

  • Poppy husk seized

  • Held with liquor

  • Phillaur Robbery

 

EDUCATION

Waiting for teacher
Ludhiana, October 23
Four months have passed since the new academic session commenced at Government College for Women, but nearly 100 students of BSc (computer sciences) are still waiting for a teacher. With the examinations fast approaching, the students of all three batches are at their wits’ ends.

Inter-school contests begin
Ludhiana, October 23
Inter-school shabad, folk song, poetry, geet, essay and story contests marked the opening day of the two-day cultural festival at Ramgarhia Girls’ College, Millerganj, here today. In shabad singing contest, 11 teams participated.

COURTS

Arrest warrants issued against Anil Jain
Ludhiana, October 23
Mr A.K. Sharma, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, today issued the arrest warrants against Anil Jain, alias Mikki, who has been accused of murdering own brother Sunil Jain, keeping in view the cancellation of bail orders of accused by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Title for Dhruve
Ludhiana, October 23
Dhruve Verma beat Samant Bhatia by four frames to one to clinch the snooker title in the Sports Carnival which concluded at the Sutlej Club here on Monday night. In badminton (men’s section) Gaurav Thapar prevailed over Gagan Chopra 15-11, 10-15 and 15-3 to win the title. Pareek Sharma was adjudged ‘Mr Sutlej Club-2001’.

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