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MC develops cold feet over encroachments
Ludhiana, October 27
Chances of the civic administration taking any steps against the recent encroachments by religious bodies upon part of a public road and a park in the city are remote, if any, and after the initial hullabaloo, the Municipal Corporation appears to have developed cold feet in moving against the offenders.

Flouting safety rules with impunity
Ludhiana, October 27
Fireworks retailers are violating the fire safety rules made for safety of life and property during the sale of fireworks on the occasion of Divali by the Department of Explosives. According to a rule, the fireworks stalls or sheds must be at a distance of at least three meter from each other. 

Flouting rules, firework retailers have joined two shops to use space in the front. —Photo Rajesh Bhambi





Murder accused at large despite bail cancellation
Ludhiana, October 27
Anil Jain, an undertrial facing murder charges, continues to be at large despite the cancellation of his bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on October 15 and the issuance of arrest warrants against him by the Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, on October 23.

Dalits to stage dharna at Raj Ghat
Ludhiana, October 27
The Government of India may have chosen to adopt ostrich-like attitude during the World Conference Against Racism in Durban by taking the line that our Constitution ‘ensures’ that Dalits are not discriminated against, but complaints regarding caste-discrimination continue to pour in from all parts of the country. And the ‘progressive’ state of Punjab is no exception. 

Cyber cafes thrive on porn sites
Ludhiana, October 27
Easy access to adult websites and lack of monitoring by the police has strengthened the zeal of Internet surfers to visit these sites without any restriction.
Ms Anita, who regularly visits cyber cafe to check her e-mail, said “It become very uncomfortable to sit in a cafe when a person sitting on the next system starts visiting adult sites.

No check on illegal sand mining 
Qadian, October 27
The state government has failed to check illegal sand mining in the Sutlej river bed here, which is going on for the past many years with the alleged connivance of some officials of the Mining Department, local police and neighbouring farmers. It has badly damaged the Dhusi bundh and created a flood threat to the city and its neighbouring villages.


Demand to regularise  daily wage staff
Khamano, October 27
The PWD Workers’ Coordination Action Committee has urged the state government to regularise the services of about 4000 daily wage workers, who have been working for the past 16 years. At a meeting here today, Mr Suresh Sharma, state president of the committee, condemned the state Finance Department for not regularising the workers.

Autorickshaw drivers hold march
Ludhiana, October 27
Autorickshaw drivers, belonging to the Ludhiana Zila Autorickshaw Union, staged a dharna here today in protest against challans by the District Transport Officer (DTO), and the SP (traffic), on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, as the Ludhiana Mini Bus Operators Union had filed a writ petition demanding a check on the illegal plying of autorickshaws on their routes without permits.

Call for medical bandh
Ludhiana, October 27
The district unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has given a call for medical bandh in the city on October 31 against recent attacks on medical professionals by certain anti-social elements.

Infantry Day celebrated
Ludhiana, October 27
Infantry Day was celebrated today at the Officers Mess of the 103 Inf Bn (TA) Ludhiana, Dholewal. Serving and retired officers of various units and battalions participated in the celebrations.

Demonstration against US attacks
Ludhiana, October 27
Activists of the Lok Morcha, Punjab, staged a demonstration here today in protest against the US attacks on Afghanistan and called for immediate end to the bombings. The morcha said the bombings were only leading to civilian casualties.

4 held on eve-teasing charge
Ludhiana, October 27
The division No 4 police arrested four eve-teasers on Friday and booked them under Section 294 of the IPC. Those arrested are: Sowami Nath, a resident of Shanti Nagar, Narinder Kumar, a resident of Khawaja Azam Chowk, Romesh Kumar, a resident of Jodhan village and Deepak, a resident of Dhuri Lines, Manohar Nagar, Ludhiana.
  • Duped of diamonds

  • Case registered

  • Knife seized

  • Liquor seized

  • Goods recovered

  • Cracker seller held

  • Poppy husk seized


Farmers asked to adopt modern techniques
Ludhiana, October 27
“The adoption of resource conservation and cost-effective agricultural technologies is the only way to survive in the face of global competition in the wake of WTO regime and this is possible only if farmers keep a constant liaison with agricultural experts of the department. The knowledge of modern farm technologies alone could take them to the forefront of agricultural progress.”

Farmers wait for auction in the local grain market on Saturday.

Smooth sailing for farmers
Ludhiana, October 27
With the arrival of paddy in grain markets in the district at the fag end of the season and small quantities still trickling in at some of the local mandis and other major centres like Khanna, Jagraon and Samrala, the procurement by government agencies and traders has been smooth, unlike last year, when the farmers had to face a host of problems and many of them had to resort to distress sales.


‘5,000 schools to have computer education’
Ludhiana, October 27
The state government has decided to introduce computer education in 5000 schools and 42 colleges in the state to provide vocational training to the educated and unemployed youth. Seven hundred schools will start providing computer training to students by the end of this year.


‘Parchaian di Mehak’ released
Ludhiana, October 27
A book of short stories, titled ‘Parchaian di Mehak’, by Gurcharan Kaur Thind, was released by noted Punjabi poet of Ludhiana, Surjit Patar, at Punjabi Bhavan this afternoon. Sirjandhara, a Punjabi Literary Society, had arranged the function, which was attended by many heavy weights of Punjabi literature.

Urdu poets in city to attend Sahir Memorial Mushaira
Ludhiana, October 27
A number of Urdu poets have arrived in the city to participate in the eighth All India Sahir Memorial Mushaira being organised by Kala Samriti. The mushaira will be held in the evening at the PU Extension Library tonight.

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