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Bullets injure brothers, but cops ‘hear’ no gunshot
Ludhiana, September 3
Mystery shrouds a reported attack on two brothers in Bhattian village by about seven persons because of some property dispute early today morning.
Rachpal Singh , who were injured in an alleged shootout in Bhattian
Rachpal Singh , who was injured in an alleged shootout in Bhattian, in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Halwara airbase still under inundation threat
Ludhiana, September 3
The SOS call of the Halwara Air Force Station authorities to the district administration and the Irrigation Department to repair the widening cracks in banks of the Abohar Feeder Canal that threatens the airbase, seems to have made only a little impact. The Irrigation Department has done a temporary protection work on the canal banks. The department workers have simply thrown trees on the cracks maintaining these will do the protection work till the state government provides funds for carrying out elaborate repair work.



Jangams stage dharna against police
Ludhiana, September 3
Members of Jangam community today staged a dharna in the Mini Secretariat to protest against the alleged misbehaviour of some police personnel with one of the members of the community. Hundreds of Jangams gathered outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner and started raising slogans against the police. 

Jangams stage a dharna outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Jangams stage a dharna outside the office of the Deputy Commissioner

Land grabber vs MC men: officials lose
Khanna, September 3
Officials of the Municipal Council, Khanna, had to return back without removing encroachment following strong resistance by a man who had allegedly encroached upon public land. The MC officials, accompanied by police personnel, had gone to pull down an illegal construction along the Amloh road here yesterday.

BE it flaunting of the riches or connections or the status. Ludhianvis have by and large been known to be spendthrifts. Not surprisingly people who come over here, whether to settle permanently or for brief spells of official assignments, also seem to acquire these traits of vanity.
  • Changing loyalties
  • Janmashtami celebrations
  • Transporters’ terror
  • Punjabi hospitality
  • Rain romance
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Rain too late?
  • Politics of business
  • Literate politicians
  • Tailpiece


Digging along roads leads to traffic chaos
Ludhiana, September 3
Thanks to the widespread digging along the roads by a private telecom company for laying optical fibre cable, it is chaos that rules the city in the morning hours. Surprisingly, even the traffic cops are found missing till a part of the city comes to a standstill. Traffic becomes so much chaotic that it takes hours for the vehicles to cover a few kilometres. Even the last-minute diversion of traffic does not help much.

Breach after breach, but authorities sleep
Ahmedgarh, September 3
Even as two breaches have occurred in the Abohar-Bathinda feeder canal near Dehlon within last three months, these have failed to attract the attention of the canal management authorities. The authorities have failed to take any concrete step to check further erosion of the banks.

SAD holds dharna
Jagraon, September 3
To protest against “ poor conduct” of a former Congress minister, Mr Darshan Singh Brar, in the Zila Parishad elections, SAD workers took out a procession and held a dharna in front of the SDM office, here today. 

Nirwana mahotsav at  Dera Harisar
Kila Raipur, September 3
Hindu and Sikh saints participated in a sant sammelan on the second day of the three-day 60th nirwana mahotsav of Swami Devi Puri ji Maharaj Kali Kambli Wale at the ancient Dera Harisar here today.

Property dealers protest against rates fixed by admn 
Ludhiana, September 3
The Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association today submitted a memorandum to the government, through the Deputy Commissioner , seeking a review of the rates fixed by the local administration for registration of properties. 

Members of the Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association sit on a fast outside the District Commissioner's office in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 
Members of the Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association sit on a fast outside the District Commissioner's office

Book of poems released
Ludhiana, September 3
Dr Sarjit Singh Gill, Additional Director, Extension Education (Communication Centre), PAU, today released a book of poems ‘Watano Door’, written by NRI Punjabi Gurdial Singh Premi.


Dera ransacked
Ahmedgarh, September 3
Some unidentified persons ransacked a dera at Jandali village today. Total loss could not be assessed as the dera chief was away to Hardwar at the time of the incident. According to sources, miscreants entered the dera by climbing the wall around midnight. They overpowered about six ‘sewadars’ and locked them in a room.

Extortion charge against Tangri
Ludhiana, September 3
The police registered a fresh case against Jagdish Tangri and his son, Sunil Tangri, here today on the complaint of a Gur Mandi shopkeeper. They have been charged with extorting money from the complainant.


Hotels given star categories
Ludhiana, September 3
A delegation comprising Mr Kirpal Singh, Director, Tourism, Punjab, Mr U.D. Kamat, Regional Director (north), Mr A.M. Basheer, Assistant Director, Tourism, Government of India, and Mr Harmit Singh, member, IATO, visited the city for the classification of some hotels in the state under the star category.



B.Tech students declared best
Ludhiana, September 3
The project of the B.Tech students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College (BBSBEC), Fatehgarh Sahib, have been awarded as best B.Tech project in Punjab by the Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE), New Delhi, in a project titled ‘Design and fabrication of roller burnishing tool.’


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