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Teachers’ day
A red letter day for teachers
Ludhiana, September 5
Today being Teachers’ Day, teachers of many schools and colleges staged skits and sang songs to make students happy. In some other schools, students enacted the roles of principal and teachers to give a chance to their teachers to relax.
Teachers of Greenland Senior Secondary School present a dance item to regale their students
Teachers of Greenland Senior Secondary School present a dance item to regale their students on Teachers’ Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari

Cops, undertrials clash; three hurt
Ludhiana, September 5
At least three persons, including a police constable and two undertrials, received injuries in a clash that took place between a police party and undertrials in the old District Courts complex today evening. The undertrials also damaged a police van. The police constable reportedly saved himself from the fury of undertrials by touching their feet in full public view and begging forgiveness.


‘Nitrate poisoning killed animals’
Ludhiana, September 5
Injudicious use of a fertiliser and prevalent drought-like conditions are the factors identified behind the death of cattle that died in villages near Samrala. These animals were killed due to nitrate poisoning and high-fibre content of the fodder caused due to the drought-like conditions prevailing in the state.

Cabinet status for Mrs Jaswant Kaur
Jaswant Kaur
Shaheed Beant Singh Nagar (Ludhiana), September 5
There is grief and consolation in the eyes of Mrs Jaswant Kaur, the wife of the former Chief Minister, Mr Beant Singh, who was accorded Cabinet status by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh. “At long last I feel the great sacrifice of my late husband has been acknowledged and I express my gratitude to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, for all this”, 68-year-old Mrs Jaswant Kaur told The Tribune here today at her residence.

4 cops, 2 others booked in illegal detention case
Ludhiana, September 5
Over four years after a local politician was illegally detained and beaten up in the Basti Jodhewal police station here, the district police, late last night, booked six persons, including a former Punjab police inspector (ORP rank) and three other cops.


‘Nirwana mahotsav’ concludes
Kilaraipur, September 5
The 60th “nirvana mahotsav” of Swami Devi Puri ji Maharaj Kali Kambli Wale concluded here yesterday at Dera Harisar under the supervision of Swami Buddh Puri ji, successor of the religious seat.

Pangs of Partition
t was in the evening of March, 1947, when our neighbour, Vedha Pandit, informed us that Basali village was burning and property was being looted by marauders. S. Guram Singh, (retd risaldar) advised all Hindus and Sikhs to assemble in a gurdwara where it was decided that we should move towards Rawalpindi before “goondas” could attack us.


Murder bid foiled
Sahnewal, September 5
Three persons of Mangali Colony have been booked for making an attempt to murder a man of the same village. According to the complainant, who is presently admitted to the Civil Hospital, Sahnewal, three persons, including Kulwinder Singh and Amandeep Singh of Mangali Colony, had tried to murder him while he was on his way to his village, Uchi Mangali, last night.


Industrialists meet Chief Minister
Ludhiana, September 5
A delegation of the apex chamber of commerce and industry (Punjab) meet the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and told him about the grievances of the industry and trade were mounting and sought his help. The delegation told the Chief Minister that some departments were taking unilateral decisions, which had far reaching effects on the business. 



State-level contests held
Ludhiana, September 5
The Punjab School Education Board organised several state-level competitions in Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School, Miller Ganj, under the supervision of Ms Amarjit Kaur and Harjinder Pal Singh. The Principal, Ms Kanwaljit Kaler, thanked all teams that participated in these competitions.



City to have cancer care centre
Ludhiana, September 5
A cancer care centre would soon be set up in the city by the District red cross to help and accommodate the poor patients suffering from cancer. Industrialists and businessmen would be persuaded to liberally donate for the expensive medicines for the patients.

DMCH surgeon invited to Japan
r Kuldip Singh, consultant surgeon, DMCH, has been invited to the Congress of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia 2002 (ELSA) to be held in Tokyo from September 18 to 21.

Eye donation awareness yatra begins
Ludhiana, September 5
The fortnight-long eye donation awareness programme has been going on in the country since August 25. In this context, Mansuran Eye Bank, renamed as Punarjot Eye Bank of Punjab, started an eye donation yatra. The ambulance, flagged off by Mr D.R. Bhatti, ADGP, Punjab police, started its journey from Devki Devi Jain College.

Chandhok to attend conference
Chandigarh, September 5
Having earned the distinction of being the only doctor in the world who has introduced homoeopathy in international sports, city based Dr B.S. Chandhok, has been invited to present a paper on “Acceptability of Homoeopathy as Sports Medicine” at a conference to be held at Malaysia.


PAU school, SAN Jain win cricket title
Ludhiana, September 5
The host, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, defeated SAN Jain Model Senior Secondary School by five wickets while SDP Senior Secondary School beat Sargodha National Public School by seven wickets to win the under-19 and under-16 title, respectively, in the Ludhiana District Inter-School Cricket Tournament (Zone I-PAU) that concluded at the PAU, ground here today.
  • KVM School students win 7 medals
  • District-level tournament

Badminton tourney begins today
Ludhiana, September 5
The Ludhiana District Badminton Championship to be held in the Shastri Hall, near Guru Nanak Stadium, from tomorrow would be sponsored by Wings Webtech Private Limited, a network marketing company. This was stated by the managing director of the company, Mr Satnam Singh, at a press conference here last evening.


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