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Woman tries to kill self, 2 kids
Rara Sahib (Ludhiana), September 12
A middle-aged woman attempted suicide at the Abohar feeder canal near here along with her two children today, but was rescued by some passers-by.
Meenakshi being rescued after she attempted suicide by drowning in the Abohar feeder canal near Rara Sahib village
Meenakshi being rescued after she attempted suicide by drowning in the Abohar feeder canal near Rara Sahib village on Thursday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Anil Jain acquitted
Ludhiana, September 12
Mr V.B. Handa, Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has acquitted Anil Jain, alias Micky, on the charge of murdering his younger brother, Sunil Jain, owner of M/s Addishwar Spinning Mills Limited, as the prosecution failed to prove its case.

‘Agent’ of Pherurai arrested
Computer of former SSP seized
Ludhiana, September 12
Tightening its noose around former SSP of Ferozepore, Gurcharan Singh Pherurai, the Raikot police is learnt to have arrested a commission agent (arhtiya), who reportedly used to finance the accused’s money in the market.

Students take part in a “shobha yatra” at Agar Nagar
Students take part in a “shobha yatra” at Agar Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Students participate in a talent hunt contest at Ramgarhia College
Students participate in a talent hunt contest at Ramgarhia College
in Ludhiana on Thursday. —  Tribune photographs

Two PAU engineers sacked
Ludhiana, September 12
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.S. Aulakh, has ordered the termination of services of Mr Harnek Singh, Subdivisional Engineer and Mr V.K. Saggar, Extra Assistant Engineer, and issued show-cause notices to four officials of the engineering wing of the university for allegedly committing gross irregularities in the execution of works.

Heart-rending scenes at funeral
Ludhiana, September 12
A week ago, the Nahria family would never have thought that a tragedy was awaiting them. And it was no small tragedy with three of the family dead, while four are struggling for life in a hospital.

Two more Rajdhani victims  from city
Ludhiana, September 12
Reports of two more persons from Ludhiana having died in the Rajdhani accident near Rafigunj in Bihar have come to light. They have been identified as Ms Manjit Kaur (63), wife of Lt-Col J.S. Aneja (retd), and their daughter Shaminder Mahajan, residents of Dugri Phase II Urban Estate.


EO in soup over release of payment
Khanna, September 12
The Executive Officer, Municipal Council, Mr Lachhman Singh Saini, has allegedly disbursed an amount of Rs 1.8 lakh to a contractor for the machinery declared unfit by the municipal engineering branch. A requisition in this regard was given by some councillors to the acting president, Mr Nirmal Singh, who has taken it as an item on agenda for the meeting scheduled for September 16.

IHRO convenes meeting on SYL issue
Ludhiana, September 12
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has convened a joint meeting of all state political parties, including the BKU, at Circuit House here on September 14 to reach a consensus on the SYL issue. The Supreme Court deadline for the completion of the SYL canal is January 15.

Telecom officers resent demotion
Ludhiana, September 12
Widespread resentment prevails among general category telecom officers working in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) as some of whom have either been refused promotion or even demoted for making way for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe officers. Moreover, the officers have also been alleging disparity in fixing the seniority and giving promotions.

Rain rings alarm bells
Ludhiana, September 12
The widespread rain starting around this noon has set off alarm bells in the agriculture sector, with farmers beginning to worry about the fate of their standing paddy crop which has almost ripened. Though the region has been having sporadic rainfall in the past week, the same had not caused any harm to the paddy crop so far as the spells have been of short duration. Today’s downpour is not showing any sign to halt.
Water-logged roads of Ludhiana after continuous downpour on Thursday. — Tribune photos
Water-logged roads of Ludhiana after continuous downpour

Theatre personality dead
Ahmedgarh, September 12
A pall of gloom descended on the town as Kewal Dhand, the doyen of local theatre, who was associated with acting since his youth, passed away after a brief illness at his residence here last evening.


Vehicles recovered
Samrala, September 12
Three persons, Sukhwinder Singh of Majra village, Kamaljit Singh and Kulvir Singh, residents of Lalheri village, have been arrested and a Maruti car (DL-3CB-5014), a motor cycle (PB-26B-6379) and a scooter (PB-55A-4268) have been recovered.


Animal welfare camp organised
Ludhiana, September 12
On the persistent demand of animal and dairy farmers of the Kandi area, experts from Punjab Agricultural University held an animal welfare camp at Ballowal Saunkhri today. A team of experts, led by Dr M.P. Gupta, Dr S.K. Kansal, Dr H.K. Verma and Dr J.S. Bhatti, examined and treated 172 buffaloes, cows, dogs, bulls and horses free of cost.


His ‘paranthas’ still delight students
Ludhiana, September 12
Many students of Punjab Agricultural University of 60’s and 70’s and now professors in the university are always thankful to Ujjagar Singh. His small ‘dhabha’ outside Gate No. 3 of the university had helped them survive the long years of their student life. The wholesome and reasonably priced ‘aloo paranthas’ supplied by Ujjagar Singh for 35 paise in 1960 were their lifeline.
Ujjagar Singh selling ‘paranthas’ at a dhabha outside Gate No. 3 of the PAU in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Ujjagar Singh selling ‘paranthas’ at a dhabha outside Gate No. 3 of the PAU

School sets up online computer lab
Ludhiana, September 12
Sacred Heart Convent School has become the first school in the region to set up an online computer lab. According to the school’s computer section In charge, Mr Sanjay Shroff, the online lab would facilitate students in their various projects, besides turning classrooms into virtual classrooms in a cost effective manner.

Teachers hold rally
Ludhiana, September 12
Braving the downpour, members of the Democratic Teachers’ Front today hold a rally in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office here today in protest against deputing Punjab employees on election duty to Jammu and Kashmir.

National food, craft mela begins
Ludhiana, September 12
A 10-day cultural bonanza begins tomorrow at the grounds of Government College for Women here. The mela will start at 11 a.m. and will showcase different folk dances of various states of India.



Ways to reduce cholesterol
holesterol is a waxy substance that is produced by the body and is also found in animal products. Some cholesterol is needed for cells to function. Unfortunately, excess cholesterol builds up inside arteries. Cholesterol deposits are the major cause of heart attacks. Fat travels through blood stream attached to protein in a combination called lipoprotein.

IMA assails govt’s decision
Ludhiana, September 12
The state and district unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has condemned the government's intention to hand over the Medical Council of India (MCI) to bureaucrats, as reported in a section of the media recently.

Docs pay homage to WTC victims
Ludhiana, September 12
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) at a meeting held here today paid homage to those killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York.


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