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Villagers up in arms against police-smuggler nexus
Kot Umra (Jagraon),  September 15
The panchayat of Kot Umra village near Sidhwan Bet has become the first village in this district to take up cudgels against bootleggers who reportedly work in tandem with the police.

Teachers to move court in protest against poll duty
Ludhiana, September 15
The controversy regarding the poll duties for Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections continues with the local teachers, who had opposed the move, deciding to move the High Court on the grounds that they had been discriminated against, while assigning the duties.

Artistes from Uttar Pradesh perform ‘Braj ki Holi’ Artistes from Uttar Pradesh perform ‘Braj ki Holi’ at an art and craft mela in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari


A career reborn on small screen
Ludhiana, September 15
“I am the chosen one, for fortune has allowed me to visit holy places of every religion during the shooting of ‘Yatra’, my travel show,” said Deepti Bhatnagar, after inaugurating a diamond showroom here today.

ISI-trained ultras hiding in city?
Ludhiana, September 15
Two months after the state Intelligence Bureau alerted the Ludhiana police about the possibility of two ISI-trained Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists hiding in the city, no clue has been found about their area of activity or the people they were living with here.


Dumping ground in residential area

Ludhiana, September 15
Thousands of residents of at least 12 colonies near New Kitchlu Nagar are having a harrowing time as the local Municipal Corporation has started dumping garbage in an open place amidst a residential area.

The Mandi Board ground in New Kitchlu Nagar, that is being used as a dumping ground by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, much to the anger of residents of the locality. — Photo Pardeep Tewari

The Mandi Board ground in New Kitchlu Nagar, that is being used as a dumping ground by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation

‘VRS to improve efficiency in banks’
Ludhiana, September 15
Sixtynine per cent of the bank officials in the city who opted for the Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) are satisfied with their decision.” This is the finding of a research study ‘VRS for bank officers : satisfaction and problems of optees,’ conducted by Ms Namita Kohli, MBA final year student of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), under the guidance of Mr Arunesh Garg, Assistant Professor in the Department of Business Management.

Battle of Saragarhi remembered
Ludhiana, September 15
“Exactly 105 years back, on this day, 21 gallant soldiers, with an equally brave non-combatants of 36 Sikh (now 4th Battalion - the Sikh Regiment) in a unique battle, repulsed many an attack of thousands of well-armed hostile tribesman on Samana Ridge in the North West Frontier Province of then undivided India.
A guard of honour of 132 Infantry Battalion (TA) presents arms at the Saragarhi Memorial at Jhattan village in Ludhiana district.
A guard of honour of 132 Infantry Battalion (TA) presents arms at the Saragarhi Memorial



A school for scaling new heights
‘Learn, enlighten and make us scale new heights in the future’’ is the underlying aim of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. Established in 1982 by the Diocese of Jalandhar, under the able guidance of Rev. Fr. Kurien its founder Principal, the school has grown. Under the guidance of His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Symporian Keeprath, Bishop of Jalandhar, the school has blossomed.
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tiwari
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar

Meeting of non-govt-college heads
Ludhiana, September 15
A joint general body meeting of the Federation of Non-Government Colleges and the Federation of Principals of Punjab and Chandigarh was held at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, today under the chairmanship of Dr Ishar Singh, president of the federation.

NSS volunteers excel at national integration camp
Ludhiana, September 15
A group of NSS volunteers from the College of Agriculture in Punjab Agricultural University here participated in the national integration camp at Raichur which was organised by the State Agricultural University, Dharwar (Karnataka), from August 20 to 26.

Vardhman to relaunch ‘Aao Bune’ contest
Ludhiana, September 15
In its endeavour to promote the art of hand knitting, Vardhman is relaunching the ''aao bune'' contest. Mr V.K. Goyal, Chief Executive, Vardhman Spinning and General Mills Ltd, said, "It is our privilege to relaunch the 'aao bune' knitting contest this year. It has been done because of the persistent demands from the parents and the schools alike in which we organised these contests last year".



77 donate blood
Ludhiana, September 15
Seventy seven volunteers of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi, Ludhiana, donated blood in the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. The blood, collected during the camp, would be utilised by the organisation for accident victims and others patients who are destitute or are not accompanied by any attendant.

Knee-joint surgery performed
Doraha, September 15
Knee joint replacement surgery, in which the damaged joint is replaced with artificial joint, was performed successfully at Sidhu Hospital, here recently. Dr R.S. Sidhu, chief orthopaedic surgeon said: “This surgery needs meticulous pre-operative planning, surgical skill and post-operative rehabilitation. 


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