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Pherurai used arhtias to convert black money into white
Four arhtias agree to cooperate with police
Ludhiana, September 19
Former SSP Gurcharan Singh Pherurai, wanted in a corruption case, not only allegedly used several commission agents (arhtias) of this city to launder his “ill-gotten” money but also used them to turn his black money into white.

9 ‘birs’ damaged in gurdwara fire
Ludhiana, September 19
A devastating fire broke out in Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Dasmesh Nagar near the Gill road today early morning causing a large scale damage to the religious place.

Badly burnt room of the gurdwara
Badly burnt room of the gurdwara where nine ‘birs’ of Guru Granth Sahib were damaged in a fire and (right) damaged material and utensils of the gurdwara at Dasmesh Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday. — photos Inderjeet Verma



300 turn up for poll duty, only 180 needed
Ludhiana, September 19
From paucity to surplus. This is the end story of the about two-week-long confrontation between the district administration and the government employees over the issue of sending employees to poll duty for the second phase of polling in Jammu and Kashmir.

Thousands throng Chhapar Mela
Ahmedgarh, September 19
Thousands of devotees thronged Guga Mari mandir at Chhapar village, near here, to worship snake, the embodiment of ‘Nag devta’. The first day, known as ‘chowkis’ saw a large number of men and women attending the religious fair. 



PUDA’s demand of security fee flayed
Ludhiana, September 19
The president of the Ramlila Dasehra Committee, Urban Estate, Mr Raj Garg, condemned the Punjab Urban Development Authority for charging security fee of Rs 10,000 and licensing fee of Rs 500 per day for celebrating Ramlila and Dasehra festivals on the PUDA land.

Overbridge completion delayed
Khanna, September 19
The delay in the completion of a railway overbridge being constructed at Samrala level crossing, is causing a lot of inconvenience among villagers of Khanna, Samrala, Machhiwara and surrounding 200 villages as the contractor had not as yet constructed any approach road for the commuters. 

Activists of the Punjab Peace Council burn effigiesEffigies of Tohra, Jagir Kaur burnt
Ludhiana, September 19
Activists of the Punjab Peace Council today burnt effigies of the SHSAD, Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, and former president of the SGPC, Ms Jagir Kaur, to lodge their protest against derogatory and objectionable references against former Chief Minister Beant Singh who had laid down his life while fighting a battle against terrorism in Punjab.

Activists of the Punjab Peace Council burn effigies of SHSAD chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra and former SGPC president Jagir Kaur in Ludhiana on Thursday. IV

A Muslim who worships Sikh Gurus
Ludhiana, September 19
He is a patriot to the core and has never forgotten national heroes like Bhagat Singh and Udham Singh for they always find a place in his presentations on the stage. Shariff Iddu, a noted ‘dhaddi’ singer, is shattered at the communal outbursts that have been shaking India off and on.

Dullo blasts Badal for ‘misleading’ people
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 19
Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, MP, unleashed a scathing attack on former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal accusing him of trying to divert the attention of people from the “ high-scale corruption ” during the Akali-BJP regime by trying to instigate people when out of power.



Theft in FCI godown
Ahmedgarh, September 19
A theft of about 90 bags of rice weighing 75 kg each from the FCI godowns adjoining the ‘gaushala’ near the railway lines has come to light early this morning. A visit to the godown revealed that the bags had been carted away through a ventilator about two feet above its floor. 

Inter-state gang of thieves busted
Khanna, September 19
The police claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of thieves and arrested six members of the gang here yesterday.

Couple commit suicide
Samrala, September 19
Mr Sukhvinder Singh, (30), son of Himmat Singh, a resident of Chak Jatana village, about 10 km from here, along with his wife, Kuljeet Kaur, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison (sulphas tablets) yesterday.

Man accuses wife of elopement
Sahnewal, September 19
Karnail Singh of Mangli Uchi village has alleged that his wife had eloped with a Nepali. A case was registered under Sections 363 and 366 of the IPC at the Sahnewal police station on Wednesday.


LMA holds lecture on ‘Competition and strategy — sustainability’
Ludhiana, September 19
“Strategy defines the direction of enterprise, integrates activities and helps rally the firm. It also defines what we do and what we do not do. Strategy is a preferred direction to be improvised as we move along.” 

Cultural festival from tomorrow
Ludhiana, September 19
The intra-college cultural festival, “Koshish”, will be held from September 21 to 28 at the Punjab College of Technical Education, Ludhiana.

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