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Zinda dance a show of exploitation
Chhapar (Ludhiana), September 20
Even as the dancing girls performing the controversial zinda dance continues to remain the main crowd-puller in the historic Chhapar Mela and provides huge profits to the organisers, the dancing girls call their profession an unremovable curse thrusted on them by their past generations.
Menfolk of all ages watch a gir Menfolk of all ages watch a girl perform Zinda dance at the Chhapar Mela on Friday. 
— A Tribune photograph

National awardees showcase their craft
Ludhiana, September 20
Finest craftsmen from all over India have arrived to showcase the magic, and traditional values of their craft. Among them are many national and state awardees displaying their unique craft for which they were awarded.



13 panchayats deny police-smuggler nexus
Ludhiana, September 20
The allegation of police-bootleggers nexus, as made in a resolution by the panchayat of Kot Umra village, seems to have taken a beating with the panchayats of 13 nearby villages passing a joint resolution to express solidarity with the Jagraon police and condemning the Kot Umra panchayat for passing a ‘politically-motivated’ resolution.

Honesty is still alive
Ludhiana, September 20
A DMCH doctor, Mr Raman Sachdeva, has proved that honesty was still alive. He found Rs one lakh from a roadside but without succumbing to any temptation, he returned it to the rightful owner through the city police.

Govt committed to provide more amenities
Ludhiana, September 20
The Punjab Minister for Local Bodies, Choudhry Jagjit Singh, today affirmed the commitment of the Congress government, headed by Captain Amarinder Singh for accelerated and planned growth of towns and cities and to make available better civic amenities to all sections of the people.



Pherurai case
Ludhiana, September 20

Pressure by the Jagraon police on commission agents in Raikot proved fruitful today when two persons handed over some cash and vehicles allegedly belonging to former SSP Gurcharan Singh Pherurai to the Jagraon police.

Badal goes on Chhapar rally promotion spree
Sahnewal, September 20
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister yesterday visited Sahnewal to urge Akali workers to gear themselves up for the forthcoming Akali conference at Chhappar on September 21.

Self-employment scheme
Ludhiana, September 20
A self-employment scheme, launched by the Union Government during 1993-94 for the unemployed youth, had made much headway since its inception. The nodal agency under the scheme, District Industries Centre, had been instrumental in providing employment to 1,008 unemployed youth in the last financial year.

Social organisations hold meeting
Ludhiana, September 20
A special meeting of leaders of various religious and social organisations of the city was held at Valmik Brahmalya in Kila Mohalla under the chairmanship of Dr D.P. Khosla, patron of the main Dalit organisation of the city.



Students learn art of interview
Ludhiana, September 20
Dr H.S. Deol, eminent academician, administrator and an former member of the PPSC, delivered a lecture on ‘How to handle interviews’ to the students of MBA, MCA, and BBA at the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology.

A seminar on e-commerce & international trade
Dr Geeta Bansal delivers a lectureLudhiana, September 20
A seminar on e-commerce and international trade was organised by the Department of Economics in Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, today. In her welcome speech, the Principal, Mrs Charanjit Mahal, projected on the need to expand the horizons of the students beyond the bounds of college curriculum.

Dr Geeta Bansal delivers a lecture on ‘e-commerce’ to the students of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, in Ludhiana, on Friday. IV

A participant presents a songStudents participate in contests
Ludhiana, September 20
Several competitions were organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, this morning by the Punjab School Education Board.

A participant presents a song in a contest held in Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana, on Friday. IV


Course on acute trauma management
Ludhiana, September 20
The national trauma management course is a course on acute trauma management, which enables doctors to learn the techniques, particularly applicable to the patient who requires immediate care for major trauma, in a setting where such care is not commonly practised or even necessarily available, said Professor Stephene Deane, Professor of Surgery at the Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia, and world president the International Association for Surgery of Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care, while emphasising the importance of such courses in Indian situations. Professor Deane was in the city today to conduct a two-day course on trauma management.

Campaign against drug addiction
Machhiwara, September 20
Addressing a press conference here called by the ‘International Medical Helpline and Anti Drugs Society’, state unit president of the society Mohan Singh Mann said that the modern generation was passing through a tough phase due to drug addiction.

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