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Security stepped up in city
Ludhiana, September 25Police personnel check vehicles as part of stepped up security in Ludhiana on Wednesday
The Ludhiana police has stepped up vigilance by putting up nakas and barricades all over the city after the terrorist attack on a temple in Gujarat yesterday. Special units have been put up outside mandirs and masjids.
Police personnel check vehicles as part of stepped up security in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

PSEB turns a deaf ear to complaint
Ludhiana, September 25
A shopkeeper of Sarabha Nagar is virtually running from pillar to post for the past four years to get his power connection restored. Mr Bacchittar Singh, owner of booth No. 56-I, said a meter (No. 185080) had been installed in his shop four years ago. 

Akshardham killings condemned
Ludhiana, September 25
The armed attack on devotees in Swaminarain Temple, near Gandhinagar, in Gujarat, has raised concern among the people here. The general consensus among the people is that the incident has been planned to create communal riots in the country.



CIA inspector booked
Khanna, September 25
A local municipal councillor, Mr Vijay Sharma, has lodged a complaint against the in charge of the Criminal Investigation Authority (CIA) here, Inspector Malkiat Singh, for threatening him and misbehaving with him.

Cong leaders shy away from J&K
Ludhiana, September 25
With second round of poll in Jammu and Kashmir already having been completed, a number of local Congress leaders reportedly failed to show up there despite the party High Command having assigned different Assembly segments to them for the campaigning.

Flying high the NCC way
Ludhiana, September 25
A training camp of the air wing of the NCC is being conducted at Punjab Police Academy Phillaur and Sahnewal airport. As many as 500 boy and girl NCC cadets from various schools, colleges and institutions of Ludhiana, Ferozepore, Khanna, Samrala and Moga are participating in this camp along with their ANOs. 

FLYING HIGH: Jagjeet Singh an air wing NCC cadet, practices for the forthcoming National Paragliding Meet being held in Bangalore, at Sahnewal on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

‘PSEB needs improvement’
Ludhiana, September 25
The PSEB Chairman, Mr Sudhir Mittal, today emphasised the need for improving internal efficiency of the board so as to bring about the desired buoyancy in the revenue collection by reducing the incidences of theft of energy, ensuring billing of all connections for which effective and accurate metering is required to be provided.


Memorials for martyrs
Ludhiana, September 25
Dr Harbans Lal, State Minister for Forests, Food and Supply Punjab, has reiterated that the state government is committed to setting up memorials in memory of martyrs who had laid down their lives while performing their duties in safeguarding the frontiers of the country.

The Forest Minister, Dr Harbans Lal, lays the foundation stone for the Shaheed Memorial at Sudhar village on Wednesday. — Photo IV

The Forest Minister, Dr Harbans Lal, lays the foundation stone for the Shaheed Memorial

An overspeeding jeep which rammed into the railings of a roundabout
An overspeeding jeep which rammed into the railings of a roundabout near the Jalandhar bypass on Wednesday. — Photo IV
Preparations on for mela
Ludhiana, September 25
The Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation has constituted a committee comprising Mr Parminder Singh, Mr Satvir Singh, folk singer Mohmaad Siddique, Prof. Gurbhajan Gill, Mr Harjit Singh Bedi, Principal Bharpoor Singh and Mr Gurdyal Singh Ramta of Denmark to shortlist distinguished personalities to be honoured on the 24th Bhai Mohan Singh Mela, said the foundation President, Mr Pragat Singh Grewal.

YC activists plant saplings
Ludhiana, September 25
The Congress and Youth Congress activists organised a function to observe vanmahotsava in the Transport Nagar area here and planted saplings on this occasion. Mr Gurinder Singh Grewal, general secretary, Punjab Youth Congress and Mr Gurbhej Singh Chhabra, Member, PPCC, among others, were present on the occasion.

Losing sleep over elusive scholarships
E the students of Guru Nanak Engineering College are a frustrated lot. We receive scholarships under the post-Matric scholarships scheme to Scheduled Castes/Tribes students Degree session 2001 to 2002, but for the year 2001-2002, we have not received the scholarships. We are being made to run from one department to another but no scholarshp is in sight.

  • Mela ‘business’

  • Encroachment woes

  • Gujarat killings

  • Support protest



CII seminar on financial competitiveness
Ludhiana, September 25
The CII Punjab State Council on Monday organised a seminar on “Financing small industry for competitiveness” to update the industry on the available financing options in the globalised and competitive environment and the WTO regime. Representatives of various industries, banks and other financial institutions participated in the seminar.


BJP to ‘stand by’ farmers
Ludhiana, September 25
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha has maintained that the BJP stood by the farming community in its hour of crisis and the party was making every effort for early announcement of the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy and other seasonal crops.


General knowledge contest
Ludhiana, September 25
A general knowledge contest was held at Everest Pb. Sr. Sec. School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana today. Students of various classes took part in the contest. There were four groups. Newton House got the first position and the second position was bagged by Bhawa House where as the third position was captured by Tagore House. Questions concerning various topics of general interest in every sphere were asked.

Shivani wins rangoli contest
Ludhiana, September 25
Rangoli and pictionary contests were organised on the third day of Koshish — 2002 at PCTE, Ludhiana. Pictionary is an event in which a team of two students take part. One is given a slip with a name of any common object. 

Talent hunt-2002
Ludhiana, September 25
Talent hunt-2002 is being organised by Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Ludhiana, at its auditorium on September 26 and 27.

GGSC welcomes freshers
Ludhiana, September 25
The Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle has organised a function at Akal Degree College, Mastuana, to welcome the freshers. Prof Ram Singh, Principal, Dr Kamal Singh, Director, Youth Study Circle, and Mr Satnam Singh, Director, Training, were present, among others.



To avoid disease, change eating habits
O avoid disease, change your eating style. How you eat — your particular eating style — can play a key role in determining how much you eat, as well. Once you’ve identified your basic eating style, you’ve taken the first step towards changing it. Here are some possibles ways:

Seminar on combating stress
Ludhiana, September 25
Krishak Bharti Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO), India’s premier cooperative engaged in the production and distribution of chemical fertilisers, organised a seminar here yesterday for the field officers of Markfed on “how to manage stress”.

‘Burn drugs instead of Ravana’s effigy’
Ludhiana, September 25
The International Medical Helpline and Anti-Drug Society has proposed that harmful drugs and narcotics should be burnt on Dasehra instead of effigies of Ravana,Kumbhkarana and Meghnad.

DMCH to organise genetics conference 
Ludhiana, September 25
With the latest advances and unravelling of the mystery of human genome, genetics is the latest buzzword in the field of medicine and a lot of emphasis is being laid on the genetic aspect of the disease. Keeping in view this development, the Anatomy Department of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will organise a CME in ‘‘Clinical Anatomy- An update in Genetics’’ on September 29 at Dumra Auditorium.

30,000 students given tips on oral hygiene
Ludhiana, September 25
The Indian Dental Association (IDA) in collaboration with Colgate Palmolive, under their National Oral Health Programme 'Bright Smiles- Bright Futures' claimed to have covered more than 30, 000 schoolchildren in the district.


Stage set for volleyball meet finals
Ludhiana, September 25
Khalsa Club prevailed over Khalsa College for Women, Sudhar 25-10, 25-12 and 25-14 while Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, drubbed GNG College, Ludhiana, 25-5, 25-8 and 25-4 to set up the title clash in the final of the 35th Ludhiana District Volleyball Championship which began at the S D Government College for Boys here today.

50 teams to take part in TT matches
Ludhiana, September 25
More than 50 teams from Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir will participate in the VI CBSE Table Tennis Cluster XII Championship from October 17 to 20 to be held at Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana.


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