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Organisers in lurch after ban on zinda dance
Ahmedgarh, September 28
The ban which has been imposed by the Jagraon police on the organisation of the controversial Zinda dance at historic Chhapar Mela, has left organisers of Zinda dances as well as the contractors of land on mela site under debt. While the organisers have since slipped away from the mela site, the contractors have ‘impounded’ their belongings, including electric generator sets, to recover at least a part of the rent which organiers were to pay.

Power bill scam in PSEB
Machhiwara, September 28
A bill scam worth lakhs of rupees has been reported in the local subdivision of the Punjab State Electricity Board. According to information available, the Board’s cashiers used to put the money collected from the bills in their own pocket instead of depositing it in the Board’s account. 

LMA’s mega event today
Ludhiana, September 28
The Ludhiana Management Association’s (LMA) mega event to felicitate three eminent personalities, including the Editor of The Tribune, Mr Hari Jaisingh, and two noted industrialists — Mr Nirmal Kumar Jain and Mr Kanwar Deep Singh — will be held at Hotel Majestic Park Plaza here tomorrow at 11.30 am.


Warning against pest attack
Ludhiana, September 28
Experts at Punjab Agricultural University here have warned the farmers against the pest attack of “bollworm”, a notorious pest of cotton, especially the “American bollworm”.

School charged with encroachment
Ludhiana, September 28
A senior secondary school in the posh Sarabha Nagar locality in the city has been charged with encroaching upon a part of the 20-foot-wide service lane behind the main market while the authorities have allegedly turned a blind eye to this glaring violation over the years.

The boundary wall of the senior secondary school which has covered part of the public street behind the main market in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana.
— Photo Inderjit Verma
The boundary wall of the senior secondary school which has covered part of the public street behind the main market

Talent hunt at S.D.P. College

Ludhiana, September 28
A talent hunt to discover the latent talents of students was organised at S.D.P. College today. The function was a joint venture of Music Club and Central Association of the college. The senior students welcomed the freshers by presenting several dances and sang songs and ghazals for them.

Participants at the Ms Punjaban contest held in SDP College, Ludhiana, on Saturday. 
— Photo Pardeep Tewari 

Participants at the Ms Punjaban contest held in SDP College, Ludhiana, on Saturday.

PUDA staff up in arms
Ludhiana, September 28
Employees of Punjab Urban Development and Planning Authority (PUDA) here are up in arms against certain senior officers, whom they charged with being vindictive and sitting over the genuine demands.


Riot victims seek houses
Ludhiana, September 28
Riot victims under the aegis of the Danga Peerat Welfare Society, Punjab, today demanded that they should be allotted houses in the city as the state government had promised last year.

Nisha, Saru Rana honoured
Ludhiana, September 28
Two girls — Nisha Kaura and Saru Rana — were honoured at a function held by Shaheed Bhagat Singh Manch yesterday for standing up against injustice. Saru Rana, a student of Punjabi University, had reported sexual harassment against her by the former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University, Dr J.S. Ahluwalia. Her relentless fight against the VC forced his ouster from the post.

Stamp exhibition on Gandhi’s life
Ludhiana, September 28
The Department of Posts and Ludhiana Philatelic Club will celebrate the Gandhi Jayanti by putting up a special stamp exhibition on the life of Gandhiji.



Golden Peacock Award for PNB
Ludhiana, September 28
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has been awarded the Golden Peacock Award — 2002 for excellence in corporate governance.



Koshish-2002 concludes
Ludhiana, September 28
Indian Solo Song was the first event to start with on the eighth and final day of Koshish-2002 at Punjab College of Technical Education. Dumb Charade was another attraction which filled students with a lot of enthusiasm and joy. In all, 24 teams participated in the event out of which eight teams qualified for the finals. 

PAU students welcome freshers
Ludhiana, September 28
Students of College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University organised a freshers’ party at Pal Auditorium here yesterday. Dr M.S. Tiwana, Dean, College of Agriculture welcomed the new entrants in the BSc of Agriculture and advised them to follow the path shown by the great men of Punjab.

Students participate in a freshers’ party in the Pal Auditorium of the PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. — IV

Students participate in a freshers’ party in the Pal Auditorium of the PAU in Ludhiana

Kila Raipur girls triumph
Ludhiana, September 28
Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, and Khalsa High School, Sidhwan, began their campaign by winning their respective matches in the Ludhiana District Women Hockey Championship, which began at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.


New education plan formulated: minister
Ludhiana, September 28
The state government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to enhance the quality of education in the state and to introduce more vocational courses, which will enable the youth to face competitions for jobs at the national and international level.


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