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Mother’s mission ends; Army to unveil martyr’s statue
Ludhiana, October 8
After lying covered for almost 10 months, the statue of a 1965 Indo-Pak war martyr at Latala village, near Ahmedgarh, will finally be unveiled by some officers of the 18th Cavalry Regiment of the Indian Army later this month. The statue had remained covered all this time as the old mother of the martyr wanted only the regiment officers to unveil the statue.

But for citizens, it’d be dust stand
Ludhiana, October 6
Fed up with writing applications to the authorities concerned to get the bus-stand inroads repaired, members of an auto-rickshaw association have, now, been taking turns to water the area to keep it dust-free and operational.

THE MAGIC OF LIGHT AND COLOURS THE MAGIC OF LIGHT AND COLOURS: A view of the Dasehra Mela at Daresi Grounds in Ludhiana on the eve of Navratras. A Tribune photograph

Tibet’s freedom his ultimate aim
Ludhiana, October 6
“I do hope to see free Tibet in my lifetime and the meaningful dialogue with China has started in this direction.” These were the words of Prof Samdong Rinpoche, Prime Minister of Tibet Government in exile.

Prof Samdong Rinpoche, Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, lights a lamp at the Government College for Boys in Ludhiana to celebrate the 109th anniversary of the Chicago Address by Swami Vivekanand. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tiwari 
Prof Samdong Rinpoche, Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile

Chicago Address commemorated
Ludhiana, October 6
The Swami Vivekanand Study Circle, Ludhiana, today held a function at the auditorium of the Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, to celebrate the 109th anniversary of Swami Vivekanand’s address at the World Parliament of Religions in the USA in 1893.

Market committee faces  Rs 40 lakh loss
Machhiwara, October 6
The Punjab State Marketing Board has separated the Koomkalan Mandi from the Market Committee Machhiwara through a notification issued recently. The Koomkalan Mandi has now been attached to the Sahnewal Market Committee. As a result, the Market Committee Machhiwara will have to bear a loss of Rs 40 lakh per annum being earned earlier as mandi fee.

Protest against detention of society leader
Ludhiana, October 6
More than hundred activists of the Tarksheel Society Punjab, Association for Democratic Rights, Punjab and Maha Sabha, Ludhiana today staged a dharna for several hours outside Sarabha Nagar police station and in Block-L of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar (also known as Sunet village) in protest against the alleged illegal detention of a tarksheel leader by the police yesterday.


SHSAD flays Badal, Badungar
Ludhiana, October 6
The Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal had made scathing attacks against former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC President Kirpal Singh Badungar, charging them with shielding ‘corrupt’ and making ‘silly’ remarks.

Johar’s assurance to dhaba owners
Ludhiana, October 6
A delegation of the Punjab Dhaba Welfare Association met former Speaker and legislator, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, at his residence yesterday and sought his help in making the state government to withdraw the 8 per cent sales tax imposed on them.

Terrorist attacks condemned
Ludhiana, October 6
A meeting of the Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) was held here today under the chairmanship of its state general secretary, Mr Ravinder Arora. The meeting condemned the spurt in the terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir which had led to the loss of so many innocent lives.


Man stabs ex-wife
Ludhiana, October 6
A man, enraged over the marriage of his former wife with a resident of the Tajpur Road locality, allegedly stabbed her and injured last evening outside her house. The man, identified as Satish Kumar, and his brother who was accompanying him, were overpowered by some residents of the area and handed over to the police.

Robbers were two, says police
Ludhiana, October 6
Police investigations into yesterday's robbery-cum-murder incident at BRS Nagar has revealed that in all probability the number of robbers was two. This assertion is based on the statement of the injured victim Manroop Singh, who was discharged from a local hospital this morning.


Knitwear manufacturers meet Hanspal
Ludhiana, October 6
The Federation of Knitwear, Textile and Allied Industries Association, has sought intervention of the Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr H.S. Hanspal, urging him to use his influence in the government getting the 4 per cent entry tax on yarn withdrawn. Otherwise, the federation said, the hosiery industry, with exports over Rs 3,000 crore annually, would collapse.


Bailout package for livestock farms
Ludhiana, October 6
The Punjab Government has chalked out a plan to improve the economic viability of the livestock farms at Mattewara, Nabha and Patiala.
This was decided at a meeting chaired by Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development with the PAU Vice-Chancellor here on Friday.


A school that aims at perfection
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people, who get on in this world, are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they cannot find them, make them,” so said G.B.Shaw. GMT Public School was established in the memory of Late Sardarni Gur Kaur Thind, mother of the director of the school, Mr S.G.S. Thind.

GMT Public School, Ludhiana. — Photos Pradeep Tiwari
GMT Public School, Ludhiana

School annual function
Ludhiana, October 6
Annual Function of Saraswati Modern School was presided over by Dr (Ms) Varinder Kaur Thind, Principal Khalsa College for Women .Various cultural items were presented by students of the school. Action songs, welcome song, were sung by students of LKG to class IV. Students of class I, II, and III played melodious tunes on the casio.

Students of Sarswati Modern School, Ludhiana, present a cultural programme at the school’s annual function on Saturday evening. — IV
Students of Sarswati Modern School, Ludhiana



1 crore epilepsy cases in country
Ludhiana, October 6
Epilepsy occurs when there are recurrent seizures due to an abnormal activity in brain cells. Seizures can cause uncontrollable shaking or convulsions and may temporarily block awareness or cause confusion. Epilepsy is the name given to seizures that occur more than once because of an underlying abnormality in the brain.

Ways to avoid anaemia
o you generally feel tired. If yes, then you may be anaemic. The lack of haemoglobin and RBCs is called anaemia. Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in the world. It occurs most frequently in infants beyond six months age, adolescent girls, and women of child-bearing age.

Docs urged to work with commitment
Ludhiana, October 6
“According to the Supreme Court ruling of August 12, 2002, consumer courts have been given more teeth. The courts would be competent to decide complicated issues relating to medical process. This should not deter the doctors but make them work with more zeal and commitment,” said Dr Jagdish Singh, Associate Professor, SMS College, Jaipur.


MC XI beat Satluj Club
Ludhiana, October 6
Despite a fine allround display by Aman Seth (65 and 2 for 32), Satluj Club lost by eight runs against M C XI in an exhibition cricket match organised by the club at the S D Government College for Boys ground here today. The cricket pitch at this college ground has been relaid with the help of Mr Sandeep Jalota and other club members under the supervision of Mr Des Raj, Sports Officer with the Punjab Sports Department.


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