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Coal supply to thermal plants critical
Ludhiana, October 10
The coal supply to the three thermal plants of Punjab continues to be critical and if no immediate steps are taken to make the payment to the Coal India Ltd., the state may face a severe power crisis. The state is already facing power cuts from three to four hours in the urban areas and 12 to 14 hours in the rural areas. According to information available today, Lehra Mohabbat Thermal Plant has coal for five days, Bathinda Thermal Plant for seven days and Ropar Thermal Plant for 15 days, respectively. 

Tricksters thrive at railway station
Ludhiana, October 10
Tricksters, who infest the local railway station like anything, are devising novel methods every day to trap unsuspecting migrants leaving the city with their hard-earned money and deprive them of the same.

A women’s exhibition boxing match in progress at a Ludhiana hotel A women’s exhibition boxing match in progress at a Ludhiana hotel. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

  Dasehra, Durga Puja festivities brighten city
Ludhiana, October 10
With countdown for Dasehra having started, the city has assumed a colourful look. It is no longer only the traditional Ram Lila which is being performed at various streets, markets and other places, but Durga Puja festivities can also be witnessed all over. Dasehra is associated with the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. However, as the city has thousands of Bengalis the Dasehra celebrations are also marked by the Durga Puja and the idols of Goddess Durga are immersed on the Dasehra day in nearby canals.
A shoba yatra being taken out by the Urban Estate Ramlila Committee
A shoba yatra being taken out by the Urban Estate Ramlila Committee in Ludhiana on Thursday. — IV

Auction fetches 2.59 cr
Ludhiana, October 10
The recessionary trend in the real estate market in the city and elsewhere notwithstanding, there was a tremendous response to the auction of commercial properties in various city localities by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) as 20 properties were sold for a whopping Rs 2.59 crore here yesterday.


Fate and fortitude
ollectively, life is an odd mixture of paradoxes. Despite the ever-developing instinct for survival, mankind is devising means of collective destruction. Ironically, man has been fighting wars for peace! Peace is illusion with many. Reality with few. Seek outside, it is nearly dark.

Karva Queen contest
Ludhiana, October 10
The Sarabha Ladies Club today organised Karva Queen and Best Decorated Karva Thali contests. The competition for Karva Queen was divided into two sections. In the first section for those under 45 years of age, participants in all their fineries walked past the judges.

Participants at the Karva Queen contest held by the Sarabha Ladies Club in Ludhiana on Thursday. — IV
Participants at the Karva Queen contest held by the Sarabha Ladies Club


14-yr-old sodomised
Sahnewal, October 10
Amrit Kaur, mother of a minor has alleged in a complaint to the police that her 14-year-old son was sodomised near Sahnewal on Wednesday. She has alleged that a bus driver Kamal Kumar of Ludhiana had sodomised her son. In her complaint she said the accused was driver of the bus in which the Kirtan Society used to travel almost every day.


Property dealers call on CM
Ludhiana, October 10
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, today assured a delegation of the Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association that the government would give a serious thought to their problems and find out a viable solution soon. Discussing the problems of real estate business with the property dealers and developers during his visit to the city, he said the government would accord top priority to redressal of their genuine demands since transactions in property were a major parameter of economy.

Industry  opposes exim form
Ludhiana, October 10
Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has strongly opposed the introduction of the exim form by the Punjab government. By virtue of this decision, no goods can be sent, outside the state without the form. Similarly no goods can enter the state without it.



Pt Jasraj to perform in city
Ludhiana, October 10
The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam (LSS) will organise a programme, “The divine experience”, by Pandit Jasraj on October 23 at the Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan here.
A contemporary doyen of the Indian vocal music, Pandit Jasraj has not only received prestigious awards and titles, these have also been instituted in his name.

‘Ulta Pulta’ completes 2 years
Samrala, October 10
On the completion of two years’ of publication of Punjabi paper Samrala Bulletin also known as Ulta Pulta, a function was held here at the Community, Centre Club under the chairmanship of Mr Kamaljeet Rattan, political advisor to the British High Commissioner at Delhi.
A choreography item, “Ab Wattan hai Tumahare Saathio”, being presented to mark two years of publication of paper Samrala Bulletin


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