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Week after wife’s murder, man commits suicide
Police pressure killed him, say relatives
Ludhiana, October 13
A week after robbers killed a woman in a Block-B house of the BRS Nagar here, her husband, Manroop Singh Grewal (35), committed suicide in the same house early today. His death has sparked off a controversy on the role of the police in driving the man to suicide.

Rain exposes plight of mandis 
Paddy lies on the wet floor in a mandi
Jagraon, October 13
After months of physical labour, the Punjab farmers, when finally managed to take their paddy produce to the mandis, it was only to discover that their problems were far from being over. Taking the state of mandis into consideration, it seemed that their actual problems had just started.

Paddy lies on the wet floor in a mandi in the district after the rain water entered storage sheds due to leakage


No quashing of FIR in Pammian kidney case
Ludhiana, October 13
The controversy regarding the infamous Pammian Kidney case refuses to die down. A few weeks after the ADGP (crime), Punjab Police, stated in his inquiry report that the alleged victim had made a false complaint and had recommended that the FIR should be quashed, the Punjab Human Rights Commission (PHRC) has directed the Ludhiana police not to cancel the FIR till further orders.


BKU flays poor power supply to farmers
Ludhiana, October 13
The Bharatiya Kisan Union, while expressing serious concern over the erratic and inadequate power supply to farmers, has apprehended that the prevailing power situation in Punjab would negate all efforts of the government to bring about the diversification of agriculture and the farmers will have to continue with the traditional crop rotation.

Dandiya raas by Gujarati Samaj 
Ludhiana, October 13
The Gujarati community of the city celebrated Navratras by organising a dandiya raas under the leadership of its president, Mr Raj Thakur of Shree Gujarati Samaj. It was for the first time that Gujaratis had organised dandiya and garba dances in the city. The famous Gujarati garba dance was organised at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, C-Block, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, with great enthusiasm by Gujarati community of Ludhiana.
Dandiya organised by the Gujarati Sabha at a temple in BRS Nagar
Dandiya organised by the Gujarati Sabha at a temple in BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on 
Saturday night. — Photo Pradeep Tewari



Indians bottle French perfume
Ludhiana, October 13
“Men may be drawing bigger corporate salaries than women, but there are fields, like the world of perfumes, where both enjoy equal rights,” said Ms Catherine Barbies, a French who is here to promote a brand of French perfumes made in India. She said: “French perfumes are famous world over for heady fragrance, but these are also expensive.


Training on wheat cultivation
Ludhiana, October 13
A national-level training course on rain fed and late-sown wheat, was organised by the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU.
Speaking on the concluding session, Dr Sarjit Singh Gill, Additional Director Extension Education (Communication Centre), said the agricultural technology was being disseminated among the farmers from different sources, including the private commercial organisations.


Moral education is an integral part of this school
lways abounding in the work of the Lord, a for as much as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” The school got its name after St. Thomas, the first disciple of Jesus Christ that came to India. Creation of a true citizen is the aspiration of St. Thomas Senior secondary School, Brown Road, Ludhiana.

Gaiety marks KVM fete
Ludhiana, October 13
The campus of Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) was a hub of feverish activity as a fete was organised for the first time here today. Lala Lajpat Rai, MP, Rajya Sabha inaugurated the fete. He was presented a bouquet by the Principal of the KVM, Mrs Neena Khanna. Excitement and enthusiasm were writ on the faces of students and teachers as they worked in the stalls. 

A huge crowd at a fete organised at Kundan Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
A huge crowd at a fete organised at Kundan Vidya Mandir

Essays invited 
Ludhiana, October 13
The Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, PAU, has invited essays from bonafide students of the university on evolution and related subjects for the M.S. Randhawa medal. The topics are “Conservation of biodiversity: in theory and practices”, “The evolution of split genes” and “Transgenic animals”.

‘Save Environment Day’ competitions
Ludhiana, October 13
‘Save environment day’ was celebrated in the Malwa Central College for Education yesterday. Competitions in poster-making, collage-making, foliage arrangement, rare plant collection and green dress were held.

Yoga camp in college
Ludhiana, October 13
A yoga camp was organised by the Bharatiya Yoga Sansthan at the Government College for Boys from 10 am to 5 pm today.
The chief aim of the sansthan is to propagate yoga and make people aware of its benefits. In Punjab, the movement has been spreading and about 200 classes are functioning in different localities. 


A musical evening
Ludhiana, October 13
An evening of ghazals and songs was organised by Dhavni, a society that promotes music, under the title, “Nadiyon Bichde Neer” at Punjabi Bhavan last evening. The compositions of Shiv Kumar Batalvi and Surjit Patar were sung by different singers. The programme was organised by ghazal singer Randhir Singh Kanwal.


Blood donors get certificates
Machhiwara, October 13
As many as 50 members of the Machhiwara Emergency Blood Donors’ Association were awarded with appreciation letter-cum-certificates by the Samrala, SDM, Jaspal Singh Jassi, at a function held recently.


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