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Garcha supporters go underground
Panic for some, cheers for others
Jagdish Singh GarchaLudhiana, October 20
Even as SAD (Badal) rank and file today condemned the arrest of former Minister Jagdish Singh Garcha by the Vigilance Bureau, Jalandhar, yesterday, a number of Akali workers close to the Garcha family and workers of Mann Singh Garcha, who were employed for the alleged shady land deals, have gone underground.

Mohan Singh Mela ends
Ludhiana, October 20
The two-day Prof Mohan Singh Mela concluded here today with singers and artistes mesmerising the audience. Awards were conferred upon Gurpal Singh Pal, Jatinder Kaur, Niranjan Singh Bawa, Harbhajan Jabbal, Jaswant Sandila, Ravinder Grewal, Sahib Singh Thind, Rachhpal Singh Pamal and Om Parkash Gasso for their contribution to their respective fields like literature, comedy, drama etc.

Girls perform giddha at the concluding function of Prof Mohan Singh Mela at Punjabi Bhavan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Girls perform giddha at the concluding function of Prof Mohan Singh Mela at Punjabi Bhavan in Ludhiana on Sunday.
— Photo Inderjeet Verma 




Health project for slums mooted
Ludhiana, October 20
The state government has mooted a community health project for the slum areas here, aimed at providing basic health cover to the poorest of the poor in urban slums.

A shobha yatra being taken out on the eve of Valmiki Jayanti in Ludhiana on Sunday.Valmiki Jayanti celebrations
Ludhiana, October 20
On the eve of Valmiki Jyanti, several shobha yatras were taken out in the city today. Devotees lined up on yatra routes and distributed prasad among the participants. The city wore a festive look as several buildings along and temples were illuminated.

A shobha yatra being taken out on the eve of Valmiki Jayanti in Ludhiana on Sunday.
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari


Bajrang Dal launches campaign
Ludhiana, October 20
The Bajrang Dal has launched a nationwide campaign against terrorism in the country. The convener of the Dal, Mr Prakash Chander Sharma, said the campaign was not aimed against any particular community, but only against the terrorism that is trying to raise its head in various parts of the country.

Mini Chhapar mela concludes
Ahmedgarh, October 20
A three-day mini Chhapar mela held at the Guga temple, near Chhapar village, where thousands of devotees paid obeisance to Guga, an embodiment of Nag Devta, concluded today.



80 kg poppy husk seized
Ludhiana, October 20
The Dakha police has seized 50 kg of poppy husk from Resham Singh of Umrewal village, police station Jalandhar from the area of the Jangpur Rurka road where the accused was sitting on a gunny bag with another bag.

Abducted girl rescued
Ludhiana, October 20
A 13-year-old girl, who was kidnapped by Chander Kumar, a migrant living in her neighbourhood in Dharam Pura Mohalla on October 16, has been rescued and the suspect arrested from his native village in Uttar Pradesh.


Programme for farm graduates
Ludhiana, October 20
In order to develop entrepreneurship skills among agricultural graduates, the Central Institute of Post Harvest Technology (CIPHET) is organising an eight-week training programme, Agri-Clinics and Agri-Business, at the CIPHET from tomorrow.


1st prize for Dehlon school
Ahmedgarh, October 20
Government Senior Secondary School, Dehlon, bagged the overall first prize at a tehsil-level science fair held recently.

Certificates awarded to students
Ludhiana, October 20
The Nishkam Sewa Ashram held a joint function to award certificates to students for completing a six-month computer courses and to those girls who had gained proficiency in stitching and embroidery after completion of the course at a function held at Nishkam Sewa Hospital in Ludhiana.

PCTE students top in MBA & BBA
Ludhiana, October 20
Shilpi Mittal and Gurpreet Singh, students of Punjab College of Technical Education, Ludhiana, bagged first and second positions in the university exams of MBA, 4th semester held in the month of May 2002. Sukriti Khanna, a BBA student, got the first position in BBA 4th semester university exams. In all MBA students of PCTE bagged 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th position in the university exams held in May 2002.

School that promises excellence
Students of Greenland School enjoy during break.Greenland Senior Secondary Public School, Ludhiana, which was started on April 13, 1992 with a strength of 132 students under the name of Sant Kirpal Singh Maharaj, at present has 3,000 students. The school was founded by Mr Rajesh Rudhra, who is at present the Chairman-cum-Director of the school. The school is affiliated to the CBSE Board.

Students of Greenland School enjoy during break.


Forum tells PSEB to release connection
Ludhiana, October 20
Treating the delay in release of a power connection for a tubewell after payment of stipulated charges as a deficiency in service, the District Consumers Disputes Redressal Forum has not only directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to release a pending connection within a period of two months but also awarded compensation of Rs 2000 and costs of Rs 500 while disposing a complaint filed by Mr Baboo Singh, a resident of Assi Kalan village in the district.



Jagtar Dhah’s book released 
Ludhiana, October 20
A function was organised last evening to release ‘Search for the Lost Home, an anthology of poems by Jagtar Dhah, a London-based Punjabi poet. His poems have been translated by Prof Bhupinder Parihar, professor of English in Government College for Boys. Prof M.S. Cheema, former professor of Punjabi language and a well-known columnist, presided over the function.


Survey to check physicians’ health
Ludhiana, October 20
The Association of Physicians of India has decided to conduct a survey, Indian Physicians Health Survey (IPHS), to know present trends of health-related problems and encourage research in this direction to improve health standards of physicians in the country.Top

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