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Handicapped youth roughed up aboard Shatabdi Express
Mother, son accuse retired IPS officer
Ludhiana, October 22
“My handicapped son was pushed on the floor and brutally kicked and abused by a person and the assault continued till the co-passengers intervened.

No competition to classical music: Pt Jasraj
Music maestro Padma Bhushan Pandit Jasraj being helped by his daughte,r Durga Jasraj, as he arrives for the meet the Press programmeLudhiana, October 22
“Indian classical music is like a river and pop music its tributary which can never affect the river”, said Pt Jasraj at a press conference arranged by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam prior to his performance. 

Music maestro Padma Bhushan Pandit Jasraj being helped by his daughter Durga Jasraj, as he arrives for the meet the Press programme organised in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari


2 more Garcha supporters held
Ludhiana, October 22
Two more Garcha supporters have been arrested by the Dehlon police in connection with the Kulwant Kaur kidnapping and land grab case even as a massive manhunt to arrest four more accused has been launched.

Family foils robbery attempt
Ludhiana, October 22
Three women along with a male member of a family foiled a day-light robbery attempt by an armed man in a house in Kitchlu Nagar today afternoon. Showing remarkable poise, the members of Aneja family held their nerves even when the alleged robber fired some shots at them and almost bit off the finger of one of the women in order to escape from their clutches.

Honouring martyr after 37 years
Ludhiana, October 22
Thirtyseven years after Capt Ravinder Singh of Latala village attained martyrdom while fighting the Pakistan army, the Punjab Government has accepted the demand of the mother of the martyr and the villagers by naming the Senior Secondary School, Latala, after him.

Reputed journalist Mark Tully, who served the BBC quite for some time as its Delhi correspondent, once remarked that the Congress is always in a state of civil war. And this holds uniformly true for every place in the country and Punjab is no exception.
  • Shobha yatras
  • Fodder for Rajasthan
  • ‘Grating’ the occasion
  • “Fair” obsession
  • Pizzas on carts
  • Fearful cops
  • Garcha’s importance
  • Musical fire crackers


Smart tax evaders give dept the slip
Ludhiana, October 22
Even as the Sales Tax Department has stepped up vigil against tax evaders, sales tax and octroi duty evasion amounting to an annual revenue loss of lakhs to the public exchequer is going on unabated in the outer end of the city’s railway station.

Privatisation of streetlights may go
Ludhiana, October 22
With the term of the annual contract for the maintenance of streetlights by private contractors in the city coming to an end on September 30, the Municipal Corporation appears to be in two minds on continuing with the privatisation scheme as it had not yielded the desired results. This was one reason, according to sources in the civic body, that the contract with different parties for the maintenance of streetlights had not been renewed, nor were fresh bids invited.

YC activists burn effigy of VHP leaders
Ludhiana, October 22
In retaliation to highly objectionable utterances by certain leaders of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) against the All India Congress Committee President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, activists of District Youth Congress (Urban) today held a demonstration at Congress Bhavan and also burnt an effigy of religious fundamentalists.
DYC activists burn an effigy of religious fundamental bodies in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
DYC activists burn an effigy of religious fundamental bodies in Ludhiana

Mission that heals through faith
Ludhiana, October 22
For Lovejot Singh Sodhi, it was all darkness ahead. The youth in his twenties was suffering from retinitis pigmentosa (night blindness), a progressive disease which can lead to permanent blindness. 

Mr Hardial Singh (third from left), founder of the Sarb Rog Ka Aukhad Naam Mission, at a camp organised in Ludhiana on Monday.
Mr Hardial Singh , founder of the Sarb Rog Ka Aukhad Naam Mission

Ban firecrackers, says residents’ body
Ludhiana, October 22
Calling for a ban on firecrackers during the festive season and on other occasions like marriages as well as strict enforcement of regulations on the use of loudspeakers in marriage palaces in the city, the Ludhiana Welfare Society has urged the administration and the people to launch a concerted campaign against the menace of noise pollution.

A young woman selects "Devdas" bangles, which are in great demandDesigner bangles for Karva Chauth
Ludhiana, October 22
Designer bangles are in great demand, especially with Karva Chauth being round the corner. The costumes and accessories of the movie ‘Devdas’ seem to have fired the imagination of manufacturers, with most of them churning out bangles worn by Paro and Chandermukhi in the film. The bangles are available in amazing colours, styles and sizes to suit the tastes of one and all. Traditionally, red bangles were only worn by married women, but with the changing times, even girls sport these to match their snazzy outfits.

A young woman selects “Devdas” bangles, which are in great demand, in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Muslims observe ‘shab-e-barat’
Ludhiana, October 22
“Shab-e-barat”, a prelude to the month of Ramadan, on the 14th of the month of “Shaban” according to the Hijri calendar, was celebrated with much religious fervour by Muslims in the city here last night.

Migrant missing
Ludhiana, October 22
Mystery shrouds the disappearance of Ramesh Kumar, a migrant, who has been missing from his residence in BRS Nagar since Dasehra. He had left his home in the morning that day with his friends and never returned.


130 kg of poppy husk seized
Ludhiana, October 22
The local CIA and Anti-Gunda staff during a nakabandhi at Ratowal canal bridge arrested Anil Kumar alias Lovely, a resident of Lahorian Jagraon Mohalla, while riding a scooter without a number place and seized from his possession 70 kg of poppy husk from a gunny bag that he was carrying. A case under sections 15, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act has registered.


Impressive display of fabrics at OPS meet
Ludhiana, October 22
It was a dazzling presentation of various outfits at the inauguration of the three-day Oswal Premium Suitings (OPS) dealers’ and customers’ meet. Top models of the region presented various dresses created from the fabric manufactured by OPS. The collections presented included for both men and women, young and old.

Models from Chandigarh display latest designs at a fashion show held in Ludhiana on Tuesday.— A Tribune photograph
Models from Chandigarh display latest designs at a fashion show held in Ludhiana



PAU to show ways to deal with stubble
Ludhiana, October 22
Spurred by the large scale environmental pollution caused by the burning of paddy stubble by farmers across the state, the PAU will show ways to deal with stubble which has to be disposed before the rabi sowing begins.

Cheques disbursed
Amloh, October 22
To improve the standard of education in primary schools in the state, all vacant posts of teacher will be filled and the government will provide funds for the necessary infrastructure, said Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA, Amloh, at a function organised in the local primary school today.


38 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Amloh, October 22
The aim of Lok Adalat is to provide a statutory forum to people to resolve disputes amicably, speedily and without having to go to the courts repeatedly said, Mr Sarbjit Paul Singh Panesar, Additional Civil Judge Senior Division, Amloh at Lok Adalat held at Amloh on Saturday.


An avant-garde poet
HE yearly feature of holding a literary seminar, a poetical symposium and a rendering of folk songs and folk dances on the occasion of Prof Mohan Singh’s birth anniversary on October 20 has now gained historic significance.


Checking post-partum haemorrhage
Ludhiana, October 22
Rajwinder (30) was brought to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) from Khanna as she was bleeding profusely following post delivery haemorrhage. She had delivered a baby through a caesarean section few hours earlier at a private nursing home in Khanna and thereafter there had been excessive bleeding that had put her life at risk.


Sports meet begins today
Ludhiana, October 22
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, will be the venue of handball and tug-of-war in the u-17 and u-19 (boys and girls) during the 48th Punjab State Inter-District Sports Meet to be held at different places in the state from October 23 to 26.


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