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Ultras’ kids shifted to Basti Jodhewal
Ludhiana, October 23
It seems that there is no respite for these children who were orphaned during the days of militancy in Punjab. When things were looking up for them, internal bickerings between members of the Mata Gujri Trust and confrontation with the Patiala police forced 100 children of killed militants to leave their over three-year-old dwelling at Kalar Bhaini village near Dakala in Patiala district and move to a make-shift arrangement at Basti Jodhewal here.

Children of killed militants partake langar at an orphanage being run by Mata Gujri Trust at Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana Children of killed militants partake langar at an orphanage being run by Mata Gujri Trust at Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Tanker operators’ stir ends
Ludhiana, October 23
A petrol station in the Bharat Nagar area wears a deserted look on Wednesday After facing shortage of petrol and diesel for better part of the day, the city residents heaved a sigh of relief in the evening when the strike by oil tanker operators was called off.

A petrol station in the Bharat Nagar area wears a deserted look on Wednesday afternoon after the supply of petrol and diesel was stopped due to strike by tanker operators.
— A Tribune photograph




HUDCO-funded project stalled
Sewerage board presses panic buttons
Ludhiana, October 23
Though the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) is duly committed to finance the Rs 150.61 crore sewerage project for the city for all practical purposes, yet the execution agency for the ambitious project — Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) has pressed panic buttons and the ongoing work on the project has been suspended for the time being.

Man murders wife, kills self
Ludhiana, October 23
In a shocking incident, a man clubbed her wife to death suspecting her of infidelity, in New Ashok Nagar here early this morning. The man later committed suicide by jumping before a train.

Lord Narsimha to lead yatra
Ludhiana, October 23
A huge replica of Lord Narsimha will lead the ISKCON-sponsored Bhagwan Jagannath Rath Yatra, which is being taken out on October 26 afternoon from the Durga Mata temple, near the Jagraon bridge.


Mehndi artists busy apply henna on hands of customers.Mehndi artists have their hands full
Ludhiana, October 23
With Karva Chauth round the corner, the mehndi artists in the city are having a field day. These artists are booking hundreds of orders in the city. Be it is the roadside mehndi artists or the leading beauticians of the city, the women, the young as well as the small girls are approaching them to get best of mehndi designs on their hands on the eve of Karva Chauth.

TIME FOR ‘‘FAIR’’ BUSINESS: Mehndi artists busy apply henna on hands of customers. The rush is likely to swell manifold in the next two-three days. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

CM to inaugurate water project
Ludhiana, October 23
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, will inaugurate a water project and a leisure valley, developed by the municipal corporation at Focal Point here on November 1. He will later address a public rally in the city to commemorate “Punjab Day”.

Centre’s policies anti-Punjab: Atwal
Amloh, October 23
The policies of the NDA government at the Centre are against the interests of the people of Punjab, said Mr Gurbinder Singh Atwal, Parliamentary Secretary, at a press conference here last night. He was here to inaugurate a cultural function organised by the Valmiki Sabha on Valmiki Jayanti.

Meet one-rank, one-pension demand
HE demand for one-rank, one-pension (OROP) of ex-servicemen dates back to 1982. Prime Ministers of India and all major political parties in their election manifestoes had over the years promised OROP to the ex-servicemen. Mr R. Venkataraman, former President of India, committed to the acceptance of OROP in his address to the joint session of Parliament in 1989.

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Telecom staff start chain fast

ATM bereaved


Operation of the paddy straw chopper being explained to farmers at PAU farms in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Farmers throng day-long field trials at PAU
Ludhiana, October 23
Spurred by large-scale environmental pollution caused by the burning of paddy stubble by farmers across the state, field staff at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) demonstrated ways to deal with the stubble which has to be disposed of before the rabi sowing begins.

Operation of the paddy straw chopper being explained to farmers at PAU farms in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph


Contest for budding writers
Ludhiana, October 23
The University of Sheffield, a top ranking university in the UK, is hunting for writing talent in India. The university is launching a national writing competition for class X11 students in India. The entrants have to write 500 words on the title “What makes an inspiring teacher?” The winner will be awarded £ 500 as prize money and equal amount for their school, to be spent on educational materials. There are two prizes for runners up of £ 250.

Good response to mock Parliament
Ludhiana, October 23
Do today’s children have faith in our democratic institutions? Do these children want to live in modern day polarised society? To find answers to it a ‘mock Parliament’ was organised by Guru Angad Society at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, today.

French envoy visits PAU
Ludhiana, October 23
Mr Bernard de Monteferrand, French Ambassador to India, yesterday visited Punjab Agricultural University. At a meeting with the Registrar, Deans and Directors of the university, the visiting dignitary was told that the technologies generated by the PAU coupled with the efforts of the hard-working farmers of Punjab and policies of the state government had resulted in the Green Revolution.



Thalassemia screening camp
Ludhiana, October 23
A thalassemia screening camp for pregnant women and college girls will be organised by the ICMR Thalassemia Laboratory at Christian Medical College and Hospital from October 29 to 31. It will be held in the Antenatal OPD, CMC, between 10 am and 4 pm. In addition to antenatal check, all diagnostic tests related to thalassemia will be conducted free of cost.



District rural games from Oct 29
Ludhiana, October 23
The District Sports Office, in association with the Department of Rural Development and Panchayats will organise the inter-block district rural games at Guru Nanak Stadium here on October 29 and 30. According to a press note issued by the office of District Public Relations Office, the competition will be held in four disciplines- athletics, volleyball, kabaddi (boys and girls) and football (boys).Top

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