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Youth castrated by gang of eunuchs
Ludhiana, October 24
Just a month after a city youth claimed that he was forcibly castrated by a gang of eunuchs based at Phillaur, a 22-year-old married man, having a two-month-old baby of Krishna Colony, today alleged that he was kidnapped by the same gang and forcibly castrated.
The alleged victim ‘Bholli’ with his family members The alleged victim ‘Bholli’ with his family members. — IV

200 cr earmarked for development works
Raikot, October 24
“The government is totally committed towards providing quality development works in the state and a sum of Rs 200 crore has been earmarked for various ambitious projects all over the state in this context,” said Local Government, Labour and Employment Minister Chaudhary Jagjit Singh. He was in the city today to lay the foundation stone of the first of such projects — the Rs 4.91 crore water supply and sewerage works. 


IHRO report flays trust members
Ludhiana, October 24
Interests other than welfare of children, greed for money, wrong and unwarranted intervention of outsiders and one-sided role played by the Patiala police have been cited as major reasons for the breaking up of the Mata Gujri Trust that was caring for the children of killed militants, since 1996 at Kalar Bhaini village near Dakala in Patiala district.

Paid parking in city markets
Ludhiana, October 24
The Municipal Corporation has mooted a proposal to provide paid-parking facilities in certain select commercial areas through private contractors, who will also be responsible to regulate the parking of vehicles around commercial complexes.


DCC plans rally on November 1
Ludhiana, October 24
The District Congress Committee (Urban) will observe the martyrdom day of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi here on October 31 as ‘prerna divas’ (inspiration day) and party functionaries will take pledge to safeguard the unity and integrity of the country.

The ill-effects of fire-crackers
ivali days are cracker days. Saying no to crackers not only has environmental reference, but health implications as well. The extensive use of fire-crackers during Divali causes serious pollution and health problems, especially with the increase in urban wealth and population and growing atomisation of society.

Bandh call withdrawn
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 24
On the assurance of the district police chief Fatehgarh Sahib to take action against the persons responsible for assaulting a transporter of Mandi Gobindgarh, as stated by Mr Bharat Bhushan, president of the Steel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has withdrawn the proposed bandh call for today and tomorrow which was announced earlier.

Noise pollution fumes residents
Ludhiana, October 24
Residents of Guru Angad Colony are a harassed lot due to the noise pollution caused by a factory in the colony. The vibration of the machinery is damaging houses in the vicinity.

Telecom officers’ dharna continues
Ludhiana, October 24
In response to a call given by the Telecom Engineering Officers Association (TEOA) for a three-day relay fast and dharna, the protest by telecom officers here entered the second day today. The officers were demanding the implementation of new pay scales and finalise conditions for entry to the BSNL.

Ex-UK Mayor gets welcome
Machhiwara, October 24
A former Mayor of Lanley Slough (UK), Mr Gurbachan Singh Thind, who is also a president of Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation, UK, was given warm welcome on his arrival in Machhiwara yesterday.

Guru Ram Dass’ birth anniversary celebrated
Ludhiana, October 24
Students and staff of the Guru Ram Dass Academy celebrated the birth anniversary of Guru Ram Dass in the school yesterday. The students sang shabad on the occasion.


4 gangsters nabbed
Ahmedgarh, October 24
The Payal police has nabbed four gangsters who were reportedly planning to strike at some target near here on Monday night. One of the gangsters made good his escape.

2 killed, 12 injured in accident
Ludhiana, October 24
Two persons — Paravjot Singh (13) and Kulwant Singh — were killed and 12 injured in a truck-tempo collision on the GT Road, near Sidhu Filling Station, 4 km from here. The victims were travelling in the tempo.


CM told to examine state’s excise policy
Ludhiana, October 24
The Motor Parts Manufacturers Association has appealed to the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to personally look into the excise policy of the state government, as this was inimical to the growth of trade and industry.

Exhibition held at ladies club
Ludhiana, October 24
The Lakshmi Ladies Club organised a two-day exhibition of rare range of designer products, designer wear along with the latest in crockery, cosmetics, fitness equipment, beauty aids, leather goods, hosiery products, interior exterior, food products, ethnic artifacts, accessories, pillow and quilts, jewellery items, paintings and other consumer goods to celebrate the festival of Karva Chauth here today.
Visitors look at designer wear on display at the two-day exhibition organised at the Lakshmi Ladies Club
Visitors look at designer wear on display at the two-day exhibition organised at the Lakshmi Ladies Club in Ludhiana on Thursday. — IV


Cotton production down: experts
Ludhiana, October 24
Productivity of cotton has witnessed a serious downfall although it covers 20 per cent of the cultivated area in the country and seven million farmers are directly dependent on it. Besides, 30 million people are employed in the marketing, processing and textiles industry.


300 students take part in exhibition
Ludhiana, October 24
A two-day tehsil-level science exhibition-2002 (Ludhiana-West) was held at Joseph’s School, Dugri Dhandra Road, here from Tuesday in which around 300 students from 37 schools participated. The exhibition was organised by the District Science Supervisor, Mr Virendra Sharma.

Students explain the working of a model at a science exhibition held at Joseph’s School, Ludhiana. — IV

Students explain the working of a model at a science exhibition held at Joseph’s School

Impressive exhibition by GPS students
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 24
Gobindgarh Public School (GPS) organised a mega exhibition on the school campus here on Thursday. As many as 1,000 students from classes KG to XII had participated in it. Mr Yog Raj Sachdeva, Regional Director CBSE, Chandigarh, was the chief guest on the occasion. He inaugurated the exhibition.

PAU youth fest from Nov 8
Ludhiana, October 24
The inter-college youth festival of Punjab Agricultural University will be held from November 8-16. The decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the university’s Dance, Drama and Music Club held under the Chairmanship of Dr M A Zahir, Dean, College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, who is also president of the club.

Henna competition organised
Ludhiana, October 24
Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya organised a henna competition in which students of classes V to X participated. The students were divided into two groups (classes V to VII — group A and classes VIII to X — group B).


Maestro casts a melodious spell
Ludhiana, October 24
The magic of music created by one and only Pandit Jasraj by rendition of “Manglam Bhagwan Vishnu Manglam Garud Dhawaj” filled the entire Guru Nanak Bhavan with notes of utmost purity hitherto unheard. Pandit Jasraj was performing for the first time in the city last night. The credit for bringing the “living legend” to the city goes to the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam. 
MYRIAD MOODS OF MAESTRO: Tribune lensman Pradeep Tewari captures Pt. Jasraj as he takes the audience through a musical journey on Wednesday.

Council honours folk artistes
Ludhiana, October 24
More than 10 international folk artistes were honoured at a meeting of the Punjab Cultural Promotion Council held under the chairmanship of the Art Director of the council, Mr Davinder Singh Chhina. Toronto-based folk singers Mander Brothers were the chief guests.

Mushaira in Malerkotla
Ludhiana, October 24
A grand all-India mushaira will be organised by the Pasban-e-Adab at Malerkotla on Saturday, November 2. Mr Ramankant Garg, IPS, Deputy Director of Income Tax (Investigation), Ludhiana will be the chief guest. Mr H S Ghai, Joint Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Punjab (Patiala), will light the candle.


BVM School hog the limelight
Ludhiana, October 24
Students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, hogged the limelight in the 15th Punjab State Sarvhitkari Schools Meet, which concluded on Monday at Talwar, near here.
  • Nankana school win volleyball title
  • Handball tourney
  • GNI school students excel
  • KVM school win trophy
  • Cricket trials


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