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Bulldozers roll on in Ram Nagar
Ludhiana, September 23
The demolition squad of the Municipal Corporation partly demolished as many as five buildings, being constructed in violation of the building bylaws in different parts of the city yesterday.

Raids on roadside butcheries
Ludhiana, September 23
In carrying out the directions of the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC), the Municipal Corporation has launched a concerted drive in the city to check the menace of butchering animals on the roadside and sale of meat and fish in the open.

Three cops nabbed while accepting bribe
Doraha, September 23
The DSP (headquarters), Mr Kashmir Singh Bhinder, nabbed three policemen while they were taking bribe from truck drivers while on duty near a toll-plaza at Doraha on Sunday night. The policemen were also beating up some persons.

‘Rail, rasta roko’ by farmers on Sept 30
Ludhiana, September 23
Several organisations of farmers have decided to resort to a “rail and rasta roko” agitation on September 30 to focus on the poor plight of the farming community and press the government for a comprehensive relief package.


Auto-rickshaw driver found dead
Ludhiana, September 23
An auto-rickshaw driver, Ranjit Singh, was found dead on the Metro road in Jamalpur early this morning. While the police claimed that the youth died in an accident, his family members alleged that he was murdered.

Mother of deceased Ranjit Singh being consoled by relatives at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Mother of deceased Ranjit Singh being consoled by relatives at the Civil Hospital

Burning an effigy is a common way of registering one’s protest. The demonstrators, very conveniently make an effigy to set it ablaze, and after the demonstration is over they leave it burning on the place. It might pose a threat to property.
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Gosain, Dawer trade charges
Ludhiana, September 23
Attacking the local MLA Mr Surinder Dawer a senior BJP leader and former Deputy Speaker, Mr Satpal Gosain, today said he would meet Akali Dal and BJP leaders tomorrow in Chandigarh and urge them to raise the issue in the state Assembly.

Kalam comes to aid of orphans cheated by kin
Ludhiana, September 23
The President, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, has come to the aid of two orphans whose relatives allegedly cheated them by fraudulently selling their property in the city. The First Citizen of the country has written to the Punjab Chief Secretary to take action against the suspects. One of the orphans, Paras Puri, a 12-year-old boy, had written to Dr Kalam, seeking his help to get justice.

New tubewell to end water scarcity
Ludhiana, September 23
‘‘The ruling Congress party in the civic body is pursuing its agenda for overall development of the city and the Municipal Corporation will bring about qualitative as well as quantitative improvement in the civic amenities and delivery of services’’.

Councillor Malkiat Kaur launches work on the tubewell project at the Janakpuri locality in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Councillor Malkiat Kaur launches work on the tubewell project at the Janakpuri locality

Outcry against ‘Nach Punjab Nach’
Sahnewal, September 23
The Lok Sath Kala Manch has objected to the portrayal of Punjabi women in singer Harjit Mehandi’s album, “Nach Punjab Nach”. At a meeting held here today, members of the club criticised the singer as well as DM Music company, which is owned by pop star Daler Mehandi, for releasing an “obscene” music video.

Sabha workers go on fast
Ludhiana, September 23
Hundreds of members of the Nagar Sudhar Sabha observed fast today in front of the office of the Municipal Council. Sabha members have decided to continue the fast till September 26.

All-India Tribes Dal threatens to move SC
Ludhiana, September 23
The All India Tribes Dal has threatened that if their demands regarding welfare schemes for destitute tribes were not fulfilled, it would move the Supreme Court against the governments responsible for delay.



Minister assures tax relief to traders
Ludhiana, September 23
Excise and Taxation Minister, Sardul Singh has assured the traders and industrialists that the government was keen on providing tax relief to them. At the same time, he exhorted them to pay taxes. Addressing an interactive session, organised by the Knitwear Club, here last night, Mr Singh pointed out that there was no alternative to paying taxes. When traders and industry will pay taxes only then can the government function, he clarified.

TVS-SBI scheme
Ludhiana, September 23
The TVS Motor Company in collaboration with the State Bank of India has launched a new 'dream loan scheme' for two wheelers. The scheme according to the senior officials of the bank and the company will make the purchase of TVS motor cycles very affordable.



Fine arts events at Koshish-2003
Ludhiana, September 23
Koshish-2003, a week-long cultural festival being organised at Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), entered the third day today.
The day was marked by competition for literary and fine arts events. In rangoli, 14 students, one from each class, turned 1 metre by 1 metre floor each into colourful carpets in two hours.
A participant of the rangoli competition at Koshish-2003 on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
A participant of the rangoli competition at Koshish-2003

Cultural fest draws  poor response
Ludhiana, September 23
Low participation from government, aided and affiliated schools marred the beginning of the district-level three-day cultural festival being organised by the Punjab School Education Board at seven schools here today.

Participants at a fancy dress contest organised by the Punjab School Education Board in Guru Nanak Khalsa Girls High School, Model Town, on Tuesday. — Photo by Pardeep Tewari
Participants at a fancy dress contest organised by the Punjab School Education Board in Guru Nanak Khalsa Girls High School, Model Town

Lecture on trends in Indian democracy
Ludhiana, September 23
The Political Science Association of Guru Hargobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, organised an extension lecture on ‘Emerging trends in Indian democracy’ here today.
Dr Prithipal Singh Sohi, an eminent political scientist, was the resource person and read out his research paper on the subject. Dr J.S. Cheema, Principal, presided over the function.



Debarred homoeopaths decry notification
Ludhiana, September 23
Resentment prevails among homoeopathic practioners in the state over a notification issued in a section of media today by the State Council of Homoeopathy, debarring over 5,200 practitioners (A and B category). There are a total of 6,800 homoeopathic practitioners in the state.


Chess meet begins


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