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Dacoits loot 15 labour families
Seven-year-old girl shot at
Ludhiana, September 29
A suspected “kale-kachewala” gang robbed around 15 families of labourers and injured four persons, including a seven-year-old girl, in Salempuri village, near Hambran, around midnight.

Hailstorm damages paddy crop
Issewal (Ludhiana), September 29
Strong winds accompanied by hailstorm last night damaged standing paddy crop in some villages of the district, causing a loss of yield to the farmers.
A farmer shows his paddy crop that was damaged due to a hailstorm
A farmer shows his paddy crop that was damaged due to a hailstorm in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


Encroachments cause traffic chaos
Ludhiana, September 29
Poor management and half-hearted measures to regulate the traffic movement in various areas of the city, particularly on the Old GT road (NH-1) from the Jagraon bridge to the Jalandhar bypass, have led to a situation which is chaotic, to say the least.
With no check on encroachments, unregulated movement of vehicles and parking of three-wheelers and mini-buses, the traffic on the GT road from the Jagraon bridge to Old Sabzi Mandi in Ludhiana has become chaotic. — Photo Inderjit Verma
With no check on encroachments, unregulated movement of vehicles and parking of three-wheelers and mini-buses, the traffic

6 get life term for murder
Ludhiana, September 29
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr S.M.S. Mahal, has sentenced six persons to life imprisonment including wife, son, daughter-in-law of the deceased and three other persons on the charge of committing murder of Buta Singh, a resident of Bhamian Kalan village, in August, 2001. Fine of Rs 5,000 each was also imposed upon the accused.

Asia Cup win kicks off festivities
Ludhiana, September 29
Hockey may soon become more popular than it appears to be right now. Thanks to its revival and a brilliant performance by the national team in the recent past, particularly yesterday, more and more people are becoming involved with the game.

Jubilant supporters celebrate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Asia Cup, in the Field Ganj area, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari
Jubilant supporters celebrate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Asia Cup, in the Field Ganj area, Ludhiana

Hockey victory applauded
Ludhiana, September 29
Mr Satwinder Singh, councillor (Ward No, 42), who specially joined a meeting of the Welfare Society, Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar, Phase-II, expressed happiness on the glorious victory of the Indian hockey team in the Asia Cup.


SAD (A) hails Sarna faction win
Ludhiana, September 29
The Akali Dal (A) has welcomed the victory of the P.S. Sarna faction in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee poll besides lauding the strong line adopted by the faction towards the efforts made by former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and SGPC chief Gurcharan Singh Tohra in bringing about a truce between the Akalis.

BJP leader accuses police of maligning him
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 29
A former state president of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha, Mr Ashootosh Vinayak, has accused the district police of trying to implicate him in a case of demanding ransom, allegedly to malign him. The police, on the other hand, denied the charge and maintained that it was investigating the case without prejudice only to bring the hoaxer into light who had demanded ransom from local traders in the name of a self-styled state chief of a militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Govt flayed for not keeping poll promises
Ludhiana, September 29
Pensioners flayed the Punjab Government at a meeting held here yesterday for not keeping premises made in the poll manifesto of the Punjab Assembly elections. They said after completing more than a year in the office and having presented two Budgets, not even a single promise has been fulfilled.

Crime on the rise in Ludhiana district
Ludhiana, September 29
Deteriorating law and order situation in Ludhiana district is causing concern among residents in general and the business community in particular. The rise in the number of robberies and murders during the past two weeks has caused panic.

Auction of octroi post postponed
Sahnewal, September 29
The yearly auction of the octroi post at Sahnewal had to be postponed today due to the reported pooling of all six bidding parties assembled at the office of the Deputy Director, Local Bodies, at Ludhiana.

Aged disillusioned with kin
Ludhiana, September 29
Ms Kaushalya (88), an inmate of Vridh Ashram run by the Nishkam Sewa Trust, died yesterday. Mr Sarwan Kumar Sharma, Chairman of the Trust, said they cremated the woman as she had left instructions with the trust that no member of her family should even touch her body.
Senior citizens spend the twilight of their life at the Swami Vivekanand Swarag Ashram seeking solace in each others’
Senior citizens spend the twilight of their life at the Swami Vivekanand Swarag Ashram seeking solace in each others’ company. — Photo by I.V

Party facilitates youth’s release from foreign jail
Ludhiana, September 29
Persistent efforts by the Lok Bhalai Party have resulted in the release of a youth from a prison in Ukraine. According to a spokesperson for the party, Nirmal Singh of Sirsa had landed in a Ukrainian prison after being caught by the authorities while crossing the country illegally a year ago. He has been released and repatriated to India.

Rapid Prototyping Centre inaugurated
Ludhiana, September 29
A Rapid Prototyping Centre was inaugurated at the Central Tool Room (CTR) here today by the chairman of the CTR, Mr Suresh Chandra. The centre has been set up under the joint collaboration of the Government of India and the Government of Germany under the Indo-German Tool Room Programme.

Typists demand space at new courts complex
Ludhiana, September 29
About 100 typists, petition and deed writers and stamp vendors, who were operating from the old courts complex, have been rendered jobless as they have not been provided any place in the new courts’ complex in the Mini-Secretariat. A delegation of these typists said they had been making repeated representations to the authorities, but in vain.

Reservation sought on economic basis
Amloh, September 29
A meeting of the Brahmin Sabha was held here today. Dr Raghbir Shukla, president of the sabha, said after the meeting that the provision of reservation on caste basis was not in the interest of the country and if not checked timely, it would cause irreparable damage to the country. It would divide the country on caste basis. The reservation should be on economic basis and cover poor people, irrespective of their caste, he said.


2 held with 19.5 kg poppy husk
Ludhiana, September 29
The Sadar Police yesterday intercepted a migrant from Bihar near Guru Nanak Engineering College on the Gill Road and recovered 10.5 kg of poppy husk from him. Cops from the same police station also intercepted Sunder Lal, a migrant from Madhya Pradesh near the Laddowal Chowk, and seized 9 kg of contraband from his possession.


Bank branch opened
Ludhiana, September 29
Catholic Syrian Bank Limited today opened its first branch in Ludhiana. It was inaugurated by the Co-Chairman and the Managing Director of Hero Cycles Limited, O.P. Munjal. The Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr N.R. Achan, presided over the function.



Teachers’ body drafts protest plan
Samrala, September 29
A meeting of the State Executive Committee of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) was held on the premises of Malwa College, Bondli-Samrala, under the chairmanship of Prof S.S. Hundal, president of the PCCTU, yesterday. They decided to intensify their agitation to press for their long standing demands, according to Dr V.K. Tewari, general secretary.

National group song contest held
Ludhiana, September 29
The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Ludhiana, organised a national group song competition for the students of the CBSE-affiliated schools in Hedgewar Auditorium of the Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School here yesterday.

Winners of the national group song competition (senior event) organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by I.V
Winners of the national group song competition organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad


2 Punjabi writers honoured
Ludhiana, September 29
Sirjandhara, a literary association, bestowed awards on two leading personalities of Punjabi literature. While Bebe Charan Kaur Khalsa Award was given to Dr Kirpal Kaur Zira, a noted novelist and poetess, Bhai Kirpal Singh Khalsa Award was presented to Dr Ajit Singh Sikka, an eminent scholar and poet, at a function held here yesterday at Punjabi Bhavan. These awards have been constituted by Mr Teg Bahadur Singh in the memory of his mother and father.


Dengue claims a life
Ludhiana, September 29
Dengue claimed one life as 16 new patients were admitted to the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) during the past 48 hours. The authorities at Christian Medical College and Hospital confirmed that a suspected patient of dengue, who was undergoing treatment, at the college had died on Sunday. The person was a resident of the Kartar Nagar locality in the city.

Gastro cases on the wane
Ludhiana, September 29
Gastroenteritis, which broke out in Giaspura and surrounding areas on the outskirts of the city on Wednesday, continued to afflict more residents though the number of patients in the out patient department (OPD) of the camp hospital at Giaspura was fast declining.

Seminar on parents’ orientation 
Ludhiana, September 29
Mother’s Touch Kindergarten organised a seminar on Parent’s Orientation here today. Dr M.S. Chawla, child specialist, was the eminent guest on the occasion. He said vaccination of children against various diseases was a must as they tend to catch infections easily.



Admn ban on harvesting at night
Ludhiana, September 29
The District Administration has banned the harvesting of wheat crop by combines at night. According to an order from the DC’s office, it has been noticed that during night-time operations, unripe and green crop is often harvested, which not only results in losses to the farmers but also to the nation indirectly. Such produce was not procured by the procurement agencies resulting in a glut, which in turn caused undue harassment to the farmers.


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