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Court summons cops in custodial death case
Ludhiana, October 3
Ms Anshul Berry, Civil Judge, Junior Division, has issued summons to the Punjab Government, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jagraon, Sub-Inspector Gurbachan Singh, in charge of Jodhan police chowki, and four other policemen in a case filed by a widow seeking damages of Rs 12 lakh on account of alleged “custodial death” of her husband.

PSEB workers flay privatisation move
Ludhiana, October 3
The Workers Federation of the Punjab State Electricity Board has flayed the decision of the government to privatise the board and has appealed to the authorities to discuss the problems with the employees so that ways of pulling the board out of the red could be finalised.

PU senators differ over assessment issue
Ludhiana, October 3
There is a marked difference in the opinion of local senators of Panjab University over the assessment issue that is likely to be taken up during their forthcoming meeting scheduled on October 12 at Chandigarh.

A Bengali priest performs Durga Puja in Ludhiana
A Bengali priest performs Durga Puja in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Second dengue death reported
Ludhiana, October 3
Sudershan Kumar, a 60-year-old male patient from Batala, who was admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital with dengue-like symptoms, died on September 30. A resident of house No. 232, Tibba Bazar, Batala, Sudershan Lal was admitted to the hospital in a serious condition on September 30. With this, Dengue has claimed two lives so far.

Transport workers hold rally
Ludhiana, October 3
Members of the Punjab Government Transport Workers Union, Jagraon branch, held a gate rally here today in protest against the corrupt practices in the department.
The agitators have demanded a vigilance inquiry against the Deputy Director, Mr Amarjit Singh, for his involvement in various corrupt practices and have sought his arrest.


Who cares for traffic signals?
Sahnewal, October 3
Kaddon chowk of Doraha is rated as an accident-prone area as a large number of accidents resulting in fatal injuries have taken place at the chowks. The reason being that it is a quadrivial point with reads branching to Doraha, Payal, Khanna and Ludhiana.

Vehicles jump the red light on the Sahnewal-Doraha road. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Vehicles jump the red light on the Sahnewal-Doraha road

9-yr-old boy needs aid for surgery
Ludhiana, October 3
Madan Kumar, a 9-year-old boy, is struggling for life at Christian Medical College and Hospital. The boy, who works as a labourer in a biscuit factory near Chaura Bazaar, got unconscious suddenly and fell from the stairs of the factory while on work.

Lok Bhalai Party to mobilise workers
Ludhiana, October 3
The Lok Bhalai Party is gearing up to mobilise its workers and the people for the forthcoming Parliamentary elections in the state. The party has declared that it will contest six Lok Sabha seats in the state.

Postal employees hold demonstration
Ludhiana, October 3
Postal and Railway Mail Service employees, agitating against the non-payment of bonus, today held a demonstration at the Head Post Office and Central Post Office, denouncing the government for delay in the grant of bonus.
Activists of the Postal Employees Union hold a demonstration at the Central Post Office
Activists of the Postal Employees Union hold a demonstration at the Central Post Office against the non-payment of bonus to them in Ludhiana on Friday.

Residents, MC refute each other’s claim
Ludhiana, October 3
A public street in New Maya Nagar locality, near Taj Factory in Haibowal, which has been “out of bounds” for people for more than two years now, has become a bone of contention between the area residents and officials of the Municipal Corporation.

Police action against farmers condemned
Ludhiana, October 3
The Republican Party of India has condemned the police action against agitating farmers at Bhai Bakhtaur in Bathinda district and has called for a judicial probe into the lathicharge by the police.

Suresh Chandra VatsyayanSuresh Chandra nominated
Ludhiana, October 3
The Punjab Governor has nominated eminent educationist and author Principal Suresh Chandra Vatsyayan to the academic council of the Punjab School Education Board.


Man alleges kidnapping
Ludhiana, October 3
The Sarabha Nagar police yesterday registered a case under Sections 365, 427, 323,506, 279 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Rahul Setia, a resident of Aggar Nagar South, against Livtar Bajaj, a resident of Sarabha Nagar.


Farmers seek reduction in fertiliser prices
Ludhiana, October 3
A delegation of farmers from the kisan and khet mazdoor wing of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee met Mr Balram Jakhar, former Union Minister, who is also the chairman of the Kisan and Khet Mazdoor Congress, and apprised him of the problems of the farmers.


Sukriti tops PTU exam

Ludhiana, October 3
Sukriti Khanna, a BBA student of the Punjab College of Technical Education, has topped Punjab Technical University by securing 90.5 per cent marks in the sixth semester examination conducted this year.

Sukriti Khanna and Kulwinder Singh

Sukriti Khanna and Kulwinder Singh

NSS camps in colleges
Ludhiana, October 3
Blood donation camps, traffic awareness lectures, drug de-addiction drives, communal harmony programmes and an array of several other activities were held here today as part of the ongoing series NSS camps being organised in the Khalsa College for Women, Ramgarhia Girls’ College and GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar.


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