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Refusing ‘hafta’ to cop costs shoemaker his life
Ludhiana, October 5
In a shocking case, a shoemaker was killed allegedly by a constable with the local Railway Protection Force (RPF) for not paying him ‘hafta’ of Rs 50 only.

Demons go up in flames
Victory of good over evilLudhiana, October 5
There was an air of gaiety in the city on the occasion of Dasehra today. People dressed in colourful clothes flocked Dasehra grounds as the festival of victory of good over evil was celebrated in different parts of the city with religious fervour.

Victory of good over evil: Demon king Ravana goes up in flames on Dasehra in  Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Pardeep Tewari


Politics mar Dasehra celebrations
Khanna, October 5
Congress-supported Dasehra committee celebrated Dasehra at military camping ground despite cancellation of permission of using the ground by the military authorities. While the other Dasehra committee, backed by the BJP and the Akali Dal was forced to celebrate Dasehra at the ground of A.S. Senior Secondary School.

RSS workers take out a procession on the occasion of Vijayadashmi DASHERA SPIRIT
RSS workers take out a procession on the occasion of Vijayadashmi in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph DASHERA SPIRIT: Children wear masks and carry bows and arrows drawing inspiration by the story of Lord Rama in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

MC chief, Moser Baer MD get LMA awards
Ludhiana, October 5
Ludhiana Municipal Commissioner S.K. Sharma has won the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) Dayanand Munjal Best Manager award for 2002 while the LMA Trident Young Innovative Entrepreneur Award has been bestowed upon disco jockey (DJ) Bhanu Ahuja.
LMA awards being conferred upon Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, Mr Bhanu Ahuja, a local disco jockey, and Mr Deepak Puri of Moser Baer. Mr Puri’s award was received on his behalf by Mr Vijay Prakash. — A Tribune photograph
LMA awards being conferred upon Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana

Ex-sarpanch’s son attacked to settle political scores
Ludhiana, October 5
Intense groupism and rivalry witnessed in the countryside during the panchayat elections in June continues to simmer even today. There have been numerous instances where scores were settled through pitched battles or by getting false cases registered against political adversaries.

Four get burn injuries
Ludhiana, October 5
Four persons, including two women, suffered burn injuries after a high-tension electric wire fell on them while they were sitting in their house at Kanganwal village here today. The wire fell when some cable operators were installing cable wires in the area.


Cong a divided house, says BJP chief
Ludhiana, October 5
Ensuring the victory of the BJP-SAD alliance in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections and taking up the problems of the people with the Centre are the top priorities of the newly elected state BJP chief Avinash Rai Khanna.

State BJP President Avinash Rai Khanna addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
State BJP President Avinash Rai Khanna addresses mediapersons

Board issues notice to polluting unit
Ludhiana, October 5
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has issued a notice to a tin factory in Hira Nagar on Kakowal Road for causing air and water pollution, thereby violating the provisions of the Water Act, 1974, and the Air Act, 1981.

Courts complex at Samrala — a mini secretariat
Samrala, October 5
Samrala subdivision is one of the oldest subdivisions in the state. Earlier, the tehsildar court and judicial courts were functioning in the old tehsil complex and the offices of advocates, deed writers, typists, naqsha nawis, photostat booths and bar room were located there.

Encroachments dot GT Road
Ludhiana, October 5
Hundreds of hawkers have encroached upon both sides of the GT Road, near the bus stand, Sidhwan Bet road, Tehsil road, Moga road and Ludhiana road, by either stationing their handcarts or by installing wooden kiosks.

26 lakh given for rural development
Khamano, October 5
The next year will be celebrated as development year by the state government and grants will be given for the repair of link roads and for the development of villages. This was stated by MP Shamsher Singh Dullo at Sanghol village near here. He distributed grants to villages for various development works.

Preparations for Valmiki Jayanti reviewed
Ludhiana, October 5
A meeting of functionaries of the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj (BVDS) held here yesterday reviewed the preparations for Valmiki Jayanti and the shobha yatra to be taken out on October 9 in the city on this occasion.



Law institute stone laid

Ludhiana, October 5
The Punjab Governor, Justice O.P. Verma, has stressed upon the need to bring about substantial improvement in the quality of law education.

The Governor, Justice O.P. Verma, Lala Lajpat Rai and Prof K.N. Pathak at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the University Institute of Laws held on Sunday at the PU extension library. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari

The Governor, Justice O.P. Verma, Lala Lajpat Rai and Prof K.N. Pathak at the foundation stone-laying ceremony


Celebrate festivals with natural products, say docs
Ludhiana, October 5
Beware women while applying hair dyes, hair colours and sparkling henna on your hands, especially during festival days. These things could cause damage to your skin due to the antigen Paraphenylene Diamine (PPD) present in these products. Skin specialists in the city feel that the number of patients suffering from various skin problems increases, especially after “Karva Chauth.”

Thalassaemia threat a matter of concern
Ludhiana, October 5
In India every year, about 10,000 to 15,000 children are born with thalasseamia. The genetic trait responsible i.e. beta thalassemia is most common in Punjabis, Sindhis, Bengalis etc. Children born with thalassemia require blood transfusion from the age of six months onwards. The growing magnitude of thalassemia trait is a matter of concern.


Gill Sports Club secures berth in final
Ludhiana, October 5
Gill Sports Club of Ghawadi defeated Guru Hargobind Sahib Academy of Ahmedgarh 3-0 to register their fourth consecutive victory and secured a berth in the final of the Bibi Surjit Kaur Memorial Six-a-Side Hockey League Tournament being organised by Mata Sahib Kaur Academy at Jarkhar village near here today.


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