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Dealers threaten ban on blended petrol
Want firms to educate consumers
Ludhiana, October 7
Petroleum dealers in the state, while charging oil companies with marketing ethanol mixed petrol without adequate checks and necessary infrastructural support, have warned that the sale of blended petrol would be stopped from November 7 if the oil companies failed to come out with a comprehensive educational campaign for the consumers and at the same time exonerating the dealers from contamination of petrol and diesel.

Cops teach a lesson to VIP brats
Politician dad pulls strings for punishing officials
Ludhiana, October 7
Intense struggle for one- upmanship is on between Congress leaders and the district police here over the alleged misbehaviour of two VIP brats with Sarabha Nagar police station staff on Saturday night.
TRAFFIC VIOLATORS BEWARE! TRAFFIC VIOLATORS BEWARE!: A policeman checks the documents of a motorist at Bharat Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


DC suspends licences of 2 commission agents
Ludhiana, October 7
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, has suspended the licences of two commission agents and recommended action against a purchase in charge and supervisor of a market committee after finding that the paddy purchased by them was below the fixed specifications at Khanna mandi here today.
Mr Sanjay Kaul, Joint Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Mr Anurag Verma DC
Mr Sanjay Kaul, Joint Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Mr Anurag Verma DC, Ludhiana, and Mr K. Shiva Parsad, Senior Regional Manager, FCI, check the quality of procured paddy at the Khanna mandi.

6 more dengue cases reported
Ludhiana, October 7
Six suspected dengue patients have been admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of patients admitted at DMCH to 72. The fever has claimed two lives so far.

2 women, girl hurt in blast
Ludhiana, October 7
Two women and a minor girl received burn injuries in a blast in a house at Peeru Banda Mohalla in Salem Tabri area today. The exact cause of the blast could not be ascertained. The police claimed that it seemed some jar of kerosene oil had caught fire and exploded.

Keeping in view the lax law and order situation and recurrence of thefts all over the city, various private agencies dealing in security gadgets are finding it a lot more easier to convince their prospective customers to buy their respective products.
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Chinks in Akali unity bared at Dasehra function
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 7
Though officially the rival Akali groups have united, yet it seems Akali workers at grassroot levels have not forgotten their differences till now. This rift became evident during Dasehra celebrations held at Chanarthal Kalan village, near here, yesterday. The Dasehra celebrations organised here are unique in the state.

SAD(A) youth wing vows to fight police repression
Ludhiana, October 7
The youth wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), while expressing serious concern over increasing lawlessness and police repression in the state, has asked the government to initiate immediate steps to restore the rule of law failing which the party would be forced to launch an agitation all over the state.

Master magician in dock over python issue
Ludhiana, October 7
In an interesting twist to the controversy involving noted magician Shankar Samrat over the use of a python in his shows in violation of the Wildlife Act, the magician has applied for an ownership certificate of the reptile to the Haryana Government. Earlier, he had claimed before the local authorities that he already owned such a certificate. In what is being perceived as an attempt to hoodwink the authorities, the magician has applied to the Chief Wildlife Warden of Haryana to issue him an ownership certificate on the plea that he had bought the reptile from Haryana.

A file picture of Shankar Samrat during a performance in Ludhiana.
A file picture of Shankar Samrat during a performance

Governor to lead shobha yatra
Ludhiana, October 7
The Punjab Governor, Justice O.P. Verma, and the Director-General of Police, Mr A.A.Siddiqui, will take part in the shobha yatra to be taken out from Daresi Ground here on October 9 on the eve of Valmiki Jayanti. This was stated by Mr Vijay Danav, national convener of the Bharatiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj (BVDS), at a news conference here today.

1.65 cr released under rural development plan
Amloh, October 7
Mr Jasjeet Singh Randhawa, Minister for Public Health and Rural Development, said today that under the scheme of consolidated rural development programme more than Rs 1.65 crore have been released for Sounti, Mullepur, Khera, Raillon, Faror and Lakha Singh wala villages. The scheme would be extended to other villages soon.

Red Cross donates 16 wheelchairs
Ahmedgarh, October 7
The District Red Cross Society, Sangrur, in collaboration with the National Institute for Visually Handicapped, distributed 35 tricycles, 16 wheelchairs and 26 pairs of crutches among disabled at a function held at MGMN Senior Secondary School, here today.

Clean park, urge residents
Ludhiana, October 7
Resentment prevails among residents of Rajguru Nagar Colony against the Ramlila Committee for not getting the ground in their locality cleaned after the conclusion of Ramlila. Morning walkers are finding it difficult to go for a walk in the ground.


Two held on theft charge
Ludhiana, October 7
The Sadar police yesterday arrested Harvinder Singh and Karamjit Singh, both residents of Bulara village, and booked them under Sections 379 and 411 of the IPC. The police said today that stolen items, including a water pump, was recovered from their possession.

Two held in Gola murder case
Ludhiana, October 7
More than two years after an angry mob damaged the house of a police cat-turned-cop Gurmeet Singh Pinki for murdering a youth Avtar Singh, alias Gola, the district police today arrested two persons, including a Youth Congress leader, for the alleged incident.


Record arrival of paddy 
Ludhiana, October 7
A record arrival of paddy was reported from the district with 56, 368 tonnes being procured today. Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, stated that a record arrival of paddy has been reported from mandis of the district and till October 5 a total of 3.23 lakh tonnes had been purchased as compared to 1.73 lakh tonnes purchased last year in the corresponding period.

Training course concludes
Ludhiana, October 7
The College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, has organised a 10-day training course on “Use of computer and Internet in agriculture” for farmers. It was held in collaboration with the computer centre of the college and the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Eleven farmers attended the course.

PAU to announce awards for best farmers
Ludhiana, October 7
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has decided to announce three prizes for the best farmers of the state to encourage them for diversification and dairying.


“Need to counter influence of  European culture” 
Ludhiana, October 7
“The culture of any community is not static but dynamic and is the product of historical process,” said Dr J.S. Grewal, a former Vice-Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, in his keynote address at a seminar on “Present and future of Punjabi culture”, held here today. 

Students display models, charts
Ludhiana, October 7
The Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha in collaboration with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology organised a science fair at Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School, Cinema Road, here today.
Students display models at an exhibition held at Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School, Cinema Road, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Students display models at an exhibition held at Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School

SDP girls win contest
Ludhiana, October 7
Shruti and Mehar Abbas, both students of the SDP College for Women, have won the first prize in the state-level essay writing competition organised by the Directorate of Youth Services, Punjab.

Shankar-Jaikishan show on Oct 11
Ludhiana, October 7
Parampara — People for Music, a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organisation devoted to the cause of promoting music, will organise a musical evening “Shankar Jaikishan-Magic Moments” on October 11 at Nehru Siddhant Kendra.


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