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4,000 houses for city homeless
Ludhiana, October 13
With a view to providing shelter to the poor living in urban areas, the state government has launched the Ambedkar-Valmiki Awas Yojna.

Shopping fast for the fast
Too many designs and colours of bangles seem to put the girl in a fix to select the right bangles
Too many designs and colours of bangles seem to put the girl in a fix to select the right bangles for her on the eve of Karva Chauth in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by  Pardeep Tewari


Jagraon police busts gang of thieves 
Jagraon, October 13
They were the epitome of good manners while serving guests during daytime and went out of the way for that ‘valuable’ tip. But in the darkness of night, they became dacoits and terrorised people to loot valuables.

Farmers give thought to environment
Demand paper mill to utilise paddy straw
Ludhiana, October 13
As the paddy straw continues to give sleepless nights to environmentalists and difficult time to farmers as well as public, farmers of various villages in Pakhowal belt have jointly appealed to the state government to set up a paper mill so that the straw can be utilised properly. The villagers are even ready to provide a piece of land for setting up the project.

‘Bridging’ gap between mandis
Jagraon, October 13
The new bridge over the Sutlej linking Sidwan Bet in Jagraon and Mehatpur in Jalandhar has not only proved to be a boon for commuters but also farmers on the other side, who have started bringing their produce to this mandi as it fetches them a higher price.


CM likely to continue anti-corruption drive
Ludhiana, October 13
The latest development on the Amarinder-Badal confrontation indicates that Jat culture has fully over taken the style of Punjab politics. It no longer seems that the playing field is level between the party in power and the Opposition.

Badal seeks more time to file reply
Ludhiana, October 13
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will seek more time to file his reply to the queries posed and details sought by the Vigilance Bureau during his questioning “as it was not possible to do so in five days.”

Badal did disservice to Panth: Ravi Inder
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 13
Mr Ravi Inder Singh, chief of the Akali Dal, has said his party will contest the ensuing SGPC elections for which meetings and conferences are being organised by the party. He was speaking at Ambey Majra village, near here, yesterday.

The Akali Dal chief, Mr Ravi Inder Singh, and Baba Sarabjot Singh Bedi inaugurate the upper storey block of a school at Mugal Majra (Mandi Gobindgarh) on Sunday.
The Akali Dal chief, Mr Ravi Inder Singh, and Baba Sarabjot Singh Bedi inaugurate the upper storey block of a school

Kidnapped student hoodwinks captors
Ludhiana, October 13
Gurinder Pal Singh , a BA II student of Arya College, who was kidnapped from outside the college by motor cycle-borne youths two days ago, returned home today after managing to dupe his kidnappers.

Festival shopping adds to traffic blues
Ludhiana, October 13
With the major commercial centres and main roads in the city bursting at seams due to increased rush of shoppers due to forthcoming festivals, the traffic situation has gone from bad to worse. Traffic jams during peak hours in one or the other area have become a routine.

PSEB staff to hold rally today
Ludhiana, October 13
The joint forum of the Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Unions has threatened to further intensify the agitation if the management failed to reinstate the employees who were forced to go on compulsory retirement.

Three marriages solemnised
Doraha, October 13
Three marriages were solemnised by the local Rama Natak Club today. Mr Tej Parkash Singh, Transport Minister, blessed the newly weds. The couples were from Rampur, Bhattal and Bhartalan villages.


Man assaulted, dies
Ludhiana, October 13
The Division No. 1 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 304 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Narinder Singh, a resident of Chhawni Mohalla, against Harbhajan Singh, Gurmeet Singh and Kamaljit Singh.

Woman shot at, car taken away



A cultural extravaganza

Ludhiana, October 13
Students and staff of Saraswati Modern School, Civil Lines, celebrated its annual function here yesterday.
The function began with the enchanting of mantras and singing of ‘Vande Mataram’. This was followed by a ‘nritya natika’ titled ‘Meera’.

Students of Saraswati Modern School play piano as they present an item in instrumental music during annual day celebrations held in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Pardeep Tewari

Students of Saraswati Modern School play piano as they present an item in instrumental music during annual day celebrations

Maths teachers attend workshop
Ludhiana, October 13
Aiming to improve classroom teaching and prepare students well for examination, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) started a two-day orientation workshop for its mathematics teachers in 75 affiliated schools at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, here today.

Students of NIFD enjoy a welcome party held in Ludhiana
Students of NIFD enjoy a welcome party held in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

PAU youth fest from Nov 1
Ludhiana, October 13
A week-long inter-college youth festival will begin at Punjab Agricultural University from November 1.
While all literary and fine arts events will be held at Students’ Home from November 1 to 4, contests for cultural events will be held on November 5, 6 and 7 in the Open Air Theatre. On November 1, students from all five colleges will participate in painting and poster making competitions. On the second day, there will be contest for cartoon making.

Combined annual training camp begins
Doraha, October 13
The annual training camp for senior and junior women and pre-RDC for boys started at the Doraha Army Bridge Training Centre (BTC) here today. The 11-day camp will include drill, weapon training, map-reading, first aid training etc.

2 GNE teachers win laurels
Ludhiana, October 13
Two academicians of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College have brought laurels for their institution as their technical paper on computer science was selected at the International Conference on Emerging Technology (ICET-2003).


3 acquitted of murder charge
Ludhiana, October 13
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Justice S.M.S Mahal, has acquitted Nihal Singh, Sikander Singh, both of Kaunke village, and Gurjit Kaur of Aitiana village, Sudhar, of the charge of murdering Jagjit Singh of Aitiana village in July, 2001, as the prosecution failed to prove the charges levelled against them.


Cultural mela ends with lively show
Ludhiana, October 13
A cultural mela organised by the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, and the Punjab Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) ended here late last night. This year’s mela was a pale shadow of the last year’s mela. The mela was organised at a local hotel and saw thin attendance.

Madhpuri’s two books released
Ludhiana, October 13
While releasing Sukhdev Madhpuri’s book ‘Giddhe dian bolian, khand mishri dian dalian’, here today, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of the PAU, appreciated the efforts made by the author in collecting, compiling and publishing the rich cultural heritage of Punjab. He lauded efforts of Madhpuri and hoped that this book would create a unique niche in the literary circles of Punjab.


17 fresh dengue cases in city
Ludhiana, October 13
Seventh fresh cases of dengue have been reported at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in the past 24 hours. Now the total number of patients suffering from dengue-like symptoms has reached 251 from which 123 are from Ludhiana.


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