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Schoolchildren quiz Pandey on corruption
Ludhiana, October 17
Schoolchildren of the city today got an opportunity to put posers to Mr A.P. Pandey, Director Vigilance Bureau, Punjab, on issue relating to corruption and measures to curb the menace.

Doctor booked for removing kidney
Ludhiana, October 17
The Civil Lines police yesterday registered a case under various sections of the Transplantation of Human Organs Act and Sections 307 and 420 of the IPC, against Dr B.S. Aulakh, Head of the Kidney Transplant Section of the DMCH.
A relative showing the scar of a kidney operation on Gurdit Singh A relative showing the scar of a kidney operation on Gurdit Singh.
— Photo IV


CM’s assurance on exim forms
Ludhiana, October 17
The Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, has assured the trade and industry that all procedural complications in the way of exim forms and matters relating to sales tax will be soon sorted out. The government would pursue such policies that were friendly towards traders and industrialists, he said.

US delegation visits PAU
Ludhiana, October 17
As part of its global survey, a four-member delegation from the US Department of Agriculture visited the Department of Economics, College of Basic Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Minor raped
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 17
The police has booked a migrant fruit seller for allegedly raping a minor. According to Ramesh Kumar, a resident of Murlipur village in Chhapra district of Bihar, his minor daughter was raped by Bhola Giri, a middle-aged migrant fruit seller belonging to Damasha village of Chhapra district.

Three cracker sellers booked
Khanna, October 17
The police has booked three shopkeepers under Sections 285 and 286 of the Indian Penal Code and various sections of the Indian Explosives Act 9B-1984 and sealed their shops for selling and stocking crackers illegally.


Plea for paying taxes honestly
Ludhiana, October 17
All those persons who are liable to file income tax return, must file the same voluntarily and should pay the taxes due towards them. In view of healthy economic growth, the revenue of government should also go up which will help in the progress of country and nation-building. There will be no need to conduct surveys if the taxes are paid honestly.

INTUC for restoration of right to strike
Ludhiana, October 17
The Indian National Trade Union Congress has urged the Union Government to restore the right of the workers to strike, besides accepting other demands of government employees.

PPSC assailed for not conducting interviews
Ludhiana, October 17
Public Cause, a city-based social service organisation, has stated that the Punjab Public Service Commission had invited applications for college lecturers in 1999 and 2001 for 272 and 276 posts, respectively. Thousands of candidates had applied.

Assault victim faces threats
Ludhiana, October 17
Even after the erring ticket collector, Sahib Singh, was placed under suspension by senior railway officials for beating up a migrant, Inderjit Yadav, and his son on Wednesday at the railway station here, the woes of the victim and those coming out in his support are far from over.

Lighting up their lives on Divali
Ludhiana, October 17
Divali is here with the promise of joy and happiness. On this occasion, it is also time to spare a few moments for those children who don’t have a family to look after them. The SOS Children’s Villages of India, a non-government organisation takes care of such children.

Kirtan darbar on Nov 2
Ludhiana, October 17
The Shri Guru Gobind Singh Sewa Society will organise a kirtan darbar on November 2 in a park near Gurdwara Bebe Nanki, Model Town, according to a press note issued by the society.


Two assault cases reported in city
Ludhiana, October 17
The Jodhewal police has registered a case under Sections 324, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Vinod Kumar, a resident of Lajpat Nagar, against Kapil Dev, a property dealer, Sanjiv Kumar and Raj Kumar.


Exhibition of designer apparel

Ludhiana, October 17
An exhibition-cum-sale of designer shawls, stoles, bridal and formal wear items began at Chandan Towers, Pakhowal Road, here today. Harpriya and Mona from Delhi and Chandigarh have brought exclusive designer stuff to the city.

Visitors have a look at designer apparel at an exhibition in Ludhiana on Friday. —  Photo I.V.

Visitors have a look at designer apparel at an exhibition in Ludhiana

Designer exhibition
Ludhiana, October 17
Grapevine — an exhibition of contemporary Indian clothing — will be held at Sutlej Club on October 18 and 19. The collection would be an integration of old and new, urban and country, and past, present and future clothing.



ITI staff threaten to resume stir
Ludhiana, October 17
The Industrial Training Institute Employees Union, Punjab, today threatened to resume its agitation against the privatisation of ITIs in the state. In his statement, Mr Navjot Singh Dhoot, general secretary, said the members had earlier started an agitation against the government’s decision, which they termed “anti-employee” and “anti-student”.

Dances mark Divali function
Ludhiana, October 17
The second day of Divali function saw students of local SDP College for Women, SDP Senior Secondary School, Basti Jodhewal, SDP Senior Secondary School, Kila Mohalla, present dances and skits. The function was presided over by Mr Balraj Bhasin, president of SDP Sabha.

Students of SDP College during a Divali festival on the college premises in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma 

Students of SDP College during a Divali festival on the college premises in Ludhiana

New club formed in school
Ludhiana, October 17
New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, has been chosen by the Rotary International for the formation of Rotary Interact International Club to have a proper interaction for the all round development of students’ personality by adopting different projects, including environment, pollution, corruption, plantation, health and others.


Prof Mohan Singh Mohan Singh: pride of Punjabi poetry
At least three persons, bearing Mohan Singh as name, are historically associated with Ludhiana, lending it a pride of place. Mohan Singh of Kila Hans became industrialist and philanthropist. Coca-Cola/Campa Cola introduced his business face. Devotion to Rara Sahib retains his profile of service.


24 dengue patients admitted to DMCH
Ludhiana, October 17
About 24 fresh cases of dengue, majority of them from Ludhiana, were admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital during the last 24 hours. The patients belong to Jammu Colony, Haibowal Kalan, Dholewal, Sidhwan Bet, near Durga Mata Temple, Sant Vihar Colony, Akash Nagar, Haibowal Khurd, Civil Lines, Gurdwara Road, South Model Gram, Millar Ganj, Sunder Nagar, Urban Estate etc.

Check your thermometer for accuracy
Ludhiana, October 17
If you are feeling feverish, consult the doctor instead of relying on your thermometer. A number of cases have come to light in which patients had to suffer from mental agony due to of their faulty thermometers. Chemists feel that since the mercury in the thermometer is set manually, there could be a manufacturing defect in it.


BCM School athletics meet begins
Ludhiana, October 17
Kanwalnain of Bhaskar House in the boys’ section and Harsimran of Apple House in the girls’ were at the centrestage on the opening day of the third annual inter-house athletics meet of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today. In the boys’ (under-19) category, Kanwalnain bagged titles in shot put and 800 m and 1,500 m races.

A participant takes oath before the formal inauguration of the annual athletics meet of BCM Arya Model School, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photo

A participant takes oath before the formal inauguration of the annual athletics meet of BCM Arya Model School, Ludhiana


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