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Iron trader stabbed, Rs 1.85
lakh looted
Ludhiana, October 21
A Mandi Gobindgarh-based iron trader was literally stabbed in the back by his friend. He was robbed of Rs 1.85 lakh after being stabbed nearly 15 times by three armed robbers, including a friend, on the outskirts of Baheru village near Doraha late last night.
Gurmeet Singh recuperates at the DMC in Ludhiana Gurmeet Singh recuperates at the DMC in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Rental business boom in city
Ludhiana, October 21
While migrant labourers from different parts of the country, particularly Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, are earning their livelihood here, they are also contributing to the local economy in reasonable proportions.


Awaiting birth and death certificates
Ludhiana, October 21
Their application for a birth certificate has proved to be a jinx for them. Since the day they applied for a birth certificate it has been eluding them. This is the plight of some city residents who were instrumental in helping the district administration in unearthing a major scandal in the office of SDM (East) and Local Registrar, Births and Deaths, Municipal Corporation, in which some employees of the office had allegedly forged the signatures of former SDM (E) Bhawna Garg and minted money by preparing fake certificates.

Dengue claims another life in city
Ludhiana, October 21
Batko, a 40-year-old migrant labourer, who was admitted to the Civil Hospital yesterday with symptoms of dengue, died here last night. The deceased was an anaemic and was brought to the hospital in serious condition. Dengue has claimed four lives so far.

A night of music, masti
Ludhiana, October 21
Last night was full of fun, music and “masti” for Ludhianvis at the sprawling lawns of Sutlej Club, where Punjabi singer Jasbir Jassi entertained them with his hit numbers. The musical evening was organised by Radiant Toyota to celebrate 1,000,000 cars on Indian roads. The venue had been tastefully decorated. Clad in white shirt and blue jeans, Jassi started the performance with Awwal allah noor upaye, a tribute to the Almighty and his gurus. His all-time hits challa and ik tara vajda were appreciated by the audience.

Punjabi pop singer Jasbir Jassi performs at Sutlej Club here on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Punjabi pop singer Jasbir Jassi performs at Sutlej Club

Whenever there are any pop-music performances, Ludhianvis expect their favourite pop-stars to be dressed in dazzling outfits. To have an impact on their audience, the female and male pop-stars always try to be ‘heavily’ dressed with leather jeans, jackets, shimmery gowns, colourful turbans etc.

Tiny tots of Cherryfields Nursery School participate in a fancy-dress competition Tiny tots of Cherryfields Nursery School participate in a fancy-dress competition in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Lok Bhalai Party raises voice against human trafficking
Ludhiana, October 21
The Lok Bhalai Party (LBP) has urged the government to book the Punjabi singers, travel agents and political leaders involved in human-trafficking racket for the past many years.

VHP men burn Mulayam’s effigy
Ludhiana, October 21
Workers of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other organisations today staged a demonstration against the alleged high handedness of the Uttar Pradesh Government in dealing with kar sevaks on October 17 at Ramsevakpuram near Ayodhya. They submitted a memorandum, addressed to the President, to the Deputy Commissioner, demanding the dismissal of the Mulayam Singh government. They also burnt an effigy of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.

Functions on Police Commemoration Day
Ludhiana, October 21
The Police Commemoration Day was observed at various places in the district here today. Impressive functions were organised at Ludhiana, Jagraon, and Khanna. The day is observed in the memory of policemen killed on duty in 1959 at the Indo-China border in an encounter with Chinese forces.

“Parbhat pheris” to mark Gurpurb
Ludhiana, October 21
A meeting of the managing committee of Gurdwara Guru Nanak Dev Sat Sang Sabha, Guru Nanak Pura, Civil Lines, which was held last night decided to take out a series of “parbhat pheris” in connection with the birthday celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev ji, according to a press note issued here today.


2 women killed in road mishaps
Ludhiana, October 21
On the statement of Mr Ajmer Singh, a resident of Indira Colony on the Chandigarh Road, the Focal Point police yesterday registered a case under Sections 279 and 304-A of the IPC against an unidentified scooterist who hit his scooter in front of the Oswal Mill on Monday when he was going along with his wife. Ajmer Singh was injured and his wife died on the spot. However, no arrest has been made so far.


Air Canada organises road show
Ludhiana, October 21
Air Canada today organised a road show in Ludhiana to create awareness about the start of daily non-stop flights from New Delhi to Toronto and destinations in USA. The road show was organised in Punjab keeping in view the increasing number of Punjabis travelling from Canada to India and back during the winter season.

‘Torans’ flood city markets
Ludhiana, October 21
City residents are busy in their shopping spree for Divali. Markets at Gur Mandi, Ghumar Mandi, Model Town Market, Chaura Bazar etc are flooded with colourful ‘torans’ — welcome arches. Earlier, the torans came from Rajasthan and Gujarat but this year the markets are flooded with ‘torans’ of different designs and shapes from other areas too.
‘Torans’ and other decorative pieces for Divali flood city markets. — A Tribune photograph
‘Torans’ and other decorative pieces for Divali flood city markets



Students exhibit scientific models
Ludhiana, October 21
More than 100 models on various scientific topics were displayed at an exhibition organised by the District Education Department in Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dholewal, here today.
A student explains his model on automated bypass for ambulances and VIP vehicles during an inter-school science model competition at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Dholewal, on Tuesday — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A student explains his model on automated bypass for ambulances and VIP vehicles during an inter-school science model competition at Government Model Senior Secondary School

Rahul, Samrita win rangoli contest
Ludhiana, October 21
As part of the Divali celebrations students of middle and higher sections of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, participated in a rangoli competition here today.

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Celebrate a safe Divali 
Ludhiana, October 20
The festival of lights, Divali is celebrated with traditional fervour, joy and happiness every year but tragedy also strike many homes on this night. Several persons are blinded and many suffer serious burn injuries while bursting crackers. Majority of the victims are small children, who are ignorant about dangers posed by the crackers. The ENT, Eye and skin experts have stressed that due to crackers injuries could be very serious and one should be very careful, even while bursting a ‘phuljhari’.


Seminar stresses  regular  exercise for healthy life
Ludhiana, October 21
A seminar on ‘Sports and Society’ was organised at Ramgarhia Girls College by the Department of Physical Education. The seminar was attended by eminent personalities such as Arjuna awardee Ajmer Singh, Director of Sports, Panjab University, and Dr Gurcharan Singh, Professor, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Chaotic start to zonal sports
Ludhiana, October 21
Unprepared grounds, the lack of adequate arrangements and a delay on the part of the various zonal teams in reaching the venue marred the beginning of the three-day 22nd District Government Elementary Sports at Government Girls’ Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, here today.

Handball team accorded warm welcome
Ludhiana, October 21
Members of the Punjab team that won the Senior National Handball Championship were accorded a warm welcome on their arrival in the city today. They returned victorious from Renukot, Uttar Pradesh, making history by clinching the title after a gap of 30 years. It was in 1973 that Punjab had won the title at the second national meet at Pune.


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