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IHRO flays WSC for supporting Kala Afghana
Ludhiana, October 27
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has claimed that the World Sikh Convention (WSC) held at SAS Nagar yesterday was a ploy to drum up support for controversial Sikh writer Gurbax Singh Kala Afghana, who has been ex-communicated for his anti-Sikh faith writings.

Train delay leaves passengers stranded
Ludhiana, October 27
Hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the Ludhiana railway station due to disruption of traffic on the Jammu-Pathankot railway track after a blast by militants near Samba last night.
Passengers, who were stranded due to disruption of rail traffic at the Jammu-Pathankot section, at the enquiry counter of the Ludhiana railway station Passengers, who were stranded due to disruption of rail traffic at the Jammu-Pathankot section, at the enquiry counter of the Ludhiana railway station on Monday. — Photo by  Inderjeet Verma


Location hits small units’ growth
Ludhiana, October 27
Thousands of small and tiny industrial units located in the non-designated or residential localities of the city are being penalised for no fault of theirs. These units are being denied new power connections, extension in sanctioned load and no objection certificates from different departments on the basis of their location, which is not only unjust but also proving detrimental in the way of their expansion plans.

30 fresh cases of dengue
Ludhiana, October 27
Over 30 fresh cases of dengue were reported at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) during the past 24 hours. With this, the total number of patients, admitted to the DMCH has gone up to 641. Out of this, 427 cases have been reported from the city alone.


Ex-minister lashes out at Cong govt
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 27
“The news reports about the performance of Punjab Government during its 20-month tenure in the state are nothing but a propaganda, which also aims at maligning the Badal family, where as main issues like unemployment, environment pollution and concessions to Dalits have not been touched upon,” commented Mr Dalip Singh Pandhi, a former minister.

Police-public meet boosts  residents’ morale
Ludhiana, October 27
A “police-public meet” was held yesterday at Herman Park, Dugri, and was organised by the Urban Estate Residents’ Welfare Society- Phase-II. This meeting was called a continuation of the meeting which was held earlier with the SSP, Ludhiana, a few days ago. The meeting was arranged to boost the morale of the area residents which was shattered due to frequent incidents of thefts, looting, murders, snatchings and kidnappings .

Pensioners seek hike  in three stages
Amloh, October 27
At a meeting of the government Pensioners Association, Amloh sub-division, today president of the Association Hakam Rai urged the government to provide service benefits to the pensioners at the rate of 0.05 per cent for six months of service after 33-year service put in by the government servant as recommended by the pay commission.

Joginder Pal  oration on Oct 30
Ludhiana, October 27
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital will organise the Sixth Joginder Pal Pandey Oration in association with Nehru Siddhant Kendra on October 30 in the Dumra Auditorium. Dr S.S. Johal, Vice-Chairman, Punjab State Planning Board, will speak on the “When the state abdicates its responsibility in social sector”.

Bhaiya Dooj celebrated
Ludhiana, October 27
Bhaiya Dooj was celebrated with enthusiasm here today. On this day, sisters apply ‘tilak’ on the foreheads of their brothers and pray for their long lives. Brothers, in turn, give gifts to their sisters. The festival is celebrated a day after Divali.

A sister applies ‘tilak’ on the forehead of her brother on Bhaiya Dooj in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V
A sister applies ‘tilak’ on the forehead of her brother on Bhaiya Dooj


Two held for  selling fake lottery tickets
Ludhiana, October 27
The Jagraon police has arrested two persons in a joint raid conducted by the police and the State Lotteries Department at Jagraon yesterday. The two accused, Jaswant Lal and Ashok Kumar, were selling fake lottery tickets in violation of the National Lotteries Act.


Seminar on Indian industry on Oct 30
Ludhiana, October 27
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) will organise a seminar on “Competitiveness of Indian industry viz-a-viz China’ here on October 30. It will aim to understand the basis of competitiveness of domestic industries in the context of China in the global market and as to where the country stood and what all it needed to do to catch up with its Asian counterpart.


Use paddy straw for cow bedding, say PAU experts
Ludhiana, October 27
Scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have advised the farmers not to burn the paddy straw and instead use it as bedding material for cross bred cows during winters. This was concluded in a study conducted at the Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Sciences, PAU.


PAU to form group to plan research projects
Ludhiana, October 27
The Punjab Agricultural University authorities have decided to constitute a resource conservation technology group to identify and plan research projects with clear-cut identified areas of research for individual scientists through inter-departmental collaboration. This decision is the outcome of an in-house review of research projects undertaken by the university.

Schools celebrate founder’s day
Ludhiana, October 27
Students of SAN Jain Senior Secondary School, Daresi Road, and SAN Jain Model Senior Secondary School, Circular Road, celebrated founder’s day on school premises here today.

Girls of SAN Jain Senior Secondary School dressed up to perform at founder’s day function of the school in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo I.V
Girls of SAN Jain Senior Secondary School dressed up to perform at founder’s day function of the school

PCTE students excel
Ludhiana, October 27
Students of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) have bagged top five positions out of 10 in BCA second semester examination conducted by Punjab Technical University (PTU) this year.

District-level  science contest
Ludhiana, October 27
A three-day district-level competition for science teachers and students will begin at Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School for Boys, Millerganj, tomorrow.
While students will compete in chart-making, model-making and quiz contests, teachers will participate in extempore and teaching aids competitions. In chart-making contest, the students will get topics on the spot.

NCC training camp  concludes
Doraha, October 27
Campfire and ‘bara khana’ of the annual training camp for the cadets of three Punjab Girls Bn NCC Ludhiana organised by the Directorate of NCC Group Headquarter, Ludhiana, was held at the 814 CETC, Doraha.


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