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Parkash Utsav celebrated with fervour
Langars, nagar kirtans, path mark the occasion
Ludhiana, September 1
Nagar kirtans, langar and Paths marked the festivities in connection with 400th Parkash Utsav celebrations of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in city today.

A view of langar near the AC market held in connection with the 400th Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Ludhiana  Singh Sabha gurdwara in Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, illuminated for Parkash Utsav celebrations
A view of langar near the AC market held in connection with the 400th Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib in Ludhiana on Wednesday and (Right) Singh Sabha gurdwara in Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, illuminated for Parkash Utsav celebrations. — Tribune photos by Sayeed Ahmed 

Two booked for violating District Magistrate’s orders
Verification of tenants, servants
Ludhiana, September 1
Finally cracking the whip on the violators of the verification orders of tenants and servants of the District Magistrate, the district police has registered a case against two persons who did not supply information to the police about their tenants or servants.


MC in a quandary over illegal colonies
Ludhiana, September 1
With the deadline given to the state government for regularisation of all unauthorised colonies in the mega city by the city Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, at the general House meeting of the municipal corporation here on July 26 having expired, the Congress- led civic body is in a quandary over the sensitive matter.

Top Cong leaders back Beant’s family
Ludhiana, September 1
Aggrieved family of the late Mr Beant Singh could not have expected more in terms of support it got yesterday during his ninth death anniversary programme organised at Payal. Leader, right from the AICC general secretary, Ms Mohsina Kidwai, downwards including the Deputy Chief Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal and former MP, Mr Jagmeet Brar expressed their support to the family, which has been lobbying strongly for a ministerial berth for Mr Tej Paraksh.

President Kalam interacts with schoolchildren
Khanna, September 1
For the Radha Vatica Senior Secondary School here August 31, was a red letter day because on that day, President of India Abdul Kalam invited them for interaction. Raja Sansi Airport was the venue for this meeting.

Undertrial prisoner escapes
Ludhiana, September 1
An undertrial prisoner facing charges of kidnapping and raping a city girl gave the police a slip at civil hospital today early morning where he was admitted few days ago.


CPM activists hold rally
Ludhiana, September 1

Hundreds of CPM workers held a rally against the US hegemony at the Chattar Singh Park following a call by the central committee of party here today.

Activists of the CPM raise slogans against the “anti-farmer” policies of the government in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed.
Activists of the CPM raise slogans against the "anti-farmer" policies of the government in Ludhiana

Plea to drain out rainwater
Ludhiana, September 1

Although for the past week there has been no rain in Ludhiana, rainwater is still accumulated at the Humbrah road in front of the dairy complex. Residents say that the water had started getting accumulated soon after the first rain of the season.

A view of the rainwater that has collected in front of the Dairy Complex in Ludhiana. 
— A Tribune photograph
A view of the rainwater that has collected in front of the Dairy Complex in Ludhiana

Divers denied promised jobs
Ludhiana, September 1
Eight years after retrieving three bodies of well diggers, who were buried alive following a cave-in and promised a job by the Municipal Corporation , the government has failed to keep its words.

At the Crossroads
Mohinderdeep Grewal Poet who talks of relationships sans warmth

In sixties Punjabi poetry, particularly ghazal, drifted away from the Urdu terminology, besides discarding the oft-repeated ideas. Mohinderdeep Grewal composed his first poem in 1963 while as a B.Sc. student in L.R.M. College, (now DAV) Jagraon.

The Jain muni who lived on water for a year
Ludhiana, September 1
Jain Acharya Sehajmuni today underlined the need for peace and brotherhood for the smooth progress of civilisation. The Sehajmuni, who shot into prominence for fasting for a year between May 1, 1997 and April 30, 1998, is currently here to observe “chaturmass”. He used to drink only water during the fasting period.


Gang of car thieves busted
Ludhiana, September 1
An inter-state gang of car thieves was busted and some stolen cars were recovered from the possession of the gang, according to Mr Narinderpal Singh, SSP. The SSP said in a press release here this afternoon that on special instructions to prevent incidents of theft and check unsocial elements, a team was formed under the leadership of Inspector Jaswinder Singh which also comprised Mr Navreet Singh, in charge, Special Staff, CIA Headquarters and SHO Jangjit Singh.

Jail inmate booked for suicide bid
Ludhiana, September 1
A jail inmate, who allegedly tried to commit suicide by banging his head against the iron grill of the local ‘bakshikhana’ in the new courts complex here yesterday, was booked under Sections 309, 323 and 506 of the IPC at the Civil Lines police station on a statement of Mr Ravinder Pal Singh, ASI.

Answersheets stolen
Jagraon, August 31
The police, on a statement by Ms Parveen Kaur, Principal, Government Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, has registered a case under Sections 457, 380, IPC, against unknown persons.

Woman, daughter die after taking tea laced with poison
Jagraon, September 1
Sarbjit Kaur and her mother Paramjit Kaur died after taking tea instantly whereas Jagdip Kaur, daughter of Paramjit Kaur, is struggling with life and admitted to a hospital in Ludhiana.


Industry welcomes foreign trade policy
Ludhiana, September 1
Welcoming the new foreign trade policy announced by Commerce Minister Kamal Nath industrialists here said it would not only provide impetus to exports, it would also help industry emerge more competitive.

Chamber wants steel export subsidies withdrawn
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 31
The Patiala Chamber, at its executive meeting, has welcomed the reduction in customs duty on imported steel scrap and rolling material. The policy of free import of raw material for the steel industry will bring down prices, said Mr Dinesh Gupta, president of the chamber, in a press note here today.

INTUC seeks ESI cover for pvt sector workers
Ludhiana, September 1
INTUC, Punjab, and the labour and employment cell of the Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, have sought a comprehensive ESI coverage for industrial workers in the private sector, particularly in the hosiery industry.


Spreading awareness on use of insecticides through plays
Ludhiana, September 1
Following appeals by the government agencies to farmers to use pesticides and insecticides judiciously, now it is the turn of PAU to adopt novel technique of spreading awareness about the problems through street plays.


Teacher not qualified for job: parent
Ludhiana, September 1
One of the parents of a student of GGN Public School, Maya Nagar, Mr Avtar Singh, has complained that Mr Jagjeet Singh, a music teacher of the school, has been appointed for the job since November 30, 1997, but he has no diploma. The school prospectus claims that he possesses a diploma.

From Schools & Colleges
Students celebrate Parkash Utsav

Ludhiana, September 1
To mark the Quadricentennial celebrations of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib, staff and students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, organised a Sukhmami Sahib path, kirtan and shabad gayan here today. “Babaji ki Beed” was given due respect and was welcomed by trustees, teachers and the students.



344 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, August 31
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital organised a free medical camp at Maharaja Lal Ji Das Bhuriwale Memorial Charitable Hospital in Mallewal. As many as 344 persons were examined and medicines given free of cost.


Nav Bharti School win cricket title
Ludhiana, September 1
In the low-scoring final of the Sanjeev Kaushik Memorial Cricket Tournament organised by the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy at its ground in Baloke village, near here, today, Ashish gave a good account of himself (3 for 13 and 11 runs) to steer Nav Bharti Public School to register 47-run victory over Saraswati Model School.

KVM lads win cricket titles
Ludhiana, September 1
Cricketers of the local Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, brought laurels to their school, winning the u-14 and u-16 titles in the Inter-Zonal Schools Cricket Tournament here today.


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