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Mob damages buses after 2 brothers die in mishap
Halwara, September 3
Hundreds of villagers from Halwara and the surrounding areas went on the rampage here and damaged two buses, besides blocking traffic for a few hours at the Mullanpur Dakha-Raikot highway, when two brothers of Khaddoor village, Pritam Singh (54) and Avtar Singh (55), were killed when a bus hit their motor cycle in the market at about 10:15 a.m today.

Relatives of two deceased brothers wait outside the post-mortem unit of the Sudhar hospital Relatives of two deceased brothers wait outside the post-mortem unit of the Sudhar hospital, near Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Portion of DC’s office auctioned
Failure to pay relief to claimants
Ludhiana, September 3
Following a court directive, a part of the Deputy Commissioner’s office was today sold for Rs 42.66 lakh in an open auction. Land measuring 250 sq yards abutting the boundary wall of the office was auctioned by the court auctioneer on the spot.


Another dowry victim pleads for justice
Jaspreet Kaur Ludhiana, September 3
Can mere disowning of a son and daughter-in-law provide immunity to their parents against a dowry case? This was a question raised today by an alleged dowry victim, who claimed that she was subjected to mental and physical torture allegedly by her in-laws and husband yet only the husband was booked by the police for dowry harassment. 
Jaspreet Kaur

Six more booked for defying DM’s order
Ludhiana, September 3
The police here yesterday registered six new cases under Section 188 of the IPC for disobeying the orders of the District Magistrate in regarding tenants and servants information.


Indian delegation returns from Pakistan
Seeks visa-free travel
Ludhiana, September 3
A 31-member delegation of Indian visitors, drawn from prominent social and cultural organisations, which returned after a three-day visit to Pakistan on September 1, has made a fervent plea for scrapping of visa formalities for travel between the two countries. It further desired that visitors should be allowed to travel to places of their own choice within the country and a stay of a minimum of one week should be permitted.

Focus on religious, rural tourism
Ludhiana, September 3
The Union Minister for Tourism, Ms Renuka Choudhary, had made a strong plea for the promotion of domestic tourism which could also generate employment opportunities, besides earning valuable foreign exchange.

Ludhiana gears up for Janmashtmi
Ludhiana, September 2
The city is gearing up to celebrate Janmashtmi on a grand scale on September 6. All temples are being cleaned and given a facelift. People are buying pictures and idols of Lord Krishna either for installing these in their home temples or for donating these to temples.

A Rajasthani sculptor busy making idols of Lord Krishna for Janmashtami in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A Rajasthani sculptor busy making idols of Lord Krishna for Janmashtami

K.R. Bhatt gets Rashtriya Rattan Award
Ludhiana, September 2
Mr K.R. Bhatt, a local educationist, got Rashtriya Rattan Award for his outstanding achievements and distinguished services in the field of education on August 22 in Delhi.


Mystery of a man’s death
Ludhiana, September 3
More than two years after a resident of Ghungrali Rajputtan, Gurmail Singh, was found drowned under mysterious circumstances in Ramgarh drain, a police inquiry has claimed that the man was murdered and had not drowned. The police claimed that he was strangulated to death and then thrown in the drain.

Bus conductor stabbed
Ludhiana, September 3

On the statement of Mr. Mehboob Ali, who lives in Sector 38 at Chandigarh, the division number 7 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 323,374,356,353 and 34 of the IPC against Achhra Fauji alias Narinder Pal, a conductor employed in Fatehgarh Sahib Bus Service and one other unknown person. The complainant had stated that he was on his duty as conductor with a CTU bus which was on its way from Ludhiana to Chandigarh.

Mehboob Ali, CTU bus conductor, under treatment at CMC Hospital in Ludhiana. — Photo by IV
Mehboob Ali, CTU bus conductor, under treatment at CMC Hospital in Ludhiana

Probe ordered into Pathak case
Ludhiana, September 2
The police, here today ordered a probe into the accident case involving District Attorney, A.A. Pathak, in which a four-year-old girl was killed on Wednesday night.

Youth attempts suicide
Khanna, September 3
A youth tried to commit suicide by consuming acid at Krishna Nagar Mohalla here today. The youth who was identified as Iqbal Singh (20) was rushed to local civil hospital Khanna. The youth was under depression. He was later referred to Patiala Hospital when his condition deteriorated. 


Help check rat menace, farmers urged
Ludhiana, September 3
Dr V.R. Parshad, Professor and Head, Department of Zoology and Fisheries, PAU, today revealed some interesting aspects of rats and said the bandicota bengalensis rat species caused major damage to crops and cereals in Punjab.


PTA repoll sought
Ludhiana, September 3
Questions have been raised about the PTA elections held in the Government College for Women yesterday and a repoll sought. Some parents — Dr Amrit Pal Singh, Mr Roshan Lal Arya and Mr Satpal Singh — met the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, and told him that the elections were unconstitutional.

From Schools & Colleges
Anu wins paper-reading contest

Ludhiana, September 3
The Political Science Society of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here organised an Inter-Class Paper Reading Contest under the guidance of Mrs Kushal Chopra and Ms Arvind Walia.

Students hold rally
Ludhiana, September 3

The Punjab Students Union held a rally in protest against the high-handedness of bus operators at the ITI, Gill Road, here today. Some other student unions also took part in the rally against rude behaviour of private bus operators with village students travelling to colleges in cities.
Students protest against bus operators in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V
Students protest against bus operators in Ludhiana

Dr Verma made NSS programme coordinator
Ludhiana, September 3
Dr K.S. Verma, Professor of Plant Pathology, has been appointed Programme Coordinator, National Service Scheme (NSS), by the Vice Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, for the fourth consecutive term.


Lawyers’ chambers removed
Ludhiana, September 3

A drive to remove alleged illegally constructed chambers of lawyers by the administration was left incomplete following the resistance by lawyers in the District Court complex here today.

A lawyer gathers his belongings after his cabin was removed in the district courts complex in Ludhiana by the administration on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A lawyer gathers his belongings after his cabin was removed in the district courts complex in Ludhiana

68 labour cases settled in Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, September 3
A labour Lok Adalat was held here today under the supervision of Mr A.K.Singla, Additional District Judge-cum-Presiding Officer of the Labour Court. As many as 68 cases were settled, involving Rs 6.11 lakh were disbursed to labourers. More than 100 cases were placed before the Lok Adalat.

A Lok Adalat in session in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photo
A Lok Adalat in session in Ludhiana on Friday


Punjabi fashion to go global
Ludhiana, September 2

It’s the business of marriage that would place Punjab on the global fashion scenario. And the day is not far when you would see supermodels attired in phulkaris on the ramp. That’s what Diivyaa Gurwaara, CEO, Bridal Asia, intends to do. The annual event, that invites designers from across the country, has on display jewellery, designer bridal wear and other items worth over Rs 150 crore.
The event this time would include the creations of Gunjan Virk of Chandigarh, who plans to come out with ethnic Punjabi dresses with the special touch that makes them contemporary. Punjab is becoming a hot favourite of such event organisers with the state registering a huge demand for designer bridal wear and event organisers take up the entire responsibility of arranging marriages.Diivyaa Gurwaara
Diivyaa Gurwaara


Children asked to avoid junk food, colas for good health
Ludhiana, September 3
‘In the wake of genetic predisposition of the people of Punjab which makes them susceptible to heart diseases compared to other regions in the country and the West, the children should avoid junk food and colas as to remain physically fit and alert. The school authorities in the city and elsewhere should also encourage students to have milk and sweetened lassi rather than cold drinks in the school canteens.’


PAU Zone shuttlers triumph
Ludhiana, September 3
PAU Zone shuttlers proved too good for their opponents, Gill Zone, as they romped home victorious in the final of the Ludhiana District Schools Inter-Zone Badminton Tournament (u-14) played at R S Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.


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