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Petrol station vandalised, tanks dug out
Seven-year-long feud over ownership

Pakhowal, September 7
Around 35 unidentified armed persons damaged a petrol station by removing pumps and digging out oil tanks in a night-long operation scripted allegedly in order to distort the nature of a seven-year-long dispute over the ownership of the station.

Janmashtami celebrated with zeal 
Krishna Mandir, Model Town, Ludhiana, illuminated for Janmashtami celebrations
Krishna Mandir, Model Town, Ludhiana, illuminated for Janmashtami celebrations on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


ISP indifferent as subscribers cry foul
Ludhiana, September 7
If you think getting an Internet connection nowadays is a hassle-free job, ask Mr Satinder Singh of Momentum InfoTech, a city-based IT company that exports software worth over $ 10,000 every month.

Youths seek action against placement agency
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 7
Even after 10 months of the registration of an FIR under against the owners of a placement agency, two youths of nearby Bapla village are making rounds of various offices to get the inquiry completed and the challan presented in the court.

Unemployed teachers meet Johar
Ludhiana, September 7
Members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, DIET Students Welfare Union, Newly Appointed Elementary Teachers Union staged a joint protest march in support of their demands here today.

A common saying here goes that servants are necessary evils. Every household here has at least one servant. Though they are occasionally associated with crime, no household can do without them.
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Free liquor and that too as ‘prasad’
Kounke Kalan (Jagraon), September 7
Bacchus lovers have never had it so good — thanks to a Muslim seer, Baba Roodu Shah, whose dargah attracts thousands of devotees who offer liquor as a sign of their gratitude after their wishes have been fulfilled. Men, women and children from all parts of the state and neighbouring regions converge, here to offer liquor and take the same back in the form of “prasad”.

Devotees scramble for ‘liquor prasad’ at Baba Roodu Shah Dargah, Kounke Kalan, Jagraon. — A Tribune photograph
Devotees scramble for ‘liquor prasad’ at Baba Roodu Shah Dargah, Kounke Kalan

Doctor’s arrest decried
Ludhiana, September 7
Over 35 local doctors have expressed their anguish at the arrest and registration of a criminal case under Section 304 of the IPC against Dr Harjit Singh of Oswal Hospital in connection with the death of a patient allegedly due to administration of a wrong injection.

Security beefed up at Maksoodra village
Doraha, September 7
Security has been tightened at Maksoodra village in the wake of the “barsi” of Sidh Baba Nanu Shah and the ongoing tension between two groups over the Dhakki Sahib issue.

Vishvakarma road in bad state
Doraha, September 7
The Vishvakarma Road here is in bad condition as the entire stretch is full of potholes that cause inconvenience to not only the passers-by, but also residents whose houses are situated along the road.


Man held with illicit methanol
Ludhiana, September 7
The Division No. 6 police yesterday arrested Manmohan Seth, a resident of Transport Nagar, and seized 80 drums of methanol. The complainant, Mr Roop Singh, Assistant Food and Supply Officer, had stated to the police that the accused had been hoarding and selling the petrochemical without obtaining the required permission from the Civil Food and Supply Officer.
Methanol drums seized by the police in Ludhiana
Methanol drums seized by the police in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Head Constable killed in mishap
Khanna, September 7
Lajwant Singh, a Head Constable of the Punjab Police was killed and his associate, Swarn Singh, was injured when their scooter was hit by a truck near Jarg village, 15 km from here today.


Farm mechanisation has cut cost, says expert
Ludhiana, September 7
A three-week summer workshop on advances in interculture and plant protection equipment organised by the Department of Farm Power and Machinery concluded here today. The event was sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, and was attended by the participants from Punjab and other states.


Students take lesson in taxation laws
Ludhiana, September 7
Students of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) here had a unique experience when Mr Mohinder Ranga, Additional Commissioner, Central Excise, delivered a guest lecture on taxation and shared with them his experiences in the field of central and state taxation.

Students celebrate Janmashtami
Ludhiana, September 7
Janmashtami was celebrated with fervour at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, on Monday. Tiny tots of the school presented a colouful programme of dance and music, depicting different aspects of the life of Lord Krishna. Dressed like Krishna and Radha, the children staged skits, dance items and short plays.

Students dressed as Shri Krishna during the Janamashtmi celebration at the local Green Land School on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students dressed as Shri Krishna during the Janamashtmi celebration at the local Green Land School

Students plant saplings
Samrala, September 7
Vanamahotsava was celebrated at Malwa College, Bondli, near here, today by the Youth Welfare Club of the college under the leadership of Prof Harinder Kaur and Dr Harinderjit Singh Kaler.


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