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Lawyers boycott courts, hold protest

Express solidarity with Lucknow colleagues
Ludhiana, September 8
Lawyers here today struck work to express solidarity with their colleagues in Lucknow, who were beaten by the police a few days back. Work in courts was affected.

Lawyers in Ludhiana stage a demonstration on Wednesday to express solidarity with their counterparts in Lucknow
Lawyers in Ludhiana stage a demonstration on Wednesday to express solidarity with their counterparts in Lucknow, who were beaten up by the police. — A Tribune photograph

MCPI comes out in support of lawyers
Ludhiana, September 8
The Punjab State Committee of the Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) today condemned the lathi-charge on lawyers in Lucknow by the police.


Six of family drugged by ‘friend’, robbed

Dollo Kalan (Ludhiana), September 8
Friendship with an undertrial proved costly for a family in this village when six of its members, including three women, were drugged and looted by him last night. The victims consumed a drug-laced milk cake offered by him after dinner last night at their house in this village. They were found lying unconscious this morning.

Three members of a family of Dollo Kalan village, who were drugged and looted, undergo treatment at Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Australian envoy to visit PAU
Ludhiana, September 8
The Australian High Commissioner in India, Ms Penelope Wensley, will visit Punjab Agricultural University tomorrow to review the projects being undertaken by the countries on the campus.

Struggling for land record for 18 years
Bhajan Singh Ludhiana, September 8
Since 18 long years he has been fighting for the possession of his agricultural land in Dhandra village ,near here, but thanks to bureaucratic wranglings and redtapism, he has not been able to get a copy of the revenue record showing possession of the land, which is worth crores. Mr Bhajan Singh, a 70-year-old resident living in Santokh Nagar area here, is the owner of the land worth Rs 2 crore but till he gets a ‘‘farad’’ showing ownership of the land, he cannot claim possession.

Cong leader booked for insult to Tricolour
It is a mere eyewash, says BJP
Ludhiana, September 8
The city police today finally took action in the Tricolour controversy by booking a Congress leader under the Prevention of Insult to National Honour Act surprisingly it let off many senior Congress leaders who were present when the incident took place but had ignored the dishonour of the national flag on the birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Brother, sister die as truck rams into hut
Khanna, September 8
Two members of a family and a trader were injured in an accident that took place near the SSP office complex on GT Road early this morning. The accident occurred when a speeding trailer being chased by the Mandi Gobindgarh police hit a truck parked on the road.

Railway passengers not a priority here
Ludhiana, September 8
An atrocious rail journey is not unheard of. And in case you happen to start it from the Ludhiana railway station, it will prove to be a nightmare.

Passengers are forced to make enquiries at the Ludhiana railway station counter as telephones remain engaged most of the time. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Passengers are forced to make enquiries at the Ludhiana railway station counter as telephones remain engaged most of the time.


Colony residents up in arms against slum dwellers
Ludhiana, September 8
Coming up against the mushrooming of slums in their area, residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Block-E, Pakhowal Road, have urged upon the Chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust to fulfil his promise of demolishing jhuggis.

SBP staff to go on strike on Sept 10
Ludhiana, September 8
Employees of the State Bank of Patiala will observe a strike on September 10 against the “rigid” attitude of the Management.


Owners of immigration firm booked
Ludhiana, September 8
A major immigration racket flourishing in the region has been detected. The Division No 5 police has booked Harjinder Singh and Harjit Kaur, owners of Santoshi Consultancy, here along with two company managers Eesa and Puja. 

Copper wire worth Rs 40,000 stolen
Jagraon, September 8
The Sidhwanbet police has registered a case under Section 379 against unidentified persons for steeling copper wire.


Cluster approach to benefit textile industry
Ludhiana, September 8
After Mohali it is now the textile industry in Ludhiana that will benefit from the cluster model approach. Post-sanctioning of Rs 50 crore for the purpose, the textile industry is fast gearing up to form the cluster.

PNB computers develop snag
Ludhiana, September 8
Customers of Punjab National Bank have been facing problems in getting payments. They claim that the computer network interlinking various banks and branches has been out of order since Monday and the bank has not taken any measures so far.

Biz brief
Ludhiana: A marketing campaign, “Faber Chappar Pad Ke Jeeto”, was launched here today. Faber-India has earmarked a budget of Rs 10 crore for this four-month campaign, said Mr K. Hira, senior vice-president, while addressing a press conference.



End to education commercialisation stressed
Ludhiana, September 8
The commercialisation of education is going to spell doom for higher education in the near future. Moreover, education has lost its sheen and sacredness. There is politicisation and commercialisation of education. This was stated by Dr Manmohan Singh, former Secretary, Higher Education, while giving awards to retired academicians at a function arranged by the Rotary Club (North) at D.D. Jain College here today.

Eminent educationist being honoured at D.D. Jain College in Ludhiana on Wednesday by members of the Rotary Club (North).
Eminent educationist being honoured at D.D. Jain College in Ludhiana on Wednesday by members of the Rotary Club (North). — Photo by Inderjit Verma

From Schools & Colleges
When little ones played Lord Krishna
Ludhiana, September 8
Janmasthmi was celebrated at Baby’s World yesterday. Little boys came dressed as Lord Krishna and girls dressed up as gopis and Mirabai. The children enjoyed cake and sweets on the occasion. Janmasthmi was also celebrated at Master Tara Singh College.

A day of celebration at Guru Nanak institute
Ludhiana, September 8
The campus of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, here was dazzling with colour and festivity as students celebrated Freshers’ Day yesterday.

Winners of Freshers’ Day contest held at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
Winners of Freshers’ Day contest held at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Tuesday

PAU institutes three CM Awards
Ludhiana, September 8
The academic council of Punjab Agricultural University today instituted three Chief Minister Awards in Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Husbandry. Under the awards, each farmers would be given a sum of Rs 25,000 and a plaque at the annual Kisan Mela in March from 2005. 


Miss World Punjaban contest in Oct
Ludhiana, September 8
A culture-based beauty pageant, “Miss World Punjaban-2004” (8th in the series), will be held between October 23 and November 6 in Chandigarh and Ludhiana. This mega event is organised every two years by a cultural organisation, Sabhyacharak Sath Punjab.


Docs to attend conference in Beijing
Ludhiana, September 8
Four doctors from Ludhiana will accompany a 19-member delegation from India to participate in the 16th World Congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) in China from September 15 to 19.

Getting into shape after childbirth
HE birth of a child is a life-changing experience. But that is not the only thing that changes after your bundle of joy enters your life, the new mother’s body also changes to a large (pun intended) extent.

Nutrition Day celebrated
Ludhiana, September 8
Freedom Fighters’ Organisation and the Freedom Fighters’ Successors’ organisation celebrated Nutrition Day by distributing fruits to all patients of the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, and donating 101 bedsheets for the use of patients here yesterday.

Eye donation fortnight concludes
Ludhiana, September 8
An eye donation fortnight, organised by the Department of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, concluded today with holding of a quiz for MBBS students.


Sahnewal zone beat Gujjarwal zone in kabaddi
Ludhiana, September 8
Sahnewal zone pipped Gujjarwal zone 46-44 in kabaddi (u-14) in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Games being played at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gill, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU.

Mini-Olympic games to start tomorrow
Samrala, September 8
The 58th mini-olympic games will start from September 10 at Kot Gangurai village, 13 km from here, according to President of the games today, Mr Rajinder Singh Kooner, and secretary Master Mewa Singh here today.


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