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BJP takes Cong head-on over ‘Tiranga Yatra’
Ludhiana, September 15

The BJP and the Congress in Punjab appear to be headed for a showdown in the wake of ‘Tiranga Yatra’ of Ms Uma Bharti scheduled to enter the state on September 24.

BYJM workers set afire a Congress flag at Clock Tower, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

BYJM workers set afire a Congress flag at Clock Tower, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.

Patients buy blood at hefty prices
Ludhiana, September 15
A majority of patients, medical professionals and lab technicians have demanded that the blood bank of the District Red Cross Society should provide blood to the needy round the clock.



Trains cancelled to set up new system
Ludhiana, September 15
A number of trains have been cancelled while route of some trains changed with effect from tomorrow to facilitate the setting up of automatic signal system route relay interlocking (RRI).

GNEC students continue stir
Ludhiana, September 15
Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College continued their strike for a second day today. All diploma and degree students of various disciplines of their classes burnt an effigy of the Dean, Academics, Dr J.N. Jha, who had allegedly slapped a student yesterday.

Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, burn an effigy of the teacher who had allegedly slapped a student on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, burn an effigy of the teacher who had allegedly slapped a student on Tuesday.

SI booked for illegal detention
Ludhiana, September 15
The police has booked Sub-Inspector Ashwani Kumar, in-charge, CIA Staff, Batala along with a policeman on the charges of illegal detention and kidnapping of Amarjit Singh, Sarpanch of Baunkar Gujjaran village, under the Koom Kalan police station.

Police clueless on robbery at ex-DSP’s house
Doraha, September 15
The police remains clueless even after two days of a daylight robbery committed at the house of a former DSP, residing in the Dashmesh Nagar locality here.

One gets life term for killing brother-in-law
Ludhiana, September 15
The Sessions Judge, Mr Baldev Singh has sentenced Ajay Kumar, alias Raju, of Manikwal village to undergo rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing his brother-in-law, Parminder Singh, in 2001.


Creating awareness on female foeticide
Amloh, September 15
Two plays “Dard unjamian dhian de” and “gatha dharti de jiyan di”, written and directed by Nirbhay Singh Dhaliwal, were organised by People’s Theatre, Amloh, at Majari Kishnewali, 1 km from here, on Monday.

Kanwaljit seeks probe into power crisis
Amloh, September 15
The Congress government, headed by Capt Amarinder Singh, is responsible for the power crisis in the state, Capt Kanwaljit Singh, general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), and former Finance Minister said. He was talking to mediapersons after addressing a meeting of SAD activists at Shahpur village, 4 km from here, yesterday.

Outdated patent rules frustrate inventor
Ludhiana, September 15
A city-based inventor whose efforts to get his designs on turbines patented have been frustrated by outdated patent rules sees a ray of hope in the Indian Patent Act, provided the state government or a gazetted officer volunteers to come to his rescue.

Parallel truck union formed
Amloh, September 15
A dispute going on between the local truck union and an FCI contractor for the past three months took a new turn with the contractor succeeding in creating division in the union of around 400 truck owners by forming a new union yesterday. Members of the new union began lifting of rice from the godowns with the help of the police.

Animal welfare camp
Doraha, September 15
An animal welfare camp was organised at Kaddon village today. Dr Harprem Singh Gill, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry Department, Ludhiana, inaugurated the camp. Mr B.N. Sharma, Senior Veterinary Officer, was also present on the occasion.


Gang of liquor smugglers busted, 4 held

Ludhiana, September 15

The city police today claimed to have busted a five-member gang of liquor smugglers who bought liquor from Chandigarh at cheaper rates and sold at various cities and towns of Punjab at higher rates.

Four persons who were arrested by the police on Wednesday on the charge of smuggling liquor in Ludhiana. — Photo by IV

Four persons who were arrested by the police on Wednesday on the charge of smuggling liquor in Ludhiana.

Man killed in hit-and-run accident
Ludhiana, September 15
The division number 6 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 279, 304-A and 427 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Manjit Singh, who lives in Islam Ganj, against an unknown driver of a vehicle who hit his nephew Inderjit Singh, a resident of Kot Mangal Singh Mohalla, while he was going on his Hero Honda motor cycle near the Dholewal bridge on Tuesday evening.

Three held with pistols
Ludhiana, September 15
The Salem Tabri police last evening arrested three persons riding a scooter from outside Bhattian village and seized countrymade pistols of .315 bore and live cartridges from each of them and booked them under the Arms Act.


Concern over rise in polymer prices
Ludhiana September 15
Mr Amrit Lal Jain, vice-president, Bharatiya Udyog Beopar Mandal,and president, Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, today expressed concern over the sharp rise in the prices of polymers.

MTV roadies reach city
Ludhiana, September 15
MTV Hero Honda Roadies 2, a group of seven youngsters selected after auditioning of over 10,000 others, today reached Ludhiana.



Veterinary students block traffic

Ludhiana, September 15
Continuing their eight-day-old strike, students of Veterinary College blocked traffic on the Ferozepore-road today. The protesters burnt an effigy of the Punjab Government for not filling 600 posts of veterinary officers in the Department of Animal Husbandry.

Veterinary students on strike on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Veterinary students on strike on the PAU campus in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

Importance of ozone layer highlighted
Ludhiana, September 15
A seminar was organised at GRD Academy on the occasion of the World Ozone Day. The aim was to spread awareness among the people about ozone-depleting substances like chlorine and bromine. The main speaker on the occasion, Mr M.P. Mittal, told the gathering that one chlorine molecule could destroy one lakh ozone molecules.

Students exhorted to promote Hindi
Ludhiana, September 15
To commemorate ‘Hindi diwas’, staff and students of BCM School organised a programme in Swami Dayanand Hall yesterday. Mrs Parmajit Kaur, Principal, was the chief guest. She delivered her speech in Hindi. Highlighting the importance of the national language, she said it was as the dress of thought, light of mind and the symbol of national integrity.

Girls’ hostel inmates on warpath
Ludhiana, September 15
Girl hostel residents of the PAU continued their strike for the third day today in protest against poor conditions in their hostel. They even boycotted their ongoing examinations as part of the agitation. They marched inside the campus shouting slogans.



Kapoor hospital staff protest
Ludhiana, September 15
Members of the Employees Association of Dr B.L. Kapoor Memorial Hospital yesterday held a protest demonstration against the Medical Superintendent, Dr T.S. Cheema, in front of his office. They alleged that Dr Cheema was “inclined to close” the hospital and in the process he had asked all doctors not to see any patient in the OPD.


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