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SAD (A), BJP activists clash as Tiranga Yatra enters city
Ludhiana, September 24
Three persons were injured when activists of the SAD (Amritsar) allegedly pelted the Tiranga Yatra with stones and bottles as it entered Ludhiana near the Sherpur crossing. 

Protesting against Tiranga Yatra, District Youth Congress activists burn Uma Bharti’s effigy. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Protesting against Tiranga Yatra, District Youth Congress activists burn Uma Bharti’s effigy

GNEC Principal suspended
College to reopen on Monday
Ludhiana, September 18
Giving in to the adamant stand taken by striking students of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here, newly elected SGPC President Jagir Kaur today suspended Principal R.P. Singh and also ordered the execution of the suspension orders for Prof J.N. Jha with immediate effect.


Nirmal Singh 31 years ago he robbed Rs 10, caught now
Ludhiana, September 24
Thirty-one years ago, Nirmal Singh, then a resident of Dashmesh Nagar here, had along with two others allegedly robbed a telephone exchange employee of Rs 10 and managed to elude arrest in the case till now. The amount may not seem much today, but the charge stands against him till date, and he may have to pay for it now.                                                                
Nirmal Singh


CM apprised of civic problems
Sahnewal, September 24
A deputation from this town has met Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and PWD Minister Partap Singh Bajwa to draw their attention to the problems of the area.

Farmers block rail track
Ludhiana, September 24
Activists of three farmer unions, Zamhoori Kissan Union Punjab, Kirti Kissan Union and Bharti Kissan Union (Ekta), Sidhpur, blocked the rail track for three hours as part of a statewide agitation to urge the government to accept their long pending demands.

Police-public meeting held
A police-public meeting was held by the Arhtiya Association in old grain market, Jagraon, today. While speaking on the occasion the SSP, Mr Rajiv Ahir, said public cooperation can help the police to tackle public problems and crime more effectively.

Meeting at Khamano
Khamano, September 24
A police-public meeting was held at Khamano Khurd village under the chairmanship of the DSP, Mr Balwant Singh Khamano. Residents of the village expressed their grievances.


Six of family drugged, looted
Ludhiana, September 24
Six members of a transporter's family were drugged and looted by a Nepalese servant in Block-R, Model Town, last night. The suspect seemed to have mixed some unidentified drug in food as the victims were left seriously ill after consuming it.

4 booked for murder bid
Ludhiana, September 24
The Civil Lines police registered a case of attempt to murder against four persons yesterday. The four persons barged into a clinic in Ghumar Mandi yesterday afternoon and attacked Rinku Kumar with a knife.

Private godown looted
Doraha, September 24
A godown of Vijay Sugar Company of Doraha was looted near Kaddon village this morning. According to the watchman, Bhinder Singh, on whose statement a case has been registered at Payal police station, four or five persons climbed the 15-foot-high wall of the godown with the help of ladders after tying him with a rope and opened the main gate from inside.

1 killed in road mishap


Industrialists get training
Ludhiana, September 24
The world was not the same for Manpreet Dhami and her family when her father’s industrial unit was declared sick. Her father had started a jean manufacturing unit with a friend .Within a few months the performance level fell to the extent that he had to shut the unit .

Bank deposits rise
Ludhiana, September 24
Deposits in the banks from the district have registered an increase of Rs 605 crore at Rs 11,239 crore at the end of June 2004 from Rs 10,634 crore in March 2004.

Industry exhibitions 
Ludhiana, September 24
Mr Rana K.P. Singh, Parliamentary Secretary, Department of Industries, Commerce and Transport, Punjab, inaugurated the Chem Pharma Expo 2004 and the PWIPES Expo 2004 here today.

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2-day kisan mela concludes
Ludhiana, September 24
The two-day kisan mela at Punjab Agricultural University here concluded with the prize distribution function today. Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, gave away prizes to winners in crop produce competitions.

Harvester use at night banned
Ludhiana, September 24
To ensure smooth sale of paddy in mandis, Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma has banned the operation of combine harvester from 10 pm to 10 am.


Call for more research on Shaheed Bhagat Singh
Ludhiana, September 24
The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Vichar Manch at a meeting held here today reviewed the arrangements for a function on September 27 and 28 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the martyr.

From Schools & Colleges
5 students on merit list
Ludhiana, September 24
Students of M.Sc (mathematics) at SCD Govt College here have secured five positions on the university merit list. Jyoti stood first, securing 655 marks out of 800 marks.

Release arrears, demand teachers
Doraha, September 24
The district union of the Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers Union today observed strike. Mr Parminder Singh, area secretary, Mr V.K. Bhardwaj, district president, and Mr Kuldeep Singh, Mr Baldeep Singh and Mr Kuldeep Batta, all executive members, demanded the release of arrears and salary.

Agri-library in village
Ludhiana, September 24
Former MP Gurcharan Singh Galib will inaugurate an agricultural library at Siarh village tomorrow. A function has been organised in this connection by the Rural Development and Employees Welfare Organisation.


Poetry on computer
Ludhiana, September 24
“O diwar te likh gaye, deewar ne kiha Mathura chalo. O ishtiar chipka gaye, isthiar ne kiha, Dilli chalo. Kavita shiar kol aayee, ta shair ne kiha, apne aap kol aao, apne aap nu milo”. These lines penned by technocrat-cum-poet Jaswant Zafar flashed on the computer screen along with visuals The visuals were punctuated with music pieces.


Intensive care chapter formed


DC inaugurates kho-kho meet
Khamann, September 24
Mr S.K. Ahluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, inaugurated cluster-level kho-kho tournament at Jawahar Navodya Vidyalya, Farour. Nearly 150 players from seven districts are taking part.

Nankana Sahib, Khalsa schools in semis
Ludhiana, September 24
Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Nankana Sahib Public School, Government Senior Secondary School at Bharat Nagar Chowk and Government High School at Doraha won their respective matches to secure berths in the semi-finals of the district Ranjodh Kaur Grewal Memorial Hockey Tournament for Women, which began at Guru Nanak Stadium here today


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