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23 water samples fail test
Ludhiana, October 8
Officials of the Operations and Maintenance Department of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today claimed that drinking water in most of the schools, colleges, hospitals and other institutions in Ludhiana was contaminated and not fit for consumption.

Grain market tank’s water samples fail
Rajpura, October 8
Water from the two lakh litre water tank in the grain market here is not fit for human consumption according to the report received by the office of the Civil Surgeon from the state Bacteriologist, Chandigarh.

Thirst forces this man to drink from a roadside tank Thirst forces this man to drink from a roadside tank. Could the water be contaminated?
— A Tribune photograph


Paddy purchase centres lack amenities
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
While the local Market Committee has claimed to have made arrangements at all purchase centres falling in its jurisdiction, the farmers who had brought their produce to the purchase centre at Maholi Kalan village, near here, have complained about the lack of basic facilities there.

DC visits graveyard
Amloh, October 8
On a complaint of the Muslim community in Saunti village, officials visited a Muslim graveyard today and suggested proper maintenance of the place.

Khanna police books Ambala cops
Khanna, October 8
The local police has booked 20 Ambala CIA personnel and a local woman on the charge of kidnapping four residents of the Model Town area here, Babu Ram, Banarsi Dass, Govind and Kashi, on Monday.

Focal points: a dream gone sour
Machhiwara, October 8
Many focal points that had been established in the state for developing rural areas are in a shamble due to the carelessness of Punjab Government. This has made the annoyed people of these areas call these focal points 'Fake Points'.


Security measures for imported scrap sought
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 8
Mr Ram Niwas Jain, chief of the Amloh mandal of the BJP, said today that if industrialists and the government failed to pay special attention towards the safety of human lives, accidents could occur any time at Mandi Gobindgarh, Ludhiana and other industrial towns where there were induction furnaces.

Fast threatened against disrespect to National Emblem
Ludhiana, October 8
Three activists of City Youth Club, Jagraon, and a student union leader have threatened to go on indefinite fast in front of the SDM’s office, Jagraon, if the police and the civil administration did not take action against a municipal councillor for allegedly showing disrespect to the National Emblem on June 14.

This vintage jeep is owner’s pride
Ludhiana, October 8
Neighbour’s envy: Owner's Pride, this aptly describes the reaction to the vintage Ford jeep which Mr Honey William possesses. His 2200 cc jeep of Second World War era which still gives a mileage of 17 km per litre is the cynosure of all eyes when he takes it out on the road. Mr Honey William devotes a lot of time to keep it roadworthy. This vintage jeep was acquired by Mr Honey William, a collector, flying bird hunter and a sharpshooter, from his hunter friend His Highness of Ratlam, a few years ago.

Honey William in his vintage Ford jeep. — A Tribune photograph
Honey William in his vintage Ford jeep

All roads lead to Kapurthala, Garhshankar
Ludhiana, October 8
All roads seem to lead to Kapurthala and Garhshankar for political parties. All legislators of the Congress have been deputed to election duty in Kapurthala and Garhshankar. Most of these legislators shuttle between Ludhiana and these places.

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$ 10 m sample orders for woollens from Moscow
Ludhiana, October 8
A delegation of entrepreneurs from the Wool and Woollens Export Promotion Council bagged sample orders worth $ 10 million during the Textilexpo Exhibition held in Moscow last month.

Law and order worries industry 
Ludhiana, October 8
Concerned over the increasing problem of law and order in the city, a delegation of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, led by Mr P.D. Sharma, Ludhiana, met the SSP today.

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Seminar on beekeeping at Doraha on Oct 30
Doraha, October 8
The National Bee Board has decided to organise an awareness-cum-transfer of technology seminar in beekeeping at Kashmir Apiaries Exports, here on October 30. This was decided in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Mr Jagjit Singh Kapoor, Managing Director of Kashmir Apiaries Exports and Chairman of the National Bee Board.


Students of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Ludhiana Polytechnic seniors welcome freshers
Ludhiana, October 8
A function was organised by final-year students of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women to welcome their juniors here today.

Students of the Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Ludhiana, at a freshers’ party on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Drug awareness rally held
Ludhiana, October 8
A drug awareness rally was organised by the local unit of the NSUI at GGN Khalsa College in Ghumar Mandi here today to highlight the problem among the youth. Addressing students on the occasion, Sumandeep Singh Jassar, president of the outfit, said it was a matter of concern that youngsters were seeking refuge in drugs instead of standing up to the pressures of life.
NSUI activists raise slogans against the drug mafia in the state and urge youngsters to shun drugs. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

NSUI activists raise slogans against the drug mafia in the state and urge youngsters to shun drugs


Labourer gets Rs 30,000 relief
Ludhiana, October 8
It was a happy day for Shree Bhagwat, a labourer of Guru Angad Dev Nagar, as the Labour Lok Adalat settled his case amicably with his employer paying him a compensation of Rs 30,000 on the spot. Cases of other labourers were also settled and compensation was awarded.



World Mental Health Day observed
Ludhiana, October 8
World Mental Health Day was observed at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here today. Posters and educational charts on ‘The relationship between physical and mental health: co-occurring disorders’ were displayed. Experts pointed out that the state of well-being involved both physical and mental well-being.
Mentally challenged children take part in a painting competition organised at Aashirwad Ashram in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Mentally challenged children take part in a painting competition organised at Aashirwad Ashram in Ludhiana

300 persons vaccinated against hepatitis-B
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
A total of 300 persons were administered the second dose of the vaccine at a camp organised by the Jagraon police today at Government Senior Secondary School, Chhapar village, near here. It was organised as part of community policing launched a few months earlier. — OC


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