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Rs 20 lakh stolen in Basant Avenue
Tribune lensman attacked by colonisers’ musclemen

Ludhiana, October 13
The much-publicised claims of colonisers of providing security to life and property of the area residents in the Basant Avenue colony, coming up on the outskirts of the city, came crashing down when burglars broke into the site office of the colonisers and decamp with about Rs 20 lakh besides true copies of property deals.

The building in Basant Avenue in Ludhiana where burglars struck on Wednesday The building in Basant Avenue in Ludhiana where burglars struck on Wednesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Consumption of alcohol can cause deafness: study
Ludhiana, October 13
If you are one of those who love getting drunk, then beware, the pleasure may cost you your hearing ability. Doctors have come out with one more reason for you to give up alcohol.


One gets life term for murder
Ludhiana, October 13
Additional Sessions Judge, Inderjit Kaushik has sentenced Jagmail Singh (52) of Jhandey village to life imprisonment on the charge of murdering Jaswinder Singh Bhullar (son of a retired DSP) with his licensed gun, following a land dispute. A fine of Rs 15,000 was also imposed upon the accused.

DC tells cracker dealers to take precautions
Ludhiana, October 13
Deputy Commissioner here, Anurag Verma, today directed wholesale cracker dealers in the district to take necessary precautions while handling explosive substance failing which strong action would be taken against the violators.

Hajis seek more facilities 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 13
While the district administration has claimed that it had already completed all arrangements for processing the cases of aspirants of Haj yatra 2005, the prospective Hajis have urged the Union Government to provide them more facilities.


Dharna by employees of Oriental Bank of Commerce
Ludhiana, October 13
Protesting against several aspects of the Reserve Bank of India’s amalgamation scheme with regard to the merger of Global Trust Bank with Oriental Bank of Commerce, employees of Oriental Bank today held a dharna in front of the bank’s regional office at Jandu Tower here.

Employees of the Oriental Bank of Commerce at a dharna outside the bank’s regional office in Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.
Employees of the Oriental Bank of Commerce at a dharna outside the bank’s regional office in Ludhiana

Bad road irks residents
Ludhiana, October 13
Troubled by poor condition of the roads between Labour Colony and the Police Post, which was dug for sewerage work and then left in an improper condition after being filled, the residents of Urban Estate, Dugri, today wrote to the Additional Municipal Commissioner to repair the road.


Woman alleges murder bid
Ludhiana, October 13
The police on Monday registered a case under Sections 307, 498-A and 406 of the IPC on the statement of Ms Harminder Kaur, who lives in Guru Hargobind Nagar, Phagwara, against her husband Manjit Singh and in-laws.

Shops burgled, mobiles worth Rs 2 lakh stolen
Ludhiana, October 13
Burglars broke in two shops near Vishwakarma Chowk and decamped with Rs 1.5 lakh cash and mobile phones worth over Rs 2 lakh. The burglars struck at Ahuja Mobiles and an office-cum-showroom of Airtel company last night.

PSEB official held for graft
Samrala, October 13
Jagjiwan Singh, a revenue accountant (R.A.) of PSEB office, was arrested by Ludhiana Vigilance for taking bribe of Rs 3500. It was found that the R A had taken Rs 3500 as part payment in a case.

Woman held for gambling
Jagraon, October 13
The Dakha police arrested Rano Sharma wife of Gopal Sharma of Link Road, Mullanpur for luring people to invest in number game to multiply their money. The police recovered from her Rs 750 and registered a case under section 13-A, 367 of the Gambling Act.


HSBC invites NGOs to display products
Ludhiana, October 13
HSBC’s “helping hands mela,” an annual event that invites NGOs across the country to display products on the bank’s premises, will be held this year from October 11 to 16.

PNB offers festival bonanza
Ludhiana, October 13
Punjab National Bank has decided to offer concessions in interest rates, upfront fee and documentation fee under a festival season bonanza to those who avail loans under various retail lending schemes of the bank between October 14 and December 31. Mr Harwant Singh, General Manager of the bank (Punjab zone), said this in a press note here today.


Mohammad Kasim NoonPak farmers invited to PAU kisan mela
Ludhiana, October 13
Mr Mohammad Kasim Noon, Minister for Agricultural Marketing in Pakistani, Punjab, today said the friendship between the agricultural scientists of India and Pakistan can play an important role in strengthening the relationship between the two countries besides facing challenges posed by the World Trade Organisation.


23 schools take part in science exhibition
Amloh, October 13
A science exhibition at the Amloh subdivision was organised by the Education Department at local Government High School (Boys) today. Mr Daya Singh, District Education Officer (secondary), Fatehgarh Sahib inaugurated the function.

From Schools & Colleges
BCM school lifts trophy

Ludhiana, October 13
GGN Public School won the first prize in English while Sahibpreet of KVM (city branch) won the first prize in Hindi in Reena-Simmi memorial inter school declamation contest organised by the KVM today.

Winners of Reena-Simmi Memorial Inter-School declamation contest with trophies at K VM School Punjab Public School Principal Ms Gurminder Kaur with players in Ropalan on Wednesday
Winners of Reena-Simmi Memorial Inter-School declamation contest with trophies at K VM School, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma Punjab Public School Principal Ms Gurminder Kaur with players in Ropalan on Wednesday. 


Ramlila starts
Ludhiana, October 13
The Urban Estate Ramlila Dasehra Committee president Raj Garg and General Secretary Dr Shiv Gupta, stated that Ramlila would be starting from October 13 in Urban Estate, Dugri Sabzi Mandi Ground and Dasehra Mela would be held on October 22, where Mr Malkit Singh Birmi, Chief Parliamentary Secretary would be the chief guest.


Conference on preventive medicine
Ludhiana, October 13
The VIII Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (Zonal Chapter North) will be organised at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here on October 16 and October 17 under the aegis of Department of Community Medicine.

AIDS: Education, Health Depts join hands
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 13
The Health Department and the Education Department have joined hands to educate the public about AIDS. The District Health Officer, Dr K.C. Goyal, said the district authorities had coordinated the two departments as part of the sensitisation programme and had held seminars in the district.

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