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Tangri remanded in judicial custody
Jagdish Tangri Ludhiana, October 29
Shiv Sena leader-Jagdish Tangri and his son Sunil Tangri were today remanded in judicial custody till November 11 by a court here.

Daughter ‘gets father killed’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 29
A case of death of a farmer, reportedly killed with the connivance of his daughter, has come to light in Butahri village of the district. The farmer had to lose his life reportedly because he could not tolerate his daughter’s relationship with a man, who used to visit their house.

Child rescued, abductors arrested
Ludhiana, October 29
The police, working in coordination with its counterparts in Uttar Pradesh, recovered a three-year-old child Abhishek, who was abducted from here on October 17. The police has apprehended the alleged abductors, identified as Munshi and Anil. Giving details at a news conference here today, the SSP, Mr Narinder Pal Singh, said the child had been restored to his family, staying in the Hargobindpur locality, and the accused were being interrogated.


4 booked for rape
Jagraon, October 29
A female member of a musical group has alleged rape by members of her troupe in the vehicle in which they were travelling. According to SSP Jagraon Rajiv Ahir, Madhu, a resident of Street No. 39, Preet Nagar, had sent the female artiste for a programme with Jaswant Singh, alias Tota, of Sekhon Musical Group.

Confusion prevails over service tax
Ludhiana, October 29
Confusion over the issue of service tax on job work is creating concern among industrialists with only three days left to get registered under the service tax.


DC orders timely release of retirement benefits
Ludhiana, October 29
Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma has directed district heads of various departments to ensure strict implementation of the directions of the government to provide retirement benefits to pensioners of the state government within the stipulated period.

Workers’ union ultimatum to govt
Ludhiana, October 29
The Punjab Field and Workshop Workers’ Union has served an ultimatum to the Director, Local Government, Punjab, for acceptance of outstanding demands of Local Bodies employees within one week, failing which the union would hold dharna at the Directorate on November 3 and 4.

Per capita milk production highest in Punjab
Ludhiana, October 29
Punjab is producing 210 lakh metric tonnes milk per day which is the highest in terms of per capita milk production in the country. With the adoption of new techniques of semen improvements, the state will be benefited and milk production will increase further.

Two-hour walkout by insurance staff
Ludhiana, October 29
Protesting against management’s “negative approach”, insurance employees today staged a two-hour walkout. On a call given by the Northern Zone Insurance Employees Association, the employees raised slogans against the management.

Employees of the Life Insurance Corporation of India at a dharna in Ludhiana on Friday.
— Photo by I.V.
Employees of the Life Insurance Corporation of India at a dharna

Ladies’ clubs celebrate Karva Chauth
Ludhiana, October 29
Since Karva Chauth falls on October 31, ladies’ clubs are arranging Karva Chauth functions for its members. Gayatri Ladies Club celebrated Karva Chauth here today. The function started with puja dance and the diya was lit by Ms Shewta Verma, Chairperson, Indian Red Cross Society. A bridal show was presented on the occasion.


Police fails to book cop for power theft
Jagraon, October 29
Harvinder Singh, policeman a resident of Panjabi Bagh Jagraon is alleged to have tampered with two electric meters but the police here in spite of a complaint has not registered a case so far.

Liquor shop owner attacked, robbed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 29
Two unidentified miscreants shot at a person at the liquor shop at Dhulkote village and looted the cash late night yesterday. The Dehlon police has registered a case. Sources revealed that Sohan Singh, a resident of Kalakh village was shot at by two unidentified miscreants yesterday night when he was about to close the liquor shop situated at the periphery of Dhulkote village.

Sohan Singh admitted to CMC Hospital in Ludhiana.— A Tribune photograph

Sohan Singh admitted to CMC Hospital


Service tax on job works flayed
Ludhiana, October 29
Imposition of service tax on certain job works like electroplating, heat treatment, drilling, punching and short blasting by the Central Excise Department has come under criticism with the plea that it had created panic and confusion in the engineering industry, particularly in the small scale and tiny sector.

Jewellery exhibition begins
Ludhiana, October 29
Zak Jewels 2004, a jewellery exhibition, began here today. More than 20 jewellery manufacturers and designers from across the country are participating in the four-day exhibition, which showcases gold, diamond and platinum jewellery, besides gems and pearls.



Schoolchildren participate in salad making
Ludhiana, October 29
An Inter-House Salad-Making Competition was organised at New Senior Secondary School here today. The competition was divided into two categories-a) salad-making by individual students and b) by group students. In the first category 32 students participated while in the second 76 students participated.

Students of New Senior Secondary School participate in Salad-Making Competition in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by I.V.
Students of New Senior Secondary School participate in Salad-Making Competition in Ludhiana


Tanjore paintings a big draw
Ludhiana, October 29
A three-day exhibition of Tanjore paintings, which opened at Bath Collections on the New DMC road turned out to be a big draw here today. The collection of Tanjore art creations, embellished with pure gold foil and embedded with semi-precious gems and stones, attracted visitors evoking enthusiastic response to the exhibition, a first of its kind in the city.


AP, WB circles win overall trophies
Ludhiana, October 29
Andhra Pradesh circle gathered 113 points to lift the overall trophy in the men’s section while in the women’s section, defending champions, West Bengal secured 98 points to retain the trophy in the 20th All-India Postal Athletics and Cycling Championship which concluded at the Punjab Agricultural University here today.
Andhra Pradesh circle team members with the overall trophy, they won in the 20th All-India Postal Athletics and Cycling Championship at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Andhra Pradesh circle team members with the overall trophy, they won in the 20th All-India Postal Athletics and Cycling Championship at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


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