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Civic body fears encroachment
on Rs 3 cr land

Ludhiana, October 30
The zila parishad is helpless in saving its property worth Rs 3 crores from being occupied by a resident of Haryana who is allegedly acting on the behest of the land mafia and enjoys the patronage of some top officials and political leaders.
A view of the controversial zila parishad land A view of the controversial zila parishad land. — A Tribune photograph

BKU condemns farmers’ arrest
Ludhiana, October 30
Condemning the arrest of farmers, the BKU Punjab, today said that the farmers would continue to voice their protest against the ongoing crisis.


BKU asks Rajasthan to accept farmers’ demands
Ludhiana, October 30
The Bharti Kisan Union today urged the Rajasthan Government to accept all major demands of the agitating farmers in the state, register cases under Section 302 of the IPC against officers responsible for the killing of agitating farmers and provide government jobs to the kith and kin of the farmers who had fallen as martyrs in the current agitation.

Ex-professors, deans favour vet university
Ludhiana, October 30  
Favouring the decision of the Punjab government to set up a veterinary university in the state, a number of former Deans, retired professors and former heads of various departments of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Punjab Agricultural University, (PAU), have offered help in setting up the university on an honorary basis.

20 LPG cylinders seized
Ludhiana, October 30
The District Food and Civil Supplies Department has seized 20 gas cylinders meant for domestic purposes being used by shopkeepers in the Ghumar Mandi, Sarabha Nagar and Model Town areas.

Man found murdered
Jagraon, October 30
Sukhdev Singh (25) of Bhamipur Kalan, was found murdered near the bank of a canal of Lamme village, 13 km from here, today. According to Ajaib Singh, his son was having illicit relations with a married woman of Kacha Malak Road, Jagraon, and her husband Sukhminder Singh and his friend Manmeet Singh is suspected to have murdered his son.


Minister blows government trumpet on SC welfare
Ludhiana, October 30
Assuring the state government's support for amelioration of the Scheduled Castes and weaker sections in the state, Punjab Excise and Taxation Minister Sardul Singh Bundala yesterday said only Congress regimes have strived for the welfare of the SCs and backward classes while other parties merely paid lip service.

Women buy bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth in Ludhiana
Women buy bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

‘Vested interests’ oppose privatisation of octroi
Ludhiana, October 30 The ‘extra income’ of some civic officials and senior political functionaries in the municipal corporation here is about to stop if the proposed move by the Local Bodies Department of the state to privatise octroi collection in the four major towns takes shape in the days to come.

Protest march by Dal Khalsa on Nov 1
Ludhiana, October 30
The Dal Khalsa will undertake a march in the city on November 1 in protest against the rise of migrant labour in Punjab. The district President and General Secretary of the Dal Khalsa, Mr Birinder Pal Singh Saholi and Sukhvinder Singh Gill, said in a note issued here today that the problem of influx of migrants had reached an alarming situation.

Marriages of poor girls solemnised
Ludhiana, October 30
Marriages of 10 poor girls were solemnised by the New Jyoti Club at a mass marriages function organised at Gurdwara Angad Dev Darbar in Janak Puri here today. Mr Surinder Dawar Parliamentary Secretary, Power and Urban Development, Punjab, and Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, attended the function and blessed the newly wed couples on this occasion. Household goods and other gifts amounting to Rs 35,000 each were given to couples by the club, besides gifts by the members of the club and other dignitaries.

Chadha’s book released
Doraha, October 30
The late Prof I.S. Chadha’s book “Literary terms and theory from classicism to post-modernism” was released after his bhog ceremony at Mai Nand Kaur Gurdwara, Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana&

Seminar for Sikh women
Ludhiana, October 30
A two-day seminar on "International Sikh Women Awareness" on October 30 and 31 is under way at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women in collaboration with the UK-based International Sikh Women Council.


Man killed in accident


Shawl market in shreds
Ludhiana, October 30
Come winter and woollens are out. The most convenient of all warm clothes are shawls. Be it a housewife, or a working woman, or a teenaged girl, shawls can be worn to give warmth and also draped in a style to make a fashion statement.

Iron scrap ‘being overcharged’
Ludhiana, October 30
Mr P.D. Sharma, president of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Punjab, today alleged that the supply of iron scrap by certain PSUs had taken the shape of a scam.


Training course on latest production technology 
Ludhiana, October 29
The Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, Ludhiana organised a three- day training course on latest production technology of winter vegetables from that concluded today.


PAU teachers get award
Ludhiana, October 29
Dr Vinita Kaushal, Dr S. Sharma and Dr Giridhar Soni (Department of Biochemistry) and Dr A P S Brar (Department of Vety pathology) were selected for R.L Shad Award for their paper “Impact of antioxidants on N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA)-Induced Biochemical Toxiocity in Rats.” They have been invited to receive the award at the time of inaugural function of society of Toxicology (STOX ) to be held in Thiruvananthapuram today.

From Schools & Colleges
Students examined at medical camp

Ludhiana, October 30
A medical check up camp was held at Guru Gobind Singh Public School, here on Saturday. Three hundred students were examined on the occasion. Incidence of dental problem, anaemia, myopia, nutritional deficiency and patricia alba were detected and accordingly treatment was given.

Students of Lord Shiva Playway School at a fancy dress contest in Ludhiana Students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School with a model at the annual science exhibition held in Ludhiana on Saturday
Students of Lord Shiva Playway School at a fancy dress contest in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph  Students of Everest Public Senior Secondary School with a model at the annual science exhibition held in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

PTU youth festival begins
Ludhiana, October 30
The zonal youth festival of the PTU began at GGNIMT here today. The main aim of the cultural extravaganza is to bring out the talent of students from all over Punjab. Thirty colleges are participating in the festival.

Students present a western dance at the zonal youth festival held at GGNIMT in Ludhiana on Saturday.— A Tribune photograph
Students present a western dance at the zonal youth festival held at GGNIMT in Ludhiana

PU notification


Tangri, son get bail
Ludhiana, October 30
The Judicial Magistrate, Mr Jasbir Singh, today granted bail to Shiv Sena leader-Jagdish Tangri and his son Sunil Tangri, accused of allegedly attacking and injuring owners of Sanjeev Jain Agency at Gur Mandi on October 28.



Dental camp for industrial workers held
Ludhiana, October 30
A free dental check up camp for industrial workers was organised by Vardhman Spinning and General Mills in the workers colony on the Chandigarh Road in collaboration with Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital here yesterday.


Sacred Heart dominate in fencing meet
Dudhiana, October 30
Hosts Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, dominated the proceeding by bagging five medals on the opening day of the inaugural Ludhiana District Fencing Tournament here today.

A match in progress during the Ludhiana District Fencing Championship which begins at Sacred Heart School on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
A match in progress during the Ludhiana District Fencing Championship which begins at Sacred Heart School

Guru Nanak Public School overall champion
Ludhiana, October 30
Guru Nanak Public School, Mullanpur, garnered 268 points and emerged as overall champions in the XIII Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Athletics Meet which concluded at the GGN Public School, Rose Garden, here today. Hosts GGN Public School secured 246 and had to content with the second place. The third spot went to Raikot Public School which got 206 points.

Volleyball trials begin from Nov 5
Ludhiana, October 30
Trials to select the Ludhiana district sub junior boys and girls' teams will be conducted at Guru Nanak Stadium on November 2 at 11 a m, according to Mr Raj Kumar, president of Ludhiana District Volleyball Association.

Ludhiana, October 30
Thanks to Varinder Patwari's innings of 75, SDM XI, Jagraon, defeated SSP XI, Jagraon, by seven wickets in the annual cricket match played at the Lala Lajpat Rai DAV College ground here today.


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