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Gohana backlash
Protesters block traffic

Ludhiana, September 3
Demonstrations against Gohana incident continued in the city for the second day today. An unruly mob burnt an effigy of the Haryana Government and blocked traffic on Cheema Chowk for almost an hour causing inconvenience to the commuters.

Policemen try to disperse a mob that blocked traffic at Cheema Chowk on Saturday afternoon in protest against the Gohana incident Policemen try to disperse a mob that blocked traffic at Cheema Chowk on Saturday afternoon in protest against the Gohana incident. — Tribune photo by Inderjeet Verma

Two sisters commit suicide
Ludhiana, September 3
Deeply upset over the allegations of killing her mother-in-law, a woman and her sister allegedly committed suicide after eating some poisonous substance in Gurpal Nagar here today morning.


Parties prepare for MC byelection
Ludhiana, September 3
The three major political parties — the ruling Congress, the SAD and the BJP — have started preparing for the Municipal Corporation byelections for ward no 66 earlier represented by Mr Satpal Puri of the Congress.

Preparing for Ganesh Chaturthi: An artisan gives finishing touches to Ganesha idols
Preparing for Ganesh Chaturthi: An artisan gives finishing touches to Ganesha idols. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

MC meeting cancelled
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
Acting on the suggestions of the State Election Commissioner, the district administration cancelled the meeting of Municipal Council that had been called to elect the President today.

SSF for burying Panthic

Ludhiana, September 3
The Sikh Students’ Federation (Mehta) has called for an end all Panthic controversies. In an emergency meeting held here today, the federation decided to submit a memorandum to the Akal Takht Jathedar, Giani Joginder Singh Vedanti, to end these controversies.

NRI waylaid
Jagraon, September 3
Two scooter-borne persons are alleged to have extorted cash, gold chain and other articles from an NRI. The Raikot police has registered a case under Section 382, IPC.

Passing Thru


Post offices to accept payment of power bills
Ludhiana, September 3
Post offices in Ludhiana will henceforth accept payment of electricity bills. At the same time, the Department of Posts intends to offer several other value-added services to the residents.

New power wires for Civil Lines
Ludhiana, September 3

The Punjab State Electricity Board started replacing loose hanging wires at Kundanpuri in the Civil Lines here today. The action comes in the wake of a Tribune report on the residents complaints to the board regarding the danger posed by loose wiring in the area.

PSEB linemen replace wires in Kundanpuri in the Civil Lines area on Saturday. — Photo by IV
PSEB linemen replace wires in Kundanpuri in the Civil Lines area on Saturday


Couple killed in mishap
Jagraon, September 3
A couple was killed and their driver was wounded in a bus car collision on the Jagraon-Ludhiana road, 8 km from here, near Chowkiman, today. Harjinder Kumar 35, son of Banarsi Das of Balbir Basti Guru Har Sahi and his wife were being driven by Bhagwan Das to Ludhiana in their Esteem car (No. HR-17-2127).


Regulate steel prices, demand manufacturers
Ludhiana, September 3
Disturbed over the rising steel prices, cycle and cycle parts manufacturers have urged the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, to come to the rescue of the “already ailing” industry and take measures to regulate the prices.

Hosiery units sore over power cuts
Ludhiana, September 3
A delegation of the Knitwear Club today submitted a memorandum to the Parliamentary Secretary Mr Surinder Dawer, on the worsening power situation in the state. Members said hosiery industry was a seasonal industry and since it was the peak production period, the industry would fail to meet its target for exports and domestic orders.



City teacher to get state award
Ludhiana, September 3
Ms Kamaljit Kaur, Principal, Shaheed-e-Azam Sukhdev Thapar Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, Ludhiana, is among 14 teachers who will be honoured with state awards on Teachers’ Day at a Mohali function.

Teachers to stage black flag march 
Ludhiana, September 3
Hundreds of teachers of 32 teachers’ organisations under the umbrella of the Nijikaran Virodhi Adhyapak Morcha, Punjab, at an emergency meeting held here today decided to hold a rally in front of the City Council, Mohali, Phase 7, at 11am on September 5.

From Colleges
Students lauded for creativity

Ludhiana, September 3
D.D. Jain Institute of Computer Science and Vocational Studies organised a two-day exhibition here today. The fashion designing section witnessed a huge rush. Mr Naresh Puri, director in a press statement, said that such exhibitions provided a platform to students to showcase their talent.

From Schools
Paramvir, Sheeba win declamation contest

Ludhiana, September 3
The mega-final of the declamation contest was organised by the Elite Jaycees in association with an English daily was held here today. . Winners of phase I of the contest took part in the final. As many as 12 schools sent their winners to participate in the contest.

Usha Sidhu retires
Ludhiana, September 3
Principal Government In-service Training Centre, Mrs Usha Sidhu (PES-I), was given a warm send off by the staff of GIYC on her retirement. Mrs Usha Sidhu’s stress on qualitative made her to encourage teachers to undergo ‘inservice training’.


47 cases settled at Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, September 3
The Khanna Subdivisional Legal Services Committee today settled 47 cases involving an amount of above Rs 6 lakhs, in a quarterly Lok Adalat held at the Khanna courts complex.



Importance of eye donation
Ludhiana, September 3
The state government will launch an awareness drive to promote eye donation in the state in collaboration with NGOs and other institutions. This was stated by Mr Ramesh Chander Dogra, Health and Family Welfare Minister, addressing a function organised by the Punarjot Eye Donation Bank on the eve of national Eye Donation Awareness Fortnight here today.


KVM, Sarswati School win
Ludhiana, September 3
Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, and Sarswati Modern School, Partap Singh Wala, recorded wins in their respective matches in the Ludhiana Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament (PAU Zone) for boys u-14 yesterday.

Everest school team wins first match
Throwball championship
Ludhiana, September 3
Hosts Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, prevailed over Sargodha Public School in three sets today to begin their campaign on a rousing note in the girls section of the Ludhiana District Throwball Championship being held here.

PAU school enter semis
Ludhiana, September 3
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, scored an emphatic 66-run win over Saraswati Modern School, Partap Singh Wala to secure a berth in the last four stage of the Ludhiana Schools Cricket Tournament in the u-14 years age group of the PAU Zone, here today.


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