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Kisan Mela draws thousands of farmers
Ludhiana, September 22
Thousands of farmers from across the state visited the annual Kisan Mela on its inaugural day at Punjab Agricultural University today.

A farmer reads a book on agriculure at the Kisan Mela, PAU, Ludhiana, on Thursday A farmer reads a book on agriculure at the Kisan Mela, PAU, Ludhiana, on Thursday. ó A Tribune photograph

Cable operators resume services
after five days

Ludhiana, September 22
Prime Minister Manmohan Singhís visit tomorrow has proved to be a blessing in disguise for the protesting cable operators in the city who have got an assurance from the Chief Ministerís office about redressing their grievances.

The route map for the Prime Ministerís visit to Ludhiana

Traffic routes for PMís visit
Ludhiana, September 22
Announcing stringent security measures and traffic regulations for the Prime Ministerís visit to the city tomorrow, the police today declared Ďout of boundsí the stretch of the National Highway No. 1 from Military Camp, Dholewal, to Sahnewal from noon till 10 pm for all traffic.

The route map for the Prime Ministerís visit to Ludhiana.

Reema murder accused remand extended
Ludhiana, September 22
The main accused in the Reema Jain kidnapping and murder case, Anil Jain was today remanded to police custody for three days. The accused was produced before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Mr S.S. Dhaliwal, this afternoon.

Passing Thru


SAD to seek votersí views for manifesto
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 22
Mr Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, secretary general, SAD, has claimed that the party will seek suggestions from representatives of various sections of society before finalising the manifesto of the party for Assembly elections scheduled to take place in 2007.

Electrocution death: Medical Officer suspended
Amloh, September 22
Gagandeep (22), alias Goldi, resident of Sarafa Bazar, who was electrocuted yesterday evening, was cremated here today. Local SDM Sandeep Hans handed over a cheque for Rs 50,000 to the widow of the deceased, Ms Suman Rani.

Stone of development works laid
Ludhiana, September 22
Mr Surinder Davar, Parliamentary Secretary for Housing, Urban Development and Power, yesterday laid the foundation stone of a project for paving of street along the dhobi ghat in Issa Nagri, ward no. 51. The project would entail an expenditure of Rs 5 lakh


Burglar breaks into post office
Ludhiana, September 22
An unidentified burglar broke into the post office situated close to the head offices of the CID and the Vigilance Bureau here last night. The burglar managed to fill a bag with stamps but left it outside the building when a PCO operator spotted him coming out of the window.



PAU, New Holland Tractors sign MoU
Ludhiana, September 22
Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, today exhorted engineers to develop expertise on rational and judicious usage of tractors and their farm machinery to become internationally acceptable in the globalised world.

Kalkat for rural reform movement
Ludhiana, September 22
A former Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University and chairman of the Punjab State Farmersí Commission, Dr G.S. Kalkat, today called for a rural reform movement in the state to fight social evils.

Exhibition on drug de-addiction at PAU
Ludhiana, September 22
A two-day exhibition on drugs of different kinds and their ill effects was opened today at Thapar Hall of Punjab Agricultural University by Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle.

Freshers party at DMCH
Ludhiana, September 22
A function was organised in Dumra Auditorium at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here on Tuesday to formally introduce the management members, teaching faculty and administrative staff to the students of 2005 batch and their parents.



Hospital inauguration today
Ludhiana, September 22

It will be a dream-coming-true for Namdhari chief Baba Jagjit Singh when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh formally inaugurates the Satguru Partap Singh Apollo Hospital in the city tomorrow.

A view of the building of SPS Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana. ó A Tribune photograph
A view of the building of SPS Apollo Hospital in Ludhiana

Batraís health clinic opens in city
Ludhiana, September 22
Dr Batraís Positive Health Clinic Pvt Ltd, Indiaís leading homoeopathic healthcare corporate, opened its first clinic in the city on Mall Road here today. Col KJS Bagga (retd) performed the inauguration of the clinic, 39th in the world, including one in London.

Kaya skin-care workshop
Ludhiana, September 22
Kaya Skin Clinic held an innovative skin-care workshop here today. Renowned model Ramneek Paintal along with Dr Anupma Gupta (kaya dermatologist) shared secrets for a smooth silky skin. ďA clear and flawless skin is the most attractive aspect of an individualís appearance.


Sports fraternity hails Pargatís appointment
Ludhiana, September 22
The sports fraternity here has hailed the appointment of Padma Shree and former captain of the national hockey team Pargat Singh as the Director, Sports, Punjab. While appreciating the state governmentís decision to appoint the former Olympian Pargat Singh to head the Sports Directorate, sportspersons, sports organisers and office-bearers of different sports organisations have expressed hope that this would prove a milestone in the promotion of sports in the state.

Pargat Singh
   Pargat Singh

Mulla Ram is best shooter of IAF
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 22
Mulla Ram was declared the best shooter of the Indian Air Force on the concluding day of the all-India level Inter-Command Air Force Small Arms Shooting Championship at Air Force Range, Halwara, today.

Pandianam college win PTU football tournament
Ludhiana, September 22
SBS College, Pandianam, today quelled a strong challenge from hosts Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, 5-4 to emerge champions in the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Football Tournament held at GNDEC ground here.


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