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2 suspected dengue patients die
Ludhiana, October 26
Significant fall in the day temperature in the region notwithstanding, the number of dengue cases in several localities in the city is on the rise. As many as 75 cases of the mosquito-caused high fever have reported in two major hospitals and two patients, one of them from Jalandhar, have died at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here during the past couple of days.

Administration’s warning on artificial LPG scarcity
Ludhiana, October 26
The district administration has warned gas agencies against creating artificial scarcity of LPG besides cautioning them against indulging in any malpractice or trying to exploit the public by overcharging. Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma issued this warning while presiding over a meeting of representatives of all gas agencies in the district.


Removal of hoardings: SAD seeks apology
Ludhiana, October 26
Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, an Akali Dal MP, who also holds charge of party’s youth affairs, today demanded an apology from the LMC Commissioner, Mr S.K Sharma, and the Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, for removing a couple of hoardings announcing the holding of a kirtan darbar dedicated to the memory of martyrs of 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

Multiplex generates controversy
Ludhiana, October 26
Flamez, a multiplex coming up on the Malhar Road has come under fire from the Bharatiya Janata Party and a local resident of the Gurdev Nagar for the reason that it has led to cracks in one of the houses.


Bhola elected MC chief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 26
An 18-month-old political drama at the local Municipal Council finally ended today with the unanimous election of Congress leaders, Mr Jatinder Bhola and Ms Santosh Rani, as president and vice president of the civic body, respectively.

Dhillon flays TV channel for pro-Cong stance
Ludhiana, October 26
Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, acting as spokesman for the Akali Dal ( Badal), today told reporters that the party had directed all its workers and appealed to the public as well to boycott television channel Punjab Today for its biased coverage.

Scouts of national jambooree honoured
Amloh, October 26
The scouts of Amloh subdivision who participated in scouts national jambooree held from October 15 to October 22 at Haridwar (Uttaranchal) were honoured at a function organised at Government senior secondary school, Naraingarh, yesterday.


Youth held for possessing smack
Khanna, October 26
The Khanna Police has arrested a youth possessing smack near from A.S. College, here, on Tuesday evening. According to the police CIA in charge Balwinder Singh laid down a naka near A.S. College, here.

Man killed in road mishap
Jagraon, October 26
A man was killed when a vehicle hit him in Jorahan village yesterday. The Dehlon police has registered a case under Section 279,304 A of the IPC on a statement of Hardev Singh of Jorahan.


Chinese lights sell like hot cakes
Ludhiana, October 26
Come Divali and the most-sought after things are lights. While traditionalists prefer earthen lamps, most of the residents find myriad coloured Chinese electric lights affordable.

Decorative lights from China have flooded Ludhiana markets for Divali. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

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Decorative lights from China have flooded Ludhiana markets for Divali



Students exhibit talent at Panorama-2005
Ludhiana, October 26
An exhibition of fine arts, home science and economics under the banner 'Panorama-2005' was held at Atam Public Senior Secondary School, Atam Nagar, here today.

Students of Atam Public School, Ludhiana, present a cultural programme on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph

Students of Atam Public School, Ludhiana, present a cultural programme

From Schools and Colleges
Night camp for students
Ludhiana, October 26
Setting up another trends in the city, the Ryan International School organised a night camp for the students. The day started with a picnic to Rangla, Punjab, where the children enjoyed the puppet show and danced on the tunes of a DJ.

GGNIMT students celebrate the festival of lights with mentally challenged students of Ek Prayas in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo IV

GGNIMT students celebrate the festival of lights with mentally challenged students of Ek Prayas in Ludhiana



‘Organ transplant, a cheaper option’
Ludhiana, October 26
'Though considered costly from economic aspect, organ transplantation is conclusively the cheapest and better option for sick persons as they can give useful contribution to the society after their rehabilitation.'

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