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Sale of adulterated sweets unabated
Ludhiana, October 30
Don’t get fancy ideas over a box of beautifully packed sweets bearing the name of a reputed ‘halwai’ shop or a well laid out dish in a roadside eatery, or even for that matter, a good restaurant in an upmarket commercial area in the city.

Delhi blasts ‘crime against humanity’
Ludhiana, October 30
Cutting across the party and ideological lines, leaders from different political parties today condemned the serial bomb blasts in Delhi which left over 60 persons dead and over 200 others injured.

ABVP workers burn the effigy of Pakistan in protest against Delhi serial blasts in Ludhiana on Sunday ABVP workers burn the effigy of Pakistan in protest against Delhi serial blasts in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by I.V



Students dance to latest Bollywood numbers to celebrate Divali in Ludhiana on Sunday
Celebration time: Students dance to latest Bollywood numbers to celebrate Divali in Ludhiana on Sunday.— A Tribune photograph

Blasts no damper on
festive spirit

Ludhiana, October 30
Ludhianvis seem to be totally caught up with the festival spirit as they swarmed the local markets to make last minute purchases for the festival of lights, nothwithstanding the serial bomb blasts in Delhi last evening.

Courts closed for four days
Ludhiana, October 30
The district courts will remain closed from November 1 to 4 for Divali.

Passing Thru


During the past few years, festive season has always seen a lot of adulteration in food, particularly the sweets. Recently, the district administration seized huge quantity of spurious khoya used in the manufacture of sweets. This is not for the first time that spurious khoya has found its way into the city.


Ambedkar Ekta Mission holds sammelan
Ludhiana, October 30
The Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today claimed that only the Congress had watched the interest of the Dalits and downtrodden classes of society.

Ex-Services League writes to UK Govt on grants
Ludhiana, October 30
The Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, has impressed upon the Ministry of Defence of the British Government to reconsider its decision of not to pay ex gratia to those Indian soldiers who had fought for the British Government in the World War II.


One arrested for assault
Jagraon, October 30
Gurpreet Singh Gora, Charanjit Singh Mithoo, Manjinder Singh, Amarjit Singh, Jaswinder Singh Kaka and Yadwinder Singh of Swaddi Khurd have been booked for allegedly assaulting Inderjit Singh of Kothe Khazooran in the area of Agwar Gujjran here under Sections 341, 323, 324, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC.



PAU admn officer Arora reinstated
Ludhiana, October 30
The vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.S. Aulakh, has ordered the reinstatement of Mr Ram Saran Arora, administrative-cum-accounts officer, in the College of Veterinary Science as he tendered an unqualified apology and his assurance that he would not indulge in any anti-university activity.

10 schools in Doraha block without teachers
Doraha, October 30
The acute shortage of teachers in government primary schools in Doraha block has proved a setback for children and hampered the smooth functioning of these schools to a great extent.

Science Club inaugurated
Ludhiana, October 30
A Science Club was inaugurated at Arya College here yesterday. The Principal of the college, Dr S.M. Sharma, inaugurated the club and addressed the students.

College alumni association honours Dullo
Khanna, October 30
The A.S. College Alumni Association honoured Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, president, Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee, at its annual function organised at the college hall yesterday.

Divali celebrated at BCM School
Ludhiana, October 30
Divali was celebrated at B.C.M. School, Basant Avenue, Dugri. The school was decorated with rangoli, diyas and candles. The students had designed and decorated different types of wax candles, gel candles, diyas, kalash and pooja thalis to put up a nice exhibition which was a treat for the eyes.

Parents admire the candles made by students of BCM School in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Parents admire the candles made by students of BCM School in Ludhiana



DMC staff hail acceptance of demands 
Ludhiana, October 30
The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Employees' Union has hailed the acceptance of several pending demands of the employees by the hospital management.

Demand to reopen Red Cross lab
Ludhiana, October 30
The Vishwa Guru Ravi Das Mission has urged the district administration to immediately take necessary steps to reopen the Red Cross laboratory in the city, so that poor patients could avail of the facility of laboratory tests at affordable rates. The laboratory has been closed for several months.

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