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Drug smugglers in hiding as police steps up vigil
Ludhiana, September 3
A number of import-export companies of the city are under surveillance of the security agencies after three such companies were found to be used as fronts for an international drug smuggling chain.



Alleged smuggler Gurdish Toor and others in custody of the Delhi Police. — A file photo
Alleged smuggler Gurdish Toor and others in custody of the Delhi Police.

She tied the knot and left them in knots
NRI woman dupes several youths
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
The local police has registered an FIR under Sections 420, 494, 406 and 120-B against an NRI married woman for allegedly duping a Punjabi youth of Rs 12 lakh by marrying him and deserting him later.

Govt teachers to hold protest tomorrow
Ludhiana, September 3
The Government Classical and Vernacular Teachers Union, Punjab, held a meeting here today under the presidentship of Bibi Sakura Begum Dhillon. The meeting was addressed by Mr Harbhajan Singh Dhindsa, president of the north India wing of the union.








EARLIER STORIES

Octroi abolition spells misery for dhaba owners
Ludhiana, September 3
While the Municipal Corporation is going to lose on revenue with the abolition of octroi from today, the business of dhabas near octroi posts was affected as not many truckers stopped there for having meals.

A dhaba sans customers near an octroi post in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

A dhaba sans customers near an octroi post in Ludhiana.

Narrow escape for family as tree falls on house
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
Mr Jairam Misra and his family members of ward No. 4 here had a narrow escape when a fully grown neem tree was uprooted by strong winds that lashed the area yesterday and fell on their house, causing damage to it.

Scooterist dies in mishap
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
Lakbir Singh (28) of Rachhin village was killed while Nachhatar Singh of the same village was injured seriously when a vehicle hit their scooter (PB 28-3708) on the Guga Mari Rasulpur link road, near here, today.

Clashes over trivial ego problems between college and school students have become a routine in the city. Hardly a day passes when there is no minor or major problem between the scores of student groups that have mushroomed all over the place. If earlier, college students were a problem for the administration, now school students have also become one. It seems a special police and social drive has to be launched to handle the problem till it turns into a bloody battle.



COMMUNITY

 
Choked sewers lead to water accumulation on streets
Doraha, September 3
Water accumulation and choked sewers in some of the localities of the town continue to stare the residents in the very face and multiply their problems.



Water accumulated on a street of Doraha town due to choked sewers.
Water accumulated on a street of Doraha town due to choked sewers.

‘Zinda dance’ banned at Chhapar Mela
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
The Jagraon police has sought cooperation from the social and political organisations of the area in managing the affairs of Chhapar Mela, commencing on September 6.

Johar gives away bags of flour to the poor
Ludhiana, September 3
Public Health Minister Harnam Dass Johar has exhorted party workers to launch a statewide campaign to apprise people of the achievements of the Congress government on the basis of which the state of Punjab had again been adjudged the best government in the country by a national publication.

Car dealers defy orders
Ludhiana, September 3
Cocking a snook at the orders of the district administration for not holding a car bazar, car dealers today removed barricades put up by the authorities and parked cars on pavements of the market.



A barricade, put up by the administration, was removed by car dealers to park their 
cars in Ludhiana on Sunday.
A barricade, put up by the administration, was removed by car dealers to park their

Lions Club holds workshop
Ludhiana, September 3
The Lions Club International 321-F organised workshop on ‘Sight First-Jot-2006’ at Lions Bhawan, here today. The function was held under Lion K.M. Goyal. He was the chief guest and the function was presided over by MJF Lion R.K. Rana, district governor 321-F.

 

CRIME

Road mishap leaves one dead, 2 injured
Machhiwara, September 3
In a road mishap, which took place near the local octroi post on the Rahon road at 8.15 pm on Thursday, a woman was reported to have died and two persons were injured.

 

BUSINESS

Biz Clips
Ludhiana
Duke showroom: Duke Fashions (India) Limited opened its fifth exclusive showroom in Ludhiana at Chowk Girija Ghar, Chaura Bazar, here on Saturday. Mr Kuntal Jain, director of the company, was here to attend the opening ceremony.

 

EDUCATION

From Colleges
Lecture on ‘writers as critics’
Ludhiana, September 3
The postgraduate department of English, Khalsa College for Women, here organised an extension lecture by Dr T S Anand on the topic ‘The role of a writer as a critic’ yesterday. Dr Anand is the head of PG Department (English) in GGN Khalsa College. The eminent honorary scholar discourse analysed the seed of criticism, which was always in the process of creativity. According to Dr Anand, a writer had a social responsibility and touched his own age by fictionalising whatever he experienced.

Students’ poll: interference of political parties bad
Ludhiana, September 3
Perturbed over the unfortunate death of a Professor in Ujjain over the issue of postponement students’ elections there, the students of local colleges, here, feel though elections were banned in Punjab but the political parties “imposed” their leaders on students and the ‘so called elections’ had no relevance as hardly any constructive work was being done for the welfare of students.

 
SPORTS

Alpine girls win TT title
Ludhiana, September 3
Girls of the Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Ferozepore road, gave a stupendous performance and emerged champions in the u-19 years section of the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Table Tennis Tournament held at Green Land Senior Secondary School campus here yesterday.
Students of Alpine International Senior Secondary School with their trophies in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Students of Alpine International Senior Secondary School with their trophies in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

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