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Avon leaves 306 families on the road
2 units closed down; workers take to the streets
Ludhiana, September 8
The closure of two units of Avon Bicycle Components Private Limited today was marked by protests from workers here who demanded withdrawal of the closure orders. The management, however, remained firm and asked workers, rendered jobless, to accept compensation.

Workers protest outside the labour office against the closure of two units of Avon Bicycle Components Private Limited in Ludhiana on Friday. Workers protest outside the labour office against the closure of two units of Avon Bicycle Components Private Limited in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

IT Dept conducts surveys on 7 firms
Ludhiana, September 8
Income tax surveys were initiated on at least 12 business premises of seven firms in different parts of the city, Malerkotla, Dhuri, Sangrur and Khanna yesterday.








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Machines sold as scrap: MC orders inquiry
Ludhiana, September 8
The Municipal Corporation has ordered a departmental inquiry into the alleged scam in which 35 sewerage cleaning machines, worth Rs 50 lakh, lying unused due to a manufacturing fault had gone missing.

Student killed
Doraha, September 8
Gurmandeep Singh, a BA I student of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, has been killed in a road accident at Bilaspur village in Payal.

COMMUNITY

A beggar, with his both legs amputated, lies prostrate at Chhapar Mela. Who is exploiting beggars?
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 8
Begging is suspected to be an organised profession at Chhapar Mela, near here, where hundreds of drifters come to seek alms from the devotees in the name of God. The manner in which some handicapped beggars are shifted from one corner of the fair to the other suggest a gang exploiting the pitiable condition of these beggars.


A beggar, with his both legs amputated, lies prostrate at Chhapar Mela. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Unhealthy practices go unchecked at Chhapar Mela
Unmindful of the threat of AIDS, a youth gets his arm tattooed at Chhapar Mela near Mandi Ahmedgarh on Friday. Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 8
Contrary to the claims made by the civil administration at the Chhapar Mela, the health authorities were unable to check unhealthy practices at the mela. Recirculation of ‘prasad’, mishandling of eatables, unhygienic conditions of preparation and presentation of eatables and tattooing and dental care by unauthorised practitioners continued unabated at the biggest rural fair of the state.

Unmindful of the threat of AIDS, a youth gets
his arm tattooed at Chhapar Mela near Mandi Ahmedgarh on Friday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Vidya Tikari Make-up is woman’s weapon: expert
Ludhiana, September 8
Women should wear make-up daily. It doesn’t only look good, but enhances your personality. Those who feel that make-up spoils the skin are absolutely wrong, provided they use the good quality products. Vidya Tikari, an internationally renowned make-up artist who has worked on beauties like Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, and Lara Dutta, expressed these views here today. Vidya is in the city. She felt that fashion-savvy women in the city wanted her to open a branch in the city to educate them on the basics in make-up.

Pass-holders wait in agony as buses pass by
Doraha, September 8
College students, holding bus passes, have complained of severe physical and mental torture at the hands of drivers and conductors, who not only ignore them but treat them in an indecent manner.

Residents block traffic over garbage dumping
Ludhiana, September 8
Residents of several colonies block traffic on the Jalandhar bypass on Friday in protest against garbage dumping near Tajpur Chowk. A large number of residents of colonies, like New Shakti Nagar, Kirpal Nagar, Daulat Colony and Manjit Nagar and adjoining localities today staged a dharna on the Jalandhar byepass and blocked traffic in protest against the dumping of garbage near Tajpur Chowk.

Residents of several colonies block traffic on the Jalandhar bypass on Friday in protest against garbage dumping near Tajpur Chowk. — A Tribune photograph

Financial help for World War-II veterans
Ludhiana, September 8
World War-II veterans will be provided financial help, received from Royal British Commonwealth League, at Pension Bhavan on September 13.


 

CRIME

Three booked for murder
Jagraon, September 8
The Raikot police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 34 of the IPC against Reena Devi, Vijay Kumar Mehta of Lakhimpur and Shambu Kumar of Bihar on the charge of murdering Surinder Lal Paswan.

Booked for assault
Jagraon, September 8
The police has booked Gurbax Singh, Jassi, Jasvir Kaur and Boota Singh of Patti Boorha village, Dakha, when they allegedly assaulted Bhajan Kaur and Ranjit Singh of their village with sharp-edged weapons and bricks. The police has registered a case under Sections 325, 34 IPC on the complaint of Ravi Kumar who is a relative of the injured. Some street dispute is said to be reason behind the assault.

 

BUSINESS

Mitsubishi Montero launched
Ludhiana, September 8
Hindustan Motors and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced the launch of their premium sports utility vehicle, Mitsubishi Montero, here.

 

EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Seminar on education and career opportunities at GNIMT
Ludhiana, September 8
Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, organised a seminar on ‘Education and career opportunities in Singapore’. Ms Rupal Shah, Manager International Students Admission, Productivity Standards Board Academy, Singapore, was the resource person.

Bethany Society community college inaugurated
Ludhiana, September 8
A function was organised at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, here today to honour its former Principal, who is now the corporate manager and provincial superior (north) of the Bethany Educational Society, Sister Maria Leena, on being conferred upon the National Award for Teachers on the Teacher's Day by President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
Sister Maria Leena addresses students of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Friday.
Sister Maria Leena addresses students of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo I.V.

Bhupinder Singh joins as Dean
Ludhiana, September 8
Dr Bhupinder Singh has taken over as the Head, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.

Law college holds vanamahotsava
Fatehgarh Sahib, September 8
Linclon College of Law here celebrated vanmahotsav in the college campus today. Mr Dharm Pal Gupta, ADC(G), presided over the function and inaugurated a tree plantation drive.

Freshers have fun, frolic
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 8
A quiz competition and a freshers’ party, including choreography, was organised at the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, today which was part of the four-day function, “Exclusive Expressions-2006”, being celebrated on the campus.

COURTS

Trader convicted in cheque bounce case
Ludhiana, September 8
A local trader has been convicted in a cheque bounce case. Mr Manoj Singla, Judicial Magistrate, has sentenced Raj Kumar Julka of Basti Sheikh, Ghas Mandi, Jalandhar, to one-year imprisonment in a cheque bounce case. The judge also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the accused.

 

HEALTH

Eye surgeon warns against self-medication
Ludhiana, September 8
Among several other causes of corneal blindness, self-medication and lack of timely and expert medical care for trauma and other eye problems is one of the major reasons.

Health check-up camp by LIC
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 8
A health check-up camp was organised yesterday at CS International School, Mandi Gobindgarh, by Life Insurance Corporation. On completing 50 years, as many as 200 patients were examined at the camp. The camp was inaugurated by Mr R.P. Singh, Senior Branch Manager, Mr V.K. Bansal, Assistant Manager, and Mr Hardeep Singh were also present.

 
SPORTS

Karan Goel restricts Sangrur to 117 runs
Ludhiana, September 8
Right-arm off spinner, Karan Goel bowled a devastating spell to claim six wickets as Sangrur were restricted to 117 runs in their first innings against Ludhiana in the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Sheild being played at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here today.

Death of cricketer’s father mourned
Ludhiana, September 8
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) has mourned the death of Harjit Singh Toor, father of Indian fast bowler Gagandeep Singh.

GNIMT student to represent India in roller hockey meet
Ludhiana, September 8
Jodh Singh, a BCA third semester student of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, has been selected to represent India in the World Men Roller Hockey Championship slated to be held from September 19 to 25 in Uruguay.

GPS girls shine
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 8
GPS girls (under 16) took part in the Punjab School Education Board Cricket Competition held at Sanghol village, defeating Khamano Zone by a huge margin. By virtue of this win, the team will represent Fatehgarh Sahib district at the state-level tournament.

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