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Woman leaves 2 kids for paramour
Sidhwan Bet (Jagraon), September 15
At the tender ages of 6 and 4, two sisters of Jalalabad have had one of the most heart-rending experience of life. They were abandoned by their mother near Sidhwan Canal late last night, not because of any discrimination for the girl child but because the woman allegedly viewed them as a hindrance in her life with her paramour.

The two abandoned girls in Sidhwan Bet police station. — A Tribune photograph
The two abandoned girls in Sidhwan Bet police station

LIT — the slide from development to corruption
Ludhiana, September 15
The Punjab Government has dissolved the Ludhiana Improvement Trust following the exposure of the city centre scam and Mr S R Kaler, Deputy Director, Local Bodies and Administrator, PUDA, has been appointed Administrator of the improvement trust.


Soft toys gain acceptance
Ludhiana, September 15
Thanks to the retail boom, the market for soft toys in the country is witnessing a rapid growth. Estimated at over Rs 75 crore, while the unorganised segment holds a significant 70 per cent share in the market, players in the organised segment too are gearing up to tap the potential. “There has been an annual growth of 20 per cent, which is quite significant,” said Mr A.K.Gupta, vice-president, sales and marketing, Hanung Toys and Textiles, here today.

CPO caught stealing petrol
Ludhiana, September 15
The Community Police Officers (CPO) scheme which has been under fire owing to opposition by some residents’ associations, suffered a dent today when a CPO was booked on the charges of stealing petrol from a car last night while being supposedly on duty to guard the public property.

75-year-old man killed


MC chief faces no-trust move
Sahnewal, September 15
Ten out of 13 councillors today moved a no-confidence motion against the president of the Nagar Panchayat, Sahnewal, Mr Ramesh Kumar Pappu, and submitted an application in this regard to the executive office today.

Bonhomie marks Indo-Pak Punjab psychiatrists’ session
Ludhiana, September 15
Cultural bonds, traditions, common heritage and growing people to people relations between the two countries marked the inaugural session of the three-day first annual conference of the Indo-Pak Punjab Psychiatric Society here today.
Noted psychaitrist Dr J.S. Neki at the inauguration of 1st annual conference of the Indo-Pak Punjab Psychaitric Society in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Noted psychaitrist Dr J.S. Neki at the inauguration of 1st annual conference of the Indo-Pak Punjab Psychaitric Society in Ludhiana on Friday

PSEB employees hold rally
Ludhiana, September 15
Employees of Punjab State Electricity Board, under the banner of Workers Federation INTUC, held a rally in support of their demands at Model Town here today.

At the Crossroads
Seven decades of progressive writing
Ludhiana, September 15
How progressive writing started in Indian literature reads like a fairy tale. In Urdu, it was called “Taraqqi Pasand Adab”, in Hindi it was known as ‘Pragtisheel Sahitya’ and in Punjabi it was termed ‘Aganh Wadhu Sahit’. In the evening of November 24, 1934 some Indian writers and thinkers held a meeting in London for launching the movement of progressive writing in India.

Protest by labour bodies
Ludhiana, September 15
Various labour organisations today staged a protest demonstration against the policies of the state and Central government. The dharna was jointly organised by the Mazdoor Mukti Morcha, Punjab, Punjab Khet Mazdoor Sabha, Punjab State Dalit Action Committee and Kul Hind Khet Mazdoor Union. They also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner listing various demands.



Three booked for murder bid
Jagraon, September 15
The police has registered a case under Section 307, 34 of the IPC against Balbir Singh of Agwar Ladhai, Manjit Kaur of Lamme, and Sarabjit Kaur of Jatpura on the charge of attempt to murder. They tried to set her on fire by throwing kerosene.



Bank takes possession of property
Ludhiana, September 15
Indian Overseas bank, Brown Road branch, took physical possession of property in the name of Surinder Singh under Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002, here yesterday.



Story of a progressive woman farmer
Ludhiana, September 15
“My light” is the title of the book in memory of Jagbir Kaur first president of women’s wing of the PAU-sponsored Punjab Kisan Club. She passed away in 1995. This book has been written by her progressive farmer husband Mohinder Singh Grewal. The book is not so much about a woman who lent him a helping hand in decision-making. It is about what can be done for the emancipation of women and bringing them to the forefront in agriculture.

Schoolteachers up in arms 
Samrala, September 15
One swallow does not make a summer. The innocent, hardworking and honest male teachers with a good track record in Punjab government schools should not be dislocated merely on one incident, where a teacher raped a girl student.

From Schools & Colleges
Three student cadets selected for camp
Ludhiana, September 15
The three cadets Shivam Sharma, Aditaya Srivastava and Gurbeer Singh of 19 Punjab Battalion from BCM Sr Sec School, Chandigarh Road, have been selected for the R D Camp. The commanding officer of 19 Punjab Battalion was Col S.S. Saini and this camp was being held in Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur.

A student paints the face of a classmate during an exhibition at J.D. Institute in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A student paints the face of a classmate during an exhibition at J.D. Institute in Ludhiana


Three convicted for looting
Ludhiana, September 15
Mr Roshan Lal Ahuja, presiding officer of the Fast Track Court has sentenced Jugnu, Ram Kewal and Shiv Badal of Basti Abdullapur to undergo two years rigorous imprisonment on the charges of looting a person after offering him drug-laced biscuits.



Dental camp today
Ludhiana, September 15
A dental check-up and awareness camp will be held at Ramgarhia College, here, tomorrow in which more than 1,000 students and staff members will be examined for dental problems.


BCET shuttlers secure berth in quarter-finals
Ludhiana, September 15
Students of the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), Alamgir-Rara Sahib road, Bhutta, near here, gave a fine performance to secure berth in the quarter-finals of the Punjab Tehnical University Inter-College Badminton Championship being held at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur College of Engineering and Technology, Fatehgarh Sahib.



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