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Rs 5 lakh looted in daylight robbery
Ludhiana, September 19
Four armed robbers fired thrice in front of Sudarshan Textiles Engineering Works situated between Cheema Chowk and Samrala Chowk and looted Rs 5 lakh and several bank drafts in broad daylight here today.
Forensic experts at Sudarshan Textiles Engineering Works after the robbery in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Forensic experts at Sudarshan Textiles Engineering Works after the robbery in Ludhiana

Mother kills newborn girl, dumps body in tank
Galib Khurd (Jagraon), September 19
Close on the heels of a woman abandoning two of her daughters in Sidhwan Bet, a case of an Assamese woman, married to a Punjabi youth, allegedly killing her newborn daughter and dumping the body in a septic tank has come to light.


Murder case solved with arrest of 2
Ludhiana, September 19
The city police today announced the arrest of two migrants on the charge of murdering a watchman in Voltex Ltd. factory on June 27. SP D.P. Singh said investigations revealed that four persons had entered the factory premises with an intention to theft.

Woman lecturer removed; alleges harassment
Ludhiana, September 19
Even as the dust has yet to settle down on the controversy regarding suspension and subsequent reinstatement of a lecturer in Kamla Lohtia College here, the institution is once again in the midst of another controversy- this time an ad hoc female lecturer has been relieved of services after she complaint against a senior lecturer regarding harassment to the police.


LPG dealers misleading public: consumers’ body
Ludhiana, September 19
Terming the warning of LPG shortage by distributors as unfortunate, the Ludhiana Cooking Gas Consumers Association has written to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister on the issue. The association alleged that claims by distributors were misleading for the consumers.

Bus overturns, 12 injured
Payal, September 19
A major tragedy was averted when a private bus destined for Khanna overturned near the Doom bridge, near here, this morning. Twelve persons were injured in the accident. The police has registered an FIR against the driver of the bus.

A view of the overturned bus near Payal on Tuesday. — Photo by the writer

A view of the overturned bus near Payal

Councillor couple cleans manhole
Ludhiana, September 19
The councillor of Ward No. 47 accompanied by her husband cleaned a choked manhole in her area today, which was not cleaned by employees of the Municipal Corporation, despite repeated complaints. Ms Sukhchain Bassi Gogi, the councillor, and her husband cleaned the sewer manhole in the presence of supporters and a number of mediapersons.

Councillor of Ward No. 47 Sukhchain Bassi Gogi and her husband clean a choked manhole in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Councillor of Ward No. 47 Sukhchain Bassi Gogi and her husband clean a choked manhole in Ludhiana

Work on voter I-cards from September 21
Amloh, September 19
Under the policy announced by the Chief Election Commission of India, no voter without photo-voter identity card would be allowed to cast his vote in the coming Vidhan Sabha elections, said Mr Arshdeep Singh Thind, IAS, SDM-cum-electoral registration officer, of the Amloh constituency to mediaperson last evening.

Talent hunt for singers
Ludhiana, September 19
TVS Motor Company announced ‘Star City- Punjab Da Superstar’, a talent hunt for singers. According to a press note, the singers would be chosen by a jury with members from the music industry like Harbhajan Mann, Atul Sharma, Dolly Guleria and Shamsher Singh Sandhu.



2 booked for assaulting cop
Khanna, September 19
The police has booked two persons under Sections 341, 323 and 34 of the IPC for beating head constable Dogar Singh. According to the victim, the accused attacked him while he was on his way to his village Kakrala Kalan on Sunday.



PAU an inspiration for many success stories
Ludhiana, September 19
“Farmer learning from a farmer” is a form of extension communication that has proved effective in spreading knowledge and innovations in modernising agriculture. Most of the success stories of Punjab farmers have their roots in Punjab Agricultural University, which at one point or another inspired the farmers surge forward with the wherewithal.

Kisan mela to be agro-cultural affair
Ludhiana, September 19
This year the Kisan Mela at Punjab Agricultural University would not be about agriculture alone. It would be both culture and agriculture. The two-day agricultural fair would also showcase Punjabi culture in coordination with the North Zone Cultural Centre.

PAU warning to paddy growers
Ludhiana, September 19
Excessive application of water and fertilisers has caused sheath rot and grain discoloration in paddy across Punjab from Gurdaspur to Moga. Head, Department of Plant Pathology, Dr Satvinder Kaur Mann, attributed sheath rot to certain pathogens and grain discoloration to early rains.

From Colleges
‘Dukhdey Kaleeray’ portrays desire for foreign land
Ludhiana, September 19
A play, “Dukhdey Kaleeray”, directed by Nirmal Rishi was staged in the auditorium of Government College for Women here today. The play was organised by the Women Forum. Dr Sarabjot Kaur, Head of the Punjabi Department, gave the introduction of the play to the staff and students of the college.

Dr Rajiv Gupta, Ludhiana-based psychiatrist, speaks on "Stress management" at GGNIMT, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Dr Rajiv Gupta, Ludhiana-based psychiatrist, speaks on "Stress management" at GGNIMT, Ludhiana

Engineers Day celebrated
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 19
Engineers Day was celebrated at Desh Bhagat Engineering College here yesterday. Dr M.S. Grewal, Registrar, Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The Guest of Honour was J.S. Kullar.

Course in film technology
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 19
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences here has started a course on Bachelor of media, entertainment and film technology. It is a three-year course and students having passed Class XII examination are eligible for the course.



Prof Anand’s play bags award
Ludhiana, September 19
The Languages Department has selected Prof M. Anand’s latest play ‘Kaal Chakra’ for the Mohan Rakesh Purskar for the best Hindi play for 2005. Prof Anand’s plays ‘Kangaal’ and ‘Pashan’ had won similar awards in 2000 and 2002, respectively.

Antakshri contest on Oct 7
Ludhiana, September 19
The Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam will organise Antakshri on October 7. The participation in the event is open to all Ludhianvis. The minimum age for participation is 16 years.



600 patients examined
Ludhiana, September 19
More than 600 patients were examined at a free cardiac and diabetes check-up camp held by Hero DMC Heart Institute under the aegis of Sewa Bharti at Moga yesterday.


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