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Sambhu case: DGP seeks report

Ludhiana, September 30
The Director General of Police, Punjab, Mr S.S Virk, has sought a detailed report from the city police about the alleged criminal activities of a migrant, Sambhu Kumar Singh and the details of the cases registered against him.

Hunger strike by Juvenile Reform Home inmates
Ludhiana, September 30
Inmates of the Juvenile Reform Home, Shimla Puri, went on a flash hunger strike this morning allegedly in protest against being treated ‘inhumanly’, beaten, regularly underfed or given bad quality food, besides being allegedly forced to pay money in order to meet visitors.

Bathinda Kisan Mela proves a big draw
Ludhiana, September 30
Thousands of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan today thronged the one-day Kisan Mela, organised by Punjab Agricultural University at the Regional Station, Bathinda. The theme of the Mela was, “Save Water – Save Punjab”.


City stock exchange to resume trading through NSE
Ludhiana, September 30
The Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) will soon resume trading in shares through the National Stock Exchange (NSE). A memorandum of understanding in this regard was signed last week, which after being approved by SEBI, will provide access to a trading platform under Section 13 of Securities Contracts (Regulations) Act, 1956.

Wax moths threaten honeybee colonies
Ludhiana, September 30
Beekeepers of Punjab are a worried lot. Their honeybee colonies have been attacked by wax moths that are considered to be "serious enemy" of honeybees. These moths usually infest honeybee colonies between July and October. This is the time when these colonies are weak, relative humidity is high and there are excess empty combs.


Skewed sex ratio has impact on Ashtami
Ludhiana, September 30
The skewed sex ratio in the state today showed its effects on Ashtami — the festival of ‘kanjaks’ — with a number of womenfolk complaining that there were not many girls in that age group who could be invited today. The girls, who are considered embodiment of Durga, are worshiped on the final day of Navratras. Unfortunately, most of the women complained that it was getting harder every year to find girls for their worship.

Ashtami was celebrated in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Ashtami was celebrated in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Procurement arrangements reviewed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 30
Reacting to reports published in Ludhiana Tribune regarding providing false information by the secretary of the Market Committee, Kilaraipur, about the completion of arrangements for handling of paddy and providing basic amenities to farmers at procurement centres, Mr Shakti Sharma, DMO, Ludhiana, inspected arrangements at various centres and sought explanation from officials today.

Johar listens to residents’ grievances
Ludhiana, September 30
A delegation of Rishi Nagar F-Block Welfare Association submitted a charter of demands to Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Minister for Public Health, Water, Sewerage and Sanitation, at his residence here yesterday.

Drug addiction leads them to crime
Ludhiana, September 30
The life of a diploma holder in textile processing went so awfully wrong due to the addiction to drugs that he found himself behind bars after caught stealing vehicles with three other drug addicts, including a teenager.

Dasehra celebrations
Ludhiana, September 30
The Urban Estate Ram Lila Dasehra Committee (regd) Dugri Ludhiana will celebrate the Dasehra mela on October 2, in Urban Estate Dugri Phase-I, Dasehra Ground.



Revolver recovered
Jagraon, September 30
The Raikot police has registered a case under Section 379 of the IPC against Sukhvir Singh of Selooni on the charge of stealing a .32 bore revolver of Narinder Singh of Heran. The accused was later apprehended by the Jagraon police during a naka Bandi at Bhammipura Khurd village and recovered the revolver from his possession.

8 booked for assault
Jagraon, September 30
In two separate cases of assault, eight persons have been booked by the Sidhwan Bet and Raikot police. In the first case, the Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 324 and 34 of the IPC against Raghuvir Singh and Parkash Kaur of Gidderwindi on the charge of assaulting Jaswinder Kaur, who is the wife of Raghuvir Singh.



Chargesheet for DEO a day prior to retirement
Ludhiana, September 30
The District Education Officer, DEO (Secondary), Mr Yashpal Mehra has been chargesheeted by the District Education Department. Ironically, he was issued the charge sheet yesterday, a day prior to his retirement today.

KVM to hold old students’ meet
Ludhiana, September 30
October 16 would be a day when the alumni of Kundan Vidya Mandir, the oldest school in the city affiliated to CBSE, would meet old friends at the Old Students' Meet.

Workshop concludes
Ludhiana, September 30
Malwa Central College of Education for Women organised a two-day workshop pertaining to research in education. The focus of the workshop was ‘How to write Synopsis’ for an educational research.

From Schools
45 schools take part in science exhibition

Ludhiana, September 30
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, hosted an innovative science exhibition on the school premises with the consent of the District Science Supervisor on September 28 and 29. The exhibition was organised at the tehsil level and approximately 45 schools participated in it.

Students of Everest School hold dandiya sticks at a function held in the school
Students of Everest School hold dandiya sticks at a function held in the school on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Plea to fill college lecturers’ post
Ludhiana, September 30
Public Cause, a local social organisation, has expressed its concern over the non-recruitment of regular lecturers for government colleges in Punjab. More than 850 posts of lecturer, out of the total of 2281 are lying vacant in 48 government colleges of Punjab.



Auditions begin for antakshari
Ludhiana, September 30
The finals of Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam’s “Antakshrai” are scheduled on October 7, 2006, and will be conducted by anchors Anu Kapoor and Durga Jasraj at Guru Nanak Auditorium, Ludhiana.


Rotary Club holds medical camp for villagers

Ludhiana, September 30
The Rotary Club Ludhiana North today organised a free medical camp at Government Primary School, Kailpur in the district. As many as 300 patients from several surrounding villages were examined for dental and eye ailments at the camp. EGG and other diagnostic tests were also carried out free of cost.
Dr Ramesh examines a patient at an eye and dental check-up camp organised by the Rotary Club of Ludhiana at Kailpur village in Ludhiana district on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Dr Ramesh examines a patient at an eye and dental check-up camp organised by the Rotary Club of Ludhiana at Kailpur village in Ludhiana district on Saturday.

City homoeo doc felicitated in USA
Ludhiana, September 30
City-based homoeopathic doctor, Dr Deepinder Singh, Associate Professor, Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College, was honoured by various religious and social organisations in New York and Washington during his recent visit to the USA.


Sukhraj Gill Sacred Heart girls shine in swimming championship
Ludhiana, September 30
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, secured 64 points to win the team championship in the sub-junior girls section of the Ludhiana District Swimming Championship being held at the MC swimming pool, Rakh Bagh, here today. Girls from Guru Nanak Public School collected 46 points to finish the runners-up.

Lovejeet, Rajni win cross-country races
Ludhiana, September 30
Lovejeet from DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jalandhar, proved his mettle by winning the 12 km cross country race in the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Cross Country competition for men and women held at Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology, Alamgir, Rara Sahib road, near here today.

National athletics Meet for blind
Ludhiana, September 30
The stage is set for the third National Athletics Meet for the blind to be held from October 1 to 3 here at Guru Nanak Stadium. Around 300 participants from all over the country will be seen in action during this three-day meet to be oganised by the Punjab Sports Association for the Blind with the help of prominent personalities of the area and sports promoters.


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