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16-yr-old falls into trench, dies
Violent protests by residents; Rs 2 lakh relief for kin
Ludhiana, October 7
A 16-year-old boy, Vikas Gupta, alias Vicky, son of a rehri owner, was impaled to death after he fell on iron bars in a trench, dug up for laying sewerage, in Islam Gunj this afternoon.
The mother of Vikas, alias Vicky, mourns his death at Islam Gunj, Ludhiana, on Saturday.
The mother of Vikas, alias Vicky, mourns his death at Islam Gunj, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Body of infant, drowned by father, recovered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
The recovery of the body of the two-month-old infant, who was thrown into the Abohar canal, from the Narangwal Bridge near here by his father three days ago, has ended the hope of his unfortunate mother.


Annu Kapoor and Durga Jasraj, host and co-host of music show “Antakshari”, talk to mediapersons in Ludhiana. City has great singing talent: Durga
Ludhiana, October 7
“During the short-listing of candidates for ‘Antakshari’ I found out that contestants had a lot of talent and it was difficult to short-list 48 candidates from around 100 who had been selected from 288 applicants,” said Durga Jasraj, one of the co-hosts of “Antakshari”, a music show on Zee TV, here.

Annu Kapoor and Durga Jasraj, host and co-host of music show “Antakshari”, talk to mediapersons in Ludhiana. — Photo by I.V.

Acclaimed surgeon to visit CMCH
Sir Peter Morris Ludhiana, October 7
Sir Peter Morris, former President of the Royal College of Surgeons, England, International Transplantation Society, British Transplantation Society, International Surgical Society and the European Surgical Association, will visit the Christian Medical College and Hospital here on October 9.

Prof Mohan Singh mela from Oct 18
Ludhiana, October 7
Mr Jagdev Singh Jassowal, Chairman, Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation, Ludhiana, has said the 28th annual Prof Mohan Singh Memorial Mela (2006) will be held in Moga district.

Octogenarian farmer murdered
Jagraon, October 7
In a shocking incident, on octogenarian farmer was murdered in cold blood by unknown assailants at Parjian Biharipur village last night.


Postponement of fogging work irks residents
Ludhiana, October 7
Residents of Ward No. 49 are paying the price for city Mayor’s publicity stunt as the fogging operation scheduled in their area was postponed following the orders of the first citizen of the city who wanted machines to be sent to Maya Nagar where he had to formally inaugurate the operations on Wednesday.

Cong poised to lose elections: Badal
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 7
Rampant corruption by the Congress in the state, hike in the prices of essential commodities, poor performance in the education and health services, is sufficient ground for the defeat of Congress candidates in the coming Vidhan Sabha elections in February 2007, said Mr Parkash Singh Badal, president of the SAD.

Marriage palaces sans parking
Ludhiana, October 7
Long traffic jams along the Ferozepore Road these days, when the marriage season has started, have become the rule of the day. Thanks to the unplanned mushrooming up of the marriage palaces along this road, traffic has regularly been getting disrupted during late evenings, leading to a lot of harassment to commuters.

SDOs resent JE’s promotion
Ludhiana, October 7
The Punjab Mandi Board Subdivisional Officers Association has condemned the decision of the management to elevate a junior engineer as SDO from 1990. A general body meeting held here today passed a unanimous resolution to this effect.

AISAD supports Raghubir Singh
Ludhiana, October 7
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal (AISAD), led by Mr Jaswant Singh Mann, is supporting Mr Raghubir Singh, the ousted secretary of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) as the “people’s candidate” from Raja Sansi.

DA release sought
Ludhiana, October 7
Resentment prevails among Punjab government staff and pensioners over the non-release of enhanced dearness allowance (DA). They were expecting the government to make the payment in September. Pensioners might face financial hardships in celebrating Divali.

CITU to hold state-level conference
Ludhiana, October 7
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) will hold its 12th state-level conference in the city from November 12 to 14. Leaders of the union are expecting the conference to be a milestone in widening its base by reaching out to an increased number of workers.



18 women hurt in mishap
Khamano, October 7
A mini-bus of Malwa Industries overturned near government school, Khamano, on the GT Road, resulting in severe injuries to 18 women passengers.

80 kg poppy husk seized
Jagraon, October 7
In two separate cases, the Jagraon and Raikot police has seized 80 kg of poppy husk. In the first incident, the Raikot police, on a tip-off, intercepted a Maruti car (CH-01N-7857) and reportedly seized over 60 kg of poppy husk. A case has been registered. All suspects, except Gurwinder Singh, managed to flee from the spot.



Biz Clips
Bank takes possession

LUDHIANA: The State Bank of India, Stressed Assets Resolution Centre, zonal office, took physical possession of the property mortgaged in the account of M/s A.R. Transmission Private Limited here on Thursday.

Abolish CST form, says mill body
Ludhiana, October 7
The Oil Mill Machinery Manufacturers Association has urged the state government to do away with the central sales tax form “C” due to hardships being faced by industry to obtain the same.


Centre betrayed Punjab farmers: BKU
Ludhiana, October 7
The Bhartiya Kisan Union has termed the failure of the Union Government to announce a relief package for Punjab farmers as an act of betrayal. It said a meeting of the state executive would be convened here on October 10 to chalk out a plan of action against this gross injustice.


Badal inaugurates B.Ed college
Doraha, October 7
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, President, SAD (B) and former Chief Minister of Punjab, today inaugurated B.Ed College of Education at Bhutta.

From Schools & Colleges
IICE holds annual function
Ludhiana, October 7
IICE Computer Education , Ludhiana, celebrated its sixth annual function, Challange-2006, at Nehru Sidhant Kender here today. Mr Darshan Singh, DPRO ,was the chief guest at the function.

Students of the IICE stage a play “Kudrat De Sab Bande” at the institute’s annual function held in college on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Students of the IICE stage a play “Kudrat De Sab Bande” at the institute’s annual function held in college on Saturday.

Class VIII student does school proud
Doraha, October 7
Harmit Singh, a Class VIII student of Government High School, Rampur, has made his institution proud by standing first in the district science exhibition organised at the elementary level at GGN Public School, Ludhiana, from October 4 to 6.



Crusader for organ donation to visit city on October 27
Ludhiana, October 7
Mr Reg Green from America will visit the city on October 27 and 28 to deliver a talk on organ donation to coincide with the IX All-India Transplant Games and SAARC Transplant Olympics to be held at the Guru Nanak Dev Stadium here.

DMCH initiative on breast cancer detection
Ludhiana, October 7
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has taken up an initiative by having tie-up with voluntary organisations to spread awareness among women for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Dr J.S. Sekhon, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Medical Oncology, at DMCH, who recently attended a fellowship programme, in Bian H Lurie Cancer Centre in Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, disclosed this here today.

Stress-induced problems rising, says doctor
Ludhiana, October 7
Dr Rajeev Gupta, a consultant psychiatrist gave a talk on “stress-induced psychological problems” to girl cadets of NCC at Khalsa College of Women here today.


Wins for Ludhiana, Surjit Academy
Ludhiana, October 7
Ludhiana and Surjit Academy, Jalandhar, scored emphatic victories in their respective hockey matches in the boys u-17 years in the 52nd Punjab Schools Games held at different venues here today.

MP circle retain hockey title
Ludhiana, October 7
Holders Madhya Pradesh circle brushed aside last year’s losing finalists Karnataka circle to retain the title in the 20th All-India Postal Hockey Tournament for men, which concluded at Prithipal Singh Memorial Astro Turf Stadium at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

361-run win for College of Agriculture
Ludhiana, October 7
Chandan (117) and Pushpinder (110) powered the College of Agriculture (COA) to a huge 361-run victory over the College of Basic Sciences (COBS) in the annual Punjab Agricultural University Inter-College Cricket Tournament played at the PAU campus ground here yesterday.

Inter-school tourney from Oct 12
Ludhiana, October 7
An Inter-School Tournament for boys and girls will be held at Guru Nanak Stadium from October 12 to 14 here.
Steffi Kala

Steffi shows her mettle
Ludhiana, October 7
Steffi Kala, an upcoming shuttler from the city, has proved her mettle once again by bagging three titles in the Punjab State Sub Junior Badminton Championship held at Sangrur from September 30 to October 4. Besides, Steffi finished runner-up in one category to win a silver medal.

Jarkhar hockey league from Oct 11
Ludhiana, October 7
Six top hockey academies of the region — Namdhari Academy of Bhaini Sahib, Grewal Academy of Kila Raipur, Speed Fund Academy, PAU, Ludhiana, Bahadurgarh Academy of Ahmedgarh, Mata Sahib Kaur Academy of Jarkhar and Kuthala Academy of Sangrur — will be seen in action during the Jarkhar Hockey League Tournament (boys u-19) to be held at Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Stadium of Jarkhar, near here, between October 11 and 18.

Mr M.S. Jaggi SDM Jaggi transferred
Ludhiana, October 7
Mr M.S. Jaggi, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Ludhiana. West, has been transferred to Moga, as Assistant Commissioner, Grievances. Mr Jaggi served here as the SDM for five years. This is the longest tenure any SDM has ever had in Ludhiana. Talking to the Tribune before relieving the charge, Mr Jaggi said he had found Ludhiana to be one of the most challenging and interesting place.


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