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Dengue claims 2 more lives
56 new cases reported
Ludhiana, October 12
Dengue continues to pose a serious threat to city residents with two more deaths reported from Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Hospital while 56 fresh cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection were reported at different city hospitals till last evening.

5 women hurt in clash
Ludhiana, October 12
In a clash between women over the ownership of a house constructed over an area of 50 yards in Issa Nagri, five women belonging to rival groups were injured today.
Three sisters—Helen, Anju and Kiran—who had to be admitted to the Civil Hospital after sustaining injuries in a clash with other women members of their family
Three sisters—Helen, Anju and Kiran—who had to be admitted to the Civil Hospital after sustaining injuries in a clash with other women members of their family. A Tribune photo


Divali is boom time for potters
Ludhiana, October 12
The festival of lights—Divali—brings fortune to hundreds of potters, who make excellent items with the magic of their hands. These decorative items, including colourful diyas, hatris, Ganeshas, Lakshmi, nariyal etc are hot selling items these days giving rich rewards for hard-work to these potters.

Increasing demand of diyas for Divali brings cheer to potters in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Increasing demand of diyas for Divali brings cheer to potters in Ludhiana

Assistant Town Planner arrested
Ludhiana, October 12
The Vigilance Bureau today arrested a former Assistant Town Planner with the local MC and at present posted at the same position with the Jalandhar MC on the alleged charge of helping a resident run an industrial unit from a residential complex.

Power bill depositing is easier
Ludhiana, October 12
Ludhiana today became the first city in the state where the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) started a service for bill deposit at any of the 21 centres irrespective of the sub-division a consumer falls in.


MC panels told to use funds by Oct 31
Ludhiana, October 12
The district administration has directed all BDPOs and executive officers of the municipal committees to utilise all the funds released under the Punjab Nirman Programme and other schemes by October 31 and submit utilisation certificates.

3 more buses mark PRTC celebrations
Ludhiana, October 12
PEPSU Road Transport Corporation celebrated its golden jubilee at the local depot of the corporation. The chief guest of the main function was Mr Ved Parkash Gupta, Chairman, PRTC. The function was presided over by Mr Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon, Managing Director, PRTC.



Youths assault fastfood joint owner 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 12
There was panic here last night when two motorcycle-borne youths carrying a sword first attacked Vikram, owner of a fast-food joint near the Civil Hospital, and later blocked the entry to the hospital for more than three hours to prevent the victim from getting hospitalised.

Nurse booked for illegal abortion
Jagraon, October 12
The Sidhwan Bet police has booked Mahinder Kaur, a nurse at the Primary Health Centre, on the charge of performing an illegal abortion on Seema Rani of Harcharan Nagar.



Chinese lights retain dazzling appeal
Ludhiana, October 12
Come Divali and the demand for lights soars and why not as Deepawali is the festival of lights. While traditionalists prefer earthen lamps, most of the people find myriad coloured Chinese electric lights attractive. Chinese lights are affordable and hassle-free. Just plug in the strings of lights shaped like different kinds of fruits like cherries, pineapples etc, and they twinkle merrily.
Lights twinkle at a shop in Bijlee Market in Ludhiana, beckoning Divali shoppers. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Lights twinkle at a shop in Bijlee Market in Ludhiana, beckoning Divali shoppers



S. African delegation visits PAU
Ludhiana, October 12
A seven-member delegation led by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa, Prof Ramogale, today met PAU Vice-Chancellor K.S. Aulakh to explore the possibility of an exchange programme between scientists and students of the two universities.

School board holds contests
Ludhiana, October 12
A regional-level competition of bhangra, vaar-gyan and “kavishree” was organised by the Punjab State Education Board at Smt Satyawati Oswal Vidya Mandir School here today. More than 40 schools from five districts are participating in the two-day event.

14 colleges to take part in fest
Doraha, October 12
More than 1,000 students of 14 colleges will participate in Youth and Heritage Festival of Ludhiana Zone-A, to be held at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, from October 14.

Govt School Rampur wins district science congress
Doraha, October 12
Government High School, Rampur, has once again secured the first position in the district-level competitions of science congress, 2006, organised at R.S Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, today.



Ayurveda seminar from Oct 28


Three sportspersons to get Amarjit Grewal award
Ludhiana, October 12
The Punjab Rural Sports Promotion Council (PRSPC) has selected three sportspersons for Amarjit Grewal Khel Ratan Award-2006. The award presentation function will be organised at Guru Nanak Bhavan here on October 28.

Basketball tourney gets under way
Ludhiana, October 12
BCM Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, defeated Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School 39-14 in the boys u-16 section on the opening day of the Ludhiana District Basketball Championship, which began at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.



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