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Dengue material distributed
Ludhiana, October 13
With more than 100 patients already reported to various hospitals with dengue, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has finally woken up and started educating the public by distributing pamphlets to create awareness about the fever.

68 more dengue cases in city
Ludhiana, October 13
As many as 68 fresh dengue patients were admitted to various hospitals during the past 24 hours. However, health officials said the number of cases during this period was 41.

IT raids on colonisers
Benami property papers, cash seized
Ludhiana, October 13
Several teams of the investigation wing of the Income Tax Department yesterday conducted raids on nearly six business and residential premises of a group of colonisers and property developers in different parts of the city, besides Dhuri and Malerkotla The raids, which began early in the morning at Dugri, South City and Aggar Nagar localities, continued till late evening. 



Rumour of Raikot-Barnala merger irks residents 
Raikot, October 13
Speculation is rife here that Barnala township will soon be a district and Raikot will be separated from Ludhiana revenue district and included in the new district. Though no government official or a minister has aired the idea, political circles and government departments are abuzz with activity over the news.

Son wants transfer of father’s murder case
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 13
Jaspal Garg (13), whose father Sushil Garg was murdered by one of his friends at Alipur village, near Delhi, three weeks ago has called upon leaders of various social and political organisations to impress upon the Ministry of Home Affairs, Union Government to arrange the transfer of the murder case registered at Alipur police station to an agency, that might provide him justice. He apprehends that the accused may manage to evade the consequences.

SMS-ing his way into record book
Ludhiana, October 13
A local youth has staked claims to the Guinness Book of World Records by sending as many as 50,000 SMSes in one day besides sending over 6 lakh SMSes in a month. Obsessed with the record, the mobile of the youth, Deepak Kumar , a resident of Haibowal here, goes on transmitting Shot Service Messages for almost 24 hours with his wife Shivani chipping in for some time.

Amended VAT forms irk taxation lawyers
Ludhiana, October 13
Persistent changes in VAT rules and introduction of amended forms at a short notice by the Department of Excise and Taxation has led to widespread resentment among members of the taxation Bar.

Kirtan samagam held in gurdwara
Ludhiana, October 13
“Propagation of Sikhism and Sikh tenets would be on the priority of the SGPC and it will help the Shriomani Ragi Sabha organise kirtan samagams in any part of the world. Ragis, Dhadis, and Sikh preachers deserve commendation for their role in highlighting the Sikh way of life worldwide,” said Jathedar Avtar Singh, president of the SGPC, last evening at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Town Extension, here.

Bodies cremated without identification
Ludhiana, October 13
The Government Railway Police today cremated four members of a migrant labourer’s family, including two minor children, who had allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on Wednesday. The cremation was done even as the bodies were yet to be identified.

Mayor gets notice



Two booked for assault
Jagraon, October 13
The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 323, 307, 34 of the IPC against Bahadur Singh and Daya Singh of Galib Kalan village on charges of assaulting Tarsem Singh of the same village with sharp-edged weapons yesterday evening.



Credit card potential still untapped: HSBC
Ludhiana, October 13
Even as the country has more than 20 million credit card users and is registering an encouraging annual growth of 20 to 25 per cent, a large potential still remains untapped, said Mr Nick Winsor, country head, financial services, HSBC Group, while talking to reporters here on Wednesday.

Max launches unit-linked plan
Ludhiana, October 13
Max New York Life (MNYL), a life insurance company, today launched Life Invest, a flexible Unit Linked Investment Plan (ULIP) that promises to provide flexibility to manage one’s financial needs by including protection, investment and liquidity.

People on shopping spree for Divali 
Ludhiana, October 13
With less than 10 days for the festival of lights, city residents are busy purchasing gifts for the occasion. Ranging from relatively expensive household gadgets, jewellery and silverware to chocolates and dry fruit, city markets are offering varied options. "Since it is barely 10 days for the festival we want to be over with the task of sending gifts to our major clients following which we are being giving personal gifts. "

People busy shopping for Divali in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
People busy shopping for Divali in Ludhiana on Friday


Paddy straw collector put on trial 
Amloh, October 13
In addition to the awareness campaign against pollution, the Farm Power Machinery Department of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has developed a paddy straw collector-cum-loader which was launched for trials by the Fatehgarh Sahib Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Jaria Farm, Dharamgarh village, 3 km from here, yesterday.


GNEC students decry police lethargy
Ludhiana, October 13
A large number of diploma students of the Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNEC) blocked traffic for several hours on the Gill Road today to protest against the police inaction over an alleged attempt to murder of a fellow student on the college campus on August 18.

Police officials and GNEC students argue over traffic blockade on the Gill Road, Ludhiana, on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahamed
Police officials and GNEC students argue over traffic blockade on the Gill Road, Ludhiana, on Friday

PAU book exhibition in Nov
Ludhiana, October 13
The proposed book exhibition at PAU based M.S. Randhawa Library will now be held from November 8 to 10 instead of October 17 to 19. This change has been necessitated due to unavoidable circumstances, according to a university press release. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.S. Aulakh, will inaugurate the exhibition on November 8 at 11.30 a.m.

From Colleges
GNIMT gets award fourth time 
Ludhiana, October 13
The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhaan campus, has been awarded the best chapter award in the region fourth time in a row. The award consists of a trophy and a certificate mentioning the basis of selection.

From Schools
Students on spiritual journey
Ludhiana, October 13

The students of the Darshan Academy are being given spiritual education and a week was devoted to teach virutes of love and kindness to them. The students were asked to share things with others and be kind to their fellow students.

Students of Darshan Academy, Bhamian Kalan, learn their lessons on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
Students of Darshan Academy, Bhamian Kalan, learn their lessons on Thursday



Free heart check-up camp tomorrow
Jagraon, October 13
On the first death anniversary of Padamnath Shastri, a renowned Sanskrit novelist, a free heart check-up and specialty medical camp will be organised on October 15, 2006, at Adarash Kanya Senior Secondary School, Jagraon, from 9 am to 3 pm by the Shastri Padamnath Memorial Charitable Trust.


Govt school drub BVM 3-1 in soccer
Ludhiana, October 13
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, outplayed Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School ‘A’ 3-1 in football in the Ludhiana District Inter-School Games (u-16) being organised by the Sports Department and the Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of India, here today.
A participant attempts high jump during the Ludhiana District Inter-School Sports meet in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph 
A participant attempts high jump during the Ludhiana District Inter-School Sports meet in Ludhiana on Friday

Lodhiana Academy lads record easy win
Ludhiana, October 13
Baba Lodhiana Academy recorded an easy (60-40) win over Guru Nanak Engineering College on the second day of the Ludhiana District Basketball Championship being held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. The winners were leading by one point (28-27) at half time. In another match of the senior section, GNE College outnumbered Air Force School, Halwara, 46-28 and in the junior section, Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School outclassed Vijay Public School 36-18. Kundan Vidya Mandir School beat Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School 24-13 and Everest Public School defeated AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, 33-18.

Players in action during the Ludhiana Basketball Championship on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Players in action during the Ludhiana Basketball Championship on Friday

Moga eves are hockey champs
Ludhiana, October 13
In a keen contest, Moga prevailed over hosts Ludhiana 1-0 to emerge champions in hockey in the girls u-17 years' section of the 52nd Punjab School Games being held here today.



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