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Dengue tightens grip, 69 more hospitalised
Ludhiana, October 17
The widespread attack of dengue in the mega city does not show any signs of receding as 69 new patients were admitted to local hospitals during the past 24 hours.

Clock Tower turns 100 today
Ludhiana, October 17
Ludhiana’s Clock Tower, popularly known as Ghanta Ghar, will turn 100 tomorrow. It was on October 18, 1906, that the Victoria Memorial Clock Tower, Ludhiana, was inaugurated by the then Lt- Governor of Punjab and its dependencies, Sir Charles Montgomery. The Clock Tower, the prime landmark of the city, has also come up as the representative emblem of Ludhiana. The tower had been erected as a memorial to the silver jubilee year of Queen Victoria’s regime.


Clock Tower, Ludhiana
Clock Tower, Ludhiana










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Encroachers add chaos to traffic
Ludhiana, October 17
Residents of Gill Road are up in arms against the authorities as encroachments, garbage and lack of cleanliness continue to give them a tough time despite repeated complaints in this regard.

Encroachers have eaten into a large part of Gill Road in Ludhiana, making it prone to traffic chaos. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Encroachers have eaten into a large part of Gill Road in Ludhiana, making it prone to traffic chaos

Flood threat to Halwara Air Force Station
Halwara (Ludhiana), October 17
The Halwara Air Force Station authorities are having sleepless nights over the threat of floods being caused by the widening cracks in the banks of the Abohar Feeder Canal that passes dangerously close to the boundary of the station.

COMMUNITY

City resident irked with power board
Ludhiana, October 17
Much to the irritation of a city resident, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) enthusiastically installing electricity meters outside houses has installed a neighbour’s electricity meter on his wall.

MLA’s nephew cremated
Samrala, October 17
Kumari Selja, Union Minister of State of Housing and Urban, attended the cremation of Advocate Nirmal Singh Dhillon, a nephew of local MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon, here this evening.

Pensioners list demands

 

CRIME

Man held for rape of minor 
Jagraon, October 17
Sukhwinder Singh, alias Sukha, of Madarpura, under the Sidhwan Bet police station, allegedly raped a 10-year-old girl yesterday when she was alone in her house. Sukha threatened the minor girl with dire consequences if she disclosed the matter to anybody.

 

BUSINESS

HSBC launches Helping Hands Mela
Ludhiana, October 17
The HSBC has launched its Helping Hands Mela in collaboration with NGOs Ashirwad and Ek Prayas. The HSBC is displaying its products and also art and craft items at the mela.

 

EDUCATION

PAU employees, teachers stage demonstration
Ludhiana, October 17
Punjab Agricultural University employees, including teachers, staged a demonstration on the campus here today protesting against the financial situation of the university. They said despite clear orders from the Chief Minister for the release of the salaries and pending DA to the employees before Divali, nothing was being done.
PAU employees stage a protest on the university campus in Ludhiana on Tuesday
PAU employees stage a protest on the university campus in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Education Minister felicitated
Ludhiana, October 17

Eminent educationists of the state headed by Mr Rajinder Sharma, president, Association of the Punjab School Education Board Affiliated Schools Punjab (Regd), Mr N.K. Bangia, Chief Patron of the association, along with Mr Sushil Malhotra, felicitated and honoured Mr Partap Singh Bajwa, Education Minister, Punjab, in Ludhiana today.
Education Minister Pratap Singh Bajwa being honoured by representatives of Punjab School Education Board-affiliated schools at a function held in Ludhiana on Monday
Education Minister Pratap Singh Bajwa being honoured by representatives of Punjab School Education Board-affiliated schools at a function held in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

‘Controversial’ law college opens admissions
Ludhiana, October 17
Guru Nanak College of Law, Malerkotla Road, near Dehlon here, which was allegedly responsible for ruining the career of 16 law students, has invited applications from students for a five-year BA LLB course this time.

Ganga Giri College leads in youth fest
Raikot, October 17
Students of the local Swami Ganga Giri College for Women have maintained lead in Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival that was inaugurated by Mr R.K. Pandey, Minister for Horticulture, Science and Technology, here yesterday.
Girls perform at Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival at Raikot on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Girls perform at Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival at Raikot

KVM holds alumni meet
Ludhiana, October 17
Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM), Civil Lines, organised an alumni meet for the students from 1941 to 1995 batches in the school auditorium here yesterday. The school was decorated with flowers and lights. The function in the auditorium started in the evening with a documentary on founder of the institute Kundan Lal.
Old students at the alumni meet of KV in Ludhiana on Monday
Old students at the alumni meet of KV in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

From Colleges
PCTE gets best B-School rating
Ludhiana, October 17
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has been rated A+ and the Best B-School of Punjab, HP and J&K by Business India B-School Survey 2006. PCTE has upgraded its ratings from A in the year 2004 survey, A Upper Category in year 2005 survey and now in A+ category and Best B-School of Punjab, HP and J&K.


Delegates attend a science seminar at Guru Nanak Girls College in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by I.V.
Delegates attend a science seminar at Guru Nanak Girls College in Ludhiana on Tuesday

COURTS

Consumer forum office shifted
Ludhiana, October 17
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum is finally being shifted to the judicial complex, mini secretariat, after a wait of over six years, when the proposal was first mooted.

 
SPORTS

Namdhari, Kila Raipur academies in final
Ludhiana, October 17
Namdhari Academy of Bhaini Sahib and Grewal Academy of Kila Raipur accumulated seven points each from four league matches and set up the title clash in the 7th Bibi Surjit Kaur Memorial Hockey Tournament being played at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium of Jarkhar, near here, today.

GPC athletes win laurels
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 17
Amrindra Pratap (BA II), a student of GPC, won a gold medal in the 400-m relay race and a bronze medal in the 1500-m race in the 83rd Punjab State Athletic Championship held at Guru Nanak Dev University from October 14 to 16, 2006.

 

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