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Friend-turned-foe murders old couple in Jagraon
Jagraon, October 19
A septuagenarian ex-serviceman and his wife, who had been found brutally murdered at Malsihan Bhai Ke in Jagraon two years ago, were allegedly killed by a friend-turned-foe with an eye on their jewellery and valuables.

Dengue claims one more life
Ludhiana, October 19
With one more patient, resident of Faridkot district, succumbing to the mosquito-borne viral infection in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here, the toll taken by dengue in different hospitals here has gone up to nine.

Divali spells doom for owls and white bats
Ludhiana, October 19
The existence of the already endangered owls and white bats is threatened in this city of the rich, where residents invoke the goddess of wealth by sacrificing these during Divali days.



Over 170-yr-old Kotwali in a shambles

Ludhiana, October 19

The over 170-year-old building of the city Kotwali, also known as the Division No. 1 police station, is in a dilapidated condition. Declared unsafe in 1994 , the police station can come down anytime and cause some major mishap.

The dilapidated building of the Kotwali police station. — Photo by I.V.

The dilapidated building of the Kotwali police station.

Pleasing the goddess of wealth
Ludhiana, October 19
If the crowd of people, specially women, that thronged shops dealing with silver, gold and kitchen articles today is any indication, then everybody is trying hard to please the goddess of wealth — Lakshmi on Dhanteras.

Though Divali is one day away but colourful kandeel sellers are making a brisk sale.
Though Divali is one day away but colourful kandeel sellers are making a brisk sale. — A Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed
Women busy buying untensils to celebrate the festival of Dhanteras in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Women busy buying untensils to celebrate the festival of Dhanteras in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Precautions during Divali Days
Ludhiana, October 19
Divali days are crackers days. Saying ‘no to crackers’ not only has environmental references, but health implications as well. The extensive use of firecrackers during Divali is one such ritual which is causing serious pollution and health problems, especially with an increase in urban wealth and population and growing atomisation of the society.

Council fails to give information under RTI Act
Doraha, October 19
Two of the local residents, who had applied to the Executive Officer of the Municipal Council for specific information under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, have been awaiting reply even after the expiry of the stipulated period of 30 days.

Cracker sale at peak
Ludhiana, October 19
Though everybody feels use of crackers on Divali should be restricted to check air and noise pollution, crackers worth crores of rupees are sold during the festival days every year.

Let’s care for animals this Divali, appeals PFA
Ludhiana, October 19
This Divali, give a thought for the health and comfort of animals. The People For Animals (PFA) has given a clarion call to city residents to celebrate Divali without bursting loud crackers as it terrifies animals.

BJP seeks information about City Centre under RTI Act
Ludhiana, October 19
Punjab Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party has sought detailed information and documents relating to Ludhiana City Centre under the Right to Information Act. The state BJP president, Mr Avinash Rai Khanna, has submitted the application to the state Public Information Officer, Punjab, Chandigarh, in this regard seeking the various details and certified copies as.

Divali greetings in advance to avoid network congestion
Ludhiana, October 19
Unlike previous years when city residents used to wait for the exact day of a festival to send greetings through SMS, now they have begun doing so in advance fearing network congestion.

Blair urged to return Sikh relics
Ludhiana, October 19
Mr Kartar Singh Garib, president of the Guru Gobind Singh Sevak Jatha, has in a letter to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair asked him to send back historical articles like the sword and kalgi of Guru Gobind Singh, Kohinoor diamond and the golden throne of Maharaja Ranjit Singh that were taken to England at the time of annexation of Punjab in 1849.

MCPI(U) stands by North Korea
Ludhiana, October 19 The Marxist Communist Party of India (United) has criticised the Government of India and the Prime Minister for condemning North Korea for the nuclear test.

Celebrate ‘safe’ Divali, kids told
Ludhiana, October 19
The local chapter of the Burns Association of India organised a series of school education programmes to make children aware about safety while burning crackers and to prevent burn injuries due to fireworks and crackers during the festival of divali.



Lovers commit suicide
Jagraon, October 19
A man and a woman allegedly committed suicide by throwing themselves before a running train on the Ludhiana- Jagraon rail track, 1 km from here, today.



Meat shop owners happy as demand soars
Ludhiana, October 19
Thanks to the ongoing festivities, meat shop owners are a happy lot these days. The demand for meat and poultry products, which had plummeted in the pre-festival season period, has been witnessing an increase of roughly 20 per cent during the past fortnight and the trend is expected to continue.


Centre, Punjab flayed for not helping farmers
Ludhiana, October 19
The Punjab BJP today lambasted the Union Finance Ministry and Capt Amarinder Singh for their refusal to help Punjab farmers in the time of crisis even as the Union Government has been generously handing out financial doles to farmers of Vidharaba region and other states.

Immense scope for pig farming
Ludhiana, October 19
A meeting of the Punjab Piggery Farmers Association was organised in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, here today. Farmers from different parts of the state participated in the meeting where two lectures were delivered.


PAU youth fest begins on a colourful note

Ludhiana, October 19
A colourful cultural procession by the students marked the beginning of a three-day Inter College Youth Festival 2006-07 at Punjab Agricultural University today.

A three-day inter-college youth festival gets under way at the PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

A three-day inter-college youth festival gets under way at the PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Book on dairy farming released
Ludhiana, October 19
A book on ‘Modern Dairy Farming’ was released by the Vice-Chancellor of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Mr D.S. Bains, recently at a function organised at Sadarpura village (Ludhiana).

From Schools
Divali celebrations in schools
Ludhiana, October 19
A function was organised today at Everest Play-way and Nursery School in connection with Divali. The students came dressed up in colourful attire. The students also performed colourful dances, skits etc on the occasion. Teachers told students stories about Rama. Cakes and sweets were distributed among the children.

Students of various schools celebrate Divali in their own style in and around Ludhiana. Students of various schools celebrate Divali in their own style in and around Ludhiana.
Students of various schools celebrate Divali in their own style in and around Ludhiana. — Tribune photograph

From Colleges
Freshers’ party held at LCET
Ludhiana, October 19
The Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), Katani Kalan, organised a freshers’  party to welcome new students to the college here today.

Scientist attends congress in Italy
Ludhiana, October 19
Dr Pritam Kaur Sidhu participated in the 10th International Congress of the European Association of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology held at Torino, Italy, recently.



Say goodbye to menopause blues, advise docs
Ludhiana, October 19
‘‘Menopause is a natural progression in the life of a woman, and it marks the end of her reproductive years. The condition is the permanent cessation of menstruation, which occurs because of an abrupt fall in the level of estrogen in a woman’s body, due to the loss of ovarian follicular activity. Menopause is said to have set in when a female has six months of amenorrhoea (no menstruation)’’.

Paramedics pass out from CMCH
Ludhiana, October 19
The fourth batch of nurse paramedics trained for ambulance and paramedic service by the South Western Ambulance Service today received their certificates from Dr Ravinder Singh, Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, who was the chief guest at the certification ceremony at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here.

36 examined for breast cancer
Ludhiana, October 19
The Krishna Breast Cancer Care Trust organised a lecture on breast cancer and a check-up camp at the Lakshmi Ladies Club here yesterday. More than 100 members of the club attended the lecture while around 36 of them were examined for the disease free of cost.


Hockey title for Namdharis
Ludhiana, October 19
Namdhari Academy, Bhaini Sahib, defeated Grewal Academy, Kila Raipur, 4-2 to win the 7th Bibi Surjit Kaur Memorial Hockey League held at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium at Jarkhar village today. Mata Sahib Kaur Academy finished third.

Crackers banned from 10 pm to 6 am
Ludhiana, October 19
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Magistrate, Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, has banned the bursting of fire crackers, producing loud sound, between 10 pm and 6 am everyday.


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