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Vikramjit murder: police begins probe afresh
Ludhiana, October 28
The city police has relaunched investigation into the murky Vikramjit murder case by questioning five of his classmates. The classmates have recently returned to India after completing a three-year course in business management in London. They are being questioned as the police believes that the seeds of the crime were sown in England.

Chhath Puja or water pollution?
Ludhiana, October 28
Though the Mumbai High Court has banned the Chhath Puja on the Juhu beach in view of water pollution and garbage piled up on the beach during the ritual, Ludhiana rivers and canals continued to be polluted in absence of any such directive throughout the day of the puja today.
Polythene bags and other material seen floating in a canal after devotees performed Chhath Puja in Ludhiana Polythene bags and other material seen floating in a canal after devotees performed Chhath Puja in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Photo IV


Electoral office goofs up, issues wrong ID cards
Ludhiana, October 28
Where would a common man go if the identity cards issued by the Electoral Registration Office here show his identity wrong? And in spite of giving the person a patient hearing, he is shown the door, saying that it is not their fault and they cannot help in the matter.

Two identity cards issued by the Election Commission of India bearing the same photograph. — A Tribune photograph
Two identity cards issued by the Election Commission of India bearing the same photograph

Admn goes full steam on voter ID card initiative
Ludhiana, October 28
The district administration has called upon the representatives of political parties and panchayats to direct their workers to extend full cooperation to the election staff deputed by the administration.

JE caught taking bribe
Ludhiana, October 28
The Vigilance Bureau has arrested a Junior Engineer of the PSEB for taking bribe to repair a transformer in Guru Angad Dev Nagar here. A Vigilance press note said an industrialist, Harjit Singh, had complained that JE Narinderpal Sharma was seeking Rs 4,000 for repairing a transformer.


Man dies of head injury at courts complex
Lack of first aid facilities exposed
Ludhiana, October 28
A litigant died of a head injury following a fall while climbing stairs in the courts complex here yesterday, exposing inadequate first aid facilities at the multistoreyed complex. Sixty-year-old R.K. Rajan was climbing the stairs to get to the fourth floor as the lifts were not working due to a power cut.

Barnala dist: Ahmedgarh, Raikot residents celebrate exclusion
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Raikot, October 28
Celebrations broke out in Raikot, Mandi Ahmedgarh and surrounding areas following the last minute exclusion of these areas from the newly carved out Barnala district. Residents of these towns were up in arms for the past several weeks following reports that these areas would be included in the twentieth district of the state.

Hundreds throng ‘Surya Kriyayog’ camp
Ludhiana, October 28
A large number of people from all walks of life attended a special three-day free ‘Kriyayog’ camp at PUDA Ground, Dugri here today. Both young and old people enjoyed the musical camp.

Auction of VIP registration Nos. on November 9
Ludhiana, October 28
To cash in on the craze for single-digit registration number, the Punjab Government has effected necessary amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act to auction the first number of the registration series.



Man, son booked for assault
Jagraon, October 28
The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case under Sections 323, 324 and 34, IPC, against Najar Singh and his son Simerdeep Singh of Pona on the charge of assaulting Dev Singh of their village.



From VAT to woes
Ludhiana, October 28
Even after more than one and a half years of its implementation, delay in VAT refunds continues to add to the industry’s woes. According to certain industrialists, the government seems, to have failed to simplify VAT procedure.



Pensioners of aided school seek relief
Ludhiana, October 28
The Punjab Government Pensioners’ Association hails various sops approved by the Punjab Cabinet for state employees and pensioners as well . The package will benefit about 5 lakh employees and pensioners.

Students showcase creative skills
Ludhiana, October 28
Students of Guru Nanak Girls College, Government College for Women, Ramgarhia Girls College and Khalsa College for Women shared the top honours in the four-day youth and heritage festival of Panjab University, which commenced at the SDP College for Women here today.

Students at a rangoli competition in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students at a rangoli competition in Ludhiana

Fusion-2006 concludes
Ludhiana, October 28
A two-day cultural fiesta, Fusion-2006, that was started at BCM School concluded here today. The ceremony was inaugurated by Mr. Sanjeev Pahwa MD, Ralson Cycles. A trophy was handed over to the overall best school and overall best participant of the Fusion 2006.

From Schools
BCM wins Sahodaya quiz
Ludhiana, October 28
As many as 25 schools participated in Sahodaya Quiz Competition held in Tagore Public School here yesterday. Mr Tejwant Singh, Dean of College of Basic Sciences and Humanities, was welcomed by students and staff and Principal Anita Gakhar.


Alpine paddlers dazzle in CBSE championship
Ludhiana, October 28
The players of Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, gave a stupendous performance through out the CBSE Cluster-XVI Zone Table Tennis Championship-2006.

SAARC Transplant Olympics ends
Ludhiana, October 28
The 9th All-India Transplant Games and 2nd SAARC Transplant Olympics concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today with a colourful prize distribution ceremony organised at the DMCH.

Trials for u-19 cricket today
Ludhiana, October 28
Trials to select the Ludhiana District Twenty-Twenty (U-19) cricket team will be taken at BCM Arya Model Sr Sec School, Shastri Nagar, at 11.00 am on Sunday for the Punjab State Inter-District U-19 Twenty-Twenty Championship, which is going to be held at Jalandhar from November 1.


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