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RDX Case
Neighbours just can’t believe it
He was gentle, soft-spoken, they say
Mullanpur Dakha, September 2
An isolated house on the Jangpur road near the popular Lal Kothi remained the focus of attention throughout the day today with the police laying a seize to it. It was the house where Gurpreet Singh used to live.
The residence of Gurpreet Singh
The residence of Gurpreet Singh.

1 killed, 2 hurt in roof collapse
Ludhiana, September 2
One labourer was killed and two were injured when the roof of an under-renovation house near Arti Chowk collapsed this evening.

Servant drugs family, walks away 
with booty

Ludhiana, September 2
In yet another case of a domestic help turning into a thief, a migrant from Nepal, employed as a servant with a family in civil lines, allegedly administered drug-mixed juice to the members of the family and decamped with cash and jewellery worth lakhs. 






EARLIER STORIES


Processions add to chaos
Ludhiana, September 2
The city has seen an unprecedented upsurge in holding of religious processions. As if the vehicular congestion was not enough, these processions further complicate the problem bringing traffic in most part of the city to a virtual halt. Given the show of strength sought to be displayed during the processions, these seem to being organised more for competitive reasons than for any sacred belief.

MC honours Asian champ Raj Kumar
Ludhiana, September 2
Raj Kumar, who won mixed doubles title (pairing with Prajkata Sawant of Maharashtra) in the Asian Youth Badminton under-16 Championship held recently in Hanoi, Vietnam, was honoured by the municipal corporation, Ludhiana, and the Ludhiana Badminton Academy (LBA) here yesterday. 

Mayor’s Selection
Wait and watch, says Badal
Ludhiana, September 2
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has left the choice of Ludhiana mayor to God. That is what he told reporters at a press conference on the sidelines of a function marking the inauguration of the “Earth Exhibition”. He remained at his evasive best.

Punjab could go barren, warns CM
Ludhiana, September 2
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sought public cooperation for preserving and safeguarding the environment and natural resources.


The large ground behind the mini-secretariat used as parking space for the district court complex has not been metalled for the last many years. During rainy season, the mud ground turns into a slush field. Vehicles get stained badly or get stuck in the muddle. The lawyers have asked the administration umpteen times to metal the ground but no one seems to be listening. It seems the government would act only when the car of a VIP would be stuck there.


COMMUNITY

Virender Singh, DSP to be honoured posthumously
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 2
In recognition of his outstanding services to society and diligent service in the police, social organisations of the local town and surrounding villages have decided to honour Virender Singh, DSP, Payal, posthumously. Singh had died in a road accident, near Bathinda,on August 28.

BOB celebrates its centenary
Ludhiana, September 2
The Bank of Baroda celebrated it’s 100 years of foundation at the Sri Bhaini Sahib here yesterday .The main feature of the function was the organisation of the credit camp. The function was attended by RK Lakhanpal, deputy general manager, Chandigarh region.

Spiritual healing helps achieve ‘peace of mind’
Ludhiana, September 2
A public health lecture on “Natural Healing and Spiritual Counselling” was delivered by advanced clinical hypnotherapist and aura specialist J. Lal at Dumra Auditorium in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) yesterday. The lecture was organised under the aegis of the health education cell of the DMCH.

At The Crossroads
Growth of a poetic mind
Recalling the old days is the pastime of old persons and I indulge in this luxury off and on. The other day Bharat Bhushan informed me on the telephone that he was retiring on the last day of the current month. This information jolted me back forty years when he was studying for his first degree at Brijindra College, Faridkot. He used to commute daily by train from Jaito. I fancy even today a slim and trim pop-eyed boy, with inquisitive mind and suave demeanour.

Army team visits institute for recruitment
Doraha, September 2
A team of the Indian Army came for recruitment under the programme,”17th University Entry Scheme as Officers for the Corps of Engineering, Signals & EME” at the Bhutta College For Engineering today.

Short-circuit sets off bank alarm
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 2
After getting alerted from the burglar alarm at the local branch of Punjab National Bank, cops of the Sangrur police rushed towards the bank premises here today. However, they were relieved when it was found that a short-circuit had caused the alarm.

Mukesh remembered
Chandigarh, September 2
"Jag mein reh jayange pyare tere bol " Surely the bols of the timeless melodic songs of invincible maestro, Mukesh are bound to stay for for centuries enrapturing all inquisitive music aficionados even after thirty years of his demise.

Dr Kuldip Singh scales new heights
Chandigarh, September 2
Prof Kuldip Singh, Department of Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, has been elected secretary-general of Endoscopic Laparascopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA). Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam honoured the surgeon at Hyderabad during the ELSA congress on being elected to the post, held by surgeons from China, Singapore and Hong Kong since the inception of the body 14 years ago.
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam honours Dr Kuldip Singh at Hyderabad
Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam honours Dr Kuldip Singh at Hyderabad

Love birds in cop net
Ludhiana, September 2
The police detained 38 love birds caught loitering in an amusement park near Sahnewal here today. They were later released after a stern warning.

Cadets get training on microlight engine plane
Ludhiana, September 2
Air Squadron NCC No. 4 (PB) started a combined annual training camp-2007 at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here yesterday under the command of Wing Commander Pradeep Bishnoi, commanding officer No. 4(PB) Air Squadron of the NCC.



Cadets are all ears to an Air Force officer at an NCC camp in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Cadets are all ears to an Air Force officer at an NCC camp in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Letters


 

CRIME

Fake passport case
Samrala, September 2
On the complaint of Bhupinder Singh of Kakrala Khurd, SSP Khanna had ordered an enquiry in the case of Bhan Singh, son of Harchand Singh, of the same village. 

Brother of civic head booked
Mullanpur, September 2
The Dakha police has booked the brother of the president the local nagar panchayat and in a cheating case involving a land deal.

2 held for stealing mobiles
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 2
The Dehlon police has arrested two youths of Jhuner village who had allegedly snatched mobiles from at least nine cyclists from this area during recent months. They used to sell snatched mobiles at throwaway prices and used the proceeds for their “personal” expenses.

The Dehlon police with mobile phone snatchers in Ludhiana on Saturday. 

The Dehlon police with mobile phone snatchers in Ludhiana on Saturday.


 
AGRICULTURE

PAU Notes
Newly elected PAU executive meets VC
Ludhiana, September 2
MS Mahal, the newly-elected executive of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association, made a courtesy call on the vice-chancellor of the PAU, MS Kang on the first day of assuming the office. Giving good wishes for accomplishment of the tasks ahead, Kang emphasised that the new executive should work hard for the welfare of the faculty and upliftment of academics.


EDUCATION

From Colleges
SCD college bags top positions in M.Sc (maths)
Ludhiana, September 2
The students of the department of mathematics, SCD Government College, bagged all the three top university positions in the annual examination of M.Sc I (mathematics) conducted by the Panjab University, Chandigarh. Amanpreet Kaur topped the university securing 91.6 per cent marks, Mandeep Kaur was second with 85 per cent marks while Harmandeep Singh bagged the third position with 84.4 per cent marks. 

Seminar to discuss educational institutes
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 2
A two-day international seminar on ‘Building world class educational institutes’ will be organised at the Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh. Transport, higher education and forest minister Mohan Lal will be the chief guest of the inaugural session which will be presided over by A.J. Philip, associate chief editor, The Tribune. Dr Zora Singh, chairman, Desh Bhagat group of institutes, will welcome the guests.

Thomas Cook introduces ‘U Special’ for students
Ludhiana, September 2
With the increase in number of students travelling overseas for higher studies, Thomas Cook (India) today announced the launch of ‘U Special’, a product specially designed for students today.

From Schools
Children celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday with zeal
Ludhiana, September 2
Love Dale Montessori school celebrated the festival of the birth of Lord Krishna on Saturday. Mini tableaus were decorated depicting the life events of Lord Krishna . The children dressed in historic costumes like Krishan, Radha, Yashoodhra , Vasudev, Balram and Kans enacted some salient scenes of Lord’s life.

A student of Love Dale School, dressed as Lord Krishna, eats freshly churned butter on the eve of Janmashtami in Ludhiana.—Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
A student of Love Dale School, dressed as Lord Krishna, eats freshly churned butter on the eve of Janmashtami in Ludhiana


COURTS

Insurance co. told to pay Rs 4.25 lakh
Ludhiana, September 2
Terming the repudiation of a claim to be unjustified, the District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed the United India Insurance Company to pay a claim worth Rs 4.25 lakh to a consumer, whose truck got burnt after it caught fire in an accident.


 

CULTURE

Venu Gopal, Balraj Singh victorious
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 1
Venu Gopal Sharma and Balraj Singh were adjudged the best orator and the best singer respectively at the annual talent promotion programme organised by the Government Degree College, Karamsar, at the Sant Isher Singh Memorial Hall yesterday.


HEALTH

Workshop on ‘heart smart’
Ludhiana, September 2
High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, stress and high cholesterol are the most prominent but preventable risk factors, which can cause heart attack. It depends how we carry ourselves in day to day life for avoiding heart breakdown. 
Dr Harinder Singh Bedi delivers a lecture on “Being Heart Smart” in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Dr Harinder Singh Bedi delivers a lecture on “Being Heart Smart” in Ludhiana on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph


 
SPORTS

Match ends in draw due to rain
Ludhiana, September 2
The inaugural match of the Punjab state inter-district Cricket tournament for the Katoch Shield ended in draw due to rain. The match was being played here at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground. 

A match in progress between Ludhiana and Amritsar in the Punjab State Inter- District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Sheild in Ludhiana on Sunday. It ended in a draw.—Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed 
A match in progress between Ludhiana and Amritsar in the Punjab State Inter- District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Sheild in Ludhiana on Sunday. It ended in a draw.

Asian champ Raj Kumar honoured
Ludhiana, September 2
Raj Kumar, who won mixed doubles title (pairing with Prajkata Sawant of Maharashtra) in the Asian Youth Badminton under-16 Championship held recently in Hanoi, Vietnam, was honoured by the municipal corporation, Ludhiana, and the Ludhiana Badminton Academy (LBA) here yesterday. 
Raj Kumar, winner of the mixed doubles title in the Asian Youth Badminton Championship (u-16) held in Hanoi, Vietnam, last week and his father, Babu Ram, being honoured at a function organised in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Raj Kumar, winner of the mixed doubles title in the Asian Youth Badminton Championship (u-16) held in Hanoi, Vietnam, last week and his father, Babu Ram, being honoured at a function organised in Ludhiana on Saturday. —A Tribune photograph

PHA conducts trials
Ludhiana, September 2
The Punjab Handball Association (PHA) conducted trials to select the Punjab probables for the 30th junior-national handball championship scheduled to be held at Karnoor, Andhra Pradesh from September 21 to 26. More than 40 aspirants turned up for the trials at the PAU campus ground here today. Balkar Singh Brar, general secretary of the association, said the selected boys will attend a preparatory coaching-cum-training camp at PAU from September 4 prior to the final selection of the Punjab squad for the forthcoming national meet.

 

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