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Face-Off With Dera
Fragile calm in Mor Karima
Mor Karima, September 3
A curfew-like situation prevails in the village following police crackdown on residents of the village and members of the Savita Action Committee seeking action against the Sant Bhurri wala dera at Talwandi Khurd.
Residents of Mor Karima village narrate the alleged repression of police against them.
Residents of Mor Karima village narrate the alleged repression of police against them.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Tax Evasion
Transport co. fined 14.10 lakh
Ludhiana, September 3
The excise and taxation department has slapped a penalty of Rs 14.10 lakh on a local transporter, Patiala Transport Company on charges of transportation of goods to outstations without proper documents and payment of due taxes.






EARLIER STORIES


Youth’s death sparks protest; 2 booked
Ludhiana, September 3
The Government Railway Police (GRP) HAS booked two youths, Sunil and Tikki, for allegedly abetting the suicide of a Tibba road resident after a day-long agitation by the relatives and friends of the deceased.

Police officials try to convince agitators to lift dharna and mob staging protest outside the GRP station. —A Tribune photograph

Police officials try to convince agitators to lift dharna and mob staging protest outside the GRP station.

More one-way roads in the offing
Ludhiana, September 3
Close on the heels of the Ludhiana administration making the Ghumar Mandi road as one way for vehicular traffic, the authorities will do the same on Rani Jhansi Road, College Road, Cemetry Road and the road between Jagaron Bridge and Fountain Chowk.


COMMUNITY

Players of the ONGC pray before starting practice for the Federation Football Cup at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. The first match is on Thursday.
Players of the ONGC pray before starting practice for the Federation Football Cup at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. The first match is on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

City Centre Project
Badal for early solution
Ludhiana, September 3
In a strong signal towards settling the dust in the storm of the City Centre scam, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said yesterday that it was unfortunate that several innocent persons, who had invested in the project, continued to suffer due to pendency of the investigations into the case.

Principals meet education minister
Ludhiana, September 3
A deputation of the Association of the Punjab School Education Board, Affiliated Schools, Punjab met Upinderjit Kaur, education minister, Punjab Government, Chandigarh, Pavitter Pal Kaur, secretary board, Jagtar Singh Khatra, DPI secondary, Harcharan Kaur Brar, DPI elementary and other officials of the board under the presidentship of Rajinder Sharma here yesterday. 

Warm farewell to lecturer
Ludhiana, September 4
Prof Harpal Singh Batra, the senior most lecturer of Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College was given a warm farewell here recently. Prof Batra taught Political Science for the last 37 years and was heading the department of political science.

Rise in marital disputes: Cell
Ludhiana, September 3
If the data collected from the Crime Against Women (CAW) cell is any indication, there has been a definite increase in crime against women in the district.

UK-based doctor poet felicitated
Ludhiana, September 3
A cultural programme was organised by Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood Punjab at the Punjabi Bhawan here yesterday. Tara Singh Aalam, a renowned poet and singer from London, was the chief guest and N.S.Nanda, president, presided over the function.

NS Nanda, president of the Dhan Pothoar Brotherhood, honouring Tara Singh Aalam, a famous UK based poet, writer and singer, during a function in Ludhiana on Sunday.—A Tribune photograph 
NS Nanda, president of the Dhan Pothoar Brotherhood, honouring Tara Singh Aalam, a famous UK based poet, writer and singer, during a function in Ludhiana on Sunday.

‘Tsunami made me do something for public’
Ludhiana, September 3
Anbu Charles is cycling his way through the cities and villages of the country to spread the message of clean environment and good health. Starting from his hometown Namakkal in Tamil Nadu on April 22, 2005, Charles has so far cycled 25, 000 km and wants to cover 10, 000 more. Today he reached Ludhiana on his bicycle. He said, it was tsunami that moved him to do something for public good. He said, he had seen death from closer quarters. Once tsunami was over, it left a tale of death and destruction. It was an irony that water was all around, but there was nothing to drink.

Anbu Charles, cycling forward the message of clean environment and good health.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Anbu Charles, cycling forward the message of clean environment and good health.

Armed men take away truck
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
Panic struck the place last night when a group of armed persons forcibly entered a spun pipe factory at Jhammat village, near here, and ran away with a truck taken at gun-point from the driver.


 

BUSINESS

Fashion spells bane for hosiery manufacturers
Ludhiana, September 3
Growing fashion consciousness is giving hosiery industry a tough time. As most units engaged in this business are small and medium scale, it would still take a few years for them to learn facing this challenge, say market experts.

Cycle parts association elections on Sept 21
Ludhiana, September 3
The elections for the office bearers of the Untied Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association will be held on September 21. The decision was taken at the 40th annual general body meeting of the association held here today. Mohinder Singh Bhogal, chairman, Bhogal Group of Industries, was the chief guest.

A small exhibition with big theme
Ludhiana September 3
It was just a 16-panel exhibition, "Seeds of Change; the Earth Charter and Human Potential". The local chapter of the Bharat Soka Gakkai (BSG) said, "It is not just another exhibition of photographic panels, it's different...with a heart, a soul and a conscience". It certainly tried to prove so.
A volunteer explains the message of the panels during the exhibition 'Seeds of Change", organised by the Bharat Soka Gakkai at the PAU on Monday.
A volunteer explains the message of the panels during the exhibition 'Seeds of Change", organised by the Bharat Soka Gakkai at the PAU on Monday.—A Tribune photograph 


 
AGRICULTURE

PAU may revive agri journalism course
Ludhiana September 3
The Academic Council of Punjab Agricultural University today decided to set up a panel to examine the feasibility of reviving the postgraduate course in agriculture journalism.


EDUCATION

From Colleges
Engg college lecturer gets Best Teacher Award
Ludhiana, September 3
Pankaj Bhambri, lecturer (IT) and programme coordinator (NSS Unit) of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, has been honoured with the ‘Best Teacher Award’ today on the eve of the Teachers Day celebrations. The event was organised by the Ludhiana Citizen Health Council at the Christian Medical College and Hospital. 
Dr Prem Kumar, president of Punjab Commerce and Management Asssociation, addressing the students at GGNIMT on Monday.
Dr Prem Kumar, president of Punjab Commerce and Management Asssociation, addressing the students at GGNIMT on Monday.—Photo by Inderjit Verma

Nirdosh, a school that brighten lives
Ludhiana, September 3
As you enter the classroom of Nirdosh, a school for mentally challenged children, students wish you cheerily "Good Morning, Madam. They have become alert and behaving in a socially acceptable manner. But it was not always so.

A teacher teaches concept of different colours to mentally challenged students of Nirdosh.—Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A teacher teaches concept of different colours to mentally challenged students of Nirdosh.

Seminar on career planning
Ludhiana, September 3
A seminar on career planning and goal setting was organised by CCIT, Programme study centre Indira Gandhi National Open University at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Hargobindpura, here today. During this seminar, the students were motivated for career planning and goal setting right during school education. They were made aware of higher education and importance of vocational education programs like software development, multimedia, digital designing, animation and computer hardware and networking. 


 

HEALTH

10 crore Indians suffer from arthritis: Experts
Ludhiana, September 3
More and more people between the age group of 45 to 50 years are now suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) disease. An estimated 10 crore Indians are afflicted with this crippling disease as the condition is most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability. It is also a misconception that it is a disease of the elderly since symptoms of arthritis are increasingly being seen in patients who are in their twenties and thirties.


 
SPORTS

MGMN school win u-16 cricket tournament
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 3
The zonal under-16 years Cricket Tournament concluded at Bhogiwal village near here today. The teams of the local MGMN Senior Secondary School and Government Senior Secondary School, Kanganwal, were the winner and runners-up, respectively.
Under-16 cricket team of MGMN Senior Secondary School, Ahmedgarh, after winning the zonal tournament.
Under-16 cricket team of MGMN Senior Secondary School, Ahmedgarh, after winning the zonal tournament. —Photo  by Mahesh Sharma 

Football
NPS blank Mizoram

Chandigarh, September 3
New Public School (NPS) Football Academy, Chandigarh, routed Mizoram Football Association by 3-0 in a Pool C match during the Fifth Administrator's Challenge Cup All-India Football Tournament for u-17 at the Sector 17 football ground here yesterday.

BCM school bag 4 titles in basketball
Ludhiana, September 3
The students of BCM School, Chandigarh road branch, bagged four titles in the Ludhiana Zone-II Basketball Tournament organised by the education department here at BCM School. They clinched titles in the boys under-14 and 17 years, girls under-14 and 19 years sections.

Varun rips apart Minor line-up
Mohali, September 2
Varun Khanna (6 for 9) of Mohali District helped his team to register a nine-wicket win over Minor District Zone A in the Katoch Shield Tournament 2007-08 at the YPS grounds here today.

A match in progress between Mohali District and Minor District Zone A at the YPS grounds, Mohali, on Sunday. —Tribune photo by Vicky Gharu

A match in progress between Mohali District and Minor District Zone A at the YPS grounds, Mohali, on Sunday.

AKSIPS-41 thrash YPS
Chandigarh, September 3
Ajit Karam Singh International Public School, Sector 41, beat Yadvindra Public School, Mohali, by five wickets in a Pool C match of the WWICS u-14 Cricket Tournament being conducted by DP Azad Academy at the St Stephen's School stadium in Togan, near here, yesterday.

Karan sprints to victory
Chandigarh, September 3
Girls’ and boys’ kho-kho teams of Government High School, Dadu Majra, stood first in the kids’ group on the inaugural day of the three-day annual rural sports meet at Guru Dronacharya Stadium, Dadu Majra, here yesterday. Over 400 children from three schools participated in events.

Sepak Takraw
St Joseph's eves lift trophy
Chandigarh, September 3
St Joseph's School-44, retained the girls’ trophy in the fourth Chandigarh junior state sepak takraw championships for the Santosh Kumar Rana Trophy held at Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 19-C, here yesterday.

 

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