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Robbery at OBC
2 youths decamp with Rs 7 lakh
Ludhiana, September 6
Two youths with faces muffled reportedly looted Rs 7 lakh at gunpoint from Oriental Bank of Commerce, Tagore Nagar branch, here this afternoon.

It had to happen
Police officials investigate a bank robbery at the OBC bank in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Police officials investigate a bank robbery at the OBC bank in Ludhiana on Thursday.— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Goodbye to cooked food on platforms
Ludhiana, September 6
If the proposal mooted by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation and approved by the ministry of railways is given effect in the next couple of days, some one dozen category I railway stations in the Ferozepur Division,  will be turned into cooking-free zones.



Pulls & pressures for VIP numbers
Ludhiana, September 6
Seekers of special registration numbers for their vehicles in the city are up in arms against the district authorities for not issuing them these numbers despite official orders. The offices of the transport authorities are flooded with directions from "political higher-ups" and signed orders from the department officials concerned.

Chak De’s Balbir is impatient
Ludhiana, September 6
Tanya Abrol, Balbir Kaur of “Chak De”, is similar to
her reel life character, in at least one way. She is impatient. This newcomer expects one and all to know her well. At least that is what mediapersons felt during an interface at PVR Cinema in Flamez  Malls here today.

Tanya Abrol


'Please save my father, sahib’
Ludhiana, September 6
Fear reflects from this seven-year-old and       
   motherless Ramdin’s eyes, whose father was treated brutally by Ludhiana police a week ago and later arrested following highly controversial allegations of disturbing law and order in the area.

The hapless minor who is fighting to get his father released in Ludniana on Thursday.—A Tribune photograph

City Centre
Delay alarms investors 
Ludhiana, September 6
The SAD-BJP government might boast of unearthing infamous City Centre scam but the residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and real estate agents are sick of the suspension of work at the site.


Traffic to be tamed on Ferozepur road
Ludhiana, September 6
After a gap of nearly six years and much wrangling by the Municipal Corporation, traffic movement at the busy Ferozepur road would become smooth with the installation of boulders or traffic cones, which divide the road for uninterrupted flow of vehicles at several T-point red lights.

Demand for ‘ghar ka khana’ boosts tiffin service
Ludhiana, September 6
Treading footsteps of the famous ‘Mumbai dabbawalas', tiffin suppliers in the city are cooking another success story; their flourishing business is an indication of this.Thanks to the growing number of professionals and students in this industrial town, the aroma of home cooked food provided by tiffin suppliers is fast reaching city offices and students.

Tiffin suppliers in the city are a happy lot as demand for homemade foodis on the rise.— Photo by Inderjit Verma
Tiffin suppliers in the city are a happy lot as demand for homemade foodis on the rise.

Youth Congress to enrol 7 lakh members 
Mandi Gobindgarh,September 6
The state youth-Congress chief Vijay Inder Singla said there was no infighting for the post of the state Congress chief as the Congress party is a disciplined national force. Any person given this responsibility by Congress president Sonia Gandhi would be welcomed by all the workers, he added.He said this at the residence of the district youth Congress president Sandeep Singh Ball here yesterday.

Muslim undertrials assured of facilities during Ramadan

Ludhiana, September 6
To ensure that the Muslim undertrials and convicts get all the facilities during the month of Ramadan in jail, the All India Majlis Ahrar Islam has urged upon CM Parkash Singh Badal to provide them special space for performing ‘namaaz’ and fresh and warm food during ‘sahari’.

General secretary of All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam Mohd Usman Rehmani submits a statement to jail minister Hira Singh Gabria in Ludhiana on Thursday.— A Tribune photograph

General secretary of All-India Majlis Ahrar Islam Mohd Usman Rehmani submits a statement to jail minister Hira Singh Gabria in Ludhiana

All eyes on mayor’s selection today
Ludhiana, September 6
Acting president of the SAD, Sukhbir Singh Badal, said an educated and healthy councillor would be the mayor of the city. Both Simarjit Singh Bains and Pal Singh Grewal are keeping their fingers crossed for tomorrow’s general house meet.



Police busts gambling racket
Khanna, September 6
Acting on a tip-off, a team of senior police officials - under the direct supervision of SSP Gautam Cheema - raided a religious place located behind the local bus stand and arrested two persons for running a betting racket from there yesterday.


Yesteryear’s ‘Jai Kisan’ gropes for power
Ludhiana, September 6
Thanks to the inefficiency of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), a farmer in Mehmoodpura village, Gurmail Singh, was unable to sow paddy this season. Even though he had applied for transfer of electricity connection almost a year ago and even made a payment towards it, the electricity board is yet to do the needful.

PAU Notes
PAU financial crisis may hit pensioners
Ludhiana September 6
The financial crisis in Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is likely to have its repercussions on its pensioners. The university may not be able to pay pension to its pensioners after a few months. While the average annual expenditure on pension is about Rs 2.5 crores, the university, as on now, is learnt to be not in a position to spare even Rs 50 lakh for the purpose. To solve this financial crunch, university has asked the government to take over the pensioners or allocate sufficient funds to them.

VC releases video film 
Ludhiana, September 6
Releasing a set of three booklets and a video film on creating consumer awareness here, PAU vice-chancellor, Dr M.S. Kang said unless consumer was aware, he could not escape being cheated in the market. Dr Kang desired that the film should be screened during forthcoming Kisan Melas as well as on TV.


Associations condemn lathi charge on teachers
Ludhiana, September 6
The Government School Teachers’ Union, Punjab and Government Primary Teachers’ Association, Punjab strongly condemned yesterday’s incident of police lathicharge on teachers by Akali workers at Kapurthala, here today.

Teachers seek resignation of officers
Jagraon, September 6
Accusing involvement of DPI and DEO in various scams, the Punjab School Officers’ Association (PSOA) demanded the transfer of both the officers.

EQ seminar: Experts discuss problems

Ludhiana, September 6
The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) organised a seminar on ‘Emotional Intelligence’, here last evening. The meet, which was attended by around 142 people from various institutions, tried to make people aware of certain basic elements that may keep worries at bay.

Vishwas Kshirsagar, regional manager, North ICFAI, addresses participants at a seminar on emotional intelligence in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Vishwas Kshirsagar, regional manager, North ICFAI, addresses participants at a seminar on emotional intelligence in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— Photo by Inderjit Verma

SDP college organises heritage competition
Ludhiana, September 6
The home science department of the SDP College for Women organised an inter-class ‘Heritage Competition’ here o Thursday. More than 30 students participated in on-the-spot embroidery and crochet making competition. The participants made and displayed colourful designs and patterns of embroidery. Veena Gian Singh Mann, Surinder Kaur and Neelu adjudged the items.

Two-day international seminar on education
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 6
The second phase of international seminar on Building World Class educational institutes at Desh Bhagat Institute of Management concluded here last evening. About 100 delegates from India and abroad participated in it.


GNPS girls excel in swimming
Ludhiana, September 6
Guntas Kaur Grewal and Punreet Grewal, students of Guru Nanak Public School excelled in the Ludhiana District Schools Swimming Championship.




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