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Five lockers of Malhotra Group sealed
Ludhiana, September 12
Income tax sleuths sealed five lockers of the Malhotra Group, real estate developers, during raids conducted by the investigation wing of the department here today.

Rs 1 crore recovered
Photographer manhandled

Paying a price for love
Manuke (Jagraon), September 12Boycotted by the panchayat for marrying against their parents’ wish, this couple is living under constant fear. The village had been awarded for creating awareness against AIDS. Once again it is in news, but this time for the wrong reasons. This time its panchayat has been accused of harassing and boycotting the couple, who preferred love over money.

Jasbir Singh and Sandeep Kaur
Jasbir Singh and Sandeep Kaur









EARLIER STORIES


A fire broke out in the store room of Hamilton Hotel on the Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana due to a short circuit on Wednesday. It took an hour for the firefighters to douse the flames
A fire broke out in the store room of Hamilton Hotel on the Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana due to a short circuit on Wednesday. It took an hour for the firefighters to douse the flames. — A Tribune photograph

Teachers court arrest
Doraha, September 12
At least 21 teachers, including six women lecturers, from the colleges in the city, Hoshiarpur, Moga, Muktsar and Ferozpur, courted arrest today, as per the directions of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union.

Excise dept hints at more raids
Ludhiana, September 12
Dissatisfied with the revenue collection so far, the Excise and Taxation Department has decided to work with renewed vigour to attain collection targets this year.

Man gets life term for killing boy
Ludhiana, September 12
Additional sessions judge M.S. Virdi has sentenced Bimal Kumar, a resident of Preet Nagar, to life imprisonment for killing a 10-year-old boy, Mintu Kumar of Ajeet Nagar. A fine of Rs 10,000 was also imposed on the accused.

Green award for power plant
Ludhiana, September 12
The high-rate biomethanation power plant, which has been set up at Habowal Dairy Complex in Ludhiana by the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), has been awarded the "Best Green Power Plant in Asia " by Asian Power magazine.

Ram Setu
VHP men block railway traffic

Jagraon, September 12
A large number of VHP workers, including former president of municipal council Baldev Krishan and president of the BJP local unit Rajinder Sharma under the leadership of Ram Setu Raksha Manch president Harvinder Bansal on Wednesday blocked the Jagraon-Ludhiana railway track from 7.50 a.m. to 8.35 a.m.

COMMUNITY

Bhagat Singh’s birth centenary celebrations
Ensure foolproof security: DC
Ludhiana, September 12
The deputy commissioner, Sumer Singh Gurjar, has directed the officers of concerned departments to ensure foolproof arrangements for the function being organised in the district, in connection with the celebrations of birth centenary of ‘Shaheed-e-Azam,’ Bhagat Singh, on September 27.

Youth club to stage play
Vehicles parked haphazardly outside Khalsa College, Ghumar Mandi, in Ludhiana
CHOCK-A-BLOCK: Vehicles parked haphazardly outside Khalsa College, Ghumar Mandi, in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

one-way traffic
Shopkeepers protest as customers stay away

Ludhiana, September 12
While city residents and the traffic police had heaved a sigh of relief after the enforcement of one-way traffic in Ghumar Mandi, shopkeepers of National Road today downed their shutters in protest stating that their businesses had suffered losses as customers could not reach them.

Mayor lists priorities
Ludhiana, September 12
The newly elected city mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura yesterday made it clear that the House would not spare any official dilly-dallying with public works in the city.

High time to fight pollution: Expert
Ludhiana, September 12
The increasing level of environmental and water pollution is spoiling the health of the people. It is a pity that despite numerous legislations and enforcement agencies, the pollution level has assumed alarming levels. There is not a single system of human physiology that can be considered unaffected by its bad effects.

Five honoured
Samrala, September 12
Five persons were honoured during the Guru Maneo Granth Chetna Samagam, which was held at nearby Bagli Kalan village. Dr Harjinder Singh Lal, a writer and journalist from Khanna, Jit Singh Dhillon, NRI, Pritam Singh, a religious kavisar from Ajloud, Mast Ram Joshi, a blood donater from Khanna and Ramesh Pal Sharma, lecturer at Government Senior Secondary School, Bija, were among the honoured personalities. Waryam Singh, secretary, Dharam Parchar SGPC, Amritsar, Jagjiwan Singh, MLA, Samrala and Kirpal Singh Khirnia, SGPC member, addressed the gathering. — TNS

Letters
Reckless driving

 

CRIME

Former home guard arrested
Jagraon, September 12
The local police arrested a former home guard who raided the shops of the chemist in Kular village by impersonating himself as a cop and collected thousands of rupees. According to information, he used to come by bus to the village and had an eye on the medical stores and later started sending his friends to buy drugs from these medical stores. Once he visited a chemist shop and accused the chemist of selling drugs. He collected some medicines and threatened to take him to police station. The chemist requested for compromise and he collected thousands of rupees. Later, this became a routine affair. When he again reached the same medical store, the friends of the chemist suspected foul and informed the police at Chowkimaan.

 

BUSINESS

Industrialists unhappy with excise dept
Ludhiana, September 12
Local industrialists are unhappy with the excise and taxation department for suspecting it for tax evasion. President of the knitwear Club said, “Hosiery units are detained at entry and exit points on the pretext of checking the goods. Such actions will lead to exodus of industry to other states.”

Quality award for Swan Enterprises
Ludhiana, September 12
New Swan Enterprises was given quality and productivity award by minister for heavy industries and public enterprises, Santosh Mohan Dev, at the annual session of the 47th Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India.

 
AGRICULTURE

CM to inaugurate Kisan Mela today
Ludhiana, September 12
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is all set to receive thousands of farmers during the two-day Kisan Mela scheduled to begin tomorrow at its sprawling campus at Ludhiana. It is a major event of the university where agricultural knowledge is disseminated to farmers.

EDUCATION

Workshops on employment skills
Ludhiana September 12
The department of soft skills, SCD Government College, has initiated a series of workshops on employment skills for the benefit of college students. Separate workshops were also organised for B.A / B.SC and B.Com and evening college students for upgrading their skills to make them fit for employment.

Delay in results upsets students
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 12
A group of candidates for posts of B.Ed teachers have urged the Punjab governor to impress upon authorities in GND University, to declare the result of MA II (English) so that their highest qualification could be considered for preparing merit at the time of selection.

PAUTA seeks Central status for varsity
Ludhiana, September 12
The Punjab Agricultural University Teacher’s Association (PAUTA) is keen on getting the Central university status for the university. As the Central government plans to create 16 more Central universities in the country, out of which one will be allotted to Punjab, the association members are trying hard to seek this status.

From Schools & Colleges
PCCTU observes four-period strike

Ludhiana, September 12
The local body of GTB National College, Dakha, observed a four period strike in the college and sat in dharna outside the office of the principal today. The strike and dharna were in response to the call given by the central leadership and is part of the series of such strikes chalked by the Punjab and Chandigarh Teachers Union (PCCTU) . The union wants to convey its displeasure at the constant delay of the long pending and genuine demands of teachers by successive governments through the strike. Prof Kanwaljit Singh of this college had courted arrest along with 21 teachers of other colleges. The PCCTU lauded prof Kanwaljit Singh for his great sacrifice.

DMCH lecturers top PG nursing exam
Ludhiana, September 12
Prabhjot Saini and Nidhi Arora, both lecturers in the College of Nursing at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here, have bagged top honours in the M.Sc (Nursing) examination conducted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

Prabhjot Saini and Nidhi Arora
Prabhjot Saini and Nidhi Arora

COURTS

MC poll: 3 held, released on bail
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 12
Three persons, including president of the local unit of the Congress party, were arrested and released on bail for allegedly disturbing peace of the area and threatening each other of dire consequences. The police action followed confrontation between two aspirants of civic body elections from ward number 14 here.

Court order on ‘supardari’ defied
Cops yet to hand over articles to industrialist
Ludhiana, September 12
For over a decade, he fought the might of a Punjab police officer to recover machinery and articles forcibly taken away from his factory. His faith in the law of the land was restored two years ago when a local court directed the police to release the items kept in its custody since 1995.

 

HEALTH

400 examined at free eye checkup camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 12
Diabetes leads to disorders in eyes of urban people and excessive exposure to sunlight in rural folks causes cataract. This was stated by a team of doctors after examining about 400 persons at a free eye check-up camp organised by Guru Nanak Education Foundation, Gopalpur, at a newly opened hospital at Dehlon village yesterday.
Dr Raghu Nandan Sharma, president, Central Council of Indian Medicine, (second from left) inaugurates Guru Nanak Hospital at Dehlon near Ahmedgarh
Dr Raghu Nandan Sharma, president, Central Council of Indian Medicine, (second from left) inaugurates Guru Nanak Hospital at Dehlon near Ahmedgarh on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

300 women attend lecture on cancer
Ludhiana, September 12
More than 300 women attended the awareness lecture on breast cancer and check up camp held at Lakshmi Ladies Club here today under the aegis of the Krishna Breast Cancer Care Charitable Trust (KBCCT), in association with Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). This was the 9th such camp organised by the trust.

BAMS curriculum to be amended within 6 months
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 12
In order to equip BAMS doctors with the latest sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, the Central Council of Indian Medicine, New Delhi, has decided to amend the curriculum being followed for more than 20 years. The council has urged the WHO to recognise Indian systems of medicine at par with the Allopathic system.

Dr Raghunandan Sharma
Dr Raghunandan Sharma

 
SPORTS

Ludhiana defeat ‘Rest of Punjab’
Ludhiana, September 12
In the opening of second leg of the Punjab Basketball Annual League played here at Guru Nanak Stadium, winners of the first leg, Rest of Punjab went down fighting 41-58 against Ludhiana. 
A batsman plays a shot on the second day of the semifinal between Ludhiana and Mohali in the Punjab State Inter-District Tournament being played at PAU campus ground, Ludhiana
A batsman plays a shot on the second day of the semifinal between Ludhiana and Mohali in the Punjab State Inter-District Tournament being played at PAU campus ground, Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune — photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Badminton trials tomorrow
Ludhiana,September 12
The Ludhiana District Badminton Association (LDBA) will conduct trials to select the local teams (senior and veterans) here at the Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium at 4 p.m. on September 14. According to LDBA general secretary, Vipin Dawar, the selected players will represent the city in the Senior Punjab State Inter-District Punjab Badminton Championship and Veterans State Badminton Tournament scheduled to be held in Amritsar from September 19 to 23. Interested players have been advised to report to badminton coach, Charanjit Singh, at the venue on September 14.

DC for action against encroachers 
Ludhiana, September 12
A number of cases of government land having been encroached in different parts of the district have been reported. Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar yesterday ordered the registration of cases against the encroachers at different places.

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