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Manakwal farmer murder
Daughter-in-law did it: Police

Ludhiana, September 22
The August 31 murder of an 80-year-old rich farmer of Manakwal village has turned out to be the handiwork of his daughter-in-law, who had allegedly hired two contract killers for the job.

Parties get ready for Chhapar mela
Ludhiana, September 22
The alleged political vendetta unleashed by the SAD-BJP government on its leaders in the state is going to be main focus of the Congress at the Chhapar mela. The concluding function, when political parties hold separate rallies there, would be held on September 27. The rally is also being dedicated to the memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh whose birth centenary falls the next day.

Children enjoy in rain after Ludhiana experienced showers for several hours on Saturday.
Ride in the Rain: Children enjoy in rain after Ludhiana experienced showers for several hours on Saturday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma







Four scooter thieves in the net
Lure for easy money made jobless youths take to stealing
Ludhiana, September 22
They are a bunch of educated unemployed youths. They live life on daily basis only by stealing scooters. The vehicle sold at peanuts to scrap dealers fetches them money enough for a day or at the most two.

Firm staff robbed of Rs 97,000
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 22
Three motor cycle-borne youths robbed Rs 97,000 from two employees of Doraha-based Vijay Sugar Company near Rara Sahib village this afternoon.

Chemists take off before raid
Ludhiana, September 22
Locked shops of chemists stare in the faces of joint raiding teams of the police and health department, courtesy the fast brotherhood network among chemists and the suspected information leakage from either of the department about a prospective raid at the shops.

Power hike to hit common man the worst: Cong
Ludhiana, September 22
Several Congress leaders today criticised the state government for increasing the electricity tariff in the state. They also flayed acting president of the ruling SAD Sukhbir Badal for justifying the hike, saying it will hit the common man the worst.

The BJP should have withdrawn its support to the state government and pressed the government to cut the losses incurred by the PSEB Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

Dollar sinks, so do exporters’ profits
Ludhiana, September 22
Manufacturing activity here has been badly hit as several exporters, instead of supplying Indian goods to other countries, are engaged in importing goods from countries like China and exporting them direcly from there to counter the affect of a weakened dollar.


COMMUNITY

Beware, weather is changing
Ludhiana, September 22
The changing weather can complicate the problems of people with asthma, allergies or other ear, nose and throat (ENT) related problems. According to Dr Naresh Malhotra, former professor and head, ENT department, Christian Medical College and Hospital, if precautions were not taken in advance the problems might complicate and the patients could land up in the hospital.
Deluge on Damoria Bridge after rain lashed Ludhiana on Saturday.
Deluge on Damoria Bridge after rain lashed Ludhiana on Saturday. —Photo Inderjeet Verma

RPF sensitising coolies to keep criminals at bay
Ludhiana, September 22
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) here has hit upon a novel idea of protecting passengers from the infamous “jehar-khurani” gang, which drugs and loot people on board trains. With the local railway station listed as one of the main centres of these criminals, the RPF has started sensitizing the coolies, vendors and the hawkers to alert the passengers as well the cops about the suspects.

15 years gone, bridge still awaits repair
Jagraon, September 22
If you happen to pass through Chowkiman falling on the Ludhiana - Moga G.T.Road, a signboard on one side of the canal bridge has been warning passers by “saabdhan, agge pul kamjor hai” (beware, weak bridge ahead) for the past more than 15 years.

 

A signboard near a dilapidated bridge on the Ludhiana-Moga G.T.Road at Chowkiman.

A signboard near a dilapidated bridge on the Ludhiana-Moga G.T.Road at Chowkiman.

Nuclear deal unsafe, uneconomical: Expert
Ludhiana September 22
Nuclear energy is not a sustainable form of resource to generate electricity as it is neither safe nor economical and is fraught with serious danger to human health. This was stated by Achin Vanaik, convener, Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace, while delivering a talk at a seminar on Energy Security and the Indo-US Nuclear Deal organised by the Citizens Action Front in coordination with the Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha here today.

Organic tea tasting at Fab India
Ludhiana, September 22
With a view to generating awareness on the benefits of consuming organic food products, Fab India held an organic tea tasting session here today.

150 units of blood donated
Ludhiana, September 22
A voluntary blood donation camp was organised by the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, with the help of "The Life Helper Society, Kapurthala", here yesterday. As many as 150 units of blood were collected.


 

BUSINESS

Vishwakarma is chief of cycle parts panel
Ludhiana, September 22
Charanjit S. Vishwakarma was elected president of the united cycle parts association at an election held here yesterday.


 

EDUCATION

No regular teacher in school
Samrala, September 22
There has no government teacher in Govt Primary School, Lopon , 7 km from here, for the past more than three years, causing great hardships to the poor schoolchildren, according to sarpanch Fateh Singh.

From Colleges
Seminar on interview skills
Ludhiana September 22
GGN Institute of Management and Technology organised a seminar on interview skills for the students of BCA and MCA here today. Romil Sood, director, Venus Technologies, was the resource person.



Dr Sukhwinder Singh Virk of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha being honured by the Sahit Sabha

Dr Sukhwinder Singh Virk of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha being honured by the Sahit Sabha

Search on for ‘coolest kid’ in city
Ludhiana, September 22
A large number of kids got them registered for the fourth season of “Hungama TV Captains Hunt” in the city. Tushar Shah, Director (Marketing and Communications), Walt Disney Television International (India), said the auditions gave kids a chance to prove their mettle.


Children take part in auditions for the Hungama TV Captains Hunt in Ludhiana on Saturday.— A Tribune photograph

Children take part in auditions for the Hungama TV Captains Hunt in Ludhiana on Saturday


 

CULTURE


‘Wasted Soul’ performs to glory

Ludhiana, September 22

“Wasted Soul” won the band competition organised by the DSP Black Rockilution at the Ludhiana Club here last night.

A band performs during the “War of the Bands” competition organised at Ludhiana Club on Friday night. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma


A band performs during the “War of the Bands” competition organised at Ludhiana Club on Friday night.


HEALTH

Change lifestyle to keep heart diseases at bay: Doc
Ludhiana, September 22
In order to keep heart diseases at bay, one ought to give proper attention to lifestyle and diet so as to lead a healthy life. This advice was given to industrial workers by Dr S.Kumbkarni, consultant cardiologist, while delivering a lecture on the “Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases” at Hero Cycles (CR division), here yesterday. The lecture was organised by J.S. Butran, vice-president (HR), of the industrial unit.

CM: Better diagnostic facilities for cancer must
Ludhiana, September 22
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has exhorted cancer surgeons to develop specialised diagnostic mechanism for early detection of cancer to save the lives of patients.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates a conference on cancer at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Friday. —Photo by Inderjit Verma

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates a conference on cancer at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Friday.


 
SPORTS

Women cricket trials today
Ludhiana, September 22
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will conduct trials to select women cricketers (u-19) at Khalsa College for Women ground, Civil Lines, tomorrow at 10 am.

14 teams for T20 tourney
Ludhiana, September 22
Fourteen teams have confirmed their participation for the second edition of the Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament scheduled to be held at the Government Institution of Textiles and Knitting, Rishi Nagar, from tomorrow.

Badminton Tourney
Kevin storms into semis
Chandigarh, September 22
Eight-year-old Kevin Wong of St John’s, Sector 26, outclassed Sanchit Gupta in the boys (U-10) quarterfinal 17-21, 21-12, 21-13 and went on his way to the semi-finals of 19th Yonex Chandigarh State Open Badminton Championship being held at the Sector 42 Badminton Hall here.

GMSSS cagers win laurels
Ludhiana, September 22
The basketball teams (u-14 and u-17 years) of Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Cinema road, Ludhiana, romped home victorious in the district-level schools tournament.

 

 

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