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Day Two
Students block rail, road traffic
3 trains delayed; stir called off after assurance
Ludhiana, September 27
Continuing with their protests against ‘‘callous PCR cops’’, who did not treat the body of an accident victim student with dignity, students of Central Tool Room, along with activists of various students unions, blocked road and railway traffic near Giaspura. As a result, Malwa Express, Flying Mail and Howrah Mail hab been delayed for two hours in today.

Martyr’s Centenary
Long queues greet march
Ludhiana, September 27
A contingent of 100 youths, dressed as Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, perched atop a decorated jeep and three buses left for Amritsar from the Jagraon bridge here today to take part in the birth centenary celebrations of the martyr at Jallianwala Bagh.


Paddy Lifting
Farmers opt for private agencies
Khanna, September 27
With the commencement of paddy procurement by government agency, discontent gripped farmer who either expressed reluctance or simply refused to sell their produce to the government agencies given the fact that private players were still paying more than the MSP fixed by the government.

Gurdwara on Mission Green
Ludhiana, September 27
In order to preserve the green environment and encourage the plantation of trees, the Gurdwara Shaheedan, here has started serving plant saplings in place of “prasad”. The practice finds favour among devotees and more people come to the gurdwara for saplings.


Chander Shekher Prabhakar with a wax statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Ludhiana on Thursday. Wax sculpture of martyr unveiled
Ludhiana, September 27
If sculptures could be brought to life it would be his latest one that city resident Chander Shekhar Prabhakar would have chosen. For, this wax statue is not just an addition to his previous creations, it is a tribute that the patriot in him wants to pay to the great freedom struggle hero Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Chander Shekher Prabhakar with a wax statue of Shaheed Bhagat Singh in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

A rare picture of the noose that was kissed by Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, on the eve of his birth centenary in Ludhiana on Thursday. Gift to Ludhianvis on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary
Picture of noose that he kissed released
Ludhiana, September 27
In the euphoria surrounding the birth centenary celebrations of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, a city-based Ayurveda practitioner has claimed that he is the proud possessor of a rare picture of gallows that were kissed by the martyr and his two comrades in Lahore in 1931.

A rare picture of the noose that was kissed by Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, on the eve of his birth centenary in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Procession welcomed
Jagraon, September 27
A large number of people and the students from various schools today received and welcomed the procession taken out in the memory of Shaheed-e-Azam, Bhagat Singh, on Ludhiana- Moga G.T. Road, near the office of the local SDM. On its way from Ludhiana to Amritsar, it passed through the town on the occasion of national-level birth centenary samaroh, which is being celebrated at Amritsar on September 28.

Front to pay tribute at Hussainiwala
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 27
Accusing major parties of exploiting the birth centenary celebations of Shaheed Bhagat Singh for harnessing political mileage, the Republic Democratic Front has urged the leaders of social and non-political organisations to reach Hussainiwala to pay tributes to the martyr at a function being organised by the front.

Toy tractors for sale at Chhapar mela in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Toy tractors for sale at Chhapar mela in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Strike by SBI banks
Samrala, September 27
The associate banks of State Bank of India observed one-day strike against merger of the banks. The strike call was given by the All India Bank Employees Association. The State Bank of Patiala, Samrala branch, observed one-day strike here today. The functions of the branch were disrupted and the public faced inconvenience.

Demand for IIT, IIM in state
Ludhiana, September 27
The Welfare Society for Engineers, Scientists and Managers (WSESM) held a meeting today at Chandigarh road which was chaired by Deepak Narula.

Patwaris stage demonstration
Ludhiana, September 27
Members of the Revenue Patwar Association, Ludhiana, today staged a demonstration in support of their demands. These include promotion as kanungos and other pending incentives promised from time to time.

Manish Tewari felicitated
Ludhiana, September 27
Several local Congress workers and leaders today felicitated Manish Tewari for being appointed the secretary of the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) for the third time.

City resident wins Rs 50,000 in lucky draw
Ludhiana, September 27
Suman Garg, a city resident, was declared lucky winner of a draw by Maspar here today. Rajesh Mahajan, company’s CEO, presented Rs 50,000 worth company’s merchandise to the winner.

Couple pledges to donate their bodies
Jagraon, September 27
Sarbjit Singh and his wife Paramjit Kaur of Shakti Nagar, Jagraon, today pledged to donate their bodies after death for the purpose of carrying experiments by the medical students.

PF office launches campaign
Ludhiana, September 27
The office of the regional provident fund commissioner has started a special campaign to distribute blank social security numbers (SSN) and business numbers (BN) here.

Bar discusses creation of new district
Samrala, September 27
The local bar association met under the chairmanship of its president Uttam Chand for discussing the news item that was published in Ludhiana Tribune regarding the proposed creation of a new district within Ludhiana district. Talking to mediapersons at the local civil rest house, association’s secretary Gaurav Chopra said all bar members were of the view that Samrala being the oldest subdivision of Ludhiana district deserves to be made a district headquarters. Moreover, the land is available for constructing necessary infrastructure for district headquarters, he added.

Jobless to get work as per skill: Shergil
Mandi gobindgarh, September 27
Additional deputy commissioner (development), Fathegarh Sahib, Balwant Singh Shergil, while talking to mediapersons at Desh Bhagat Institute here today said. “ The time has come for fulfilling the Chief Minister’s 1978 dream for controlling the unemployment in the state.”



Poland ready for joint ventures
Ludhiana, September 27
Poland today invited Indian entrepreneurs to forge joint ventures and invest in that country. At a seminar organised by the Engineering Export Promotion Council, in association with Embassy of Poland, M.M. Gogia said, “Poland has high potential for joint ventures and it offers a conducive environment for doing business.”

Biz Word
Anand Rathi opens branch
Ludhiana, September 27
The upward trend in equity market would continue due to strong fundamentals of Indian economy. For investors, however, it would be better to stay invested and reap gains, said Pushpinder Singh, regional director, Anand Rathi Securities, while talking to Ludhiana Tribune here today.



PU fails to send admit cards
Compartment students feel harassed
Ludhiana, September 27
A large number of undergraduate and postgraduate compartment students who appeared for their english examination today had to face a lot of harassment due to the "callousness" on the part of Panjab University, Chandigarh. In the absence of proper information regarding their respective centres, a few students even made rounds at two to three centres today morning.

PAU board approves new appointments
Ludhiana, September 27
Punjab Agricultural University’s board of management has approved new appointments in a meeting held at Mohali under the chairmanship of vice-chancellor M.S.Kang today.

Aussie scientists visit PAU
Ludhiana, September 27
An international collaborative research project entitled, “Zero-tillage rice establishment and crop weed dynamics in rice and wheat cropping systems in India and Australia” funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research is operating in the department of agronomy, PAU, Ludhiana, with Dr U.S.Walia, senior agronomist as principal investigator.

From Schools & Colleges
Campaign against female foeticide
Ludhiana, September 27
In memory of more than one-crore female population that India has lost owing to female foeticide over the last two decades, students of BNSM College of Technical Education, Alamgir, organised a seminar to voice their concern over the skewed male-female ratio in the country here recently.

Dilawari is controller of exams
Ludhiana, September 27
V.K.Dilawari, professor of entomology, has been appointed controller of examination, Punjab Agricultural University. This was stated by registrar V.K.Sharma, here today.



400 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, September 27
More than 400 patients were examined at a free orthopaedic camp, organised at Ludhiana MediCiti Hospital, here today. The camp was specially held for the senior citizens and elderly, who had developed problems like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. For the early detection of the diseases of the bones and joints, BMD tests and X- Ray were conducted free of cost.


A match in progress on the third day of the CBSE North Zone-II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana on Thursday. Moti Lal Nehru School win
Ludhiana, September 27
Moti Lal Nehru Sports School, Rai (Sonepat) overwhelmed Guru Nanak Foundation School, Patiala 13-0 in the boys section (u-19) to advance into the next round on the third day of the CBSE North Zone- II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, here today. The winners had established 7-0 lead till half time.

A match in progress on the third day of the CBSE North Zone-II Hockey Tournament being played at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

LIC volleyball tourney begins
Chandigarh win first match
Ludhiana, September 27
Chandigarh and Shimla division won their respective matches on the first day of the 23rd Life Insurance Corportion of India North Zone Volleyball Tournament which got underway at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Softball teams announced
Ludhiana, September 27
On the basis of their performance in the Punjab State Sub-Junior Softball Championship held here on September 24 and 25, the following boys and girls have been selected as probables for the 20th Sub-Junior National Softball Tournament slated to be conducted at Indore from October 6 to 11, according to P.N.Passi, secretary, Punjab Softball Association.

State badminton teams selected
Ludhiana, September 27
The following have been selected to represent the state in the North Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship slated to be held at New Delhi from September 28 to 30, according to Rajinder Kalsi, secretary, Punjab Badminton Association.

Govt school win kabaddi tourney
Samrala, September 27
Government Senior Secondary School (boys), Samrala, became champions again during inter-district kabaddi tournament held at Senior Secondary School, PAU, Ludhiana. Both teams of u-17 and u-19 defeated Qila Raipur and Khanna respectively.



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