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Lover throws acid on girl, mother
Ludhiana, October 2
A dejected lover allegedly vented his frustration on a girl and her mother by throwing a glass full of acid on them in a labour colony situated on the Bhamian road this morning.

PSEB tightens noose around bill defaulters
100 meters removed in one day
Ludhiana, October 2
In the wake of mounting arrears of unpaid power bills by thousands of domestic consumers in the city, the Punjab State Electricity Board has decided to get tough with the defaulters.

Medical students fume over fee hike
Increased from Rs 1 lakh per annum to Rs 1.75 lakh
Ludhiana, October 2
The decision of the Christian Medical College management to increase the tuition fee by about 75 per cent that too without any advance notice and in mid-session has evoked a strong reaction among students as well as their parents, who termed it as arbitrary.


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Tablets, cough syrup bottles seized
Ludhiana, October 2
The drug enforcement staff and officials of narcotics cell conducted joint raids on a number of chemist shops in the city on Monday to check unregulated sale of narcotic substances and addictive drugs.

Gandhi Jayanti ‘Spirit’
Liquor vendors make merry as sales go up
Ludhiana, October 2
Liquor shops remained open till late last night as Bacchus lovers made a beeline for the liquor stores on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, a dry day. In most of the areas in the industrial town, liquor vends remained open till midnight. Many of them were illuminated and decorated to attract more visitors.

Shifting of industrial tribunal court irks lawyers
Ludhiana, October 2
Lawyers have expressed resentment over the move to shift the industrial tribunal camp court to Chandigarh from Ludhiana. The decision in this regard was taken by the presiding officer of Industrial Tribunal, Punjab, A.L. Verma.

Bid to smuggle drugs in vehicle with beacon
Khanna, October 2
The police has arrested a man who was trying to smuggle poppy husk using a vehicle with red light atop.


COMMUNITY

Leaders differ on Karuna’s act
Ludhiana, October 2
The recent Supreme Court censure of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi for going on strike despite its directive has drawn varied response here in political and legal circles. The leaders appear to be divided whether Karunanidhi had dragged the Gandhigiri too far by resorting to hunger strike like Mahatma Gandhi, on an issue which he could have pursued through other means also.

Heart patient needs help
Ludhiana, October 2
Devinder Singh (38), a physically challenged resident of Haibowal Khurd in the city and sole bread winner of the family, is battling for life with double heart valve defect. Till some time back, he was running a PCO when he was afflicted with the heart disease which restricted his working and sources of has income dried up.

Bhagat’s on-screen father on patriotic mission
Ranjan Koshal Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 2
“Jo chithian tum mujhe likha karte the, veh meri zindagi ka sarmaiya hain,” the words uttered by Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s father during the last meeting with his son, brought tears to everybody’s eyes during the shooting of ‘23rd March 1931: Shaheed’. However, it could not perpetuate the ideology of the great martyr in the minds of the present generation.

AICC secretary Manish Tewari pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Congress Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Political parties pay glowing tributes
Ludhiana, October 2
Glowing tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary during a function organised by the District Congress Committee (DCC) at its local office, today. DCC president Jagmohan Sharma presided over the function and AICC secretary Manish Tewari was also present on the occasion.


AICC secretary Manish Tewari pays tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Congress Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Arhtiyas call off strike
Khanna, October 2
Arhtiyas at the grain market have decided to withdraw strike following the intervention of Mandi Board chairman Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, who has asked the local authorities to restore the spaces to the arhtiyas, as earlier.


 

BUSINESS

Biz Word
Designer collection
Ludhiana: Nilibar, a store that offers apparel for women, launched collections of designers Niki Mahajan and Ravage by Raj Shroff and Neetu Gupta at the store to mark its 7th anniversary celebrations.

 

EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Students pledge to follow Bapu’s ideals
Ludhiana, October 2
NSS volunteers of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women take out an awareness rally against female foeticide in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A poster-making competition was held at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School to mark Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahadur Jayanti, here today. The students paid homage to the Father of the Nation by offering prayers and pledging to follow the path of non-violence.


NSS volunteers of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women take out an awareness rally against female foeticide in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Khalsa pays surprise ITI visit
Samrala, October 2
Chief parliamentary secretary Bikramjeet Singh Khalsa paid a surprise visit to the local ITI.

 
SPORTS

BCM, KVM shuttlers shine
Ludhiana, October 2
Shuttlers from hosts, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, and those from Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, began their campaign with victories in the CBSE North Zone II Badminton Championship being held here today.

Uttarakhand athletes champs
Ludhiana, October 2
A visually challenged girl takes part in hammer throw on the concluding day of the 4th National Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Athletes from Uttarakhand bagged 21 gold medals to emerge overall champions in the three-day 4th National Athletics Meet for the Visually Impaired. The meet is being organised by the Punjab Sports Association for Blind with the help of Punjab Sports Department at Guru Nanak Stadium, here today. Punjab and Himachal Pradesh secured 11 gold medals each and shared the second spot.

A visually challenged girl takes part in hammer throw on the concluding day of the 4th National Athletics Meet at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Rural sports meet begins today
Ludhiana, October 2
Nearly 1,000 players (u-16) will be seen in action during the two-day Ludhiana District Rural Sports Meet that begins at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here tomorrow. Participants will be vying for top honours in 10 disciplines - athletics, basketball, kabaddi, volleyball, weightlifting, kho-kho and hockey for boys and girls; and football, tug-of-war and wrestling for boys.

Manpreet fashions win for textile institute
Ludhiana, October 2
Fine all-round performance by Manpreet (61 n.o. and 2 for 31) enabled hosts Government Institute of Textile and Knitting XI, Rishi Nagar, to register a comfortable win by six wickets against Lala Laj Pat Rai Memorial Polytechnic College XI, Ludhiana, in the second Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played here today.

DPS, DAV bag chess titles
Ludhiana, October 2
Delhi Public School, Faridabad, and DAV International School, Amritsar, won the u-14 and u-19 category, respectively, in the CBSE North Zone II Chess Tournament that concluded at Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, here yesterday.

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