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Road Rage
MLA’s son beat up father, son

Ludhiana, October 3
The car of Kuljit Singh that was involved in an accident in Ludhiana MLA ((East) Harish Bedi’s son and his friends today allegedly beat up a man and his son and their friend at Partap Chowk this afternoon.


The car of Kuljit Singh that was involved in an accident in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Brutal gangrape of migrant woman
Husband assaulted; couple left for dead
Ludhiana, October 3
In a brutal incident reminiscent of the infamous Saavri rape case of Rajasthan, four men allegedly kidnapped and raped a low caste migrant woman, employed as a field worker after beating her husband with iron and wood rods in Cheemna village near Jagraon here last evening.

Now, cycle-makers bank on Chinese technology
Ludhiana, October 3
Alarmed by Chinese invasion on the Indian bicycle industry, manufacturers here are doing rounds of the neighbourhood country to adopt the technology being used there.

Wait for fancy vehicle numbers gets longer
Ludhiana, October 3
Residents of Ludhiana will have to wait for more time to get the fancy numbers for their vehicles. So far the government has not issued the final notification for the auctioning of these numbers.


A lineman of the Punjab State Electricity Board performs repair work while his colleagues support the ladder on the ground in Ludhiana
A lineman of the Punjab State Electricity Board performs repair work while his colleagues support the ladder on the ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by  Sayeed Ahmed 


City sewers choke
Reason: Lone cleaning jet sent to CM’s village
Ludhiana, October 3
The only sewer cleaning jet available with the local municipal corporation has been put into service in Lambi (Muktsar) that happens to be Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s constituency though a large number of manholes in the city are choked and overflowing.

Protesters love Ghanta Ghar
Ludhiana, October 3
The historic Ghanta Ghat area, which saw the freedom struggle and development of the city, has become the favourite place for burning effigies of ministers, political leaders, governments and even political parties.

COMMUNITY

PAUTA against move to sell land
Ludhiana, October 3
The Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association (PAUTA) has condemned the state government’s suggestion to PAU authorities for generating their own resources by selling or giving on lease the 1-km land on the Ferozpur Road, which was lying vacant for the past many years. The teaching fraternity said this was not an appropriate decision for taking the university out of the severe financial crisis. They feel that the government, instead of extending a helping hand, had left the university to suffer alone in bad times and they will resist this move.

A team of doctors from CMCH examine students at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana
A team of doctors from CMCH examine students at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

At the Crossroads
Pioneering steps for cultural renaissance

Over the years, Manveen Kaur Sandhu has stepped into limelight as an exponent of Punjabi heritage and promoter of Punjabi culture. Her intellectual involvements in highlighting Punjab's historical perspectives and her emotional response to the rhythm of life in the present age have brought about the flowering of her genius. Folklore, folk songs, light classical music and Sufi poetry hold a sway over her mind and she is swept off her feet in the presence of fine arts, particularly painting, calligraphy and clay-modelling. Beauty casts a spell on her mind as she recognises in its folds the hidden forms of goodness and truth. Her confidence is stimulating and her resolve unshakable. Primarily, she is an educationist who is all the time concerned with the aspirations of the young minds.

Seminar on media on October 7
Samrala, October 3
According to Dr Parminder Singh Benipal, president, Pargati Sheel Vichar Manch, Samrala, a seminar on the 'Role of the Media' under the chairmanship of Sidhu Damdami, editor, Punjabi Tribune, will be held at Govt Senior Secondary School (Boys), Samrala, on October 7 at 10 am.

Letters
Act against land mafia

 

CRIME

Married woman dies of burns
Jagraon, October 3
Mennu, 24, a daughter of Sohan Singh of Badi Haibowal, married to Gurmeet Singh succumbed to her burn injuries in the civil hospital here today.

Man nabbed for murder of father-in-law
Khanna, October 3
The district police has solved the murder case of a resident of Kot Sekhon village who was reportedly done to death on September 27.

 

BUSINESS

Photography contest for Visa cardholders
Ludhiana, October 3
Visa cardholders across the Asia Pacific have been invited by the company to participate in the Visa Moving Images photography competition.

FINO-PNB to target rural areas
Ludhiana, October 3
Financial Information Network and Operations (FINO), a technology solutions provider, announced today that it had tied up with Punjab National Bank for deploying end-to-end smart card solutions for its rural masses.

 
AGRICULTURE

Training course on plant disease diagnostics starts
Ludhiana October 3
A 21-day training course on 'Plant disease diagnostics' organised by the Department of Plant, Pathology, PAU, in collaboration with the ICAR, was inaugurated here today.

EDUCATION

College Elections 
Girls want girl leaders only

Ludhiana, October 3
Though students’ elections have been banned in the state for over two decades now, the boys belonging to different political parties have chosen or nominated their own leaders in many colleges of the city. Taking a cue from their male counterparts, the girl students too want their own representatives now.

From Colleges
Book, site launched on foundation day

Ludhiana, October 3
The first foundation day of the Society for Uplifting Kirat by Rejuvenating Initiative, Entrepreneurship and Talent (SUKRIT) was celebrated as Kirat Prerna Samagam here yesterday. A large number of delegates from all over Punjab and Dehra Dun attended it.

GNIMT trains 50 police personnel
Ludhiana, October 3
The local police had a few months ago asked the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, to prepare a software for keeping the records of the vehicle. The same was provided to them.Later on, GNIMT organised a computer training course for the children of police personnel during their summer vacations. Now, the SSP has asked GNIMT to organise a month-long computer training programme for its non-gazetted and gazetted officers.

A.S. Society to open engg college
Khanna, October 3
The newly appointed officer-bearers of the A.S.High School Trust and Educational Society have embarked upon an ambitious project for starting a management and an engineering college in Khanna.

 
SPORTS

Jarkhar, Jassowal lads to clash in hockey final
Ludhiana, October 3
Jarkhar and Jassowal defeated their respective opponents to enter hockey finals in the boys section on the opening day of the two-day Ludhiana District Inter-Block Rural Sports Meet (u-16) being organised by the Punjab Sports Department with the help of Sports Authority of India (SAI) at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Govt earmarks Rs 2 cr to promote sports
Ludhiana, October 3
The Punjab government has chalked out a detailed plan for the promotion of sports and, during the current financial years, funds amounting to Rs 2 crore has been earmarked for strengthening of sports infrastructure in different parts of the state.

BSNL cycling meet begins today
Officials of the BSNL address mediapersons on the eve of the All-India BSNL Cycling Meet slated to be organised in Ludhiana Ludhiana,October 3
Teams from Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, North-East circle, MTNL (New Delhi) and MTNL (Mumbai) besides the host and the defending champions, Punjab circle will be seen in action during the two-day 7th All-India Cycling Meet to be organised by BSNL Punjab Circle Sports and Cultural Board here at Punjab Agricultural University velodrome on October 4 and 5.
Officials of the BSNL address mediapersons on the eve of the All-India BSNL Cycling Meet slated to be organised in Ludhiana from Friday. — A Tribune photograph

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