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IT raids in Ludhiana
Rs 70 lakh recovered; traders stage protest  
Residents protest while income tax team raids a cloth shop on the Gujjarmal road in Ludhiana on Thursday
Residents protest while income tax team raids a cloth shop on the Gujjarmal road in Ludhiana on Thursday.— A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana, October 4
The Directorate of Income Tax today raided outlets and residential premises of at least 12 persons, including a cloth merchant and a doctor, in the city. Cash to the tune of Rs 70 lakh was recovered during the raid.







City gets back its sewer jet
Ludhiana, October 4
After remaining in Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal's constituency in Muktsar for a month, the sewer cleaning jet machine finally reached the city last midnight. Following inquiries by the media, Municipal Corporation officials summoned the driver of the machine that is kept on a mini truck and it reached the city around 12:30 a.m., sources said.

Saraswati school closed down
Management, teachers blame each other
Ludhiana October 4
Saraswati Oswal Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Miller Ganj, here, has been closed down till further orders. The management took the extreme step after the students-staff rampage at the school premises on October 1. The management maintained that they were forced to take the decision as a safety measure, for the sake of other teachers and hundreds of students studying in school.

Two held with fake currency
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 4
The Sidhwan police has arrested two migrant labourers from Ramgarh Bullar village near here for allegedly carrying fake Indian currency from Delhi and UP and distributing the same in towns and villages of the area. Currency notes of Rs 100 and Rs 50, worth Rs 50 thousand, were recovered from possession of the accused.

Brutal Rape
Eight detained by police
Ludhiana, October 4
The Ludhiana police has zeroed in on a rickshaw-puller as the main suspect in the Cheemna rape case as per the investigation conducted so far. SSP Gurpreet Bhullar said eight suspects have been detained so far out of whom the rickshaw puller has been identified by the husband of the victim woman.

Punjab, R’sthan cyclists shine
Ludhiana, October 4
Punjab circle and Rajasthan circle cyclists shared honours clinching one gold each in the 7th All-India BSNL Cycling Meet which began on the Punjab Agricultural University campus velodrome here today.In the 4000m mass strat, Rajasthan circle's R K Sharma finished ahead of others to bag a gold medal, Niram Singh and Jaswinder Singh, both from Punjab circle, secured silver and bronze medal, respectively.

12 more Kila Raipur villages in Ludhiana police district
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 4
Twelve villages of the Kila Raipur constituency falling in the Khanna police district have been included in the jurisdiction of the Dehlon police station in Ludhiana (rural) police district. The state home department today issued a notification in this regard.

 

COMMUNITY

All set for Jagannath Yatra tomorrow
Over 2 lakh devotees expected
Ludhiana, October 4
The stage is set for the 12th annual Jagannath Yatra in Ludhiana with organisers expecting about 2 lakh devotees to participate in it. Besides, about 15 lakh people in the city are expected to have the 'darshan' of the Lord Jagannath. The yatra will be flagged off by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on October 6 from Durga Mata Temple Jagraon Bridge.
Sakhshi Gopal Dass, president, Iskcon, Kurukshetra, along with members of the organising committee of Jagannath Yatra, address a press conference in Ludhiana
Sakhshi Gopal Dass, president, Iskcon, Kurukshetra, along with members of the organising committee of Jagannath Yatra, address a press conference in Ludhiana 
on Thursday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Manav Manch gives ration to 20 families
Amloh, October 4
The Manav Bhalai Manch celebrated its installation day on the Ram Lila ground here yesterday. Punjab Pardesh Congress secretary and councillor Harinder Singh Bhamri was the chief guest of the function which was presided over by Varun Bansal, civil surgeon, Fatehgarh Sahib, Dr Surinder Mohan Singh Sidhu, chairman, Khanna Vikas Club. S.K.Khanna were the guest of honour.
Harinder Singh Bhambri, secretary, PPCC, distributes ration at a function organised by the Manav Bhalai Manch at Amloh on Wednesday
Harinder Singh Bhambri, secretary, PPCC, distributes ration at a function organised by the Manav Bhalai Manch at Amloh on Wednesday.— Photo by Bhushan Sood

Lecture on AIDS
Ludhiana, October 4
A lecture on AIDS was conducted in the Khalsa College for Women today by Dr Amarjit Singh Vij, lecturer, department of medicine, CMCH. Tracing the history of this disease, Dr Amarjit said, “The world first became aware of this new disease in 1981 in USA, and it has exploded in successive waves in various regions of the world. Currently, there are more than 4 crore cases of HIV infection worldwide.”

MP takes officials to task
Told to submit utilisation certificates
Ludhiana, October 4
Local MP Sharhanjit Singh Dhillon has got down to the real business of completion of the development projects being executed under various Centrally-sponsored schemes and the MP’s local area development fund. He asked field officers of departments concerned to go to their respective areas to have practical assessment of the situation and not sit in their offices.

 

 

CRIME

Fake Press card seized from murder convict
Ludhiana, October 4
Just few days after the police started a campaign to check the misuse of Press ID cards, a fake card has been recovered from a robber.

   

BUSINESS

Cracker dealers  face ‘threats’
Ludhiana, October 4
Cracker dealers, who are making preparations for the forthcoming festive season, alleged today that they were being threatened by a few persons to handover the shops that had been allotted to them by the administration. “We are continually receiving threatening calls wherein callers want us to handover the shops for which we have already obtained permission,” alleged Pradeep Gupta, president, Ludhiana Fireworks Association, in a press note issued here today.

Seminar on property rights
Ludhiana, October 4
With a view to create awareness on intellectual property rights and its economic importance for trade and industry, FICCI and National Initiative Against Piracy and Counterfeiting (NIAPC) along with the US embassy and the Director-General Foreign Trade conducted a seminar here yesterday.

 


EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Khalsa college holds blood donation camp 

Ludhiana, October 4
As a part of the ongoing 10-day NSS camp, a blood donation camp was organised at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women in collaboration with Red Cross Society. The camp was inaugurated by Manju Chawla, principal, today. Programme officers Parveen Arora and Gagandeep Kaur organised seminars and workshops during the camp. 

Quiz for medical students
Ludhiana, October 4
The first Indian Academy of Pediatrics Quiz for postgraduate students was held today at Dumra auditorium of the DMCH. Five teams comprising of two students each from different medical colleges, including government medical colleges of Amritsar, Patiala and Chandigarh and Christian Medical College and Dayanand Medical College of Ludhiana. 

 

HEALTH

DMCH to hold medical camp
Ludhiana, October 4
The DMCH will organise a free chest check-up camp for patients suffering from various chronic respiratory problems on October 7 at chest OPD of the hospital. During this camp, free screening, including X-ray and lung function test, will be conducted.

 
SPORTS

Sacred Heart win b’minton tourney

Ludhiana, October 4
Sacred Heart Convent School, Ludhiana, emerged winners in the boys section (u-14) in the CBSE North Zone- II Badminton Championship which concluded at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today. Apeejay Public School, Jalandhar, finished second while Sohrab Public School, Malerkotla, and Happy Child Public School, Panipat, secured third and fourth position.

Winners of the CBSE North Zone II Badminton Championship that concluded at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, on Thursday.—A Tribune photograph

Rural sports meet concludes
Ludhiana, October 4
Jarkhar blanked Jassowal 3-0 to emerge winners in the boys section of the two-day Ludhiana District Inter-Block Rural Sports Meet (u-16) organised by the Punjab sports department with the help of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at Guru Nanak Sports Complex, here today. 

Winners of the CBSE North Zone II Badminton Championship that concluded at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, on Thursday

 

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