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Hospital staff protest gets violent
Administrator among those roughed up
Ludhiana, October 5
Apparently an ongoing battle for supremacy between two factions of employees in Dr B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital here took an ugly turn today in which hospital employees struck work and resorted to a dharna in the hospital.

Graft Case
MC employee gets 2-yr RI
Ludhiana, October 5
Special judge Gurbir Singh has convicted municipal corporation’s employee Prem Kamal Behal of Bal Singh Nagar,Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana,in a graft case. The judge has sentenced him to undergo two years imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.

Industrialists, taxmen clash
Trader alleges he was manhandled
Ludhiana, October 5
Over 300 industrialists were up in arms against officials of the Sales Tax Department who were verifying documents of a cycle parts manufacturer near Sherpur Chowk here today.

Villagers baffled at peacocks’ death
Ludhiana, October 5
Peacocks are dying mysteriously in Uchi Daud village, near Malaudh, and villagers are worried that a disease might be killing them.



Solid waste; hollow management
Ludhiana, October 5
Even as the Amritsar Municipal Corporation is working on a project for generating electricity from solid waste, the local civic body is still grappling with the idea on how to manage the garbage despite various ambitious projects that could not see the light of the day.


An area in the heart of Ludhiana illuminated on the eve of Jagannath Yatra on Friday.
An area in the heart of Ludhiana illuminated on the eve of Jagannath Yatra on Friday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Jagannath Yatra begins today
Ukrainian devotees of ISKCON in Ludhiana on the eve of Jagannath Yatra which will be taken out on Saturday.
Ukrainian devotees of ISKCON in Ludhiana on the eve of Jagannath Yatra which will be taken out on Saturday. —Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sukhbir to host Iftar tomorrow
Ludhiana,October 5
City Muslims have hailed SAD acting president Sukhbir Badal’s decision to host Iftar on October 7 at the Government College for Women.

Financer, 2 other hurt in firing
Clash over money lending
Khamano, October 5
Avtar Singh and his two aides were injured when they were shot at in a quarrel that took place at Panjkoha village near here.

Govt to set up youth welfare boards
Khamano, October 5
The Akali-BJP government in the state is going to set up a development board for the welfare of youth. This was stated by Harsukinder Singh, chief spokesman for the Youth Akali Dal, while talking to mediapersons at Dana Mandi.

Pandey PSEB staff body chief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 5
Sabha Pati Pandey and Lakhwinder Singh have been elected president and secretary of the local unit of the Punjab State Electricity Board Employees Federation.

Blood donation camp
Khamano, October 5
A blood donation camp was organised at Gurdwara Sahib, Khamano, by Bharat Vikas Parishad, in which 103 persons donated blood. This camp was inaugurated by Baba Sarabjit Singh Bhalla and DSP Khamano Balwant Singh. Appreciating this effort, they said with this blood, lives of many injured persons can be saved. A team of doctors from PGI, Chandigarh, under Dr Usha Rao, collected blood during this camp. — OC




Give benefits to industry: Bhandari
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 5
President of the state unit of the BJP Rajinder Bhandari said industrial units were heading to other states that were offering special concessions due to the discriminatory policies adopted by the Central government. He said this while addressing a function here on Thursday. He had taken up this issue with the Chief Minister also.

Wooing customers with discounts
Ludhiana, October 5
The business community is passing on an array of heavy discounts and promotional offers to people with a view to attract customers as the market witnesses a slack period due to the ongoing Shraadhs. This spells good news for customers as the offers are expected to be even more attractive during the forthcoming festive season.

Bull Run
Wait & watch, the best policy for now
Ludhiana, October 5
Rally in the share market has left investors a confused lot. While experts warn of a correction and say that small investor should stay away from speculation, investors are unable to decide on their strategy.

Tata launches new Safari
Ludhiana, October 5
Tata Motors today announced the launch of a new Safari DICOR 2.2 VTT range, powered by a new 2.2 L direct injection common rail (DICOR) engine. Its range starts from Rs 7.33 lakh (ex showroom, Ludhiana), with an enhanced two years warranty or 75,000 km.


Oz scientists to visit PAU on October 9
Ludhiana, October 5
A 10-member delegation from Australia comprising of scientists from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), university of Sydney, CSIRO and Western Australia, department of agriculture, is visiting PAU on October 9 on a pre-workshop tour and to see the progress of the ACIAR sponsored projects.

PAU focuses on value addition in horticulture research
Ludhiana, October 5
The new focus on research on fruits at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is on processing and value addition. According to Jasbir Singh Randhawa, head, department of horticulture, the identification of varieties for release are based on their quality and desirable processing attributes.

PAU youth fest  from Oct 22
Ludhiana, October 5
The directorate of students welfare of Punjab Agricultural University is organising the annual youth festival from October 22 to November 3. This decision was taken at a meeting held under Dr Dulcha Singh Brar, PAU director of students welfare.

Duped farmers stage demonstration
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 5
Accusing a local trader of seeds of duping innocent farmers of the area by supplying them inferior seeds, activists of the Zamhoori Kissan Sabha staged a dharna at local grain market here today. The protesters accused the agricultural authorities in Ludhiana district of shielding the trader.
Activists of the Zamhoori Kissan Sabha stage a protest in Ahmedgarh on Friday.
Activists of the Zamhoori Kissan Sabha stage a protest in Ahmedgarh on Friday. —A Tribune photograph


5 BCM students meet Sunita Williams
Ludhiana, October 5
Five students and two teachers from BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here, had a rare encounter with Sunita Williams, the woman who stayed in space for the longest time, at Gurgaon yesterday. The visit was organised by the Atlantic Research Centre.

KVM alumni meet on Oct 16
Ludhiana, October 5
The second KVM alumni meeting will be held in the school on October 16. According to Naval K. Kaura, coordinator of the meeting, students who matriculated in 1997 or earlier are eligible to participate in the meeting.

Book released
Ludhiana, October 5
The Punjab College of Technical Education has released its 15th book, “Strategic business management”, edited by K.N.S. Kang.



New technique in joint replacement inducted
Ludhiana, October 5
SPS Apollo Hospital here has introduced the latest technique in joint replacement. Sharing his experience in a press conference here today, Dr Harpreet Gill said interactive sessions and training under Dr Thomas Siebel, a renowned global authority on joint replacements, the designer surgeon of ASR (Articular surface replacement) of hip joint, was a rewarding opportunity.


Punjab cyclists corner glory
Ludhiana,October 5
Hosts, Punjab circle won five out of seven, which were at stake to retain the title in the 7th All- India BSNL Cycling Meet which concluded at Punjab Agricultural University velodrome here today. Rajasthan circle finished runners up.

KVM lads register win
Ludhiana, October 5
A fine batting display by Abhinav Bhatia, Sanchit Gosain and Gagandeep guided Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, to 60 run win over Saraswati Modern School, Hambra road branch, in the inaugural match of the PCA Boost Ludhiana Inter Disrict Cricket Tournament for boys (u-17) being played at Bachan Singh Academy, Balloke near Haibowal Khurd, here today.

Punjab schools hockey league from Oct 15
Ludhiana, October 5
The Punjab Schools Hockey League for boys (u-19) to be organised by the Punjab Education Department will be held at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar, near here, from October 15 to 18.

Ferozepur eves score easy win
Ludhiana, October 5
An all-round performance by Nidhi Chandla went in vain as Ludhiana lost to Ferozepur by 72 runs in the opening match of the Punjab State Inter- District Women Cricket Tournament (u-19) being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Khalsa College for Women ground, here today.

Abhishek, Piyush win cross-country race
Ludhiana, October 5
Abhishek in the above 12 years section and Piyush in the u-12 boys’ section, while Anna in the above 12 years and Ankita in the u-12 girls’ section came out winners in the second Satyan cross-country race of Sat Paul Mittar School, Dugri, here yerterday.




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