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Delayed Promotion
Humiliated, cops apply for long leave

Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
Successive lists of promotions released by the state police department have disappointed officers appointed as ASI in 1990 and are yet to be promoted as inspectors while a large number of PAP officials, much junior to them, have been posted at higher ranks to them.

Living in fear of eviction
Raina villagers meet DC
Raian (Ludhiana), October 7
Hundreds of inhabitants of the Raian village, near Kohara, are running from pillar to post to avoid eviction from their houses.

PO held with pistol, cartridges
Mandi Ahmedgarh,October 7
The Hathur police has arrested a proclaimed offender who was wanted in connection with at least six criminal cases registered at various police stations in the state. A 12 bore pistol, two live cartridges and a motorcycle were recovered from his possession.

Can’t fake: Man booked for tax evasion
Ludhiana, October 7
The Division No. 5 police has booked a Mandi Ahmedgarh resident for allegedly duping the excise and taxation department, Moga, of lakhs of rupees by operating on a fake registration number.






EARLIER STORIES


In Basta
Bank heist files gather dust
Ludhiana, October 7
One of the major bank heists in the region has not been solved and the files are gathering dust in the police record room.


The city Mayor Hakim Singh Giaspura is finding it tough to tame his rival Simarjit Singh Bains. Giaspura scored over Bains for being double his age to become the Mayor. But the young turk does not appear to be letting it go. Immediately after Giaspura took over as the Mayor, Bains started operating from another zonal office of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation at Sarabha Nagar. 


COMMUNITY

Power Game
Transfer of villages upsets sarpanches
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
The inclusion of 12 villages of the Kila Raipur constituency, falling under the jurisdiction of the Dehlon police station, in Ludhiana (rural) police district has become a bone of contention.
The traffic light on Bharat Nagar chowk is covered by a tree, making it difficult for drivers to see the light.
HOOD-BLINK: The traffic light on Bharat Nagar chowk is covered by a tree, making it difficult for drivers to see the light. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

At The Crossroads
Stereotyped existence takes away life’s charm
No more rat race but race for the ultimate has gripped the minds of people from all walks of life. Sometimes I feel caught in a jam that has ignored time or find myself marooned on a traffic island while vehicles pass by me at full speed. The mind does not collaborate with the speed and in the process it moves round and round like whirligig. Mind and matter, time and space, thoughts and actions and aspirations and achievements seem to have collided with each other.

Truck unions’ standoff
Farmers, agents feel the heat
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
Agitated by the indifferent attitude of the administration towards their alleged harassment due to tussle between two truck unions of the Sihar area, farmers and commission agents of the area have threatened to launch an agitation if lifting of around one lakh bags was not effected soon.

Truck unions illegally minting lakhs in demarcated areas
Ludhiana, October 7
A few truck unions in the state are illegally minting lakhs of rupees every month from truckers as a“special union fee” for doing business in the “self-demarcated” area. This fee ultimately contributes to the price rise thereby making people pay extra for the commodity.

Unique marriage anniversary
Ludhiana, October 7
It was a special day for Yash Pal Gosai, former president of Rotary Club, Ludhiana South-end and his wife when they were celebrating the silver jubilee of their marriage earlier this week, and the couple wished to make the occasion a memorable event.

3 killed in accident
Ludhiana, October 7
The Dakha police has booked Sukhwant Singh, a resident of Baddowal village, for allegedly causing the death of three persons in a road accident last evening near Mulanpur.

Manch organises Bhagwati Jagran
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 7
Eleventh Bhagwati Jagran for peace and prosperity of the people was organised by Deshmesh Kala Manch, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Saturday night in ward no.11 of the town. The SAD executive committee member Randhir Singh Bhambri lighted a lamp at the stage of worship and presented Rs 11,000 to the manch.

Dugri residents resent lack of amenities
Ludhiana, October 7
Residents of Dugri in Urban Estate have complained against lack of civic amenities in their area. The roads and parks are in a bad shape and the street lighting system is not functioning properly.

Satyawati Love for Lord Krishna brings Uzbek here
Ludhiana, October 7
Satyawati was born in a conservative Muslim family in Uzbekistan’s capital, Tashkent, in early sixties, the heydays of Communism and the mighty USSR. It was in the late eighties, when the Communist empire was on the verge of collapse that, she came in contact with ISKCON while doing her PhD in Physics from St. Petersburg University, Moscow. Today she as a devotee is “married to Krishna.”

Cop promoted
Ludhiana, October 7
Former SHO , division No. 5 police station, Gursewak Singh Brar has been promoted as DSP and posted as staff officer to Punjab vigilance bureau, Chandigarh, with immediate effect, a press release said here today.—TNS

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CRIME

Robbers posing as cops loot resident
Ludhiana, October 7
A group of three highway robbers, including a girl, posed as cops looted a local resident near a hotel on National Highway No 1 on September 20.


 
AGRICULTURE

Late blight hits potato seed
Ludhiana, October 7
This year also late blight has been reported in the potato seed. According to scientists in Punjab Agricultural University, late blight has the potential of destroying the whole potato crop within a week under favourable weather conditions.


EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Induction meeting of IGNOU
Ludhiana, October 7
A meeting of Indira Gandhi National Open University was held at IGNOU special study centre at Everest Public School on the eve of commencement of the new session. Dr Inderpal Singh, former pro vice-chancellor, GNDU, was the chief guest on this occasion.

Delegates attend a meeting at IGNOU study centre at Everest Public School in Ludhiana on Sunday.—Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Delegates attend a meeting at IGNOU study centre at Everest Public School in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Bikramjit Singh Khalsa visits DIMT
Doraha, October 7
Chief parliamentary secretary for technical education and industrial training Bikramjit Singh Khalsa visited DIMT yesterday. He stressed on the need for imparting industry- specific training to students.


 

HEALTH

Dr Ramanvir Singh Awareness on harmonal level must, says doc
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
Terming lack of knowledge about hormones as the major cause of morbidity prevalent among members of upper strata of the society, Dr Ramanvir Singh, a consultant endocrinologist, called upon the members of medical fraternity to join hands to make people aware of getting hormonal level known in routine in order to avoid consequences.


 
SPORTS

Harman scripts win for Mehta Gurukul
Ludhiana, October 7
Harman Mehta scored a hattrick to script 3-0 win for Mehta Gurukul, Doraha, against Amloh Academy in the u-16 years category of the Punjab Hockey League being organised by the Punjab sports department at Prithipal Singh Astro Turf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University campus, here today.
Mehta Gurukul, Doraha, and Amloh Academy clash in the Punjab Hockey League match organised at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Mehta Gurukul, Doraha, and Amloh Academy clash in the Punjab Hockey League match organised at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Sunday. —A Tribune Photograph

Mahal gets award for umpiring
Ludhiana, October 7
International cricket umpire and president of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers’ Association (PAUTA) M.S.Mahal has been conferred upon with the Madhav Gourav Ratna Achievement Award 2006-07.

Campus Club, Kalsi Club enter quarter finals
Ludhiana, October 7
Campus Cricket Club and Kalsi Cricket Club romped home victorious in their respective matches to enter quarter-finals of the second Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament being played at Government Institute of Textile and Knitting, Rishi Nagar, here today.

Geetansh, Akhil fashion KVM victory
Ludhiana, October 7
Geetansh Khera and Akhil Aggarwal excelled with bat and ball to help Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, to beat Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School by nine wickets in the PCA Boost Ludhiana District Inter-School Cricket Tournament for Boys (under-17) being played at Arya College for Boys and Bachan Singh Academy, Balloke near Haibowal Khurd, here today.

 

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