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A rape most barbaric
Ludhiana, October 10
A five-year-old of Rampur village was raped and her rectum torn apart. Her intestine was hanging out when she was thrown into a well to eliminate evidence.

Now, it’s dengue
78 cases reported

Ludhiana, October 10
After the outbreak of diarrhoea in several localities of the city, dengue is assuming epidemic proportions with 78 confirmed and suspected cases being reported during the past week.

Drug addicts let loose terror
Kill one, stab two others
Ludhiana, October 10
Scripting a terror-filled night in the city, a gang of five drug addicts went on a crime spree in Haibowal, Salem Tabri and Laddowal areas last night. They allegedly killed a youth, stabbed two others and stole an Indica car before abandoning it after an accident near the Satluj bridge. The police has sounded high alert to catch the culprits. One of the victims has given the description of the youths.







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Soon after MC demolition, wall comes up
Ludhiana, October 10
Cocking a snook at the MC demolition drive, a person constructed a wall just a few hours after the demolition squad had razed it.

Fire breaks out in market
Ludhiana, October 10
A massive fire broke out in the godown of a toy manufacturing unit in the congested Kareempura Bazar here late last evening. The third floor of Muskaan Enterprises caught fire after 10 pm and six fire engines were pressed into service. Three fire officers were put on duty.


COMMUNITY

Disabled must get proper healthcare: Judge
Ludhiana, October 10
Additional sessions judge A.S. Garewal today stressed the need for providing adequate medical care and educational facilities to mentally challenged and handicapped children.He said this at a seminar organised by the District Legal Services Authority on the World Mental Health Day at the ESI Hospital today. He said it was the duty of society to ensure care of such persons.
Additional Sessions Judge A.S. Grewal and Civil Judge (Senior Division) K.S. Cheema along with doctors attend a seminar on World Mental Health Day at ESI Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Additional Sessions Judge A.S. Grewal and Civil Judge (Senior Division) K.S. Cheema along with doctors attend a seminar on World Mental Health Day at ESI Hospital in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Excise chief warns service taxpayers
Reason: People resorting to under-billing 
Ludhiana, October 10
Service tax payers could be next in line to face action from the Central Excise Department which is taking a serious note of under billing by them.

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CRIME

Two booked for raping minor
Jagraon, October 10
Two persons have been booked for allegedly raping a minor girl (13), who is a student of class VIII. The two — Jhuman Singh and Daljit Singh, alias Billa, of Malak — have been booked under Sections 376, 363, 366 and 34, IPC.


 

BUSINESS

Shrinking business baffles hosiery units
Ludhiana, October 10
The city’s hosiery industry, which has remained on top, is witnessing a stagnation now. Shrinking hosiery business is giving those in the trade sleepless nights. Most manufacturers are worried if they will be able to generate enough business this season in the second phase of the orders, which they will start receiving in a fortnight or so.


 
AGRICULTURE

VC back from Nigeria meet
Ludhiana, October 10
The Punjab Agricultural University’s vice-chancellor, Dr Manjit Singh Kang, visited International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria, to have consultative interaction with breeders, agronomists, biologists, pathologists and statisticians there.

Malaysian scientist suggests direct seeding of paddy
Ludhiana, October 10
A team comprising of Dr Darshan Singh Brar, senior scientist of plant breeding, genetics and biotechnology, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines and Dr Asfaliza Ramli of Research Centre on Rice and Industrial Crops, MARDI, Malaysia, visited Punjab Agricultural University today to have discussion with the vice-chancellor, Dr Manjit Singh Kang and other officers of the university.
Dr Darshan Singh Brar accompanied by Dr Asfaliza Ramli at the centre for communication at PAU on Wednesday
Dr Darshan Singh Brar accompanied by Dr Asfaliza Ramli at the centre for communication at PAU on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Zonal workshop
Ludhiana, October 10
The PAU directorate of extension education in collaboration with the zonal coordinating unit, Zone-I, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, is organizing a zonal workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) in the zone comprising Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and New Delhi from October 15 to 18.
The traditional way of winnowing goes on in PAU farms, giving the mechanical method a go-by.
The traditional way of winnowing goes on in PAU farms, giving the mechanical method a go-by. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Apparel training course concludes at PAU
Ludhiana, October 10
A 21-days winter school on “Developing competitive skills in apparel design, production and marketing” sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, held in the department of clothing and textiles concluded here yesterday. Fifteen participants who came from various agricultural universities of Maharashtra, Uttranchal, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and from different districts of Punjab attended this winter school.

PAU signs MoU with brewery
Ludhiana, October 10
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has signed a memorandum of understanding with United Breweries Ltd to promote malt barley cultivation in the state. The MoU was signed by director of research, PAU, G.S. Chahal, and divisional vice-president (malting), UB Ltd., Patiala, R.K.Jindal.
Officials of United Breweries Ltd hand over a cheque for Rs 4.47 lakh as the first instalment to PAU vice-chancellor M.S. Kang for conducting a joint research on malt barley in Punjab
Officials of United Breweries Ltd hand over a cheque for Rs 4.47 lakh as the first instalment to PAU vice-chancellor M.S. Kang for conducting a joint research on malt barley in Punjab. —A Tribune photograph

Cong leaders hail MSP hike
Ludhiana, October 10
All-India Congress Committee secretary Manish Tewari and Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura have hailed the hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat by the central government.


EDUCATION

Govt college students’ exam delayed
Ludhiana, October 10
Sixteen BA and BSc final year students of the Government College for Boys had to wait for over three hours for appearing in the practical examination of the “C” language of their mathematics paper.

Tributes paid to school founder
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 10
Recognising her contributions to the field of education, leaders of various educational, social and religious organisations and trade unions have decided to honour Kamla Devi Sharma, founder director of Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, posthumously. The decision was taken on occasion of her bhog ceremony that was held at the school premises today.

From Schools
Workshop on effective language teaching
Ludhiana, October 10
A workshop was organised on “Effective English Language Teaching” by Ratan Sagar Publication at Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, here today. As many as 50 teachers of various CBSE schools of the city attended the workshop. Uma Raman was the resource person. She interacted with the teaching fraternity and acquainted them with the recent method, technique and development of English language.


COURTS

Adulteration
Laxity in producing evidence
Court dismisses health dept’s plea
Ludhiana, October 10
Taking serious note of lapses on part of officials of the health department in a food adulteration case, chief judicial magistrate Rajinder Aggarwal has dismissed the complaint filed by the department.

Rai new Sessions Judge
Ludhiana, October 10
G.K.Rai today took over as the new District and Sessions Judge of the city in place of Harbans Lal, who has been elevated as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Before joining here Rai was posted as the District and Sessions Judge in Hoshiarpur. — OC


 

HEALTH

Free eye check on World Sight Day
Ludhiana, October 10
The department of ophthalmology at Christian Medical College and Hospital is organising a free pediatric eye-check up camp on October 11 here. A teachers training program would also be conducted, in which teachers would be guided to screen the children for vision related problems.


 
SPORTS

Geetansh, Akhil steer KVM to win
Ludhiana, October 10
Geetansh Khera and Akhil Aggarwal slammed tons for Kundan Vidya Mandir School (KVM), Civil Lines, against Government Senior Secondary School, Haibwal Khurd, to win by a huge margin of 194 runs in the final of the PCA Boost Ludhiana District Inter-School Cricket Tournament for boys (u-17) being played at Bachan Singh Academy ground, Balloke near Haibowal Khurd, here today.
KVM school boys who emerged winners in the PCA Boost Ludhiana Inter-School Cricket Tournament (u-17) held in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
KVM school boys who emerged winners in the PCA Boost Ludhiana Inter-School Cricket Tournament (u-17) held in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —Tribune photo by Inderjeet Vema

Govt school girls excel in b’ ball tourney
Ludhiana, October 10
Giving a stupendous performance, girl students of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University campus, Ludhiana, helped PAU zone team to win the title in the Inter-Zonal District Basketball Tournament (u-14) organised by the Punjab Education Department, recently.

Girls of Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, who won the inter-zonal district basketball tournament (u-14) in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph
Girls of Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, who won the inter-zonal district basketball tournament (u-14) in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

AS Modern School emerge champs
Ludhiana, October 10
AS Mdoern School, Khanna, defeated hosts, Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, 3-1 to win the title in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Football Tournament which concluded here today. The match was decided in a tie-breaker. 

Hoorah! Students of AS Modern School, Khanna, who beat BVM, Kitchlu Nagar, in the final to lift the title in the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Football Tournamnet on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph
Hoorah! Students of AS Modern School, Khanna, who beat BVM, Kitchlu Nagar, in the final to lift the title in the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Football Tournamnet on Wednesday.

 

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