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Stealing tyres for kidney treatment
Costly medicines forced him to commit crime
Ludhiana, October 13

A transporter, who urgently needed money for the kidney treatment, allegedly took the drastic step of stealing a consignment of tyres worth Rs 8.50 lakh. As the fate would have it, the accused may till he get the treatment, albeit on government expenses will have to remain in a civil hospital.

Customs tangle mars telescope’s journey
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 13
An international organisation supplied a radio telescope free of cost to a Punjabi scientist nine years ago to promote radio astronomy among schoolchildren of Asian countries.                      
Dr Kuldip Singh

Dr Kuldip Singh



EARLIER STORIES


Gill Road
One-third for traffic, rest for trade
Ludhiana, October 13
The Gill Road is one of the widest roads in the city but encroachers have usurped more than two-thirds of its width. In spite of being a busy road, as it happens to be the Ludhiana-Malerkotla highway, encroachments dot it on both sides, leading to traffic chaos throughout the day.
Iron merchants have placed material on two-thirds of the Gill Road, Ludhiana
Iron merchants have placed material on two-thirds of the Gill Road, Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Durga Mata Mandi all decked up for Navratras in Ludhiana
Durga Mata Mandi all decked up for Navratras in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Followup
Cheemna village rape victim lives in fear
Cheemna (Jagraon), October 13
Even though residents of the Cheemna village are providing security to the rape victim and her husband, the couple is still living in a constant fear. Twelve days after the gory night, which shook their small world, the couple had shifted to a “safer” place inside the village with the police unable to nab the accused and fear to their lives looming large.

COMMUNITY

MC fails to check illegal water connections
Ludhiana, October 13
Residents have suffered a lot on account of gastro outbreak due to the mixing of sewage with potable water but this does not seem to have shaken authorities concerned out of their slumber as supply pipes pass through dirty drains in a few parts of the city posing a threat to the people’s health.

Stray cattle still haunt the city
MC in no mood to resolve issue
Khanna, October 13
With vast tracts of agricultural lands surrounding this subdivisional headquarters of the district, the menace of stray cattle continues to bother local residents as authorities seem to be in no mood to resolve the matter.

Civic poll: Political activity picks up
Khanna, October 13
With just a few months left in the elections to the local civic body, political activity amongst the BJP-SAD alliance and Congress factions have picked up already. Former president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Shamsher Singh Dullo yesterday held a meeting with the party’s rank and file here to take stock of the prevailing situation.

Virasat Bhawan to open on Oct 18
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 13
In order to persuade youth of the state to know their emotionally fertile past, preserve cultural heritage and revitalise crusade launched to sow the seeds of rich folk legacy among budding artists, the Jagdev Singh Jassowal Charitable Trust has brought up Punjabi Virasat Bhavan at Palam Vihar near Dad village in Ludhiana district on Pakhowal road, near here.
The new Punjabi Virasat Bhawan building at Palam Vihar near Dad village in Ludhiana
The new Punjabi Virasat Bhawan building at Palam Vihar near Dad village in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Faith makes them earn their living
Ludhiana, October 13
A number of artisans from Rajasthan and Bihar come to city during the festive season, to earn their living, by etching idols of Gods and Goddess. As the Navratras are on these artisans are busy in making the idols to meet the huge demand made by the city temples.

Artisans busy making idols of Goddess Durga during Navratras. — Photo by Inderjeet Singh


Artisans busy making idols of Goddess Durga during Navratras

SAD-BJP unity ‘long-lasting’
Amloh, October 13
The SAD-BJP ruling partners are fully united and if there is any difference of opinion, it will be sorted out after mutual discussion, said the SAD general secretary prof Prem Singh Chandumajra. He was talking to mediapersons at Bagrian village of Mulle Pur Circle in Amloh constituency after a function organised by the Youth Akali Dal.

Seminar against drug addiction
Samrala, October 13
For the first time in the history of Samrala, the local DSP has himself come forward against drugs. Today in his office, office bearers of more than 30 sports club belonging to Samrala sub division and many other prominents personalities of the villages, including mediapersons, literary personalities etc held a meeting, which later on was seen as seminar against drugs addiction.

Kin of martyrs honoured
Ludhiana, October 13
Tourism minister Hira Singh Gabria today called for following the principles of martyrs who had laid down their lives for the country. He was addressing the 41st National Unity Day at Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, organised by Shaheed Memorial Sewa Society here today.

Ashwini Gupta is ADMA chief
Ludhiana, October 13
Ashwini Gupta was elected president of the Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturers Association by defeating reigning president Balwinder Singh Walia, who was seeking reelection. Gupta secured 41 votes as against 34 cast in favour of his opponent Walia.

 

CRIME

Rape victim attempts suicide
Jagraon, October 13
A 13-year-old girl and student of class 8, who was allegedly raped by two persons, reportedly tried to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance. She was admitted to the local civil hospital where she was stated to be out of danger.

No trace of missing boy
Khanna, October 13
The Doraha police has so far been unable to trace a 16-year-old boy who has reportedly been missing from his house since October 4. Gurjant Singh, a Class X th student of a local school, had gone out to get his mobile phone recharged.

 

BUSINESS


Industry rues govt policies

Ludhiana, October 13
The local industry today expressed its disappointment with the state government for its failure to resolve industrial problems. Addressing a press conference, Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry president P.D. Sharma said at least 42 units in the state, in spite of showing good performance in the past, were on the verge of closure due to faulty government policies.

Industry representatives address a press conference in Ludhiana
Industry representatives address a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Shiv Sena lodges complaint against hosiery owner
Ludhiana, October 13
Taking an exception to the move of Civil Lines residents of putting up pictures of gods and goddesses to stop people from urinating in a place, activists of Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal protested against the move and lodged a complaint with the police against owner of York Hosiery here today.

Price Watch
Non-veg taste bud unlikely to tickle
Ludhiana, October 13
Chicken and egg lovers do not have much to cheer about as decline in demand due to navratras is yet to show an impact on market rates. Farmers have been cautious enough and timed the supply as a result of which there is no excess availability in the market.

 
AGRICULTURE

4.69 lakh MT paddy purchased: DC
Ludhiana, October 13
Expressing his satisfaction over the efficient procurement in all 100 mandis in this district, deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar has directed district heads of various agencies and other supervisory officers to keep a vigil on the operations to ensure that farmers did not face any problem in selling their produce.

EDUCATION


A volleyball match in progress in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Tournament held at the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana
A volleyball match in progress in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Tournament held at the Punjab Agricultural University campus in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

RIMT students organise freshers party
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 13
A welcome party was jointly organised at RIMT-IMCT campus by senior classes of the RIMT institute of management and computer technology and Gobindgarh institute of management and technology last night.

All set for youth festival at college
Ludhiana, October 13
The official machinery of SCD Government college, Ludhiana, is all geared up to hold the Panjab University diamond jubilee youth festival from October 15 to 18 at Sahir auditorium of the college.

COURTS

DLSA holds state-level lok adalat
Ludhiana, October 13
The District Legal Services Authority today organised pre-litigation lok adalat under the supervision of its chairman- GK Rai, District and Sessions Judge, Ludhiana. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune, Rai said the adalat was organised in order to make the state-level lok adalat, scheduled for November 17, a grand success.

 

HEALTH


Cut cost of treatment, Kalia tells pvt hospitals
Ludhiana, October 13
Minister for industry and local bodies, Punjab, Manoranjan Kalia has called upon managements of private hospitals to provide medical facilities and treatment at affordable cost to the poor, as modern healthcare has virtually gone out of the reach of the masses.

Minister for industry and local bodies, Punjab, Manoranjan Kalia inaugurates gastroenterology department at AIMC Bassi Hospital in Ludhiana
Minister for industry and local bodies, Punjab, Manoranjan Kalia inaugurates gastroenterology department at AIMC Bassi Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Kapur hospital dispute settled; work resumes
Ludhiana, October 13
The ongoing dispute between staff and management of Dr B.L. Kapur Memorial Hospital here was amicably settled last evening and the institution resumed normal working, including the OPD’s from today.

 
SPORTS


Kila Raipur zone emerge champs in kabaddi tourney
Ludhiana, October 13
Kila Raipur zone has emerged as champions in the girl’s u-19 kabaddi discipline in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Sports organised at Punjab Agricultural University here today. The Jagraon zone secured second position while the Sahnewal Zone had to content with the third spot.

Kila Raipur zone and Jagraon zone girls in action during the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Kabaddi Tournament held at PAU campus
Kila Raipur zone and Jagraon zone girls in action during the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Kabaddi Tournament held at PAU campus on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Punjab schools hockey league from Oct 15
Ludhiana, October 13
The eighth edition of the Punjab Schools Hockey League for boys (u-19) will be held at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium of Jarkhar village from October 15 to 18, near here.
Players of Punjab girls team who finished runners up in the National Sub-Junior Softball Championship held recently at Indore are seen with officials of the Punjab Softball Association. — A Tribune photograph
Players of Punjab girls team who finished runners up in the National Sub-Junior Softball Championship held recently at Indore are seen with officials of the Punjab Softball Association





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