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Post-blast: Over 15 youths still missing
Ludhiana, October 15
Twenty hours after a bomb blast in Shingar cinema rocked the city, several youths are still missing although various hospitals have released lists of all injured and the dead have been sent to mortuary.

Two victims fight for life
A friend of Mohammad Shahanshah, who was killed in the bomb blast, informs his parents in Bihar from Civil Hospital; prior to Badalís visit, a dog squad pressed into service at a ward in CMC, Ludhiana
A friend of Mohammad Shahanshah, who was killed in the bomb blast, informs his parents in Bihar from Civil Hospital; and prior to Badalís visit, a dog squad pressed into service at a ward in CMC, Ludhiana, on Monday. ó Photos by Inderjeet Verma







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Medical Care
VIPs come in the way

DGP, Punjab police, and Manoranjan Kalia, Cabinet minister, Punjab, at the blast site in LudhianaLudhiana, October 15
After spending a night in uncertainty following news of a bomb blast in Shingar cinema, relatives of victims had a harder day today in store as the visits of VIPs made them wait in hospital premises to see their loved ones.



DGP, Punjab police, and Manoranjan Kalia, Cabinet minister, Punjab, at the blast site in Ludhiana on Monday. ó Photo by I.V.

Sepulchral 
Two girls walk from school to mortuary

Ludhiana, October 15
Two minor girls sat outside the mortuary of the Civil Hospital.

Dilemma
Several blastssince 1995

Ludhiana, October 15
Although the Punjab police claims to have curbed militancy, sporadic incidents have continued since the assassination of Beant Singh on August 31,1995.

Thread Of Life
Embroidery work hit
Artisans among victims of blast
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, October 15
Manual embroidery work in the city has suffered with most of the dead and the victims in the blast yesterday being embroidery workers in different hosiery factories in the city. Their friends, relatives and workmates also did not report for work today. They were busy tending to the injured or searching for the missing persons.

COMMUNITY

Fear wonít drive them away
Ludhiana, October 15
Earning two square meals makes their fear and insecurity secondary for them. For lakhs of migrant industrial workers here, last evening's blast has come as a shock. The thought of leaving Punjab for their homes in Bihar, UP does come to their mind but it is soon overpowered by their need to earn their living.

Industry feels the blast heat
Ludhiana, October 15
Industry leaders here said last evening's blast would have long-term repercussions on industrial environment in the state.

Trade unions seek Rs 10 lakh relief
Ludhiana, October 15
Condemning the blast incident that took place at Shringar Cinema here last evening, trade unions here said that the compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of those who lost their lives in the blast was insufficient.

Low turnout at cinema halls
Policemen stand guard at Shingar cinema in LudhianaLudhiana, October 15
Low turnout of viewers in cinema halls marked the day after the night of terror at Shingar Cinema. Despite the increased police vigil, viewers were still seen carrying bags inside the cinema hall.  The percentage of viewers was down by more than 50 per cent with the presence at highly secured PVR and Waves cinemas also affected after the incident.

Policemen stand guard at Shingar cinema in Ludhiana on Monday.

In mortuary: Shock for some, relief for others
Ludhiana, October 15
Jyoti and Shelly, two girls whose presence near the mortuary throughout Monday aroused the curiosity of many at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana Hundreds thronged the mortuary at the Civil Hospital today. Some returned shocked after identifying the bodies of their kin while some were relieved. But all felt nauseated at the sight of mutilated bodies. There were some who had come looking for missing youths. On not find them there, they left with mixed feelings, knowing well that their search had not ended.


Jyoti and Shelly, two girls whose presence near the mortuary throughout Monday aroused the curiosity of many at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. ó A Tribune photograph

Protest against N-policy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 15
Terming the Indo-US nuclear policy as fatal for survival of the Indians, national body of the CITU has called upon residents of the state to join hands with the activists of the trade union and its allies and participate in rallies and protest marches scheduled to be organised in the state from October 22 and October 29.

Lottery tickets now available in post offices
Ludhiana, October 15
Lottery tickets are now available in local post offices.For the first time in Punjab; post offices would sell tickets for the Mahalakshmi Bumper.

 

CRIME

Commission agent dupes farmers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 15
With the Raikot police, yet to catch, the commission agent who had fled allegedly after duping farmers of Tazpur and surrounding villages in Ludhiana district, more farmers who had deposited their savings with other traders or arthtyes have become suspicious about their credibility. Citing one or the other reason they have started asking their agents to repay their deposit. The trend will favour banks and other financial organisations which accept money on very nominal interest rates.

 
AGRICULTURE

Farmers havenít benefited from research: Kang
Krishi Vigyan Kendra workshop begins
Ludhiana, October 15
While inaugurating the zonal workshop of Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) of Zone-I comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir here today, the PAU vice-chancellor, Dr Manjit Singh Kang, said although significant research and development output had been generated in the National Agricultural Research System (NARS), yet it could not be made useful for farmers due to the inadequate extension mechanism or some other factors.

EDUCATION

PU diamond jubilee youth festival
Ludhiana October 15 The diamond jubilee youth festival of Panjab University was inaugurated today at SCD Government College. The opening ceremony was held at Sahir Auditorium with the lighting of a ceremonial lamp by principal Malkiat Singh, accompanied by vice-principal Mohinder Singh and Jasbir Kaur Makkar, organising secretary of cultural committee of the college. This was followed by the a welcome song.

Discipline must for work culture: Kang
Ludhiana, October 15
While addressing a specially-convened meeting of deans, directors, officers and heads of departments, PAU vice-chancellor Manjit Singh Kang said today that disciplined team work was necessary for ushering in an environment of work culture. Under the prevailing situations, need-based innovations were needed. For this, the heads of the departments will have to play a pro-active role in carrying their task ahead, he added.

Young scientists impress
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 15
Chief-guest Farooqui IPS visits science exhibition at Om Parkash Bansal modern school Mandigobindgarh The budding scientists, painters, artists and pre-primary kids proved their mettle under one roof by projecting their work through annual Science exhibition-2007 at Om Parkash Bansal modern school. Farooqui IPS was the chief guest. The assorted projects on how to save environment, electricity, water, were work of finesse.

Chief-guest Farooqui IPS visits science exhibition at Om Parkash Bansal modern school Mandigobindgarh on Monday. ó Photo by Bhushan sood

College principal retires
Ludhiana, October 15
Principal of the Government College for Women, Prabhjot Kaur, retired today. She joined Government College, Karamsar (Rara Sahib) in 1974, and was transferred to Government College, Dera Bassi, in 1975. She was sent on deputation to Government College, Chandigarh, in 1984. She also served as the principal of Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, from 1993 to 1994.

Varsity zone B youth fest ends
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 15
About two hundred girls from colleges of Zone B of Panjab University, Chandigarh, were congratulated for their performance at the Youth and Heritage Festival that concluded at Khalsa College for Women at, Sidhwan Khurad, in Ludhiana district.

Campus placement
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 15
RIMT-Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Mandi Gobindgarh arranged a campus placement drive for Hyderabad based SVEC Constructions Ltd., in which students from civil engineering department appeared and were selected.

 

CULTURE

Books released on literary function
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 15 In the memory of principal Pyara Singh, Punjabi Lakhari Sabha, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised third Literary function (Sahitak Samagam) at Government girls secondary school. Dr Manjit Singh Kang vice-chancellor, Panjab Agriculture University (PAU), was the chief-guest. Principal Ranapreet Kaur was the chairperson of welcome committee. Amarjit Singh Bhangoo acted as the stage secretary. Dr Gurdev Singh Pandohal, Dr Sarbjit Kaur, Dr Rajwant Kaur Panjabi and Dr Darshan Singh Ashat were among the scholars who gave introduction of each book.

 
SPORTS

Govt to honour players: Majithia
Ludhiana, October 15
Minister for information and public relations, water supply and sanitation Bikram Singh Majithia has announced that the state government will suitably facilitate national and international players and excellent training facility will be provided to them for improving their games.

GNIMT win lawn tennis championship
Ludhiana,October 15
Students of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana,bagged top honours in the annual Punjab Technical University Inter-College Lawn Tennis Tournament for men held at BCET,Gurdaspur.

Sangrur academy rout Ropar
Ludhiana,October 15
Rail Coach Factory Sports wing, Kapurthala wing along with Sangrur academy and the Takhanwadh sports wing won their respective matches to advance into the next round of the Punjab Schools Hockey League for boys u-19 which began at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkahr,near here today.

PAU sports meet from tomorrow
Ludhiana,October 15
The annual sports meet of Punjab Agricultural University employees will be organised on October 17 and 18, according to president, PAU Employees Union, D.P.Maur.

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