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Major exercise to pre-empt attacks
Ludhiana, October 17

The city police has started a major exercise to pre-empt terror attacks by conducting special search operations at crowded places, including bus stand and railway station. It held meetings with market associations on the matter today.

Post-blast: Turnout at Ramlilas hit
Ludhiana, October 17
Attendance at Ramlilas in the city has gone thinner with terrified migrants keeping away after the Shingaar blast. There is a low turnout at cinema halls and ongoing Ramlila and Dasehra melas are also seeing a thin attendance. 


NOSE JOB: A sculptor gives finishing touches to an effigy of Ravana in preparation for Dasehra. —A Tribune photograph
 A sculptor gives finishing touches to an effigy of Ravana in preparation for Dasehra.

Bhattal visit impedes medicare
Ludhiana October 17
It was virtually a free for all in Ward Number 4 of Christian Medical College here where those injured in the Sunday bomb blast are admitted.







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Blast victim or burns patient?
BJP leaders, CMC disagree

Ludhiana, October 17
A traumatised burns patient has become a bone of contention between the city's BJP leaders and the administration of CMC Hospital with the former claiming that the patient was a blast victim and needed better medicare while the latter stated that he was a burns victim and had severe infection in the leg.

Mutilated body benumbs kin
Ludhiana, October 17
Hope of finding him turned into misery for the family of Sham Lal, sixth victim of Shingaar bomb blast, who remained unidentified as they could not imagine in their wildest dreams that he was blown off by the blast. He lay dead in the mortuary of Civil Hospital for three nights and two days and his family kept on looking for him in the entire city.

Vigilance seizes MC project records
Ludhiana, October 17
Several controversial projects of the Ludhiana municipal corporation have come under the scanner of Chief Vigilance Commissioner, Local Bodies, with the latter's team confiscating the record pertaining to these projects.


COMMUNITY

No-trust move against civic body chief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 17
Cutting across party lines, councillors owing allegiance to the SAD-BJP alliance and the Congress have initiated a move to pass no-confidence motion against president of the local civic body Jatinder Kumar Bhola, who has already applied for a long leave.

Property of two defaulters attached
Ludhiana, October 17
UCO Bank whose regional office is at Chandigarh took physical possession of the property at Bajra village here today.

Saying it with flowers!
Ludhiana October 17
On every happy occasion or celebration time, Ludhianvis say it with flowers. Seeing their growing craze for flowers, even the floriculture and landscaping department of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has been making every effort to introduce the latest in flowers.
Anmol and Garden Beauty, two of the six newly introduced varieties of chrysanthemum by the floriculture department of the PAU.Anmol and Garden Beauty, two of the six newly introduced varieties of chrysanthemum by the floriculture department of the PAU.
Anmol and Garden Beauty, two of the six newly introduced varieties of chrysanthemum by the floriculture department of the PAU.

Tech-festival, fete inaugurated
Mandigobindgarh, October 17
The CSE department of the RIMT-Institute of Engineering and Technology came up with “IntellQasis’07”, a sequel of last year’s “IntellOasis’06”. It is a two-day techfest-cum-fete which marked its beginning today as Hukam Chand Bansal, chairman, RIMT Group of Institutes, inaugurated the newly constructed computer lab of about 100 computers. The techfest saw a gathering of around 1200 students.
Chairman of RIMT group Hukam Chand Bansal inaugurating a computer lab at Mandi gobindgarh on Tuesday.
Chairman of RIMT group Hukam Chand Bansal inaugurating a computer lab at Mandigobindgarh on Tuesday. — A Tribune Photograph

Brahmin sabha condemns arrest
Samrala, October 17
Behari Lal Saddi, secretary, Shri Brahmin Sabha, Panjab, has strongly condemned the arbitrary action of the Khanna police in arresting Darshan Dass yesterday without producing any arrest warrants against him. 

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CRIME

Girl’s body abandoned, mother held
Ludhiana, October 17
The Haibowal police has arrested Raj Rani on the charges of dumping the body of her two-month-old daughter near the Budda Nallah. The baby died under mysterious circumstances yesterday evening.

Flour mill owner gets 6-month jail
Ludhiana, October 17
Chief Judicial Magistrate Rajinder Aggarwal has convicted a flour mill owner on the charges of selling adulterated wheat to people. Devidner Singh Chawla of Chawla Flour and Oil Mill, Pakowal Road, was ordered to undergo six months imprisonment.

Seven booked
Amloh, October 17
The local police has registered a case against seven persons on a complaint lodged by a few members of the Janta Truck Operators Union, for allegedly misappropriating Rs 40 lakh. They have been identified as Balwinder Singh, Ranjit Singh, Gurmeet Singh, Rajinder Singh, Rakesh Kumar, andDaljit Singh. — OC


 

BUSINESS

Realign corporate strategy: Expert
Ludhiana, October 17
Currency markets were not a major parameter of corporate strategy a couple of years ago due to a relatively stable currency regime. However, deft handling of foreign exchange component has become critical, said Shilpa Kumar,head,global markets group, ICICI Bank, while addressing a meet on “Corporate Strategy Amidst Changing Economic Dynamics and Currency Markets” organised by the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) here yesterday evening.

Navratri bonanza
Ludhiana, October 17
Navratra celebrations were held at Stan Autos, the largest selling Maruti dealer in the city today. The dhamaka prizes were also presented to customers on the purchase of all types of the models.

Notice to hike security deposit ruffles industry
Ludhiana, October 17
Apex Chamber of Commerce said today that the notification by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) to enhance the electricity security would unnecessarily burden the industry.


 
AGRICULTURE

Seed production camp
Samrala, October 17
A seed production training camp was organised at Kulewal village, 5 km from here, today, by the deputy director, KVK, PAU, Samrala in which large number of farmers participated.

PAU organises quiz
Ludhiana, October 17
As part of the National Nutrition Week, the faculty and students of the department of foods and nutrition, PAU, visited four government schools of Ludhiana for imparting nutrition education.

World Food Day at PAU
Ludhiana, October 17
Punjab Agricultural University’s science club observed World Food Day on the university campus yesterday. An eminent economist and policy planner, Dr Sardara Singh Johl, was the chief guest while Dr Manjit Singh Kang, vice-chancellor, presided over the function.


EDUCATION

Heritage fest: SCD college wins skit contest
Ludhiana, October 17
The ongoing heritage festival at SCD Government College today saw the inauguration of the cultural exhibition today. Prof Rajinder Bhandari, BJP president of Punjab, inaugurated the exhibition. He appreciated the efforts of the college for organising this four-day extravaganza in such a traditional manner. He visited the heritage festival along with Prof Suresh Tandon, principal, Gobindgarh Public College, Allour, Prof Parveen Sharma, member syndicate, Panjab University.

Mime contest in progress on the third day of the PU Zonal Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Mime contest in progress on the third day of the PU Zonal Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

From Schools & Colleges
Engineering students win laurels
Ludhiana, October 17
The computer science and engineering students of the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), Katani Kalan, won laurels at “TECHNITI 07”, a three-day technical festival organised by NIIT, Jalandhar, recently. The second year students, Deep Hans Arora, Simardeep Singh and Sandeep Chopra, the “Innovators” as they call themselves stood second in hacking contest.
Children dressed as Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman at Dussehra festival celebrated at Spring Dale Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Children dressed as Lord Ram, Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman at Dussehra festival celebrated at Spring Dale Public School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph

Youth festival begins today
Ludhiana, October 17
As many as 45 schools will take part in the All-India Mahatma Hans Raj Aryan Inter-Zonal Youth Festival to be organised by DAV Public School from October 18 to 20. — TNS


COURTS

CJ to lay stone of court complex today
Jagraon, October 17
To provide better court rooms and accommodation to judicial officers, the foundation stone of the modern court complex will be laid tomorrow at a spacious site behind the office of the SDM here by Vijender Jain, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


 

CULTURE

Folk singer Ramta to perform today
Ludhiana, October 17
Ramta, one of the singers of the old guard of the Punjabi folk music, will perform at the 29th international Prof Mohan Singh Yadgari Sabhiacharak mela tomorrow. The 81- year-old- singer, the oldest in his class, is the voice behind a popular series of audio cassettes during the middle of the last century. A few of his popular releases among 50-odd include “Ramte da Doosra Viaah”, “Ramte di Lambardaari” and “Ramte di Tabardaari”, besides several others.


 
SPORTS

Martial arts camp at Sacred Heart
Ludhiana, October 17
An advanced martial arts training camp was organised at Sacred Heart Convent School, Chandigarh road branch, here today.At least 300 students took part in the camp. The camp was conducted by grand master (black belt 5th degree) Sensei Craig Garrett from the USA.

Children attend a martial arts camp at Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. —A Tribune photograph
Children attend a martial arts camp at Sacred Heart School, Chandigarh road, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.

LBA trainees clinch top honours
Ludhiana, October 17
Raj Kumar and Pranav Chopra,trainees of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy run at Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium, have again done the city as well as the state proud by clinching top honours at the national meet. They have already won three major ranking tournaments this year.

Hockey League
Jarkhar Academy win first match
Ludhiana, October 17
Jarkhar Academy prevailed over Sansarpur Academy 2-1 to register their first win in the Punjab Schools Hockey League for boys u-19 being played at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkahr near here yesterday.

Jarkhar, Sangrur assure berth in semifinal
Ludiana, October 17
Hosts, Jarkhar Academy, Sangrur Academy, Rail Coach Factory sports wing, Kapurthala, and Ludhiana recored victories to book their berths in the semi finals of the 8th Rakshak Punjab Schools Hockey League being held at the Mata Sahib Kaur Memorial Stadium at Jarkhar village near here today.

Primary school sports begin
Ludhiana,October 17
At least 500 players drawn from four zones of Ludhiana district took part in the District Level Primary School Sports which began at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium at Jarkhar village here today.

 

 

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