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Police turns to pending complaints
Ludhiana, October 18
With the police force preoccupied with the Shingaar cinema blast for the past three days, the cops have now started clearing the backlog by taking up pending complaints and registering FIRs.

25 years after he was sacked, man gets
Rs 18,000
Ludhiana, October 18
After struggling 25 years for justice, Harbhajan Singh (57), a resident of Baddowal, has finally got some relief with the New Fatehgarh Sahib Sirhind Bus Service Pvt Ltd paying him a compensation of Rs 18,000 on the orders of a labour court.          
Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh
A member of the Ranjit Singh Akhara from Patiala showcases his skills in martial arts of the Nihangs at the international Prof Mohan Singh Yadgari Sabhyacharak Mela in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) baazigars of Jagir Singh group from Ferozepur district present a unique act of balancing at the mela
A member of the Ranjit Singh Akhara from Patiala showcases his skills in martial arts of the Nihangs at the international Prof Mohan Singh Yadgari Sabhyacharak Mela in Ludhiana on Thursday; and (right) baazigars of Jagir Singh group from Ferozepur district present a unique act of balancing at the mela.
— Tribune photographs








EARLIER STORIES


Funds: PAU to popularise publications
Ludhiana, October 18
In an effort to help PAU out of the financial crunch, the department of communication journalism and languages has decided to generate its own resources. For this, the VC has already given the nod.

Govt dragging feet on Budda Nullah: IHRO
Ludhiana, October 18
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has blamed the government for going slow in cleaning Budda Nullah allegedly owing to the pressure of the industrial lobby.

Bhojpuri film CDs sell like hot cakes
Sales up by 50 per cent
Ludhiana, October 18
Sale of original as well as pirated CDs of Bhojpuri movies is facing an unprecedented high after the Shingaar cinema blast as migrant labourers prefer to sit home to watch their Bhojpuri movie stars.

COMMUNITY


Tiny tots take part in Dasehra celebrations at Kiddies Paradise, Ludhiana
Tiny tots take part in Dasehra celebrations at Kiddies Paradise, Ludhiana, on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph

Cops lack data on suspects
Ludhiana, October 18
Investigators of the Shingaar cinema blast are regretting the discontinuation of the migrant and tenant registration drive that was started in the state a year ago allegedly owing to pressure of a group of ministers from Bihar.

Installation of martyr’s statue
Parja Mandal awaits govt nod
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 18
Successors of Parja Mandal leader and patriotic Akali Bhagat Singh Dhadogal are waiting for the government's nod for installing a martyr’s statue by replacing an old one already erected at the Bagrian Chowk, Dhuri, during the previous SAD regime.

Sukhbir gets CM’s reception
Ludhiana, October 18
It may take time for working president of the Shiromani Akali Dal Sukhbir Badal to officially occupy the seat of Chief Minister, but for the local administration he seems no less than that.

SAD to boycott Ghuman
Khamano, October 18
The local SAD unit and Kheri Naudh Singh met at Gurdwara Sahib, Khamano Mele Wali and decided to boycott local youth Akali Dal leader Gurdeep Singh Ghuman for behaving rudely with a senior leader and a few others.

 

CRIME

3 booked for assault
Jagraon, October 18
Mohinder Singh, Nahar Singh and Jeon Singh of Rasulpur allegedly intercepted Bhajan Singh and Balwinder Singh, alias Pappi, of their village and assaulted them with sharp-edged weapons at Kaunke Kosha village.

Miscreants vandalise petrol station
Jagraon, October 18
Four persons allegedly smashed the glass panes of a petrol station during midnight on Tuesday. It is learnt that they came to Amrit Shanti Filling Station, near the local Subhash Gate, on two bullet motorcycles at about 11:45 pm yesterday.

 

BUSINESS

Pollution board’s notice ruffles electroplating units
Ludhiana, October 18
Ruffled by notifications from the Punjab Pollution Control Board nearly 300 electroplating units in the city are trying to get relaxations on various issues, including the direction to ensure zero discharge of hazardous water by these units and enforcement and installation of on-line monitoring system.

 
AGRICULTURE


Tension over fare for shifting paddy
Officials insist for Rs 400; truckers for Rs 2,600 per trip
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 18
Tension prevailed at grain market at Kup and Falaund Khurad Purchase Center near here over the issue of wide gap between fare demanded by truck operators and that offered by PUNGRAIN authorities.


Policemen keep a watch on the situation at the Kup purchase centre near Ahmedgarh
Policemen keep a watch on the situation at the Kup purchase centre near Ahmedgarh.
— A Tribune photograph

EDUCATION


Students from across Ludhiana and nearby villages queue up outside Punjabi Bhawan to submit their compartment forms for Class X and XII as it was the last day to submit the forms
Students from across Ludhiana and nearby villages queue up outside Punjabi Bhawan to submit their compartment forms for Class X and XII as it was the last day to submit the forms.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Children perform bhangra at the founder’s day celebrations at KVM School, Ludhiana
Children perform bhangra at the founder’s day celebrations at KVM School, Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Training on resource management concludes
Ludhiana, October 18
Punjab Agricultural University’s department of soil organised a three-week training course on the “Natural Resource Management for Ecological Agriculture”, under the aegis of the Centre of Advanced Studies in Soil Science.

PU heritage festival concludes
Ludhiana, October 18
Four-day Panjab University Diamond Jubilee Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival- 2007, organized at SCD Government College concluded here today. Today's items included ladies traditional and ritual songs, including suhag, ghori, dholak/ghara song, sithnies, kavishri, vaar/kali, folk dances, embroidery, dasuti or crossstich, mehandi and crochet work.

From Schools
Sacred Heart students pledge to fight poverty
Ludhiana, October 18
"UN Universal Pledge" against poverty, hunger and disease echoed at Sacred Heart Higher Secondary Convent School, Urban Estate, Jamalpur. All students of the school assembled to join hands with the people of 189 countries against poverty.

From Colleges
GPC students attend camp at Nashik
Ludhiana, October 18
Twelve students of Gobindgarh Public College, Allour, represented Panjab University, Chandigarh, at the national-level residential camp on the "Relevance of Gandhiji's Philosophy today" held at Yashwantro Chavan Open University,Nashik, Maharashtra, from October 9 to 15.

US students visit RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 18
A five-member team from the department of International Business and Economics, Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, USA, visited RIMT-Institute of Management and Computer Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh. The students were accompanied by the member of the faculty of the department Dr Wagiha A.Taylor.

COURTS

Chief Justice lays stone of judicial complex
Ludhiana, October 18
Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court Vijender Jain today laid the foundation stone of new Judicial Complex at Jagraon Subdivision, 35 km from here. The new complex will be constructed at cost of Rs 1273.15 lakh. It would be a double-storied building with space for four courts.

 

CULTURE

Kang opens sabhyacharak mela
Ludhiana, October 18
Ethnic class of the Punjabi heritage figured flamboyantly in dances, songs and other cultural presentations on the opening day of the 29th international Prof Mohan Singh Yadgari Sabhyacharak Mela here today.

HEALTH

Health Matters
Family welfare camp today
Ludhiana, October 18
District family welfare officer Dr Rina Sandhu has said that the district administration will organise a family welfare camp at the local Civil Hospital tomorrow. Those coming forward for the non-scalpel vasectomy will get cash incentives of Rs 1,100 each and Rs 200 will be given to those motivating the people to opt for this procedure.

 
SPORTS


GCW eves emerge champs
Ludhiana, October 18
Players of the sports wing of the Government College for women, Ludhiana, stamped their authority by winning Panjab University Inter- College Basketball Tournament held at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Players of the Sports Wing, Government College for Women, Ludhiana, who won Punjab University Inter-College Basketball Championship held at Chandigarh.
— Photo by I.V.

Players of the Sports Wing, Government College for Women, Ludhiana, who won Punjab University Inter-College Basketball Championship held at Chandigarh

Harpreet sprints to victory
Ludhiana, October 18
Vice-chancellor Manjit Singh Kang inaugurated the PAU employees sports meet here today. Addressing the participants, he said for a sound mind, sound physique was a must.

Employees take part in a relay race during a sports meet at PAU, Ludhiana, on Thursday.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Employees take part in a relay race during a sports meet at PAU, Ludhiana

Hockey trials today
Ludhiana, October 18
Trials to select the Ludhiana district hockey team (boys u-19) will be conducted at the Prithipal Singh Memorial Astro Turf Stadium at Punjab Agricultural University here tomorrow at 2.30 p.m.





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