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Police dist of 12 villages changed
HC stays change of jurisdiction

Ludhiana, October 20
A division bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court comprising Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Mohinder Pal has stayed a notification of Punjab ordering transfer of 12 villages in Kila Raipur constituency from the jurisdiction of Payal police station to Dehlon police station. The bench has ordered that the notification changing the police station be not given effect to till the next date of hearing.

Prof Mohan Singh’s house needs upkeep
Ludhiana, October 20
Today is Prof Mohan Singh's birth anniversary. The house, built by the late literary figure, Prof Mohan Singh, in 1971 cries for maintenance today. Neither his children nor the state government is paying any attention to the maintenance of the house, which was built by the legend after a lot of struggle.

Shingaar reopens after blast
Low turnout of cinema-goers
Ludhiana, October 20
Six days after a massive blast forced the closure of the three halls of the Shingaar multiplex, screening of movies finally began there with the police clearing the hall for opening.

Concealment of Income
Hard look at VAT returns

Ludhiana, October 20
In a bid to check concealment of income and false refunds the Excise and Taxation Department, Punjab, has decided to bring maximum number of VAT returns under scrutiny. The decision, that would tighten noose around VAT dealers, was taken after the department detected high incidences of concealment, mistakes and cases where assesseses claimed higher amount of refunds than were actually due to them. e-filing of VAT returns is also expected to start from the next year onwards.



A model walks on the ramp during the annual fashion show organised by the INIFD in Ludhiana
A model walks on the ramp during the annual fashion show organised by the INIFD in Ludhiana late Friday night. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed



EARLIER STORIES


2 get 10-yr RI for drug peddling
Ludhiana, October 20
The Additional Sessions Judge- M S Virdi has convicted Surjit Kumar, resident of Mandi, and Duni Chand, resident of Joginder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, on the charges of possessing poppy husk. The duo was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for 10-yr each.

COMMUNITY

At The Crossroads
Learning from schoolchildren

Indeed it is true that nothing is constant except the change. We know this but still we hope that we will be present on the scene forever. Generally, we look around and imagine ourselves at the centre of the universe. At the same time, we expect that everybody is fully conversant with our contribution to art, literature and culture. Nothing of the sort, of course, exists.
A girl performs a unique feat at the youth festival organised by DAV Public School in Ludhiana
A girl performs a unique feat at the youth festival organised by DAV Public School in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

SGPC, DSGMC asked to stop war of words
Ludhiana, October 20
An important segment of Sikh intellectuals of Ludhiana, led by Prof Prithipal Singh Kapoor, former pro-vice chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, and president, Master Tara Singh Institute of Studies in Contemporary Sikh politics, Dr S P Singh, former vice-chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, and president, Gujranwala Khalsa Education Council, and Lochan Singh, president, Senior Sikh Budhijeewee Council, have appealed to Avtar Singh Makkar, president, SGPC, and Paramjit Singh Sarna, president, DSGMC, to stop their war of words in the name of Guru Granth Sahib.

No panic exodus of migrants
They go home during festival season 
Ludhiana, October 20
Contrary to the expectations, the blast in Shingaar Cinema on October 14 has failed to make any impact on the migrant workers working in the local factories. There has been no panic exodus of the migrants and the functioning of the factories has been continuing as usual.

Letters
Traffic problem

 

CRIME

Woman killed in road mishap, son injured
Jagraon, October 20
Shakuntala Rani, a resident of Karnail Gate, Jagraon, was killed and her son, Dushant, injured in an accident that took place near the Ramgarh Bhullar canal today. 

 

BUSINESS

Store opened
Frances Carrington shows one of her creationsLudhiana, October 20
Australian fashion designer, Frances Carrington, opened her first retail outlet, Eternal Creations, on Mall road here today. The store would offer women wear and kids wear. Carrington, who finds Punjab a high potential market, is planning to set outlets in other cities in the state soon.


Frances Carrington shows one of her creations

Price Watch
Jewellers hit as gold prices continue to rise
Ludhiana, October 20
Despite the festival season jewellery outlets in the city wear a deserted look as gold prices continue to rise. With rates touching an all time high, demand has drastically reduced. For jewellers, the steep rise in rates in the past 10 to 15 days has thrown cold water on their expectations of a good business in the festival season.

 

EDUCATION

Youth Fest at SCD college concludes
Ludhiana, October 20
Diamond Jubilee Zonal Youth Festival concluded at SCD Government College recently. Sharanjit Singh Dhillon was the chief guest while Vijay Dhanda was the guest of honour. DPI Colleges, Punjab, Dr Kanwarjit Singh, presided over the event and distributed prizes among the winners.

From Schools & Colleges
Talent hunt organised at DCE

Students perform folk dance at the youth festival organised by DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, in LudhianaLudhiana, October 20
Doraha College of Education organised a series of competitions to encourage talent in the students and teachers, in the college premises today.

Students perform folk dance at the youth festival organised by DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

500 private school teachers await salary 
Urge govt to expedite payment 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 20
Disappointed over alleged unconcern of the state government towards their genuine demands private school teachers have urged the authorities to expedite payment of their salaries for past seven months.

COURTS

New Sessions Judge inteacts with lawyers
Ludhiana, October 20
District and Sessions Judge G.K.Rai today assured the legal fraternity of fullest cooperation. He was interacting with the city lawyers for the first time after taking charge as the Sessions Judge of Ludhiana.

 

CULTURE

Dussehra mela in Dugri
Ludhiana, October 20
The Urban Estate Ram Lila Dussehra Committee, Dugri, will hold Dussehra celebrations in the Sabzi Mandi ground, Durgi Phase I, here tomorrow. BJP president Rajinder Bhandari will be the chief-guest while Kewal Krishan Gupta, chairman of Sawan Group of Industries, will preside over the mela.

INIFD students share fashion secrets
Ludhiana, October 20
International Initute of Fashion Design (INIFD) presented "Fashion Unzipped", the annual designer contest to mark the passing out of its final year students at Club Nirvana here yesterday evening.The event was a much awaited one in the city and was witnessed by about 2,000 connoisseurs of good taste.

 Final year students of the International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) showcase their designs at Club Nirvana in Ludhiana
Final year students of the International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) showcase their designs at Club Nirvana in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photographs


HEALTH

New technique for treating cornea
Ludhiana, October 20
Dhami Eye Care Centre has started a new technique for treating cornea for procedures like Keratoconus and keratoectasia with the corneal collagen cross-linking riboflavin. Hospital’s director Dr G.S. Dhami said cornea gets weakened by keratoectasia and Keratoconus.

Need to eredicate TB from Punjab: Health secy 
Ludhiana, October 20
Punjab Health Systems Corporation, and secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Punjab,T.R.Sarangal, today emphasised on the need for intensifying the TB control programme in the state.

 
SPORTS

DAV win handball tournament
Ludhiana, October 20
DAV Public School, Ludhiana, won top honours in both boy as well as girl’s sections of the Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Handball Tournament held at USPC Jain Public School, Chandigarh road.
DAV Public School students perform a folk dance
DAV Public School students perform a folk dance. — A Tribune photograph

Green Grove skaters excel 
Ludhiana, October 20
The students of Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur near Khanna, excelled in the All-India Sewa Singh Memorial Skating Championship held at Mohali, recently. Skaters from this school won various medals, including four gold.

Green Land school to host CBSE TT meet
Ludhiana, October 20
The CBSE Cluster-XVI Table Tennis Tournament will be organised by Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar bypass branch, Ludhiana, from October 21 to 24.

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