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Road rage killing suspects identified
Ludhiana, October 21
The two suspects in the road rage killing on October 3, involving the shooting of a truck driver, have turned out to be alleged wanted criminals wanted in a land grab case in Patiala.

Dhanna Singh and Puneet Rajan
Dhanna Singh and Puneet Rajan

Community police officers want out
Ludhiana, October 21
A large number of community police officers (CPOs) are making a beeline for city police stations for training in bank security. The much-hyped community policing scheme of the government that started last year is losing its charm as CPOs think they are being treated only as watchmen.

Shingaar Blast
Cops ruffle mocker’s feathers

Ludhiana, October 21
A carpenter who in an alleged phone call to a senior official made fun of the city police for being clueless in the Shingaar bomb blast case was picked up from the Bharat Nagar wood furniture market late last night.





 

 

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An effigy of Ravana goes up in flames in the Daresi Dussehra grounds in Ludhiana on Sunday
An effigy of Ravana goes up in flames in the Daresi Dussehra grounds in Ludhiana on Sunday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Ex-wife booked for killing man
Khanna, October 21
The Khanna police has registered a case against the first wife of a 59-year-old man whose body was found in the fields of Baghour village, near here. The much-hyped community policing scheme of the government that started last year is losing its charm as CPOs think they are being treated only as watchmen.

In Basta
Ahmedgarh killings: No headway in 15 yrs

Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 21
Residents of this town are hoping that the investigation into the Shingaar cinema blast does not go into the cold storage like the case of the killings of 15 persons by four terrorists at Gandhi Chowk here on March 21, 1992.

Police remembers its heroes
Jagraon, October 21
Rich tributes were paid to 1,784 policemen, including 2 DIGs, who had laid down their lives during the past year, at a function at the Police Lines here today. The function was organised to mark the Police Commemorating Day.

Straw burning unchecked in villages
Jagraon, October 21
Lust for reaping the harvest at the earliest has forced farmers to burn the paddy straw which is not only spreading the poisonous smoke in the air but also making difficult for one to breath freely. Such incidents are on the rise despite administrative orders against doing so.

 

Businessmen are quite superstitious as even press conferences are conducted after calculating the “muhurat”. No wonder journalists are busy these days. While “shraadhs” saw negligible business activity, Navratras are witnessing several launches everyday.

 

COMMUNITY

Mann adds colour to Dussehra celebrations
Ludhiana, October 21
Dussehra, the festival reiterating the triumph of good over evil was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in several parts of the city today. Though people thronged in large numbers, as there seemed to be no discouragement for them, there was a shadow of recent bomb blast as the police kept on its tenterhooks and made security arrangements in all parts.
Punjabi singer Gurdas Mann performs at a Dussehra mela in Jamalpur, Ludhiana, on Sunday
Punjabi singer Gurdas Mann performs at a Dussehra mela in Jamalpur, Ludhiana, on Sunday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sirhind canal: Sand mining unabated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 21
A nexus among officials of the irrigation, forest department, mining contractors and transporters has added to the woes of residents of villages located along the banks of Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal, where alleged illegal sand mining has been going on unabated for decades leading to the weakening of embankments on both sides.

 


EDUCATION

From Schools
Horlicks Wiz Kids on awareness drive
Ludhiana, October 21
Finalist of the Horlicks Wiz Kid create awareness among the masses.Kanika Kamboj and Namit Jain students of class four and nine respectively of B.C.M Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, who will represent the city at the ‘Horlicks Wiz Team’ National finals going to be held in November at Bangalore, visited various schools to work for a social project ‘Child labour’ and ‘Ban the Bulb’ respectively. Both the students are completing the assignment as a part of the preparation before the finals.
The management committee of DAV High School, Ahmedgarh, felicitates students selected for President’s Guide Award
The management committee of DAV High School, Ahmedgarh, felicitates students selected for President’s Guide Award.— Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Vocational training better than fake degrees: Experts
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 21
Terming language skill, computer science and client handling as effectual tools in the private sector, employment and administrative officials urged people to encourage their wards to get professional and vocational training instead of “buying” degrees from fake universities.

 

CULTURE

PAU preserves Punjab’s rich culture
Ludhiana, October 21
The museum of rural life at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has always been a centre of attraction for the faculty, students and delegates visiting the university but also for local residents and NRI’s in particular. The museum mirrors the rural cultural and social life of Punjab. Situated in the 18th century building on the premises of College of Home Science, this brick museum with its arches and canopies stands out because of its architectural design.
A tableau depicting a village scene at PAU's museum of rural life.
A tableau depicting a village scene at PAU's museum of rural life.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmedd

Play full of suspicion, comic moments
Ludhiana, October 21
“Kahani Mein Twist Hai,” a Hindi comedy, organised by the Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam (LSS) at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan here yesterday evening left audience spellbound. The play, that began with husband and wife-Aum and Saloni-played by “Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chand” fame Sangeeta Ghosh and Kiran Karmarkar, Om of “Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki”, being awarded the best couple.
Artistes stage “Kahani Mein Twist Hai” in Ludhiana on Saturday
Artistes stage “Kahani Mein Twist Hai” in Ludhiana on Saturday.— A Tribune photograph


 
SPORTS

Sports, Amarjit clubs in quarterfinal
Ludhiana, October 21
Fine batting performances by Salil (54) and Yogesh (43) went in vain as Salil Club lost to Sports Cricket Club by five wickets in the ongoing second Ludhiana District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament played at the Government Institute of Textile and Knitting, Rishi Nagar, here today.

Jasman, Navneet best athletes
Ludhiana, October 21
Jasman Singh Gill and Navneet Kaur,both Class IX students, were adjudged the best athletes among boys and girls u-17 years in the first annual sports meet of Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy held here yesterday.

Shivkartar shoots gold
Ludhiana, October 21
Shivkartar Singh Sekhon won gold medal in the clay bird shooting championship organised by the District Rifle Association, Ludhiana, at the newly coming up skeet shooting range at Talwara village, near Partap Singhwala on the Hambran road, here today. 

Green Land school paddlers register win 
Ludhiana, October 21
Host Green Land Senior Secondary School, G.T. Road, Jalandhar bypass branch, Ludhiana, began their campaign on a winning note in the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Tournament which started today. In the girl’s u-16 years group,Green Land School paddlers recorded an easy 3-0 win over Delhi Public School, Ludhiana.

 

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