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Pay Rs 100 to encroach upon MC land
Tehbazari wing charging special festive fee
Ludhiana, October 22
In what would tantamount to legalizing roadside encroachments by kiosks, for the festive season at least, the tehbazari wing of local municipal corporation is charging a special festive fee of Rs 100 from a large number of vendors.
A receipt issued by the municipal corporation and tehbazari wing to encroachers during festival season in Ludhiana A receipt issued by the municipal corporation and tehbazari wing to encroachers during festival season in Ludhiana


EARLIER STORIES


Abandoned suitcase causes scare
Ludhiana, October 22
A week after the bomb blast in Shinngar cinema that shook the city, an abandoned suitcase caused a bomb scare in Bhadaur House market today morning.



A policeman alerts the PCR about an unclaimed suitcase; and (right) opens it in Bhadaur House Market, Ludhiana, on Monday. —  Photos —  Sayeed Ahmed
A policeman alerts the PCR about an unclaimed suitcase; and (right) opens it in Bhadaur House Market, Ludhiana A policeman alerts the PCR about an unclaimed suitcase; and (right) opens it in Bhadaur House Market, Ludhiana

Scarred for life, they have no will to live
The two victims at hospitalLudhiana, October 22
Two youths left incapacitated by the Shingaar bomb blast wonder how they will live on Rs 50,000 compensation given to them by the government. Imtiaz, a 25-year-old worker in a hosiery, used to iron clothes. In the Shingar blast, his right arm was burnt and had to be mutilated. Now, he is without any livlihood.


The two victims at hospital

Inferior paddy procured to appease bosses
Khanna, October 22
Pressured by their political bosses, whose major concern remains lifting of paddy at any cost, the state procurement agencies are left with no other choice but to please them by purchasing paddy that dose not even meet the prescribed specification.

King of hearts
Exuberant cricketer, born athlete, effervescent human with an infectious charm and a dotting father. That’s Ajay Jadeja, who at 36 can set just about any heart aflutter with his trademark smile. Off the field for quite some time now, how does he feel when he cheers for the team that he was once an integral part of? “Nothing can match the thrill of playing but after watching the recent match with my son here, I realised how much fun it is to cheer and be on the other side of the stadium.”

COMMUNITY

Insurance company told to pay claim
Ludhiana, October 22
Terming the rejection of a medical claim merely on the basis of presumptions to be unjustified, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the United India Insurance Company to pay the claim.

Toll tax to continue, says minister
Jagraon, October 22
Parminder Singh Dhindsa (centre) addresses a press conference in Jagraon The State Government is not in a position to discontinue the levy of road toll tax and as the financial status of the government is not so strong, said Parminder Singh Dhindsa PWD Minister Punjab during his short break at Raja Dhaba on Jagraon- Ludhiana, G.T. Road today while addressing a mini press conference. 


Parminder Singh Dhindsa (centre) addresses a press conference in Jagraon on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Drive to recover royalty from brick kilns
Ludhiana, October 22
Vishav Bandhu, mining officer-cum-general manager, District Industries Centre, has said that they have launched a campaign to recover royalty from brick kiln owners in the district. The owners have been directed to deposit their pending amount by October 30.

Job applicants wait for hours
Ludhiana, October 22
Job applicants assemble at the zila parishad office in Ludhiana Chaos prevailed in the zila parishad office today with 181 applicants, many of them physically challenged, who had come for appointment as teachers in government primary schools, waiting for hours for counselling to begin.



Job applicants assemble at the zila parishad office in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Death anniversary
Badal to attend ceremony

Khanna, October 22
A battery of politicians from the state and centre along with heads of various religious organisations are expected to converge on the town on October 26 to pay tributes to former legislator and senior Akali leader Basant Singh Khalsa.

Khanpur residents want Jindal to open hospital
Khanpur (Mandi Ahmedgarh), October 22
Residents of Bobby Jindal’s native Khanpur village Admitting that the family of Bobby Piyush Jindal, the first and youngest Indian-American Governor of Louisiana, residents of his native village Khanpur have expressed hope that the Jindals would take steps to open a multi-specialty hospital and a medical institute affiliated to a few American universities and dedicate the same in the memory of late Madan Lal Jindal, grandfather of Bobby.


Residents of Bobby Jindal’s native Khanpur village. — A Tribune photograph

Bike rally flagged off
Ludhiana, October 22
“Hero Honda Bike-A-Thon”, a nationwide rally of bikers that was flagged on October 12 from four corners of the country to celebrate the company’s achievement of crossing 20 million bikes, set out on its onward journey here today.

Bhagat Namdev’s memorial soon: Badal
Alamgir (Ludhiana), October 22
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced yesterday that a befitting memorial of Bhagat Namdev would be set up in consultation with representatives of the religious and social organisations.He assured that the state would observe a gazetted holiday in place of a restricted holiday on the Parkash Utsav of Bhagat Namdev. He was addressing a state- level function organised by All-India Kashatriya Tank Pratinidhi Sabha to observe the Prakash Utsav of Bhagat Namdev at Gurdwara Manji Sahib Alamgir.

LETTERS
Iconic girls

 

CRIME

Five booked in cases of fraud
Ludhiana, October 22
The division No. 5 police has booked five persons in two cases of fraud.

 
AGRICULTURE

Field day at PAU
Ludhiana, October 22
Agricultural sustainability in Punjab is greatly dependent on measures taken to strengthen resource conservation, particularly water and soil, and means adopted for promoting agricultural diversification.

EDUCATION

Preparatory engineering test on October 27
Ludhiana, October 22
Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET) will organise a "Preparatory Engineering Entrance Test-I" for the first time at its campus. A number of academicians and experts, who have framed the test, felt the need to organise such preparatory tests, so as to help the students especially from lower income groups who cannot afford for tuitions etc.

Reform internal assessment system: Students
Ludhiana, October 22
Taking serious note of failure of internal assessment system at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, the faculty and students of many colleges in the city feel that the system should be made transparent, foolproof and reoriented in order to make it successful. The faculty feels that mere 20 marks did not make much difference, as students did not take it seriously.

Vet students on strike
Ludhiana, October 22
The veterinary students of GADVASU boycotted their classes today also in protest against the “stern stand” taken by the university authorities not to accommodate students who did not take their house examinations. The striking students demanded that university had all the powers to adjust them as they adjusted the fifth year students but they were willing to do so. — TNS

 

CULTURE

Art exhibition
Ludhiana, October 22
Art Folio will hold a two-day exhibition of paintings in the city beginning tomorrow. The exhibition will showcase works of many renowned as well as upcoming artists of the contemporary art world including Prokash Karmarkar, Bratin Khan, Ashok Mullick and Asit Sarkar. — TNS

HEALTH

Combating HIV
Setup in place at grass roots

Ludhiana, October 22
In a bid to reach out to the increasing number of HIV positive cases in the state, the Punjab government has implemented a plan formulated on the recommendations of National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) to facilitate blood testing, diagnosis, and in case of the positive cases counselling of patients at district and sub-divisional hospitals.

Rise in assault cases worries IMA chief
Ludhiana, October 22
New types of medicines and surgical procedures have revolutionized epilepsy management and the condition has better therapeutic outcome as compared to the situation prevailing a couple of years ago.

 
SPORTS

TT MEET
Green Land make it to semifinal

Ludhiana, October 22
A doubles match in progress on the second day of the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Championship at  Green Land School, Ludhiana Continuing with their fine performance, host Green Land Senior Secondary defeated  BCM Arya Model School, Shastri Nagar, 3-0 to enter the semifinal in the girl's u-19 section on the second day of the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Tournament here today.



A doubles match in progress on the second day of the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Championship at  Green Land School, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

PAU non-teachers sports meet
Kang felicitates 
Ludhiana, October 22
PAU vice-chancellor Manjit Singh Kang displayed a rare gesture in organizing a felicitation function in the vice-chancellor’s committee room to congratulate Avtar Singh, senior scale stenographer in his office, who excelled in the above 50 years categories, in the PAU Non-Teachers Sports Meet recently. On the first day Avtar Singh stood first in 100 m race, long jump and his team stood first in volleyball and kabbadi events. On the second day, he stood first in 200 m, 400 m, 800 m race and 100 m x 4 relay race. Avtar stood second in high jump and his team came second in tug-of-war and football events.

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