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Daring heist at SBI branch
3 robbers walk away with Rs 46.15 lakh
Khamano, October 24
In spite of a high alert sounded in the state after the Ludhiana blast, it just took less then 25 minutes for three men in their late 20s to rob the main branch of the State bank of India of Rs 46.15 lakh in broad daylight here today.

Special kids lighten others’ home 
Ludhiana, October 24
Bahadur Singh (left)teaches special children how to make candles and diyas at the Gill Road in Ludhiana About 12 special children, whose own future seems to be in dark, lighten the homes of others during festival days by making beautiful candles and “diyas”.
Bahadur Singh (left)teaches special children how to make candles and diyas at the Gill Road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph






EARLIER STORIES


31 bonded labourers walk free
Ludhiana, October 24
Playing a Good Samaritan, the Sahnewal police spent money from its own pocket for sending 31 labourers, including 15 minors and five women, released from the bondage at a brick kiln yesterday evening, to their home near Meerut today morning.

Franchisee ‘ripping off’ BSNL
Ludhiana, October 24
A franchisee of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is allegedly defrauding the telecom operator of lakhs of rupees by directly giving e-pins of recharge coupons for printing to a private company against the agreement reached with the BSNL.

‘Pebble’ gang strike at jeweller’s shop
Ludhiana, October 24
Two members of the “pebble” gang struck at Bhola jewellery shop in Sahnewal yesterday afternoon and decamped with gold and silver jewellery worth Rs 6.50 lakh.

COMMUNITY

Power tariff hike
Shiv Sainiks hold protest 
Ludhiana, October 24
Activists of the Shiv Sena (Thackeray) and the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti hold a protest march against power tariff hike in Ludhiana Activists of the Shiv Sena (Thackeray) and the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti today held a protest march against the increase in power tariff.


Activists of the Shiv Sena (Thackeray) and the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Suraksha Samiti hold a protest march against power tariff hike in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

BJP dharna against DFO
Ludhiana, October 24
Activists of the BJP today staged a dharna against the divisional forest officer (DFO) who had got a BJP leader booked in a case of threatening him for allowing construction on forest land.

Budda Nullah
Give land or build parallel drain, say dairy owners
Ludhiana, October 24
Having been issued notices for throwing cow dung into the Budda Nullah by the municipal corporation, the Dairy Owners Association today took up the matter with officials stating that it was the civic body that had asked them to do so 23 years ago.

Councillor halts demolition drive
Ludhiana, October 24
The demolition squad of the municipal corporation had to return midway from HIG flats at the Rani Jhansi Road after razing the wall of a room that was constructed in contravention of rules here in the morning.

Heist
‘What else are we supposed to do?’
Khamano, October 24
“What are we supposed to do if not rob banks? We are highly qualified but have no jobs,” is what one of the robbers had said while answering a query of Gurpal Singh, one of the hostages.

Bhardwaj elected BJP dist chief
Ludhiana, October 24
Om Parkash Bhardwaj of the BJP was unanimously elected district president of the BJP at Smiti Kendra last eveningafter the rest of the 11 candidates withdrew their nominations.

Cell phone ‘disconnected’ without notice
Ludhiana, October 24
Ashok Kumar, an investment adviser, has alleged that his mobile phone company disconnected his number without prior intimation five days ago.

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BUSINESS

Dharna by industrialists
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 24
Industrialists and activists of the Congress staged a dharna against power hike at Loha Bazaar here today.

 

EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
‘Horlicks Wiz Kids’ work for noble cause
Ludhiana, October 24
Kanika Kamboj and Namit Jain, the finalists of Horlicks Wiz team and students of B.C.M Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, collected funds for distribution of stationery items and eco-friendly products among slum dwellers. Both the contestants are doing their bit to create an awareness to eradicate child labour practise. People donated whole heartedly for the noble cause and motivated them for furthering this cause.

Students of DD Jain College perform during ‘Utsav-2007’ in Ludhiana tudents of DD Jain College perform Giddha during “Utsav 2007” in Ludhiana tudents of DD Jain College perform Giddha during “Utsav 2007” in Ludhiana
SPIRITED DANACE: Students of DD Jain College perform during ‘Utsav-2007’ in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed  Students of DD Jain College perform Giddha during “Utsav 2007” in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

SCD college honours prize winners 
Doraha, October 24
In order to honour the students who had participated and won commendable positions in the Panjab University Golden Jubilee Zonal Youth Festival organised at SCD government college, Ludhiana recently, a function was organised in Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, yesterday.

COURTS

Four get jail for planning dacoity
Ludhiana, October 24
A fast-track court has sentenced four persons to five-year imprisonment each on charges of planning dacoity. They were also ordered to pay fine of Rs 1,000 each.

 

CULTURE

Glamour fails to move Ishmit
Ludhiana, October 24
Pressures of the glamour world did require Ishmit Singh, the city guy who has made it in the top four finalists of “Voice of India”, to undergo drastic changes but he rather chose to be a devout Sikh and has focused more on improving his skills.

Designer wear no longer for elite alone: Bardeja
Ludhiana, October 24
Fashion designer Prerna Bardeja feels designer wear is no longer restricted to the elite segment.
Designers have started catering to a wider range of people and are offering a diverse price range too, says the Delhi-based designer, who launched her festival collection for women at Kala Mandir here today.

HEALTH

Nutritious diet must for healthy living: Kang
Ludhiana, October 24
Today’s need was not only ample food grains but also to ensure the availability of a nutritious diet for nurturing healthy society, said Dr Manjit Singh Kang, vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University. He said this at an awareness camp on World Food Day organised by the directorate of extension education, PAU. The programme was sponsored by IFFCO and the Cooperative Society, Sherpur Kalan.

100 dentists attend lecture
Ludhiana, October 24
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital will host a 2-day lecture on CDE programme on the theme “Ceramic Laminate Veneers - Enhancing Smiles” on October 27and 28, 2007.

Unhygienic lifestyle deadly, doc
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 24
A general medical check-up was conducted jointly by the health authorities and local branch of Rotary Club at primary wing of the local MGMN Senior Secondary School, here, today.

 
SPORTS

Green Land paddlers win two titles
Players of Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar, who won prizes in the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Tournament in LudhianaLudhiana, October 24
Host Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar, bypass chowk branch, bagged two titles in the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Tournament which concluded here, today. In the boys u-19 years and girls u-16 years sections, Green Land School paddlers clinched top honours.

Players of Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar, who won prizes in the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Tournament in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

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