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Post-Bank Heist
Banks told to tighten security
Advised limited cash
Ludhiana, October 25
An alert has been sounded in the state, especially in and around Ludhiana, following a bank heist at Khamano yesterday.

CM’s visit
Daresi Road cleared of encroachments... for a day
Ludhiana, October 25
The otherwise heavily encroached upon Daresi Road in old city today wore a cleaner and wider look, thanks to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal’s visit to a function on Valmiki Jayanti here.

LeT threat keeps cops on toes
Ludhiana, October 25
The security agencies today maintained strict vigil at the local railway station amid concerns of terror attack there.






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COMMUNITY

Chhapar Mela
Cops had made foolproof security for CM
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 25
Had the police not taken extra precautions, after seizing 3.5 kg of RDX from a car of Gurpreet Singh Khalsa, who along with three accomplices has been booked for allegedly conspiring to install the fatal shell, the miscreants could have struck at massive gatherings during Chhapar mela that concluded last month near here.

Play safe this Diwali, caution doctors
Ludhiana, October 25
The indiscriminate use of fire crackers during the current festival season, and particularly around Diwali, creates enormous environmental and noise pollution, besides causing other health problems due to over indulgence in eating, drinking and partying in the course of celebrations. According to doctors at leading city hospitals, a large number of merry-makers, particularly children, sustain burn injuries due to unsafe bursting of fire crackers while many others suffer from variety of asthmatic attacks.

Post-Blast
Bahrain, Lahore teams pull out
Ludhiana, October 25
Two schools from foreign have opted to remain out of the 3rd inter school youth festival,2007, organised by BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School following the recent Shingaar bomb blast.

World Technology Day
Mohali, October 25
The Punjab Technical University and Chitkara Institute of Engineering and Technology observed World Technology Day on the campus of the institute here yesterday.

Gen-X — Where are they heading?
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 25
Irrespective of their family background the youth of the area in general and students in particular have developed craze for motorcycle and mobile. Majority of the beneficiaries, failing to understand limitations of their parents were found to have managed these things by emotionally blackmailing them.

Students of senior secondary school, Ahmedgarh, leave the school on motor cycles.—Photo by writer
Students of senior secondary school, Ahmedgarh, leave the school on motor cycles

Follow Valmiki’s preachings, exhorts Badal
Ludhiana, October 25
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has exhorted people to adopt the philosophy of humanity propounded by Bhagwan Valmiki in their lives for a harmonious society. He was addressing a gathering of the followers of Bhagwan Valmiki, before flagging off a shobha yatra organised by the Bharti Valmiki Dharam Samaj.

A shobha yatra being taken out on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo by Inderjeet Verma

A shobha yatra being taken out on the occasion of Valmiki Jayanti in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Pak girls also wanna have fun
Amazed to see city eves ride bikes
Ludhiana, October 25
Why should boys have all the fun, the old English number aptly depicted the expression on the faces of Pakistani girls as they were left mesmerised at the sight of the girls zooming past in the city on their motorbikes.

Vigilance sleuths raid municipal council
Land acquisition records seized
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 25
The Vigilance Bureau raided the local municipal council’s office on Tuesday. The records pertaining to acquisition of a piece of the land for parking trucks were taken into possession.

Wrestlers upset over postponement of event Shveta Pathak
Ludhiana, October 25
The wrestling championship that was postponed for an indefinite period today evoked a strong reaction from wrestlers from a large number of countries.

 

Wrestlers try to control Nikita, who grew violent due to postponement of wrestling championship, while Yokozuna looks on in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Wrestlers try to control Nikita, who grew violent due to postponement of wrestling championship, while Yokozuna looks on in Ludhiana on Thursday.

CIC seeks change in RTI Act
Ludhiana, October 25
The Central Information Commission has sought that specific provisions should be included under the Right to Information Act, 2005, in dealing with the contempt proceedings for non-compliance of orders. The change has been sought in the wake of considerable non-compliance of the orders passed by the state commissions. Lacking uniformity in the procedure of enquiry for different commissions and standard procedure are cited as the main reasons behind the problem.

10 yrs on, people decide to take on MC
Reason: Despite money spent, tank remains unutilised
Ludhiana, October 25
A 10-year-old overhead water tank that is lying unutilised due to faulty engineering design in Vikas Nagar market is all set to haunt the municipal corporation as residents of the area have sought information under the RTI Act from it about the cost of its construction and engineers and contractors involved in the project.

Suicide bid by trader
Ludhiana, October 25
A debt-ridden hosiery trader allegedly tried to commit suicide by consuming some poisonous substance after he failed to repay the loan he had taken from a few banks.

Reinstate sacked workers: PSEB staff
Ludhiana, October 25
Employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today held a rally at the office of the Sunder Nagar division, demanding reinstatement of seven agitating workers, including union activists at Patiala.

Shopkeeper shot at
Rajpura, October 25
A shopkeeper, his wife and son were yesterday booked for shooting at another shopkeeper of Druga Mandir Road market, here.

Rs 5.5 lakh snatched, recovered
Ludhiana, October 25
While the local police is under stress for not being able to prevent Shingaar bomb blast, bank robberies and daily snatching incidents, the Kotwali police has provided a silver lining by catching an accused minutes after he had snatched Rs 5.50 lakh from a bank employee.

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CRIME

Man gets life imprisonment for killing wife
Ludhiana, October 25
Sessions Judge G.K. Rai has sentenced Kuldeep Singh of Bajra village, Ludhiana, to undergo life imprisonment on the charges of killing his wife, Kirandeep Kaur, alias Kiran, in 2005.


 
AGRICULTURE

Natural dyes are eco-friendly: Expert
Ludhiana, October 25
The Punjab Agricultural University has started laying emphasis on eco-friendly technologies not only in agriculture but in home science as well. Dr Neelam Grewal, head of department of clothing and textiles, PAU, said the clothes dyed with natural colours are better accepted in the international market over the traditional chemical dyes.

Workshop on agri courses
Ludhiana, October 25
The PAU department of farm power and machinery in collaboration with advanced training institute under the directorate general of employment and training for the northern region organised a workshop on “Course Curriculum on Modular Employment Skills in the Agricultural Sector” here, today.

Save environment, natural resources: VC
Ludhiana, October 25
Department of farm power and machinery, PAU, organised a field day on “Resource conservation and diversification machinery technology and farm safety” here, today, at the departmental farm.

Delegates attend field day on ‘Reource Conservation and Diversitifation Machinery Technology’ in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo by Inderjit Verma

Delegates attend field day on ‘Reource Conservation and Diversitifation Machinery Technology’ in Ludhiana on Thursday.


EDUCATION

Schools celebrate cultural fest
Ludhiana, October 25
Wylie Memorial High School and Aylesbury High School jointly celebrated the Annual Cultural festival, Fusion-2007, in the premises of Aylesbury school, near CMC, last evening.

Retail sector good for economy: Experts
Ludhiana, October 25
GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised a seminar on “Impact of organised retail on the economy of Punjab” here, today. Many speakers were invited to deliberate on this topic.

Seminar on ‘Impact of Organised Retail on the Economy of Punjab’ at GGNINT in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo by IV

Seminar on ‘Impact of Organised Retail on the Economy of Punjab’ at GGNINT in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Scholarship announced
Ludhiana, October 25
Aryans Business School (ABS), Chandigarh, has announced scholarships for the meritorious students of Punjab for MBA/PGDM programmes


 

CULTURE


Mehandi artists throng city

Ludhiana, October 25

Once again mehandi artists from Rajasthan, Delhi and even Uttar Pradesh have come to the city for making good fortune during the Karva Chauth season. A large number of mehandi artist, along with their families, have reached in the city to provide latest in mehandi art to the city women.

A local artist applying colourful mehandi on the hands of a girl in Ludhiana on Thursday. —A Tribune photograph 


A local artist applying colourful mehandi on the hands of a girl in Ludhiana on Thursday.


HEALTH

4 fresh dengue cases reported
Ludhiana, October 25
The persistent denial by the health authorities about the outbreak of dengue in the city on technical grounds notwithstanding, four new dengue patients have been admitted to the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here during the past 24 hours.


 
SPORTS

CBSE football tourney begins
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 25
The CBSE cluster-XVI football tournament commenced at Sant Isher Singh Ji Memorial Public School, Karamsar, Rara Sahib, today. The opening ceremony was presided over by Sant Teja Singh Ji Maharaj and Baba Balwant Singh was the chief-guest. As many as 30 teams from various schools will participate in the event.
Players pose with dignitaries during the CBSE football tournament at Karamsar near Ahmedgarh on Thursday
Players pose with dignitaries during the CBSE football tournament at Karamsar near Ahmedgarh on Thursday. —Tribune photo by Mahesh Sharma 

GMSSS-10 lads lift kabaddi title 
Chandigarh, October 25
GMSSS-10 clinched the first place in the under-19 boys’ Inter-School Kabaddi Tournament held at GGSSS-20 here yesterday. The second place was bagged by DAV-8 while the third and fourth places were booked by GSSS-38 (West) and DAV-15, respectively.

Nalini takes lead
Chandigarh, October 25
Nineteen-year-old Nalini Singh of Delhi gave a display of steady golf to take a two-stroke lead over overnight leader Shweta Galande, also of Delhi, after the second round of the 15th Realtech Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship on the par-72 greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club here yesterday. — TNS

 

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