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Record of pregnant women
It is not possible, say nursing homes

Ludhiana, October 29
Even as the state government has directed the ultrasound scan centres to keep complete identity proof of every pregnant woman undergoing the scan to curb the malpractice of prenatal sex-determination test, the provisions of PNDT Act in this regard are being flouted with impunity by many of over 200 ultrasound scan centres in the city.



Shingaar blast suspect arrested
Owes allegiance to KLF
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 29
The special hunt for terrorists and their facilitators, launched by the Ludhiana (Rural) police to arrest suspects of Shingaar blast, bore fruit when a hardcore terrorist owing allegiance to the Khalistan Liberation Force was arrested from a religious place near Boparai Kalan village last evening.

Suicide threat by deed writers, all for space
Ludhiana, October 29
Controversy over the start of construction work by deed writers in mini secretariat near the Fast Track court has deepened. Accusing the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Harish Rai Dhanda, and the district administration of stopping the construction work on the space allotted to them in mini secretariat, the deed writers have threatened to commit suicide.
Decked-up women go for exchange of Karva Chauth thalis in Ludhiana
FOOD THOUGHTS? Decked-up women go for exchange of Karva Chauth thalis in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

City Centre Scam
Vigilance grills Raninder, Richi

Ludhiana, October 29
Raninder Singh, alias Tikku, and Raminder Singh Richi, son and son-in-law of former Chief Minister of Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh, were today grilled for about three hours by officials of the Vigilance Bureau.

No advance deposits, says PSEB
Ludhiana, October 29
The hue and cry being raised by all categories of power consumers, as also by trade and industry associations, against the demand for "advance consumption deposit" (ACD) is misplaced as the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has imposed a stay on all such proceedings till December 31, 2007, through a circular.

Cong men burn Daler Mehndi’s effigy
Ludhiana, October 29
Congress workers burn an effigy of Daler Mehndi at Ghanta Ghar in Ludhiana Vijay Inder Singla, president of the Punjab State Youth Congress, today held a march and burnt an effigy of singer Daler Mehndi in protest against Daler’s use of “rough and indecent” language against former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.



Congress workers burn an effigy of Daler Mehndi at Ghanta Ghar in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

IT staff to strike work today
Ludhiana, October 29
In protest against the non-fulfilment of their pending demands, the income tax employees here will observe a one-day strike tomorrow.

COMMUNITY

Automated machines prove a damp squib
Ludhiana, October 29
The automated energy bill collection machines, installed at two places in the mega city by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) a couple of years back, have failed to serve the desired purpose. The consumers still have to sweat it out at long queues at the payments counters of the board at different places in the city.

Ferozepore road becomes killer point
Heavy traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway due to the ongoing sewer work on the other side of the laneLudhiana, October 29
Three persons were killed and two others injured in a bus-car collision near the octroi post on Ferozepur Road on August 24. One person died and three others were seriously injured in another bus-car collision at the same spot on October 28. Not just these two accidents, the venue has been witness to scores of accidents, several unreported, at the same spot, this year alone.

Heavy traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway due to the ongoing sewer work on the other side of the lane. — A Tribune photograph

Bhardwaj takes over as BJP dist chief
Rajinder Bhandari (second from left), BJP state unit chief welcomes Om Parkash BhardwajLudhiana, October 29
Om Parkash Bhardwaj took over as the BJP’s district unit chief here today. He formally took the charge from outgoing president Subhash Verma at the party’s office near the Clock Tower Chowk.



Rajinder Bhandari (second from left), BJP state unit chief welcomes Om Parkash Bhardwaj. 3A—  Tribune photograph

Granth Sahib tercentenary
Ludhiana, October 29
The Senior Sikh Intellectuals Council has decided to observe tercentenary of holy Guru Granth Sahib in October 2008.

Rights panel calls for Panthic meet on Oct 31
Bid to defuse crisis in SAD(A)
Ludhiana, October 29
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO), in order to carry forward the mission of the Sikh gurus, fully enshrined in Sri Guru Granth Sahib and as conceived by Akal Takht, will discuss the ongoing political crisis that has arisen in the SAD (A), in the Panthic meet.

 

CRIME

Motorcyclist hurt in mishap
Jagraon, October 29
Tota Singh of Malak a motorcyclist was injured in road mishap today. He was coming on his motorcycle No.PB-29C-9418 to Jagraon when an Ikon car No.PB-08AH-2478 in an attempt of overtaking a Maruti car coming from the opposite side on Malak road hit his motorcycle injured him. The injured has been admitted in the local civil hospital.

 

BUSINESS

Form-C: Industry seeks one-yr extension
Ludhiana, October 29
As the last date for submitting C forms draws nearer, the local industry has once again expressed its helplessness in furnishing 'C' forms to the state excise and taxation department. It has urged the excise department to extend the last date for the submission of the forms by one year.

 

EDUCATION

Sandhu meets PAU experts
Ludhiana, October 29
Punjab Financial Commissioner (Development) R.S. Sandhu visited Punjab Agricultural University for discussing the strategies to be adopted for managing the mealy bug in cotton and citrus crops and late blight disease in potato with experts.

 

CULTURE

Amanjot wins folk song contest
Students perform at Narangwal during Punjabi University youth festival Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 29
Hundreds and girls and boys from 14 colleges of Moga- Ferozepur zone of the Punjab University, Chandigarh, exhibited their art during the second day of the Diamond Jubilee Youth and Heritage festival that commenced at Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Narangwal, yesterday. Deepak Manmohan Singh, dean, languages and Satinder Kaur Dhillon former, dean, education, Punjab University were the chief guest. 

Students perform at Narangwal during Punjabi University youth festival on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Halloween dance organised
Halloween dance party organised at the Sutlej Club in LudhianaLudhiana, October 29
Halloween dance party was organised at the lawns of Sutlej club, here, last evening. The club members, their dependents and kids enjoyed the party. Majority of dance-lovers were wearing scary masks. They danced to the tunes of DJ Bhanu. Famous Hindi, English and Punjabi numbers were played for the party-lovers. Suman, one of the club members, said such events should be organised in the club on regular basis.

Halloween dance party organised at the Sutlej Club in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

 
SPORTS

US team to compete in Jarkhar sports fest
Ludhiana, October 29
Besides kabaddi, competition in hockey, basketball, handball, volleyball, netball, aththletics, wrestling, volleyball, shooting and kabaddi (national sytle) will be held in this year’s edition of the Annual Sports Festival of Jarkhar. The festival will be held at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium at Jarkhar village, about 12 kms from here.

DAV Jalandhar wins football championship
Winners of the CBSE football championship (Cluster XVI) pose at Sant Isher Singh Ji Memorial Public School, Karamsar Rara Sahib, near Ahmedgarh Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 29
Football teams of Police DAV Public School, Jalandhar, and Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Public Senior Secondary School, Khankot, emerged winners and runners-up, respectively, in the football championship of the CBSE (Cluster XVI) that concluded at Sant Isher Singh Ji Memorial Public School, Karamsar Rara Sahib, near here. DAV Police Public School, Amritsar, bagged the third prize.

Winners of the CBSE football championship (Cluster XVI) pose at Sant Isher Singh Ji Memorial Public School, Karamsar Rara Sahib, near Ahmedgarh on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Delhi, JMI varsities enter semis
A player in action during the North Zone Inter-University Lawn Tennis Tournament being held at the PAU Total Tennis Academy in LudhianaLudhiana, October 29
Defending champions Delhi University scored an emphatic 3-0 win over Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, while Jamia Milia Islamia University, Delhi, overpowered last year’s losing finalists, Panjab University, Chandigarh, 3-1 to storm into the semi-finals of the North Zone Inter-University Lawn Tennis Tournament being held at the PAU Total Tennis Academy courts of the Punjab Agricultural University campus, here, today.



A player in action during the North Zone Inter-University Lawn Tennis Tournament being held at the PAU Total Tennis Academy in Ludhiana on Monday.— A Tribune photograph

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