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Entry tax makes sugar bitter
Sweets prices expected to rise by 25 per cent
Ludhiana, November 1
Responding rather quickly to the government's announcement to impose entry tax on sugar, city markets recorded a rise in sugar prices today. In retail markets, the commodity, that was priced at Rs 16 yesterday, was available between Rs 16.50 to Rs 20 per kg today.

Youth knifes friend to death for mobile
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 1
The Sidhwan Bet police has nabbed a youth of Amargarh Kaler village, who, with an intention to snatch a mobile and a cycle, allegedly killed his friend and thrown his body in a field on Tuesday. Snatched articles have been recovered from the accused.


A little girl, who earns livelihood by selling earthenware, paints a picture of Lord Ganesha in Ludhiana on Thursday.
STROKES OF FAITH: A little girl, who earns livelihood by selling earthenware, paints a picture of Lord Ganesha in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Youth Festival
Ten students booked for attacking judges
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 1
The Dehlon police has booked 10 students and members of a bhangra team of GHG Khalsa College, Sudhar, for allegedly damaging property of GNG Khalsa College and assaulting and threatening official judges.

Murderous bid on ex-councillor
Ludhiana, November 1
The police has booked 10 persons in an attempt to murder case for allegedly attacking former councillor Satwinder Singh Jawadi, who was here to attend a hearing at the District Courts complex.

Tax sleuths seize hosiery parcels
Ludhiana, November 1
Tax sleuths conducted investigations and surveys on various assessees here today and yesterday. While books of two shellers in Raikot and Jagraon were inspected by the state Excise and Taxation Department, a team of officials seized nine hosiery parcels near Soodan Mohalla here today.

Lawyers to shun work today
Ludhiana, Novmber 1
Lodging strong protest over the construction of chambers by deed writers on the parking space being used by lawyers, the District Bar Association(DBA) has decided to abstain from work tomorrow.


Proclaimed offender held
Ludhiana, November 1
The local police here this morning arrested proclaimed offender (PO) Jagdish Singh, who was wanted in a murder case for the last seven months.

7 quintals synthetic khoya seized
Ludhiana, November 1
Stepped up vigil by health officials against adulteration of food items and apprehended sale of sweets made from synthetic khoya during the ongoing festival season paid rich dividends as seven quintals khoya was seized from halwais (sweetmeat makers) in different parts of the  city in wee hours of the morning today.

Release DA, demand staff
Ludhiana, November 1
The Punjab State Ministerial Services Union is sore over the alleged indifferent attitude of the state government towards employees. The union leaders said they had entrusted full faith in the Akali-BJP alliance as the Congress did not bother to address their pending demands.

Doc wins contest
Ludhiana, November 1
Dr Rajinder Gulati, pediatrician, ESIC Model Hospital here, has won the third prize in the national essay competition organised by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Rajkot branch, on the topic “Influence of Touch and Message on an Infants Development”. — OC



Mata Gujri College lifts overall trophy
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 1
Three-day Punjabi University Festival, Fatehegarh Sahib zone, concluded at Desh Bhagat College of Management and Computer Sciences,Mandi Gobindgarh, yesterday evening.Chairman of the Desh Bhagat Group of Institutes Zora Singh welcomed the guests. Institute’s director Shalni Gupta also spoke on the occasion.

Ramgarhia college wins quiz contest
Girls from different colleges getting ready to perform during the zonal youth festival at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Thursday. Ludhiana, November 1
Diamond Jubilee Panjab University Youth Festival at Ramgarhia Girls College entered the third day today. In quiz: Ramgarhia Girls College came first while Khalsa College for Women stood second and Government College for Women third. In orchestra (Indian): Government College for Women team came first, KCW second and Master Tara Singh College was adjudged third.

Girls from different colleges getting ready to perform during the zonal youth festival at Ramgarhia Girls College in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

9 teachers transferred for absenteeism
Ludhiana, November 1
Absenteeism from duty cost nine school teachers transfers to other places. During a surprise visit, when director, Public Instruction, (DPI), Jagtar Singh Khatra, found teachers of a government school in Rauni village absent from duty, he was quick to act and stating that "studies of students should not suffer", he issued transfer orders of the teachers and also appointed new ones in their place.

From Colleges
R.K. Aulakh takes charge

Ludhiana, November 1
The teaching and non-teaching staff of the Government College for Women welcomed the new principal RK Aulakh. Aulakh is a commissioned officer and former ADPI (colleges) Punjab, Chandigarh.A cultural show was presented.


Man gets 7-yr RI for raping minor
Consent of a minor girl immaterial: Court
Ludhiana, Novmber 1
The consent of a girl is immaterial and carries no value in the eyes of law, if she is below the age of 18 years. It was so held by a local fast-track court, while convicting a person facing accusations of abducting and raping a minor girl.


Govt college paddlers win title
Ludhiana, November 1
Government Polytechnic College, Patiala, overpowered Government Polytechnic College, Ludhiana, 3-2 to win the table tennis title in the Punjab Government Technical Institutions for Women Sports Meet (table tennis and badminton) being held at the Government Polytechnic College, Ludhiana, here today.

Handball tourney from tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 1
Twenty-seven teams will be vying for top honours in hockey while rest from all districts will be competing in the 53rd Punjab State Schools Hockey and Handball Tournament for boys and girls (u-19) to be held at different venues in Ludhiana from November 3 to 7.




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