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Fake note, real loss
Ludhiana, September 2
A fake note in your hands is entirely your loss now. With a number of cases being reported of counterfeit currency being in circulation, banks have grown stricter in implementing norms related to such notes.

BSP attacks govt over rising prices
Party to hold district-level rallies
Ludhiana, September 2
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today launched a frontal attack on the SAD-BJP government in Punjab over burning issues like rise in prices of essential commodities, increasing unemployment and failure to alleviate poverty in the state. The BSP holds a "jan-chetna" rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
The BSP holds a "jan-chetna" rally in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

MCPI plans third front in Punjab
Ludhiana, September 2
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI), while expressing concern over the serious economic crisis leading to general slowdown, is taking steps towards the formation of a non-Congress and non-BJP third front in Punjab with the help of like-minded parties.

GNE College seats up by 165
Ludhiana, September 2
The All-India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, has increased the number of seats in various B.Tech courses by 165 in Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana. The seats will be filled from the current academic session.

Ishmeet Singh Sodhi Online b’day greetings for Ishmeet
Ludhiana, September 2
Fans visited various community websites to wish Voice of India winner the late Ishmeet Singh Sodhi on his birthday. His friends and fans, who could not make it to his house, logged on to the websites like Orkut and Face Book to wish him.

Craze for sporty bikes on the rise
Ludhiana, September 2
The good old days of the black Roadster seem be over with sports and mountain-terrain bikes flooding the market. Feeling encouraged, Ludhiana, the largest bicycle-manufacturing hub, is churning out beauties in colours and designs like never before.

No sale of mutton, chicken tomorrow
Ludhiana, September 2
The district administration has banned the sale of mutton, chicken and eggs on September 4. The day is observed as 'Ahinsa' Day.


Now, viral infections grip Gyaspura
Ludhiana, September 2
Though the threat of gastroenteritis is not over in Gyaspura, residents are now suffering from viral and skin infections triggered by rotting waste, pools of filthy water in vacant plots and on roads.

Sewa Bharti activists donate eyes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 2
Activists of the local unit of the Sewa Bharti Society vowed to donate eyes after death. The oath was taken in response to a call given by the Punarjot Eye Bank Society, which is organising a statewide awareness rally as part of observance of the 23rd National Fortnight for Eye Donation.

DMCH gets machine to cut kidney stones
Ludhiana, September 2
A state-of-the-art machine for breaking kidney stones that is an Extra-corporeal Shock Wave Lithography (ESWL) was installed at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, a press release said, here today. A German-made dernier compact sigma modular lithographer is one of its kinds in the region and is able to crush even hard stones because of its powerful shock generator.

At last, repair of roads begins
Doraha, September 2
Commuters heaved a sigh of relief as the much-awaited repair of the main market road and Rampur road has been ultimately started by the municipal committee.

The main market road under repair at Doraha. Photo by the writer

Maid’s Death
Murder, not suicide: Report
Ludhiana, September 2
The death of an 11-year-old girl at Mata Nagar on Sunday has taken a new twist. The post-mortem report has confirmed that it was a murder.

‘Envoys of Indian Culture’ honoured in Oman
Ludhiana, September 2
As many as 12 artistes from Punjab recently represented India in the Gulf countries under the aegis of the Indian Cultural Council for Relation (ICCR).

Youth Cong launches membership drive
Ludhiana, September 2
Congress workers fill in forms at the launch of a membership drive at Congress Bhawan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The District Youth Congress (Urban) launched a month-long membership drive at Congress Bhawan here today. A party meeting convened to formally open the membership campaign was presided over by DYC president Dimple Rana, while in charge of the All India Youth Congress membership campaign Shakir Sanadi attended the meeting as the chief guest.

Congress workers fill in forms at the launch of a membership drive at Congress Bhawan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Project to cement streets
Ludhiana, September 2
Chief Parliamentary secretary of Punjab Harish Rai Dhanda today laid the foundation stone of a project to cement streets in different localities around Neemwala Chowk.

Diesel engine oil launched
Ludhiana, September 2
Castrol India today announced the launch of diesel engine oils, Castrol CRB Plus and CRB Turbo, incorporating "synthetic technology".



From School
Tiny tots put up a grand show
Ludhiana, September 2
The campus of BCM School, Dugri, dazzled with colours amid kindergarten annual day “Natkhat Bachpan” celebrations, here today. Urmil Munjal was a chief guest. Students of the kindergarten participated in a cultural show. The function commenced with a prayer, which was followed by a solo dance, fancy dress and qawalli.

Students of BCM School participate in a cultural show in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

GCTA Election
Jaipal’s candidature challenged
Ludhiana, September 2
The much-awaited election of the Government College Teachers' Association, Punjab, scheduled on September 6, has started gaining momentum with two rival candidates for the post of president challenging each other. One candidate has even threatened to move the court if the returning officer failed to entertain the representation sent by him regarding "ineligibility" of another candidate.

If not to PU, give Central status to PAU: S.S. Johl
Ludhiana, September 2
If the state government is not keen on imparting Central status for Panjab University, Chandigarh, then it can try to get this status for Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here, say academicians.

Student pass holders allege harassment by drivers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 2
Accusing drivers of the state-run buses and private transporters of harassing them by not allowing them to travel despite holding valid passes, students of various colleges of the area have urged the Chief Minister to intervene in the matter.

College ground bears brunt of admn apathy
Ludhiana, September 2
Sports infrastructure in the city is the most recent victim of administration’s apathy. The administration not only left the Guru Nanak Stadium in a shambles after the Independence Day function, but the previous venue for the Independence Day function, SD Government College ground, was also left in compete disorder.

Orientation programme for MBA freshers
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 2 The RIMT Institute of Management and Computer Technology and RIMT School of Management Studies jointly organised an orientation programme for freshers of the MBA course on the RIMT-IMCT campus here today.

Shakti House win chess tourney
Ludhiana, September 2
Shakti House accumulated 33 points to bag the overall trophy in the Inter-House Chess Tournament organised at Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar bypass branch, here today. Jyoti House and Jagriti House finished second and third.




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