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Power Pangs
Residents block traffic, rough up PSEB staff

Ludhiana, September 16
Agitated over erratic power supply and frequent tripping of transformer for over a week, the residents of Uchi Nangli village staged a dharna and blocked vehicular traffic for over an hour on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road late last evening.
Residents block traffic over frequent and long power cuts at Partap Chowk in Ludhiana NO LIGHT ISSUE, THIS: Residents block traffic over frequent and long power cuts at Partap Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
A Tribune photograph


Industrialist kidnapped
Ludhiana, September 16
Owner of Sun Shine Knitwear was allegedly kidnapped from the industrial area three days ago. Vinod Adya, a 52-year-old industrialist, did not return home from his unit on September 12 evening.

Market fluctuation hits trading
Ludhiana, September 16
Stock market fluctuations have hit trading in the region. Investors have been wary of transaction even as the market gained 12 points after losing more than 400 points yesterday in reaction to global developments.

Teachers boycott certificate-level exam
Say they were not informed in time
Ludhiana, September 16
Hundreds of social science teachers at different government schools in the district have decided not to take the exam of "Certificate of Teaching English" (CTE) held under the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).

Admn Plays Smart
Badal made to skip potholed roads
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16
The news of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badalís chopper developing a technical snag on way to Chhapar village yesterday brought smiles on the faces of local residents as they hoped that the CM would order repair after a bumpy ride on the potholed roads leading to the town.


Shifting of dump
Residents struggle to get rid of garbage
Ludhiana, September 16
With the forest department asking the municipal corporation to stop throwing garbage on its land near Punjab Agricultural University, residents of several areas have been forced to dispose of their waste on their own for the past one week.

Senate Poll
Low turnout worries candidates
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16
Showing concern over the unusually low voter turnout in election to the 15 seats of the graduate constituency of the Panjab University Senate, candidates have urged registered alumni to contribute toward ideal functioning of the Senate by casting their preference vote wisely.

Village boys to represent Punjabi culture in Brazil
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16
Ambitious to pose as representatives of rural Punjab to the international community, Aseem Dhillon and his brother Asees Dhillon of nearby Ghungrana village are happy that they will be the first to explain elements of cultural heritage of rural Punjab to the youth of Brazil.

Radiologistís arbitrary conduct invites ire
Ludhiana, September 16
The patients at the Khanna civil hospital have raised objection to the late arrival of the radiologist, Dr Ramandeep, and her absence without prior information. The radiologist is posted at Samrala and comes to Khanna every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Chhapar Mela losing traditional charm
Merry-go-rounds replace wrestling bouts, poetry meets
Ludhiana, September 16
Latest gizmos and merry-go-rounds are ruling the roost at Chhapar Mela that was once known for its traditional wrestling bouts, akharas of Punjabi folk singers and conferences of poets.

Stolen bag causes bomb scare
Khanna, September 16
There was a bomb scare in the city today when a bag was found lying unclaimed in the GTB Market for nearly one and a half hours. The mystery was solved when senior police officials reached the spot and found that the bag was left in the market by some thieves. According to the police, the bag was stolen by two teenagers from a car in front of the local bus stand.

The police identify the bag at GTB Market in Khanna on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

The police identify the bag at GTB Market in Khanna

Bajwa accuses Makkar of rigging polls
Ludhiana, September 16
Former minister Partap Singh Bajwa has accused SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar and his sons of rigging the recent Moga elections. Bajwa was in the city yesterday on a personal visit.

Residents sensitised on traffic rules
Ludhiana, September 16
Jaycees week was celebrated by members of Jaycees Club during which, traffic awareness and other welfare activities were carried out.

PAU pensioners resent non-payment of dues
To file a petition for contempt of court
Ludhiana, September 16
Resentment prevails among the Confederation of Punjab Agricultural University Pensionersí Associations over the non-payment of pension and allied benefits on regular basis despite clear direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Chinese delegation visits PAU
Ludhiana, September 16
A three-member Chinese delegation comprising Dr Wang Qiming, counsellor (Science and Technology), Dr Cao Jianru, first secretary (Science and Technology) and Qin Hongming, second secretary (Science and Technology), Embassy of the People's Republic of China in India, along with officials from the CII of northern region, Chandigarh, visited Punjab Agricultural University here today.

BCM College opens Eco Club
Ludhiana, September 16
BCM College of Education celebrated the World Ozone Day here on the college campus today by inaugurating the Eco Club. Dr Sandeep Sawhney, reader of the college, discussed the philosophy and the objectives of the club which was followed by election of office-bearers of the club.

Amrit, Amandeep Mr and Miss Fresher
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16
Amrit Pal Singh and Amandeep Kaur were selected Mr and Miss Fresher of the commerce department of Government College, Karamsar (Rara Sahib), at a function held in Justice Gurnam Singh Hall, yesterday.

PIMT students excel in MBA exams
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 16
The Punjab Institute of Management and Technology (PIMT) showed 100 per cent results in MBA final year. More than 75 per cent students of specialisations-vis-marketing, finance and HR secured more than 75 per cent in their respective fields.

Teacher presents paper
Ludhiana, September 16
T.S. Anand, a faculty member, in Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, presented a research paper at an international seminar on "Representation of Women in Contemporary Literature," organised in Agra recently. K.C. Tripathy, vice chancellor, B.R. Ambedkar University, inaugurated the seminar while Jane E. Schukowsky, former executive director, the US Educational Foundation in India, presided the inaugural session.

Peace march by tiny tots
Ludhiana, September 16
Tiny tots of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh, have paid tributes to victims of the World Trade Centre by holding prayer sessions and carrying out a march under the banner of "Peace not Pieces" in front of the DC office here.

Tiny tots of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh, pay tributes to the victims of the World Trade Centre by holding prayer sessions.
Tiny tots of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh, pay tributes to the victims of the World Trade Centre by holding prayer sessions

Students to get artificial limbs free of cost
Ludhiana, September 16
An assessment camp was held today under the aegis of the Sarv Shiksha Abhiyaan for distributing artificial limbs among students. The camp was held at Government Senior Secondary School for Girls, Bharat Nagar, and 179 students from Ludhiana block I and II came for the assessment.

170 examined at eye camp
Khamano, September 16
A free eye check-up camp was organised at Gurudwara Sahib, Khamano, by the local Gurudwara Committee with the help of the Chemist Association. Civil surgeon Satwant Bhalla, Fatehgarh Sahib, inaugurated the camp.

Anglicans protest MCís move to acquire land
Ludhiana, September 16
The members of the Anglican community protested against the Ludhiana Municipal Corporationís move to take over the possession of a piece of land in front of the Anglican church near Fountain Chowk here today.


Woman booked for abetment to suicide
Khanna, September 16
The police has booked 30-year-old woman Hardeep Kaur, a resident of Manakwal village, for abetment to suicide after her paramour, identified as 20-year-old Jagtar Singh, a resident of the same village, ended his life after consuming some poisonous substance.

Motorcyclist injured in mishap
Ludhiana, September 16
A motorcyclist, identified as Amarjeet Singh, was seriously injured after a speeding truck hit him at Partap Chowk here today. Alleging police inaction, the shopkeepers of the area staged a dharna and blocked traffic for over an hour. They alleged that police failed to reach the spot on time.

Smashed remains of the motor cycle which was hit by a truck. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Smashed remains of the motor cycle which was hit by a truck

Katoch Shield
Chandigarh restrict city team at 141
Ludhiana, September 16
Hosts Chandigarh, after dismissing Ludhiana to a paltry total of 141 runs, were well placed with 56 for 4 in the first innings of the four-day final of the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at the PCA Stadium, Mohali, today.




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