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Bank Strike Day 1
Transactions worth Rs 600 cr hit
Ludhiana, September 24
Businessmen suffered losses worth crores of rupees and common man suffered the most as employees of public sector banks went on strike thereby bringing banking services to a halt here today.
Empty office of one of the banks in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Delay forces Rahul to skip train journey
Ludhiana, September 24
The Amritsar-New Delhi Shatabdi Express missed its VVIP passenger as delayed schedule of All India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi forced him to skip the train journey at the last minute, and instead he chose to fly back late in the evening on the conclusion of the last leg of his three-day visit to Punjab here today.

Congress activists break the cordon to shake hands with Rahul Gandhi on the Jalandhar Road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Activists force MC staff to beat a retreat
Bid to remove Rahul’s hoardings
Ludhiana, September 24
Activists of the District Congress Committee today forced a municipal corporation’s squad to beat a retreat when they were trying to remove illegal banners and hoardings put up to welcome AICC general Secretary Rahul Gandhi here today morning.

Go easy on butt!
Ban on smoking in public, private buildings from Oct 2

Ludhiana, September 24
Just one week on and smokers here will have to mend their ways as the centre direction banning smoking in public and private buildings will come into effect from October 2.

‘Kidnapped’ NRI found murdered
Jagraon, September 24
An NRI, Basant Singh (50), who was reportedly kidnapped from an eatery on the Ludhiana Road here, has allegedly been murdered by his kidnappers. His semi-decomposed body was found near the Dholewala bridge of the Kailewali canal on the outskirts of Dharamkot (Moga).

Employee found pilfering vaccine
Ludhiana, September 24
In yet another incident of “storeroom corruption” in civil hospitals across the state, one of it s employees in Ludhiana has been found guilty of pilfering from the stock of anti-rabies vaccine of 2007.


Vehicles stranded in a traffic jam during morning rush on the Ferozepur road in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Industrialist’s kin seek pvt eye’s help
Ludhiana, September 24
As the city police gropes in dark about the whereabouts of the missing industrialist, Vinod Adya, alias Kittu’s body, his family has decided to approach a private investigating agency for providing them with some lead.

School for slum children sans building
Students forced to attend classes on footpath
Ludhiana, September 24
Despite tall claims of the government to improve the education situation in primary schools, nothing much is being done.

Guilty will be punished, says Kang
Ludhiana, September 24
There is no slow-down in enquiry against the Director Students Welfare, Punjab Agricultural University, and the matter is under investigation as per the procedure. This was stated by Manjit Singh Kang, PAU vice-chancellor, while talking to The Tribune here today. He refuted the charge that the matter was being hushed because of political pressure. “We are apolitical. If found guilty, officer will be punished”, he added.

Day of rallies, strikes at PAU
Ludhiana, September 24
It was a day of protests, strikes and rallies at the Punjab Agricultural University here today. The PAU Teachers Association (PAUTA), the PAU Students Association and the Non-Teaching Employees protested against the management for various reasons.

Training camps degrade education quality: Parents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 24
The central training camps of teachers posted at the government elementary and primary schools have further degraded the standard of education at these institutes.

From Schools and Colleges
Students pay tributes to blast victims
Ludhiana, September 24
Keeping in view the increasing violence in the world, New GMT Public School, celebrated Peace Day here today. The celebration commenced with a speech and a poem by the teachers. Tiny tots lit the candles to pay tributes to those who lost their lives in the Delhi bomb blast.

Police ‘tortures’ shop employee
Ludhiana, September 24
Receiving a phone call turned out to be the worst nightmare for a mobile shop employee who was still in a state of trauma after the alleged torture by the police.

CMCH launches low-cost heart surgery
Ludhiana, September 24
Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), the premier institution that pioneered cardiac surgery in Punjab, is offering low-cost cardiac surgery in the region. The department has been revamped under the guidance of CMCH director Dr Abraham Thomas.

Students stage protest against authorities
Raikot, September 24
Students of Seth Madan Lal Memorial School of Nursing staged a protest outside the gate of the institute.

Govt’s decision on free deliveries welcomed
Ludhiana, September 24
The Rural Medical Services Association (RMSA), Punjab, and the Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA) in separate statements issued today welcomed the decision of free institutional deliveries taken by the Punjab government.

Kabaddi, bhangra competition from today
Khamano September 24
A Kabaddi tournament and Bhangra competition of Sugarfed Punjab will be held at The Budhewal Co-operative Sugar Mills, Budhewal, from September 25 to 27 in which players of Sugar Mills from all over Punjab will participate.

Bank holds customer meet
Ludhiana, September 24
Sutlej Gramin Bank, Sherpur Khurd branch, organised a customer meet at the village yesterday.


Bribery Case
Judicial remand for tehsildar, 2 others
Ludhiana, September 24
Chief Judicial Magistrate Lachhman Singh today declined the request of the Vigilance Bureau to further extend the police remand of tehsildar-cum-sub-registrar Arvind Parkash Verma and two employees of his office in a bribery case. All accused were remanded in judicial custody till October 8.

Management of sports injuries discussed
Ludhiana, September 24
The Directorate of Students’ Welfare, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, in association with the Nursery of Cricket Centre of Excellence organised a seminar on sports injury, their causes, management and rehabilitation here at the College of Agriculture, PAU, which was attended by more than one hundred sportspersons drawn from different disciplines.




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