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Sacked jawan slays father, brother
Kotla Bhari (Khanna), September 25
In a gruesome incident, a dismissed subedar from the Army killed his father and brother today and left his mother, brother, sister-in-law and a six-year-old nephew seriously injured.

All for land: His relations with his parents had been sour for sometime. He was angry at not being given adequate portion of the ancestral land Lakhvir Singh in police custody in Khanna on Thursday. A Tribune photograph


NRI murder case cracked; 4 arrested
Jagraon, September 25
The police today claimed to have solved the murder case of an NRI. At a press conference conducted by the IG Jalandhar range, Sanjiv Kalra, and SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, the police claimed to have arrested Baljinder Singh and his three accomplices from Safuwala near Bagha Purana in this regard.

Strike: No work at banks for second day
Ludhiana, September 25
Banking services continued to suffer on the second day of the strike by public sector bank employees here today. As no transactions took place, the work at private sector banks that stayed open, was also hit. As per rough estimates, transactions to the tune of over Rs 1,200 crore came to a halt during the two-day strike.

Only 4 MC house meetings so far
Ludhiana, September 25
After “failing” to fulfil the wishes of residents, the municipal corporation here is apparently unable to keep even its councillors “happy” as it has failed to organise house meetings so far.

Painkillers can cause kidney failure: Doctor
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 25
Terming prolonged administration of analgesics to be major cause of chronic renal failure (CRF), after hypertension and diabetes mellitus, Jasbir Singh Ahluwalia, a nephrologist, called upon medical practitioners of the region to consult kidney and hypertension specialists for management of pain in case of patients showing symptoms of renal problems.


Shraadh: Market slowdown hits retail sales
Ludhiana, September 25
Business activity in the city has slowed down considerably in the past few days with people avoiding purchases during “Shraadhs”, which are considered an “inauspicious” period to make fresh buys.

Lok Sabha Poll
SAD to contest outside Punjab: Badal
Macchiwara (Khamano), September 25
Akali Dal will also contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha election outside Punjab where there is a strong base of the Punjabi-speaking people. But, the final decision in this regard will only be taken after the poll dates are announced. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal stated this while talking to mediapersons at Macchiwara.

Villagers protest against doctors’ transfer
Ludhiana, September 25
Residents of Mansuran village staged a protest against the transfer of Mandeep Kaur, eye specialist, and Gurmeet Singh, posted at public health centre, Mansuran. They also met state health minister Laxmikanta Chawla and sought her intervention for ordering a high-level probe into the transfers.

Religious head’s body immersed in Sutlej
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 25
A large number of followers of Bhai Balbir Singh, head, Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran, accompanied the religious procession that left the town for immersing his body in the Sutlej near Gurdwara Baghaur Sahib, near Nagal, today.

Followers of Bhai Balbir Singh pay tributes to the departed soul at Ahmedgarh on Thursday. Tribune photo

Students' strike enters second day
Ludhiana, September 25
Strike of the Punjab Agricultural University Students’ Association (PAUSA) entered the second day today. The agitated students from all colleges of farm varsity gathered near Thapar Hall and raised slogans against the management. The students refused to take their M.Sc statistics exam. They alleged that the authorities were not interested in implementing their long pending demands.

PAU students raise slogans in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Visually impaired students stage dharna
Ludhiana, September 25
Students of the Vocational Rehabilitation Training Centre for Blind today staged a protest against digging of a groove in their school building wall by a petrol pump in Haibowal here today.

An MC squad removes illegal hoardings in Ludhiana on Thursday. The MC chief had announced action against these hoardings a week ago. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Refresher course ends at vet varsity
Ludhiana, September 25
The department of surgery and radiology, GADVASU, organised a national-level advanced refresher training course on ultrasonography and ancillary diagnostic procedures, which concluded here today.

Quality Seeds: Farmers ask Centre to frame policy
Ludhiana, September 25
Innovative Farmers’ Group general secretary Mewa Singh Kular, chairman Sushil Malhotra and Master Nishan Singh, president of the vegetable Growers Association presented a memorandum to Rahul Gandhi, AICC general secretary, during his visit to the city here yesterday.

Manch to celebrate Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary tomorrow
Doraha, September 25
The Shaheed Bhagat Singh Vichaar Manch, Buani, in collaboration with the youth forum of Doraha will celebrate the 101st birth anniversary in a grand scale.

Conserve environment, says Garcha
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 25
Harpreet Singh Garcha, a member of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), called office-bearers of social, religious and constitutional organisations of the area to coordinate with the state government and the Sikh religious body to conserve the degrading environment.

Harpreet Singh Garcha, a member of the SGPC, plants a sapling at Government Senior Secondary School, Kalakh, near Mandi Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Students excel in varsity exams
Ludhiana, September 25
Eight students of All-Saints Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Ludhiana, secured top ranks in the III prof examination of bachelor of physiotherapy conducted by Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot.

PWD union strike enters second day
Ludhiana, September 25
Hunger strike by activists of the PWD field and workshop workers union entered the second day today. The sat in front of the deputy commissioner's office and demanded regularisation of the daily wagers in their department.

Workshop for self-help groups
Khamano September 25
A two-day workshop for members of women self-help groups under Mahila Jagriti Yojana was organised here. The members were given training about new schemes for the self-help groups. It was inaugurated by Surinder Kumar.


Burglars strike at farmhouse
Raikot, September 25
The six-masked men entered into the farmhouse of Jasbir Singh, son of Gurbachan Singh, located on the Aitiana Road, Halwara, by scaling its boundary at around 1.30 am. The made the dogs eat some intoxicant-laced food before entering the house.


ICICI Lombard told to pay Rs 1.75 lakh
Ludhiana, September 25
The permanent lok adalat has ordered ICICI Lombard to pay Rs 1.75 lakh to a consumer for the damage caused to his vehicle in an accident.

Schoolchildren visit court complex
Ludhiana , September 25
In a unique experience, several students from Delhi Public School had a first hand experience of working in courts. They put questions, which were also amazing to judicial officers.




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