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Bandh at sabzi mandi
Four commission agents booked
Jagraon, October 8
The police today booked four commission agents dealing in vegetables and fruits. The case was registered following a statement of Rajinder Singh, secretary, market committee. The police booked a trader Rajinder Singh and his two sons who run M/s Surinder Singh Paramjit Singh and sons and Ruby of M/s Vathla Trading Company at the sabzi mandi here.

Research can wait, not VIPs
Ludhiana, October 8
At Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), making the stay of VIPs more comfortable seems to be more important than accomplishing pending research work or projects.

Minor raped for 4 months; three booked
Jagraon, October 8
The police has registered a case against a youth and two of his accomplices for allegedly raping a minor for the past about four months. Seventeen-year-old Mandeep Kaur (name changed) of Salempura village reportedly had an affair with Sukhdev Singh Pappu of Bhaini Gujjaran for over three years.


An effigy of Ravana put up in Ludhiana on the eve of Dasehra on Wednesday.
All set to blow up: An effigy of Ravana put up in Ludhiana on the eve of Dasehra on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Schoolboy killed in mishap
Khamano, October 8
A schoolboy of Class V was killed in an accident on Khanna-Khamano road near main roundabout, Khamano. According to the information, Gurwinder Singh Gindi, a student of Guru Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, was returning on his bicycle with his friend after attending the school.

Man gets life term for killing wife
Ludhiana, October 8
Mohammad Kasim has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment on the charges of strangling his wife Fatima in 2003 as she was an obstacle in his illicit relations with a woman. Additional sessions judge M.S. Virdi held that the prosecution had succeeded in proving the charges against the accused.


General PO housed in dilapidated building
Landlord refuses to get it repaired
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
The General Post Office, which transacts business worth lakhs of rupees with hundreds of constituents daily, is housed in a dilapidated rented building, repairs of which have been barred by the owners. What to talk of providing facilities to clients, the staff is forced to bring water from other establishments in the area.
Staff at Ahmedgarh post office work in dark during power cut Verandah that serves as parking Staff at Ahmedgarh post office work in dark during power cut; and (right) verandah that serves as parking 
space for the staff. — Photos by writer

Annual credit plans fails to achieve targets
Ludhiana, October 8
Despite showing slight increase in deposits and advances during the first quarter of the current financial year, the annual credit plan for the district has failed to achieve its targets for lending in the agricultural sector, small scale industry and other priority sectors till June 30 albeit by a narrow margin.

Telegraph office too goes hi-tech
Ludhiana, October 8
With the hi-tech age of emails and e-generation, the telegraph system has also witnessed a change in transmission.

Farmers get a pat on their backs
Ludhiana, October 8
Farmers were appreciated today for sowing paddy on time and reducing pressure on water table, besides cutting down on the use of pesticides.

Farmers at the district farmers training camp in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Farmers at the district farmers training camp in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

CMCH hosts global meet on surgery methods
Ludhiana, October 8
More than one hundred delegates from all over north India gathered at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here to attend the “International Upper GI, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Workshop and Conference” today.

PAU training on metal bin fabrication
Ludhiana, October 8
The extension education department of Punjab Agricultural University, in association with the Indian Grain Management and Research Institute, Ludhiana, organised a 10-day training course at Bharsinghpura village. The course, which aimed at imparting skills in fabrication of metal bins for better storage of grain, provided training to 20 youths from the village.

Students celebrate Dasehra
Ludhiana, October 8
Dasehra is the festival which depicts the win of good over the evil. The city schools today celebrated Dasehra, in which a cultural programme depicting the lives of Lord Rama and Sita was also held. Students came to the school dressed up as Rama, Sita, Ravana and other characters of the Ramayana. They also participated in the Ravana making competition.

Tiny tots of Kiddies Paradise School celebrate Dasehra in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Tiny tots of Kiddies Paradise School celebrate Dasehra in Ludhiana on Wednesday.

School board chairman, members meet
Ludhiana, October 8
A general meeting of members of association of the PSEB (Punjab School Education Board)affiliated schools, was held with the PSEB chairman, S.Dalbir Singh Dhillon.

Animal welfare top priority, says VC
Ludhiana, October 8
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) is committed in directing the core capabilities towards protecting the animal lives. The university feels privileged to be always on beck and call to protect the animal population.

Students’ body elects president of college unit
Khamano, October 8
A meeting of SOI workers of Cordia College, Sanghol, was held under district president Gursharan Singh Bajwa in which Jarmanjit Singh was elected president of the college unit.

Bengalis perform Navmi puja
Ludhiana, October 8
Bengalis dressed in typical white saris with red border performed mahanaumi puja and offered pushpanjali. Everything from idols, clothes, ornaments and weapons were especially flown in from Kolkotta. Even the person on the “dhol” has arrived from Kolkotta mainly for the festivities. Swapnil has been making the people dance on the beats of his dhol since he was 15. “Every year I come to the city to make the people dance on the rhythmic traditional beats of Bengal”, he adds.

City to have Sidhi Vinayak Temple
Ludhiana, October 8
Everybody must have heard about the Mumbai’s famous Sidhi Vinayak Mandir. Now, those living the city, too, can also paying obeisance at the temple for fulfilling their wishes. Sidhi Vinayak temple would soon be constructed in the city as well. After Mumbai it would be the second temple in the country. The construction work for the same started yesterday evening at New Maya Nagar, Haibowal. Bollywood singer Labh Janjua inaugurated the construction work.

Man fails to get justice for deceased son
Cops' panel maintains he committed suicide
Ludhiana, October 8
The five-year-old battle of an aggrieved father to get justice for his deceased son is back to square one with the latest inquiry committee stating that his son committed suicide thus nobody could be held responsible for it.

Master Plan
Work suffers as MC yet to get copy
Ludhiana, October 8
Those planning to apply for new power, water, sewerage connections and construction of buildings, will now have to wait till a copy of the master plan arrives to the municipal officials.

Terrorism: BJYM submits memo to President
Ludhiana, October 8
Led by district president Sandeep Kapoor, activists of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today burnt an effigy of terrorism to focus on intensified threat from terrorists which had been further compounded by direct and indirect political patronage to the anti-national elements by the Congress and its allies.

City all set to get 10 flyovers
Ludhiana, October 8
Major development projects are on the anvil for the city courtesy the "sangat darshan" programme of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who would give away Rs 200 crore for different municipal wards.

Elders cry out for respect
“Old Age Homes” are increasing at an alarming pace , which is not a very good sign of a civilised society. It clearly indicates that elders are no more respected and are merely being considered as a surplus commodity in our society.

Roads in pathetic state

As a part of the campaign for highlighting the problems of industry in Ludhiana through photo feature, Ludhiana Tribune brings in focus the dismal state of roads in Focal Point. The city is supposed to be the Manchester of India. However, the Industrial Area and the Focal Point, where almost all industrial houses are located, presents a shabby and dismal look. The roads have potholes making it almost impossible for the people to drive. The companies like the Steel Authority of India, Hero, Avon, Aarti, Oswals,Vardhman, Kingfisher and Malwa etc and even dry port operates from this area only. Is this what the government wants to project? The administration and authorities need to take a serious note.

Women’s football team felicitated
Players of the women’s football team, who won the University Women Football Championship. Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
The Management Committee of Guru Har Gobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, felicitated players of the college Women Football team that fetched laurels to institutes by winning Punjab University Women Football Championship ‘A-division’ consecutively for the fifth time.

Players of the women’s football team, who won the University Women Football Championship. — A Tribune photograph

A state-level inter-district school football match being held in Ludhiana on Wednesday.State inter-district school games
Mahilpur Academy lads rule
Ludhiana, October 8
Mahilpur academy players proved themselves, winning their matches in the u-14 and u-19 years sections of the 54th Punjab Schools Inter-District Football Tournament for boys, being held at the Guru Nanak Stadium and Punjab Agricultural University here today.

A state-level inter-district school football match being held in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Over 200 turn up for trials
Ludhiana, October 8
More than 200 aspirants turned up for trials conducted by the district sports office at Guru Nanak Stadium and the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground to select players for the Punjab State Women's Games scheduled to be held at Bathinda from October 11 to 14.

Baseball tourney from tomorrow
Ludhiana, October 8
Eight teams in men’s section and as many as in women’s section will take part in the 4th edition of the senior Ludhiana District Baseball Championship, slated to be held from October 10 to 12 at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan campus, Model Town, Ludhiana,honorary secretary of the Ludhiana District Baseball Association, Sukhdev Singh Aulakh, said.




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