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Dussehra celebrated with gaiety
Ludhiana, October 9
Dusshera, Vijay Divas, was celebrated in the city with religious fervour today. Depicting the triumph of good over the evil, the effigy of Ravana, Meghnath and Kumbkaran were consigned to flames in various parts of the city. While at some places there were three effigies whereas at other there was Ravana’s effigy.

Effigy of Ravana goes up in flames at Gandhi School to mark the culmination of Dussehra celebrations at Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph


Gambling picks up in city
Ludhiana, October 9
For Ludhianvis the festival of lights, Diwali, means much more than just festivity. Right from a poor labourer to the rich and famous, everyone wants to try their luck and get rich. Though the festival is 20 days away, gamblers have started organising “sittings” and the city seems to be turning into a gamblers’ den slowly.

Finally, cops decide to vacate encroached sites
Ludhiana, October 9
The local police department, which has encroached upon various sites of the municipal corporation, finally seems to have decided to vacate it.

Sangat Darshan
Tough time for CM as infighting resurfaces
Ludhiana, October 9
Infighting between SAD leaders has taken an ugly turn with most of them preparing their men to put up embarrassing complaints pertaining to rival’s areas in front of the Chief Minister during his sangat darshan programme that starts from here tomorrow.

Firing: Lawyers want foolproof security
Ludhiana, October 9
The lawyers have expressed dissatisfaction with the security arrangements made by the police at the judicial complex after the firing incident. Sense of insecurity prevails among the lawyers and the litigants and they want foolproof security arrangements for the complex on permanent basis.


Functioning of agricultural agency discussed
Ludhiana, October 9
Punjab Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus, organised a three-day workshop on “Operationalisation of Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) and Strategic Research and Extension Plan (SREP)” recently.

‘Kavita Di Ibaarat’ released
Doraha, October 9
The Punjabi Writers Association, Rampur, in association with the Central Punjabi Writers Association, organised a book release ceremony of a poetry volume, “Kavita Di Ibaarat”, authored by Gagan Deep Sharma, at Rampur village.

“Kavita Di Ibaarat”, a book authored by Gagan Deep Sharma, being released collectively by the Punjabi Writers Association, Rampur, and the Central Punjabi Writers Association at Canal Rest House at Rampur. A Tribune photograph

Rajguru Nagar
Villagers sore over blocking of road
Ludhiana, October 9
Upset over blocking of 50-foot main road in “C” block of Rajguru Nagar by the Residents Welfare Society, a posh colony developed by Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), residents of three villages — Threekay colony, Threekay village and New Rajguru Nagar — located around the colony have threatened to launch an agitation.

A gate blocks a road in “C” block of Rajguru Nagar in spite of protests from residents of three villages located around the colony in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Man accuses doc of wrong medication
Ludhiana, October 9
Shamsher Singh (22), a resident of Satguru Nagar, Shimlapuri, has accused a doctor of Pahwa hospital for administering wrong medicine to him thereby costing him his hand.

Diabetic eye care launched
Ludhiana, October 9
Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Hospital here launched “Diabetic Retinopathy Initiative” to mark the “World Sight Day” yesterday. The programme would be run under the guidance of Dr Brijinder Singh Rana, chief consultant at the hospital, with the patronage of Mohinder Singh Bakshi, chairman of the managing committee, and active support from social organisations like Rotary Club, Society for Sight and Lions Club.

Pioneer in transplant surgery to visit DMCH
Ludhiana, October 9
Sir Peter Morris, one of the pioneers in transplant surgery, will visit the DMCH here to take part in the 19th annual conference of the Indian Society of Organ Transplant. Dr Morris is emeritus professor of surgery and chairman of department of surgery at University of Oxford.

‘Sanjhi’ dying a slow death
Mullanpur Dakha, October 9 “Sanjhi”, a popular ritual among the rural folk in Punjab, is dying a slow death. The ritual involves women, especially girls, creating a replica of Goddess “Sanjhi” with mud and decorating it with colours on the wall of the house.

Vet varsity to host toxicology conference
Ludhiana, October 9
The department of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology in College of Veterinary Science at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) will host the 28th annual conference of Society of Toxicology (STOX), India, and an International Symposium on the theme “Monitoring and Modulating Global Resources of Environmental and Food Contaminant: Nature versus Chemicals” from October 16-18.

From Schools & Colleges
Bal Bharti holds book fair
Ludhiana, October 9
A two-day book fair was organised at Bal Bharti Public School. The purpose for organising the fair was to encourage children to read good books as they are not only the source of knowledge, but entertainment as well.

Power official gives tips on energy saving
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 9
Power shortage in the state would be covered within three years with the functioning of three thermal plants at Talwandi Sabo, Giddar Baha and Rajpura. Member (distribution), Punjab State Electricity Board, H.S. Barar, told this to the mediapersons at the end of the ‘Power Conservation Seminar’ at Gobindgarh Public School here yesterday.

Idol of Durga immersed
Ludhiana, October 9
After nine days of worshiping, the idol of Goddess Durga was today immersed into water. In the morning, after Daksmi Pooja, married women of the Bengali community gathered and applied ‘sindoor’ on the forehead of the idol of Goddess Durga. Later they applied it on each other’s forehead.


14 IMFL bottles seized
Khanna, October 9
A resident of Nainital was arrested with 14 bottles of the Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from near the Neelon Bridge yesterday. Ram Kumar, the suspect, was carrying these bottles on a two wheeler when he was arrested by cops manning the special barricade. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him. TNS

Inter-District Football Meet
Ludhiana lads in super league
Ludhiana, October 9
Hosts Ludhiana and Mahilpur Academy registered wins in the u-14 section to advance into the super league phase of the 54th Punjab Schools Inter-District Football Tournament for boys, being organised by the Punjab Education Department simultaneously at Guru Nanak Stadium and Punjab Agricultural University , here today. Besides, Mianwind, Amritsar, and Gurdaspur too recorded victories to join the two in the super league.




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