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Master plan to be altered for 6,000 small-scale units
Ludhiana, October 15
Amidst the controversy surrounding the master plan that the local government had not prepared its draft and had announced it under pressure from High Court, as many as 6,000 owners of small-scale industries located at Shimla Puri are being sent feelers that the plan would be amended to give them relief.

Tax Evasion
DRI seizes Rs 3 cr from two firms
Ludhiana, October 15
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized cash and valuables worth Rs 3 crore from two leading industrial units engaged in manufacturing of yarn and hosiery goods here. Suspecting tax evasion, officials of the department conducted search and seizure operations on 17 premises and survey operations on eight premises yesterday. The officials found “unaccounted money and incriminating documents” during the search.


Tribune Impact
Hope floats for blast victim
BVP to provide an artificial foot to Pawan Kumar, who lost his left leg in the Shingar tragedy
Ludhiana, October 15
Shingar cinema blast victim Pawan Kumar, who lost his left leg in the incident last year, would soon be walking without the help of crutches as the Bharatiya Vikas Parishad (BVP) has decided to provide him an artificial foot free-of-cost.

Avtar Singh Makkar
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SGPC chief pledges eyes
Ludhiana, October 15
Endorsing the idea of organ donation for the welfare of humanity, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar today pledged his eyes during a function organised at DMCH on World day for Organ Donation and Transplantation. Finance minister, Manpreet Singh Badal, while applauding the cause of organ donation, voluntarily signed the donor's card. He appreciated the effort of school students for their innovative ideas in making posters on organ donation.

Come Diwali, BSNL out to woo consumers
Ludhiana, October 15
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is introducing new consumer-friendly schemes as it is facing tough competition with private companies like Airtel, Reliance in the fray.

Sangat Darshan
Elderly man’s voice remains unheard
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal listens to problems of people during a sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Ludhiana, October 15
At the time when Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was showering grants during his sangat darshan at the Jain Public School here today, there was an elderly man sitting outside the venue who wanted to meet him.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal listens to problems of people during a sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

CM gets generous, announces funds
Ludhiana, October 15
Refraining himself from mediapersons, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, today said he was in the city just to listen public grievances through his sangat darshans.

Officers absent from Mini Secretariat
Ludhiana, October 15
There has been practically no work in the deputy commissioner’s office for the past six days. On October 10, Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal was in Ludhiana for sangat darshan. The deputy commissioner, additional deputy commissioner and other officers of the district were busy with the Chief Minister. Even senior police officers were busy in making security arrangements. Saturday and Sunday being holidays, no official work could be done. 


Karva Chauth
Girls show designs of mehndi on their palms ahead of Karva Chauth in Ludhiana. Right from boutiques, beauty parlours to small shops and busy shopping arcades, the show is completely run by women
Ludhiana, October 15
Karva Chauth is the occasion where women take the lead in every sphere, including the fiscal gains in big and small enterprise. Oblivious to the plunge in the sensex, the women are zealously involved in trading.

Girls show designs of mehndi on their palms ahead of Karva Chauth in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Mehndi, Bollywood style
Ludhiana, October 15
With Karva Chauth round the corner, women have for numerous choices in hand when it comes to mehndi. Experts have already arrived in the city from various parts of the country while city parlours are also ready with various designs to woo the city's elite crowd.

PAU, Syngenta sign MoU
Ludhiana, October 15
Under its public-private partnership programme, Punjab Agricultural University yesterday entered into partnership with Syngenta India to jointly undertake projects aimed towards sustainable development. An MoU was signed by PAU VC Dr Manjit Singh Kang and president of Syngenta India Prakash Apte.

First Zonal Livestock Show
Shahrukh is the best foal
Harish Rai Dhanda, chief parliamentary secretary, pats “Shahrukh Raja”, the winning horse during a zonal-level livestock show on Wednesday. Baddowal (Ludhiana), October 15
Shahrukh Raja, a two-and-a-half-year-old foal was awarded the “best foal” (Marwari) award during the first zonal “Livestock show and competition” organised by the animal husbandry department at Baddowal Sports Stadium here today.

Harish Rai Dhanda, chief parliamentary secretary, pats “Shahrukh Raja”, the winning horse during a zonal-level livestock show on Wednesday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Slump in steel prices troubles producers
Business hit as large manufacturers not slashing rates
Ludhiana, October 15
The local manufacturers are feeling the heat following a slump in global steel prices as the big manufacturers have not slashed the prices accordingly. The buyers are, however, seeking lower rates.

Doraha man killed in mishap
Khanna, October 15
Malkit Singh, a Doraha resident, was killed in an accident while he was returning home from Samrala. He was hit by a speeding Bolero, driven by a Rahon resident, Davinder.

ETO dies mysteriously
Ludhiana, October 15
An excise and taxation officer, Jasmail Singh, died under mysterious circumstances at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital yesterday. A resident of Shastri Nagar, the ETO was taken to the hospital in the morning by his family where he breathed his last.

13 colleges to take part in zonal youth fest
Doraha, October 15
Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, will host the youth and heritage festival of Panjab University, Ludhiana Zone-A, starting from October 17.

Conference on toxicology today
Ludhiana, October 15
The 28th annual conference of the Society of Toxicology (Stox), India and International Symposium on "Monitoring and Modulating Global Resources of Environmental and Food Contaminants: Nature versus Chemicals" organised by the Department of Veterinary Pharmacology & Toxicology in the College of Veterinary Science at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will be inaugurated tomorrow.

From Schools & Colleges
Gurdwara inaugurated at school
Ludhiana, October 15
Gujranwala Guru Nanak Public School, Rose Garden, wore a festive look today as it celebrated 300 years of Gurta Gaddi Divas. A gurdwara was inaugurated on the school premises.

Chanan Da Tikka released
Ludhiana, October 15
"Chanan Da Tikka", an anthology of Punjabi poems by PAU zoologist Dr Devinder Dilroop, was released at a special function organised by the Centre for Communication and International Linkages, PAU, here today.

Rahul Abhi, owner of Lakshmi store, showcases the collection of bangles for Karva Chauth. The men who add zing to the fest
Ludhiana, October 15
Karva Chauth may be an all-women festival but it is incomplete without men. The men, who play a vital role in making the festival special for women, are mehndi artists, men at salons, bangle shops and apparel stores. Mehndi artists from Lucknow, UP, and Rajasthan have arrived in the city for the special day. Rajiv Ahmed, a resident of Lucknow, is in the city these days to give that special look to the palms of the women. "I am in the city for the past few days," he said.

Rahul Abhi, owner of Lakshmi store, showcases the collection of bangles for Karva Chauth. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Remembering Faraaz
Artistes perform at a ghazal evening in memory of Ahmad Faraaz.Ludhiana, October 15
The Dhvani, a cultural organisation, organised “Anjuman”, a ghazal evening, in memory of eminent poet Ahmad Faraaz. Singers associated with the Dhvani mesmerised the audience with melodious compositions yesterday at Punjabi Bhawan.

Artistes perform at a ghazal evening in memory of Ahmad Faraaz. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

As reported in Ludhiana Tribune (September 20) “Stress takes toll on cops, 2 commit suicide”, is a vexed issue. The duty hours of cops are longer and there is no proper duty roster as all of a sudden they are put on VIP duty, besides performing their routine obligations. This is making cops alcoholic, thereby causing health-related problems. The top brass the police should chalk out a plan to make cops healthy by including morning exercises in their daily routine and provide them healthy diet. To counter stress, the cops should go in for yoga sessions.


Two held with illicit liquor
Khanna, October 15
The Khanna police today arrested two persons with 22 bottles of illicit liquor. The accused have been identified as Balwinder Singh and Shibba of Stabgarh village of Jodhewal in Ludhiana.

Cracker Fire
BJP leader booked
Ludhiana, October 15
The police has registered a case against BJP leader Goldy Sabharwal for allegedly storing fire crackers in a godown in densely populated Field Ganj, here.

Jarkhar overwhelm Ludhiana 9-1
Ludhiana, October 15
Jarkhar Acadmey overwhelmed Ludhiana 9-1 on the second day of the 9th All-India Mata Surjit Kaur Hockey League being held at the Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar, about 15 km from here today.




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