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Worst epidemic in a decade
Ludhiana, October 20
The city is witnessing the worst dengue epidemic in the past 10 years even as hospitals are admitting confirmed and suspected cases of dengue. Expressing concern over the overwhelming figures of positive dengue cases, the senior medical fraternity of the city has termed this year’s epidemic as the worst in a decade.

Truck mows down youth in front of father
Ludhiana, October 20
Fire officer Baldev Sachdeva saw his 25-year-old son, a courier agent, being run over by a speeding truck near Mohan Dai Cancer Hospital here this afternoon. His father, who was inconsolable, said they were going for some work near Sherpur Chowk. “My son was walking ahead and I was trying to catch up with him, when all at once, a speeding truck came from behind and ran over him. 


A woman lends a helping hand to her husband to make Diwali diyas in Ludhiana
FESTIVE CHEER: A woman lends a helping hand to her husband to make Diwali diyas in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

City investors lose crores in market crash
Ludhiana, October 20
The stock market crash has upset the finances of scores of families in the city. There are a number of cases where the loss per family is as high as Rs 10 crore.

Why should men have all the fun?
Tambola is passe. Women have now taken to gambling in a big way
Ludhiana, October 20
The trend of women gambling has caught up this Diwali season. They play cards at their houses, ladies clubs and farmhouses.

Farmers disrupt rail traffic
Ludhiana, October 20
Farmers block the track at the Ladhowal railway station, near Ludhiana As part of a statewide “rail roko” agitation against poor price of paddy, distress sale of produce and slow pace of procurement, seven associations of farmers sat on the track near the Ladhowal railway station, about 10 km from here, and disrupted train services for over three hours today.

Farmers block the track at the Ladhowal railway station, near Ludhiana, on Monday. Photo: Inderjit Verma


Sale of dry fruits picks up
Ludhiana, October 20
With seven days to go for Diwali, sale of dry fruits has started picking up. Nowadays, people prefer to give dry fruits as Diwali gift over sweets, although they are quite costly.

Tanjore paintings a treat for art lovers 
Ludhiana, October 20
Tanjore paintings at display during an exhibition at Nehru Sidhant Kender in Ludhiana World famous Tanjore paintings made from gold foils are always an art lover’s delight. Made in Tamil Nadu, these paintings are the traditional art form of the state. Exhibited at Nehru Sidhant Kender these days during the ongoing exhibition, these paintings are catching everybody’s attention.

Tanjore paintings at display during an exhibition at Nehru Sidhant Kender in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

An evening of Sufi mushaira
Ludhiana, October 20
Poets from different parts of India kept alive the essence of Sufism at ‘All India Mushaira’ organised on Saturday at the Nehru Sidhant Kender.

Gaushala celebrates foundation day
Ludhiana, October 20
Krishan Balram Gaushala, the Pakhowal road, celebrated its foundation day here yesterday by planting five saplings on its campus as it entered its fifth year.

Folk culture comes alive
Doraha, October 20
Folk instruments, songs and dances dominated the scene on the fourth day of the youth and heritage festival being organised in Dr. Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha.

GHG Khalsa wins award in craft
Gurusar Sudhar, October 20
The Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival (Zone B), hosted by GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sudhar, concluded here yesterday.

PAUTA Elections 
Holiday fails to dampen spirit 

Ludhiana, October 20
Though the state government had declared a holiday today on the occasion of celebrations of “Gurta Gaddi Diwas”, the campus at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) remained abuzz with activities with candidates planning strategies for Punjab Agricultural University Teachers' Association (PAUTA) elections to be held tomorrow. The candidates are trying hard to prove their majority and allegations and counter allegations become the order of the day.P

Day 2: Dramatics dominate youth fest 
Ludhiana, October 20
Students perform on the second day of the PU youth festival in Ludhiana t was a day of dramatics and creative writing at the PU Zonal Diamond Jubilee Youth and Heritage Festival for Educational Colleges (Zone - A) here today as the students competed in various events of these two categories.

Students perform on the second day of the PU youth festival in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Seminar on learning disability
Ludhiana, October 20
A seminar on learning disability was held at BVM Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar. Speaking on this occasion, Bharati Kapoor, a psychologist and educational consultant, highlighted the problems faced by children in coping up with the stress in the present day education system.

Philosophy of Bhagat Singh


Gang of truck thieves busted, 1held
Punjabi singer Nishan Singh Gill kingpin
Ludhiana, October 20
With the arrest of one person, identified as Fateh Jang Singh, the police claims to have busted a seven-member gang of truck thieves here today. The other six accused identified as Nishan Singh, Mandeep Singh Sandhu, Major Singh, Munna Pandit, Sucha Singh and Darshan Singh are absconding.

Fraud accused nabbed in Delhi 
Jagraon, October 20
The Jagraon police succeeded in arresting an accused wanted in a case registered last year. The police team, led by Jagmohan Singh, in-charge EOW, Jagraon, nabbed him yesterday from his home at Tilak Nagar, New Delhi.


Misleading Ad
Institutes told to pay Rs 1 lakh compensation

Ludhiana, October 20
In a judgment that could pave the way for compensation seekers on account of unauthorised certificates issued by an electropathy institute, Kuldeep Singh, a local resident, has been provided with a relief worth Rs 1 lakh by the Punjab State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission at the hands of Punjab Medical Institute and Hospital of Electropathy, Jalandhar, and Naturo-Electro Homeo Medicines of India (NEHM) for providing him with an fake certificate.

Sangrur emerge champion
Ludhiana, October 20
Sangrur Academy outnumbered Jarkhar Academy 3-1 to emerge champions in the 9th All-India Mata Surjit Kaur Hockey League that concluded at the Mata Sahib Kaur stadium, Jarkhar, about 15 km from here, today. This was Sangrur Academy's second title win.

SKSS defeat Eastwood 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 20
Girls of SKSS International Public School, Sarabha, defeated those of Eastwood Public School, Mullanpur, in the concluding match on the inaugural day of the CBSE Schools Kho-Kho Tournament that commenced at SKSS International Public School in Sarabha village, near here today.

Annual athletics meet begins
Ludhiana, October 20
The 23rd annual athletics meet of Gujarnwala Guru Nanak Public School began today in which a large number of students are taking part. Hardeep Singh Greal, a former hockey Olympian, inaugurated the meet.




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