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Youth charred to death in car
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 22
A youth was charred to death when his car caught fire on the Kaind-Bool road, near here, this afternoon. The police has not ruled out the possibility of a suicide or the youth being burnt alive by someone.
The car in which a youth was found charred to death near Ahmedgarh Two killed in accident


The car in which a youth was found charred to death near Ahmedgarh on Wednesday. Photo by writer

Pulse Polio
No way to go about a campaign
Ludhiana, October 22
With scarcity of staff in the health department, the district health authorities has engaged school students and “inexperienced” Asha (Accredited Social Health Activists) workers for administering polio drops, thereby jeopardising the drive.


Market meltdown overshadows realty
Ludhiana, October 22
The ongoing slump in the capital market in which investors have lost thousands of crores of rupees in stock prices has a created a lull in the real estate sector, which had been so far been booming.

Consumer Courts
Rs 25,000 fine slapped on Maaza makers
Ludhiana, October 22
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has penalised a leading manufacturing company of soft drinks, Ludhiana Beverages Pvt Ltd, for selling adulterated soft drinks unfit for human consumption under brand name “Maaza” to a consumer. The expiry date of the drink had also lapsed.

Diwali Bonanza
14,000 BEd teachers may get job letters
Ludhiana, October 22
If a statement issued by Dr Upinderjit Kaur, state education minister, today is any indication, the state government plans to give a Diwali gift to B.Ed teachers. About 14,000 teachers are expected to get their appointment letter before Diwali, but for the first few years, they would have to serve in border and Bet areas.

Public park that is now a junkyard
Ludhiana, October 22
There was a time when this place use to be a public park, but today it is a junkyard. The park at Pratap Chowk is being used as a workshop by the municipal corporation and reflects that the authorities are not really interested in maintaining public parks.

A vehicle being repaired in a park near Pratap Chowk in Ludhiana A swing that was once used by children of the area
A vehicle being repaired in a park near Pratap Chowk in Ludhiana.

A swing that was once used by children of the area. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Authorities confirm 1,399 dengue cases
Ludhiana, October 22
The district health authorities have confirmed 1,399 positive dengue cases followed by 327 suspected cases. Similarly, the number of patients from other districts undergoing treatment at city hospitals too has increased to 630.

Tough time for officials as procurement peaks
Ludhiana, October 22
From the expected 16.70 lakh metric tonne, Ludhiana district has procured 4.82 lakh metric tonne paddy through its various mandis to date. Though it is just 30 per cent of the total expected produce, it will be testing time for officials in the coming days when the procurement process reaches its peak.

Farmers, arhtiyas allege raw deal
Rice millers using ‘tampered’ moisture meters
Mullanpur Dakha, October 22
Farmers and arhtiyas have accused rice sheller owners of handing out a raw deal by using tempered moisture meters (to check moisture content in produce). They allege that the meters used by rice millers show moisture content 2-3 per cent higher than 17 per cent prescribed by the Punjab government.

Tax Evasion
Railways adamant as excise dept cries foul
Ludhiana, October 22
With winter round the corner and the hosiery season peaking, the Northern Railway authorities are worried at the significant drop in parcel booking in the city, with transactions falling down by nearly 30 per cent.

Dyeing assn for agro fuel banks in state
Ludhiana, October 22
The Dyeing Factories Association, Ludhiana, has suggested to the Punjab Chief Minister to set up agro fuel banks to save the burning of paddy straw and wheat stubble in fields.

Lecture on blood donation at PAU
Ludhiana, October 22
“The main reason people don’t donate blood is because no one has asked them to do so. If you motivate people, they will come forward. Don’t hesitate. Tell them that through this noble act, they could potentially save precious lives,” social worker Satpal Bansal said.

Moga college wins group dance contest
Jagraon, October 22
The Punjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage festival is being hosted by Sri Ram College, Dalla, near Jagraon. The festival that commenced from September 20 will conclude on 23 October here.
The students of SCD Government College, Jagraon, celebrate their victory in various events during the youth fest. Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi
The students of SCD Government College, Jagraon, celebrate their victory in various events during the youth fest

Contest fails to draw talent
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 22
The talent promotion programme, undertaken by the authorities at various colleges of the area, has failed to yield the desired results during the ensuing Punjab University Diamond Jubilee Youth and Heritage Festival.

Quiz Contest
Khanna students bag 2nd prize
Khanna, October 22
Students of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School bagged second prize in the quiz competition ‘Vedanta’ held at Thapar University, Patiala. More than 100 schools from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh participated in the competition.

Dr Balbir Singh Dhami Eminent Educationist Award for Dr Balbir
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 22
Recognising his outstanding contribution towards the field of education, the National and International Compendium, New Delhi, has selected Dr Balbir Singh Dhami of nearby Pakhawal village for the ‘Eminent Educationist Award’ for this year.

Annual function at Sacred Heart begins
Ludhiana, October 22
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, started its annual function “Rhapsody 2008” at Ruby Jubilee auditorium here today. The annual functions for various classes will be held till October 25.

BSNL staff walk out of meeting
Ludhiana, October 22
Members of the Sanchar Nigam Association today staged a walkout from a meeting with general manager, telecom.

Pensioners’ bodies review demands
Ludhiana, October 22
Representatives of various government pensioners associations met at the Pensioners Bhawan here yesterday to review the demands they had submitted to the Punjab Fifth Pay Commission in June.

Labour unions seek release of salary
Ludhiana, October 22
The Safai Labour Union and Disposal Workers’ Union held a meeting to discuss various demands of the municipal workers.

Children given polio drops
Ludhiana, October 22
Under the polio eradication programme, the district health department yesterday organised a pulse polio drive in the district.


2 killed in accident
Khamano, October 22
Two persons were killed and two others injured in three different road accidents that took place around Khamano last night. Two motorcycle-borne persons died on the spot when their motorcycle was hit by a tractor-trailer laden with wood near Barwali village.

Kundan Vidya Mandir overpowers GGN

Ludhiana, October 22
Kundan Vidya Mandir lads struggled to overpower GGN Public School while Bharitya Vidya Mandir School eves faced a little challenge from their opponents, Shamrock School, on the opening day of the three-day Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament (u-19) which began at the MGM Public School, Dugri, here today. In the first match of the day (boys), Kundan Vidya Mandir survived some anxious moments against GGN Public School before romping home victors 27-22.

A match in the boys’ section in progress on the opening day of Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament on Wednesday. A Tribune photo

A match in the boys’ section in progress on the opening day of Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Basketball Tournament

Eastwood, Satluj emerge winners
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 22
Students of Eastwood International Public School, Mullanpur, and Satluj Public School emerged winners in the Ludhiana Sahodya CBSE Schools Kho-Kho Tournament that concluded at Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Public Secondary School, Sarabha, near here, yesterday.




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