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Bihar Violence
Several trains cancelled
Ludhiana, October 23
Hundreds of passengers travelling to UP, Bihar and West Bengal from the city were left stranded yesterday due to last-minute cancellation of several trains passing through Bihar.

Festival special trains

Agency logo helps identify charred youth
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 23
The youth, whose charred body was found from a Zen car on the Kaind- Bool road, near here, yesterday, has been identified as Harkanwal Singh, an industrialist of Simlapuri in Ludhiana.
“Gulzar” inscribed on the rear of the Zen car helped the police to identify the youth who was charred to death on Wednesday.
“Gulzar” inscribed on the rear of the Zen car helped the police to identify the youth who was charred to death on Wednesday. — Photo by writer


Diamonds of burden
Ludhiana, October 23
The Phillaur police is having a hard time safeguarding diamonds worth Rs 3.54 crore in the “malkhana”. The fear of theft or the misplacement of diamonds is stressing out officials.

Allotment of cracker shops
Politicians join hands to make quick buck
Ludhiana, October 23
As the sale of firecrackers in the city during Diwali is worth several crores, the allotment of temporary booths at markets for this purpose in different localities is always mired in controversy.

Deputy Speaker blasts DC
Ludhiana, October 23
Deputy Speaker Satpal Gosain today accused deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar of being hand in glove with the cracker mafia in allotting shops for sale of crackers in the city and taking the name of VIPs as diversionary tactics.

4.2 quintal spurious khoya seized
Ludhiana, October 23
In its drive to check the use of synthetic milk products by sweet shop owners, the district health department seized 4.2 quintal khoya this morning. Following a tip-off, the department officials reached the railway station around 12 am where packets of alleged spurious khoya were to arrive by Shalimar Express from Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Meanwhile, sweets lie uncovered at a shop in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Meanwhile, sweets lie uncovered at a shop in Ludhiana.


PAU for strengthening ties with stakeholders
Ludhiana, October 23
In an effort to have a close relationship with the industry and its stakeholders, Punjab Agricultural University, organised a brainstorming session on "Strengthening linkages with stakeholders" at the campus. The brainstorming session was jointly organised by PAU and the Indo-US agriculture knowledge initiative project.

Lecturers of Bhutta college nominated on PTU board
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 23
Recognising their managerial and academic capabilities, the Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, has nominated three lecturers of Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology as members of board of studies for three years.

Come festive season, roads jampacked
Ludhiana, October 23
With an onset of festival season, roads are jampacked and people are out on a shopping spree. The already chaotic traffic situation has further worsened because of overcrowded shopping centres like Chaura Bazaar, Ghumar Mandi, Gur Mandi and Electric market. These markets are flooded with the shoppers and vehicles.

Vehicles caught in a traffic jam in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Vehicles caught in a traffic jam in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Fancy flowers, lights add zing to festivities
Ludhiana, October 23
Every Diwali people decorate their houses on the outside with fancy lights. Decoration inside the house with flowers lends a new dimension to the celebrations. While some prefer to beautify their houses with fresh flowers, others make do with artificial ones.

A woman takes a look at artificial flowers at a store in Ludhiana. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi
A woman takes a look at artificial flowers at a store in Ludhiana.

Computer snag hits work at sub-registrar’s office
People gherao DC
Ludhiana, October 23
The functioning of the sub-registrar office (west) was once again paralysed following a fault in the computer system here today.

Ombudsman asks company to reinstate policy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 23
Finding no justification in the National Insurance Company’s move to cancel mediclaim policy of Raj Kumar Sharma of the local Amarpura area on administrative grounds, the Insurance Ombudsman, Chandigarh, has directed the insurer to reinstate the policy with retrospective affect.

Pulse polio drive: Inspection by audit enters third day
Ludhiana, October 23
In yet another blow to the ongoing pulse polio drive, audit teams carried the inspection for the third day at the primary health centre, Hathur, near Raikot, today.

Migrants major players in city’s economy
Ludhiana, October 23
The economy of Punjab and Ludhiana in particular is mostly dependent on the migrant labour, which comes from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Jharkhand. Although, there is no statistical data available yet the Ludhiana has an estimated floating population of at least 8 lakh migrant workers.

Migrants working in a hosiery factory. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Migrants working in a hosiery factory.

Boy needs aid for surgery
Ludhiana, October 23
Mohammed Rafique (9) suffers from a birth disorder called Ectopia Vesicae and is unable to lead a normal life. The boy is undergoing treatment at CMCH and needs a surgery.

Hosiery sale picks up
Ludhiana, October 23
The global economic meltdown has failed to dampen the spirits of the hosiery industry as the onset of early winters has led to increased sale of woolens.

Another building for Janta College
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 23
The foundation stone of a building of the Janta College for Women was laid by councillor Ravinder Puri, a member of the management committee of the Ahmedgarh Vidya Parcharak Sabha.

Council holds seminar on banking
Ludhiana, October 23
The youth wing of Ludhiana Citizens Council (LCC) organised a seminar on banking and taxation at Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology at Katani Kalan last evening.

Anshul crowned Mr Fresher
Ludhiana, October 23
The Pinnacle Institute of Fashion Technology (PIFT) today organised a fresher-cum-farewell party. Nearly 100 students from the fashion designing, textile designing, interior decoration, knitwear designing and B Sc fashion designing departments were present on the party.

From Schools & Colleges
Ashima, Anshul bring laurels
Ludhiana, October 23
Ashima and Anshul Garg of B.C.M. Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, bagged the national gold and national silver medal, respectively, in an essay writing contest organised by Reliance Industries Ltd. in collaboration with the National Association for the Blind (NAB) “Drishti” at Mumbai.
Students of Arya College, Ludhiana, who won 24 prizes at the youth and heritage festival organised by Panjab University, Chandigarh, at Doraha.
Students of Arya College, Ludhiana, who won 24 prizes at the youth and heritage festival organised by Panjab University, Chandigarh, at Doraha. — Photo by Rajesh Bhambi

Seminar for panchayat members
Ludhiana, October 23
The panchayat samiti, Ludhiana - I, organised a seminar on the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) Scheme at Students Home here today.

Unpaid salaries
Teachers to court arrest today
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 23
Agitated over not getting salaries for over four months, employees of private-aided schools have decided to observe “black” Diwali by courting arrest at the district headquarters tomorrow.

Man run over by train
Jagraon, October 23
The railway police recovered the body of a man from the track here last evening. The man, who could not be identified, was aged about 50 years and was run over by a freight train near Nanaksar.

Sangat darshan, a political tamasha
The much hyped sangat darshan undertaken by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal during last fortnight turned out to be a damp squib as far as reaching out to the masses was concerned. If Badal wanted to leave an impression that he is easily accessible to the common man and redress his or her grievances, he definitely failed to achieve this objective.


2 get 10-yr RI under NDPS Act
Ludhiana, October 23
Additional sessions judge G.S. Saran has convicted Vijay Kumar and Sarjiwan Lal, both of Jalandhar, for possessing poppy husk.

Cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, October 23
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) will organise trials to select the Ludhiana district women’s team at the ground of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here on October 25 at 4 pm.




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