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Unauthorised Colonies
Govt turnaround on power connections
Ludhiana, October 24
In a reversal of its policy of not granting new power connections to unauthorised colonies, or even those PUDA approved colonies where estate developers had failed to provide basic infrastructure like poles and transformers, the state government has directed the PSEB to withdraw these restrictions.

Sambar killed for its meat
Samrala, October 24
A sambar that ventured out in the fields was killed by some persons for its meat. Forest department officers reached the scene, but the hunters fled.

A sambar that was killed by hunters in the Samrala area on Friday. Photo by writer


Humble diya fails to kindle
Ludhiana, October 24
Designer candles and diyas are in much demand these days and there are few takers for regular candles and earthen diyas. As a result, the sale of earthen lamps has fallen and will do little to lighten up the homes of their makers.

Karigari makes Sunet special
Ludhiana, October 24
A large number of craftsmen specialising in embroidery have settled in the city. Transcending borders, they have come from places like Bareilly, Lucknow and Kolkata and have set up business here. Ludhiana boasts a rich range of zardosi, phulkari, kasooti, aari, chickankari and other patterns. Sunet village houses more than a 1,000 “karigars” from other states and is a source of quality embroidery.

Karigars at work in Sunet village. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

15-year jail term for two peddlers
Ludhiana, October 24
Expressing concern over the rising incidence of drug trafficking in the state, special judge M.S. Virdi said it was a challenge to society and the menace needed to be curbed.

Remand extended in diamond case
Ludhiana, October 24
The local court at Phillaur today extended the judicial remand of Mohit Sharma, prime accused in the high-profile case of attempt to rob diamonds worth Rs 3.54 crore from a Mumbai-based merchant.


PU youth fest ends with pomp
Jagraon, October 24
The Punjab University zonal youth and heritage festival that commenced from 20 September and hosted by Sri Ram College, Dalla, concluded here with pomp and show.

Students perform bhangra at Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at Sri Ram College, Dalla.

Students perform bhangra at Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at Sri Ram College, Dalla. Tribune photo Rakesh Gupta

Training course at PAU concludes
Ludhiana, October 24
A three-day training course of College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, on Repair and Maintenance of Micro Irrigation (drip and sprinkler) Systems for the department of soil and water conservation officials concluded, a press release said here today.

Stress on information technology for development
Ludhiana, October 24
A four-day workshop on ‘Role of ICT and computer use in agriculture’ organised by the Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus concluded here today.

From Schools & Colleges
UN Day takes centrestage
Ludhiana, October 24
Maple Bear Canadian Play way and Nursery school, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, celebrated Diwali with great enthusiasm and fanfare.

PAU gets final instalment of grant
Ludhiana, October 24
Punjab Agricultural University has received the last and final instalment of Rs 25 crore from the central government. With this, the PAU has received the entire grant of Rs 100 crore.

VC justifies calling police
Ludhiana, October 24
Dr Manjit Singh Kang, vice-chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, today justified calling the police on the campus yesterday and said it was just a show-off to maintain discipline and academic atmosphere at the campus.

Accident triggers clash
Drivers blame school mgmt for not turning up
Ludhiana, October 24
A minor accident took place here today between the two buses at Samrala roundabout, route no.7, which provided an opportunity to the drivers and conductors of the Ryan International School to have a tiff with the school management. They alleged that the management never turned up on the accident spot and dragged local politicians into the scene creating quite a ruckus.

SBI adopts girl students
Ludhiana, October 24
The State Bank of India today adopted 12 girl students of Government Senior Secondary Model School and presented them a cheque of Rs 5000 each. The cheques were presented by regional manager, State Bank of India, Inderjit Bakshi.

Teachers’ Stir
Union activists leave for Sangrur to join protest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 24 Around 100 activists of the Punjab State Recognised and Aided School Teachers Union of the Ahmedgarh block led by Raghbir Singh Grewal left for Sangrur today to join activists from Sangrur, Barnala and Mansa to gherao the deputy commissioner’s office.

Celebrating 100 years of rural education
Ludhiana, October 24
Sidhwan Khalsa Institutions for Women have carved a special niche for themselves in rural education for 100 years and will celebrate Founder's Day tomorrow. Charanjit Singh Attawal, deputy speaker of the Lok Sabha will be the chief guest.

Science fair concludes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 24
Over 200 budding scientists from around 30 schools of Malerkotla tehsil demonstrated applied aspects of various principles of science at a two-day science fair that concluded at DAV High School here yesterday.

Federal Mogul team visits RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 24
A team led by EHS manager Ramnish Kumar Bedi from Federal Mogul visited the RIMT management campus.

Jobless persons get cheques
Ludhiana, October 24
About 20 unemployed persons received cheques for financial assistance from Harish Rai Dhanda, chief parliamentary secretary, here today.

Chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda distributes cheques among jobless persons in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Dhanvantri Jayanti celebrated
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 24
Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, celebrated Dhanvantri Jayanti with fervour. On this auspicious occasion, ‘Poojan and Havan’ was performed.

21 scientists attend training programme
Ludhiana, October 24
A three-week advanced training programme on “Breeding for Biotic and Abiotic Stresses” organised by the Centre of Advanced Studies in Genetics and Plant Breeding at PAU concluded here today, a press release said.

Rural Raikot grapples with rising crime
Raikot, October 24
The rural Raikot seems to be in the grip of criminals. Numerous complaints of theft and robbery have been reported during the past three months.

Sahodaya Debate
BCM bags running trophy
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 24 Gobindgarh Public School hosted the 1st Ludhiana East (Khanna) Sahodaya School complex debate, in which nine teams from Ludhiana, Khanna and surrounding areas participated.

Symposium on sports anatomy
Ludhiana, October 24
The department of anatomy, DMCH, will organise a day-long CME-cum-symposium on “Sports Anatomy - A clinical overview” as part of the 3rd annual meet of north states chapter of the Anatomical Society of India.

Rupinderjit crowned Miss Fresher
Ludhiana, October 24
The annual function of Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology was held here today. Jagdish Singh Garcha, former technical education minister of Punjab, was the chief guest. Students presented a cultural show on the occasion comprising skits, play, folk dances and songs. Rupinderjit Kaur and Simranjeet Singh were declared as Miss Fresher and Mr fresher, respectively. Sanjana and Karan Mahajan were the runners up.

Dengue cases now 1,541
Ludhiana, October 24
The district health department today confirmed that the dengue cases had increased to 1,541 in the district. The number of suspected cases are 364 in the district, followed by 696 cases from other districts.

Dr Pirthipal Singh dead
Ludhiana, October 24
Former director health services, Punjab, Dr Pirthipal Singh (76), died yesterday following a prolonged illness.

Repair roads
It’s about months that the repair work of Gill Road, opposite Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, was started and sadly, the road is still in a bad shape. The repair could have been completed by now if the work was executed in a systematic way.


Two families booked for dowry
Jagraon, October 24
The police has registered a case against two families for seeking dowry. Amarjit Kaur of Rattowal married Gurjinder Singh of Bhani Sahib village, near Samarla, in 2007.

Victory for BVM School
Ludhiana, October 24
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) won the opening match of Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex (LSSC) Football Tournament, which commenced at the Kitchlu Nagar campus of the school here today.

A match in progress during the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Football Tournament at BVM playground in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma




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