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Robbers strike at govt college
Overpower watchmen, decamp with Rs 3.8 lakh
Forensic experts examine the spot on Thursday.Ludhiana, October 15
Armed robbers decamped with Rs 3.8 lakh after overpowering four watchmen, leaving one of them injured, from SCD Government College, Ludhiana, in the wee hours today.

Forensic experts examine the spot on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




Man murdered in Sec 32
Ludhiana, October 15
Armed robbers killed a man and decamped with cash and other articles from a house in Sector 32 on Chandigarh road here today. The deceased has been identified as Mohinderpal Singh Chawla (45). It is learnt that Chawla, father two, was suffering from liver failure and was bed-ridden for the last one year.

Shoppers' fervour chokes city roads
Vehicles choke one of the city roads on Thursday.Ludhiana, October 15
With Diwali shopping at its full swing, the city roads have virtually become a madhouse for the last about two weeks. The traffic management and enforcement being pathetic in the mega city, the crowd of shoppers, vehicles, coupled with illegal extension of shops, kiosks and even leading showrooms to display their merchandise, both in the old city and the posh commercial areas

Vehicles choke one of the city roads on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Diwali goes Chinese
Ludhiana, October 15
Even as the earthen diyas and traditional candles are fast losing out to artificial colourful lights, the impact of Chinese gadgets can be easily felt in city markets.


City on buying spree on Dhanteras
Residents buy utensils on Dhanteras in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, October 15
As far as celebrating festivals are concerned, residents in the city make no compromises to celebrate each festival with religious fervour. The festival of Dhanteras was celebrated with similar spirits by residents today. Huge rush was witnessed outside shops selling utensils, silver and gold items and traffic congestions were witnessed throughout the city.

Residents buy utensils on Dhanteras in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Spurious Sweets 
Dept mum, people anxious 
Authorities fail to disclose names of sweetmeat outlets
Ludhiana, October 15
Despite having seized more than 700 quintals of spurious khoya and other sweets from various sweetmeat shops and cold stores in the city and its adjoining areas, the Department of Health and Family Welfare has refused to disclose their names.

Guru-ta-Gaddi Samagam
Special train to Nanded from today
Ludhiana, October 15
In order to clear the rush of passengers for the concluding function of Guru-ta-gaddi samagam being held in Nanded in Maharashtra), the Railways will run special train from Amrtisar and Chandigarh from October 16.

‘Develop scientific approach’
Ludhiana, October 15
Scientist Prof Yashpal today exhorted children to develop a scientific approach and serve the motherland. He was here to observe the Founder's Day at Kundan Vidya Mandir.

Problems of small-scale industry discussed
Ludhiana, October 15
An Industrial meeting of the Small Scale Industry Development Board (SSIDB), Punjab government, was held at Udyog Bhawan, Chandigarh, yesterday.

Project for clean rural ponds
Ludhiana, October 15
The Zila Parishad has launched a pilot project at Rurka village, around 20 km from here, to clean stinking rural ponds.

Tips to curb fake currency menace
Ludhiana, October 15
Constituents of about 40 branches of State Bank of India falling under the jurisdiction of Region I of Punjab vowed to tackle growing menace of fake currency notes.

Youth fest: Guru Nanak college claim 21 prizes
Students of GNN College, Doraha, stage a play ‘Ishq Baaj Namaaz Da Haj Nahi’ at Sanatan Dharam college in Ludhiana on Thursday.Doraha, October 15
Students of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, brought laurels to the institution by securing 21 prizes (group and individual) in the Ludhiana Zone-A Youth Festival of Panjab University being organised at Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College, Ludhiana.

Students of GNN College, Doraha, stage a play ‘Ishq Baaj Namaaz Da Haj Nahi’ at Sanatan Dharam college in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools
Diyas, rangoli mark Diwali celebrations
Ludhiana, October 15
Bal Bharati Public School celebrated Diwali with gaiety and fervour today. The whole campus was adorned with colourful rangolis and diyas. The celebrations started with spectacular dance performance by tiny tots of Mont-I on the song “Happy Diwali”.

Gulshan Grover in PAU
Gulshan Grover gives a shot for the film ‘Chhevan Dariya’ in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, October 15
“Bad Man” of the film industry, Gulshan Grover today visited Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The Open Air Theatre at PAU was abuzz with activities as cast and crew of the Punjabi film "Chhevan Dariya" were here to shot a few scenes for the film.

Gulshan Grover gives a shot for the film ‘Chhevan Dariya’ in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

PAU Notes
World Food Day celebrated
Ludhiana, October 15
Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, organised a programme to celebrate the World Food Day at Mandi village near Jalandhar. The programme was attended by farmers and farm women of the area.

Winter school concludes
Ludhiana, October 15
On the concluding day of winter school, a valedictory function was held at Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology on the PAU campus today.

Under bridge work to start again
Survey to be done by RITES to check feasibility of project
Ludhiana, October 15
The work on the railway under bridge (RUB) at the Shastri Nagar railway crossing would be once again started from square one, as the Municipal Corporation has to conduct a feasibility survey from RITES again.

Rs 5-lakh grant for rural development
Jagraon, October 15
In an effort to uplift rural infrastructure and provide basic amenities to rural areas, Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman of zila parishad, Ludhiana, today handed over the grant of Rs 5.21 lakh to Hans Kalan village sarpanch near here.

Seminar on employment
Mandi Gobingarh, October 15
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institute, Ludhiana, in collaboration with RIMT-Maharaja Aggrasen Engineering College, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a seminar on “Industrial Motivation Campaign & Self-Employment Opportunities” here yesterday.

Left to protest against inflation
Chandigarh, October 15
The CPM and the CPI will hold a rally in protest against rising inflation in Ludhiana on December 2. This was decided at a meeting of the state coordination committee of Left-wing parties headed by CPI national executive member Dr Joginder Dayal.

Protest by technical union
Khanna, October 15
The Technical Services Union (TSU) staged a dharna in Khanna recently to mark a protest against the non-fulfillment of their demands.


Bajwa Nagar robbery stage-managed: Police
Ludhiana, October 15
The robbery incident that took place on October 3 at Bajwa Nagar, in which two robbers decamped with cash and demand drafts worth Rs 12 lakh after robbing a city-based trader, turned out to be a conspiracy of cousins, who run a business of cash for demand drafts (DDs).

One held with opium
Jagraon, October 15
The Raikot police yesterday arrested a man and recovered 1.5 kg opium from his procession.

AITA U-18 national meet
Jagraon, October 15
The matches of AITA National U-18 Tennis Tournament, being played on campus of the Harvest Tennis Academy at Jassowal village near here were easy win for the seeds.




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