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Bid to torch church sparks protests
Ludhiana, September 13
Tension gripped the communally sensitive Field Gunj locality and surrounding areas following protests by Christians over a reported attempt to burn down a church in Malerkotla, 60 km from here, on Sunday night.

Policemen patrol a street at Field Gunj.

Policemen patrol a street at Field Gunj. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Police on toes following Malerkotla incident
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 13
The likelihood of violence between activists of Muslim organisations and Christians here following the Malerkotla incident kept the police on its toes today.

Petrol stations located inside the MC limits lose out on revenue due to the smuggling of diesel. Admn fails to check rampant diesel smuggling
Ludhiana, September 13
The department of food, civil supplies & consumer affairs (DFSC) appears to be oblivious to the large scale smuggling of diesel from fuel stations located outside the municipal corporation limits, which has badly affected the business of petrol pumps in the city.

Petrol stations located inside the MC limits lose out on revenue due to the smuggling of diesel. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Now, traders to get excise notices through e-mail
Ludhiana, September 13
Any new notification or notice issued by the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department is now just a click away. The department will now send the notices and new notifications to the traders through e-mail. Earlier, these were sent by hand or through registered post by the surveyor.

` 1-cr looted on NH-1
Ludhiana, September 13
A Delhi-based industrialist alleged that some unidentified assailants snatched nearly
` 1 crore from his employees by waylaying their vehicle on the Doraha-Sahnewal road on National Highway-1 last night.

Stuck in jam, Delhi resident decides to ease traffic himself
Suresh Kumar, a resident of Delhi, tries to regulate traffic in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, September 13
With traffic here worsening with every passing day, Delhi resident had a first hand experience of the mess when he got out of his car while driving in the city and regulated vehicular flow on the street for a while.

Suresh Kumar, a resident of Delhi, tries to regulate traffic in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


ETT teachers demand release of colleagues
EET teachers burn an effigy of Panchayat Minister Ranjit Singh Bramhpura at the Zila Parishad office in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, September 13
Day after the alleged canecharge and detention of local chapter of ETT teachers at Kartarpur, around 300 teachers gathered at the Zila Parishad office here today and demanded the release of the arrested teachers.

EET teachers burn an effigy of Panchayat Minister Ranjit Singh Bramhpura at the Zila Parishad office in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

7 farmers picked for PAU state awards
Ludhiana, September 13
Keeping with the convention of honouring “progressive” agriculturists in Punjab at the PAU Kisan Mela, seven farmers will receive the state award at Tuesday’s function.

The woman consoles her child amid protest. Child inconsolable as father in jail
Ludhiana, September 13
The protest of ETT teachers and subsequent action by the police has taken its toll on one-year-old child. Rabia, who would turn one on September 20, was seen sobbing at the Zila Parishad Bhawan, the venue of ETT protest. According to her mother she was inconsolable since the time her father, an ETT teacher, was arrested and sent to jail.

The woman consoles her child amid protest.

Power loom workers protest in Ludhiana on Monday. Stir by power loom workers continues
Ludhiana, September 13
The stir by power loom workers continued even today. Workers of 44 units located on Gaushala Road, Kashmir Nagar and Madhopuri participated in the protest today.

Power loom workers protest in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Powercom’s demand of ` 70,000 quashed
It is against the rules, says PLA
Ludhiana, September 13
The Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) has quashed the demand of Rs 70,357 raised by Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (Powercom) from a consumer on the charges of stealing of electricity with the observation that the same were not proved.

Triplet girls born
The couple has four daughters already and with these three newcomers, Paramjit and Tejinder have become the parents of seven daughters
Ludhiana, September 13
A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. The pleasure becomes infinite when the cradle is teaming with triplets, as was established after Paramjit Kaur of Bhattian village delivered triplet girls at Brar Hospital in Khanna yesterday.

Rights panel seeks report on lifting of garbage
Ludhiana, September 13
The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has summoned a report from the Municipal Commissioner and the Chairman of the Punjab Pollution Control Board on the allegations of violation of the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules 2000.

Pashu Palan Mela from today
Ludhiana, September 13
The Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, will be a very useful event for people of all walks of life. Dr VK Taneja, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU, Ludhiana, expressed these views on Pashu Palan Mela, which is to be held on September 14 and 15 here.

PAU dedicates auditorium to Norman Borlaug
Vice-Chancellor Dr MS Kang along with Kisan Club president Pavittar Pal Singh Pangli at the newly named Borlaug Wheat Auditorium at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, September 13
Punjab Agricultural University dedicated its Wheat Auditorium to Dr Norman E Borlaug, the Nobel Laureate for peace, who worked with a mission to create a world without hunger and poverty. The wheat auditorium will now be known as Borlaug Wheat Auditorium.

Vice-Chancellor Dr MS Kang along with Kisan Club president Pavittar Pal Singh Pangli at the newly named Borlaug Wheat Auditorium at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Kisan Mela at PAU
Ludhiana, September 13
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is geared up for the two- day Kisan Mela scheduled to commence from tomorrow. The mela will focus on the theme 'Save Natural Resources for Prosperity of All'.

Village gets automatic solar streetlights
Harnam Pura (Ludhiana), September 13
Taking a lead in energy conservation and saving environment, the civic body at this nondescript village has installed at least 20 streetlights running on automatic solar energy panels.

SP Oswal, a crusader
Ludhiana, September 13
Having achieved eminent positions in various organisations engaged in the welfare and development of the industrial sector, Padam Bhushan SP Oswal, chairman and managing director, Vardhman Group of Industries, has been recognised as the crusader for taking up various women empowerment and employment awareness programme launched recently by the government.

‘Germany visit will benefit auto parts producers’
Ludhiana, September 13
A delegation of 37 members of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association (India) under the leadership of its president Gurpargat Singh Kahlon left to participate in the international Trade Fair “Automechanika-2010” being held at Frankfurt from 14 to 19 September.

Vets to stage dharna on Sept 17
Doraha, September 13
Irked over the non-implementation of the non-practicing allowance (NPA), veterinary officers of the state animal husbandry department are up in arms against the Punjab government and would be staging a dharna in Jalandhar on September 17 in this regard.

Open sale of country-made pistols in dhabas
Farmer killed cousin with pistol bought in W Bengal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 13
Procuring country made pistols is not a difficult job for drivers plying between the Punjab and eastern states of the country. Besides being sold by manufacturers and arms dealers these are easily available at roadside dhabhas and repair and mechanical workshops situated along the highways.

Release of power
Small units welcome govt’s move
Ludhiana, September 13
The Federation Of Auto Parts Manufacturers (FAPMA) has welcomed the Punjab government’s decision to release the power connection to the consumers falling under the mixed-land use areas of Ludhiana. President Surinder Singh Ryait and general secretary Jagtar Singh Bhambra of the association said with this a long-pending demand of the small industrialists had been fulfilled.

Red-faced corporation
The dressing down, a deserving one, that the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) received from Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh during his recent visit to the city left top functionaries of the civic body, especially Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura hanging his head in shame. And the City Mayor had called for it. As the minister started talking to the reporters, the Mayor was repeatedly seen telling a few of the scribes, “Tawa lagao (ask embarrassing questions).”


37 bags of poppy husk seized
Case registered against dead driver
Phillaur, September 13
The Noormahal police registered a case against a deceased truck driver Gulab of Sherpur village, Firozepur district, under the NDPS Act after recovering 37 bags of puppy husks from the mini truck, which collided with a car near Noormahal on Saturday.




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