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Riot victims try to occupy flats illegally
Ludhiana, September 27
Even as two writ petitions on allotment of residential apartments and commercial booths to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots are pending before the Punjab & Haryana High Court, and the district administration has also set the process in motion for scrutiny of claims filed by the affected families, unscrupulous elements made successive attempts to unlawfully take possession of flats in the CRPF Colony in Dugri on Sunday.

World Tourism Day
Heritage of city ignored by world
Ludhiana, September 27
Every year, September 27 is celebrated as the World Tourism Day. Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has been celebrating this day. 


Tight security ahead of Babri verdict
Ludhiana, September 27
The police has made elaborate security arrangements in all parts of the city ahead of court verdict on the Babri Masjid dispute scheduled for tomorrow. A large number of cops have been deputed on the streets and all major intersections to keep a close watch on the situation.

Prisoners bribe cops for hospital visits
Ludhiana, September 27
Making a mockery of the prison system, inmates of the city’s Central Jail spent hours in the premises of the Mahavira Civil Hospital under the garb of medical checkups. After reportedly paying the cops accompanying them some money, the prisoners took the liberty to roam around, interact with people and even enjoy tea and snacks in the hospital premises.

Parvati Devi, wife of martyr Santosh Kumar, shows his photographFamily of martyr living in penury
Ludhiana, September 27
While city residents were busy celebrating the birth anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, they appeared to have forgotten the heroic man who laid down his life a year ago while helping the police in apprehending a dreaded Babbar Khalsa terrorist, Balbir Singh Bhootna, at the city’s train station.

Parvati Devi, wife of martyr Santosh Kumar, shows his photograph.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Bhagat Singh is a forgotten hero
Ludhiana, September 27
Members of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Club pay tributes to the martyr on his birth anniversary in Ludhiana on Monday. Bhagat Singh, one of the greatest freedom fighters that India ever saw is a forgotten hero. Today, on his birth anniversary, very few people remembered him.The freedom fighter, who should have been the source of inspiration for the youth, was hardly remembered by city residents, hinting clearly at the respect that the society has for one of the greatest freedom fighter of the country.

Members of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Club pay tributes to the martyr on his birth anniversary in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Bhagat Singh’s date of birth wrong in books
Doraha, September 27
While India is celebrating the birth anniversary of great freedom fighter, Shaheed Bhagat Singh tomorrow and it has been declared a state holiday, the students of a number of schools of the area are in no way ready to accept this fact as they seem to rely more on the misinformation being generated to them by their books mentioning the date of birth of Shaheed Bhagat Singh to be November 11.

Spray campaign to prevent malaria, dengue
Phillaur, September 27
Taking the task of the government in their own hands due to careless working of the health department, the District Youth Congress (DYC), Jalandhar, in its campaign “Aaam Adami Ka Sipahi” launched a campaign in Goraya, which was inaugurated by DYC president Vikramjit Singh today.

From Schools & Colleges
World Tourism Day
The World Tourism Day was celebrated on the campus of GMT Public School, Jalandhar bypass, on Monday. Students were made aware of the world’s largest industry i.e. tourism sector, which employs crores of people. 

Stress on importance of elementary biostatistics
Ludhiana, September 27
DMCH today organised a workshop on “Basics of elementary biostatistics” at the Dumra Auditorium.The workshop was inaugurated by principal, Dr Daljit Singh, who emphasised on the importance of elementary biostatistics in the field of medical education.

‘60 pc cardiac patients will be Indian by 2020’
Ludhiana, September 27
The World Heart Day was marked by Hero DMC Heart Institute yesterday by organising a series of awareness lectures by prominent medical professionals of the institute.

Plantation drive
Ludhiana, September 27
The Inner Wheel Club of Ludhiana led by Vandana Mehra in collaboration with the Nanhi Chaan Foundation represented by Meera Bajwa is holding a sapling plantation drive at Lifeline Polyclinic and Nursing Home, Rajpura road, Ludhiana.

Youth Cong pays tributes to martyr
Ludhiana, September 27
Led by district president Dimple Rana, activists of the District Youth Congress (DYC) today paid rich tributes to martyr Bhagat Singh.DYC workers organised a peace march from the Congress Bhawan to Jagraon Bridge.

Employees threaten to go on mass leave
Khamano September 27
Bags of wheat lying near the tehsil office. A Tribune photograph Employees of the local Tehsil complex, advocates, typists and deed writers have threatened to go on mass leave if the wheat and paddy that is rotting on the Tehsil premises is not lifted immediately. Heaps of wheat and paddy that are lying here for the past one year and they have begun sprouting. As the wheat has sprouted, it is not fit for human consumption.

Bags of wheat lying near the tehsil office. A Tribune photographA Tribune photograph

City folk artiste for CWG
Mandi Ahmedgarh,September 27
After giving 25 performances in various European countries under the banner of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Rishi Joshi, a local folk artiste and promoter, is set to attend the Common Wealth Games scheduled to commence on next Sunday. The hosts of the 2012 Olympics have already presented him a blazer for participation.

Rural development projects to be reviewed
Ludhiana, September 27
The Union Minister of State for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj CP Joshi is visiting the city tomorrow. He is scheduled to review various ongoing rural development projects in the city.

Work on ‘ring bundh’ to be completed by today
Phillaur/ Nakodar,September 27
Alertness of the administration and efforts of villagers of dozens of villages saved the critical situation, which could be proved dangerous due to several breaches in Dhussi bundh caused by increasing erosion in the bundh, along with the Sutlej since Friday evening.

‘Govt befooling the poor’
Ludhiana, September 27
The Shiromani Khalsa Panchayat has chided the SAD-BJP government in Punjab, headed by Parkash Singh Badal, over its claims of serving the people, while alleging that the government had let loose a reign of terror against employees and teachers agitating to seek justice.

Men in khaki above the law
Are men in khaki above law? It seems so because one comes across police personnel blatantly breaking those laws, which they are responsible for enforcing. It is all the more true as far as traffic rules are concerned. Jumping red lights, triple driving on two-wheelers, driving motor vehicles without proper or even no number plates is almost a routine for the police personnel of different ranks.

Dalit bodies sit on hunger strike
Demand suitable memorial for Ambedkar
Ludhiana, September 27
Activists of Dr BR Ambedkar Yadgar Sangharsh Committee observe a hunger strike in Ludhiana on Monday. Up in arms over failure of the state government to erect a suitable memorial for the father of the Indian Constitution, Dr BR Ambedkar, Dalit bodies today sat on a mass hunger strike at Dr Ambedkar Chowk (Jalandhar Bypass) while serving an ultimatum to the authorities to take work in hand on the proposed project failing which they would further intensify the agitation.

Activists of Dr BR Ambedkar Yadgar Sangharsh Committee observe a hunger strike in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

No use of combine from 7 pm to 10 am
Ludhiana, September 27
District Magistrate Rahul Tewari today banned the use of combine for harvesting of paddy from 7 pm to 10 am in the district.

Freedom fighter not given due honour
Ludhiana, September 27
A renowned freedom fighter, Dr Ram Parkash Dang, 90, who suffered a heart attack and died in the want of medical help, as his son got stuck in a traffic jam on Saturday night, was not given the due honour even after his death.

Power loom workers’ stir continues
Power loom workers protest outside the Labour Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, September 27
Stir by power loom workers continued even today. Workers of the units located at the Gaushala road, Kashmir Nagar and Madhopuri today participated in the protest.Agitating workers want a hike in the salaries and those working on the per piece system also want an increase. The workers of one of the textile units on the Gaushala road are on strike from the last many days.

Power loom workers protest outside the Labour Commissioner’s office in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Cast in city to promote ‘Kabaddi ek Mohabbat’
Ludhiana, September 27
Gurleen Chopra signs autographs. She was in the city for the promotion of Punjabi film ‘Kabaddi ek Mohabbat’. The cast and crew of the forthcoming Punjabi flick “Kabaddi ek mohabaat” were in the city today for the promotion of their film.Director of the film, Gurinder Dimpy said Dev Kharaur would be launched through this film. He is playing the lead role in the film, while Gurleen Chopra is the female protagonist.

Gurleen Chopra signs autographs. She was in the city for the promotion of Punjabi film ‘Kabaddi ek Mohabbat’. A Tribune photograph

Education officer takes voluntary retirement
Ludhiana, September 27
Surprising many, District Education Officer (secondary) (DEO) Bachhitar Singh has opted for voluntary retirement. He is due to be relieved from services this Thursday.


Ayurvedic official held for selling psychotropic drugs
Mullanpur, September 27
A joint team of the local police and narcotic cell of the Ludhiana (rural) police has arrested a government ayurvedic official under Sections 22, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act for allegedly stocking and selling scheduled drugs.




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