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Cane charge on protesting riot victims
Ludhiana, October 3
Members of the Dang Peerit Welfare Association went on the rampage today accusing the district administration of “playing a cruel joke” on the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims.

Protesters try to break the police cordon; and (right) a welt on the back of a woman who was canecharged in Ludhiana on Sunday.Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Envy drives friend, 3 others to kill youth
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 3
A group of miscreants, at least four in number, killed the only son of a peasant family of Kangwanwal village by calling him to a deserted house on the pretext of finalising some programmethis afternoon.The police has initiated a probe into the incident but has not arrested anyone so far.

Traffic cops ignore PCR vehicles parked wrongly
Ludhiana, October 3
A PCR vehicle parked in the middle of the road in Field Gunj, Ludhiana, on Sunday. While traffic cops slap hefty fines on the city’s commuters for wrongly parking their vehicles, the rules appear to be different when it comes to the men in khaki. Though policemen are known to flout traffic regulations with impunity, the police department has still not launched any drive has to educate the cops about the rules.

A PCR vehicle parked in the middle of the road in Field Gunj, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Electric trees, fountains in parks go defunct
Ludhiana, October 3
Electric powered palm trees and fountains that were installed to “beautify” public parks in the city about five years ago are in a shambles today due to lack of maintenance. The trees function only occasionally with only a few functional ones lighting up parks at night. Some have even been stolen by thieves.


Simultaneous Protests
Govt to face agitators’ wrath
Ludhiana, October 3
Protesting teachers of the state are set to give the government a tough time in the coming days. Various teachers’ associations of the state have given an ultimatum to the Punjab Government, demanding fulfilment of their demands within a specific time frame, failing which they would launch massive protests.

Manual meters outdated: PAU club
Ludhiana, October 3
In order to save farmers from harassment in the name of excessive moisture content in the produce during procurement, the Punjab Mandi Board must train the farmers in using moisture test meters. This was stated by the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) kisan club recently.

Two-year grapple with incapacitating injury
Kabaddi player’s kin seek financial help
Dhatt (Mullanpur Dakha), October 3
Having failed to attract the attention of authorities in the sports department of the state, sports organisations claiming to be promoters of kabaddi and organisers of the much-publicised World Kabaddi Cup-2010, a Dalit family of laboureres of this nondescript village has sought the help of philanthropists to save the life of their member who is struggling for life.

‘Self-medication, sluggish lifestyle can cause heart diseases’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 3
A cardiologist examines a patient during a medical camp at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Showing concern over the increasing frequencies of various lifestyle diseases among men and women living in the urban areas and the disregard shown by the patients towards medical advice, experts in various medical fields called upon office bearers of social organisations to launch coordinated movement to educate masses about deleterious effects of the tendency.

A cardiologist examines a patient during a medical camp at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

220 examined at health camp
Ludhiana, October 3
220 patients were examined at a free medical check-up camp organised by Shri Raghunath Hospital at Bains village in the district today.The patients where given follow-up advice and free medicines.

Lawyers’ strike from today
Ludhiana, October 3
Condemning the registration of a criminal case by the police against a lawyer, Surinder Dogra, lawyers have decided to go on a strike from tomorrow.The president of the District Bar Association, Naval Kishore Chhibber, said indefinite strike would be observed until the case was withdrawn. He said apparently, Dogra had been falsely implicated in a case of cheating and forgery.

Two-day yoga conference concludes
Ludhiana, October 3
“With spiritual progress, the mind grows in magnitude. The mind increases its periphery until it finally merges in the Supreme Entity.” This was stated by the spiritual head of Ananda Marga Pracharaka Samgha (AMPS) Vishwadevananda Avadhuta during a two days meditation conference which concluded here today.

Awareness camp at Kakowal
Ludhiana, October 3
An awareness campaign by SDP College at Kakowal village was held here as part of the day-night NSS camp organised, under the guidance of Balraj Bhasin, president, SDP College for Women, which entered its third day successfully on Sunday.

City first to have computerised FIRs
Ludhiana, October 3
Ludhiana today became the first city in the country to provide the facility of lodging a complaint with the police online through the newly launched web portal of the city police. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, today formally launched the web portal at Sahnewal today.

Priestly model
Ludhiana, October 3
He invokes the Almighty from the depths of his soul and chants the most difficult of shlokas as though they were written on his heart. And he also walks down the ramp with equal ease. Twenty-two-year-old Deepak Sharma, priest-cum-model, is comfortable in both skins.

Labourer bludgeoned to death
Ludhiana, October 3
Panic gripped the Salem Tabri area after some people spotted a badly mutilated body of a labourer here today. According to the police, the victim had been bludgeoned and strangled. The victim has not been identified yet.

A car rally being flagged off at Ludhiana on Sunday. Fun car rally for families
Ludhiana, October 3
The 10th fun car rally was organised here today. The rally covered major areas of the city. All participants had to follow the traffic rules as they were not adjudicated on the basis of speed.The final winner was decided after the last participant crossed the finish line.

A car rally being flagged off at Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Emphasis on home gardens
Ludhiana, October 3
A three-day training workshop on “home gardening”, organised by AVRDC -- The World Vegetable Centre -- through its Regional Centre for South Asia (RCSA), Hyderabad, in collaboration with Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and Punjab Agricultural University in the Department of Vegetable Crops, concluded here yesterday. About 25 trainees, comprising seven from Ranchi, eight from Bhutan and 10 from the PAU, attended the workshop.

At 14, he acts as ‘next of kin’ for unclaimed dead
Ludhiana, October 3
Sonu ferries a body to the civil hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. While most children his age play and dream of a happy life ahead, he handles the dead, ferrying unclaimed bodies to crematoria. At the tender age of 14 he does not have any idea how many corpses he has cremated or how many funerals he has attended.

Sonu ferries a body to the civil hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Work on sewerage project begins
Sahnewal, October 3
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal inaugurates the work on sewerage project at Sahnewal on Sunday. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today gave the green signal to the start of the much-awaited water and sewerage project here.Targeting the Congress during a rally at the new grain market, he said the opposition had to cut a sorry figure as their failures could not match the accomplishments of their alliance, referring to the unsuccessful debate initiated by the Congress in the Punjab Assembly session.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal inaugurates the work on sewerage project at Sahnewal on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Khangura questions fate of earlier projects
Ludhiana, October 3
As Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal laid the foundation stone for another slew of projects at Sahnewal today, Congress MLA from Qila Raipur Jassi Khangura questioned the fate of earlier projects initiated by Badal in a similar manner amidst hype and media blitz.

Stone laid for ultra-modern police station
Sahnewal, October 3
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal laid the foundation stone for the Rs 2-crore ultra-modern police station here today.The design of the unique semi-urban police station has been approved by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).

Encroachments gone!
Sahnewal, October 3
Encroachments that had been a perpetual headache for commuters, residents and shopkeepers and even the police department were suddenly found gone from the roads here today.The reason: Visit of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal.

Level crossing not for Badal!
Sahnewal, October 3
The local level crossing, which is often found closed, remained open for the convoy of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal to pass here today. However, the level crossing was closed soon after his convoy passed, leaving his supporters high and dry. “The level crossing remains closed most of the time, testing the patience of commuters waiting on both sides,” rued a commuter.

Medical fraternity hails dropping of Bill
Ludhiana, October 3
The medical fraternity across the state has hailed the decision taken by cabinet ministers, MLAs and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to relinquish the enforcement of the Clinical Establishment (Rules and Regulation) 2010 Bill in Punjab.

Error Regretted
Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri was erroneously mentioned as the first Prime Minister of India in these columns yesterday. The error is regretted.

Title win for ace shuttler Kalla
Ludhiana, October 3
Ace shuttler Steffi Kalla won the final of Rajinder Singh Memorial Open District Badminton Championship played at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.In the penultimate day of the tourney, Kalla outclassed Reetu Vinayak (21- 17, 21- 13) to clinch the under-19 years girls’ final.




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