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Crackdown on ‘peti mafia’
Godown owners deposit fine
Ludhiana, October 6
Two of the three suspects involved in an excise evasion racket today deposited a penalty amounting to Rs 5-10 lakh with the excise & taxation department following its crackdown on the ‘peti mafia’.

TIN for traders

Ex-ADC answers police questions on scam
Ludhiana, October 6
The police is cross checking the responses given by former additional deputy commissioner (development) Davinder Singh to questions relating to the Indira Awas Yojna scam with the claims made by the prime suspect, Laxman Singh, an employee in his office. The cops had handed Davinder a questionnaire following allegations by Laxman SIngh, who was booked in the case.


13-yr-old boy run over by truck
Ludhiana, October 6
A 13-year-old boy was crushed to death under a speeding truck near Partap Chowk here today. The victim has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, who was riding pillion on the scooter at the time of the incident.

Anuj Sharma ‘Button man’ comes calling
Ludhiana, October 6
If fashion was a mission, Mumbai-based designer Anuj Sharma would have been one of the greatest missionaries of the glamour world. Such is his passion, vision and creativity.

Fashion designer Anuj Sharma

A thick blanket of smog that engulfed Ludhiana due to the burning of paddy stubble, in violation of a ban, in the countryside on Wednesday. Farmers burn paddy stubble despite ban
Ludhiana, October 6
Despite ban imposed by the district magistrate, farmers continue to burn paddy stubble, thereby putting human as well as ecology in this region at risk.

SMOKESCREEN: A thick blanket of smog that engulfed Ludhiana due to the burning of paddy stubble, in violation of a ban, in the countryside on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


A view of velodrome at the PAU in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Poor facilities, govt apathy take toll on cycling
Ludhiana, October 6
Lack of maintenance as well as the sports department’s indifferent attitude has left the cycling velodrome on the Punjab agricultural University campus in a mess. The rundown condition of the stadiums has also affected the sport with aspiring cyclists losing interest in it.

A view of velodrome at the PAU in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Dengue figure crosses 1,000 mark
Health authorities say number not above 260
Ludhiana, October 6
Around 100 patients suffering from dengue have been reporting at various city hospitals everyday, taking the total number to more than 1,000.

No room at DMCH
Pvt hospitals err

Despite ban, officials forced to pass moist paddy
SAD leaders deny influencing procurement
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 6
Officials of various procurement agencies seem to be sandwiched between the government’s direction and leaders of the ruling party. While instructions don’t allow any external interference in the process of procurement, they (officials) are almost forced to pass heaps of paddy with moisture much higher than the permissible dampness. Commission agents purchasing the commodity, cleared under compulsion, will have to bear the brunt of this tendency.

A Scorpio that overturned near the BRS Nagar traffic light point in Ludhiana on Tuesday night.
A Scorpio that overturned near the BRS Nagar traffic light point in Ludhiana on Tuesday night. A Tribune photograph

Sheller owners on strike till Oct 12
Machiwara, October 6
The strike called by sheller owners in the district will continue till October 12. Rice millers have refused to provide space to government agencies for storage of paddy.

Rally by PAU employees
Protest against govt’s ‘anti-employee’ policies
Ludhiana, October 6
The PAU Employees Union today organised a massive rally in front of the university’s Thapar Hall (administration block).

Abduction of 9-yr-old
Residents keeping watch on strangers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 6
Rs 65-lakh reward declared for providing a clue about abductors of a Panipat based family’s child is secondary to a humanitarian duty of residents of the local town and its surrounding localities.

Industrialists air their grievances
Ludhiana, October 6
Ludhiana enjoys a prominent place among the selected industrial hubs. The city has been catering to the world’s hosiery needs for more than 100 years. But at present, transporting goods to various destinations has become a tedious task.

Serving educators his passion
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 6
Recognising the problems being faced by government employees in claiming their dues and other facilities, Darshan Singh of Assi Kalan, a retired teacher, has dedicated rest of his life to the welfare of the teaching community.

Soi seeks more funds for Punjab
Ludhiana, October 6
China has a network of 1.20 lakh kilometer expressways compared to India, which has not more than 3,000 km, but still 40 per cent more accidental deaths are reported on Indian roads than China.

Non-payment of dues
Arhtiyas to block traffic today
Khamano, October 6
The Arhtiya Association of Punjab, fed up with the dilly-dallying attitude of officials of procuring agencies over the last years commission to the local as well as from other grain markets, has decided to block the traffic on the Ludhiana- Chandigarh road tomorrow.

Riot victims’ faction wants DC to go
Ludhiana, October 6
The Danga Peerit Welfare Association has demanded the transfer of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rahul Tewari within 48 hours.

‘Scientists should focus on climate changes’
Ludhiana, October 6
A three-day national seminar on ‘Impact of Climate Change on Fruit Crops’ was inaugurated at the Borlaug Wheat Auditorium on PAU campus here today.

Dengue Fear
Schools change dress code
Doraha, October 6
In order to quell the spread of dengue, some schools in the town have changed their dress code.

Leggings a must-have this season
Ludhiana, October 6
Leggings, the re-born 80’s fad, are this season’s hottest pick and have become a favourite with women.

Senior citizens honoured
Amloh, October 6
Amloh SDM Poonamdeep Kaur presided over a function to celebrate the Senior Citizens Day at Maghi Memorial College for Women here today.

From Schools
Joyride to moon
Ludhiana, October 6
The “Science Week” kicked off at Bal Bharati Public School. Students were given an opportunity to explore the sky with Digi-Sky by Leo-Planetaria, Delhi. Students enjoyed a joy ride to moon and stars. The show lasted for about 50 minutes in an inflated dome shaped balloon.

Hair to stay
With everything in place for the D-day - appointment with the best make-up artist, a fairly good skin waiting to be painted, an exotic bridal dress rehearsed a million times, oodles of eagerness and enthusiasm…then god knows why it does not turn out the way you wanted. Something is amiss…not sure what!

Beyond age
“Phool murjhate hain, alfaaz nahin murjhate/ Duur jana hai toh bazurgon ki duayein le jaa,” the couplet by poet Rumani reflects the richness of Indian cultural traditions where the elderly are extolled for their wisdom and given due respect.


Spurned, Class X boy commits suicide
Jagraon, October 6
Son of a migrant labour hailing from Begusarai village in Bihar committed suicide after a few villagers and members of the girl’s family thrashed him for daring to meet the girl. The migrant labourer’s family is, now, lining at Madarpur village for the past several years.


Husband gets 10-yr jail for dowry death
Ludhiana, October 6
The court of Additional Sessions Judge Munish Singal has convicted Sukdev Singh and his brother Jagdev Singh of Jamalpur Colony in a dowry death case. The duo were ordered to undergo a sentence of 10 years.




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