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Traffic cop falls victim to road rage
Manhandled by speeding car driver while trying to stop traffic violator
Ludhiana, October 11
Jasveer Singh, the traffic cop (in blue trousers), at Division No 5 police station in Ludhiana on Monday. A traffic cop fell victim to road rage, as he was manhandled and his turban tossed by a furious car driver at the Bharat Nagar Chowk here today.

Jasveer Singh, the traffic cop (in blue trousers), at Division No 5 police station in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Prime 8.93 acres to go under the hammer
Ludhiana, October 11
The 8.93 acres prime piece of the irrigation department’s land in front of the mini secretariat would soon go under the hammer to generate revenue.The land, worth millions is located at the Ferozepore Road, would soon be auctioned under the optimum utilisatisation of vacant government land.


Heritage landmark to make way for new police building
Ludhiana, October 11
The city will soon lose a heritage building with the 174-year-old Kotwali police station being demolished to make way for an ultramodern structure. The new police station, which is under construction, is expected to be ready in a couple of months.

An artiste dressed as Ravana during Ram Leela organised in Ludhiana .
An artiste dressed as Ravana during Ram Leela organised in Ludhiana . Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

They show the way against polythene
Ludhiana, October 11
After serving the country, Brig Kulwant Singh Dhillon (retd) is now on a mission to serve the Mother Nature, with wife Raj Bhupinder Kaur Dhillon as a partner in his endeavour.

Killer MC truck mows down another man
Ludhiana, October 11
It seems that the Municipal Corporation’s garbage trucks are on a killing spree. In a latest incident an over speeding Municipal Corporation’s truck ran over an MBBS doctor at Issa Nagri located near the local Civil Hospital today.

Villagers oppose plan for shooting range
Ludhiana, October 11
A proposal to set up a shooting range costing about Rs 20 crore in Sunet village has become a bone of contention between residents and the District Rifle Association (DRA). The villagers instead want a children's park should be developed on the 5,100 square yard piece of land.


Dance, literary items dominate on Day 3
Students perform a giddha during the 52nd Zonal Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Monday. Ludhiana, October 11
The SCD Government College wore a festive look on the third day of 52nd Zonal Youth Festival, Ludhiana Zone-A.The day witnessed dance and literary items. Chief guests for the morning session were vice-chairman of the Punjab State Planning Board Prof Rajinder Bhandari and chairman of the zila parishad Manpreet Singh Ayali.

Students perform a giddha during the 52nd Zonal Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PAU Notes
Ludhiana: A two-day “National campaign on yoga and naturopathy for holistic health” will kick off tomorrow at the PAU. The Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN) and Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in co-ordination with Pracheen Nature Cure and Yoga Hospital, Lakhowal, and International Naturopathy Organisation, Punjab, are organising the campaign. Punjab Health Minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla will be the chief guest, while Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang will preside over. The inaugural address will be delivered by Dr BT Chidananda Murthy, director, CCRYN.

Zonal youth fest from today
Khamano, October 11
The Zonal Youth Festival of Punjabi University, Patiala, will be held at Cordia College, Sanghol, from tomorrow.Thirty colleges of Fatehgarh Sahib zone have confirmed their participation. There will be 27 events, which include giddha, bhangra, quiz, debate, folk song, western and Indian dances, play, mime, skit, painting, etc.

From Colleges
LUDHIANA: Pinnacle Institute of Fashion Technology organised a one-day industry visit for students of fashion design, knitwear design, textile design department, Adinath Knitwear, today. The purpose of the visit was to make students familiar with latest machinery used in industry for fabric manufacturing, garment cutting and stitching and CAD software used in designing the fabric as per latest trends.

Say no to spurious khoya
With festival season around the corner, markets, as usual, will be flooded with synthetic khoya made from toxic chemicals, blotting paper and God knows with what sort of non-edible substances to increase the sale of sweets.

Winter school at vet varsity
Participants to get practical training in haematology
Ludhiana, October 11
“Diagnostics at the field level can be improved by generating manpower,” said Dr NK Sood, professor and head, department of veterinary pathology, GADVASU.Dr Sood was explaining the main concerns of 21-day winter school on “Recent Concepts in Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics” from October 12 to November 1, 2010. He said the department of veterinary pathology, GADVASU, Ludhiana, was organising the ICAR-sponsored activity.

Work going on at a snail’s pace
Machhiwara, October 11
Although the Punjab drainage department has initiated work to clean up the Budha Nallah drain from Chamkaur Sahib to Machhiwara, it is going at a snail’s pace.Retd Captain Balbir Singh of Pawat village and several prominent persons of the village, Behlolpur, Hassanpur, Burz and some adjoining villages had sent a written complaint to the Punjab Chief Minister, Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner and other officials concerned.

Members of the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation at a meeting in Ludhiana. Kang to get Banda Bahadur award
Ludhiana, October 11
Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation will confer “Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Yadgari Award” on a noted writer and social activist, Gurdit Singh Kang on the birth anniversary of the “saint soldier” on October 15 here.

Members of the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation at a meeting in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Senior citizens more prone to disease: Doc
Ludhiana, October 11
Arthritis is the major cause of mortality and morbidity in the community affecting all age groups. These disorders are the leading cause of disability in the developed as well as developing countries. Some disorders like osteoarthritis affect more than 70 per cent of population beyond the age of 65 years.

Post-harvest technologies can help check losses
Ludhiana, October 11
The race between climate change and human efforts to mitigate it is never ending. Post-harvest engineering technologies can help in checking losses, said Dr RT Patil, director of the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) while speaking at the national seminar on impact of climate change on fruit crops held at the PAU.

Land Acquisition Bill
Give monthly compensation to farmers: BJP leader
Phillaur, October 11
Senior BJP leader and national secretary of the BJP Kisan Morcha, Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal, accused UPA-led Congress government of purposefully sitting over the Land Acquisition Bill 2007 for the past three years to help their aides and capitalists to acquire farmers’ land in the garb of the SEZ Act 2005 and industrialisation.

A car that is parked in the middle of the road causes traffic jam in Ludhiana on Monday.
BIZARRE PARKING: A car that is parked in the middle of the road causes traffic jam in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Farmers ignorant of health problems: Doctor
Ludhiana, October 11
A team led by Dr Akashdeep Singh, senior pulmonologist at SPS Apollo Hospital visited a few villages on the outskirts of the city and found that farmers were burning crop stubble in a large number of fields.

‘Indian industry lacks research, development’
Ludhiana, October 11
Micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the state are passing through a challenging phase.Fluctuating raw material, turbulent commodity market, scarcity of labour, weak infrastructure, location disadvantage, competition from neighbouring countries, globalised markets and availability of technology are the major concerns for the MSMEs.

No processions on hospital roads
India is a land of many religions and Indians celebrate many festivals with gaiety and fanfare.Religious processions are taken out on the busy streets of Ludhiana during the peak working hours causing traffic Jams and a lot of inconvenience to the people. The biggest sufferers are people like accident victims, heart attack victims and other serious ailments like asthma and other emergencies, who get stuck in traffic jams and fail to make it to the hospital on time.


Labourer beaten to death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 11
A 30-year-old labourer of Chakil village was allegedly beaten to death by three youths of Lehra village for passing indecent remarks on women of the area.The deceased has been identified as Buta Singh, alias Happy.

Waiter shot at during marriage ceremony
Mullanpur Dakha, October 11
The police has begun a probe into an incident wherein a waiter entertaining guests during a marriage ceremony at Sawaddi Kalan village was shot at from a 12-bore gun by one of the inebriated guests yesterday.

Woman conspires with lover to kill father-in-law
Samrala, October 11
The police has booked two persons, including a woman, allegedly involved in the murder of an old person of nearby Sarwarpur village, whose body was found from a village pond yesterday.


Man gets 2-yr jail in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, October 11
Disposing of a nine-year-old cheque bounce case, Judicial Magistrate Vipindeep Kaur has convicted Pawan Kumar Bansal, owner of Mahesh Motors, Bhatinda. He was sentenced to undergo two years of imprisonment.

Hard-fought win for India
Amloh, October 11
The kabaddi match between India and Pakistan, which was postponed twice, was played at Government Senior Secondary School, Amloh, last evening.It was for the first time in the history of Fatehgarh Sahib district that people of the area had gathered in large number to witness their favourite game.




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