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Substandard Sweets
No breather for erring sweetsellers
Raids on three shops, two godowns
A health official inspects sweets at a shop on the Gill road in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, November 1
With Diwali round the corner, the health department here is gearing up to check the menace of adulterated and substandard sweets.In the course of its drive against the sale of poor-quality sweets and other food items, a team of health officials conducted raids on three sweets shops, from where samples of several items were taken, and two sweets godowns, where huge stocks for sale during Diwali were sealed.

A health official inspects sweets at a shop on the Gill road in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




Victim’s nagging triggered killing
Didn’t marry her: Accused
Ludhiana, November 1
When juggling between marriage and live-in relationship became too hard to handle for 52-year-old Vinod, he eliminated his 34-year-old paramour, whom he had promised moon a few years ago.

Diwali spells doom for endangered owls
Ludhiana, November 1
The festival of lights spells darkness for the owl, the Greek symbol of wisdom. Every year during Diwali hundreds of owls are trapped and killed by practitioners of “black magic” in the city.The nocturnal bird, which - ironically - is identified with the Hindu goddess Lakshmi in whose honour the festival is celebrated, faces a major threat despite being protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 since 1991.

Special bus brings cheer to students
Ludhiana, November 1
A “students special” bus of Punjab Roadways from Ludhiana to Ajitwal on the Ludhiana-Moga route had its maiden run from general bus stand this morning.Students of Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial College and some other institutions showed an enthusiastic response to the new facility.

Tax evasion by ‘peti’ mafia
ETO in the line of fire
Ludhiana, November 1
The role of an excise and taxation officer has come under the scanner for allegedly patronising “peti” mafia, which has caused a loss of Rs 10 lakh to the state exchequer by evading sales tax.


A nightmarish train journey
Eleventh hour cancellation of New Delhi-Amritsar Express harries passengers
Ludhiana, November 1
Eleventh hour cancellation of 2459 New Delhi-Amritsar Express, scheduled to leave the New Delhi railway station at 1.35 pm on Sunday, turned out to be a nightmare for hundreds of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar bound passengers, who had to face harassment and take alternative trains, or other modes of transport to reach their respective destinations.

PAU students sit in protest in support of their demands on Monday. Protest over youth fest results
Ludhiana, November 1
Students of College of Agriculture, Punjab Agricultural University, today held a protest outside their college.Students raised slogans and alleged that the results, as declared by the panel of judges during the PAU Youth Festival, were unfair and biased.

PAU students sit in protest in support of their demands on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana : The Senior Humanities Forum of Kundan Vidya Mandir organised an inter-house extempore speech contest for students of classes IX to XII here today. Two students from each house participated in the contest. Officiating principal Navita Puri presided over the contest.

Training and placement cell and Indian Society for Technical Education Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Model Town, organised a seminar on hardware and network technologies. A warm welcome was accorded to Loveraj Kalsi Trainer, Gurjot Singh and Naina from NIIT, Ludhiana, by Wing Commander SS Arora (retd), training and placement officer.

Management body for a green Diwali
Ludhiana, November 1
The Ludhiana Management Association held a meeting with its members.The members said they would have a safe and pollution free Diwali this year.VK Goyal, president, Ludhiana Management Association, said children should stay away from crackers.

Industrial body wants ‘C’ form abolished
Ludhiana, November 1
Asserting that the trade and industry is suffering on account of unavailability of “C” form and formalities under the CST Act, the Federation of Punjab Small Industries Associations has advocated for the abolition of the form with the implementation of the Tax Information Exchange System (TINXYS).

Fire at scrap godown
Ludhiana, November 1
A major fire broke out at a scrap godown near Hussainiwala village here last evening. It took firefighters around six hours to douse the fire. Scrap worth several lakh rupees was gutted. No loss of life was reported in the incident.

Seven oxen rescued from abattoir
Doraha, November 1
The Gau Rakhya Dal and the Doraha police saved seven oxen which were being carried from Ropar to the slaughterhouse at Malerkotla last evening.Rajinder Kumar, vice-president of the Ludhiana unit of the body, said they nabbed Meharban, who had hired a tempo (PB11V-2446) to carry the oxen to Malerkotla and later to Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh, where he resided.

Rising brick prices stonewall projects
Khamano, November 1
Development work in the area has come to a halt due to a hike in prices of bricks in Khamano block. Consequently, grants worth lakhs of rupees given to village panchayats are lying unutilised.


Canadian firm director booked for fraud
Ludhiana, November 1
The director of a Canadian company has landed in trouble for supplying substandard and old machines in place of new ones.The complainant, Ajay Gupta, joint managing director, Supreme Tex Mart, located in Industrial Area, had claimed that the Canadian firm had committed fraud with them. In his complaint, Gupta alleged that his company had purchased some machinery from Marshal Medda, director, Chick Tex Inc, Canada.

Easy wins for Spring Dale spikers
Ludhiana, November 1
Hosts Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School wrapped up their matches in the boys’ u-17 and girls’ u-19 sections, respectively, in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex (LSSC) Central Zone Volleyball Tournament, which began here today.

Sarya, Sarooti bag best player’s trophy
Mandi Gobindgarh,November 1
The 11th annual sports day of Om Parkash Bansal Modern School go under way here today.Pushkar Vohra, AEO of sports department, CBSE, New Delhi, inaugurated the event.Trust chairman Dr Hukam Chand Bansal and co-chairperson Neena Bansal presided over the function.

Sardar Singh shoots bronze
Ludhiana, November 1
Sardar Singh, student of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, made his presence felt as he won a bronze medal in the Punjab State Rifle Shooting Championship at Chandigarh recently.Competing in the .22 open sight rifle event (open category), Sardar Singh, studying MTech (production), fought valiantly before going down against his immediate rivals. He secured 224 points out of 300 to content with third position.




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