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Human apathy to the fore
Ludhiana, October 23
Two youths, who had initially sustained serious injuries, lost their lives during the past 24 hours in different road accidents. The two in fact could have been saved had the passersby taken them to hospital in time.

Cops warned against ‘forcible’ Diwali gifts
Ludhiana, October 23
In a major respite to city shopkeepers, the Commissioner of Police, Dr SS Chauhan, has sent clear directions to the cops, stating that strict action would be taken against the policemen found harassing shopkeepers for giving them "forcible" Diwali gifts.

Super bikes a ‘dangerous proposition’
Ludhiana, October 23
If MIG is proving fatal for the Indian Air Force pilots, super bikes are no different, as the passion for acceleration is leading to an increasing number of deaths due to these vehicles.


Dhanteras: Dealers expect sales to be in overdrive
Ludhiana, October 23
The five-day Diwali celebrations start on Dhanteras when Goddess Laxmi is worshiped to provide prosperity and well-being to all. On Dhanteras, people consider it auspicious to purchase gold or silver articles or at least one or two new utensils to bring prosperity.

‘Hatadi’-makers — the unsung heroes on streets
Ludhiana, October 23
As the rainy season ends, local artisans start trying their skillful hands on preparing beautiful "hatadies'' for the Diwali festival. On every Diwali they hope to earn better, yet they get very little amount by selling their “hatadies” in the wholesale market.

A craftsman gives final touches to a “Hatadi” in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A craftsman gives final touches to a “Hatadi” in Ludhiana

Abandoned child found
Ludhiana, October 23
A one-month-old male child was found abandoned at Kochar Park in Model Town Extension here today. The child was rescued by the area resident and handed over to the police. The incident occurred this morning when Jeet Singh, chief bank manager of Punjab and Sind Bank, noticed the abandoned child and informed the police.


MC’s callousness
Caved-in section, broken sewer bug residents
Ludhiana, October 23
If nature’s fury resulted in the caving in of a section of the Sham Singh Road, callous work by municipal corporation employees ensured that residents of the area continued to live in misery.

A portion of the Sham Singh road which caved in has blocked the sewerage line. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A portion of the Sham Singh road which caved in has blocked the sewerage line

new chander nagar
Electrical discharge gives residence sleepless nights
Ludhiana, October 23
Electrical discharge from streetlight poles in New Chander Nagar has forced residents to pass sleepless nights since Friday. So far, repeated complaints by the residents to the PSPCL control room and authorities have drawn a blank. A resident received a shock after he touched an electric pole near the Budha Nullah on Friday night. People lodged a complaint about with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) on their helpline 0161-5055510 at around 11.11 am on Friday.

High-voltage wires passing through New Chander Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

High-voltage wires passing through New Chander Nagar in Ludhiana

MC officials sit pretty, no probe report in months
Ludhiana, October 23
When it comes to shielding a few “favourites” by sitting over inquiries, one should take cue from Municipal Corporation (MC) officials. Municipal Commissioner AK Sinha had marked two inquiries into the Pakhowal Road scam and the missing file pertaining to the construction of the zone D building.

Nanhi chan
College told to plant 50 saplings for damaging greenery
Ludhiana, October 23
The Government College for Women will plant 50 saplings on its premises to compensate for the five saplings that were damaged while making preparations for “Virasati Mela Dheeyan Da” on October 20.

Festive pick

A young girl admires designer candles on display at Civil Lines in Ludhiana on Sunday
A young girl admires designer candles on display at Civil Lines in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

MSMEs upset at high interest rates
Ludhiana, October 23
The micro and small enterprise (MSE) sector, which is the main stay of Punjab’s economy after agriculture, is sore over the higher rates of interest on loans as compared to the cash-credit limits of their working capital.

Begowal women vow to fight social evils
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 23
Women of village in Sangrur district and surrounding areas vowed to contribute to the crusade launched jointly by the Samaj Bhalai Manch and the Cooperative Department against social evils like female foeticide, illiteracy and degradation of environment.

Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme
Despite fund crunch, college made to bore expenses
Ludhiana, October 23
Authorities of the Government College of Women were forced to bore expenses of the district-level function organised by the state government for distributing bicycles under the Mai Bhago Vidya Scheme on October 18.

Mela Dhiyan Da
Inhospitable conditions upset artistes
Ludhiana, October 23
“Welcome to our accommodation,” said one of the artistes from Himachal Pradesh satirically while pointing towards the dirty mattresses lying on the floor of one of the classrooms at the Government College for Women.

Artistes made to stay in inhospitable conditions during the ‘Mela Dheeyan Da’ at the Government College for Women in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Artistes made to stay in inhospitable conditions during the ‘Mela Dheeyan Da’ at the Government College for Women in Ludhiana

Janakpuri fast turning hub of gamblers
Ludhiana, October 23
The Janakpuri area of the city is fast turning into a den of gamblers. Amit Gosain, grandson of health minister Satpal Gosain, is at loggerheads with Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Naginder Rana over this issue. So much so that he has even demanded the transfer of the ACP from the area with immediate effect.

reality show
Residents make beeline for auditions
Ludhiana, October 23
More than hundred people conglomerated at the Ramgarhia Girls College for auditions by a national TV channel for an upcoming music reality show. The uniqueness about the show was singers from the age group between 16 to 60 years were eligible of the show.

Play time

Students stage a play during the PAU Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Sunday
Students stage a play during the PAU Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Students apprised of Right to Service Act
Ludhiana, October 23
A seminar on ‘Right to Service Act-2011’ (RTSA) was organised by the GGN Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines, for the students of MBA and MCA on Saturday. The students conducted a survey to identify awareness and perception of the Act among different segments of the society.

Dance sums up PU youth fest
Machiwara October 23
Panjab University Youth and Heritage Festival 2011 concluded at National College for Women, Machiwara, yesterday. Jaspal Singh, Chief Commissioner Income Tax (NWR), was the chief guest on the occasion. In his address, he highlighted the importance of such festivals in promoting art, culture and heritage.

600 take part in “Walkmarathon-2011”
Ludhiana, October 23
An anti-obesity awareness programme "Walkmarathon-2011" was organised from Old DMC to New DMCH in association with Rotary Club Ludhiana Greater, Cycling Association for Health & Happiness and Guru Nanak Public School. Nearly 600 people participated in the programme on Saturday.

Founder’s Day celebrated at Sidhwan Khurd
Jagraon, October 23
Sidhwan Educational Institutions celebrated its Founders’ day here on Saturday. All the five institutions run by Shri Guru Hargobind Ujjagar Hari Trust-Khalsa College for Women, GHG Harparkash College of Education, GHG Institute of Law for Women, Sikh Girls Senior Secondary School and Guru Hargobind Public Senior Secondary School celebrated the day.

KCW hostellers revel during cultural fiesta
Ludhiana, October 23
Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, organised “Hostel Night” here on Friday. The hostlers were captivated by Giddha and Bhangra performance. The college students performed the items like group songs, modelling, mimicry histrionics, choreography, solo dance and bamboo dance.
Girl students present a ‘Bamboo Dance’ during a function at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana
Girl students present a ‘Bamboo Dance’ during a function at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Puppet show marks annual function
Ludhiana, October 23
MGM Public School organised its annual function here today. About 700 students presented cultural items and 160 students were given prizes for their achievements in academics and sports.

Colleges hold “Aagaaz-2011”
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 23
RIMT-Institute of Engineering and Technology and RIMT-Maharaja Aggrasen Engineering College, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised freshers’ party, “Aagaaz-2011” on Saturday evening.

Contest at college
Ludhiana, October 23
Sadbhavna College of Education for Women, Raikot, organised a lecture competition on ‘Love Vs Friendship which is the stronger relationship’ on its campus. KK Garg, programme coordinator, said, “Such events unveil the dormant potentials in the students.

from schools
Fashion fiesta at GNPS
Ludhiana: The fashion studies department of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, organised a “Fashion Fiesta”, a fashion show, to showcase the creativity of the students.Trends starting from 1900 onwards were depicted on stage by the students of the school, who.

Reporter’s Diary
Flouting traffic rules with impunity
With utter madness prevailing on city roads and the traffic rules being flouted with impunity, the future also holds nothing better if the driving lessons being given by the so-called driving schools to the trainee drivers are any indication.


Gang Rape
Victim’s kin allege police inaction
Jagraon, October 23
The family of a minor girl of Deharka village, near here, who was allegedly gang raped by a few youths of the village on October 7, has alleged that they are being pressurised by the accused family members to accept Rs 1 lakh and reach a compromise in the case.

NRI abandons wife at shrine
Ludhiana, October 23
She came all the way from New York along with her husband to pay obeisance at a shrine but little did she know that her US-based husband would leave her in a queue of devotees and flee back to his country.

Maanvi adjudged best athlete
Ludhiana, October 23
The seventh Annual Athletic Meet of Sat Paul Mittal School was organised on the school premises today. Commissioner of Police Dr SS Chauhan was the chief guest. Students, who performed well at the district, state and the national-level were given awards.




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