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Kingpin of extortion gang held
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday Ludhiana, October 23
In a major breakthrough, the city police has arrested the kingpin of a pan-India gang involved in extortion.

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Groom strangles bride to death, attempts suicide
A file photo of the victim, Manpreet KaurKhamano, October 23
A newlywed bride was strangled to death allegedly by her bridegroom on the very first night of their marriage. Later, the groom also tried to commit suicide by cutting the veins of his arm. He is struggling for life at the PGI in Chandigarh.
A file photo of the victim, Manpreet Kaur


950 samples of milk fail purity test in city
Ludhiana, October 23
The Dairy Development Board and the district Health Department have found more than 50 per cent samples of milk adulterated in Ludhiana. This has lent credence to the Centre's statement given to the Supreme Court regarding adulteration of milk.

Allottees set to get plots after 30 years
Ludhiana, October 23
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) will conduct a draw of lots for the allotment of residential plots of 125 sq yard each to eligible applicants in the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar scheme on Pakhowal Road here on October 30. The applicants, who had deposited the earnest money for these plots way back in 1979 and 1982, have been waiting for the allotment of plots for the past more than 30 years now.

MC pulls down illegal structure
Ludhiana, October 23
Officials of the building branch of the municipal corporation today razed a structure constructed on government land in Street No. 7 at the Upkar Nagar locality in the Civil Lines area.

Budding player loses legs in train mishap
Ludhiana, October 23
Akash Mehra, a budding hockey player, lost both his legs after he was run over by a train near Jalandhar city today. A trainee of the Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy, Jarkhar, Akash was going to his home to celebrate his birthday there.


Colleges face shortage of lecturers
Ludhiana October 23
Education system in the state colleges seems to be gasping on borrowed breaths as the most of the colleges are being run by the guest faculty and part time lecturers, who do not have any job security and are paid for the hours they spend in the colleges.

Markets wear a colourful look these days Diwali glitz: It’s shopping time
Ludhiana, October 23
The glitter and glitz is back in Ludhiana as the city readies for the festival of lights. While some shopkeepers offer gifts, the others have announced discounts and special offers to boost their sales. "This is the perfect time for making purchases. People consider the festive season as not only the best period for discounts and special offers, but also the most auspicious time for making purchases."
Markets wear a colourful look these days. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Designer sweets hit market
Ludhiana, October 23
Festivals are incomplete without the traditional sweet. Owners of sweet shops have come up with designer sweets to woo customers.

Rurka village common land to be developed
Sudhar, October 23
Administration officials with villagers at the common land at Rurka village in Ludhiana district Having succeeded in removing encroachments from common land measuring 34 acres at Rurka village, near here, the Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development) has directed the officials at of block development office to develop the land for the use of residents of the area.

Administration officials with villagers at the common land at Rurka village in Ludhiana district.

Strong winds bring down Ravana's effigy
Ludhiana, October 23
An effigy of Ravana collapsed at Ram Leela Ground in Upkar Nagar, a day before it was schedule to set on fire.

UID card process to resume by Oct-end
Ludhiana, October 23
The process of making Aadhaar unique identity cards is likely to start by the end of this month after a long hiatus of eight months.

27-year-old electrocuted
Ludhiana, October 23
A 27-year-old man was electrocuted after he came in contact with high-tension line while catching a pigeon on the rooftop his house on the Tibba Road here today.

‘Power Cut’ star cast in city
Jaspal Bhatti with other star actors of ‘Power Cut’ in Ludhiana on Tuesday Ludhiana, October 23
Eyebrows were raised and lips stretched for smiles at the same time, as the star cast of the movie Power Cut led Jaspal Bhatti at the start of the press conference started singing the song recounting the benefits of the power cuts, turning electric wires into clothes line, for the lovers not visible in the dark, the owls smiling sitting on the power cables.
Jaspal Bhatti with other star actors of ‘Power Cut’ in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Students get flying experience
Ludhiana, October 23
Schoolchildren with NCC Air Wing officials at the Sahnewal airport in Ludhiana on Tuesday Hours after the sortie, their hearts were still aflutter with the euphoria they experienced during the flight, eyes still beaming with excitement, wonder and delight, a faint smile and dream to take to skies again, the schoolchildren had seen while sitting in the cockpit most others only imagine.
Schoolchildren with NCC Air Wing officials at the Sahnewal airport in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Theatre events mark Day 4 of PAU fest
Ludhiana, October 23
The "Golden Jubilee Inter-College Youth Festival" of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), entered fourth-day with the organisation of competitions in Shabad Gayan (solo and group), quiz, one-act play, mime and mimicry. The brilliancy of the young minds was tested during the quiz competition.

PTU fest: Painting contest, quiz held
Ludhiana, October 23
Day three of the PTU Inter-Zonal Youth Festival started with the vaar singing, folk orchestra, on the spot painting, quiz (final), cartooning and Punjabi folk dance. Prof Hari Singh, former principal of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana, and Er HS Gill, former selection grade superintending engineer, Border Road Organisation, were the guest of honours. Dr SM Kant, observer, Punjab Technical University, was the chief guest for the valedictory function.

from schools
Dance competition
Ludhiana: Delhi Public School, Khanna, organised a dance competition for the students of pre-primary section. The competition divided into two categories-solo and group performances. The children performed western, Indian classical and folk dances.

from colleges
Extension lecture
Ludhiana: Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, organised an Extension Lecture on 'Rights Related with Youth' in the college premises here on Tuesday. A large number of college students participated in the lecture organised by the department of political science of the college.

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Industrial visit
University Business School organised an industrial visit to Vardhaman Spinning and General Mills, Ludhiana. The students were taken around the plant and explained the manufacturing and their various operations in the manufacturing and dying of yarns. Students were also briefed about the hand knitting and packing processes. A student shared said these types of visits help the student in learning actual industry practices and help them in correlating the class room studies with actual industry working.

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Avoid sweets this festival season, says expert
Ludhiana: With the commencement of the festival season, home scientists of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have advised homemakers to give priority to festive cooking and home cleaning and decoration. Dr Kiran Grover, an expert, said that during festivals, markets are flooded with sweets, dry fruits and bakery products.

hockey tourney
Floodlights costly arrangement
Ludhiana, October 23
Hockey is no more considered a game played in the scorching sun, and the floodlights, which were recently installed at the Olympian Pirthipal Singh Hockey Stadium, seem to have added a glamour quotient to it. But, the glamour quotient certainly carries a heavy price tag to it.

cricket meet
Springdale, Sacred Heart Convent triumph
Ludhiana, October 23
Springdale Senior Secondary School and Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, overpowered their respective opponents in the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Cricket Tournament being organised at Green Land Stadium, Manj Phagowal on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar road near Laddowal here today.

GCW cagers win PU meet title for third time
Ludhiana, October 23
The students of Government College for Women, Ludhiana, brought fame to their alma mater, clinching the title in the Panjab University Inter-College Basketball Tournament held on the PU campus, Chandigarh, recently.




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