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Snatchers’ gang busted, 6 held
Ludhiana, October 25
With the arrest of six persons, the city police claims to have busted a gang of snatchers, which used to rob persons visiting the railway station and the surrounding areas.
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

City stinks; pvt firm found wanting in clean-up act
Ludhiana, October 25
Garbage lies strewn all over in a locality at BRS Nagar in LudhianaWith the festival season under way, markets and commercial hubs are buzzing with activity, which has led to a spurt in the generation of garbage.

Garbage lies strewn all over in a locality at BRS Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Body found covered in quilt
Ludhiana, October 25
Panic gripped Kailash Nagar on Kakowal Road here today after a man's body, covered in a quilt, was found from a vacant plot. The victim is believed to be around 50 years old.

The arrested gang members in the police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday 3 posing as cops arrested
Ludhiana, October 25
In a major breakthrough, the city police has arrested three alleged notorious criminals who used to rob traders by posing as policemen. The gang members, who have so far committed robbery of Rs 95 lakh, were arrested from Sahnewal following a tip off.

The arrested gang members in the police custody in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Help pours in for Akash
Ludhiana, October 25
The Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club, which runs a hockey academy at Jarkhar village, near here, has handed over Rs 1 lakh to the mother of Akash Mehra, who met with an accident near Jalandhar Cantonment on Tuesday. The Surjit Hockey Society, Jalandhar, too, has announced a matching assistance for this talented hockey player.


8 more confirmed of dengue
Ludhiana, October 24
As many as eight dengue patients have been confirmed here in Ludhiana today. Out of which four belong to Ludhiana, while one each from Sangrur, Hoshiarpur, Fatehgarh Sahib and Ferozepur districts respectively.

Farmers cover their paddy produce at the Jagraon grain market during rain Rain hits paddy procurement
Jagraon, October 25
It was a tough time for the farmers, whose paddy produce was lying in the Grain Market here, when the moderate rain lashed the region last evening. The farmers were seen trying to save their produce from the rain by covering it with plastic sheets.
Farmers cover their paddy produce at the Jagraon grain market during rain. A Tribune photograph

IT project fails to take off
Ludhiana, October 25
The state government had introduced a project to spread awareness about information technology in villages. The project was recently initiated by the government in 22 districts of Punjab. Out of total 12,000 villages, 2,000 villages were identified by the department and out of this number, total 150 villages in Punjab were chosen to start the project, through the bidding procedure.

Mustard oil samples taken
Ludhiana, October 25
A team of the Health Department today collected six samples of mustard oil from wholesale dealers.

Milk adulteration rampant
Ludhiana, October 25
Milk demand has increased in the festival season, so has its adulteration. To meet the higher demand, many unscrupulous dairy farmers/milkmen add water to milk. Though the Punjab Dairy Development Board has been organising camps to make consumers aware about adulterated milk, the practice goes on unchecked.

A patient being examined as part of a prograrmme on World Stroke Day in Ludhiana World Stroke Week observed
Ludhiana, October 25
The Stroke Unit of Christian Medical College and Hospital is observing World Stroke Week from October 23 to 29. Stroke awareness campaigns have been planned for the entire week in order to reach out to the citizens of Ludhiana and Punjab.

A patient being examined as part of a prograrmme on World Stroke Day in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Drug found in teacher's car; police smells a rat
Ludhiana, October 25
The police smells a rat in the alleged recovery of 500gm of brown powder that was kept in the bonnet of a car, which belongs to a government schoolteacher. The suspected contraband was found during a raid of the anti-narcotics department in the GNE College area this evening.
Girls perform in a gidha competition during the youth fest at PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday
Girls perform in a gidha competition during the youth fest at PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

GADVASU to hold youth festival
Ludhiana, October 25
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University will organise youth festival in the last week of October. The festival will be organised from October 29 to November 3. Director Student's Welfare, Dr Satinder Pal Singh Sangha, informed that the students were doing well in practices.

Pop singer Hard Kaur visits city
Ludhiana, October 25
Pop singer Hard Kaur was in the city today. She said she has been to the city many a time before also on wedding parties. She migrated to the UK with family when she was a child, after she lost her father in 84 riots.

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Bhutan envoy to deliver lecture
Ludhiana: V. Namgyel, Ambassador to India from the Kingdom of Bhutan will deliver a lecture to first year students of MBA, MBA-IB and MCA under a lecture series of the PCTE on October 26 at 10.00 am (Campus-II). In the lecture series, various High Commissioners and ambassadors of different countries will be invited to deliver a lecture to PCTE students so that they may understand opportunities and markets around the globe as future entrepreneurs, executives and leaders.

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PAU VC pays tributes to Jaspal Bhatti
Ludhiana, October 25
PAU Vice-Chancellor Baldev Singh Dhillon has expressed grief over the demise of Jaspal Bhatti, king of comedy, who died in a car accident last night. Describing the death as a shocking and extremely sad incidence, Dr Dhillon said, "We have lost a great comedian who highlighted the every day problems of common man through his simple humour and satire.

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Energy conservation drive
Ludhiana: Keeping in view the ongoing energy crisis, a team of 5 students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School under the guidance of two teachers have taken up a project in which they will aim to explore sources having potential to meet high-energy demand. The team has been continuously experimenting their research for the last two months. They have been seeking the help of government officials and PAU research engineer.

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Tributes paid Jaspal Bhatti's
NS Nanda, president, Dhan Potohar Brotherhood, Punjab and NewHope NGO Punjab has expressed shock over the sudden death of the Punjabi Comedian Jaspal Bhatti. Bhai Ganhaiya Sewa Society held a condolence meeting to pay tributes to the Punjabi comedian Jaspal Bhatti, near Bus Stand here on Thursday. The society members said Bhatti always pin-pointed the social evils in the best satirical manner.


Thieves strike at 2 shops
Ludhiana, October 25
Thieves struck at two shops and decamped with cash and valuables worth lakhs.

Bride's murder: Police remand for groom
Khamano, October 25
Kesar Singh of Bathan Kalan village, who had allegedly strangled his bride Manpreet Kaur on the very first night of their marriage and also tried to commit suicide by slitting his veins, was presented before a court at Fatehgarh Sahib today. The court sent him to police remand for two days.

RahulCity judo player returns confident from China
Ludhiana, October 25
Two international events held in China have proved to be a moral booster for 18-year-old Rahul, a judo player from the city. Rahul got the fifth position in Taipei Open International Judo Tournament 2012 held in China. The tournament was held from October 1 to 3. Rahul also participated in Junior Asia Judo Championship held from September 28 to 30 in the same city. Rahul is a student of class XII at Springdale Senior Secondary School Sherpur and has been practising judo for the last four years. He had trained at the Sports Authority of India centre for three years under the guidance of coach Rakesh Singh Saggar.


Inter-school cricket
RS Model beat Ambala school
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 25
The RIMT Inter-school Cricket Tournament, which commenced on October 22, has evoked good enthusiasm among the participants as well as spectators.

Organisers of Mr South Asia Bodybuilding Championship address a press confreance in Ludhiana
Organisers of Mr South Asia Bodybuilding Championship address a press confreance in Ludhiana. Photo: InderjeetVerma

Green Land Convent, GMT post wins
Ludhiana, October 25
Green Land Convent School, Chandigarh Road, registered an authentic 83-run victory against Green Land Convent School, Subhash Nagar, and GMT Public School, Jalandhar Bypass, defeated BCM Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, by five wickets 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.

Trials for rural games on Oct 31
Ludhiana, October 25
Trials will be organised at Guru Nanak Stadium here on October 31 from 10 am to select the Ludhiana teams (boys u-16) for the Punjab Rural Games to be held in Hoshiarpur from November 6.




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