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NRI, in-laws in dowry web
Ludhiana, October 20
In a dowry case, the police has booked 14 persons, including a Canada-based NRI and his parents, for demanding articles worth $ 1 million from a newlywed. The accused have been identified as complainant’s husband Maneet Singh, father-in-law Jasvir Singh, mother-in-law Surjit Kaur and the others, all natives of Anand Vihar near Hari Nagar in Delhi. Presently, the accused are residing in Toronto.

‘Dead’ woman keeps police in a spin, traced to Uttar Pradesh
Machhiwara, October 20
In nothing less than a Bollywood pot-boiler, a woman leaves a suicide note at her house and disappears. Smelling rat, the police registers a case against her husband and sister-in-law.


Fund starved civic body to auction land for SCOs
Ludhiana, October 20
The cash-strapped Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is set to generate revenue by auctioning its prime land near Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on Pakhowal Road on October 25.

Hosiery goods worth lakhs gutted
Ludhiana, October 20
The hosiery unit where the fire broke out in the Shivpuri area on Sunday. Goods worth lakhs were gutted after a fire broke out at a three-storeyed hosiery unit in the Shivpuri area of the city this evening. Precious time was lost as fire tenders could not reach the spot due to narrow lanes.

The hosiery unit where the fire broke out in the Shivpuri area on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

41test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, October 20
A total of 41 persons tested positive for dengue in the city today. Out of these, 26 are from Ludhiana. The other patients are from Fatehgarh Sahib, Sangrur, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Mansa and Barnala. Three patients are form from Jammu and Kashmir and one each from Haryana and Rajasthan.

Mayor’s chiding works magic
Work under way on Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, October 20
A week after the Mayor held a meeting with officials of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board, the work on missing sewerage link near Phullanwal village on Pakhowal Road has started. The traffic had to be diverted due to the laying of sewer line.

Work under way on Pakhowal Road in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Anger spills onto road
Farmers throw discoloured paddy into the Sirhind canal near Machhiwara.Machhiwara, October 20
Following the non-lifting of discoloured paddy, farmers of the area blocked traffic on the Machhiwara-Samrala road for over an hour causing much inconvenience to commuters. The protesters raised slogans against the state and Central governments and accused them of being responsible for the non-lifting of the paddy. They alleged that because of them, farmers were forced to sit in the grain markets for several days.

Farmers throw discoloured paddy into the Sirhind canal near Machhiwara. A Tribune photograph

Singer Sherry Mann’s city connection
Ludhiana, October 20
Singer-turned-actor Sherry Mann said as a youngster in 90s, he used to come to Ludhiana trying looking for work, as the city was home to some of the popular singers.

Development not possible without women’s participation: Experts
Ludhiana, October 20
Track No. 6 being repaired at the Ludhiana railway station. "Without an active participation of women in social and political setup, development of the society is not possible," said Kushal Bhaura, general secretary of Punjab Istri Sabha, during a state-level Young Women Convention organised at the Punjabi Bhawan today.

Track No. 6 being repaired at the Ludhiana railway station. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

More than 60 companies participate in Expo-2013
Ludhiana, October 20
‘Expo 2013’, a multi-themed exhibition which is being held at Government College for Girls entered second day today. Expo-2013 has seen participation from more than 60 companies from all over the country, many of which are well-known brands. Few companies are here to appoint their dealers/franchises.

Residents remember father of modern Punjabi poetry
Ludhiana, October 20
Just eight years he spent in Ludhiana are enough for local residents and they remember his every moment. He was Professor Mohan Singh, who was the father of modern Punjabi poetry.

PAU staff receive salary after 20 days
Ludhiana, October 20
Finally, the faculty and employees of Punjab Agricultural University have received their salaries and retirees received their pensions on Friday evening. According to information, the PAU authorities received the cheque of grants and the authorities deposited the salaries and pensions in bank account of the employees.

Night camp on climate change awareness
Ludhiana, October 20
In a unique effort to reach the farmers during their leisure hours, the School of Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Fatehgarh Sahib, organised a night camp at Balari Kalan village to spread awareness about paddy straw burning, its implications and remedial measures.

reporters’ diary
Wooing mediapersons with gifts
Media fraternity gets plenty of invitations on daily basis from several schools, colleges, social and religious organisations, clubs etc, who want a "good coverage" in the newspapers.

Police officers accused of giving preferential treatment
Ludhiana, October 20
Former cheif of the District Youth Congress and general secretary of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee Komal Khanna has blamed the police for preferential treatment in the process of allotment of sites for the sale of crackers.

Probe panel yet to record official’s statement
Ludhiana, October 20
A month after an MC superintendent was slapped by two sanitation workers, the three-member probe committee is yet to come to a conclusion. Leave aside the completion of the inquiry, the committee has not even recorded the statement of the victim.

Development projects derailed, only a few take shape
Ludhiana, October 20
A girl speaks during the Young Women Convention at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Development of the city railway station seems a distant dream. A number of projects have been hanging fire. Recently, the work on tracks 6 and 7 was started. It was learnt that the Railways was allocated Rs 1 crore for carrying out work on both the tracks.

A girl speaks during the Young Women Convention at Punjabi Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

It’s time to fast and feast
Ludhiana, October 20
Lit-up markets are a sight to behold. It is that time of the year when fragrance of mehndi pervades the city. With only a day left for Karwa Chauth, women are making a beeline for henna stalls.
 A woman performs during a Karwa Chauth function at Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Sunday.
New moon: A woman performs during a Karwa Chauth function at Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

from schools
Shabad gayan competition
Ludhiana: Guru Gobind Singh Public School (GGSPS) won the second position shabad gayan competition. The team of school made hat trick by winning the shabad gayan competition which was organised by Gurmati Sangeet Bench, Punjabi University, Patiala. 

Drugs seized
Officials of the Health department conducted a raid at four shops in the Pindi street on Saturday and seized as many as 600 injections of steroids and 264 anti rabies injections valued to be around Rs 1.84 lakh. The raid was conducted at Gautam Medical Hall, Gumbar Medical Hall, Capital Pharma and JMD Medical Hall. The president of Retail Chemists Association, Ludhiana, Aman Ahuja, said, “We are totally against the sale of habit forming drugs. But if any injustice was done to any retail chemist, we will strongly oppose it.” Retail Chemists Association will also be contesting for the next Lok Sabha elections.


Accused on transit remand
Ludhiana, October 20
In one of the high-profile cases of fraud involving a city-based industrialist, Rajesh Mehra, director of Rajit Paints, who was recently arrested by the Delhi police from a private hospital, the local court has allowed transit remand of the accused.


Easy win for Sukhram School
Ludhiana, October 20
Sukhram Memorial School, Hisar, and Amity International, Gurgaon, scored facile victories in football while Shah Satnam Ji Girls School, Sirsa, recorded an emphatic win in handball on the second day of the CBSE North Zone-II Handball and Football Tournaments being held at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar.



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