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Trip to Thailand turns tragic
Ludhiana, October 7
Son-in-law and daughter of an industrialist, Rajiv Mittal, owner of Aarti Steels, drowned after their boat capsized in Thailand. The tourists, Yash Agarwal (27) from Hyderabad and Pankhuri Mittal (26) from Ludhiana, rented a longtail boat from Railay to Ao Nang in Southern Thailand’s popular Krabi province known for its pristine beaches on Sunday evening.

Food samples collected
Ludhiana, October 7
The Health Department today collected samples of mid-day meal from Government Primary and Middle School, Subhash Nagar.

online shopping
Sites weave a discount web
Ludhiana, October 7
Online shopping sites are doing a brisk business. Cashing in on the festive season, the sites are offering lucrative bargains. Shoppers are spoilt for choice as e-shopping biggies fight among themselves to offer the best deals on a whole range of products.


Karva Chauth a costly affair
Artists apply henna on the palms of women in Ludhiana Ludhiana, October 7
Henna artists in the city have bumped up prices. Ashish, a mehandi artist at Model Town, said he would charge Rs 100 for one hand. With Karva Chauth nearing, the prices are expected to go through the roof. “Complicated designs will cost Rs 1,000 per hand,” said Ajay, another mehandi artist.

Artists apply henna on the palms of women in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

At govt offices, a problem shared is a problem doubled
Ludhiana, October 7
As government offices opened after five days today, visitors heaved a sigh of relief. While a few could get their works done, the others had to return empty-handed as a number of government employees were on leave.

Unreality too sweet to handle, reality too bitter to believe!
Ludhiana, October 7
Diwali is here and festivities are incomplete without delicious mithai and savouries that one craves to eat. But think twice before digging into your favourite laddoo or gulab jamun. Spurious ingredients and synthetic colours may bitter their sweetness.

Class XI student ends his life
Ludhiana, October 7
Two deaths were reported in the city today. A Class XI student, Aman Prem, committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house in Sector 32.


Officials get targets to bring MC out of red
Ludhiana, October 7
To strengthen the financial position of the Municipal Corporation (MC), huge targets have been fixed for its officials to recover dues, which run into hundreds of crores.

Anti-Sikh riot victims seek SIT for probing genocide
Ludhiana, October 7
Victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots have urged the Union government to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) under the supervision of the Supreme Court of India to identify those who perpetrated genocide at various places in the country, and initiate action to punish the guilty in a time-bound framework.

40% milk samples found diluted with water
Ludhiana, October 7
Free milk-testing camps are being held in the city under the milk consumer awareness drive. During a camp held at Nehru Nagar today, Dilbagh Singh, Deputy Director, Dairy Development Board, said the department plans to hold 55 camps and till date, 52 camps have already been conducted.

Nanotechnology can better farm efficiency: Expert
Ludhiana, October 7
“Nanotechnology can play a big role in improving efficiency of inputs,” observed Dr MS Sidhu, a former research scholar from the University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea, while delivering a talk on “Implications of Nanotechnology in Agriculture” at the PAU.
The illuminated Deepak Cinema road on the eve of Valmiki Jayanti.
Decked up: The illuminated Deepak Cinema road on the eve of Valmiki Jayanti. Photo: Inderjeet verma 

CICU members to get value-added services
Ludhiana, October 7
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) will be providing ‘value-added services’ to its members. For the purpose, a special desk is being set up to facilitate CICU members in getting maximum discount/benefits under various services.

‘Police in Pollywood’ star cast comes calling
Ludhiana, October 7
Star cast of upcoming Punjabi movie Police in Pollywood - Balle Balle was in the city to promote the movie ahead of its release on October 10.

Kathak maestro captivates audience
Ludhiana, October 7
With facial expressions and agility, Kathak maestro Pandit Rajendra Gangani today captivated the audience during programmes organised under the aegis of the SPIC MACAY at DAV Public School and BCM School.

Delay in paddy harvesting: Traders fear reaping losses this festive season
Jagraon, October 7
With lesser shoppers visiting the local markets this festive season, shopkeepers apprehend netting losses.

Statue of revolutionary disfigured
Ludhiana, October 7
Unidentified miscreants disfigured the statue of Ghadri Baba Gurmukh Singh Lalton at Lalton Kalan village of this district. The Communist Party of India (CPI) and the Punjabi Sahit Akademi have strongly condemned the incident.

Belan Brigade condemns govt
Ludhiana, October 7
By opening liquor vends at many places, the state government is making people of Punjab drunkards. This was said by Anita Sharma, National President of Belan Brigade, here today.

Refused for marriage, girl tries to commit suicide
Khanna, October 7
A young girl of the city tried to commit suicide when a boy with whom she was engaged refused to marry her. As per the information, 24-year-old girl of Khanna got engaged to a boy of Sirhind about four years ago. During this period both the families were in touch with each other. As per the father of the girl, the boy and his family started avoiding them and then they were asked to wait for marriage.

Police fail to nab rape accused
Ludhiana, October 7
A month after registering a rape case against godman Rajesh Kakkar, alias Mintu Baba, the Model Town police have failed to nab the accused. It has come to light that the accused, who enjoys considerable political influence, was trying to effect a compromise with the victim’s family.

Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival kicks off
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
Over 200 students from 19 education colleges of Panjab University engrossed spectators on the first day of the 56th Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival that commenced at the Bhutta College of Education at Bhutta village here today.

Intermittent holidays, cleanliness campaign leave parents worried
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
Intermittent holidays, supplemented with regular schedule of the cleanliness drive at schools of the region have brought cheers to a majority of the government-run schools.

PAU Kisan Club meet tomorrow
Ludhiana, October 7
The monthly training camp for the members of the PAU Kisan Club will be organised on October 9.

Private college teachers urge state govt to release grants
Jagraon, October 7
Teachers of various government-aided private colleges are up in arms against the state government these days due to various long pending demands which have not fulfilled for a long time.

Zonal-level elocution at agricultural varsity
Ludhiana, October 7
The Directorate of Students’ Welfare of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will conduct a zonal-level elocution competition on October 10.

from schools
Valmiki Jayanti celebrated
Ludhiana: Bhagwan Valmiki Jayanti was celebrated with great religious fervour at Green Land Convent School, Civil City. A special morning assembly was held to pay tributes to Bhagwan Valmiki. Teachers highlighted the immense contribution of Bhagwan Valmiki towards not only Hinduism, but also the whole mankind. Chanting of various bhajans and chopayis from the Hindu epic, Ramayana, made the school ambience religious. Principal Alka Mahajan exhorted the students to imbibe teachings of Bhagwan valmiki in their lives to upkeep their moral conduct.

Shobha yatras mark Valmiki Jayanti
Ludhiana, October 7
A massive shobha yatra was held to pay rich and floral tributes to Lord Valmiki here today, whose birth anniversary falls tomorrow. To mark the occasion, various organisations held functions. A shobha yatra was organised by the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj, led by its chief organiser Vijay Danav.
Devotees take out tableaux on the eve of Valmiki Jayanti in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Devotees take out tableaux on the eve of Valmiki Jayanti in Ludhiana on Tuesday. photos: Inderjeet verma


4 found guilty of dealing in illegal drugs, one held
Khanna, October 7
Four out of seven persons registered under Section 27(C) of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Sections 420/465/468/471 of the IPC have been found guilty of the crime. Meanwhile the other three have been found innocent after the inquiry.


cbse cluster Table Tennis tourney
Jalandhar paddlers beat Amritsar boys, lift U-14 title

Ludhiana, October 7
A table tennis match in progress at BCM Senior Secondary School on Tuesday Paddlers from Cambridge International School, Jalandhar, along with Apeejay School, Jalandhar, and Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Amritsar, reigned supreme bagging top honours on the third day of the ongoing 16th CBSE Cluster Table Tennis Championship being held at BCM Senior Secondary School, Sector 32, Chandigarh road branch, here today.
A table tennis match in progress at BCM Senior Secondary School on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana dist roller skating tourney on October 18, 19
Ludhiana, October 7
The annual Ludhiana District Roller Skating Tournament will be held on October 18 and 19 at the Leisure Valley Skating Rink, opposite Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar. 

TT tourney from Oct 11
Ludhiana, October 7
The Ludhiana District Table Tennis Tournament will be held at the Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium here on October 11 and 12.



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