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Railways introduces more Diwali special trains
Ludhiana, October 19
As the rush of passengers in almost all long-route trains seems to be bursting at the seams, the Northern Railway authorities have decided to run some more festival special trains to provide additional capacity for those intending to travel to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jammu Tawi during Diwali and Chhath Puja.
Heavy rush of passengers at the Ludhiana railway station. a file photograph Heavy rush of passengers at the Ludhiana railway station. a file photograph


Participants of a bhangra competition pose for a photograph during the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival
gabrus of Punjab: Participants of a bhangra competition pose for a photograph during the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Teacher, kin sexually abuse boy 
Ludhiana, October 19
The city police have booked a woman teacher and her two brothers on charge of sexually abusing a minor student. While the woman teacher sexually exploited a boy, her brothers are facing the accusations of making the video of the entire activity.

Two booked for selling firecrackers in busy market 
Ludhiana, October 19
In order to make a quick buck ahead of Diwali, some shopkeepers are storing firecrackers in the busy market place, putting the lives of people at risk. In the latest incident, two shopkeepers were booked for keeping firecrackers at their shops in violation of the guidelines issues by the police.

Diwali shoppers shy away from loosening purse strings
Ludhiana, October 19
Though the markets of the city are witnessing a huge rush, shopkeepers maintain Diwali sales were yet to pick up. The shopkeepers maintain there was a “slump” with the purchasing power missing among shoppers. At the same time, they were optimistic that customers will loosen their purse strings two days ahead of Diwali.

A huge rush of shoppers at a Ludhiana market on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Get-togethers over cards set Diwali mood
Ludhiana, October 19
On the one hand the local shopkeepers have been getting “recession” jitters, on the other get-togethers over cards are fast becoming popular here this Diwali. Card parties are always at the peak during this time around.




Only money can realise MC's dreams 
Ludhiana, October 19
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal thinks big for Ludhiana. He envisages a modern city having well-constructed roads, LED streetlights, storm sewer system, regular power supply and spic-and-span parks. And for this, he recently asked the civic authorities to provide an estimate to accomplish the task.

Prof Mohan Singh Mela 
Day 2: Artistes sweep spectators off their feet 
Ludhiana, October 19
The second day of Prof Mohan Singh Memorial International Punjabi Cultural Mela witnessed a plethora of events at Punjabi Bhawan. Artistes from Khalsa Ranjeet Akhara, Sarhand Road, Patiala, left the audience awe-struck. Sufi singer Deepika Dhir mesmerised all. Some of the spectators were in tears after listening to patriotic songs. A play depicting the life of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, directed by Kewal Dhaliwal, was appreciated by all.

An artiste presents Haryanvi dance. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

NGO’s bid to empower women 
Ludhiana, October 19
Members of We for We, an NGO, learnt to cook Indian cuisine from chef Nita Mehta at her restaurant. The members have been putting in efforts to apprise women of their rights. Nita Mehta said, “My call has always been to enrich the lives of women. This is yet another endeavour in the same direction.”

Smiling away blues with festive hues 
Ludhiana, October 19
A Diwali Crafts Show was organised at Police DAV Public School, Police Lines, today. The exhibition was inaugurated by Police Commissioner Pramod Ban, Commissioner. He was accompanied by his wife Neha Ban.

Students make a rangoli at Police DAV School in Ludhuiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Indian culture bowls over foreign students 
Ludhiana, October 19
Foreign students in the city are bowled over by Indian culture, particularly the way the festivals are celebrated here. Many say they are all agog about Diwali and plan to celebrate it again with local friends here.

The students plan to celebrate Diwali with friends in Ludhiana. A Tribune Photograph

SAD leader cremated with state honours 
Jagraon, October 19
Senior Akali leader and former MP Gurcharan Singh Galib (82) was cremated with full state honours at his ancestral village, Galib Kalan near Jagraon, this afternoon. Cabinet Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and thousands of people gathered at the village. Gurcharan Galib passed away at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana, yesterday. 

A Happy Diwali for encroachers
With the festival of lights round the corner, the markets are abuzz with activity. Almost all the shops have been tastefully decorated by owners to welcome their customers so that they can make good business. 

Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Ludhiana Scan
Awareness on green Diwali
Bharat Jan Gyan Vigyan Jatha and Government High School, Salem Tabri, jojntly organised an awareness programme on conservation of environment and green Diwali. Pleading for maintenance of natural balance to preserve environment, the expert on the subject, Amrtitpal Singh, said the human race had created imbalance in the natural assets which were leading to natural calamities and break out of diseases. Sher Singh Aulakh, president, and Ranjit Singh, vice president of jatha, apprised the students with adverse impact of fire crackers on environment and public health.

Unemployed teachers threaten stir 
Ludhiana, October 19
The TET Pass Unemployed Teachers Union, Punjab, today held a state-level meeting at Chatar Singh Park. Amandeep Singh Phool, president of the union, and Raghbeer Singh Bhawanigarh, general secretary of the union, condemned the decision of the Punjab Government to employ 1,600-1,700 teachers.

Members of the SSA/RMSA Teachers’ Union burn an effigy of the state government at Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

100 examined at free medical check-up camp
Ludhiana, October 19
A monthly free multispecialty medical check-up camp was organised in IMA House today by the Indian Medical Association, Ludhiana, in association with the Health Department and Punjab Medical Representative Association, Ludhiana. Dr RK Sharma, Dr Deepak Parasher examined more than 100 patients.

Fest drenched in united colours of passion 
Ludhiana, October 19
The second day of the Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival was dedicated to Shiv Kumar Batalvi. Events such as bhangra, group dance, classical dance and quiz were held at the PU Regional Centre.

(Clockwise from above) Girls present a group dance; students take part in clay modelling; an on-the-spot painting competition under way; and boys perform bhangra during the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Students apprised of management skills
Ludhiana, October 19
A management skills development programme was organised for students of postgraduate diploma in International Business at Kamla Lohtia SD College to enable them to learn the power of decision making.

A potter paints an earthen lamp in Ludhiana.
Glittery affair: A potter paints an earthen lamp in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

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Members of PAU retirees assn meet advisor to CM

Ludhiana: A delegation of the PAU Retirees Welfare Association met Maheshinder Singh Grewal, advisor to Punjab CM, under the leadership of Jila Ram Bansal, president, and Satish Sood, general secretary, and requested him to get a grant of Rs 20 crore released from the Mandi Board. 

Alumni meet

Ludhiana: An alumni meet was organized at Wylie High School on Saturday. The alumni who had passed out from the school in 1960's and 1970's shared many emotional and nostalgic moments. They came to the school from places apart from the city and shared their memories of studying at the school. 
Students attend a breast cancer awareness programe at Spring Dale Public School; and (right) tiny tots perform during the graduation ceremony and annual function at Nanakana Sahib Public School in Ludhiana. T tribune photographs

NCC cadets join 10-day adventurous camp at Dhanansu
Ludhiana, October 19
With smiles on their faces and adventure on their minds, NCC cadets of the No 4 Pb Air Sqn NCC got their names registered for the 10-day long camp which kicked off today at Jawahar Navodya Vidyalya, Dhanansu.

Cadets of the No. 4 Pb Air Sqn NCC register for the 10-day camp at Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya, Dhanansu. A Tribune photograph


Badminton meet: 250 teams to vie for top slot
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 19
Paying tributes to international badminton players and referee Gursharan Singh, sports enthusiasts of the region called upon the youth of the state to adopt sportsmanship as an element of lifestyle.

140 aspirants turn up for cricket trials
Ludhiana, October 19
An overwhelming number of aspirants (140) turned up to attend the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at the Arya College for Boys today.




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