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One feared drowned
Relatives of Rajanpratap, who is feared drowned,break down in Ludhiana on Sunday Ludhiana, August 5
One person is feared to have drowned while four others, including two women, were rescued after the car they were travelling in fell into Sidhwan Canal near the South City area today.
Relatives of Rajanpratap, who is feared drowned,break down in Ludhiana on Sunday. tribune photo: himanshu Mahajan

Toor replaces Choudhary as DCP
Ludhiana, August 5
Gurpreet Singh Toor Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ashish Choudhary has been transferred out of the city and has been given the charge of SSP (Ludhiana-Rural) while Gurpreet Singh Toor, who was earlier serving as the SSP, has been made the new DCP.
                                                     Gurpreet Singh Toor






EARLIER STORIES




Employees of a government dispensary on duty even on a Sunday Dispensaries open, but no medicines
Ludhiana, August 5
To keep a check on the spread of monsoon ailments, including gastroenteritis, diarrhoea and dengue, all government dispensaries remained open today from 8 am to 2 pm.


Employees of a government dispensary on duty even on a Sunday. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Debris lying strewn along roads near Society Cinema After pollution, debris here to stay
Ludhiana, August 5
The city, which has a dubious distinction for its increasing pollution levels, might soon turn into the debris capital of the state due to the callous attitude of the Municipal Corporation.


Debris lying strewn along roads near Society Cinema

Labourer killed as wall collapses
Ludhiana, August 5
A 35-year-old factory worker died while three others were injured after the wall of a factory unit collapsed due to the digging work being carried out at a vacant plot in the Giaspura area today.

Lack of power crippling industry
Ludhiana, August 5
Punjab's industrial capital, Ludhiana, is facing twin problem of power and labour shortage. Initially it was tackling with labour shortage and was trying to rope in abour by offering them various incentives like housing, gas and phone facility.

Teachers lay siege to Jalandhar bypass
Teachers lay siege to Jalandhar bypass: The police marches towards the Jalandhar bypass where protesting teachers blocked the traffic in Ludhiana on Sunday Ludhiana, August 5
Contractual teachers working in government schools under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA/RMSA) today staged a protest at the grain market and blocked the Jalandher bypass.

Teachers lay siege to Jalandhar bypass: The police marches towards the Jalandhar bypass where protesting teachers blocked the traffic in Ludhiana on Sunday. tribune photo: himanshu mahajan





COMMUNITY

Toilets in a pathetic condition at Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, in Ludhiana Govt schools lack urinals
Ludhiana, August 5
It may sound strange but on an average, there is only one urinal in government schools for 128 students. According to the rules, at least one urinal should be available in a school for 50 students. After visiting a number of the government schools, it was revealed that the ratio of students and urinal is disproportionate.



Toilets in a pathetic condition at Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, in Ludhiana

Inmates of Bhagwan Mahavir Kusht Ashram show the courtís orderbhagwan Mahavir Kusht Ashram
Inmates hail HCís order
Doraha, August 5
Inmates of the Bhagwan Mahavir Kusht Ashram at Doraha are elated over the High Courtís decision, directing the Punjab Government not to demolish the existing structure of the ashram till an alternative arrangement is made. The new proposed site for the ashram is, however, near a dispensary, Sirhind Canal. More than 50 leprosy-afflicted patients were in trouble, as their ashram is located on the Doraha-Neelon road and due to the proposed four laning of the Ropar-Doraha road, they have been served the notice of vacating the ashram.


Inmates of Bhagwan Mahavir Kusht Ashram show the courtís order. Photo by writer

Weeds growing at Shaheed Sukhdev Senior Secondary School at Bharat Nagar in Ludhiana Overgrown grass worries school authorities
Ludhiana, August 5
Overgrown grass is again a problem at Shaheed Sukhdev Senior Secondary School in Bharat Nagar here as the Education Department has still not deputed any gardener in the school.


Weeds growing at Shaheed Sukhdev Senior Secondary School at Bharat Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Rationalisation must for govt schools: DGSE
Ludhiana, August 5
Rationalisation is required for government schools. In some villages, there are more government schools than the required. These schools should be merged with each other to provide all the required facilities to the schools. Kahan Singh Pannu, Director-General School Education (DGSE), said this during an open session with school principals and headmasters after inspecting the government schools of the district.

92-year-oldís zeal for life inspires
Ludhiana, August 5
Venerable charm of 92-year-old Prof NP Dhanda, his zeal for life and discipline is inspiring. Not only he is living with passion at this age, but also continues to teach painting. He runs the Sobha Singh College of Fine Arts where more than 12 students from colleges to homemakers learn oil and textile painting.

Reportersí diary
Seasonís first rainfall a bliss
Seasonís first rainfall is always a bliss. The smell of earth, thunder and rain hitting against the roof are delight to everybodyís eyes. This time, I got a chance to feel rain through the eyes of my 11-year-old son. Amid excitement, he was also confused to see water pouring from the sky and was trying to get acquainted with the mysteries of nature. For me, seeing his experience of first rain was as wonderful as rain itself.

Rabbi Shergill performs in Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana Rabbi Shergill livens up evening
Ludhiana, August 5
High pitch of his voice was erupting through the silent evening as Rabbi Shergill performed, juxtaposed against the still sky patterned with clouds lit by the mellow moon behind, in Ghumar Mandi.  He was languidly swinging back and forth pivoted at his guitar as he was singing, shouting, almost chanting, whilst his throat would sound like a loud melodious alarm at times, belting out songs from his albums high tones of music. 


Rabbi Shergill performs in Ghumar Mandi, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Friendship a special bond, indeed
Ludhiana, August 5
Circa 1951- four friends, fun, nudging, teasing, togetherness, enjoyment, laughter. Cut to 2012- same friends, together at Rotary Club and the friendship continues. "Although we are in our late seventies, but feel like teens when we are together. We quarrel, argue, pull one another's leg, even abuse one another and are having a good laugh minutes later," smiles Romesh Sood, president of the Rotary Club, Sarabha Nagar.

Rap music gaining popularity
Ludhiana, August 5
Rap music is gaining popularity in the city. Mounting on this rising rage for the popularity, a rapper from the city has brought out his own album and which is creating quite a wave online as well. Kunal Marjara is a student at Chandigarh Group of Colleges. He has been singing rap for the past three years and has been very popular online. He says rap has started coming of age and is popular among the youth.

Farm university hostels in need of renovation
Ludhiana, August 5
Despite Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) putting in efforts to upgrade facilities on the campus, students continue to complain about the pitiable condition of hostels.

Sale of unhygienic food goes unabated at bus stand
Ludhiana, August 5
Despite the drive of the Health Department to avoid diseases due to sale of unhygienic food in the city, the most crowded point, the bus stand has not been covered under such drives, where thousands of people buy unhygienic food items daily.
Flight of fancy
Students of Senior Secondary Public School await their turn during a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana
Students of Senior Secondary Public School await their turn during a fancy dress competition in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Humidity taking toll on health of residents
Ludhiana, August 5
Less rainfall during the ongoing monsoon season has taken a toll on the health of people who are complaining of soar throat, fever, tiredness, bodyaches, restlessness and also different infections.

Test flight takes off from Sahnewal Airport
Ludhiana, August 5
The much-awaited test flight from the Airport Authority of India took off from the Sahnewal Airport at 9:30 am today. The crew had come from Chandigarh, after testing the visibility through the recently installed DVOR (an equipment),which helps flights make a safe landing even during cloudy weather from about two kilometer of range, the crew members returned to Chandigarh.

A leader is needed who can reunite Cong: MP
Ludhiana, August 5
The Akali-BJP combine had "emptied the state coffers" during its five-year rule as it was not hopeful of a second term, but because of the "cavalier attitude" of the Congress leaders, the coalition got a chance to form the government for the second time consecutively. Gurdaspur MP Partap Singh Bajwa said this, while interacting with mediapersons, here today.


CRIME

Former woman sarpanch booked for misusing funds
Jagraon, August 5
The Sidhwan Bet police has registered a case of alleged misappropriation of panchayat funds for personal use against former woman sarpanch of Sidhwan Bet. The accused has been identified as Kiran Rani, former Sarpanch of Sidhwan Bet. The accused has not been arrested so far.

Proclaimed offender held
Jagraon, August 5
The Proclaimed Offender wing of the Ludhiana (rural) police has arrested a proclaimed offender wanted by the police in a theft case for the last two years. The accused has been identified as Gopal Singh, alias More, son of Sardara Singh of Halwara village near Gurusar Sudhar.


A match in progress during the Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League in Ludhiana on Sunday Muktsar lads, eves hog limelight
Ludhiana, August 5
Muktsar district players were in thick of action as they recorded convincing victories in the boys as well as girls sections in the ongoing Third Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League being held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. The league is being organised by the Punjab Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India, with the help of the Punjab Sports Department.



A match in progress during the Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

 




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