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Good times again for encroachments
Ludhiana, October 28
Traffic lights at the Division Number Three Chowk remain inoperative even after three years of installation, thanks to the area’s encroachment mafia that sees a threat to its existence if the lights are made operational. 

Encroachments outside a shop in Kamla Nehru Market, GT Road, outside railway station, Ludhiana. —Photo writer

Roads are wide but minds are narrow
Ludhiana, October 28
It is often said that roads are narrow in the old city, which is the main reason for traffic congestion. However, in some cases, the people themselves have made the road narrow by parking vehicles haphazardly. It seems that residents have lost their traffic sense.

A wide road in front of Calibure Plaza, Ludhiana, narrowed by unauthorised and haphazard parking of vehicles on it. RB





A poetic tribute to Sahir
Ludhiana, October 28
Bara hai dard ka rishta yeh dil garib sahi, tumhare nam pe aaenge ghamgusaar chale. This couplet of eminent Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz probably best sums up the presence of people and poets at a musharia organised in memory of Sahir Ludhianvi to mark his death anniversary. Although there were not many big names among the poets, the audience was attentive to wards each line that was said.

Bollywood singer Abhijit enthrals the audience at the Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Saturday night. —Photo Rajesh Bhabi

Abhijit nite at Lodhi Club
Ludhiana, October 28
City residents experienced a melodious night when Bollywood singer Abhijit held them spellbound for over three hours. The occasion was the annual day celebrations of the Lodhi Club. Abhijit and his troupe from Mumbai enthralled the audience with latest Hindi numbers. The Bengali singer appreciated the hospitality given to him by Ludhianvis.

DMCH denies hand in kidney racket
Ludhiana, October 28
The management of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here has denied the involvement of any doctor of the hospital in the kidney transplant racket.
In a press note issued here today, the management said hospital’s name was being unnecessarily dragged into this controversy.

Protest rally by mini bus operators
Ludhiana , October 28
Mini bus operators will hold a protest rally tomorrow in front of the State Transport Commissioner's office against the non-implementation of their pending demands.
Mr Charanjit Singh Gill, general secretary of the association, in a statement today said that this decision was taken at a meeting of the mini bus operators executive committee held here on October 26.


Two booked for attack
Ludhiana, October 28
The Jodhewal police has registered a case under Sections 324 and 34 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Ram Lubhaya, son of Mr Chand Ram, a resident of Tilak Nagar, Rahon Road, Ludhiana, against Manjit Singh and Jagir Singh, residents of Palewal village in Hoshiarpur district, now residing in Indra Colony, Rahon Road.



City Scan
Of principled principals

“Thinking is easy; action is difficult. To act in accordance with one’s thoughts is the most difficult thing in the world,” wrote Goethe. I have short-listed some individuals who are now remembered as Karmayogis. They have two things in common — Ludhiana and principalship of its Government College. Some wise men convinced the authorities to spare the services of A.C.C. Harvey to raise this college.


Rendering Gurbani with ‘rubab’
Ludhiana, October 28
“Phir baba gaya Baghdad nu, bahar jaye kiya asthana Ek baba Akal rup, duja Rubabi Mardana”. Guru Nanak Dev had recited the entire gurbani with ‘tanti saaj’, ‘rubab’, a stringed instrument. This instrument was used to recite kirtan but with the passage of time, people forgot its usage. Gurmat Gyan Missionary College wish to revive singing of gurbani with ‘rubab’. A kirtan with rubab was organised at the college in Jawaadi last night.


Non-cardiac pain can be mistaken for cardiac pain
Ludhiana, October 28
Rita, (name changed) had chest pain, which later travelled to her left arm. The ECG did not reveal any abnormality. The cardiologist advised continuous observation. The chest pain persisted, but the ECG was clear. For 19 years, Rita suffered from anxiety, sleeplessness, headache, depression, joint pains and chest pain. Since she belonged to an affluent family, she got the best of treatment. However, since her symptoms persisted, she frequently changed doctors.

Dr Kim Mammen elected
Ludhiana, October 28
Dr Kim Mammen, Professor and Head, Department of Urology and former Medical Superintendent of CMC Hospital, Ludhiana, was elected as President-elect of the north zone chapter of the Urological Society of India at a recent conference held at Udaipur


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