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House collapses, roads inundated
Incessant showers disrupt normal life
Ludhiana, September 13
Continuous downpour in the city for the past more than 24 hours took its toll when part of a house in thickly-populated locality in Mohalla Bandian in the old city collapsed in the morning. 
WALKING IN THE RAIN: City damsels wade through rainwater in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph 

Water level in feeder canal lowered
Irrigation Department rules out possibility of floods
Ludhiana, September 13
Taking precautionary measures in view of the continuous downpour for the last over 30 hours, the district Irrigation Department has lowered the water level in the Abohar -Bathinda feeder canal that had developed two breaches near Dehlon in the last two months. Authoritative sources in the Irrigation Department told Ludhiana Tribune that the department had lowered the water level from 2700 cusecs to 1500 cusecs.


Improvement Trust ‘asks’ applicants to forfeit legal right
Ludhiana, September 13
Apparently in a bid to deter applicants from going to the court in case of any dispute, Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has been asking them to furnish an affidavit wherein they will have to affirm that they will not go to the court of law in case of any dispute.

2 arrested for woman’s murder
Ludhiana, September 13
The gruesome murder of Gurnam Kaur, 85, in Model Town on Wednesday was allegedly the handiwork of two persons, one of whom was a tenant of the victim and the second was his close friend.

8-year RI for two in dowry death case
Ludhiana, September 13
Mr G.R. Banyal, Additional Sessions Judge, has sentenced Sanjay (34) and his mother Bimla (66) of Naulakha Garden, Ahata Sher Jang, to eight years rigorous imprisonment in a dowry death case. A fine of Rs 5,000 each has also been imposed on the accused.


‘New tourism policy on the anvil’
Ludhiana, September 13
The Punjab Government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to exploit the tourism potential of the state to the maximum and a new tourism policy is being announced shortly after the approval of the Cabinet. This was announced by Mr Ashwani Sekhri, Minister of State for Tourism and Industry Punjab, while addressing a function at Government College for Women, here today. 
Tents erected for the National Handicraft, Culture and Food Festival inundated in rainwater at Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Pardeep Tewari
Tents erected for the National Handicraft, Culture and Food Festival inundated in rainwater at Government College for Women

Aged watchman beaten up by cop?
Machhiwara, September 13
Local police personnel allegedly beat an aged chowkidar, Banarsidass, who had been deputed by the Nagar Panchayat at the Machhiwara bus stand. Banarsidass was admitted in PHU, Machhiwara, yesterday with multiple injuries sustained after he was allegedly beaten with sticks by the police personnel.

Sehajdhari federation conference at Chhapar
Ludhiana, September 13
In the run up to the forthcoming elections to the SGPC, a newly registered party by the Election Commission, the Sehajdhari Sikh Federation (SSF), has decided to hold a political conference at Chhapar village on September 21 during the annual Chhapar Mela.

Urs to be observed in city
Ludhiana, September 13
Among the greatest of the Sufi saints, Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti’s Urs has already commenced and the celebrations will continue till September 17 at Ajmer where the holy shrine of the saint is situated.

‘Antakshri’ at Niharika
Ludhiana, September 13
Niharika Ladies Club organised a music programme, “Antakshri”, for its members here today. The first prize was given to Payal team (Ms Sushma Pahwa and Ms Amarjit Monga), the Nupur team won the second prize (Ms Sonu and Ms Twinkle Girdhar), the third prize was bagged by the Jhankar team (Ms Kuldip Sahni and Dr Amrit) and the Ghungroo team (Ms Rimmy Dang and Ms Anju Sudha) won the consolation prize.
Members of the Niharika Ladies Club take part in “Antakshri” held on the club premises in Ludhiana on Friday.
Members of the Niharika Ladies Club take part in “Antakshri”



Food joints becoming fruitful ventures
Ludhiana, September 13
Perfectly in tune with the entrepreneurship of Ludhiana, food seems to be becoming one of the most profitable ventures here. During the past two years several food outlets have come up in the city and all of them admit to doing brisk business, notwithstanding the general slump prevailing in the industry.



Avneet declared Ms Fresher
Ludhiana, September 13
Avneet of BCom I was declared Ms Fresher while Supreet of 10+2 and Sonam of B. Com I were declared first and second runners-up, respectively, at the welcome-cum-fresher contest by Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, here today.
A warm welcome was accorded to the fresh arrivals in the college. The welcome function comprised of dance items on popular numbers, humorous skits, choreographies and group and solo dances. The modelling by the contestants of Ms Fresher contest was the main attraction among the students.

Avneet of B.Com being greeted by a friend after being declared Ms Fresher of Guru Nanak Girls College, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

Avneet of B.Com being greeted by a friend after being declared Ms Fresher of Guru Nanak Girls College

College library inaugurated
Ludhiana, September 13
A computerised library and a fashion designing wing of the local Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women were inaugurated today. Dr S.S. Johal inaugurated the library and Mr Raj Kumar inaugurated the designing wing. In his address, Dr Johal stressed upon the role of teachers in shaping the personality of students. 

Dr S.S. Johal takes a round of a library of the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana. Dr Johal inaugurated it on Friday. — IV
Dr S.S. Johal takes a round of a library of the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women



Mechanical ventilation increases rate of survival 
among children: study
Ludhiana, September 13
Paediatric intensive care and mechanical ventilation can substantially decrease the overall mortality in children. ‘Clinical profile and survival of children on mechanical ventilation in Punjab’, a study conducted by Dr Puneet A. Pooni, a lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, says mechanical ventilation increased the survival rate among small children from 50 per cent to 78 per cent.




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