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Enteritis claims infant’s life
Hundreds infected in city locality
Despite the outbreak of the disease, children drink water from a hand pumpLudhiana, July 7
Belying the claims of the district Health Department and the Municipal Corporation regarding their preparedness to check the spread of water-borne diseases and ensure supply of potable water to low-lying areas and slums, hundreds of residents of the New Puneet Nagar locality have contracted gastroenteritis.

Despite the outbreak of the disease, children drink water from a hand pump near the Budda Nullah. — IV

Lobbying on for nomination
Ludhiana, July 7
With the government setting the process for nomination of trustees of various Improvement Trusts in motion, intense lobbying is on to get a berth in the Ludhiana Improvement Trust.

QUENCHING THIRST COMES FIRST: A crow drinks water overflowing from a drain in 
Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Improvement Trust chief vows to end corruption
Ludhiana, July 7
The newly-appointed Chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, has expressed his determination to end corruption in the Ludhiana Improvement Trust.

Where migrants are taken for ride by property dealers
Ludhiana, July 7
The outbreak of water-borne diseases in illegal colonies along the Buddha Nullah have become a common occurrence during monsoons.

Farmer killed in crossfire
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 7
A farmer of Sarabha village in Ludhiana District, who had given a lift to two migrant labourers trying to escape after looting the son of a poultry farm owner at Dango village, was killed in an exchange of fire between miscreants and the poultry farmer at Shahpur village here today.


Monsoon on, weed yet to be removed 
Ludhiana, July 7
While the monsoon has already hit the region, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is yet to complete the work of removing water hyacinth from Buddha Nullah. It causes the flooding of nullah every year, spreading infections and adding to the woes of residents living near the water body.

Kids hooked on horror films, parents a worried lot
Ludhiana, July 7
Ram Gopal Varma, director of “Bhoot”, claims at the start of the film that he does not believe in ghosts. According to Dr A.K. Kala, a psychiatrist, Varma cannot get away with doing a disservice to society by making a film which deals with the supernatural.

Kurtis the new craze
Ludhiana, July 7
Kurtis are in vogue this season. Fashion designers have come out with short kurtis of about 26 to 28 inch in length. Since the length is much shorter than normal kurtas, these have been aptly called ‘kurtis’.

Customers admire an embroidered kurti at a store in Ludhiana. — IV 
Customers admire an embroidered kurti at a store

Discussion on novel held
Ludhiana, July 7
The Punjabi Novel Akademi organised a discussion on “Kaurav Sabha”, a novel written by Mitter Sen Meet, as part of the first novel festival at Punjabi Bhavan here yesterday.

A discussion on “Kaurav Sabha”, a novel written by Mitter Sen Meet, in progress at Punjabi Bhavan in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Inderjeit Verma
A discussion on "Kaurav Sabha", a novel written by Mitter Sen Meet

Autorickshaw drivers flay traffic police
Ludhiana, July 7
Members of the Clock Tower Autorickshaw Union have flayed the traffic police for not allowing plying of auto-rickshaws from the Jalandhar bypass towards the Dugri road, allegedly at the behest of the mini-bus operators.

Auto-rickshaw drivers protest against the traffic police in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Auto-rickshaw drivers protest against the traffic police in Ludhiana

Girl run over by train
Ludhiana, July 7
A two-year-old-girl of Baba Deep Singh Nagar died here today after she was run over by a train. She has accidentally stepped on the railway track near Rore Phatak, while playing.

Steps to combat pollution



Cycle industry in doldrums
Ludhiana, July 7
Increasing steel prices and the falling dollar prices have hit the cycle exports hard this year. According to the figures available from the last year, the cycle exports recorded a fall of Rs 55 crore this year against the last year. 


Lecture on fish farming organised
Ludhiana, July 7
The monthly meeting of the Punjab Fish Farmers’ Club (PFFC), jointly organised by the Departments of Extension Education and Zoology and Fisheries, was held at Punjab Agricultural University today.


More seats, fewer aspirants for MBA, MCA 
Ludhiana, July 7
Proliferation of colleges running postgraduate courses in management and computer applications in the state has resulted in a very awkward situation this year. While there are as many as 3,600 seats for MBA and MCA in colleges affiliated with Punjab Technical University, the number of students seeking admission is less than half.

College hikes fee



Pills may increase your medical bills
Ludhiana, July 7
If you have developed an obsession for a muscular body and want to join a gymnasium, beware! You may be asked to take a pill before coming to the gym everyday. If you are already taking a pill suggested by your instructor, consult your doctor before it becomes too late.

Cleft clinic opened
Ludhiana, July 7
“Cleft lip and palate are the most common birth defects and one in every 700 children in India is born with a cleft lip. In India alone nearly 35,000 children are born with cleft deformities each year.


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