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Parents blame CMC for infant’s death
Ludhiana, September 7
A Sangrur-based young couple has alleged that their infant son had died in the local Christian Medical College and Hospital due to the negligence of a doctor attending on him. The CMC officials are, however, tight-lipped about the incident.

Gangs take to kidnapping
Khanna, September 7
Two rival groups of Khanna have started kidnapping key members of each other’s gangs to settle scores even as the police remains a mute spectator.

Devotees offer mahaarti Thousands pray during the Jagannath Rath Yatra taken out in Ludhiana
Overwhelming devotion: Devotees offer mahaarti (left) and thousands pray during the Jagannath Rath Yatra taken out in Ludhiana on Saturday evening. A major tragedy was averted as an electricity wire caused sparks on the rath. — Tribune photos by Pradeep Tewari

  Contractors’ faith restored, claims MC
Ludhiana, September 7
The Municipal Corporation has claimed that the faith of contractors has been restored and there was competition among them to bid for development works of the MC. Earlier, the contractors were reluctant to offer bids for the contracts as payments were pending since the civic body had no money.


Residents demand  better roads
Ludhiana, September 7
The Urban Estates Welfare Association has submitted a memorandum to Housing and Urban Development Minister Malkit Singh Birmi, Mr Raghu Nath Sahai Puri, Minister for Housing and Urban Development, and the Commissioner, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, drawing their attention to the lack of basic amenities in Urban Estate, Dugri.

Neglected road gives  bumpy ride
Sahnewal, September 7
Repeated pleas and reminders notwithstanding, Sahnewal road remain in the state of neglect. Potholes have become a nuisance for road users. The road is a major link for surrounding villagers like Jandiali Kohara, Ramgarh, Jhabewal, Sahibana, Mundian on the one side and Bhaini Sahib, Katani Kalan and Neelon on the other. The road is in such a bad shape that it has resulted in fractures, slip disc and bone injuries in certain cases.

Devotees start visiting Chhapar fair 
Ludhiana, September 7
Due to good rains, the annual Chhapar fair has got off to an early start this year. The people from nearby villages have started thronging the fair site to make offerings and perform pooja at the ‘marhi of Gugga’ on the occasion of Gugga Navmi.

Devotees pay obeisance to the 20-foot-high idol of Lord Ganesha during Ganpati mahotsava Ganpati festival ends today
Ludhiana, September 7
The week-long Ganpati festival being organised by the Baba Ganpati Sewa Sangh, Janak Puri, will come to a conclusion tomorrow with the immersion of 109 replicas of Lord Ganesha and idols of other gods and goddesses in the Sutlej later in the evening. Mr Harish Bedi, president of the sangh, said on the telephone today that prior to the immersion ceremony, which would be performed after sunset, a shobha yatra would be taken out from Janak Puri, which would pass through Kidwai Nagar, Amar Pura, CMC Chowk, division No. 3 Chowk, Chauri Sarak and Chaura Bazar.

Devotees pay obeisance to the 20-foot-high idol of Lord Ganesha during Ganpati mahotsava on Saturday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

Chef Sudanhshu presents Chinese dishes at the festival of August Moon underway at Orient Blade with the picure of Queen in the back ground August moon in September
Ludhiana, Sept 7
In September, you can enjoy the magic of the August moon at the August Moon Food Festival at Orient Blade of Majestic Park Plaza, where Chinese food festival is currently going on. The festival started on September 5 and will end on September 21. The most interesting part of the festival is the folklore of the Chinese Queen who to save her people from the cruel tyrannical King, who happens to be her husband, drinks the magical potion intended for him and dies.

Chef Sudanhshu presents Chinese dishes at the festival of August Moon underway at Orient Blade with the picture of Queen in the back ground. — A Tribune photograph

Stage for victims of NRI grooms
Ludhiana, September 7
A novel feature at the venue of the Lok Bhalai Party political conference in the Chhapar mela will be a separate stage for victims of NRI grooms. The aggrieved girls will share their experiences with the people and urge them to verify the antecedents of grooms before marrying their daughters.

Kaushal is pensioners’ body chief
Ludhiana, September 7
The Pensioners Information Centre management committee has unanimously nominated Mr B.R. Kaushal, president, Retirees Welfare Association of Ludhiana district, as Chairman.


2 killed in road mishaps
Ludhiana, September 7
On the statement of Mr Arun Nayar, a resident of Phase -I Urban Estate, Jamalpur, the Focal Point police yesterday registered a case under Sections 279, 304-A and 427 of the IPC, against Kuljit Singh, a resident of Guru Nanak Pura Road at Samrala The complainant had stated that the accused , who was driving a four-wheeler ( PB-10AJ-9775), had hit the scooter of his relative Anil Khosla and had fled from the spot.


New range of fabric launched
Ludhiana, September 7
“Everyday dressing for men, which is powerful, elegant and affordable,”, said Mr S. Krishnamoorthy, Executive President, Grasim Suitings, while introducing their latest range of fabric, Freedom, here today at Majestic Park Plaza.



Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School showcase Punjab of yorePaeans to Bharatmata
Ludhiana September 7
“Love for the nation leads to the growth of virtues like sacrifice, spirituality and humanity in a human being. India is our motherland, therefore it is the duty of each Indian to be always ready to serve the country. “This was the message students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, tried to convey through various cultural and other programmes, showcased under the banner of “Awakening Indians to India,” here today.

Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School showcase Punjab of yore at the “Awakening Indians to India” function held in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

A teacher with a mission
Ludhiana, September 7
Retirement can be a harrowing experience for many. Some, however, see it as an opportunity to serve the society. Mr Yash Paul Ghai, a retired teacher of Ludhiana, apparently belongs to the second category.

Dr Hakam BhullarAlumnus’ mission PAU
Ludhiana, September 7
There are very few in the world who do not forget their alma mater and want to help it in every possible way. Dr Hakam Bhullar, an alumnus of College of Veterinary Science, Punjab Agricultural University is one of them.

Government  College for Boys wins fest trophy
Ludhiana, September 7
The finals of the much-awaited contest of guts, creativity and fun, ENIGMA, concluded here today at GGN Khalsa College. The overall trophy for the best performance went to Government College for Boys, Ludhiana.

Scouts camp concludes
Amloh, September 7
Hundred selected scouts and 20 scout masters from Gurdaspur, Ludhiana, Ropar and Fatehgarh Sahib districts participated in a prospective scouts and prospective scout masters’ training camp at Tara Devi recently.

Scouts from Amloh schools with organisers of a training camp at Tara Devi. — Photo Bhushan Sood 
Scouts from Amloh schools with organisers of a training camp at Tara Devi



Women’s nutrition neglected 
Ludhiana, September 7
A vast majority of Indian women suffer from malnutrition and about 80 per cent of them suffer from severe anaemia mainly due to their self-sacrificing nature. For generations Indian women have been following the tradition of sacrifice and service before self. Because of this most homemakers survive on insufficient and inadequate meals and in most cases the family is least concerned about their nutritional requirements


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