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Structures razed near Baddowal ammo depot
Demolition being carried out at Aiyali Kalan village in Ludhiana districtAiyali Kalan, September 16
In order to maintain the status quo orders of the Supreme Court on structures located within 1,000 yards from the outer parapet of 17- FAD, Baddowal ammunition depot, the district administration razed the reconstructions done by owners of certain houses at Aiyali Kalan and Bains villages and Nand Singh Nagar here today.
Demolition being carried out at Aiyali Kalan village in Ludhiana district on Tuesday.
 — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Robbers injure 3, decamp with cash, jewellery
Ludhiana, September 16
Robbers struck at a house in Sector-39 on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road early this morning and decamped with jewellery and cash after injuring three members of a family.


Scarcity of anti-rabies vaccine in Civil Hospital
Ludhiana, September 16
Non-payment of lakhs of rupees to the Central Research Institute (CRI), Kasauli, by the Health Department has led to an acute shortage of anti-rabies vaccine in local Civil Hospital here. Despite repeated requests by local health authorities, the Health Department, Chandigarh, has failed to raise the adequate amount to clear these dues.

Dental college flouting admission norms? 
Ludhiana, September 16
Even as the Supreme Court has banned charging of capitation fee by professional medical and dental colleges in the country, a local dental college is allegedly being accused of charging an exorbitant amount as capitation, in contravention of the directive of the apex court.

Spelling mistakes and grammatical errors in press notes released by various organisations are very common. But this at least is not expected from the releases prepared or endorsed by school and college teachers.
  • School functions
  • Nice adieu
  • Maddening
  • Apology
  • Too inhuman
  • Innovative
  • Villages’ list
  • Generous ATM
  • Renovation — a nuisance


Vigil stepped up around markets
Ludhiana, September 16
The police vigil, in and around various shopping complexes and bazaars of the city, particularly those located around Ghanta Ghar, has been stepped up in view of the recent bomb attacks in Mumbai. The step has been taken to meet the challenge of terrorism in the wake of intelligence reports that more such blasts could be on the agenda of terrorist groups, including the Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Residents up in arms against polluting unit
Ludhiana, September 16
Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar along the Dhandra road in the city are up in arms against a polluting shellac factory in the area. Efforts by the residents to make the authorities take action have proved futile.

Workshop on eco-protection
Ludhiana, September 16
The Industrial Pollution Control Committee of the Ludhiana Citizens’ Health Council organised a workshop on eco-protection and preservation at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, here today.

MC honours Arjuna Award winner
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 16
The Municipal Council organised a function in the council complex here today to honour Alok Kumar, Arjuna Award winner in billiards and snooker, who belongs to this town. Mr S.K. Ahalluwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, was the chief guest.

Seminar on de-addiction held
Amloh, September 16
A seminar on drug de-addiction was organised in government secondary school here on Monday. Mr M.P. Arora, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, was the chief guest. He said drug addiction was a curse that affected both family of the drug addict and society.

PWD union flays govt
Ludhiana, September 16
The PWD Field and Workshop Workers Union has condemned the decision of the government to hand over the charge of five important departments to the panchayats from October 2 onwards.

Bairagis seek backward class status
Ludhiana, September 16
The All-India Vaishnav Bairagi Samaj has urged the Union Government as well as all state governments to grant backward class status to Bairagis. This was stated by Mr Krishan Kumar Bawa, president of the Bairagi Mahamandal, Punjab, who attended the conclave along with Mr Sohan Lal Bawa, Mr Jiwan Lal Bawa, Mr Rajiv Bawa and Mr Achint Bawa.

Railway staff hold rally


Gang of robbers busted, stolen good, arms recovered
Ludhiana, September 16
The Jagraon police has claimed to have busted a gang of robbers who were planning a robbery in the town and has also recovered arms from them. According to police sources, five gangsters were making plans near LIC office, Old Grain Market, here yesterday when the cops nabbed them following information. The gangsters confessed to have committed several crimes in the past and some stolen goods have also been recovered from them.

Assault victim dies, case registered
Ludhiana, September 16
Jatinder Singh, who was attacked with sharp-edged weapons at the Manakwal bus stand, near Kila Raipur, on September 10 and was admitted to the CMC Hospital here, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.


Farmers hail India’s stand at WTO summit
Ludhiana, September 16
The Bharti Kisan Union has hailed the firm stand taken by India and other G-22 nations on the issue of rolling back subsidies given to farmers by developed nations at the WTO summit in Cancun.

Plan to increase hyola cultivation
Gurreh, September 16
Following the successful cultivation of hyola gobhi sarson in the state under the contract-farming scheme, the Punjab Agro Foodgrains Corporation will now cover 35,000 acres under this crop in the coming rabi season.

Farmers of Gurreh village, near Jagraon, who received seed packets on Tuesday. 
Farmers of Gurreh village, near Jagraon, who received seed packets on Tuesday


Low participation mars campaign
Ludhiana, September 16
Low participation of teachers marred the workshop on Inclusive Education for the Disabled, a project launched under the Sarb Sikhya Abhiyan (SSA), held at the Government Inservice Training Centre here today.

Mr Bachitar Singh, resource person, addresses teachers during a workshop organised under the Sarb Sikhya Abhiyan scheme at Government Inservice Training Centre, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Mr Bachitar Singh, resource person, addresses teachers during a workshop organised under the Sarb Sikhya Abhiyan scheme at Government Inservice Training Centre

Students attend lecture
Ludhiana, September 16
Major-General S.S. Sharma, Director, Snow Avalanche Studies and Establishment (SASE), Manali, delivered a lecture to the students of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) here today.

Non-payment of dues resented
Ludhiana, September 16
Sore over the non-payment of dues, representatives of 12 colleges run under the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) held a meeting under the chairmanship of Prof S.S. Hundal, president of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, here today.


Man acquitted of murder charge
Ludhiana, September 16
Mr A.S.Kathuria, fast-track court Judge, has acquitted Amandeep Singh, alias Assa Singh, of the charge of murdering a constable, Sarabjit Singh, as the prime prosecution witnesses turned hostile, including the complainant, constable Ravinder Singh.



6.5 kg tumour removed from kidney
Ludhiana, September 16
Doctors at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) claimed to have removed a 6.5 kg kidney tumour from the body of a 47-year-old male patient. According to a press note, Dr M.L. Gupta, Professor and Head, Surgery Department, and his team of surgeons comprising Dr Jasdeep Singh, Dr Sandeep Sharma and Dr Sanjeev Singla removed the tumour. It had occupied almost half of the abdomen and had filled the kidney cavity.


Trials for Punjab State Games from today
Ludhiana, September 16
Trials to select women’s teams for the forthcoming Punjab State Games will be held on September 17, 18 and 22 in Ludhiana. The games, to be organised by the Punjab Sports Department, will be held between October 1 and 3 in the city.

Ludhiana cagers, who won the title in the 13th Punjab State Basketball League Tournament, held at Nangal on Sunday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Ludhiana cagers, who won the title in the 13th Punjab State Basketball League Tournament, held at Nangal


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