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Attempt to burgle advocate’s house
Ludhiana, September 22
Two robbers made bid to rob a house of an advocate on Church Road in wee hours today. They fled from the spot after the owner of house raised the alarm as he noticed them cutting the wire mesh of a window.
Mr Stevon Soni shows the wire mesh of a window that was cut by robbers in his house

Mr Stevon Soni (in white) shows the wire mesh of a window that was cut by robbers in his house in Ludhiana on Monday morning. — Photo by  Pradeep Tewari

Sale sluggish due to Shradhs
Ludhiana, September 22
Shradhs, the days when the living offer food and other things to departed souls, are traditionally considered to be inauspicious for starting any new project or buying anything. This has affected business and even the markets lack the usual hustle and bustle as people are not making new purchases.


ABVP activists tear film posters

Ludhiana, September 22
Arya College Campus unit of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) organised a ‘Save Campus Culture’ drive in the college today. Under the presidentship of Anand Kumar College President, ABVP college students tore obscene and vulgar posters of adult films pasted outside the college gate.

ABVP members of Arya College tear film posters from a hoarding outside the college on Monday. — Photo by Pradeep Tewari

ABVP members of Arya College tear film posters from a hoarding outside the college

50 dengue patients admitted to DMCH

Ludhiana, September 22
Dengue fever has started spreading throughout the state with more than 50 patients admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) alone. Apart from Ludhiana, about 40 patients have reportedly come from other districts of the state. The hospital authorities say the condition of the patients was stable.

A dengue patient from Himachal gets treatment at the DMC Hospital, Ludhiana, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

A dengue patient from Himachal gets treatment at the DMC Hospital


A scooterist tries to remove a snag in the scooter near Vishwkarma ChowkRain inundates roads, streets
Ludhiana, September 22
One hour of downpour and the Grand Trunk Road passing through the city is inundated and traffic paralysed. Monday was no different as light showers caused a flood like situation on the G.T. Road from Manju Cinema up to Savitri Complex near Dholewal Chowk. The approach to Samrala Chowk from Jagroan Bridge too got blocked. The stretch from Cheema Chowk to Samrala Chowk, including areas in Transport Nagar and surrounding localities, witnessed a flood-like situation with almost over one foot rainwater at most places.

A scooterist tries to remove a snag in the scooter near Vishwkarma Chowk on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

New pension scheme opposed
Ludhiana, September 22
The new pension scheme approved by the Central Government for its employees who joined service after October, 2002, excluding the defence forces, has met with opposition from pensioners.

A boon for building law violators
Ludhiana, September 22
The scheme for one-time voluntary disclosure of building norms violation and settlement thereof, which was approved by the Punjab Council of Ministers a few days back and expected to be introduced through an administrative order in the near future, will prove to be a boon for builders of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings as well as residents of unauthorised colonies in the four major towns of Punjab — Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala.

Labour dispute settled
Ludhiana, September 22
The week-long agitation by workers in Bhogal Sons, manufacturers of cycle and auto parts, was resolved today with the workers agreeing to return to work from tomorrow. Mr B.D. Arora, legal adviser of the company, said most of the workers had already resumed work and the remaining would join from tomorrow.

Haircut case: DEO holds probe
Ludhiana, September 22
Ms Sudesh Bajaj, Deputy District Education Officer (secondary), today conducted an inquiry into the incident in which a teacher had forcibly cut the hair of five boys studying in Government Senior Secondary School, Threekey, on Friday last.

Faith heals many
Ludhiana, September 22
Sarb Rog Ka Aukhad Nam Mission organised a five-day ‘rog nivaran camp’ from September 17 to September 21. As many as 98 patients with different diseases, including anxiety, joint pain, epilepsy and brain tumour, registered for the camp. Mr Gurbachan Singh, a patient from Mullanpur said, “I was suffering from fever for the past four months. It continued despite medicines. 

Residents for more PCR vehicles

Ludhiana, September 22
Complaints of residents were heard at a police-public meet organised in the Sarup Nagar area of Salim Tabri here today. The SHO, Mr Buland Singh, listened to the complaints of residents and assured them of all help from the police.

SHO Buland Singh addresses residents during a public-police meet in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

SHO Buland Singh addresses residents during a public-police meet

Apex clubs to  educate women
Ludhiana, September 22
More than 40 Apex clubs in the country would focus on projects aimed at promoting women education and vocational courses in particular in order to make the women self reliant and to enable them to face the increasing challenges of modern technology in the global scenario.

Kuldip Nayyar to address LMA meet
Ludhiana, September 22
Eminent journalist Kuldip Nayyar will address members of the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) on September 24 at Hotel Majestic Park Plaza at 7.30 p.m. This was disclosed by the president of the association, Mr Manjit Singh, and the general secretary, Mr V.K. Goyal.


Man dies as bus hits scooter; driver booked
Ludhiana, September 22
The Civil Lines police yesterday registered a case of negligent driving leading to the death of a scooterist against Ram Bihar, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh working as a bus driver here, on the statement of Kamaljit Singh, a resident of New Mohalla.


Glut in parallel  finance market
Ludhiana, September 22
There is glut of money in the parallel finance market. So much so that the money is available at interest rates lower than those offered by the banks. Not long before the private financiers, most of them running unauthorised business, would offer the money on highly exorbitant interest rates.



Interaction on group cohesiveness
Ludhiana, September 22
Dr K.K. Uppal, Professor, University of Business School (UBS), Chandigarh, and Dr Sanjeev Sharma, faculty member, UBS, monitored a workshop with students of MBA and MCA at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, here today.

BVM School honours students
Ludhiana, September 22
The management of Bharitya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, here organised a function today to honour its students who excelled in various sports tournaments organised by the Education Department.

Sports achievers of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. — Photo by IV

Sports achievers of BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar

School board cultural fest begins today
Ludhiana, September 22
A three-day cultural festival being organised by the Punjab School Education Board for students of government schools of the district will begin here tomorrow. On the first day, six contests will be held for students from Classes I to IV. 

PCTE student tops in seminar
Ludhiana, September 22
Monika Bansal, MBA first year student of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), bagged the first prize in a seminar organised by the Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) at the College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, yesterday.

NSS volunteers take part in health awareness drive
Ludhiana, September 22
The NSS volunteers of GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar participated in a family health awareness campaign, which was organised in collaboration with the Punjab Health Department here today on the college campus.

Nehru kendra functions
Sahnewal, September 22
Poetical-recitation competitions and group-discussions were organised by Nehru Yuva Kendra at Government High School, Begowal, today.
As many as 20 students participated in the poetry recitation competitions. Group discussion was conducted on topics like “Drugs and modern woman.”


Balwant Gargi remembered
Ludhiana, September 22
The Punjabi Sahit Akademi, presented a special programme on the life of theatre personality Balwant Gargi in Punjabi Bhavan, here yesterday.
Fans of Gargi got together to pay him tributes and share experiences with film personality Amrik Gill from Mumbai, who highlighted interesting aspects from Gargi’s life.


40 de-addiction camps in 15 days
Sahnewal, September 22
Forty drug de-addiction camps have been organised by the local Civil Hospital in the past 15 days. This was stated by the SMO, Sahnewal, Dr S.S. Dhir. On the concluding day of a camp today, a seminar was organised on the topics of drug de-addiction, Aids and female foeticide at the Civil Hospital. Mr Ramesh Kumar Pappu, President, Nagar Council, besides panches and sarpanches from surrounding areas, were invited.

441 heart patients examined


Kalpana Chawla sports tourney from Sept 26
Ludhiana, September 22
The Chahal Welfare and Sports of Uchi Daud village, near Malaud, is organising the Kalpana Chawla memorial sports tournament in the village from September 26 to 28, according to Mr Harvinder Singh, secretary of the club.


14 sites earmarked for cracker sale
Ludhiana, September 22
In the view of a large number of fire incidents in congested and old areas of the city in the recent past, the district administration has decided to allot 14 sites in open areas for the sale of crackers to wholesale cracker dealers around Divali. No person would be allowed to sell the crackers in the congested parts of the city, other than the prescribed sites.


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