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Two killed in mishap at level crossing
Ludhiana, September 11
Two women were killed and three persons, including two minor children, injured when a train hit a car at the unmanned Thrike village-Rajguru Nagar railway crossing this afternoon.

Child falls into open manhole, feared dead
Ludhiana, September 11
A seven-year-old boy fell into an uncovered manhole in Phase-6 of the Focal Point near Jiwan Singh Nagar chowk today afternoon. A case of negligence has been registered against unidentified MC officials concerned.

A rescue worker enters a sewer hole where a boy fell on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
A rescue worker enters a sewer hole where a boy fell on Sunday.


  AIDS victim, husband appear before medical council
Ludhiana, September 11
Charnjit Kaur, who reportedly contracted the HIV infection allegedly due to the negligence of a doctor today appeared before the Punjab Medical Council, along with her husband Surinder Singh.

36 in fray for nagar panchayat poll
Machhiwara, September 11
Thirtysix candidates have been left in the fray for 13 wards of the Nagar Panchayat elections on which are scheduled for September 18.

Book BJP councillor, say MC employees
Ludhiana, September 11
Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, employees today sought the registration of a case against the councillor, who had alleged to have unearthed fogging scam yesterday, for obstructing employees from doing their work. Meanwhile, he councillor concerned urged upon the state vigilance chief, Mr A.P. Pandey, to order a high-level probe into the scam.
The tractor-trailer carrying drums of chemical which was impounded by councillor Parvin Bansal
The tractor-trailer carrying drums of chemical which was impounded by councillor Parvin Bansal in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Dullo sets up panel for municipal bypoll
Ludhiana, September 11
To ensure the victory of the party candidate from the Ward 66 which goes to the polls on September 18, the Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, today constituted a committee headed by the Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill.

Consumers get back ‘bribes’ paid to PSEB officials
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
The Ludhiana district unit of the Zamhuri Kissan Sabha disbursed around Rs 40,000 among farmers of the area. The amount had been received from former employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board, Narangwal, which they had taken from the consumers allegedly as bribe for completing certain jobs.


Plea to cut taxes on petrol, diesel
Ludhiana, September 11
The Ludhiana Citizens’ Council has made a fervent plea for reducing taxes on petrol and diesel to provide relief to the common people. The council pointed out that even though it had become imperative for the government to hike the fuel prices, yet the taxation burden of 140 and 54 per cent on petrol and diesel, respectively, was totally unjustified and need to be rationalised.

PCMS doctors sore with Finance Dept
Ludhiana, September 11
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association has expressed its strong resentment over their alleged harassment by officials of Finance Department, charging it with refusal of salary bills for August even though these were claimed on the old pattern.

Seminar on Art of Living
Ludhiana, September 11
A seminar highlighting the relevance of Art of Living programme was held at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gurjarkhan Campus Model Town, here on Friday.

Meditation hall opened
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11 Lachhman Dass Memorial Meditation Hall was inaugurated at Tera Panth Jain Ashram here today. Addressing a gathering of the devotees of Acharya Mahapragya, his disciple Samni Vipul Pragya appreciated the role of Mr Megh Raj Jain and Mr Krishan Lal Jain, sons of late Lachhman Dass, in setting up the hall. OC

Ludhiana Calling
When the Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration (also known as Tibetan Government-in-Exile), Prof Samdon Rinpoche, was in town on Saturday. Surprisingly, nobody from the state was there to receive him.

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Driver held with drugs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
The Dehlon police has arrested a truck driver of Gujjarwal village and seized a substantial quantity of poppy husk, a countrymade pistol and cartridges from him.

40 kg of poppy husk seized
Jagraon, September 11
The police has arrested Gurjit Singh of Gujjarwal and seized a .315 bore
country-made pistol along with two cartridges from his possession. The police also seized 40 kg of poppy husk from him. Cases under Sections 25-54-59 of the Arms Act and 15-61-85 of the NDPS Act have been registered.



15 PCS officers meet PAU Vice-Chancellor
Ludhiana, September 11
Fifteen newly appointed PCS officers (Executive Branch), attending a training course at the PAU, on Friday held a meeting with Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. Addressing the officers, Dr Aulakh gave the history of the PAU and highlighted the role of this university in ushering the Green Revolution.

Freshers’ night at Govt College
Ludhiana, September 11
Hostel students of Government College for Women held a Freshers’ night here last evening. The party was organised by the hostel warden, Ms Gurvinder Kaur, hostel head girl Navneet Sagoo and hostel deputy head girl Kirandeep Kaur.

(Top) Students of DD Jain College of Education show their hands with mehendi on the occasion of a talent-hunt competition in Ludhiana on Saturday; (below) students of the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology at a freshers’ day function held in Ludhiana on Saturday. 

(Top) Students of DD Jain College of Education show their hands with mehendi on the occasion of a talent-hunt competition in Ludhiana on Saturday; (below) students of the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology at a freshers’ day function held in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Green Land College to come up in 6 months
Ludhiana, September 11
The Sant Kirpal Vidya Mission which runs Green Land Senior Secondary Public School near Jalandhar bypass, on the GT Road, Ludhiana, has a plan to set up Green Land College at Manj Phagowal, on the GT Road, Ludhiana, on 8 acres.

Implication of Competition Act discussed
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 11
An interactive seminar on “Competition Act-2003” was organised at the RIMT Institute of Management and Computer Technology. Prof Ravinder Vinayek, former head and Dean, Faculty of Commerce, M.D. University, Rohtak, was the resource person.

Panel to monitor functioning of new B.Ed colleges
Ludhiana, September 11
Panjab University has decided to constitute a monitoring committee to meet the standards of quality education at 23 newly constituted B.Ed colleges in the state. The decision was taken recently by the Vice-Chancellor when some Senate members had shown serious concern over the way of functioning of these colleges.



Tests for thalassaemia before marriage
Ludhiana, September 11
Screening of all candidates for thalassaemic traits for matrimonial alliance would be of tremendous help in tackling this problem and minimising the psychological trauma of the parents of unfortunate victims of this disease.

MC begins fumigating city wards
Ludhiana, September 11
Gearing up to check the spread of malaria and dengue in the city, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, has started fumigation operation in various areas of the city.

Health Dept denies malarial epidemic
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
Even as the Government of India had declared Malaudh a sensitive area with regard to the outbreak of an epidemic, the health authorities have contradicted the reports regarding spread of malaria that could be termed epidemic. However, it has claimed that adequate steps have been taken to face any situation.

Variety in food good for health
Ludhiana, September 11
Food variety is what we choose to eat from a mixture of foods across the range of food types (fruit, cereal, dairy) as well as from within the various food types (wheat, barley, rye). Eating a wide variety of foods will ensure that you get enough of the essential nutrients and other components in your daily diet.

Problems start with tooth grinding
Ludhiana, September 11
Bruxism or tooth grinding, affecting between 10 to 50 per cent of the people in all age groups, can lead to many other complications, besides damaging the teeth, if not treated in time.

Dental implants catching up
Ludhiana, September 11
A two-day workshop on dental implants, attended by 80 dentists from the region, concluded here today. The workshop was conducted by Dr Shavir Nooryezdan, founder president of the Indian Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dispensary inaugurated
Ludhiana, September 11
Shiromani Akali Dal President Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated Harpreet Kaur Memorial Homoeopathic Dispensary at Mohalla Kot Alamgir, Field Ganj, here today. It has been set up in memory of late Harpreet Kaur, daughter of senior journalist Manjit Singh Khalsa. A Class XI student of Guru Nanak Public School, Harpreet had died in an accident while returning from school on August 1.
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates Harpreet Kaur Memorial Homoeopathic Dispensary in Ludhiana
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal inaugurates Harpreet Kaur Memorial Homoeopathic Dispensary in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Truck drivers educated on AIDS
Ludhiana, September 11
Aasra Help Aids, a voluntary body, organised an AIDS awareness programme in collaboration with Lions Club, Samrat, at the Jalandhar Bypass here recently.


Lakhvinder, Naman win badminton title
Ludhiana, September 11
Lakhvinder Singh and Naman Jain proved too good for Sandep Sharma and Rajesh Grover whom they beat in straight sets to win title in the Ludhiana District Senior Men’s Doubles Badminton Championship held at Shastri Hall in Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

PAU Zone boys win cricket title
Ludhiana, September 11
Shivam Passi and Yovanjit excelled with bat scoring of 42 and 44 runs, respectively, as the PAU Zone beat Gujjarwal Zone 59 runs in the final of the Ludhiana District Schools Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (u-14) held at Government Model Senior Secondary School here today.


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