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Villagers’ efforts go down the drain as bridge collapses
Kanya Hussaini(Sidhwan Bet), September 28
The gushing waters of the Sutlej have virtually thrown cold water on the efforts of residents of 20 villages who had taken the initiative of constructing a bridge on their own across the Jassowal drain.

A labourer carries a bicycle as he crosses the Jassowal drain near Kanya Hussaini village
A labourer carries a bicycle as he crosses the Jassowal drain near Kanya Hussaini village. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Jawahar Nagar water sample fails
Ludhiana, September 28
Belying the claims of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) that all water samples collected from gastroenteritis-gripped Jawahar Nagar had cleared the tests, the district Health Department today said one of the samples, tested by the PAU microbiology lab, had failed the test. 


Death of 3 kids: kin get relief
Ludhiana, September 28
A week after three children died after taking medicines from unqualified doctors at a charitable dispensary, the Punjab Government has provided a compensation of Rs 25,000 each to the aggrieved families.

Passing Thru
What is the response to the credit rating scheme launched for the small-scale industry by the NSIC?


Rein in Akali leaders, BJP to Badal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 28
Accusing some senior SAD leaders of issuing statements detrimental to the BJP-SAD alliance and prosperity of the state, the state unit of the BJP urged SAD chief Parkash Singh Badal to prevent them from doing so.

Sacha Sauda Dera followers hold protest
Ludhiana, September 28
Thousands of followers of the Sacha Sauda Dera today staged a demonstration in front of the Deputy Commissioner's office in the mini-secretariat here in protest against the alleged false implication of the dera guru in a murder case.

Disciples of Sacha Sauda Dera stage a demonstration in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Disciples of Sacha Sauda Dera stage a demonstration in Ludhiana

Poor facilities at embassies condemned
Ludhiana, September 28
The Samaj Sudhar Action Committee, Ludhiana, has condemned the embassies of USA and European countries and the High Commission of Canada for charging high fees for visas without providing decent facilities to relatives of those going abroad.

Police fails to trace missing youth
Vishal Ludhiana, September 28
A 21-year-old youth, Vishal, hailing from Dhandhari, here has been missing since September 1 and complaints to the local police could not yield anything. An undermatric, Vishal left his home on September 1 morning but did not come back. His mother Gulshan Rani said he had no enemies and was in a good frame of mind when he left the house.

Bansal, Gupta elected directors of LSE board
Ludhiana, September 28
Mr R.K. Bansal and Mr Sanjeev Kumar Gupta were elected directors on the board of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) Association at the 23rd annual general meeting of the association held here last evening.

Pensioners irked over non-release of DA instalment
Ludhiana, September 28
The Government Pensioners Association has criticised the Central Government for its failure to release the instalment of 4 per cent dearness allowance due from July this year.


5 booked for assault, theft
Jagraon, September 28
Pala Singh, Puran Singh, Bhagwan Singh of Madepur, Rattan Singh of Akuwal and Jit Singh of Huzar have been booked for allegedly stolen cycle and Rs 5,000 from the premises of Jindo Bai of Madepur and assaulted Jindo Bai and Karamjit Singh with sharp-edged weapons.

9 booked for murder attempt
Jagraon, September 28
Rajinder Singh Lakha, Happy, Pamma, Kamaljit Singh, Bagga Singh, Gian Singh and 3 other of Dango allegedly assaulted Jarnail Singh of Lohgarh with an intention to kill him with sharp-edged weapons.



From Colleges
Non-teaching staff on strike

Ludhiana, September 28
On a call given by the Central Union, the Arya College Non-Teaching Union here observed one-day strike today. The strike was led by Mr Rajiv Bhasin, president of the union.

Hindi Divas celebrated at TPS
Ludhiana, September 28
Various competitions were organised at Tagore Public School to mark Hindi Divas here yesterday. State Bank of India sponsored the contests.

Uniforms donated to Bal Bhavan students
Ludhiana, September 28
The Senior Citizens’ Conclave distributed uniforms to all students of Bal Bhavan here on Monday. A majority of the students were orphans and challenged The conclave established a few months back has been serving for the cause of poor and downtrodden.
The Senior Citizens’ Conclave with students of Bal Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
The Senior Citizens’ Conclave with students of Bal Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday

Science fair held
Ludhiana, September 28
A science fair was organised at Sh Lal Bahadur Shastri Public High School. The fair was inaugurated on Monday. A variety of working models on sciences, mathematics and information technology were put on display.


State-level Lok Adalat for criminal cases
Ludhiana, September 28
In order to streamline the dispension of speedy justice, the Ludhiana Sessions Division has decided to hold a state-level Lok Adalat to dispose of compoundable criminal cases on November 26.

DC orders fast-track courts for NRIs
Ludhiana, September 28
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can heave a sigh of relief following the decision of the state government to set up fast-track courts to deal with the revenue cases of NRIs.


Mann keen on revving up Punjabi cinema, music 
Ludhiana, September 28
After a hiatus of four years, Dil Dol Gaya — a new music album of popular singer Harbhajan Mann was released this week. Harbhajan Mann, before going to Canada to shoot a video of one of its songs, called an impromptu press conference in the city yesterday evening. When asked what took him so long to come out with a new album, he said, "During these four years , I made two films in Punjabi which have proved to be very successful."

Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann at a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph 
Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann at a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday


Doctor cautions against self-medication
Ludhiana, September 28
Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, MS (P) and head of the Gastroenterology Department at the DMCH here, has cautioned against the practice of self-medication, which people in old age usually resort to.

Apollo doctors perform rare cardiac surgery
Ludhiana, September 28
When city resident Jagdish Kumar Sharma (42), an engineer, was admitted to the ICCU of SPS Apollo Hospitals here with complaint of sudden onset of breathlessness and heart failure he did not have any idea that in surgically treating the cluster of his complex congenital heart problems doctors would be creating a history of sorts and performing world’s second such cardiac surgery successfully.

350 examined at medical camp


Kila Raipur, Ludhiana win hockey titles
Ludhiana, September 28
Kila Raipur in boys’ section and the Ludhiana wing in girls’ section bagged titles in the hockey (U-19 years) of the 51st Punjab State Inter-District Games conducted here. Kila Raipur lads beat Faridkot and the Ludhiana wing defeated the Kairon wing of Amritsar to emerge champions.

A hockey match in progress in the 51st Punjab State Inter-District School Games in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A hockey match in progress in the 51st Punjab State Inter-District School Games in Ludhiana

Tagore school shuttlers win
Ludhiana, September 28
Shuttlers of Tagore Public School, Aggar Nagar, Ludhiana, gave an excellent performance during the recently concluded 51st Punjab State School Inter-District Games winning the title in the U-17 section.

A S School boys, Sohian girls win volleyball titles
Ludhiana, September 28
A S Senior Secondary School, Khanna, quelled a strong challenge from their opponents Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Dehlon, 25-22, 25-19 and 25-22 to emerge champions in the junior boys section of the Ludhiana District Volleyball Championship that concluded at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys here yesterday.


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