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Pollution monitoring unit goes missing
Ludhiana, October 11

Even as the level of air pollution has reached its peak in Ludhiana due to the burning of paddy stubble by farmers, the much hyped Ambient Air Monitoring Unit which was installed by the Punjab Pollution Control Board to study the concentration of pollutants in the second most polluted city of the northern region after Delhi, is lying non-functional in the city for more than a year.
The ambient air quality monitoring unit, which has gone missing from its place in Ludhiana The ambient air quality monitoring unit, which has gone missing from its place in Ludhiana.
— Photo by I.V.


90 cases of power theft detected
Ludhiana, October 11
Nearly 90 cases of power theft in residential areas have been detected by the Punjab State Electricity Board within the last four days, which has resulted in a penalty of more than Rs 4 lakh.

SBI takes over defaulter’s property
Ludhiana, October 11
The Brahmpuri branch of the State Bank of India took physical possession of the property of Puja Knitwears for an alleged default in the repayment of loan here today.

Encroachments clog Katchery Road
Ludhiana, October 11
The small stretch of road connecting Ghanta Ghar and the old Lakkar Bridge, also known as the Katchery Road, has been literally ‘‘hijacked’’ by shopkeepers keen on attracting more business during the current festival season.

Encroachments on the Katchery Road in Ludhiana.

Encroachments on the Katchery Road in Ludhiana

Manager foils robbery bid
Ludhiana, October 11
An alert manager of a factory today foiled a robbery attempt by catching one of the two robbers outside a bank on the Mall road here today. Mr Umesh Kumar, Manager of a mechanical works factory, ran after the two robbers and succeeded in catching one of them with the help of other passers-by.


City all set to celebrate Dasehra
Ludhiana, October 11
'Ashtami' is a day when girls are in great demand. Minor girls are considered to be embodiments of "Maa Durga" and are invited in all Hindu homes in the locality as "kanjaks" They are worshiped by them. The girls' feet are washed by the host and they are given food to eat.

Villages offered computer stations
Ludhiana, October 11
The Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana has invited applications from the panchayats for setting up of computer stations in villages under a new scheme ‘‘Computer for All”. The scheme has been launched to provide computer access to children of all age groups.

Computer centre building in ruins
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 11
The building of a computer centre at Bhambrian village, near here, tells a pathetic tale of carelessness of the government. Capt Kanwaljit Singh, a former Finance Minister, had laid the foundation stone of the centre-cum-library on April 15, 2001.


Two women killed in mishap
Jagraon, October 11
Jasbir Kaur, wife of Sikandar Singh and Charanjit Kaur, wife of Gurmal Singh of Sarabha, were allegedly killed on the spot when a mini bus (No PB 10 AA 9709) crushed both of them near the village.

Man acquitted of wife’s murder
Ludhiana, October 11
The Sessions Judge, Mr Harbans Lal, has acquitted Narinder Singh, a property dealer of New Vishnu Puri near Shiv Puri, of the charges of murdering his wife by firing a shot from his licensed rifle, following an altercation over a personal issue on May 16, this year.


Farmers attend workshop
Ludhiana, October 11
Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute has conducted a five-day workshop on “Farming system approach” for officials of the agriculture and allied departments of Amritsar, Ferozepore, Patiala and Ropar districts. It was concluded today.


Children perform dandiya at Love Dale School, Ludhiana, on Tuesday to mark Ashtami puja
Children perform dandiya at Love Dale School, Ludhiana, on Tuesday to mark Ashtami puja.
— A Tribune photograph

From Colleges
Institute gets award
Ludhiana, October 11
The Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology, Gujarkhan Campus, has been adjudged the best student chapter for this year by the Indian Society for Technical Education from this region. The institute has bagged this award for the third consecutive year.

3-day education camp
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 11
As many as 100 students participated in a three-days education camp organised by the Pendu Sikhya Promotion Council at Government Senior Secondary School, Naraingarh, of Amloh block.


BCM girls win lawn tennis title
Ludhiana, October 11
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, beat BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh Road branch, 2-0 to emerge champions in the girls (u-19 years) in the Punjab Sahodaya Schools Lawn Tennis Tournament here today.

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