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Residents protest against poor state of roads
Ludhiana, September 9
Angry residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar today staged a dharna in the colony and burnt the effigy of the Improvement Trust Chairman in protest against the pitiable condition of roads in the colony.

Rresidents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar burn an effigy of the Improvement Trust Chairman, Ludhiana, on Saturday Rresidents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar burn an effigy of the Improvement Trust Chairman, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

A "stinking" protest
Ludhiana, September 9
Shopkeepers of the Sarabha Nagar Block-I market have found a ‘stinking‘ way of protesting against the demolition of the only urinal by the Municipal Corporation. They urinate all along the walls of a park near the market.










EARLIER STORIES

Missing girl’s parents send cops on wild goose chase
Ludhiana, September 9
A family of migrant labourers today sent the city police to a wild goose chase by claiming that their 12-year-old daughter, missing for the past 20 days, was murdered and buried in a children's burial ground near the Daba-Lohara road this morning.




The police exhumes the body of a girl from a burial ground near Daba-Lohara road on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
The police exhumes the body of a girl from a burial ground near Daba-Lohara road on Saturday'

Sajida's brother seeks probe into her death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
Pakistan national Fayyaz Khan, who is the legal heir of the late Sazida Begum, the youngest queen of the last ruler of erstwhile Malerkotla state, has demanded a probe into the sequence of events leading to the death of his sister.

Pre-arrest bail plea denied in dowry case
Ludhiana, September 9
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Sanjeev Berry, has dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by Raksha Rani of Atam Nagar, involved in a dowry harassment case.

COMMUNITY

Community policing scheme irks Dugri residents
Ludhiana, September 9
The representative of welfare associations of Urban Estate Phase I, II and III in Dugri here have rejected the community police officer (CPO) scheme introduced by the police for providing security under a community policing concept.

At the Crossroads
When the land becomes motherland
The world is shrinking fast but the human mind is shrinking faster. Vande Mataram is not merely a national song, it is a symbol of our struggle for freedom. In the mid-forties of the last century, particularly 1945-46, the mention of these two words ignited the spirits of the youth. The college students of our city marched forward to Jallianwallah Bagh, raising the slogan “Inqilab Zindabad”.

Plea to donate eyes
Ludhiana, September 9 Though the idea of eye donation is catching up fast with the active cooperation of service clubs, social, religious and educational institutions as well as NGOs, there is a dire need to promote the noble cause and make it a mass movement in the state.

Alag distributes 40,000 books in western hemisphere
Ludhiana, September 9
Eminent writer and Sikh historian, Dr Swaroop Singh Alagh, has distributed about 40,000 books free of cost in the western hemisphere during his three-month tour to the Europe and the US.

 

BUSINESS

Tata Motors launches new Indigo range
Ludhiana, September 9
Tata Motors launched a new version of Indigo and Indigo Marina here today. Mr Deepankar Tiwari, assistant general manager, Tata Motors, who unvieled the new variants, said at a press conference that the company had so far sold 1.25 lakh Indigo and Indigo Marinas across the country.

Mr Deepankar Tiwari, Assistant General Manager, Tata Motors, unveils the new version of Indigo in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Mr Deepankar Tiwari, Assistant General Manager, Tata Motors, unveils the new version of Indigo in Ludhiana

Connect launches new package
Ludhiana, September 9
Connect, a telecom service provider in Punjab and Chandigarh, has launched a combined package of fixed line and mobile phone connection with unlimited free calling facility between both connections.

ICI Paints launches Inspira
Ludhiana, September 9

ICI Paints, the company that owns renowned brand Dulux, launched Inspira, a super premium paint here today. The new paint imparts a subtle pattern finish with a soft texture to walls.


Officials of ICI Paints address a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Officials of ICI Paints address a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday

 

EDUCATION

Teachers told to update knowledge
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
Mr Pardeep Sharda, principal, MGMN, Senior Secondary School and in charge of a 10-day seminar being organised under the “Preparation for learning enhancement in Punjab” programme here, urged teachers attending the camp to dedicate their lives for improving the academic life of students.

From Colleges
Arya College students fare well in M.Com exam

Ludhiana, September 9
Students of M.Com, 4th semester, of Arya College here brought laurels to their institute by getting three out of top 10 positions in the Panjab University examination held in April.

 

CULTURE


Animators have ‘immense scope’ in film industry
Ludhiana, September 9
Adoption of technological advancements in Bollywood has created immense scope for those skilled in animation. Right from creating titles to special effects in films, animators are in great demand.


Paresh Parekh and Amit Gupta. — A Tribune photograph

Paresh Parekh and Amit Gupta'

HEALTH

Rare hip replacement surgery
Ludhiana, September 9
For 45-year-old Bhola Singh who suffered bilateral neck femoral fracture in a freak accident nearly four years ago, It was no less than a dream to be able to walk again on his feet.

TB cases on the rise
Ludhiana, September 9
Detection of 32 positive cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the DOT centre run by the local TB Eradication Society at Nauhria Hospital in Jamalpur locality at Industrial Focal Point during the past two months has caused a scare among health professionals and the administration while putting a question mark on the TB prevention and treatment programme being carried out by the Health Department along with a large number of private institutions and NGO’s in the mega city.

 
SPORTS

Karan scripts Ludhiana’s win over Sangrur
Ludhiana, September 9
Karan Goel took total eleven wickets to script Ludhiana’s outright win over Sangrur in the last league fixture of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College grounds here today. Ludhiana defeated Sangrur by 10-wickets to enter the semi finals.

 

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