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SC order leaves child labourers worriedA child labourer in Ludhiana does his duty on Monday.
Ludhiana, October 9
Notwithstanding the Supreme Court’s directive on child labour which would come into force from tomorrow, the city remained insensitive to the issue and children below 14 continued to work at their workplaces, worried if the order would be implemented. Wondering what would the administration do to enforce the directive, those who employed child labour did not deter to call them from work tomorrow.

A child labourer in Ludhiana does his duty on Monday. —  Photo: IV

20 more dengue cases
Ludhiana, October 9
People in this industrial capital of the state continue to live under threat of dengue as 20 new cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection were admitted to local hospitals during past two days while more than 100 persons, with dengue-like symptoms or serologically confirmed cases, were under treatment at different nursing homes, hospitals and private clinics.


Mehndi artistes make hay
Ludhiana, October 9
Mehndi artists in the city are having a field day by making several thousands of rupees in a single day. Karva Chauth — the biggest festival of Indian women — brings for them good amount of money. Be it a leading beauty parlour or a roadside place of mehndi artist, women and girls are approaching them to get the best on their hands on the eve of Karva Chauth at any rate.

An artiste adds more colours to mehndi on the eve of Karva Chauth in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

An artiste adds more colours to mehndi on the eve of Karva Chauth in Ludhiana on Monday.

Police verification of labourers restarted
Ludhiana, October 9
With over 100 major and minor cases of involvement of servants or tenants in one crime or the other reported in the past few months, the city police has relaunched the verification drive of the domestic helps and the tenants.


Book by Paramjit Nijjar released
Ludhiana, October 9
The literary body, "Punjabi Culture Study Circle International (PCSCI)" held a function at Punjabi Bhavan here yesterday to release and discuss the recently published book, ''Karamyogi'' by Paramjit Kaur Nijjar.

New virus detected in chilies
Ludhiana, October 9
The World Vegetable Centre – AVRDC has detected the presence of at least three distinct chili viruses in the samples taken from Ludhiana.

13 water projects under way
Ludhiana, October 9
The Water Supply and Sanitation Minister, Punjab, Mr Harnam Dass Johar, has stated that under a new programme to provide potable water in villages, 13 projects worth Rs 564.82 crore are being executed with the assistance of Nabard.

AISAD to support people’s candidates
Ludhiana, October 9
All-India Shiromani Akali Dal will support people’s candidates chosen in open sangat, departing from the age-old traditions of various political parties by allotting tickets to candidates. The AISAD has also vowed to the public concept of Miri and Piri and also to abide by the high principles of probity and dignity.

N-test by North Korea condemned
Ludhiana, October 9
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has condemned the nuclear weapon tests by North Korea in unequivocal terms while apprehending that it all further trigger off the nuclear arms race in the world, thereby posing a serious threat to security of nations, people and economies of developing countries.

Reinstatement sought
Ludhiana, October 9
Members of the Municipal Sanitary Inspectors Association today staged a dharna in front of the Zone-D office of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation in protest against the suspension of a Sanitary Inspector who was allegedly found absent from duty a few days ago.



Four arrested for youth’s murder
Raikot, October 9
The Sadar police has arrested four persons wanted in connection with an FIR registered against them for allegedly beating to death Karamjit Singh Teetu, on Saturday.


PAU wants pvt seed producers to come together
Ludhiana, October 9
Maize has a good future only if good hybrid seeds are made available. For this, PAU Director Research B.S. Dhillon said the university would organise private seed producers to form an association.


From Colleges
10-day NSS camp ends
Ludhiana, October 9
As part of various activities undertaken during a 10- day NSS camp at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, a number of lectures were delivered by prominent doctors like Dr Ashu Bhutia, Dr Neelam Sodhi, Dr H.S. Grewal, Dr Seema Kaushal, Dr Surbhi Saggar, etc on subjects like Healing Powers of Homoeopath, Awareness on AIDS and Awareness against black magic and superstitions.

From Schools
Special kids celebrate World Service Day
Ludhiana, October 9 The Lions Club Greater celebrated Gandhi Jayanti and World Service Day at Ashirwad-North India Cerebral Palsy Association here today. The club donated Rs 10,000 for the benefit of the disabled children of the institution.

Students of Ashirwad, Ludhiana, celebrate World Service Day on Monday. — Photo: IV

Students of Ashirwad, Ludhiana, celebrate World Service Day on Monday.

Girl cadets told about armed services
Ludhiana, October 9
A lecture on ‘Women short service entry in defence’ was delivered by Col S Azimmudin, Branch Recruiting Officer, Ludhiana, along with Major (Dr) Kurian for the NCC Girl Cadets of 3 Punjab Girls Bn NCC, Ludhiana, during their annual training camp being conducted in Khalsa College for Women, here yesterday.

KVM enter semifinal
Ludhiana, October 9
Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, beat GGN Senior Secondary School, Rose Garden branch, by eight wickets to enter the semifinal of the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Cricket Tournament being held on the Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School ground, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here today.

Youth attend writers’ workshop
Ludhiana, October 9
Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle organised a young writers’ workshop to groom and encourage young writers here yesterday.



Organ donors to get pledge cards
Ludhiana, October 9 A pledge card will be specially designed for willing organ donors and released after the inauguration of the IXth All-India Transplant Games and SAARC Transplant Olympics, to be hosted by the mega city October 27 and 28.


Ropar, Ludhiana eves win gold in badminton
Ludhiana, October 9
Ropar girls won gold in the u-14 and u-19 categories in badminton on the fourth day of the 52nd Punjab State School Games being left at different venues here today. In the u-17 section, host Ludhiana won the top honours.


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