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Mystery shrouds youth’s death
Was on a college trip to Goa
Ludhiana, October 14
Mystery shrouds the death of a youth, resident of New Hargobind Nagar near Neela Jhanda Gurudwara here, who had ‘died’ in Goa on October 12.
The mother of the deceased youth, Raghav, being consoled by relatives in New Hargobind Nagar, Ludhiana, on Saturday
The mother of the deceased youth, Raghav, being consoled by relatives in New Hargobind Nagar, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

MC digs pit, fills with water and forgets
Ludhiana, October 14
Although the city is in grip of dengue, employees of the Municipal Corporation seem to have created a perfect breeding space for aedes mosquitoes in D-Block of Model Town Extension, giving sleepless nights to residents.
A huge water-filled pit poses danger of dengue and a threat to the lives of people, especially children who go out to play in the park A huge water-filled pit poses danger of dengue and a threat to the lives of people, especially children who go out to play in the park. — Photo by I.V.










EARLIER STORIES

On the road waiting for death
Ludhiana, October 14
His habit of drinking not only made him lose his dear ones but he is counting his days lying on a roadside unattended and uncared for. Sanjeev Kumar, a 40-years-old barber, who used to work in Chaura Bazar, was thrown out by his family members when he used to be in an inebriated state throughout the day.

Sanjeev Kumar, a liquor addict, who has been left to die near Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Sanjeev Kumar, a liquor addict, who has been left to die near Ghanta Ghar Chowk in Ludhiana

1 dead, 3 hurt in fire
Amloh, October 14
One person died on the spot and three were injured, one seriously, of a Dalit family in a house fire at a Salana village, 5 km from here. According to sarpanch Kesar Singh, Prem Singh Ramdasia (36), a resident of Salana village, is a labourer at a mill at Mandi Gobindgarh. His wife Darshan Kaur was preparing food at about 8 p.m. yesterday when the light went off.

COMMUNITY

BJP alleges Rs 30 crore scandal in LIT
Ludhiana, October 14
The Bhartiya Janata Party today alleged that yet another scandal to the tune of at least Rs 30 crore has cropped up in the Ludhiana Improvement Trust. The party leaders alleged that the trust officials had given about 40 plots to their favourites at a nominal rate.

SAD stir against city centre scam fizzling out
Ludhiana, October 14
The agitation being organised by the Shiormani Akali Dal against the alleged multi crore scam in the Ludhiana City Centre outside the centre itself appears to be fizzling out with the number of Akali workers coming for demonstration declining day by day. In fact SAD could organise a good show only once under the leadership of party general secretary Capt Kanwaljit on September 28.

Rs 800 cr released under Punjab Nirman Programme
Ludhiana, October 14
Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Harnam Dass Johar has asserted that a record number of development projects were under execution in each part of the state and funds amounting to Rs 800 crore had been released under the Punjab Nirman Programme.

‘Decorated’ Ludhiana police takes a pounding
Ludhiana, October 14
Just two months after the Ludhiana police was honoured for being among the three best investigating police agencies of the state, the decorated detective skills have taken a pounding with not a single major case being solved by the cops in the last three months.

Men in khaki await space for police post
Ludhiana, October 14
You may have seen road-side doctors, vendors, astrologers but have you ever seen a police post functioning from a tent by the roadside. You will have to visit Arti Chowk here to see the Ghumar Mandi police post functioning from a makeshift tent for the past three months as it has unable to find a proper space.


The Ghumar Mandi police post, which has been functioning from a tent near Aarti Chowk here. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
The Ghumar Mandi police post, which has been functioning from a tent near Aarti Chowk here

City turns into gambling den
Ludhiana, October 14
With Divali just a week away, Ludhiana seems to have turned into gamblers’ den. Clubs, hotels and even some private houses have become gambling centres. The amount of money involved in the gambling runs into lakhs.

Marriages have become too ostentatious
Ludhiana, October 14
Marriage season comes with bang after Navratras and hectic activities start for hundreds of marriages that would take place . Every year the marriages are becoming more ostentatious and the well off families like to be a cut above others. Money does not matter.

Abrogation of death penalty gets mixed response
Ludhiana, October 14
The opinion among the public appears to be divided over death penalty in the country. While the Congress, Shiromani Akali Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party have their own views, most people feel that death penalty must be there, though it should be resorted to in the rarest of cases.

Book block Congress president: NGO
Raikot, October 14
Terming registration of an attempt-to-murder case against a staff nurse and her husband as politically motivated, activists and office-bearers of the Narinder Kaur Abduction Joint Action Committee urged the administration to probe the matter and book president of the block Congress.

Benefits should reach genuine persons, says PCS officer
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 14
Terming social and political leaders of any area as a “bridge between representatives of state government and beneficiaries of various schemes launched from time to time”, Dr Indu, PCS, urged them to provide right information to administrative officers so that the benefits percolated to genuine persons.

Lions Club chief installed
Ludhiana, October 14
The Lions Club, Ludhiana Greater, held its 28th installation ceremony here on Thursday. Mr R K Rana, District Governor Distt 321-F graced the occasion as chief guest. Mr D K Sood past District Governor, District 321-F was the installation officer.

Mr Bhupinder Kaur Judge is installed president the Lions Club Ludhiana Greater at a function held on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Mr Bhupinder Kaur Judge is installed president the Lions Club Ludhiana Greater at a function held

Assn urges CM to redress pending demands
Ludhiana, October 14
The Panchayati Raj Sub Divisional Officers Association has appealed to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to redress their long pending demands. A special general body meeting was held here today to discuss and prepare a road map for necessary steps to be taken regarding the Assured Career Progression Scheme after completing four, nine and 14 years of regular service as is being granted to their counterparts in other government departments, boards and corporations.

Haphazard parking in Bhadaur House has become a nuisance for pedestrians in Ludhiana Stagnating water at the railway track at the Ludhiana railway station even as the city is in the grip of mosquito-borne diseases
Haphazard parking in Bhadaur House has become a nuisance for pedestrians in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph BREEDING PLACE FOR MOSQUITOES: Stagnating water at the railway track at the Ludhiana railway station even as the city is in the grip of mosquito-borne diseases. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
 

CRIME

FIR against ex-MLA: no suspect arrested
Raikot, October 14
Even two days after the registration of an FIR under Sections 353, 186, 323, 341 and 149 of IPC against a former MLA and other persons for allegedly intercepting a police vehicle carrying suspects of a murder case, interfering in officials duty of cops and assaulting them, no suspect has been arrested.

Two hurt in attack
Ludhiana, October 14
Bitter rivalry between two groups at Gill village that has already consumed life of a former sarpanch has returned to haunt the villagers with two persons being injured in an alleged attack by a rival group.

 

BUSINESS

Trading on all-time high
Ludhiana, October 14
With the festival of lights round the corner, the investor community in this region is once again rife with expectations that the market will touch new highs and cross the 13,000 mark by Divali. Trading is on an all-time high as a result and adding to their hopes are market experts, who too are upbeat and think that this is the right time to book profits and enjoy the festival.

Ludhianvis follow international trend in jewellery
Ludhiana, October 14
When it comes to jewellery, city residents follow the international trends. Fusion jewellery with lot of precious stones along with diamonds are the current rage. This was stated by Ms Nidhi Chawla, a jewellery designer with Glitz Diamond Jewellery, who was in the city today. Ms Chawla, who has the likes of Subroto Roy of the Sahara group on her clientele list, feels Ludhiana is among the fastest growing markets for jewellery. “We had a large number of clients coming to Delhi from this city. People here have grown increasingly conscious of the quality of diamonds as well as designs. Besides, it is not just the elite but even the middle class here is opting for diamond jewellery which creates huge potential,” she said.
A model displays a new jewellery design at a showroom in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A model displays a new jewellery design at a showroom in Ludhiana

Bank takes possession of property

 
AGRICULTURE

PAU seeks toll-free kisan helpline
Ludhiana, October 14
The toll free number 1551 at PAU-based Kisan Club Centre never stops ringing. A large number of farmers across the state call up this number everyday to discuss the problems that beset farming operations.

EDUCATION

Workshop on operations management techniques
Ludhiana, October 14
The main reason for higher apparitional and maintenance cost of the small scale-industry in Ludhiana is the mismanagement of operational activities of these organisations both from the human and machinery angle.

Students participate in a painting competition at Malwa College in Ludhiana
Students participate in a painting competition at Malwa College in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Seminar stresses on innovative learning
Ludhiana, October 14
A seminar of Mangat -3 block that started 10 days back concluded at the Government Senior Secondary School, Salem Tabri. The seminar was organised by Ms Gurdip Kaur, Principal, Inservice Centre. The seminar was conducted by group leader and Principal Ranjit Singh of the school.

Nehru House wins declamation
Ludhiana, October 14
An inter-house Hindi declamation contest was held at Green Grove Public School, Mohanpur, Khanna. All participants were divided into two categories — juniors and seniors. In the Junior category, there were 24 participants, consisting six participants from each of the four houses (Tilak, Gandhi, Nehru and Tagore House), whereas in the seniors group there were 16 participants.

Hansraj Arya youth festival held
Ludhiana, October 14
Under the aegis of the Arya Vidya Sabha, New Delhi, DAV Public School, Ludhiana, organised the All-India Sub-Zonal Mahatma Hans Raj Arya Youth Festival 2006-07 here today. Various events were organised during the festival. Under the music and dance events Ved Mantra recitation, light vocal (solo), light vocal (group) and classical vocal competitions were held.

NCC cadets honoured
Samrala, October 14
As per the directions issued by the Commanding Officer, Col S.S. Saini, of the 19 Pb Bn NCC, Ludhiana, 21 NCC cadets of Senior Division from Government Senior Secondary School, Ghungrali Sikhan Ludhiana attended the “Army attachment camp” for 15 days at Ferozepur Cantt recently under the leadership of Lt Jatinder Kumar Lt Narinder Pal and school Principal Gurmeet Kaur Dhaliwal.

Youth fest starts at GNN College
Doraha, October 14
The Ludhiana Zone-A Youth Festival commenced today at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha. The chief guest of the inaugural ceremony, Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, lighted the lamp at Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall. A formal welcome was accorded to the chief guest and the other dignitaries by the Principal of the college, Dr Narinder Singh Sidhu. A total of 14 colleges were participating.
Shabad being presented by a team of GNN College, Doraha, on the first day of Ludhiana Zone-A Youth & Heritage Festival being organised on the college premises on Saturday Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Spearker, Lok Sabha, being honoured by Ms Roop Brar, president, Management Committee, and Prof B.S. Pangli, at the inaugural ceremony of the Youth and Heritage Festival of Ludhinana Zone-A being organised at GNN College, Doraha
Shabad being presented by a team of GNN College, Doraha, on the first day of Ludhiana Zone-A Youth & Heritage Festival being organised on the college premises on Saturday. Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Spearker, Lok Sabha, being honoured by Ms Roop Brar, president, Management Committee, and Prof B.S. Pangli, at the inaugural ceremony of the Youth and Heritage Festival of Ludhinana Zone-A being organised at GNN College, Doraha.

 

HEALTH

Advances in pathology discussed at CME
Ludhiana, October 14
The 4th CME in pathology organised by the North West Chapter of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, commenced at Dumra Auditorium in Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today.



Dr Vanita Malhotra, Professor and head, Department of Pathology, DMCH, addresses a CME in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Vanita Malhotra, Professor and head, Department of Pathology, DMCH, addresses a CME in Ludhiana

World Anaesthesia Day on Oct 16
World Anaesthesia Day falls on October 16. It was on this auspicious day in 1846 that first successful anaesthesia and pain relief during a surgical procedure was achieved. The person who achieved this marvellous feat was Dr William T.G. Morton, whose grave bears the inscription. “ Before whom, in all times surgery was agony, by whom, pain in surgery was averted and annulled, since whom, science has control over pain”.

Regular screening of diabetics must to prevent blindness
Ludhiana, October 14
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) on Thursday conducted a free screening camp for diabetic retinopathy to mark the ‘World Sight Day’. Inaugurating the camp, the civil surgeon, Dr Yash Pal Singla, stressed the need for better public awareness around the world about the prevention and treatment of loss of vision.

Medical check-up camp tomorrow
Ludhiana, October 14
Bhai Ghanayaji Seva Sanstha will hold a free medical check-up camp at Gurdwara Sidhwar Kishanpura, Bhikhi, near Rarra Sahib, on October 16.

 
SPORTS

BCET finish runners up in PTU football tourney
Ludhiana, October 14
The Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET), on the Alamgir-Rara Sahib road, near here, finished runners up in the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Football Championship held at Sant Baba Bhag Singh Institute of Engineering and Technology, Padhiana, recently.
Players of Bhutta College of Engineering & Technology who finished runner-up in the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Football Tournament at a function held
Players of Bhutta College of Engineering & Technology who finished runner-up in the Punjab Technical University Inter-College Football Tournament at a function held on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Everest Public School boys win
Ludhiana, October 14
Everest Public School, Moti Nagar, beat Government Multipurpose Senior Secondary School 42-26 to register their second win in the boy’s section (u-16) in a row in the Ludhiana District Basketball Championship being played at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. Rajan Sharma with 17 points scripted Everest School’s win.

 

 

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