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Cops use autos as notice boards
Identification of body 
Ludhiana, September 10
The police is literally roaming in the streets and using autorickshaws for the identification of the body of a migrant labourer found in a sack near Basant Avenue, Daad village, on August 6.



An autorickshaw with a poster of the unidentified body. — Photo — Inderjeet Verma

Dragon devours small units
Ludhiana, September 10
The small-scale industry is facing a crisis due to the apathy of the state and Central governments and the competition being given by China.

Workers erecting poles for a kisan mela at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana
Workers erecting poles for a kisan mela at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph


A young dancer helps her friend before a performance at a religious function in Ludhiana
A MAKEOVER: A young dancer helps her friend before a performance at a religious function in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed





At last, missing boy found
Jagraon, September 10
The local police claim to have found Gurpreet Singh (15) of Malah, a boy who had gone missing, from Jalal Da Dera at Jalal in Bathinda. He has been handed over to his aunt Gurmail Kaur, wife of Bhinder Singh of Gholia, yesterday evening. The father of the missing boy, Rama, who is in a state of shock and was admitted to Kalyani hospital here since Saturday, said he had not yet seen his son nor has he received any call from the other end.

Councillors will take turns in zonal office
Ludhiana, September 10
At least 15 councillors, including Bains, gathered at a religious function organised by them in the office here today.

Day 1: Mayor works from home 
Ludhiana, September 10
On the first working day, the mayor, Hakam Singh Gyaspura, worked from his house and called a meeting of some MC officials today.  As he had to attend an urgent meeting at Chandigarh today, he called XENs and SDOs of the O&M and B&R wings in the morning.


Hakam Singh Gyaspura

Hakam Singh Gyaspura

Chakka jam tomorrow
VHP launches stir to save Ram Setu

Ludhiana, September 10
Shree Rameshwaram Ramsetu Raksha Manch, a VHP-affiliated organisation, today said that it had launched a nationwide agitation against the proposal of the Centre to blast Ram Setu in the Palk Straits.

Alcohol did them in
Ludhiana, September 10
They began with drinking alcohol from their pocket money and this habit later forced them to take to stealing.

COMMUNITY

Cong let us down: Tikka
Ludhiana, September 10
Former working president of the Pradesh Youth Congress Amarjit Singh Tikka alleged today that a large number of party candidates were not only let down by the party but also intimidated by the SAD-BJP government during the local municipal council’s elections.
Auto mode: A long line of autorickshaws add to the traffic chaos near the Clock Tower in Ludhiana
Auto mode: A long line of autorickshaws add to the traffic chaos near the Clock Tower in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Badal condoles Rampur’s death
Ludhiana, September 10
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, today, visited Rampur village and condoled the death of former SGPC member Tejinder Singh Rampur, who expired on September 3 after brief illness. While condoling the death, Badal said Tejinder Singh would be remembered for selflessly spreading the principles of Gurbani and serving the needy throughout his life. He said Tejinder Singh had always been in fore front for strengthening the party’s base in rural areas.

Installation function of Rotary Club 
Ludhiana, September 10
The installation and award function and the official visit of the district governor of Rotary Club, Ludhiana Central, was held on Saturday. Project chairman Rakesh Chadha welcomed the guests. In his report, secretary Harish Singla highlighted the activities of the previous year which included the approval of projects worth $ 75500 under a matching grant programme of The Rotary International for the community of Ludhiana.

 

BUSINESS

Fidelity India launches fund
Ludhiana, September 10
Fidelity Fund Management today announced the launch of the Fidelity India Growth Fund, an open ended, diversified equity fund, which will invest largely in the growth-oriented companies in Indian and international markets to deliver long-term capital appreciation. Fidelity India Growth Fund’s new fund offer (NFO) will remain open till September 26.

Corporates make their presence felt through expos
Ludhiana, September 10
Opportunities for local industry are on the rise as corporates are interested in making their presence felt in this industrial town by taking part in exhibitions. For Ludhianavis, more of it doesn’t mean more spending; they are contributing towards increasing awareness about the national and global trends for industry here apart from generating employment.

 

EDUCATION

Parents’ role in education emphasised
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 10 Terming moral education as complimentary to the academic syllabus, Prof G.S. Pandher, principal, Government College, Karamsar, and member, senate, Punjab University, called upon leaders of various social and religious organisations to impress upon residents of their respective areas to cooperate with teachers of their wards to inculcate a sense of morality in them.
Simarjit Singh Bains (extreme left) with the councillors at the Zone C office in Ludhiana
Simarjit Singh Bains (extreme left) with the councillors at the Zone C office in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Gurleen wins poetry recitation contest
Ludhiana, September 10
An inter-house quiz contest was held at Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy, Ladian, for students of Class V to VIII here today.

From Colleges
Students interact with panchayat members

Ludhiana, September 10
In order to have first-hand information about Panchayati Raj institutions, the Public Administration Society of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women organised a trip to Sangowal village under the guidance of Parveen Arora, lecturer in public administration.

PAU Notes
National nutrition week celebrated

Ludhiana, September 10
The Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Science, celebrated National Nutrition Week in four government schools of the city, namely Government High School, Sarabha Nagar, Government Senior Secondary Girls School, Gobind Nagar, Shaheed-e-Azam Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar and Government Senior Secondary Girls School, Jawahar Nagar.

 

HEALTH

Change diet, lifestyle to keep heart healthy: Docs
Ludhiana, September 10
The local branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) organised two camps at Raikot and Mullanpur in this district on Sunday to provide consultation, follow up and free medicines to patients suffering from diabetes, cardiac diseases and related problems.
Dr Gurinderjit Singh of Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, Ludhiana, receives a memento from Dr J.S. Pasricha of AIIMS, New Delhi,
Dr Gurinderjit Singh of Mohan Dai Oswal Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, Ludhiana, receives a memento from Dr J.S. Pasricha of AIIMS, New Delhi, during a silver jubilee symposium

Weight loss support group launched
Ludhiana, September 10
On the successful completion of two years of surgical weight loss technique, the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology at SPS Apollo Hospitals here announced the launching of a "weight loss support group" involving doctors, psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, nurses, and, most importantly, post-operative patients to discuss issues, share successes and trade helpful hints with one another as well as with those considering surgery.

90 donate blood
Ludhiana, September 10
The department of transfusion medicine at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in collaboration with the National Consumer Awareness Group, Jagraon, and the JCI, Raikot, organised two voluntary blood donation camps in this district yesterday. At least 90 volunteers came forward to donate the blood.

 
SPORTS

Rs 2 crore earmarked for sports: Majithia
Ludhiana, September 10
Bikram Singh Majithia, information and public relations minister, Punjab, has stated that the state government had chalked out a plan for the promotion of sports, under which funds amounting to Rs 2 crore would be spent on purchasing sport equipment and the upkeep of stadiums in the state.

Ludhiana-Ferozepur match evenly poised
Ludhiana, September 10
Harmanpreet Kaur of Ferozepur gave a fine all-round performance (3 for 39 and 57 n.o) in the first match of the Punjab State Inter -District Women's Cricket Tournament being played here at the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, between Ludhiana and Ferozepur.
A match between Ludhiana and Ferozepur in progress during the Punjab State Inter-District Women’s Cricket Tournament at Khalsa College ground, Ludhiana, on Monday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A match between Ludhiana and Ferozepur in progress during the Punjab State Inter-District Women’s Cricket Tournament at Khalsa College ground, Ludhiana

Softball tourney from Sept 13
Ludhiana, September 10
The seventh edition of the Ludhiana District Softball Championship for sub- junior boys and girls will be held from September 13 to 15 here at Ramgarhia Educational Complex, Miller Ganj, according to a press note issued today by P.N. Passi, honorary secretary, Punjab Softball Association.

Punjab basketball league from Sept 12
Ludhiana, September 10
Five teams in the mens section (BSF Jalandhar, PSEB Patiala, Rest of Punjab, Punjab junior men and RCF Kapurthala) and six teams in the womens section namely — Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Kapurthala, Gurdaspur and Rest of Punjab will participate in the second leg of the Punjab Basketball Annual League slated to be held at Gure village in Ludhiana district from September 12 to 19.

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