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Raid on 23 ultrasound centres; one sealed
Ludhiana, September 16
Three teams of health officials, along with supporting staff, conducted raids on 23 ultrasound centres in Samrala, Jagraon, Machhiwara and Khanna yesterday to check the violations of the PNDT Act.

Suicide by SPO
Ludhiana, September 16
A middle-aged SPO of the Punjab Police allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in the police lines today morning.

Mosquitoes: MC in battle gear
Fountains go dry in Ludhiana

Ludhiana, September 16
Waking up after dengue fever has already struck, the Municipal Corporation today ordered the stopping of functioning of various fountains in the city so that the mosquitoes cannot breed.

Mayor visits Ishwar Colony
Ludhiana, September 16
Hakam Singh Gyaspura, mayor, and municipal commissioner Vikas Pratap today visited the gastro-struck Ishwar Colony at Dhandari Khurd and ordered launching of a massive cleanliness drive in the area.








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A pair of sparrows have a fight while another looks on. This picture was taken by Tribune lensman Sayeed Ahmed in Ludhiana on Sunday.
A pair of sparrows have a fight while another looks on. This picture was taken by Tribune lensman Sayeed Ahmed in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Sahnewal vulnerable
Sahnewal, September 16
Heaps of garbage and accumulation of sewer water is a common sight here. Thanks to the callous attitude of the local nagar council, whose councillors, in a mad race for presidentship, it seems have become entirely oblivious of their responsibilities?

Dengue
Take preventive steps: Doctor
Ludhiana, September 16
In the wake of a confirmed case of dengue reported from SPS Apollo Hospital here, the residents have been cautioned to take preventive measures against the mosquito-borne diseases.

Dental college told to refund security
Ludhiana, September 16
President of the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum A.S. Narula has directed Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Ludhiana, to refund Rs 15,000 deposited as security by a student.

Ludhiana Calling
Ludhiana industry has been crying hoarse over "great losses" and the consequent exodus to other states. Business associations maintain that there is no growth. When it comes to paying taxes, the collections barely register an increase.

COMMUNITY

Workshop on water management begins today
PAU vice-chancellor M.S. Kang explains a point to experts from the USA, who have come to the university to participate in a seminar on water management. Ludhiana, September 16
Punjab Agriculture University will hold a three-day international meet on ‘Water management for food security and environment quality’ from September 17 to September 19.

PAU vice-chancellor M.S. Kang explains a point to experts from the USA, who have come to the university to participate in a seminar on water management. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sniffer dogs of Mandi Ahmedgarh in demand
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16 Visits by police personnel from neighbouring states does not arouse any curiosity among locals as by now they have understood that the cops have not come here to nab criminals, rather have descended in the town for purchasing sniffer and tracker dogs from a kennel situated at the Thana Road.

Participants of Master Tara Singh Memorial College wait for their turn to perform Malwai Gidha at ‘Khushamdeed-2007’ held in Ludhiana on Saturday night.
Participants of Master Tara Singh Memorial College wait for their turn to perform Malwai Gidha at ‘Khushamdeed-2007’ held in Ludhiana on Saturday night. — A Tribune photograph

Doc, SHO to be honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16
The social and political organisations of the area have decided to felicitate an SHO and a private doctor of Dehlon village, whose joint efforts rescued a migrant child from the jaws of the death.

Poor Sanitation
Residents forced to live in hell
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16 Though people of this town are forced to live in unhygienic conditions, those living in the Railway road, Bajrang Akhara area and the Dehliz road area are virtually living in hell.

Trust remembers Henry Lobo
Ludhiana, September 16
The silver jubilee function of the Dr L.H. Memorial Trust was jointly organised with the department of anaesthesiology and critical care, Christian Medical College and Hospital, here yesterday.

Farmer commits suicide, probe ordered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16
The circle police, Raikot, has initiated probe into the incidence of alleged suicide by farmer Kulwant Singh (30) of Noorpoor village, near here, yesterday. Though the kin of the deceased have not named anyone for abetting the farmer for ending his life, the police wants to rule out any possibilities.

Class IV union to honour honest workers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16 Calling upon its members to be sincere towards their duty, the All-Technician and Class IV Employees Union has decided to felicitate those who perform better.

Mamta Ashu, councillor of ward number 46, along with her husband, and Bharat Bhushan Ashu, another councilor, inaugurates a sapling plantation drive in Sant Ishar Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Saplings planted at Ishar Nagar
Ludhiana, September 16
In their zeal to remain in touch with nature, residents of Sant Ishar Singh Nagar began a special sapling plantation drive in the concrete block of Pink Flats opposite Imperial Hotel today morning.


Mamta Ashu, councillor of ward number 46, along with her husband, and Bharat Bhushan Ashu, another councilor, inaugurates a sapling plantation drive in Sant Ishar Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

CPI, CPM plan joint meeting
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16
The CPI and the CPM and its affiliated organisations have decided to hold a joint conference at Chhapar Mela on September 27. The decision was taken at a meeting held at Chhapar village today.

Letters
Impose no-parking rule
I agree with Satish Sharma, Ludhiana, that one-way traffic in Ghumar Mandi Area should not be withdrawn. The public have been relieved after this decision. Thousands of people should not be harassed in lieu of some shopkeepers of the area. Moreover, this decision should be implemented strictly.

 

BUSINESS

Heavy Discount
Buyers strike good bargain
Ludhiana, September 16
The city markets are once again abuzz with activity. On one hand are the heavy discount sales of summer garments to clear old stocks and on the other is the appearance of woollen garments at retail outlets.

Councillors support industrialist group
Ludhiana, September 16
The campaigning for elections of the executive body of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association has intensified. The groups contesting for elections are seeking support from those in power.

Fashion expo concludes
Ludhiana, September 16
The three-day fashion exhibition, Fashion Weekend-07, concluded here today. The organisers of the show said the exhibition drew heavy crowds.

 

HEALTH

Keep blood pressure under control, say docs
Ludhiana, September 16
Sedentary lifestyle and poor eating habits are the biggest culprit for increasing incidence of hypertension (high blood pressure) among Indians, particularly so in this part of the country.

Cleft awareness meet held
Ludhiana, September 16
The Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), along with the Rotary Club of Ludhiana North organised an awareness meet on cleft lip and cleft palate treatment here today. As many as 90 participating Rotary Clubs in the meet vowed to work in close cooperation to create awareness about the condition.

 
SPORTS

Betting touches all-time high in city
Ludhiana, September 16
The Twenty20 cricket series has added huge volumes to the “business” of betting in the city. Although the exact estimates are not possible to be made, reports from the betting circles reveal that the volumes have more than doubled with the onset of the world cup in South Africa.

The match between Amloh and Muktsar in progress during the Punjab Hockey League for boys u-16 being played at PAU grounds, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Ropar rout Khaira 8-2
Ludhiana, September 16
A goal each by Ramandeep Singh and Pritpal Singh helped Ropar to defeat Khaira in the boy’s under-14 years section of the Punjab Hockey League Tournament being organised by the Punjab sports department.

The match between Amloh and Muktsar in progress during the Punjab Hockey League for boys u-16 being played at PAU grounds, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Rest of Punjab, BSF to battle for top honours
Ludhiana, September 16
Rest of Punjab and BSF, Jalandhar, in the men’s section with three victories each, while Ludhiana and Jalandhar in the women’s section with four wins each have settled for top honours in the second leg of the Gurdial Singh Memorial Punjab Basketball Annual League being played at Guru Nanak Stadium and village Gure.

 

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