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Another bank robbery bid in 10 days
Cops: Security lax
Ludhiana, September 17
A few persons made an abortive attempt to loot Canara Bank, Focal Point, yesterday night. They managed to enter the bank by breaking the locks on the door and the grill gate. However, they could not open the safe.

No fogging till date
Ludhiana, September 17
Dengue has entered the city with a case already confirmed by Apollo Hospital and the city has a number of fresh water puddles that can serve as perfect breeding grounds for the Aedes mosquito that spreads the viral fever.
Soon after Vikas Pratap, commissioner, Municipal Corporation, ordered stopping the functioning of fountains in view of the dengue threat looming large, its employees remained on their toes to clean the fountains in different parts of Ludhiana on Monday — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Soon after Vikas Pratap, commissioner, Municipal Corporation, ordered stopping the functioning of fountains in view of the dengue threat looming large, its employees remained on their toes to clean the fountains in different parts of Ludhiana






EARLIER STORIES


It’s a bumpy road to Chhapar Mela
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 17
A visit to this town by road from Ludhiana, Payal, Malerkotla, Mullanpur, Sandaur and Raekote revealed that none of the roads is in ideal condition for motoring. Condition of all six approach roads - the Jandali road, Pohir road, Dhulkote road, Chhapar road, Dehliz road and the Jagera road - is in bad shape.



The deplorable condition of the Jandali road in Ahmedgarh
The deplorable condition of the Jandali road in Ahmedgarh

City investors look to Dubai, London
Ludhiana, September 17
Buying property overseas is the latest craze among city investors who have not been able to reap benefits out of real estate transactions in the recent past. Stagnation in property prices here, apart from lure of foreign lands and desire to earn handsome returns, is making a large number of people eager to invest overseas. All this has been possible due to the government’s move to relax the norms.

Aggarwal likely to be leader of oppn in MC
Ludhiana, September 17
Congress municipal councillors have suggested names of office-bearers and sent the list to the party high command. According to information, 14 of the 18 Congress councillors have recommended the name of Hemraj Aggarwal as the leader of the Congress in the municipal Corporation with Jaswinder Kaur Chadha as deputy leader, Bharat Bhushan Ashu as a member of the finance committee and Sanjay Talwar as a member of the house tax committee.

COMMUNITY

Be judicious while using water: Stewart
Ludhiana, September 17
India is likely to face severe water crisis, both in terms of agriculture and potable water, in the coming decades as the country has been using it quite injudiciously. According to B.A.Stewart, director,Dryland Agriculture Institute, Texas, the water should be used in perfect proportion of it being recharged through other sources. However, this is not happening in India.

Bairagi Mahamandal laments government apathy
Ludhiana, September 17
The Bairagi Mahamandal has castigated successive state governments for ignoring genuine demands of the community even after making tall promises.



Krishan Kumar Bawa, national president, and Hari Das Bawa, state president, Bairagi Mahamandal, felicitate Avtar Singh Grewal and Buta Singh at the state-level meeting in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Krishan Kumar Bawa, national president, and Hari Das Bawa, state president, Bairagi Mahamandal, felicitate Avtar Singh Grewal and Buta Singh at the state-level meeting in Ludhiana

‘Illuminate houses to celebrate Bhagat Singh’s birth centenary’
Ludhiana, September 17
Cutting across their political ideologies, leaders of the SAD, the Congress and some other parties today appealed to the people to celebrate the birth centenary of Bhagat Singh with gaiety and fervor. They appealed to the people to illuminate their houses on the nights of September 26, 27 and 28 as a mark of respect to Bhagat Singh, whose birth centenary is being celebrated at the national level on September 28.

Dead chicken being sold in market
Ludhiana, September 17
The chicken being sold at various outlets and also that supplied to hotels and restaurants are being transported in most cruel manner.


LIVE OR DEAD; NOBODY CAN MAKE OUT. Chicken being taken for slaughtering in most cruel way. Most of these are transported this way only. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed 
Chicken being taken for slaughtering in most cruel way. Most of these are transported this way only

Hoardings make city look ugly
Ludhiana, September 17
A large number of hoardings and posters can be seen on any vacant space available in the city. These are not only defacing the city but also causing a lot of inconvenience to drivers. These hoardings have been put at crossings to attract the attention of passers by.


Hoardings and posters have defaced Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Hoardings and posters have defaced Ludhiana

Kashmiris ‘resolve’ to return
Ludhiana, September 17
Members of the Kashmiri Welfare Society have resolved to return to their homeland at all costs.

Front helps victims of fraud
Samrala, September 17
The Anti-Corruption Front president Rashpal Singh, while talking to the Ludhiana Tribune here yesterday, said the front had received complaints from Jasvir Kaur of Ramgarh Mand and Devinder Kaur of Punia about the fraud having been committed with them by Satnam Singh of Makrauna Kalan, who had taken Rs 2,38,000, along with passport of her husband Satnam Singh, for sending him to foreign country.

Campaign for cycle assn poll hots up
Ludhiana, September 17
The annual election of the office-bearers of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) has evoked a lot of interest among the local industrialists.

 

CRIME

Manhandling of PSEB engineer by juniors
Act against erring men: Engineers 

Ludhiana, September 17
The PSEB Engineers Association has reacted to manhandling of an engineer by subordinate staff in Patiala East Division on last Thursday following an altercation on the outsourcing of field work while calling upon the board management to take stern action against the erring employees.

Bank guard dies
Ludhiana, September 17
A security guard posted with the Bank of Rajasthan near Dholewal Chowk allegedly died due to an accidental shot from his gun this evening.

Booked for stealing streetlights
Ludhiana, September 17
The Shimla Puri police has booked a resident of the Barota road for stealing three streetlights worth Rs 9,000 in Jujhar Nagar Colony.

 

BUSINESS

Cotton County opens outlet
Ludhiana, September 17
Cotton County, a fashion brand of Nahar Retail, has opened its outlet in Flamez Mall here. The company has also come out with a promotional offer as part of the launch.

Industry hit
Ludhiana, September 17
Domestic industry is suffering due to rising imports from China. This was stated by general secretary,Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal, Mohinder Aggarwal, here today.

 

EDUCATION

US varsities attend workshop on water management
Ludhiana September 17
Early sowing of rice in Punjab is the root cause of declining water in the state. The judicious use of water is a social cause and every segment of the society should take responsibility to save water while the state should urgently explore the use of all means to check further decline in water table in the state.
Dr B.A. Stewart from Texas addresses delegates during a water management workshop at PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Dr B.A. Stewart from Texas addresses delegates during a water management workshop at PAU in Ludhiana

From Schools and Colleges
Rampur govt school celebrates Ozone Preservation Day

Doraha,September 17
Staff and students of Government High School, Rampur, celebrated the Ozone Preservation Day on the school premises today.Science mistress Pal Rani made students aware the ways and means that can be adopted in order to save the humanity from annihilation.

College teachers to stage dharna tomorrow
Ludhiana, September 17
Teachers working in colleges affiliated to Panjab University,Chandigarh, will stage a dharna in front of mini secretariat on September 19 against the indifferent attitude of the Punjab government to higher education in general and to the long-pending demands of government college teachers in particular.

GADVASU don awarded
Ludhiana, September 17
Dr P.D. Juyal, professor and head, Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), has admitted as national fellow of the Indian Association for Advancement in Veterinary Parasitology for his contributions to the field of veterinary parasitology, education and research during the XVIII National Congress of Veterinary Parasitology held at the Shere-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Jammu.

 

HEALTH

DMCH doctor gets global award
Ludhiana, September 17
Dr Praveen C. Sobti, professor of pediatrics at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), Ludhiana, has been awarded the diplomate in childrens’ environmental health during the 25th International Congress of Pediatrics held in Greece.

350 patients examined
Ludhiana, September 17
More than 350 patients were examined at free urology and cardiac diseases checkup camps organised by the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) at Sarbjit Hospital, Sudhar, and Dr Inder Sharma Hospital, Shivpuri, here yesterday.

150 patients examined
Mandi Ahmedgarh,  September 17
Dr Avtar Singh Khare, orthopedic surgeon, and Dr Rajiv Sood said: “A large number of people are unaware of importance of various minerals in the diet. Besides causing skeletal deformation and weakness of bone, the disorders resulted in numerous physiological abnormalities due to consequent fall in the calcium level in the vital fluid.”

 
SPORTS

Ludhiana eves emerge champ
Ludhiana, September 17
Ludhiana in the women’s section while the Rest of Punjab in the men’s section wrapped up their respective last league encounters in the second leg of Gurdial Singh Memorial Punjab Basketball Annual League and emerged champions played at Gure village near here. The league was organised in the memory of Arjuna awardee and former captain of Indian basksetball team Gurdial Singh.

Inter-zonal tournament begins
Ludhiana,September 17
The Ludhiana district inter-zonal tournament being organised by the education department began at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

Kho-kho match in progress during inter-zonal tournament at PAU in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Kho-kho match in progress during inter-zonal tournament at PAU in Ludhiana on Monday

Braichan lifts kabaddi trophy
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 17
Block-level competition organised by the district sports office concluded yesterday at Government Senior Secondary School, Naraingarh. District education officer Roshan Lal Sood inaugurated the meet. MP Sukhdev Singh Libra was the chief guest.

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