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National road two-way again
Ludhiana, September 18
Even as the traffic police invited kudos by solving the traffic problem in Ghumar Mandi by enforcing one-way traffic, it had to succumb to pressures and discontinue one-way traffic rule on National Road.

Confiscated machinery vanishes
SP conducts investigation on court directive
Ludhiana, September 18
Machinery worth lakhs of rupees, confiscated by the police in 1994, has gone missing from the police custody under mysterious circumstances, prompting a local court to order a probe to trace it.

Replenish pension fund, PAU implores Badal
Ludhiana September 18
Punjab Agricultural University has written to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal seeking his intervention for replenishing the pension fund of the university.

Autos go off CMCH road
Ludhiana, September 18
In order to remove congestion and avoid jams on the Brown road leading to CMC Hospital, the local police today enforced a diversion plan for the three-wheelers that were identified as the main vehicles contributing to the mess.


Azad in chains of poverty
But spirited lyricist will let nothing stop him
Ludhiana September 18
Sanmukh Singh Azad claims to have penned down hundreds of lyrics for Hindi and Punjabi movies. The list of singers ranges from Noor Jahan, Shamshad Begum and Mohammad Rafi to modern Punjabi singers Hans Raj Hans and Harbhajan Mann. Azad claims to have penned down the famous "Awaz de kanha hai, duniya meri jawan hai" sung by Noor Jahan for “Anmol Rattan”. He says he had been receiving royalty for this song too. He also claims to have written "Lambi judai, char dinoo..." sung by Reshma for “Hero”. 

Sanmukh Singh Azad with Dharmender when he came to see him at his Rishi Nagar residence in Ludhiana during the last winter. — A file photo
Sanmukh Singh Azad with Dharmender when he came to see him at his Rishi Nagar residence in Ludhiana during the last winter.

ASI nabbed with heroin; remanded in police custody
Ludhiana, September 18
An assistant sub-inspector of police was arrested on the charges of possessing heroin worth Rs 75 lakh last evening.

‘Chak De’ girls in town
Ludhiana, September 18
The charged-up brigade of “Chak De” is quite clear about one thing. That, team work has brought them to where they are. "Prior to this film, none even knew us. The film was about the team and it is the collective effort that people today are recognising us," said Shilpa Shukla, Shubhi Mehta and Arya Menon, three actors of the film, in unison. 

IN THE LIMELIGHT: ‘Chak De’ girls (from left) Shilpa Shukla (Bindiya), Arya Menon (Gul) and Shubhi Mehta (Gunjan) in Ludhiana on Tuesday.— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
IN THE LIMELIGHT: ‘Chak De’ girls (from left) Shilpa Shukla (Bindiya), Arya Menon (Gul) and Shubhi Mehta (Gunjan) in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Khanna likely to be made district soon
Khanna, September 18
The state government is considering the proposal to convert the Khanna subdivision into a district soon. The matter has been taken up with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by Ropar MP Sukhdev Singh Libra.


Experts call for checking decline of water table
Ludhiana, September 18
“Water is the most important input not only for farming but also for life. It must be used sensibly and with concern for the sustainability of agriculture. Long-term and short-term strategic planning for averting the crisis about to happen due to depleting underground water in area of intensive agriculture must be developed on an urgent basis otherwise our coming generations will not forgive us.”

‘Ludhianavis love designer jewellery’
Ludhiana, September 18
Rupa Vohra, a renowned jewellery designer, is pleasantly surprised with the taste for designer jewellery that city residents have. The designer, who has designed collections for the likes of Mandira Bedi, said she was happy that people here were not reluctant to spend on designer jewellery and looked at it as a mode of expression.

PAU museum witnesses huge rush
Ludhiana, September 18
The Museum of Rural Life at Punjab Agricultural University witnessed a huge rush of visitors during the two-day Kisan Mela recently. Dr N.S. Malhi, director of extension education, PAU, said there was a record sale of tickets worth Rs 20,700 in just two days.

8 booking counters not working
Jostling for purchasing rail tickets
Ludhiana, September 18
Thousands of passengers at one of the busiest railway stations in the region here have to virtually fight a battle for purchasing unreserved journey tickets for 120 mail and passenger trains passing through Ludhiana every day, thanks to eight non-functional ticket windows.

Non-functional booking windows at the Ludhiana railway station.— A Tribune photograph
Non-functional booking windows at the Ludhiana railway station.

Protest against affidavit on Ram
Ludhiana, September 18
ctivists of the Bhartiya Valmeki Dharm Samaaj today took out a protest march and burnt the effigy of the central government. They were protesting against the government’s affidavit to the Supreme Court questioning the existence of Ram.

Baby’s death: Doctor told to pay Rs 50,000
Ludhiana, September 18 
The District Consumer Redressal Forum has directed a Khanna gynaecologist to pay Rs 50,000 to a woman of the town for negligency in treatment to a woman, whose new-born girl died after six weeks. The forum took special note of treatment records which seemed to have been tampered with.

PSEB engineers condemn manhandling of colleague
Ludhiana, September 18
The PSEB Engineers Association has strongly reacted to an incident of manhandling of an engineer by his subordinate staff in the Patiala East division on last Thursday, following an altercation on the outsourcing of field work. The engineers called upon the board management to take action against the erring employees.

BDPO warns sarpanch for poor hygiene in village
Mandi Ahmedgarh,September 18
Even two months after receiving warning from the block development officer, Ludhiana, the civic body at Sarinh village in the district has failed to take measures to prevent breeding of vectors for common pathogen and prevent fear of outbreak of certain diseases at the village.

Free ayurveda camp on Sept 23
Amloh, September 18
Getting inspiration from the eyesight restoration of tenth class student Jagdeep Singh,with Ayurvedic therapy, Dr Raghvir Sukhla has decided to hold a free medical treatment camp here on September 23. He was talking to mediapersons today.



38 parcels seized
Ludhiana, September 18
Officials of the excise and taxation department seized 38 parcels containing various items like medicines, readymade garments, gift items and crockery at the local railway station here on Sunday. Official sources said the goods had arrived from New Delhi and the department was investigating the details of the goods.



Bajaj launches motorbike
Ludhiana, September 18
The Bajaj Auto unveiled XCD 125 DTS Si, its new motorbike. With the launch of this bike, that is equipped with new Digital Twin Spark Swirl Induction engine, the company aims to upgrade 1000 cc customers with the new product. Bajaj has set a target of selling 20,000 units within this month itself.



Surgical answer to obesity problem 
Ludhiana, September 18
There is good news for those suffering from obesity. Now innovative weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gastric bypass, is being performed in some of the select institutions in the state and it is expected to replace all other techniques or procedures earlier being used for this purpose. The procedure is just a 90-minute job.


Jagraon overpower Kila Raipur in kabaddi
Ludhiana, September 18
Jagraon defeated Kila Raipur (47-30) in under-19 years kabaddi on the second day of the Ludhiana district inter-zonal tournament for boys. The tournament is being organised by the education department at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground and Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

A kabaddi match in progress between PAU and Kila Raipur on the second day of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Tournament being played on the PAU grounds in Ludhiana on Tuesday.— A Tribune photograph
A kabaddi match in progress between PAU and Kila Raipur on the second day of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Tournament being played on the PAU grounds in Ludhiana on Tuesday.



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