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Gastroenteritis strikes; two dead
Health officials blame it on contaminated water
Ludhiana, October 8
Several localities with a predominant migrant population are once again under the attack of gastroenteritis. About two dozen persons have complained of vomiting and diarrhoea.

There’s pea in your pista “burfi”
Ludhiana, October 8
The city is the industrial and financial capital of Punjab and is usually known for duplicate goods. And halwais seem to be the latest in the race. It is learnt that some halwais have started using green peas in place of pistachio for sweets, particularly “burfi” and “pinni”. The reasons are obvious.
Pistachio sells for about Rs 350 or more a kg while peas are available for about Rs 50 a kg and even less if bought in bulk.


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Mind Your Pocket
Cosying up for theft

Ludhiana, October 8
If a young well-dressed girl “cozies” up to you in a jampacked auto-rickshaw or brushes against you at the slightest jolt, then beware! For she may be a member of a gang of girls from Madhya Pradesh who are on a stealing spree, depriving auto-rickshaw passengers of their valuables, in the city.

Six shops burgled at one go
Ludhiana, October 8
Burglars struck in the Jaitwani market, near Cheema chowk, at midnight and broke into six shops selling machine spare parts and dyeing chemicals and decamped with cash and valuables worth lakhs.

Body found on rail track
Ludhiana, October 8
A middle-aged woman was stoned to death near Railway Engine shed, Jagraon bridge this morning.

Residents protest against MC’s tow away drive
Ludhiana, October 8
The tow away drive of the MC in Feroze Gandhi Market today evoked protests from shopkeepers and residents who claimed that they had no parking space left in the market and the civic body was harassing them.

COMMUNITY

Suwidha centre at mini secretariat defies its purpose
Ludhiana, October 8
The Suwidha Centre at Ludhiana, which sometimes wears a deserted look due to the The suwidha centre set up by the government at the mini secretariat here hardly seems to serve any purpose. Rather, it leads to harassment and delay in getting the routine works done. To top it all, the people pay for it.


The Suwidha Centre at Ludhiana, which sometimes wears a deserted look due to the non-availability of officials there. — Tribune photo BU Sayeed Ahmed

Shahi Imam crowns Sukhbir as ‘heir’
Ludhiana, October 8
Muslims offer prayers at a mosque in Ludhiana It may take some more time for Sukhbir Badal, the acting president of Shiormani Akali Dal, to ascend the throne, but the Muslims of Punjab have already “crowned” him as the heir apparent to his father and the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a grand function, Iftar Party, here yesterday. The Iftar (when Muslims break their day long fast) was hosted by Sukhbir Badal himself.
Muslims offer prayers at a mosque in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Bring down all posters in city: Mayor
Ludhiana, October 8
A banner of a politcial party has been spared while others removed following the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court in Ludhiana. Posters, bills, placards, banners, bunting and streamers splashed all along the roads, streets, thoroughfares and roundabout continue to be a harsh reality in the Manchester of India.



A banner of a politcial party has been spared while others removed following the directions of Punjab and Haryana High Court in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

City haven for high class gamblers
Ludhiana, October 8
Though the festival of lights is a month away, yet for people trying their luck in gambling, it’s Diwali everyday. Be it prestigious clubs, hotels, private parties or family get togethers, gambling has already gripped Ludhianvis. Gambling lovers, like Mumbai and Delhi culture, take pride in transacting lakhs of rupees in one sitting over their favourite game rummy.

ATM machines churn soiled notes, banks unmoved
Ludhiana, October 8
Increasing incidences of ATM machines churning out soiled currency notes is causing undue harassment to city residents. The problem is more frequent in case of private sector banks, most of whom are outsourcing the work of putting notes in the machine to private parties.

Raikot resident wins Rs 2 lakh prize
Ludhiana, October 8 Sunderlal Madaan of Raikot, Ludhiana, has won Rs 2 lakh in the Airtel bumper contest. A cheque for the prize money was presented to him by Rohit Tandon, general manager (marketing), Airtel Punjab circle yesterday.

Give respect to cadre: Brar
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
Acclaiming sacrifice of former Chief Minister of Punjab late Beant Singh in bringing normalcy and peace in the state after dark phase of terrorism and remembering him for acknowledging importance of party workers, legislator Darshan Singh Brar, former congress minister, urged top leaders of various political parties to recognise their respective activists. Talking to Ludhiana Tribune after addressing a meeting of activists, Brar claimed he along with his associates had impressed upon Rajinder Kaur Bhathal, president, PPCC, to ensure that rank and file in the party organisation was given due respect. — OC

 

CRIME

Woman sets husband afire
Khanna, October 8
A woman in her mid-30 set her husband on fire after pouring kerosene on him at Iklaha village, here late last night.

Migrant labourer held for drug peddling
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
The Dehlon police has booked a migrant labourer under sections 20,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act for allegedly carrying and supplying drugs and narcotics. Caras, weighing 290 grams, was seized from his possession.

Man held with 70 kg poppy husk
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
The Payal police yesterday arrested a drug peddler from the GT road area and seized 70 kg poppy husk from his truck.

 

BUSINESS

Furnace business no more lucrative
Ludhiana, October 8
Steep decline in margins and a bleak future has forced those in the induction furnace industry to look for other business avenues. Information gathered by Ludhiana Tribune revealed that owners of these industrial units were opting for textiles, garment manufacturing and engineering. A few of them are even shifting their base to states like Gujarat and Orissa.

 
AGRICULTURE

Tribune Impact
Lifting of paddy restarts

Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
A week-long stalemate regarding the lifting of paddy procured by the state agencies at the Sihar purchase centre was resolved by the Ludhiana district administration by allowing owners of 125 trucks belonging to 12 villages of the block to transport bags to various godowns enlisted by the procurement agency.

EDUCATION

NCC girls bid adieu to camp
Ludhiana, October 8
Students from KCW prepare for “jaago” during the closing ceremony of the annual training camp in Ludhiana. The closing ceremony function of annual training camp of 3 Punjab Girls Batallion, NCC, Ludhiana, was held here last evening at the Khalsa College for Women. The camp was organised from September 28 to October 7, in which 600 cadets from 18 schools and colleges participated.

DIVAS: Students from KCW prepare for “jaago” during the closing ceremony of the annual training camp in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

GADVASU scientists honoured at international conference
Ludhiana, October 8
Large number of scientists from different departments of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, participated and presented 18 research papers in the International Tropical Animal Nutrition Conference “TROPNUTRICON-2007”, held at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, from October 4 to 7.

Govt primary teachers to meet director
Ludhiana, October 8
Government Primary Teachers Association, Punjab, alongwith seven other organisations, under the banner of Elementary Sikhya Bachao Front, will meet the director Primary Education Harcharanjit Kaur Brar on October 11 to implement their long pending demands.

 

HEALTH

Seminar on World Mental Health day
Ludhiana, October 8
The District Legal Services Authority will observe World Mental Health day by organising a seminar at ESI Hospital, Ludhiana on October 10.

 
SPORTS

Ashish, Yovanjeet steer PAU school to win
Ludhiana, October 8
A match in progress between Green Land School and Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, in the PCA Boost Ludhiana Inter School Cricket Tournament (u017 being played in Ludhiana Fine batting by Ashish and Yovanjeet steered Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agicultural University campus, to a comfortable win by 46 runs against Green Land Senior Secondary School in the PCA Boost Ludhiana District Inter School Cricket Tournament for boys (u-17) being played at Bachan Singh Academy ground, Balloke near Haibowal Khurd, here today. This was second defeat in a row for Green Land School and they made an exit.


A match in progress between Green Land School and Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, in the PCA Boost Ludhiana Inter School Cricket Tournament (u017 being played in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

BVM lads blank KVM 3-0
Ludhiana, October 8
Players in action during the inaugural match of the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Football Tournament played between Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, and Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Line, in Ludhiana Hosts Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, blanked Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, 3-0 in the inaugural match of the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Football Tournament being played here today.

Players in action during the inaugural match of the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Football Tournament played between Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, and Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Line, in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

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