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Satluj bridge out of bounds
A badly damaged footpath on Satluj bridge near Ludhiana. Instead of carrying out repairs on the bridge footpath, the NHAI and the administration have opted to keep the pedestrians away by putting up notice boards.

A badly damaged footpath on Satluj bridge near Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Threat effect: Mayor calls meeting
Ludhiana, November 13
Stung by threats of Congress councillors that they will protest if the F&CC committee not to be constituted, mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura today called a meeting of officials under the Municipal Corporation to take a stock of the pending development works in the city.



Youth Fest Fiasco
PU forms panel to probe attack on judges
Mandi Ahhmedgarh, November 13
The Panjab University authorities have constituted a four-member committee to probe the of alleged attack by students and members of the bhangra team of GHG Khalsa College Sudhar on official judges during the zonal youth festival at GNG Khalsa College Narangwal a fortnight ago.

World Diabetes Day Today
Sweeteners may get bitter for diabetics
Sugar-free sweetmeat items have caught the fancy of the people in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, November 13
Low-calorie substitutes of sugar have become the latest fad, not only among the figure-conscious youth but affluent people in other age groups as well.

Sugar-free sweetmeat items have caught the fancy of the people in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

Awareness walk, check-up camps today
Ludhiana, November 13
SPS Apollo Hospitals will organise a diabetes awareness walk and a free check-up camp at multiple locations across the country here tomorrow on the occasion of World Diabetes Day.

Exercise must to avoid diabetes: Doc
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 13
Terming aping of the western lifestyle as a major cause of diabetes, the district health authorities called upon various social organisations to join hands in educating the masses about the adverse effects of the hormonal disorder that gives rise to many other diseases.

Foetus found
Ludhiana, November 13
A foetus was found wrapped in a newspaper inside a tree guard on roadside in industrial area-A this morning.


COMMUNITY

Hooda announces grant of Rs 5 lakh to lawyers
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addresses lawyers in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Ludhiana, November 13
Chief Minister of Haryana Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh for the purchase of books for the library of the District Bar Association and urged the lawyers to charge less from the poor.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda addresses lawyers in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Parents of child suffering from cancer hard up
Ludhiana, November 13
Sumit, a two and a half years old child, was admitted to the paediatric surgery ward of Christian Medical College and Hospital here with cancer (neuroblastoma) of neck and upper chest. The disease is progressing rapidly and blocking his wind pipe. The condition did not allow the child to undergo a simple investigation yesterday and he had to be put on the ventilator.

Woman succumbs to burns
Ludhiana, November 13
A woman of Basti Jodhewal succumbed to burn injuries in a local hospital after she had set herself on fire in her house last night. She was allegedly upset at illicit relationship of her husband.

Freedom fighter dead
Ludhiana, November 13
Jagir Singh, belonging to the Gadar Party, who played a significant role in getting Independence to the country, died at Sahibana village near Kohara here last night. He was 90. He was cremated at his village with full honours here today.

Letters
Currency Notes
Banks usually contains old and mutilated currency notes instead of the new ones in their ATMs installed at different places. Further, sometimes customers also receive fake currency notes through ATMs.

 

CRIME

Gang of burglars busted, 2 held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 13
The Dehlon police has nabbed two members of a gang of burglars who had allegedly stolen cash and valuables from at least eight establishments of the area recently. One Maruti car, a motorcycle, a pistol and a spring knife were recovered from their possession.

 

EDUCATION

2,500 students to compete in youth fest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 13 The youth welfare department of the Panjab University, Chandigarh, has released a calendar for the four-day Inter-Zonal Heritage and Youth Festival scheduled to commence at DAV College, Abohar, on Thursday.

 
SPORTS

Players compete in a rink race in the Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship held at Leisure Valley Rink at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Roller Skating
Sankalp, Saruchi win titles
Ludhiana, November 13
Sankalp Sharma in the boy’s section while Saruchi in the girl’s section (0-6 years) bagged titles in track race II in the 10th Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship which concluded at the Leisure Valley Rink, Sarabha Nagar, here today.


Players compete in a rink race in the Ludhiana District Roller Skating Championship held at Leisure Valley Rink at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Gold Cup hockey begins today
Ludhiana, November 13 Sixteen teams from across the country will be vying for top honours in the 5th Gold Cup Junior Hockey Tournament to be organised from November 14 to 18 at Mehta Gurkul Public School, Kaddon road, Doraha.

Hockey meet: GNPS lads beat Sainik School
Ludhiana, November 13
Host Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, managed to squeeze past Sainik School, Tilaiya, 2-1 to advance into the next round of the CBSE National Hockey Tournament for boys’ u-14 and u-19, being played here today.

Harpal Singh is deputy director of sports
Ludhiana, November 13
Kanwar Harpal Singh has been appointed deputy director of sports, Patiala division, sports department, Punjab., with its headquarters at Ludhiana. He took charge at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.



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