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Day 1
Utter chaos, vehicles stranded
Satluj Bridge toll plaza functional 
Phillaur, August 5A long queue of vehicles at the newly constructed toll plaza at Satluj Bridge on Tuesday.
Utter chaos prevailed on the first day at the toll plaza that started its operations from Satluj Bridge here today. Long queues of vehicles were seen on either side of the National Highway I. Hundreds of stranded commuters, in their vehicles, had to wait for more than half an hour - even longer in certain cases - for their turn at the plaza.
A long queue of vehicles at the newly constructed toll plaza at Satluj Bridge on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Focal Point Sewer Problem
MC chalks out public-private participation plan
Ludhiana, August 5
To sort out the problem of Focal Point area, arising out of an inadequate sewerage system, the municipal corporation has chalked out a Public-Private Participation (PPP) plan, under which a new line will be laid in the area.


Power situation improves, cuts withdrawn
Ludhiana, August 5
With widespread rains in different parts of the state during the past few days and additional power having been arranged by the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), the power scenario in Punjab has shown a marked improvement during the past couple of days.

Plan to go green faces roadblock
Ludhiana, August 5
The state government is trying to create a "clean and green" environment in Punjab. In this direction, mass level campaigns have been initiated by the government to make Punjab "pollution free".

Rise In Input Costs
Common man's bicycle set to be costlier
Ludhiana, August 5
The common man's bicycle, roadster, that has seen a price rise four times this year, is all set to get costlier soon with bicycle manufacturers unable to cover the rise in input costs even after effecting a price hike.

City Concerns
Rains usually bring joy but certainly not for the residents of Punjab’s financial capital, Ludhiana. Just an hour of downpour leaves the city deluged. And it’s not only the low-lying areas that suffer the brunt. Even posh localities get flooded, leading to all sorts of problems for the residents and daily commuters.


Shops come up near nullah, MC sleepsShops coming up near a nullah in Transport Nagar in Ludhiana.
Ludhiana, Augut 5
A number of shops are coming up in Transport Nagar near ganda nullah illegally in connivance with senior functionaries of the municipal corporation. While these controversial 20-22 shops are being constructed under the nose of the authorities, no action has been taken against the illegal structures.

Shops coming up near a nullah in Transport Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A vehicle passes on Tuesday after the toll barrier was shifted to Satluj Bridge. Barrier shifted, yet commuters being charged toll
Doraha, August 5
As the toll barrier was finally shifted today from Doraha to the Satluj Bridge, passengers plying from Ludhiana to Patiala will now have to encounter no toll plaza on their way.

A vehicle passes on Tuesday after the toll barrier was shifted to Satluj Bridge. — Photo by Lovleen Bains

Rain cools city
Ludhiana, August 5
The rainfall in the region in the past 48 hours has brought respite from hot and humid weather to city residents. The maximum temperature which hovered around 35 degree Celsius in recent days, came down to 30 degrees today.

Health officials visit slums
Ludhiana, August 5
A team of health officials undertaking public awareness campaign against diseases prevalent in the rainy season today visited slum areas in various parts of the city. The officials asked the people to contact civil surgeon control room on 2444193 in case of dire need.

Jathedar for consensus on major issues
Ludhiana, August 5
"I will attempt a consensual approach in dealing with different issues facing the Sikh panth,” said the newly appointed Jathedar of Akal Takht, Giani Gurbachan Singh, while talking to mediapersons here today.

Breastfeeding WeekStudents participate in a poster-making competition held in connection with the breastfeeding week organised by the Indian Academy of Paediatries in Ludhiana.
Competition held for schoolchildren
Ludhiana, August 5
The Punjab state branch of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) organised an on- the- spot postermaking competition for students of Shahed-e-Azam Sukhdev Thapar Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, Ludhiana. Principal Kamaljeet Kaur inaugurated it.

Students participate in a poster-making competition held in connection with the breastfeeding week organised by the Indian Academy of Paediatries in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

CMCH rebuts patients’ allegations
Ludhiana, August 5
The CMCH today rebutted allegations made by attendants of some indoor patients pertaining to enforced buying of medicines from hospital pharmacy.

Inconvenienced by ATM
ATM counters at different parts of the city have become a source of inconvenience. On Monday, I had to face a lot of harassment and approach one after another ATMs of the city to get the money. 


Experts for judicious use of pesticides
Ludhiana, August 5
Entomologists at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have advocated judicious use of pesticides on paddy on the basis of economic threshold levels (stem borer - 5 per cent dead hearts in paddy and 2 per cent dead hearts in basmati, 10 per cent leaf damage of leaf folder and 5-10 plant hoppers/ hill floating on water for plant hoppers).



Foundation day at Spring Dale
Ludhiana, August 5
Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School celebrated its 26 foundation day with enthusiasm and fervour today. Students presented an attractive and meaningful cultural programme.

Govt School, PAU, lads score easy win
Ludhiana, August 5
Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, scored an emphatic 5-0 win over Governmnet Senior Secodnary School, Noorpura, in the Ludhiana Distrcit Inter-School Football Championship (u-19) being organised by the District Football Association, Ludhiana, at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Orientation programme for freshers
Doraha, August 5
To mark the commencement of the first academic session of B.Tech freshers, an orientation programme was organised at Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET), Katani Kalan, today.

Sekhon is varsity registrar
Ludhiana, August 5
Dr Kashmira Singh Sekhon, former PAU dean, postgraduate studies, has been appointed as the registrar of Eternal University (EU), set up by Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib, Sirmaur district, Himachal Pradesh.

Global Pearls students celebrate Teej
Amloh, August 5
Teej was celebrated by students of Global Pearls Public School, Kaulgarh. They presented folk songs, solo dance and gidha. Girl students also took part in a mehndi competition.


Insurance company ordered to pay claim
Ludhiana, August 5
Terming the denial of a claim to be unjustified, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the National Insurance Company to pay Rs 2,34,958 as claim to an aggrieved consumer on account of damages to his car.



Diabetic camp by US researchers
Ludhiana, August 5
Researchers from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA, led by associate professor D. K Sanghera are conducting an Indo-US research study on diabetes in collaboration with the Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI), Ludhiana.


Inter-zonal cricket tournament
Raikot zone register easy win
Ludhiana, August 5
The Raikot zone registered an easy 28-run win over the Jagraon zone in the inaugural match of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (u-14) being held at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy ground, Balloke, here today.



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