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Tribune Special Part-II
Watch those black spots!
City’s most accident-prone areas
Ludhiana, August 10
With the government doing little to ensure the safety of commuters on city roads, residents may well have to take care of their lives and limbs on their own at the 25 black spots - the most accident-prone areas in the city identified by the police.


40 ultrasound facilities raided
Dashmesh hospital registration suspended
Ludhiana, August 10
The district health authorities have suspended the registration of Dashmesh Charitable Hospital ultrasound centre following a series of raids conducted in different parts of the district, sources said here today.

City roads motorists’ nightmareThe poor state of Haibowal Road that has become a bane of Ludhiana motorists.
Ludhiana, August 10
With craters staring at motorists, most city roads have become a nightmare for them even as the municipal corporation sleeps over the problem. The MC faces a huge expenditure on account of damage caused to roads as most of these have been washed away. While a lot of hue and cry is being raised, the MC seems to be unmoved. Some days ago, the MC began a patchwork on some roads, but a lot more need attention.

The poor state of Haibowal Road that has become a bane of Ludhiana motorists. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

‘Irregularities’ in Admission
SCD college clerk blames it on panel
Ludhiana, August 10
The case of giving “preferential treatment” to certain students at SCD Government College here recently by one of the clerks today took a new turn when the “controversial” clerk, Ranjit Singh, said he had nothing to do with those admissions and had just obeyed the orders of the three-member admission committee of BCom-I.

’84 Sikh Riots
Fake claimant of relief booked
Ludhiana, August 10
In a fresh twist to the two-month-long controversy over alleged fake claimants of 1984-Sikh riot victim compensation, the division No. 5 police booked a Model Town resident for allegedly getting a compensation of Rs 2 lakh on fake documents.

Jodhewal clash: 5 held
Ludhiana, August 10
The Basti Jodhewal police has arrested five youths in connection with the last evening’s clash between two groups of alleged local goons.

Farm households spend more on non-food items: Study
Ludhiana, August 10
Farm households in Punjab spend proportionately less on food items, including cereals, milk and milk products, sugar and meat, as compared to non-food items like housing, lighting, medicine, travelling, education, religious and social activities.


Vehicles caught up in a traffic jam under a bridge in Ludhiana. City residents in gridlock
Ludhiana, August 10
Honking of horns, automobile collision, vehicular gridlock is what bothers the city populace settled on west of Sidhwan Canal. In recent past, a large number of urban colonies have come up on this side resulting in the increase of vehicular traffic on the canal bridges. A decade ago, urbanisation was limited to colonies like Urban Estate Dugri, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, BRS Nagar, Aggar Nagar and the width of the bridges was adequate to cater to the traffic.

Vehicles caught up in a traffic jam under a bridge in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

State will be self-sufficient in power: Majithia
Ludhiana, August 10
Bikram Singh Majithia, minister for information and public relations, water and sanitation and science and technology, Punjab, has stated that the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) is all set to achieve power potential of 1,581 mw in new and renewable sources of energy (NRSE) by 2010.

Safety certification for city-based chip maker
Ludhiana, August 10
King Multitech Global Pvt Ltd, a Ludhiana-based healthcare company, marketing cell phone chip that saves the users from ill-effects of electro-magnetic radiation (EMR), today announced that "King Bio-Pro Chip" has secured international safety certifications of CE Mark, S-Mark and RoHS.

100 saplings planted
Ludhiana, August 10
The Adarsh Lane Welfare Society celebrated vanamahotsava by planting 100 saplings in the area here today. Councillor Roopamdip Kaur planted the first sapling. She highlighted the menace of air pollution and urged citizens to join hands in curbing the menace. Senior councillor Bharat Bhushan Ashu was the chief guest.

Langar organised
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 10
Thousands of devotees and Naina Devi Shrine pilgrims enjoyed 10-day langar organised by the local unit of Durga Sewa Dal at Jagera Bridge near here.

Act before it's too late
It is very easy to criticise whereas difficult to find a solution. Unfortunately, this is exactly the case with various departments entrusted with the responsibility of improving the living conditions of the city. Unless a committee consisting of the Pollution Control Board, Municipal Corporation, PWD and PSEB is formed, nothing tangible can be expected. 



Physical education teachers take yoga lessons
Ludhiana, August 10
Approximately 600 physical education teachers across the state, who have so far been attuned to routine physical exercises, are now learning yoga under the aegis of a trust being run by Swami Ram Dev.

Students take part in Teej celebrations at Shivalikwala Doon School in Ludhiana. Teej celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, August 10
Students of Shivalikwala Doon School participated with great enthusiasm in the Teej festival celebrations held in school campus at Rishi Nagar here yesterday. There were various games, stalls and eating joints for the students promising lots of fun and frolic. Students were dressed up in Punjabi attire.

Students take part in Teej celebrations at Shivalikwala Doon School in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Workshop on English language teaching
Ludhiana, August 10
To enhance the teaching calibre of teachers and to broaden their horizons, a workshop on effective English teaching was conducted at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, here today.

Education dept to start ‘remedial coaching’
Ludhiana, August 10
The state education department is all set to provide 'remedial coaching' to the students of class VI, VII and VII.



Out to promote ‘Mera Pind...’, Punjabi cinemaCrew of “Mera Pind, My Home” release the music of the film at a function in Ludhaina
Ludhiana, August 10
Teaming up to mark the recent years of “renaissance” of Punjabi cinema, the crew of “Mera Pind, My Home” assembled at a multiplex here to announce their commitment to the Punjabi film industry.

Crew of “Mera Pind, My Home” release the music of the film at a function in Ludhaina on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Domestic violence major cause of blindness due to shiners: Expert
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 10
Terming domestic violence and vehicular accidents to be major causes of blindness due to black eye in women and men, respectively, Dr Brijinder Singh Rana, a phaco surgeon, held any swelling or pain near eyes should be got examined by ophthalmologists.

US experts conduct study on diabetes at camp
Ludhiana, August 10
The local branch of the National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) organised its 60th diabetes detection camp at Tootianwala Mandir in Shivpuri locality here today. The camp turned out to be a unique occasion as a joint team of doctors led by Dr D.K. Sanghera from Oklohama University of Medical Sciences (USA) and specialists from Hero-DMC Heart Institute conducted a preliminary survey for their research project entitled “Genetic study on the rising incidence of diabetes in Punjab”.

Cancer patient gets new lease of life
Ludhiana, August 10
Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, professor of urology and head of the transplant unit at DMCH, performed a rare and challenging laparoscopic surgery in a case of renal cancer.

51 units of blood collectedVolunteers donate blood at the seventh monthly blood donation camp organised by Salaam Zindgi in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Ludhiana, August 10
At least 51 units of blood were collected at the seventh monthly blood donation camp organised by the Salaam Zindgi Foundation, an NGO, at Arya College for Boys here today. The blood collected at the camp was handed over to the blood bank at the DMCH for transfusion to the thalassemic children.

Volunteers donate blood at the seventh monthly blood donation camp organised by Salaam Zindgi in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

190 examined at medical camp
Amloh, August 10
The local branch of the Bharat Vikas Prishad organised a medical check-up camp at Maghi Memorial College for Women yesterday. DSP Gurpeet Singh inaugurated the camp. Parishad chief Ashwani Abrol welcomed the guests. Pardes Congress secretary Dr Sawtantar Karkara, BJP district vice-president Raj Pal Garg, chairman of the college trust Harbans Lal Pajni and CDPO Satish Kumar spoke on the importance of medical camps. Bhagwan Singh acted as the stage secretary.


Steffi, Bhavya star in zone wins
Ludhiana, August 10
Steffi Kala, Bhavya Dawar, Puneetinder Singh, Harveen Kaur and Amit performed well to enable their respective zones emerge champions in the Ludhiana Schools Inter Zonal Badminton Tournament organised by the education department at Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium, here yesterday.

Taranjit to lead Ludhiana hockey team
Ludhiana, August 10
Taranjit Singh of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been named captain of the Ludhiana hockey team (u-18) for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter District Hockey Championship to be held at Kurali from August 14 to 18.

A.S. Modern School win swimming championship
Khanna, August 10
District Ludhiana School Complex Swimming Championship was held at the swimming pool of A. S. Modern Senior Secondary School.



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