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Squall leaves city in darkness
Ludhiana, September 6
A tree that fell on electricity wires disrupting power supply in Ludhiana A thunderstorm yesterday evening damaged electricity poles and insulators, thereby plunging the city and its suburbs into darkness.

A tree that fell on electricity wires disrupting power supply in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Computer Sc. students in lurch
With exams nearing, the education department has neither provided books to students nor to teachers
Ludhiana, September 6
With mid-term exams just round the corner, thousands of students of government schools, affiliated to the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), are worried as to how they will clear their computer science examination as books are not provided by the education department.

Hosiery industry feels Singur heat
Ludhiana, September 6
After being severely hit due to lack of demand from Jammu and Kashmir this year, Ludhiana's hosiery industry is now making attempts to bear the shock of reduced orders from West Bengal, another important market, post-Singur problem.

Guru Nanak stadium gets back power
Ludhiana, September 6
After remaining in the dark for almost eight months, the electricity supply to Guru Nanak stadium has finally been restored here today.

BSNL to do away with poles
Ludhiana, September 6
In its initiative to provide better services to its landline subscribers Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) would be covering the entire city under the pole less service. Though, a few areas have been covered under this project but it would still take another two-three years to provide this service to the entire city.

Amarinder gets nod to visit UK
Ludhiana, September 6
Sessions Judge G K Rai today granted permission to former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, accused in the alleged multi-crore City Centre Scam, to go abroad for three weeks from September 10.

Two held with 6 kg heroin
Ludhiana, September 6
A team of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence arrested two heroin smugglers with six kilogramme of the banned substance, reliable sources said here today.

Sena leader, 2 others booked
Ludhiana, September 6
The police has booked Shiv Sena (Vidyarthi Sena) Punjab president Suraj Ahluwalia, his gunman Shimmi Kumar and Happy, a taxi stand owner, in connection with the murder of taxi driver Kamaljeet Singh, who was shot dead from a point blank range in the Neelkanth Taxi Stand office situated in Upkar Nagar last night.


Residents oppose move to shift bus stand 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 6
Residents of Mandi Ahmedgarh and its surrounding villages have opposed the move to shift the local bus stand near the Ludhiana-Malerkotla highway as announced by the transport minister.

Garbage dumps dot ward No. 1 
Dumpyard at Dana Mandi in LudhianaLudhiana, September 6
When one talks about ward no. 1 in the city, the first thing that strikes mind is two garbage dumps emitting foul smell. The sites have become the new identity of the area.

Dumpyard at Dana Mandi in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Residents of ward Nos. 29 and 30, Ludhiana, show filthy water Residents getting unsafe water
Ludhiana, September 6
Need for potable water, which is suppose to be a lifeline, seems to have taken a backseat in ward Nos. 29 and 30 as residents had been getting contaminated water for the past three days.

Residents of ward Nos. 29 and 30, Ludhiana, show filthy water. A Tribune photograph

Poets from North descend on city 
Ludhiana, September 6
Poets from Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana gathered at Punjabi Bhawan to take part in the two-day poetry recitation festival. The event was jointly organised by the Sahit Akademi, New Delhi, and Punjabi Sahit Akademy, Ludhiana. Sukrita Pal Kumar, a poet (English) from Delhi University, was unable to hide her excitement as she said, “It is a bonanza to meet contemporary poets, listen to their latest creations and recite mine.”

Vijaya Thakur,
Sukrita Pal Kumar

Rs 18.17 cr for upgrading road 
Jagroan, September 6
The SAD-BJP coalition government has paved the way for the upgradition of major road networks with the inauguration of the Humbran-Sidhwan Bet Road by Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, MP, Darshan Singh Shivalik, MLA, and Manpreet Singh Ayali, Zila Parishad chairman. This the first among 11 roads identified for upgradition at the cost of Rs 110.30 crore. The Humbran-Sidhwan Bet Road will be upgraded at the cost of Rs 18.17 crore.

SDO, two others suspended
Khamano, September 6
Major Singh Sandhu,SDO (Bhari) along with two other officials of the electricity Board has been suspended. An inquiry has been ordered against the three for misusing their official position.

Road construction begins
Ludhiana, September 6
Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura inaugurated road construction work at Kartar Nagar, Atam Nagar Extension and New Kartar Nagar here on Thursday.

Workshop on cardio-thoracic nursing ends
Ludhiana, September 6
A six-day workshop on “Cardio-Thoracic Nursing” concluded today at Dumra auditorium, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Jasbir Kaur, principal, College of Nursing, emphasised on development of efficient communication skills by nursing staff to enhance therapeutic touch with patients.


Reduced credit flow not good: Sharma
Ludhiana, September 6
Expressing concern over the reduced credit flow, the local industry has urged the government to ensure sufficient credit for small and medium enterprises at reduced interest rates.

Samita Munjal’s art exhibition from Sept 12
Ludhiana, September 6
Although known as a city of traders and industrialists people here are gradually developing the taste for art. Paintings today have become the most recognised forms of artistic expressions.

Chanderi collection in city
Ludhiana, September 6
Ludhianvis have a different taste when it comes to clothing and they always keep trying something new and innovative. To add some more variety to the wardrobes of the city's young brigade, Fabindia today launched a new range of chanderi silk. The range of clothing is a result of traditional methods of sizing and hand weaving of the fabric that have been perfected over the centuries and passed down through generations in Madhya Pradesh.

PNB officers seek ban on outsourcing
Ludhiana, September 6
The Punjab National Bank Officers Association has sought a ban on outsourcing of banking services. At a meeting of the association held here today, members said the outsourcing of the banking services was affecting employment opportunities in the banks. Roshan Lal Arya, president, raised demands like compassionate employment, wage revision and regulated working hours for the officers in the banking industry.



Teachers to go on mass leave today
Doraha, September 6
As per the call given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), the teachers of all private-aided colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh will proceed on mass casual leave in order to attend a rally in front of DPI (Colleges) at Chandigarh on September 7.

From Schools & Colleges
Science fair at Tagore senior secondary school

Ludhiana, September 6
Students of Tagore International School, Sahnewal, take part in a science fair Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal, organised a science fair on the school premises today. School directors B. K. Aneja and Swati Aneja lighted the ceremonial lamp. The participants made projects explaining various theories of science and mathematics formulae. Students' parents also visited the fair. The school directors as well as the principal appreciated the efforts of the students. Best model awards were also given to the students.

Students of Tagore International School, Sahnewal, take part in a science fair organised on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Celebrations turn sour as teachers fight
Ludhiana, September 6
Ajit Singh, who has taught for about 37 years, was in for a rude shock on Teachers’ Day, this Friday, when his turban fell during a fistfight with his former student. The school students watched the fistfight as mute spectators at Shaheedgarh Public School, Sehora.

Students abroad more responsible: Expert
Doraha, September 6
Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology organised a seminar under the banner of synergy club of business management department on ‘Comparison between Indian and Foreign Education System’ by Pardeep Sayal and Umesh Sayal from Ireland were the resource persons.

Malwa Academy lads win by 5 goals 
Ludhiana, September 6
Malwa Academy, Ludhiana, registered an easy 5-0 win over Mehta Gurukul Academy, Doraha, to begin their campaign in a style in the boy's u-16 years section of the Punjab State Weekend Hockey Tournament (u-14) being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at Punjab Agricultural University campus, here today.

Minor XI struggle at 159 for 7
Ludhiana, September 6
Defending a total of 214 runs, hosts Ludhiana survived a scare against Minor Districts XI (Ropar Zone) to curtail them to 159 run for 7 and shared one point each in the second match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association on the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.




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