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Taxi Driver’s Murder
Shiv Sena leader’s gunmen surrender
Ludhiana, September 7
Facing criticism for providing gunmen to “notorious” Shiv Sena leader Suraj Ahluwalia, the police has sent a report to the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) to review the matter.

Dentist’s shot proves fatal
Khanna, September 7
A woman suffering from toothache lost her life after she allegedly went for treatment to a “dentist” at Rauni village, around 22 km from here.

3 held for stealing diesel engines
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 7
The Payal police has arrested four persons, including three members of a gang, involved in stealing diesel engines from fields. Seven engines and fixtures worth thousands of rupees were recovered from their possession.

A tale of two cities
Ludhiana, September 7
A large and intricate web of 3-feet-wide streets with multiple storeyed shops-cum-houses, where even the sun finds hard to peep in, presents the picture of old Ludhiana.

A view of the old city in Ludhiana; and (right) the clean environs of Ludhiana. A view of the old city in Ludhiana; and (right) the clean environs of Ludhiana.
A study in contrast: A view of the old city in Ludhiana; and (right) the clean environs of Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Midday Meal
Poor kids not getting their fill
Doraha, September 7
Children studying in government schools, especially those from a poor background, are skipping breakfast because of the midday meal being offered in schools.

Sanitation panels cause a stink
Ludhiana, September 7
There is more to it than meets the eye. The opposition by councillors to the proposed disbanding of mohalla sanitation committees and recruitment of regular safai workers doesn’t make sense.

Jawan tries to get off moving train, dies
Khanna, September 7
An Army jawan, who was on his way to his village near Khanna from Kanpur, died near the Chawa railway station this morning.

City Concerns
People living in the city, slums and low-lying areas in particular, are usually faced with a battery of seasonal diseases. Stagnant water and stinking garbage are conducive for gastroenteritis, diarrhoea, skin allergies and other diseases. The preventive measures taken by the Ludhiana municipal corporation don’t mean anything because garbage is littered all over the city in the absence of any effective litter management machinery or staff.


Mayor Hakam Singh

Prem Mittal

Parveen Bansal

MC house completes one year today
Ludhiana, September 7
A year ago, city residents elected the 75-member general house of the municipal corporation with a hope that their pending demands and grievances would be addressed by the newly-elected representatives.

Patriotism or political gimmick?
Councillors fancy patriotic tunes
Ludhiana, September 7
Just think you call a local leader and hear "Bharat humko jaan se pyaara hai" or "Jai Ganesh jai Ganesh deva". What impression does it give? Does it make you laugh or presents a notion that the person you are calling is full of patriotism or spirituality?"

62 families participate in car rallyA Family Fun Car Rally 2008 being flagged off by minister Hira Singh Gabria in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Ludhiana, September 7
Car rallies are always associated with speed, thrill and excitement but have you ever thought that car rally can also be associated with the mental ability of a person? Yes, this was what the Ludhianvis today experienced during the 8th family fun car rally 2008.

A Family Fun Car Rally 2008 being flagged off by minister Hira Singh Gabria in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Centre agrees to lift 10 lakh tonne wheat
Ludhiana, September 7
Nearly 10 lakh tonnes of wheat lying in the yards of the grain markets and on the premises of the rice millers would be moved out within this or the first half of the next month. This assurance was given by a Central team, which held discussions with senior Punjab government officials in Chandigarh last week.

Soil fertility worries PAU scientists
Ludhiana, September 7
There has been a drastic change in the micronutrient status of soil in Punjab. Deficiencies of micronutrients like zinc, copper, iron, manganese and barium have been found in various districts of Punjab. The scientists of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have expressed concern over continuous depletion of these important micronutrients, upon which the quality of crops, vegetables, fruits etc depends. They stress that farmers in the region must get the soil testing done on regular basis as the deficiencies ultimately affect both animals and human-beings.

IMA hails legislation on protection of doctorsState president of Indian Medical Association Dr Amrik Singh Arora addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Ludhiana, September 7
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has hailed the legislation, enacted by the Punjab Assembly in its ongoing session, on providing security to medicare service personnel and institutions. It said this would inculcate a sense of security among the medical professionals and the supporting staff while also leading to improvement in doctor-patient relationship.
State president of Indian Medical Association Dr Amrik Singh Arora addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Stress on global warming awareness
Ludhiana, September 7
In the light of guidance from Sri Aurobindo, the Auro club, Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, facilitated new talent in the form of cultural competition highlighting Sufi, classical, folk singing, skit, bhangra and classical dances.

Disqualify Amarinder from Assembly: Majithia
Ludhiana, September 7
Bikram Singh Majithia, minister for information and public relations, water and sanitation, science and technology, said the true face of Capt Amarinder Singh, a former CM, and his colleagues had been revealed following their indictment in the Vidhan Sabha committee’s report in the 32 acre scam in Amritsar.

Atrocities in Orissa
Christians take out peace marchChristians take out a peace march in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Ludhiana, September 7
Led by functionaries of the local Kalvari Church, Christians today took out a peace march to protest against the atrocities being committed against members and institutions of theirs in different parts of the country.

Christians take out a peace march in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo Inderjeet Verma

Bihar Flood
Body urges employees to donate liberally
Ludhiana, September 7
The National Organisation of Government Employees (NOGE), Punjab, has urged all employees, including those working in banks, insurance and private sector, to donate their two-day salary for Bihar flood victims.

Northern region poetic recitation festival under way at Punjabi Bhawan. Poets regale audience at recitation festival
Ludhiana, September 7
On the second day of northern region poetry recitation festival, poets from various places presented their poems at Punjabi Bhawan, here today.

Northern region poetic recitation festival under way at Punjabi Bhawan. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Dancing to Shanker Sahney’s hitsPunjabi pop singer Shanker Sahney performs in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Ludhiana, September 7
Ludhianvis danced to the tunes of pop singer Shanker Sahney during a ceremony organised at Nirvana Club yesterday evening. He sang various foot-tapping hits like “maachli”, “glassi-glassi”, “kudi chulbuli”, “jat luteya gaya” to name a few. He was here to perform on the launch ceremony of the new paint brand 'Colour Dreamz' by Kamdhenu Ispat Ltd.

Punjabi pop singer Shanker Sahney performs in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi 

Mirch Masala has audience in splitsCharacters of Punjabi play 'Mirch Masala' enthrall audience with their histrionics.
Ludhiana, September 7
'Mirch Masala' a pure comical production by Nirmal Rishi, the name reckoned with Punjabi plays had the audience in splits of laughter yesterday evening at Punjabi Bhawan. Written by Dr Jatinder Brar, the play ‘Mirch Masala’ revolves around three bachelor brothers who long for a feminine touch in their home.

Characters of Punjabi play 'Mirch Masala' enthrall audience with their histrionics. Photo: I.V.

Prof Jaipal re-elected teacher assn chief
Ludhiana, September 7
Prof Jaipal Singh, a senior lecturer of physics in SCD Government College here, once again proved his majority by defeating his lone rival Prof S.S. Bomb in the elections of Government College Teachers’ Association, Punjab, with a huge margin of above 630 votes yesterday. Prof Jaipal remained the favourite candidate for the post of president of the association despite strong opposition by Prof Bomb over the former’s “ineligibility” to the post.

Dental college implantology centre upgraded
Ludhiana, September 7
Oral implantology centre at Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute was recently upgraded with the latest, state-of-the-art technology and equipment and rededicated to patient care.

Patients examined at camp
Ludhiana, September 7
The department of health organised a medical camp at Dhandari Khurd here today.

‘Vehra’ culture of city


Six booked for assault
Raikot, September 7
Six persons, including five of a family,have been booked under Sections 324, 323, 506, 148 and 149 of IPC for allegedly assaulting three family members of a neighbour’s family and threatening to eliminate them.

Rickshaw-puller murdered
Ludhiana, September 7
A man was stabbed to death at Kanganwal Sua road in the wee hours of this morning.

60-year-old stabbed to death
Ludhiana, September 7
Angrez Singh (60),who lived in Mahinder Singh’s shop, was stabbed to death near Laxmi Cinema here yesterday.


Price Hike
Kiln owners threaten to stop work 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 7
Activists of the brick kiln owners’ associations of the Ludhiana district have threatened to stop selling bricks on November 11 and 12 in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the union and state governments towards the possible closure of brick kilns due to the steep hike in prices and the non-availability of the coal. This decision was taken at association’s meeting held at Dehlon village near here today.

Jewellery houses exhibit their creations
Ludhiana, September 6
First ever business-to-business exhibition of jewellery houses in the northern region entered its second day as the exhibitors successfully developed their network to get more business from the city.



Khalsa College grabs top honours in BEd
Ludhiana, September 7
BEd students of GHG Khalsa College of Education, Gurusar Sudhar, outshined in Panjab University, Chandigarh, results of session 2007-08.The students of the college performed remarkably and bagged 11 positions out of the first 20 merit positions of the university.

Teachers honoured
Khanna, September 7
The Bharat Vikas Parishad, Saraswati Kala Manch, A.S. College and School Alumni Association and Senior Citizen Council honoured teachers who helped a large number of students of the area yesterday.

Hockey Tourney
Malwa wing thrash Moga XI 12-0
Ludhiana, September 7
Continuing with their winning spree, Malwa school hockey wing, Ludhiana, thrashed Moga XI 12-0 in a group A match in u-16 section of the Punjab State Weekend Hockey Tournament being organised by the Punjab sports department at Prithipal Singh Memorial Astro Turf Stadium of Punjab Agricultural University campus, here today.




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