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Health department sounds alert
Warns against cholera, dengue outbreak at Dhandari Khurd

Ludhiana, September 9
Stagnant water at Dhandari Khurd in Payal subdivision near Mandi Ahmedgarh. With 10 new diarrhoea cases reported from Prem Nagar at Dhandari Khurd today, the district health authorities have alerted the municipal corporation on the probability of an outbreak of cholera and dengue.

Stagnant water at Dhandari Khurd in Payal subdivision near Mandi Ahmedgarh. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed


PUDA land that has been turned into a “lake” at the EWS Colony in Ludhiana.Dengue lake at EWS Colony
Ludhiana, September 9
 Residents of the Economically Weaker Section Colony have rechristened their area “dengue lake”, going by the 3 acre PUDA land in their colony which is a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

PUDA land that has been turned into a “lake” at the EWS Colony in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Teachers go without salary for two months
Ludhiana, September 9
The policy of the state government to empower the zila parishad in the district in the field of education seems to be losing ground.

Schoolchildren are often seen driving vehicles on Ludhiana roads, unmindful of traffic rules. No stopping underage driving
Ludhiana, September 9
Underage students are often seen driving in the city in violation of traffic rules. These teenaged drivers, including girls, are generally seen jumping lights and speeding their vehicles. As many as 331 teenagers have been challaned from January 1 to August 31 this year.

Schoolchildren are often seen driving vehicles on Ludhiana roads, unmindful of traffic rules. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Awareness camp to inculcate traffic sense among residents
Ludhiana, September 9
A traffic awareness campaign by the Jaycees of Ludhiana was flagged off by Superintendent of police (traffic) Roopinder Singh at Bhai Bala chowk here today. Under the programme, the Jaycees would be holding camps at various important intersections of the city, trying to inculcate a traffic sense among the city residents. Organisers said they would be adopting Gandhigiri as a tool and tried to impart education about the traffic rules to the Ludhianvis.

The Jaycees during a traffic awareness campaign at Bhai Bala chowk, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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.

2 get life term for murder
Ludhiana, September 9
The court of the additional sessions judge, G.S. Saran, has convicted Sukwinder Singh and Manmeet Singh of Bhamipura village, Jagraon, for killing Sukhdev Singh over a money dispute in 2004.

Police registers kidnap case on court orders
Ludhiana, September 9
The Kochar Market police has registered a kidnapping case following the directions of additional chief judicial magistrate Rajinder Aggarwal.


Regular fuel still a luxury here
Petrol pumps continue to sell premium variants
Ludhiana, September 9
Even as customers have foiled the efforts of oil companies to increase the sale of premium fuel, obtaining ordinary petrol and diesel at filling stations on the outskirts of the city remains a daunting task.

Land prices in GLADA colonies go through the roof
Ludhiana, September 9
Close on the heals of selling 3.6 acre of prime commercial land at the Old District Courts Complex in the Civil Lines area here last week, fetching Rs 1.31 lakh per square yard, the Greater Ludhiana Area development Authority (GLADA) will put to auction 10 shop-cum-office (SCF) sites and an equal number of booths in Dugri Phase II here on September 17.

Mosquitoes bug PAU boarders
Ludhiana, September 9
The boarders of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) here have to spend sleepless nights in their hostel rooms these days due to a sudden spurt of moths and mosquitoes there.

Traffic chaos outside Sacred Heart Convent School. Contest inside, chaos outside
Ludhiana, September 9
What will the traffic police teach our kids about traffic management if they cannot manage it themselves? This question came to every parent's mind who went to pick their ward from Sacred Heart Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, here, yesterday.

Traffic chaos outside Sacred Heart Convent School. Tribune photo

Anganwari Workers’ Stir
Left, employee bodies to lend support
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
Accusing successive governments of ignoring demands of employees, office-bearers of Left parties and employee organisations have decided to extend support to anganwari workers and ETT teachers who have been struggling for their rights in the past.

WTO Negotiations
Consultation with industry on Sept 12
Ludhiana, September 9
With a view to gaining an insight on issues pertaining to chemicals, textiles, bicycle, industrial machinery and electronics and automobile parts, the proposals for which will be made in WTO negotiations, an interaction with stake holders will be conducted by the centre for WTO studies, ministry of commerce and federation of Indian Exporters Organisation, here on September 12.

Intelligence setup on lines of KGB must, says Grewal
Ludhiana, September 9
Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal, Punjab state chief of the BJP investor cell, has apprehended that Saturday’s unprovoked shelling by the Pakistani troops in the Nowgam sector of the Kupwara district, near the LoC, could have possibly been done to provide cover to over 1,200 pro-Taliban militants who escaped from the high-security Sarposa jail in the southern city of Kandhar, Afghanistan, on June 13.

Free medical check-up camp organised
Ludhiana, September 9
Doctors and staff of Dr. B. L. Kapur Memorial Hospital, Ludhiana, attended a free medical check-up camp at Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha, old sabzi mandi chowk. The camp was organised under the patronage of Wahiguru Pal Singh Sidhu, a medical superintendent.

Shooting training for NCC cadets
Ludhiana, September 9
One-day rifle shooting training was given to the NCC cadets of Guru Nanak Public School. The training was imparted to 44 cadets at SCD Government College for Boys.

Sessions judge G.K. Rai hears cases during a pre-lok adalat at the district courts complex in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Accident claims of over Rs 60 lakh settled
Ludhiana, September 9
It was a happy day for a number of litigants as accident claim cases of over Rs 60 lakh were settled at a pre-lok adalat held here today under the supervision of chairman of the District Legal Services Authority G.K. Rai (sessions judge).

Sessions judge G.K. Rai hears cases during a pre-lok adalat at the district courts complex in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Revive octroi, says workers’ union
Ludhiana, September 9
Punjab Municipal Workers’ Union president Balwant Singh Sandhu has condemned the local bodies department for its “dictatorial” attitude. In a press note issued here yesterday, union general secretary Ram Jatan Pal said a meeting of the union was held at Ferozepore on August 6 under the leadership of Sandhu. He said Sandhu had urged the Punjab government to revive “chungi” (octroi) so that civic bodies could generate income, as the 15 per cent VAT share that they were getting was not enough to meet the expenses.

100 examined at camp on obesity
Doraha, September 9
A two-day free obesity check-up and awareness camp was organised at a local hospital today. Dr Harbans Singh Sidhu, managing director of the hospital, inaugurated the camp.


Marital Discord: Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, September 9
Alleged harassment at the hands of his wife forced a man to commit suicide at Naveen Nagar, Jassiya road, here last evening. Ginni (25), a resident of Naveen Nagar, hanged himself from a ceiling fan in his bedroom after he had allegedly failed to arrange the settlement amount.



Principal accused of charging extra money
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
Parents of students of Shaheed Captain Manjit Singh Gill Memorial Government Senior Secondary School, Dhamot Kalan, in Payal subdivision have accused the school principal of allegedly collecting money from students.

Focus on environmental degradation at SGHPS
Doraha, September 9
Sawan was celebrated with fervour on the premises of SGHPS. The school was decorated with flowers and rangoli. Amrit Kaur Gurm, president of the school managing committee, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Katoch Shield
Despite a loss, Ludhiana enter semifinals
Ludhiana, September 9
Geetansh Khera's fine knock of 104 runs went in vain as Ludhiana lost to Chandigarh on the basis of first innings lead in the last league of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being organised by the Punjab Cricket Association played at Sector 16 stadium of Chandigarh today.

Committee honours hockey players
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
Players of three hockey teams of Guru Har Gobind Khalsa Senior Secondary School, Bahadurgarh, selected for a state-level tournament, were felicitated by the management committee and staff at a function organised on the school premises today.

Hockey players of Guru Har Gobind Khalsa Senior Secondary School along with the management committee and teachers at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Tuesday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

District inter-block tournament from Sept 11
Ludhiana, September 9
An annual Ludhiana District Inter-Block Tournament for boys and girls (u-16) to be organised jointly by the Punjab sports department and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) will be held at Guru Nanak stadium from September 11 to 13, according to Jasvinder Singh, district sports officer (DSO), Ludhiana.




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