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Dengue Cases
MC to fine houses with stagnant water

Ludhiana, October 5

Taking note of increasing dengue cases in the city, local government principal secretary D.S. Bains today asked the municipal corporation to go strict on residential and official premises and fine residents whose houses are found to have stagnant water in coolers, broken pitchers, tyres, etc.

Health dept lacks equipment to run tests
Special Assessment Camps
Ludhiana, October 5
In the absence of adequate equipment, the district health department is unable to assess the “IQ” of mentally challenged children and those with hearing disability.

Extended hot weather spells doom for consumers

Ludhiana, October 5
is being merciless to the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), which continues to get a beating on account of elusive rains and extended spell of hot and humid weather conditions in the region.


Ramlila venues sans CCTV, metal detectors
Ludhiana, October 5
A sea of visitors during the ongoing Ramlila at Daresi Ground in Ludhiana. The tall claims of the district administration to provide adequate security arrangements during Ramlila have fallen flat as closed-circuit television (CCTV) and door-frame metal detectors (DFMD) are yet to be seen at Ramlila grounds across the city. SSP R.K. Jaiswal had issued instructions to Ramlila organisers and briefed them about necessary steps to be taken for guarding Ramlila venues.

A sea of visitors during the ongoing Ramlila at Daresi Ground in Ludhiana.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Where scholars are performers
Ludhiana, October 5
This is a Ramlila with a difference. For, this 30-member troupe involves well-educated performers — some holding doctor’s degree, others pursuing their PhD and the remaining studying in the theatre department at Punjabi University, Patiala.

Proclaimed offender under TADA held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 5
A proclaimed offender, wanted under TADA (Terrorist And Disruptive Activities Act) for his involvement in some cases registered against him at Bhilwara police station in Rajasthan in 1992, was arrested police from the bus stop at Jallajjan village in Ludhiana district last evening.


Stray dog menace prevails
Ludhiana, October 5
Stray dogs continue to hound streets of Ludhiana The canine fear still rules the city as the municipal corporation, also responsible for checking the growth of stray dogs, has failed to take a serious action against the problem. Large numbers of stray dogs are witnessed on streets making it difficult for kids and elderly to walk. Residents of various localities, including Dugri, Sarabha Nagar, Model Town, Shastri Nagar, Urban Estate, Haibowal and BRS Nagar, complained that these 
dogs virtually ruled the city at night.

Stray dogs continue to hound streets of Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Media must play positive role: CM
Ludhiana, October 5
Terming media as a lifeline to run democracy, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said newspapers were more responsible and projected a wider picture as compared to the electronic one.

Journalists give memo to Badal 
Jagraon, October 5
The Punjab Union of Journalists and Press Club, Jagraon, submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today. He was here to attend the marriage of the daughter of Junesh Jain of Hira Bagh, Jagraon. The CM was acquainted of the threats issued by a youth Akali leader and member zila parishad, Ludhiana, Chand Singh Dalla, to a correspondent of a regional newspaper being published from Jalandhar.

65 families get free ration
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 5
One month free ration was distributed among 65 needy families on the annual day celebrations of the Manav Bhilai Manch in Amloh today. Chief guest Harinder Singh Bhambri, secretary, Panjab Pardesh Congress Committee, lighted the jyoti. The function was presided over by Varun Bansal, general secretary, Panjab Youth Congress.

Marriages of five poor girls solemnised
Ludhiana, October 5
Lions Club, Ludhiana Greater, along with Public Social Welfare Council, organised a mass marriage function in which marriage of five needy girls was solemnised at Santan Dharm Mandir in the new model town here today.

Lions Club Ludhiana Greater and Public Social Welfare Council hold mass marriages at Sanatan Dharam Mandir in Ludhiana on Sunday.Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Management of heart attack discussed
Dr K.K. Talwar, a cardiologist from PGIMER, addresses physicians during a CME in LudhianaLudhiana, October 5
Immediate medical attention and hospitalisation without any loss of time is the key to successful recovery of victims of heart attack. Patients suffering from chest pain, suggestive of Ischemia, should be given aspirin as a first-aid measure and shifted to nearest hospital for proper management.

Dr K.K. Talwar, a cardiologist from PGIMER, addresses physicians during a CME in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Doctors oppose move to register quacks
Ludhiana, October 5
The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) today opposed the state government’s decision to open the registration for quacks.

Ayurvedic college organises blood donation camp
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 5
Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a blood donation camp at Desh Bhagat Hospital yesterday.

ITBP men scale two peaks
ITBP Inspector General (NW) P.P. Singh shakes hands with members of an expedition in LudhianaLudhiana, October 5
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) organised flag-in ceremony to celebrate the successful completion of a mountain expedition at 26th Battalion headquarters at Baddowal here.

ITBP Inspector General (NW) P.P. Singh shakes hands with members of an expedition in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Women’s body seeks reservation, security
Ludhiana, October 5
The 12th state conference of the Punjab Istri Sabha concluded here today with a note to wage struggle for 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies, jobs and implementation of laws for security of women at work places.

From Schools & Colleges
Freshers, seniors set dance floor on fire

Ludhiana, October 5
Cadets from 3rd Punjab NCC Girls Battalion perform on the concluding function at Government College for Women in Ludhiana International Institute of Fashion design (INIFD), Ludhiana, welcomed freshers and bid farewell to its passing out batch in a grand extravaganzas organised at Friends Regency yesterday. The party was named “Casino Royale” and had a formal dress code in black, white or red to match the theme.

Cadets from 3rd Punjab NCC Girls Battalion perform on the concluding function at Government College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

PCTE honours eight teachers
Ludhiana, October 5
“Koshish-2008” 9th intra-institutional festival of Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) honoured eight schoolteachers from various schools of Ludhiana with "best teacher award" here yesterday.

Art exhibitions draw visitors
Ludhiana, October 5
Driven by their urge to shop and enjoy the festival season, the city residents are making frequent visits to the ongoing art exhibitions across the city.

Changes in automobile sector discussed
Ludhiana, October 5
The changing scenario of the Indian automobile market was the highlight of the keynote delivered by Rajiv Sethi, executive director (marketing) of the Shriram Rings and Pistons, while addressing a gathering of the commercial vehicle component retailers from different parts of Punjab here today. Sethi gave a brief note on different aspects related to the production, availability and importance of high quality components. U.K. Jhamb, senior general manager, rewarded top dealers in the region. — TNS

Medical camp
Ludhiana, October 5
At least 150 patients were examined during a medical camp organised by the Healthcare, a homeopathic charitable society, at Chhawni Mohalla here on Sunday. Ajay Kumar Sidhu (president), Subhash Sondhi (vice-president) and Chaudhary Ashwani (city in charge) were present on the occasion. — TNS

Youth killed in accident
Jagraon, October 5
A youth was killed in a road accident when a tempo he was travelling in collided with a tractor trolley near Churchak village. Amanpreet Singh (18), a resident of Bathinda district, was killed when the tempo (HR 57 5969) hit the tractor trolley (DL 01 E 1374) from the back while going towards Moga from Jagraon.  — OC

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Two commission agents ‘flee’ country
Raikot, October 5
The two commission agents booked for fraud by the Raikot police on Thursday are said to have fled the country. Kewal Krishan, an NRI, has reportedly fled to Canada, while Paramjit Singh has fled to the US to evade arrest.

Ludhiana, Kairon wings declared joint winners
Ludhiana, October 5
A football match in progress between Hoshiarpur and Moga in the Inter-District Tournament at PAU in Ludhiana Ludhiana wing and Kairon wing, Taran Tarn, drew 22-all in the last super league handball match and were declared joint winners in the girl's under-19 section in the 54th Punjab Schools Inter-District Games organised by the Punjab education department simultaneously at Guru Nanak Stadium, Government Model Senior Secondary School, and Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk ground, which concluded today.

A football match in progress between Hoshiarpur and Moga in the Inter-District Tournament at PAU in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Gurnoor on a roll
Ludhiana, October 5
Gurnoor Kaur of Ludhiana has made her presence felt in the district as well as the state-level skating tournaments.

90 attend swimming trials
Ludhiana, October 5
Around ninety aspirants, including swimmers and water polo players attended the trials conducted by the Punjab Swimming Association at the Municipal Corporation swimming pool, Rakh Bagh, here today.




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