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City to have 4 more offices of sub-registrar
Ludhiana, October 10
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today announced the setting up of four more sub-registrar’s offices in the city.

Bumpy ride for Badal
Ludhiana, October 10
The CM had a taste of the city roads today as he went to various venues for sangat darshan.

No dearth of money: CM

A police official inspects the strong room of the Oriental Bank of Commerce in Ludhiana. Bid to rob bank
No lesson learnt from past 
Ludhiana, October 10
Unidentified thieves tried to break into the strong room of the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) near the DMCH in the wee hours of today. They failed to do so as they could not break open the door.

A police official inspects the strong room of the Oriental Bank of Commerce in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Diamond trader robbed of Rs 1.75 cr
Ludhiana, October 10
After a diamond merchant was waylaid and robbed of Rs 1.75 crore, the police today took him to the taxi stand near the Aarti chowk, from where he hired a taxi last evening.


New-look ISBT a relief for passengersThe newly renovated ISBT in Ludhiana.
Ludhiana, October 10
Infamous for its dirty, potholed and chaotic ambiance, the local inter-state bus terminus (ISBT) now wears a neat look, which follows construction of a new portion, besides sprucing up of the earlier collapsed structure. The bus stand has now been leased out to a private company for 10 years.

The newly renovated ISBT in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Wedding season brings traffic jams
Ludhiana, October 10
Wedding season, brings with it the perennial problem of traffic jams on the Ferozepore road. With the onset of the wedding season, the problem has once again assumed alarming proportions.

Cong councillors feel left outCM Badal listens to the greivances during the sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Friday.
Dub sangat darshan an Akali show
Ludhiana, October 10
Congress councillors in the city today felt left out from the sangat darshan programme of the state government where Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal listened to the grievances of people, as they alleged that they were not part of the process aimed at providing justice to masses.

CM Badal listens to the greivances during the sangat darshan in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Indereeit Verma

CM’s visit means no work at govt offices
Ludhiana, October 10
Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal's visit which was being seen as a ray of hope for the residents, proved opposite as day-to-day work at government offices came to a halt here on Friday.

Stock of paddy lying at Khanna grain market. High moisture content hits paddy procurement
Khanna/Machhiwara, October 10
Inclement weather has increased moisture content in paddy produce reaching grain markets at Khanna and Machhiwara. While the permissible limit of moisture content in paddy is 17 per cent, paddy with over 25 per cent moisture content is reaching the market.

Stock of paddy lying at Khanna grain market. A Tribune photograph

Speed up purchase of paddy, relax norms: BKU
Ludhiana, October 10
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) today made a forceful plea with the Food Corporation of India to speed up the procurement operations for paddy crop and to relax the norms further in terms of moisture content and discoloured grains.

Traders to open vegetable market
Jagraon, October 10
The row between commission agents of the vegetable market and market committee officials seems to have been resolved, as vegetable traders have decided to open their shops from tomorrow.

PU to focus on promotion of cultural heritage
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 10
The department of Youth Welfare, Punjab University, Chandigarh has decided to focus its attention on promotion of cultural heritage of the state during ensuing 12 zonal youth festivals scheduled to be organised at various colleges of the state from October 14-24. Seven out of these festivals are being organised at rural colleges.

Nursing school principal retires
Ludhiana, October 10
A party was organised to bid adieu to the principal of School of Nursing, Esther Jeba Rani.

District education officer felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 10
Recognising his contributions towards improvement of primary education in the area, a few organisations of the town felicitated Gurtej Singh Grewal, district education officer (elementary), Sangrur, yesterday.

Health dept confirms 634 positive cases
Ludhiana, October 10
City residents fail to get respite from dengue fever as the number has been on a constant rise over the past one month. District health department has confirmed 634 as positive cases from the city, followed by 307 cases from other parts of Ludhiana district.

Stress on medical care
Ludhiana, October 10
The Civil Judge Senior Division-cum-Secretary Legal Services Authority, Rajinder Aggarwal, today stressed the need to provide proper medical care, educational facilities to the mentally challenged and handicapped. He said it was the moral duty of society to ensure proper care of such persons. He appealed to the NGO's to come forward for this pious cause.

Spreading awareness on mental illnesses
Ludhiana, October 10
College of Nursing, Christian Medical College and Hospital, observed World Mental Health Day on the theme “Making Mental Health a Global Priority.”

The girls who were found at the railway station in Ludhiana Minors held from rly station
Ludhiana, October 10
The Railway police today caught two minor students of MSM School, New Shivpuri, from Ludhiana railway station. Kajal (11) and Goldy (9) were caught by a cop of the GRP from the railway station at around 12 pm when they were found looking at the railway timetable. 

The girls who were found at the railway station in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Electronic money orders
Ludhiana, October 10
Post offices too have gone hi-tech by launching electronic money orders (eMOs). The electronic money orders will be booked at the prevalent normal rates and no extra money will be charged. The postal department will also launch the gold coins from October 14.

Car bazaar a virtual death trap
High Court ban being flouted
Ludhiana, October 10
A large number of secondhand cars parked in Feroze Gandhi market, which has virtually been converted into a car bazaar, have raised security concerns among traders and property owners in the wake of serial blasts in Delhi.

Cops find it hard to check illegal trading
Ludhiana, October 10
The law enforcement department which is grappling with staff shortage is finding it hard to deal with the illegal trading of hosiery goods and iron from one state to another.

Reporters' Diary
Modern, yet steeped in tradition
No matter how much progressive we become in today’s world, we continue to remain rooted to traditional rituals. Illogical and irrational superstition continues to prevail over us in society. Education seems to be no deterrent to the superstition. 

Beef up security
With the festive season on, the city administration should make adequate arrangements for safety and security of the people.


Villagers beat up robber
Raikot, October 10
Two persons have been booked for reportedly robbing a man.

Commonwealth Games
Local shuttler to represent IndiaPranav Chopra
Ludhiana, October 10
Local lad, Pranav Chopra, who has already made the city proud by representing India in various international badminton tournaments during the last one year, has added another feather in his cap when he was selected to represent India in the forthcoming Youth Commonwealth Games starting from October 12 at Pune.
Pranav Chopra

Ramgarhia girls shine in baseball c’ship A match in progress on the first day of the 4th Senior Ludhiana District Baseball championship in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, October 10
Ramgarhia Girls Senior Secondary School, Miller Ganj along with GNW Club and Teja Singh Memorial School recorded victories in the women's section and moved ahead on the first day of the 4th Senior Ludhiana District Baseball Championship for men and women that began at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town here today.

A match in progress on the first day of the 4th Senior Ludhiana District Baseball championship in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

State govt to honour school players
Ludhiana, October 10
To encourage the upcoming players, the Punjab government will honour those who represented the state in the National Schools Games.




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