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Dirty flows the nullah, still
Power supply to dyeing units cut
Ludhiana, February 8
A day after the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) disconnected power supply to 55 dyeing units in the city for polluting Budda Nullah, the nullah flows as dirty as ever carrying effluents and other discharge from electroplating units and dairies on the Tajpur road.
Budda Nullah carries effluents near the Tajpur road in Ludhiana. Budda Nullah carries effluents near the Tajpur road in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


EARLIER STORIES


Two birds wade through the water to form a ripple effect at Sidhwan Canal in Ludhiana.
Two birds wade through the water to form a ripple effect at Sidhwan Canal in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Beautification Drive
PAU axes 20 trees
Ludhiana, February 8
The social organisations, environmentalists in this part of region are trying hard to save the green cover as the trees still continues to be axed. Under the garb of development and cleanliness drive, hundreds of trees at the Old Court Complex and Civil Hospital were cut. Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), too, does not seem to lag behind in the "cleanliness" drive as about 20 trees were recently cut on the campus.

Woman set afire by husband, daughter
Ludhiana, February 8
A woman was allegedly set afire following a petty quarrel by her husband and 12-year-old daughter at Model Town last evening.

Shobha Yatra
Hundreds of commuters stranded for 2 hours
Ludhiana, February 8
Hundreds of people were stranded on the GT Road (between Phillaur to Phagwara) till late evening due to Guru Ravidas shobha yatra today.

Students interact with the representatives of Australian colleges during an education fair organised by Kangaroo Studies in Ludhiana.
Students interact with the representatives of Australian colleges during an education fair organised by Kangaroo Studies in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Man booked for raping niece
Ludhiana, February 8
In a strange turn of events, a man has been arrested for kidnapping and raping his niece over a period of two years.

2 labourers killed in roof collapse
Mullanpur Dakha, February 8
Two labourers are reported to have died when the roof of a house collapsed here today. The incident occurred around 11 am when the labourers were demolishing a house at Shekhupura village, and its roof fell on them.

Missing woman found with paramour
Raikot, February 8
A woman who had gone missing about nine months ago was reportedly recovered from the house of her paramour. Her husband was facing charges of killing her on the complaint of her father.



COMMUNITY

Vaccination: NGO fleeces residents
Doraha, February 8
An awareness campaign regarding the administration of Hepatitis B and typhoid vaccines, conducted at a dharamshala of the town by a health society of Jaipur, is nothing but a farce as alleged by the residents of the area.

Companies in cost-cutting mode
Sharp fall in promotional campaigns
Ludhiana, February 8
Promotional campaigns of various companies have registered a sharp decline over the past three months as firms have taken cost-cutting steps in the wake of the economic meltdown.

Terror
Social networking sites a threat: BJP cell chief
Ludhiana, February 8
The Ludhiana Citizen’s Council organised a seminar-cum-debate on terrorism here today. Experts from various fields, including Lok Sabh Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, former Punjab DGP KPS Gill, former MP Sunil Shastri and BJP’s investor cell chairman Sukhminder Singh Grewal, took part in the seminar. From right: Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill, former MP Sunil Shastri (centre), and BJP investors’ cell chairman Sukhminder Singh Grewal during a seminar-cum-debate on terrorism in Ludhiana on Sunday.
From right: Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill, former MP Sunil Shastri (centre), and BJP investors’ cell chairman Sukhminder Singh Grewal during a seminar-cum-debate on terrorism in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Rural docs’ strike enters fifth day
Ludhiana, February 8
The ongoing chain hunger strike call given by the Rural Medical Services Association entered its fifth day today. The agitating doctors working at village dispensaries across the state on contractual basis under zila parishads adopted “medical terminology” to reveal the shortcomings of the Akali-BJP regime. The doctors sat on a protest dharna at Bathinda.

Motivating people to pledge bodies
Ludhiana, February 8
The thought of living after death and giving a new life to someone inspired these people to donate their bodies. NS Nanda started an NGO, New Hope, with the idea that best gift one can give to anyone after death is their body and today he has the backing of 229 persons.
NS Nanda (second from right), founder of New Hope, addresses members during a meeting in Ludhiana on Sunday.
NS Nanda (second from right), founder of New Hope, addresses members during a meeting in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

South-East Asian furniture exhibition
Ludhiana, February 8
“Exotic East” an exhibition organised here, brought the wondrous touch of furniture, artifacts, lamps, lights, mirrors, wall panels and contemporary Asian home décor from Indonesia and Thailand at the Satluj Club. Vinit Uppal from Amritsar and Tara Rana from Jalandhar have put these exquisite pieces for exhibit in the city.

Women have a look at furniture and artefacts exhibited in Ludhiana. Photo: Rajesh Bhambi
Women have a look at furniture and artefacts exhibited in Ludhiana.

22 cinema houses face closure
Distributors demand huge amount for screening high-cost films
Ludhiana, February 8
The business of the cinema houses has been hit badly, thanks to the coming of the malls and the construction of multiplexes with hi-tech screens.

Prof Gagandeep Sharma being honoured by principal and faculty members of the commerce department of GNN College in Doraha.
Prof Gagandeep Sharma being honoured by principal and faculty members of the commerce department of GNN College in Doraha. A Tribune photograph

CM promises memorial at Kutba village
Raikot, February 8
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today paid tributes to the victims of vadda ghallughara (major holocaust/massacre) at Kutba village near here. At least 35,000 Sikh men, women and children were massacred at Kup-Rahira village.

Lok Sabha Poll
Youth Cong wants paramilitary forces’ deployment
Ludhiana, February 8
Activists of the Punjab Youth Congress today demanded induction of the paramilitary forces during the Lok Sabha elections in the state on a plea that the ruling coalition would use government machinery for benefiting their candidates.

Promotions: Teachers cry foul over delay
Ludhiana, February 8
Resentment prevails among the government school teachers over the delay in the clearance of their assured career promotion (ACP) cases pending with the district education office.

60 units of blood donated
Jagraon, February 8
The Lok Sewa Society organised a blood donation camp at Red Cross Hospital here. Society president Khulbhushan Gupta said it was the society’s 10th blood donation camp. Volunteers donated 60 units of blood during the camp.
A blood donation camp in progress at Jagraon. A Tribune photograph
A blood donation camp in progress at Jagraon.

‘Jashan-e-Baharan’ marks basant
Jagraon, February 8
The educational institutions of Guru Gobind Singh Educational Trust, Kamalpura, celebrated a cultural programme, ‘Jashan-e-Baharan’, to mark Basant Panchmi.

Students at the annual function of an institute for air hostess training in Ludhiana.
Students at the annual function of an institute for air hostess training in Ludhiana. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

United colours of basant
Ludhiana, February 8
William Blake said: "To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour."

Ramanpreet, Amandeep win inter-college contests
Sahnewal, February 8
In its endeavour to provide awareness regarding environment to the community, BCM College of Education, in collaboration with Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, organised inter-college competitions today.

Cultural extravaganza at ‘Ectopia-2009’
Ludhiana, February 8
Undergraduate medical students of 2004 batch were declared overall winners of the three-day colourful cultural festival ‘Ectopia-2009’, which concluded at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here last evening.

Ritika, Aditi declared best students
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 8
Ritika Goel and Aditi Sharma were declared the best students in junior and senior wings, respectively, during an annual function organised at Maya Devi Goyal Public School, Pohir village, near here yesterday. Gurjeet Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Pardeep Kaur and Rajvir Kaur were declared best sportspersons in their respective categories.

Students give patient new lease of life
Ludhiana, February 8
A Hoshiarpur resident, suffering from a heart ailment, got a new lease of life when six students of a college came forward to donate blood for his surgery. The patient’s family had asked for help in this regard.

Letters
Railway track on fertile land
The railways will have to acquire the land in quite a fertile area spread between Sahnewal and New Morinda for the proposed new rail line, which is one of the most fertile stretches of land in Punjab. This will further shrink the already shrinking area under agriculture.


Gurpreet adjudged best athlete
Jagraon, February 8
The annual sports meet of the four institutions of the Shri Guru Hargobind Ujjagar Hari Trust, Sidhwan Khurd, was held at the grounds of Khalsa College for Women.

Athletics meet at BCM Arya School
Ludhiana, February 8
A large number of students competed in fun games during the two-day annual athletics meet of the primary wing of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shashtri Nagar branch, which concluded here yesterday.
Prize winners at the annual athletics meet of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana.
Prize winners at the annual athletics meet of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

TV Media XI clinch a cliffhanger
Ludhiana, February 8
Nitin (90) and Naresh (54) excelled with bat as TV Media XI, Jalandhar, scored one-run win over Ludhiana Media XI in a friendly Twenty20 cricket match played at Arya College for Boys campus ground, Civil Lines, here today.

 






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