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China’s loss is sick units’ gain
16 sick units to benefit after China cancels Rs 400-cr order

Ludhiana, February 9
The cancellation of import order from China has brought smiles on the faces of sick units. Owners of these units can heave a sigh of relief during the time of meltdown for these sick units, which have started their operations after a gap of two years. The decision of the local industry not to import Rs 400 crore cycle components from China has made the local sick units owners cheerful.

Cops caught gambling in court complex
Ludhiana, February 9
The city police seems to act fast when it comes to keeping a tab on those gambling at public places, but when their own men are caught than the rules are different.

Caught on Camera: Cops indulge in gambling at the court complex in Ludhiana. Photo: Himanshu Mahajan


EARLIER STORIES


Kumar Sahil Kumar Sahil booked for rash driving
Ludhiana, February 9
The local lad and “Kash Hamre Hote” fame Kumar Sahil has join the league of Bollywood stars notorious for rash driving.

Budda Nullah
May 31 deadline: Dyers put ball in MC’s court
Ask it to get their sewerage treatment plants upgraded
Ludhiana, February 9
Setting up of May 31 as deadline for the municipal corporation for closing all outlets that are being used for discharging wastes in the Budda Nullah, the Federation of Dyeing Factories Association has started a blame game and once again accused it for the nullah’s pollution.

BRS Nagar
4 days gone, no water in E-block
MC fails to rectify the fault

Ludhiana, February 9
Residents of the E-block in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar are waiting for potable water since the past four days. Thanks to the municipal corporation which has failed to detect the fault and rectify the problems faced by the residents.

Municipal corporation’s tanker providing water to residents of BRS Nagar in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Man posing as Sukhbir Badal’s nephew held
Ludhiana, February 9
The city police has arrested an imposter, who conned an auto dealer by projecting himself as a nephew of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.

COMMUNITY

Science Congress concludes
Ludhiana, February 9
“The subject of science is being projected as a phobia among the students whereas they can enjoy learning the subject only when the phobia removed,” Dr Ambadas Kamble, a scientist from Nanded, Maharashtra, said. Dr Kamble was here for three days to attend the 12th Science Congress, which concluded at Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Aggarwal community pledges support to Badal
Seek Lok Sabha seat
Ludhiana, February 9
Amidst increasing frustration among the members of Aggarwal community over failure of the ruling combine to fulfil its commitments made during the last assembly elections, the state unit of Akhil Bhartiya Aggarwal Sammelan has decided to continue its support to the SAD-B while making an appeal to the party to allocate Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat to a suitable person from the community in the coming elections.

Amrit Lal Aggarwal, state president of Akhil Bhartiya Aggarwal Sammelan, addresses a meeting of the state executive in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

REPORTERS' DIARY
Politicians’ hunger for fame
For political parties of all hues, or even self-styled leaders of political outfits without any mass base, the easiest way to draw attention is to stage a protest in the middle of a busy road and create a traffic jam, showing scant respect to the commuters. Blocking city roads and causing inconvenience to public seems to have become a favourite pastime for such politicians.

Streamlining of administration’s work
Advisory panel meeting a futile exercise
Ludhiana, February 9
To ensure the ground-level work at different departments, the district administration though, convened a meeting recently but it proved to be a futile exercise as a few committee members said it was a “poorly- organised” show with nothing fruitful coming out of the first meeting.


Contestants participate in Gursikh Couple Contest in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

MC sans water supply network maps
Ludhiana, February 9
The municipal corporation, which is responsible for supplying and the maintenance of potable water supply in the city, sans maps of water supply network. Don’t be surprised; this is how the local municipal corporation has been working for the past so many years.

City’s groundwater contaminated: Doctors
Ludhiana, February 9
In the absence of better chlorination system of the municipal corporation, doctors and scientists have termed water purifiers as the only viable option for pure potable water in the city.

Jannat City girl Jannat ardent actor
Ludhiana, February 9
City girl Jannat has done plays, music albums, advertisements, serials and films. The star kid of the city was seen in the Bollywood flick Dev D , which released last Friday. While she played the role of Mahi Gill’s cousin in this film, another Bollywood film “Betiyaan Hindustaan ki Shaan Hain” is in her kitty.

Naib Shahi Imam cautions Togadia
Ludhiana, February 9
Naib Shahi Imam, Punjab, Mohammad Usman Rehmani asked general secretary of the VHP Praveen Kumar Togadia to stay away from Punjab and not to spoil its peaceful harmony.

Dental college interns seek stipend
Ludhiana, February 9
Siding with the BDS students of BJS Dental College, Ludhiana, the Student Organisation of India (SOI) submitted a memorandum to the principal requesting him to pay the stipend to the interns.

Ravi Dass Jayanti: Makkar donates Rs 2 lakh for gurdwara’s upkeep
Ludhiana, February 9
The birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas was celebrated at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar, here today. While addressing the gathering, Avtar Singh Makkar advised to follow the teachings of Ravidas.



Students of GMT Public School pay tributes to Ravi Dass in Ludhiana on Mondaly. A Tribune photograph

‘Imbibe Guru’s teachings’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 9
The birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas was celebrated in the town and surrounding villages today. The main functions were held at Gurdwara Bhagat Ravidas, Jandali road and Ambedkar Bhawan, Amarpura. Akhand path and kirtan were organised in different gurdwaras. Langar was also served to devotees.

‘Honour of Punjab’ award for scribe
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 9
Recognising his contributions in safeguarding interests of Hindus settled in Canada, management committee of a Vancouver Temple conferred ‘Honour of Punjab’ award on a Canada-based NRI from the Phallewal village in Sangrur district, Gurdeep Singh Grewal.

Gurdeep Singh Grewal receives 'Honour of Punjab' award in Canada. A Tribune photograph

Jassian is Punjab Shiv Sena (R) chief
Ludhiana, February 9
Baljit Singh Jassian has been nominated as president of the state unit of the All-India Shiv Sena (Rashtravadi) by its national president Jagdish Tangri. Making the announcement here today, Tangri also named other office-bearers of the state unit of the body which will have four vice-presidents, six general secretaries, four organistional secretaries, four joint secretaries and three press secretaries.

President of Shiv Sena (Rashtravadi) Jagdish Tangri announces new office-bearers of the state unit of the the party in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Singers demand action against piracy
Ludhiana, February 9
Punjabi folk singers today appealed the government to formulate a law against piracy or face the consequences in coming elections. The decision was today taken in the meeting of the singers, heads of recording companies and distributors.


Kids dance during the disco party at the Strawberry Kids Club in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Small industries’ body to protest tomorrow
Ludhiana, February 9
The United Small Industries Association has decided to stage a dharna on February 11 at sub-division Janta Nagar against the unscheduled power cuts in the area.

Students felicitated at annual function
Mandi Ahmedgarh, February 9
As many as 250 students of Guru Harkrishan Girls College and Collegiate School, Phallewal, were felicitated at the annual function organised on the college campus yesterday.

‘Self discipline key to success’
Ludhiana, February 9
The Students Chapter and Training and Placement Cell of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) organised a seminar on “Realising your true potential” on the campus, here today.

Doc awarded gold medal
Ludhiana, February 9
Dr Manish Munjal, professor of ENT and head neck surgery, was awarded the prestigious “Ku Shah senior consultant gold medal”.

 






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