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Licences of 14 depots suspended
Ludhiana, September 9
Cracking a whip on defaulting depot holders, the District Food and Supplies Controller (DFSC) has suspended the licences of 14 depot holders here. The action has been taken against the defaulters to bring transparency in the public distribution system (PDS) in the district.

Revenue officials on mass leave; work hit
Ludhiana, September 9
Revenue officials of the district today went on mass casual to remain present in the court for the hearing of bail plea of SAD councillor Simarjit Singh Bains in the tehsildar assault case even as public work came to a halt, causing inconvenience to people.
The office of the Sub-Registrar (West) wears a deserted look as revenue officials remained on protest leave in Ludhiana The office of the Sub-Registrar (West) wears a deserted look as revenue officials remained on protest leave in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A Tribune photograph


Passengers suffer as Jet Airways strike continues
Ludhiana, September 9
Passengers of Jet Airways are facing the heat due to the ongoing strike by pilots. Though the airlines refunded the passengers, they complained that they had to book flights with other airlines by paying hefty amounts.

City to have shelter for beggars          
Ludhiana, September 9
In what would be a dream come true for beggars, the state’s financial capital is finally going to have a home for beggars with the state government allotting finances for the purpose.
With nowhere to go, beggars sit on a footpath in Ludhiana.
Photo: Inderjeet Verma

With nowhere to go, beggars sit on a footpath in Ludhiana

Man killed in accident
Jagraon, September 9
A man was killed in an accident after his motorcycle was hit by a bus last night. The deceased identified as Charanjot Singh alias Hippy (24) was the son of Parminder Singh Mitha, a Punjabi lecturer at DAV, Jagraon.

Rs 3.5 lakh stolen from drug store       
Ludhiana, September 9
Thieves struck at a Unani medicine store near Clock Tower and decamped with Rs 3.50 lakh late last night. The incident came to light this morning when the owner of the store Anil Gupta arrived at the shop and found the safe broken.
The owner of a medical store shows the empty cash drawer.
A Tribune photograph

The owner of a medical store shows the empty cash drawer

Lawyers’ strike today
Ludhiana, September 9
Lawyers have decided to observe a strike here tomorrow against the setting up of evening courts in the city from September 19. They have also condemned the state government for hiking the stamp duty.


Water testing kit, a hit with farmers   
Ludhiana, September 9
Water testing kit introduced by the department of microbiology, Punjab Agricultural University, is a hit with farmers.

The water testing kit being introduced by the PAU.
A Tribune photograph

Power Hike
Left parties flay hike in power tariff
Ludhiana, September 9
The Communist Party of India and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) have strongly condemned the hike in the rates of electricity by the state government.

The water testing kit being introduced by the PAU

Chamber urges govt to review decision
Ludhiana, September 9
The decision of the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission to hike the power tariff by about 10 per cent, that too with retrospective effect from April 1, has shaken the industrial sector of Punjab.

Stalling of coop society election
Cong workers burn effigy of Punjab govt
Mullanpur Dakha, September 9
Congress workers yesterday protested against the stalling of the cooperative society election, reportedly at the behest of Akali workers. They took out a protest march in the village and burnt the effigy of the Punjab government.

Multipurpose health workers intensify stir
Ludhiana, September 9
As many as 222 auxiliary nurse midwife (ANMs) from Ludhiana and 17 from Moga working as multipurpose health workers (female), who were relieved from their duty without prior notice, intensified their stir as they took out a protest rally from the civil surgeon office to the DC office today.
Health workers protest against the government in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Health workers protest against the government in Ludhiana

Soaring prices leave bitter taste for poor
Ludhiana, September 9
The price of a cup of tea on which lakhs of labourers in the city depend has almost doubled in recent times. Thanks to the ever-increasing prices of sugar, due to which it has virtually become impossible for a poor to have a cup of tea.

Traffic awareness week flagged off
Ludhiana, September 9
SP (Traffic) Rupinder Singh flagged off a traffic-cum-environment awareness campaign as a part of the Jaycees week celebrations. It started from Bhai Bala Chowk.
SP (Traffic) Rupinder Singh speaks at the opening ceremony of the traffic-cum-environment awareness week in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
SP (Traffic) Rupinder Singh speaks at the opening ceremony of the traffic-cum-environment awareness week in Ludhiana

Rachan shines in declamation contest
Ludhiana, September 9
A prize distribution function was organised at Guru Nanak Bhawan where Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg distributed prizes to students, who won top positions in a district-level competition in connection with Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja.

End of Class X board, a welcome change for many
Doraha, September 9
Most of the schools affiliated to CBSE have hailed the decision of HRD as far as the doing away with board examination for Class X is concerned, but various educationists have termed it to be an “imprudent” step.

Parents fear internal assessment
Ludhiana, September 9
Parents are keeping their fingers crossed about the introduction of the new education reforms announced by HRD Minister. The formative assessment system that will evaluate students throughout the year on the basis of various parameters set by the CBSE.

Ray of hope for parents of autistic child        
Ludhiana, September 9
“Aap ki Aantra”, a daily soap on Zee TV, has given a ray of hope to the parents of an autistic child, who is missing since two years. Watching the serial depicting the situation close to their life, Pawan Dawar, a local resident, prays that he also finds his son Gaurav.

Missing boy Gaurav
Missing boy Gaurav

City Concerns
Tougher laws needed against encroachers
It is impossible to shop or even walk in a market which is overly encroached upon. Due to lack of traffic restrictions and also the callous attitude of administration, nothing seems to be possible in the city. Whenever there is an encroachment removal drive, defaulters get away after giving money.

Hike in stamp duty to aggravate woes
Ludhiana, September 9
Increase in stamp duty has become a cause for concern not only for general public but for lawyers as well. While real estate developers are in a fix over the increased rates, it has also put lawyers into deep thinking.

Boy receives burn injuries
Ludhiana, September 9
A 10-year-old boy received serious burn injuries as his clothes caught fire while he was lighting a matchstick at a shop in Sherpur Kalan village here today.

Tress Lounge opened
Ludhiana, September 9
A Tress Lounge has been opened at Model Town here today. The salon was today inaugurated by Karishma Johar, technical adviser, Loreal. Munish Bajaj, said a new chapter in hair, beauty and bridal concepts had been introduced in North India.

Placement drive at Guru Nanak college
Ludhiana, September 9
Software major, Birlasoft, visited Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College campus today. The company conducted a joint campus placement here to recruit BTech and MCA students for the post of associate software engineers.


Married woman alleges rape
Jagraon, September 9
A married woman here has alleged rape by an aid for several years, luring her into marriage. Harinder Kaur (31) of Galib Hata near Kanya Pathshala here has accused Sukhwinder Singh alias Sakindri of Dhuman Mohalla of repeatedly raping her for years on false promise of marrying her once she got divorced from her husband.

45 bags of poppy husk seized
Jagraon, September 9
The police here today busted an inter-state gang of poppy husk smugglers. In charge of CIA staff, Jagraon, along with the police and counter intelligence sleuths, had intercepted a truck at Talwandi Rai village near Raikot.

Basketball meet begins today
Ludhiana, September 9
The stage is set for the Junior Punjab Basketball Championship for Boys and Girls, slated to be held here at the Guru Nanak Stadium from September 10 to 13. Eight matches will be played on the opening day.

Ludhiana athletics squad announced
Ludhiana, September 9
Ludhiana athletics team comprising 31 players were announced after the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Athletics Association at Guru Nanak Stadium, here recently.

Jatana drub Kaddon team
Doraha, September 9
The kho-kho team of girls (u-19) of Government Senior Secondary School, Jatana, defeated the kho-kho team of Government Senior Secondary School, Kaddon, in the Zonal Tournament organised at Sahnewal recently.
The winning kho-kho team pose for a photograph in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
A Tribune photograph
The winning kho-kho team pose for a photograph in Ludhiana




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