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Traffic goes for toss at Gill Chowk
Ludhiana, October 9
Free for all at Gill Chowk in Ludhiana The ongoing flyover project at Gill Chowk has made it one of the worst bottlenecks of the city. With no traffic lights, the chowk poses a major threat to commuters. 

Free for all at Gill Chowk in Ludhiana on Friday.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


In govt schools, students double as peon
Ludhiana, October 9
In the absence of Class IV employees, students have to perform menial jobs in government schools. A majority of government schools are devoid of Class IV employees like peon, gardener and sweeper.

Marriage palaces get ultimatum on parking
Ludhiana, October 9
To prevent traffic chaos during the ongoing wedding season, the district administration today warned the marriage palace owners to manage their traffic or face music.

Sugar prices drop by Rs 4
Ludhiana, October 9
The prices of sugar have come down to Rs 29.50- 31 from Rs 33-35. Speculations are rife that the rates may fall further once the government holds the auction of hoarded sugar. Yesterday was the last date for the filing of objections over the sale of confiscated sugar through a public auction.

Driver held for theft
Ludhiana, October 9
The police arrested a driver who decamped with Rs 3.60 lakh and 100 gm of gold jewellery from an industrialist’s house at Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar near Model Town on October 2.

City Concerns


Tips to save power for students
Ludhiana, October 9
KD Choudhry, member (distribution) of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), today stressed on the need for conservation of energy, tapping alternate sources of energy and curbing the menace of electricity theft.

A JCB machine demolishes a shanty in Ludhiana 20 shanties razed 
Ludhiana, October 9
Lack of coordination among MC departments has once again come to fore as the town planning wing held another anti-encroachment drive at Gyan Singh Rarewal Market here today as the horticulture wing failed to develop the site as park.

A JCB machine demolishes a shanty in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

MC Commissioner tells staff to keep tab
Ludhiana, October 9
Taking serious note of illegal construction going on in the city, MC Commissioner AK Sinha today directed officials of the building branch not to allow any construction without permission.

Health officials seal substandard sweets and raw material from shops at Kareempura, Ludhiana Four sweets shops sealed
Quintals of sweets seized
Ludhiana, October 9
The department of health and family welfare in a raid conducted last evening sealed three sweets shops in Karimpura, near Lakkar Bazaar and another on the Kakkowal Road.

Health officials seal substandard sweets and raw material from shops at Kareempura, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Narrow escape for combine occupants
A combine stuck on the edge of a canal at DorahaDoraha, October 9
A major tragedy was averted in the wee hours of today when the driver of a combine lost control of the vehicle and it tipped before getting stuck on the edge of the canal along the southern bypass.

A combine stuck on the edge of a canal at Doraha on Friday. Photo: Lovleen Bains

Female foeticide: Pictures say it all
Posters with message against female foeticide at an exhibition in Ludhiana Ludhiana, October 9
Students of commercial arts in Shaheed-e-azam Sukhdev Thapar Government Girls Senior Secondary School today organised an exhibition to spread a message against "female foeticide" with the support of Jaspreet Mohan Singh, lecturer in commercial arts.

Posters with message against female foeticide at an exhibition in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

YC drive on to recruit volunteers
Ludhiana, October 9
The nationwide programme of “Aam aadmi ka sipahi” (AAKS), launched by the Youth Congress on the directions of AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, is gaining momentum and the process is on to nominate 10 AAKS volunteers from party workers in each of the 75 wards in the mega city.

Dharamsot flays govt for procurement delay
Amloh, October 9
The SAD-BJP government has failed to protect the interest of farmers as the delay in procurement of paddy in grain markets has caused extensive loss to farmers, said local MLA Sadhu Singh Dharamsot while talking to mediapersons after a visit to the grain market here today.

101 persons undergo vasectomy at camp
Jagraon, October 9
A special non-scalpel vasectomy camp organised by the health department at the Civil Hospital here yesterday turned out to be a big draw as 101 persons underwent the operation.

Capt seeks exemption from appearance
Ludhiana, October 9
Former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, one of the accused in the alleged multi-crore City Centre scam, has sought exemption from personal appearance in the case scheduled for tomorrow.

Students home at PAU loses its sheen
Ludhiana, October 9
Students home, favourite hang out of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) students, staff and outsiders is losing sheen, all thanks to dirty washrooms adjoining the canteen and the foul stench emanating from it that greets the visitors. So acute is the problem that it is impossible to sit in the canteen and the reading room of the students' home.

PAU Notes
Training programme for farmers

Ludhiana, October 9
A training programme was organised by PAU in Chhandran village, Ludhiana, on “Water Use in Agriculture”.

From Schools
Reading contest by PSEB

Ludhiana, October 9
A paper-reading contest was held at Baba Isher Singh (N) Senior Secondary Public School on electricity conservation.

Jaspreet first in declamation contest
Doraha, October 9 Jaspreet Singh, a student of Class XI of Green Grove Public School, has bagged first position in the Inter-school declamation contest organised by Hindi Putri Patshala Khanna recently.

Sufi singer from Rajasthan in city
Ludhiana, October 9
Having performed at Festival of India in Russia in 1986, Babu Khan Mangniyar, Sufi singer from Rajasthan is in the city to perform.

Team formed to spread awareness
Jagraon, October 9
The animal husbandry department of Ludhiana has constituted a team to aware the masses about swine flu.


11 quintal poppy husk seized; 1 held
Jagraon, October 9
The Ludhiana rural police got a major breakthrough with the seizure of 11.45 kg poppy husk in three separate cases. One persons was arrested, while five others managed to flee.

2 women held for snatching
Jagraon, October 9
The police has arrested two women soon after they snatched the purse from a woman at Agwar Gujjaran here.

BVM lads bag 10 medals
Ludhiana, October 9
Winners of the inter-college cricket tournament pose with trophy. Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, gave an excellent performance to bag 10 medals in the Punjab State Schools Tae kowon do Championship held at Bathinda, yesterday. They annexed one gold, two silver and seven bronze medals to make their presence felt.

Winners of the inter-college cricket tournament pose with trophy. A Tribune photograph

AML Club lift cricket trophy
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 9
Cricketers of the AML Club and Champions Eleven of Bhutta College of Engineering were declared winners and runners-up in inter-college cricket tournament that concluded at Bhutta village yesterday.

Renu, PJ Singh best athletes
Ludhiana, October 9
Renu Sharma from Delhi division and PJ Singh of Bikaner division were declared the best athletes in women's and men's sections, respectively in the 43rd Life Insurance Corporation of India Zonal Level Athletics Meet that concluded on Punjab Agricultural University campus ground, here today.

Everest School dominate
Ludhiana, October 9
The host, Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, stamped its superiority over others to clinch four out of six titles which were decided at the District Throwball Championship which concluded here today. The school also won the overall trophy.




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