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5 hurt in boiler blast
The boiler machine was allegedly installed illegally and NOC was not procured from the pollution control board
Ludhiana, October 24
Five persons, including the owner of a dyeing unit, were injured seriously when a newly installed boiler allegedly illegally, blew up in the unit at Bahadurke road here today.
A worker walks through the rubble in the dyeing unit after a blast
A worker walks through the rubble in the dyeing unit after a blast. Tribune photographs
Injured recuperate in the burns unit of CMCH in Ludhiana
Injured recuperate in the burns unit of CMCH in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photographs


Residents perform Chhath Pooja in the Sutlej in Ludhiana
Residents perform Chhath Pooja in the Sutlej in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Meeting on Sewerage System
SDOs get more hands 

Ludhiana, October 24
Municipal Commissioner A.K. Sinha today convened a meeting of officials of the O&M cell, along with sewermen, to chalk out plan for maintenance of sewerage system in the city.

Missing man was ‘killed, buried’ by wife, paramour
Ludhiana, October 24
The man, who disappeared on October 13, was allegedly murdered by his wife and her paramour.

PSEB JE in the net for taking Rs 2,000
Ludhiana, October 24
A team of the Vigilance Bureau today arrested a junior engineer of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), posted in Sahnewal subdivision, while taking a bribe of Rs 2,000 from Sarbjit Bhatia, a resident of Ward No 12, Nandpur, Sahnewal, on the periphery of the city.

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Burning of straw in open
Industrialists, farmers cross swords

Ludhiana, October 24
Industrialists and farmers of the region seem to be at loggerheads over the burning of paddy straw out in the open.

5 lakh MT paddy purchased: DC
Khanna, October 24
Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg today visited various grain markets of Koomkalan and Khasi Kalan to oversee the procurement process.

Help of religious leaders sought
Jagraon, October 24
SSP (Ludhiana Rural) Harinder Singh Chahal met with religious figures of the Nanaksar sect and sought their help in fighting drug menace here on Thursday.

Eye camp sans permission
Health dept on the toes

Ludhiana, October 24
Having failed to take permission from the department of health and family welfare to conduct a free eye check-up camp, a city-based ophthalmologist in association with an NGO, has circulated pamphlets to invite people to attend the camp.

Neena fears daughter’s entry to Bollywood
Ludhiana, October 24
Neena Gupta along with her daughter in  Ludhiana After spending over two decades in films and television Neena Gupta fears her daughter joining the Bollywood bandwagon. Like every mother she feels Tinsel town is not a good choice for her daughter, but if her daughter decides to go for it then she is sure to help her out. Neena Gupta was in the city for shooting of a Punjabi film “Cheevan Dariya”.

Neena Gupta along with her daughter in  Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Villages to get urban facilities, says Ayali
Jagraon, October 24
Manpreet Singh Ayali, chairman, zila parishad, today said villages of the district would soon have all basic amenities.

Hefty pocket money pampering kids
Ludhiana, October 24
Recession might have hit most economies across the globe, but not for city kids, as it is evident from the eighth edition of Cartoon Network’s research on kid’s lifestyle and choices.

Rojgar Melas in district from tomorrow
Ludhiana, October 24
Devinder Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (D), today said the district administration and the District Employment Generation Training Department will organise mass counselling in the form of Rozgar Mela in various towns and villages of the district to provide information regarding different schemes started by the government to help the unemployed youth start their own ventures.

PAU staff resent non-release of scales
Ludhiana, October 24
The failure of Punjab Government to bail out Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) from the severe fund crunch it is facing since the past many years is taking a heavy toll not only on the state agriculture, research projects, extension education and academics but also on the university employees.

National College for Women wins rangoli contest
Khamano, October 24
Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival of Panjab University, Zone B, started today at Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Jhar Sahib, with the recitation of shabad singing. MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, came first in this competition and Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh, bagged the second position.

Placement drive at RIMT
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 24
Bebo Technical Education Service (BTES), based in IT Park, Chandigarh, visited the RIMT campus yesterday for conducting interviews for final placement.

From Schools and Colleges
Dental check-up camp 

Ludhiana, October 24
Kids perform during the annual function at Everest Play Way and Nursery School in LudhianaFastrackids, Jesus’ Sacred Heart School, South City, organised a dental check up of the students as a part of its celebration of “Oral Hygiene Month”. The dentist, Dr Bhajandeep Singh, checked the students and wrote individual reports of oral hygiene of each child. A CD was shown to the students which discussed foods vital for strong teeth and proper brushing technique.

Kids perform during the annual function at Everest Play Way and Nursery School in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Seminar on how to get success today
Ludhiana, October 24
The Offset Printers Association (OPA), Ludhiana, will organise a seminar on "Best Practices Series" here tomorrow.

Chamber seeks CM’s intervention
Ludhiana, October 24
The circular issued by the ministry of finance, Punjab, and financial commissioner, mandating filing of forms “C” and “H” at the time of claiming VAT refunds has caused panic in the industrial sector of the state.

Power defaulters fined Rs 3 lakh
Ludhiana, October 24
The operations wing of the Aggar Nagar division of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) today carried out spot checking of 60 premises of domestic and commercial consumers in Walia Colony in Haibowal locality, which led to the detection of 10 cases of power theft and two others of unauthorised load.


Woman murdered by neighbour
Ludhiana, October 24
A 40-year-old woman was clubbed to death by her neighbour in Rania village here this afternoon.

Gang of bike thieves busted; 3 held
Ludhiana, October 24
The CIA- II police claimed to have busted a gang of motor cycle thieves with the arrest of three youths and recovery of seven vehicles from their possession.

The two accused along with the three stolen motor cycles in police custody at Mullanpur Dakha 2 held with stolen bikes
Mullanpur Dakha, October 24
The police has busted a gang of two-wheelers thieves and recovered three stolen bikes from their possession. According to the police, the two used to steal bikes from various localities of Ludhiana and sell these at throwaway prices after finding a suitable buyer.

The two accused along with the three stolen motor cycles in police custody at Mullanpur Dakha. A Tribune photograph

Man, mother booked for demanding dowry
Jagraon, October 24
The Raikot police has booked a man and his mother for harassing and seeking dowry from his wife after the marriage and attempting to kill her by administrating poison.

Rs 1 lakh stolen from scooter
Ludhiana, October 24
Two men decamped with Rs 1 lakh from a scooter parked outside a bank at Cheema Chowk, after breaking open its glove compartment, here yesterday. The incident took place in the afternoon when Roshan Kumar, working as a computer operator, went inside a state-owned bank to deposit a cheque.

Gurbaz sets new record
Ludhiana, October 24
Cyclists in action at PAU, Ludhiana, Gurbaz Singh of GGN Khalsa College, Ludhiana, clocked 1.12:62 seconds to create a new meet record in the 1000m time trial event (men) in the Panjab University Inter-College Cycling Championship and selection trials held at the cycling velodrome of Punjab Agricultural University. He bettered his previous record of 1.13.61 seconds set last year. 

Cyclists in action at PAU, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Apeejay, Alpine lads secure semifinal berth
Ludhiana, October 24
Apeejay Public School, Jalandhar, along with Alpine International School, Machhiwara, came out triumphant in the boys’ under-14 and under-19 categories, respectively, to secure berths in the semifinal on the penultimate day of the XVIth CBSE Cluster Table Tennis Championship at MGM Public School, Dugri, here today.

Faulty design keeps players away
Ludhiana, October 24
Faulty design and absence of a coach has kept players from coming to a squash court constructed by the Ludhiana municipal corporation seven years ago. The court was inaugurated in 2002 and has not been used by players even once. Set up at a prime location adjacent to Rakh Bagh, where the price of land is in crores, the court lies abandoned, reflecting the apathetic attitude of the civic body, whose officials and area councillors have not bothered to initiate steps to make it playable.
Trees grow at the entrance to the squash court near Rakh Bagh, Ludhiana.
Trees grow at the entrance to the squash court near Rakh Bagh, Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma
The dilapidated state of the squash court
The dilapidated state of the squash court.

Local lad takes India into quarterfinal
Pranav ChopraLudhiana, October 24
Local lad Pranav Chopra continues to make waves in the international arena with the shuttler today winning matches in the boys’ doubles category to enable India to book a place in the last-eight stage of the the Yonex Sunrise BWF World Junior Badminton Championship being held in Malaysia.

Pranav Chopra

9 city girls for national karate meet
Ludhiana, October 24
Nine girl students of SD Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, have been picked up by the Punjab Karate Federation to represent the state in the National Karate Championship slated to be held at Ghaziabad on November 7 and 8, according to Charanjit Kumar, general secretary of the federation.




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