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With another death, swine flu toll 10
Ludhiana, December 18
With one more resident succumbing to swine flu at Deepak Hospital in Ludhiana, the death toll has reached 10. Five of the 10 deceased were from Ludhiana while the others were from other districts of Punjab and were undergoing treatment here.

A man cycles passed a roundabout illuminated to welcome the Jagannath rath yatra in Ludhiana.
A man cycles passed a roundabout illuminated to welcome the Jagannath rath yatra in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


MC ignores encroachments by rath yatra organisers
Ludhiana, December 18
Disregarding the Supreme Court’s directives on encroachments on public land by religious institutions, a ‘rath yatra’ (procession) has been permitted by the civic body to be held in the city tomorrow, resulting in mushrooming of numerous makeshift structures that are illegal.

Zonal commissioner’s son pitches tents on road
Ludhiana, December 18
What can the civic body do when MC officials responsible for removing encroachments themselves become encroachers?

Armed youths flee, cops probing incident
Ludhiana, December 18
The city police is looking into yesterday’s incident in which a group of heavily armed youths fled, leaving behind their weapons, after they were noticed standing outside a vacant plot at the rear of Flamez Mall in the city. They had been carrying sharp-edged weapons including swords and knives as well as blunt edged ones.

IT raid on marriage palace
Ludhiana, December 18
A team from the excise and taxation department conducted a raid on Stallon Manor, a marriage palace on the Pakhowal road, here today. According to sources, several discrepancies were found and some documents were seized by officials.


Jhuggi dwellers stay put; LIT officials helpless
Ludhiana, December 18
Even as the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has taken cognizance of the menace of jhuggis and other encroachments in several colonies developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), officials have so far failed to evolve an effective mechanism for clearing encroachments.

Traffic regulated for yatra
Ludhiana, December 18
The police has announced traffic diversions on various routes in order to make Jagannath rath yatra a hassle-free affair tomorrow.

Scheme to improve quality of dhaba food
Khamano, December 18
Hira Singh Gabria, tourism minister, Punjab, inaugurated PURE — project for upgradation of road side eateries — a joint venture of the Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC) and the Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board.

Three chemists caught selling psychotropic drugs
Ludhiana, December 18
Officials of the health & family welfare department today seized psychotropic drugs in a raid conducted on three retail chemists in the city. The drug stores - RK Medicos and Bajaj Medicos, both located in Jawahar Nagar Camp, and another in Haibowal were found selling capsules and syrups falling under scheduled ‘H’ drugs without prescription.

Drug inspector raids a chemist shop selling scheduled “H” drugs without prescription in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Drug inspector raids a chemist shop selling scheduled “H” drugs without prescription in Ludhiana.

Insurance firm told to compensate customer
Ludhiana, December 18
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered United India Insurance Company to pay Rs 51,280 as compensation along with interest to an aggrieved consumer, whose motor insurance claim it had refused and who had to bear the cost of getting his damaged vehicle repaired.

Youth killed, 4 hurt in accident
Phillaur, December 18
Amandeep Singh (17), a resident of nearby Mau Sahib village, was killed while four others sustained serious injuries in a collision between two motorcycles near Partapu Pura village.

Son of police firing victim joins force
Ludhiana, December 18
Strange are the ways of life. The elder son of a man who died in the December 5 police firing on Sikh radicals protesting against the visit of Ashutosh, has joined the police force as a constable.

Gabria meets industrialists over labour problems
Ludhiana, December 18
Minister for jails, tourism and cultural affairs, printing and stationery, Punjab, Hira Singh Gabria met with industrialists to discuss labour problems here.

From Schools & Colleges
MGM school celebrates annual day
Ludhiana, December 18
MGM Public School organised its annual function here today with great zeal and fervour. Education minister of Punjab Dr Upinderjit Kaur was the chief guest and additional deputy commissioner of Ludhiana Kuldeep Singh presided over the function.

Natural resource mgmt discussed
Ludhiana, December 18
A five-day training course on conservation of soil and water, maintenance of farm machinery and preparing vermi compost was organised at Kairon Kisan Ghar of PAU by the directorate of extension education.

Asset to MC even after retirement
Ludhiana, December 18
In 1996, Sohan Lal Gupta retired as assistant health officer from the municipal corporation. However, even 13 years after his retirement, he is still an asset to the civic body. Reason: His expertise in reading and writing in Urdu.

Sohan Lal Gupta goes through the records at the office of the registrar of births and deaths in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Sohan Lal Gupta goes through the records at the office of the registrar of births and deaths in Ludhiana.

‘Mushaira’ in Sahir’s memory today
Ludhiana, December 18
Jashn-e-Sahir, the 37th interanational ‘mushaira’ in memory of Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi, will be organised by the Adeeb International (Sahir Cultural Academy) at Pandey Auditorium, Nehru Sidhant Kendra, on December 19 from 7:30 pm. According to Dr Kewal Dheer, chairman of the academy, Urdu poets from all over India will participate in the event.


2 held with fake notes
Mullanpur Dakha, December 18
Two persons were nabbed yesterday and fake currency worth over Rs 30,000 was seized from their possession. They were arrested following a raid conducted at the bus stand area. SHO Prem Singh said they were tipped off that the accused, identified as Gurnam Singh of Jattan Rihana village near Kapurthala, Balram Singh, alias Vicky of Dehlon, Jassi of Janakpuri in Ludhiana, and Dilavar Singh of Balachour village in Nawanshahr would be visiting Mullanpur.

Five booked for assaulting lawyer
Ludhiana, December 18
Lawyers had gone on a strike in protest against the assault on local lawyer Shiv Sharma at his office near the old DMC hospital recently.

Seven arrested for assaulting sarpanch
Raikot, December 18
The Sudhar police has arrested seven persons and seized weapons used in an attack on the sarpanch of Halwara village.

Travel agent booked for fraud
Mullanpur Dakha, December 18
The Humbran police has booked a travel agent for cheating a resident of Aliwal village by luring him to send his son abroad.

CBSE Volleyball Tournament
Sirsa lads emerge champs
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 18
Shah Satnamji Boys School, Sirsa, and Sant Ishar Singh Ji Public School, Rara Sahib, lifted the boys and girls’ trophy, respectively, in the CBSE National Volleyball Tournament Under-19 at Gobindgarh Public School grounds here today.
The winning boys and girls’ teams of the CBSE National Volleyball Tournament at Mandi Gobindgarh on Friday.
The winning boys and girls’ teams of the CBSE National Volleyball Tournament at Mandi Gobindgarh on Friday. Tribune photographs

Top outfits for Doraha Gold Cup
Ludhiana, December 18
Top outfits of the country will be seen in action during the 7th edition of the Doraha Gold Cup Hockey Tournament to be organised by Friends Club at Mehta Gurkul Academy, Doraha, near here, from December 23 to 27.

5 local paddlers for national meet
Ludhiana, December 18
Five paddlers from the city have been selected to represent Punjab in the forthcoming Sub-Junior National Inter-State Table Tennis Championship scheduled to be held at Chennai from December 21 to 26.




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