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Gastro cases soar in cityís slum areas
Ludhiana, July 15
A resident with a bottle of impure water being supplied to Tibba road areasFollowing the heavy monsoon showers the number of gastroenteritis cases in the cityís slum localities at Tibba Road, Tajpur Road, Giaspura, Sherpur Chowk and Ambedkar Nagar.
A resident with a bottle of impure water being supplied to Tibba road areas. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Residents brace for disease outbreak
Ludhiana, July 15
The threat of waterborne diseases looms large on the city with several cases of gastroenteritis having already been reported from some areas on Tibba Road and Gyaspura.


Real Estate
Development charges, licence fee cut
Ludhiana, July 15
In order to regulate housing activity and check mushrooming of unauthorised colonies, the state government has cut the licence fee (LF) and external development charges (EDC) for approved colonies.

2 die of gastroenteritis
Phillaur, July 15
Panic gripped Phillaur Village after two villagers died of gastroenteritis in the wee hours of today. The outbreak landed 86 villagers in hospital.

Heroin worth Rs 25 cr seized
The Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Singh, (centre) addresses the media in Ludhiana onLudhiana, July 15
In the biggest narcotics haul by the Ludhiana police so far, narcotics worth Rs 25 crore in the international market was seized during a naka here last night. The accused, Shamsher Singh, was held with 5 kg heroin at around 10.30 pm from near Singla Enclave on the Pakhowal road. His car was intercepted and a search led to the seizure.

The Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Singh, (centre) addresses the media in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Tractor collides with train
The mangled remains of the tractor that collided with a train on Thursday Rail traffic disrupted
Khanna, July 15
The schedule of several trains was disrupted on the Ludhiana-Ambala section after a tractor collided with the Jammu Tawi Durg Express (0892) near the Lalheri road here this afternoon. Railway officials said the tractor driver failed to apply brakes on time and the trailer was loaded with soil.

The mangled remains of the tractor that collided with a train on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Biomedical Waste
Pollution board drags Civil Hospital to court
Ludhiana, July 15
The Punjab Pollution Control Board has initiated criminal proceedings against the Civil Hospital authorities for allegedly violating the Environmental Protection Act by not disposing of biomedical waste in a proper manner.


Clinical Establishment Bill
Docs take to streets
IMA doctors stage a protest in Ludhiana on Thursday Submit memorandum to DC
Ludhiana, July 15
Around 175 doctors registered with the district unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) today took out a rally outside the Deputy Commissionerís office and submitted a memorandum to be further presented to the President and Prime Minister of India. Balraj Kaur, district revenue officer, Ludhiana, received the memorandum on behalf of the DC.
IMA doctors stage a protest in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Forgotten Promises
BKU comes down heavily on state govt
Ludhiana, July 15
The Bharti Kisan Union, Rajewal, today came down heavily on the state government and the Centre for turning a blind eye to the plight of farmers and persistently ignoring their genuine demands.

Surprise checks at govt schools
Ludhiana, July 15
Fifteen teams constituted by the Director General Secondary Education (DGSE) today inspected as many as 119 government-run schools in the district and found several teachers absent from duty.

Protest against abolition of promotion channels
Primary teachers burn copies of letter
Jagraon, July 15
Reacting to the letter issued by the education secretary and director, school education, Punjab, which stated that promotion channels of primary teachers were being abolished, primary teachers of Sidhwan Bet block on Tuesday burnt copies of the letter.

From Schools
A trip down memory lane
LUDHIANA: Former students of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, took a trip down the memory lane at their first alumni meet ďNostalgiaĒ.

Chamber demands Rs 10k cr for engineering sector
Ludhiana, July 15
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings has demanded 10,000 crore for research and development in the engineering sector. For achieving the goals set by the industry the above said amount is required in the form of venture capital in public and private partnership. Industry is required to sustain growth impulses in this important sector of the economy.

Strike by I-T employees
Ludhiana, July 15
A one-day strike was observed by the Joint Council of Action of Income Tax Employees Federation and Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association in support of their demands.

Plywood prices go up by 7 pc
Ludhiana, July 15
The prices of plywood have gone up by 7 per cent with the increase in the prices of petroleum and raw materials. Plywood manufacturers say that the prices of phenol, formaldehyde, glue and other chemicals have gone up up by almost 15 per cent; core veneer by 20 per cent; and labour cost by 10  per cent.

Kisan union chief cremated
Amloh, July 15
Punjab Bharti Kisan Union (Ekta) chief Balkar Singh Dakonda and his wife Jasbir Kaur, who were killed in a road accident on July 12, were cremated at their native Dakonda village, near here, yesterday.

Jammu boy to play Kasab in movie
Ludhiana, July 15
Though in real life every Indian hates militant Kasab, for Junnaid Shekh, who will be playing the role of Kasab in a forthcoming Bollywood movie, itís a mixed feeling.

Liver surgery gives new lease of life to infant
Ludhiana, July 15
A two-and-half-month-old male child was brought to the department of paediatric surgery at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here with complaints of jaundice, passing of white stools and dark urine since second day of life.

Animals more vulnerable to diseases in monsoon
Ludhiana, July 15
Monsoons bring along disease threat. While the human population is facing the threat of epidemic outbreak, animals, too, are not safe.

Tewari to attend Asian conference
Ludhiana, July 15
Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson for the All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari will represent the Indian National Congress at the International Conference of Asian Political Parties being held in Kunming, capital of Yunana Province, China, from July 16.


3 nabbed for stealing motorcycles
Ludhiana, July 15
Next time you find somebody trying to open the lock of your bike and pretending to be doing so by mistake, donít take him lightly and inform the police.

Opium, poppy husk recovered
Jagraon, July 15
The police yesterday recovered 500 gms of opium and 20 kgs of poppy husk from an abandoned Scorpio car (PB 10 BV 5645) near Dhurkot village near Dehlon.

Cyclist killed in accident
Mullanpur Dakha, July 15
A cyclist was killed in an accident yesterday when he was hit by a speeding motorcycle. The youth killed has been identified as Naresh Balmik (20), a migrant labourer from Uttarakhand, settled at Detwal village, near here.

Natasha, Bhuvana bag doubles title
GP Prajnesh returns a shot during the HTA-AITA Menís semi-final at Jassowal in Jagraon on Thursday Jassowal (Jagraon), July 15
Natasha Palha and Bhuvana Kalva claimed the womenís doubles title at the HTA-AITA Menís and Womenís Tournament today. They beat Shweta C Rana and Sharmada Balu with ťlan without facing any resistance 6-2, 6-3. Bhuvana is now in line for a double crown.

GP Prajnesh returns a shot during the HTA-AITA Menís semi-final at Jassowal in Jagraon on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

City cagers shine in state meet
Ludhiana, July 15
Ludhiana players finished among position holders in the State-Level Invitation Basketball Tournament (u-14) held at Moga, recently.

Yesu Raj, Bikramjit adjudged best athletes
Ludhiana, July 15
Yesu Raj and Bikramjit Singh from Ludhiana were declared best athletes in the boys U-20 and U-16 categories during the Punjab State Open Athletics Championship held at Sangrur.

Sat Pal Singh is dist sports officer
Ludhiana, July 15
Sat Pal Singh took over as district sports officer, Ludhiana, today. He replaced Jagir Nahar. Jagir has been transferred to Kapurthala. Medal holder in the All-India Inter-Varsity Swimming Championship, Sat Pal Singh, a postgraduate diploma holder from NIS, Patiala (1985-86), has produced a number of swimmers of eminence during his stint as coach and sports officer at Taran Tarn, Sports School of Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Kapurthala.




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