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City registers spurt in malaria cases
... But fogging yet to begin
Ludhiana, July 26
Unhygienic conditions provide the right atmosphere for mosquitoes to breed The health department and the municipal corporation has yet to kick off the much awaited fogging operations, a precautionary measure.
Unhygienic conditions provide the right atmosphere for mosquitoes to breed. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Stagnant water, garbage to blame
Ludhiana, July 26
The recent rain has led to a spurt in malaria cases in the city slums where pools of stagnant water and heaps of garbage have become the breeding ground for mosquitoes.


No stopping gastro cases
Ludhiana, July 26
With a dozen more gastroenteritis cases surfacing in the low-lying areas, the number of cases has gone up to 80. People living in Tilak Nagar, Mohalla Anantpura, Jain Colony, Shakti Nagar, Punjabi Bagh, New Kundan Puri and New Subhash Nagar are the worst affected as they have been constantly getting contaminated water supply.

Senior cops in dock for framing constable
Ludhiana, July 26
Six senior police officers, including an IPS one, have found themselves in trouble after a constable accused them of framing him in a false case of drug peddling in the Punjab & Haryana High Court. He has now demanded a criminal case be filed against the officers.

Making dream weddings come true
Ludhiana, July 26
Those who think a perfect wedding is only a matter of having oodles of money, think again. For there is much more to a ‘dream’ wedding than just moolah flowing endlessly.


Admn to tighten noose around smugglers
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
Tightening noose around anti-social elements stocking illicit liquor and selling it without seeking the administration’s permission, the Punjab Excise Department and Narcotic Cell of the Ludhiana police have launched a joint crusade.

Stay younger, have soybean milk
Ludhiana, July 26
Dr RT Patil, director, Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), today said the production of milk from soybean and groundnuts had a lot of potential and was healthy for consumers.

From Schools and Colleges
Saplings planted
Tiny tots of Green Land Senior Secondary School plant saplings on the school campus in Ludhiana on MondayLudhiana: Week-long festivities started at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School today. Hundred saplings were planted by kindergarten students on the first day. The entire week will be dedicated to "go green" theme, wherein students from classes nursery to XII will plant saplings. Competitions on environment, including poster making, poem recitation, fancy dress, power point presentation, jute and cloth bag making, radio and talk show.
Tiny tots of Green Land Senior Secondary School plant saplings on the school campus in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Rising Youth Association goes green
Ludhiana, July 26
The Rising Youth Association (RYA) organised a plantation drive at Ambedker Park near Dholewal Chowk here today. Activists of the NGO, led by its president Gurinder Chahal, planted more than 100 saplings of satpati, bahera, neem, amia and ashoka.

A cop’s dilemma!
A youth forcing a cop to talk on his mobile phone during a challan drive in Ludhiana A traffic violator was stopped by a cop after she jumped a red light at a small intersection in the city’s interiors. Even before the policeman could say something, the girl started speaking, “I am extremely sorry sir. I did not see you.” The harried cop, with a flabbergasted expression on his face, reminded the driver that she had to stop at the intersection as the traffic light was red and not because he was standing there.
A youth forcing a cop to talk on his mobile phone during a challan drive in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Re-employment of retired specialists
Health dept promoting corruption: Docs
Ludhiana, July 26
The Punjab Civil Medical Services Association (PCMSA), Specialists Doctors Association (SPA) and Rural Medical Services Association (RMSA) today alleged the department of health and family welfare, Punjab, of promoting “corruption” through re-employment of retired specialists in the state.

Surprise check at ESI hospital
Poor disposal of biomedical waste revealed
Ludhiana, July 26
The ESI Model Hospital was found guilty of violating the biomedical waste and management rules during a surprise check conducted by officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) here this evening.

Janakpuri becomes a Narakpuri
Ludhiana, July 26
Shops submerged following heavy rain at Janakpuri Janakpuri has been rechristened ‘Narakpuri’ (a hell) by its residents. The area has been facing waterlogging for the past 25 years but the perennial problem persists as the authorities do not seem to care. The living conditions get so bad in monsoon that it becomes a virtual hell and hence the name. Shopkeepers and residents of Janakpuri have resorted to all possible means - dharna, protest, request and hunger strike - to shake the authorities out of slumber.
Shops submerged following heavy rain at Janakpuri

Residents face admn apathy
Raikot, July 26
If breaking a portion of the metalled road to allow water to flow is called rescue operation, we do not need any such help from the administration, said residents whose houses are surrounded with water and their paddy crops submerged under rainwater.

Cleaning up of Budha Nullah
More funds sought
Ludhiana, July 26
Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari has sought more funds for the cleaning up of Budha Nullah under the National River Conservation Plan.

Vijay Diwas
Ahmedgarh forgets its heroes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
The Kargil Vijay Diwas is no more important for residents of this area, which once used to observe the occasion with great enthusiasm.


Vigilance nabs building inspector
Ludhiana, July 26
Vigilance officials nabbed a building inspector of the municipal corporation (MC) for allegedly accepting bribe here today. Baljit Singh, a building inspector in Zone-B, was arrested while accepting Rs 10,000 as the first instalment of a bribe.

Man held for sneaking in drugs in jail
Ludhiana, July 26
Central Jail officials nabbed a man who was trying to sneak in drugs by hiding it in an onion here today. The accused has been identified as Jagdeep Singh.


Manhandling of court official
Lawyer denied bail
Ludhiana, July 26
Court of Additional Sessions Judge Munish Singal today dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of lawyer Ashok Mittal, who is facing accusations of manhandling and thwarting a court official from performing official duty.

Dharminder is snooker champion
Ludhiana, July 26
Dharminder of Amritsar emerged as champion of the Ballantine’s Punjab State Snooker Championship held at Satluj Club here today. City-based snooker players, Ashish Dhanda and Dhruv Verma got the second and third positions, respectively, while Joy Mehra of Amritsar came fourth.




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