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Extortionists make hay in city markets
Politicians patronise small-time gangs
Ludhiana, August 3
The yesterday's incident that took place in Jawahar Nagar Camp, where a septuagenarian was brutally attacked after he refused to give away a slice of meat to alleged extortionists, has brought to focus several such rackets flourishing in downtown markets of the city.

Industrial projects await environmental clearance
Assessment authority rendered non-functional
Ludhiana, August 3
Nearly four-dozen industrial projects are awaiting environmental clearance for the last quite some time due to non-functioning of the Punjab State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).


Health dept oblivious of gastro, jaundice deaths
Ludhiana, August 3
The ignorance of the department of health and family welfare over the two deaths in Barewal village following gastroenteritis and jaundice in the past one week speaks volumes about the "casual" attitude of the department officials in maintaining the records.

Victims of domestic violence dial 1098
Ludhiana, August 3
If you are a victim of domestic violence, dial 1098 and register your complaint with the police helpline. With the launch of a women helpline, the city police has put an end to the long-pending demand of residents of an exclusive helpline for women.

Dog bite incidents on the rise
Sadhna (3), who was badly bitten by a feral dog in Fatehpur near Laddowal. No supply of anti-rabies vaccine from govt
Ludhiana, August 3
In yet another horrific incident of a feral dog turning man-eater, Sadhna, a three-year-old girl from Fatehpur village near Laddowal, was grievously bitten on the head, eye and face by a stray dog on Friday evening.
Sadhna (3), who was badly bitten by a feral dog in Fatehpur near Laddowal.


Prof Mohan Singh Chowk on the Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana wears a new look, with the municipal corporation installing fountains on the chowk
Prof Mohan Singh Chowk on the Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana wears a new look, with the municipal corporation installing fountains on the chowk. Tribune photo:Himanshu Mahajan

Soft drinks or health hazard?
Ludhiana, August 3
As opposed to their promotion as thirst-quenching agents, the soft drinks have been termed as the causative factors for multiple health hazards, including hyperactivity, obesity, type 2 diabetes, dental cavities and even osteoporosis. The recent studies conducted in the Europe and US point towards the presence of caffeine, high fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate and aspartame in diet sodas which is "carcinogenic". The amount of aspartame in one can of diet soda produces an excessive amount of the carcinogen formaldehyde in the body.

Menace shows no signs of let-up
Ludhiana, August 3
In the absence of dog shelters, anti-rabies vaccines with the health authorities, coupled with the slow process of sterilisation of stray dogs, these animals continue to rule the roost in the city. Though the civic body claims to be making all-out efforts to curb their ever-increasing population like engaging a private company for sterilisation, going by the pace, it seems it will take too long to check the menace.


New signages to grace city
One of the signboards in LudhianaLudhiana, August 3
Finding way to various localities, educational and medical institutions, commercial centres, etc inside the city as also directions to neighbouring towns, state and national highways while going out will become much easier once the ambitious signage project of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) is in place.

One of the signboards in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Orders to form anti-ragging panel
Ludhiana, August 3
Following the Supreme Court directions on ragging, the district administration today passed an order calling for the formation of an anti-ragging committee headed by the district magistrate.

MC demolishes ‘illegal’ building
Ludhiana, August 3
The building branch of the municipal corporation today demolished an "illegal" building opposite Prince Hostel, Zone D. The team was led by SS Bindra, Assistant Town Planner, Zone D. According to sources, the building was constructed near Malerkotla House. In 2008, a writ was filed against the "illegal" building by a local resident Steven Soni.

2 youths consume insecticide, 1 dead
Nangal Khurad (Ludhiana), August 3
The Dehlon police has initiated probe into an incident in which two youths had reportedly attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance last evening.

Dairy training ends at vet varsity
Ludhiana, August 3
The 15-day dairy farming training course for farmers of Punjab and neighbouring states was concluded at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana.

Teej celebrated with fervour
Doraha, August 3
Teej was celebrated with fervour at Doraha Public School here yesterday. The School campus wore effective look with flowers, colours and strings. A colourful cultural programme was presented by schoolchildren. The programme began with Shabad Gaayan, highlighting the importance and impact of Saawan.

Open darbar
LUDHIANA: An open darbar was held at SDP Senior Secondary School. The aim was to develop students’ personalities by solving their problems related to school and education.During the session, students' queries on yoga, karate, cleanliness and discipline were answered.

Vandalism, violence against docs
City hospitals to adopt new security system
Ludhiana, August 3
To tackle the growing incidents of violence against doctors followed by vandalism in hospitals, the Ludhiana chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has planned to hire “Common Hospital Security Agency”.


Gang of snatchers busted, 4 held
The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on TuesdayLudhiana, August 3
With the arrest of four youths, the city police has claimed to have busted a gang of snatchers, who had spread panic in Salem Tabri and the surrounding areas. The accused, identified as Jimmy of Jodhewal, Manoj Sharma of Haibowal, Sunny of Jassiya road and Chand Parkash of Varinder Nagar, were nabbed following a trap near Janakpuri late last night.

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

PO nabbed, six vehicles recovered
Ludhiana, August 3
The city police arrested a proclaimed offender (PO) and recovered six stolen vehicles from his possession late last night. The accused has been identified as Vikas Goel, a resident of Haibowal, who was on the run since April 2008 in connection of a fraud case.


Industrialist convicted in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, August 3
Disposing of an 11-year-old cheque-bounce case, the court of Judicial Magistrate Vipindeep Kaur has convicted an industrialist, Onkar Singh, owner of Onkar Agro Industries, Talwan Road, Phillaur. Pronouncing the orders, the court sentenced him to one-year imprisonment, a fine of ` 2,000 and ` 5,000 as litigation expenses.

Darshan Academy start on a winning note
Ludhiana, August 3
Hosts Darshan Academy, Ludhiana, began their campaign on a positive note recording victory in all age groups, including boys and girls in the Ludhiana Sahodaya East Table Tennis Tournament being held here today. In championship (u-14), Darshan Academy got the better of Garden Valley International School, Machhiwara.




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