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Gurdwara priest stuck atop Nishan Sahib, rescued
Ludhiana, September 1
A 75-year-old priest of a gurdwara, who kept hanging between life and death at a height of 60 ft for nearly five hours after the pulley that elevated the priest atop the Nishan Sahib stuck midway, was rescued late in the evening.

(1) Charanjit Singh stuck atop Nishan Sahib at Singh Sabha Gurdwara;(2) a rescue team, comprising migrant labourers, lowers him;(3) Charanjit Singh, along with his wife Surjit Kaur, pays obeisance at the gurdwara in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Benipal submits written complaint against Bains
Ludhiana, September 1
Major GS Benipal (retd), Tehsildar (executive magistrate, Class-I in Ludhiana), has given a written complaint to the Police Commissioner against SAD councillor and Youth Akali Dal leader Simranjit Singh Bains.

MC employees hurt in stone pelting
Ludhiana, September 1
Seven municipal corporation employees were injured when angry fish-sellers pelted stones on the officials who conducted raids at the nauthorised fish market located at Sherpur Chowk here this evening.

Man gets double-life term in murder case
Ludhiana, September 1
Court of Additional Sessions Judge JS Chouhan has awarded double-life imprisonment to Shamsher Singh (35) of Gidderwindi village, Jagraon, for killing a woman and attempting to kill the another one.

Compensation demanded for gastro victims
Ludhiana, September 1
Holding the administration responsible for the 12 gastro deaths in ward numbers 14, 15 and 16 during the last one week, the All India Purvanchal Vikas Parishad demanded compensation, in a memorandum submitted to the SDM (west).

Seized cocaine was meant to be sold in city
Ludhiana, September 1
The 960 gm of cocaine, with a street value of over Rs 5 crore in the international market seized by the city police on Sunday night, was meant to be consumed in Ludhiana.

A woman argues with MC officials who were on duty for demolishing encroachments outside residential accommodations in BRS Nagar. MC’s demolition drive an eyewash
Adopts pick-and-choose policy
Ludhiana, September 1The municipal corporation once again adopted the pick and choose policy while carrying out a demolition drive at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar today.While a few ramps outside residential accommodations were razed, others were given exemption for the reasons best known to the MC.

A woman argues with MC officials who were on duty for demolishing encroachments outside residential accommodations in BRS Nagar.


From Schools
Janamashtmi celebrated with religious fervour
Janamashtmi celebration at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Ludhiana, September 1
BAL BHARTI: Keeping up with the festive spirit, students of Bal Bharati Public School celebrated Janamashtmi on school premises. A special assembly was held in the school. The stage was decorated with ‘matkas’ and scenes from Lord Krishna's life took everyone to serene and pious lanes of Vrindavan.

Janamashtmi celebration at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From Colleges
A participant takes part in a singing competition ‘Surtarang’ in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Winners of the Ludhiana region of Surtarang, a national-level singing talent hunt, include Aryan in the sub-junior film category and Arshpreet in sub-junior non-film category. In the junior film category, Davinder Singh was first while Jasmine Kaur stood first in junior non-film category. Intejar Hussain was the winner of senior non-film category while Renu Jaotra stood first in senior film category.

A participant takes part in a singing competition ‘Surtarang’ in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Students at their creative best
Ludhiana, September 1
The Guru Nanak Institute of Design and Technology organised a fashion show to showcase the project work of the final year students of fashion technology.The project work was inspired by a few of the traditions of different states and the focus was on designing and translating the same on the garments using the traditional techniques of the fabric ornamentation used in these states.

Sikh migrants' body chief under fire
Ludhiana, September 1
The Ludhiana Sikh Migrants’ Welfare Board has levelled serious charges of corruption and high handedness against Surjit Singh, president of the Sikh Danga Peerit Society, charging him with standing in the way of disbursement of one-time resettlement central grant of Rs 2 lakh for more than 3,000 families of Sikh migrants.

Compensation sought for flood-hit farmers
Ludhiana, September 1
The Punjab Kisan Sabha has urged the district authorities to hold a special "girdawri" to assess the loss due to floods and announce a compensation for the affected farmers.

Cong MLA chides junior Badal for ‘dream projects’
Ludhiana, September 1
Qila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura today took to task Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on his dream project of Ludhiana Metro, which he had promised to the people of the city before and after coming to the power.

The truck that rammed into a railing on the flyover near Sabzi Mandi in Ludhiana on Tuesday night. Major tragedy averted
Ludhiana, September 1
A major tragedy was averted when an over-speeding truck rammed into the railing of the flyover near Sabzi Mandi on Tuesday night.The impact was so strong that the boundary wall of the flyover came apart and debris fell on vehicles under the bridge.

The truck that rammed into a railing on the flyover near Sabzi Mandi in Ludhiana on Tuesday night. A Tribune photograph

Power Pangs
Miserable days, sleepless nights
Ludhiana, September 1
Respite from the four-hour scheduled power cuts in the industrial capital of the state seems to be short-lived, as now it’s frequent breakdowns, load shedding and shut downs that have turned nights into a nightmare.

 An illuminated temple on the eve of Janamashtmi in Ludhiana.
All decked up: An illuminated temple on the eve of Janamashtmi in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Migrant labourer electrocuted
Phillaur, September 1
A migrant labourer from Bihar, Rakesh Kumar, was electrocuted in Ghurrka village near Goraya yesterday.

No green grass this!
For migrants to the UK from India and elsewhere, the grass might not be greener on the other side, a new study from the University of Leicester has found.Economic migrants travelling to different shores for greater income could be set for disappointment - because the pursuit of wealth does not equate with happiness.

Fake snatching incident
Police look for legalities to book youth
Ludhiana, September 1
The city police is in no mood to let off the youth, who took the police for a ride by concocting a snatching story.It was on August 27 that a city youth Shanker Kalra told the police that some unidentified assailants snatched Rs 1 lakh cash from his possession.

Nature sparkles in Bina’s jewellery
Ludhiana, September 1
Since the last two decades, jewellery designer Bina Goenka has been crafting her own ethereal take on sparkling femininity. Bina’s stately and flamboyant jewellery is sculpted for the confident woman who is a trendsetter and who exudes the essence of contemporary elegance whilst retaining a timeless and classic feel.

PAU Notes
Kisan mela to focus on conservation of natural resources
Ludhiana, September 1
PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang has appealed to farmers and farmwomen to participate in the kisan melas with enthusiasm as the events are being organised for them.As per past practise, the PAU will hold a series of five kisan melas in September.


Section officer nabbed for graft
The accused in Vigilance Bureau custody on Wednesday.Ludhiana, September 1
The Vigilance Bureau nabbed a section officer (SO) of the education department red-handed for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from mini-secretariat here today.The accused has been identified as Sham Sunder. According to VB officials, the accused was harassing a teacher demanded a bribe for releasing his pending payment.

The accused in Vigilance Bureau custody on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Prohibitory orders
Ludhiana, September 1
In the wake of the first semester examinations for Classes X and XII to be conducted by the Punjab School Education Board from September 6, District Magistrate Rahul Tiwari has imposed a ban on assembly of five or more persons around the examination centres in the entire district (except for areas under Ludhiana Police Commissionerate).

Hotels, dhabas under watch
Ludhiana, September 1
District Magistrate Rahul Tiwari said all the hotel and dhaba owners should keep a visitor’s register and install CCTV cameras. Detail of every visitor should be noted in the register, he said. The orders were issued keeping in view the increasing number of cases of thefts on highways. Such incidents are reported mainly from hotels and dhabas situated on highways. — TNS

Softball trials
Ludhiana, September 1
The Punjab Softball Association will hold trials (men and women) at the ground in front of the multipurpose hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex on September 4 at 9 am.

Khalsa eves emerge kabaddi champs
Players in action during a kabaddi match in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, September 1
Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, pipped Government Senior Secondary School, Latala, to romp home as champions in kabaddi in the Ludhiana District Women Games organised by the Punjab sports department here at Guru Nanak Stadium.

Players in action during a kabaddi match in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

BCM Arya shuttlers bag title
Ludhiana, September 1
Hosts BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar branch, bagged title in the boys U-17 and BCM School, Chadnigarh road branch, emerged champions in the U-19 category while Sutluj Public School, Rahon road, and DAV School, Pakhowal road, came out triumphant in the girls U-19 and girl's U-17 years groups, respectively, in the Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Badminton Tournament for the CBSE-affiliated schools held here today.




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