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MC set on razing shanties under bridge
Ludhiana, September 5
A view of slums near the Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana. Having decided to act tough on all encroachments in the city, the municipal corporation in its next move intends to demolish the shanties under the Jagraon Bridge.

A view of slums near the Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cong cadres sore over PPCC delegate seats
Norms decided upon by Rahul Gandhi ‘disregarded’
Ludhiana, September 5
According to the opinion of a crosssection of Congress party functionaries in the city the recent election of delegates of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee was a “farce” and had “come as a shock to loyal and dedicated workers”.





Highway robbers flee with Rs 3-lakh hosiery goods
Ludhiana, September 5
Two local hosiery manufacturers suffered a double blow after robbers fled with hosiery goods worth Rs 3 lakh being transported in a vehicle on a highway near Murthal in Haryana today morning. As if to rub salt on the industrialists’ wounds the Murthal police thrashed the vehicle’s driver and refused to register a case in the incident.

Paradox in full public view


Garbage littered underneath a banner put up by the municipal corporation. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Teachers’ Day
Restoring their lost glory
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 5 Holding successive governments responsible for the plight of teachers, leaders of the community have urged office-bearers of social and educational organisations to launch a movement to restore the lost glory of nation builders.

Black day for some
Choose Teachers’ Day for protest
Ludhiana, September 5
Irked over the dilly-dallying of the government towards their long-pending demands, members of the Ludhiana Democratic Teachers’ Front observed Teachers’ Day as black day here today.

Members of the Democratic Teachers’ Front burn effigy of DGSE Krishan Kumar in Ludhiana. A Tribune photo

MC leaves work half done
Ludhiana, September 5
Two roads in Sarabha Nagar G block were dug up last year for the setting up of the storm sewer but it seems the Municipal Corporation has forgotten to re-carpet the roads. These two roads are giving tough time to the commuters living in the area. Though stones have been laid but further work has been halted.

Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, September 5
A 25-year-old man allegedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances in Jodhewal Basti here today. The deceased, identified as Ramesh Kumar, ran a printing unit from his residence.


Free blood transfusion for thalassaemic kids
Members of the Salaam Zindagi Foundation with thalassaemic children in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, September 5
A sense of happiness and cheerfulness prevailed among families of children suffering from thalassaemia, as the Salaam Zindagi Foundation announced to bear all their expenses. Ashok Dawar, president of the foundation, and Nishant Arora, secretary, Youth Chemist Welfare Club, announced that they would bear the expenses of blood transfusion of 36 children.

Members of the Salaam Zindagi Foundation with thalassaemic children in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

From Schools and Colleges
Principal awarded
Ludhiana: Chantal, principal, Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, received the prestigious CBSE Award-2009. The award was presented by Kapil Sibal, Union Minister, HRD, Government of India, at India International Centre, New Delhi, yesterday.

Teachers pay tributes to Dr S Radhakrishnan in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

‘Minor fall can result in pelvic fractures’
Ludhiana, September 5
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) started a “pelvic and acetabular” course today. The course was inaugurated by DMCH principal Dr Daljit Singh who was accompanied by vice-principal Dr Jagdeep Whig, Dean, academics, Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina and medical superintendents Dr Sandeep Puri and Dr BS Shah.

Students of Arya College have a blast during a freshers party in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Humanitarian values no longer teachers’ concern
Doraha, September 5
The highly professional approach of the teachers in today’s age is the root cause in encouraging the rote system, thus making students as automation machines, incapable of handling broader issues of existence. Even if the students tend to be inherently motivated, humanitarian concerns may not be able to cope up with the business minded approach of the mentors - both in and out of the classrooms.

Bank staff protest against price rise
Ludhiana, September 5
On the call given by the Central Trade Unions viz All-India Bank Employees Association, a majority of organisations of bank employees in public sector banks, private banks and foreign banks protested against the price rise, huge job loses, large scale disinvestment and violation of labour laws.

Tewari lashes out at state govt on development
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 5
Claiming that the meagre development taking place in the state is on account of funds provided by the Centre, Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee, Manish Tewari, has rapped the Punjab government for tall claims on the development front.

City will have another focal point: Gabria
Ludhiana, September 5 Hira Singh Gabria, Minister for Jails, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, presided over the second general meeting of Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs here last evening. He said the state government was putting in efforts to tide over the problems faced by the industry.

Shopkeeper alleges assault, damage
Owner’s heir refutes charge; probe begins
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 5
The local police has initiated a probe following the complaint of a local trader against his landlords of damaging the roof of his shop in an attempt to dislodge him. The complainant alleged that his landlords, along with some goons, had assaulted him after forcibly entering the shop. Refuting the allegations, Ashupam Kaur maintained that they had got debris removed from the roof in compliance with court orders and did not know anything about damage to the roof.

Labourers throw debris from the roof. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Meritorious students felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 5
Eight meritorious students of Sarabha Dental College, Sarabha, including six top position holders in the university examinations, were felicitated by the management committee of the institute.

BJP biased against Cong constituencies, says Tewari
Ludhiana, September 5
Ludhiana MP and national spokesperson of the All-India Congress Committee Manish Tewari today lambasted the SAD-BJP government in the state for discriminating against the assembly segments represented by the Congress. He was addressing a series of public meetings in Dakha, previously Qila Raipur assembly constituency, represented by Congress MLA Jassi Khangura.

Jail inmate dies of ‘depression’
Ludhiana, September 5
Nearly three months after his bride called off their marriage while the ceremony was under way at a gurdwara, Gurdeep Singh lost his brother here today.

Saplings planted
Ludhiana, September 5
The Society for Welfare of Education and Environment Protection (SWEEP) organised a sapling plantation drive at Rishi Nagar here today.

50 donate blood
Ludhiana, September 5
Around 50 volunteers came forward to donate blood at a blood donation camp organised by All-Christian Federation (The Warriors) at Kalvary Church Community Hall to mark the 121st birth anniversary of Sadhu Sunder Singh here today.


Two robbery accused escape from CIA HQ
One rearrested, 2 cops booked for negligence
Jagraon, September 5
Two suspected robbers, who had been overpowered by local residents and handed over to the police, escaped from the CIA headquarters here yesterday. One of the suspects was later nabbed last evening while the second was still at large. The police has booked the suspects and two cops under Sections 223 and 224 of the IPC for fleeing from custody and dereliction of duty, respectively.

PAU Club scrape past Ludhiana academy
Ludhiana, September 5
In a see-saw battle, PAU Club, Ludhiana, managed to overpower their spirited opponents, Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA), in the men's section during the fifth week matches of the inaugural edition of the Mahindra NBA Basketball Challenge League being held at Guru Nanak Stadium. PAU Club were trailing 23-31 at half time.

A match in progress during the NBA challenge league in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




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