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‘Clean chit’ for jail officials
Death of inmate’s baby
Ludhiana, September 16
The Punjab jail department has given a “clean chit” to officials of a local women's prison in the case in which an undertrial lodged there lost her baby girl after giving birth prematurely baby in the jail toilet six days ago.

Teenage dengue patient dies at DMCH
Family accuses doctors of negligence
Ludhiana, September 16
Bharat Irate family members of a 15-year-old dengue patient, Bharat, a resident of the city’s Haibowal locality who died at Dayanand Medical College & Hospital today morning, charged the hospital’s doctors of negligent treatment of the boy.



Road rage turns ugly, one hurt
Two groups, carrying weapons, indulging in a fight, with a man training a pistol at a youth (encircled)Ludhiana, September 16
A salesman at the shop of a municipal councillor sustained injuries in an incident of road rage at the Clock Tower here this afternoon.The incident took ugly turn when close aides of both groups exchanged blows and attacked each other with sharp-edged weapons.

Two groups, carrying weapons, indulging in a fight, with a man training a pistol at a youth (encircled) in Ludhiana on Thursday.Photos: Inderjit Verma

Sterilisation of Dogs
Company hopeful of resuming work
Ludhiana, September 16
Doggie Lanes Foundation, a private company hired by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation for the sterilisation of dogs, is hopeful of resuming its work from Monday.

Kisan Mela leaves a legacy of litter
Garbage strewn all around the PAU campusLudhiana, September 16
A day after the Kisan Mela concluded, the Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) campus is looking like a garbage dump.Be it the cafeteria, students' home, lawns, departments or parking lots, garbage is all that one can see across the length and breadth of the campus.

Garbage strewn all around the PAU campus. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Scam accused remanded in police custody
Ludhiana, September 16
Duty Magistrate Deepti Gupta today remanded the prime accused in the scam involving siphoning off of Rs 82 lakh from Indira Awas Yojna, Laxman Singh, to police custody till September 21.

Shiv Sainiks, cops in verbal duel
Ludhiana, September 16
High drama was witnessed at Bhai Bala Chowk here today after Shiv Sainiks and traffic cops indulged in a verbal argument and levelled allegations of manhandling against each other.


Board fails on exam front
Amloh, September 16
All claims of the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) for the smooth conduct of class X and XII examinations proved hollow when question papers of some subjects were not supplied to examination centres and the papers supplied were less than the number of candidates.

Demolition drive disturbs shopkeepers
Demand regularisation along NH-1 on Haryana pattern
Some shops at Doraha that have been served demolition notices. Doraha, September 16
Demolition notices served on owners of 119 shops here by the municipal council time and again are like a bolt from the blue for them.The partial or total (in some cases) dismantling of their shops will reduce them to paupers, they claim.

Some shops at Doraha that have been served demolition notices. Photo by writer

PPCC Delegates
Cong leadership slammed for ‘ignoring dalits’
Ludhiana, September 16
Upset over being ignored in the election of delegates for the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC), the Dalit Sangharsh Samiti, Punjab today attacked the Congress party leadership for its not find even a single ‘dalit’ party functionary from among the 4 million city residents suitable for being elected a PPCC delegate.

From Colleges
Medical camp
Students of the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women being examined by a team of medicos during a camp in Ludhiana on Thursday. A three-day medical check-up camp by staff of Dr BL Kapur Memorial Hospital got underway at Master Tara Sigh Memorial College for Women here today. Mayor, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, Hakam Singh Giaspura, was the chief guest and inaugurated the camp. Dr Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu, medical superintendent, along with nursing and technical staff visited the college.

Students of the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women being examined by a team of medicos during a camp in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Making women craft their independence
Ludhiana, September 16
Making rural women survive on their own is a mission for the supervisors of a self-help group from Malout.

Khanna bus stand cries for attention
Khanna, September 16
The bus stand here, used by hundreds daily, is in a pitiable condition. It has not been repaired since its construction in 1980.

Muddy water accumulated in potholes; and (right) cracks in the roof of the Khanna bus stand. Photos by writer

Traffic cops launch challan drive
Cops challan an auto-rickshaw for emitting clouds of smoke on International Ozone Day in Ludhiana on Thursday.Ludhiana, September 16
The city police launched a massive challan drive against polluting vehicles to mark the International Ozone Day here today.The traffic cops kept a strict check on the rising level of pollution emitting from auto rickshaws in the city and challaned drivers for plying vehicles without necessary pollution certificate.

CRACKDOWN: Cops challan an auto-rickshaw for emitting clouds of smoke on International Ozone Day in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Adopt yoga, ayurveda for healthy living’
Ludhiana, September 16
Our ancient yoga (pranayam, asanas and vyayam) and ayurvedic treatment are the only effective ways for the prevention and treatment of prevailing ailments and a healthy living in society.This was stated by Krishan Lal Gupta, state president of Patanjali Yog Samiti (PYS) and Bharat Swabhiman, at Khanna in this district today.

Seminar on ozone day
Ludhiana, September 16
To generate awareness regarding preservation of ozone layer and its negative or positive impact on human life, life on the earth and environment on the International Ozone Day under the guidelines of the Punjab State Council of Science and Technology, Chandigarh, International Council of Ayurveda (ICA) (Punjab chapter) in collaboration with Mother Teresa Institute of Medical Technology and Colombian Institute, Jagraon, organised a seminar and workshop.

Helpline for industrialists
Ludhiana, September 16
The state government has started a special helpline (1800-1802-469) for industrialists to help them provide information for setting up new units, expansion and any other information.

Maintain harmony, urge Muslim leaders
Mandi Ahmedgarh,September 16
Delineating themselves from any act of violence and communal disharmony, a few Muslim organisations of the region have asserted that the Islam, like many other religious convictions, did not allow desecration of sacred symbols and structures of other sects.

From Schools
Grandparents Day
Maple Bear Canadian Play Way and Nursery School, Udham Singh Nagar, celebrated the Grandparents Day with great enthusiasm. The students presented a colourful cultural extravaganza. School principal Veena Aggarwal honoured the grandparents. Tiny tots reminded their grandparents of their childhood when they performed on the stage.

Youth commits suicide
Pawan Kumar Samrala, September 16
A youth, identified as Pawan Kumar of Fatehgarh Jattan village, committed suicide by jumping from a mobile tower at Macchiwara.According to the deceased’s father Bishanpal, he was a student of a college in Mandi Gobindgarh and was doing GNM course. Pawan Kumar allegedly committed suicide as he was fed up of ragging by a senior student, Kuldeep.

Pawan Kumar

Inner Wheel Club team
Ludhiana, September 16
The team for 2010-2011 of the Inner Wheel Club of Ludhiana was installed at the Sutlej Club.Vandna Mehra has been appointed as the president while Jyot Grewal is the secretary. Six new members were also inducted.The club bulletin was also released on the occasion. The club gave a scholarship of Rs 6,000 to a visually impaired girl at the Vocational Rehabilitation Training Center while Rs 5,000 was donated to a patient undergoing gama radiation. 


Patwari held for taking bribe
Rs 1.4 lakh recovered
Ludhiana, September 16
Vigilance sleuths nabbed patwari Hardev Singh for accepting a bribe of Rs 6,500 here today. According to complainant Naresh Kumar, he met the patwari of Taraf Saidan tehsil for the mutation of a 34- sq yd land that was in the name of his mother.

Two theft accused held, one at large
Ludhiana, September 16
With the arrest of two persons, the police has claimed to have cracked the case of the Rs 3.5-lakh theft at a dyeing-cum-chemicals shop near the Cheema Chowk on September 6. The cops have recovered Rs 1.4 lakh from the possession of the accused.

Liquor peddlers in police custody in Ludhiana. 17 boxes of liquor recovered, 2 held
Ludhiana, September 16
The city police nabbed two Mohali residents and recovered 17 boxes of liquor during a checking near the RK Machine Tool road here today.The accused, identified as Mohammad Irfan and Deep Mayur Gupta, both from Mohali were reportedly selling liquor in the city originally meant for Chandigarh.

Liquor peddlers in police custody in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Swimming Meet
RIMT clinch overall trophy
Mandi Gobindgarh,September 16
RIMT Institute of Engineering and Technology won the overall trophy in the Inter-College Women Swimming Championship held at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College.




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