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NACO yet to reinstate 15 outreach workers
Ludhiana, September 25
The National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has failed to reinstate the 15 outreach workers who were ousted from their contractual jobs on March 31, thereby defeating the cause of making HIV/AIDS patients a part of the mainstream society.

Students take exams without books
Ludhiana, September 25
The future of thousands of students hangs in balance as they have taken the examination in the absence of their course books.

Mother, 2 kids electrocuted
Machhiwara, September 25
Low-hanging live wires claimed the lives of three members of a migrant family when the wire was touched by a child last evening.


A butterfly on a flower makes for a pretty picture on a sunny afternoon
A butterfly on a flower makes for a pretty picture on a sunny afternoon. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Broken heart syndrome more common in women
Ludhiana, September 25
World Heart Day, celebrated on the last Sunday of September, is not just a medical connotation as the nuance of a healthy heart is inseparable from a happy heart, opines Dr HS Bedi the leading cardiac surgeon of the city.

Thieves strike at cop’s house
Ludhiana, September 25
Thieves struck at the house of a head constable on the Chandigarh road late last night and fled with cash, gold ornaments and a licensed revolver. Police sources said that the entire house was ransacked. The thieves fled with a .32 revolver, 25 cartridges, Rs 3,000 and gold ornaments. A manhunt has been launched to nab the accused.


Pledge fulfilled,recipients indifferent
Ludhiana, September 25
Family members of Vishav Jyoti (25), an assistant in overseas branch of the State Bank of India, were inconsolable when she died in an accident on September 18.Though the news of their daughter’s death had jolted the entire family barely three weeks ahead of the scheduled marriage of their only son, they did not forget to fulfill her pledge to donate her eyes. Had Jyoti completed formalities for donating her body for some medical institute, the family could have shown the same courage.

Jail inmates to mitigate labour pangs
Ludhiana, September 25
Jail authorities in association with the Knitwear Club is all set to organise a programme to train prisoners as linking operators to help mitigate the labour pangs of the knitwear industry.

Funds from Centre being misused by Badal Govt: Kainth
Phillaur, September 25
Former opposition leader in Punjab Vidhan Sabha Satnam Singh Kainth has allegedly described the SAD-BJP government as anti-Dalit government and said that despite tall claims, nothing could be initiated for the welfare of the weaker sections in the state. Talking to newsmen after addressing the morcha activists Kainth who is also the president of Bahujan Samaj Morcha in Phillaur today, alleged that the legislative work was being badly effected as most of the MLAs were wasting their time over posting and transfers of officers of their choice and this type of working had also become a major cause of corruption.

Pledge not to sell psychotropic drugs
Jagraon / Mullanpur/ Raikot, September 25
Office-bearers and activists of various associations and unions of chemists vowed to desist from selling chemical and pharmaceutical preparations being used as narcotics and psychotropic drugs.

Men above 50 yrs vulnerable to prostate cancer: Expert
Ludhiana, September 25
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males above 50 years in India and the second most common cause of death in men after lung cancer, said Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh, professor of urology and head, Transplant Unit of DMC hospital.

Jewellers see red as cops raid shops
Mullanpur, September 25
A police team of Khanna police raided some jewellery shops here to verify whether robbers (who had snatched cash and valuables at gunpoint from a family of Khanna) had disposed off the booty to them.

Seminar by knitwear club on September 28
Ludhiana, September 25
With the initiative to guide all traders and manufacturers of the knitwear/textile industry in linkage to the advantages of MSME Development Act-2006, the Knitwear Club with the support of Apex Cluster Development Services will hold a seminar on September 28. SS Bains, Director, Industries and Commerce, Chandigarh, will be the chief guest.


Stray cattle continue to move around in the city freely despite the tall claims made by the MC to have moved them to gaushalas.
Stray cattle continue to move around in the city freely despite the tall claims made by the MC to have moved them to gaushalas. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Legal luminaries discuss foeticide
Ludhiana, September 25
Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan today held a consultative conference with the leading legal fraternity of the city here on the issue of female foeticide under their gender equality campaign- “Santulan”.

PAU Notes
Seminar on bio-fuel
LUDHIANA: A UGC-sponsored state-level seminar was organised on “Biofuel: Scope and Future Perspectives in Rural Regions of India” by the science department of Khalsa College for Women, Sidhwan Khurd.

LIC launches new policy
Ludhiana, September 25
The Life Insurance Corporation of India yesterday introduced its ULIP plan following the launch of its Pension Plus, which was the first unit-linked pension plan under the new regime.

Chhapar Mela Ends
Heavy rush at Chhapar mela, even after it concluded, on Saturday. Devotees still continue to pour in
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 25
Even after the ceremonial closure of the Chhapar Mela, devotees, visitors kept pouring in at Guga Mari to worship the snake god today.In fact the mela, which had gained notoriety for the past several years, due to the incidents of crime, went off peacefully. Except for some sporadic incidents, the entire affair passed off peacefully No criminal case of any kind was registered during these days.

Heavy rush at Chhapar mela, even after it concluded, on Saturday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Death of 3 in Accident
Reckless driving to be blamed
Ludhiana, September 25
Yesterday’s tragic accident at Doraha, in which a sand-laden truck overturned on a Maruti Alto killing all three occupants of the car on the National Highway-1, could have been averted had Surinder Singh, driver of the car, not have “confused” the truck driver.

Unwanted messages steal consumers’ peace
Doraha, September 25
Most of the BSNL consumers are a harried lot these days as they are now thinking in terms of getting their connections snapped off due to alleged moral laxity and the looseness prevailing in the messages that they receive every now and then on their cell phones.

LBM alleges bias, writes to ministry
Ludhiana, September 25
The Ludhiana Beopar Mandal (LBM) has written to the steel minister against the alleged biased approach of steel companies.

The Lions Club launches a blood bank on Hambran Road in Ludhiana on Saturday. New blood bank launched
Ludhiana, September 25
The Lions Club, Ludhiana district, has launched a mega project of opening up of a blood bank on Humbran Road. It is nearly at a distance of 5 km from D.M.C. and Hospital, Ludhiana.

The Lions Club launches a blood bank on Hambran Road in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph

Punjab govt pensioners demand hike in DA
Ludhiana, September 25
The Pensioners Information Centre Management Committee (PICMC) has urged the Punjab government to release the installment of dearness relief to pensioners and family pensioners which had fallen due on July 1, 2010 at the rate of 10 per cent thereby raising the dearness allowance (DA) from 35 to 45 per cent in the wake of persistently rising prices of essential items and  services.


Two arrested for double murder
Khanna, September 25
The police has arrested two persons on charges of murdering two persons and injuring two women on Thursday night.Addressing mediapersons here yesterday, Khanna SSP DP Singh said one of the accused - Gurjit Singh Bittu, a resident of Kalal Majra - was known to Kamlesh Rani and her sister Shalu.


Man gets 1-year jail in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, September 25
Judicial Magistrate Vipindeep Kaur has convicted Rajneesh Kumar of Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar to one year imprisonment in a cheque-bounce case. A fine of Rs 1,000 was also imposed on him.

Gaurav, Avneet script victory
Ludhiana, September 25
Gaurav Sharma of the College of Veterinary Sciences and Avneet Kaur, student of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities came out triumphant in the PAU men's and women's sections, respectively in the 21st Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament, which began at Punjab Agricultural University campus, here, today.

Nav Bharti to clash with Police DAV School
Ludhiana, September 25
Nav Bharti Public School, Ludhiana, survived a scare before overpowering the Gymkhana Club, Ludhiana, 39-37 and is all set for a title clash with Police DAV Public School, Amritsar, which scored 59-37 victory against Government Senior Secondary Model School, SAI Centre, Ludhiana in the boy's section of the inaugural edition of the Mahindra NBA Basketball Challenge League being held at Guru Nanak Stadium.




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