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Chaos after the accident was total
Under-construction shed of spinning mill collapses
Ludhiana, October 1
Karan, Dhaniram at the civil hospital in Ludhiana Lack of coordination between the administration and the police has again led to confusion, as hours after the incident, when an under-construction lenter collapsed at Rishabh Spinning mill located near Jodha here today.
Karan, Dhaniram at the civil hospital in Ludhiana.A Tribune photograph


Power cuts are back
Compulsory two weekly offs slapped on industrial units
Ludhiana, October 1
As the power banking and purchase agreements signed by Punjab State Power Corporations Limited (PSPCL) with different states and private agencies expired on the midnight of September 30, power cuts on mixed feeders in urban areas have once again been imposed. At the same time, compulsory off days have also been slapped on the industry, which had enjoyed a relatively comfortable power situation till a few months ago.

Post-Ayodhya verdict: Calm in city
Ludhiana, October 1
After remaining on toes for over a fortnight, the men in khaki finally got a chance to spend some quality time with their family.

Newborn’s body found at railway station
Ludhiana, October 1
Panic spread at the local railway station after passenger spotted the body of a baby boy lying near the parcel center at 8 am today. The passenger raised an alarm and informed the government railway police about the incident.

Bulldozer move over Gill village
An illegal structure being razed at Gill village near LudhianaLudhiana, October 1
Having failed to curb the mushrooming growth of illegal colonies all around the mega city through notices and registration of cases against the offenders under the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA), the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has adopted tough stance against unlawful and unregulated development of such colonies.
An illegal structure being razed at Gill village near Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Cheques remain unpaid as payees found dead
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 1
A large number of cheques being prepared by officials of various Punjab government departments, to pay the productivity bonus in lieu of the electricity bills paid by farmers for the consumption of agricultural pump sets, will remain unpaid as the payees mentioned in them died decades ago.


PSEB Class X Exam
Students find maths paper confusing
Ludhiana, October 1
Out-of-pattern mathematics question paper of PSEB Class X spread panic among students here yesterday. A large number of students, who sat in the examination, expressed their displeasure and annoyance against the Panjab State Education Board authorities, so did the teachers.

Rally marks Senior Citizens’ Day
Senior citizens take part in a rally in Ludhiana on FridayLudhiana, October 1
A rally was today taken out to mark the International Senior Citizens’ Day. It’s a special day for the "seasoned" population. Sometimes seniors can be overlooked in the hustle and bustle of our busy schedules and this day earmarked for the elderly gives a chance to show appreciation for the their contributions to home, family and society.
Senior citizens take part in a rally in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Eve-teasing by auto drivers
Man seeks top cop’s help
Ludhiana, October 1
An environmentalist has lodged a complaint with the Commissioner of Police against auto-rickshaw drivers for flouting law with impunity. Sher Singh, president of the Environmental and Welfare Association, has stated in his complaint that the auto-rickshaw drivers were indulged in eve-teasing.

Case against lawyer condemned
Bar association to go on indefinite strike
Ludhiana, October 1
The District Bar Association today condemned the registration of a criminal case by the police against city lawyer Surinder Dogra. President of District Bar Association (DBA), Naval Kishore Chhibber, declared to go on an indefinite strike till the case was withdrawn.

Government fails to compensate farmers
Instead, sends Rs 45,000 bill
Ghulal/Ludhiana, October 1
Indifferent attitude of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) to compensate Jasbir Singh and Amritpal Singh, both farmers from Ghulal village for the burnt crops and net house by the spark from high tension wires passing from their fields, has disillusioned the farmers pioneering in organic farming.

Hindi Fortnight
Central School students adjudged best
Students, who excelled in the Hindi fortnight celebrations, with their trophies Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 1
Students of Central School No. 1 at Halwara Air Force Station, showed their excellence in writing and communicating in Hindi during the Hindi fortnight celebrations organised by the Halwara branch of Indian Overseas Bank. RK Swami, bank’s manager, was the chief guest. Shakuntla Malik, principal of the school, presided over the function.

Students, who excelled in the Hindi fortnight celebrations, with their trophies at Mandi Ahmedgarh. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Nidhi wins national-level essay contest
Machhiwara, October 1
A national-level essay competition was organised by “Global network against weapons and nuclear power in space” at Nagpur to mark the international protest week against weaponisation of space.

From Schools
Gandhi Jayanti celebrated
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri in Ludhiana on Friday Bal Bharti: Bal Bharti Public School celebrated Gandhi Jayanti by organising a special assembly. Gandhi's life and ideology of truth and non-violence were highlighted. Raghav of Mont II-E presented Saraswati vandana on the keyboard. Angad of Class V briefed everyone on the life history of Gandhi and requested all students to follow the path of truth and non-violence. The students of Mont I enthralled the audience with their dance performance.
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

150 saplings planted at Akal Academy
Khamano, October 1
A tree plantation campaign at the Akal Academy, Khamano, was inaugurated by Roopanjali, SDM Khamano. The objective of the campaign is to plant 1,001 saplings in and around the academy.

Seminar on TB, HIV
Doctors attend a seminar organised by NIMA in LudhianaLudhiana, October 1
National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA), Ludhiana, organised a seminar-cum-CME on tuberculosis and HIV yesterday. Dr Rohit Singla, a private practitioner and Dr Ashish Chawla, were guest speakers. The doctors said tuberculosis was a fatal disease if not treated in time. More than eight million new cases of TB occur each year worldwide.
Doctors attend a seminar organised by NIMA in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

‘Obama, a special guest’
Ludhiana, October 1
President of the United States of America Barack Obama ought to be given a rousing reception during his proposed visit to Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, next month, as the visit symbolises his deep regard and respect for the highest religious seat of the Sikh community.

MCPI (U) conference begins today
Unemployment, suicide by farmers top agenda
Doraha, October 1
The two-day Punjab State Conference of the MCPI (U) will commence tomorrow at Comrade Krishan Kumar Memorial Hall in Doraha. Around 150 delegates from various districts of Punjab are expected to attend the conference.

Onset of winter
Hosiery industry expects brisk business
Ludhiana, October 1
With a sudden change in weather, the hosiery industry is expecting a good season ahead. The 100-year old industry with a turonover of nearly 85 billion has about 12,000 to 14,000 small-scale and large-scale units. “We are expecting a good season this year. Last year, the winter was delayed and we did not do a good business,” said Satish Mehra, a businessman.

Ward No. 10 to get sewerage line soon
Khanna, October 1
President of nagar council, Khanna, Iqbal Singh Channi inaugurated the development work of laying sewerage line in ward No. 10 at Amloh road, Khanna. Khanna Improvement Trust chairman Rajesh Dally was the guest of honour.

Medical camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 1
A free medical check-up camp will be organised at Maharaja Agarsen Sewa Sadan on Sunday. According to Tarsem Garg, convener of the project, Dr Naved Aslam, cardiologist, Dr Rajinder Mittal, surgeon, Dr Rajinder Bansal, neurologist, Dr Sunil Gupta, dermatologist, and Dr Rajesh Mahajan will examine patients during the camp.

Power loom workers call off stir
Ludhiana, October 1
Power loom workers of Gaushala, Kashmir Nagar and Madhopuri areas, have called off their 15-day strike.

Govt befooling people, say Cong men
Sahnewal, October 1
Ahead of Sukhbir Badal’s visit in the town, the Congress leaders and workers have started criticising the BJP-Akali government for its “failure and malfunctioning”.


1 held with opium
Khanna, October 1
A team of anti-narcotic cell led by ASI Sukhwinderpal Singh arrested one person with one kilogram of opium. The team was conducting a special check from Goh to Goslan road. When the team reached near government water works building, Manupur, they spotted a person, identified as Randhir Singh Dhira, a resident of Manupur, who was trying to flee.




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