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Bakeries flouting food safety norms
Ludhiana, October 5
After sweetmeats containing impurities adulteration in bakery products has added to the woes of city residents, who have little choice to when it comes to buying them ahead of the festival season. A large number of bakery shops and confectioners are ignoring the prescribed standards of the additives in clear violation of the Prevention of Food Adulteration (PFA) Act.

Dung-strewn street gets residents riled up
Doraha, October 5
Over half of the part of a street leading to a school and a college in the town is covered with cow dung that residents have been openly dumping it there for years. 


Dung-strewn street gets residents riled up

Schoolchildren pass through an animal-tethered street in Ludhiana.
Schoolchildren pass through an animal-tethered street in Ludhiana.
A Tribune photograph

Admn auctions inedible sugar to traders
Ludhiana, October 5
Despite declaring 550 quintals of sugar unfit for human consumption, the district administration has raised eyebrows by auctioning it to traders yesterday along with another 10,000 quintals, the last installment of the 115,000 quintals of sugar confiscated from hoarders in September 2009.

VAT forms sans key columns
Ludhiana, October 5
Missing columns in value added tax (VAT) return forms has created panic among traders. The department has made amendments in the old forms and some important columns are missing in the new ones.


Boundary walls and other concrete structures of houses being razed during a demolition drive by the MC staff in Malerkotla House, Ludhiana MC staff remove encroachments
Ludhiana, October 5
Officials of the building and drawing branch of the municipal corporation cleared over five permanent encroachments in various streets of Malerkotla House in Civil Lines locality here today. Assistant town planner SS Bindra along with officials of the drawing branch and police personnel descended on the scene with a JCB machine and labour and removed eight encroachments. These were on the list of encroachments provided to the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the course of a civil writ petition.

Boundary walls and other concrete structures of houses being razed during a demolition drive by the MC staff in Malerkotla House, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Bad roads, indifferent authorities
Ludhiana, October 5
Claims of making the industrial hub of the state a world class city by top functionaries of the government remain a far cry going by the pathetic state of roads - in almost every part of the city.

The road from Kailash Cinema Chowk to Domoria Bridge lies in a state of disrepair with deep potholes and top surface on most portions missing in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

NGO activists on peace mission
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 5
| Upset over blasphemous incidents and sequence of protests and demonstrations by activists of various radical organisations, a group of 11 youths from erstwhile princely state of Malerkotla have set out on a peace march to Valmiki Tirath (formerly known as Ram Tirath) at Amritsar.

LBP drafts foolproof schooling for cadre
Mullanpur Dakha, October 5
A roadside enrolment camp by the LBP in progress at Mullanpur Dakha. Terming voluntary enrolment of a large number of youths as members of the Lok Bhalai Party an expression of anguish against the SAD and the Congress, party president Balwant Singh Ramoowalia has accused successive governments of ignoring core issues of the common man, including labourers, taxi drivers, milkmen, employees and anganwari workers.

A roadside enrolment camp by the LBP in progress at Mullanpur Dakha. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Prince to present saplings to farmers
Ludhiana, October 5
Considering themselves fortunate to have been among the seven chosen farmers from the state who got a chance to interact with Prince Charles, Jasbir Singh and Amritpal Singh from Ghulal village got an added bonanza in the form of signatures of the Prince of Wales in their visitor’s book.

25-yr-old battles with renal failure, AIDS
Ludhiana, October 5
Determined to save his 25-year-old son from the clutches of death, life is a constant battle for Som Prakash from Raison village near Karnal in Haryana, for whom Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana has become a second abode.

Salaries of imams, maujnis hiked by ` 2,000
Ludhiana, October 5
The salaries of imams and maujnis teaching in mosques has been hiked by Rs 2,000, said Mohd Usmaan Rehmani Ludhianvi, chairman of the religious affairs committee of the Punjab Wakf Board, while addressing a meeting here today. He said the salaries were hiked with the intervention of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.


SIT to probe missing boy’s death
Jagraon, October 5
The police has initiated a probe into the mysterious death of a child whose body was recovered after five days of his disappearance.


Bail in forgery case
Bar assn calls off strike

Ludhiana, October 5
The court of Sessions Judge SP Bangarh today granted interim anticipatory bail to lawyer Surinder Dogra till October 19 in a case of alleged cheating and forgery of documents relating to land situated at Birmi village worth crores.

Students take part in an inter-college cycling competition at the PAU, Ludhiana,Sachin, Ashi pedal to glory
Ludhiana, October 5
Sachin of GGN Khalsa College and and Ashi of Government Girls College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, emerged fastest cyclists in men and women categories during the Panjab University Inter-College Cycling Tournament at Punjab Agricultural University velodrome here today.

Students take part in an inter-college cycling competition at the PAU, Ludhiana, on Tuesday.
Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




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