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Audit report finds irregularities at ESIC Hospital
Ludhiana, October 7
An external audit and inspection of the accounts for the period from 2006 to 2009 of the office of the medical superintendent of the city’s ESIC Model Hospital has indicated misappropriation of funds amounting to Rs 64,34,687.

Accused admits to Rs 3000-cr fraud
Ludhiana, October 7
Ganga Ram As the fake bill scam in the excise department gets unearthed, more skeletons are tumbling out of the closet.With Ganga Ram, instrumental in issuing bogus bills, surrendering before the excise and taxation department, Mandi Gobindgarh’s bogus bill racket has taken a new turn. The mastermind behind the scam is still absconding.

Ganga Ram


Iron trader robbed of RS 10.5 lakh at gunpoint
Nawal KishoreLudhiana, October 7
Two armed youths robbed a local iron trader of Rs 10. 5 lakh after taking him on a ride on his scooter at a vacant plot near the Dugri canal road here today.Narrating the incident, Nawal Kishore alias Jeevan, 50, said he withdrew the money from the Union Bank of India branch on Dugri road at about 11:30 am.

Nawal Kishore

Building rule violations under scanner
Ludhiana, October 7
In the wake of massive violations of building bylaws in the mega city, Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of local bodies department AK Kansal today inspected an under-construction building in Udham Singh Nagar locality against a specific complaint to see whether the building plan had been got approved, and further if the approved plan was being followed by the builder.

City Concerns

The ever-growing traffic on roads has become a major issue in the city. It requires an effort for residents to reach their destinations by pasing through the maddening chaos. While there seems no solution in sight, with new vehicles being added to roads everyday, religious processions worsen the situation.Every few days, a religious procession gives a tough time to commuters, who are caught in traffic for a long time. A number of times, patients in need of medical emergency are stuck in traffic and the valuable time in which their life can be saved is wasted.Traffic experts suggest that processions should be taken out in early hours. This will neither hurt the religious sentiments of organisers, nor make commuters suffer. What else can be done to address the issue?The Ludhiana Tribune wants to know your opinion on the issue. Readers can send in their views and possible solutions. Responses in not more than 200 words can be e-mailed to [email protected] or sent to our office at Bhadaur House in Ludhiana.



The festive season begins

A view of the Dussehra mela at the Daresi ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday night.
A view of the Dussehra mela at the Daresi ground in Ludhiana on Wednesday night. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Anti-RSS Remarks
Rahul Gandhi’s effigy burnt

Ludhiana, October 7
Up in arms against All-India Congress Committee general secretary Rahul Gandhi for his remarks against the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), activists of the Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha protested here today.

Slide show on drug abuse
Ludhiana, October 7
The CII and Lions Club organised a seminar and a slide show on drug abuse at Lions Bhawan. Dr Rajesh Thapar, chairperson, Drug Abuse Committee, Lions Club, 321- F, was the guest speaker.

NCC camp reaches halfway stage
Ludhiana, October 7
The annual training camp-77, which is being held at 1 Punjab Remount and Veterinary NCC Squadron of College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, has reached the halfway stage.

From Schools
Wildlife Day
LUDHIANA: GMT Public School celebrated Wildlife Day yesterday. A special morning assembly was held. A speech was delivered by science teacher Vijay. He urged students to save the wildlife. He apprised them about food chain and deforestation. 

Doctors at receiving end
Supporters of injured create ruckus
Ludhiana, October 7
The working at Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital was disrupted following a protest staged by a group of people supporting an injured seeking expert opinion in medico legal report (MLR).Sameer Ali, a resident of the EWS colony, had sustained some injuries during a brawl on Tuesday evening. Having been examined by emergency medical officer (EMO) Dr JS Gill initially, the patient was referred to Dr RP Singh in dental department for the expert opinion.

Navratras start today
Festivities already on in city
Ludhiana, October 7
Navratras, nine days of fasting in the name of Goddess Durga, will start from tomorrow. Devotees are all geared up for the first day to enjoy the festival in full spirit. Contrary to the ancient belief, festivities had started even during the “Shradhs” which were earlier considered inauspicious. Fairs announcing the festival season had already begun in some parts of the city. Fair at city’s famous Daresi Ground has also begun before Navratras.

Teacher fights back at snatchers, loses chain
Ludhiana, October 7
A government school teacher showed exemplary courage when she fought chain snatchers near a gurdwara on Pakhowal road in Karnail Singh Nagar here last evening. Though she lost her gold chain worth over Rs 50,000 she put up a stiff resistance to the snatchers. Her act of bravery earned her accolades from area residents as well as the gurdwara authorities.

Mela Dhian Da
Heritage, cultural itemsto dominate
Doraha, October 7
A variety of competitions, predominantly highlighting the heritage and culture of Punjab, shall be organised during the two-day heritage festival “Mela Dhian Da” to be organised on October 28 and 29 at Government College for Women, Ludhiana.


Mining guard held for graft
Mining guard Joginder Singh, who was caughtLudhiana, October 7
The vigilance bureau today caught a guard of the mining department red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000 from a resident of Chaunta village, near here. The accused, Joginder Singh, was caught accepting bribe from complainant Avtar Singh.

Mining guard Joginder Singh, who was caught
red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Assault victim succumbs to injuries
Mandi Ahmedgarh,October 7
Tension gripped Kup Kalan village following the death of a labourer who was beaten up mercilessly by a mother-daughter duo and some villagers a fortnight ago.The deceased, identified as Tula Singh, worked in a factory. He was thrashed by Paramjit Kaur, her daughter Mandeep Kaur and their accomplices on September 21. Spinal chord of Tula Singh was fractured in the incident and he was shifted from one hospital to another for the treatment.




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