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MC lets down schools
Dumps segregated garbage from institutes as combined heap
Ludhiana, October 13
The city's "green" schools are facing a peculiar problem regarding garbage segregation and disposal. The municipal corporation’s garbage collection vehicle, schools say, collects the garbage that has been so vigilantly and religiously segregated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable categories by students, staff and school authorities and dumps it together as a combined heap into the rest of the trash.
Bins for biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste kept at BCM Arya Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana.
Bins for biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste kept at BCM Arya Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph


Daredevilry costs man dear
Sustains 60 pc burns while performing a stunt at Ram Leela
Ludhiana, October 13
An act of daredevilry by a 23-year-old youth went horribly wrong when he ended up with over 60 per cent burn injuries. The victim, identified as Ajay Kumar, is struggling for his life at the burns unit in DMC Hospital here.

Allotment of Flats
Riot victims cry foul
Ludhiana, October 13
Even as the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority finalised allotment of residential flats to 611 riot-affected families on Tuesday, a group of the beneficiaries has raised objections over the process of allotment. However, GLADA officials said the flats were allotted strictly as per the guidelines of the state government and norms laid down for this purpose.

Waste treatment plant remains a distant dream
Ludhiana, October 13
Despite its tall claims the municipal corporation of Ludhiana has failed to set up a solid waste treatment plant in the city till date. The file on the project appears to be gathering dust in state government departments with absolutely no progress being made.

City’s first ‘women only’ police station soon
Ludhiana, October 13
In a major reprieve for women suffering from domestic violence, “eve teasing” and other problems in their day-to-day life, police commissioner Ishwar Singh has decided to set up the city’s first police station exclusively for women. The move follows reports that many women were not filing police complaints just because of the reluctance to face a boorish male cop.

A view of the women police station in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Dandiya fever grips city
Ludhiana, October 13
Dandiya is the mesmerising poetry of human movements in tune with captivating rhythmic beats, intermittent jingling sound of bells and clattering of sticks with the electrifying flow of colours and lights in the backdrop. Come Navratras and not only the Gujarati community but the entire city is in the grip of dandia and garba fever.

Women perform dandia at a function organised during Navratras in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph


‘Unemployed youth soft target for criminals’
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 13
Maintaining that idle youths were soft targets for drug peddlers and anti-social elements, authorities in the Rural Self Employment Training Institute, Ludhiana, urged social leaders and elected members of civic bodies to motivate more unemployed rural youths to enhance their capacity by undertaking short-term professional courses being run by the institute.

From Schools & Colleges
Magic Show
A student participates in the inter-school painting competition held at the head post office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A magic show was organised for the primary wing students of BCM, Basant Avenue, Dugri. Magician Samrat created a thrilling aura which engrossed tiny kids and drove them into the magical world. The kids were mesmerised to see a bird coming out from a piece of cloth, papers turning to flowers and water pumping out of the ears of their fellow students.

A student participates in the inter-school painting competition held at the head post office in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Cong councillors to take on Dhanda at MC meet
Ludhiana, October 13
Thursday’s general house meeting of the municipal corporation is expected to be a stormy affair with Congress party councillors certain to raise the issue of chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda's "unnecessary interference" in their wards. Sore over what they have called his "domineering" attitude, the Congress councillors have said he could only step in on assembly quota works and not in the MC’s regular development projects.x

World Spirometry Day
Lung diseases cause 7 pc deaths: Expert
Ludhiana, October 13
Seven per cent of all deaths worldwide each year are caused due to preventable lung diseases and they are the fourth biggest killers in India. Millions more people face a long and painful old age due to conditions that are treatable if diagnosed early through proper tests like spirometry, said Dr Akashdeep Singh, a senior consultant pulmonologist at SPS Apollo Hospitals, during a workshop on the eve of the World Spirometry Day.

No headway yet in fake bill scam case
Ludhiana, October 13
The outcome of the much publicised ‘fake bill’ scam case that rocked the municipal corporation in November 2009 still hangs in the balance with the state local bodies department failing to give clear-cut instructions either to the civic body or to the local police.

Sportspersons take to streets
Oppose holding of spiritual event at Guru Nanak Stadium
Ludhiana, October 13
Sportspersons outside Guru Nanak Stadium protest against the use of the stadium for the visit of a religious head in Ludhiana. Over 500 sportspersons formed a human chain and staged a protest against a spiritual programme to be held at Guru Nanak Stadium on November 12. The action committee formed by all the sports associations of the city also joined hands with the protesting players. The players later marched towards Mata Rani Chowk near Jagraon bridge to mark their protest.

Sportspersons outside Guru Nanak Stadium protest against the use of the stadium for the visit of a religious head in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Balanced diet is Indrani’s fitness secret
Ludhiana, October 13
Bangla beauty Indrani Das Gupta was today excited about the bridal look that was created on her at Lakme Beauty Salon. "The entire look defines the contemporary North Indian bride. It makes me feel special and captures the essence of my beauty," she said.

Price Rise
Trade unions hold joint conference
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 13
To voice their anger against price rise, office-bearers and activists of the CPI and the CPM organised a joint conference at Chhappar village near here. The Punjab Kissan Sabha and trade unions, led by the Punjab School Teachers’ Union, besides the CPI and the CPI (M) announced to launch awareness marches in the area.

PAU, HDFC Bank ink MoU
Ludhiana, October 13
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and HDFC Bank Limited entered into an accord by signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation and advancement of academic and business exchanges between the two organisations.

Punjabi book released
Ludhiana, October 13
Harkesh Singh Kehal has come up with his new book "Bhij gayee ruh mitra" in which he has described different seasons in Punjab. Four seasons — summer, winter, autumn and spring - have been viewed with different angles. Dr Jagir Singh Sidhu, former head and professor, genetics and biotechnology, PAU, released the book.




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