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Govt goes soft on riot victims
Rs 5 lakh, job for dead man’s kin announced
Ludhiana, November 9
Harpal Kaur, the inconsolable wife of Jaspal Singh, at her husband’s cremation in Ludhiana on Tuesday Though the clash between a group of victims of the 1984 riots and bona fide allottees of apartments in CRPF Colony, Dugri on Monday claimed one life, the Danga Peerit Welfare Society turned the mishap to its advantage and used the incident to attack the state government.
Harpal Kaur, the inconsolable wife of Jaspal Singh, at her husband’s cremation in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Festival of lights spells doom for environment
Ludhiana, November 9

The festival of lights spelt doom for the environment as the levels of air and noise pollution witnessed a rise much above the permissible limits.


MC cracks down on illegal hoardings
Ludhiana, November 9
Tightening the noose on those putting up unauthorized hoardings in the city the staff of the municipal corporation’s advertising branch swung into action by removing hoardings and unipoles from major streets.

Violation of protocol
NCSC panel to summon Police Commissioner
Ludhiana, November 9
The violation of protocol by the district police during the visit of the newly appointed Vice-Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has landed it in trouble, as the latter has decided to seek an explanation from the Police Commissioner regarding it by issuing summons to him.

Freight charges weigh heavy on cycle manufacturers
Ludhiana, November 9
Affected by high cargo charges on the import of cycle parts, local cycle traders have started preferring Chinese cycles to the local ones.

City bus service fails to hit the road
No consensus on annual maintenance contract
Ludhiana, November 9
The much-awaited bus service has once failed to hit the city roads as the company and the state government have failed to reach a consensus on the issue of the annual maintenance contract (AMC).

Cellphones may harbour bacteria
Ludhiana, November 9
While the ill effects of exposure to radio frequency energy of mobile phones on human health remains a debatable issue, health experts have termed cellphones as major carriers of hospital infections, most of which are resistant to drugs. Used widely by surgeons, doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and even other employees working in hospitals, the phones are contaminated with all types of bacteria. So much so that studies carried worldwide point towards the presence of resistant pathogens.


Filth stalks Doraha streets, courtesy civic body
A view of the heap of garbage dumped on College Road in DorahaDoraha, November 9
The town, it seems, is on the brink of a disaster. Thanks to the callous attitude of the local municipal council, which is entirely oblivious of the lurking calamity. With the twin objective of generating more revenues and keeping a check on hoardings mushrooming in the city, MC additional commissioner Kanwalpreet Kaur Brar, who also heads the advertising branch, along with other staff members inspected some of the main roads.
A view of the heap of garbage dumped on College Road in Doraha. Photo by the writer

Six hurt in rubber factory fire
Goods worth Rs 20 lakh gutted
Ludhiana, November 9
Six persons were injured and goods worth ` 20 lakh were destroyed as a fire broke out in a rubber factory at the Focal point locality of the city on Tuesday morning.

Illegal structures razed in posh colonies
A JCB machine demolishes an illegal structure in BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on TuesdayLudhiana, November 9
The building branch of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today carried out an anti-encroachment drive in the posh areas of the city. The MC also razed the encroachments allegedly done by a relative of Bharat Inder Singh Chahal, the former media adviser of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The building branch of the “Zone D” started a massive anti-encroachment drive in the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar locality and razed illegal the ramps built in the front of the houses.
A JCB machine demolishes an illegal structure in BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Procurement Blues
Tewari bats for harassed Punjab farmers
Seeks Pawar’s intervention
Ludhiana, November 9
Perturbed over the plight of Punjab farmers, who were facing numerous problems in selling their produce while the faction-ridden state government was also a turning a blind eye to the gross exploitation of paddy growers, Ludhiana MP and AICC spokesperson Manish Tewari today met Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at Krishi Bhawan, New Delhi, and sought his intervention.

Contests held to promote Punjabi language
Winners of various competitions with their prizes at Punjabi Bhavan in Ludhiana on TuesdayLudhiana, November 9
Students from across the state participated in the poetry recitation and literary writing competitions organised by the Department of Languages, Punjab, today at Punjabi Bhavan. The competitions were organised under the Punjabi languages week being observed by the languages department, Punjab.

Winners of various competitions with their prizes at Punjabi Bhavan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Livestock Fair
Govt puts aside Rs 4 cr
Ludhiana, November 9
The government was spending Rs 4 crore to boost the livestock industry and encourage farmers to choose this profession to get more gains instead of adopting regular agricultural forms. This was disclosed by Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, chairman, Punjab Agro Industries Corporation, during prize distribution function on the first day of two-day fair organised at Raiya village near here.

4-year-old cancer patient needs money
Ludhiana, November 9
Having been diagnosed with intra-abdominal Burkitt’s lymphoma, Bhageshwari (four), who is undergoing treatment at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), immediately needs to be put on chemotherapy.

Blocked Drain
Amloh residents stage dharna
Residents sit on a dharna at Amloh on TuesdayAmloh, November 9
Irked over stagnant drain water in streets and bazaars of the town, residents of Amloh staged a dharna and blocked the Mandi Gobindgarh-Nabha road for nearly three hours.

Residents sit on a dharna at Amloh on Tuesday. Photo: Bhushan Sood

Cloned to look genuine
Fake Chinese goods flood Indian market
Ludhiana, November 8
Flow of counterfeit goods with markings of Indian brand is going on unabated in the country. A few Chinese manufacturers are exporting items like cycle, its parts and auto components bearing established Indian brand names with “Made in India” stamp on them. These goods are entering India through seaports and Nepal, Bangladesh and Burma.

Training on submersible pumps from today
Ludhiana, November 9
The PAU Directorate of Extension Education in collaboration with the training unit of the College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology will organise a training course on "operation and maintenance of submersible pumps and electric motors" for junior engineers and technicians and mechanics from November 10 to 12 at Kairon Kisan Ghar.

Latest trends in IT discussed
Ludhiana, November 9
The GGN Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) organised a seminar on the latest trends in information technology for the students of the computer department. Prabhjot Singh, CEO of OIT NOIDA, was the resource person.

From schoolS
Bharat ko jano quiz
Ludhiana: The Amloh unit of the Bharat Vikas Prishad organised an inter-school quiz competition, Bharat ko jano, at Saint Farid Public School here today. Project in charge and parishad chairman welcomed the guests at the inaugural function. 

Handle pesticides carefully: PAU VC
Ludhiana, November 9
Addressing a gathering of farmers in Kaonke Kalan village near Jagraon, PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang said pesticides being toxic need to be handled with care and safety. He said technologies have been developed to apply pesticides rationally based on economic threshold and that the integrated pest management (IPM) modules have led to reduce the pesticide load in the environment by 30-40 per cent thereby cutting down the production cost.

Heist at ATM
Security reviewed
Khanna, November 9
Khanna DSP Raminder Singh held a meeting in city police station with bank managers of different banks of the city to review security arrangements in view of looting of money from an ATM.

Back to basics
Gemstone jewellery stages comeback
Ludhiana, November 9
Maybe it's due to shooting prices, but fashion, in general, is taking us back to the basics. The phenomenon explains the resurgence of gem stone jewellery in a major way.


Gang of robbers busted
Khamano, November 9
The Khamano police has busted a gang of robbers who had allegedly stolen a truck from the nearby Mansurpur village. The police has arrested two members of the gang and has also recovered the stolen truck from their possession.

Drug peddler arrested
Mandi Gobindgarh, November 9
A bus coming from Ambala was stopped near Ajnali village and a man arrested for possessing a 9mm pistol and 256 grams of smack. This was stated by SP (D) Gurmeet Singh at a press conference here today.

Motorcycle stolen
Ludhiana, November 9
A motorcycle was stolen from the GT Road, here this afternoon. The Hero Glamour motorcycle, bearing registration No. PB 10 CD 8222, was stolen at around 2 pm from Arya Mohalla.


2-yr jail in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, November 9
Judicial Magistrate Vipindeep Kaur has convicted Navraj Singh, owner of M/s Global Computer Links, Sita Nagar, Ludhiana, in a cheque-bounce case. He was sentenced to undergo two years’ imprisonment. A fine of Rs 2,000 was also imposed on him.

CWG hero visits city
Ranjit Maheshwari shows the bronze medal that he won in the Commonwealth Games, in Ludhiana on TuesdayLudhiana, November 9
Ranjit Maheshwari from Kerala who won a bronze medal in the triple jump event in the recently held Commonwealth Games in New Delhi visited Guru Nanak Stadium here this evening. He covered a distance of 17.07 m to fetch a bronze medal. made a new national record in triple jump.

Ranjit Maheshwari shows the bronze medal that he won in the Commonwealth Games, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Basketball league starts tomorrow
Ludhiana, November 9
The first leg of the 20th edition of the Punjab Basketball Annual League will be held at Gure village in Ludhiana district at the Gurdial Singh Malhi Memorial Basketball Stadium from November 11 to 14, said Teja Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association (PBA).




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