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20 students fall ill after eating ‘jatropha’ seeds
An attendant holds an IV drip at the Civil Hospital in LudhianaLudhiana, December 3
As many as 20 students of Government Primary School, Sahauli village, were taken ill after accidentally consuming “jatropha” seeds in the school here today.

An attendant holds an IV drip at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

City bus service on 21 routes likely in Jan 
Ludhiana, December 3
After issuing the purchase order for new buses, officials of Ludhiana City Bus Service Pvt Ltd have begun finalizing the routes in the city. The bus service is likely to kick off in the first week of the new year. 


MC chief’s order on files flouted
Notice to Deputy Controller Finance

Ludhiana, December 3
Taking cognizance of serious lapses in the working of the accounts branch, the Municipal Corporation (MC) authorities have issued a show-cause notice to its head after a contractor produced a file before senior officers for getting payment, despite the fact that the MC Commissioner had banned the handing over of files to contractors.

A sambar that strayed into the citDetonation Exercise
Blasts scare Sambar into city

Ludhiana, December 3
The ongoing exercise to detonate explosives in the forests around Mattewara has begun showing signs of affecting the wildlife in the area. In the latest incident, a Sambar deer strayed from the forests and entered a shop cum house in the city belonging to a retired Indian Railways employee.

A sambar that strayed into the city on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Differently abled Baljit Singh WORLD DISABILITY DAY
Inspiring others for the battle

Ludhiana , December 3
Replacing the word “disabled” with “differently abled”, 41-year-old Baljit Singh has become an inspiration for hundreds of children and adults fighting various handicaps.

Differently abled Baljit Singh 


Work on two ROBs by December-end
Ludhiana, December 3
In an initiative that would help solve the traffic problem at the two important bottlenecks of the city, the railway department has agreed to give the general arrange drawings (GAD) regarding the construction of two railway overbridges (ROB) to be constructed at the Grain Market and the Pakhowal road by December-end.

Joint Commissioner reviews pace of work
Ludhiana, December 3
Keeping in view the meeting of the Industrial Facilitation Committee after a few days, MS Jaggi, Joint Commissioner of the municipal corporation (MC), has held a meeting with officers to review the status of ongoing development works at Focal Point.

Protest against Rly official 
Daljit Singh, divisional secretary, Northern Railwaymens’ Union, addressing protesting employees in Ludhiana Misbehaviour alleged
Ludhiana, December 3
Piqued at the alleged misbehaviour of senior divisional commercial manager of Northern Railway Dharmendra Kumar with chief inspector ticket Hakam Singh in the Jammu Tawi-Indore Malwa Express on December 1, railway employees protested in front of the station superintendent’s office at the railway station here today.

Daljit Singh, divisional secretary, Northern Railwaymens’ Union, addressing protesting employees in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Law enforcers face shopkeepers ire 
Ludhiana, December 3
The anti-encroachment drive of the Municipal Corporation at the Gill Road landed into rough weather after shopkeepers and leaders of the ruling alliance resisted the move and levelled serious allegations on civic body staff.

Farmers rope in Waris to pull crowd 
Ludhiana, December 3
Manmohan Waris, Punjabi singer, turned out to be a crowed puller for the organisers of the Kisan Swaraj Yatra, who had pegged their tents outside the Punjab Agriculture University Gate No 2 to spit fire against the university authorities.

Police to accompany MC employees
Ludhiana, December 3
Due to the stiff opposition of residents being faced by the Municipal Corporation (MC) staff in marking roads of the city, the civic body authorities have decided to deploy the police along with the staff to ensure their security.

MC recovers Rs 8 lakh
17 more connections gone
Ludhiana, December 3
Continuing with the recovery of pending arrears of water supply and sewerage, officers of the operation and maintenance branch of the municipal corporation (MC) collected about Rs 8 lakh and disconnected 13 sewerage and four water supply connections today.

LIT seeks nod for sale of commercial complex
Ludhiana, December 3
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) intends to make yet another bid to offer for sale its 2.22-acre commercial complex in the upmarket residential and commercial area of Maharani Jhansi road, albeit in separate units after the local bodies department gives it a go ahead.

BSNL union defers strike
Ludhiana, December 3
The three-day strike by the joint action committee of the associations/unions of the BSNL executives and non-executives was deferred last night after meetings between R Chandrasekhar, secretary, department of telecom, and Gopal Dass, CMD, and the representatives of the joint action committee leaders. They reached an agreement that BSNL would procure equipment for 55 lakh GSM lines this year and another 1.5 crore lines by the next year.

Fancy cycles for youths
Ludhiana, December 3
Hi-Bird Cycles today launched eight new attractive models for youngsters. This brings the company’s total product range to well over 135 models. Hi-Bird had recently launched another nine models in fancy range and a special heavy-duty model with 25-year guarantee on major parts.

Don’t neglect discharge from ear: Doc 
Ludhiana, December 3
Meena Devi (28), a resident of Himachal Pradesh, Varinder (15), a resident of Ferozepur border, Nidhi, a resident of Jagraon, Naresh (25), a resident of Patiala are among the few who have undergone surgery for correcting their hearing problems at Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana.

Parul and Ashie Sudhansh Helping women look and dress rich
Ludhiana, December 3
An attraction towards opulent clothes since early childhood lured NIFT graduate Ashie Sudhansh into entering the fashion industry. However, for his life and business partner, Parul, it was a love of another kind that brought her into fashion designing. The pretty woman was drawn to the trade as it offered her a rare chance to work with her beloved husband.

Parul and Ashie Sudhansh

Lecturers wear black badges
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 3
Activists and office-bearers of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union and the Coordination Committee of teachers’ units of institutes governed by the Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Punjab, have launched a phased agitation to get their demands implemented.

200 students felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 3
At least 200 students of the Government Senior Secondary School at Dehlon have been felicitated for their performance in academics, sports and co-curricular activities.

PAU Notes

From Schools

Jarkhar Sports: Prizes worth Rs 10 lakh at stake
Ludhiana, December 3
Prizes worth `10 lakh will be given to the position holders in this year’s edition of the annual sports to be held from December 16 to 19 at Jarkhar village, about 15 kms from here. Over 100 cycles will also be given as prizes by Avon Cycles Limited, Ludhiana.

Sahodaya Cricket: Sacred Heart in quarterfinals 
Ludhiana, December 3
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, and CFC School tasted victories in their respective matches to enter into the quarterfinals of the Central Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex Cricket Tournament (u-19) being held at MGM Public School, Dugri, here today.




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