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Goods worth lakhs gutted in textile mill fire
The fire brigade used a broken pipe for dousing the fire at a dying unit in LudhianaLudhiana, December 10
Fire fighters faced a tough time dousing a fire that broke out today morning at NS Textile Mill situated on Tajpur Road. Machinery and stocks of clothes worth several lakhs of rupees were reportedly destroyed in the blaze. After receiving information the municipal corporation’s fire fighting staff immediately arrived at the scene, followed by senior deputy mayor.

The fire brigade used a broken pipe for dousing the fire at a dying unit in Ludhiana


Academic pressure forced class vi students to flee
Missing girls traced from Haridwar
Ludhiana, December 10
Tremendous academic pressure forced the two pre-teenagers, 11 year-old Kajal and 12 year-old Sneha, both students of Class VI, to run away from home.

Controversial Jan Aushadhi store closed
Ludhiana, December 10
The department of health and family welfare, Punjab, has closed “Jan Aushadhi,” a generic drug store on the premises of Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, following the orders issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Now, ‘tatkaal’ passport scheme at city RPO
Ludhiana, December 10
The regional passport office (RPO), operating under the external affairs ministry in the city since last August, will now accept applications for ‘tatkaal’ (instant) passports.

Junior National Athletics Meet
Konika Kumari displays her gold medal in Ludhiana Locally-trained Delhi girl wins gold
Ludhiana, December 10
Konika Kumari today made the city proud by winning a gold medal in the hammer throw event during the Junior National Athletics Championship held at Bangalore. Konika, a resident of Delhi, has been practicing for the past one year at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex here. Her coach Nirmal Singh Grewal, a local resident, is an international hammer thrower.

Konika Kumari displays her gold medal in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


LIT flouts rule, lays road at night
The road being constructed at night in Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar residents protest
Ludhiana, December 10
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has allegedly wasted public money by constructing roads at night to benefit a few blue- eyed contractors. Ludhiana Improvement Trust officials laid one such road at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar late in the evening despite opposition from those residing in the area.
The road being constructed at night in Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. Tribune photo: HImanshu Mahajan

MC puts health dept in dock
Ties up with pvt hospitals on rabies treatment
Ludhiana, December 10
Raising a question mark on the working of the health department of the state, the municipal corporation (MC) has tied up with local private hospitals by ignoring those run by the state government to give free anti-rabies treatment to the poor after dog bite.

Pending Arrears
MC severs two more connections
Ludhiana, December 10
Municipal corporation authorities continued the drive to collect the pending arrears of water supply and sewerage during which they collected more then Rs 5 lakh and severed two connections.

Public Toilets
Centre approves construction at key points
Ludhiana, December 10
The Union Ministry of Tourism has approved the construction of public toilets at the key points by spending around Rs 80 lakh at various places for which the sites have been earmarked by the municipal corporation.

Guru Nanak Stadium to be spruced up
Ludhiana, December 10
Director (sports), Punjab, Pargat Singh visited the Guru Nanak Stadium yesterday to get the first hand information regarding the renovation work to be taken up there.

Outbreak of black quarter
Experts advise farmers to get animals vaccinated
Ludhiana, December 10
Following the outbreak of black quarter in some districts of Punjab, especially in Patiala, experts of the department of epidemiology and preventive veterinary medicine of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) have warned dairy farmers of the region to immediately get their animals vaccinated.

From Schools & Colleges
Health drive
LUDHIANA: Darshan Academy in collaboration with Colgate India organised an oral health awareness drive for students. A quiz was conducted by a team of doctors from Thind Dental Clinic, Ludhiana.

PAU Notes

Dance academy wins award
Ludhiana, December 10
Happy Beat N Dance Academy brought laurels by winning the best dance academy award in Ludhiana during the Excellence Awards ceremony organised at Delhi. The award nite was organised by Big Brands Research.

Handicrafts exhibition kicks off
Ludhiana, December 10
Ludhiana today witnessed an exclusive exhibition where fashion was seen in its new ‘avatar’. Aspiration Ladies Club, a Chandigarh-based women’s organisation, in collaboration with Hyderabad-based group “Khwaish” today organised an exhibition “Trendy Khwaish”.

Economic trends in industry discussed
Ludhiana, December 10
Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings organised a seminar on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). More than 150 entrepreneurs from Ludhiana participated in the seminar. The conference provided an interactive forum for entrepreneurs to acquire information regarding best practices in the MSMEs from experts.

Admn discusses options to curb traffic menace
Ludhiana, December 10
Residents will soon get a respite from traffic congestion, as the state government has asked district administration, police and municipal corporation to take steps for smooth flow of traffic.

559 encroachments removed
Ludhiana: The building branch of the Municipal Corporation conducted a major encroachment drive at BRS Nagar here today. Encroachments in the form of ramps and green belts were removed during the drive. A total of 559 illegal encroachments out of 647 were removed. It was conducted by a team of the building branch led by the Assistant  Town Planner

CM’s secy reviews MC’s developmental works
Ludhiana, December 10
In order to give reprieve to the city residents from the lack of civic amenities, the state government has warned the municipal corporation authorities that zero tolerance would be adopted if any type of laxity was found in providing the basic civic amenities to them.

Census operations to begin from Feb 9
Ludhiana, December 10
The second phase of the 2011 national census will be taken up in the country from February 9 to 28 and during this period the headcount to enumerate every family and its members will be conducted in this district, according to deputy commissioner and district census officer Rahul Tewari.

Master trainers educated on Census
Ludhiana, December 10
India is a welfare state and it is only correct data collected from Census, which can form the basis of five-year plans, annual plans and other welfare schemes launched by the government from time to time.

Fog disrupts train timings
Phillaur, December 10
Road and rail traffic remained disrupted for several hours due to poor visibility caused by dense fog, which enveloped the entire area today. Vehicles were seen being driven carefully, with the headlights turned on, on national highways. Several trains, including Delhi bound Shatabdi Express, Super fast Express, Dadar Express, Barauni Express, Sachkhand Express, Pashchim Express, Amritsar bound Howrah Mail, Howrah Express, Frontier Mail, Tata Express, Jammu bound Jammu Mail, Jhelum Express and Himgiri Express, were running from half an hour to four hours behind the schedule due to thick fog.

Sale of plastic ‘dor’ prohibited
Ludhiana, December 10
District Magistrate SR Kler has imposed prohibitory orders on sale of plastic ‘dor’ (kite string) under Section 144 of the CrPC in the entire district, except for areas under police commissionerate.

Website launched
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 10 Website of North India Importers’ Association was launched by Ludhiana CFSL Additional Commissioner Custom Suvir Mishra at a function here. A large number of traders attended the function.

24 shortlisted in placement drive
Mandi Gobindgarh, December 10
Gurgaon-based Interglobe Technologies visited the RIMT Group of Institutions today to recruit MCA students. The drive was specifically organised for MCA students and was open for all colleges across Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu.


50-yr-old held with liquor
The accused, along with liquor cartons, in police custody in Ludhiana on FridayLudhiana, December 10
The division number 4 police today arrested a 50-year-old resident of Salem Tabri with 17 cases of liquor near Chand Cinema. According to SHO Devinder Kumar of division number 4 police station, accused Baldev Raj, alias Debi, was arrested with 14 cases of the IMFL, one case of pint and two cases of nips. A Hero Honda motorcycle (PB 10 AN 2271) was also recovered from the accused.

The accused, along with liquor cartons, in police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Liquor racket busted, one held
Phillaur, December 10
The Phillaur police claims to have uncovered a large-scale scam of supplying country made liquor in empty bottles of branded whisky during several functions.

Vehicle lifters' gang busted, 2 held
Ludhiana, December 10
The Model Town police today busted a gang of vehicle thieves with the arrest of two youths and recovered four motorcycles from their possession.

Akriti, Shubham hog limelight in sports meet
Ludhiana, December 10
A large number of students took part in different sports disciplines and fun games at the annual sports meet of Ram Lal Bhasin Public School, Dugri, which was held here today.




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