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Industrial effluents increasing infertility
Ludhiana, February 18
Laxity in enforcing rules on disposal of effluent wastes from industrial units is taking a heavy toll on city residents by emerging as a major factor in contributing to rising infertility in both men and women.
A chimney polluting the thickly populated Jassian road area. A chimney polluting the thickly populated Jassian road area. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




Cellphone radiation another culprit
Ludhiana, February 18
The cellular phone, which undoubtedly is one of the most significant technologies invented during the last century, has now emerged as a factor contributing to reproductive infertility in males according to medical research.

Jail inmates set to watch World Cup matches
Ludhiana, February 18
Not only stadiums but the four walls of the city’s central jail will also reverberate with cheers whenever a cricket ball is hit towards the boundary. With almost the entire city expected to be glued to TV sets to watch the World Cup matches, the prison inmates too will not miss the cricket action.

Sisters give new lease of life to brother
From Left to right: Lakhwinder Singh and his sisters Paramjit Kaur and Harjinder Kaur.Samrala, February 18
Although the desire to have sons has gripped people of Punjab and sex ratio is declining rapidly, girls are proving better on all fronts and even playing the role of life saviours.

From Left to right: Lakhwinder Singh and his sisters Paramjit Kaur and Harjinder Kaur. A Tribune photograph

Woman booked for fraud
Had forged brother’s will to usurp his land
Ludhiana, February 18
The police has booked a woman who was reportedly in the process of illegally acquiring nearly 20 acres of land valued at Rs 4 crore by forging her brother’s will. Though she managed to give the cops a slip her accomplice was nabbed by the Sadar police on Friday.


n Ludhiana a Dy(e)ing City

Guest house owner breaks seal
Ludhiana, February 18
Residents of the Krishna Nagar locality while questioning the functioning of Municipal Corporation authorities have alleged that the owner of illegal building, which was sealed by the civic authorities on Thursday, has broken the seal as soon as they left. The civic officials are, however, claiming that they have allowed the owner to open seal of the parking lot.

Stern action needed

Cable operators play spoilsport
Cricket fans fear to miss action
Jagraon, February 18
A huge resentment prevails among cricket lovers in the city due to the non-telecast of sports channels offering live broadcast of the World Cup matches by cable TV operators.

Cops on toes to check betting
Jagraon, February 18
With the Cricket World Cup around the corner, the Ludhiana (rural) police has pulled up socks to keep a check on the betting during the World Cup matches starting from Saturday.

Development works reviewed
Ludhiana, February 18
A team of Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO), which has recently approved a loan of Rs 150 crore to the Municipal Corporation (MC) for carrying on development works, visited site of various ongoing works in the city.

Designer clothing on display
Ludhiana, February 18
After the overwhelming response in New Delhi, Sonil Jain, CEO, Ozel Clothing India, today came here with the company's first exhibition-cum-sale.

Sufi extravaganza today
Ludhiana, February 18
The Punjab Cultural Society is organising a cultural extravaganza “Colours of Sufi” and “Folk 2011” tomorrow at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan at 6 pm.

Sugar-free treat for ice-cream lovers
Ludhiana, February 18
When it comes to calorie count, health freaks in the city are very watchful. They don’t want to put on that extra flab and count calories in every bite. This is the reason why health foods and drinks and sugar-free products are found on the shelf of every departmental store.

From Colleges
LUDHIANA: The Punjab College of Technical Education has received DNA and Stars of Industries Innovative leadership B-school award. PCTE also received fifth Indy's Best B-School Award for excellence in marketing communication and advertisement.

From Schools
Ravidas Jayanti celebrated
LUDHIANA: Sat Guru Ravidas Jayanti was celebrated at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass, with fervour. School students sang shabads to pay obeisance to the great saint. “The hymns penned down by Guru Ravidas inspire us to have a secular outlook where there is no high or low, rich or poor,” said chairman of chain of Green Land Schools, Rajesh Rudhra.

Training course on radiology
Ludhiana, February 18
The department of surgery and radiology, GADVASU, has started a national-level advanced refresher training course on “Diagnostic and Surgical procedures in Veterinary Patients” under the aegis of Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT), ICAR, here. The training course will be held for 21 days.


Mohali youth nabbed for stealing pistol
Had used it for firing celebratory shots
Ludhiana, February 18
A Mohali-based engineering student, who stole a pistol of his maternal uncle for firing celebratory shots in the air during the marriage ceremony of his close friend, landed in trouble after he gave the cops a slip at a check post near the Bhai Bala chowk late last night.

Charanjeet adjudged best athlete
Students of the DD Jain College of Education participate in a 200m race on the annual athletics meet in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, February 18
Charanjeet Kaur bagged the best athlete award and Mother Teresa House was adjudged the best house during the annual athletics meet at the DD Jain College of Education that concluded here today.

RACING TOWARDS VICTORY: Students of the DD Jain College of Education participate in a 200m race on the annual athletics meet in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




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