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Plagued with corruption? DC just a call away
Ludhiana, August 26
Even as the SAD-BJP state government is supporting social activist Anna Hazare, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari has found a novel way to tackle corruption in the district administration, many departments of which are notorious for being neck-deep in graft.

No check on patients exiting 
Ludhiana, August 26
Patients at an “unknown” ward at the Ludhiana It appears there is utter lack of monitoring at one of the Civil Hospital’s wards where unidentified patients brought in emergency ambulances by the police and health officials leave the ward on their own without informing doctors or nurses.

Patients at an “unknown” ward at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Now, auto dealers to issue RCs for new vehicles
Ludhiana, August 26
In a move that has come as a relief to city residents who have to shuttle between district transport office and the Suvidha Centre to get hold of vehicle registration certificates (RCs), the onus of completing the necessary paperwork and delivering the certificate to a vehicle buyer will now be on the auto dealership.

Sub-Registrar fined Rs 7,000 
Ludhiana, August 26
The State Information Commission (SIC) has fined the Sub-Registrar of Jagraon Rs 7,000 for non-compliance of its orders.

IIT team in city to study traffic chaos
Ludhiana, August 26
“Monstrous” traffic proportions brought an IIT Delhi team to the city today. The team, which will study traffic problems and find a solution, met top officials and made them aware of the pattern of traffic and how fatal accidents could be reduced. 

Education top official caught napping
Roshan SunkariaLudhiana, August 26
Punjab’s Secretary for Higher Education Roshan Sunkaria is perhaps not aware that at present, student unions do not exist in the state. This was reflected today when he was talking to The Tribune after the annual convocation at the SCD Government College here.

Roshan Sunkaria

Four hospitals found violating bio-waste norms
Ludhiana, August 26
A team of the Punjab Pollution Control Board today visited five hospitals in the district and found four of them violating bio-waste norms.



Protest against overcharging
Anilesh Mishra, convener of the investor cell of the BJP, shows a parking slip of the contractor in LudhianaLudhiana, August 26
City residents along with BJP workers held a protest against the contractor of a parking due to alleged overcharging at Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s Feroze Gandhi Market parking lot. The protestors alleged that the parking lot contractor is openly overcharging and when anyone objects to it, his staff misbehaves.

Anilesh Mishra, convener of the investor cell of the BJP, shows a parking slip of the contractor in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Callous water board irks LIT
Ludhiana, August 26
The Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has taken a serious note of the failure of the Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) to carry out timely repair and restoration of water and sewerage lines in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar here that had suffered extensive damage due to the heavy rain on the night of August 12. The incessant rain had also washed away 750 to 800 foot of the main road near City Centre.

State-level haematology quiz at CMCH
Ludhiana, August 26
A Punjab and Himachal Pradesh state level quiz was held at Christian Medical College and Hospital on behalf of the Indian Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine (ISHTM), a today. Postgraduate students from six different medical colleges i.e. CMC Ludhiana, DMC Ludhiana, GMC Patiala, GMC Amritsar, Adesh Institute Bhatinda and RPG Medical College Kangra participated in the quiz.

Boozers outwit traffic policemen 
Ludhiana, August 26
Ingenious boozers of the city have devised new ways to outsmart policemen and get away with it even after being examined by an alcoholmeter. Innovative methods adopted by tipplers have put the traffic police in a tizzy. Despite being well aware of the fact the vehicle driver has consumed liquor, it has to let the offender go as the alcoholmeter suggest that the amount of liquor consumed was within permissible limit.

Abhishek Maingi Seeking justice via RTI Act
Ludhiana, August 26
Making the right to information (RTI) Act a tool for seeking justice, parents of Abhishek Maingi, who died after being crushed under a Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) garbage truck on August 6, have sought information under the Act about the details of the vehicle, its worthiness certificate issued by the transport department, details about the driver and other details from the MC.

Abhishek Maingi

NRHM employees’ dharna continues
Ludhiana, August 26
Dharna by National Rural Health Mission employees continued today also.

LIT’s Rs 15-cr offer to government
Ludhiana, August 26
Responding to the appeal made by the Punjab government to urban local bodies and improvement trusts in the state to contribute to infrastructure development in industrial areas and at industrial focal points, the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) has submitted a proposal to undertake development projects worth Rs 15 crore at the industrial focal point here or at other industrial belts in the city.

Industry up in arms over proposed toll hike
Ludhiana, August 26
Up in arms over the proposed hike of more than 10 per cent in toll charges at Ladhowal and Shambhu on the National Highway No 1, industrialists have urged the state government to prevail upon the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to review its decision.

Contamination sparks protest at Gobindgarh
Khanna, August 26
Residents of about a dozen villages protested against the Mandi Gobindgarh nagar council here today for not giving their problems a proper hearing.

Hospital’s ayurveda dept opens tomorrow
Ludhiana, August 26
The Deep Hospital at Model Town here is set to be the first hospital in North India to open an independent ayurveda department. It will be operational from August 28. The department will be headed by Dr Gauhar Vatsyayan.

4-day dance carnival ends
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 26
A four-day dance carnival came to an end at Om Parkash Bansal Modern School, Mandi Gobindgarh today. The carnival was organised for pre-primary and class I students to select the best dancers of the class. Total Four students, two from pre-primary Nilesh and Divyatas, and two from Class I-Preena and Iva were given principal's prize for their performances.

Students yes, teachers no
Ludhiana, August 26
Children in uniform walking in rows and praying together in assemblies are a common sight in the mornings at government schools in the state, but these assemblies are increasingly becoming devoid of teachers.

Anna wave continues
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 26
Hunger strike by Kamal Kumar Babla, an activist of CB Welfare Association, to support Gandhian Leader Anna Hazare reached its third day. Many activists and office bearers of various social, political and trade organisations continued to demonstrate and protests in the region.

Woman dies of burns
Samrala, August 26
An elderly woman residing in Himat Nagar here succumbed to her injuries at the PGI in Chandigarh two days after she received burn injuries in the explosion of a stove at her kitchen of her house on August 24.


166 bags of contraband seized
Jagraon, August 26
Following the seizure of two huge consignment of poppy husk and opium by the Ludhiana (Rural) police within 20 days, speculations are rife among political circles and local residents that these, recovered by the police in two operations, were meant to be used during the SGPC poll scheduled to held on September 18.

20 days on, accused roaming free, alleges victim’s kin
Jagraon, August 26
Apparently having learnt no lesson from two previous incidents of honour killings, which embarrassed the police department, yet another incident of murderous attack on a youth by family members of a girl hailing from different caste is being taken lightly by it.

Snatching incidents make cops tizzy 
Ludhiana, August 26
Beware, a gang of snatchers is on the prowl in Sarabha Nagar and BRS Nagar as three incidents of snatching have been reported in the past one-week. The police claims that a large number of snatching cases have not even been reported so far.

Stolen truck traced
Ludhiana, August 26
The goods container laden with export-quality forging tools worth Rs 20 lakh, which went missing from the freight station in Focal Point on Wednesday night was found parked in Jamalpur Colony today morning.


Punjab karatekas win 33 medals 
Ludhiana, August 26
Karatekas from Punjab won several medals in the National Shito-Ryu Karate Championship held on August 20 and 21 at Kolkata.
Children, who won medals in the National Karate Meet held in Kolkata, were honoured in Ludhiana
Children, who won medals in the National Karate Meet held in Kolkata, were honoured in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

IS Bindra XI declare at 600 for 7
Ludhiana, August 26
A cricket match in progress at the PAU in Ludhiana IS Bindra XI batsmen went on a leather hunt as they declared their first innings at 600 runs for the loss of seven wickets on the second day of the second match against Chaman Lal Malhotra XI in the PCA Players’ Emerging Cricket Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the patronage of Punjab Cricket Association at Punjab Agricultural University here today.

A cricket match in progress at the PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



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