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Ludhiana most urbanised in state
Ludhiana, August 27
Ludhiana has emerged as the most urbanised district in Punjab with a sizable population of 59.14 per cent residing in cities and towns. However, residents feel that the district, especially the industrial city of Ludhiana, has paid heavy price for urbanisation as the green cover has depleted, pollution level has gone up and the agricultural land has been converted into commercial and residential complexes.

Three months on, Civil Hospital still to be upgraded
Ludhiana, August 27
The tall claims made by the health and family welfare minister, Satpal Gosain, that the Civil Hospital will be upgraded to 300 beds seems to have fallen flat. Three months have passed since Gosain became the health minister and declared that the hospital would be upgraded. But there have been no changes in the hospital, which at present has 100 beds.


Damaged files bring smile to police officials!
Ludhiana, August 27
The official files that were damaged due to rain have proved to be a blessing in disguise for police personnel. The drenched files were causing stress to the police until a few days ago, but have now become a source of joy to officials working in various branches of the police department located in the basement of the office of the Police Commissioner.

Bambota reinstated
Ludhiana, August 27
Dr VK Bambota, a senior faculty of the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, who had been suspended following allegations of corruption, was reinstated yesterday. Strangely, the university authorities had not even chargesheeted Dr Bambota during the suspension period.

Quack gives health team the miss
Ludhiana, August 27
For the third time in a row, a quack, running his clinic in Kundan Puri eluded the squad of district health department yet again, who had planned a raid at his premises here today.

Employee flees with Rs 4 lakh
Ludhiana, August 27
Trusting an employee proved costly for Brij Mohan, owner of a cloth manufacturing unit of Ladhowal, as the former fled with Rs 4 lakh, a mobile phone and a motorcycle belonging to his employer.

Officiating MC Commissioner (fourth from left) inspects work on Partap Chowk flyover in Ludhiana on Saturday Civic body sets another deadline
Ludhiana, August 27
There is some good news for city residents as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) has said the Partap Chowk flyover would be functional by September 20.

Officiating MC Commissioner (fourth from left) inspects work on Partap Chowk flyover in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Girls protect themselves against the sun in LudhianaShunning sun may do more harm
Ludhiana, August 27
Dressing up to battle the sun with gloves covering arms and a dupatta wrapped all around the face may actually cause more harm. It may save girls from getting a tan, but deficiency of vitamin D could land them in hospital with fragile bones.

Girls protect themselves against the sun in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


RTI Act: Info panel serves notice on LIT
Ludhiana, August 27
After the sub-registrar of Jagraon was fined Rs 7,000 by the State Information Commission, now a notice has been served on the Ludhiana Improvement Trust for failing to provide information under the Right to Information Act to Rohit Sabharwal, president, Council of RTI Activists.

Students of Punjab Agricultural University get tips to weed out congress grass in Ludhiana Congress grass a threat to environment, say experts
Ludhiana, August 27
Parthenium hysterophorus, locally known as 'gajarbooti', congress grass or carrot weed, has become a threat to environment and biodiversity.

Students of Punjab Agricultural University get tips to weed out congress grass in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

50 printers leave for exhibition in Bangkok
Ludhiana, August 27
More than 50 printers from the northern states of India are leaving for “Pack Print International 2011” to be held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Cultural function
Ludhiana, August 27
Sufi singers Wadali Brothers will be performing at a cultural function to be organised by Shobhaniya Kala Kendra at Guru Nanak Bhawan tomorrow. While addressing mediapersons today, Purva Puri, director of Shobhaniya Kala Kendra, said, “Students of Shobhaniya Kala Kendra will give a dance performance,” said Puri.

Seminar for traders
Ludhiana, August 27
A seminar on “Quality Control” was held at the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings here today. Avtar Singh, general secretary, CICU, said the MSME sector was passing through a rough phase. The need was to upgrade skills, create awareness and strengthen competitiveness among these units.


Scheduled drugs seized, 1 held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
The Dehlon police has busted a gang allegedly involved in supplying scheduled pharmaceutical drugs among petty shopkeepers and retailers without valid licence.

cricket tournament
Karan’s century in vain, Chaman Lal XI face follow on
Ludhiana, August 27
Skipper Karan Goel’s century (117) went in vain as Chaman Lal Malhotra XI was facing follow on against IS Bindra XI on the penultimate day of the ongoing match in the PCA Players’ Emerging Cricket Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association under the patronage of the Punjab Cricket Association at the Punjab Agricultural University here today.

IC Asian junior challenge
Jagraon girl to represent India
Jassowal (Jagraon), August 27
Rimpledeep Kaur, a trainee of Harvest Tennis Academy, Jassowal, Jagraon, has been selected to represent India at the IC Asian Junior Challenge 2011 to be held in Singapore from August 30 to September 2.

Girls slug it out during a basketball match in Ludhiana on SaturdayJalandhar, Mansa eves record victories
Ludhiana, August 27
Girls (Under-16 category) Jalandhar district along with Khalsa Public School, Ludhiana, recorded victories in their respective encounters in the second edition of the Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League Season II being held at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Girls slug it out during a basketball match in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




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