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Mini-truck driver runs amok
Ludhiana, September 4
A badly smashed car that met with an accident in Ludhiana on Sunday Two motorcyclists were hurt after an over speeding mini-truck rammed into two motorcycles, a car and an ambulance near traffic lights opposite to Punjab Agricultural University gate number 2 here this morning.

A badly smashed car that met with an accident in Ludhiana on Sunday

Court orders attachment of LIT chairman’s car
Failure to allot plot to applicant
Ludhiana, September 4
Additional Civil Judge (Senior Division) BK Sharma has ordered the attachment of five cars belonging to the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), including that of its Chairman, for the failure of the improvement trust to comply with two judgements in favour of Jasbir Singh Sethi, an NRI settled in the US.


Notorious crime kingpin still on the run
Manoj BakarwalLudhiana, September 4
While the local police has been smug about curbing carjacking, managing to nab only small-time crooks, the “big fish” - Manoj Bakarwal, said to be behind 150 carjacking and snatching incidents in the Delhi and Chandigarh areas is still on the run and thought to be hiding in the city. The cops recently arrested three members of his gang but Bakarwal was able to give them the slip.
Manoj Bakarwal

Admn snubs disaster management team
Ludhiana, September 4
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), a 25-members team from Bathinda, is in the city for 10 days to educate the public about disaster management. The district administration had recently held several meetings in keeping with the threat of floods in the district. The team comprises representatives from the ITBP, CRPF and the BSF. They are residing with the ITBP even though it is the district administration’s duty to make boarding and lodging arrangements for the team.

Lab technicians strike hard
Ludhiana, September 4
Laboratory technicians working on contract under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in various Civil Hospitals and government dispensaries of the district have been on a pen-down strike since September 2, putting patients to inconvenience.


GLADA looks on as vacant plots turn into garbage dumps
Ludhiana, September 4
The residents of Dugri Urban Estate (Phase II) here are up in arms against the persistent failure of the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) to put to proper disposal several vacant plots in its colonies, which have been turned into garbage dumps due to constant neglect while also providing safe haven to anti-social elements.

Manuke Village to boycott SGPC poll
Jagraon, September 4
A day after the visit of Chief Minister Punjab Parkash Singh Badal to Manuke village, about 15 km from here, to address a party rally, residents of Chakar village have declared that they will boycott the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections, scheduled to held on September 18.

Badals have harmed Punjabis, alleges Barnala
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 4
Accusing Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and other members of his family of causing the maximum harm to Punjabis in general and Sikhs in particular, former Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala and Akali Dal (Longowal) president Surjit Kaur Barnala alleged that Badal had no agenda other than fooling the people of Punjab by terming all his political rivals agents of the Congress.

Reporters diary
Not just incompetence, but also criminal neglect
A guard asks a girl to reveal her face for security check on the PAU campus in Ludhiana The poor progress of several major infrastructure development projects in the mega city is not only testing the nerves of the people, but as a result of delay the expenditure involved, running into crores, is also going up substantially by way of escalation provisions. Whether it is motorable flyover in place of Lakkar bridge connecting the old city and Civil Lines, the extension of flyover on Partap Chowk or pedestrian under passes (PUPs) at the mini secretariat and Aggar Nagar, the work continues at a snail’s pace putting the completion of these projects way behind the schedule.
A guard asks a girl to reveal her face for security check on the PAU campus in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Women prepare a rangoli to celebrate Onam in Ludhiana on Sunday Onam celebrated with fervour in city
Ludhiana, September 4
Onam festival was celebrated at Veer Palace, Chandigarh, by people from Kerala now living in and around the city. About 1,500 Keralites participated in the celebrations organised by Kerala Kalavedi.

Women prepare a rangoli to celebrate Onam in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

400 people examined at medical camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept 4
Malnutrition and poor hygiene were identified as major factors behind increasing incidences of infections and deficiency diseases among villagers, including women, aged persons and children.

‘Congress using morcha candidates’
Raikot, September 4
Accusing the Congress of adopting unethical practices and using morcha candidates for interference in religious affairs of Sikhs, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal cautioned the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) electorate against the ‘sinister designs of traitors’ of the Panth.

‘Pay scale, seniority being ignored’
Doraha, September 4
There is resentment among teachers at government and government-aided colleges here. They allege that their pay scale and seniority have been ignored while assigning election duties to them.

Emergency care workshop at nursing college
Ludhiana, September 4
CMC Nursing College organised a workshop on care in emergency, sponsored by Government of India, Ministry of Health & Family welfare Section from August 29 to September 4. The staff nurses from emergency units of government and private institutes of punjab state participated in the workshop.


Jobless 32-yr-old commits suicide
Jagraon, September 4
A 32-years-old youth committed suicide by hanging himself with the guarder on ceiling of his house on Saturday. The youth has been identified as Gurmit Singh of Amargarh Kaler village near Jagraon.

Ludhiana and Faridkot boys in action during the Mahindra NBA Challenge League in Ludhiana on SundayMahindra NBA Challenge League
Nav Bharti boys barge in semis
Ludhiana, September 4
Defending champions in the boys’ under-18 category, Nav Bharti Public School, Ludhiana, scored an emphatic 64-47 win over Patiala district to advance into the semi-final of the second edition of the Mahindra NBA Challenge Basketball League Season II being held at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Ludhiana and Faridkot boys in action during the Mahindra NBA Challenge League in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Amenities @ stadium = 0
Ludhiana, September 4
The authorities have failed to provide basic infrastructure to sportspersons at Guru Nanak Stadium here. There is no changing room for woman players.

Dhruv Pandove Cricket Tourney
Sherbaz, Harjot put Muktsar in command
Ludhiana, September 4
Accurate bowling by Sherbaz Singh and Harjot Singh, who shared five wickets each, put Muktsar in command against hosts Ludhiana on the opening day of the second match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at Punjab Agricultural University campus ground here today.





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