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Kanav 20-yr-old run over by bus
Ludhiana, September 7
Kanav Aggarwal, a 20-year-old youth was crushed under a bus near the Sarabha Nagar “pully” on Pakhowal Road last evening. Kanav, a resident of Sarabha Nagar, was a student of BCom-I at Shri Aurobindo College of Commerce here.

Friends remember Kanav as jovial and without spite
Ludhiana, September 7
Classmates and friends described Kanav Aggarwal, a first-year BCom student of the city’s Shri Aurobindo College of Commerce, as a jovial and optimistic person for whom there was no place for hatred or negative feelings.

SHOs taken to task, 2 cops suspended
Ludhiana, September 7
The Police Commissioner has come down hard on Station House Officers (SHOs) who are “giving a free hand” to the gambling and “satta” mafia thriving in the city. The action was taken this evening following information that some SHOs had even arranged accommodation for members of the gambling mafia.


Lawyers want security tightened at local courts
Bar association condemns deadly blast outside Delhi HC
Ludhiana, September 7
The powerful bomb blast outside a gate of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, in which at least 11 people were killed and several others injured, sent panic waves among the city’s legal fraternity for want of adequate security arrangements in the Ludhiana district courts.

In the absence of security arrangements at the courts complex, litigants walk in and out without any check. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
In the absence of security arrangements at the courts complex, litigants walk in and out without any check

Security check at railway station

Ludhiana, September 7
Security was put on high alert at the railway station following a bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court here today. The police checked tea stalls and the luggage of passengers. It also inspected the parking area and impounded unclaimed vehicles.

Cops check baggage of passengers at the Ludhiana railway station. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cops check baggage of passengers at the Ludhiana railway station

Whistleblower’s ultimatum to Gosain
Ludhiana, September 7
Sukhvinder Singh, a senior assistant at the Pakhowal Community Health Centre, who was given the Anna Hazare award by Health Minister, Punjab, Satpal Gosain, on August 22 for unearthing three scams in the health department, has given a deadline of a week for action to be taken against the accused.

NRI nuclear scientist in soup
Ludhiana, September 7
A France-based NRI nuclear scientist, whose ATM card and a laptop containing sensitive data on nuclear science was robbed on August 25, is in a soup as he is receiving queries from the French authorities on how he lost the laptop containing crucial details about the Indo-French project.

Server down, work hit at treasury office
Ludhiana, September 7
Crashing down of the main server at the finance department in Chandigarh has delayed the monthly budget of government employees who are still waiting for their salaries of the month of August.

A deserted view of the office of the district treasury where work was affected after the main server crashed. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A deserted view of the office of the district treasury where work was affected after the main server crashed

Governor held up for an hour in city
Ludhiana, September 7
Punjab Governor, Shivraj Patil had to wait for nearly an hour in the city today after the pilot of his official chopper did not receive any signal from Chandigarh due to bad weather condition there.


Haphazardly parked vehicles, illegal rehris dot Bhadaur House area
MC turns a blind eye to menace
Ludhiana, September 7
City’s Bhadaur House area seems to be in the grip of illegal rehris and haphazardly parked vehicles. And the Ludhiana municipal corporation’s office, which is barely 100 yards away from Bhadaur House, seems to be unaware of the menace.

Cool environs

Students study under a tree at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Students study under a tree at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

City Bus Service
Project gets delayed as company jumps deadline
Ludhiana, September 7
Even though the Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) officials had completed the survey of 40 low-floor buses at the Tata company’s factory in Lucknow last month, the company has jumped the deadline of September 24, by which it was supposed to deliver 40 low-floor non-AC buses.

Neo-natal jaundice not a disease
Ludhiana, September 7
Jaundice in newborns is not a disease, but a physiological change. Dr Atul Goel, associate professor in paediatrics at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, says: “Almost every newborn has mild jaundice, but if it aggravates, it is serious and should be treated properly.”

Cops seek locals’ help
Drive against gambling
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 7
Identifying traffic congestion, drug addiction and illegal lottery as major factors behind petty crime, the police sought the cooperation of elected representatives and office-bearers of social, religious and educational organisations in curbing the menace.

Laying of sewer
Work moves at a snail’s pace
Sahnewal, September 7
The work pertaining to laying of sewer pipes is moving at a snail’s pace in the town.
The dug-up roads in Sahnewal. Photos by writers
The dug-up roads in Sahnewal

mela chhappar
Vendors to put up stalls in periphery of town
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 7
With the SGPC elections keeping politicians preoccupied, only a few are expected to turn up at Mela Chhappar scheduled for Saturday. This has apparently discouraged vendors from hiring land for putting up stalls near Guga Mari shrine.

Demonstration by BSNL employees
Ludhiana, September 7
The BSNL employees today held a demonstration in front of the general manager’s office at Bharat Nagar Chowk. Com Balbir Singh, circle secretary, BSNL Employees Union, Punjab, while addressing a gathering said the management had taken an arbitrary and hasty decision to stop the allowances of employees, including freezing of the LTC.

at the crossroads
Musings on Teacher’s Day
Teaching is not a profession but a way of life. Learners become teachers in the course of time. It is a life-long process which does not halt even after retirement. A teacher dreams of a better tomorrow and for that purpose he enthuses students to discard the hackneyed views and beliefs.


Carjacking gang busted
Ludhiana, September 7
With the arrest of three persons, the city police has claimed to have busted a gang of carjackers, who robbed the car of a city resident on August 2. The suspects have been identified as Om Dutt alias Mintu, Sohan Lal alias Sonu and Saranjit Singh alia Kalu. They were arrested following a security check in the Dugri area here last night.

Cops arrest four robbers
Phillaur, September 7
The Goraya police has claimed to have bust a gang of robbers with the arrest of four members near Boparai in Phillaur subdivision. The arrested persons were identified as Bachitra Singh, Jiwan Kumar, Harjinder Kumar and Pankaj Verma.

Day after clash, seven booked for murder bid
Ludhiana, September 7
The day after a violent clash at the Civil Hospital, the police today booked eight persons and some unidentified assailants in an attempt to murder case and for obstructing a policeman from performing duty.


Cheque bounce
Woman gets one-year term
Ludhiana, September 7
Judicial Magistrate Vipindeep Kaur has convicted Mona Rani of Urban Estate Dugri in a cheque bounce case of Rs 2 lakh. She was sentenced to a one-year imprisonment. The court also ordered her to pay fine of Rs 5,000.

Savinder, Parminder strike golds in boxing
Ludhiana, September 7
Savinder Kaur and Parminder Kaur brought laurels to their village, Chakar, near here, as they won gold medals in their respective weight categories during the seventh Youth Women’s Boxing Championship held in Jalandhar recently.

The winners with their gold medals in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

The winners with their gold medals in Ludhiana

Chess Meet
Alpine school clinch titles
Ludhiana, September 7
Players of Alpine International Senior Secondary School proved their mettle by clinching titles in the girls and boys sections in the U-14 category, besides in the boys U-19 group, in the third edition of the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Chess Championship (West Zone) held at Alpine School.

Cricket Meet
Ludhiana in strong position
Sandip Singh took seven wickets
Ludhiana, September 7
Hosts Ludhiana, who were awarded four points on the basis of first innings lead against Muktsar, were in sight of an outright victory against Barnala on the first day of the third match of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (U-19) for the Dhruv Pandove Trophy being played at Punjab Agricultural University here.




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