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Heavy rain brings city to a standstill again
Ludhiana, September 9
With the continuous heavy rainfall since Thursday evening, city residents had a harrowing time on Friday as streets turned into streams. Many of them caved in including a stretch of Daba Road near Maghar Di Chakki and another part of a street near the Punjab Handloom House in Maya Nagar. A tree which was uprooted due to heavy rain in the mini-secretariat in Ludhiana
A tree which was uprooted due to heavy rain in the mini-secretariat in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

37.9 mm rainfall in under 24 hrs
Ludhiana, September 9
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has said the city witnessed 37.9 mm of rainfall from 8.30 pm last evening to about 2.30 pm this afternoon.


Health Minister Satpal Gosain Not just eyes, I will donate body too, pledges Gosain
Ludhiana, September 9
Taking a cue from the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, who has taken a pledge to donate his eyes, Health and Family Welfare Minister Satpal Gosain is willing to donate his body after death.

Health Minister Satpal Gosain

Verka hikes prices of milk products
Ludhiana, September 9
For the second time in the last few months, Milkfed (Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Ltd) has increased the prices of its popular Verka brand milk products.


Workers were forced to stop work on the mela site following rain at Chhappar villageAdmn, organisers gear up for Mela Chhappar
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
What originated as a small gathering of local residents for worshiping snakes, embodiment of Guga Peer over 150 years ago has emerged as a mega festival during the past three years.

Workers were forced to stop work on the mela site following rain at Chhappar village on Friday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

1053 number for eye donation lying defunct
Ludhiana, September 9
Toll-free number 1053 launched the Ministry of Telecommunication for eye donation is yet to become popular in the city. This number was issued by the Ministry of Telecommunication to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare about two years ago so that those willing to donated their eyes or that of their relatives after death could get themselves registered through this number.

BMW left in parking lot for 3 days gets cops jumpy
Ludhiana, September 9
While city residents often blame police apathy for the steadily rising number of auto theft and carjacking incidents, many people themselves are not taking precautionary steps to prevent their vehicles from being stolen.

Training for beekeepers
Ludhiana, September 9
The PAU department of Entomology will organise an advance training course on bee breeding and mass queen bee rearing techniques from October 12 to 14. Giving an overview of the programme Dr Balwinder Singh, Head of the department of Entomology said fast production of quality queen bees on commercial scale at beekeepers' level will give a fillip to the beekeeping and its diversification. He further informed that the course will see the participation of experienced and progressive beekeepers having large apiary units, practice innovative and scientific bee-keeping.

Power Theft
8 defaulters penalised, two booked
Ludhiana, September 9
The anti-power theft police station of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has registered power theft cases against two persons and deployed teams to arrest the defaulters. The PSPCL’s enforcement wing has detected and slapped a penalty of Rs 8.76 lakh in eight cases of power theft.

Youth hit by mini bus, dies
Machiwara, September 9
A 22-year-old newly married youth was crushed to death when a mini bus ran over him last night. Following the incident dozens of residents of Manewal village blocked the traffic and damaged the mini bus. The victim has been identified as Sher Singh who married two months ago.

2 youths snatch gold chain
Ludhiana, September 9
The snatchers seem to be moving fearless in the city. In the latest incident two motorcycle borne youths snatched away with gold chain of a girl in Model Town area today.

Photography event new charm of youth festival
Ludhiana, September 9
Youth festival holds a new charm for photography enthusiasts in the city as the photography event has been included in it.

Strike by lab technicians from September 12
Ludhiana, September 9
In response to the decision taken by the state body of the Medical Laboratory Technicians’ Association, laboratory technicians working with the health and family welfare department will go on strike on September 12 for three days and stage a dharna outside the office of the civil surgeon to protest against indifferent attitude of the state government towards their genuine demands.

sehajdhari issue
Captain, Sarna responsible for mess: CM
Khanna, September 9
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has held Capt Amarinder Singh, Paramjit Singh Sarna and a few other Congress leaders accountable for the Sehajdhari letter case in connection with the SGPC poll and demanded action against them. He termed the news about cash crunch in the SGPC as mere speculation. Badal also addressed rallies at Samrala and Payal in support of party candidates for the SGPC elections.

college shootout
Taking cue from past, authorities gear up to foil repeat
Ludhiana, September 9
After a youth was killed and several others were injured in the shoot-out in Kamla Loti College a few days ago, the colleges in the city are gearing for strengthening their security set up in order to avoid the repeat of such incident. Most of the authorities have installed doorframe metal detectors and CCTV cameras at the entrance to discourage armed outsiders from entering the colleges.

Dental check-up camp
Ludhiana, September 9
Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College & Hospital organised a free dental check up and awareness camp at Karma Hospital. A team of dental surgeons comprising of Dr Ekta Singh Suneja, Dr Vikrant Sharma, Dr Preetinder Singh Mokha, dental interns and paramedical staff examined the patients.

ludhiana scan
Transport workers irked
The contractual workers of the Punjab Roadways would stage a dharna at the Punjab Assembly during the forthcoming assembly session on September 29 if the State Government failed to sort out the pending issue of regularisation of contractual workers. A meeting of the Punbus Contractors Workers Union, Punjab, held here on Friday noted with concern that a nexus of political leadership, bureaucrats and contractors was exploiting the contractual employees. Trade union leaders addressing the meeting alleged that the Punbus management was making fresh recruitments on considerations other than merit while the contract workers were being ignored for regularisation.

School notes
World Literacy Day
Ludhiana: World Literacy Day was celebrated at GMT Public School, Jalandhar bypass, here on Thursday. Students from various classes helped the support staff of the school to read and write. The maids of the school were taught to write their names and address in Punjabi and Hindi.


Minor girl commits suicide
Jagraon, September 9
A class XI student of Sanmati Government Science and Research College, Jagraon, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at her house last night. The 17-year-old was a resident of the Kacha Malak road, Jagraon.

Sohan Singh, who was injured in a firing incident, recuperates at the CMCH in Ludhiana Nephew shoots at uncle
Ludhiana, September 9
A 72-year-old man was allegedly shot at by his nephew over a land dispute at Sunet village near BRS Nagar here last night. The victim identified as Sohan Singh was rushed to CMC hospital for treatment after the shot fired from the close rang broke the thighbone of the victim.

Sohan Singh, who was injured in a firing incident, recuperates at the CMCH in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

3 ‘notorious’ criminals nabbed
Jagraon, September 9
The Ludhiana (Rural) police arrested three notorious criminals from Kamalpura village situated on the Jagraon-Raikot road yesterday evening. The accused have been identified as Himmat Singh, Neela and Jaspal Singh Vicky, all residents of Akhara village.


Sandeep Singh An all-rounder in the making
Ludhiana, September 9
“Shane Warne has been my idol since I was a child”. Children playing gully cricket will echo similar sentiment, but this city lad’s action speaks louder than words.

Sandeep Singh



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