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Bodies of 2 boys fished out of Sidhwan canal
Ludhiana, September 11
There appears to be no end to drowning accidents involving little children. In the latest tragedy the bodies of two little boys who were brothers, both of whom had been reported missing three days ago, were fished out of the city’s Sidhwan Canal.

1965 war hero's statue a picture of neglect
Ludhiana, September 11
While city residents were glued to their TV sets to watch the ceremonies marking the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the United States, the heroic exploits of an unsung hero of the 1965 Indo-Pakistani war, army major Bhupinder Singh, who was posthumously awarded the Mahavir Chakra for laying down his life for the country, went unnoticed.


Two killed, five injured in road mishaps
Mullanpur Dakha,September 11
Two persons were killed and three injured after the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a speeding tempo coming from the opposite side on the Ludhiana- Jagraon road near here this evening.

Cops grope in dark
Ludhiana, September 11
The matter of an Audi A- 4, worth over Rs 30 lakh, belonging to a hotelier, and stolen from the parking lot of a hotel located on the Pakhowal road on September 3 has caused major embarrassment to the police.

Misuse of residential flats: GLADA gets cracking
Ludhiana, September 11
What should have been done much earlier to curb the flourishing commercial activity from residential colonies developed by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) in different parts of the city has come a little too late as a team of GLADA officials sealed a school and issued final warning to some half-a-dozen other commercial establishments in Dhandari area and on Chandigarh Road on Saturday.

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No check on snake charmers at Chhappar Mela
Mandi Ahmedgarh,September 11
Although banned by the Indian Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, the practice of snake charming and keeping serpents for receiving offerings in the name of “Guga” flourishes at Chhapar Mela being organised under the control of the administration every year.

Thin attendance on Day 2
An empty 'pandal' of a political party at Mela Chhappar on Sunday. Mandi Ahmedgarh,September 11
Even as the National Investigation Agency and the Delhi Police are yet to arrive at definite leads to the perpetrators of the Delhi bomb blast, residents of this part of the border state seem to have turned wary of participating in crowded social functions.

An empty 'pandal' of a political party at Mela Chhappar on Sunday. Photos by writer

Clouds over rallies
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
With the preoccupation of activists and office-bearers of various political parties in campaigning for candidates contesting SGPC polls, ‘pandals’ set up for rallies almost remained vacant today.

Alternative routes marked to avoid snarl-ups
A police team during patrolling at the mela site. Mandi Ahmedgarh,September 11
In order to streamline the movement of vehicles leading to the venue of the Mela Chhappar, the administration has urged the organisers of various conferences to impress upon activists of their parties to adopt specific routes to reach the venue on the conference day.

A police team during patrolling at the mela site.

Safety, hygiene given a miss here
A vendor sells juice under unhygienic conditions. Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
Callous attitude of the health authorities towards checking unhealthy practices at Mela Chhappar has resulted in a situation that those coming here to seek sound health and prosperity can contract pathogens of dreaded diseases.

A vendor sells juice under unhygienic conditions.

Begging blooms, authorities ignorant
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
Human trafficking for making money through begging at rural fairs is suspected to be an organised profession in this part of the state. Hundreds of drifters coming to seek alms from devotees in the name of God can be seen at all socio-religious fairs, including Mela Chhappar.


Seen death traps? take this road
Confusing caution boards near the Pohir roundabout near Ahmedgarh on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road. Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
Despite identifying accident-prone areas in the region, the administration is yet to take steps to prevent mishaps at and near the vulnerable areas.

Confusing caution boards near the Pohir roundabout near Ahmedgarh on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road. Photo by writer

No dengue death: DHO
Ludhiana, September 11
Although the patients suffering from dengue keep pouring in the private hospitals and the figure has crossed 350, yet the district health department says here are less han 100 patients in the disrict.

Social security gives many a miss
Ludhiana, September 11
There are many employees working at factories here who are not yet covered under the ESI Corporation. Many such employees are working at power looms.

Medicity Hospital crippled by non-functional elevator
Ludhiana, September 11
Patients and attendants are at the receiving end at Ludhiana Medicity Hospital where the elevator is non-functional for the past few days.

Drenched damsels
Girls try to save themselves from sudden showers in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Girls try to save themselves from sudden showers in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

DPRS in troubled waters
Ludhiana, September 11
A day after the much-hyped dealer point registration system (DPRS) was launched by Anurag Agarwal, transport secretary, the project has snowballed into a controversy.

Tewari takes MC to task for poor drainage
Ludhiana, September 11
Ludhiana MP and the national spokesperson of the Indian National Congress Manish Tewari today lashed out at the municipal corporation authorities for their failure to take proper measures for drainage of rainwater before monsoon.

Health workers to protest
Ludhiana, September 11
Contractual employees working under the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme have decided to continue their pen-down strike as their meeting with health and family welfare minister Satpal Gosain has not proved fruitful.

Another village to boycott SGPC poll
Jagraon, September 11
A few days after the residents of Chakar village declared to boycott the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections, scheduled to be held on September 18, residents of Sherpur Kalan village, the birthplace of Nanaksar sect founder Baba Nand Singh, have also declared to boycott the SGPC elections.

Campaigning in full throttle
Ludhiana, September 11
As the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) elections are just a week away, the candidates are all geared up and have intensified the campaigning. The campaigning is in full throttle with candidates holding meetings in their respective areas, starting from early morning till late evening.

Artificial limbs distributed
Limbs being distributing free of cost among the handicapped at a camp organised by the Bhartiya Vikas Parishad at Viklang Kender, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday.Ludhiana, September 11
A free limb distribution camp was organised at Viklang Sahayta Kendra by Bhartiya Vikas Parishad at Rishi Nagar. 51 physically challenged persons were given artificial limbs free of cost.

Limbs being distributing free of cost among the handicapped at a camp organised by the Bhartiya Vikas Parishad at Viklang Kender, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

New course fails to start, PU delays inspection
Ludhiana, September 11
The courses of Human Rights and Education, sponsored by sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC) failed to kick-off at Arya College here during this academic session as Panjab University, Chandigarh did not to send its inspection team on time.

Book on short stories released
Ludhiana, September 11
A book on collection of short stories in Hindi "Theher Gayi Zindagi" written by Dr Asha Aneja was released at Punjabi Bhawan here today. Dr Kailash Nath Bhardwaj, President, Hindi Sahitya Academi during a literary seminar organised of Punjab UNESCO club, released the book. Dr Aneja said most of the stories dealt with the state of women and old people in the society.

School associations threaten chain hunger strike
Ludhiana, September 11
The Punjab School Gazetted Officers’ Association and the Government Senior School Officers’ Association, in a state-level meeting held here yesterday, asked the state government to immediately reinstate the three officers suspended for “leaking the ETT paper” held in April.

Women decry poll duty
Doraha, September 11
Woman employees think that they have been made scapegoats in election duties. Women engaged in poll duty rehearsal here allege that they outnumber men.

Keralites celebrate Onam
Ludhiana, September 11
Udaya Kerala, an organisation of Malayalis celebrated Onam at gurdwara singh sabha auditorium, Kidwai Nagar today.

Sikh Marriage Act sought
Ludhiana, September 11
A congregation was organised by Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle to discuss the proposed Sikh Marriage Act here recently.

It’s time for fashion
Ludhiana, September 11
Signature Premier brought the city first-of-its-kind concept of bringing together national and international fashion on the same platform.


‘Suicide’ may be honour killing
Jagraon, September 11
Speculation is rife here after the death of a minor girl, who had allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance, at her house on Thursday night.

Two youths snatch chain
Phillaur, September 11
Two unidentified motorcyclist snatched earrings of a woman named Swaran Kaur at nearby Randhawa Masandha village in Phillaur sub division today. The robbers managed to escape after committing the crime, police said.




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