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Despite PPCB claim, city still country’s most polluted
Ludhiana, September 27
The main culprits for the growing atmospheric pollution in the city are the hundreds of thousands of vehicles plying on the streets as well as factories discharging effluents directly into water bodies.
A chimney of a factory polluting the Ludhiana sky A chimney of a factory polluting the Ludhiana sky. File Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma


‘Govt, industry, residents to blame’
Ludhiana, September 27
Even as Ludhiana has notoriously bagged the “title” of being the most polluted city in the country, environmentalists feel that the state government, local industry as well as the city residents themselves are to be blamed for this problem.

WHO survey damns city
Ludhiana, September 27
With one of the highest levels of suspended particulate matter (SPM), Ludhiana has been tagged as the most polluted city in the country. This formed part of the findings recorded in a recent survey conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Bhagat Singh remains an endearing figure to youth
Ludhiana, September 27
Punjab’s noted freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh remains one of the most popular youth icons in the country and continues to be remembered as a hero by many of the city’s youngsters.

Nick Sharma, an artist, makes a tattoo of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on the shoulder of a youngster in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Nick Sharma, an artist, makes a tattoo of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on the shoulder of a youngster in Ludhiana on Tuesday

Man goes on fast at martyrs’ statues
Ludhiana, September 27
Even as Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary falls tomorrow, Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar’s ancestral house is in the midst of controversy. Vishal Nayyar, who claims to be Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar’s family member, has gone on a five-day fast near the statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar and Shaheed Rajguru, installed on the Jagraon Bridge, here.

5 booked for sodomy
Ludhiana, September 27
Police on Tuesday booked five unknown persons for sodomising a 20-year-old youth. The victim, who is a teacher and a resident of Jassian Road, Haibowal, told police at the Division No. 5 police station that on the night of September 22, when he was going towards Ghumar Mandi, five unknown persons stopped him on the pretext of seeking directions to a locality.

2 brothers die in road mishap
Phillaur, September 27
Two brothers were killed on the spot when the Zen car in which they were travelling dashed against a tree near Noormahal in the Phillaur sub-division on Monday night.


Abandoned baby to get home, finally
Ludhiana, September 27
After having remained the centre of attraction for students and staff of BL Memorial Kapoor Hospital, a newborn baby girl, who was abandoned by her mother 13 days ago, will move to her permanent abode — Swami Ganganand Bhuriwale International Foundation, an adoption centre run by an NGO — tomorrow.

Four-day youth fest kicks off
Ludhiana, September 27
The four-day Panjab University zone ‘A’ youth festival took off to a flying start at Arya College here today. The cultural bonanza was inaugurated by Arunesh Shakir, minister of forest and medical education, Punjab.
A participant makes a stroke with a paintbrush during a competition at the Panjab University zone ‘A’ youth festival in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
A participant makes a stroke with a paintbrush during a competition at the Panjab University zone ‘A’ youth festival in Ludhiana on Tuesday

Folk music, dance mark end of youth fest
Raikot, September 27
The four-day 53rd Punjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival concluded at Swami Ganga Giri Janta College here yesterday. Ramesh Kaura, secretary of SGG Educational Trust, presided over the concluding function and Dr SM Kant, director youth welfare department, PU, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.

Youth fest by vet varsity from Oct 7
Ludhiana, September 27
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University will organise the youth festival from October 7 to 14. Dr Satinder Pal Singh Sangha, director, student’s welfare, said the aim of the festival was to provide a platorm to students to hone their skills.

SCD student tops MCom exam
Ludhiana, September 27
Students of SCD Government College have excelled in the MCom (business innovations) second-semester examination, results of which were declared by Panjab University, Chandigarh, yesterday.

Exhibitions at two city schools
Ludhiana, September 27
Exhibitions were organised at two city schools today. While the annual school exhibition was held at Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy, students participated in a science exhibition at Sai Public School.

Textile workers’ strike enters fifth day
Ludhiana, September 27
As the strike by textile workers entered its fifth day on Tuesday, the workers, who are demanding a hike in piece rate and implementation of the labour laws, have decided to observe the birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on Wednesday as "liberation day".

Health staff stage protest
Ludhiana, September 27
Employees of the health department working under the National Rural Health Mission staged a protest at Jagraon bridge here today. The employees of Ludhiana and Ropar participated in the protest.


Man commits suicide, kin blame police
Ludhiana, September 27
A middle-aged man committed suicide by consuming poison at his house in Bhutta village, near Dehlon, this morning. Deceased Prem Singh’s family members have accused that some officials of the Dehlon police station had been harassing him for some time, due to which he had been under stress.

3-kg opium seized
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 27
The police has seized 3-kg opium from Pankaj Sharma, alias Anil Sharma, a resident of Ludhiana, and Rajbir Singh, alias Raju, of Mundian Khurd (Ludhiana) near Bhagwan Parsu Ram Mandir. The cost of the contraband is estimated at Rs 3 lakh.

City lad honoured after overseas win
Ludhiana, September 27
After winning the International Club (IC) Asian Challenger Cup in lawn tennis, city lad Fatehdeep Singh was honoured by Ace Tennis Academy and SEL here today. Fatehdeep won the four-day championship held in Singapore on August 30.




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