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Co-workers gag man to death in factory
The police inspects the crime scene where a factory worker (inset) was gagged to death. Ludhiana, October 7
Two factory workers allegedly gagged their colleague to death and fled with Rs 1.5 lakh lying in the cash counter of a factory unit here today.

The police inspects the crime scene where a factory worker (inset) was gagged to death. Tribune photo: HImanshu Mahajan

Garbage strewn in the books market area in Ludhiana. MC team stopped from collecting garbage
Ludhiana, October 7
A team led by Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) Zonal Commissioner Amarjit Singh Sekhon and health officer Charanjit Uppal had to face resistance from a group of Valmiki leaders when civic body officials tried to lift garbage from a dump near Kailash Cinema late last night.
Garbage strewn in the books market area in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: HImanshu Mahajan


Cops ‘thrash’ auto-rickshaw driver
Ludhiana, October 7
High drama was witnessed near the railway station when a badly injured auto-rickshaw driver levelled serious allegations against traffic police and claimed that he was thrashed for refusing to bribe the cops.

Financial crunch drives couple to suicide
Ludhiana, October 7
A couple committed suicide after hanging themselves in separate rooms of their house located at Sector 32 in the Chandigarh road area here today.

Fewer ‘khoya’ sweets in city this Diwali
Ludhiana, October 7
This Diwali, city residents will have less “khoya” sweets on their platter as sweet makers are not getting the required quantity of “khoya” and milk for preparing such sweets. “The reduced milk production across India has forced neighbouring states to stop the supply of ‘khoya’ to Ludhiana,” a sweet maker said.


Musical chairs between trust executive officials!
Ludhiana, October 7
The posting of two executive officials at the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) here has created a peculiar and unprecedented situation. Though there was a post of additional executive official in the LIT for a brief period, in the case of the two incumbents, ZA Khan and Avtar Singh Azad, no one is prepared to play the “second fiddle”.

Risking life
A teenager boards a moving pick-up van while risking his life near Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana.
A teenager boards a moving pick-up van while risking his life near Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet Verma

City to get dirtier as strike enters 4th day
Ludhiana, October 7
As the strike called by the safai karamcharis entered the fourth day today, it has dampened the spirit of the ongoing festival season. With the city generating 900 metric tonnes of garbage daily, there is already around 3,600 metric tonnes of garbage on the city streets, which have become virtual hell.

A few did, but for money
Ludhiana, October 7
Even though the safai karamcharis as well as private garbage collectors are on strike since October 4, still they collected garbage from some parts of the city yesterday. A private garbage collector said they had collected garbage to seek gratification from the residents.

PPCB to outsource survey work
Ludhiana, October 7
To tighten the noose around electroplating industry of the city, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided to outsource the survey work of unidentified electroplating industries of the city. This work has been allotted to Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College and the survey, which starts from Monday, would be completed in 45 days.

Striking workers lay siege to labour office
Ludhiana, October 7
Charging officials of the labour department here with playing in the hands of textile owners and becoming a party to the blatant violation of labour laws, hundreds of striking textile workers today laid siege to the labour office on the Gill Road for more than five hours. The workers alleged that even though majority of the textile mill owners were prepared to accept the demands of the agitating workers, the indifference on the part of labour officials towards the plight of workers was delaying a settlement.

Insanitary conditions: Upset, councillor wants GLADA to act
Ludhiana, October 7
Sakshi Julka, councillor, ward No. 10, upset about the slow pace of development as also the insanitary conditions and lack of basic amenities for those residing at Sector 32 and localities surrounding it on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road, today served an ultimatum upon the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) to speed up the development works in the area within a month failing which the residents of neglected localities will gherao its office.

A file photo of the toll plaza on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar road. Toll plaza authorities fret as private bus drivers flex muscles
Ludhiana, October 7
Authorities of Soma Isolux, who are manning the country’s biggest expressway project-Sutlej Toll Plaza - have sought help of the local police in collecting money from private bus drivers.

A file photo of the toll plaza on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar road.

Sukhbir to lay stone of bridge
Ludhiana, October 7
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will lay the foundation stone of a bridge on the Sutlej in the Mattewara area (Ludhiana-Rahon Road) on October 11.

ICAR gets World Bank project
Ludhiana, October 7
The World Bank has sanctioned a major project to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, for the conduct of research and dissemination of recommended technologies to rural masses.

Decision on new centre hailed
Ludhiana, October 7
The PAU Kisan Club today welcomed the decision of the Centre to grant approval for the establishment of a Dr Borlaug institute South Asian centre in Punjab.

A boy participates in a cartoon-making competition at the youth fest at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Friday. GADVASU youth fest kicks off
Ludhiana, October 7
The second youth festival of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, started today with fine arts events. Collage making and cartoon-making competitions were held in which three colleges of the university participated, along with affiliated college, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Amritsar.

A boy participates in a cartoon-making competition at the youth fest at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

NRHM staff strike again
Ludhiana, October 7
After holding a three-day protest while climbing atop water tank at Gill village and near Guru Nanak Engineering College, employees working under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) started their district-level strike again at the Civil Surgeon’s office today.

Youngsters dance at ‘Rock On 2011’, the annual day celebrations of De Samar Academy in Ludhiana on Friday. Amarjeet bags best student award
Ludhiana, October 7
Bhangra, folk dances and western dances were performed during the annual day celebrations, “Rock On 2011”, of De Samar Academy, a fashion and design academy, here today.

Youngsters dance at ‘Rock On 2011’, the annual day celebrations of De Samar Academy in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Health dept takes samples of chocolates
Ludhiana, October 7
Sweets are no longer a must with a wedding card. People have now started presenting chocolates with invitation cards. Assorted chocolates have replaced the traditional sweet boxes, even as an accompaniment to Diwali gifts.

2 die as wall collapses
Khanna, October 7
Two persons were killed when a wall collapsed on them when they were digging a foundation for a new building.

Symposium on veterinary nutrition at GADVASU
Ludhiana, October 7
Dr SS Sikka, head, department of animal nutrition, GADVASU, and Dr MS Pannu, professor, animal nutrition, attended the national symposium on “The significance of veterinary nutrition for health and production of animals of agro-ecological importance”, which was organised at the College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg Chhatisgarh.

NRIs to celebrate Dasehra on weekend
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
While NRIs settled in various countries, including the United States of America, Canada and Australia greeted their friends and relatives on Dasehra festival yesterday, they will be celebrating the festival on weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

.303 rifle still calls the shots
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 7
A straight pull bolt action 0.303 inch calibre Ross Rifle manufactured in Canada and used till the middle of the First World War is still a craze among weapon lovers, including some police personnel.

2 killed in accident
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 7
A woman and her son were killed in an accident near Yovraj Palace here yesterday. They died when a Santro car coming from Sirhind side collided with a truck (PB 13 A 5416) near the palace.

from colleges
Students participated in various sports activities to showcase their physical prowess in “Stamina-2011”, the college sports event, organised at the Ludhiana Group of Colleges-Polytechnic, Ferozepur Road. The occasion was marked with the inauguration of sports facilities centre at the campus comprising of volleyball, kabaddi, carom and athletics. Awards and certificates were given to students for performing well in the event.

Ludhiana Scan
Padam Parkash Kansal was re-elected as the chairman of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange at the meeting of the Board of Directors while Joginder Kumar was also renamed as the vice -chairman. At the meeting, the newly elected directors of LSE, Ashok Kumar and Sunil Gupta, were also welcomed.


5 youths decamp with Rs 20,000 from petrol pump
Khamano, October 7
Five armed youths attacked a petrol pump and decamped with Rs 20,000 after injuring an employee of the petrol pump last night.

Punjab Games for Women
2,000 participants to vie for top honours
Ludhiana, October 7
Around 2,000 participants will be vying for top honours in the annual Punjab State Games for Women scheduled to be held from October 8 to 11.

Adhiraj Sharma Local lad to participate in global swimming meet
Ludhiana, October 7
Adhiraj Sharma, an upcoming swimmer from Ludhiana, has been selected to compete in the 7th Asian Age Group Swimming Championship to be held at Palembang in Indonesia.

Adhiraj Sharma




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