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Three of family killed in accident
Were on their way to immerse ashes
Samrala, November 14
The ill-fated Tata Sumo which was badly damaged by a truck, killing three persons, near Pawat village on Monday morning. Three men, including a woman, were killed and seven injured in a road accident on the Neelon-Chamkur Sahib road near Pawat village in the wee hours of today. The victims belonged to Bhinder Khurd village

The ill-fated Tata Sumo which was badly damaged by a truck, killing three persons, near Pawat village on Monday morning. A Tribune photograph

mai bhago scheme
A rough ride for girl students
Ludhiana November 14
Even while the Punjab government has introduced the Mai Bhago Cycle Scheme to promote girl child education in Punjab, yet ironically students of Saheed Sukhdev Thapar Government Senior Secondary School for Girls, Bharat Nagar, are forced to remain out of their classrooms as these rooms are in use to assemble bicycles.


recruitment rally
Candidates with earwax, sinus shown the door 
Ludhiana, November 14
Obesity, earwax, sinus and nasal blockage was the primary cause behind the rejection of candidates during an Army recruitment rally at Dholewal Military Complex here today.

Tax evasion on at rly stn, as also blame game 
Ludhiana, November 14
Tax evaders continue to thrive at the railway station as the authorities concerned have failed to crack the whip on them. While the excise and taxation department says it cannot happen without the connivance of railway officials, the latter maintain that the the department was “weak” and even after nabbing some culprits here today, it could not get them booked.

world Diabetes day
Type I diabetes on the rise among juveniles

Ludhiana, November 14
Jasmeet (name changed), a three-and-a-half year old girl has to be given four shots of Insulin daily to be alive! Accompanied with her two maternal aunts, Jasmeet is a regular patient at a leading hospital in Model Town area. Though her parents have settled abroad, due to the severe disease - Type I diabetes, she has been staying here with her aunts, as the medical treatment in India is cheaper than that in the Western countries.


House Meeting
Councillors level corruption allegations against Municipal Council president
Jagraon, November 14
Already under fire for delay in various development works and embezzlement of funds to the tune of many lakhs meant for various development works in the town, Jagraon Municipal Council president Baldev Krishan Dhir found himself in a bizarre situation when some municipal councillors openly levelled allegations of corruption against him during the monthly general house meeting of the local Municipal Council today.

Blatant violation

Pollution caused by industries goes unchecked in Ludhiana.
Pollution caused by industries goes unchecked in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Session’s Judge throws light on rights of children
Ludhiana, November 14
A team led by District Session’s Judge SP Bangar visited the Observation Home at Shimlapuri and celebrated Children’s Day here today. Bangar, who is also chairman of the Legal Services Authority, interacted with the children at the home and preached them to shun the criminal path and become a good human being.

300 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, November 14
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, the department of medicine at CMCH organised a free medical camp where around 300 patients were examined and given free blood sugar test to assess the risk of developing the disease here today.

Army UID system a hit
Ludhiana, November 14
The Army’s unique identity (UID) system is turning a hit. After being introduced in July last year, the biometric screening has become a regular feature of the Army recruitment trial.

Green cover being cut indiscriminately
A tree which is blocking the view of shops is at risk of being cut. Ludhiana, November 14
The city is crying for the lungs to breathe. Residents, MC authorities, social organisations and environmentalists have been trying hard to save the environment from its further degradation. But there are persons, who, for their own vested interests, cut the green cover in public parks and the authorities look the other way.

A tree which is blocking the view of shops is at risk of being cut. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Stress on mgmt of natural resources
Ludhiana, November 14
A 10-day national training programme on “Enhancing the input application efficiency by using precision farm machines, remote and ground sensors” commenced at PAU campus here today.

Army recruitment: Efficiency of 4,000 youths put to test
Ludhiana, November 14
Candidates participate in an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Monday. Nearly 4,000 youths from Moga thronged the city to participate in the Army recruitment rally. Though the turnout was encouraging, the recruiting agency was not happy with the physical standard of candidates and felt that the aspirants lacked a professional approach.

Candidates participate in an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

100-page diary to record details of 220 days!
Ludhiana, November 14
The SSA (Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan), Punjab, has issued diaries to teachers for monitoring classwork, but pages in these diaries are not sufficient to maintain a record of the work.

Stray animals harrow residents
Jagraon, November 14
Stray cattle obstruct vehicular movement on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road. The presence of a large number of stray animals wandering in various parts of the city is posing a serious threat to commuters on various city roads, including the Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway. Last night, a youth hailing from Dashmesh Nagar rammed his bike into a truck when a buffalo suddenly came in front of him on the Tehsil road here.

Stray cattle obstruct vehicular movement on the Ludhiana-Ferozepur road. A Tribune photograph

83rd martyrdom day of Lala Lajpat Rai
Rusty doors of freedom fighter’s house say it all
Jagraon, November 14
Lala Lajpat Rai’s house in a shambles in Jagraon. The ancestral house of legendary freedom fighter Lala Lajpat Rai in Jagraon is in a state of neglect. The building has been crying for attention for long, but neither the state government nor the Union government seem to be interested in doing the needful. The leader’s ancestral house speaks volumes of the government’s apathy. The building can collapse anytime.

Lala Lajpat Rai’s house in a shambles in Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

Reporters’ Diary
Rallies, yatras a nuisance on roads
The spate of rallies, or to be more precise, the yatras taken out by senior leaders of various political parties in the city during last few days, have created virtual hell on the city roads. Even as the police and authorities have been more than busy in chalking out route diversions and asking city residents to plan their movement accordingly, the residents were literally being held to ransom by getting stuck on the roads for hours together on Saturday and Sunday.

Remembering Chacha Nehru
Sanatan Vidya Mandir School

Ludhiana: Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School celebrated ‘Children’s Day’ in the memory of Chacha Nehru. The whole campus was decorated with flowers. A cultural programme was organised by the students in which different items like play, skit, songs, dances and ‘qawali’ were presented.

Children’s day, but without parents
Students celebrate Children’s Day at Bal Bhawan in Ludhiana on MondayLudhiana, November 14
Children in Bal Bhawan celebrated Children’s Day. Although they smiled, when asked about the day but they missed their parents and family. There are about 62 children in Bal Bhawan, most of them have been left by their parents who were suffering from leprosy. Despite government campaigns about the eradication of leprosy, it is still prevalent in the poor sections of the society, denying children of normal childhood in the absence of parents.

Students celebrate Children’s Day at Bal Bhawan in Ludhiana on Monday. photo: inderjeet verma

Ludhiana Scan


Hockey meet from Nov 16
Ludhiana, November 14
Top hockey outfits of the nation will be seen in action during the ninth All-India Gold Cup Hockey Tournament to be organised by Doraha Hawks Club at Mehta Gurukul Public Senior Secondary School from November 16 to 20.

Athletics Meet
Guru Nanak eves lift trophy
Winners pose with their trophy in LudhianaLudhiana, November 14
Students of Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, created history of sorts as they won the overall championship in the Panjab University Inter-College Athletics Meet held on the PU campus, Chandigarh, recently.

Winners pose with their trophy in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

hockey Meet
Guru Nanak school rout Nanakana Sahib 
Doraha, November 14
The 13th Diwali Hockey Tournament being organised in memory of Dr Ishwar Singh, founder president of Guru Nanak National College, kicked off today at Guru Nanak Stadium.



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