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Crime graph looks north in city
Ludhiana, November 22
Snatching, theft and robbery cases have witnessed a sharp increase in the city in recent times. Be it any part of the city, one case or the other related to such crimes is reported almost daily. Thanks to the lack of coordination between the police and the jail authorities, the former fails to get the daily update about criminals and their records.

Solid waste management for city
Company to restart work from next month
Ludhiana, November 22
A good news for city residents. Heaps of garbage along roads and shabbily maintained garbage-collection points might become a thing of the past, as the company, which has secured the contract of solid waste management for the city, will restart its operations from the first week of December.

Assistant town planners reshuffled
Ludhiana, November 22
In a major development in the building branch of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC), all assistant town planners (ATPs) have been shifted to different zones of the city. While ATP Nirmal Preet Singh has been transferred to Patiala, ATP Ravinder Sharma joins the Ludhiana MC from Amritsar.


Cold brings respite from dengue
Ludhiana, November 22
With the recent dip in mercury, there is a respite to people from dengue cases. City hospitals and clinics, which were earlier flooded with dengue patients from the district as well as from other parts of the state, have heaved a sigh of relief now.

2 killed in road mishaps
Phillaur, November 22
Two persons were killed, while seven sustained serious injuries in different road mishaps that happened last night around Phillaur and Phagwara. As per the information, two persons, including a motorcyclist and a Tata Safari driver, died on the spot when both vehicles had a head-on collided near the Haripur-Phillaur road last night.

Major fire at factory in Industrial Area
Ludhiana, November 22
A major fire broke out in a factory dealing with hosiery waste in Industrial Area Extension, here this evening. Workers came out of the factory soon after the fire broke out. They tried calling up the fire brigade at 101 but it took them at least 45 minutes to establish contact with the fire officials.

Vet varsity, PAU playground for stray dogs
Ludhiana November 22
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have become a haven for stray dogs. Researchers and employees find it difficult to roam in the campuses due to the increasing population of stray dogs. The stray dogs menace is also a threat to the lives of livestock.


5 plots yield GLADA Rs 5.10 cr in auction
Ludhiana, November 22
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today sold five residential plots in Sector 32-A on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road through public auction, raising a little more than Rs 5.10 crore from the sale proceeds.

Open discharge of sewage miffs residents
Doraha, November 22
It’s an endless wait for local residents to see the inauguration of the ambitious sewerage project even as the problem of sewage disposal gets murkier by the day. The problem is so extreme that sewage of the town is being discharged onto a piece of land allotted for the setting up an advanced training institute.
Sewage has inundated a piece of land for an advanced training institute at Doraha The foundation stone of the sewerage project awaits inauguration
Sewage has inundated a piece of land for an advanced training institute at Doraha. Tribune photos The foundation stone of the sewerage project awaits inauguration.

Stray cattle menace hits villages, too
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 22
Condemning government apathy over stray and old milch animals that destroy standing crops, farmers of the region have urged the Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal, to impress upon the authorities in the agriculture department to come to their rescue.
Stray cattle occupy a field at Assi Kalan village, near Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Stray cattle occupy a field at Assi Kalan village, near Ahmedgarh

Snarl-ups a norm on Lajpat Rai Road
Jagraon, November 22
Residents of the local Lajpat Rai Road have been facing a tough time owing to frequent traffic jams on the stretch. Efforts of the local traffic police and some innovative ideas adopted by the police to ease the congestion on the road have also proved futile.
Vehicles caught in a traffic jam on the Lajpat Rai Road at Jagraon. This road witnesses frequent snarl-ups due to encroachment and haphazard parking. A Tribune photograph

Vehicles caught in a traffic jam on the Lajpat Rai Road at Jagraon

Keeping skin ailments at bay
Ludhiana, November 22
The dry winter season brings along many skin problems. Problems like psoriasis and eczema, etc. get exaggerated and add to the suffering of patients. Dr Shikha Aggarwal, a skin specialist, gave tips to students of Guru Nanak Girl College during a workshop on skin care, organised by the Rotary Club, here today.

Night shelter serves little purpose for homeless
Jagraon, November 22
With the winter season setting in and climate getting cooler with every passing day, homeless persons of the town have no place to spend their nights. Though Jagraon Municipal Council (MC) had arranged a night shelter for the homeless last year, the shelter is serving no purpose, as it remained locked most of the time and the homeless are still forced to spend their nights in the open.
The locked gate of the night sheter at Jagraon. A Tribune photograph
The locked gate of the night sheter at Jagraon

MC joins hands with beauty company
Ludhiana, November 22
For empowering girl child belonging to the below poverty line (BPL) category, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) has signed a contract with a private beauty company in which girls in the age group of 15-35 years would be trained free of cost in vocational beauty and hair culture training.

Stress to maintain soil health
Ludhiana, November 22
A three-week training programme on “Enhancement of soil health for sustaining crop productivity and improving environmental quality” began at Punjab Agricultural University today.

Brick-kiln owners vow to preserve environment
Mandi Ahmedgarh/Doraha, November 22
Owners and labourers working in various brick-kilns situated in the area vowed to extend support to the movement launched to preserve environment by officials of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PCCB).

fund exemption
Govt schools groan for want of alternative grant
Ludhiana, November 22
The implementation of the right to education (RTE) Act and the exemption for school students from paying various charges have put government schools in a tight spot, as the state government has not set aside any alternative grant for the infrastructure of schools.

PAU staff Poll
Allegations rule the roost
Ludhiana, November 22
Even though the PAU employees’ elections are scheduled to be held on December 2, the election scene has already started gearing up at the campus with both major groups levelling allegations, counter allegations against each other.


Woman hangs herself to death
Phillaur, November 22
A newly married woman, identified as Kiran Bala (22), reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself with the ceiling fan in her in-laws house in Rurrka-Kalan village in Phillaur sub-division last night.

Body recovered
Phillaur, November 22
The body of a young unidentified person remained unnoticed in the fields near Muthada-Khurad village for several hours due to a jurisdiction dispute between Goraya and Phillaur police today.




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