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200 makeshift shops removed
Ludhiana, July 15
Vegetables and fruits scattered at the subzi mandi in the BRS Nagar area where the MC carried out an anti-encroachment drive on Sunday The tehbazari wing of Municipal Corporation removed around 200 makeshift shops of vegetable and fruit vendors near the MC Zone D office at BRS Nagar here today.

Vegetables and fruits scattered at the subzi mandi in the BRS Nagar area where the MC carried out an anti-encroachment drive on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




No car bazar for second consecutive week
Ludhiana, July 15
The police and the municipal corporation officials did not let the car bazar to be held at the Gian Rare Wala market for the second consecutive week.

The CCTV footage of two persons who reportedly snatched the gold earrings of a 52-year-old woman in the Haibowal area on July 13 ‘Snatchers’ caught on camera
Ludhiana, July 15
The snatchers, who fled after snatching gold earrings of a 52-year-old woman two days ago, have been caught on the camera. The two youngsters, riding a black motorcycle, had snatched the gold earrings of Harjit Kaur, a resident of Lal Kothi, in the Haibowal area, while she was visiting her neighbours on the evening of July 13.
The CCTV footage of two persons who reportedly snatched the gold earrings of a 52-year-old woman in the Haibowal area on July 13

Ward no 28
Raji’s election challenged
Ludhiana, July 15
Raising demand for setting aside the recently held elections at Ward no. 28 of the Municipal Corporation, an independent candidate, Rakesh Kumar Marwaha, has filed an election petition.

Plantation drives fail to have desired results in state
Ludhiana, July 15
Various non-government organisations and government bodies plant lakhs of saplings every year but according to forestry experts, no significant increase in the state green cover has been witnessed. The Punjab government had recently announced that it would plant 4 crore saplings in the state in the next five years.

Self-styled leader held for extortion
Ludhiana, July 15
The police has held a man who had been involved in extorting money by blackmailing people.

The Opioid Substitute Treatment (OST) Centre at the Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital in Ludhiana 25% addicts HIV positive at OST centre
Ludhiana, July 15
About 25 per cent addicts registered at the Opioid Substitute Treatment (OST) Centre at the Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, are HIV positive. Disclosing this, Dr SS Dhir, in charge of OST Centre, Ludhiana, said, “We have registered as many as 235 drug addicts at the centre. Out of these, about 25 per cent are HIV positive, as they used to take injectable drugs earlier.”
The Opioid Substitute Treatment (OST) Centre at the Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Many accidents have taken place on this slippery road alongside the under-construction bridge at Sahnewal Tough time for residents
Sahnewal, July 15
The construction of Sahnewal railway overbridge seems to be taking a heavy toll on residents especially during the rainy season when the wet slippery mud spreads all over the road and becomes risky for commuters.

Many accidents have taken place on this slippery road alongside the under-construction bridge at Sahnewal. Photo by writer


Women buy tomatoes in Ludhiana Prices of tomato head north
Ludhiana, July 15
Prices of tomato have once again headed north. Due to the rainfall, tomatoes are coming from neighbouring states and are priced at Rs 50 per kg. Due to its perishable nature, vegetable wholesalers do not buy it in large quantities and hence priced highly. Housewives have once again switched to tomato purees.
Women buy tomatoes in Ludhiana. A file photo

Ludhiana a treat for movie buffs, mall lovers
Ludhiana, July 15
A view of a multiplex in Ludhiana From not having a single multiplex till about eight years ago, the city has become a treat for movie buffs and mall lovers. Opening of the PVR at the Silver Arc Mall has taken the multiplex count in the city to five. Not only multiplexes but also the number of movie screens seems to be increasing with the opening of the new series. While the number of screens in the first multiplex in the city was four, the latest one has as many as six screens, while Cinepolis has five screens.

A view of a multiplex in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

PAU takes pride in being ragging-free
Ludhiana, July 15
Not a single case of ragging has been reported at the Punjab Agricultural University since the ban on ragging in colleges and universities some years ago. "It's my fourth year in the university; no one ragged us in the first year, and later on, even we did not harass any junior," said Yadwinder Singh, a PAU student.

Employment exchange proves to be a damp squib
Ludhiana, July 15
The employment exchange, a joint initiative of the state government and the United Cycle Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), has proved a damp squib.

Mill worker electrocuted
Ludhiana, July 15
A man was electrocuted at a factory unit in Ramgarh village, near Sahnewal, today. The victim, who has been identified as Abhishek, alias Sunny, was a resident of the Meharban area, worked as a plumber at Bhagwati Textile Mill.

Police gets five more alco-meters
Ludhiana, July 15
Tipplers beware. Now, they would have to pay a heavy price for drunken driving. The city police has got five alco-meters to curb drunken driving in the city.

‘Abducted' girl returns home
Ludhiana, July 15
The 12-year-old girl, who was feared to have been abducted yesterday allegedly by four men, returned home here this afternoon.

Flood-prone areas
14 nodal officers appointed
Ludhiana, July 15
With the district administration identifying 14 points vulnerable to floods, the Civil surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr Subhash Batta, has appointed 14 nodal officers for these areas. The Civil Surgeon has instructed these nodal officers to keep their medicine kits ready at least for 100 patients.

Double whammy for induction furnaces
Ludhiana, July 15
Erratic power and the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (PSERC) failure to announce new tariff is proving to be a double whammy for the owners of induction furnaces located in and around Ludhiana.

Reporter’s Diary
Celebrating small joys of life
With the arrival of the monsoon, I remembered the time when I used to come back from school, the master chef of our house, my mother, would be dishing out kheer-puras, a perfect companion for the rain. The smell of the freshly made puras would waft through the windows and I would rush towards the house to get my share of this monsoon delicacy. The whole house uses to get-together for the monsoon special lunch. My father would also come for lunch on that particular day.

Blocked kidney of patient cured laparoscopically
Ludhiana, July 15
A rare surgery of repairing a blocked kidney laparoscopically has been done at the department of urology in the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here.

Skirts, one-pieces gain popularity in city
Ludhiana, July 15
Skirts, shorts and one-pieces are increasingly becoming popular among city girls. Take a walk down the malls, step into a party hall and girls can increasingly be seen browsing through the malls in shorts, skirts and one-pieces.

Members of Foodies Corner, a Blackberry messenger group, at a party in Ludhiana Members share culinary discoveries at food jamboree
Ludhiana, July 15
It was scrumptious food, sumptuous treat with a dash of Blackberry. Members of the Foodies Corner, a BBM (Blackberry messenger) group, had a get-together for the first time for a food jamboree.

Members of Foodies Corner, a Blackberry messenger group, at a party in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Artistes of the Akas Rang Manch stage a play ‘Dukhadi Rag Punjab Di’ in Ludhiana Play against drug addiction
Ludhiana, July 15
To motivate drug addicts against drug addiction, the Ann Jal Sewa Trust, a non-government organisation (NGO), staged a play last evening. The play “Dukhadi Rag Punjab Di” was staged by amateur artistes of the Akas Rang Manch, Samrala.

Artistes of the Akas Rang Manch stage a play ‘Dukhadi Rag Punjab Di’ in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Sufi soiree enchants audience
Ludhiana, July 15
The Sangita’s Studio of Performing Arts organised a Sufi evening, “Nur-e-khuda”, under the series “Baithak” on the occasion of the opening of third branch of SSPA. It is an intimate performing session by an eminent artiste with students of the institute and art lovers.

Thalassaemic children get new lease of life
Ludhiana, July 15
Families of 15 thalassaemic kids who were suffering from Hepatitis-C gathered at the Dumra Auditorium of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital to celebrate the completion of the treatment of their children with help of "Zindagi Live Foundation", an NGO.

TCY Learning Solutions wins laurels in debate
Ludhiana, July 15
The Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) organised an inter-corporate debate based on the pattern of British parliamentary debate. Twelve teams consisting of three senior executives each representing top corporate houses such as Vardhman Group, Ralson Group, GNIMT, Eastman Group, Beetle Teletech, Chemical Brothers, TCY Learning Solutions, Nanotech Chemicals and other organisations participated in the programme, which started on July 11.

6 injured in mishap
Ludhiana, July 15
Six persons were injured after an over speeding auto-rickshaw overturned near Oswal Cancer Hospital here this evening.

‘Create awareness on environment issues’
Ludhiana, July 15
The Punjab government seems worried about global warming and environment, as the government recently instructed the education department to start “Green Punjab” campaign to make people aware about environment conservation.

Principals to undergo computer training
Ludhiana, July 15
The education department of the state would provide computer training to all principals and headmasters, along with one of the computer teachers to upload data about their schools on a website. The department has launched a new website under the management information system where all information of each school would be uploaded. 

I-T rectification fortnight from today
Ludhiana, July 15
The income tax (I-T) department is observing a rectification fortnight from tomorrow onwards to ensure fast clearance of refunds, rectification petitions and other related matters.


MC registers case against company
Ludhiana, July 15
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) seems to be in no mood to spare those who damage roads by digging them without permission. Taking strict action against a company, which had dug up the Link road near Cheema Chowk for laying sewerage, the MC has got an FIR registered against them.

Thieves strike at shop
Ludhiana, July 15
Thieves struck at an air-conditioner repair shop located on Jassian Road and decamped with 10 ACs and four refrigerators worth Rs 1.5 lakh.

Rape allegation against volunteer
Ludhiana, July 15
A 23-year-old woman from Moti Nagar has alleged that a Home Guards volunteer tired to rape her on July 13 while she was returning home from work. The woman alleged that the Home Guards volunteer, who had been deployed in Khanna, was drunk when he overpowered her and tired to rape her. But, she managed to escape from his clutches.




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