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Garbage plan may run into trouble
Safai workers oppose privatisation of collection work; firm set to begin task today

Ludhiana, August 31
While the private firm entrusted with the work of sanitation is all set to commence door-to-door collection of garbage in the city from tomorrow, the elaborate plan chalked out for the proper disposal of garbage is likely to run into trouble as unions of safai workers seem to be flexing their muscles to oppose the privatisation of domestic garbage collection. Interestingly, the municipal corporation (MC) is yet to fix the rates to be charged from each household.

Announcement to stop water supply triggers panic
Ludhiana, August 31 
Panic gripped residents of several localities in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on Pakhowal Road here as an announcement was made from a public address system of a religious institution last evening that the water supply to the area will be stopped as the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) had failed to make the payment towards the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the water supply and sewerage system in the area.


Residents up in arms against erratic parking
Ludhiana, August 31 
Angered over erratic parking of vehicles by students of GGN Khalsa College outside the college premises, residents of Dr Sham Singh Road today hit the road and demanded action against the erring students.

GLADA sells 10 plots for Rs 10.75 cr
Ludhiana, August 31 
The prevailing slump in the real estate market notwithstanding, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today sold 10 residential plots in Sector 32-A on Chandigarh Road here for a whopping Rs 10.75 crore against the floor price of the properties at Rs 7.19 crore. As bidders vied with one another to make offers, the plots sold at the auction fetched some 50 per cent premium to GLADA over the reserve price.

NGO wants meat shops near religious places shifted
Ludhiana, August 31 
Activists of the Feed Foundation, Punjab, submit a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari in Ludhiana on Friday. The Feed Foundation, Punjab, today asked the district administration to shift meat shops, liquor vends and authorised drinking places away from places of worship or else take strict action as per the prevailing law against the owners of such places.

Activists of the Feed Foundation, Punjab, submit a memorandum to Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tiwari in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Child labour goes unchecked at
Ludhiana, August 31 
A child prepares fruit juice while standing near the PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. “I left school when I was in class V and haven’t seen such a big ‘college’ campus. When I would grow old, I will study here.” It is the dream of a child working at a fruit juice vend in Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). He migrated from Bihar about a year ago to find work and to meet the financial requirements of his family. He might not be aware of the fact that he will never be able to fulfill his dream while working at vend.

A child prepares fruit juice while standing near the PAU in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Traders to pay processing fee
Ludhiana, August 31 
There seems to be no end sight for the tussle between traders and the Excise and Taxation Department. Even as the matter of e-trip is yet to subside the department has decided to levy a processing fee on the traders with VAT number. The decision has been okayed by the cabinet while a notification in this regard is yet to be issued.

Problems of e-billing system discussed
Ludhiana, August 31 
A delegation of the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its president PD Sharma met the Financial Commissioner (taxation) to discuss newly introduced e-billing system.

Lawyers observe strike
Ludhiana, August 31 
The District Bar Association today observed strike, to lodge their protest against the setting up of evening courts.

Legal-aid clinic at Gungrali village
Ludhiana, August 31 
The District Legal Services Authority today opened a legal-aid clinic at Gungrali village, Samrala, in order to create awareness among the villagers about their legal rights. Addressing the gathering, Chief Judicial Magistrate-cum-secretary Punjab Legal Services Authority, KK Singla, apprised the villagers about their legal rights.

CKU VC visits vet varsity
Ludhiana, August 31 
Dr Umesh Kumar Mishra, Vice-Chancellor of Chhatisgarh Kamdhenu University (CKU) visited Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana. The CKU was established a few months ago at Raipur in Chhatisgarh. Dr Mishra the first Vice-Chancellor was here to discuss some important issues.

Tributes paid to Beant Singh
Ludhiana, August 31 
Tributes were paid to former Chief Minister Beant Singh at Congress Bhawan here today during the 17th prayer meeting.

Marital disputes dominate NRI sammelan
Ludhiana, August 31
IG Gurpreet Deo listens to a complaint of a woman at the NRI complaint redressal sammelan in Ludhiana on Friday.The NRI complaint redressal sammelan organised at the Circuit House to address grievance of residents of Moga, Ludhiana and Nawanshahr was dominated by issues of property disputes and abandoned brides.

IG Gurpreet Deo listens to a complaint of a woman at the NRI complaint redressal sammelan in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Catching them young for selfless service
Ludhiana, August 31 
"Catch them young" seems to be the motto of the Nishkam Sewa Ashram, a non-government organisation, which has recently come up with the Nishkam Youth Sewa Samiti (NYSS) comprising children and youngsters in the age group of 12-32 years. The people, who have voluntarily enrolled for NYSS, work for the needy, mentally challenged, sick and elderly.

Free delivery scheme resumes
Ludhiana, August 31 
After getting approval from the Government of India for Surakhat Janepa Yojna (SJY), the department of health and family welfare has again continued this scheme for facilitating women belonging to the below poverty line, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for free deliveries in any government or government accredited private hospital of the state.

Moral policing draws vehement reactions
Ludhiana, August 31 
Yesterday’s incident of suicide by a girl in Jalandhar due to moral policing is drawing vehement reactions by residents of the city.

Market clash: Case registered
Ludhiana, August 31 
The police has registered a case in connection with the Akalgarh market clash that took place yesterday. According to Surinder Mohan, SHO, Division No. 1, on a complaint of victim Jatinder Singh, the police has registered a case against Amanpreet Singh, Maniderpal Singh, Jaspal Singh, Jaswinder Singh and some other unidentified persons under Sections 307, 324, 295 A, 148 and 149 of the IPC.

Vet varsity student to present papers
Ludhiana: Dr Emy Elizabeth Varughese, M.V.Sc student at the department of veterinary, gynaecology and obstetrics, was selected to present two papers, one at the 17th International Congress on Animal Reproduction (ICAR) and the other at 7th International Symposium on Canine and Feline Reproduction (ISCFR) in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada, respectively. 

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PAU kisan mela on Sept 5
Ludhiana, August 31 
The regional kisan mela of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will be held on September 5 at Regional Research Station for Kandi Area (RRSKA), Ballowal Saunkhri, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. The fair with a focus on the theme “Pawan Guru Pani Pita, Mata Dharat Mahatt (conservation of air, water and soil health),” will be inaugurated by the chief guest, Dr Amarjit Singh Khaira, former Vice-Chancellor, PAU at 10.30 a.m. and presided over by Dr Baldev Singh Dhillon, present Vice-Chancellor, PAU.

NCC cadets hold a rally against drug-addiction in Ludhiana.
Battling the menace: NCC cadets hold a rally against drug-addiction in Ludhiana. tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


6 held under Immoral Trafficking Act
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 31 
The local police claimed to have busted a flesh trade racket running in a residential area in ward number 11 today. Six persons, including four women, were booked and arrested under Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Immoral Trafficking Act (1956).


BVM continue winning streak
Ludhiana, August 31 
Players in action during a kickboxing match in Ludhiana on Friday. Continuing with its winning streak, hosts Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar branch, excelled in the inter-school kickboxing and rope skipping competition organised by the district education department at BVM School today.

Players in action during a kickboxing match in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



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