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Checking violations
Allotment of 23 properties cancelled
Ludhiana, September 2
After a vain bid to cover up losses suffered due to communication towers having been put up on residential and commercial properties without obtaining permission and payment of stipulated fee, the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Agency (GLADA) has now cancelled the allotment of 23 properties located in its colonies where these towers are installed.

Health officials fail to collect samples in absence of owner
Ludhiana, September 2
A team of the district health department today sealed a dairy at the Haibowal Dairy Complex after the owner reportedly fled the spot without signing on the samples of desi ghee that were seized from the premises.


In festive mood
Girls get ready to perform a dance during Onam celebrations at Kidwai Nagar in Ludhiana.
Girls get ready to perform a dance during Onam celebrations at Kidwai Nagar in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana Metro project on fast track
Ludhiana, September 2
The state government has put the Rs 10,300 crore Ludhiana Metro project on fast track and designated Rakesh Kumar Verma, Commissioner, Ludhiana Municipal Corporation as the Managing Director of the Ludhiana Metro Rail Corporation for time-bound completion of the prestigious project that is set to put Ludhiana on the international business radar.

e-trading of gold fast catching up with Ludhianvis
Ludhiana, September 2
e-trading in spot gold, silver, copper and other commodities is fast catching up with city residents. Volumes in India’s four online national commodities exchanges are rising daily and analysts expect commodities trading to beat equity business soon.

Migrant labourer’s murder
One of the three accused held
Ludhiana, September 2
The Haibowal police has arrested one of the accused in the migrant labourer murder case, who was killed on August 27 in Haibowal. The police arrested accused Santosh Kumar on Saturday evening. He is the brother-in-law of main accused Vinod Kumar, who stabbed victim Omparkash, with a sharp weapon.

Policemen inspect the site where the bus overturned near Mullanpur on Sunday. 13 hurt as bus overturns near Mullanpur
Ludhiana, September 2
Thirteen persons were injured when a bus belonging to a private company lost control and overturned near Pandori village in the Mullanpur area here this morning.

Policemen inspect the site where the bus overturned near Mullanpur on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Ovarian cysts common among girls
Ludhiana, September 2
Girls of adolescent age are becoming victim of ovarian cysts. Dr Veena Jain head of gynecology oncology at Mediways Hospital,said," In a span of two years I have come across more than 12 school-going girls who suffered from ovarian cysts. And four out of 12 girls suffered from malignant cysts and eight from non-malignant type."


Election to Mayor's post likely on September 6
Ludhiana, September 2
The election to the post of Mayor is likely to be held on September 6. However, no official communication has been received in this regard so far. Sources within the local bodies department said most likely the election would take place on September 6.

BJP to hold meeting in Chandigarh
Ludhiana, September 2
With Mayoral poll scheduled for September 6, the Bharatiya Janta Party will be convening a meeting in Chandigarh tomorrow.

The victim recuperates at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. Jail inmate suffers serious burn injuries
Ludhiana, September 2
A prisoner suffered serious burn injuries while igniting a gas stove at the central jail on the Tajpur Road here yesterday.

The victim recuperates at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Migrants falling prey to diabetes: Doc
Ludhiana, September 2
"Migrants are falling a prey to diabetes," said Dr Surinder Gupta, founder of Diabetes Free World, an NGO, who also organises free check-up camps once a month.

Only 150 self-help groups in city
Ludhiana, September 2
The self-help group project, envisaged to make those belonging to weaker sections self reliant in rural areas, is yet to gain momentum in Ludhiana district.

Ayurvedic dyeing can treat skin problems
A consultant conducts a re-orientation programme at Home Science College, PAU, in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, September 2
"The clothes which are dyed with colours produced from natural herbs have a profound healing dffect on body," said Dr Gauhar Vatsyayan, Ayurveda Consultant for a re-orientation programme of teachers of textile and clothing in the Home Science College,PAU. He discussed the need of ayurvedic clothing with college lecturers and students here today.
A consultant conducts a re-orientation programme at Home Science College, PAU, in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

1 killed, 2 hurt in road mishap
Machiwara, September 2
A 23-year-old youth was killed and two others were seriously injured in a road accident on the Kohara-Machiwara road yesterday night. The deceased, identified as Ramandeep of Machiwara, and his two friends were returning home in a car when the accident took place.

The victim

Abolish plum posts, propose councillors
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 2
With an intent to improve the functioning of financially-crunched municipal council, councillors led by recently elected president have proposed to take drastic steps including abolishing of plum posts in the civic body, rationalisation of property, and imposition of fines and penalties on residents causing damage to roads and streets.

panjab university
Shift from annual to semester system costs students dear
Sahnewal, September 2
The unexpected shifting of postgraduate students from annual to semester mode of examination by the Panjab University is proving dear to students. Little did they know that after passing through the initial rejection and then acceptance to the third semester as per the fresh conditions laid down by the university, another shock was waiting for them.

Members of a city-based club participate in a dance show to pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna in Ludhiana. Remembering Rajesh Khanna
Ludhiana, September 2
It was time to remember superstar Rajesh Khanna as members of the Sutlej Club danced to the tune of his popular songs last evening. The event was organised by a dance studio at Sarabha Nagar today.

Members of a city-based club participate in a dance show to pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

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Protests to mark teachers’ day
Master Cadre Union and Government School Lecturer Union have announced that they would observe the Teachers Day on September 5 as a day to protest. During a common meeting of both the unions, they condemned the rationalisation policy of the education government. They said that if the government did not rollback the policy and made changes suggested by the union, they would intensify their protest and come out on roads.

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Teachers protest against rationalisation policy
Ludhiana: Protesting against the implementation of the new rationalisation policy of the state education department, hundreds of teachers of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Rashtriya Madhiatmak Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) Teachers’ Union staged a ‘dharna’ at Malwa Khalsa Senior Secondary School on Saturday. Union president Baldev Singh Raj said as the senior district education officers were not paying any heed to the demands of the teachers, they were forced to “gherao” District Education Officer Paramjit Kaur Chahal and other senior officials. “Later, the DEO spoke to senior officials, who assured that the teachers under SSA, RMSA and central sponsored schemes will remain posted at their present place of posting, and the rationalisation will be done as per the seniority of the teachers,” said Baldev Singh.

Reporters’ diary
The friendly dog in the neighbourhood
Kids always look for an excuse for not going to school. Sometimes they pretend to be ill and sometimes plead to their parents to let them take a day off from school. One of the kids in our neighbourhood got “lucky” when our pet dog unknowingly went out on the street early morning. Since, our dog was sitting next to the main gate of our neighbour’s house, the kid was frightened to come out. Even the parents did not want to take a risk and preferred to let him take a day off. When we came to know about this, we called up our neighbour and offered them to drop their kid to school. His mother, however, told us that he had again gone-off to sleep. In the evening the same kid came to meet me and was not aware that I knew about the morning incident. Very innocently he said: "Aunty, your dog is very sweet. You should keep him open and should not tie him with the chain as it is cruel. We should let them breathe freely.” I smiled at him knowing his motive behind saying all this.


Drug peddlers in custody of the Sudhar police. Four peddlers held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 2
The police has nabbed four members of different gangs who had been involved in trafficking of drugs and narcotics for a long time. Twenty-one grams of smack, 15 kg of poppy husk and a rich haul of banned pharmaceutical preparations were seized from their possession.

Drug peddlers in custody of the Sudhar police. A Tribune photograph

Guru Nanak Public School corner glory
Skaters during the Ludhiana District  Inter-School Skating Championship at Leisure Valley Skating Rink in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, September 2
Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar branch, emerged overall winners in the Ludhiana District Inter-School Skating Championship organised by the education department at Leisure Valley Skating Rink here. Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, closely followed them to finish as runners-up.

Skaters during the Ludhiana District Inter-School Skating Championship at Leisure Valley Skating Rink in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Nba challenge
Kapurthala cruise ahead
Ludhiana, September 2
Kapurthala upset Jalandhar in the semifinal clash during the Mahindra NBA Challenge at the Guru Nanak Stadium here today.




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