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Residents falling prey to tantriks
Ludhiana, September 4
People living in ‘vehras’ are falling prey to tantriks, who claim to have a solution to all the problems under the sun. Instead of visiting a qualified doctor, unaware residents approach godmen and tantriks for cure.

City goes dark during day 
A fierce duststorm followed by squall and rain took Ludhiana residents by surprise on Tuesday. The rain also brought much-needed relief from humidity.
A fierce duststorm followed by squall and rain took Ludhiana residents by surprise on Tuesday. The rain also brought much-needed relief from humidity. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Registration numbers of 1,482 dealers cancelled in 2011-12 
Ludhiana, September 4
The Excise and Taxation Department cancelled the registration numbers of as many as 1,482 dealers last year. Out of these, 299 registration numbers were cancelled in District I, 528 in District II and 665 in district III of Ludhiana.

Realtors seek uniform policy for registration of sale deeds 
Ludhiana, September 4
While the revised policy for regularisation of unauthorised colonies is still caught in bureaucratic rigmarole, the state government also appears to be clueless as far as the registration of sale deeds in such colonies is concerned.

Couple leads the way, helps poor students get education
Vandana Mangat along with five children she is sponsoring.Ludhiana, September 4
Sixty-year-old Rani had never imagined that one day her daughter will be working as a nurse in Canada and her grandson will be a Canadian citizen. Hailing from a poor family, Rani, who is a resident of Ghumar Mandi, still cleans utensils in the house where she works as a maid.

Vandana Mangat along with five children she is sponsoring. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan.

Children nabbed for ‘stealing’ taps
Ludhiana, September 4
Two boys who were caught begging for alms at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) a few days ago ran into trouble again when were nabbed allegedly stealing taps in Government Model Senior Secondary School on the PAU campus.

Two POs arrested
Ludhiana, September 4
The Dakha police has arrested two proclaimed offenders. Station house officer (SHO), Dakha police station, Prem Singh said the police arrested Babali Khan, who was wanted in a carjacking case.

Two test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, September 4
Two more patients, Kumar Paswan from Patiala and Bhupinder Singh Kapurthala have been tested positive for dengue today.


Thanking those who taught us our first lesson
Shops in Ludhiana are flooded with gifts on the eve of Teacher’s Day.Ludhiana, September 4
"Teacher's Day is a special day for students and teachers and it is a great day to celebrate the special bond," says Navneet, an engineering student. And to show gratitude to his teacher, he has bought a special greeting card.

Shops in Ludhiana are flooded with gifts on the eve of Teacher’s Day. A Tribune photograph

Teaching is in their blood
Ludhiana, September 4
A teacher plays a vital role in our lives. Dua family of Ludhiana has been into the profession for several decades.

Heavy Showers lash city
A girl drives through a road on a two-wheeler during rain in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, September 4
Heavy rain brought relief to residents this afternoon. No one expected a sudden change in the weather as it was a bright and sunny day, but by noon, dark clouds enveloped the city followed by dust storm and heavy rain. In a week, it rained heavily for the third time, though there has been an increase in humidity.

A girl drives through a road on a two-wheeler during rain in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu mahajan

Principal honoured in Delhi
Sandeep Raikhi, principal of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, Sherpur, has been awarded the CBSE Mentor Award.Ludhiana, September 4
Sandeep Raikhi, principal of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, Sherpur, here, was given the "CBSE Mentor Award for the year 2011" at a function held in New Delhi today.

Sandeep Raikhi, principal of Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, Sherpur, has been awarded the CBSE Mentor Award. A Tribune photograph

Teachers-student relationship has changed, feels former VC
Ludhiana, September 4
After having taught thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate students in various medical colleges, Dr LS Chawla, a city-based teacher, doctor and former Vice-Chancellor of Baba Farid University of Health Science, feels that the younger generation has started commercialising the profession.

Starcast of Punjabi movie comes calling
Ludhiana, September 4
Starcast of the movie "Ajj De Ranjhe" came to the city. Actors, including Aman Dhaliwal, Gurleen Chopra, Gupreet Ghuggi, Rana Ranbir, apart from other actors along with director Manmohan Singh, were in the city.

Manto's daughters to visit Samrala
Samrala, September 4
The daughters of famous writer Saadat Hasan Manto arrived in Ludhiana today. They will be leaving for Samrala tomorrow. Daljit Shahi, president, Lekhak Manch, Samrala, and Rajwinder Samrala, general secretary, said Manto's daughters Nusrat Jalal, Nigahat Patel and Nuzahat Arshad, along with four others, would be extended a warm welcome, They would be taken to Paraudi village, the birth place of Manto, where a function will be organised.

Rural development officials to go on mass leave from today
Block development rural officers meet in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, September 4
Punjab rural development officers have decided to go on mass leave from tomorrow and sit on dharna at the Mohali office. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Punjab Rural Development Officers Association today under the leadership of Pardeep Singh Kaleka.

Block development rural officers meet in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A tribune photograph

PPCB conducts raid at hospital
Ludhiana, September 4
The Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) conducted a raid on the premises of ESIC Hospital, here today.

'Domination of market more critical than cold war' 
Doraha, September 4
"The domination of market is spreading so fast that the minds of people are being captured by the market while their bodies are controlled by advertisements. The advertisements are determining how much and which part of the body should be hidden or exposed. This situation is far more critical than the cold war."

CICU to encourage automation in industries 
Ludhiana, September 4
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) organised a seminar on the 'use of hydraulics and pneumatics' here today. The seminar was attended by 120 industrialists and the senior staff of various units from the different parts of northern India.

Govt seeks help of social organisations 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 4
With the intent to chalk out an action plan to rehabilitate the violence-affected student community in Assam, which suffered due to ethnic clashes between Bodos and Muslims, the Government of India, the Committee on Girls' Education and the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions have invited office-bearers of various social and religious organisations to participate in the national-level discussions to be held in Guwahati on September 8.

Old coins, handwritten manuscript on display
Ludhiana, September 4
Narinderpal Singh, a resident of Gandhi colony, has a rare collection of old coins, hand-written manuscript and old weapons. Narinderpal says that he has been collecting them for the past 25 years and has exhibited his collections at Gandhi Colony here today.

Hike in cotton yarn prices leaves textile traders worried
Ludhiana, September 4
High cotton yarn prices have left textile manufacturers worried. The industry has already been reeling under financial crisis and the hike in prices of the raw material has raised a question on the existence of the industry.


Police post razed, 41 violators get notices
The police post that was demolished. Ludhiana , September 4
The work pertaining to the four-laning of the Gahur- Talwandi Bhi Kee stretch has been expedited as the contractor concerned carried out a demolition drive in Mullanpur. A police post was removed from the highway. The authorities have issued 41 notices to violators.

The police post that was demolished. A Tribune photograph

Ludhiana bowled out for 288 in first innings
Ludhiana, September 4
Hosts Ludhiana were bowled out for 288 runs in their first innings against Jalandhar on a rain-hit second day of the four-day match in the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being played at the Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

Punjab finish as runners-up
Ludhiana, September 4
The Punjab contingent finished runners up in the National Karate Championship held at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata, recently. The karatekas drawn from different schools of Ludhiana comprised the state team which brought laurels. West Bengal emerged champions in the tournament.




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