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Cops use force against jobless teachers
Ludhiana, September 9
Two unemployed teachers were injured when the local police had to use mild force to stop them from blocking the main GT road near Karabara Chowk here today. During this mild use of force, two members of the teachers' union suffered minor injuries. Kuldeep Singh of Sangrur was injured on the head while Jaswinder Kaur of Kapurthala suffered injuries on the arm.
Police personnel disperse agitating unemployed teachers in Ludhiana on Sunday; and (right) they overpower a protester.
Police personnel disperse agitating unemployed teachers in Ludhiana on Sunday; and (right) they overpower a protester. Tribune photos: Himanshu mahajan

24 gastro cases reported from Jawahar Nagar
Ludhiana, September 9
More than two dozen cases of gastroenteritis have been reported from the Jawahar Nagar camp area in the last four days. Of these 18 patients are still under treatment at two hospitals. The district health department has deployed two vehicles in the area for carrying any patient to the nearby hospitals in case of emergency.


Drive against illegal autos on
Policemen issue challans to auto-rickshaw drivers during a drive in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, September 9
Continuing with its drive against unregistered auto-rickshaws, the traffic police today challaned 20 auto-rickshaws in the city. The traffic police has impounded a total of 362 auto-rickshaws in the last eight days. According to the officials, the police has challaned around 900 auto-rickshaws during this drive

Policemen issue challans to auto-rickshaw drivers during a drive in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet verma

Woman 'slaps' ex-MLA's son
Ludhiana, September 9
High drama took place at Cheema Chowk here this evening after a car driven by a former MLA's son rammed into a woman's vehicle. According to reports, the woman alighted from the vehicle and allegedly slapped the former MLA's son.

Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar stinks
Ludhiana, September 9
Stagnant sewage in the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar area on Sunday. “If a posh locality looks like this, then I should either change my mindset towards posh localities or better buy a house in some other area of the city,” said Satnam Singh, a resident of B Block in the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar area. He is perturbed over the sewage entering houses at his block for the last two days.

Stagnant sewage in the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar area on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

reporter’s diary
Nachos are from Nagpur
Yesterday, I went to a departmental store. While I was standing near the counter, a man came and asked for “Nagpur chips”. The man at the counter and salesman were astonished to hear the name of such chips. Even I was amazed to know that such chips exist. 


Potholed roads welcome visitors at PAU
Ludhiana, September 9
Though the monsoon season has brought smiles to the faces of farmers of the state, the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is facing its brunt. Potholes have appeared in most of the roads on the PAU campus and commuters are having a harrowing time due to these potholes.

City food culture changing
Ludhiana, September 9
Outlets of multinational food joint chains seem to be becoming ubiquitous in the city. These seem to be present everywhere with their exclusive outlets, be it malls, markets or roadside. And these, as a result, are changing food habits in the city.

400 turn up at yoga camp
Ludhiana, September 9
Bhartiya Yog Sansthan, Ludhiana, organised a district-level programme on yog and spinal disorder at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar today. Participants perform yoga during a camp organised by Bhartiya Yoga Sansthan at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

250 attend homoeopathy seminar
Ludhiana, September 9
A homoeopathic medicines manufacturing company conducted a seminar here today at hotel Park Plaza on the subject “Multifaceted Approach In Homoeopathic Practice”. Over 250 homoeopathic doctors attended the seminar.

Blessing in disguise for youngsters
Ludhiana, September 9
Death of a Jalandhar-based girl, Shivali, who committed suicide by jumping in front of an approaching train on August 30, turned out to be a blessing in disguise for boys and girl, who used to fall easy prey to moral policing.

Rly pensioners flay Metro project
Ludhiana, September 9
The Northern Railway Pensioners’ Welfare Association has criticised the state government for proposed Metro rail project and imposition of fresh taxes, which would put an unbearable burden on people.

Prices of veggies remain stable
Ludhiana, September 9
The prices of vegetables and fruits remain stable during the week and much to the relief of people no further increase has been witnessed in the prices. The prices of tomatoes came down from Rs 40 to Rs 30 per kg.

Undertrial dies in hospital
Ludhiana, September 9
A 30-year-old undertrial died at the Civil Hospital today. The deceased has been identified as Jatinder Singh, a resident of Goh village near Khanna. He was under treatment at the jail hospital for last 25 days and his condition was critical.

Abandoned infant found
Phillaur, September 9
In a second such incident in Doaba after Chokha village, where a two-day-old girl was found in shrubs on Friday, now a newly born infant girl was found abandoned in the fields near sarpanch Manohar Lakha’s house in Paddi-Jagir village yesterday.

Lessons learnt from past
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept 9
Upset over news of death of over 50 persons in a cracker factory fire at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu recently, many educational, religious and social organisations of the town have launched 'say no to crackers' movement during ensuing festival season.

Owners of marriage palaces, hotels face tough times
Ludhiana, September 9
Members of the Punjab Marriage Palace and Resort Association during a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday Charges for change of land use, an increase in VAT rate and luxury tax have proved to be the death knell for marriage palaces and hotels. The owners of these buildings feel if the rate of increase in taxes continues to be the same they will be left with no other option but to switch to some other business.

Members of the Punjab Marriage Palace and Resort Association during a press conference in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Non-invasive procedures more safe for skin, say experts
Ludhiana, September 9
Patients are confused as to whom to consult, as there are a number of dermatologists and plastic surgeons in the city.


aerobics meet
Simranjit, Ashima, Satvir hog limelight

Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 9
Simranjit Singh, Satvir Singh and Ashima Suri of Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School, Phallewal Khurd, emerged winners during the 7th National Sports Aerobics and Fitness Championship that concluded at Phallewal village today. Participants perform at the National Sports Aerobics and Fitness Championship at Phallewal village near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo by writer

basketball meet
Ludhiana Academy lads romp home
Ludhiana, September 9
The Ludhiana Academy hogged the limelight on the final day of the Mahindra NBA Challenge, as they swept both under-16 and under-18 boys’ titles at the Guru Nanak Stadium today.

Payers hail I-T dept’s decision
Ludhiana, September 9
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) decision to reduce the time period for tax refunds to three months has brought cheers on the faces of payers of income tax. Now, the income tax department would take steps to release the payment of arrears as soon as possible.



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