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City gets direct train link to Chandigarh
Ludhiana, September 11
The Amritsar-Chandigarh train at the Ludhiana railway station on Tuesday. The 12241/12242 Amritsar-Chandigarh Duronto Express had its maiden run as an inter-city superfast train with stoppages at Jalandhar and Ludhiana today. This was done as per the winter timetable announced by the Northern Railway in July this year.

The Amritsar-Chandigarh train at the Ludhiana railway station on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Tow-away drive suspended; traffic chaos back
Traffic chaos on a road in Ludhiana due to haphazard parking. Ludhiana, September 11
Traffic chaos is back on roads after the city police suspended its tow-away drive and pulled out all recovery vehicles from roads today.

Traffic chaos on a road in Ludhiana due to haphazard parking. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Fumes from sewer line land nursing students in hospital
Ludhiana, September 11
At least 24 students of BSc (Nursing) of the College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, had a narrow escape last night after suffering from breathlessness allegedly caused by fumes of some chemicals poured into a sewer line.

MC yet to recover Rs 121 crore from defaulters
Ludhiana, September 11
Even as the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation claims to be fund starved when it comes to starting development works, an amount equivalent to almost 6 per cent of the civic body’s present annual budget is lying pending with city residents staying in Zone A and Zone C alone as pending bills.

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Gang of looters busted, five arrested; daggers seized
Ludhiana, September 11
The city police claims to have cracked three cases of looting by busting a gang of looters. Five members of the gang have been arrested.

The accused in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

2 killed, 3 hurt in truck mishap
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
Two persons were killed and three others injured seriously when a chain supporting a wooden plank on the rear side of a truck they were traveling in gave way near Kup village on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road this afternoon. The victims were going to pay obeisance at Karamsar.

Woman commits suicide
Ludhiana, September 11
A married woman, Neha, allegedly committed suicide at New Prem Nagar yesterday. According to the police, Neha took poison around 2 pm yesterday and died soon after. The police has not received any complaint from Neha's parents or her in-laws.


6 gastro patients hospitalised
Ludhiana, September 11
Though the number of new gastroenteritis patients has come down in the Jawahar Nagar camp area, four persons suffering from gastroenteritis have been admitted to Krishna Charitable Hospital while two persons have been admitted to Guru Teg Bahadur Chairtable Hospital.

Children play with water at a slum near Budha Nullah in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Missing files
Civic body pulls up staff
Ludhiana, September 11
Perturbed over regular instances of important office files getting missing, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (MC) has pulled up its staff, so much so that when an important file containing record of the MC building branch regarding Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar area went missing under mysterious circumstances, the MC Commissioner has asked the building branch to scrutinise and organise zone-wise records within two weeks without fail.

4,000 to take part in BSNL conference
Ludhiana, September 11
For the first time, the All-India Conference of BSNL Employees’ Union is being held in Punjab from September 25 to 28. About 4,000 delegates and observers from the country will participate in the conference.

Office-bearers of the BSNL Employees Union address a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Increase in VAT
Shoe merchants to observe strike on September 14
Ludhiana, September 11
Shoe manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers will observe strike on September 14 across Punjab against the increase in VAT on footwear. All-Punjab Shoe Merchants’ Association’s spokesperson Harpreet Singh said the footwear industry was in crisis after VAT on footwear had been increased by the Punjab government recently.

All-Punjab Shoe Merchants Association spokesperson Harpreet Singh addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet VErma

BSNL to launch new initiatives for rural areas soon
Ludhiana, September 11
The BSNL is all set to introduce new initiatives for rural areas. According to CS Bhanot, senior general manager in the district, distributors would be appointed from the rural areas for rural connections in order to strengthen the reach of the telecom company in the rural areas.

Brick-kiln owners on strike today
Ludhiana, September 11
While shoe merchants will be going on strike on September 14, brick-kiln owners will be observing strike tomorrow against the increase in VAT rate by the state government.

Health Department collects 8 samples of eatables
Ludhiana, September 11
A team of the Health Department today collected eight samples of eatables from different dhabas of the city. The team comprised district health officer, Dr Kulwinder Singh, food safety officer Ravinder Garg and Harpreet Kaur, who collected these samples.

From schools
National literary events held
Ludhiana: The Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate organised the 16th National Literary Events for ICSE and ISC schools at Ram Lal Bhasin Public School, on Tuesday. The events included debate, declamation and creative writing.

The winners of the 16th National Literary Events in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

College notes
Industrial tour
Ludhiana: Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, Ludhiana, organised an industrial visit to Bharti Teletech, Hambran. A total of 25 students of BBA I along with Puja Jain and Dr Pooja Sikka visited the organisation. A PowerPoint presentation by Gajanan, senior manager production, depicted the brief history and manufacturing capabilities of the company.

PUDA prepares master plan for Samrala
Samrala, September 11
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) has formulated a master plan for the development of Samrala, Machiwara and 131 villages around Samrala. PUDA has formulated the plan while keeping in mind the needs of the rural and urban area up to 2031. According to the plan, different zones for commercial and industrial units and other required facilities will be provided.

Sanjeev elected president of NZAPSI
Ludhiana, September 11
Sanjeev Uppal was elected as the President of North Zone Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (NZAPSI) recently. After getting elected as the president of NZAPSI, Dr Uppal emphasised that the association should make a dedicated effort to improve reconstructive plastic surgery through education, research, and should maintain high surgical standards. He said the association would make a fervent appeal to the state government to provide facilities for reconstructive plastic surgery and burns care in all Civil Hospitals of the state.

Construction near Baddowal banned
Ludhiana, September 11
Neeru Katyal Gupta, ADC (G), under section 144 of the CrPC has ordered that no person shall make any addition/alterations or carry out fresh constructions in the restricted zone of 1,000 yards from the boundary wall of the ammunition depot at Baddowal. The orders will remain in force from September 11 to November 10, 2012.


Heroin worth Rs 45 lakh seized
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 11
The Dehlon police has nabbed five members of a gang of drug peddlers and seized heroin worth Rs 45 lakh from them today. The accused were identified as Mohammad Chand of Gurdev Da Vehra, Bazigar Colony, Ludhiana, Lakhvir Singh of Preet Vihar Colony, Ludhiana, Parminder Pal Singh, Phase I, Dugri, Armanjot Singh Buttar, Basant Avenue, Dugri, and Sandeep Singh, Dugri.

The accused in police custody in Dehlon on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

Raid on printing press
7 computers seized, two arrested
Ludhiana, September 11
A high drama was witnessed at the busy National road near Ghumar Mandi today after the city police raided a printing press and confiscated computers, which were Officials of the cyber crime department raid Gagan Photostat on National Road in Ludhiana on Tuesday. being operated on pirated software.
Giving details, Sub-Inspector Pawan Kumar of division number 8 police station said the raid was conducted at Gagan Photostat this evening. He said officials of Adobe lodged a complaint that pirated software was being used at Gagan Photostat, which is causing a loss to the software giant. The police has seized nearly seven computers and arrested two persons in this connection. TNS

Officials of the cyber crime department raid Gagan Photostat on National Road in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Man robbed of Rs 7,000
Phillaur, September 11
Two unidentified armed motorcyclists attacked and wounded a trader, identified as Tersem Lal of Sarhali village, and snatched Rs 7,000 and a mobile phone from him near Darveshpind village last night. The police has registered a case against the accused. — OC

Forum recalls attachment order
Ludhiana, September 11
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has recalled the order sent to the DC Ludhiana for attaching the movable properties of M/s Classic Gifts, Ghumar Mandi, for non-compliance of its order. The forum recalled its order as Samsung deposited Rs 11,200 against the cost of a defective mobile phone and Rs 1,000s as costs.





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