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13-yr-old girl sets herself ablaze
Ludhiana, September 13
Irritated over repeatedly being asked by her mother to work and earn for herself, Aalia (name changed), a 13-year-old girl, tried to immolate herself this morning. With 90 per cent "second degree" burns, the girl was taken to the Civil Hospital, where her condition is stated to be serious but stable.

Don't be too harsh on kids: Experts
Ludhiana, September 13
With a change in the social set-up, children, especially adolescents, are becoming impatient and aggressive these days. Unable to control their impulsive behaviour, children take the extreme step in several cases. Unable to tolerate daily arguements with her mother over the issue of earning a livelihood, a 13-year-old girl today tried to immolate herself.

MC snaps sewer connection of Civil Hospital
Ludhiana, September 13
Terming the flow of sewage from Lord Mahavira Civil Hospital here into an open drain as illegal and against the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the municipal corporation cut off the main sewer connection of the hospital yesterday. As a result, the hospital faced the threat of sewage flowing back on its premises and in some wards. Dirty water from sewer lines had started accumulating by late in the evening behind the OPD in the hospital.


Traders protest against demolition drive
Shopkeepers stage a protest against a demolition drive at Mullanpur Dakha on Thursday. Ludhiana, September 13
Shopkeepers of Mullanpur Dakha today held a protest rally and staged a dharna against a demolition drive being carried out for the four-laning of a road. The authorities of the Nagar Panchayat, Mullanpur, had served notices on owners of 41 shops/buildings asking them to demolish their shops within a specified time period or else the authorities would demolish these.

Shopkeepers stage a protest against a demolition drive at Mullanpur Dakha on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

An artisan gives the finishing touches to an idol of Lord Ganesha at Kidwai Nagar. Odisha artisans weave their magic in city
Ludhiana, September 13
They come all the way from Odisha and create idols for worship every year. With Ganesh Chaturthi round the corner, six artisans from Odisha are now giving the final touches to idols of Lord Ganesha here.

An artisan gives the finishing touches to an idol of Lord Ganesha at Kidwai Nagar. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Nature’s fury
Heavy rain on the NH-1 in Doraha gives motorists a tough time on Thursday.
Heavy rain on the NH-1 in Doraha gives motorists a tough time on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Diesel price hike to hit common man
Ludhiana, September 13
Increase in the prices of diesel by Rs 5 has given yet another blow to the common man. With petrol prices already skyrocketing, the increase in diesel prices has not gone well with the people.

Check stagnant water in your areas, DC tells officers
Ludhiana, September 13
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rahul Tiwari today instructed officers of all departments to ensure that there is no stagnant water in their coolers and these remain dry. The DC said action will be taken against those not following the instructions.

Lightning kills 2
Doraha, September 13
Two persons were killed while one was injured when lightning struck Doraha this afternoon. All three of them were sitting outside a ghee mill at Doraha when lightning struck.


Pending Mutations
Complete work in month: DC
Ludhiana, September 13
Taking a serious note of pending mutations at tehsil offices, circle revenue officers (tehsildars) have been asked to complete their pending mutations within one month or else they will be charge-sheeted with major penalty.

Cover books with plain paper, students of govt schools told
Ludhiana, September 13
The Director General of School Education (DGSE) has shot letters to all district education officers (DEOs) to ensure that students in government schools cover their books and notebooks with plain covers rather than with paper featuring models and actors. Letter to the DEOs reads, “It has been observed that covers on books and notebooks are not related to education, but are photos of actors, models and singers. Students pay more attention to such covers and discuss films and models rather than focusing on studies.”

Give due respect to nambardars, says DC
Ludhiana, September 13
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rahul Tiwari has ensured nambardars that their problems will be dealt immediately at the district level, while those, which were to be taken up at the state level, will be sent to the Punjab government for early redressal.

NRI seats in private medical institutes
CPI flays govt’s decision

Ludhiana, September 13
Dr Joginder Dayal, a member of the central executive committee of the Communist Party of India (CPI), has criticised the decision of the Punjab government to allow private medical colleges to admit non-resident Indian (NRI) candidates on their own will and the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, which was to conduct this admission, has been pushed completely out of the process for admission.

Sikh bodies submit memorandum to Commissioner of Police
Ludhiana, September 13
Sikh organisations submitted a memorandum to the Commissioner of Police and Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) demanding severe punishment to those who show disrespect to Guru Granth Sahib.

Members of the Tobacco, Cigarette and Beedi Wholesale Dealers Association submit a memorandum to the Civil Surgeon in Ludhiana on Thursday. Traders want ban date extended
Ludhiana, September 13
The Tobacco, Cigarette and Beedi Wholesale Dealers Association today met the Civil Surgeon, Dr Subash Batta, and demanded to extend the date of ban on sale of gutka and paan masala in the district.

Members of the Tobacco, Cigarette and Beedi Wholesale Dealers Association submit a memorandum to the Civil Surgeon in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Fans for winter season too
Ludhiana, September 13
With the winter season round the corner, it might be the time for many residents to take fans off the ceilings or disposing them.

Power loom workers stage protest
Ludhiana, September 13
Workers from power loom units today staged a dharna outside the ESI office. They alleged that they are not being given facilities, which are to be provided at ESI hospitals.

Animals pose risk on NH-1
Doraha, September 13
Stray animals continue to roam freely along national highway-1 (NH-1). Animals suddenly appearing on the busy NH-1 has become a routine affair but the authorities concerned seem unmindful of the situation. At night it becomes more dangerous as vehicles move at a greater speed.

Rural students can perform better in aerobics: Experts
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 13
Children with rural background can perform better in aerobics than their urban counterparts. This was stated by the experts during the concluding session of the seventh National Sports Aerobics and Fitness Championship at Guru Harkrishan Public School, Phallewal, recently. Some of the rural students had received information about the event only two days before the commencement of the championship.

Save water, says MP
Samrala, September 13
An interactive session with Rajya Sabha MP Avinash Rai Khanna was organised at Malwa College Bondli, Samrala, on Thursday. In his speech MP urged the audience to save at least one litre of water everyday and spread this message everywhere.

Students a harassed lot
Doraha, September 13
With the recent incident of drivers and conductors alleging stoning Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) bus at Guru Nanak Engineering College by the students, it now seems to be the turn of the latter. The bus pass holding students of local colleges have complained about the ill treatment and discrimination done by the drivers and conductors of the Panjab Roadways and PRTC buses that finally forces them to retaliate in such a manner.

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Need to boost horticulture: Experts
Ludhiana September 13
Although the state government has been stressing diversification in agriculture since 1986, yet due to non-availability of assured markets for alternative crops and horticulture, most of the efforts to give spurt to diversification have proved fruitless.

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Protect BT cotton from sucking pests: PAU experts
Ludhiana September 13
The entomology experts of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have urged the farmers to adopt integrated pest management (IPM) strategies for the effective protection of BT cotton. Recently, the PAU department of entomology conducted a survey, across the Punjab state, on the incidence of sucking insect-pests like jassid, whitefly and mealy bug on Bt cotton, informed Dr. Balwinder Singh, Head of the department.

from colleges
Installation ceremony
Ludhiana: Rotract Club of Government College for Women, Ludhiana, organised the installation ceremony here on Thursday in the college auditorium. College Principal Gurminder Kaur was the Chief Guest. Gurminder said the Rotract Club has an important role at an international level in the social services for the needy and poor people; particularly they should give time for health problems of poor people in our society.

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Awareness drive
The BSNL organised an awareness drive at Dugri here on Thursday. They offered 20 per cent discount on highs-peed data card, free SIM card, increased speed on Wimax, special plans with unlimited free calls on the BSNL numbers.


Policemen ‘assault’ villager
Phillaur, September 13
A villager identified as Ram Saroop was allegedly physically assaulted and injured by two policemen in Apra. Now the victim Ram Saroop is admitted in the Apra Civil Hospital. When contacted the Apra police incharge, ASI Pushap Bali confirmed the incident. He informed The Tribune that after a domestic dispute between the Ram Saroop and his sister Lajwinder Kaur, one constable Amandeep and a home guard jawan Sarabjit were sent to the spot where the policemen and Ram Saroop indulged in scuffle and Ram Saroop sustained injuries. Kashmir Kaur, wife of the victim has alleged that both the policemen beat her husband up mercilessly in her presence.

Cricket meet
KVM book berth in semis
Ludhiana, September 13
Vaibhav Kalra’s excellent performance with bat and ball helped Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM), Civil Lines, registered a 38-run win over Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar bypass branch, and got its berth booked in the semifinals (U-14) in the Punjab Schools Zonal Cricket Tournament (PAU Zone) being organised by the Punjab education department at GRD Academy ground, Hambran road, today.




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