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Security derailed at city railway station
Multiple illegal entrances, ill-equipped scanning equipment, inadequate security personnel to blame 

No security equipment in place at the entrance of the Ludhiana railway station. Ludhiana, September 19
The Ludhiana railway station continues to be in a state of low preparedness to counter terror threats. Reason: Multiple unmanned entrances, ill-equipped scanning equipment and lack of adequate security personnel.

No security equipment in place at the entrance of the Ludhiana railway station. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Brace for total shutdown, nationwide strike to cripple normal life today 
Ludhiana, September 19
The opposition National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) call for a nationwide bandh on Thursday has left the city residents and traders jittery.


Etiquette lessons for newly recruited constables
Ludhiana, September 19
In the near future, you can expect the stick-yielding policemen to greet people with a polite hello when they visit a police station or meet a policeman on a road.

Traffic police acts tough 
Ludhiana, September 19
Giving a clear signal that violating traffic rules will not be tolerated in the city, the traffic police today challaned the official vehicle (with the blue beacon) of the District Revenue Officer at the Mini-Secretariat here today for wrong parking.


Reaching Mela Chhapar, a hassle
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 19
Dhulkot Road near Mandi Ahmedgarh in a dilapidated condition. Mela Chhapar, which commences on September 28, has been witnessing huge gatherings of devotees from across Punjab and the neighbouring states for decades; however, the authorities have made no arrangements for recarpeting various approach roads to the site.

Dhulkot Road near Mandi Ahmedgarh in a dilapidated condition. A Tribune photograph

Need for restraint on social networking sites
Ludhiana, September 19
Chandigarh woman's reportedly less-than-charitable comments against the Chandigarh Traffic Police, on the Facebook may have stirred up a controversy, sparking off a debate on the need for restraint on social networking sites. However, the Facebook page of the Ludhiana Police continues to be a mixed bag of observations on the police.

New constables deployed on field duty
Ludhiana, September 19
In order to keep a tab on the security scenario in the city, the police has intensified vigil and deployed newly recruited constables at various police stations across the city.

Railway platforms get sheds
Ludhiana, September 19
Sheds being erected at the railway station in Ludhiana. Daily commuters have finally heaved a sigh of relief as new corrugated sheds are being erected at Railway Platforms Number 3, 6 and 7 for the last couple of days. “Even though the structure had been set up for a long time, the work of covering it with the corrugated sheets have finally begun.

Sheds being erected at the railway station in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

mayoral polls
Lobbying on in Chandigarh
Ludhiana, September 19
Chandigarh seems to be the hot destination for mayoral aspirants. With just two days left for the mayoral election, hectic lobbying is on amongst all mayoral aspirants to “please” their political bosses. Some of them have been visiting Chandigarh regularly for the past many days.

Renovation of new MC headquarters in full swing
Ludhiana, September 19
Work on converting the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s Zone A building, near the Mata Rani Chowk, into the headquarters is going on in full swing. The work also involves increasing the size of the rooms and renovating them for senior officials.

encroachments in F-block market
LIT, MC busy passing the buck
Ludhiana, September 19
The jhuggis that have come up in the F-Block market adjoining Orient Cinema at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Despite the fact that the Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) to clear encroachments in the form of jhuggis at the F-block market adjoining Orient Cinema in the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar area, here, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and LIT officials are busy passing the buck.

The jhuggis that have come up in the F-Block market adjoining Orient Cinema at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

New voters to be enrolled from Oct1, says DC
Ludhiana, September 19
The new voters in the district will be enrolled between October 1 and 31. This was stated by Ludhiana Deputy Commissoner Rahul Tiwari, here today. The DC was chairing a meeting of election officers, assistant election officers and master trainers held at Bachat Bhawan in the Mini Secretariat.

Industry not to support bandh
Ludhiana, September 19
The local industry has decided not to support the Bharat Bandh call given by the Bhartiya Janata Party with its allied parties tomorrow. Industrialists said that they too were against the price hike of diesel, the foreign direct investment (FDI) and the limitation put on the usage of domestic gas-cylinders but the Akali/BJP government ruling in Punjab, too, had not given them any respite to the industry. Since the call is totally "politically motivated", the industry will not support it. But if the Punjab Government announces to reduce or exempt VAT, the industry will definitely stand by them.

SAD-BJP workers to gather near Clock Tower Chowk
Ludhiana, September 19
The SAD (B) - BJP party workers will congregate near the Clock Tower Chowk in the city to participate in the Bharat Bandh against the Congress-led UPA Government. The bandh call has been given in protest against the hike in diesel price, the FDI in the multi-brand retail and the cap on the number of subsidised LPG cylinders.

Marriage palaces to follow norms for regularisation
Ludhiana, September 19
In its orders on September 4, the Punjab and Haryana High Court said that marriage palace owners, who wanted their premises to be regularised, needed to apply to the authorities concerned (in the district) and follow a draft policy framed by the Chief Administrators of all the development authorities and the Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Punjab.

Mystery shrouds woman’s death
Ludhiana, September 19
A 27-year-old wife of an Army man died under mysterious circumstances on her way to the Civil Hospital here today. The deceased has been identified as Vijay Laxmi of Odisha, who is the wife of Akshay Kumar, a soldier.

Devotees play with colours on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Devotees play with colours on the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

Children relish laddoos on Ganesh Chaturthi
ludhiana, September 19
The birth of Lord Ganesha was celebrated with great pomp and show at the ABC Montessori School, BRS Nagar here today. 

Roadways employees stage protest
Jagraon, September 19
The members of Punjab Roadways Employees' Union held a gate rally at Punjab Roadways Depot here today. The union members raised slogans against the state government for not fulfilling various pending demands of the roadways employees.

Interlocking tiles dislocate within 2 months
Jagraon, September 18
The interlocking tiles laid out on some streets of Ahata Sujapuria in Ward Number 2 of Jagraon Municipal Council have started to dislocate from various places within two months of installation.

college notes
Students told ways to lead stress-free life
Ludhiana, September 19
A seminar on the art of mind management under the banner of the “Art of Living” was organised on the premises of Kamla Lohtia SD College on Wednesday. The Art of Living is a non-governmental organisation working with the purpose of creation of a stress-free and violence-free society. 

ludhiana scan
Akal Market to be closed
To support the bandh call, the Akal Market and other nearby markets in the city will remain closed on Thursday. Balwinder Singh Bhullar, spokesperson of the market committee, said the shopkeepers will also burn the effigy of the Central Government to protest against the "anti-people" policies. The shopkeepers said that government had made a wrong decision against which market associations will support the bandh call.


Imposter held
Phillaur, September 19
The Phillaur police has succeeded to nab an imposter who was posing to be an inspector of food and civil supplies department. The accused, identified as Mohit Gupta of Gurdaspur, used to demand bribe from people to issue ration cards, gas connection, and ration depot allotment. 

70 sacks of poppy husk recovered, one arrested
Jagraon, September 19
The Jagraon police has arrested one person and seized 70 sacks of poppy husk from the truck being driven by him at a checkpost set up near Ramghar Bhullar village on the Jagraon-Sidhwan Bet Road today afternoon. The accused has been identified as Anil Kumar, a resident of Uttar Pradesh.

Man crushed to death
Ludhiana, September 19
A 70-year-oldman was crushed to death at Jamalpur Chowk on Chandigarh Road here today. The victim identified as Chander Bhushan was travelling on a moped when a pickup truck from behind hit the rear end of the vehicle.

Attempt to murder case Nine get 7-year term
Ludhiana, September 19
Additional Sessions Judge HS Grewal today sentenced nine persons to undergo rigorous imprisonment for seven years each, in an attempt to murder case.

fake snatching incident
One arrested, money recovered
Ludhiana, September 19
The Ludhiana Police has arrested Davinder Singh, who posed as a snatcher and fled with a bag containing cash worth Rs 18 lakh being carried by complainant Rahul, from Feroze Gandhi Market on Monday. The police has also reportedly recovered the money from him. The second accused, Gurpreet Singh alias Goi, is yet to be arrested.


Food and supplies controller gets bail
Ludhiana, September 19
Additional Sessions Judge AS Virk yesterday granted anticipatory bail to Amritpal Singh, District Food and Supplies Controller, Pathankot. He was booked by the local police on a complaint filed by his wife Paramjit Kaur, a resident of HIG Flats, Rajguru Nagar, here. The case was registered at the Sarabha Nagar Police Station on September 1, 2012.

inter-school football
BVM eves lose a thriller to Dakha 

Ludhiana, September 19
A match in progress in the Inter School Zonal Football Tournament at BVM Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday.Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar branch, waged a spirited battle before losing a thriller 3-4 and the title to Government Girls High School, Dakha, in the Inter-School Zonal Football Tournament (girls U-19) organised by the District Education Department at BVM, Kitchlu Nagar, here today.

A match in progress in the Inter School Zonal Football Tournament at BVM Senior Secondary School, Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. tribune photo: Himanshu mahajan

Ludhiana team selected
Ludhiana, September 19
The following players have been selected to represent Ludhiana district in the sixth Punjab State Baseball Championship for Women to be held at Saahi Sports College, Samrala, on September 20 and 21, coach Harbir Singh Gill said.





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