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SHO suspended on graft charge
Ludhiana, September 24
Till a few days ago, he was a hero of the Police Department, for bravely countering carjackers and recovering stolen vehicles. Barely a fortnight after his exemplary work in the line of duty, station house officer (SHO) of Khamano Varinderjit Singh has been suspended for seeking a bribe of Rs 55,000 from a person for releasing his stolen vehicle.

Case registered against 200 jobless teachers
Ludhiana, September 24
Unemployed teachers block a highway in Ludhiana on Sunday night; and (below) police officials try to persuade them to lift their dharna. The city police has registered a case against 200 unemployed teachers for blocking the national highway during their protest on Sunday evening.

Unemployed teachers block a highway in Ludhiana on Sunday night. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


Festive season: Route plan to Ghumar Mandi changed
Ludhiana, September 24
A view of the busy Ghumar Mandi area on Monday evening. In the wake of festival season, the traffic police has changed the route plan of Ghumar Mandi. Earlier, the entry to Ghumar Mandi was from Rani Jhansi Road and National Road, but from tomorrow onwards, the entry to Ghumar Mandi would be from Prof Mohan Singh Chowk, better know as Aarti Chowk.

A view of the busy Ghumar Mandi area on Monday evening. Photo: inderjeet verma

Husband also succumbs to injuries
Ludhiana, September 24
A day after the death of Manisha Gupta, a resident of the Bharat Nagar Chowk area, who died in a road accident at Kishangarh, near Khanna, her husband Sanjiv, too, succumbed to injuries here today.

Harassed, disabled commits suicide
Ludhiana, September 24
A 65-year-old physically challenged man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in the Salem Tabri area here today. He was allegedly harassed by a financier.

Corporation apathetic to stray dog menace
Ludhiana September 24
More than 15,000 stray dogs are posing a big threat for the residents as the local Municipal Corporation has failed to launch any sterilisation drive. The breeding of dogs is continuing in the city unchecked. After the doggy-lane project, the Municipal Corporation has not started any effective drive for the sterilisation of stray dogs.

Bittu got money from US, Europe
Ludhiana, September 24
Radical Sikh leader Daljit Singh Bittu, who is in police custody, had received money from his sympathisers based in Europe and the US. The startling fact came to light during after his interrogation. Bittu, who had been associated with several terrorists during the days of militancy, was recently taken in police custody following inputs from intelligence agencies.
A shadow of a man, shooing away birds, falls on corn that has been left to dry in the sun.
guarding the harvest: A shadow of a man, shooing away birds, falls on corn that has been left to dry in the sun. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

1 tests positive for swine flu
Ludhiana, September 24
Another patient of suspected swine flu has tested positive. The patient, who is from Ludhiana, has been admitted to the DMCH here. "We will continue to receive the cases of swine flu off and on. But there is no cause for worry," said Dr Deepak Bhatia, State Nodal Officer for Swine Flu. "However, we have to keep a watch on the situation," he added. Meanwhile, no fresh case of dengue was reported in the city today. — TNS

Fire breaks out at factory
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept 24
Cotton worth Rs 2 lakh was destroyed in a fire that broke at a factory situated on the Dehliz road today. Vinod Kumar, owner of Naina Industries, said the cause of the fire was electric sparks in a godown of the factory. It took more than two hours for the fire brigade of Shryans Industries Limited to control the fire. 


Counting, results today
Candidates keep their fingers crossed
Doraha, September 24
Candidates keep their fingers crossed as the counting for the senate elections, conducted on September 23, is to begin tomorrow and the results will be announced subsequently.

450 patients examined at eye check up camp
A doctor examines a child during an eye check-up camp in Jagraon on Monday. Jagraon, September 24
As many as 450 patients were examined during a free eye check up camp organised at Gurduwara Vishavkarma near Adda Raikot by Ajaib Singh Saggu Memorial Welfare Council here today.

A doctor examines a child during an eye check-up camp in Jagraon on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Organisers allege police inaction
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 24
Accusing the police of not taking action against offenders, the organisers of Mela Chhapar have today urged the authorities concerned to protect their rights to erect stalls in the land that they have taken on lease to organise a mela.

2 months on, residents await high security number plates
Phillaur, September 24
Though the transport department has introduced high security number plates to prevent vehicle thefts and their misuse by criminals, the residents of Phillaur and Goraya are still waiting for the new type of number plates.

Protesters block highway; oppose hike in LPG, diesel prices
Jagraon, September 24
Commuters had a tough time for at least an hour as dozens of members of the Inqulabi Naujawan Vidiyarthi Manch blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Moga highway at Chaunkiman near Jagraon today.

Snake scare at city hospital
Ludhiana, September 24
A snake was spotted at a multi-specialty hospital here today. Panic soon sprad among the patients in the hospital. It was learnt that when a patient went to a washroom he spotted a snake of about 2.5 feet long. He was shocked and informed the employees of the hospital.

Growth in tourism motivates CBSE to introduce new courses
The CBSE has introduced new courses in Hotel Management and Hospitality. Ludhiana, September 24
Recognising tremendous growth in the hospitality and tourism sector, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced related courses as vocational options.

The CBSE has introduced new courses in Hotel Management and Hospitality. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

SHO sent to Police Lines
Machhiwara, September 24
SHO Machhiwara was transferred to Police Line when a person, who was taken to police station, escaped. The person was later arrested. The incident took place yesterday morning when Dilawardin, a resident of Manewal, who was arrested by Machhiwara police with 500 gm opium, escaped from police lock up.

Post-harvest training starts at CIPHET
Ludhiana, September 24
A total of 13 participants are taking part in the five-day training programme on 'Post Harvest Technologies for Rural Catchments' for farmers from Katol, Maharashtra, inaugurated today at the Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET). The training is sponsored by the Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Katol, Mahrashtra .

Zonal Youth festival begins today
Khanna September 24
Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival of Zone Ludhiana-A will be held at AS College Khanna from September 25 to 28.

Not many as lucky as Master Mohan lal
Name of Master Mohan Lal in the list of retirees who received the PPOs from the Chief Minister on September 20. Ludhiana September 24
No doubt, every retired teacher does not have luck like Master Mohan Lal, ex-Transport Minister, Punjab, that the department starts the pensions soon after the endorsement of notification. In an ordinary teacher’s case, it can delay for months or sometime years.

Name of Master Mohan Lal in the list of retirees who received the PPOs from the Chief Minister on September 20. A Tribune photograph

Police clueless about rice theft in warehouse
Mandi Ahmedgarh, Sept 24
The Sadar police has initiated a probe into an incident in which more than 15 persons had allegedly looted over 389 bags of rice after tying watchman of a warehouse, situated near Ranwan village on the Ludhiana-Khanna road near here on Sunday.

File audit returns before September 30 to avoid penalty
Ludhiana, September 24
The last date for filing audit returns is September 30. All those, who have to get their returns audited, need to gear up and submit it to avoid penalty, as it is mandatory to file the audited returns online.

Scant regard for traffic rules

Girls triple ride a scooter in Ludhiana on Monday.
Girls triple ride a scooter in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Diamond exhibition pulls crowds
Ludhiana, September 24
City fashionistas and diamond lovers flocked to an exclusive jewellery exhibition held at a hotel here today. Nirav Modi's latest collection, Mughal Collection, remained the main attraction.

Gold remains favourite investment
Ludhiana, September 24
Despite the high prices of gold, the metal still remains a lucrative option for investment among people so much so that it yielded higher returns compared to those in equity and real estate.

BSNL conference begins today
Ludhiana, September 24
The 6th All-India Conference of the BSNL Employees Union will be held in Punjab at Ludhiana for the first time. The conference will be of four days and will start tomorrow.

Ganesha festival gains popularity
People celebrate Ganpati Mahotsav in Ludhiana on Monday. Ludhiana, September 24
“Ganesha Utsav” the festival of Hindus, a few years ago, was considered to be celebrated by the western and southern states in which people brought the idols of Lord Ganesha, worshipped Him for around 10 days and then immersed it in water (sea/canal) and seek blessings.

People celebrate Ganpati Mahotsav in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph

Use vocal cords softly, say experts
Ludhiana, September 24
Usually nursery teachers, hawkers, leaders and vendor owners have to speak loudly and after sometimes some of them suffer from "nodules in throat". Such patients sound speaking like frog or they can only whisper. These are also known as teachers' module.

from colleges
Model-making competition
The Civil Engineering Department of RIMT, Maharaja Aggrasen Engineering College, Mandi Gobindgarh, organised a model making competition. RIMT Director Dr Harsh Sadawarti, Maharaja Aggarsain Engineering College Dir

from schools
Spring Dale Sr. Sec. Public School win tourney
Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School won the Punjab School Games Zonal Level Volleyball Tournament. The tournament was held at DAV. Public School, BRS Nagar. U-17 and U-19 boys team won first position and were awarded with gold medals and certificates. The U-17 team beat DAV (Pakhowal branch) and the U-19 team defeated the CFC Public School (BRS Nagar).

Ludhiana scan
Subsidy sanctioned
A meeting of the office-bearers of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturer Association was held under leadership of president Gurmeet Singh Kular. 

Govt High School defeat GMSSS-Doraha
Ludhiana, September, 24
The Zone Level Basketball Competitions (Sahnewal), organised by the Punjab Education Department at Doraha Public School, Doraha, concluded with some scintillating finals of U-14, 17 and 19 boys.




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