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hospital fire
Panic grips Parents
Panicked parents at Deep Hospital in Ludhiana after a fire broke out at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday Ludhiana September 25
It was a horrific day for the mothers of infants, who were in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Deep Hospital when short-circuit took place there this evening. As smoke filled the ICU, the mothers panicked.

Panicked parents at Deep Hospital in Ludhiana after a fire broke out at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Tuesday

Child dies, two hurt as structure falls on them
Ludhiana, September 25
A three-year-old boy was killed and two children were critically injured after a dilapidated structure, which was being demolished by workers, collapsed near Gill Colony at Daba here today.


3 injured in 'accidental' fire
Ludhiana, September 25
Three persons, including a woman and her seven-month pregnant daughter, sustained bullet injuries following an "accidental" fire from the weapon of a gunman hired by the owner of a liquor vend on the Chandigarh Road here today.

Eleven challaned for smoking at public places
Ludhiana, September 25
Eleven persons were challaned today for smoking at public places and selling tobacco products in contravention of the law. A team of officials from the Health Department, along with the members of the Anti-Narcotics Cell, today conducted a random check at various places in the city, and those flouting the Anti-Tobacco Act were challaned on the spot.

PU Senate elections
Results announced
Ludhiana, September 25
Dr Parveen Kaur Chawla, principal of Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, has been elected as the Senator from the principals’ constituency.

Regularisation of unauthorised colonies
Real estate sector faces crisis
Ludhiana, September 25
Delay on the part of the Punjab government to come up with a simplified and clear-cut policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies has pushed the developers and the real estate sector in a state of total crisis.


Three cases of dengue confirmed
Ludhiana, September 25
Three fresh cases of dengue were confirmed in the city today, taking the total number of dengue cases this season to 42.
A mahout fetches green leaves for his elephant in Ludhiana on Monday
A mahout fetches green leaves for his elephant in Ludhiana on Monday. photo: Inderjeet Verma

Industry under scanner
IT dept to inspect tax exemptions
Ludhiana, September 25
The Income Tax Department is scanning the companies, who are availing tax exemptions. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has begun scrutiny of the companies, which are paying less corporate tax due to various tax exemptions.

Excise dept makes scrutiny of VAT returns mandatory
Ludhiana, September 25
Acting tough against the violators, the State Excise and Taxation Department has decided to make scrutiny of the value added tax (VAT) returns of companies mandatory.

Surprise check leaves minister surprised
Ludhiana, September 25
Technical Education Minister Anil Joshi, who was conducting surprise visits in the Ludhiana district, was himself in for a surprise when locked doors of Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Samrala welcomed him.

Police crackdown on bookies
Jagraon, September 25
Panic gripped bookies involved in betting on matches of the ongoing ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka following the arrest of three of them in Ludhiana today.

BJP Morcha seeks hike in wheat MSP
Ludhiana, September 25
The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Kisan Morcha will build up pressure on the Centre for an increase in the minimum support price (MSP) of wheat to Rs 2,100 per quintal in view of enormous hike in input costs.

BSNL Employees Union holds conference
Ludhiana, September 25
M Krishnan, general secretary of NFPE, addresses a conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday The 6th All India Conference of BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU) began here today. The conference started with national flag hoisting ceremony by VAN Namboodiri, president of the BSNLEU and union flag hoisting by P Abhimanyu, general secretary of the BSNLEU.
M Krishnan, general secretary of NFPE, addresses a conference in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

pollution-free campus
A student on his bicycle in the PAU on Tuesday More students to join PAU initiative
Ludhiana September 25

The initiative of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to encourage the students for pollution-free driving is gaining popularity as the Dean Student Welfare Department has received a good number of applications from the students and employees to get bicycles under the initiative.
A student on his bicycle in the PAU on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Teachers get renewed assurance
Ludhiana September 25
Unemployed TET-pass teachers, who blocked the national highway for nine hours on Sunday, today again got an assurance from Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh regarding their meeting with the Chief Minister.

pau notes
Seminar on agriculture from Oct 4
A two-day national seminar on "Engineering interventions and innovations for opportunities and challenges in Indian agriculture (EIIOC-2012)" will be held on October 4-5 at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). PAU College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology will coordinate for the programme, which is being organized as the part of golden jubilee celebrations.

from schools
Solo dance competition
An inter-class solo dance competition was held at Ryan International School here today. The students of Montessori wing had a gala time dancing to the songs of their choice. Some of the parents were also invited to judge the competition along with the teachers. Principal Parveena John said, “It is the vision of the chairman that the students shall be provided with every opportunity to aid their holistic development. Our attempt is to create all-rounders.”

district scan
Excellence award
Excellence Award 2012 of Christian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was bestowed upon Dr Augustine F Pinto, chairman, and Madam Grace Pinto, managing director, of Ryan International Group of Institutions by Margaret Alva, Governor of Rajasthan, in a grand event organised at Hotel Kohinoor, Mumbai.


Jail warder booked for drug peddling
Ludhiana, September 25
Five days after the jail break incident, a jail warder was today booked for supplying drugs to inmates.

Sikh radical's remand extended
Phillaur, September 25
Sikh radical Kulbir Singh Barrapind, who was arrested on September 20 on charges of unlawful activities, was today produced before the Judicial Magistrate of Phillaur who sent him to police remand for one more day.

Over 150 turn up for kabaddi trials
Players in action during kabaddi trials for the third kabaddi world cup in Ludhina on Tuesday Ludhiana, September 25
Over 150 aspirants turned up to attend the trials, conducted by Punjab Agricultural University campus, to select the Indian contingent for the third World Kabaddi Cup Tournament here today. The tournament will be held in the month of December at various venues across the state.

Players in action during kabaddi trials for the third kabaddi world cup in Ludhina on Tuesday. Tribune Photo:Himanshu Mahajan

Anti-doping squad fails to reach city
Ludhiana, September 25
As the trials for the third edition of the Kabaddi World Cup were conducted on Tuesday at Punjab Agricultural University, the squad from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) failed to reach the city.




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