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Swine flu claims 45-yr-old's life
Ludhiana, September 27
The season's first swine flu death has been reported from Ludhiana. A patient suffering from swine flu died at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) today.

Daljit Bittu’s police remand extended
Ludhiana, September 27
Judicial Magistrate Ashish Thathai today extended the police remand of former president of the Akali Dal Panch Pardhani Daljit Singh Bittu by two days. Bittu is facing serious allegations of making attempts to disturb the peace and harmony of Punjab by helping extremists.

Vanity Numbers for Vehicles
Ludhiana nets Rs 1.82 cr in four auctions
Ludhiana, September 27
When it comes to maintaining "status and style", residents of Ludhiana, the industrial capital of Punjab, it seems, are ready to spend lavishly. 


GLADA auction draws poor response
Ludhiana, September 27
The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) today sold 13 commercial properties in Dhandari Kalan, Phases III and IV, for Rs 6.17 crore through a public auction. On offer were 38 sites, including 11 shop-cum-offices (SCOs), seven shops in Phase III and 10 SCOs and an equal number of booths in Phase IV of the industrial hub.

IPS officer's transfer orders revoked
Ludhiana, September 27
The transfer orders of ACP (North) Swapan Sharma have been revoked while ACP (East) Naveen Singla has been asked to join his new assignment. Both IPS officers were transferred yesterday and had been deputed in the Chief Minister's security wing.

Sand shortage hits construction work
Ludhiana, September 27
With the auction of sand and gravel mining having been postponed and an undertaking in this regard furnished by the state government in the Punjab and Haryana High Court recently, those involved in the construction business or dealing in the sand/gravel business have started feeling the heat due to an “acute shortage” of sand.


No end to traffic woes of Jagraon residents
Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam due to haphazard parking on College Road in Jagraon on Thursday. Jagraon, September 27
There seems to be no end to the traffic woes of the commuters as well as the residents of Jagraon. One can often see vehicles struck in traffic jams on various city roads including Tehsil Road, Old Sabzi Mandi Road, Raikot Road, Lajpat Rai Road, College Road and at many others places.

Vehicles stuck in a traffic jam due to haphazard parking on College Road in Jagraon on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Traders oppose FDI in retail
Ludhiana, September 27
Small shopkeepers and traders are opposing the decision of the government to introduce the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in retail sector. They are demanding an immediate ban on the entry of multinationals and Indian corporate houses into the retail business as they pose a threat to the neighborhood grocery stores, small shopkeepers and vegetable vendors.

Expedite work on memorial, company told
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 27
Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Kumar Rahul comes out after inspecting the work on Wada Ghallughara Kup Rohira Memorial near Ahmedgarh on Thursday. The authorities have taken a serious note of the delay in the completion of Wada Ghallughara Kup Rohira Memorial, which is being constructed to commemorate the sacrifice of 35,000 sikhs, who were massacred by Ahmed Shah Abdali, the Pathan invader, on February 5, 1762.

Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Kumar Rahul comes out after inspecting the work on Wada Ghallughara Kup Rohira Memorial near Ahmedgarh on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Admn beefs up security for Chhapar fair
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 27
The administration have claimed to have made unprecedented arrangements for the Chhapar fair here today. The fair will commence from Friday. Besides, ensuring medical services, over 1,700 cops have been deployed for providing security during the fair. The officials, supervising the arrangements, said the officials of the Health Department and Industries Department had been asked to make adequate arrangements for ensuring safety of people.

Skills should decide workers' wages: Assn
Ludhiana, September 27
The United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA), president Gurmeet, while criticising the notification related to labour wages, today said the wages of a worker should be determined on the basis of his skill competence. He added unskilled workers cannot be appointed as trainees.

21-day training course ends at GADVASU
Ludhiana, September 27
A 21-day training course on diagnostic ultrasonography in livestock, organised by the Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in the department of veterinary gynaecology and reproducion, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Punjab, under the auspices of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, concluded here.

‘Oh My God’ kicks up a controversy
Ludhiana, September 27
Hours before the much awaited release of Hindi film "Oh My God", landed in a controversy after some radical groups raised objection over the content of the film. The delegation met the Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Singh, and complained that the promotional clips of the film has mocked at spiritual Gurus which could hurt the sentiments of the followers.

Refunds to be available online
Ludhiana, September 27
In a relief to the industry, Industry Minister Anil Joshi has announced that VAT refunds will be available online within three Industrialist Onkar Singh Pahwa (right) presents a bouquet to Industry Minister Anil Joshi in Ludhiana on Thursday. months. "The way you deposit your VAT online, in the same manner you will receive your VAT refunds within three months. Work in the Excise and Taxation Department is being streamlined and we are making an effort to eliminate the paper work in the department by providing online services ," Joshi said while addressing a meeting of the United Cycle and Parts Association.

Industrialist Onkar Singh Pahwa (right) presents a bouquet to Industry Minister Anil Joshi in Ludhiana on Thursday. tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

E-billing: Assn to go on strike
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 27
Trade and industrial associations have decided to go on a strike from October 2 against the e-billing, imposed by the Excise and Taxation Department. This was decided at a meeting, held by the Mandi Gobindgarh Induction Furnace Association, here today. It was also decided that the sale of goods would be stopped from October 6.

Association opposes hike in wages of unskilled workers
Ludhiana, September 27
The Auto Parts Manufacturers' Association has condemned the state government for increasing the wages of unskilled workers by 33 per cent. In a statement, Gurpargat Singh Kahlon, president of the association, and Ranjodh Singh, general secretary of the associations, said the step of the state government would put an extra burden on the auto parts manufacturing industry, which was already passing through a lean patch.

Workers oppose hike in diesel prices
Ludhiana, September 27
A meeting of the Joint Council of Trade Union was held to discuss the issues concerning the workers of organised as well as unorganised sectors.

Small wonder

A girl takes part in a cultural function at BCM School in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A girl takes part in a cultural function at BCM School in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Paddy starts arriving in market
Khanna September 27
Although the procurement of paddy officially is to start from October 1 yet the paddy has started reaching in the Asia’s big grain market at a large scale.

From schools
Rhyme recitation contest
Ludhiana: Cherrylane Play School conducted a rhyme recitation competition on Thursday. Parents also took an initiative to dress up their wards according to poem they recited.

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CICU’s plea to of Mayor
Inderjit Singh Pardhan, president, Avtar Singh, general secretary, and Upkar Singh, joint secretary, of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU), have hailed the elections of Mayor and expressed confidence that HS Gohalwaria will handle the affairs of the corporation in a smooth, effective and transparent manner and bring the much needed improvements to make Ludhiana. 


Woman sets herself ablaze, hospitalised
Ludhiana, September 27
Exasperated by her unemployed husband, who thrashed her for money, Manjot Kaur, who worked as a staff nurse with the DMC Hospital, set herself on fire on Thursday. Manjot Kaur had solemnised a love marriage with Lakhwinder Singh few years ago and was being tortured by her husband.

Thieves flee with cash, gold
Ludhiana, September 27
Some unidentified persons broke the windshield of a car and fled with cash, gold other valuables. According to Inderjit Singh, owner of the vehicle, he was in a furniture shop near Bharat Nagar Chowk when the incident took place.


51 probables selected for kabaddi world cup
Ludhiana, September 27
The selection panel, constituted to conduct the trials to pick up the probables for the 3rd edition of the World Kabaddi Cup, slated to be held at different venues across the state in December, released the list of 51 players at the conclusion of a two-day trials.

GNPS players bring laurels to school
Ludhiana, September 27
Students of Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, brought fame to their school after performing brilliantly in handball, basketball and football competitions during the Inter-School Zonal Tournaments, which was organised by the District Education Department, recently. Mona Singh, principal of GNPS, said the boys' teams in the under-14 and 17 category emerged champions in handball while they secured the second position in the boys' U-19 group. Similarly, in the girls' group (handball), players from the school secured the third spot in U-14, 17 and 19 categories.

Zonal basketball meet concludes
Doraha, September 27
Players in action during a match in Doraha on Thursday. The Zone-Level Basketball Competitions (Sahnewal) for Boys (U-14,17 and 19), which was organised by the Punjab Education Department at Doraha Public School, Doraha, concluded today. Seven teams competed in the tournament. In the U-14 group, Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School (SGHPS) defeated the host team by 14-12 . Government High School Jamalpur outplayed Government Senior Secondary School, Doraha, by 84-0 in a one sided match to clinch the third position.
Players in action during a match in Doraha on Thursday. Photo by writer

Alpine International defeat Sacred Heart School, enter semifinals
Ludhiana, September 27
Alpine International Senior Secondary School outplayed Jesus Sacred Heart School, Ludhiana, and entered the semifinals of the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Championship here today. Alpine International defeated Jesus Sacred by 3-1 in the boys’ U-14 category.

Delhi defeat Punjab by 3 runs
Ludhiana, September 27
Punjab failed to capitalise on the valuable contributions of Kunwar Pathak (42) and Deepin Chitkara (24) as they went down against Delhi by just three runs in the final of the North Zone Inter-State Cricket Tournament (U-14), which concluded at the Delhi Public School, Rohtak, today.



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