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Ailing woman denied admission
Khanna, September 29
A pregnant woman lies in the open at the Khanna Civil Hospital on Friday. In a shocking incident, doctors of the Civil Hospital, Khanna, allegedly denied admission and first aid to a pregnant woman, who was in a lot of pain, yesterday.

A pregnant woman lies in the open at the Khanna Civil Hospital on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Child crushed under wheels of illegal auto
Ludhiana, September 29
A four-year-old boy was crushed under the wheels of an illegal auto-rickshaw the at Jodhewal Basti chowk here today. The auto-rickshaw overturned after crushing the boy.


Recruitment for bus service scrapped
Ludhiana, September 29
Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd has scrapped the recruitment of 160 drivers and conductors, who were to be hired on a contract basis for the city bus service project. It has now been decided that drivers and conductors will be outsourced through a contractor.

Screening of 'Oh My God' stalled for second day
Ludhiana, September 29
While the controversial Hindi film, "Oh My God" has not been released in theatres and multiplexes across the city, its CDs and DVDs are selling like hot cakes. Internet-savvy residents are downloading the move from websites.

15 more diagnosed with dengue
Ludhiana, September 29
As many as 15 patients at the DMc were tested positive for dengue and one for swine flu at SPS Apolo Hospital today, taking the total number of dengue patients in the state to 109 and those of swine flu to 10. However in Ludhiana district 49 have tested positive for dengue and five for swine flu.


I-T dept issues scrutiny notices to 400
Ludhiana, September 29
More than 400 cases from the city have been selected for scrutiny for the financial year 2010-11 by the Income Tax department. Many have already received the notices while others are yet to receive. The cases for scrutiny have been selected through Computer Assister Scrutiny Selection (CASS) from Delhi.

New CBDT guidelines to blame for PAN card delay
Ludhiana, September 29
Those who had applied for PAN card (Permanent Account Number) in August and have yet not received it need to check if they have fulfilled all the pre-requisites for getting a PAN card. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has laid down new conditions, applicable from August 1, for PAN cards.

Won't allow door-to-door garbage collection by A2Z: Valmiki Samaj
Ludhiana, September 29
The members of Valmiki Samaj Bachao Andolan have threatened that if the state government does not stop A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Ltd from door-to-door collection of garbage from ward number 68 and 69, they will block prominent city intersections. A 15-day deadline has been given to the state government.

Traffic SHO challans his driver for jumping traffic lights
Ludhiana, September 29
A traffic SHO, Beant Juneja, today challaned the driver of his official vehicle for a jumping traffic light. The move has sent a strong message among the government employees including police officers and bureaucrats, whose drivers often violated the traffic rules.

25-yr-old commits suicide
Ludhiana, September 29
A 25-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her house in Basti Jodhewal here today. The victim, identified as Saroj, was suffering from tuberculosis. She committed suicide when she was alone at home.

Embroiders shut shops to protest against goons
Ludhiana, September 29
Embroiders of Sunet closed down their business establishments for a day in protest against the attack on an embroider here yesterday.

Chhapar Mela continues to draw crowds
Devotees at the Chhapar Mela. Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 29
Thousands of devotees thronged the biggest rural fair of the region, Chhapar Mela, to pay obeisance to Guga, the embodiment of “nag devta”, on the second day today. Office-bearers and activists of various political parties, who are organising conferences tomorrow, remained busy in giving the final touches to paraphernalia at their respective sites.

Devotees at the Chhapar Mela. Photo by writer

from colleges
PU Zonal Youth Festival concludes
Ludhiana: A four-day Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival Zone A, Ludhiana, organised at AS College Khanna concluded here. The last day of the festival included heritage and music items. The music items included women traditional and ritualistic songs, suhag, ghoris, long heik, dholak, ghara songs, sithnies, kavishri, kali, folk dances, folk instruments and folk orchestra.


Businessman gets1-year RI in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, September 29
The Court of Judicial Magistrate, Jagmilap Singh Khushdil, has convicted a businessman and sentenced him to undergo a one-year rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a cheque bounce case.

Bittu sent to judicial custody
Ludhiana, September 29
Judicial Magistrate Ashish Thathai today remanded Daljit Singh Bittu, former president of Akali Dal Panch Pardhani, to  judicial custody.



Table Tennis Meet
Alpine school lads romp home
Ludhiana, September 29
Paddlers from the hosts, Alpine International Senior Secondary School, along with those from Cambridge International School, Jalandhar, Innocent Hearts School, Jalandhar, Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Amritsar, and DAV International Public School, Amritsar, proved their mettle to emerge as champions in different age groups in the CBSE Cluster XVI Table Tennis Tournament, which concluded today.

Nav Bharti, Khalsa school register wins
Ludhiana, September 29
Nav Bharti Public School and Khalsa Senior Secondary School, both from Ludhiana, recorded easy victories in the boys and girls’ categories, respectively, in the inaugural edition of the IMG-Reliance Punjab Schools Basketball League being held at Guru Nanak Stadium today.

MF Farooqui enters q’finals
Ludhiana, September 29
MF Farooqui, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ludhiana, outplayed Ajesh Kumar without being challenged and advanced into the quarterfinals of the Lawn Tennis Tournament being played at the Sutlej Club today.



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