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Chaos marks trial run
Ludhiana, October 6
A traffic jam opposite the MC Zone-D Office at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Saturday On the first day of the trial, the traffic diversion on the Sidhwan Canal bridge led to chaos in Sarabha Nagar and the Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar areas of the city.
A traffic jam opposite the MC Zone-D Office at Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Scrap unit explosion spreads panic
Ludhiana, October 6
The explosion at a scrap unit in Jindal Market near Samrala Chowk that left three persons dead and five others injured spread panic in the area today.


Imported liquor worth Rs 4 lakh seized
Ludhiana, October 6
As many as 44 bottles of imported liquor was seized by the Excise Department here today. A case has been registered against four persons under the Excise Act.

A blast victim undergoes treatment at a hospital in Ludhiana 'We have lost all our hopes now'
Ludhiana, October 6
The family of Balbir Singh, driver of a pickup truck, lost all hopes for a better future with the news of his (Balbir) death. He was the only breadwinner of the family.

A blast victim undergoes treatment at a hospital in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Corruption charges against CVO, SVO
Ludhiana, October 6
To investigate the allegations of “corrupt practices” in the vigilance wing of Local Bodies Department, the Additional Secretary of Local Bodies Department has now started an inquiry into the matter and has asked for the record from Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) and Senior Vigilance Officer (SVO).

Midday Meal Scheme
Contractors making a cut in ration
Jagraon, October 6
Government schools in the area are not being supplied requisite amount of ration under the midday meal scheme. The matter came to light when the ration supplied by a contractor at a government primary school was found to be lesser in weight.

A student covers his nose while cycling along the Budha Nullah near Kundan Puri in Ludhiana Budha Nullah to be cleansed soon
Ludhiana, October 6
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation will soon be coming up with an “exclusive” master plan for the Budha Nullah, which over the years has turned out to be an eyesore of the city.

A student covers his nose while cycling along the Budha Nullah near Kundan Puri in Ludhiana. A file photo

Tax residency certificate must for foreign investors
Ludhiana, October 6
The government has mandated that from April 1, 2013, all foreign investors desirous of claiming benefits under the double taxation avoidance agreements (DTAAs) will have to produce tax residency certificates (TRC) of their base country in which they are located.

Take precaution as winter is setting in: Docs
Ludhiana, October 6
With a dip in temperature, there is spurt in number of patients complaining of respiratory diseases. Doctors are advising people to take precaution as the weather is changing.

Experts: Rain in Sept reason for good weather
Ludhiana, October 6
After being "baked" in hot weather for last few months, the residents are enjoying the change in the weather. People are feeling bit relaxed during the evening hours due to fall in temperature.

Policemen manhandled
Ludhiana, October 6
A police party that raided the Ghati Mohalla area to nab a miscreant was allegedly surrounded and manhandled by residents of the locality here this evening.

Postage stamp on Indo-Tibet border force grabs philatelists’ interest
The postage stamp Ludhiana, October 6
Postage stamp released by the postal department to commemorate the 50 years of Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF), a couple of days ago, has become favourite of city philatelists.
                                                              The postage stamp

Books kept in a library at Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Ludhiana on Friday Book bank, a boon for needy students
Ludhiana, October 6
Setting an example, the book bank of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women that was established at the college library in 1988 continues to serve the needy students. The book bank gets books from students who voluntarily donate them after completing their studies in the college.

Books kept in a library at Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Muktsar double murder: Fugitive nabbed in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, October 6
A day after nabbing three convicts who fled from the Gurdaspur jail, the Ludhiana Police has apprehended another fugitive who was involved in two high-profile murders that took place in Muktsar.

Laughter can do wonders, say doctors
Ludhiana, October 6
As World Smile Day was celebrated yesterday, experts here spoke on importance of happiness and laughter in our lives. "Laughing can do wonders," says city-based psychologist Dr Ravinder Kala.

Medical statistics in focus at national conference
Ludhiana, October 6
The Department of Community Medicine at DMCH organised a three-day 30th Annual National Conference of Indian Society for Medical Sciences today. The conference was organised on the theme “Understanding & Translating Statistical & Epidemiological Innovation into Biomedical Research” which in tune with worldwide celebrations of the International Year of Statistics in 2012.

Industrialists to go on hunger strike today
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 6
The strike called by both traders and the industry against the imposition of e-billing by the Excise and Taxation Department of the state government continued here today. The members of Gobindgarh Steel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GSCCI) have now decided to go on a fast from October 8.


Proclaimed offender arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 6
The Ludhiana (Rural) police has arrested a proclaimed offender, identified as Balwant Singh, alias Rana, from a deserted place near Ballowal village yesterday.

One held with Rs 2.5-kg opium
Khanna, October 6
The Khanna Police has claimed to have arrested one person and recovered 2.5kg opium from his possession. As per information from Bhupinder Singh, SPD, Khanna, a team of CIA led by in charge Purshotam Singh Bal laid a naka near Rahaun village last night.

Demanding back money costs 50-year-old woman life
Dehlon, October 6
Demanding back the money that she had lent to one of the friends of her son had cost 50-year-old Kulwant Kaur of Bhamia Kalan village her life. Her body was found dumped in fields near Sayan village near here three days ago. The suspect, Rakesh Kumar of Tiba Road Ludhiana, was nabbed by the police from a busy market near Cheema Chowk in Ludhiana today.

Athletics Meet
Anjali, Rahul victorious in 5000m race
Ludhiana, October 6
Rahul Sharma, a student of Nav Bharti Public School, Ludhiana, and Anjali, a student of Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, got better of their opponents in boys and girls (U-18) category, respectively, to romp home in the grueling 5,000m race in the annual District Athletics Meet that concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Hockey Tournament
Punjab Police stun national champions
Ludhiana, October 6
A match in progress during the 8th All-India GGS Gold Cup Hockey Tournament in Ludhiana Punjab Police XI, Jalandhar, caused a major flutter as they stunned the current national champions, Army XI, 2-0 on the third day of the eighth All India Guru Gobind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament at Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.

A match in progress during the 8th All-India GGS Gold Cup Hockey Tournament in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Squash court in state of neglect
Ludhiana, October 6
The two-storeyed squash court at Rakh Bagh, a prime location in the city, which was constructed by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, is lying in a state of neglect for the last 10 years. According to the sports officials, the building design did not meet international norms, due to which the court, which was inaugurated in 2002, was not opened for conducting practice sessions.

KVM shooters excel
Ludhiana, October 6
The students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, bagged top honours at the Ludhiana District Inter-School Rifle Shooting Championship, organised by the education department, at the KVM shooting range.




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