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Railway staff hold up traffic
Ludhiana, October 8
Commuters were once again at the receiving end as vehicular traffic on the Jagraon bridge and several roads around the busy traffic junction remained disrupted for more than two hours when railway employees, led by activists of the Northern Railwaymen Union (NRMU), held a protest against the FDI in pension and government policies.
Railway employees block traffic at the main intersection of the Jagraon bridge. Railway employees block traffic at the main intersection of the Jagraon bridge. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


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One side of Sidhwan Canal bridge closed for traffic from today
Ludhiana, October 8
Senior traffic police officials inspect the traffic plan at the Sidhwan canal bridge on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Monday. One side of the Sidhwan Canal bridge on Ferozepur Road will be closed for vehicular traffic from tomorrow onwards. There will be some respite for residents of Sarabha Nagar and Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar as now the traffic will not be diverted towards these areas and instead one side of the road will be used for both "incoming and outgoing" traffic.

Senior traffic police officials inspect the traffic plan at the Sidhwan canal bridge on Ferozepur Road in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Employee accuses doc of sexual harassment 
Ludhiana, October 8
Sarika (name changed), an employee of the Civil Hospital, Khanna, has alleged that a doctor at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, was "mentally and physically" harassing her for the past over seven years.

MC plans to beautify city roundabouts
MC officials hold a meeting with a team of a Czech-based company in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, October 8
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation plans to develop all roundabouts and roadsides in the city. A Czech-based company has shown interest in this project and a meeting in this regard was held here today.


MC officials hold a meeting with a team of a Czech-based company in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Residents see red as coloniser pulls down boundary wall
Ludhiana, October 8
In a bid to provide common passage to an unauthorised colony being developed in Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar near Jamalpur, a coloniser has pulled down the existing security wall of a public street and residents are also being threatened with dire consequences if they raise their voice against the intimidating tactics.









COMMUNITY

Teachers burn govtís effigy, block traffic
Members of the Special Trainer Teachers Union burn an effigy of the state government outside the mini-secretariat in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, October 8
Members of the Special Trainer Teachersí Union, Ludhiana, today held a protest against the state government by burning its effigy outside the mini-secretariat. The teachers also blocked the intersection outside the mini-secretariat for a few minutes.

Members of the Special Trainer Teachers Union burn an effigy of the state government outside the mini-secretariat in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photographs

Traders go on fast against e-billing
Mandi Gobindgarh, October 8
The five members of the steel trade and industrial associations commenced their fast to protest against the e-billing, imposed by the Excise & Taxation Department, Punjab. While two members are from the Furnace Association, three are from the Iron Scrap Traders' Association. Earlier, the associations had threatened to resort to fast if their demands were not met.

Door-to-door collection of garbage
Pvt collectors up in arms against A2Z
Private garbage collectors at a meeting with MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, October 8
Up in arms against A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Limited, a delegation of 100 private garbage collectors today held a meeting with MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma at the MCís Zone A office at the Mata Rani Chowk.

Private garbage collectors at a meeting with MC Commissioner Rakesh Kumar Verma in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Surgery: Woman accuses doctor of negligence
Ludhiana, October 8
Geeta, a resident of the city, alleged negligence by a gynaecologist during a surgery, claming that she had been facing severe health problems after the surgery. Geeta Dewan, also a singer, alleged that her uterus and ovaries were removed during the surgery at Dr Rama Sofat Hospital without diagnosing properly.

City lacks open space to play
Ludhiana, October 8
With the city expanding farther, it is also eating into open areas in the interiors of the city with little space for playgrounds.

Drug peddlers target students
Jagraon, October 8
The time has gone when chemist shops were involved in the sale of habit forming drugs. Due to the strictness of the police and the Health Department majority of the drug stores have given up the business.

Delay in bringing bodies; kin worried
Doraha, October 8
The delay in bringing the bodies of the mother and her three children from Belgium to their native village has made the kin anxious. The mother and the children were murdered last week. 

Upgrade sub-tehsil office to subdivision level, demand residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 8
Feeling isolated both administratively and politically after the reorganisation of assembly and parliamentary constituencies, the residents of the town have demanded to upgrade the local sub-tehsil office to subdivision level.

Traders confused over form to be filled
Ludhiana, October 8
The Excise and Taxation Department has levied annual processing fee on traders with VAT number and will be collecting Rs 800 annually.

Minor fire at shopping complex
A man tries to douse a fire in a building at the Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Monday.Ludhiana, October 8
A minor fire broke out at a shopping complex opposite Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) telephone exchange at the Bharat Nagar Chowk this afternoon.





A man tries to douse a fire in a building at the Bharat Nagar Chowk in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Signature campaign against female foeticide
Ludhiana, October 8
For making residents of the city aware about female foeticide, a religious body has come forward and has started a signature campaign today.

Traders irked over departmentís decision
Ludhiana, October 8
The pre-requisite of submitting pictures for getting a VAT registration number is irking traders.

One more tests positive for swine flu
Ludhiana, October 8
Jasbir Singh, a resident of Patiala, admitted at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH), has been confirmed to be a positive case of H1N1 (swine flu).


CRIME

Two convicted in cheque-bounce cases
Ludhiana, October 8
Judicial Magistrate Jagmilap Singh Khushdil has convicted Manohar Lal and his son Sakun Kumar of Miller Ganj, Ludhiana, in two cheque bounce cases. They have been sentenced to undergo an imprisonment of one year.

Two held with drugs
Khamano, October 8
The Khamano police has claimed to have arrested two persons and recovered 10 gm smack from their possession. The police had laid a check post near railway under-construction bridge here when Kunal, a resident of Ward No 8, Mandi Gobindgarh, was caught.

Cash, items stolen from ayurvedic dispensary
Ludhiana, October 8
An incident of theft has been reported at an ayurvedic dispensary at Jawahar Nagar yesterday.

Undertrial escapes from court complex
Ludhiana, October 8
An undertrial escaped from the court complex this afternoon while he was being taken back to the jail after being presented before the judge.

Jarkhar Academy storm into final
Ludhiana, October 8
Players in action during a match of the All-India Guru Gobind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament in Ludhiana on Monday. The Mata Sahib Kaur Academy, Jarkhar, blanked Sangrur Academy 6-0 to storm into the final in the junior section of the eighth All-India Guru Gobind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament being organized by the Ludhiana Sports Welfare Association at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium at the Punjab Agricultural University campus today.

Players in action during a match of the All-India Guru Gobind Singh Gold Cup Hockey Tournament in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


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