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Jawan dies in accidental fire
Ludhiana, October 11
A 39-year-old jawan was killed when a rifle went off accidentally while he was reportedly cleaning the weapon at his brother's house at Chet Singh Nagar in the Shimlapuri area here today. The victim has been identified as Jagmohan of the 3rd Battalion of the Sikh Light Infantry.
A police team records the statements of residents regarding the accidental fire case in Ludhiana on Thursday A police team records the statements of residents regarding the accidental fire case in Ludhiana on Thursday.
A Tribune photograph

Labourers feel the heat as soaring prices hit construction work
Ludhiana, October 11
Till recently, the industry, landlords and builders used to complain of labour shortage. However, due to the recent "slump" in construction works in the district, labourers have started feeling the heat this time.


Mayor launches cleanliness drive
Ludhiana, October 11
An innocuous move by certain officials of the municipal corporation turned into an embarrassing situation at a cleanliness drive launched by the civic body with city Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, other officials and councillors sweeping roads in the Miller Ganj locality today.
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria (in blue shirt) launches a cleanliness drive in Ludhiana on Thursday
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria (in blue shirt) launches a cleanliness drive in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Students and volunteers carry placards to spread the message of cleanliness in Ludhiana on Thursday
Students and volunteers carry placards to spread the message of cleanliness in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Head Constable booked on charge of rape
Ludhiana, October 11
A day after a Head Constable was caught during a raid in connection with a flesh trade racket in the Shivpuri area, another Head Constable was booked on a charge of rape at the Dugri police station here today.

Girl's body found
Khanna, October 11
The Machhiwara police has recovered the body of a migrant girl, Cheeku, who fell into the Sirhind canal along with two other girls on October 7. The mishap had taken place when the girls had gone to take a dip in the canal in connection with the Jeetia Parn festival.

1 held on extortion charge
Ludhiana, October 11
A suspect was arrested today for allegedly demanding Rs 1 crore as extortion money from a city-based industrialist. Davinder Singh, a resident of BRS Nagar, received an SMS on October 8 from an unknown number in which the sender demanded Rs 1 crore from the industrialist.


Will Metro project be viable?
Ludhiana, October 11
Tall claims are being made by the state government on making the Metro project a reality in the industrial city of Ludhiana. The project will be similar on the pattern of New Delhi to provide relief to commuters and to ease out unnecessary burden of vehicles on the roads. Still, those involved with the project in depth doubt on the feasibility of the project, as nothing on the price of ticket has been decided so far.

Burning of stubble goes on unchecked in district
Ludhiana, October 11
In the absence of strict measures taken against violators, burning of stubble by farmers goes unchecked in the district, causing health hazards to residents and spoiling fertility of the soil.

A file photo of stubble being burnt in a field in Ludhiana.

A file photo of stubble being burnt in a field in Ludhiana

Encroachments on roads: Dept holds preliminary inquiry
Ludhiana, October 11
A team of vigilance officials of the local government department, Punjab, today conducted a preliminary inquiry into certain encroachments on public roads and unauthorised constructions in some parts of the city.

6 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, October 11
Six more patients have been tested positive for dengue. Out of this, five persons belong to Ludhiana and one to Faridkot. With this, the number of cases of dengue in Ludhiana district has reached 73.

Dept collects eight samples of eatables
Ludhiana, October 11
A team of the health department today collected eight samples of eatables from various places. A team of the health department, which conducted a raid on the instructions of the Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, under the leadership of district health officer, Dr Kulwinder Singh, with food safety officers, namely Sukhbeer Chand, Harpreet Kaur and Ravinder Garg.

Battle female foeticide, villagers exhorted
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 11
An awareness camp against female foeticide was organised by the Child Development Project Office (CDPO) Dehlon at Jarkhar village. Manjit Kaur, Child Development Officer, presided over the concluding session.

Minor fire at kidney centre
Ludhiana October 11
A fire broke out in a storeroom at the kidney centre, sister concern of Deep Hospital, last night. According to officials of the hospital, no injuries have been reported, as the fire broke out in a store room, situated on the fourth floor of the hospital and no patients were admitted there.

DCP, SSP-Khanna transferred
Ludhiana, October 11
In a major reshuffle in the police department, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) GS Toor and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Khanna, Ravcharan Brar, were today transferred to Faridkot and Bathinda, respectively.

Liquor vend near school reopens
Ludhiana, October 11
A high drama was witnessed outside a liquor vend at Rishi Nagar. The liquor vend, which was closed down a few days ago, as it was situated near the school premises, was reopened today.

CBSE to publish studentsí artwork
Ludhiana, October 11
With the aim of boosting soft skills of students, the Central Board of Secondary Education has initiated a new project under which it will be inviting artwork from students and use the selected works in its publications.

College starts fortnightly newspaper
Ludhiana October 11
If Ludhiana can be considered as a metropolitan, how people enjoy night life in the city? How do drugs ruin the life of the youth? These are some issues which are highlighted by students of a local college in a fortnightly newspaper launched by it.

Subsidised notebooks a respite for parents
Ludhiana, October 11
The initiative of the Education Department to provide practical notebooks to the students of government school at subsidised rates has been welcomed by both the students and parents. Students from class VI to X are entitled for the benefit.

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Save diesel to check farm input costs: Experts
Ludhiana, October 11
In view of the hike in diesel prices, the farm machinery and power engineering (FMPE) experts of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have urged the farmers to follow useful tips for conserving fuel.

from schools
Fancy dress competition
Ludhiana: Pre-primary section of Saraswati Modern School organised a fancy dress competition here on Thursday. Tiny-tots came to the school dressed up as different characters. Jasmeet, Kashish, Prajwal, Gunjan, Angel, Harvan, Akshita, Daksh, Harsh, Kartik and Yukta were the winners.



Students take part in a fancy dress contest at Saraswati Modern School in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Students take part in a fancy dress contest at Saraswati Modern School in Ludhiana on Wednesday

National Post Day observed
Ludhiana, October 11
Ryan International School, Jamalpur, celebrated the National Post Day here on Wednesday. The students of classes I and II wrote endearing messages to their loved ones on post cards.

6 selected at placement camp
Ludhiana, October 11
The Indian Society for Technical Education Students' Chapter of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) and its training and placement cell organised a placement camp for the students of MCA (final semester).


Girl commits suicide
Samrala, October 11
A girl of a nearby village allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Sirhind Canal near the Garhi bridge here in the afternoon. Her father Mukhtiar Singh said his daughter Amandeep Kaur, who was a student of BA (third year) at Malwa College, Bondli, Samrala, had gone to the college in the morning.

Drug peddler arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 11
The Dehlon police arrested the kingpin of a gang of drug peddlers and seized a haul of pharmaceutical preparations today. The accused was identified as Narinder Singh, alias Nindi, of local Ward number 4, at Jandali road.

One arrested with 192 kg poppy husk, 8 kg opium
Jagraon, October 11
The Jagraon police has arrested a drug peddler and seized a massive quantity of opium and poppy husk from his possession. The accused has been identified as Jagseer Singh, alias Seera, a resident of Sidhwan Kalan village near Jagraon.


Flour mill owner convicted in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, October 11
Judicial Magistrate Ekta Sahota has convicted Manmohan Singh, owner of Manmohan Flour Mills, Kalsi Nagar, Dholewal, Ludhiana, in a cheque-bounce case. He has been sentenced to undergo an imprisonment of one year.

Cyclists participate in the 12th All-India BSNL Cycling Meet at the PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday
Cyclists participate in the 12th All-India BSNL Cycling Meet at the PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

DAV-Jalandhar cagers outplay Lyalpur Khalsa College
Ludhiana, October 11
On the third day of the Punjab Colleges Basketball League, eight matches were played which made the total league matches 24 so far. In the tournament, over 12 matches are in men section and 12 in women section were played.

Sehajbir bags gold in world karate meet
Ludhiana October 11
City boy, Sehajbir Singh Gill, brought laurels by winning the gold medal in the World Karate Tournament held at Capetown University, South Africa, from September 29 to 30. Ashok Chohan from Seishinkai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do School of Punjab, said that players from nearly 30 countries has participated in this tournament.




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