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Adulterated sweets destroyed
Jagraon, October 18
Officials of the health department destroy adulterated sweets at a shop in Jagraon on Thursday Keeping in view the festivals of Dasehra and Diwali, a team of the health department conducted surprise raids at various places in the town today. The raids were conducted at various sweetshops and shops selling other eatables in the town.

Officials of the health department destroy adulterated sweets at a shop in Jagraon on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Residents stage dharna outside MC Commissioner’s residence
Ludhiana, October 18
Residents stage a dharna outside the residence of the MC Commissioner in Ludhiana on Thursday A workshop to make sweets being run illegally in a residential area has created bitterness between the affected area residents and the civic administration.

Residents stage a dharna outside the residence of the MC Commissioner in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Illegal crackers unit unearthed, 1 held
Ludhiana, October 18
The police has unearthed an illegal firecracker factory and nabbed a 25-year-old man in the Abdullapur Basti area of the city. The accused had been making crackers illegally, which were to be sold at higher prices during the festivals. Crackers and explosives worth lakhs of rupees have been seized from the unit.
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Students perform folk dance on the concluding day of a youth festival at Ramgharia
Students perform folk dance on the concluding day of a youth festival at Ramgharia College in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

21 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, October 13
A total of 21 more patients have tested positive for dengue in the past five days. District epidemiologist Dr Puneet Juneja said: "Out of the 21 patients, 11 are from Ludhiana, four from Hoshiarpur and one each from Jalandhar, Pathankot, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Sangrur and Himachal Pradesh.

Employees' quarters in neglected state
Ludhiana, October 18
Quarters for the non-teaching staff at Punjab Agricultural University are in a state of neglect. Very few staff members opt to stay in these quarters, many of which are lying vacant for many years.


Security beefed up ahead of festive season
Dehlon/Mandi Ahmedgarh/Raikot, October 18
The police has beefed up security ahead of the festive season. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Amargarh, Sukhdev Singh Virk; Assistant Commissioner of Police, Gill, Gurpreet Singh Sikand; and circle officers at Raikot and Payal claimed to have enhanced the vigil in and around religious places, educational institutes and busy markets of their respective regions.

Be safe this festive season, says Police Commissioner
Ludhiana, October 18
In the wake of Dasehra festival, Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh in a public notice has appealed to the public that if any unscrupulous person or a thing is noticed by anyone, they should immediately inform the police present on the duty and the police control room.

Postal department offers 7% discount on gold coins
Ludhiana, October 18
The postal department has offered 7 per cent discount on gold coins for the festive season.

PSPCL employees observe strike
Ludhiana, October 18
In response to a call given by the PSEB Employees Joint Forum, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) employees today observed a strike in protest against what the unions termed as indifferent attitude of the PSPCL management towards their pending demands.

No check on safety of swings at fairs
Swings are the main attraction at fairs in Ludhiana Ludhiana, October 18
The festive spirit has gripped residents and fairs are being organised at several places in the city. Many organisations, committees and welfare societies etc, are organising melas and a good number of swings have been arranged for the recreation of children, but there is no check by the authorities whether the swings are safe and are functioning properly.

Swings are the main attraction at fairs in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet Verma

Belly dancing her first preference
Ludhiana, October 18
Meher Malik, a belly dance exponent, who became popular through reality show, “Just Dance”, is in the city. She is holding a belly dance workshop at Sangita's Studio of Performing Arts at Sarabha Nagar.

Night shift plays havoc with digestive system: Expert
Ludhiana, October 18
Diet being the buzz has led to mushrooming of many diet clinics in the city.

Viral fever on rise in city
Ludhiana, October 18
Patients visiting city hospitals and clinics are increasingly complaining of sore throat, infection in the upper respiratory tract and mild fever. Although, the danger of dengue is still lurking, the cases of viral fever are on a rise.

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Students stage plays on social issues
Ludhiana, October 18
HVM Convent School conducted inter-house drama and painting competitions on the school campus. The four houses -- Gandhi, Tagore, Bose and Nehru -- presented one-act plays on social issues such as corruption, customer awareness, caste system and child labour.

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NCC holds plantation drive
Ludhiana, October 18
The NCC unit of Khalsa College for Women organised a plantation drive here today. To spread awareness among the students, various saplings were planted by cadets on the college campus. The cadets expressed their concern towards the preservation of green cover on the occasion.

SSP marks inquiry into woman’s detention case
Khamano, October 18
In the case involving overnight detention of a woman at a police station here on October 11,

Lawyer approaches court against demolition drive
Jagraon, October 18
A local lawyer has approached the court against the demolition drive launched by the Public Works Department (PWD), Punjab, during which several structures including some cabins of the lawyers practising in local courts were demolished.

Avoid vulgar music, says Harbhajan Mann
Ludhiana, October 18
Noted Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann and star cast of Punjabi movie “Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyar” were in the city. The star cast of the movie visited various places in the city, including Ramgarhia Girls College.


4 held for cow slaughter
Phillaur, October 18
The Bilga police has arrested four migrants, identified as Sonu, Bablu, Raju and Saleem, in an alleged case of cow slaughtering. The accused, who hail from Bihar, had eaten beef after cooking it at their residence in Bilga, the police said.


Paternity issue: DNA samples of sarpanch taken
Ludhiana, October 18
Adhering to the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the police along with officials of the Health Department today took the DNA samples of a sarpanch, to establish the paternity of a 17-year-old girl in Hawas village near here.

Volleyball games begin
Khamano October 18
The 58th Punjab State School (under-19) Volleyball Games got off to a colourful start at Government Senior Secondary School, Khamano.




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