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No let-up in dengue spread
Ludhiana, October 27
With a dip in temperatures, the number of confirmed dengue patients is also increasing day by day. As many as 19 dengue patients have been confirmed here today. Of them, nine belong to Ludhiana while two each are from Sangrur and Hoshiarpur, one each from Mohali, Jalandhar, Moga, Pathankot, Patiala and Delhi.

No holiday for fogging staff
Ludhiana, October 27
The virus of dengue is spreading and has affected different areas of the city. People, who have been tested positive for dengue, are adopting different ways to get cured at the earliest. A city-based homeopath, Dr Sunil Aggarwal, said: "Dengue can be cured through homeopathy. 


Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal pays obeisance during a shobha yatra at Derasi in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma 

Lottery tickets to be available at post offices again
Ludhiana, October 27
Tickets of the state government lottery are now on sale at the post offices in the city. The sale of lottery tickets is being resumed at the post offices in the city after a span of about a couple of years. The draw of the current lot of lottery tickets will be held on November 19. These would be available at the post offices till a day prior to the date of draw, depending on the availability, an official said.

Drunk callers give health staff night shockers
Ludhiana, October 27
Illustration Sandeep Joshi Fed up with crank callers, who call up the officers of the health department at night and make strange queries, certain officers of the department say now they do not attend unknown calls at night. Talking to The Tribune, District Health Officer Kulwinder Singh said: "Some days ago, I got a call at 10:45 pm. A drunkard called me up and said: "Health waleo aake sample bharo es restaurant da, sadeya hoya pyaz te sirka varti jaande ne salaad vich". 
Illustration Sandeep Joshi


A stretch of road along the Sidhwan Canal without railings. Photo by writer Residents’ safety at stake
Doraha, October 27
Absence of railings, at several points, along Sidhwan Canal poses a risk to commuters’ life. Moreover, the traffic on this route has been restricted to one side as construction work for the Sidhwan Canal Expressway project is underway.

A stretch of road along the Sidhwan Canal without railings. Photo by writer

Camp for owners of brick-kilns held
Ludhiana, October 27
The Department of Industries and Commerce, Punjab, in association with the Punjab Pollution Control Board, organised an awareness camp for the brick-kiln owners at Punjab Trade Centre today.

Fancy candles for festive season ahead. A tribune photograph Designer candles hit market
Ludhiana, October 27
The humble candle has come a long way. People today no longer illuminate their homes on Divali with simple candles but have switched to designer, decorated candles. Apart from being superior to diyas in terms of attractiveness, these candles burn for a longer time. Candles for Divali are available on different prices.

Fancy candles for festive season ahead. A tribune photograph

One out of six obese in world, says expert
Ludhiana, October 27
A mega obesity check-up and Body Mass Index screening camp was organised here today at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.

Eid celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, October 27
Eid-ul-Zuha was celebrated with fervour in the city today. Celebrations were witnessed in various parts of the city. Devotees gathered at Jama Masjid in Field Ganj area and also at mosque at Arya College.

Charanjit Singh Atwal, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha (third from right), hugs Shahi Imam on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha in Ludhiana on Saturday. Standing next to Shahi Imam is Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwadia. (L) and Muslim devotees offer prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha at Jama Masjid, Field Ganj, Ludhiana, on Saturday. photos: Inderjeet Verma

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Woman held with counterfeit currency
Ludhiana, October 27
A woman, who allegedly circulated fake currency notes, landed in the police net after an argument with a labourer, who was doing some repair work at her house. The woman, Santosh Rani, had given fake currency notes worth Rs 1,500 to the labourer as payment against the repair work.

Servants drug doctor's in-laws, decamp with cash, jewellery
Ludhiana, October 27
Two youngsters from Nepal, who worked as domestic help at Dr Waheguru Pal Singh's house here, decamped with cash and jewellery after serving food laced with sedatives to his in-laws here on Thursday. A case under sections 381, 328 and 34 of the IPC has been registered against Nepali nationals Keshav and Deepak at the Sarabha Nagar police station.

10 kg poppy husk seized
Khanna, October 27
The Khanna police has claimed to have recovered 10 kg Poppy husk from the house, situated at Aloona Palla village, today. However, Bhupinder Singh, the accused, managed to escape.

Five injured in road accident at Khamano 
Khamano, October 27
Five persons were seriously injured in a road accident near Ranwan village on Ludhiana-Chandigarh road today. The incident occurred when an Indica car and a truck collided.

RCF club win golf tournament
Phillaur, October 27
The 4th Col BS Kahlon Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament was held at Ranjitgarh Golf Club, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, today.




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