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Snag hits rail traffic
Ludhiana, October 28
The rail traffic on the Amritsar-Ludhiana section was thrown out of gear for several hours since morning as engine of 12242 Amritsar-Chandigarh Superfast express developed a snag, and got stuck on the railway track between Jalandhar City and Jalandhar Cantt railway stations.
Harried passengers wait to board their respective trains at the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. Harried passengers wait to board their respective trains at the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Con woman lands in police net, sent to remand
Ludhiana, October 28
The con woman, who duped a man and fled with his car while they were watching a late night movie on October 14, has landed in police net.

Stroke takes toll on city residents
Ludhiana, October 28
Among Indian cities, Ludhiana has the highest number of stroke patients below the age of 45. Last year, 20 per cent of the residents below the age of 45 suffered from stroke in the city.

City hails Manish Tewari’s induction as I&B Minister
Ludhiana, October 28
Ludhiana has got a representation in the Prime Minister's reshuffled Cabinet. Manish Tewari, Congress Member Parliament from Ludhiana, has been inducted as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, with independent charge, in the UPA's reshuffled Cabinet that has 17 new faces.

Students of Devki Devi Jain College perform during a function in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Students of Devki Devi Jain College perform during a function in Ludhiana on Sunday. photo: inderjeet verma

LPG consumers to fill KYC forms
Ludhiana, October 28
LPG cylinder consumers who have more than one connection will have to submit "Know your Customer" form at their respective gas agencies by October 31. Harsimarjit Kaur, president of All LPG Distributors Federation, Punjab, made this announcement. 

Woman booked for hiding marital status
Ludhiana, October 28
A married woman, who obtained a passport by claiming to be single, was booked after her husband lodged a complaint with the Regional Passport Office.

Textile industry hiring specialists, outsourcing work to tackle labour shortage
Ludhiana, October 28
The textile industry in Ludhiana has been facing an acute shortage of labourers, even revision in wages has failed to solve the problem. Many textile manufacturers in Ludhiana have started introducing methods like hiring specialists and outsourcing their work to reduce dependence on labourers.


reporters’ diary
These are the ways of children
Mothers always want their children to be comfortable. Children, however, fail to understand this at times.

Eid: Vegetable prices head north
Ludhiana, October 28
The price of vegetables saw a sudden spurt in the city due to the festive season. Vegetable markets in Malerkotla remained closed for three days due to Eid-ul-Zuha, resulting in the spurt, as vegetables are brought to the city from there.

Festival bonanza for MSMEs
Ludhiana, October 28
The Corporation Bank has announced the first-ever festival bonanza for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Farmers ignore ban
Stubble of a paddy being burnt in a village near Jagraon on Sunday.Jagraon, October 28
Although the district administration has banned the burning of stubble in the fields under Section 144, yet it is going on unabated in the area.

Stubble of a paddy being burnt in a village near Jagraon on Sunday. A Tribune Photograph

Residents of Hargobind Pura threaten to boycott elections
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 28
Feeling dejected after alleged attempts by their elected representatives to merge their village into the Mandi Ahmedgarh Municipal Council, residents of Hargobind Pura ( Mini Chhapar ) have threatened to boycott all forthcoming elections if their locality was changed into a ward and that too in another district.

Freshers’ party becomes a costly affair
Students during a freshers’ party in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, October 28
The scramble by students to grab expensive dresses and ornaments during the fresher parties in colleges is making a hole in the pockets of their parents. It has been observed while attending various parties at colleges of the city, girls spend more on dresses, ornaments and make-up than boys.

Students during a freshers’ party in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

400 examined at eye camp
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 28
Major eye aliments, including myopia and hyper-metropia, are caused by the lack of concern among the people of rural and suburban areas. 

City-based NGOs come forward to replicate success of Chakar village
Members of city-based NGOs at Chakar village on Sunday.Ludhiana, October 28
A team of experts visited Chakar village to study and learn how it became a model village. The team will also be making a documentary on the village. According to Maneet Diwan, one of the members of the team, the way the village was functioning had set a benchmark for other villages and the society in general.

Members of city-based NGOs at Chakar village on Sunday. A Tribune Photograph

from schools & colleges
Annual function
Ludhiana: The annual function of MGM Public School was held here today. Cabinet Minister Maheshinder Singh Grewal was the chief guest on the occasion. The students showcased the rich Indian culture and heritage at the function.

Mental stress in focus at medical practitioners’ meet
Former Delhi DGP BL Vohra addresses a CME on mental stress in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, October 28
Ludhiana Medical Practioners’ Association organised a CME on mental stress. Retired DGP of Delhi BL Vohra was the main speaker at the event.

Former Delhi DGP BL Vohra addresses a CME on mental stress in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Infrastructure development our top priority: PWD Minister
Ludhiana, October 28
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) organised an Interaction on industry-related problems with Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, PWD Minister, Punjab, Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Advisor to Chief Minister, Punjab, and Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana.

Civil Surgeon suspected of contracting dengue
Ludhiana, October 28
Ludhiana district has witnessed as many as 122 confirmed cases of dengue this season. According to sources, Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, Dr Subhash Batta has also been suffering from dengue for the last few days. Health officials, however, neither confirmed nor denied the report.

Companies cashing in on festive season
Ludhiana, October 28
With consumers thronging stores ahead of Divali, companies across categories such as consumer goods, retail, automobiles and real estate are making hay. Even the online shopping sites are offering festive discounts.

Slow lifting of paddy worries farmers
Paddy lying in a grain market at Jagraon.Jagraon, October 28
The procurement of paddy is in full swing at all grain markets of Jagraon, but the slow lifting process has left farmers worried.

Paddy lying in a grain market at Jagraon. Photo by writer

When learning becomes fun
Ludhiana, October 28
A few years ago, when animation started, it was considered a mere form of entertainment, but with the changing times, it has become an influential and effective means of education for children as well as for the audience.

Theme-based weddings in
Ludhiana, October 28
The preference for theme-based weddings has increased with time. "The theme can be floral, European, Punjabi and Rajasthani, said Kanwaljeet, a wedding planner.

Readymade garments more popular
Ludhiana, October 28
Turn the time-knob back about 15 years, and you would have preferred to get your suit stitched rather than purchase ready-made garments from the market. The situation has reversed for the cost-conscious consumer with the changing times. "There are so many options available with the ready-to-wear garments now, as many malls, outlets and brand-stores have opened across the city," says Sarabjit, a resident.

CII fairs to kick start from November 1
Ludhiana, October 28
"The defence forces are looking towards indigenisation of defence equipment as a way of reducing costs and any exposition that provides a platform for indigenous defence equipment is good for the country," said PS Rajpal, Chief of Indigenisation, 3 BRD, defence forces.

Cardiac experts delve on heart ailments of preborn child
Ludhiana, October 28
Around 200 doctors attended a CME on paediatric cardiology organised at Indian Medical Association (IMA) House here today.

City lad strikes golds
Ludhiana, October 28
City lad Madhav Thakur clinched two gold medals in the recently held Punjab State Open Gymnastisc Championship at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Fans in city go gaga over Formula 1 
Ludhiana, October 28
Youths in the city were sitting in the seats as if they were driving the Formula 1 cars themselves. At every turn and with every noisy zoom, their eyes widened.

Will not play with Namdhari XI, says hockey player
Ludhiana, October 28
The controversy surrounding the on-field fight between Olympian hockey player Deepak Thakur and players of Namdhari XI on Friday night during a semifinal match of  Perfect Real Estate All-India Sahibzada Ajit Singh Hockey Champion Trophy-2012 refuses to die down.



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