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Woman crushed to death
The victim, Harjinder Kaur Ludhiana, November 5
A 45-year-old woman from Delhi, who was riding pillion on a motorcycle, was crushed to death under an overspeeding passenger bus near the Partap Chowk flyover here today.

The victim, Harjinder Kaur

Illegal colonies continue to mushroom
Ludhiana, November 5
With the Punjab Government having failed to come out with the promised new policy for compounding and regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the state, and the respective local area development authorities also showing reluctance to take the desired regulatory action against unlawful development.


45-year-old man commits suicide
Ludhiana, November 5
A 45-year-old alcoholic man committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house in the Janakpuri area here today. The victim has been identified as Yashpal. He was addicted to alcohol, because of which he was thrown out of his job.

City roads a death trap for two-wheeler riders
Ludhiana, November 5
City roads are turning into a death trap for two-wheeler riders, especially motorcyclists. With horse-driven carts, luxury cars, auto-rickshaws and trucks all moving haphazardly on city roads, two-wheeler riders and pedestrians are at a great risk.

Heroin worth Rs 2 crore seized, two arrested
Ludhiana, November 5
The city police today seized 200 gm of heroin in the Daba area here. It has arrested two persons in this connection. The price of the seized contraband is estimated to be around Rs 2 crore in the market.

14 suspected cases of dengue reported
Ludhiana, November 5
Fourteen suspected cases of dengue were reported at the DMCH and the CMC here today. According to Health Department officials, six of these cases belong to Ludhiana. Of the six cases, five are from the Islam Ganj, Basti Jodhewal, Tagore Nagar, Pakhowal Road and Hargobind Nagar areas, while one is from Sahnewal.

LIC pensioners stage dharna
LIC pensioners stage a protest in front of the divisional office of the corporation in Ludhiana on Monday. Ludhiana, November 5
The LIC Pensioners Association today staged a dharna in front of the divisional office in support of their demands.

LIC pensioners stage a protest in front of the divisional office of the corporation in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Local Bodies dept gets notice
Ludhiana, November 5
A group of 20 persons, who had cleared the recruitment process of the Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd (LCBSL), approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for permanent injunction. The court has now issued a notice of motion to the Secretary of the Local Bodies Department and Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Commissioner-cum- Chairman of the LCBSL.

Two-day painting exhibition begins
Ludhiana, November 5
Noted artist Kalicharan Gupta was in the city for the inauguration of two-day painting exhibition "Art Beat" recently. While appreciating some of the works by the local artists, he said such exhibitions would give a boost to art in the city. Recalling his own journey , he said the beginning was difficult in the past days and in the 1960's it was difficult to convince parents to think beyond engineering and medical profession.

LED lamps to light up Divali
LED lamps on display at a a shop in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, November 5
The festival of lights is round the corner and various types of lights for the festive season are now available in the market. Rather than lighting up the traditional diyas and lamps, people have choice of LED lamps. The LED lamps are powered by battery.

LED lamps on display at a a shop in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

DC summons NGO, councillor
Ludhiana, November 5
The disputed site at Sunet vilage. Jaspal Singh, who claimed to be the owner of khasra number 106 in Sunet village, which is the property of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, is believed to be the “supporter” of independent councillor Veeran Bedi. These facts came to light when the voter list of Ward Number 57 was checked and interestingly, Jaspal Singh’s vote was registered at Bedi’s house only.

The disputed site at Sunet vilage. A Tribune Photograph

Mayor Gohalwaria pledges his organs
Ludhiana, November 5
Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria seems to be leading from the front. Gohalwaria has announced that he would donate his organs after death. Mayor Gohalwaria is the first Mayor of the city who had decided to donate his organs.

Knitwear traders meet excise officials
Ludhiana, November 5
A delegation under the leadership of Darshan Dawar, president, Knitwear Club, met HPS Gotra, AETC, and Jaskaran Brar, AETC, Excise and Taxation Department, and discussed the problems of knitwear industry today.

Punjab's share in wheat production to decline further, says expert
Ludhiana,November 5
India produced a record 93 million tonnes of wheat during 2012, thus, creating a mountain of surplus grain but the share of Punjab in country's wheat production has declined from 22.3 per cent in 2001 to nearly 17 per cent in 2012.

Readying for the festival of lights

With Divali round the corner, a potter makes earthen lamps in Ludhiana. Tribune
With Divali round the corner, a potter makes earthen lamps in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Missing child found
Samrala, November 5
The Samrala police has claimed to have solved a case of missing child and recovered the child in just 10 hours after his disappearance. As per information, Shamshudin, a resident of Jassar village, and his wife had left their 8-year-old son Hassen Khan and 12-year-old son Moseen Khan in a madrassa at Samrala yesterday.

High interest rate worries MSMEs
Ludhiana, November 5
The MSME sector, which helps in country’s exports, is getting squeezed due to high rate of interest with no easy credit. While its competitors are getting credit in the range of 5 to 6 per cent while the MSME exporters get credit anything around 14 per cent.

Good response to Pak stalls at fair
Ludhiana, November 5
A shopkeeper displays clothes during the CII fair in Ludhiana. Artisans and craftsmen from Pakistan were happy with the response they received during the four-day CII fair. On the concluding day of the fair yesterday, people were seen flocking Pakistani stalls as articles.

A shopkeeper displays clothes during the CII fair in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: himanshu mahajan

Police tightens noose around drunk drivers
Jagraon, November 5
Taking a serious note of a large number of fatal road accidents that took place during the past, the local police has increased surveillance in the Jagraon area. As most of the road accidents occur due to drunken driving, the police has launched a special drive to check this practice and prevent further road accidents.

Now, check mutation status on website
Ludhiana, November 5
For the convenience of general public, who often complain that they were not able to get to know whether the records had been changed (the mutation deeds) or not, a website www.ludhiana.nic.in has been launched through which the mutation (intekaal) status can be seen. The data is available for all the sub-divisions from April 2010-June 2012.

CITU demands hike in wages
Ludhiana, November 5
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) called upon the Punjab Government to hike minimum wages of workers with immediate effect and implement the notification issued on May 30, 2012 for this purpose. In a bid to focus on the poor plight of workers, the trade union body has announced to resort to "chakka jam" for two hours from 12 noon to 2 PM on December 18, 2012.

Income Tax Dept’s website being updated
Ludhiana, November 5
Are your efforts of getting connected to the department of income tax going futile? Don’t panic, the website of the department www.incometaxindiafiling.gov.in is not accessible as the portal is being upgraded to provide more facilities like help desk. The current web services will remain close till November 8.

87,477 children given polio drops
Ludhiana, November 5
As many as 87477 children were administered polio drops on the second day of the five-day long pulse polio campaign. District Immunisation Officer Dr Sanjeev Hans said,"Five- days long campaign has started today in the urban areas of Ludhiana and semi-urban areas of Koomkalan and Sahnewal block.

Shiv Sena activists thrash tantriks, aides
Ludhiana, November 5
In a brazen act, activists of the Shiv Sena allegedly thrashed tantriks and their aides near the Samrala Chowk area and the Dholewal Chowk area here today. The incident took place this evening when the group of activists led by Rajiv Tandon, president, Shiv Sena, Punjab, reached the shops from where these alleged tantriks were operating. Sena activists allegedly thrashed the tantriks and their cronies.

Draw for retail cracker shops held
Ludhiana, November 5
The draw for retail cracker shops was held at Police Training School here today. It was conducted under the supervision of DCP S. Bhupati. The retailers will sell crackers at the areas, which included Sector 39, Chandigarh road, Pakhowal Road, Model Town Extension, Dugri, New BRS.Nagar and Hambran road.


Proclaimed offender held
Jagraon, November 5
The Jagraon police has arrested a proclaimed offender wanted in a criminal case for the past 15 years. The accused has been identified as Baljit Singh, alias Goldi, a resident of Harchoke village in Moga district.


GND varsity emerge victorious
Ludhiana, November 5
GND University players in a jubilant mood after winning the PAU Golden Jubilee Hockey Tournament at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. Nanak Dev University (GNDU), Amritsar, overpowered hosts Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, 3-0 to emerge as champions in the PAU Golden Jubilee Hockey Tournament that concluded at the Olympian Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium here today.

GND University players in a jubilant mood after winning the PAU Golden Jubilee Hockey Tournament at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo: himanshu mahajan

Ludhiana swimmers dominate, score 72 points
Ludhiana, November 5
The swimmers of Ludhiana secured 72 points to top the table in the Punjab Women's Games held at Amritsar, here recently.



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