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Pollution levels shoot up after Divali
Ludhiana, November 15
The campaigns for a ĎGreen Divalií by the district administration, the police, NGOs and other social organisations did not seem to have much affect on city residents who celebrated a noisy Divali this year, increasing pollution levels.
Despite repeated appeals, both air and noise pollution levels exceeded the prescribed limits during Divali in Ludhiana. Despite repeated appeals, both air and noise pollution levels exceeded the prescribed limits during Divali in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma



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11-yr-old run over by tractor-trailer
Ludhiana, November 15
An 11-year-boy was crushed to death by a sand-laden tractor-trailer on the Lohara road this evening.

MC auctions 10 shops for Rs 1.5 cr 
Ludhiana, November 15
The cash-strapped Ludhiana Municipal Corporation managed to earn Rs 1.5 crore from the auction of 10 shops located near Jawaddi village. Interestingly, the highest bid went as high as Rs 92,000 per sq yard, whereas the reserve price for the same shop measuring 18 sq yard was Rs 20,200.

Underpass opposite Mini Secretariat to open today
The first-of-its-kind pedestrian underpass opposite Mini Secretariat that will be thrown open to public on Friday.Ludhiana, November 15
The pedestrian underpass opposite Mini Secretariat, which was locked for the past more than four months, will be finally opened tomorrow.





The first-of-its-kind pedestrian underpass opposite Mini Secretariat that will be thrown open to public on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma






COMMUNITY

Youth dies in road mishap
The mangled remains of the car that met with an accident near Jagraon on Wednesday night.Jagraon, November 15
A youth died while three others were injured when the car they were traveling in collided with an unknown vehicle on the Ludhiana-Moga highway near Jagraon late last night. The accident took place around 11 pm.





The mangled remains of the car that met with an accident near Jagraon on Wednesday night. A Tribune photograph

Riot victims clash at CRPF colony
Ludhiana, November 15
Two women fell unconscious following a clash between two groups of riot victims at the CRPF colony in Dugri area here today.

Dengue to subside with dip in temperature, say experts 
Ludhiana, November 15
With more than 160 confirmed cases of dengue, the district health department has now pinned hopes on falling temperature. Experts say isolated cases of dengue are expected to be reported till November-end and have advised residents to take preventive measures.

Independent Councillor deposes before DC
A godown located on the disputed land near Sunet village in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, November 15
In the controversial disputed land case involving independent councillor Veeran Bedi, Deputy Commissioner Rahul Tewari today summoned both NGO Maha Sabha Ludhiana and Bedi for presenting documents supporting their claim over a property, which is owned by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation.



A godown located on the disputed land near Sunet village in Ludhiana. A file photograph

Youth motivated to stay away from drugs
Ludhiana, November 15
The Youth Akali Dal organised a cycle-rickshaw rally to motivate youngsters to stay away from drugs. The "Halla Bol" rally, in which youth including the physically-challenged participated, started at Municipal Corporationís parking lot and culminated at the Mini-Secretariat here.

Keep plants indoors, breathe fresh air
Ludhiana, November 15
With the rise in air pollution, residents are extensively using plants to purify air inside their homes. Plants like areca palm, raphis palm, mother-in-laws tongue is adorning the homes and at the same time purifying the air and removing chemical toxins from the air indoors.

Niyati to represent north at national debate competition
Ludhiana, November 15
Niyati Asthana, a second year student of BBA at Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management, bagged the second place at an inter-university debate competition held at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Security guard suspended
Ludhiana, November 15
A security guard employed at the mini-secretariat has been suspended for dereliction of duty after thieves struck at the record room and decamped with some important files and documents.

Hazy drive
A farmer pedals through a field on a foggy morning near Samrala on Thursday.
A farmer pedals through a field on a foggy morning near Samrala on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Use of post boxes on the decline in city
Ludhiana, November 15
The usage of post boxes at post offices has reduced considerably in the digital age. Currently, only 62 of the total 256 post boxes are being utilised at the head post office.

Industry hails Pakistanís decision to give India MFN status
Ludhiana, November 15
Industry has hailed Pakistanís decision to give India the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status next month vide which their list of items to be traded through the land route is likely to be increased from present 137 to 6,000 as is being done through the Ports of Mumbai and Karachi.

With dip in mercury, allergies on the rise
Ludhiana, November 15
With a dip in mercury and increase in smog, cases of nasal allergies are on the rise. People are suffering from respiratory diseases.

from schools
Childrenís Day
Ludhiana: Pt Jawahar Lal Nehruís birth anniversary, celebrated all over India as Children's Day, saw various competitions being organised at SDP Senior Secondary School. Students of the primary wing participated in these competitions including story telling and cartoon making. MD Sarita Goyal distributed sweets to the children and inspired them to follow the footsteps of Chacha Nehru.


Ludhiana, the industrial hub, is a favourite destination of the people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, who flock to the city for employment opportunities. They have made the city their second home, but on festive occasions like the approaching Chhath Puja, they make a journey back homeÖ. only to come back to Ludhiana, the Manchester of Punjab.
Heavy rush at the railway station; an inconsolable man searches for his children who got separated from him; children and women have a hard time boarding a train; a policeman helps a child to board a train from an emergency window; and people hang on to a compartmentís door in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Clockwise from top: Heavy rush at the railway station; an inconsolable man searches for his children who got separated from him; children and women have a hard time boarding a train; a policeman helps a child to board a train from an emergency window; and people hang on to a compartmentís door in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan


CRIME

Two arrested with 20 stolen mobile phones at Machhiwara
Machhiwara, November 15
The Machhiwara police claimed to have arrested two persons and recovered 20 stolen mobile phones from their possession.

Three labourers injured in group clash
Ludhiana, November 15
Three labourers were injured, one seriously, while many were hurt following a clash at the migrant quarters near Samrala Chowk here at midnight.

 

Cricket: Khalsa College eves triumph
Ludhiana, November 15
Fine all-round performance by Parveen Khan ( 97 runs and three for 3) guided Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, to script an easy 82-run victory over Government College for Women, Sector 11, Chandigarh, and emerge as champions for the third consecutive year in the Panjab University Inter-College Cricket Tournament for women played at PU ground, Chandigarh, recently. Panjab University campus, Chandigarh, secured third position.

GTBIMT, Dakha, pugilists win three medals
Jagraon, November 15
Three pugilists of the GTB Institute of Management and Technology, Dakha, brought laurels for the college by winning three top positions, including a gold medal, during the Punjab Technical University Inter-Institute Boxing Championship.

Budding gymnasts excel
Ludhiana November 15
Once again budding gymnasts from Ludhiana brought laurels to the city as they won the 58th Punjab School Games held recently at Sports School, Jalandhar.



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