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MC fails to check burning of garbage
Ludhiana, February 3
The city has become unfriendly to morning walkers and schoolchildren who set out of home early, as harmful gases, pollutants and dangerous chemical await them from burning garbage dumped on the roadside. But the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Limited are helpless when it comes to burning of garbage in the city.
A garbage dump set on fire near the Bhadaur House area in Ludhiana A garbage dump set on fire near the Bhadaur House area in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


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Will not allow A2Z to operate, say pvt garbage collectors
Ludhiana, February 3
Though A2Z Waste Management Ludhiana Ltd has started door-to-door collection of garbage from the Chaura Bazaar area, members of the Valmiki Samaj Bachao Andolan have threatened they would not let the company operate even if an FIR is registered against them.

16-yr-old ends life
Ludhiana, February 3
A 16-year-old student of DAV School committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling hook of a room located in the backyard of his house in Phullawal village today. The deceased, identified as Gurvir Singh, was a Class IX student of DAV School.

Mad race to admit toddlers to pre-school
Ludhiana, February 3
Mothers want their children to be aware of their surroundings at an early age. And they admit their young ones to kindergarten at the age of one-and-half-year. However, city-based psychiatrists say this could cause separation anxiety amongst children, which ultimately casts shadow on their overall development.

Harassment
Women in no way behind
Ludhiana, February 3
The cases of crime against women are on the rise, but there is no dearth of women who are taking the advantage of strict laws and are harassing men. Gurbaj Singh (32), a resident to Noorpur Bet village, is cursing the day he got married with Gurpreet Kaur aka Anu of Muthada Kalan in Phillaur in 2002.

Kila Raipur Rural Sports
Roads leading to venue even more 'adventurous'
Kila Raipur, February 3
Assessing the Grewal Sports Stadium, the venue for the Kila Raipur Rural Sports Fair, popularly known as the Mini Olympics, was not a cakewalk for sports enthusiasts and participants coming from various parts of the country and abroad.

Age no bar
Kila Raipur, February 3
Scintillating dexterity and agility defied gender and age differences when youngsters, children and veterans exhibited their courage during the 77th edition of the Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival. Cabinet minister Sarwan Singh Phillaur and Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Finance Minister, gave away prizes to winners of various events.
Balwinder Singh, who is visually challenged, ties a turban.
Balwinder Singh, who is visually challenged, ties a turban

The fast and the furious
Kila Raipur, February 3
Had bullocks participating in the traditional cart race at Grewal stadium in Kila Raipur ran on roads of a metropolitan city or a union territory, jockeys of a majority of these would have been challaned for violating the speed limit as it exceeded 50 km per hour.



Foreigners enjoy the games.


Foreigners enjoy the games

Bullock cart race the only attraction
Kila Raipur, February 3
Bullock cart race remained the only attraction for the elderly on the concluding day of the Kila Raipur Rural Sports at Grewal Sports Stadium today. They remained glued to their seats in the stadium during the bullock cart races and preferred to stroll when the ground was occupied by other performers.
A jockey loses control over his cart
A jockey loses control over his cart.



A spectacular show of man, animal and power

A bullock cart race under way on the concluding day of the Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival on Sunday
A bullock cart race under way on the concluding day of the Kila Raipur Rural Sports Festival on Sunday.

A Nihang stands astride two horses A participant tries to control his bulls during the bullock cart race on the concluding day of the Kila Raipur Sports Festival on Sunday
A Nihang stands astride two horses; and (right) a participant tries to control his bulls during the bullock cart race on the concluding day of the Kila Raipur Sports Festival on Sunday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan
Pargat Singh lifts a tractor with his legs
Pargat Singh lifts a tractor with his legs.
Gurmal, who is physically challenged, does a balancing act
Gurmal, who is physically challenged, does a balancing act.
Gurnam Singh lifts a bicycle with his teeth
Gurnam Singh lifts a bicycle with his teeth.
A daredevil act
A daredevil act.


COMMUNITY


Tragedy waiting to happen
Sahnewal, February 3
Itís the presence of mind of commuters that keeps them safe on the perilous Tibba Bridge. The authorities have done nothing to make the passage safe on the bridge. The sides of the bridge have eroded. The Public Works Department has been informed about the condition of the bridge, but to no avail.

The Tibba bridge in need of repair. photo by the writer

The Tibba bridge in need of repair

Govt adopting divide and rule policy: Teachers
Ludhiana, February 3
The Government School Teachers' Union, Punjab, is up in the arms against the state government for "dividing" their cadre on the pretext of forming another Directorate for Kandi/Bet/ Border areas.

Congress councillors' stir enters seventh day
Ludhiana, February 3
As the protest of a section of Congress councillors will enter its seventh day tomorrow, it is likely that some decision regarding the general house meeting will be taken. Ever since the new MC house was formed on September 21 last year, no general house meeting has been convened, due to which a section of Congress councillors have been protesting in Zone A office.

Swine flu claims two more lives
Ludhiana, February 3
Two more patients suffering from swine flu died at Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) and Dayanand Medical College Hospital (DMCH). One of the victims, who belonged to Ludhiana, died at the CMCH last night. Another patient, a native of Rajasthan and undergoing treatment at the DMCH, died this morning.

Reporters' diary
City residents love to flaunt
The show-off culture in Ludhiana refuses to die down. Residents may be "aware" of their surroundings and pretend to be well-educated, not bothered about others' lives, still if given a chance, they flaunt their expensive belongings. Recently, during a kitty party, a woman tried hard to show her expensive diamond bracelet.


Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Canada Kabaddi Cup: Spectators go berserk
Ludhiana, February 3
Those turning up for the Canada Kabaddi Cup suffered injuries when they tried to gain entry to Guru Nanak Stadium where Babbu Mann was to perform today. The spectators broke gates and grills.

Spectators jump over the gate to gain entry to Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana

Babbu Mann performs during the Canada World Kabaddi Cup on Sunday

Spectators jump over the gate to gain entry to Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana; and (right) Babbu Mann performs during the Canada World Kabaddi Cup on Sunday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Miri Piri Kabaddi Academy corner glory
Ludhiana, February 3
Miri Piri Kabaddi Academy, Kapurthala, won the Canada Kabaddi Cup at Guru Nanak Stadium today. In the final match of the 11th chapter of Canada Kabaddi Cup, Ambi-Amana Kabaddi Club were defeated by Miri Piri Kabaddi Academy, Kapurthala.

A match in progress at the stadium.


A match in progress at the stadium

Hockey meet: Namdhari XI to take on Ludhiana XI
Ludhiana, February 3
Four matches will be played on the opening day of the 7th All-India Jagtar Singh Memorial Hockey Tournament (boys U-21) which begins at Prithipal Singh AstroTurf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University tomorrow.

Badminton meet
Pranav claims mixed doublesí title
Ludhiana, February 3
Ludhiana shuttler Pranav Jerry Chopra has added another feather to his cap by winning the ONGC All-India Ranking Badminton Tournament that concluded at Bengaluru yesterday. He bagged the honour in the mixed doubles category.

 





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