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Encroachers keep MC officials busy
Ludhiana, May 12 
It was a busy Sunday for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporationís tehbazaari wing officials, who cleared encroachments from the Urban Estate and Model Town Extension areas. The MC staff also razed an illegal tavern from Dugri.
MC officials remove a billboard from a tavern in Urban Estate, Phase I, in Ludhiana on Sunday. MC officials remove a billboard from a tavern in Urban Estate, Phase I, in Ludhiana on Sunday.  A Tribune Photograph

Burning of garbage: MC fails to rein in menace
Ludhiana, May 12 
Law prohibits burning of garbage, but the practice continues unabated in the city. Residents are often appalled by the thick smoke enveloping the area.



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Budha Nullah continues to remain the toxic vein of city
Ludhiana, May 12  
Waste water being discharged into Budha Nullah near Chander Nagar in Ludhiana. Efforts of the state government to clean Budha Nullah seem to be turning futile as effluents are still being discharged into the water body. Besides, garbage is also being dumped into the nullah by residents and sanitation workers. Toilets have also been constructed on the banks of the nullah.

Waste water being discharged into Budha Nullah near Chander Nagar in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Sluggish pace of police investigation exposed
Ludhiana, May 12 
The kidnapping and murder of an eight-year-old girl whose decomposed body was found from a vacant plot in the New Shakti Nagar area has raised a finger at the functioning of the police.

Govt makes promises, only to forget
Ludhiana, May 12 
The state government may have dolled out Rs 1 crore for the family and a job to one of the daughters of Sarabjit Singh, who died after being attacked by prisoners at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, but another martyr's wife is still waiting for relief.

A girl takes a stroll under a gulmohar tree on the PAU campus in Ludhiana, on a pleasant Sunday afternoon.
Green walk: A girl takes a stroll under a gulmohar tree on the PAU campus in Ludhiana, on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Photo: Inderjeet Verma



COMMUNITY

Misuse of goods carrier vehicles goes unchecked 
Jagraon, May 12 
The blatant violations of the safety norms and travelling guidelines, set up by the State Transport Department and Traffic Police, are still going unchecked. By ferrying the passengers in the vehicles meant for transporting goods, the operators and drivers of such vehicles not only violate road safety norms but also put the lives of themselves as well as of the other passengers in danger.

Free medical camps organised 
Ludhiana, May 12 
A doctor checks a patient during a medical check-up camp at Ludhiana. PAU Retirees' Welfare Association and PAU Pensioners' Association organised a free mega medical camp at Sukhdev Singh Bhawan PAU. More than 500 patients with Orthopaedic, Cardiac, Neurological and Gynecological problems were treated. The pioneers from these fields were present in the camp, including Dr Bishav Mohan, cardiologist, Dr JL Bassi and Dr Dhiren Bassi, orthopaedicians, Dr Schumailla Bassi, gynaecologist, Dr Rupanjeet Kaur Kler, Dr Devbrata Kalla, Dr Ashish Khatri, Dr Gaurav Thareja and Dr Ranbir Singh Sekhon, physiotherapists.

A doctor checks a patient during a medical check-up camp at Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Activities for expecting mothers marks Motherís Day
Ludhiana, May 12 
To observe Mother's Day, SPS Apollo Hospitals organised a series of activities for motherís working in the hospital and for all the expecting mothers who visited the hospital for their check up . A special interactive and educative session was taken up for all expectant mothers and their husbands with an objective to prepare them for the birth of their babies. The session was taken up by Dr Zeenie Sarda Girn, senior consultant, Dr Venus Bansal, consultant, both from Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Dr Pradeep Sharma, senior consultant, Department of Neonatology.

Students to showcase their talent through wall magazines
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 12 
To give outlet to students' creativity, studying in primary and upper primary schools, Director General School Education has directed all the schools to start wall magazines.

Offers galore at Akshaya Tritiya
Ludhiana, May 12 
Heavy discounts and special offers are being tendered, by both branded as well non-branded jewellers, to lure the customers on the forthcoming festival of Akshaya Tritya, which falls on May 13 this year. The World Gold Council (WGC) in this relation has tied up with India Post and Reliance Money for offering a seven per cent discount to consumers for the purchase of gold coins from 970 post offices to mark this auspicious occasion of Akshaya Tritiya.

Zila Parishad elections
Donít succumb to pressure, SDM tells election officials on duty
Jagraon, May 12 
Gurmit Singh, SDM, Jagraon instructs the polling staff officials during the elections rehearsal in Jagraon on Sunday. The local administration organised a rehearsal for the employees deployed by the government for smooth and fair elections of zila parishad and block samiti. These elections are scheduled to be held during the next week. As per an estimate, around 300 staff members deployed on the poll duty at various villages

Gurmit Singh, SDM, Jagraon instructs the polling staff officials during the elections rehearsal in Jagraon on Sunday. A Tribune Photograph

Haphazard parking of vehicles annoys residents 
Jagraon, May 12 
Chaos prevailed among the local residents during the rehearsal of zila parishad and block samiti elections to be held next week, held here. The event organised at the LRDAV College, Jagraon, for issuing instructions to the polling staff members deployed on the election duty at various polling booths.

Villagers demand addressing of grievances not diplomacy
Ludhiana, May 12 
The residents of Ludhiana rural areas believe that due to the rivalry in political parties and the diplomatic attitude adopted by the elected sarpanches in respective villages, the problems in the areas are not being properly addressed. Safe drinking water, proper metalled roads, laying of sewerage system in all the villages, timely collection of garbage from villages etc have been the core issues in Ludhiana rural are, which are needed to be addressed.

Inadequate civic amenities remain common issue in zila parishad poll
Mandi Ahmedgarh, May 12 
While candidates launched by the Shiromani Akali Dal in zila parishad and block samiti elections count on their allegiance to the party in regime, candidates launched and supported by the opposition parties including the Congress, CPI (M) and People's Party of Punjab fight on issues of inadequate drinking water supply, inefficient sewerage system and pitiable conditions of link roads joining their localities.

Cervical screening a must after 35 years: Expert
ludhiana, May 12 
Dr Maninder Ahuja, vice-president of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies, addresses a workshop on cervical cancer at the IMA House in Ludhiana. Ludhiana Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society organised a workshop on Cervical Cancer Screening and Colposcopy here, in association with IMA, Ludhiana at IMA Bhawan. T The event was addressed by Dr Maninder Ahuja Vice President (North) of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India and Dr Raksha Arora.

Dr Maninder Ahuja, vice-president of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies, addresses a workshop on cervical cancer at the IMA House in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

8000 take part in rehearsal duties
Ludhiana, May 12 
As many as 8000 employees, staff working in various departments with the state government, today performed the rehearsal duties at different venues, for the coming zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections to be held on May 19.

Crunchy imported apples a hot favourite
Ludhiana, May 12 
Apples from China, Iran, New Zealand and the USA are giving tough competition to apples from Kullu and Kashmir Valley. Apples from New Zealand, China, US, Afghanistan, Australia and Iran have flooded the city market and it seems that people have forgotten the taste of apples from the Kullu and Kashmir Valley.

Apples from China, Iran, New Zealand and the USA are giving tough competition to apples from Kullu and Kashmir Valley. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sky remains overcast in city
Ludhiana, May 13 
Residents once again enjoyed the pleasant weather as the sky remained overcast and light showers were also witnessed for the third day today.

Two suicide cases reported in 24 hours
Ludhiana, May 12 
Two suicides were reported in the city here today. In the first incident, a 22-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from the grills installed on a windowpane in her house in New Deep Nagar here last night.The deceased has been identified as Priyanka. She had been married to Vimal Kumar for three years. Vimal works as a sales executive in a telecommunication company.

Postal department offers 7.5pc discount on gold coins
Ludhiana, May 12 
ďA special discount of 7.5 per cent is being offered on the sale of gold coins till May 16 to mark the occasion of Akshaya Tritiya. Seven per cent discount will be extended till June 30,Ē said Swaraj Kaur, senior postmaster, head post office, here.

Buyer-seller meet: New trends to storm city market this winter season
Ludhiana, May 12 
Visitors looks at the latest clothings at the Knitwear Hosiery Buyer-Seller Meet in Ludhiana. The buyer-seller meet of the knitwear manufacturers and traders are yielding some results as latest trends in fashion and garments industry are about to storm the market this coming winter season. Woolen prints are new flavour for the coming season. Neon and bright colours that have dominated the market this summer will carry on in the winters as well.

Visitors looks at the latest clothings at the Knitwear Hosiery Buyer-Seller Meet in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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CRIME

Unattended vehicle keeps cops on toes
Ludhiana, May 12 
PCR staff jot down the number of an unattended vehicle in Ludhiana. The women PCR staff are grappling with the menace of unattended vehicles parked on the Ferozepur road. The policewomen said that on many occasions residents parked their vehicles alongside the road and did not come back to take the vehicles for the entire day.


PCR staff jot down the number of an unattended vehicle in Ludhiana. Photo:Inderjit Verma 

1 booked for forgery
Ludhiana, May 12 
The city police has booked a daily wage employee of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University for forgery.


 

Simaran selected for national boxing camp
Ludhiana, May 12 
Simaranjit Kaur's punches are a symbol of endurance and strength and she can put her opponent in a tight spot in the boxing ring. This is the only reason that she has been selected for the national boxing camp which is going on at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

100 take part in tea kwaon do meet
Ludhiana, May 12 
The Fourth Edition of Boys and Girls teakwaondo was held at Shri Guru Hargobind Public Senior Secondary School on May 11 and 12. As many as 100 players from 10 schools and four colleges from Ludhiana district participated in the championship. The players were divided in to three categories of under-14 under17and senior weight. The winners were awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals after the championship.




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