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Class VII girl attacked
Ludhiana, September 5
A 14-year-old Class VII girl student was attacked by a drug addict psychopath in the Field Gunj area here this morning.

2 non-teaching employees of PAU suspended
Ludhiana, September 5
Even as the issue of the rustication of three students for allegedly consuming liquor on July 21 is yet to be sorted out properly by Punjab Agricultural University, the authorities have suspended two non-teaching employees for allegedly consuming liquor during duty hours on September 2.

Minister abroad, state function put off
Ludhiana, September 5
The state-level celebrations of the Teacher’s Day could not take place on September 5 in any district as Sikandar Singh Maluka, Education Minister, went on an overseas trip due to which several teachers, who had to get the state awards, were left in the lurch.


Heaps of garbage dot sports complex
Ludhiana, September 5
Heaps of garbage in the basketball academy area of Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana Following in the footsteps of the Municipal Corporation, the district sports authorities have been dilly-dallying on the lifting of garbage from the sports complex at the Guru Nanak Stadium. Owing to the negligence of the authorities, heaps of garbage can be seen around the buildings in the complex.

Heaps of garbage in the basketball academy area of Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Health, police teams raid chemist shops, seize habit-forming drugs
Ludhiana, September 5
A drug inspector at a chemist shop in Jawahar Nagar Camp in Ludhiana during a raid on Thursday Following joint raids by the Health and Police departments, about 500 chemist shops remained closed for about three hours here today. The chemists downed their shutters in protest. They alleged that a large number of policemen were checking their shops along with officials of the Health Department.

A drug inspector at a chemist shop in Jawahar Nagar Camp in Ludhiana during a raid on Thursday. TrIbune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Now, tech-savvy postmen to ensure faster delivery
Ludhiana, September 5
Now, your mail might be delivered earlier than you generally receive it. Postmen are going hi-tech as they are learning new skills. They are being trained on computers for uploading data that would come handy in the sorting of parcels and articles. They will also enter the data about the registered posts themselves.

Crime against women on the rise
Ludhiana, September 5
The attack on a 14-year-old girl has yet again brought to the fore issue pertaining to the safety of women in the city. Though the police claims to be acting tough against eve-teasers, the fact is that cases of atrocities against women are on the rise.

regularisation of illegal colonies
Corporation way ahead of understaffed GLADA
Ludhiana, September 5
After the revised regularisation policy for unauthorised colonies was notified by the Punjab government on August 20, 2013, the plot/property owners have made a beeline for the Suvidha Centres of the Municipal Corporation and the offices of the sub-registrars in the city where special staff have been deployed by the MC as well as special camps being organised in different parts of the city by the civic body.

e-trip: Traders allege harassment
Ludhiana, September 5
Traders are unhappy that even after the implementation of the e-trip system, the department concerned is carrying out the physical verification of the goods.

Railways ignores women employees’ needs
Ludhiana, September 5
Though the Railway authorities plan several projects for the safety of women passengers every year, it seems to be unconcerned about its own women employees.

Rajat Aggarwal is new DC
Ludhiana, September 5
Rajat Aggarwal, at present Deputy Commissioner Amritsar, will replace Rahul Tiwari, a 2000 IAS batch officer, as Ludhiana DC. Tiwari has remained a non-controversial officer and has been accessible to the masses during his three-and-a-half-years tenure in the industrial city.

Jagraon civic body removes encroachments from market
Jagraon, September 5
Waking up from a deep slumber, the Jagraon Municipal Council today removed encroachments carried out by shopkeepers in the Kukkar Bazar area.

kisan mela
PAU to create awareness on straw burning
Ludhiana, September 5
To focus on the ill-effects of paddy straw burning, Punjab Agriculture University will distribute the literature on upcoming kisan mela on Septembber 12-13. The theme of kisan mela is “stop straw burning”.

Experts lay stress on brushing technique
Ludhiana, September 5
Brushing teeth is a technique but majority of people are unaware of it. As a result, they fall an easy prey to various dental problems. When they visit their dentist, the first suggestion given to them is "brush your teeth properly" after every meal and especially at night. But people clean teeth in the morning and keep eating throughout the day and then sleep over.

Postage stamp on wild flowers released
Ludhiana, September 5
A postage stamp on wild flowers of India has been released by the Department of Posts.

Business briefs
‘Protect small-scale industry’
Ludhiana: Annual general body meeting of the Small Scale Industrialists and Traders Association (SSITA) was held at Celebration Plaza, Gill Road. During the meeting, Ramesh Rattan, chairman of the Small Scale Industrialists and Traders Association , said that small-scale industry should be facilitated to flourish in the state.

Unpaid, teachers observe ‘black day’
Doraha/Jagraon, September 5
Teachers of LRDAV College, Jagraon, hold a protest “When our 2,000 teachers are without salary from past 9 months and thousand others for more than a year, how can we celebrate Teacher’s Day? We can only observe a black day and curse the existing government for their faulty policies and mismanagement.

Teachers of LRDAV College, Jagraon, hold a protest. A tribune photograph

Jobless teachers air grievances
Ludhiana, September 5
The TET passed unemployed teacher’s union held its state-level meeting here today. The members discussed the step motherly treatment meted out by the state government and announced to hold a state-level protest rally here.

Vikas Kumar, a teacher Standing tall for his students
Ludhiana, September 5
At the age of just two years, both the legs of Vikas Kumar, 31, got paralysed. It was due to the untiring efforts made by the parents and the positive attitude instilled by them that Vikas never gave up. He studied hard and was awarded for his meritorious academic performance in Class XII.

Vikas Kumar, a teacher. A Tribune photograph

LRDAV students stage protest
Jagraon, September 5
Students of the LRDAV College, Jagraon, held a protest against the alleged unnecessary fine being imposed on the students by the college management.

Girls in private schools taller, heavier: Research
Ludhiana, September 5
Girls, who study in private schools, are taller and heavier than their poorer counter parts. The private schools girls have higher values of girths and diameters along with thicker skin fold, have significantly higher BMI (Body Mass Index), fat to muscle ratio, higher body fat percentage and prehypertensive or hypertensive. This has been found in a research conducted by Dr Jaspreet Kaur, assistant professor at the Department of Home Science, Government College for Girls

From colleges and schools
Poems, speeches mark Teacher’s Day

ludhiana scan
Ludhiana: In a protest against the murder of Dr Narender Dabolkar, a Taraksheel leader of Maharashtra, on the call of the Taraksheel Society Punjab, a candle march was held at Jagraon bridge. Office-bearers of Jamhoori Adhikar Sabha, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Vichar Manch, Taraksheel Society, Lok Morcha Punjab, Democraic Employees Front, Inqalabi Kender, Punjab, participated in it.


Man booked for bid to rape minor
Ludhiana, September 5
The city police has booked a person for attempt to rape a four-year-old girl. The accused has been identified as Ramandeep Singh of Dholewal. The incident took place here last evening. According to Lakshmi Devi, mother of the victim, her daughter was playing in the verandah.

30-year-old motorcyclistcrushed to death
Ludhiana, September 5
A 30-year-old motorcyclist was crushed to death under an overspeeding bus at an overbridge at Cheema Chowk here this evening.

Police public school win tourney
Ludhiana, September 5
The boys' kho-kho team of MRS Police Public School defeated Sutlej Public School in the final of a tournament organised by Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex here today. Eighteen teams from different CBSE schools had participated in the event.




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