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Stock exchange in trouble
The parking area in the basement of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange building. Ludhiana, September 10
Under notice from the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation for the misuse of its parking space provided in the basement for the past several years, the Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) is now out to make amends.
The parking area in the basement of the Ludhiana Stock Exchange building. A Tribune photograph

ASI, constable booked on extortion, assault charges
Ludhiana, September 10
A Punjab Police assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and a constable have been booked for extortion.


Woman run over by train
Ludhiana, September 10
A woman and her two-year-old daughter were run over by a train. Her four-year-old daughter is battling for life at the Civil Hospital. The two-year-old breathed her last at the Civil Hospital. The victim, who appeared to be a migrant, could not be identified. Jaswant Singh, in charge, Dhandari GRP post, said: "The incident took place around 5 pm. The area is heavily populated. It is not clear whether the woman had attempted suicide or she was crossing the railway tracks." Shiv Ram Saroay, member of the Rogi Kalyan Simiti, said the NGO would foot the medical bills of the injured child.

Final nail in the coffin of phulkari
Ludhiana, September 10
Phulkari, the traditional art of Punjab is losing its sheen. Though it is making a mark in the fashion world after ace designer Manish Malhotra launched a collection based on phulkari, it has failed to find takers in the state.

The Phulkari Emporium in Ludhiana.

The Phulkari Emporium in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Consumers outside a gas agency in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Wait for Aadhaar card gets longer
Ludhiana, September 10
As the authorities have to meet the deadline of linking the Aadhaar card numbers with bank accounts of consumers and then with the main portal in Delhi, officials are working overtime to make Aadhaar cards of residents by November 30.

Consumers outside a gas agency in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet verma

City contributes to medical research
Ludhiana, September 10
Awareness about donating one's body for medical research has been slowly picking up over the past few years. Breaking the social taboo, more and more people are coming forward for the noble cause.

Teaching fraternity gets a loan shocker
Ludhiana, September 10
Nationalised banks' instructions have jolted teachers. Lamenting that a 'step-motherly' treatment was being meted out to them, the teachers said they would now get loan up to six salaries (if the monthly salary of a teacher is Rs 30,000, he can get loan up to Rs 1.80 lakh).


UCPMA poll
4 candidates withdraw papers
Ludhiana, September 10
After four members of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association withdrew their nominations, 19 candidates will now contest the elections scheduled for September 14. The four members are Manjit Singh, Sukhdev Singh Bhinder, Pardeep Wadhawan and Manmohan Singh Ubhi.

CPI aims at ousting UPA-II in Lok Sabha elections
Ludhiana, September 10
The Communist Party of India (CPI) today launched a mass contact programme to mobilise people with a call to defeat the communal designs of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and to oust the anti-people UPA-II in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

e-trip: Traders observe black day
Ludhiana, September 10
Resenting the implementation of the e-trip system, traders observed a one-day hunger strike and staged a dharna at Madhopuri Chowk today.Hosiery, yarn and oil manufacturers today observed a black day.

chappar mela
Organisers set up stalls even as fair yet to commence formally
A view of the venue of Chappar Mela. Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 10
While the administration is yet to start the preparations for the upcoming rural fair, Chappar Mela, organisers have already set up their stalls in the area and devotees have already started pouring in, a week ahead of the formal commencement of the mega event.

A view of the venue of Chappar Mela. A Tribune photograph

saka saragarhi divas
Book lauds history’s unsung Sikh heroes
Ludhiana, September 10
Saka Saragarhi Divas was observed with religious fervour at Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Pakhowal Road, by Punjabi Virsa Foundation.

Heart surgeons’ meeting
Ludhiana, September 10
Cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons held a meeting on Monday. Dr Harinder Singh Bedi, head, cardiovascular endovascular and thoracic surgery, Christian Medical College & Hospital, said 55 surgeons from Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and J&K attended the meeting.

Tiwari given a warm send-off
Ludhiana, September 10
A warm send-off was given to the outgoing Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Tiwari, today. Officials of the district administration held an event at Bachat Bhawan where the DC was given a memento. Tiwari asked officials, staff to work diligently.

Morning walker’s car stolen from Rose Garden
Ludhiana, September 10
There seems to be no stopping to vehicle-lifting incidents. In the latest case, the vehicle thieves fled away with a car parked outside the Rose Garden here today.

Police tightens noose around drug peddlers
Jagraon, September 10
The Jagraon police has tightened noose around the drug peddlers active in the area.

Teacher accused of molestation
Jagraon, September 10
A school teacher was allegedly accused of molesting some students at Government Senior Secondary School near Jagraon. Following the allegations, parents of several students and a large number of villagers reached on the premises of the school and created a ruckus.


Drug peddlers with the seized poppy husk in police custody at Jagraon. Two held with poppy husk
Jagraon, September 10
Two drug peddlers have been arrested by the Jagraon police near Munabarpura village in Sidhwan Bet area during a routine patrolling yesterday evening. The police has seized 15 bags of poppy husk from the accused identified as Gurnam, a resident of Tihara village, and Harnek Singh, a resident of Sherewal. The police has also impounded the truck in which the drug was being smuggled.

Drug peddlers with the seized poppy husk in police custody at Jagraon. A Tribune photograph

Drug peddler held
Ludhiana, September 10
The police nabbed one person for carrying psychotropic powder here yesterday. The accused has been identified as Piyara Singh, a resident of Raikot.

Habit-forming drugs seized, 2 held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 10
The Sadar police has arrested two persons allegedly involved in supplying habit-forming drugs among students and farm labourers.

Katoch shield
Ludhiana ride on Geetansh’s ton
Mohali players appeal against a Ludhiana batsman on the second day of a cricket match for the Katoch Shield being played at the PAU in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Ludhiana, September 10
Powered by superb batting by Geetansh Khera who scored 110 runs, Ludhiana overhauled Mohali's first innings total of 202 runs to take a vital lead of 46 runs on the second day of the match in the ongoing Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament for the Katoch Shield being played at Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

Mohali players appeal against a Ludhiana batsman on the second day of a cricket match for the Katoch Shield being played at the PAU in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

softball meet
Punjab squads announced
Ludhiana, September 10
The following players (men and women) have been selected to represent Punjab state in the Sixth North Zone Softball Championship scheduled to be held from September 15 to 17 at Parwanoo in Himachal Pradesh, Pran Nath Passi, honorary secretary, Punjab Softball Association, said.




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