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Storm wreaks havoc on city, periphery
Ludhiana/Samrala, Sept 15
People clear the debris of a building that collapsed near Rekhi Cinema Strong winds threw life out of gear in the city and the surrounding areas this evening. Power supply to many areas of the city was snapped.

People clear the debris of a building that collapsed near Rekhi Cinema

Schools ignore orders, collect funds from students
Ludhiana, September 15
Not caring two hoots to the letter issued by the Director General of Secondary Education (DGSE) stating that schools should not collect "paper fund" from students, several schools in the district are openly doing so to "run their show".


Victims’ relatives scared as gangster Raja seeks parole
Ludhiana, September 15
Relatives of victims killed by notorious criminal Rajiv Raja, who is currently lodged in jail, have expressed concern over the "tactics" being employed by the serial killer to come out on parole on the pretext of his mother's ailment.

City jewellers still dread criminal Rajiv Raja
Ludhiana, September 15
The name of Rajiv Raja still causes jitters among jewellers, who had witnessed the gruesome killing of Rajesh Sachdeva and Darshan Singh's wife in 2006.

Auto driver thrashed
Ludhiana, September 15
High drama took place outside Durga Mata Mandir here this evening when the parents of a girl thrashed an auto-rickshaw driver in full public view. The driver allegedly kidnapped the girl and tried to rape her.

‘Crippled’ corporation no bed of roses for new Commissioner
Ludhiana, September 15
As former Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana Rahul Tiwari takes over the command of the municipal corporation, replacing the incumbent, RK Verma, it will take more than the proverbial "magic wand" for the new MC chief to pull the civic body out of the quagmire that has been created by "inefficiency, abject corruption, political interference and resource crunch".


guga mari festival
Devotees’ rush catches admn unawares
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 15
Devotees pay obeisance at the Guga Mari shrine at Chhapar village on Sunday Catching the administration and social organisations unawares, a large number of devotees from the town and adjoining villages converged on the Guga Mari shrine at Chhapar village to pay obeisance to Guga, the embodiment of "Nag Devta" today.

Devotees pay obeisance at the Guga Mari shrine at Chhapar village on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Nandini Vaid, actor of “Horror Story” in Ludhiana Would love to do Punjabi movies: Nandini
Ludhiana, September 15
Actor Nandini Vaid, who has made her debut with “Horror Story”, was in the city today. The actor, while talking about her debut movie that was released recently, said she would like to do a Punjabi movie if a good script comes her way. “Punjabi cinema is up and, if offered a good script, I will like to do Punjabi movies,” she said. Her co-actor in her first movie Karan Kundra has also done Punjabi movies.

Nandini Vaid, actor of “Horror Story” in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

reporters’ diary
Civic body’s ‘dhol wala’ move boomerangs
As the top brass of the Municipal Corporation decided to adopt a novel method of deploying a "dhol wala" (drum beater) to make public announcements about default in payment of arrears of house tax and user charges in a bid to improve recovery, the move has bounced back on the civic body itself.

Will focus on small, medium sector: Assn chief
Ludhiana, September 15
A day after the elections, silence prevailed on the premises of the United Cycle and Parts Association (UCPMA). The office has been abuzz with activity for the past couple of months due to campaigning by both the factions of the UCPMA.

Volunteers of the Health Department administer polio drops to a child at the Ludhiana railway station Immunisation campaign begins
Ludhiana, September 15
The 3rd sub-national immunisation campaign kicked off here today. District immunisation officer Dr Sanjeev Hans said: “As many as 1,65,767 houses were visited today and about 80,514 children up to 5 years’ of age were vaccinated.” The Health Department has a target of administering pulse polio drops to as many as 3,85,000 children in five days. There are 1,587 teams of volunteers having 3,174 volunteers. As many as 7,10,000 houses will be covered as the teams will go from door to door for administering these drops.

Volunteers of the Health Department administer polio drops to a child at the Ludhiana railway station. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Book on Guru Gobind Singh’s life released
Ludhiana, September 15
A book titled “Dashmesh Pita Mere Ang Sang” was released by the Unesco Club of Punjab today at the Punjabi Bhawan.
Irresponsible act
Two days after Kisan Mela, garbage lies at the PAU on Sunday
Two days after Kisan Mela, garbage lies at the PAU on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Union felicitates schoolteachers
Ludhiana, September 15
The Recognised and Affiliated Schools Union (RASA) held a brief function here yesterday to honour the teachers who have put in efforts to improve the results of their respective schools. Sore over the apathetic attitude of the state government towards the teachers, the union said though the department had claimed that teachers would be honoured once the minister was back from his overseas visit, none of the teachers had been given any intimation by the department in this regard so far.

SBI donates water purifiers to schools
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 15
Recognising their responsibility towards the welfare of the students from the economically weaker sections, the officials of different branches of the State Bank of India donated water purifiers to many schools.

Students bring laurels to college
Jagraon, September 15
In a historic achievement for Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon, students of the college bagged two positions out of the top four positions in MCom second semester examinations of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh.

from schools
Environment olympiad
Ludhiana: Sacred Heartians of Jamalpur performed well in the first International Environment Olympiad-2013 organised by City Montessori School, Gomati Nagar Campus-II, Lucknow, from September 7 to September 10.

From colleges
Ritika Narang crowned Miss Fresher
Ludhiana, September 15
The Sri Aurobindo College of Commerce and Management extended an affectionate welcome to the newly added members of the SACCM family through “Samanvaya 2013-14”, the freshers’ party of the college. The grand show set into motion with the auspicious lighting of the candelabra and the encouraging welcome words by Dr RL Behl, principal of the college.

Ludhiana scan
New Swan was awarded first prize in the Farm Implement Sector at PAU Kisan Mela - 2013. The award was bestowed upon Upkar Singh, Group MD, Barunpreet Singh, Director, and Malikat Singh, Head, Marketing, Punjab. Straw bailer, straw rack roto seeder in stainless steel and spreder, besides high quality rotavators, straw reaper, etc., were displayed during the mela.


Minor raped
Samrala, September 15
A minor girl, an athlete, of a nearby village was raped by a youth last evening while she was exercising along with her minor sister near her village.

Crime briefs
Eight gatecrashers booked
Ludhiana, September 15
The city police has booked eight persons who had gatecrash a party taking place at a marriage palace in the Jawaddi area and assaulted the disco jockey (DJ) and the manager. A case has been registered on the complaint of Kamaljit Singh, a resident of Passi Nagar.

Man held with 1 kg opium
Ludhiana, September 15
The city police has nabbed a drug peddler and recovered 1 kg of opium from the possession of the accused.




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