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Power network bears brunt of storm
Ludhiana, September 16
The dust storm and high-velocity winds that lashed the city late last evening wreaked havoc on the power supply and distribution system with many localities in the city going without power for the whole night.

A day after the storm, an electricity pole and trees lie uprooted in the Feroze Gandhi market in Ludhiana on Monday.
A day after the storm, an electricity pole and trees lie uprooted in the Feroze Gandhi market in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Winds blew at 82 kmph
Ludhiana, September 16
The velocity of winds that lashed the city yesterday was recorded at 82 kmph. The winds were so strong that trees got uprooted while hoardings fell on several roads. KK Gill, Assistant Agrometrologist at the PAU, said, "Usually during this season, hardly strong winds are witnessed. These high-velocity winds were the outcome of snowfall on hills and withdrawal of the monsoon. Now, there will be no further increase in the temperature."

Rs 26-crore loan fraud unearthed, 5 booked
Ludhiana, September 16
In one of the biggest white collar crimes reported in recent years, the city police has booked five persons on a charge of taking a loan of Rs 26 crore from a bank on the basis of fake land documents.

MC bankrupt? Councillor’s salary cheque bounces
Ludhiana, September 16
A copy of the cheque that bounced As if the stalled development and maintenance works of the municipal corporation due to paucity of financial resources were not enough, now cheques for petty amounts issued by the civic body to contractual workers and even councillors towards their salary are being dishonoured by banks due to insufficient funds.

A copy of the cheque that bounced

Differently abled woman raped
Ludhiana, September 16
Two incidents of crime against women have been reported from the city during the past 24 hours. In the first incident, a factory worker alleged raped his speech-and-hearing-impaired colleague in Sahnewal, while in the second incident, a 33-year-old man attempted to rape a six-year-old girl in Daba.


Chhapar mela
Unions plan to disrupt SAD rally
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 16
The proposed venue of the SAD conference scheduled to be held at Chhapar Mela tomorrow, is sure to become a battlefield for protesters and policemen. The administration, however, has initiated steps to check convergence of protesters near the pandal, where Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will address the conference.

Chaura Bazar losing sheen
Ludhiana, September 16
A congested street at Chaura Bazar Chaura Bazar, once known as the main shopping area in the mega city, of late is losing its sheen to the extent that most of the major stores have shifted to other commercial areas and a majority of the shoppers, especially the old-timers, who have seen the glory and attraction of this famous market, are shunning it.

A congested street at Chaura Bazar. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana scan
Public education programme
Dewan Hospital organised a CME and Public Education Programme on Sunday. Dr Narotam Dewan spoke about “pain in abdomen and gall stone disease”. Dr Dewan said these diseases were very common in our society. One can hardly find a person who would not have suffered from pain in abdomen.

An office-bearer addresses a meeting of the Unemployed Linemen Union at Chatar Singh Park. A Tribune Photograph

From colleges
Workshop organised
The Department of Business Administration, GNDEC organised and coordinated one-day workshop on “Enhancing Leadership Skills” under TEQIP II for the faculty of the institute. This workshop emphasised the need and importance of leadership skills amongst the faculty. The workshop aimed at building strategies to grapple with the charged environment because of the foray of foreign universities that too through corporate sector, the institutes need to build leaders who can carry the institute on a sustainable path.

PAU Notes
Hindi fortnight celebrations
The Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) on Monday organised a special function to inaugurate the Hindi fortnight celebrations for the promotion of the national language. A series of events would be organised at the institute to mark the event. Speaking on the occasion, the director of the CIPHET, Dr SN Jha, said all the employees of the institute should participate in these events. He said for the past several years the institute had been conducting a number of programmes for the promotion of Hindi.

Deputy CM fails to keep date with city’s industrialists
Ludhiana, September 16
The Deputy Chief Minister failed to keep date with city’s industrialists today. During his last visit to the city on September 12, Sukhbir Badal had invited a group of industrialists to Chandigarh for discussion on e-trip. But, the meeting was called off as the Deputy CM was not in the capital.

Schoolteachers await salary
Ludhiana, September 16
Teachers in the state after struggling for over six months, at last got their salaries released by the state government on September 6 but thanks to the “mistakes” committed by the DPI Office, Chandigarh and the alleged lackadaisical attitude adopted by the DEO office here even 10 days after the of release of the salaries, the teachers are still struggling to get their dues.

Parents fume over hike in school bus fare
Jagraon, September 16
Resentment prevails among parents of students of a reputed convent school in the area against massive hike in the school bus fares. As per the information, the school bus fares of the students studying at a convent school located on Ludhiana-Ferozepur Highway have been doubled. Earlier, the school used to charge 500 rupees per month from a student as bus fare. But some days back, the bus fare was hiked up to 1000 rupees per month.

Suicide by farmers
Compensation sought for kin
Ludhiana, September 16
The Bharti Kisan Union Ekta-Ugrahan held a rally outside the DC office for the kin of farmers who had committed suicide due to debts. The union leaders said their families must be provided compensation and their debts should be waived by the government.

From schools
Workshop held
Ludhiana: To pace with the changing scenario of education, a one-day workshop on CCE (Continuous And Comprehensive Evaluation) was organised by MGM Public School for the faculty members where all the necessary components, especially the inclusion of value based education and PSA examination, introduction of CCE in CBSE pattern, its application methods and the expected outcomes were detailed out to the teachers by the competent resource personals.

Teachers hold protest outside DC’s office
Ludhiana, September 16
The BEd Teachers Front, Ludhiana district, today held a protest outside the DC office. Avtar Singh Halwara, district president of the union, said teachers were being given step-motherly treatment by the state government and they felt neglected and deprived.

Camp on Sept 28, 29
Docs gear up for mega cancer camp
Ludhiana, September 16
In continuation with the drive against cancer, the state government is going to organise two-day cancer detection and awareness camps at all the district government hospitals on September 28 and 29. 

Dr Shweta Gupta addresses experts during a training workshop on cancer detection at the DMCH, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

CMCH employees oppose meagre interim relief
Ludhiana, September 16
The employees of the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) raised slogans against the hospital authorities while protesting against the recommendations of the Salary Scale Revision Committee constituted by the governing body of the CMCH.

Residents resent police inaction
Ludhiana, September 16
The residents of Chand Colony have resented the alleged failure of the police to arrest the culprits who had been booked for molesting a woman on August 19. While addressing a press conference, they said the miscreants had been roaming around scot free for nearly two months.

CM agrees to defer Clinical Establishment Bill, says IMA
Ludhiana, September 16
To apprise Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of the doctors' concern over the Punjab Clinical Establishment Bill, a 30-member delegation of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Punjab, led by its president Manoj Kumar Sobti, met him in Chandigarh today.

High transactions under I-T scanner
Ludhiana, September 16
The Income Tax Department has now set its eyes on the bank accounts showing high-value transactions. The department is scanning the bank accounts where transactions woth Rs 5 lakh or Rs 10 lakh have been done within a span of 30 days.

Assn chief announces core committee
Ludhiana, September 16
After taking charge of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association, president Charanjit Singh Vishivkarma announced the formation of a core committee of senior leaders of the bicycle industry for the smooth functioning of MSME industries and trade of the bicycle sector.

Board to probe certificate case
Ludhiana, September 16
A four-member board has been formed to investigate the procurement of a medical certificate by notorious criminal Rajiv Raja's mother. Raja, who is in the Patiala jail, has perpetrated a dozen robberies and three murders in the city. Dr Avinash Jindal, who issued the certificate, said Tripta Devi is suffering from coronary artery disease and only 30 per cent of her heart is working. — TNS


Youths decamp with cash, jewellery
Mandi Gobindgarh, September 16
Two motorcycle-borne youths decamped with Rs 13,000, jewellery and silver coins from a house at Vikas Nagar here. Sarita, a woman, said: “The youths came to her house on a motorcycle. One of them entered her house, while the other stood outside.

Ludhiana: The police has registered a case against four members of a family for committing a fraud by mortgaging property on the basis of fake documents. The accused have been identified as Amit Behal, Uday Behal and Anu Behal, all brothers, and their father Ram Sharan Behal of Durgapuri.


Kawalpreet sets pool on fire
Wins 16 gold in swimming; sets 9 records
Ludhiana, September 16
Kawalpreet Kaur from Ludhiana stamped her superiority and bagged as many as 16 gold medals besides creating nine new records in the Panjab University Inter-College Swimming Championship held from September 11 to 13 at Chandigarh. Kawalpreet, a student of BCom I of the Government College for Girls, Ludhiana, created a history of sorts as she competed in 16 events and emerged victorious in all these to steal the limelight.

Jalandhar restrict Ludhiana to a modest total
Ludhiana, September 16
Fine innings by Abhinav Bhatia, Anil Sihag and Geetansh Khera went in vain as Ludhiana failed to score a big total on the second day in the match against Jalandhar in the ongoing Inter-District Katoch Shield Senior Cricket Tournament played at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) ground here today.

A batsman plays a glance in a match against Jalandhar at the PAU in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Baseball: Guru Nanak Khalsa College eves shine
Ludhiana, September 16
The Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Ludhiana, came out triumphant in the super league of the Panjab University Inter-College Baseball Tournament held on the PU Campus, Chandigarh, recently. The college girls wrapped up all the league matches by a convincing margin.

Students of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Ludhiana, show their medals. Photo: Inderjeet Verma




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