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3 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, September 19
Three more patients from the district, who were under treatment at the ESI Hospital, Ludhiana, tested positive for dengue today. The patients, all male, belonged to Jugiana, Sherpur and Gobindgarh (Sahnewal). With this, the number of dengue cases reported form the district so far this season has reached 44, while 46 patients of dengue from other districts in the state have received treatment at hospitals in the city. There are 11 patients of dengue from other states, who have received treatment at hospitals in the city.

Health staff continue strike
Ludhiana, September 19
Visitors to the Civil Surgeon's office, Ludhiana, remained at the receiving end for the second day today as the clerical staff remained on strike on a call given by the Punjab Health Department Subordinate Offices Clerical Association. Death and birth certificates and drug licences could not be issued even today due to the strike. Several people who were not aware of the strike had to return disappointed from the office.

Residents contest MC claims on fumigation
Ludhiana, September 19
While there has been an increase in dengue cases being reported from city localities and elsewhere in the district, the municipal corporation has been "found wanting" in carrying out fumigation operations to control the dengue-causing mosquito.


170 kg of gold confiscated
Ludhiana, September 19
The Excise and Taxation Department today confiscated 170 kg of gold belonging to an upcoming jewellery house in the city. Gold worth Rs 60 crore was brought from Ahmedabad in a chartered plane that landed at the Sahnewal airport.

Chhapar mela
Cong hints at tie-up for LS poll 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 19
The Congress has shown its willingness to forge an alliance with other political parties in Punjab for the Parliamentary polls. Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) Chief Partap Singh Bajwa said this while talking to The Tribune on the sidelines of Chhapar Mela today.

A child sells Chinese balloons; and (right) a policeman deployed outside the venue of an SAD rally during the Chhapar Mela in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Thursday.
A child sells Chinese balloons; and (right) a policeman deployed outside the venue of an SAD rally during the Chhapar Mela in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Thursday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan. 

Police remains on toes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 19
The police remained on toes while checking activists of organisations which had threatened to disrupt the SAD conference at Mela Chhapar today. It was apprehended that the protestors who could enter the pandal housing the conference would raise slogans against the government when the chief minister will start his speech.

Violation of building bylaws continues unabated 
Ludhiana, September 19
The actions taken by the building branch of the Municipal Corporation have failed to curb the menace created by blatant violation of building bylaws and unabated change of land use.

Neglecting parents in twilight years to cost you dear
Ludhiana, September 19
To safeguard the rights of senior citizens and parents, all circle revenue officers in the district have been issued orders to include Section 23 in the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, which ensures that if the beneficiary (ward(s) to whom the property is being transferred by the parents) neglects them, the ownership will again be transferred to the parents. The orders have been issued by Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal.


Junior Engineer electrocuted
Jagraon, September 19
A junior engineer with Punjab State Power Corporation Limited was electrocuted to death while rectifying a fault in the lines supplying electricity to the fields of a farmer at Dhothar village, near Jagraon, today. The deceased has been identified as Bhawanjit Singh (50), who was posted at the Sawadi Kalan branch of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited. He died instantly.

Passersby ignore accident victim
Ludhiana, September 19
A policeman stands near an injured man who was hit by a vehicle in Ludhiana on Thursday. No one came forward to help a man who was profusely bleeding after being hit by a vehicle near the HIG flats opposite the Khalsa College for Girls. Girls going to the college were shocked to see a bleeding man, who was crying for help.

A policeman stands near an injured man who was hit by a vehicle in Ludhiana on Thursday. A tribune photo

NRI alleges implication in false cases
Ludhiana, September 19
Joginder Kaur Sandhu shows documents at a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. A 63-year-old NRI woman has claimed that she was falsely implicated in immigration fraud cases. Joginder Kaur Sandhu, who has been booked by the police of Muktsar and Haryana, claimed that land mafia was planning to implicate her in false cases so to usurp her houses located at Punjab Mata Nagar.

Joginder Kaur Sandhu shows documents at a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

DMCH announces Operation Walk III-2014
Ludhiana, September 19
Delegates at a press conference on hip and knee replacement surgeries for poor patients in Ludhiana. The Dayanand Medical College and Hospital today announced the launch of Operation Walk III-2014, aimed at conducting free hip and knee replacement for poor patients. As many as 129 free surgeries of joint replacement were carried out in the previous editions of this project in 2011 and 2012.

Delegates at a press conference on hip and knee replacement surgeries for poor patients in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet verma

Computer chip implanted on baby
Ludhiana, September 19
A six-month-old baby boy, Sani, was apparently born normal but started having enlargement of head after three months. Slowly, the head size had increased significantly. His parents brought him to Ludhiana Mediways Hospital with a head circumference of 60cm (normal 30cm at this age).

spar over Temple presidentship
SHO hurt while intervening in clash
Khanna September 19
Timely action by the Khanna police saved the situation from worsening at the Guru Ravidas Mohalla but SHO City Khanna got injured during a fight between two groups.

April to August 2013 
Huge increase in revenue of Transport Department 
Ludhiana, September 19
Ludhiana may have been suffering in the revenue collection from the land-deal registries due to several factors but the district has certainly generated a whopping amount of revenue to the state exchequer, through the Transport Department. From April 2013-August 2013, the revenue of the Transport Department has gone up to Rs 75.12 crore from Rs 44.80 crore in 2012 (April-August).

No recognition to BFS course
Ludhiana, September 19
Though Bachelor of Fisheries Science (BFS) course was started in 2008 at government-run GADVASU for creating professional workforce for the Fisheries Department, ironically, the degree is not recognised in the department.

Foreign students don Indian colours
Ludhiana, September 19
The campus of the Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) is abuzz with activities these days as its week-long mega event ‘Koshish’, entered its third day today.

Separate department for piggery soon, says minister
Ludhiana, September 19
Animal Husbandry Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike addresses a gathering at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Thursday. Animal Husbandry Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike, who was in the city today to attend a seminar at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, said the government would soon set up a separate department for goat and piggery to boost rearing of goats and pigs. He said farmers in the state considered it below their esteem to rear goats and pigs.

Animal Husbandry Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike addresses a gathering at GADVASU in Ludhiana on Thursday.  photo: Inderjeet verma

Karamjit Singh Grewal Author honoured 
Ludhiana, September 19
Writer-teacher Karamjit Singh Grewal has been honoured by the Punjabi Sahit Akademi for receiving national award on Teacher's Day. Currently working at Government High School, Kheri Jhameri, Karamjit has been actively propagating children's literature and theatre for children.

teachers’ grade
Schools told to update website
Ludhiana, September 19
Teachers serving in schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had raised hue and cry that some of the private managements in schools were not giving them proper pay scales and they were being allegedly exploited.

Now, CAs to file audited report separately
Ludhiana, September 19
From now onwards chartered accountants will be filing the audit reports of their clients themselves. Earlier, all taxpayers had to do was fill in the column regarding audit report but now CA will be separately sending the audit report.

from schools
Students’ date with villagers
Students from Ryan International School, Jamalpur, Ludhiana, visited Neechi Mangali village, adopted by the school. From time to time, the Ryanites are undertaking many projects and activities at Neechi Mangali for its transformation. This time, students from Classes III to V organised a music and art workshop, involving village students.


Man stabbed over use of tobacco
Ludhiana, September 19
Chewing tobacco on a train proved to be costly for a 35-year-old man as he was reportedly stabbed by a Nihang Sikh, who had objected to the use of tobacco. The victim, identified as Nitin, a resident of Salem Tabri, was rushed to the Civil Hospital. His condition was stated to be critical.

Home Guards jawan held with drugs
Ludhiana, September 19
A Punjab Home Guards jawan, deputed in the Government Railway Police Force at the Ludhiana railway station, was booked in a drug peddling case by the Salem Tabri police here today.


3 sent to judicial custody for illegal sand mining
Jagraon, September 19
The Sidhwan Bet police have confiscated three tractor trolleys allegedly involved in illegal mining and smuggling of sand. These tractor trolleys loaded with sand were impounded by a police team led by ASI Jaspal Singh near Sidhwan Bet yesterday night while they were trying to smuggle the sand from the Sutlej.


46th state junior boxing meet kicks off at Doraha
Doraha, September 19
The 46th State Junior Boxing Championship began at Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of Guru Nanak National College here today. It was inaugurated by Kaur Singh, Asian Games gold medalist and Padma Shri recipient.



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