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MC official manhandled, staff stall work
Ludhiana, September 24
High drama was witnessed in A-zone office (headquarters) of the municipal corporation, as a tehbazari superintendent was slapped, and employees in all four zones of the civic body stopped work for the second half of the day. After extended parleys between the affected parties, a compromise was reached late in the evening.
MC Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria consoles tehbazari superintendent Rajiv Bhardwaj after he was manhandled at his office, in Ludhiana, on Tuesday. MC Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria consoles tehbazari superintendent Rajiv Bhardwaj after he was manhandled at his office, in Ludhiana, on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Imposter harasses couple, takes police for a ride
Ludhiana, September 24
An imposter, who posed as a Punjab Police Inspector, took the city police for a ride and harassed a couple. Soon, the imposter's antics were exposed and he along with his two accomplices was booked for eve-teasing, obscenity and wrongfully restraining a couple.

No grant, schools themselves fund the mid-day meals
Ludhiana, September 24
The grant released by the government for the mid-day meals in schools could only serve the purpose till August, and once again, there is paucity of funds. Teachers and principals of respective schools have started collecting funds at their own level.

Dust storm sends residents indoors, rain brings the much-needed relief
Girls run for cover during a duststorm in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, September 24
The city witnessed moderate rain following a dust storm this afternoon. The Agro Meteorology Department at Punjab Agricultural University recorded 24mm rain in one-and-a-half hour.

Girls run for cover during a duststorm in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Now, Bikramjit Singh proves his mettle at Kuala Lumpur
Ludhiana, September 24
Once again Bikramjit Singh, a budding athlete from the city proved his mettle in an international event. Bikramjit Singh won a silver medal in the long jump event at the first Asian School Track and Field Championship held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from September 17 to 24.


Theme parties a growing craze
Children enjoy at a theme birthday party with cartoon characters in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, September 24
Cartoon characters came alive during the birthday parties of children these days. Mickey Mouse, Doremon and other cartoon characters are guests at the birthday parties of tiny tots of the city.

Children enjoy at a theme birthday party with cartoon characters in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Dist BJP chief meets CMC staff
Ludhiana, September 24
District president of the Bharatiya Janta Party Praveen Bansal met and listened to the problems of protesting employees at Christen Medical College and Hospital here today. Following the meeting with employees, Bansal also met AJ Thomas, director, Christen Medical College and Hospital and members of management.

Fading tunes of traditional instruments
Girls on their way to perform a giddha during the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, September 24
Punjab has a rich folk legacy but the sad part is that youngsters are forgetting the rich culture. Only a few Punjabi singers are spotted with traditional instruments during concerts or functions.

Girls on their way to perform a giddha during the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Education dept presumes all students to be bright
Ludhiana, September 24
The education department believes all students are eligible for competitive exams. Despite knowing that only those students who have scored 70 per cent in the Class IX annual examination are eligible for National Talent Search Exam (NTSE), the department has made 100 per cent attendance mandatory for Class X students.

from colleges
NSS Day celebration
LUDHIANA: NSS day was celebrated at Doraha College of Education here today. The theme of the celebrations was "Not me, but you". The celebrations started with the blessing of God by recitation of Shabad. Dr Sandeep Sawhney, principal, Doraha College of Education was chief speaker.

from schools
Lifetime achievement award
Education World - Lifetime Achievement Award in education leadership 2013 was given to Dr AF Pinto & Madam Grace Pinto of Ryan Group of Institutions & Ryan International School, Ludhiana.

An inundated road at Janakpuri in Ludhiana.
It’s raining chaos: An inundated road at Janakpuri in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

pau notes
NSS Day observed
LUDHIANA: National Service Scheme (NSS) Day was observed today at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), wherein Gurpreet Singh Toor, zonal AIG (Intelligence), Punjab Police, and PAU alumnus, delivered a thought provoking lecture on the topic "Challenges before Youth."

200 PCTE students attend interactive session
Ludhiana, September 24
Young Indians Ludhiana Chapter's Student Net, at Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE), invited eminent business personality of the region, Sandeep Riat. Riat is the managing director, Akal Spring Limited, and a former chairperson of CII, Ludhiana Zonal Council. As many as 200 students from business management program, PCTE, attended the session.

Audio CDs to promote Punjabi literature
Ludhiana, September 24
A city-based writer and artist, Janmeja Singh Johal, has adopted a new technique to expand the reach of Punjabi literature among the masses. Johal has recorded several books in an audio CD called Speaking Books, which is all set to release.

Two bodies found
Ludhiana, September 24
A decomposed body of a woman was found from a vacant plot, near Veer Palace, today. The incident came to light this evening, when area residents smelled a foul odour emitting from the plot. Residents were shocked to find a decomposed body of a woman and informed the police.

Mini-bus operators resent hike in Motor Vehicle Tax
Ludhiana, September 24
The Mini-Bus Operators Association, Punjab, held a meeting today. Representatives from all over Punjab discussed issues related to the 80 per cent hike in tax under the Motor Vehicle Act.

450 examined at eye camp
Jagraon, September 24
The 10th annual free-of-cost eye check-up camp was organised by Ajaib Singh Saggu Welfare Council, Jagraon, at Vishavkarma Mandir today. As many as 450 patients, suffering from various kinds of eye diseases, were examined by a team of doctors led by Dr Ramesh Mansooran.

Trendy yet comfortable
Ludhiana, September 24
If this was done 10 years ago, they'd have become a laughing stock. Saying a no to socks, more and more youngsters are going in for colourful loafers and canvass shoes.

Cycle parts manufacturers air grievances
Ludhiana,September 24
Members of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association, Effluent Treatment Society (LETs) and Ludhiana Electroplating Association today held a meeting with member secretary of the Punjab Pollution Control Board Babu Ram.

Clerical staff continue stir on Day 7
Ludhiana, September 24
The clerical staff's strike entered the seventh day today. Visitors to the Civil Surgeon's office were at the receiving end.


10 injured in road accident
Samrala, September 24
A road accident on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road, near Hedon village, injured 10 persons including two minors. As per the information, a canter collided head-on with a bus, going from Chandigarh to Faridkot, injuring three members of a family, driver and conductor of the bus. The driver of the canter also sustained injuries.

Thieves take away six mobile phones
Ludhiana, September 24
Four unidentified persons entered a mobile shop located on RK Road near Cheema Chowk and decamped with six mobile phones and Rs 30,000 in cash by throwing red chilly powder into the eyes of its owner.




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