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44 child labourers rescued
Ludhiana, September 26
Children rescued by the administration being served food in Ludhiana on Thursday Cracking a whip against persons exploiting innocent children by making them work in factories, the district administration and the Labour Department today rescued 44 boys.
Children rescued by the administration being served food in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

1,200 children forced to work in factories: NGO
Ludhiana, September 26
The Bachpan Bachao Aandolan, a non-governmental organisation, claims that more than 1,200 children are working in factories in the district.


MC soft on politicians
September 26, 2013
MC official manhandled, staff stall work
September 25, 2013
Single girl child left in the cold
September 24, 2013
Anything for Aish’s glimpse...
September 23, 2013
Question papers sent to DEOs
September 22, 2013
MC to take penal action
September 21, 2013
3 more test positive for dengue
September 20, 2013
Health staff go on 3-day strike
September 19, 2013
Woman stabbed to death
September 18, 2013
Power network bears brunt of storm
September 17, 2013

MC’s financial hopes get a boost
Ludhiana, September 26
Hopes of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation to get funds from World Bank for some of its existing and proposed infrastructure development projects were strengthened after the visit of a two-member team to the city today.

Dengue: 18 more test positive
Ludhiana, September 26
Eighteen more persons tested positive for dengue at city hospitals today. Of these eight are from Ludhiana district.

Lakkar Bridge turns into parking lot
Ludhiana, September 26
Encroachments are rampant at Bhadaur House. After encroaching upon the roads, shopkeepers have started parking their vehicle on the incomplete Lakkar Bridge.

Youth killed, six hurt in mishaps
Jagraon, September 26
A youth in his twenties was killed while six others, including two women, were injured in separate road accidents near Jagraon during past 24 hours.

White-collar crime on the rise in city
Ludhiana, September 26
The industrial city is fast turning into a hub of white-collar crime. A day after the police busted a gang that was behind a multi-crore loan scam, the city police today booked a couple, who in connivance with the manager of a bank, had taken a loan on Rs 9.5 lakh on fake documents.


A girl performs in a group dance on the concluding day of the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival (Zone B) at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Thursday Hosts claim overall trophy
Ludhiana, September 26
The Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival concluded today at the Khalsa College for Women with the hosts winning the overall trophy.

Punjabi flavour: A girl performs in a group dance on the concluding day of the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival (Zone B) at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

surprise checking
A Travelling Ticket Examiner stops a passenger to check his tickets at the Ludhiana railway station on Thursday 600 railway passengers challaned
Ludhiana, September 26
The Railway authorities have challaned more than 600 persons in an inter-divisional surprise checking at Ludhiana railway station. They were travelling without ticket and were violating other norms.

A Travelling Ticket Examiner stops a passenger to check his tickets at the Ludhiana railway station on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

2 factories raided, documents seized
Ludhiana, September 26
The Excise and Taxation Department conducted raids on two factories and seized documents.

Withdrawal of facility proves costly for bank
Ludhiana, September 26
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed IndusInd Bank to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to an aggrieved consumer on account of mental pain, agony and harassment suffered by him.

CBDT tightens norms to deal with ‘non-filers’
Ludhiana, September 26
Non-filers of Income Tax be cautious as the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has tightened norms to deal with "non-filers" of income tax returns and has also asked its officers to follow uniform procedure in handling such cases.

Naib tehsildar arrives late, applicants suffer
Ludhiana, September 26
Visitors to the Sub-Registrar’s office (East) were put to inconvenience as the official concerned (naib tehsildar) was not in his office till 1.30 pm today.

property tax
Tewari flays state govt
Ludhiana, September 26
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today lashed out at the Akali-BJP government in the state for imposing the property tax on the people of the state. “It simply amounts to picking pockets of helpless people to fill the empty coffers of the state,” he said, in a statement issued here today.

Dancers showcase cultural diversity
Ludhiana, September 26
"Had it not been for the youth festival, I wouldn't have known that such a wonderful dance form existed," said Arshpreet Kaur, after performing Marathi Gondal during the group dance competition on the concluding day of the zonal youth festival at the Khalsa College for Women.

Drama dominates Day 2 at Doraha
Doraha, September 26
Drama dominated the scene while histrionics, skit, mime, mimicry, elocution, poetry and debate went side by side on the second day of Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival being organised for the Zone-A colleges of Ludhiana at Guru Nanak National College here.

MCPI rules out coalition with Congress, BJP
Ludhiana, September 26
Ahead of the Parliamentary polls, MCPI (U), during its state-level meet at Doraha, pitched for ‘alternative front’ based on alternative economic policies. Ruling out any coalition with the two major political parties, BJP and Congress, the leaders said the left democratic parties should come together on a common platform.

DTO Anil Garg during the auction of vanity numbers at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Thursday 0001 fetches Rs 4.10 lakh
Ludhiana, September 26
The craze for vanity numbers among city residents refuses to die down, as series PB 10 DQ, 0001 was sold for Rs 4.10 lakh at an auction today.

DTO Anil Garg during the auction of vanity numbers at Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

pollution control
Delegations meet PPCB chairman
Ludhiana, September 26
A delegation of CICU and other Industrial Associations held a meeting with the chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), to bring down the pollution level in the city.

Students welcomed
Ludhiana, September 26
A welcome function was organised to greet the newly-admitted students of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities (COBSH) of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Diverse themes of concern such as heal the earth with love, corruption, female foeticide, terrorism, deforestation and inflation were highlighted during the programme.

Teachers of aided schools get salaries
Ludhiana, September 26
The Treasury Department today cleared and released the salaries of around 500 teachers of the aided schools in the district that were pending for five months.

from schools
Children post cards
Ludhiana: Students of Penguin Castle Preschool, Udham Singh Nagar, learnt about the working of postal services. They were told how a letters were collected from a letterbox, taken to the post office, sorted out and delivered by the postman. The children posted handmade postcards addressed to their parents in a replica of a letterbox put up in their classroom. The school would deliver these postcards to their parents, said school director Kamal Preet Kaur.

Ludhiana Scan
State function
On the occasion of International Elderly Day, a state-level programme dedicated to the elderly people will be organised on October 1 at Government College for Girls. This was informed by the social security officer, Inderpreet Kaur.


Habit-forming tablets seized
Khamano, September 26
The Khamano police has arrested a person at a naka near Kalewal village and recovered as many as 800 tablets of Phenotil from his possession. The accused has been identified as 21-year-old Jatinder Singh, a resident of Sanghol.

crime briefs
Two drug peddlers arrested
Ludhiana, September 26
The city police today arrested two drug peddlers and seized 40 gm of heroin and 90 gm of psychotropic powder from their possession.

Sher-e -Punjab Sports Academy pugilist shines
Jagraon, September 26
Another feather was added to the cap of Sher-e-Punjab Sports Academy, Chakar, near Jagraon when Karandeep Singh, a trainee of the academy clinched a gold medal in the 46th Punjab Junior Boxing Championship. The event was organised at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School, Doraha.




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