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Info panel penalises ex-LIT official
Ludhiana, October 6
Delay in providing information under the Right to Information Act in two cases cost the erstwhile executive officer (EO) of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) dear. The State Information Commission has imposed a penalty of Rs 25,000 in each case on the officer.

Dengue: 30 more test positive
Ludhiana, October 6
Thirty more patients tested positive for dengue in the city today. Out of these, 16 belong to Ludhiana district and five from Jammu and Kashmir Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme Officer, Ludhiana, Dr Anil Verma said: “Sixteen patients, residents of Tajpur Road, Bhagwan Pura, Shivpuri,Chander Nagar, Ghumar Mandi, Raikot, BRS Nagar, Salim Tabri, Rajguru Nagar,Payal,Focal Point, Dhandari, Samrala Chowk and Rishi Nagar, are undergoing treatment at the DMCH.


Four employees transferred
Ludhiana, October 6
Four employees, including three staff nurses and a Class IV employee, have been transferred after the special investigation team (SIT) found them guilty in the alleged child-swapping case. However, the team maintained that no male child was replaced.

PRTC retirees await pension
Ludhiana, October 6
In a blatant violation of the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) has failed to provide pension to its 3,000 pensioners. The pensioners got their dues for the month of August a couple of days ago. Perturbed at the callous attitude of the PRTC, the retirees have decided to hold a massive protest at the Ludhiana office of the corporation on October 7.

Regularisation of properties
MC nets Rs 2.49 crore in a day
Residents submit applications for getting their properties regularised at the Zone D office of the MC in Satabha Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Ludhiana, October 6
With just a day remaining for the regularisation of illegal houses and plots, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation generated Rs 2.49 crore in a single day today. Ever since the drive for getting illegal colonies, plots and houses regularised was started, this has been the highest revenue generated in a single day.

Residents submit applications for getting their properties regularised at the Zone D office of the MC in Satabha Nagar, Ludhiana, on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cop booked for abetting suicide
Ludhiana, October 6
A Punjab Police sub-inspector has been has been booked for implicated a man in a false case and forcing him to commit suicide. The sub-inspector, Swarn Singh, is presently posted at Dehlon. The case has been registered following an inquiry conducted by SDM (West). The inquiry report was sent to the ADGP (Crime) and the Commissioner of Police.


380 patients attend camp
A free medical camp was organised by Shivpuri Mandir Committee in association with NIMA, Ludhiana, at the Shivpuri Tootianwala temple. As many as 260 patients were examined free-of-cost for diabetes and over 120 patients were checked for heart ailments by a team of doctors. The NIMA team, led by Dr Surinder Gupta, Dr Rajesh Thapar, Dr Ish Handa, Dr Inder Sharma, Dr Diwaker Sharma, along with supportive staff, examined patients suffering from diabetes and other common disorders.

The Dasehra mela under way at Daresi ground in Ludhiana on Sunday.
: The Dasehra mela under way at Daresi ground in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
Artisans from Agra prepare an effigy of Ravana at Daresi gound in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma An illuminated Durga Mata Temple near Jagraon Bridge.

Sahnewal CHC not in pink of health
Sahnewal, October 6
The health infrastructure is ailing in the town. Residents have to go to other cities for treatment in the absence of doctors and medical facilities. Sanjeev Verma of the Young Citizens’ Welfare Association (YCWA), Sahnewal, said the government had failed to upgrade medical facilities in the town. The association had urged the government and the authorities concerned to improve the healthcare facilities, but to no avail, he said.

A student sculpts a clay model during a youth festival at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana on Sunday. A colourful day at vet university
Ludhiana, October 6
The youth festival of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University today witnessed students competing for top honours in clay modelling, photography, collage making, rangoli making and other events.

A student sculpts a clay model during a youth festival at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

No splurging on goodies, melas this festive season
Ludhiana, October 6
Inflation has hit residents hard this festive season and the budget of the middle class has been affected. The festival season in the north starts with Navratras followed by Dasehra and Diwali.

Children take a joyride at a Dasehra mela at Daresi ground in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet verma

District education dept fails to update website
Ludhiana, October 6
Teachers in the district are not able to access the latest updates and instructions of the education department. Courtesy: Failure of the District Education Office to update its official website—ictludhiana.org—for the past one month. The latest information available on the website dates back to September 5.

Reporters’ diary
Regularisation of colonies: Residents a confused lot
Photo: Inderjeet Verma Ludhiana: While the October 7 deadline for the regularisation of unlicensed colonies as well as plots and built-up properties in such colonies is ending tomorrow, the residents of affected residential areas in the city are still confused due to the two different formulas adopted by the regulatory bodies for the purpose. The general impression among the people is that only those colonies carved out after the enactment of the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA) in 1995 are being regularised. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Revenue officers’ body gets new team
Doraha, October 6
Office-bearers of the Punjab Revenue Officers’ Association (PROA) were appointed by the president of the association, Kanwar Narinder Singh, after close consultation with District Revenue Officer (DRO) and chief pattern Ram Singh and chief adviser Mukesh Kumar, today.

Adept at acting, these young ‘Ramas’ have gone places
Ludhiana, October 6
Barely into their adolescence, many of them have performed the roles of Lord Ram, Lakshman and characters demanding considerable acting skills, adroitly. The group has especially been called from Mathura Vrindavan by the Ram Leela Committee at Daresi.

Foundation stone laid for sewerage projects
Ludhiana, October 6
Public Works Department Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon lays the foundation stone of a sewerage plant in Dhandhari on Sunday. "Overall development of the Sahnewal constituency is our priority and in the next three years, the constituency will emerge as the best constituency in Punjab.” The view was expressed by Public Works Department Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon while laying the foundation stone of sewerage projects in Dhandari, Mangli Neechi, Gobindgarh and Mundian Kalan.

Public Works Department Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon lays the foundation stone of a sewerage plant in Dhandhari on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Air Force a rage among youths
Ludhiana, October 6
Commander Sanjeet Singh Kaila The Indian Air Force will be celebrating its 81st anniversary on October 8. Commanding Officer, NCC Air Squadron, Ludhiana Wing, Commander Sanjeet Singh Kaila said, “For 65 seats, we have received 350 applications for this session so far. There are as many as 900 NCC Air Wing cadets across the schools and colleges in Ludhiana alone. By this, we can judge the passion among youths to join the NDA and the Indian Air Force. They are inquisitive about fighter aircrafts and life in the Air Force. It is indeed an honourable profession.”

‘India, Pak must find peace to fight poverty’
Ludhiana, October 6
India and Pakistan must find peace between themselves for our children to be fed and educated; otherwise, the “arms” will eat all the food and leave us in poverty and hunger, said Ata-ul-Haq Qasmi, Pakistani columnist and poet.

Pakistani columnist Ata-ul-Haq Qasmi (second from left) lights the inaugural lamp during a function to celebrate the birthday of litterateur Dr Kewal Dheer (extreme left) at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

GADVASU gets project on brain fever
Ludhiana, October 6
The school of Animal Biotechnology of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University made efforts to initiate research on Japanese encephalitis (JE) is commonly known as brain fever.

Prices of fruits, food items hit the roof
Ludhiana, October 6
The prices of fruit and food items have shot up during the Navratras. During the Navratras prices of fruits, dry fruits and food items like ghee are hitting the roof. Taking advantage of the festive season, traders have hiked the prices of the products, which are sought after by customers.

Two brothers injured in accident near Jalandhar bypass
Ludhiana, October 6
Two brothers are battling for life after being hit by an over speeding car near the Jalandhar bypass here today. The injured have been identified as 10-year-old Daljit Singh and 13-year-old Gujit Singh.

The parents of the injured children; and (left) one of the boys undergoes treatment at a hospital in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Dr Dheer’s biography released
Ludhiana: Litterateur Dr Kewal Dheer’s biography, 'Celebrating Dream', was released on his birthday at Guru Nanak Bhawan on Saturday. A documentary on his life was also screened. Founder of Adeeb International and Sahir Cultural Academy, Dr Dheer has written over 80 books in Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and English. He has also written for television, theatre and films, bagging several honours. The House of Commons, Canada, honoured him for the promotion of global peace through literature. — TNS


Swindler booked
Ludhiana, October 6
The man who was duping people on the pretext of selling gold coins at throw away prices was booked today. The police arrested Ganesh Kumar and recovered nine fake gold coins from his possession. Ganesh, who lives in a shanty, located near Jagraon Bridge was duping people by telling that he had gold coins and wanted to sell them at throw away prices. He sold fake gold coins to innocent residents claiming it to be original.


Hockey final
Sonepat team pip Namdhari Academy in a thriller
Bhaini Saheb, October 6
The first Satguru Jagjit Singh Yaadgari Junior Hockey Tournament concluded at Bhaini Saheb in which eight top hockey teams of the country participated. In the final match, Sonepat Academy beat Namdhari Academy in a thrilling encounter by 2-1 and bagged the first position. Before this match, Namdhari Academy entered the final by defeating Punjab and Sind Bank by 5-4 through penalty coners.

Winners with the trophy at Bhaini Saheb. A Tribune photograph



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