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Dengue spreads tentacles
Ludhiana, October 11
With a dip in the temperatures, more cases of dengue are being reported in the city. As many as 28 new cases of dengue were reported from different hospitals in the city today. The Integrated Disease Survillence Programme Officer, Dr Anil Verma, said: "The new cases include 12 (positive) cases form Ludhiana district. The patients are from Gill Road, Sherpur Miller Gunj, Partap Nagar, Lohara, New Guru Ram Nagar, Phullanwal, Barewal, Rishi Nagar, Gaweaddi, Kohara, Daba. 

Advertising on Buses
Tender bids postponed for want of quorum
Ludhiana, October 11
All hopes of Ludhiana City Bus Service Ltd (LCBSL) of generating additional revenue by selling advertising space on buses were dashed when they could not complete the quorum at the opening of tender bids today. Of the four applicants, only two could qualify the technical bids as the other two bidders failed to deposit the earnest money of Rs 11 lakh.


Marriage palace owners fume at I-T move
Ludhiana, October 11
The move of the Excise and Taxation Department to collect a lump sum amount of Rs 2.35 lakh as tax from big marriage palaces has not gone down well with marriage palace owners.

Civil hospital nurse run over by bus
Ludhiana, October 11
A 28-year-old staff nurse of the Civil Hospital in Amlargarh was killed by a speeding bus near Cheema Chowk here today. The victim, identified as Minakshi, a resident of Kuldeep Nagar, near Basti Jodhewal, was going towards the bus stand on her scooter to catch a bus. She was four months' pregnant.

7.5 quintals of paneer seized
Ludhiana, October 11
Ludhiana Civil Surgeon Dr Subhash Batta (2nd from right), along with team members of the Health Department, checks the seized paneer from Kahlon Dairy at Kotlana Bet village. A team of the district Health Department today conducted a raid at a dairy in the peripheral area and seized about 7.5 quintals of "paneer", which is suspected to be of substandard quality.

Ludhiana Civil Surgeon Dr Subhash Batta (2nd from right), along with team members of the Health Department, checks the seized paneer from Kahlon Dairy at Kotlana Bet village. A Tribune Photo


Police beefs up security ahead of festive season 
Mandi Ahmedgarh/ Payal/ Raikot, October 11
Following orders by the Police Commissioner, Ludhiana, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Sangrur, and SSP, Ludhiana (Rural), recently, the police has claimed to have beefed up security with aim of avoiding any untoward incident ahead of festival season.

Ex-block samiti chief cremated
Amloh, October 11
A former block samiti chairman, Abninder Singh Grewal, was cremated at his native village Nanoki (Bhoadao) today. The founder of Young Farmers’ Club and a renowned social worker, Grewal passed away last evening.

BSNL employees voice anger
Ludhiana, October 11
Activists of the forum of BSNL Executives and Non-Executives Unions/ Associations comprising the BSNL Employees Union, Sanchar Nigam Executives Association, All-India BSNL Executives Association, AIGETOA, National Federation of Telecom BSNL Employees, National Federation of Telecom Employees and SC/ST Welfare Association of BSNL held a massive demonstration in front of the office of the General Manager, Telecom.

IT Department asks staff to use official e-mail IDs
Ludhiana, October 11
The Income Tax (IT) Department has issued instructions to all its officials to use official e-mail IDs for all official communication. All those officials who were seeking tax details from other private e-mail IDs have been instructed by the department to strictly adhere to the instructions and use official e-mail IDs for official communication.

Walkathon held to mark World Arthritis Day
Ludhiana, October 11
Participants during a Walkathon held on the eve of World Arthritis Day. To mark the World Arthritis Day, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali, organised a 2 km walkathon - Walk for Healthy Joints - at GLADA, Ludhiana, wherein around 300 community members from all segments, ex-patients and employees participated.

Participants during a Walkathon held on the eve of World Arthritis Day. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Traders upset over levying of advance tax
Ludhiana, October 11
A meeting under way at the MC Zone-A office in Ludhiana on Friday. Already upset with the late VAT refunds, traders are upset over the levying of advance tax in place of entry tax. The traders have termed the government’s decision as “unviable”.

A meeting under way at the MC Zone-A office in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Police finds secret bunker in drug peddlers’ house
Jagraon, October 11
With the police acting tough against drug abuse, the peddlers active in the area have discovered some new tricks to dodge the police and carry on their operations.

UPA government has no respect for democratic values, says Majithia
Ludhiana, October 11
Punjab Revenue & Public Relations Minister Bikram Singh Majithia today said that by “ignoring” the elected representatives on the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the PGI’s Satellite Cancer Treatment Centre being set up on 25 acres of land provided by the Punjab Government, the UPA government had shown that it has “no respect for democratic values”.

festive season
Silver items much in demand
Raikot/ Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 11
Sheen of silver seems to have stolen craze for other items normally distributed by middle class people among their friends and relatives on occasion of festival season. Besides being presentable, silver coated sceneries and frames are comparatively affordable and have higher shelf life.

Growth of weeds irks residents of railway colonies
Ludhiana, October 11
The residents of railway colonies had been facing sheer inconvenience due to growth of weeds in the vacant areas of residential colonies. Harmful congress Grass can also be seen flourishing in the colonies. The residents complained that weeds are breeding ground for snakes and other insects. According to the residents, they have complained several times to railway authorities but no action has been taken.

Industrialists flay 15 per cent increase in charges of waste treatment
Ludhiana, October 11
The treatment and collection charges for treating the waste material at Ludhiana Effluent Treatment Plant has been hiked by 15 percent which has become a cause of concern for the industry. Members of Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organsation have opposed the hike by the company.

Lawyers observe strike
Ludhiana, October 11
Expressing annoyance over the issuance of notification of new Rent Act, the city lawyers today observed a strike and demanded withdrawal of notification. As per the new act, the rent cases will be tried by the respective SDM's of the districts instead of Judiciary. Lawyers oppose the decision of setting up appellate authorities at Bathinda, Amritsar and Mohali.

PAU Notes
Apiculture training course concludes
A five-day apiculture training course, organised by the Apiculture Unit of the department of entomology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), concluded on Friday. The training course was conducted for scheduled caste farmers and women of the state. About 50 trainees from various districts of the state participated in the training course.

From colleges
Khalsa college shines in youth fest
Students of ABC Montessori School celebrate Dasehra on the school premises in Ludhiana on Friday. Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College, Jhar Sahib, Ludhiana, brought laurels in singing and dance performances in the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage festival Zone B, at GGS College, Chandigarh. The students stood first for the fifth consecutive time in folk orchestra. Inderpreet Kaur stood first in solo category.

Students of ABC Montessori School celebrate Dasehra on the school premises in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From schools
Seminar held at Guru Nanak school
Students of Classes XI and XII of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, participated in a seminar on automation and robotics, jointly organised by Gulzar Group of Institutes and a newspaper group. Inderpreet Singh gave a motivational lecture and apprised students of different career opportunities available in this field.

gadvasu notes
21-day training course on male infertility concludes
A 21-day training course on male infertility organised by Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT) in department of veterinary gynaecology and reproduction, GADVASU, Ludhiana, under the auspices of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi concluded today.

‘Adhikar Rally’ gets warm welcome in Khanna
Khanna, October 11
The Adhikar Rally, undertaken by Punjab Youth Congress president Vikramjit Singh Chaudhry in several parts of the state, was welcomed at Khanna today. The rally has been organised with an aim to spread awareness among the masses about the various schemes of the Central government.

inspire workshop
Students vow to develop scientific temper 
Sudhar, October 11
During an inaugural session of a five-day residential INSPIRE workshop, students from over 20 schools of the region vowed to adopt scientific temper as an element of their lifestyle.

Youth fest ends on high note
Ludhiana, October 11
The week long Inter-college Youth Festival of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) concluded with a note of gaiety. Rahul Tewari, IAS, Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, was the chief guest on the occasion while Dr VK Taneja presided over the function.


Woman found dead 
Khanna, October 11
Mystery shrouds the death of a 30-year-old woman who was found dead by her husband today. The deceased has been identified has Pushpa, a resident of Bank Colony.

30 kg poppy husk seized
Jagraon, October 11
The local police has arrested two alleged drug peddlers and seized 30 kilogram of poppy husk from them in two separate incidents. The accused have been identified as Jasvir Singh, a resident of Sohian village, and Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Hans Kalan village near Jagraon.

Con man nabbed for duping financial firms
Ludhiana, October 11
The city police has nabbed a con man who had duped financial firms of Rs 2.8 lakh. The accused has been identified as Kulwinder Singh of Aliwal village. Giving details, Gagandeep Singh, in charge, Economic Office Wing, said the accused first created four fake driving licences and on the basis of these licences, he opened four accounts in different banks.

3 snatchers arrested
Ludhiana, October 11
The police arrested three snatchers today. While two of them are minors, the third one, identified as Rajan Gill (32), is the kingpin of the gang. Their parents also have a criminal past.

Travel agents booked
The city police has booked a father-son duo for duping a youth on the pretext of sending him abroad. The accused have been identified as Amrik Singh and Manjit Singh, residents of Ram Nagar. The complainant, Gurvinder Singh of Deep Nagar Dhandra Road, told the police that the accused had taken Rs 8 lakh for sending him abroad. But neither the accused send him abroad, nor they returned his money. The police has registered a case of fraud and started the investigation.


Nankana school win hockey tourney
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 11
Teams of U-14, U-16 and U-19 of Nankana Sahib Public Senior Secondary School, Kilaraipur, emerged victorious in Sahodya Hockey Tournaments of central zone of schools affiliated with the CBSE, held at Kilarapur today.

Controversy over Knitwear Club staff gets murkier
Ludhiana, October 11
The controversy involving the Knitwear Club is getting murkier with each passing day. On one hand the “employees” of the club allege that they have not been paid their salaries for the past three months, while on the other, the club president claims that these employees are no longer on the payrolls of the club. Meanwhile, the employees continue to claim that they have not resigned, but are still working.

badminton meet
City shuttlers shine
Lakshaya Sharma (right) and Aman Jain, with their coach Mangat Lal Sharma show their trophies in Ludhiana on Friday. Ludhiana, October 11
Budding shuttlers from the city, Lakshaya Sharma and Arnam Jain gave a stunning performance in the Open Punjab State Sub-Junior Badminton Tournament held at Mukandpur in Nawanshahr district, recently.

Lakshaya Sharma (right) and Aman Jain, with their coach Mangat Lal Sharma show their trophies in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Swimmers make city proud
Ludhiana, October 11
The swimmers from Ludhiana made the city proud by winning maximum medals in Punjab Women Games recently concluded at Bathinda. They won 9 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 2 bronze medals.



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