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Mayor hits back at Tewari
Ludhiana, October 18
Politics over the letter written by local MP and Union Minister Manish Tewari to the Municipal Commissioner regarding non-utilisation of the MPLAD funds provided by him has hot up in the city. Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria has taken Tewari head-on, claiming that the local MP was writing baseless letters.
HS Gohalwaria, Mayor
HS Gohalwaria, Mayor
Manish Tewari, Union Minister
Manish Tewari, Union Minister

Health Department seizes 21 quintals of edible oils
A health department official collects samples of edible oils during a raid at a factory on Gokul Road near Bute Shah Mandi in Ludhiana Ludhiana, October 18
A team of the Health Department, along with the police, today seized 21 quintals of "substandard" edible oils from SP Trading Company, Gokul Road, near Bute Shah Mandi in Ludhiana.

A health department official collects samples of edible oils during a raid at a factory on Gokul Road near Bute Shah Mandi in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: HImanshu Mahajan


Eighteen more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, October 18
Eighteen more patients tested positive for dengue today. With this, the number of dengue patients in Ludhiana district has reached 338. The District Epidemiologist, Dr Anil Verma, said, "Today, 18 more patients from Ludhiana tested positive for dengue at the DMCH. Of them, 13 are from the city and five from the periphery."

17-year-old raped; boy booked
Ludhiana, October 18
The city police has booked a boy on a charge of raping a 17-year-old girl after confining her at a religious place.

Special trains to cope with festival rush
Ludhiana, October 18
In order to clear the increasing rush of passengers and facilitate people to travel to their native places during the coming festivals, the Northern Railway has decided to run several festival-special trains.

suicide bid by woman
Investigation into allegations against YAD leader begins
Ludhiana, October 18
A day after the name of national vice-president of the Youth Akali Dal Meetpal Singh Dugri figured in a case of alleged suicide attempt by a woman, the city police has initiated a probe into the allegations.


BSNL unions, contractors at loggerheads
Ludhiana, October 18
Protesters lodge placards at the entrance to the BSNL office, Bharat Nagar, in Ludhiana on Friday Contractors and members of the BSNL unions are at loggerheads with both parties levelling allegations of embezzlement against one another. The contractors burnt an effigy of the CMD, Delhi, and carried out protests outside the BSNL office at Bharat Nagar. They alleged that no action was being taken on the complaints filed by them about embezzlement in the uniform allowance paid to the C&D cadre staff of the BSNL.

Protesters lodge placards at the entrance to the BSNL office, Bharat Nagar, in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune Photo: HImanshu Mahajan

Kidnapped man rescued
Ludhiana, October 18
In a major breakthrough, the police today arrested a private financier, who had allegedly kidnapped a debt-ridden man from the Alamgir area last night.

Exporters relieved as US shutdown comes to an end
Ludhiana, October 18
Exporters heaved a sigh of relief after the shutdown in the US finally came to an end. During the shutdown period, the Indian exporters had face a lot of difficulty in doing business transactions.

common problems
Steel industrialists join hands
Ludhiana, October 18
To fight against their common problems, the steel industry of Mandi Gobindgarh and Ludhiana got together on a single platform. The industry from both the industrial cities have decided to unitedly face the troubles.

A woman checks an article for Karwa Chauth at a shop in Ludhiana Markets abuzz with activity
Ludhiana, October 18
Women in the city are all excited about the coming Karwa Chauth festival. They have already started making preparations for the festival. Markets are abuzz with activity with women making purchases for the festival. The traditional suits, pooja thalis, bangles, material needed for performing the ritual and cosmetics, are all being bought by the women.

A woman checks an article for Karwa Chauth at a shop in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: HImanshu Mahajan

Worker falls off rooftop, dies
Ludhiana, October 18
A 35-year-old man died after he fell off a rooftop in the Salem Tabri area here today. The victim has been identified as Amarjit, a construction worker.

Training makes dance more graceful: Terence Lewis
Choreographer Terence Lewis in Ludhiana on Friday Ludhiana, October 18
Terence Lewis, a noted choreographer, was in the city today for conducting his 'master class' through which he encourages people to dance. He conducted his “master class” at Sacred Heart Convent School. It was a part of the three-day Punjab International Dance Festival organised by Sangita's Studio of Performing Arts. The ‘master class’ was aimed at teaching budding dancers.

Choreographer Terence Lewis in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune photo: HImanshu Mahajan

school notes
Tributes paid
Kundan Vidya Mandir organised a function to pay tributes to its founder, Kundan Lal. The school campus donned a festive look to celebrate its founder's birthday.

College notes
Placement drive
As many as 14 students were shortlisted in a joint campus placement drive conducted by India’s largest transportation company “Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd” at the RIMT Group of Institutes.

Ludhiana scan
Power shutdown
11-KV Patiala House feeder, fed from 66-KV GT Road substation, will remain shutdown for urgent repair and maintenance works on October 19 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Power supply to areas, including Rupa Mistry Street, Shivala Road, Gulchaman Gali, Tilak Nagar, Mohalla Vakilan, Purana Bazar, Chowk Saidan and Brahmpuri, will be affected during this period.


3 booked for carjacking
Ludhiana, October 18
The police has registered a case against three unidentified persons for robbing the driver of a businessman of a Hyundai i-20 car near the Lodhi Club here last night.




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