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2 kids crushed to death
Ludhiana, October 27
The lack of proper playgrounds and negligent driving claimed the lives of two children in separate incidents in the Daba area here since yesterday. Both children were playing in the streets when they were crushed to death under vehicles. The children belonged to families of labourers.

land mortgage
Cash-strapped civic body commits a faux pas
Ludhiana, October 27
The cash-strapped Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is so desperate for funds that it committed a blunder while seeking the last instalment of a Rs 100-crore loan yesterday. The last instalment of Rs 17.5 crore was pending and for that the civic body had to mortgage land worth the same value.


slump in market
Cracker dealers fear losses this Diwali
Ludhiana, October 27
Due to an overall slump in the market, the sale of crackers in the city has been badly hit with virtually no buyers in the market. As if this was not enough, the ongoing protest by Dalits at the Jalandhar bypass has further dampened the spirits of the buyers, who feel reluctant to visit Patakha Market to purchase crackers.
With a slump in the market keeping buyers away, the cracker market wears a deserted look in Ludhiana
With a slump in the market keeping buyers away, the cracker market wears a deserted look in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Festival rush takes toll on traffic in state’s industrial hub
Ludhiana, October 27
The festival rush in commercial centres in the old city as well as upmarket shopping centres elsewhere has compounded the traffic problems in the industrial capital of the state, which is already burdened with an ever-increasing vehicle population.

With Diwali round the corner, traffic jams are a common site in Ludhiana
With Diwali round the corner, traffic jams are a common site in Ludhiana. A file photo

42 more test positive for dengue
Ludhiana, October 27
Forty-two new cases of dengue were diagnosed here today. Of them, 32 patients, 24 from the city and eight from the periphery, are from Ludhiana district. The patients belong to Salim Tabri, Field Gunj, Shiv Puri, Dana Mandi, BRS Nagar, Giaspura, Mayapuri, Jagraon, Jodhewal Samrala, Dhandari, Sherpur, Saheed Karnail Singh Nagar, Sunder Nagar, Janta Nagar, Tibba Road, Mundian, Dhandari, Sherpur, Jogiana, Dugri, Model Town and Sunet.

dengue scare
Migrants going back home
Ludhiana, October 27
Dengue is taking toll on the industry too. With the fear of the disease lurking large, workers have started leaving the city while those who have contracted the disease are going back home for recovery. This year, dengue has spread badly and affected a large number of people.

3 held for running illegal LPG business
Ludhiana, October 27
The city police has arrested three persons for allegedly running an illegal business of LPG and has seized 37 gas cylinders and other equipment from their possession. The accused have been identified as Pawan Kumar, a resident of New Shakti Nagar, Parveen Kumar, a resident of Noorwala Road, and Radhe Krishan Gupta, a resident of Noorwala Road.

BUSINESS ON MIND: A woman potter gives the finishing touches to earthen lamps in Ludhiana
BUSINESS ON MIND: A woman potter gives the finishing touches to earthen lamps in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
A stall at Showman's Lifestyle Exhibition, Welcome Palace, in Ludhiana
A stall at Showman's Lifestyle Exhibition, Welcome Palace, in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Stubble burning continues despite ban
Jagraon, October 27
Despite a ban, the burning of paddy stubble in the fields continues unabated in the Jagraon area. Though the administration and the officials of the Agriculture Department have been spreading awareness among the farmers about the harmful effects of burning paddy stubble, a majority of them are still indulged in this practice.

No let-up in onion prices
Ludhiana, October 27
October will prove to be costlier for people. On one side, the festival season is going on that will add extra burden on the pockets of the people, while on the other, the monthly budget of households is already going haywire due to the high cost of vegetables and fruits.

Patna blasts condemned
Phillaur, October 27
National BJP leader and Kisan Morcha All-India secretary Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal has condemned the serial blasts ahead of Narendra Modi's Hunkaar Rally, which occurred in Patna today.

Dairy farmer sets an example for youth
Ludhiana, October 27
The Dairy Development Department, Punjab, recognises the hard work of Manjit Singh, a native of Mohi village, near here, who, within a span of just three years, has been able to create a niche for himself in the dairy sector. The department propagates his success as an example among the youth so that they adopt dairy farming.

Deck up your house with designer diyas, candles
Ludhiana, October 27
With numerous options available in the markets, residents of the city are geared up to impart festive look to their houses on Diwali. Add a zing to the festival of lights with various designer candles, diyas, lamps and illuminating lights available at every nook and corner of the city.

Homemade chocolates catch fancy of residents
Ludhiana, October 27
With Diwali round the corner, homemade chocolates have caught the fancy of the city residents. A large variety of flavours and designs in homemade chocolates is the key to the growing trend. Nowadays, more people are getting into chocolate-making.

Staff should learn to be humble
At government offices, there is a general complaint by the visitors that the staff behaves “rudely”. Starting from peons and attendants to stenos and superintendents, etc, the behaviour of the staff towards the visitors is often found “unpleasant” in comparison to their bosses, who hold top positions in the District Administration.

Medical camps
A medical camp was organised by the Shree Dharampal Trust at Chander Nagar. Doctors from various private hospitals examined the patients. Free medicines were also distributed among the patients. Mata Gujari Charitable Hospital organised an eye and dental check-up camp at Gurdwara Akalgarh Sahib here on Sunday.

pau youth festival
Play, mime leave students spellbound
Ludhiana, October 27
Various theatre events, including one-act play, mime and mimicry dominated the evening session at the ongoing Youth Festival at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

Giddha participants at the PAU Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Giddha participants at the PAU Youth Festival in Ludhiana on Sunday

Animation proves a good teaching aid
Ludhiana, October 27
Use of animation in education sector has grown manifold with the advent of smart classes and learning software. Parents and teachers say that animation has simplified teaching and learning for children and has become a great teaching aid.

Fingerprint test helps children choose a career
Ludhiana, October 27
Not sure about your strengths and weaknesses and don't know about which career path you or your child should follow? The answer could be hidden in your fingertips. A new technique called Dermoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test (DMIT) have been discovered which is helping city residents to find answers to the above mentioned questions.
Fingerprints being taken for DMIT in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Fingerprints being taken for DMIT in Ludhiana on Sunday

Educating students on water conservation a necessity: DGSE
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 27
With the intent to sensitise students of the state about the significance of conservation of water, the education department had launched an awareness movement which aims at involving all students of Classes VI, VII and VIII in the water conservation crusade.

Placement drive held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, October 27
More than 100 students of the Bhutta Group of Colleges were shortlisted by reputed industrial houses during the two-day job festival that concluded at the college campus at Bhutta village recently.

One-act play contest
Ludhiana: In an inter-school one-act play competition held at Ludhiana Sahodaya Schools Complex, Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar by-pass, bagged the first prize. The competition was organised by KVM and students from around 15 schools participated.


cyber crime
Chennai resident booked for defrauding city industrialist
Ludhiana, October 27
The police has booked a Chennai resident for defrauding a city resident of $ 11,614.40 by hacking his e-mail ID. The accused has been identified as B Mohammad Irfan, a resident of Sudarshan Nagar in Chennai. The amount in Indian currency is around Rs 7 lakh.

Chandigarh club lift golf trophy
Phillaur, October 27
The team of the Chandigarh Golf Club lifted the prestigious 5th Col BS Kahlon Memorial Interclub Golf Trophy at Ranjitgarh Golf Club, Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, today.

BFI-IMG Reliance B'ball League
Khalsa Girls School register thumping victory
Ludhiana, October 27
Khalsa Girls Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, began their title hunt with a thumping 57-26 victory over Government Senior Secondary School, Hoshiarpur, in the BFI-IMG Reliance Basketball Schools League played at Delhi Public School here today.
A match in progress during the BFI-IMG Reliance Basketball Schools League in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph
A match in progress during the BFI-IMG Reliance Basketball Schools League in Ludhiana on Sunday

GGSPS students win karate meet
Ludhiana, October 27
The boys of Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Daad, near here, did their school proud by winning the trophy in the Ludhiana Inter-School Sahodaya School Karate Meet held at Nankana Sahib Public School, Gill Road, here today.

Prithipal memorial TT tourney from Oct 30
Ludhiana, October 27
Around 200 paddlers from across the district are expected to take part in the 24th Prithipal Singh Memorial Ludhiana District Table Tennis Championship to be organised in the PAU Indoor Gymnasium Hall here from October 30 to November 1.




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