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Inferno reduces garment factory to cinders
Ludhiana, November 4
A five-storeyed jacket manufacturing factory-cum-godown was reduced to ashes in a fire that broke out in the Sekhewal area of the city at 10 pm Diwali. A total of 12 fire tenders, including those from Phagwara and Air Force Station, Halwara, have been pressed into service since last night to douse the flames. Officials of the fire brigade said owner of Vardhman Knitwears Naveen Jain suffered a loss of more than Rs 7 crore. “Finished goods lying inside the factory and the godown have been reduced to ashes,” said assistant divisional fire officer Bhupinder Singh Sandhu.


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Fire brigade not fully equipped
November 2, 2013
Migrants head back home
November 1, 2013
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October 31, 2013
Rs 3 lakh looted
October 30, 2013
Illegal hoardings dot city
October 29, 2013
2 kids crushed to death
October 28, 2013
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(Clockwise from above): The garment factory up in flames, Air Force personnel create an opening in a wall, a fireman tries to douse flames and a person shows cracks on a wall of the adjoining building in the Sekhewal area in Ludhiana, Shivji Rathod with his wife and children in Ludhiana on Monday
(Clockwise from above): The garment factory up in flames, Air Force personnel create an opening in a wall, a fireman tries to douse flames and a person shows cracks on a wall of the adjoining building in the Sekhewal area in Ludhiana, Shivji Rathod with his wife and children in Ludhiana on Monday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

City celebrates safe Diwali
Ludhiana, November 4
Awareness campaigns have seemingly made an impact as Diwali was more of a festival of lights than that of crackers this year. Hospitals in the city witnessed a decrease in burn injuries caused by firecrackers.

Two migrant labourers electrocuted
Ludhiana, November 4
A minor scuffle proved fatal for two migrant labourers on Diwali night. They were electrocuted after they came in contact with a live wire at Chaudhary Colony. The victims were identified as Sharwan Kumar (25) and Manoj Kumar (26), residents of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Heroin worth over Rs 7 lakh seized
Ludhiana, November 4
The police arrested 23-year-old Jaspreet Singh, alias Jassu, a resident of Dadheri village in Gobindgarh with 15 gms of heroin yesterday. In charge of the anti-narcotics cell Harbans Singh said the accused was nabbed from T-point opposite the Civil Hospital.


Riot of colour shines bright on a new moon night
Ludhihna November 4
The sound of crackers went on almost unabated throughout the night and so did the celebrations of Diwali. The city was illuminated and adorned with lights, candles and diyas. While some of the residents used the best of the crackers and fireworks, the others celebrated it as a way of exchanging greetings with loved ones and friends.

Fireworks, candles and earthen lamps sparkled in Ludhiana on Diwali
Fireworks, candles and earthen lamps sparkled in Ludhiana on Diwali. Tribune photos: Inderjeet Verma

Post-Diwali, it’s all messed up
Ludhiana, November 4
They burst crackers but forgot to clean up the mess. It's shameful that 'responsible' residents, who burst crackers on streets in front of their houses, don't care much about keeping their surroundings clean by disposing of litter.

A littered street in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

A littered street in Ludhiana

Sale of crackers witnesses 50 pc dip
Ludhiana, November 4
The sale of crackers saw a dip of about 50 per cent this year. Many cracker associations attributed it to the slump in the market. Pardeep Kumar, president, Cracker-Seller Association at Dana Mandi, said the industry had suffered losses.

Diwali bridges divide
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 4
The festival of lights was celebrated by all communities with gaiety. Beating the decade-old trend, Muslims and Christians joined Hindus in celebrating the festival of lights this year. A large number of families belonging to the other communities illuminated their houses.

An illuminated temple in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

An illuminated temple in Ludhiana

No schedule for selection trials yet
Ludhiana, November 4
Even after the state government announced that the fourth World Kabaddi Cup would commence early, the organising body, the Punjab Kabaddi Association (PKA), has failed to announce the schedule for selection trials and training camp for the event.
Workers join pillars for setting up a canopy at the F Block of Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Workers join pillars for setting up a canopy at the F Block of Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana

Govt schools short of staff
Ludhiana, November 4
Government schools have been reeling under staff shortage for long. As per official record of the education department, out of the total 78,481 sanctioned posts in government schools in Punjab, only 52,656 posts have been filled.

City lad fifth in PCS examination
Ludhiana, November 4
Navraj Singh Brar secured the fifth rank in the PCS examination. It was his second attempt. He had been preparing for the examination for the past seven years. Having completed his graduation as an electronics and communications engineer from the PSG College of Engineering, Coimbatore in 2004, he joined Infosys for some time, but he left the job to pursue his dreams of becoming a civil servant.

Foreign delegation visits farm varsity
Ludhiana, November 4
A 30-member delegation from Liberia, Kenya and Malawi paid a three-day visit to Punjab Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI), Punjab Agricultural University (PAU).

Tributes paid to singer Reshma
Ludhiana, November 4
The demise of noted singer Reshma, who passed away in Pakistan, has saddened many here. Dr Kewal Dhir, chairman of Adeeb International, said that Reshma had risen from the soil of Punjab and her voice had the fragrance of rural culture. She had carved out a different identity for herself and had earned a worldwide acclaim, he said.Reshma also visited the city once and Dhir had met her.
A file photo of legendary singer, Reshma.
A file photo of legendary singer, Reshma

Vishwakarma Day celebrated
Ludhiana, November 4
The "creater" of the modern world, Lord Vishwakarma, was worshipped here in the industrial city today. Lord Vishwakarma was worshiped by the political leaders and industrialists here.

24 dengue cases in two days
Ludhiana, November 4
As many as 24 new cases of dengue have been reported in the past two days. Out of these, 14 belong to the city and 10 are from rural areas. The patients are under treatment at Gian Sagar Medical College and Government Medical College Patiala.

A woman lights candles in Ludhiana on Sunday
A woman lights candles in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

MCPI (U) flays increase in wages of MLAs
Doraha, November 4
The Marxist Communist Party of India (United) has criticised the move to increase the wages and other emoluments of Punjab MLAs in the Punjab Assembly. At a central committee meeting of the MCPI (U), the members described it as an open loot of the state exchequer.

Engineering expo from November 29
Ludhiana, November 4
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertaking (CICU) will hold its first mega engineering expo 'International Engineering Technology & Sourcing Show-IETSS-EMAT:2013' at GLADA Ground, Chandigarh Road, from November 29 to December 3. It will be inaugurated by Punjab industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal.

Festivities pervade schools in city
Ludhiana, November 4
Diwali was celebrated at Saraswati Modern Senior Secondary School on Saturday. Students and staff offered prayers to Goddess Lakshmi. Kamla Jain, president, Saraswati schools, lit up the lamp.

Awareness programme
Avon cycles held an awareness programme on for African students. The theme was 'Don't hunt for job, be your own boss'. Seventy African students from 15 countries participated in the programme on October 31. It aimed at building skilled and productive workforce to meet the challenges of global business competitions.


4 persons booked for assault
Samrala, November 4
The police has booked four persons on a charge of assault. The police said the accused attacked a family with sharp-edged weapons, injuring two persons, including a woman. Dinesh Kumar, a resident of Khanna road, said he had tied the knot with Gurmeet Kaur of Khanna two years ago and had a daughter out of the wedlock.

85 aspirants attend soccer trials
Ludhiana, November 4
As many as 85 aspirants attended the trials conducted by the District Football Association, Ludhiana to select the Ludhiana football team (U-19) at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Aspirants during the football trials conducted in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Aspirants during the football trials conducted in Ludhiana on Monday

Budding shuttlers hog limelight again
Ludhiana, November 4
The upcoming shuttlers from the city, Lakshaya Sharma, Arnam Jain and Sanya Jain hogged the limelight in the Punjab State Prize Money Badminton held at Jalandhar, recently.

Lakshaya, Arnam and Sanya with their coach, Mangat Rai Sharma, in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Lakshaya, Arnam and Sanya with their coach, Mangat Rai Sharma, in Ludhiana

Doraha Public School cagers are champions
Doraha, November 4
Doraha Public School claimed the overall champions title by winning the Boys U-19, girls U-19, girls U-14 titles and also became the runnersup in the boys U-14 group at the Ludhiana East Sahodaya Schools Complex Inter-school Basketball Tournament held at Doraha Public School, which concluded here yesterday.

Karateka selected member of Athletics Commission
Khanna, November 4
International karateka Simmi Batta was selected as the member of the Athletics Commission, on October 27 2013. A meeting of the Karate Association of India (KAI) was held in Delhi and seven top ranked and experienced karatekas were selected from all over India and made the members of the Athletics Commission.




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