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Driving in the dark zone
Ludhiana, November 7
At 10 pm, you hop into your car and zoom through the well-lit National Highway-I. You reach near Jalandhar Bypass and suddenly the shine is gone.
The stretch of the NH-I without streetlights at Samrala Chowk in Ludhiana. The stretch of the NH-I without streetlights at Samrala Chowk in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


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Now, tomatoes upset household budget
Ludhiana, November 7
Even as the price of onions remains around Rs 60 per kg in the market and, the price of tomato has shot up to Rs 90 per kg in the city.

Rs 13 lakh looted at gunpoint
Ludhiana, November 7
In a board daylight incident, four unidentified SUV-borne youths looted Rs 13 lakh from a commission agent and his son at gunpoint. The incident took place outside the power grid in Phullanwal on Pakhowal Road at 1.30 pm.

MC under attack for bowing to political pressure
Ludhiana, November 7
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is under attack from members of a monitoring committee for its poor performance in clearing permanent and temporary encroachments from the city.

Four hurt as bus, truck ram into wall
Ludhiana, November 7
Four persons were injured after a bus rammed into a wall of a marriage palace near Bhatian village on GT Road this morning.
The bus and the truck that rammed into a wall of a marriage palace at Bhatian in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photos

Deceasedís friend booked for murder
Ludhiana, November 7
The police has registered a murder case against a resident of the Field Ganj area for allegedly killing his friend.






COMMUNITY

Minister goes the healthy way
Health and Family Welfare Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani flanked by Punjab Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Health) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, November 7
From now on, Punjab Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Health) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu will accompany Health and Family Welfare Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani to government hospitals.



Health and Family Welfare Minister Surjit Kumar Jyani flanked by Punjab Chief Parliamentary Secretary (Health) Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Studentsí future uncertain
Bhaini Baringan, November 7
Following a staff shortage at local Government Senior Secondary School, future of more than 50 students of Classes XI and XII is in the dark.

Going gets tough for sewing machine makers
The dragon is devouring the sewing machine industry.Ludhiana, November 7
Sewing machine manufacturers are facing stiff competition from China. The production of the machines, which used to be 6 lakh a few years ago, has dropped by 50 per cent.



The dragon is devouring the sewing machine industry. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Rural games or chaos?
Ludhiana, November 7
The Punjab Rural Games will commence from November 9 and the closing ceremony will be held on November 11.

Foundation of Rs 700-cr projects to be laid
(From left) Principal Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, Ashok Gupta, Cabinet Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwadia and former health minister Satpal Gosain at a meeting in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, November 7
Already in the election mode for the coming 2014 Lok Sabha poll, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, who also heads the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal, will go on a foundation stone laying spree in the mega city on November 15.

(From left) Principal Secretary, Local Government, Punjab, Ashok Gupta, Cabinet Minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwadia and former health minister Satpal Gosain at a meeting in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Assistant professor clears Punjab Civil Services examination
Doraha, November 7
Rupinderjeet Kaur, assistant professor at the Sadbhavna College of Education for Women, Jalaldiwal, Raikot, has cleared thePunjab Civil Services examination.

Gold, silver prices come down
Ludhiana,November 7
The gold and silver prices witnessed a dip post-Diwali. The price of gold has seen a Rs 1,000 drop while the silver price has come down by Rs 900.

37.5% women in Punjab are obese: Expert
Ludhiana, November 7
SPS Apollo Hospital conducted a health mela-cum-exhibition on the occasion of World Nutrition Day. Various nutritious food items were displayed on the premises of the hospital on the occasion.

12.71 lakh MT of paddy lifted
Ludhiana, November 7
Agencies lift As many as 12.71 lakhs MT of paddy has been procured from different grain markets in Ludhiana till now.

Awareness movement on road accidents kicks off
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 7
The Gill circle police has launched an awareness movement to apprise masses of the causes and aftermath of road accidents.

Cable network office raided
Ludhiana, November 7
The income tax officials today conducted a raid on the offices of the local cable network.

DMCH introduces advanced cataract surgery
Ludhiana, November 7
The department of ophthalmology at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has acquired the latest ultramodern equipment. This was disclosed by the secretary of DMCH Managing Society, Prem Kumar Gupta, at a press conference today. The department is headed by Professor GS Bajwa.

GADVASU NOTES
27 get tips on feed manufacturing
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Science University (GADVASU) conducted a three-day specialised cattle feed manufacturing course.As many as 27 feed millers from all over Punjab attended the course.

PAU NOTES
Beekeeping workshop
Ludhiana: Around 100 members of the Progressive Beekeepers Association (PBKA) attended a state-level training-cum-workshop at Punjab Agricultural University, organised under the auspices of the Directorate of Extension Education.

from colleges
IT quiz
Ludhiana: The computer science department of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, organised an inter-class IT quiz on Thursday. Four teams consisting of three members each participated in the competition. 

National Cancer Awareness Day observed in city
Ludhiana, November 7
On the occasion of the National Cancer Awareness Day, a seminar was organised at Lord Mahavir Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, here today.

Shopping online? Someone is keeping an eye on you
Ludhiana, November 7
In what can be termed as a jolt to online shoppers, the Income Tax Department is keeping a check on your itemised bills.

Let there be space for birds in your nest
Ludhiana, November 7
Sparrows have been disappearing from the urban landscape. The need of the hour is to put up houses for them.

Stamp not released on scheduled date
Ludhiana, November 7
A postage stamp on Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan was scheduled to be released by the postal department today.

LUDHIANA SCAN
Appeal
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government to restrain producers of essential commodities such as diesel, petrol and steel from irrationally pricing these commodities. President of The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PD Sharma, said common commodities are priced on import parity basis; normally prices are fixed according to the cost of production.


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