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Man attempts suicide
Ludhiana, November 12
A 53-year-old man attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison outside the office of the Commissioner of Police this morning. The man has been identified as Gurcharan Singh, a resident of Ucchi Gali on Gujarmal Road. Gurcharan Singh is unmarried and works as a helper at a garment shop in the Aakalgarh Market.

Parking mess
Committee set up to ensure implementation of HC orders
Ludhiana, November 12
The authorities have formed a three-member committee to ensure proper implementation of the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on clearing the service lanes of illegally parked vehicles on Ferozpur Road. The decision was taken by top officials of the departments concerned at a meeting. The officials included Rajat Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner, Rahul Tiwari, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, and PS Gill, Commissioner of Police.


Work on new rly foot overbridge nears completion
Ludhiana, November 12
Work under way on a foot overbridge at the Ludhiana railway station. Passengers and other visitors to the railway station here can look forward to a major relief as the ongoing work on the new foot overbridge (FOB) is nearing completion. The railway authorities claim that barring some unforeseen circumstances, the 20-foot-wide new FOB, being constructed to replace the existing 8-foot-wide bridge, will be thrown open to the public by the end of December or early next year.

Work under way on a foot overbridge at the Ludhiana railway station. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Musical evenings draw residents to Rose Garden
Ludhiana, November 12
To develop Nehru Rose Garden as an evening destination on Sundays, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, along with the district administration, has started the concept of musical evenings. These evenings are being organised with the help of Ishmeet Music Institute, which has been set up in memory of singer Ishmeet Singh.

After vegetables, egg prices head north this season
Ludhiana, November 12
The demand for eggs increases during the winter season. With the winter season picking up, the prices of eggs are seeing an upward trend. The prices of vegetables and pulses are already heading north. Generally priced between Rs 2.50 and Rs 3.50, eggs are now being sold at Rs 5 per piece. "The winter season has started and the production of eggs has come down.

The demand for eggs increases during the winter season. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Farmer arrested with heroin worth Rs 55 lakh
Ludhiana, November 12
The police nabbed a person and seized 110 gm of heroin, estimated to be worth Rs 55 lakh in the international market, from his possession here yesterday. The accused has been identified as Pippal Singh, a resident of Kamala Midhu in Ferozepur district.


DC reviews development works
Ludhiana, November 12
Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal today asked the officials from various departments to put in their best efforts to accomplish the development projects, initiated by the state government, within stipulated time.

Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal (extreme right) at the monthly review meeting of various departments at the Bachat Bhawan in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune Photograph

From schools
BVM bags 11 gold medals
NCC cadets of BVM (USN) campus brought school the laurels by winning 11 gold medals and one silver medal at the annual training camp of No.4 Pb Air Sqn, NCC, which was held at Dhanansu from November 1 to November 9, under the Wing Commander SS Kaila. More than 650 students from different schools and colleges of Ludhiana District participated in training camp. Ten students from BVM (USN) participated in the camp. Priyanka, a student of class twelfth, was adjudged as the best cadet among senior wing and bagged four gold medals in BVM's cap.

REMEMBERING CHACHA NEHRU: Children dressed up as Pt Jawaharlal Nehru celebrate Children’s Day at St Xavier Playway School in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Silk falling prey to cheap crepe from China
Ludhiana, November 12
Be it Banarasi silk, matka silk, chamandi silk or khadi silk, all are falling prey to cheap Chinese silk and crepe making it difficult for the weavers to survive. Cheap imitations available at half the price are making it difficult for the weavers to earn a living. They are struggling to have a square meal a day and some have even shifted to other professions.

Mass copying
Schools to face action: Maluka
Ludhiana, November 12
It will not be easy for the centers or schools to get away with mass-copying as from now onwards, the guilty schools, caught for mass copying during the annual examinations of various classes under Punjab School Education Board, will be banned for conducting examinations for at least two years.

Ludhiana scan
PAU retirees demand pension
Ludhiana: Members of the PAU Retirees' Welfare Association said they have not been paid the pension for the month of October. "The delay is being caused every month despite the instructions of the High Court to pay monthly pension, arrears of revision of pay scale revision of gratuity in time," they said. Delegation led by Jila Ram Bansal, president of the association met Comptroller, PAU, who told that he was trying his best but the pension can be paid only after the release of grant from the government.

Students made aware of drug menace
Ludhiana, November 12
Anti-drug society of Government College for Girls organised a seminar against the drug menace. Dr. Roshan lal Gupta was the chief guest for the occasion. Dr. Roshan said the consumption of illicit drugs is very harmful. He also stressed that one of the main reason of drug addiction was mental tension among youth. He said treatment and rehabilitating drug addicts was of utmost importance.

Rape victims, kin unaware of compensation benefits
Ludhiana, November 12
Though the state government, under a notification issued on June 17 this year, has started providing compensation for the rehabilitation of rape victims and the dependants of those murdered after being raped, the authorities have no data of those who have claimed the compensation so far. Several victims have not been able to avail of the compensation due to lack of awareness.

Iron bars in middle of road a nuisance for residents
Ludhiana, November 12
Residents of Chander Nagar and its adjoining areas have been left fuming after the area councillor installed iron bars in middle of road along Budha Nullah. The residents rue that due to these iron bars, only two wheelers can use this road and cars cannot pass through.

Iron bars installed in the middle of a road alongside the Buddha Nullah near Chander Nagar in Ludhiana. photo: Inderjeet Verma

Punjabi cinema has grown worldwide, says Ghuggi
Ludhiana, November 12
Punjabi cinema has grown worldwide and is attracting stars from the Hindi cinema, too. These views were expressed by Punjabi comedian Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi here today. Ghuggi, along with Punjabi singer Gippy Grewal, was in the city today for the promotion of their upcoming Punjabi movie “Bhaji in Problem”.

Gippy Grewal (right) and Gurpreet Ghuggi, star cast of “Bhaji in Problem”, share a light moment in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Dist Congress flays ‘Mission Ludhiana’
Ludhiana, November 12
The Ludhiana District Congress Committee today ridiculed the Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal's dream of launching Mission Ludhiana, a development project for the city worth Rs 700 crore, when it does not have money even to pay pensions to the people.

25 more dengue cases confirmed
Ludhiana, November 12
Twenty-five more patients tested positive for dengue at various hospitals in Ludhiana and Patiala today. Of them, 17 are from the city and eight are from rural areas. 16 cases were reported from other districts—five from Hoshiarpur, three from Fatehgarh Sahib, two each from Mansa and Jalandhar, one each from Barnala, Patiala, Kapurthala and Bathinda.


Woman found dead
Ludhiana, November 12
A woman was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Parkash Colony on the Pakhowal road on the intervening night of November 11 and 12. The deceased has been identified as Anita (20). According to information, Anita was married to Arjun four months ago. According to Anita’s parents, Arjun used to demand dowry from them. The police has registered a case under Section 306 of the IPC at Police Station Sadar. — TNS


Annual athletics meet begins at school
Ludhiana, November 12
The 27th Annual Athletics Meet began at Gujaranwala Guru Nanak Public School, Rose Garden, Civil Lines, here today. Kartar Singh Sehmbey, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana, declared the meet open. The chief guest took salute from the participants at an impressive march past. He advised the students to take part in sports as it inculcates the habits of discipline and hard work.

Girls of GGN Public School take part in a 100-m race during the athletics meet in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan



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