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2 youths drowned in Sutlej
Machhiwara, September 26
A pal of gloom descended on the sleepy village of Hedon Bet when its resident came to know that two youngsters of the village had drowned in the Sutlej.

Deceased Baljinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh

Fed up with civic body apathy, gurdwara takes up road repair
Ludhiana, September 26
That the sanitation level in the industrial city or most parts of it leaves much to be desired is well known. It is also a fact that if some road or street is dug up to lay water pipes or sewers, the site is not properly repaired to restore it to its original condition.

The road stretch near the gurdwara in E Block of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar that has not been repaired after digging carried out one year ago. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Elderly women taken hostage
September 26, 2014
GLADA and its money are easily parted!
September 25, 2014
Imposter takes police on a bridge too far
September 24, 2014
33 water samples fail test
September 23, 2014
Case takes a new turn
September 22, 2014
Son’s killer robs man of peace
September 21, 2014
Patients suffer as docs protest
September 20, 2014
Worker dies in boiler blast
September 19, 2014
Man bludgeoned to death
September 18, 2014
Factory workers stab owners
September 17, 2014
MC has no records of 250 buildings
September 16, 2014
Cattle electrocuted
September 15, 2014

Eat wisely during Navratra fasting
Ludhiana, September 26
Navratras is the time to fast but sometimes, instead of fasting, people tend to eat more and end up adding a few kilos. Fast does not mean you have to eat fried stuff. All you need is to be extra cautious while selecting your food during Navratra fasting. Simple alterations in your eating habits will help you weigh lighter on the scale on the ninth day of fasting. This is probably on your mind before you pledge to go fasting.

Youth fest: Ramgarhia college lifts trophy
Ludhiana, September 26
Ramgarhia Girls College won the overall trophy and the Government College for Girls were adjudged runners-up in the Panjab University Zonal-Level Youth and Heritage Festival at the Government College for Girls here today. On the final day, Higher Education Minister, Punjab, Surjit Singh Rakhra, was invited as the chief guest. On the occasion, Rakhra said 1,950 vacant posts in the government colleges will be filled soon.

Students take part in various events during the concluding day of the Panjab University Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival at the Government College for Girls in Ludhiana on Friday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Augmenting processing and shelf-life of perishable food products
Harsimrat Badal inaugurates seminar
Ludhiana, September 26
The Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, inaugurated one-day national seminar on “Augmenting processing and shelf-life of perishable food products” at the Punjab Agricultural University here today.

A contrasting picture: A student ties a ribbon brooch to Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal while Baldev Singh Dhillon, PAU Vice-Chancellor, do it on his own during the national seminar on food processing in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Farmer shares woes with minister
Ludhiana, September 26
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries has been motivating the state farmers to install agro-processing units but a farmer who failed to get subsidy for his turmeric processing unit for last three years met her today at PAU and narrated his woes. Harsimrat was in the city to inaugurate one-day national seminar on “Augmenting Processing and Shelf-Life of Perishable Food Products” at the Punjab Agricultural University.

Girls from different colleges get ready to perform on the concluding day of PU Zonal Youth and Heritage Festival in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu mahajan

Ludhiana scan
Anti-dengue drive
Under the direction of Dr Subash Batta, civil surgeon and Dr Anil Verma, district epidemiologist, a team of 20 Breeding checker along with insect collectors and multipurpose health supervisor checked the coolers of different areas for breeding of Aedes Egypti (Larva of Dengue). The information regarding the same has been passed to MC Officials for issuing challans.

Mayor launches ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign
Ludhiana, September 26
The Municipal Corporation launched Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Swachh Bharat” campaign at Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, here today. Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria and MC Commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal emphasising the need for cleanliness and hygiene for creating a healthy society launched the programme. Gohalwaria also flagged off a rally which went round several localities of the city to create awareness about cleanliness.

festive season
Admn issues guidelines to ensure security
Mandi Ahmedgarh, September 26
Keeping in view the security needs during ensuing festival season, the district administration has imposed certain bans at localities falling under jurisdiction of Sangrur district.

Students’ participation in drive raises debate
Ludhiana, September 26
The students at government schools will keep the schools neat and clean under the Sohna School Campaign. A debate has been started over the students’ participation in the cleanliness drive. Earlier, the education department did not allowed students to do any kind of work in the schools.

Students clean the ground as part of the Sohna School Campaign at the Government School, PAU. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Gadvasu notes
Training course concludes
A 21-day national-level advanced training course on “Current trends in veterinary surgery and imaging techniques”, under the aegis of the Centre of Advanced Faculty Training (CAFT), ICAR, New Delhi, was organised at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU ), Ludhiana. As many as 25 scientists from 14 states, representing 19 universities of India, participated in the training course, said the course director, Dr NS Saini.

School donates relief items
Staff and students of Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, in collaboration with Gurmat Gyan Missionary College, Punjabi Bagh, Jawaddi, Ludhiana, flagged off a truck loaded with pulses, wheat, biscuits, toiletries, shawls, blankets for the flood-hit.

The chief guest lights a lamp at a declamation contest at Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Placement drive
The Training and Placement Cell along with Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) - Students Chapter of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana organised a campus placement drive for MBA 3rd semester students by inviting Sony India Private Limited. Around 40 students appeared for the group discussions and out of them 20 were selected for final interview. Twelve students were selected by the company, who will undergo one month’s training. After the completion of training, the company will issue offer letters to them with pay package of Rs 4.5 lakh per annum.

Capacity enhancement
Official visits treatment plant
Ludhiana, September 26
The Director of Industries, Punjab, today visited the Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) that is serving the electroplating industry at Focal Point. The official, Raminder Singh, was here to look into the need to enhance the capacity of the treatment plant.

Exhibition to fete women entrepreneurs
Ludhiana, September 26
The city will host a two-day fashion and lifestyle exhibition, “Carnival of Lights”, from tomorrow. The event will celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship among women, said the organsiers. A wide array of fashion and lifestyle products of labels primarily started by women will be up for sale. Products prepared by the students of Nirdosh School for Mentally Challenged Children will also be put on display. The exhibition will showcase garments, jewellery, accessories, furnishings, decor items, table accessories and many more products. More than 65 exhibitors have signed up for the event, said the organisers. TNS

Organisers give details about the fashion and lifestyle exhibition “Carnival of Lights”. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

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Gang of pickpockets busted
Ludhiana, September 26
With the arrest of three persons, the city police claim to have busted a gang of pickpockets and thieves that struck at the funeral of senior Akali leader Jagdev Singh Talwandi recently. The accused have been identified as Rajesh Bansal, Jony and Amit Malhotra. The gang allegedly slipped away with wallets and gold ornaments of several persons who were attending the funeral at Talwandi village in Raikot.

Woman booked for fraud
Ludhiana, September 26
The Sarabha Nagar police have booked a woman for making two fake passports and opening a bank account using fake documents. The woman, who hails from a village in Moga, was staying at a rented accommodation in BRS Nagar. The case was registered on the complaint of the house owner, Trishan Singh.




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