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Fake case racket unearthed
Ludhiana, November 2
Twelve persons, including three women and as many advocates, have been booked for allegedly filing false complaints against innocent residents and police officers to extort money from them.

No bloom but only gloom at Rakh Bagh in city
Ludhiana, November 2
The morning and evening walkers at Rakh Bagh are at pain to see the park in a shambles. The green area, which provides the residents some respite from the polluted air in the city, is not being properly maintained.

Garbage scattered along the boundary wall of the Rakh Bagh. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Crackdown on autos, 60 impounded
Ludhiana, November 2
The city traffic police today relaunched its drive to curb the menace of illegal auto-rickshaws. Till evening, the traffic police had impounded 60 auto-rickshaws and challaned around 100 others as their drivers had failed to produce the documents. The traffic police had given three months’ time to all auto-rickshaw operators to get themselves registered with the traffic police at the Saanjh Kendras.

Traffic SHO Vinod Kumar checks the documents of an auto-rickshaw in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photo

Political interference behind encroachments
Ludhiana, November 2
A major problem in the city has always been traffic congestion and one of the reasons for it is encroachments, both temporary and permanent ones. Political interference and connivance of certain officials of the Municipal Corporation with people with vested interests have ensured rampant encroachments in the city.

Drenched in religious fervour: Young women take out a procession; and (right) five beloved ones (Panj Piare) on horses during a nagar kirtan to commence the celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev’s Parkash Utsav in Ludhiana on Sunday. It was organised by the Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Sarabha Nagar. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Woman’s death: Docs accused of negligence
Ludhiana, November 2
The relatives of a patient, who died due to alleged negligence on the part of doctors at a nursing home in Model Town, today held a demonstration against the doctors. Following a complaint, the Model Town police registered a case under section 304 of the IPC against the nursing home authorities.

Two killed in mishaps at same spot
Sahnewal, November 2
Two women were killed in separate accidents at the same spot, one in the afternoon and another in the evening, near the Bhaini Sahib turn, a few kilometres from the Neelon bridge. Cases have been registered and the erring drivers arrested.

Weekly train to Gorakhpur launched
Ludhiana, November 2
The migrant population in the city has something to cheer about. As announced in Railway Budget for 2014-15, the Northern Railway introduced a new weekly train between Amritsar and Gorakhpur today. The totally unreserved (general class) train 14611/12 will leave Amritsar every Sunday at 12.35 pm and reach Gorakhpur at 7.55 am the next day.

The train halts at Ludhiana Railway Station on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Cleanliness a distant dream at Aman Nagar
Ludhiana, November 2
Cleanliness remains a distant dream for residents of Aman Nagar near Jalandhar bypass. When Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is initiated anywhere in the city, residents of Aman Nagar feel disappointed as most of the time they are surrounded with dirt and garbage all around.

Unavailability of server delays online issuance of learner’s licence
Ludhiana, November 2
Unavailability of server at Children’s Park (where learner’s licences are issued) is delaying the process of online issuance of licence. District Transport Office is coordinating with the National Informatics Company (NIC) to provide some solution to the problem.

Cooling heels on tracks
: Heavy rush was witnessed at Ludhiana Railway Station as aspirants for the Railway Recruitment Board Class IV examination wait for trains. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Ludhiana scan
Cleanliness drive
VMAD (V making a difference, an organisation working for youth empowerment and leadership skills) are up for clean and green city. Young leaders of Vmad have taken an initiative of cleaning roads from where Nagar Kirtan has passed. Around 100 volunteers have been following the Nagar Kirtan and are cleaning the roads. Guru Nanak Khalsa School for Boys, Gujarkhan Campus, has also joined the campaign. Today’s campaign was led by Gursimran Singh, Manveer Singh, Anmol Kaur Rai and Sifti Bhatia, with the support of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and A to Z Waste Management Company.

City lad Abhinav Shukla's debut movie ‘Roar’ arouses residents’ interest
Ludhiana, November 2
Parents of city lad Abhinav Shukla and youngsters here are excited over the release of his debut movie – “Roar”. Abhinav started his career with modelling before shifting his base to Mumbai in 2007. Talking about the movie, Abhinav said he always dreamt of becoming an actor. As a youngster, movies used to look illogical to him. Later, he learnt that it was cinematic liberty.

From schools
Alumni meet
Ludhiana: A reunion for old students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School was organized here where emotions ran high and nostalgia took the alumni on a trip down the memory lane recalling the fond memories of their school days. It was a fun-filled and potent gathering of old BCMites. Surinder Walia, former principal of the school, was the chief guest for the occasion.

Old students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School dance during the alumni meet on the school premises in Ludhiana. A Tribune Photograph

PAU Youth Festival
Photography competition marks Day 4
Ludhiana, November 2
On the spot photography competition marked the fourth day of the Inter-College Youth Festival at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). Dippanjeet Kaur of the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities secured the first position whereas Dilkaran Singh of the College of Agriculture and Sobat Mann of Institute of Agriculture, Gurdaspur, secured the second and third positions, respectively.

Students take part in a photography competition during the Inter-College Youth Festival at the PAU in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Armed with DSLRs, youth flock to contests
Ludhiana, November 2
The emergence of social networking sites and easy availability of cameras have increased the number of aspirants who want to participate in photography competitions during the youth festivals. Reportedly a large number of students in every college own DSLR cameras and click photographs with passion.

International Fashion Week
Budding designers present their creations on Day 2
Ludhiana, November 2
Young budding designers unleashed their talent and rubbed shoulders with some of the noted designers in the country on the second day of the Blender’s Pride Punjab International Fashion Week at Radisson Blu. About 15 young designers presented over 30 designer outfits from their new collections. The young designers had the professional edge. Most of the students from the institute worked behind the scenes to get the exposure to the real-world fashion.

Students of the INIFD and models walk the ramp during the Blender’s Pride Punjab International Fashion Week at Radisson Blu. Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Tete-a-tete with Rana Ranbir
Ludhiana, November 2
A one-to-one conversation with stage and film artiste and poet Rana Ranbir was organised by the Zindagi Zindabad Foundation for the students of Guru Tegh Bahadur National College, Dakha, on the occasion of Punjab Day.

Mid-day meal cooks, helpers to intensify stir
Ludhiana, November 2
Mid-day meal cooks and helpers, who prepare the meal in the government schools, have demanded hike in their monthly salary, job assurance and health assurance. The workers which are deputed at the primary and upper primary schools have been working on minimal salaries. The government pays a meager amount of Rs 1,200 per month to the mid-day meal workers. The workers do not get any health insurance or other incentives. These workers have been struggling to get minimum wages as per the labour laws from the past six years.

Fuss around cleanliness drive fizzles out
If the pathetic insanitary conditions prevailing on the roads and streets and also in most of the residential localities and commercial hubs in the mega city are any indication, the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, which was launched with much fanfare by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Gandhi Jayanti, seems to have fizzled out. The cleanliness drive achieved little or no success as far as motivating people to keep their surroundings clean was concerned.

Financially-starved MC to hire agency to make detailed report
Ludhiana, November 2
The state government is expecting the Smart City project to be launched in December. The project would be of a great benefit for the cities, as huge grants are expected to be provided by the Central Government. To get funds for the city, the Punjab government has asked the Municipal Corporation to get a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the city, which is to be prepared by hiring professional agency.

Posts of Class IV Railway Employees
Aspirants suffer recruitment board’s apathy
Ludhiana, November 2
Aspirants for the posts of Class IV Railway Employees faced a lot of inconvenience due to the poor management of the Railway Recruitment Board here today. According to the information, more than 5,000 aspirants visited the city to appear in the recruitment test for Group B employees.

Heavy rush at the Ludhiana railway station on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet verma

CICU delegation attend JIMTOF-2014 in Japan
More than 30 members of the CICU delegation, comprising president Avtar Singh and general secretary, CICU, Upkar Singh, have left for Japan to attend JIMTOF-2014 on Sunday. The event is being held from October 30 to November 4at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Centre) by the Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association.

Ration distributed among 125 widows
Phillaur/Ludhiana, November 2
SK Malhotra Charitable Trust organised a ration-distribution function here today. Monthly ration was distributed among 125 widows. As many as 15 children were given away mementos and certificates for academic excellence. In addition to it, 10 elderly people above the age of 80 were also honoured on the occasion.

Seminar on female foeticide in Mandi Ahmedgarh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, November 2
The Child Development and Welfare Department organised a seminar on female foeticide at Aggarwal Dharamshala. The sub-division magistrate, Malerkotla, Amit Bembi, presided over the function. Legislator Amargarh Iqbal Singh Jhoondan was the chief guest on the occasion. A large number of social, educational and constitutional organisations decided to toughen stance on female foeticide.

Govt land sold illegally, reveals RTI
Machhiwara, November 2
About 24 acres of land of a village, covering roads, school and several plots, that had been allotted to the SC community was allegedly sold by some persons in 1989. This information was obtained under the RTI Act by a villager, Lakhvir Singh, from the Revenue Department.

RTI activist shows documents of the government land. A Tribune photograph

5 test positive for dengue
Ludhiana: Five patients tested positive for dengue in Ludhiana. A 22-year-old youth from Baba Than Singh Chowk, 32-year-old female from Kakowal and 21-year-old youth from Tibba Road are undergoing treatment at CMC Hospital in Ludhiana. A 50-year-old male from Bonkar Gujjran and 40-year-old male from Khaira Bet also tested positive for dengue and are undergoing treatment at DMC Hospital. Total number of dengue patients in Ludhiana Hospitals is now 141. Of which 101 are from Ludhiana, 34 from other districts and six are from other states. — TNS


Mother of two hangs herself at Bhagat Singh Nagar
Ludhiana, November 2
A 31-year-old woman committed suicide at her house in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on Pakhowal Road here today. The deceased has been identified as Suman, wife of Rakesh Kumar, from Himachal Pradesh. Rakesh works as a carpenter. It is learnt that Suman woke up during the wee hours and went to the drawing room where she committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan. The reason behind the suicide is not known yet. Suman’s husband, who is a carpenter, was sleeping along with his two children (10-year-old daughter and eight-year-old boy).

Man booked for rape
Ludhiana: The police have booked a resident of Ladhowal area for raping a woman. The victim told the police that on October 27 the accused entered her house and forcibly raped her. When she raised an alarm, the accused fled the scene. The police have registered the case and launched a manhunt to arrest the accused person. — TNS




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