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Dengue cases
The sting that’s scaring the city
Ludhiana, November 22
As the winter sets in, the number of dengue cases witnesses a downward trend. But in the city, the cases are on the rise. Every day, two to three patients are admitted to hospitals. Three more fresh cases have surfaced in Ludhiana district. The patients are undergoing treatment at the DMCH.

Reality check: ward number 35
Residents in troubled waters every rainy season
Ludhiana, November 22
The problem that needs to be addressed at the earliest in Ward No. 35 is — rein-fed nullah (barsati nullah). Residents have been urging the Municipal Corporation authorities to tide over the problem for the past several years, but to date, their grievance has not been redressed and they continue to suffer.


NGO schools children
Ludhiana, November 22
Twentyfour-year-old Poonam might just have started working as a maid. But it was an organisation that she started attending classes with at the age of nine that she completed her schooling and is now working as a sales manager in a bank.

Dark days are over as PSPCL plans to rid city of power pangs
Ludhiana, November 22
Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has launched a project to enhance the sub-transmission capacity of the state. While performing the earth breaking ceremony of the first gas insulated 66 KV sub-station in Chaura Bazar today, chairman and managing director of the PSPCL KD Chaudhry said the existing 66 KV sub-stations of the power utility would be deloaded to the extent of 70 percent at a cost of Rs 300 cr.
Power employees protest in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Remembering the martyr
: A horse dances to the beats of dhol to mark the Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan

SSA union postpones rally
Ludhiana, November 22
The SSA/RMSA postponed its rally, which was scheduled to be conducted today. The union members met Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, who was on a visit at the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU). The members sought the regularisation of teachers. Following assurance by administrative officials that a meeting would be held at Chandigarh, the union members postponed the meeting scheduled at the PAU. They said they would take out a protest rally if their demands and are not met. TNS

Illegal sewerage connections
Ludhiana, November 22
The civic authorities conducted surveys and found that 40 water and sewerage connections outside the MC limits were “illegal”. Twenty factory units and 20 colonies have been disposing of effluents in the sewerage. The authorities are in the process of either getting them regularised or taking action against them. “We have two options — either get them regularised so that the Municipal Corporation gets funds or cut their connections and lodge an FIR against them. For this, we have to sought an opinion from the higher-ups in Chandigarh. Action will be taken accordingly,” said MC Commissioner Pradeep Aggarwal. TNS

(Clockwise) A nagar kirtan being taken out; Devotees pay obeisance; Nihangs perform gatka to commemorate the martyrdom day of Guru Tegh Bahadur in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan

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Traders rue delay in VAT refund
Ludhiana, November 22
The Chamber of Industry and Commercial Entrepreneurs organised an industrial meet here today. The industrialists discussed various server problems being faced by them. Bhushan Kumar, chairman, Chamber of Industry and Commercial Entrepreneurs, said, “The industry in the state is facing a lot of problems at the hands of the Sales Tax Department. Due to this, the industry is not progressing.”

School Notes
Annual athletics meet
Ludhiana: Ryan International School, celebrated annual sports day with the motto “Excellence in Education and All Round Development.” The students of the 4 houses displayed an energetic march past. The students performed with zeal in sports events like 100 metres race.

Students participate in a shabad gayan competition at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Uddham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

imposition of shortage cost
Labourers hold protest in Jagraon
Jagraon, November 22
The decision of imposing shortage cost of reduced weight of bags containing paddy on the labourers has not gone down well with labourers. Annoyed over the decision of imposition of shortage cost of the paddy crop on the labourers, the labourers working at various grain markets of Jagraon area have launched a strike against the government.

Labourers raise slogans against the government at Jagraon Grain Market on Saturday. A Tribune Photo

Declamation contest at GNN College
Doraha, November 22
In a unique endeavour, the Youth Club (girls) and Press Club of Guru Nanak National College in collaboration with Youth Forum, Doraha, organized an inter-school declamation. Students from 18 schools of Doraha, Sahnewal and surrounding villages participated in the event.

Students of Saraswati Senior Secondary School flaunt their trophies at GNN College. A Tribune Photo

Students’ safety
DGSE issues guidelines
Ludhiana, November 22
Director General School Education GK Singh has issued a letter to all the schools regarding the safety of children in schools. The safety guidelines include the building of the school, safety of students during educational tours, hygienic and nutritious mid-day meal, cleanliness of toilets etc. The guidelines also include directions regarding the location of the school and the Right to Education.

Ludhiana scan
Christmas procession
Council of Ludhiana Churches is planning to organise a Christmas procession on December 20. Most of the Churches, Christian Organisations and Institutions are taking part in this procession to wish the citizens of Ludhiana. The procession will start from Issa Nagari play ground and will pass through brown road, local bus stand, railway station, clock tower,chaura bazar, Baba Than Singh Chowk and CMC Hospital.

Bring changes in PNDT Act: IMA docs
Ludhiana, November 22
The recent move initiated by Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi aims at changing the mindset of society and curbing the practice of booking doctors under the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act for ‘minor clerical errors’ in record keeping etc has evoked a positive response from the Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Brick kiln owners’ body to organise rally on Nov 25
Ludhiana, November 22
The office-bearers of the District Brick Kiln Owners Association have alleged that a group of brick kiln owners was harassing them and trying to jeopardize their businesses. Darshan Singh Jawanda, president, District Brick Kiln Owners Association alleged, “Due to interference by officials of the Mining Department, kilns couldn’t be made functional on November 1.”

Office-bearers of the District Brick Kiln Owners Association address a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

College NOTES
Students bag laurels
Ludhiana: Students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology Sukhvir Kaur BBA-VI bagged 7th position in the university scoring 89.14% marks. Ayush Kapoor of BCA-II has also got 7th position in the university with 89.57% marks and Jagpreet Kaur of B.Com professional, 4th semester, bagged 4th position. Jagpreet Kaur has been getting first positions in B.Com (Prof.) in semester 1st, 2nd and 3rd also. Dr HS Singha congratulated the students, faculty and parents of the students.

5-yr-old boy gets new lease of life
Ludhiana, November 22
A team of doctors at the SPS Apollo Hospitals gave a new lease of life to a five-year-old boy whose left arm was amputated after it got crushed in a machine. Dr Ashish Gupta, consultant and head, Department of Plastic & Microvascular Surgery, said, “The child and his amputated limb were brought within two hours of the injury. The blood circulation could be successfully restored within six hours of the injury time resulting in good and smooth post operative recovery.


Thieves strike at mobile shop
Ludhiana, November 22
Thieves struck at a mobile shop in the Shimlapuri area and decamped with a large number of mobile recharge coupons cameras and a case. Shop owner Amarjit Singh said the theft occurred on the intervening night of November 21 and 22. The thieves stole 167 mobile recharge coupons worth Rs 25,000 and case worth Rs 20,000. The thieves also stole CCTV cameras installed in the shop.




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