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Fire reduces shanties, dhaba on Giaspura road to ashes
Firemen douse flames along the Giaspura road. Photo: Ashwani Dhiman

Fire reduces shanties, dhaba on Giaspura road to ashes

20 Oct 2018 | 2:25 AM

LUDHIANA: A few shanties and a dhaba were completely gutted in the blaze on the Giaspura road last night. No injury or loss of lives was reported in the incident.

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Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, October 19

A few shanties and a dhaba were completely gutted in the blaze on the Giaspura road last night. No injury or loss of lives was reported in the incident.

As per the available information, fire broke out at around 10.30 pm. Avinash, who was passing by the area, informed the fire brigade after noticing the blaze. Fire officials reached the spot within a few minutes and started evacuating people.

“After noticing fire and seeing the people running here and there, I immediately called the fire brigade. Fire tenders managed to douse the flame, but some shanties and adjoining dhaba were completely reduced to ashes,” said the eyewitness.

Fire officials said a short circuit could be the cause behind the blaze, but further probe was on to inquire about the exact reason.

Sources said a dhaba was being run by the people living in shanties. A small saloon adjoining the dhaba was also destroyed in the fire.

Gunny bags catch fire at machine tool factory 

Another fire incident was reported from Dipansu International, a machine tools factory on the Jaspal Bhagar road last night. As the fire was not major, it was controlled by factory men at their own level. Dhiraj, owner of the factory, said some gunny bags caught fire at around 9 pm. Although fire brigade was called, they managed to douse the flames themselves by using fire extinguishers, he added.

Dasehra celebrated with fervour in city

Dasehra celebrated with fervour in city

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: The festival of Dasehra was celebrated with fervour at more than 45 places across the city.

Unmindful of danger, Dasehra celebrated on rly tracks

Unmindful of danger, Dasehra celebrated on rly tracks

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: A tragedy in Amritsar in the evening today wherein several lives were lost as speeding train mowed down onlookers, who were participating in the Dasehra celebrations, is an incident through which lessons are yet to be learnt.

Attendance machine at LIT office lies defunct

Attendance machine at LIT office lies defunct

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: It seems that the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities do not believe in the Centre and Punjab governments thrust on digital technology.

Cops seek info on students from other states

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: The Commissioner of the Police (CP) has sought details of students studying in city colleges and institutes belonging to other states and countries.

Four held for hatching conspiracy to kidnap boy

Four held for hatching conspiracy to kidnap boy

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: The Shimlapuri police have nabbed four persons on the charge of hatching a conspiracy to kidnap a minor boy of an affluent farmer.

Pending payments

UCPMA members, vendors meet Police Commissioner

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association (UCPMA) and vendors from the city, who had supplied material to a Haryana-based bicycle company (Sonipat/Malanpur), met the Police Commissioner and requested him to get an FIR registered against the owners of the bicycle company over pending payments.

Two-day short film fest from Dec 8

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: The fourth edition of the Ludhiana Short Film Festival is all set to be organised in the city on December 8 and December 9.

CMC doc gets training in deformity correction

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Ritesh Pandey, associate professor at the Christian Medical College (CMC) and Hospital’s Orthopaedics Department, recently pursued advanced training in deformity correction and limb reconstruction from Beijing, China.

Candlelight march to pay tributes to police martyrs

Candlelight march to pay tributes to police martyrs

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

KHANNA: The Khanna district police organised a candlelight march on Thursday evening in the memory of police martyrs who had laid down their lives for the welfare of society.

ASI manhandled during Ramlila function

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

Khanna: A police official posted as Issru Chowki In-charge was manhandled, beaten and his turban was tossed by some persons during a Ramlila function at Rohno village on Thursday night.

A double whammy for farmers

A double whammy for farmers

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: High moisture content in paddy and less produce are proving a double whammy for farmers this paddy season.

PEDA adopts govt school

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: To bring down the power bills of schools and make students realise the value of saving energy, the Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has adopted some government schools in the district.

Region resonates with sound of crackers

Region resonates with sound of crackers

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The region resonated with sound of exploding crackers marking the conquest of good over evil as effigies of Ravana were burnt at various places.

Crafts mela on October 30

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: A food industry and crafts mela will be organised by the Department of Processing and Food Engineering, in collaboration with the Department of Food Science and Technology, and Department of Food and Nutrition, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), on October 30 near the Students’ Home in the university.

Green Land students corner glory in karate tourney

Green Land students corner glory in karate tourney

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: Students of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, Jalandhar bypass, proved their mettle by winning medals in different weight and age groups in the Ludhiana District Inter-School Karate Competition organised by the Education Department at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar, on Wednesday.

Blind cricketers from India, Sri Lanka in face-off today

Blind cricketers from India, Sri Lanka in face-off today

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

LUDHIANA: Players of India and Sri Lanka cricket teams (visually-impaired) were accorded a warm reception here on Friday.

Folk music at Guru Nanak Bhawan todaybRIEFLY

Folk music at Guru Nanak Bhawan today

20 Oct 2018 | 1:12 AM

Ludhiana: Jeeve Punjab, a folk music and singing concert, will be organised at Guru Nanak Bhawan from 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday.

Phullanwal-Lalton road in a shambles

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Following a complaint about portion of main Pakhowal Road from Phullanwal Bypass to Lalton Kalan being in a pitiable condition, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) has marked an inquiry to the Public Works Department (Building and Roads) through its secretary.

High drama during MC driveEncroachments

High drama during MC drive

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Tempers ran high and a small group of irate crowd gathered around a religious structure put up on part of main Humbran Road here to offer resistance as a team of the building branch of the Municipal Corporation descended on the site to clear the encroachment.

Baby gets new lease of life

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A five-day-old premature baby (32 weeks) with growth restricted and 1.6 kg weight was referred to a Ludhiana hospital in a critical condition.

Smuggler held with 500-gram heroin

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Special Task Force (STF) on Thursday nabbed a drug smuggler with 500-gram heroin.

3 Jharkhand natives held with 42 mobiles

3 Jharkhand natives held with 42 mobiles

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The police have busted a gang of robbers and thieves being run by Jharkhand-based youths with the arrest of three of its members. The police have recovered 42 stolen mobile phones from their possession.

Dasehra celebrationsSCHOOL NOTES

Dasehra celebrations

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Students and staff of Sant Ishar Singh Ji Memorial Public School, Karamsar celebrated Dasehra.

Vipanjeet breaks 200 m record

Vipanjeet breaks 200 m record

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Vipanjeet Kaur, a student of the Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, broke 200 meter record in the Panjab University inter-college athletics meet held at the PU campus.

District-level U-18 games conclude

District-level U-18 games conclude

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The three-day district- level (U-18) games conducted by the Punjab Sports Department under the Mission Tandarust Punjab concluded here on Thursday.

Blood clots create potential health risk, say experts

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Experts have stressed to raise awareness regarding thrombosis and its complications, especially in people identified to be at “high risk”.

Bizmen ask banks to disclose financial status of companies

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: City-based businessmen are a harried lot, especially cycle and parts manufacturers who have to supply goods to buyers within the city and other states.

Burn stubble, face action, says DC

Burn stubble, face action, says DC

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal on Thursday directed officials to report about farmers involved in stubble-burning so that strict action could be taken against them.

Purchase machinery for paddy straw mgmt immediately, farmers urged

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Agriculture Department has urged farmers, who had submitted applications till August 24, 2018, to purchase machinery for management of paddy straw immediately.

‘True’ son of soil, Doraha farmer shows the way

‘True’ son of soil, Doraha farmer shows the way

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

DORAHA: Paramjeet Singh of Powat village has been managing crop residue not due to legal bindings but he believes that conserving environment is a moral responsibility.

Shopkeepers urged not to encroach upon roads during festival season

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Municipal Corporation has decided not to allow shopkeepers and street vendors to display their merchandise on roads during the ongoing festival season.

Bullock cart races are banned as per SC orders: DC

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Agrawal and Deputy Director of the Animal Husbandry Department Dr GS Toor have clarified that as per the Supreme Court orders of May 7, 2014, holding bullock cart races is banned.

Health Department officials collect 23 food samples

Health Department officials collect 23 food samples

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A team of the Health Department has collected 23 samples of milk, its products and sweets.

Police initiate probe into antecedents of youth

Police initiate probe into antecedents of youth

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The police have initiated a probe into antecedents of a youth of Dango village, who was booked under Sections 420, 170 and 171 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly impersonating as a Sub-Inspector of the Punjab Police posted at the Commissionerate in Amritsar.

One held with 25 boxes of illicit liquor

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

KHANNA: The police have arrested a person after 25 boxes of illicit liquor was recovered from a car.

Farmers felicitated for paddy with proper moisture content

Farmers felicitated for paddy with proper moisture content

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Commission agents at some grains markets and purchase centres of the area have adopted a novel method to persuade paddy cultivators to bring their produce after ensuring standard moisture content.

Youth on stretcher protests police inaction at DC office

Youth on stretcher protests police inaction at DC office

19 Oct 2018 | 2:41 AM

Ludhiana: Alleging that the Model Town police are not arresting the accused involved in an assault case, a victim, identified as Ashu (20), of CRPF Colony, on Thursday reached the Deputy Commissioner office on a stretcher to register his protest.

ICAR organises agri start-up conclave

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: To mark World Food Day, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) organised Agri Startup and Entrepreneurship Conclave in New Delhi.

Farmers urged to adopt scientific methods in agriculture at Kisan Mela

Farmers urged to adopt scientific methods in agriculture at Kisan Mela

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: To apprise farmers about latest agricultural technologies and government schemes, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, SAS Nagar of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organised Kisan Mela at Kurali.

Experts suggest innovative crop residue management methods

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Delivering a lecture on Paddy Straw Management at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Dr Arshdeep Singh, Assistant Research Engineer, PAU blamed lack of awareness and sensitivity, high operating cost of machinery, fear of delay in wheat sowing, responsible for the menace of stubble burning in Punjab.

Poor implementation of transportation scheme puts schoolchildren’s life in peril

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Safe School Vahan Scheme — for safe transportation of children from home to school and back — is not being implemented by private schools in letter and spirit.

Unhappy with salary cut, teachers burn govt effigy

Unhappy with salary cut, teachers burn govt effigy

19 Oct 2018 | 1:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha on Thursday carried out a protest against the government for slashing the salaries of SSA RMSA Adarsh and Model schools.

DMCH doc is prez of IAMM, North-West Chapter

18 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: Dr Deepinder Chhina, Professor and Head of Microbiology, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, was elected the President of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM), North West Chapter.

926 patients examined in dental fortnight

18 Oct 2018 | 2:03 AM

LUDHIANA: On the concluding day of the 30th dental fortnight, 20 dentures were distributed free of cost to the poor patients at the Civil Hospital, Khanna.

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