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Rash driving claims 4 lives

Girl, pedestrian among deceased in yesterday’s accidents24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: There seems to be no let up in fatal accidents caused by rashly driven vehicles in the city. Four persons, including a girl, were killed yesterday after being hit by speeding vehicles here.

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Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, October 23

There seems to be no let up in fatal accidents caused by rashly driven vehicles in the city. Four persons, including a girl, were killed yesterday after being hit by speeding vehicles here.

A woman and her daughter died on the spot in the Hambran Road area when they were run over by a speeding vehicle. Ram Gopal told the Laddowal police that he was riding his motorcycle with his wife Sunita and daughter Chetanpreet. A speeding vehicle hit them from behind and both his wife and daughter got crushed under its wheels. They died on the spot.

Gurpreet Singh told the police that his cousin Gurmukh Singh was hit by a speeding vehicle near UCO Bank at Jugiana in the Focal Point area. He died on the spot.

Lalu said he was standing at a tea shop at Focal Point when a pedestrian, who was crossing the road, was hit by a speeding truck. He also died on the spot.


Recent fatal accidents

October 21: A couple was killed after their car was hit by a speeding bus on Chandigarh Road. Gurjinder Kumar and his wife Anuradha died on the spot while their daughter Lovepreet Kaur succumbed to injuries at Civil Hospital. 

October 20: Sunil Kumar’s motorcycle was hit by a vehicle from side in Dhandari Kalan area. He died at Civil Hospital. On the same day, Bhim Singh’s son was killed in a similar accident in the Tibba area.

October 17: A speeding motorcyclist hit Kamleshwar Bharti of Gobindgarh from behind. He succumbed to injuries at Civil Hospital.

October 15: Gudia (32) was crushed to death in the Giaspura area. She was riding pillion along with her husband Varinder Kumar when a rashly driven truck hit their motorcycle from behind. 

October 10: A Class X student, Hardev Singh, died after being hit by a truck on Lakhowal Road.

Rash driving claims 4 livesA driver rammed his vehicle into railings. A file photo
Undertrial youth shoots himself

Undertrial youth shoots himself

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

KHANNA: The death of a youth of the nearby Alipur village in alleged firing by unidentified persons turned out to be a case of suicide today.

Govt under fire from industryPower tariff hike

Govt under fire from industry

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Hike in power tariff ordered by the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) for all categories of consumers, including the industrial units, has not gone down well with the industry here.

Governor visits slain RSS leader’s family

Governor visits slain RSS leader’s family

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore today visited the residence of the slain RSS leader Ravinder Gosain at Gagandeep Colony.

Bylaw violations at commercial buildings

4 committees of ATPs formed

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Finally, taking decision on 148 commercial buildings with non-compoundable violations, against which a complaint was made to senior officials in Chandigarh, Municipal Commissioner Jaskiran Singh has constituted four committees to look into the matter and submit a detailed report regarding the buildings and violations (in most of the cases) by October 28.

Uncovered manholes an open invitation to mishaps

Uncovered manholes an open invitation to mishaps

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Uncovered manholes in Phase 5 of Focal Point are an open invitation to mishaps. Not only this, untreated effluent from factories is released at a vacant land and is further disposed into MC’s sewerage lane by violating norms.

Railways fail to set house in order; 5 trains rescheduled

Railways fail to set house in order; 5 trains rescheduled

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: There seems to be no end to travel woes of rail passengers. Trains, especially those connecting the region with Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, and some long route trains on these sections are running behind schedule by four to 20 hours.

Dengue fever spreads tentacles in Doraha

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

DORAHA: Dengue fever has gripped the town. As many as 80 patients have been confirmed to be suffering from dengue by various hospitals in the town during the past one month.

Pvt hospitals witness rush of patientsDengue cases

Pvt hospitals witness rush of patients

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

AHMEDGARH: A majority of private hospitals in the town are finding it difficult to accommodate suspected patients of dengue and malaria.

BKU opposes penalty on stubble burning

BKU opposes penalty on stubble burning

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: The Lakhowal and Kadian factions of the Bharti Kisan Union (BKU) have staunchly opposed unilateral decision of the state government and the district authorities for imposing penalty on farmers, who are burning stubble, in violation of directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Paddy procurement going on smoothly, says DC

Paddy procurement going on smoothly, says DC

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pardeep Kumar Agrawal today stated that the paddy procurement in the district was going on smoothly. He said elaborate arrangements had been made for hassle free procurement.

Dev Samaj College girls shine on Day 2

Dev Samaj College girls shine on Day 2

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

JAGRAON: Students of the Dev Samaj College for Women, Ferozepur, dominated the proceedings during the second day of the 59th Zonal Youth and Cultural Festival of Moga-Ferozepur Zone- B, Panjab University Chandigarh, being held at the Khalsa College for Women Sidhwan Khurd near Jagraon.

Teachers protest primary schools merger

Teachers protest primary schools merger

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of the BEd Teachers Front Punjab, a teachers’ union, staged a protest against merger of government primary schools in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Monday.

Tea spills on girl, parents allege school’s negligence

Tea spills on girl, parents allege school’s negligence

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Parents of an 11-year-old girl were anxious today due to a burn injury sustained by the girl after tea spilled, accidentally, on her back a couple of days ago.

Non-teaching staff of LRDAV College hold strike

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of the non-teaching staff of Lajpat Rai DAV College, Jagraon, observed a strike in the college in support of their various long pending demands.

PAU, PU teams script victoriesNorth Zone Inter-Varsity Handball Championship

PAU, PU teams script victories

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Hosts Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, along with Panjab University, Chandigarh, scripted two victories each on the second day of the North Zone Inter-Varsity Handball Championship for Men being held at the PAU campus grounds here today.

Chandan excels in 50-kg category

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Chandan overpowered his opponents comprehensively in the below 50-kg weight group in the men’s section in the 35th edition of the Ludhiana District Weightlifting Championship for Men and Women organised by the District Weightlifting Association, Ludhiana, at the Ludhiana Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Club, Rakh Bagh, here yesterday.

Celebrations at LBA

Celebrations at LBA

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: Celebrations broke out here today as the former trainee of the Ludhiana Basketball Academy, Amjyot Singh Gill, was drafted in the NBA G-League.

Graduation ceremony at BCMSCHOOL NOTES

Graduation ceremony at BCM

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: A graduation ceremony of Class VI students was celebrated at BCM Basant City. The function commenced with a welcome song by the students. The highlight of the programme was a street play on 'Women Education'.

GHGK College adopts villageCollege Notes

GHGK College adopts village

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: A prize distribution function was organised by Panchayat at Ghuman village (Sadhar Block). The village was adopted by the GHG Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, for overall development.

Briefly

Geospatial award for PRSC director Brijendra Pateriya

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

LUDHIANA: At the 38th Asian Conference of Remote Sensing (ACRS-2017) held in New Delhi on Monday, Dr Brijendra Pateriya, Director, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre (PRSC), Ludhiana, was conferred the prestigious “National geospatial award for excellence-2016” for his rich contribution to the community.

Readers’ Response

24 Oct 2017 | 1:06 AM

Ludhiana Tribune carries response from its readers on issues of public concern relating to Ludhiana, Jagraon, Khanna, Mandi Ahmedgarh and the nearby areas every Monday.

Snippets

Jail inmates caught with mobile phones

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

Ludhiana: Mobile phones were recovered from two jail inmates at the Ludhiana Central Jail. The recovery took place during the special checking conducted by the jail staff.

School Notes

Eco-friendly Diwali at Ryan Int’l

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

Ludhiana: Ryan International School, Jamalpur, celebrated an eco-friendly Diwali. Students from classes VI to VIII participated in the festival through activities such as street play, group discussion and many more.

OPEN HOUSE COMMENT

Farmer unions cannot absolve themselves of their responsibility

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

Air pollution is a serious concern that affects all of us. The farmer unions' call to defy the ban on stubble burning clearly means adding to the already deteriorating quality of air.

LBA alumni enters 2017 NBA G-League draft

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

NEW YORK: Indian basketball player Amjyot Singh has entered the player draft for NBA’s G-League to be held here.

North Zone Inter-Varsity Handball Meet

PU, GADVASU record wins

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Panjab University, Chandigarh, and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, began their campaign with emphatic victories over their respective opponents on the opening day of the North Zone Inter-Varsity Handball Tournament for Men that got off to a colorful start on the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today.

Closure of  int’l airport irks Indigo passengers

Closure of int’l airport irks Indigo passengers

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

MOHALI: Certain passengers, who have booked the Chandigarh-Bangalore flight of Indigo, were a harassed lot at the Chandigarh international airport in Mohali today.

Foundation stone laid thrice for projectCredit war

Foundation stone laid thrice for project

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: After leaders of the Lok Insaaf Party (LIP) and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) laid foundation stones for road work at Guru Gian Vihar during the past four months, a Congress leader Kamaljit Singh Karwal on Sunday laid foundation stone for the same project, claiming credit to get work started on the project.

Why women are veiled and advertised thereafter?

Why women are veiled and advertised thereafter?

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

Small towns are the beauty of India. They are privileged to be the womb of Indian culture. The air that resides there in the towns is fresh and pure. But all that glitters is not gold. Like every coin has its other side, so does this beauty.

Poets take oath to eliminate sufferings from society

23 Oct 2017 | 2:38 AM

LUDHIANA: “Poets are the valuable wealth of society. Encouraging them is an important duty of society as words written in a poem have more effect than the conversation.”

Stray cattle menace troubles Khanna residents

Stray cattle menace troubles Khanna residents

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

KHANNA: The commuters and residents of the town are facing hardships due to stray cattle, mainly bulls.

People apprised of hepatitis, dengue

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

AHMEDGARH: Social activists of various organisations spread awareness about causes and consequences of dreaded diseases including gastroenteritis, hepatitis and dengue.

Woman creates scene during DGP’s visit

Woman creates scene during DGP’s visit

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: A woman created a scene at Bachat Bhawan, where Punjab DGP Suresh Arora came for a meeting with the city police.

Ban on crackers goes up in smokeReporter's Diary

Ban on crackers goes up in smoke

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

That the ban on the use of crackers to somewhat keep the alarming level of air pollution in the city was well-intended, is beyond any doubt.

Implement concrete policy in everyone’s interestOpen House response: stubble burning

Implement concrete policy in everyone’s interest

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

Stubble burning is a very serious issue and it is difficult to point a finger at one particular group. Our farmers have small land holdings and they don't have the wherewithal to dispose of the stubble and there are no answers even from our governments.

Over 350 attend diabetes camp

Over 350 attend diabetes camp

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: A team of National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA), led by Dr Surinder Gupta, organised a free diabetes check up camp, with an NGO ‘Diabetes Free World’ (DFW) at Sidh Peeth Dandi Swami Mandir here today.

Khanna eves win four titles, dominate weightlifting c’ship

Khanna eves win four titles, dominate weightlifting c’ship

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: Participants from Khanna dominated the proceedings wrapping up four titles in the women’s section in the 35th edition of the District Ludhiana Weightlifting Championship for Men and Women, organised by the District Ludhiana Weightlifting Association at Rakh Bagh here today.

Sahnewal-Kohara road needs repair, but who cares?

Sahnewal-Kohara road needs repair, but who cares?

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

SAHNEWAL: The Sahnewal- Kohara road is in a pitiable condition.

Zonal Youth fest begins, 12 colleges participating

Zonal Youth fest begins, 12 colleges participating

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

JAGRAON: The 59th Zonal Youth and Cultural Festival of Moga-Ferozepur Zone, Panjab University Chandigarh, for Zone-B, began at Khalsa College for Women Sidhwan Khurd near Jagraon today.

Seven schools in Khamano block to be merged soon

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

KHAMANO: A total of 41 schools of Dist Fatehgarh Sahib including seven from the Khamano area will face a merger in other schools due to a decision by the State government to merge schools less than 20 students in nearby schools.

Crackers — a nemesis for canines

Crackers — a nemesis for canines

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: It is easy to know, imagine and complain about the deleterious effects of firecrackers and seek remedy for the problems these cause to people.

FICO opposes municipal tax on electricity

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: In a scathing attack on the Congress government in the state for the levy of 2 per cent municipal tax on electricity in the city/town limits, the Federation of Industrial and Commercial Organisation (FICO) has charged the government with going back from its promise of providing incentives and concessions for industrial growth in Punjab.

12 held for robbing people in trains

12 held for robbing people in trains

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

The Government Railway Police (GRP) claimed to have arrested as many as 12 notorious thieves and recovered several sharp weapons and other valuables from them.

Constant threat of epidemic scares Deep Colony residents

Constant threat of epidemic scares Deep Colony residents

23 Oct 2017 | 2:36 AM

LUDHIANA: With the Municipal Corporation turning a blind eye towards overflowing sewerage in the streets and ‘vehras’ at Deep Colony near Dhandari Khurd, the residents are forced to live under insanitary conditions.

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