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Firemen douse blaze at the hosiery units in Shivpuri on the Noorwala Road in Ludhiana on Friday. Tribune Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

A nightmare for residents

Those living close to factories on fire remain on tenterhooks15 Jun 2019 | 9:29 AM

LUDHIANA: Residents of New Lajpat Nagar on Noorwala Road panicked as they woke up to a hue and cry raised by people living in houses adjoining to the factories where a fire broke out today.

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Nikhil Bhardwaj

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, June 14

Residents of New Lajpat Nagar on Noorwala Road panicked as they woke up to a hue and cry raised by people living in houses adjoining to the factories where a fire broke out today.

Residents living close to the burning factories were seen clinging to their doors in fear that the fire might spread to their dwellings or these could suffer damage in case the burning factories collapsed. The families were curiously talking to each other about the consequences if the factories collapsed.

Rajrani, who lived in a house opposite the factories, says around 3 am, she heard loud noises in the street. She went to the rooftop and “was stunned to see the burning factories. Labourers were running in panic. There was a huge fire in the three-storey building housing two hosiery units. The raging fire had lit up the entire area”.

Mahinder Kaur, another resident, said when the fire broke out, a few labourers knocked the doors of houses as they wanted to know the toll-free number of the fire brigade. “Labourers were seen shifting goods lying inside the factories and dumping them on the street. There was chaos all over. Since we live close to the factory, we felt the intense heat arising from the burning factories,” said Mahinder Kaur.

Blast in compressor stoked the fire

The fire broke out at Vinayak Fabric and a blast in the compressor stoked the fire that engulfed the goods kept inside and outside the factory. The glass windows of the adjoining hosiery, AK Sanan Knitwears, which shared its wall with Vinayak Fabrics, gave way due to the heat and the fire spread to the factory. The finished goods and yarn lying near the window caught fire and in no time, the entire three-storey hosiery turned into a raging inferno. 

Windows of discord

“When AK Sanan built this factory about three decades back, the local residents objected to the windows at the back. The same windows caused him a huge loss,” said a few factory owners, requesting anonymity.

Girl weds lover, brother kidnaps her from in-laws’ residence

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Two months after a girl married a boy against the wishes of her parents, her brother from Haryana, along with two of his aides, reaches her in-laws’ house, serves them sweets laced with poison, and kidnaps his sister.

Woman gives birth on roadside, potholes blamed for early pains

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

KHANNA: A pregnant woman, who was going to the local Civil Hospital Khanna in an auto-rickshaw, gave birth to a child on the roadside, allegedly due to the potholes dotting the Amloh-Khanna road.

More wait for online approval of maps

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: As maps of the town planning and other schemes have not been updated for the online map-approval system yet, the Director of Local Government has given one-month time to the authorities concerned to do the needful.

Docs suspend work for an hour

Docs suspend work for an hour

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Doctors of Civil Hospital and members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) today suspended work from 11 am to 12 pm in protest against the attack on junior doctors, Dr Paribaha Mukhopadhyay and Dr Yash Tekwani, at NRS Medical Hospital in West Bengal on June 11.

City students crack JEE Advanced

City students crack JEE Advanced

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Candidates, who had appeared for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced, remained glued to their computer and phone screens throughout the day.

JAC delegation meets Manmohan Singh over education policy

JAC delegation meets Manmohan Singh over education policy

15 Jun 2019 | 9:28 AM

LUDHIANA: A delegation of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) met the former prime minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi.

Seeking favours from evaluators goes unchecked

Seeking favours from evaluators goes unchecked

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

DORAHA: As the evaluation of semester examinations, recently conducted by Panjab University (PU), is in progress, the evaluators have complained of candidates making undue appeals to them and seeking their favour in helping them to get through the exams by foul means.

PCTE students shine in PTU results

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA:Students of MBA and MBA IB of the PCTE Group of Institutes have brought laurels to the college by bagging top university positions in the merit list of Punjab Technical University examination results for semester examinations.

Summer camp ends

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

KHANNA: Delhi Public School, Khanna, organised a summer camp on school campus from the June 3 to 14.

Workshop on make-up skills

Workshop on make-up skills

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines, Ghumar Mandi, organised a one-day workshop on make-up skills on college campus.

Health Dept to give yoga training to residents

Health Dept to give yoga training to residents

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Health Department will impart yoga training to city residents at the Health Wealth Centres on June 21.

Drive to remove traffic bottlenecks in Ahmedgarh markets

Drive to remove traffic bottlenecks in Ahmedgarh markets

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Identifying encroachments, stationary handcarts and mule-carts as major impediments in traffic management in the town, the administration has launched coordinated movement to redress recurrent problem of traffic bottlenecks in busy markets.

Stay away from drugs, says SP

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

KHANNA: A meeting regarding drug abuse was organised at Khanna on Friday.

9-yr addiction behind, he motivates others

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Thirtyeight-year-old city resident Manish Saini was 29 years old when he got hooked to “chitta” drug and since then his life has become a living hell.

Shifting of bus stand to Transport Nagar far cry

Shifting of bus stand to Transport Nagar far cry

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The work for removal of encroachments from Transport Nagar area to pave the way for shifting of general bus stand from its existing location, undertaken by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), might take some more time.

Engineers’ group wants flag-shaped unipoles to be removed from roads

Engineers’ group wants flag-shaped unipoles to be removed from roads

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Raising questions over the installation of flag-shaped unipoles and other advertisement hoardings/billboards on roads, the Council of Engineers, a private organisation, has complained to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, demanding an investigation into the matter.

MC told to check rampant sale, use of plastic bags

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: The Directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Punjab, has given instructions to the departments concerned to ensure implementation of ban on sale and use of plastic carry bags.

Youngsters protest poor condition of road

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: A group of youngsters staged a protest against the dilapidated condition of a stretch from Rahon Road to Khawajke village on Friday.

Spirit of kindness, volunteering marks the dayJune 14: World Blood Donor Day

Spirit of kindness, volunteering marks the day

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: World Blood Donor Day is celebrated on June 14, every year, to recognise and honor the voluntary blood donors.

Nehal Wadhera, Jaish Jain star in emphatic win of LudhianaPunjab (U-19) One Day Cricket Tournament

Nehal Wadhera, Jaish Jain star in emphatic win of Ludhiana

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA: Riding high over an excellent batting display by Nehal Wadhera (117) and an equally valuable all-round performance by the skipper, Jaish Jain (75 runs and 5 for 32), hosts Ludhiana scripted an emphatic victory by 179 runs against Ropar in the first match of the Punjab (U-19) One-Day Cricket Tournament played at GRD Academy ground, Hambran Road, here on Friday.

Docs remove rod from kid’s skull

Docs remove rod from kid’s skull

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

LUDHIANA:A four-year-old girl, Yashvi, who was brought to Christian Medical College and Hospital yesterday with a rod in her skull, got a new lease of life after the doctors removed the rod from her head.

Valedictory programmeSchool notes

Valedictory programme

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

Ludhiana: ‘Sunshine Summer Camp’, the 10-day long summer camp, organised by DCM Presidency School culminated today with great pomp and show.

Ahmedgarh MC strength drops, Ward No. 10 councillor resigns

15 Jun 2019 | 7:31 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: The strength of elected members of the local Municipal Corporation has fallen from 17 to 16 as the resignation submitted in a fit of rage by Ward No.10 councillor Renu Sood was accepted by the government.

50th Partille CupSCHOOL NOTES

50th Partille Cup

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

Ludhiana: Students of Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy have added another feather to their cap. As many as seven students will be taking part in an international tournament, 50th Partille Cup, to be held in Sweden from July 1 to 6.

IN BRIEF

Three jailed for fake surety

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

Ludhiana: The Court of Additional Sessions Judge TarnTaran Singh Bindra has sent three persons, including a woman, to jail for giving fake surety on the basis of forged documents.

Forest Dept frees 55 acres from encroachers

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Today, 55 acres located in Mattewara were cleared of illegal occupation by the Forest Department with the help of police.

‘Green belts to dot entire city’

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: In a bid to provide a greener look to Smart City, Ludhiana, the Punjab Government would be developing green belts and parks in different parts of the city.

Industrialists meet power utility chief

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Members of the Janta Nagar Small Scale Manufacturers’ Association under the leadership of its president Jaswinder Singh Thukral met PSPCL chairman Baldev Singh Sra at Patiala today.

Ludhiana-Chandigarh match ends in drawPunjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament

Ludhiana-Chandigarh match ends in draw

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: The two-day super league match played between Ludhiana and Chandigarh in the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament at GRD Academy ground ended in a draw today.

Garcha wins silver in skeet shooting

Garcha wins silver in skeet shooting

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Ludhiana city-based Gurnihal Singh Garcha, a skeet shooter, added another feather to his cap by winning a silver medal in the 11th International Junior Shotgun Cup-2019 held at Salola Ranges in Orimattila, Finland.

Ensure structural safety of unipoles: Traders

Ensure structural safety of unipoles: Traders

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: As unipoles and direction boards came crashing down after high-velocity winds which lashed the city on Wednesday, various market associations have raised questions over the structural safety of billboards.

Dilly-dallying tactics hurt image of govt, Mohindra to officials

Dilly-dallying tactics hurt image of govt, Mohindra to officials

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Local Bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra today directed the officials to change their mindset in order to address the grievances of residents.

State govt housing policy turns out a damp squib

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: The state government’s “Punjab Affordable Housing Policy 2018” has failed to find favour with economically weaker, lower and lower-middle class people due to bureaucratic apathy, liquidity crunch, procedural delays in granting approvals and high rate of taxes.

SBI donates 51 benches

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Under its corporate social responsibility (CSR), the State Bank of India has donated 51 benches to the District Courts Complex here.

Tax consultants’ assn on strike till June 18

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: The Indirect Taxes Consultants’ Association has decided not to attend any professional work in any offices of the District Excise and Taxation Office till June 18 in view of the ongoing strike against an official (AETC, GST, Ludhiana 1).

Export body raises pre-Budget points with Finance Minister

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: A delegation of FIEO met the Finance Minister in Delhi recently to discuss several issues, which if agreed to, would boost export.

Govt to provide all facilities to paddy farmers: Dharamsot

Govt to provide all facilities to paddy farmers: Dharamsot

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

MANDI AHMEDGARH: Minister of Forests and Social Welfare Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has claimed that the Punjab Government, led by Capt Amarinder Singh, is committed to provide all facilities, including assured power supply, to farmers of the state who have started transplanting paddy on Thursday.

Medical store owners told not to sell banned drugs

Medical store owners told not to sell banned drugs

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

DORAHA: DSP Payal Surjit Singh on Thursday held a meeting with chemists of Doraha and sought their help in their fight against drug addiction in the area.

28-yr-old man commits suicide in Khanna

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

KHANNA: A youth of Goh village near here allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from the roof of his house.

Doraha police all set to take on drug menace in villages

Doraha police all set to take on drug menace in villages

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

DORAHA: The Doraha police seem all set and prepared to fight drug mafia tooth and nail and make the surrounding villages completely drug-free.

PAU holds monthly review meeting

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) monthly meeting of the review committee for extension and research work was held on Wednesday at Citrus Estate, Bhunga, Hoshiarpur.

Workshop on nursery production

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: The department of fruit science, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), organised a two-day training programme on nursery production of fruit plants, wherein the Horticulture Development Officers and 48 technical staff members of the State Horticulture Department participated.

OET PREPARATION

Book for healthcare professionals released

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

KHANNA: Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press launched a new book to assist nurses in preparing for the Occupational English Test: OET PREPARATION Nursing.

CT University introduces course on ‘happiness’ as curriculum

14 Jun 2019 | 7:25 AM

LUDHIANA: CT University, under its Centre for Happiness and Well-Being, introduced “happiness” as a curricular subject for students.

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