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Admn demolishes Tangri’s illegal shops
Ludhiana, July 27
In a swift move that took everyone by surprise, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation got into action and demolished some illegal structures, allegedly belonging to Shiv Sena (Rashtrawadi) president Jagdish Tangri in the Gur Mandi here.
Illegal shops, allegedly belonging to Jagdish Tangri, being demolished
Illegal shops, allegedly belonging to Jagdish Tangri, being demolished by the Municipal Corporation at Gur Mandi in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Forces deployed to prevent outbreak
Ludhiana, July 27
In view of the rains, the Municipal Corporation has chalked out an extensive programme for mass awareness on prevention of diseases. Mr S.K. Sharma, Municipal Commissioner, said awareness camps would be held in each zone of the city next week.


Convict escapes from  jail farmhouse
Ludhiana, July 27
A convict in an attempt-to-murder case, imprisoned at the local Central Jail for the last over three years, escaped from a farmhouse of the jail this afternoon causing a scare among the jail authorities as well as residents living in colonies near the jail.

Child gets heavy stick in school
Ludhiana, July 27
Close to the heels of a recent child-thrashing case in Government Senior Secondary School at Pakhowal village in which the child had died, another case of corporal punishment in a school has come to light.

DMCH faculty awaits management’s response
Ludhiana, July 27
Faculty members of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) have suggested the management to call upon the union leaders for negotiations for the restoration of normal functioning at the DMCH.

Police remand for five DMCH nurses 
Ludhiana, July 27
The Judicial Magistrate, Ms Anita Narwal, today remanded five nurses of DMCH in police custody for one day, in a case registered against them under Section 397 of IPC at police station Division No 8 on July 14.


Invest in Uttaranchal hydel power projects: Sajwan
Ludhiana, July 27
“Punjab should invest in power projects in Uttaranchal since this state has limited potential for setting up more hydel projects,” said Uttaranchal Minister for Irrigation and Flood Control, Mr Soorveer Singh Sajwan. He was on a personal visit in the city yesterday.

The birthplace of heroes
tratford-upon-Avon makes sense to lovers of Shakespeare as the Bard’s birthplace. Sialkot-upon-Aik is the birthplace of our heroes Puran Bhagat, Raja Risalu, Haqiqat Rai besides revolutionaries. It is the birthplace of Iqbal and Faiz.



PSEB criticised for power cuts
Ludhiana, July 27
The Industry and Trade Forum, Punjab, and the Ludhiana Small Scale Manufacturers Association have criticised the working of the Punjab State Electricity Board, especially when it comes to ensuring regular power supply to the industry.

Printers resent entry tax on paper
Ludhiana, July 27
Resentment prevails among the printers in the state over the proposed introduction of a four per cent entry tax on paper. According to local printers, the most serious fallout of the proposal is likely to fall on the middle and lower middle class, especially the student community.


VC hails decision
Ludhiana, July 27
Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, has welcomed the decision of the Central Government to defer the repayment of loan installments by the farmers.


Computer awareness week concludes
Ludhiana, July 27
Prize distribution ceremony for winners of multimedia presentations, quiz, declamation, models and chart-making contests marked the concluding day of computer awareness week at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, here today.

Exhibition, quiz contests in KVM
Ludhiana, July 27
Various models and craft items prepared by students from primary and middle sections were displayed in an exhibition held at Kundan Vidya Mandir here today.
The exhibition by primary section students was inaugurated by Mr Prem Aggarwal, manager of the school. 

BCM school toppers honoured
Ludhiana, July 27
The management and staff of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School organised a ‘Toppers’ Day’ to honour the top position holders of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examination and other entrance tests.

Jubilant students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, after getting prizes for topping in the CBSE examinations and the other entrance tests, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Jubilant students of BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, after getting prizes

Principals meet minister
Ludhiana, July 27
A deputation of the representatives of an association of the affiliated schools of the Punjab School Education Board led by Mr Rajinder Sharma, president, met the Education Minister, Mr Khushal Behl, yesterday at Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, to apprise him of various problem faced by the principals.


Charge of power theft quashed, refund ordered
Ludhiana, July 27
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the charge of power theft against a local industrialist and has further directed the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to refund the amount of Rs 22,477 to the complainant within one month along with interest at the rate of 12 per cent from the date of deposit.

One gets life term  for murder
Ludhiana, July 27
Mr V.B. Handa, Sessions Judge, Ludhiana convicted Ranjit Singh, alias Chhotu (39) of Chakkar village, Jagraon, on the charge of killing Chamkaur Singh of same village and sentenced him to undergo rigorous life imprisonment, besides imposing a fine of Rs 2000.



New laser technique
Ludhiana, July 27
Dr Ritu Laiker, cosmetic laser and surgical dermatologist at Axis Laser Technique Centre, has claimed to have come up with a new technique which could correct any shortcoming in the external looks and portrayed personality by adopting this latest space age laser technology.


PNB form hockey academy
Ludhiana, July 27
To promote the game of hockey by providing opportunity to the talented youngsters through grooming and education and moulding them into outstanding players, the Punjab National Bank has formed an academy.


Red Cross gets sublet shop razed
Ludhiana, July 27
The district administration demolished a shop near the Red Cross Bhavan on Mall Road here today. The kiosk had been allotted to a woman as compensation some 12 years ago and she had allegedly sublet it. The demolition squad came with bulldozers and a strong police force.

An administration bulldozer demolishes a shop near the Red Cross Bhavan on Mall Road in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
An administration bulldozer demolishes a shop near the Red Cross Bhavan on Mall Road

Khanna MC passes all resolutions
Khanna, July 27
A meeting of the local municipal council was held under the presidentship of the acting president Mr Nirmal Singh Jassal, at Municipal Town Hall here yesterday. All resolutions were passed unanimously. Six members of the Congress and one supported by the Congress boycotted the meeting.


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