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Family hires private eye for murder probe
Ludhiana, August 17
In a first instance of its kind in this district, parents of a murdered woman in Model Town here have hired a team of private detectives from Kolkata to conduct a parallel investigation into the murder.

DMCH awaits govt response to SC verdict
Ludhiana, August 17
While the Punjab Government and the SGPC are heading for a confrontation over the issue of admission to MBBS and BDS courses at the Guru Ramdas Institute of Medical Sciences and Dental Institute, Amritsar, the management of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, is waiting for the state government to act on the latest judgement of the Supreme Court delivered on August 14.

Pigs having a field day on a road in front of the Government College for Girls, posing a threat to the lives of commuters. Photo Pradeep Tewari


Villagers seek restoration of land to panchayat
Ludhiana, August 17
Even as the residents of Jagirpur village near here have knocked at various doors over the panchayati land encroachment controversy that has been confronting the village for the past several years, no permanent solution has been found so far.

Temple with rare wood idols
Ludhiana, August 17
The first ISKCON temple, which was inaugurated on August 12 at Sterling Towers, near the Kailash chowk, in the Civil Lines area here is a unique one so far as the idols installed therein are concerned.

Rare wood idols of Lord Krishna, Balram and Subhadra at the ISKCON temple in Ludhiana. 
Photo Inderjit Verma
Rare wood idols of Lord Krishna, Balram and Subhadra at the ISKCON temple


Chemical discharge irks residents
Ludhiana, August 17
Residents of Jhandewali Gali, near here, are having a tough time due to choking of sewerage in the area. The condition has been worsened by some dyeing units present in the street that have been discharging their chemical waste into the sewerage.

Akalis to support NDA govt, says Badal
Ludhiana, August 17
Former chief minister and SAD president Parkash Singh Badal today said Akali MPs would support the NDA government and vote against the no-confidence motion being brought by the Congress.

Janamashtami celebrations 
Ludhiana, August 17
A fancy dress contest for children would be held at Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir, Subhani Building, on August 19, as part of the Janamashtami celebrations, said Mr Naresh Goyal, a spokesman of the temple management.

MC employee suffers  electric shock
Ludhiana, August 17
A 30-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he fell from a roof after suffering an electric shock today. He was putting banners in the Khalsa College for Women in view of the visit of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, to the city tomorrow.

MLA plants saplings
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 17
As part of the sapling plantation drive launched by the local Municipal Council, the MLA Malerkotla, Ms Razia Sultana, and her husband, Mr Mohammad Mustafa, IG, Government Railway Police, planted saplings in the town.

Garg chief of Ramlila panel
Ludhiana, August 17
The general body meeting of the Urban Estate Ramlila Dussehra Committee, Dugri, was held here yesterday under the presidentship of Mr Raj Garg. The general body elected its new office-bearers.


One held with opium
Ludhiana, August 17
The Sahnewal police yesterday arrested Sarka Singh, a resident of Kot Gangu Rai village, and seized 50 gm of contraband opium from his possession. The police said today that the accused, who was intercepted by a police party near Ramgarh culvert, has been booked under Sections 18, 61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.


Rajasthanis dominate traditional footwear business
Ludhiana, August 17
Over a period of five decades in the post-Partition era, Ludhiana has come up well with its varied diversities, like cultural, religious, lingual and regional. It has turned out to be a miniature India with people from all regions having settled down here. And each community has specialised in one trade or the other.

A shoemaker at work at a shop in Kucha No-11, Field Ganj, Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
A shoemaker at work at a shop in Kucha No-11, Field Ganj

Bank honours customers
Ludhiana, August 17
The Model Town branch of the Bank of India has honoured 30 customers. Speaking on the occasion, Mr M.K. Pareek, Assistant General Manager, and Mr D. Ganguly, Chief Manager, exhorted the customers to take advantage of the various schemes such as the educational loans and housing loans.



Rs 1 lakh aid  for school
Amloh, August 17
Mr Sukhdev Singh Libra, MP, laid the foundation stone of the boundary wall of the playground at Government Senior Secondary School, Naraingarh, 3 km from here yesterday. Mr Libra handed over a cheque for Rs 1 lakh for the construction of the boundary wall and promised more grant for its completion. He praised the Principal for the all-round development of the school.

Students participate  in Ehsaas
Ludhiana, August 17
Sai Kiran College of Fine Arts and Fashion Technology organised Ehsaas-2003, a cultural event, at Nehru Sidhant Kendra last evening.
About 100 students participated in a number of competitions during Ehsaas.

Students perform bhangra at Ehsaas-2003 organised at Nehru Sidhant Kendra, Ludhiana, on Saturday evening. A Tribune photograph
Students perform bhangra at Ehsaas-2003 organised at Nehru Sidhant Kendra



Free medical camp by trust
Ludhiana, August 17
The Shri Vivekanand Swarg Ashram Trust, Model Town extension, organised a free medical check-up camp in Swami Vivekanand Hospital on the trust premises this morning.


27 probables for city cricket team
Ludhiana, August 17
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) conducted trials at the Arya College for Boys ground here today in which more than 40 players participated.

Players during trials to select the Ludhiana team for the Katoch Shield Tournament in Ludhiana on Sunday. 
Players during trials to select the Ludhiana team for the Katoch Shield Tournament


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