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Sewer cleaning, streetlight maintenance go in private hands
Ludhiana, August 30
The Municipal Corporation is on a privatisation spree. Close on the heels of taking a policy decision to entrust as many as 500 parks in private city to private contractors for proper landscaping and maintenance, the maintenance of streetlights and sewer cleaning work has also been put up for privatisation.

Custodial death case all set to be shut
Ludhiana, August 30
The alleged custodial death case of a snake-charmer, Bhalinder Nath, who went missing after being picked up by the local CIA police from Sirhind earlier this month is all set to be closed as mysteriously as the man had gone missing. Mammon has allegedly played a big role in effecting a quiet burial of the case by the police.

Multi-crore satta business  continues 
Ludhiana, August 30
The multi-crore satta business in the city is going on unabated despite the recent arrests of at least five local bookies. 

Roads after Saturday's heavy rain in Kochar Bazar (pic 1 & 2), Model Gram and Shastri Bazar Rain inundates low-lying areas
Ludhiana, August 30
Rain and thunderstorm that lashed the city and surrounding areas for almost five hours this morning left most city roads and low-lying areas inundated. With the rain water accumulating on many roads, streets and intersections, vehicular traffic was disrupted and people, including students, were forced to remain indoors.

Clockwise from top: Roads after Saturday's heavy rain in Kochar Bazar (pic 1 & 2), Model Gram and Shastri Bazar. — Tribune photos
Pradeep Tewari

Tension at DMC
Ludhiana, August 30
The situation at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital became tense as a fresh dispute arose between the employees’ union and the management over the possession of the office of the union on the hospital premises.

Members of the DMC employees’ union raise slogans against the management outside the office of the Director in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the DMC employees’ union raise slogans against the management outside the office of the Director


Baba Daljit Singh honoured
Ludhiana, August 30
Baba Daljit Singh of the Guru Nanak Sikh Mission of America has been awarded the Panth Rattan Award by the International Sikh Dharam Prachar Manch and the Baba Farid Foundation International here today. The Baba has taken it upon himself to not only spread the message of the Gurus but to save the Sikh youth from drug and alcohol abuse.

Mann visits Raikot hospital
Ludhiana, August 30
The president of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), Mr Simranjit Singh Mann, today visited the Raikot Civil Hospital to enquire about the health of the four members of a family who were injured in a scuffle with robbers on Thursday.

Shankar makes car disappear
Ludhiana, August 30
Magician Samrat Shankar made a Maruti car disappear from the stage in three seconds during a show at Shingar Cinema yesterday. The spectators were fascinated when a handcuffed Shankar invited a man from the audience, who was none other than a police inspector, and transferred his handcuffs on to him. The magician’s troupe of musicians and lighting experts created a perfect atmosphere for hypnotism.

Man in chains for three years
Machhiwara, August 30
Another case of a person being chained has come to light at Burma village in Samrala subdivision of Machhiwara block. Ranbir Singh(37) has been chained for the past three years in a dingy room. This is the third case in the subdivision.


One held for illegal sale of LPG refills
Ludhiana, August 30
A team of the Food and Supplies Department has booked a person for filling small gas cylinders from domestic LPG cylinders here today. Talking to TNS, Mr Dilbag Singh, DFSO, said a special survey was carried out on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner of the commercial units storing inflammable material.

Three booked under Copy Right Act
Machhiwara, August 30
Super Cassettes Industries and Indian Music Industries’ officials raided several music shops in the town yesterday. Mr Jaswant Singh, an official of the Super Cassettes Industries, told Ludhiana Tribune that the company had been receiving complaints about the sale of pirated CDs in the town for the past many days. The raid was conducted with the help of the local police.


It’s too little, too late, says engg industry
Ludhiana, August 30
Engineering and steel-based industry in Ludhiana feels that the recommendation to abrogate the provision of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for importing iron by the Union Steel Ministry is too little and too late. Representatives of the industry said the government could have done it earlier but preferred to delay it, obviously for providing benefits to the big steel manufacturers.

Liberty launches winter range
Ludhiana, August 30
Liberty Shoes Limited launched its ‘Winter Collection-2003’ here today. The new range will be available in the market this winter from October onwards. Addressing a press conference, the Executive Director of Liberty Shoes Limited said the new collection had a range of “smart and innovative” designs in teenagers and men’s footwear category.

Withdraw exim forms, say Tibetan traders
Ludhiana, August 30
Tibetan traders, who happen to be major buyers of the Ludhiana hosiery, have demanded the withdrawal of the exim forms to be introduced in the state from September 1. Tibetan traders would be the worst hit after the exim forms are introduced as it will need a lot of documentation.

Tibetan traders (right) take part in a seminar of the Indo-Tibetan Hosiery Association in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Tibetan traders take part in a seminar of the Indo-Tibetan Hosiery Association



Preparing pole delicacy for Kalam
Ludhiana, August 30
When the President pays a visit, it is no child’s play selecting the delicacies that would tickle his taste buds. Officials of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have been on their toes for the past many weeks finding out dishes catering to the tastes of the First Citizen, who is scheduled to visit the city on September 4.

Student seeks compensation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 30
The parents of a boy whose answer sheets were allegedly deleted by an invigilator during the Panjab School Education Board March 2003 examinations held here, have urged the Chief Minister of Punjab to take a action against the teacher and compensate the family.

50 take part in collage-making contest
Ludhiana, August 30
Students of the Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, participated in a collage-making competition organised by the Department of Economics here today.
Fifty students from humanities and commerce sections participated in the contest that was based on current social topics.

Ms Varinder Thind, Principal, Khalsa College for Women, and other staff members take a round of a collage exhibition on the college campus in Ludhiana on Saturday. 
Ms Varinder Thind, Principal, Khalsa College for Women, and other staff members take a round of a collage exhibition on the college campus

Seminar on media management
Ludhiana, August 30
A day-long state-level seminar on “Media and management” was organised at Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Model Town, here today.
Guest speakers from various media organisations were invited for extensive discussions on several topics. The seminar was organised under the aegis of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) chapter of the institute.

Aman crowned Ms Fresher
Ludhiana, August 30
Aman, a student of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujjar Khan Campus, Model Town, was declared Ms Fresher in a contest on the campus here today. Neha was adjudged first runner-up and Richa the second runner-up.



Carotid artery angioplasty gives hope to 80-year-old
Ludhiana, August 30
A rare procedure of angioplasty and stenting of both the major blood vessels in the neck supplying blood to the brain (Bilateral Carotid Artery Angioplasty and Stenting) in an 80-year-old woman was performed recently at Hero DMC Heart Institute, Ludhiana, by the team of cardiologists comprising Dr Gurpreet S. Wander, Dr Naresh K. Sood, Dr Bishav Mohan and Dr Naved Aslam.

TB medicine distributed at camp
Ludhiana, August 30
The Ludhiana Tuberculosis Eradication Society, an NGO comprising doctors and industrialists of the region, organised the 75th free TB medicine distribution camp at Nauhria Hospital here today. The camp was inaugurated by Mr Gurdial Singh, MD, Satnam Steels, and the chief guest was Mr Atul Mehta, MD, Mehta Engineering Limited.

‘Eat healthy to keep off fat’
Ludhiana, August 30
Dr S.K. Verma, Professor, Department of Sports Sciences, delivered a lecture on “Management of Obesity Through Diet and Exercise” at a seminar held in Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, today. 

DMC doctor to chair session at neonatology conference
Ludhiana, August 30
Dr BK Jain of the Department of Pediatrics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, has been invited to chair the scientific session to be addressed by eminent doctors from North India at the Annual National Conference of the National Neonatology Forum (NNF), to be held in Jalandhar tomorrow.

Oral health programme launched
Ludhiana, August 30
The Indian Dental Association (IDA) launched an oral health programme for school students at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.


BVM school wins cross-country meet
Ludhiana, August 30
Student of Bharitya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, stole the limelight by bagging team championship in the boys as well girls section in the Zonal Cross-Country Competition (PAU Zone) organised by the Education Department here today. The distance for girls was 3 km while boys ran 5 km along the canal from Ferozepore Road towards South City.
Students take part in the zonal cross-country championship (PAU zone) in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Students take part in the zonal cross-country championship in Ludhiana on Saturday


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