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Resentment against attack on
temple at Ayodhya
ABVP activists burn Pakistan flag

Ludhiana, July 5
Grave resentment prevails among people here over the aborted attack on the makeshift Ram temple at Ayodhya. Cutting across the party lines, leaders and representatives of different shades of opinion while condemning the attack expressed relief that no major loss of life was reported. They also appealed to the people not to get provoked by such incidents and maintain peace and communal harmony at all costs.

ABVP activists set afire Pakistan national flag in Ludhiana on Tuesday ABVP activists set afire Pakistan national flag in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

As the weather gets dark and cloudy, two crows share some intimate moments while sitting on a branch of a tree on the PAU campus on Tuesday
MONSOON ROMANCE: As the weather gets dark and cloudy, two crows share some intimate moments while sitting on a branch of a tree on the PAU campus on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

PCCTU flays denial of promotions to librarians
Ludhiana, July 5
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has lambasted the UGC and Government of India for denying financial and designation promotions to librarians. 

Health Dept to launch drive against quacks
Ludhiana, July 5
In the wake of quacks and other unauthorised medical practitioners having a field day in the mega city with a population of over 35 lakh, the health administration is gearing up to launch yet another drive to curb the menace.

Kisan Sabha demands 24-hour power supply for rural areas
Ludhiana, July 5
Members of the Punjab Kisan Sabha today held a protest dharna outside the Punjab State Electricity Board office at Ferozepur Road here today.

Amandeep Kaur Mangat City girl tops in MA English exam
Ludhiana, July 5
Ms Amandeep Kaur Mangat, a student of SCD Government College here, has topped in MA English examination, conducted by Panjab University. She scored 64 per cent marks. Ms Mangat had topped in the university last year also by securing 60.75 per cent marks.
Amandeep Kaur Mangat 


SAD men in Chandigarh to hold dharna
Amloh, July 5
Activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal of the Amloh circle left for Chandigarh today in two buses to participate in a statewide protest dharna at Chandigarh.

Follow teachings of gurus: Dawar
Ludhiana, July 5
Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab for Housing, Urban Development and Power today exhorted the people to follow the path shown by great gurus and saints and to come forward to serve the humanity.

Man railway crossing, demand residents
Ludhiana, July 5
The joint action committee, comprising representatives from more than a dozen affected colonies in the city, has sought immediate intervention of district administration for an early site selection to put up a manned railway crossing in Bhai Himmat Singh Nagar locality in Dugri on the Ludhiana-Dhuri railway line here.

Route of Mumbai-bound trains changed
Ludhiana, July 5
Owing to the prevailing flood situation in Maharashtra and Gujarat, routes of Mumbai-bound trains have been changed with effect from Monday. Now, all Mumbai bound trains from Ludhiana railway station would change course from the Mathura railway station, according to railway sources.

Bids for waste management project to be invited soon
Ludhiana, July 5
Following acquisition of land for the Rs 22-crore hazardous waste management facility near Derabassi, Nimbuan Greenfield bids to select operator for executing the project would be invited within a fortnight.

Mistimed sarpanches boycott meeting
Khanna, July 5
Sarpanches and nambardars boycotted the police — public meeting today when police officials failed to reach at the venue at the prescribed time.

Bhattal lays stone of Beant Memorial Gate
Doraha, July 5
Mrs Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister, today laid the foundation stone of Beant Singh Memorial Gate at Payal.

Col Dhillon invited
Ludhiana, July 5
Lt Col Chanan Singh Dhillon (retd) president, Indian Ex-Services League, Panjab, and Chandigarh, has been invited to participate in the commemorative Event of Reflection and Reminiscence to be held in London on July 10.

Farewell function
Ludhiana, July 5
A farewell was accorded to the outgoing Commission-er, Patiala Division, S.C. Srivastva by officers of the district administration at a function at the Sutlej Club last night. The new Commissioner of Patiala Division, Ms Anjali Bhawra, was also given warm welcome on the occasion.

Tributes paid to martyr
Samrala, July 5
The local Indian National Congress MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon paid floral tributes to Pandit Girdhari-lalji Bhagi, a martyr whose 66th anniversary falls today.

3 injured in factory blast


Four held for robbery, Rs 3.10 lakh recovered
Ludhiana, July 5
The local police has nabbed four persons allegedly involved in a robbery of Rs 3.5 lakh near bus stand from an employee of a local businessman. According to Mr Gurpreet Singh Toor, Superintendent of Police, the accused had kidnapped the employee, Narinder Kumar, who was carrying cash from Kesar Gaj yesterday.

Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Toor with four accused. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Toor with four accused

JE held for taking bribe
Ludhiana, June 5

The Vigilance department today arrested a junior Engineer of Punjab State Electricity board for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 1,000.

PSEB Junior Engineer Charan Singh (third from left) held by the Vigilance Department for accepting bribe.— Photo by Inderjit Verma
PSEB Junior Engineer Charan Singh held by the Vigilance Department for accepting bribe

4 booked for cheating


Budding entrepreneurs attend function
Ludhiana, July 5
The valedictory function of the two batches of one-month entrepreneurship development programme for women on fashion designing and screen printing, was held at the Small Industries Service Institute here today.



College students secure merit positions
Khanna, July 5
Students of AS College, here have excelled in the university results declared recently, proving their meritorious position. Navjeet Kaur of MA I (History) has stood second in Panjab University Chandigarh, and first in the district (rural).

From Colleges
Excellent results

Ludhiana, July 5
With the declarations of results of MA-I (History) of Panjab University, Guru Nanak Girls College has once again established its premier position as one of the leading colleges of the city.

College girls shine in varsity exam
Machhiwara, July 5
Girls of National College for Women, Machhiwara have performed extremely well in the recently declared results of BA II and BA III held by Panjab University, Chandigarh.



Skin care workshop
Ludhiana, July 5
Kaya Skin Clinc held an innovative skin care workshop at their centre today. Dr Anupma Gupta, Kaya Dermatologist, revealed the secrets of smooth silky skin.


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