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Work on rly overbridge stops as MC fails to release funds
Ludhiana, July 21
With the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation not releasing funds for the construction of railway overbridge replacing old bridge, the work has once again come to a standstill.
The incomplete railway overbridge where the work has stopped The incomplete railway overbridge where the work has stopped. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Fasting ETT teachers fall ill 
Ludhiana, July 21
ETT teachers, who were arrested on July 9, have started fast unto death from yesterday. This was stated in a press note issued by Mr Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, president of the district unit of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union from Central Jail.


Farmers flay hike in petrol, diesel prices
Ludhiana, July 21
Activists of five organisations of farmers today organised a dharna at Mini Secretariat here demanding rollback in the prices of petrol and diesel and withdrawal of power tariff hike with immediate effect.

10 fresh cases of gastroenteritis reported
Ludhiana, July 21
At least 10 fresh cases of gastroenteritis, three from Tibba Colony and one each from Jammu Colony and Labour Colony in Focal Point were reported and those affected were admitted to hospitals during past 24 hours in the city.

Gang selling fake gold bricks busted
Ludhiana, July 21
The city police today claimed to have arrested two members of a four-member gang who were involved in cheating people by selling fake gold bricks by passing these as real ones.


SAD gets assurance from Europe on turban ban issue
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 21
The SAD has been assured by the European Parliament that it would impress upon the French Government to review the ban on turbans in view of the religious sentiments of the Sikh diaspora.

Implement pay panel report, demand railway pensioners
Ludhiana, July 21
Government of India appointed V Central Pay Commission in 1993 and after the report came in, it was to be implemented w.e.f. 1.1.1996. The pensioners have made frequent requests to the Finance Minister and the Prime Minister for accepting the recommendations in toto but to no avail.

Dispute over cremation of minor girl
Samrala, July 21
In a first case of its kind in the Samrala area, the cremation of a body was done by the local police and not by the kin of the deceased. According to a report, a minor girl, Harjot Kaur (15) of Ottalan village, 3 km from here, presently residing in ward No 7 here, died yesterday under mysterious circumstances. The body was brought to the local Civil Hospital for the post-mortem examination.

Tributes paid to Oswal
Ludhiana, July 21

Cutting across political and social barriers, people from all walks of life paid tribute to the late Vidya Sagar Oswal, founder of the Oswal group of industries. Prominent among those who paid tributes to Vidya Sagar Oswal were d Mr Harnam Das Johar, Education Minister, Punjab, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal, SAD general secretary, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Mr Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal, former minister, Mr Hira Lal Jain, Mr Sri Pal Oswal and Mr Sikander Lal Jain.

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People pay tribute to the late Vidya Sagar Oswal, founder of the Oswal Group of Industries in Ludhiana on Thursday
People pay tribute to the late Vidya Sagar Oswal, founder of the Oswal Group of Industries in Ludhiana on Thursday.

Traffic instructions
Samrala, July 21
After taking over as DSP here today, Mr Jatinder Singh Khaira, while taking to mediapersons said that no vehicle will be allowed to stay in the main chowk for more than two minutes to lift or drop the passengers in their busses. Necessary instructions have been issued to the in charge traffic police.


Three booked for abetting suicide bid
Ludhiana, July 21
Kulwant Kaur of Sujapur is alleged to have made an attempt to commit suicide and three residents of her village have been booked under Sections 306, 511 and 34 IPC for abetting the offense.

3 motor cycles recovered


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Kribhco organises conference

Ludhiana, July 21
Krishak Bharti Cooperative Ltd (Kribhco) organised a conference of Punjab Markfed officials here today. Mr M.P.S.Brar, district manager, Markfed, Ludhiana, was the chief guest. Mr R.S.Rawal, professor, PAU, delivered a lecture on the prevention of disease in paddy crop.



PCCTU backs Arya College union demands
Ludhiana, July 21
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) have extended support to the ongoing agitation of Arya College Teachers’ Union (ACTU) and demanded immediate withdrawal of transfer orders of one of the female lecturer by the college principal Dr S.M.Sharma.

Professor reinstated
Ludhiana, July 21
The Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.S. Aulakh, has ordered reinstatement of Dr S.K. Jand, Professor of Bacteriology-cum-head of the department of Veterinary Microbiology and Controller of Examination, College of Veterinary Sciences as he has admitted his fault in preparing the marksheets of the annual examination of Public Health Veterinary.

Ad hoc lecturers’ plea to govt
Ludhiana, July 21
Over 300 ad hoc lecturers working in government colleges in all the districts of Punjab have demanded that their services should be regularised. Members of the Government Part-Time Lecturer Association said since they had been working for the past more than eight years and had the qualification, their services be confirmed.

PTA chief given farewell
Amloh, July 21
General session of parent-teachers association (PTA) of Government Secondary School (Boys) Amloh organised a farewell party to Mr Harbans Lal Pajni, who extended his cooperation as PTA chief for a long time to the school which made big strides during his tenure.

Students celebrate Teej
Ludhiana, July 21

Swiss International Public School (SIPS) was today decorated with flowers, swings, earthen pots, rangoli, phullkari, dupattas and bangles to celebrate Teej. A village scene was depicted to explain the importance of Sawan in rural life to the children.

Students of SIPS celebrate Teej in the school in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of SIPS celebrate Teej in the school in Ludhiana on Thursday

Pensioner helps poor students
Ludhiana, July 21
The under privileged section of the society finds it difficult to send their children to school as the successive governments have failed to provide free of cost education. So the poor parents either find it very hard to support their children even in preliminary education or withdraw their children from schools.

BNSM college students shine in BCA exams
Ludhiana, July 21
Students of BNSM College of Technical Education, Alamgir, have scored good percentage in BCA sixth semester exams. According to university result, Prabhjot Kaur has stood first in the college by scoring 82 per cent marks, Kirandeep Kaur and Mr Gurpreet Singh were declared second and third, respectively.


Green Land School paddlers shine
Ludhiana, July 21
Hosts Green Land Senior Secondary School, GT Road, began their campaign on strong foot, winning both the matches in the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament 2005-06 which began here today.


DC asks officers to prepare for I-Day celebrations
Ludhiana, July 21
The district administration has directed officers of all departments concerned to make necessary preparations relating to their department for holding the Independence Day function on August 15 at Government College for Boys.


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