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Eleven to be awarded today
Ludhiana, August 14
Eleven persons, including police personnel, doctors, social workers and educationists, would be honoured at the district-level Independence Day celebrations at the Government College for Boys tomorrow.

Heavy security for I-Day
Ludhiana, August 14
Massive security arrangements have been made in the city, especially in areas around the Government College for Boys, where the district-level Independence Day celebrations would be held tomorrow.
Police personnel check the luggage of passengers as part of the security drive at the Ludhiana railway station on the eve of Independence Day on Monday.
Police personnel check the luggage of passengers as part of the security drive at the Ludhiana railway station on the eve of Independence Day on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed 




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Students of Sargodha National Public Senior Secondary School celebrate Teej on the school campus on Monday.
Students of Sargodha National Public Senior Secondary School celebrate Teej on the school campus on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Brick-kiln factions strive to unite
Ludhiana, August 14

In an endeavour to unite the brick kiln industry in the district, the Punjab Brick-kiln Owners Association today sent its representatives to assess the situation and find a solution to the same.

Flouting PNDT Act with impunity
Ludhiana, August 14

If the recent detection of a racket of mass scale foeticide in Patiala district is shocking, the blatant violation of the Pre-natal Sex Determination Test Act (PNDT Act) here is far more serious due to the sheer number of ultrasound scan centres.

Four-year RI in fake currency case
Ludhiana August 14
Nitin Jain, a stamp vendor hailing from Jalandhar, has been sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment of four years in fake currency notes case by the Presiding Officer of the fast track court — Mr Roshan Lal Ahuja, Additional Sessions Judge.

MCPI(U) stages dharna
Ludhiana, August 14
On a call given by the Marxist Communist Party of India (United), the district unit staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, against the alleged anti-people economic and political policies of the Punjab Government and the Centre here today.

COMMUNITY

NGO urges Centre not to amend information law
Ludhiana, August 14
The executive committee of the People’s Awareness Forum (PAF), an NGO, strongly criticised the Centre over proposed amendments in the Right to Information Act and diluting its original character.

Widows given pension, ration
Ludhiana, August 14
Shri Gyan Sthal Mandir Sabha disbursed relief to 777 widows of the town at a monthly pension-cum- ration distribution function held here yesterday.

Jagjit Singh Lambra Paying a price for belonging to Indira assassin’s village
Ludhiana, August 14
Mr Jagjit Singh Lambra has been in the Congress for the past three decades. He braved terrorist threats but never thought of leaving the party. He even performed the bhog of Indira Gandhi at his village Nurpur Bet, knowing that it could cost him his life. But he has been made to pay the price for what he is not.
Jagjit Singh Lambra

At the Crossroads
Facets of a learned poet

Dr Som P. Ranchan had taught English and US literature in US and Indian colleges and universities. His forays into the areas of theology, mythology and psychology have earned him a name.

Janmashtami, I-Day celebrations
Ludhiana, August 14
Shri Durga Mandir Committee would hold a Janmashtami function at Shri Durga Mandir, Urban Estate, Dugri, Phase-I, on August 16.

 

CRIME

Money power for cracking criminal cases
Ludhiana, August 14
With no breakthrough in the much-publicised Devgun murder case and the complex Bikramjit killing case being made even after months of the incidents and brainstorming investigation, the police is now hoping that the attraction of money can pull out some hitherto hidden information about the cases.

Man unconscious on road for over 4 hours
Ludhiana, August 14
Hundreds of persons passed by a labourer who had been lying unconscious on a road behind the Sadar police station for over four hours today. Nobody stopped to help him.

 

BUSINESS

Industry team meets Excise Commissioner
Ludhiana, August 14
With a view to highlighting the industry’s problems arising on account of the value added tax (VAT), a delegation of the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association and the Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry met Mr D.P.Reddy, Excise and Taxation Commissioner, Punjab, in Patiala today.

Tax benefits in HP irk Punjab industrialists
Ludhiana, August 14
Resentment prevails among industrialists over the extension of exemption of central excise duty and the new units which will come up in Himachal, Uttaranchal and Jammu and Kashmir.

Bank promotions
Samrala, August 14
Mr Hakam Singh Manager, Bank of India, has been promoted senior manager and transferred to the Bombay head Office. Senior Manager Sukhdev Singh Khaihra has taken over the charge at Machhiwara.

 
AGRICULTURE

CM gives Rs 5 lakh to kisan club
Ludhiana, August 14
The Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt Amarinder Singh, has given a special grant of Rs 5 lakh to the Punjab Kisan Club — a body of progressive farmers operating under the technical guidance of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Vets shed light on upkeep of dairy animals
Ludhiana, August 14
A monthly meeting of the Punjab Dairy Farmers Association (PDFA) was held here under the chairmanship of Dr O. S. Parmar, Director of Extension Education, in the Silver Jubilee Block Auditorium of the College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), here today.

Shift from wheat-rice rotation, farmers advised
Ludhiana, August 14
In his message to farmers, on the eve of Independence Day, PAU Vice-Chancellor, Dr. K.S.Aulakh, has said just as the freedom fighters sacrificed their lives to free the country from the clutches of slavery, same way, the people will have to struggle hard to change agricultural economy by adopting the scientific methods.

EDUCATION


From Schools
Schools resonate with patriotic fervour

Ludhiana, August 14
The Independence Day was celebrated at the Kids Zone Playway School with enthusiasm. To acquaint children with national heroes, they were asked to come dressed as various leaders.

Disney Land students celebrate Independence Day on the school campus in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Disney Land students celebrate Independence Day on the school campus in Ludhiana on Monday.


Preparation for I-Day function
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 14
With an intention to enable their students and staff participate in the Independence Day celebrations of Municipal Council scheduled to take place at the Town Hall tomorrow, a majority of schools celebrated the national festival today.

Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School kids pose in fancy dress at Ahmedgarh on Monday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School kids pose in fancy dress

Crusade against use of polythene bags sought

Ludhiana, August 14
Nominated/elected office-bearers of Central Students Association in Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women were felicitated here today. Those felicitated at the installation ceremony included Head Girl Aarti Sharma and Deputy Head Girl, Donia.

The new office-bearers of the Central Students Association of Master Tara Singh College.
The new office-bearers of the Central Students Association of Master Tara Singh College.

Office-bearers
Ludhiana, August 14
The Class IV Government Employees Union, Punjab, Education Department, held a meeting under the presidentship of Mr Harbhajan Singh in Raikot recently.

 

CULTURE

Festival concludes with “Ghumayee”
Chandigarh, August 14
Never before has any festival of plays in any regional language elicited such on applause from theatre lovers as the Jammu-based ensample “Natrang”.

HEALTH

Living with menopausal blues
Ludhiana, August 14
Each woman undergoes three phases in life — premenopausal phase, menopausal climax phase and post-menopausal phase. Each phase needs to be dealt with differently.

 
SPORTS

Jalandhar boys enter semifinals in sub-jr hockey
Ludhiana, August 14
Jalandhar demolished Gurdaspur 9-0 to secure a berth in the semifinals of the Miri Piri Punjab State Sub-Junior Hockey Championship being organised by the Ludhiana District Hockey Association under the aegis of the Punjab Hockey Association with the help of Namdhari Seeds at the Satguru Partap Singh Astro-turf stadium, Bhaini Sahib, near here, today.

KVM cricketers enter semis
Ludhiana, August 14
Bharat Malhotra scored 47 runs and Lalit Malhotra took 3 wickets for 14 runs as Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, registered 15-run win over Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School in the Schools Zonal Cricket Tournament (PAU Zone) for boys (u-19) being played at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University ground, here today.

Mini Olympics
Samrala, August 14
The 60th annual sports known as mini Olympics at Kot Gangurai village, 13 km from here, will start from August 19 to 22, according to the president of the sports club, Mr Rajinder Singh.Balraj Sharma

Balraj is manager of Indian swimming squads
Ludhiana, August 14
Balraj Sharma, vice-president of the Swimming Federation of India (SFI) and honorary secretary, Punjab Swimming Association, has been appointed manager of the Indian swimming teams (men and women) for the South Asian Games slated to be held in Colombo from August 18 to 28.                                          
  Balraj Sharma

Swimming trials
Ludhiana, August14
The District Swimming Association will conduct trials to select Ludhiana teams (senior men and women) here at the municipal corporation swimming pool on August 29 and 30, according to Apinder Singh Grewal, president of the association.

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