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Dawar dares Gosain
Says prove charges or quit politics
Ludhiana, August 17
The allegations levelled by deputy speaker Satpal Gosain against his arch rival and former parliamentary secretary Surinder Dawar about having taken Rs 600 crore from polluting dyeing units are believed to be in continuation with their past rivalry that has often taken personal overtones.

Land acquired for Trident group
No compensation yet for farmers
Ludhiana, August 17
Farmers in three villages of Barnala district, who were evacuated after their land was acquired for the Trident Group of industries, are yet to get the compensation promised by the SAD-BJP government to them after a renegotiated settlement.

Chinese idols raise Sikh scholar’s hackles
Ludhiana, August 17
Prof Prithipal Singh Kapoor, a former pro vice-chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University and renowned Sikh scholar, has criticised the manufacture of idols of Guru Nanak Dev and their sale by the Chinese. In a statement here today, Kapoor said the Chinese were now more interested in producing idols of deities worshipped in India.


MMS Scam
SHO booked, suspended
Ludhiana, August 17
Heads have finally started rolling in the sensational MMS scandal which had the city police scurrying for cover for the past one week.

Federation wants park committees revived
Ludhiana, August 17
Even as green parks continue to get shabby treatment by the authorities in the most polluted city of the state, the Federation of Park Management Committees has sought the revival of PMCs so that these “lungs” can get a breather.

10 samples of foodstuff taken during raids
Ludhiana, August 17
As part of the continuing drive to check adulteration of foodstuff, the field staff of the health department conducted raids on several establishments in different parts of the city and seized 10 samples of eatables.

Businessman alleges harassment by bank
Ludhiana, August 17
City-based businessman Rakesh Jain has alleged harassment by officials of a leading private sector bank. Jain alleged that employees of the bank were threatening him and his family members on the phone for the past 15 days seeking repayment of a loan which Jain never asked for.

Businessman Rakesh Jain addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday.—Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Businessman Rakesh Jain addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday.


Child Labour
Minor rescued from shop
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 17
Acting on a complaint filed by a migrant labourer of Ekolaha village, the Khanna police rescued a minor child from a sweetmeat establishment and initiated proceedings under Section 3 of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, against the owner of the shop.

People experimenting with looks, says makeover expert
Ludhiana, August 17
Deepti Peshoria, a makeover expert from London School of Fashion, feels there could be no place better than India for makeover specialists. Quite happy with the recent change in people wherein irrespective of age there is a rising keenness to improve and, in many cases, undergo transformation, she says people have become much more experimenting now.

Makeover expert Deepika Peshoria at work in Ludhiana on Friday.—Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Makeover expert Deepika Peshoria at work in Ludhiana on Friday.

Chemist shop raided, drugs seized
Ludhiana, August 17
A team of drug rules enforcement staff, led by assistant drug controller Ajay Singla, conducted a raid on a chemist shop in Sherpur locality on the periphery of the city yesterday.



Petro price hike move worries dealers
Ludhiana, August 17
Fearing a likely hike in the petrol and diesel rates, petroleum dealers here have said the government’s move will hit the industry and instead of increasing revenues may reduce them. Unhappy with the state government’s move on amendment to Section 2 of the Punjab VAT Act 2005 on adjustment in increase in petrol and diesel rates as announced by the union government, the dealers said further rise would shift their customers to neighbouring Haryana and Chandigarh.

‘Vivaha—2007’ inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 17
Celebrating “Vivaha—2007”, a wedding exhibition, was inaugurated in the city today. Tarun Sarda, CEO, said, "When we first launched this exhibition in 2003 it was decided to test the wedding markets of Mumbai and Delhi respectively. However, the last year's experience in Ludhiana was quite encouraging and we decided to come back."

People shop at a wedding exhibition, “Vivaha—2007”, in Ludhiana on Friday. —A Tribune photograph
People shop at a wedding exhibition, “Vivaha—2007”, in Ludhiana on Friday.



Parul scores 90.6 pc in MBA
Ludhiana, August 17
A perfect blend of intelligence and hard work, Parul Munjal, has excelled in studies as well as job. After pursuing higher education abroad she intends to assist her father later. Parul Munjal, a student of Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology (GNIMT) is on the top of the world as she has broken 90 per cent barrier of the college and scored 90.6 per cent marks in the final semester of MBA conducted in June this year.
Students of the GNIMT, who have bagged top positions in the MBA final semester, are all smiles in Ludhiana on Friday.
Students of the GNIMT, who have bagged top positions in the MBA final semester, are all smiles in Ludhiana on Friday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

From Schools & Colleges
Students exhibit scientific temper
Ludhiana, August 17
The skill, understanding and interest evinced by the students in science was displayed at the science exhibition held in Atam Public Senior Secondary School here on Friday. Models prepared by the students of classes VI to X raised the interests of viewers. Projects like producing electricity using wind energy, electro magnetic crane and functioning of human heart were outstanding models prepared under the supervision of Vandana, head science department.



Medico with painterly moorings
Ludhiana, August 17
Deepmala Jagtap, an upcoming artist and a student of Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, displayed her oil paintings, sketches and paintings in other medium at an art exhibition held on the college campus today. The exhibition would be continue tomorrow also.


Women cricket trials today
Ludhiana, August 17
The Ludhiana District Cricket Association will hold trials to select women cricketers here at the Khalsa College for Women ground, Civil Lines, at 4.30 pm tomorrow.

Hockey tourney
Ludhiana, August 17
Guru Nanak Public School (GNPS), Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, will host this year’s edition of the North Zone II (cluster XIV, XV and XVI) Hockey Tournament for schools affiliated with the CBSE, New Delhi, from September 25 to 28.




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