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Sidhwan Canal goes the Budda Nullah way
Ban on throwing garbage flouted
Ludhiana, August 22
Sidhwan Canal, the irrigation life line of the region goes the Budda Nullah way despite an order by the district magistrate banning throwing of garbage and litter into the water body.
Children rummage through garbage for scrap near Sidhwan Canal
Children rummage through garbage for scrap near Sidhwan Canal in Ludhiana.—Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Parking Blues
Car bazar major hurdle
Ludhiana, August 22
When around a decade ago, traders and owners of other establishments bought shops in the posh Feroze Gandhi market at skyrocketing prices, they had not realised that it would be one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the city.




 

 

 

EARLIER STORIES


Pangolin gets new home
Ludhiana, August 22

A rare animal, Pangolin, which was rescued by People for Animals from Jalandhar was rehabilitated into forest area near Sutlej here last evening with the joint efforts of Forest Department and Care of Animals & Protection of Environment, (CAPE), India.

Coins melt away from market
Ludhiana, August 22
Re 1 and Rs 2 coins have literally melted away from the market.The coins which were in such a huge abundance only a couple of months ago that people wanted to get rid of these, are barely available now. The worst hit are small retailers and bus conductors who find it difficult to pay small balance to people.

Customer turns thief; trader suffers heart attack
Ludhiana, August 22
A trader suffered heart attack following a daylight theft in his shop, Shiv Trading Company Ltd, Naulakha road, this afternoon.Hari Krishan Gupta, the 60-year-old trader in chemicals and candles, was under treatment at the Hero Heart DMC Hospital.

COMMUNITY

People urged to make use of sangat darshan
Ludhiana, August 22
Deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar has appealed to the people to make maximum use of Sangat Darshan Program (SDP) to get their complaints settled efficiently as this was the shortest route for this purpose since all the district heads remain present for an early response.

Atta-dal scheme inaugurated
Khamano, August 22
Parliamentary secretary Bikramjit Singh Khalsa inaugurated Atta-dal scheme at Burj village, near here. While addressing a gathering, he said akali-BJP govt in Punjab has fulfilled its promise of Atta-dal for poor people in Punjab.

Alumnus donates money to CMC
Ludhiana, August 22
Dr Ninan Mathews, an alumnus of Christian Medical College (CMC) here, who is now settled in the UK, recently sprang a pleasant surprise on his alma mater. Along with him, Dr Mathews brought a sum of 820 pounds for the institution, which was collected by his two teenage daughters Ann (18) and Ruby (16) in the UK.

At The Crossroads
Recalling Partition and freedom

Sixty years ago on August 15, 1947, we rejoiced less at attaining freedom from the British rule and grieved more at the partition of the country. The cost seemed to be too high for the bargain that spelt doom. In late 1945 and early 1946, we the college students of three colleges in Amritsar, namely Khalsa College, Hindu College and Govt College (women), gathered at Jallianwalah Bagh, after chanting for long on the roads the slogan.

Letters
Conserve environment

 

CRIME

Woman stabbed, assailants at large
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 22
The local police has registered an FIR under various sections of the IPC against unknown persons for attempting to murder the septuagenarian daughter-in-law of the founder of the town after entering her bedroom forcibly on Monday night.

Darshan Singh, in charge, CIA Sangrur, discusses a point with his colleagues about the attack on a woman at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Tuesday night.— Photo by Mahesh Sharma 
Darshan Singh, in charge, CIA Sangrur, discusses a point with his colleagues about the attack on a woman at Mandi Ahmedgarh

11 booked in dowry cases
Ludhiana, August 22
Eleven persons belonging to three families have been booked for dowry harassment in three FIRs, including an abetment to suicide, by a young girl in the city.

 

BUSINESS

BSNL auto-cheque collection machine opened
Ludhiana, August 22
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) today installed an automatic cheque collection machine at the Bharat Nagar telephone exchange to facilitate the payment of landline and mobile telephone connections.

S.K. Nigam, general manager, BSNL, inaugurates the automatic cheque collection machine at the Bharat Nagar telephone exchange in Ludhiana on 
Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.

S.K. Nigam, general manager, BSNL, inaugurates the automatic cheque collection machine at the Bharat Nagar telephone exchange in Ludhiana
Canara Bank holds road show
Ludhiana, August 22
In a bid to popularise its products, Canara Bank held a roadshow in the city today. The bank’s employees carried banners bearing names of different schemes being offered by the bank.
The roadshow was flagged off by K.R. Vadhyar, assistant general manager. He said the bank had already launched a special campaign to open savings and current accounts in all its branches.


Roadshow by Canara Bank in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Roadshow by Canara Bank in Ludhiana

 

EDUCATION

Teachers unhappy with govt policies
Go sans wages
Ludhiana, August 22
The Computer Teachers Union, Moga, stated in a press note that a meeting of computer teachers was held in Ludhiana under the presidentship of Iqbal Singh here yesterday. Iqbal Singh said on one hand the govt is giving free atta-dal to poor people, but on the other hand it is closing down primary schools. The govt should empower poor people in such a way that they are able to earn their livelihood rather than giving them rations.

Teachers blame govt for not keeping its word
Doraha, August 22
As per the directions given by Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, the unit members of Doraha, observed a two-period strike in the college premises, today.

From Schools
‘Eloquent Minds’ kickstarts

Ludhiana, August 22
‘Eloquent Minds-2007’ got off to a flying start at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, here today. The inaugural contest commenced with the lighting of the lamp by Sister Sobel, principal of the school.

PAU Notes
Agro-processing complex started

Ludhiana, August 22
“Multi-faceted development of farming community can occur only if the farmers venture into processing of yield at the village level.” This was stated by Dr M.S.Kang, vice-chancellor of PAU, Ludhiana, during the inauguration of an agro-processing complex started by a woman entrepreneur, Kulwant Kaur at Ayali Khurd village , Ludhiana.

Racism in India too: foreign students

Ludhiana August 22
Students from Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Mozambique, studying here, feel that Indian people believe in racism. A majority of their Indian counterparts try to avoid them or pass comments like "blacks". They said they felt bad at times but there were some others who were friendly and hospitable toward them. The views were expressed by 18 new foreign students from these countries, who have joined Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) for higher studies this year.

Students from Tanzania share some light moments at the PCTE in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
Students from Tanzania share some light moments at the PCTE in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

RIMT students visit textile mill
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 22
An industrial tour to Vinayak Textile Mills (VTM), Ludhiana, was organised by RIMT-Institute of Management and Computer Technology, Mandi Gobindgarh, for its students. In this tour, 60 students of first semester of MBA went around the mill to study the functioning of various departments of the organisation.

‘Systole 2007’ takes off at CMC
Ludhiana, August 22
Systole 2007, the annual cultural and sports festival of the Christian Medical College (CMC) took off today after its inauguration by Dr John Abraham, principal of the college. The first two days would have competitions such as painting, soap carving, rangoli, cacophonic and the preliminary rounds of GK quiz.

Soft skills programme launched in SCD college
Ludhiana, August 22
The Government of Punjab, Department of Higher Education, launched PTOSS (Punjab Training of Soft Skills) Programme in SCD Government College here yesterday.

Teachers attend programme on English in US
Ludhiana, August 22
Two government school teachers here participated in the six-week long Professional Development Programme (PDP) for Indian and Pakistani teachers held at University of California recently. The entire cost of travel, boarding and lodging was paid by the Fulbright Association, USA.

 

HEALTH

First of its Kind
Experts to dicuss joint replacement at expo
Ludhiana, August 22
SPS Apollo Hospitals will organise a “Joint Replacement and Arthritis Expo” here on Aug 25 and 26 to showcase recent advances in the treatment of joint pain and joint replacement techniques.

 
SPORTS


Ludhiana suffer third defeat
Ludhiana, August 22
Minor Districts Zone B defeated Ludhiana on the basis of the first innigs lead of 94 runs in the third match of the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament (u-22), which concluded at SD Government College grounds here today.


Chinton Sehgal of Ludhiana ducks against a Minor Districts bowler in the second innings of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-22) match played in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Chinton Sehgal of Ludhiana ducks against a Minor Districts bowler in the second innings of the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament (u-22) match played in Ludhiana

PAU zone lads enter cricket final
Ludhiana, August 22
Gurdeep excelled with the ball (5 for 9 runs) and helped PAU zone to thrash Samrala zone by 83 runs to enter the final of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (u-14) being played at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, here today.

City lads make it big
Ludhiana, August 22
Local lads, Pranav Chopra (Jerry) and Raj Kumar, trainees of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy (LBA) have been selected to represent India in the Asian Youth (U-16) Badminton Championship to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, from August 22 to 26. Both of them will be playing in team events as well as in individual events like doubles, singles and mixed doubles. Players from countries like China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Iraq and Syria will be seen in action in this event.

Cricket Tourney
Ropar zone XI lead

Ludhiana, August 22
Thanks to fine batting by Hitesh (83 not out) and Harman Bajwa (59), minor districts, Ropar zone XI, were in a  commanding position (155 for 3) against Ludhiana (176 all out) in the first innings of the match of the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament (U-22) at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College ground here yesterday.

 

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