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22 illegal shops razed despite political pressure

Ludhiana, August 7Illegal shops being razed in Transport Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday.
The illegal shops, coming up near ganda nullah in Transport Nagar here, were razed to the ground in an operation supervised by the chief vigilance officer, local bodies department, A.K. Prabhakar, here this afternoon.
Illegal shops being razed in Transport Nagar in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Principal refuses action against ‘erring’ clerk
Ludhiana, August 7
Principal of SCD Government College here has refused to take any action against a clerk, who has been accused of admitting six students to B.Com I on "preferential basis". In absence of any written complaint by students or parents, Dr Malkiat Singh said he was bound not to take any action.


SDM acts tough, orders sealing of 25 generator setsThe Surya Kiran building where generators would be sealed.
Ludhiana, August 7
In the first order of its kind against the use of generators in the city, SDM Devinder Singh has directed the city police, Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) and the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to seal more than 25 generators in the commercial-cum-residential Surya Kiran building, the mall, here.

The Surya Kiran building where generators would be sealed. — A Tribune photograph

Greed turns friend into killer
Ludhiana, August 7
Greed of pocketing Rs 4.56 lakh turned a friend into a killer in the Mandi Gobindgarh iron trader Hira Lal murder case. Gurpreet Singh of Tanda Road, Jalandhar, the alleged killer, on being signalled refused to stop his car at a police barricade near Amaltas Hotel. He was nabbed late last night after being chased by the Salem Tabri police.

Power Theft
Even farmers don’t lag behind
Ludhiana, August 7
Of some 25,000 agricultural connections in suburban and Khanna circles falling in the Central Zone, checked by the field staff of the PSEB till July this year, nearly 2,500 were found to be indulging in power theft by way of either kundi connections or having unauthorised load.

PSEB raids 180 units
Ludhiana, August 7
More than 12 teams of the Punjab State Electricity Board’s (PSEB) enforcement wing yesterday raided 180 industrial units that were found violating mandatory weekly off as laid down for different categories of industrial consumers.

Undertrials clash in bus
Ludhiana, August 7
A former press photographer facing trial in a case of cheating was allegedly beaten up by a group of undertrials in a police bus outside the Bakshikhanna, district court complex, this afternoon.

7 MC officials chargesheeted
Ludhiana, August 7
The vigilance department of the local bodies has chargesheeted seven officials of the municipal corporation in the indoor stadium project at Pakhowal road.


Cotton extravaganza at Nehru Sidhant Kendra
Ludhiana, August 7
Weaving a spell of colours around Ludhianavis, the Rajasthani textile art is back in the city with the ongoing exhibition at Nehru Sidhant Kendra.

Members yet to convene general house meeting
Differences between PCCTU factions persist
Ludhiana, August 7
The present office-bearers of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU), who were nominated by a seven-member committee to resolve the rivalry between the two groups, have yet to convene their first general house meeting.

8 liquor vends fined
Ludhiana, August 7
Officials of the excise and taxation department challaned eight liquor vends in prime locations of the city here last evening.

DMCH OPDs shut for 2 hrs
Ludhiana, August 7
In response to a bandh call given by the Punjab state unit of the IMA, OPDs of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) remained closed today from 10 am to 12 noon. According to DMCH principal Dr Daljit Singh, the OPDs were closed to express solidarity with the IMA, Punjab, in support of the immediate enactment of the law on the patterns of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, against increased incidents of violence against doctors.

Hospital employee suspended
Ludhiana, August 7
Ashok Bhagat, a class four employee of ESI Model Hospital, Ludhiana, was suspended yesterday following his irrational behaviour with the MS (medical superintendent) and women staff working in the hospital.

Workshop for progressive beekeepers
Ludhiana, August 7
The monthly state-level training-cum-workshop for members of the Progressive Bee Keepers Association was organised at Kairon Kisan Ghar on the Punjab Agricultural University campus yesterday. At least 70 progressive beekeepers from different parts of Punjab took part in the training programme.

PAU launches afforestation campaign
Ludhiana, August 7
Forest cover in Punjab is about 6 per cent against 33 per cent in accordance with the National Forest Policy. Because of better returns, farmers prefer to grow field crops like paddy and wheat that account for nearly 85 per cent of the total land use.

Road of inconvenience
Ludhiana, August 7
Residents of Tibba Road, Gopal Nagar, Puneet Nagar, Manjeet Nagar, G.K. Estate, Grewal Colony and many other areas have complained that the Tajpur road has become a pond of slush.

4 chemist shops raided
Ludhiana, August 7
As part of the ongoing drive of the health department, a special team constituted by Dr Satpal Sharma, civil surgeon, raided at least four chemist shops in different parts of the city and seized unaccounted medicines allegedly being sold to addicts.

Railing from Jagraon bridge falls
Ludhiana, August 7
Commuters on Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Road had a narrow escape when railing on the Jagraon bridge came down today afternoon.

Check water contamination
Whenever the degree of essential elements like turbidity (muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended) hardness, iron as well as calcium etc. exceed the limit prescribed under the standards of the ISI, potable water is called as contaminated and can cause several water-borne diseases.


Farmers told to avail credit from banks
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 7
H.S. Shant, chairman, Sutlej Gramin Bank Ltd, has urged the farmers of the area to avail themselves of institutionalised credit facilities instead of losing their income by paying exorbitant interest to unauthorised moneylenders.



Lecture on radio plan falls flatA teacher of Government Primary School checks the frequency of a radio set in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Schools don’t get money to buy sets
Ludhiana, August 7
The much-hyped classroom lecture on radio programme, a project initiated by the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), fell flat on the first day today as a majority of government primary schools in the district have not even received the funds to purchase the required radio sets.

A teacher of Government Primary School checks the frequency of a radio set in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Kuljeet tops in pharmacy in state
Ludhiana, August 7
Students of Baba Kundan College of D Pharmacy, affiliated to Punjab State Board of Technical

KCW girls win laurels
Ludhiana, August 7
Fine arts students of Khalsa College for Women proved their mettle by bringing laurels to the institution in MA I (fine arts). They bagged five ranks in top 10 university positions with their efficacious efforts.

Vanmahotsava at Narangwal College
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 7
S P Karkara, president, Rotary Club, Ludhiana, called upon office-bearers of social, educational and religious organisations to launch coordinated movement to make people aware about the benefits of growing trees.


Insurance co told to pay claim
Ludhiana, August 7
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the National Insurance company to pay the claim of Rs 1 lakh to family members of a person who died in an accident as the vehicle was comprehensivly insured, including driver.



Early detection of prostate cancer possible: Doc
Ludhiana, August 7
Dr Joy G Paul, consultant, Urologist from South Bay Urology Group, the USA, speaking at CMCH here today, reiterated that prostate cancer was the most common malignancy of the elderly male population. Early detection of these cancer was now possible with a detailed clinical examination and newer investigations and tests. Digital rectal examination (DRE) was important to find out if the prostate cancer was palpable and to confirm any abnormality of the prostate gland.


Judo championship concludes
Ludhiana, August 7
Following are the results of the two-day Ludhiana District Inter-School Judo Championship for boys and girls organised by the Tournament Committee (schools) which concluded at the multipurpose indoor hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here yesterday.



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