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Admn gears up to tackle floods on war footing
Ludhiana, July 8
Taking steps to prevent any further loss of life and property in the city from the floods caused by the overflowing Buddha Nullah, deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari today sent special teams of officials to the affected areas to expedite repair of breaches.

Mayor raps civic officials for waterlogging
Ludhiana, July 8
Acting on a complaint filed by zone A area councillor Parminder Mehta, mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura held a meeting of civic officials at his office here today during which he reportedly pulled them up over waterlogging in the city’s interior areas. He asked them about the factors that had led to the situation that was creating havoc for the residents.


Children have fun while a scooterist struggles to wade through water
Children have fun while a scooterist struggles to wade through water
in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Back to Work
A migrant labourer sows paddy in the fields at Baddhowal village after a gap of four days, as heavy rain kept labourers off work
A migrant labourer sows paddy in the fields at Baddhowal village after a gap of four days, as heavy rain kept labourers off work. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Desilting of Buddha Nullah not done on time
It led to breach and overflowing of nullah
Ludhiana, July 8
Had the Drainage department of Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, accomplished the work of desilting Buddha Nullah on time, the situation would not have been so alarming, and the breach and overflowing of nullah from sensitive points could have been averted. But in the nick of time, the Drainage Department officials reportedly expressed their "helplessness" in cleaning 22 ‘pullis’(small stretches) along Buddha Nullah within the city limits due to which residents had to face a flood-like situation with the onset of monsoon.

Never too young to make a difference!
Ludhiana, July 8
Chahat Bhandari (10) distributes notebooks and stationery items to underpreviliged students in Ludhiana. Just because one is young does not mean he or she cannot make a difference in our society by helping others. Ask 10-year-old Chahat Bhandari who has formed an NGO to raise money for needy, disabled and ill children. Proud to be the founder of her NGO, Ehsaas (which means feeling), she has managed to get 32 of her friends join her organization within a short span of four months.

Chahat Bhandari (10) distributes notebooks and stationery items to underpreviliged students in Ludhiana.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

A government boat, meant for relief work, lying in a poor state at mini-secretariat in Ludhiana. Boats rusting at Mini-Secretariat 
Ludhiana, July 8
While residents of nearly five villages, including Pal Majra, Dhande, Bharthala, Garhi and Neelon, are using makeshift boats to reach their destinations, the boats belonging to the district administration are rusting at the Mini-Secretariat.

A government boat, meant for relief work, lying in a poor state at mini-secretariat in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Key accused in Jeevan Mattoo murder case nabbed
Ludhiana, July 8
In a significant development, the police nabbed the key member of Mika-Mani gang, who was wanted in the Jeevan Mattu murder case.


Manhandling of woman SDO
BJP supports accused, demands probe 

Ludhiana, July 8
A day after the city police booked the son of Punjab Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker Sat Pal Gosain for alleged manhandling a woman SDO of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the BJP leaders of the city retaliated and levelled counter allegation that the SDO had demanded bribe for issuing a no objection certificate (NOC).

An illegal building being demolished by the MC at Samrala Chowk Illegal building razed
Ludhiana, July 8
An illegal building, under Zone A, Samrala Chowk, was demolished under the supervision of Assistant Town Planner (ATP) Kamaljeet Kaur here today. The 11 feet x 52 feet building was illegally being constructed on the Samrala road.
According to sources, a case is also going-on in the high court for the past few years. Recently, high court had ordered the owner to demolish the building.

An illegal building being demolished by the MC at Samrala Chowk on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Heavy rain eases power woes
Ludhiana, July 8
At least for the time being, the frequent power cuts imposed on all categories of consumers, including industrial units, have been completely relaxed, with the compulsory weekly offdays for power intensive factories have also eased. The sudden turnaround in the power situation has been possible due to the incessant and widespread rainfall all over the state during the last couple of days.

City neurosurgeon visits Russia
Ludhiana, July 8
Dr MK Sobti, neurosurgeon, at Sobti Neuro Centre here, attended an international conference on "recent advances in neurosurgery" (ICRAN 2010) held in Saint Petersberg (Russia) from June 29 to July 1.

Docs’ body condemns dissolution of MCI
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 8
The Indian Medical Association State Branch, Chandigarh, along with the IMA Central Body, comprising 500 doctors from all over India, including Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, UP and Bihar staged a Dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi. This was disclosed here today by IMA chairman Dr Zora Singh.

‘Now, India better equipped to tackle rabies’
Ludhiana, July 8
Dr Charan Kamal Singh, noted expert on rabies, and Professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, was recently invited by the Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (IAVP), Himachal Pradesh Chapter to present a talk on "An update on Rabies Diagnosis" in the auditorium of the GC Negi College of Veterinary Science, CSK HP University, Palampur.

‘World will soon be polio-free’
Raikot, July 8
Rotary international took up the challenge to wipe out polio from in 1984 and presently only a few polio cases are reported in only four countries of the world - India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. “World will soon be polio-free. Bill Gates of the Microsoft Corporation has given USD 335 million to assist Rotary International in this endeavour," said Distt. Governor elect Rtn. Sanjiv Sethi while installing the new Rotary president of the club, Raikot midtown.

Online facility for traders
Ludhiana, July 8
No long queues will be witnessed at the Information Collection Center now as traders can fill the details of their consignments online.

Latest Fad
Enliven your bedroom with ‘garden theme’

Ludhiana, July 8
This season's latest fad in the home decor is bugs and butterflies to you and me. The hottest new collections of bed linen, wallpaper and furniture are riddled with the kind of pests we normally fight to keep outside. Decorating a bedroom with garden theme is the new craze. It serves as a great way to appreciate the beauty of nature and also makes the room comfortable, cozy and lively. The decoration enhances the beauty of nature inside the comforts of your home. Flowers, grass, shrub, trees and creepers will go a long way to make the bedroom a visual treat.

Order on record of servants 
Ludhiana, July 8
In the wake of rising incidents of robberies and brawls around the periphery of the city, Deputy Magistrate Rahul Tiwari has ordered the restaurant, dhaba and liquor vend owner to keep a record of their servants.

Office-bearers of BJP dist unit announced 
Ludhiana, July 8
District president of BJP Rajiv Katna has released the list of new office-bearers and executives of the district unit of the party, which was finalised in consultation with the state leadership of the party.

Garima tops in BCA exam

Mandi Gobindgarh, July 8
BCA students of the Regional Institute of Management and Technology, here, passed out with flying colours. Bhavna Bansal and Garima Bansal of BCA sixth semester proved their mettle by attaining university top positions.

Vet varsity scientist presents paper in Canada
Ludhiana, July 8
Dr RS Sethi, associate professor, Veterinary Anatomy from College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, who is the counterpart scientist in GADVASU, attended an international collaborative programme on animal diseases, pertaining to lung inflammation.

PAU Notes
BSc agriculture counselling

The admission process is in full swing at PAU, as large number of students are coming for counselling to various courses, including BSc Agriculture (hons) six-year programme and two-year certificate course in agriculture at Gurdaspur.

From Colleges
A lecture to join the Indian Armed Forces was held for NCC cadets of the 3 Punjab Battalion NCC, Ludhiana, who are attending the ongoing combined annual training camp at Guru Nanak Engineering College. Col Sharad Dhindaw, recruiting officer, Ludhiana, was the key speaker.


3 booked for trying to set woman afire
Ludhiana, July 8
The city police has registered a case of murderous assault against three persons for allegedly attacking a woman and trying to set her on fire on the Daba-Gyaspura road.

Deepinder eyes double crown
Jagraon, July 8
Deepinder Singh Bains is eyeing a double crown at the HTA-AITA Men’s and Women’s Tournament.




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