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38-year-old iron trader shot
Robbery not motive: personal enmity suspected
Ludhiana, August 13
A 38-year-old iron trader was shot by unidentified assailants in the Dugri Phase-II area here last night. The incident took place at around 9.45 pm when the victim, identified as Shiv Kumar, was returning home from his office located at Gill road.

‘0001’ of CW Series Taken!
Resident Cruises with Rs 4-lakh No.
Ludhiana, August 13
Kulwinder Kaur, a resident of Neelon and owner of a Toyota Land Cruiser, outbid all others to secure the registration number, PB-10-CW-0001, for Rs 4 lakh during an auction of fancy numbers here today. A representative of Kulwinder Kaur, who offered the bids on her behalf, declined to comment further.


Dumping of Effluents
PSHRC seeks report from pollution board, DC
Stagnant water like this is a common feature in the slums and posh localities of LudhianaLudhiana, August 13
Taking cognizance of dumping of garbage and toxic industrial effluents in vacant plots and parks in the industrial belts by dyeing factories and other industrial units, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) has sought a detailed report from the Secretary, Punjab Pollution Control Board, and the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, by December 7.

Stagnant water like this is a common feature in the slums and posh localities of Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

In mentor’s footsteps

Choreographer Saroj Khan, who was in town today, with students of her
Choreographer Saroj Khan, who was in town today, with students of her academy on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Diseases now classified information?
Pvt hospitals told not to give out details to media
Ludhiana, August 13
The department of health and family welfare has instructed private hospitals not to disclose details of any cases pertaining to swine flu, malaria and dengue to avoid the setting in of panic among the public. As a result, the private hospital authorities are even reluctant to share details that are in the larger interest of the public.

9 hurt as iron scrap furnace overboils
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 13
At least nine labourers sustained injuries due to the over boiling of iron scrap in the furnace at Oasis Enterprises Private Limited today. This unit is located on the Talwara road.

Stirring the soul with Sufi music
Ludhiana, August 13
“Sufi music is a great art which cannot be sold. It is an invaluable gift of the Almighty, the depth of which cannot be fathomed,” says Sufi singer Satinder Sartaj.


Security Lapse
Socialising keeps guards preoccupied
Ludhiana/Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 13
It seems that security personnel guarding financial organisations, including nationalised and cooperative banks, have failed to learn lessons from the past. While guards employed by banks are rarely equipped with sophisticated weapons and ammunition, those hired from uniformed forces do not care much about the instructions given by managers of these banks. With reports of snatchings and robberies pouring in from various banks, it seems that nothing concrete has been done so far to check such incidents. Security guards on duty are often seen talking on phone, performing other duties and entertaining guests.

Power Theft
Rs 17.41-cr penalty slapped on defaulters
Ludhiana, August 13
It its effort to check surging power theft cases, which have been causing a big drain on the revenue, the Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPRC) has slapped an cumulative penalty of Rs 17.41 crore on defaulters. Out of this, a sum of Rs 12.3 crore has already been recovered.

City painted in festive colour
Ludhiana, August 13
Teej or Teeyan-the festival of swings, singing, dancing and feasting has the city drowned in colours of Sawan. While women and girls flock markets to get their palms and feet adorned with henna to celebrate the spirit of Teej; for children and men folk, there is nothing more exciting than relishing kheer-malpooras, ghewar and gulgule, the traditional food of the festival. For newly married girls, it’s the time to get pampered with gifts from loved ones; while those about to marry, too, can be seen enjoying special attention from their in-laws.

Suspension of professor opposed
Samrala, August 13
The Malwa College Bachao Action Committee continued its dharna for the second consecutive day in front of Malwa College, Samrala, demanding the removal of suspension orders of Prof Baljeet Singh.

From Schools
Teej celebrated
Ludhiana: Teej was celebrated with great enthusiasm and vigour at BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar. A colourful cultural programme was presented on the occasion. Villages of Punjab were brought alive on the campus. A group of girls dancing and swinging with joy set the stage on fire. Other cultural items included folk songs and dances. A “Miss Punjaban” contest was also held, in which Mani Nepal of Class XI walked away with the crown. Students relished delicacies.

From Colleges
250 saplings planted
Ludhiana: The Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology, Katani Kalan, organised a tree plantation drive on its campus in association with the Hockey Club, Samrala. Principal Dr Pawan Kumar, HODs, faculty members and Gurpreet Singh Bedi, organiser secretary of Hockey Club, along with their executive members, collaborated for plantations of more than 250 saplings. All participants showed great enthusiasm in planting saplings.

Traders meet union commerce minister
Seek TUF scheme for bicycle units
Ludhiana, August 13
Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari led a delegation of the industry on Thursday to meet Union Minister for Commerce Anand Sharma. Additional secretary, department of commerce, PK Chaudhary, was also present on the occasion.

DC’s meeting on proposed hike in collector’s rate
Cong, BJP councillors unite; stage walkout
Ludhiana, August 13
At least for once, both the Congress and BJP councillors got together and walked out of a meeting convened by the Deputy Commissioner to hike the collector’s rate, which will subsequently lead to an increase in stamp duty on registration of sale deeds, here today.

Heaps of garbage all around
Civic officials cry for space
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 13
Unable to provide and maintain pollution-free environment and proper sanitary conditions in the town, officials of the local municipal council are forcing residents and visitors to inhale poison emanating from the litter rotting on roads and streets.

PAU Zone ride on Abhinav’s exploits
Ludhiana, August 13
An all-round performance by Abhinav Bhatia, a student of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana, (103 runs and 2 for 8) steered PAU Zone to a comprehensive 106-run victory over Jagraon Zone and secure a berth in the final of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament (u-19) being organised by the eduction department at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, ground here today.

Badminton trials today
Ludhiana, August 13
The District Badminton Association, Ludhiana, will conduct trials to select probables (boys and girls U-13 and U-16) at Punjab Agricultural University on August 14 from 9 am onwards.




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