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7 die of gastro in slums
Sewage mixing with water supply pipeline
Ludhiana, August 27
Mixing of sewage in potable water pipeline has resulted in another gastroenteritis outbreak in Sherpur and adjoining areas which has claimed seven lives since yesterday.

‘Situation under control’


Consumers Penalised
MC fails to deliver water, sewerage bills on time

Ludhiana, August 27
 The municipal corporation has failed to deliver water and sewerage bills on time and residents are being forced to pay fine. The bills have not been delivered since 2008. A resident of Raghunath Enclave, HS Saluja, said they had not been receiving bills since 2008 and on top of it, the MC was not pay any heed to their request for delivering the bills on time.

Another trench detected, plugged
A fresh trench on the dhussi bundh at Madepura village.Ludhiana, August 27
Panic gripped residents living in villages on the banks of the Sutlej near the Nakodar-Jalandhar road following the detection of a fresh 200-metre trench at the dhussi bundh in Madepura village last evening.

A fresh trench on the dhussi bundh at Madepura village. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

‘Dead’ man alive, booked for fraud 
Ludhiana, August 27
The Delhi police booked a “dead man” from Ludhiana for fraud yesterday. Joginder Singh (60), a resident of Sham Nagar got himself declared dead seven years ago to escape legal proceedings in a maintenance case registered against him by his second wife.

Whistleblower hurt in accident 
Family alleges foul play
Ludhiana, August 27
Jaswinderpal Singh, who was behind the unearthing of the bogus firm scam, met with an accident under mysterious circumstances here today.

Sherry, Babbu on starry trail
Ludhiana, August 27
Yet to release their album, singer Sherry Mann and lyricist Babbu are already making waves with their song based on college life. All geared up to release their debut album, the two experimented and released their song on You Tube and the fan following they received through the site was a testament to their promising career ahead.


UPA govt failed to deliver promises: CPI
Activists take out protest march
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
To voice anger against the rising prices of essential commodities, office-bearers and activists of the CPI and CPM took out a protest march.

PPCC protest ‘loot’ by LPG, petrol dealers 
Ludhiana, August 27
Congress activists protest against LPG and petrol dealers in Ludhiana Congress workers led by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Sarbjit Bunty today staged a protest in front of the mini-secretariat against “loot” by the cooking gas (LPG) distributors and petrol stations in the city while alleging that district food and supplies officials had failed to keep a check on it.

Congress activists protest against LPG and petrol dealers in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Filing of tenders by tainted contractor
Cong councillors to stage dharna

Ludhiana, August 27
Congress councillors have decided to stage a dharna for one hour every day in front of the Zone-D office in protest against the filing of tenders for upcoming MC projects by a contractor, Varinder Kumar, involved in the fake bill scam.

Trade unions to launch stir on Sept 7
Ludhiana, August 27
Trade union activists here are all set for a nationwide strike and “chakka jam” on September 7 in response to a call given by the Central trade unions. To assess the Vijay Mishra of CITU addresses a joint convention of trade unions in Ludhiana preparations and mobilise the workers for the agitation, a convention was jointly organised by the All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Centre of Trade Unions (CTU), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and the National Trade Unions of India (NTUI) here today.
Vijay Mishra of CITU addresses a joint convention of trade unions in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Strike at power loom units
Management, workers refuse to budge

Ludhiana, August 27
Workers and management of the power loom units at Shakti Nagar failed to break the deadlock even on the third day of their protest today.

Sufi singer Lakhwinder Wadali surrounded by fans at Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Ludhiana
The heat is on: Sufi singer Lakhwinder Wadali surrounded by fans at Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Ludhiana on Friday. 
Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Pig farming gaining popularity: Experts
Ludhiana, August 27
“Prevention is better than cure,” said veterinary experts of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, at the monthly meeting of the Progressive Pig Farmers’ Association (PPFA) today.

Tips given to budding designers
Ludhiana, August 27
International Institute of Fashion Design organised a workshop on interior designing here today.

Pension: Widow’s 13-year wait may end soon 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
Thirteen years after the death of her husband, a widow of Aloona Tola in Payal is hopeful of receiving a family pension in lieu of her husband’s service as a watchman in the Department of the District Food and Civil Supplies Controller in Ludhiana.

CMCH docs fix heart using complex surgery
Ludhiana, August 27
Dharam Pal of Pathankot and his wife were in a difficult situation as their only daughter — Gurmukhi (12) — had a hole in her heart, technically know as a ventricular septal defect (VSD).

Workshop on cataract surgery
Ludhiana, August 27
The Ludhiana Ophthalmological Society in collaboration with Zeiss India conducted a live surgical workshop on advanced phacoemulsification for cataract surgery at Dhami Eye Care Hospital here today.

Lecture on agricultural research
Ludhiana, August 27
Dr CD Mayee, chairman, Agricultural Service Recruitment Board (ASRB), New Delhi, delivered a lecture on “Employment avenues in agricultural research services” at the PAU.

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From Schools

Teachers to observe Black Day on Sept 5 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
To protest against the apathetic attitude of the state government towards their genuine demands, activists of the Punjab State Recognised and Aided School Teachers Union have decided to wear black badges from September 1 to September 5.


Eldest son was killed by woman: Accused 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
What was construed as a suicide by a disappointed youth by the Railway police nine months ago has turned out to be cold-blooded murder of Sukhdev Singh, eldest son of Charnon of Satnam Nagar, whose entire family was eliminated by three youths of the area a week ago?

Man concocts snatching incident, lands in trouble
Ludhiana, August 27
The man who allegedly concocted a snatching story landed in the police net here today.

Tandeep claims top spot in 100m
Ludhiana, August 27
The three-day Inter Block Games being organised under the Panchayat Yuva Krida and Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA) began at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

BVM eves corner glory
Ludhiana, August 27
The students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) Senior Secondary School branches hogged the limelight, bagging titles in the girls’ section in the Ludhiana Inter-School Judo Championship being organised by the education department at the Multipurpose Indoor Hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here yesterday.

Bal Bharti karatekas excel
Ludhiana, August 27
Students of Bala Bharti School, Ludhiana, bagged six medals, including two silver and four bronze, in the National Karate Competition held at Kolkata on August 22.




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