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Show-cause notice to construction firm
Ludhiana, July 24
Taking strong note of the undue delay in various development projects, the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana, Mr S K Sharma today ordered the issuance of show-cause notice to M/s U.P. State Bridge Corporation, the contractors of Dhandari Kalan Rail overbridge, for their failure to complete the project within the stipulated period of time.

Shruti SharmaShruti all confident to take on the world
Ludhiana, July 24
“If you want to achieve anything in life, you have to have confidence and a positive attitude. All my focus now is to present myself in the best manner for the Miss World pageant, which will be held in the last week of November in Nigeria,” said Miss India World 2002, Shruti Sharma. She was in the city today to do a modelling assignment for the students of the National Institute of Fashion Designing (NIFD) here in the evening at the Magnet Resorts.

Wisden stumps Sachin fans; Kapil big hit
Ludhiana, July 24
Viewers here had a nostalgic journey down the cricket hall of fame yesterday, as the late-night television kept bringing in news from London, of the jury’s decision on who would be the Wisden Indian cricketer of the century.


Govt urged to declare all water accords null and void
Activists of the IHRO protest against river-water accords in the state, in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, July 24
Giving a new twist to the river-water issue, the International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has urged the state government to table a motion in the Assembly to ‘‘declare all accords on the waters signed with neighbouring states null and void to safeguard the rights of the people of Punjab’’.

Activists of the IHRO protest against river-water accords in the state, in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari

Phillaur lawyers up in arms against police
Ludhiana, July 24
An emergency meeting of the general house of the Bar Association, Phillaur, was held there under the chairmanship of Mr Satya Nand Aggarwal. The meeting was called to discuss the situation developing due to a murderous attack on Mr Jatinder Kumar Aggarwal, a member of the Bar Association, Phillaur.

BJP flays govt for wage-cut by PSEB
Ludhiana, July 24
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come down heavily upon the Congress government in the state for the arbitrary cut imposed on the salaries of employees of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB).

More unions support DMCH staff
Employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital observe a black day outside the hospital premises in Ludhiana on Wednesday.Ludhiana, July 24
A meeting of the Joint Action Committee of the PWD (B&R) Complex Employees Union was held here today under the chairmanship of Mr Gurmail Singh Madley. The action committee supported the struggle of the employees of the DMCH, Ludhiana.

Employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital observe a black day outside the hospital premises in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— A Tribune photograph


Workshop begins
Ludhiana, July 24
A two-day training programme on the Environment Management System started here today. The programme is being organised by the National Productivity Council (NPC), Chandigarh, to create awareness about environment amongst those operating small-scale industries.

SHSAD celebrates victory
Ludhiana, July 24
The local unit of the SHSAD today celebrated the sweeping victory of their party in the DSGPC poll where Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna was elected chief of the committee.

Special road tax opposed
Ludhiana, July 24
A delegation of the association of affiliated schools of Punjab under the presidentship of Mr Rajinder Sharma along with Mr Manjit Singh Malerkotla, spokesman of the Congress, Punjab, and Mr Sushil Malhotra, general secretary, Youth Congress, met Mr Tej Parkash, Transport Minister, and apprised him of the problems confronting the affiliated schools of Punjab.



Man alleges assault by landlord, others
Ludhiana, July 24
On the statement of Mr Khushan Jain, a resident of Patel Nagar, the Division No 8 police yesterday registered a case under Sections 323, 452, 506, 148 and 149 of the IPC, against Sudhir Jain, a resident of Haibowal, Nirmal Jain, Chander Bhushan and Preeti, all residents of Patel Nagar, and two other unidentified persons.

  • Frauds alleged

  • LPG misuse

  • Liquor seized

  • Knife seized

  • Dowry case

  • One held

  • Eve-teaser booked

Four injured
Sahnewal, July 24
All the four occupants of Tata-709 (PB-10-AD-9560) were injured when a truck hit them from behind, last evening.



US fellowships for PAU scientists
Ludhiana, July 24
Mr Rajandeep Sekhon, a scientist working in PAU's Rice Research Station, Kapurthala, has been selected to be the recipient of a Life Sciences Consortium (LSC) fellowship of Pennsylyania State University (USA), according to a communication received from Dr Melv in L. Billingsiey and Mr Richard Frisque, co-directors, Graduate Education of the university.

Seminar on biotechnology
Ludhiana, July 24
To provide an insight to the students and their parents on the scope of biotechnology as a career, a seminar was organised at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School last evening.

‘Academics conference ill-timed’
Ludhiana, July 24
The proposed educational conference on ‘Excellence in academics’ being organised at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, on July 26 is being viewed as highly ill-conceived and ill-timed by the teaching community here.



Hospital faculty meets Randhawa
Ludhiana, July 24
Faculty members of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) met the Minister of State (Public Health), Mr J.S.Randhawa, who assured them of all possible co-operation by the government to resolve the ongoing DMCH crises.



Rajinder SinghPolio-hit sportsman awaits sponsors
Ludhiana, July 24
Braving the physical challenges he was born with, Rajinder Singh Sodhi has made his mark felt in the powerlifting. His achievement has been no ordinary one. It is great. He has been national champion in powerlifting (benchpress) for the last five years. However, he is faced with another challenge. Arranging the money for participation in a championship to be held in Malaysia. He is in desperate search of a sponsor.


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