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Land grab dogs vet hospital
Doraha, July 26
A government veterinary hospital on the railway station road here is struggling for the past two weeks to retrieve a piece of land that some persons have allegedly grabbed in the name of religion.
The land of government veterinary hospital of Doraha that has allegedly been grabbed by shopkeepers The land of government veterinary hospital of Doraha that has allegedly been grabbed by shopkeepers and a religious place. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Unending bondage for Rs 98,000
Ludhiana, July 26
The Dalit Dasta Virodhi Andolan, an NGO involved in the release of bonded labourers in Punjab, has managed to free another agricultural labourer from the clutches of his landlord at Muktsar.

Cholera panic grips city residents
Ludhiana, July 26
Recent cases of cholera in areas adjoining Ludhiana have caused panic among residents here. 


High Court stays appointment of PAU Registrar
Ludhiana, July 26
The appointment of Mr Vivek Pratap, an IAS officer, to the post of Registrar of Punjab Agricultural University, has been stayed by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court consisting of Mr Justice Swatantar Kumar and Mr Justice S.S. Saraon.


Breach plugged to check floods; 24-hour vigil maintained
Ayali Kalan (Ludhiana), July 26
The District Irrigation Department has posted guards on a 24-hour vigil at a drain emanating out of the Sidhwan Canal and passing through this village following the overflowing of water and weakening of the bundhs, causing a minor breach into it. The breach occurring near a low road bridge pressed panic buttons in the village as water gushed out of the drain and inundated a couple of streets on Tuesday as well as last night.

Erratic power supply irks residents
Ludhiana, July 26
Residents of MIG Colony, Phase II, Urban Estate, Dugri, have been plagued by an erratic power supply for the past many weeks but the problem has been aggravated since Wednesday. Several complaints have been lodged with the authorities, but nothing has been done for a permanent solution.

Istri Sabha alleges police repression
Ludhiana, July 26
The local unit of the Punjab Istri Sabha has demanded strict action against those policemen who had inflicted brutal repression on DMCH employees in general and women employees in particular.

Owner-labour dispute on missing consignment
Ludhiana, July 26
Tension gripped the Iqbal Gunj area and Division No. 3 police station today following confrontation between a group of hosiery owners and factory labourers over the issue of a missing consignment of hosiery good worth Rs 2 lakh belonging to Starlite Hosiery and allegedly stolen by a labourer, Ravinder Mehto.

A group of labourers sit on a dharna at the Division No. 3 police station in protest against a dispute in a hosiery factory in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
A group of labourers sit on a dharna at the Division No. 3 police station

Rail project in the dock
Ludhiana, July 26
Inept handling by the Public Works Department (PWD) has jeopardised a Rs 15.7 crore railway-overbridge project. The overbridge was to connect old city with Civil Lines; its delayed construction will stall its integration with the elevated road that is being built here to replace Lakkar Pul.

Change in train timings sought
Ludhiana, July 26
Irked at the late running of the 5.40 pm Ludhiana-Jakhal passenger train, allegedly due to the introduction of more trains on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore section from July 1, commuters on the Ludhiana-Dhuri-Jakhal route have urged the Railways authorities to change the timings of the train.

Vyas Purnima celebrated 
Ludhiana, July 26
Vyas purnimotsav was celebrated with fervour at various temples and deras in and around the city here recently. Langars and havans were held at several places on the occasion.

Rain brings relief
Ludhiana, July 26
Rain over the past couple of days has provided the much-needed relief from the heat in the region because of the delayed monsoons. Though the city had a brief spell of rain yesterday also, it were the early morning showers today which made the difference in the day temperature.


Two targets of dowry-seekers
Ludhiana, July 26
Two cases of alleged harassment of women by dowry-seekers were registered yesterday. The first case was registered under Sections 498-A, 406, 323, 506 and 34 of the IPC at the Division Number 4 police station on the complaint of Ms Sunita Rani, a woman of Dhuri in Sangrur district, against her husband Satish, mother-in-law Shindo, brother-in-law Bittu and her other in-laws.



Minister promises higher education for poor
Ludhiana, July 26
Principals from over 150 colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh participated in a conference on ‘Excellence in academics’ at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, here today.
Mr Khushal Behl, Education Minister, Punjab, addresses the gathering at a principals’ conference in the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Ludhiana, on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Khushal Behl, Education Minister, Punjab, addresses the gathering at a principals’ conference

Teachers resent poll duties
Ludhiana, July 26
Resentment prevails among the members of the Government Primary Teachers Association over their deployment at far off places for performing non-teaching duties.

BCA students feel harassed
Ludhiana, July 26
Several students of BCA final year studying in colleges of Punjab Technical University who had got compartment in their Vth semester are a harassed lot.
While the students have passed out their final year, results of their supplementary examination held after Vth semester have not been declared yet.




Sanitation drive gains momentum
Ludhiana, July 26
Under the ongoing sanitation drive, from July 15 to August 31 in preparation for the rainy season under the overall supervision of the respective Zonal Commissioners in the city, Mr O.A.K. Sondhi, Zonal Commissioner, Zone A, led a sanitation campaign in Kila Mohalla locality, in ward No 63 here yesterday.


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