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Cycle parts factory gutted

Ludhiana, August 3
Stocks, machinery, building and other structures worth crores of rupees were reduced to ashes in a massive fire that broke out early morning in a cycle parts factory in Focal Point area here.

Fire-fighters at a cycle parts factory in Focal Point where a massive fire broke out in the wee hours in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Fire-fighters at a cycle parts factory in Focal Point where a massive fire broke out in the wee hours in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

More cases likely against Tangri, associates
Ludhiana, August 3
The district police is likely to register more cases against Jagdish Tangri and his associates following the revelation of more evidence of his alleged involvement in fraudulent activities ranging from illegal construction of shops on encroached MC land, then leasing out the shops on rent, collecting hafta from the rehriwallas, migrant labourers and even pocketing funds of a temple in the Gur Mandi.

Where wires pose threat to lives
Ludhiana, August 3
Even as many tragedies have occurred in the city in the past due to electrocution, the Punjab State Electricity Board authorities are perhaps waiting for another tragedy to happen if the condition of power supply lines is any indication.

IMPENDING DANGER: A network of uncovered wires in Ganj Area, Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Child suffers severe burns

Ludhiana, August 3
Playing pranks has cost 10-year-old Manpreet Singh severe burns that have virtually crippled him for the moment and forced him to be confined to a bed in Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here. With 52 per cent burns and virtually no money for the treatment that is likely to cost his parents nearly Rs 1.5 lakh, it all happened when Manpreet casually started playing with a string outside his residence at New Bhagwan Nagar, Basti Jodhewal, on July 29.

Manpreet Singh with 52 per cent burns, with his mother at GMCH.

Manpreet Singh with 52 per cent burns, with his mother at GMCH.

Join duty, appeals DMCH management
Ludhiana, August 3
Dr S.C. Ahuja, Principal, Dr Sandeep Puri, Medical Superintendent and Dr Rajoo Singh, Medical Superintendent (P), Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, on behalf of the institution have appealed to the employees, who have not yet joined their duties, to join the hospital as soon as possible for the welfare of the patients and the institution.

Gift shops woo teenagers
Ludhiana, August 3
Exchanging greetings and gifts, moving out for a movie, going on a geri route or getting together at an eating joint — teeny-boppers of the city have made several plans to celebrate the Friendship Day tomorrow.

FRIENDS FOREVER: Girls buy greetings from a showroom for Friendship Day, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


Dal Khalsa plea to govt
Ludhiana, August 3
The Dal Khalsa has urged the Punjab Government to make it mandatory for all social and religious organisations to get themselves registered by stating their motives for operating here so that Malout-like incidents could be avoided.

Move on power cuts opposed
Ludhiana, August 3
Ludhiana-based businessmen and associations have opposed the proposed 14-hour power cut by Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) on all categories of industrial consumers, including small power, medium supply, domestic and commercial establishments.

Curb crime, demand parties
Ludhiana, August 3
An all-party meeting was held here today at Gurdwara Akalgarh to discuss the rise in crime in and around the Gyasspura area, where a woman was killed by robbers on July 16. The meeting, while expressing concern over the situation, regretted that the district police was acting as a mute spectator and the SSP, Mr Harpreet Sidhu, was not prepared to take serious note of the situation.

An arduous journey of faith
Ludhiana, August 3
Come ‘sawan’ and Kavadias, a sect of Shiv Bhakts, start their arduous journey on foot from all parts of India to Hardwar. A large number of them can be seen carrying pots of holy water in the traditional style. They carry two pots tied at the end of a bamboo which they sling across their yokes.

Kavadias of Nakodar return home along with holy water of the Ganges from Hardwar. — A Tribune photograph
Kavadias of Nakodar return home along with holy water of the Ganges from Hardwar.

Paddling all the way to Amarnath
Ludhiana, August 3
In today’s world where everyone is self-centered and materialistic, there are people like Pandit Harinarayan Sharma, who pedal all the way to Amarnath every year for spreading message of peace and pray for the welfare of society.

The Ludhiana-Lahore axis
T is simplistic to believe that geography is the mother of history. Location of a place is a factor, a vital one in some cases only. The rocky sun-baked Aravali range of low hills infested with bushes and snakes was certainly not inviting. Delhi rose by several names and fell. Stays on as New Delhi, despite water-shortage, heat and dusty storms. 

City — a permanent abode for migrant labour
IWARI, Upadhaya, Panday have become household names in Ludhiana. The city attracts regular works force from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh and Nepal. Many migrants have made the city their permanent abode and visit their home towns during festivals or family functions only. Coming from far off places, these migrants find the city the most ideal place to work and settle down.

Worm found in tap water
Ludhiana, August 3
The family members of Mr Vijay Nagi, a resident of Sarabha Nagar, got a shock of their life when a live worm with a snake-like appearance came out with the tap water here last evening. Upset over the development, the resident reported the matter to the area councillor, Mrs Amrit Varsha Rampal, and handed over the creature, which was put in a bottle, to her.

A small worm that came out with tap water at a house in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph

A small worm that came out with tap water at a house in Sarabha Nagar in Ludhiana on Friday.


Robbers kill 3 of family
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 3
Panic gripped the town in the wee hours today when in a barbaric act, three members of a family were murdered with sharp-edged weapons by some robbers.



Runaway students reluctant to go back
Khanna, August 3
The students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Sandhuan village in Ropar district, who fled on July 28 night, are reluctant to join the school even after the suspension of the principal. Their grievances against some other staff members have not been redressed yet.

Second round of counselling from Aug 7
Ludhiana, August 3
The first round of counselling sessions for admissions to various graduate and postgraduate courses at Punjab Agricultural University concluded here today. Counselling for the 38 seats for masters programme in the College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry were held today. 

1,200 models exhibited by students
Ludhiana, August 3
Hast Kala-2002, an exhibition of models prepared by the students from Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, was organised here today.

Dubey denies Garcha’s charge
Ludhiana, August 3
The Principal Secretary Technical Education and the Acting Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Technical University (PTU), Ms Romila Dubey, today denied the charges of corruption levelled against her by the former Minister for Technical Education, Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, for closing the distance education programme run by the university.


10-yr RI for 4 gangrape accused
Ludhiana, August 3
Mr D.R. Arora, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has convicted Surjit Singh, a property dealer, Amar Singh, a Jathedar, Surinder Singh of Housing Board Colony, Dugri and Harjit Singh, alias Bittu, of Janta Paint Store, Partap Nagar Chowk and sentenced them to 10-year rigorous imprisonment each, on the charges of gang-raping a resident of Sanjay Gandhi Colony, Tajpur Road, Ludhiana on December 8,1995 in the Bhagat Singh Colony area.

Bar members seek general house meeting
Ludhiana, August 3
Several members of the Ludhiana Bar Association (LBA) have demanded convening of the general house meeting to discuss the issue of collections, deposits and expenditure from the Lawyers’ Welfare Fund.

PSEB directed to refund money
Doraha, August 3
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Ludhiana, has directed the Punjab State Electricity Board to refund the amount deposited by the complainant alongwith an interest of 12 per cent per annum on account of “disputed demand” from the date of deposit till the actual refund.


Hyderabadi food festival
Ludhiana, August 3
For connoisseurs of Nawabi delicacies in the city, a Hyderabadi food festival has been brought in by chef Saadullah from Hyderabad. His special recipes and ingredients from the city of Nizams are bound to satisfy the palate of most discerning lovers of good food. The festival which got under way yesterday at Park Plaza would be on till August11.

Teej celebrations
Ludhiana, August 3
Members of the Geetanjli Club here celebrated the Teej festival in traditional colours. The members were specially dressed for the occasion, wearing colourful sarees and suits and jewellery made from flowers.


How to check enteritis, cholera
NTERITIS is inflammation of the small intestine. Many factors are responsible for the onset of the disease. The most common factors are overeating or eating spoiled food. Diarrhoea is the main symptom of accute enteritis and bowel movements are frequent. The patient complaints of poor appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and flatulence.

  • Precautions and remedies


Prof F.C. Chopra XI win
Ludhiana, August 3
Fine batting display by Prabhjot Khatra (121 n.o) and Gaurav Marwaha (90) helped Prof F.C. Chopra XI to score an emphatic victory by eight wickets against Anil Bharti XI in the inaugural match of the Ist S. Charanjit Singh Walia Triangular Cricket Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at the Arya College for Boys ground here today.


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