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Farmers unhappy with drought compensation
Favour introduction of crop insurance, natural-calamity fund
Ludhiana, August 4
The state government’s announcement of Rs 700 per acre compensation for drought-hit farmers has failed to enthuse them. Farmers have rejected the compensation calling it insufficient, inadequate and a cruel joke.

LEAVES YOU TONGUE-TIED LEAVES YOU TONGUE-TIED: Aiyab, 20, bears this pain to appease Goddess Sheetala, in a Bindra Colony temple of Ludhiana.
— photo Pradeep Tewari

DMCH faculty seeks PM’s help
Ludhiana, August 4
The faculty of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital has sent a memorandum to the Prime Minister regarding the July 13 incident and sought his intervention in bringing back normalcy to the hospital.



Prof K.N. Pathak, VC, Panjab University, inaugurates an information-technology laboratoryPanjab University VC inaugurates IT wing
Ludhiana, August 4
“In the 21st century, the world needs intelligent students and demand of the century is for the students who are skilled in computer technology”, said Dr V.N. Pathak, VC, Panjab University, while inaugurating the new IT wing of Master Tara Singh College this morning.
Prof K.N. Pathak, VC, Panjab University, inaugurates an information-technology laboratory in Master Tara Singh College, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, looks on, as some mentally challenged children of Ek Prayaas ‘Ek Prayaas’ to help  mentally challenged kids
Ludhiana, August 4
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, yesterday visited ‘Ek Prayaas’ an institute for children with special needs, run by the Social Action Group. 

The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Aggarwal, looks on, as some mentally challenged children of Ek Prayaas exhibit their learning skills. — A Tribune photograph

Judicial remand



Home Guards Commandant’s arrest raises hopes of ‘victims’
Ludhiana, August 4
The arrest of the controversial district Home Guards Commandant, Daljit Singh, by the Vigilance Bureau on corruption charges has reopened the wounds of several of his alleged victims, who due to his clout, could not get justice. The arrest has revived their hopes.

Hanspal’s appointment brings relief
Ludhiana, August 4
The appointment of Mr H.S. Hanspal as the President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has come as a relief for the local Congress leaders. Mr Hanspal, who is considered to be close to the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, is unlikely to effect any changes in the district Congress, including that of the DCC president, Mr K K Bawa.

Youngsters enjoy at a dance partyFriendship Day in Satluj Club
Ludhiana, August 4
Youngsters danced continuously for over three hours on the specially created dance floor on the sprawling lawns of Satluj Club on the eve of Friendship Day, yesterday night. The club was decorated with multicoloured balloons and the youngsters, dressed in their best, could be seen enjoying every minute on the floor.

Youngsters enjoy at a dance party on the eve of Friendship Day in Satluj Club, Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Mob attacks house
Ludhiana, August 4
In a blatant example of lawlessness, nearly 300 armed men attacked a house in Sunder Nagar with an aim to forcibly occupy it this morning. While the police arrived late to rescue the trapped family, the family members, four in number, were left to defend themselves.



Tractor-trailer crushes child to death
Amloh, August 4
A child was crushed to death at Shamashpur village, four kilometre from here, on Sunday by a tractor-trailer laden with bricks. On the statement of Mr Hardyal Singh, a resident of Shamashpur village, the police has registered a case under Sections 279, 304A and 427 of the IPC against the tractor driver, Pritpal Singh of Sounti village.


Children of Sacred Heart School
Children of Sacred Heart School, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana. — Tribune photo: Pradeep Tewari

Where education is a mission

ITHIN a span of a little over three and a half decades of its birth, Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, has become one of the top educational institutions of the mega city.

I always say my grace in the mornings and in the evenings
rincipal Sister Helima’s day begins at four in the morning. And despite her best efforts to do her job quickly, efficiently and diligently, she must remain on her toes till midnight.


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