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City gets first traffic police station in region
Ludhiana, August 9
The first traffic police station in the state was inaugurated here today by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ludhiana range, Mr Mohammad Mustafa.
Ttraffic cops stand beside their motor cycles at the newly set up police station
Traffic cops stand beside their motor cycles at the newly set up police station which was inaugurated by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammad Mustafa in Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Only two participants in science seminar
Ludhiana, August 9
Delay in sending information to schools, sudden transfer of the district science supervisor and unpreparedness on the part of district education officers marred the opening of a students’ science seminar competition that was held for the school students of Khanna yesterday.

  Police steps up drive to nab ex-SP’s killers
Ludhiana, August 9
The Ludhiana police has stepped up its operations to arrest six accused in the case pertaining to the murder of former Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), SP, Jaswinder Singh Bhullar, who was murdered in broad-daylight in Chanday village on the outskirts of the city yesterday. The police have put up posters all over the city declaring the accused as absconders.

More trouble for DMCH management
Ludhiana, August 9
Although Dayanand Medical College and Hospital(DMCH) has started limping back to normalcy, yet it would take some more time before its normal functioning was restored.


SAD activists protest against govt policies
Ludhiana, August 9
“The Congress government headed by Capt Amarinder Singh has failed on all fronts during its six months’ rule and all sections of people, including workers, farmers, employees and traders, are already feeling disenchanted. Severe power crisis and drought has further worsened the situation with the government reduced to the status of a mute spectator,” said Mr Amrik Singh Aliwal, former MP and vice-president of Shiromani Akali Dal.

Brace up for bio threats, Speaker cautions vets
Ludhiana, August 9
Dr Kewal Krishan, Speaker, Punjab Vidhan Sabha, stressed upon the need for total preparedness of veterinarians to face the biological threats and disasters to effectively check any harm to livestock and to concentrate on having a strategic plan to meet any eventuality in the future.

Girdawari to be completed by August 25
Ludhiana, August 9
Dr Harbans Lal, Minister for Forest and Food and Supply, has asked the district officers to conduct a special girdawari to assess the loss to the fodder and other crops due to the prevailing drought-like situation so that timely relief could be given to the affected farmers.

Quit India Movement anniversary observed
Ludhiana, August 9
A function to observe the anniversary of Quit India Movement was organised, here today. Mr Tej Parkash, Transport Minister, Punjab, presided over the function and honoured freedom fighters.

Teej celebrations  at Niharika
Ludhiana, August 9
The Teej celebrations by the Niharika Ladies Club was held at Hotel Le Baron this morning to celebrate the spirit of rainy season. Green, the colour of saawan, was the dress code. The members could be seen in all shades of green ranging from apple, emerald, jade to verdant green.

Winners of the Teej Queen contest organised by the Niharika Ladies Club (from left) Navraj Kaur (Graceful), Sandeep Oberoi, (Saawan Queen), Simran Kaur (Talented Lady). — A Tribune photograph
Winners of the Teej Queen contest organised by the Niharika Ladies Club


Robbers loot Rs 1 lakh, 200 gm of gold
Samrala, August 9
As many as six persons committed a robbery in the house of Mr Kulwant Singh, a commission agent, in the Civil Lines area here last night. The robbers looted about Rs 1 lakh, 20 tolas of gold and other valuables, including a stereo. They attacked Mr Kulwant Singh and his wife, Kulwant Kaur, a retired teacher, with iron rods. They were also carrying a rifle


ICAR committee to hold meeting
Ludhiana, August 9
To discuss and review the current status of agricultural research, education and extension in Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, the regional committee of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research will hold its 16th meeting at Punjab Agricultural University on August 13 and 14.

Protest by PSA members
Ludhiana, August 9
The coordination committee of Professional Services Association (PSA), Punjab, with employees from the Departments of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Technical Education organised a dharna outside the Mini Secretariat here today.

Training for  village artisans at PAU
Ludhiana, August 9
A 20-day training programme on ‘Prototype manufacturing of improved agricultural implements for village artisans’, organised by the Department of Farm Power and Machinery, Punjab Agricultural University, began here yesterday.


PCCTU members hold dharna
Ludhiana, August 9
Teachers of 23 colleges of the district held a protest rally today in GGN College, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. The rally, originally planned in front of the New Courts, could not be held there as the government had clamped Section 144 in the city.

‘Delink promotions from results’
Amloh, August 9
Mathematics teachers of middle and high schools in Amloh subdivision, in a representation to the Director of Public Instruction (DPI), have sought a review of the policy of evaluating teachers' performance on the pass percentage of the students of the subject in the middle and matriculation examinations.



IMA gears up for biomedical waste disposal
Ludhiana, August 9
To dispose off Biomedical waste scientifically, the state unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to enter into an agreement with two private companies.


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