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MC chief named in knife attack on rival
Protest in town; school closed
Ahmedgarh, August 10
There was an attempt on the life of Mr Ashutosh Vinayak, secretary of the local Vidya Pracharak Sabha that runs MGMN Senior Secondary School and a former state president of the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party, here late yesterday.
Ashutosh Vinayak in Civil Hospital, Ahmedgarh, on Saturday.
Ashutosh Vinayak in Civil Hospital, Ahmedgarh, on Saturday.

Liquor barons resort to price war
Ludhiana, August 10
After about a year-long truce, the two liquor barons here have once again declared war on each other, by slashing the prices of all brands. However, the government’s direction that the prices cannot be brought down below a certain level has forced them to sell liquor at the minimum prices fixed by the government.



Cops to go undecorated on Independence Day
Ludhiana, August 10
While the district police department is gearing up to provide a complete security cover for the Independence Day celebrations, disappointment prevails among the police personnel due to non-recommendation of any cop’s name for receiving an award at the Independence Day celebrations function in the district.

Army men Dayal Singh and Hakkam Singh in Civil Hospital‘Enemies within’ drug, rob soldiers
Ludhiana, August 10
Two Army men, who have fought terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, were drugged and robbed of Rs 1,000 on board a Jammu-Madras train late yesterday. The soldiers were found lying unconscious at the railway station here today and taken to Civil Hospital.

Army men Dayal Singh and Hakkam Singh in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, on Saturday, after being drugged and robbed on board a train. — A Tribune photograph

PSHRC asks Punjab Secy to probe harassment charges
Ludhiana, August 10
Taking notice of the sexual harassment of students by the Principal of the Government Polytechnic for Women, Jalandhar, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission has directed Ms Romila Dubey, Secretary, Punjab State Technical Education and Industrial Training Board, to look into the matter personally, conduct an impartial inquiry and initiate necessary action against the accused as warranted by law.



Experts for inclusion of course on human rights
Ludhiana, August 10
“In a national consultation held at Bangalore, eminent jurists, journalists, educationists and human rights activists from all over the country demanded the inclusion of a chapter on human rights in the syllabi prescribed for schools and colleges,” said Prof K.B.S.Sodhi, former president of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, one of the participants from the city.

Controversy mars EEPC elections
Ludhiana, August 10
The elections to the cycle panel of the Engineering Export Promotion Council have been marred by the controversy with one of the contestants, Mr Satish Dhanda, alleging fraud. 

DMCH functioning normally, claim authorities
Ludhiana, August 10
The DMCH authorities today claimed that the institution was working almost normally with a significant increase in the number of patients examined and admitted for treatment.

260 veterinarians honoured
Ludhiana, August 10
Veterinarians should keep abreast of the latest developments in the field of biological diseases so that the country could be saved from the outbreaks of such diseases and affect economy of the country.

Riot-hit families threaten agitation
Ludhiana, August 10
The Danga Peerit Welfare Society, Punjab has threatened to resort to agitation if the government continued with its indifferent and apathetic attitude towards rehabilitation of the riot-affected families.

Cut out like Sehwag
Jeewan Sharma
Ludhiana, August 10
“Sir, could we have your autograph?” a cricket-crazy mob asked Jeewan Sharma, a look-alike of Virender Sehwag, when he visited a local restaurant last year. It was much to his surprise and he thought it was an occasional mistake on part of cricket fans, but then, it started happening time and again.

Jeewan Sharma

No choice, but to sue cable guys
Ludhiana, August 10
Win Cable and Siti Cable have an agreement that these cable TV networks will not cater to the subscriber base of each other. Persons of Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Tagore Nagar and several other places here, who say that this violates rights of consumers, have, now, threatened to move court against the cable operators.

Helpage India, serving the old
Ludhiana, August 10
“I have retired”— the words suggest inactivity and old-age. But at Helpage India, an NGO, the effort is to try and bring a new dawn in the lives of the retired and elderly.

PFA organises animal camp
Ludhiana, August 10
An animal welfare-cum-awareness camp was organised by the local chapter of the People for Animals here today. As many as 100 horses and mules were vaccinated against tetanus in the camp. 

Probe ‘frauds’ in Technical Education Dept
Ludhiana, August 10
Mr Jagdish Singh Garcha, former Technical Education Minister, Punjab and MLA from Kila Raipur, has sought a probe into the frauds in the Technical Education Department and Punjab Technical University’s distance education courses.

Badal desperate to save corrupt: SHSAD
Ludhiana, August 10
Joining issue with the former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on the issue of district-level dharnas against the Congress government being organised by his party, the Youth Wing of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal, has said that it was a desperate bid by Mr Badal to save his corrupt colleague.

AIYAD’s 11-point programme for ‘new Punjab’
Ludhiana, August 10
The All-India Youth Akali Dal (Badal) has announced an 11-point programme to mobilise the youth for the creation of a “new Punjab”. 



Labourer shot at
Khanna, August 10
A migrant labourer was injured when he was shot at by some persons at his residence near a mosque in Khatikan Mohalla on Friday Night. His wife was also injured in the incident.

Cash, jewellery stolen
Sahnewal, August 10
An unidentified person robbed the house of a lady at Jandiali village in broad daylight while she was not present in her house on Thursday. According to the complainant, Gurnam Kaur, a widow, she was out of her house when an unidentified person broke open the locks of her house and stole Rs 30,000 and 1 kg of silver ornaments.


Traders against surcharge on power bills
Ludhiana, August 10
Several city-based associations, representing various trades, have condemned the levy of a 10 per cent surcharge over energy bills over Rs 2,000. In an appeal to the state government, these associations have stated that if immediate steps were not taken to reverse the decision, they would resort to an agitation.

Navrang ventures into furniture trade
Ludhiana, August 10
Navrang Enterprises leading traders of electronic appliances have ventured into the furniture trade. The group in collaboration with Ozurt Systems Private Limited has launched the Truzo brand of furniture and would be the sole distributors for Punjab and Chandigarh.



Students of KVM participate in a mehndi competitionMehndi, rangoli contests mark Teej at KVM
Ludhiana, August 10
Amidst fun and fervour, students and staff of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, celebrated Teej, the festival of swings, songs and sweets, here today. On the occasion, mini hall of the auditorium of the school was decorated with swings and with phulkari chadars in the backdrop. 

Students of KVM participate in a mehndi competition on the school premises in Ludhiana on Saturday. Priyanka of Class XII (extreme right) got the first prize in the contest. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

School heads meet Transport Minister
Ludhiana, August 10
The Association of Punjab School Education Board Affiliated Schools, Punjab, held a meeting with Mr Tej Prakash, Transport Minister, Punjab, here yesterday.


Forum quashes demand against power theft
Ludhiana, August 10
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has quashed the demand of Rs 43,628 raised by the Punjab State Electricity Board against a consumer, Ms Bhupinder Kaur, a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, on account of theft of power. 


Prabhjot stars in FC Chopra XI win
Ludhiana, August 10
Another fine innings of 80 runs by Prabhjot Khatra and 144 by Gaurav Marwaha helped Prof F.C.Chopra XI outplay Anil Bharti XI by 87 runs and register their third win in a row in the first Charanjit Singh Ahluwalia Triangular Cricket Tournament for seniors being organised by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association on the Arya College for Boys ground here yesterday.Top

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