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Ex-SP’s murder: all accused in police net
Ludhiana, August 11
After remaining fugitive for three days, all accused in the murder of a retired Superintendent of Police (CRPF) have fallen in police net. Though the police has not announced their arrest officially, sources say the accused have been put behind bars.

Doctors allege harassment over PNDT Act
Ludhiana, August 11
Amidst allegations that some officials of the health department in the city are resorting to pressure tactics to extort money from the doctors, some of the doctors have written to the health authorities in Chandigarh and also to the state president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) seeking their intervention into the matter urging them to save from “humiliation, harassment and extortion”.

Punjab Government plans vets’ force
Ludhiana, August 11
With a view to making dairy a profitable venture, the Central Government and the Planning Board have approved a project of the Punjab Government to make the state a disease-free zone by training a special task force — comprising 100 doctors — to meet any kind of biological threat, besides helping during natural calamities.


Of foundation stones & unfulfilled promises

Ludhiana, August 11
People are filled with hope after the laying of a foundation stone, announcing some development project in their area. However, for residents of Mandiala Kalan village, adjacent to Manji Sahib Gurdwara, on the GT road two stones only remind them of unfulfilled promises made by politicians. While one foundation stone had been laid in 1992, promising a modern hospital. It stands amidst a pond as a sign of an abject betrayal by the then Congress government.
A villager of Mandiala points towards foundation stones. — IV

A villager of Mandiala points towards foundation stones

Murder case of Sant’s follower reopened
Ahmedgarh, August 11
The Punjab Police has reopened a case of alleged murder of one of the followers of much-talked about Sant Baba Darshan Singh Dhakkiwala and arrested the two accused who had earlier been let free by the cancellation of the said case on the basis of an inquiry held by the ADGP (Crime).


Residents of the Wait Ganj area in Ludhiana throw garbage on streets
Residents of the Wait Ganj area in Ludhiana throw garbage on streets without any thought. A boy with a bagful of garbage was caught doing the same by a resident of the area on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

New development projects on anvil
Ludhiana, August 11
Sitting pretty confidant over considerable resource generation during the past three months, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has embarked upon the massive development programme for the city.

Petrol pump issue: BJP flays Cong
Ludhiana, August 11
The local unit of the BJP has flayed the Congress for its stand on the issue of allotment of petrol stations and has dared the party to ask the government for cancelling all allotments made since 1983.

Rotary Club team installed
Ludhiana, August 11
Lieut Gen Shamsher Singh Mehta, GOC-in-C, Western Command, feels that service rendered by the Rotary Clubs in the country is similar to the service given by the armed forces. He said this while presiding over the installation ceremony of the Rotary Club Ludhiana late last night at Rotary Bhavan Sarabha Nagar.

Writers attend seminar
Ludhiana, August 11
A literary meeting was organised by the Preet Sahitya Sadan at Punjabi Bhavan, here last evening to discuss two books of a local poet and writer Gurbhajan Gill. His latest works, including ‘Agnikatha’ and ‘Bol Mitti Deye Babeya’, were the topic of the discussion.


Man kills mother over property dispute
Ludhiana, August 11
In a shocking incident, a man beat his mother to death last evening in the Sham Nagar area of the city. The police is yet to arrest the accused, identified as Nardev Singh.

289.5 kg of poppy husk seized
Jagraon, August 11
The police seized a large quantity of poppy husk and booked three persons under Sections 15-61-85 of the NDPS Act. According to a press release, the police party, while on patrolling near bridge Budha Nullah in the Kulgehna area, spotted three persons with three bags, who tried to flee but were apprehended by the police.


Knitwear Club felicitates Dawer
Ludhiana, August 11
Knitwear Club yesterday organised a function to honour Mr Surinder Dawer, local MLA. Representatives of the knitwear industry and other industries participated in the function and hailed Mr Dawer for being ever ready to help the industry.



A fine blend of education and business culture

With a total strength of 6,500 students in its two branches, Kundan Vidya Mandir is the oldest and the biggest school of Ludhiana. It was set up some 62 years ago by the wellknown industrialist and philanthropist, late Rai Sahib Kundan Lal, who himself was not very well educated. He dismantled his factory over a seven acre plot of land to set up the school which has now become a landmark of Ludhiana's educational scene. 
Students stream out of auditorium at Kundan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Students stream out of auditorium at Kundan Vidya Mandir

‘Nothing is possible without backing of staff and teachers’
defence officers wife, Ms Neena Khanna joined KVM as its principal just three months ago. But her vast experience in running the schools in different parts of the country has come in handy for her to understand the problems and pleasures of running the biggest and oldest school of Ludhiana.

All About K.V.M.
Kundan Vidya Mandir, one of the most reputed schools in Ludhiana, was established in 1943. From that time uptill now, many changes have taken place in our school. This includes the extension and enlargement of our school campus from the middle section to the senior section, establishment of an activity room for small children but the most enormous and the most important establishment was that of our school auditorium which is one of the top five auditoriums in the North Zone.

‘Management is about change’
Ludhiana, August 11
Teamwork, cohesion and openness are the key elements of modern day management, according to Dr K.K. Uppal, professor, University Business School, Panjab University and member of AICTE, Delhi. He was delivering the inaugural guest lecture to the MBA students of GGN Institute of Management and Technology, here today.


Night of dance, entertainment
Ludhiana, August 11
Monsoon might have disappointed the Ludhianvis but a “Monsoon Blast,” a starry night, followed by dance bash was organised at the Lodhi Club last night. The weather turned pleasant and the audience enjoyed the robust singing of Preet Harpal. His latest album “Munde Sardara De” was the highlight of the show. On popular demand, he regaled the audience with songs from the album. “Patlo”, “Munde Sardara De” were instant hit with the people.

Punjabi pop singer Yudhvir Manak performs at the Lodhi Club in Ludhiana on Saturday night. — A Tribune photograph 

Punjabi pop singer Yudhvir Manak performs at the Lodhi Club in Ludhiana


Gall stone incidents high in Punjab
Ludhiana, August 11
The public education cell of Dewan Hospital and Nima Organisation here organised a talk on “Management of kidney and gall bladder stones.” Dr Narotam Dewan, Chief Surgeon of Dewan Hospital, delivered the lecture. Dr Dewan has been on the teaching faculty of Dayanand and Christian Medical Colleges.

Red Cross chief urges NGOs to collect blood
Ludhiana, August 11
Ms Sunil Agarwal, chairperson, Indian Red Cross Society, Ludhiana unit, exhorted the voluntary and social organisation engaged in providing health and medical facilities, to organise maximum number of blood donation camps, so that every needy patient could be provided blood required to save his life.




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