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SVM students, staff take on management
Ludhiana, August 12
Resenting a hike in fee while demanding an increase in salaries, the students and staff of Sanatan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, today joined hands against the management as they launched an agitation on the school premises.
Teachers and parents of students of Sanatan Vidya Mandir
Teachers and parents of students of Sanatan Vidya Mandir, Ludhiana, hold an agitation against the management.Photo Inderjeet Verma

112 gastroenteritis, 13 cholera cases confirmed
Ludhiana, August 12
There has been a constant rise in the number of gastroenteritis and cholera cases in the district. Officials at the Health Department today confirmed that at least 112 cases of gastroenteritis and 13 cases of cholera have been reported from different parts of the district so far.


Dead child ‘not a victim of rape’
Ludhiana, August 12
The mysterious and controversial death case of a two-year-old girl, who was said to have been either killed by dogs or a rapist, is all set to be closed as the viscera and swabs examination report has stated that no evidence of rape or attempt to rape has been found.

Generators add to pollution problem
Ludhiana, August 12
The Supreme Court’s landmark judgement on air pollution in April this year and a latest study by scientists working under United Nations Environment Programme that a vast blanket of pollution had engulfed the country, has not shaken the Ludhianvis and the district administration if the use of diesel-run generators is any indication in the city.
Thick smoke being emanated by a generator, as a “smart” shopkeeper has installed a long exhaust pipe to discharge the smoke away from his shop in Ludhiana. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Thick smoke being emanated by a generator

Dhand held again
Ludhiana, August 12
The Haibowal police has arrested Nirdosh Dhand, an alleged bad character, in connection with a fresh case registered against him. The police was, however, maintained a studied silence on the issue, saying that it was not in a position to reveal anything at this juncture.


Is MC shielding encroachers?
Ludhiana, August 12
In a brazen act of defiance and showing utter disregard for fellow residents, a commercial unit in Mohalla Veer Pariwar in New Model Town locality has encroached upon a part of the public street by extending projection of the balcony outside the house line to the extent that it has virtually become a roof over a portion of the street.

The projection of balcony of a house that has covered a portion of a public street in Mohalla Veer Pariwar in New Model Town locality in Ludhiana. — IV
The projection of balcony of a house that has covered a portion of a public street

A cooked up kidnapping tale?
Ludhiana, August 12
Some unidentified car-borne youths today sent the Sarabha Nagar police into a frenzy, when they allegedly attempted to kidnap a schoolboy. The police, however, terms the case as much ado about nothing, saying the kidnap theory was based more on suspicion of the alleged victim’s parents.

Drought repercussions show up in business
Ludhiana, August 12
The predominant importance of agrarian economy of Punjab is being strongly felt by the business and trading community here, with most of the business establishments registering a decline in turnover compared to the corresponding period in the last year.

Students of the Government College for Women, Ludhiana, have a ‘swinging time’
Students of the Government College for Women, Ludhiana, have a ‘swinging time’ on a swing put up for Teej by the college authorities. — A Tribune photograph

Rattan to scan dera literature
Ludhiana, August 12
The Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh, has taken a serious note of the happenings in Punjab over the controversy regarding the activities of the Ashutosh Baba of the Divya Jyoti Sansthan Noormahal in Jalandhar district and has asked Mr N.S. Rattan, Secretary, Higher Education, and Dr J.S. Neki, a renowned Sikh scholar, to scan the literature of the Noormahal dera.

Decomposed body found
Ludhiana, August 12
The badly decomposed body of a migrant labourer, Ajay Kumar, was found lying abandoned in the vast dumping ground of the municipal corporation in Gopal Nagar today morning. The man had gone missing on Saturday. The police believes he was murdered by some persons because of some personal enmity that day only.



Beopar Mandal seeks relief for hosiery units
Ludhiana, August 12
The Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal has urged the government to immediately intervene and save the local hosiery industry from an impending crisis, created by introduction of Form C by the Sales Tax Department.

Hosiery traders to observe bandh
Ludhiana, August 12
The Ludhiana Hosiery Association has decided to observe a bandh on August 20 in protest against the ‘black laws of the government’ imposing various taxes and restrictions on the hosiery traders.



Schools gear up for I-Day celebrations
Ludhiana, August 12
More than 2,000 students are gearing up to participate in a cultural programme and march past to be held on the Independence Day at the Government College for Boys ground. On a visit to the ground, the correspondent saw some NCC students practising march past and around 180 students of Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School rehearsing some drills.
SPIRIT OF INDEPENDENCE: Young schoolchildren prepare for the Independence Day celebrations in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

I-Day celebrations begin at BCM
Ludhiana, August 12
A patriotic group song competition marked the opening of the Independence Day celebrations at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School here today.
Students from all six sections of Class VI participated in the contest and presented their group song.

ABVP office-bearers elected
Ludhiana, August 12
The office-bearers of city unit of the ABVP (Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad) were elected on Sunday at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Shaheed Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana. Mr Rohit Gupta (former member ABVP) was election officer on the occasion.

Photographs dying slow death
Ludhiana, August 12
Several old photographs, relics of past glory, are going to wreck and ruin hanging mutely in corridors of the local Government College for Boys. The damp wall on which they are hanging have eaten into the photographs and they are fading into oblivion.



CMC to set up cancer institute
Ludhiana, August 12
The management of Christian Medical College and Hospital has decided to set up a cancer institute on its campus here to provide specialised cancer treatment. Stating this, Dr T.M. Jaison, Acting Director of the CMC Hospital said three renowned oncologists and old students of the CMC, now based in the USA, would join the institute.


Ajit, Mandeep win laurels
Ludhiana, August 12
Ajit Singh and Mandeep Kaur were declared the ‘best sportsman’ and the ‘best sportswoman’, respectively, in the zonal level sports meet organised by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Ludhiana, at the Prithipal Singh Stadium, Punjab Agricultural University, here yesterday.


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