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Remembrances, celebrations mark 
Independence Day
Ludhiana, August 15
The Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, unfurled the Tricolour and took the salute at an impressive march-past at a district-level function to mark the 55th Independence Day at the Government College for Boys here today.
Inmates of Bal Bhavan in a patriotic mood students present Haryanvi dance
Vande Mataram: Inmates of Bal Bhavan in a patriotic mood; students present Haryanvi dance at various Independence Day functions in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photographs Pardeep Tewari

AIDS among children on the rise
Ludhiana, August 15
Manpreet Singh (not his real name) was brought to a doctor in the city about a year ago with bilateral ear discharge, unrelenting fever and anemia. He had already been investigated extensively outside by experts.

Students of BVM School at the Independence Day celebrations
Students of BVM School at the Independence Day celebrations in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph

Old land dispute almost took his life
Ludhiana, August 15
An old dispute over the possession of a piece of agricultural land took an ugly turn in which the owner of the land, a physically challenged, man almost lost his life after he was attacked by seven assailants wielding lathis and swords at a village near Phillaur here. The victim, Gulshan Kumar, a resident of Bonkar Dogran village, is recuperating in a local hospital and has lost one finger of his left hand, with multiple fractures in right leg and injuries on the head.

Callous administration?
he district administration’s claims of arranging all comfort for women, who were given sewing machines by the Agriculture Minister, Ms Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, at the district-level function to mark Independence Day here, proved to be on papers only.

CALLOUS ADMINISTRATION? Ms Kamaljit Kaur, who was honoured at the Independence Day function in Ludhiana, takes a sewing machine on her head. — A Tribune photograph 


Encroachments thrive as admn looks the other way
Ludhiana, August 15
The monster of encroachment , having consolidated its illegal holdings all over the old city, is fast spreading its tentacles to the outer parts of the city, gobbling up all available vacant spaces in market-places and residential colonies alike.

Civic body rift deepens
Amloh, August 15
The group differences in the civic body here have deepened as a group of six members out of the elected 11 councillors held a meeting chaired by its president Baldev Singh Aulakh on August 13. 

Musharraf flayed for remarks on Kashmir
Ludhiana, August 15
The District Youth Congress (DYC) has taken strong exception to remarks made by Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Kashmir during his address to the nation on the occasion of independence day of Pakistan.

SSP releases Punjabi magazine
Machhiwara, August 15
Mr Paramjit Singh Sarao, SSP, Khanna, released a Punjabi quarterly magazine ‘International Medical Today’ at Jhauradi village. It was started by Mr Mohan Singh Mann and Mr Dhian Singh Rai, president and secretary, respectively, of the International Medical Helpline and Anti-drug Society. The society is constructing a hospital, de-addiction centre and Mother Teresa Birdh Ashram.



Exporters need more facilities: study
Ludhiana, August 15
Lack of knowledge about export markets, poor infrastructure, non-availability of raw material, inadequate incentives from the state and central government and technical limitations are the major problems being faced by exporters of Ludhiana.

‘One person office’ inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 15
‘One person office’ of United India Insurance Company Ltd. with specialisation in personal line service was inaugurated at New Shivaji Nagar here this morning. This office will be headed by Mr M.S. Chauhan and concentrate primarily on acceptance of personal line insurance business and serve as a ‘micro office’ of the company under the stewardship of Divisional Office No. 11, Ludhiana.


‘Crop diversification must to preserve water’
Ludhiana, August 15
“The estimates about water resources in Punjab indicate that even if every drop of water is properly managed in the present rice-wheat cropping system, there will be a net deficit of 25 per cent in the water balance.


Seminar on ‘Quality in education’
Ludhiana, August 15
“Foreign schools are waiting to make their entry into India as they know that the teachers will have to be paid less and the labour is cheap here. Moreover, the foreign investors will bring superior techniques to attract a large number of people,” said Dr .K. Padamnabhan.



Mental disorder: a disease not a stigma
Ludhiana, August 15
With more and more advancement in the world of medicine, more so in fields of neurology and psychiatry the myths surrounding various mental disorder, are being fast exploded. 

DMCH employees to hold rally
Ludhiana, August 15
The striking employees of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) will hold a state-level rally on August 16 and 17 to intensify their ongoing agitation. Mr Chander Mohan Kalia, president, and Ms Navraj Kaur, general secretary of the DMCH union, in a press statement today said that the adamant attitude of the management was responsible for the failure of negotiations. 

Healthy baby show
Ludhiana, August 15
A function was organised by the Charity Medical Trust and the SOSVA, Chandigarh, at BD Memorial Free Dispensary, Chet Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, on the occasion of Independence Day.


BCM Model School win title
Ludhiana, August 15
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, defeated Shree Guru Harkrishan Public School 60-55 to win the basketball title (u-19) in the Ludhiana Zonal School Games, which concluded yesterday.

Aryan club victorious
Ludhiana, August 15
The Aryan Hockey Club outclassed PAU Juniors 1-0 to begin their campaign on a sound note in the First PAU Gold Cup Six-A-Side Hockey Tournament being organised by the PAU Hockey Players Welfare Association at the astroturf grounds of Punjab Agricultural University, here today


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