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Physically challenged war hero seeks justice
Ludhiana, August 19
Even as the Central Government had assured that due care would be taken before sealing the petrol stations allotted to the ex-servicemen and sports-persons in the infamous petrol pump scam, the petrol station of a 1971 war hero, has also been sealed by Hindustan Petroleum Limited.
A petrol filling station of Mr Jeet Singh, an ex-serviceman A petrol filling station of Mr Jeet Singh, an ex-serviceman, that had been sealed by Hindustan Petroleum Limited. — Photo Pardeep Tewari

Shops on MC land face demolition
Ludhiana, August 19
With extended litigation coming to an end and the legal hurdles out of the way, the demolition squad of the Municipal Corporation is getting ready to bulldoze the nine shops in commercial hub of Talab Bazar Market, which were extended on the civic body land by covering an open drain in the market in 1998.


Banks told not to harass assessees
Ludhiana, August 19
“Banks cannot ask for the proof of having applied for permanent account number (PAN) and tax account number (TAN) at the time of accepting returns, but a statement by the assessee that he or she has applied for PAN/TAN is sufficient,” said Mr Ashok Juneja, president of the Taxation Bar Association, and Mr B.R. Kaushal, general secretary of the body, in a clarification given at a meeting between the office-bearers of the TBA and senior income-tax officials.

DMCH staff back amid confusion
Ludhiana, August 19
Confusion and chaos prevailed among employees of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) when they joined duties after almost two months here today. 


Cong govt vindictive and revengeful: BJYM
Ludhiana, August 19
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has charged the Congress government with pursuing policies that were detrimental to all sections of the people and the police was hounding out activists of the erstwhile ruling combine in a vindictive and revengeful manner.

Change likely in DCC leadership
Ludhiana, August 19
With the change of guard in the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) after Mr H.S. Hanspal took over as president yesterday, speculations are rife over the possible change in the District Congress Committee leadership. Both Mr K.K. Bawa, president DCC (urban), and Mr Gurdev Singh Lapran, president, DCC (rural), are likely to be replaced by new presidents.

PSEB fails to repair damaged building
Ludhiana, August 19
Attacking two power stations at Lalton Kalan village in protest against irregular power-supply on July 15 proved costly for residents of Dullon Khurd village as they had to pay a fine of Rs 80,000 to the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), apart from greasing the palms of some cops to get them out of trouble.
A file photograph of damaged windowpanes of the Area Load Dispatch Centre in the Lalton Kalan power supply station.
A file photograph of damaged windowpanes

Changing designs of rakhis
Ludhiana, August 19
While many Indian festivals are losing their sheen as the ‘Valentine culture’ has taken over, raksha bandhan, a festival depicting the bond of love between a sister and a brother, has managed to survive.

Residents oppose weighbridge
Ludhiana, August 19
Residents of Dashmesh Nagar locality on the Gill road here are up in arms against construction of a “dharm kanta” (weighbridge) on the corner of street No. 16 in the congested area on the ground that the proposed structure would obstruct the flow of traffic.

JE’s death condoled
Ludhiana, August 19
A meeting of the Municipal Corporation Engineers Association was held under the presidentship of Mr Joginder Singh Sandhu to condole the death of Nirmal Singh Bhullar, a Junior Engineer with the Improvement Trust, Ludhiana, who was killed when a man opened fire on a party that had gone to demolish his house built on illegally occupied land of the trust.

Welfare schemes for tribes sought
Ludhiana, August 19
The All-India Tribes Dal has demanded welfare schemes for the tribes which have not been rehabilitated for the past 50 years and are living a life of abject poverty. According to Rana Bawa Singh, chairman of the dal, they have been taking up the matter with the government for the past many years but nothing came out of it.

Folk songs mark Teej celebrations
Ludhiana, August 19
“Saawan mein aaya teejon ka tyohar, karle gori phoolon se shingar”, women of the Gayatri Ladies Club celebrated the festival of Teej on Monday. They were specially dressed for the occasion wearing colourful suits with tucked dupattas, saggi phul, sing tapiti, choorian (bangles) and henna applied on their hands.
Reliving Punjabi culture: Members of the Gayatri Ladies Club sing a Punjabi folk song during the Teej celebrations in Ludhiana on Monday. A Tribune photograph
Reliving Punjabi culture



School celebrates silver jubilee
Ludhiana, August 19
Hollyhock Nursery School, Civil Lines, one of the oldest nursery school of the city, celebrated its silver jubilee here today.
All 175 children of the school participated in a colourful cultural programme. They sang songs and danced on the latest Hindi and English numbers. 

Ms Amrita Garewal, Principal, Hollyhock Nursery School, distributes cake among children on the occasion of silver jubilee function of the school in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Ms Amrita Garewal, Principal, Hollyhock Nursery School, distributes cake among children

Information technology centre inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 19
The newly established information technology centre of the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Kamapura (Ludhiana), was inaugurated today. An eminent scholar of chemistry, Prof Ramesh Kapoor, Dean, College Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, was the chief guest.
Prof Romesh Kapoor, Dean, College of Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh, inaugurates an information-technology centre in the Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women, Kamalpura (Ludhiana), on Monday.
Prof Romesh Kapoor, Dean, College of Development Council, Panjab University, Chandigarh

Brar group wins PAUTA poll
Ludhiana, August 19
Dr A.S. Joshi is the new president of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association (PAUTA). He and his panel have been elected unanimously for the year 2002 - 2003.



Docs urge govt to revive Punjab Medical Council
Ludhiana, August 19
Members of the state unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) unanimously resolved to oppose any new Act imposed on doctors and urged the state government to revive the Punjab Medical Council for better healthcare. The meeting was held here yesterday under the chairmanship of Dr R.C. Garg, president of the state unit of the IMA. More than 50 office-bearers participated during the four-hour meeting.

Civil Surgeon promises transparency
Ludhiana, August 19
“I will try to bring total transparency and honesty in the department. To restore trust among the people, I will do every possible effort,” these views were expressed by Dr S.N. Tiwari, the new Civil Surgeon, Ludhiana, who took charge of the office here today.

Public health lecture
Ludhiana, August 19
Dewan Hospital organised its 22nd public health education lecture here yesterday. The lecture was attended by over 60 doctors. According to a press release, Dr Narottam Dewan of Dewan Hospital gave the lecture on “Advancement in the treatment of gall bladder and kidney calcular disease.”


Navpreet dreams to win gold for India
Doraha , August 19
Not only his native village Doraha but also the entire country is proud of Navpreet, the winner of a silver medal in shot put in the Asian Athletics Championship held in Colombo.

Three titles for BVM players
Ludhiana, August 19
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, won table tennis (under-14), badminton (under-17) and volleyball (under-17) titles in the Ludhiana Zonal School Games (PAU-I) held last week.


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