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Punjab in dilemma  over levy on power
Ludhiana, August 21
To collect or to postpone is the dilemma facing the Punjab government on the issue of levying power surcharge from the drought-hit farmers of the state. Hit by the mounting losses, the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) had proposed before the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) to charge Rs 2 per unit from the agricultural sector, which presently is being supplied free of cost.

MC chief assures funds for development
Ludhiana, August 21
Following deliberations with the city Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, his deputies and the MC panel on Finance and Contracts (F&CC) during last couple of days, the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation, Mr S.K. Sharma, has now embarked upon intensive interaction with councillors in zone-level meetings.

Feeling like a crorepati
Ludhiana, August 21
For a while, Abdula Rajabhai Bilakia of Mahim in Mumbai literally fell unconscious. He could not believe himself that he had hit the jackpot of Sikkim Super Lotto and shared the price money of Rs 2.62 crore with Mr C.H. Prassana Kumar of Chikmangloor in Karnataka.


Gang  busted, weapons seized
Ludhiana, August 21
The police has busted a gang of robbers, who were planning to strike in the colonies on the outskirts of the city. Six persons have been arrested and the police has seized two .315 bore country-made pistols, two cartridges, some knives and wooden staffs from them.

School teachers end strike
Ludhiana, August 21
The dispute between the staff members and the authorities of Rajindra Model Senior Secondary School, has been resolved after a long meeting. Teachers of the school, who had gone on a strike two days ago, demanding better pay and teaching facilities, have rejoined work.


Bank staff campaign against defaulters
Ludhiana, August 21
As part of their nationwide campaign to save the ‘health of banking industry’ activists of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation, affiliated to the All India Bank Employees Association, today took out a procession and handed over a list of the defaulters to the Deputy Commissioner to be forwarded to the Punjab Governor.
Activists of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation hold a rally against the non-recovery of the NPAs in the country, in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Activists of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation hold a rally against the non-recovery of the NPAs in the country

City celebrates Raksha Bandhan
Ludhiana, August 21
The festival of Raksha Bandhan was celebrated on a large scale in the schools. In this context, the staff members and students of Gupta Model High School, Club Road, celebrated this “festival” ‘with great enthusiasm. As per the tradition, the girl students tied “Rakhis” on the wrists of boy students. Later the boys and girls danced.

Brotherly classmates: Students of Gupta Model School tie ‘rakhis’ on the wrists of their schoolmates in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari
Brotherly classmates

Raksha Bandhan, a bond of protection
Ludhiana, August 21
Raksha Bandhan is an unspoken pledge between a brother and a sister. ‘Raksha’ means protection and ‘bandhan’ mean bond. So it signifies a bond of protection. The festival is celebrated on the day of Shravan Poornima that falls in the month of August every year.

Love, not violence, is the answer
am writing this in response to the letter by Dr B.L. Malhotra published in “ Ludhiana Tribune”. A young person looks up to his or her parents, teachers and other authoritative figures and learns through examples set by them.
  • War veterans deserve better
  • Encroachments galore
  • Cheques and jacks
  • Pensioners deserve better deal

Keralites to hold Onam celebrations on Aug 25
Ludhiana, August 21
Onam, the harvest festival of prosperity, is celebrated with great spirit and enthusiasm by all Keralites. The festival is celebrated to remember King Mahabali, a generous ruler who was loved by his people and gave up every thing to keep up his promise. The festival of Onam falls today. But the 20,000 Keralites will celebrate it on Sunday as most of them have no holiday today.

Book on Punjabi writers released
Ludhiana, August 21
The Vice-Chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, yesterday released a Punjabi book “Adbee Muhandre”, written by Jagdip. The book is based on pen-sketches and brief biodatas of more than 200 Punjabi writers, right from Baba Sheikh Farid to modern-day writers like Bhai Vir Singh, Prof Mohan Singh and Shiv Kumar Batalavi.

Thieves break into two houses
Ludhiana, August 21
Some thieves broke into two houses in Ram Nagar area near Lakkar Pul and decamped with the gold jewellery from one of the houses. However, according to Mr Suresh Khanna, the owner of the second house, the thieves did not take many things from his house. According to Mrs Surjeet, mother of Mr Vijay Kumar, it was around 4 a.m. when her daughter-in-law Dimple woke up to feed her baby.
Mr Vijay Kumar, whose house was burgled early on Wednesday morning in Ram Nagar, Ludhiana.
Mr Vijay Kumar, whose house was burgled early on Wednesday morning

Man crushed under train
Khanna, August 21
A 50-year-old man was crushed to death by a train near Bhattian village last evening. According to the railway police, Dass Singh, a resident of Manki, near Samrala, was crossing the rail track when the Shane-e-Punjab train crushed him.


Scooters adapt to rough road
Ludhiana, August 21
Mr Sanjeev Bajaj, vice-president of Bajaj Autos Ltd, says that, in spite of an ever-increasing customer inclination towards motor cycles, the scooter market remains intact and growth-oriented. 



Parman Pattar to PAU don
Ludhiana, August 21
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh honoured Dr J.S. Hundal, Head, Department of Vegetable Crops, PAU, with the Punjab Parman Pattar-2002 at the state-level Independence Day function at Patiala. The award carries Rs 11,000 and a citation. He was honoured for his contributions in the field of agriculture.



CMCH dedicates library to former HoD
Ludhiana, August 21
Continuing to uphold its legacy in patient care and education, Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) added another extension to its endeavour by starting a library for the Department of Surgery on August 19. The library is dedicated to Dr F.C. Eggleston, former professor and HOD of Surgery.


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