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Notices to polluting units
‘Install devices or face penal action’
Ludhiana, August 24
Fed up with sending reminders to over 300 industries causing pollution in the city for the last two years, the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) has decided to act tough now. It has given notices to these industries to install a newly designed air pollution controlling device by August 31 or face penal action.

Murder most foul
Ahmedgarh, August 24
The Murder of the youngest son of a middle-class family of Dhaul Majra, village at Bahrain has left the family members repenting on their decision to send him abroad in order to elevate the economic standard of the family. Had Air India not brought the body free of cost as a part of its ‘courtesy’ scheme, the family could have run into further debt to clear the transportation bills.

Baba with ‘magic powers’ arrested
Ludhiana, August 24
The Focal Point police today arrested a self-styled baba from his large dera in Dhandari Kalan today afternoon after receiving innumerable complaints that the alleged impostor had duped hundreds of city residents during the last several months by claiming magical cures of some diseases and victims of black magic.


Life term for killing roommate
Ludhiana, August 24
Mr S.M.S. Mahal, Additional Sessions Judge, Ludhiana, has sentenced Rama Kant (25) of Gobindgarh Colony, Focal Point, Ludhiana, to life imprisonment on the charge of killing his roommate, Vimlesh Kumar, on December 23,1998. A fine of Rs 5,000 has also been imposed upon him.

Anti-Repression Action Committee flays govt
Ludhiana, August 24
Members of the Anti-Repression Action Committee have condemned the “callous attitude” of the state government in resolving the two-month long crises at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).


Bains’ suspension: settling of political score?
Ludhiana, August 24
The suspension of a media advisor to former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has taken the teaching community at Punjab Agricultural University by surprise since the action is being viewed as “settling of political scores at personal level ”. But those in the know-how of the episode proclaim that “ the writing was on the wall ”.

Stir if free power is withdrawn: BKU 
Ludhiana, August 24
Reacting strongly to indications that the state government intended to withdraw the free power-supply facility from the farming community, the BKU made it clear today that farmers would not take the decision lying down and would oppose it with all their might.

Tohra flays Centre for opposing EC
Amloh, August 24
“The Centre has acted like a pro-capitalist by waiving Rs 57,000 crore of loans to traders on the ground that businesses have collapsed, but failed to save drought-hit farmers and labourers, who are, now, in Rs 47,000 crore of debt,” said Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra, MP and president of the Sarb Hind Shiromani Akali Dal (SHSAD), at a function in Bahbalpur village near here late yesterday.

Ludhiana-Lyallpur emotional links
he links are historical as well as emotional. The ties are rooted in memories despite distance of time and space. Bonds were economic and academic, commercial and agricultural. The strongest link is charged with intense emotion Ludhiana is the birth place of Sukhdev Thapar, Lyallpur that of Bhagat Singh.

Create jobs to end petty crimes
Ludhiana, August 24
Growing unemployment, drug addiction among the youth and several other such factors are responsible for the increase in incidents of snatching here. Hundreds of factories in the city, hit by recession, have been reducing their manpower instead of generating more job opportunities. Several retrenched persons take to petty crimes like hold-ups.

Onam celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, August 24
Onam, national festival of Kerala , which is held to invite the King of Mahabali, was celebrated with fervour at CMC Hospital here yesterday. The function started with the lighting of a lamp by Dr Kamal Masih after which a prayer was jointly held by the administrative staff and students of the medical institute.


Boy held for killing friend
Khanna, August 24
The police has arrested Rajiv Kumar(18) on the charge of allegedly killing his friend Rajdeep Singh (15) by pushing him in Bakhara Canal at Sirhind on July 21. The accused was produced before the court of Senior Sub-Judge G.S. Dhillon, today. The court remanded him till August 26.


BSNL mobile phone service by Divali: General Manager
Ludhiana, August 24
‘The Telecom department is committed for providing better services to its customers and several steps are being taken to achieve this objective,” said Mr G.S. Julka, General Manager of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) while inaugurating 19th cash collection centre in Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar locality here today.
Mr G.S. Julka, GM Telecom, Ludhiana, inaugurates a cash counter in BRS Nagar, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr G.S. Julka, GM Telecom, Ludhiana, inaugurates a cash counter in BRS Nagar



Students reveal hidden talents
Ludhiana, August 24
Kundan Vidya Mandir organised an inter-house talent search contest here today. Students of Patel, Gandhi, Nehru, Raman, Subhash and Tagore Houses of the school presented solo songs, dances, and duets.

Paper-reading contest in GPS
Ludhiana, August 24
An inter-school paper-reading contest on “How and why to save Energy” was organised by Gobindgarh Public School (GPS) in collaboration with Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) on Friday.

New swimming pool complex in GRD Academy
Ludhiana, August 24
Parents and students applauded the five swimmers who dived in the water with their instructor on the inauguration of a swimming pool complex at GRD Academy, here today. With this three-pool complex, the academy has taken a lead in the sport among the city schools.

Students of Guru Ram Dass Academy, Ludhiana, present a cultural programme at the inauguration of a swimming pool on the academy campus in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Guru Ram Dass Academy, Ludhiana, present a cultural programme

Dental education programme
Ludhiana, August 24
The National School Dental Health Programme was inaugurated in BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, today. This awareness programme ‘Bright Smiles, Bright Future’ was organised by Indian Dental Association, Ludhiana Branch, in collaboration with Colgate India Ltd.

SSF wants apology from Ashutosh Maharaj
Ludhiana, August 23
The Sikh Students Federation (SSF) has demanded that Ashutosh Maharaj of the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, Noormehal, should appear before Akal Takht and tender an unconditional apology for denigrating Sikh Gurus and Sikhism.


Annu MalikAnnu no longer a copycat
Ludhiana, August 24
Music director Annu Malik, who was here today, told reporters at a press conference that allegation of plagiarism against him were a thing of the past. He said the success of his music in films like ‘Aks’, ‘Border’, ‘Fiza’ and ‘Refugee’ had removed all doubts regarding his ability and silenced his critics.


Second win for Guru Harikrishan School
Ludhiana, August 24
Guru Harikrishan Public School beat SAN Model High School by 18 runs to register their second win in a row in the Ist Surinder Saini Memorial Inter-School Cricket Tournament (boys u-19) being organised by the Sunflower Professionals Academy at the Ballonkey Road, Haibowal Kalan, here today.

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MC prepares integrated development programme
Ludhiana, August 24
The municipal corporation has prepared an ‘integrated development programme’ for development of the city and to ensure qualitative improvement in the civic amenities and infrastructural facilities in the city localities.


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