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Cop suspended for extorting money from bus passenger
Ludhiana, August 28
The district police authorities today suspended a constable of the PCR motorcycle squad and booked him on the charges of extorting money from a bus passenger, besides beating the bus conductor after a large number of employees of the Punjab Road Transport Corporation and other transport departments blocked traffic on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore road near Agar Nagar for over an hour this morning.
The blocked road and the angry mob on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore road near Agar Naga The blocked road and the angry mob on the Ludhiana-Ferozepore road near Agar Nagar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — Tribune photo

Cong men hold demonstration
Ludhiana, August 28
Hundreds of Congress workers today staged a demonstration in front of the Mini-Secretariat to protest against the NDA government's “corrupt practices” in allotting the petrol pumps. 

Students of BCM School present a dance during a talent-search contest
Students of BCM School present a dance during a talent-search contest in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — IV

Contractors’ bills held up
Ludhiana, August 28
A resolution adopted by the Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) of the Municipal Corporation has created a piquant situation in which bills of contractors for development works of different kinds, which stood executed, were held up for payment, and other works in various stages of execution face the threat of being halted. Not only this, the axe is likely to fall on certain officials, who, overstepping their limits, are said to have shown undue haste in issuing work orders for the tenders immediately after the issuing of the “model code of conduct” for the then civic elections.

Bangs and smoke ample, but no sleep at night
Hammer units create hell
Ludhiana, August 28
Thousands of persons of Vishvakarma Colony, Partap Nagar and Ram Nagar have been having sleepless nights due to noise and air pollution created by various hammer and furnace units nearby. These units have also become a threat to houses in these areas.

Gnarled hands shape mighty gods
Ludhiana, August 28
Theirs are the hands that shape ‘mighty gods’ but still they along with their children are living in poverty. Although they are putting in all their efforts to make idols, they are finding it very difficult to make their both ends meet.

Padam Ram, a Jodhpur artisan, gives finishing touches to the idols of Lord Krishna on the eve of Janmashtami in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Padam Ram, a Jodhpur artisan, gives finishing touches to the idols of Lord Krishna


MLA accused of misbehaviour
Ludhiana, August 28
Ms Barjinder Kaur, a former Congress councillor, today accused the sitting party MLA from Samrala, Mr Amrik Singh Dhillon, of misbehaving with her and passing obscene remarks during the party’s anti-corruption protest demonstration held here in front of the Mini-Secretariat.

Cong workers don’t mind using Tricolour as party flag
Ludhiana, August 28
Congress workers do not seem to mind using the National Flag as the party flag as there are many similarities between the two. The flags were used in abundance today at its protest demonstration against ‘corrupt practices’ of the NDA government at the Centre.

Absence of facilities at railway station decried
Ludhiana, August 28
The Friends Citizen Council , Ludhiana, has decried the absence of basic amenities at the local railway station. In a press note here yesterday, Mr Ramman Goomber, president of the council, said while the population of the city has increased manifold over the past 15 years, the railway station remains much the same.

Self-employment schemes launched
Amloh, August 28
Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, inaugurated a one day workshop, organised by the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) in collaboration with the Child-development and Project Officer (CDPO), Amloh, for awareness to provide employment under the self-help group (SHG) here on today.
Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, visits an exhibition at Amloh on Wednesday.
Mr Vikas Partap, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, visits an exhibition at Amloh

BoP employees hold demonstration
Ludhiana, August 28
Employees of the Bank of Patiala yesterday held a demonstration at three places in protest against various “anti-union policies” of the management of the bank. The employees have alleged that the management of the bank is backing out of the agreement signed between the two sometime ago.

Janmashtami shobha yatra today 
Ludhiana, August 28
The Shri Sanatan Dharam Mahotsav Committee will take out its 52nd shobha yatra in connection with Janmashtami celebrations from the Daresi grounds tomorrow afternoon, according to Mr Madan Lal Chopra, chairman of the committee.

Hike in stamp duty flayed
Ludhiana, August 28
Members of the Punjab Colonisers and Property Dealers Association yesterday staged a demonstration against the hike in stamp duty on the sale and purchase of the property. 



Dr Brar is vice-chairman of IUSS Commission
Ludhiana, August 28
Dr Mukand Singh Brar, Senior Soil Chemist, Department of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, has been elected as vice-chairperson of the commission on Soil Technology of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) during the 17th world congress of Soil Science held in Bangkok recently.

Lecture in GNN College
Sahnewal, August 28
An extension lecture was organised by the postgraduate department of Punjabi at G.N.N. College, Doraha, for the students of postgraduate classes, yesterday. Two senior most professors of Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Dr Gurmohan Singh Ahluwalia and Dr Joginder Singh Chhabra delivered lectures to the students.

Women’s Awareness Day on Aug 30
Ludhiana, August 28
Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Ludhiana Zone will organise a ‘Women Awareness Day’ at Mata Ganga Khalsa Girls College, Kotan (Ludhiana) on August 30. According to a press note, the principals, staff and girl students of over 20 colleges in the district will participate in the celebrations which will be organised with the help of principals of different colleges and the organising committee of local college.


Dhand gets bail
Ludhiana, August 28
Controversial former youth congress office-bearer Nirdosh Dhand today got bail in a case registered against him at the Division No 5 police station under the Arms Act and Section 302/115 of the IPC on the complaint of Jaswinder Singh ‘Raji’.



No check on abortions by quacks
Ludhiana, August 28
Under the new Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, those who conduct an abortion will have to either get a licence or get registered with the Health Department. But due to the callous attitude of the authorities concerned, MTPs continue to be conducted at more than 500 centres in the district by unregistered medical practitioners.


Medals for city schoolboys
Ludhiana, August 28
Students of the local Everest Public Senior Secondary School have won medals in various age-groups of the district-level Summer Field Games organised at Gill village. In the under-14 age-group of the tournament, Mandeep Singh of Class VIII and Vivek of Class IX won gold medals in judo competitions. 


Admn gears up for Beant’s Martyrdom Day
Ludhiana, August 28
Elaborate arrangements are being made to organise the state-level function to commemorate the Martyrdom Day of Beant Singh on August 31 at Payal. The local administration is expecting a large number of people to participate.

Prohibitory orders imposed
Ludhiana, August 28
The district administration has banned the use of any uniform resembling that of the Army, BSF and the police since the same has been used by anti- social elements to commit crimes and has also warned their use by private security agencies for their personnel.


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