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Agitating mob lathi-charged
Chaos over property documents
Ludhiana, August 29
The district police today used a mild lathi charge on hundreds of protesting men and women in the Sub-Registrar’s office, mini secretariat, when the agitated persons raised slogans against the alleged non-co-operative attitude of the officials for completing the documents of registration of property.

Defacing property with impunity
Ludhiana, August 29
After taking a stern action against violators of the Defacement of Property Act during the Assembly and Zila Parishad elections, the district police seems to have turned a blind eye towards the gross violation of the Act by organisers of the function at Payal tomorrow for the death anniversary of former Chief Minister Beant Singh.
In violation of the Defacement of the Property Act, organisers of the function for the death anniversary of former Chief Minister Beant Singh have pasted posters on this board outside the old district courts.
In violation of the Defacement of the Property Act, organisers of the function for the death anniversary of former Chief Minister Beant Singh have pasted posters on this board outside the old district courts.
— Photo Inderjeet Verma




30 MC properties fetch 2.5 crore
Ludhiana, August 29
The Municipal Corporation finances received a shot in the arm when in an open auction, as many as 30 properties in different parts of the city under Zone D were sold for a whopping sum of Rs 2,50,85,000 on Thursday.

Panel against bank defaulters
Ludhiana, August 29
Close on the heels of the campaign launched by the All-India Bank Employees Association against chronic bank defaulters, some concerned people of the city have come together and formed Citizens Action Front to press banks to ensure action against such defaulters.

Migrant labourers compound TB threat
Ludhiana, August 29
The city being the hub of the industry and having the largest concentration of labour and workforce always attract a large number of migrant labourers. Unfortunately, majority of these people are affected by the deadly disease tuberculosis. The labourers being poor are compelled to live in unhygienic and unventilated rented houses, mostly in groups.

‘Tipsy’ cops barge into house, harass inmates
Ahmedgarh, August 29
A police patrol party led by ASI Surjan Singh allegedly barged into a house near Vishwakarma Temple after midnight today under the influence of liquor and indulged in unnecessary harassment to occupants.

S. Court order cheers petrol pump owners
Ludhiana, August 29
The Supreme Court’s order staying the decision of the Centre to cancel all allotments of petrol stations, gas agencies and LPG agencies has cheered several local petrol station owners who had been running from pillar to post for the past several days for the redress of their grievances.


Badal flays attack on Jindal

SAD-BJP rally on Sept 1 at Malerkotla
Ludhiana, August 29
Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today condemned the “murderous assault” on Malerkotla Municipal Council’s acting President Kewal Krishan Jindal and stressed that he would take up the issue with the government and demand the transfer of Ludhiana range DIG Mohammad Mustafa, who is allegedly behind the incident.

Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal calls on Mr Kewal Krishan Jindal at the CMC in Ludhiana on Thursday. — IV

Former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal calls on Mr Kewal Krishan Jindal at the CMC in Ludhiana on Thursday

Badal consoles bereaved family
Sahnewal, August 29
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister and President of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), today expressed his heart-felt sympathies with the bereaved members of the family of Labh Singh who lost their dear ones at Powat, near Samrala, on Sunday.

Set up Beant Singh memorials: Cong
Ludhiana, August 29
Several Congress leaders today demanded the Congress government in the state to fulfil its promises made regarding the setting up of various memorials in the honour of Mr Beant Singh, former Chief Minister Punjab.

Weed out criminals from politics: BJP
Ludhiana, August 29
The BJP has expressed concern over criminalisation of politics and called upon the political parties to initiate effective measures and evolve such strategy that could weed out criminal elements from politics. “By making sure that only clean politicians represent the masses, the political parties will not only be serving their respective parties but also the nation as well”.

Little ‘Krishnas’ celebrate Janmashtami
Ludhiana, August 29
Little ‘Bal Gopals’, numbering 40 to 50, dressed up in ‘pitambar coloured dhoti’ and sporting peacocks celebrated Janmashtami today. In Holly Hock Nursery School, kids dressed as Krishnas and some as ‘gopis’ and Radha performed ‘Raslila’, the famous dance Krishna danced with ‘gopis’ on the banks of the Yamuna.
BAL GOPALS: Students of Hollyhock Nursery School dressed up as Lord Krishna on the eve of Janamashtami in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

JE ‘harassing’ farmers
Ahmedgarh, August 29
Farmers of Jogimajra village have accused a JE of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) of harassing them by not replacing a damaged power transformer supplying electricity to the motors in their fields.



Cordless computer equipment
Ludhiana, August 29
Get ready for cordless keyboards and mouse for your computers. The hassles of the wires getting stuck here and there may soon be a thing of past. While the cordless mouse and the keyboard have already arrived, soon it would be the cordless monitors and computers.



New PAU Registrar takes charge
Ludhiana, August 29
The academic community of Punjab Agricultural University has got a shot in the arm with the appointment of Dr Vinod Kumar Sharma as Registrar of the university for a period of four years.

PAU former student bags Indira Gandhi NSS Award
Ludhiana, August 29
Sandeep Singh, a former NSS volunteer and student of the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Punjab Agriculture University has won the Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme (NSS) Award for his achievements.

An enriching experience
Ludhiana, August 29
“I am proud of being part of the convention where about 500 children from all over the world participated. I can never forget my experiences of the convention as long as I live,” said Sakshi Kapila, a student of Sacred Heart Convent here, who attended the Asian Pacific Children Convention-2002 held recently at Fukuoka in Japan.


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