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48 aided schools remain closed
Principals, teachers hold rally against Vigilance raids
Members of the Government-aided School Teachers Union hold a rally in LudhianaLudhiana, July 14
Protesting against the recent raids conducted by the Vigilance Bureau in government-aided schools, all 48 government-aided schools of the city remained closed today.

Members of the Government-aided School Teachers Union hold a rally in Ludhiana on Monday. —  A Tribune photograph

New PTU courses get good response
Ludhiana, July 14
New technical and management courses started by Punjab Technical University on regular basis this year are getting good response in its affiliated colleges here.

Over 1 million vehicles in city
Ludhiana, July 14
The number of vehicles in Ludhiana has crossed the one million mark. Of these, 7.40 lakh vehicles are registered in Ludhiana only, while about three lakh vehicles plying in the city are said to be registered in other parts of the state and the country.

Rush of cars in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Rush of cars in Ludhiana

Pollution at alarming level: PPCB chairman
Ludhiana, July 14
The alarming level pollution in Punjab is no secret, but rarely has someone from the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), the agency responsible for controlling it, admitted the seriousness of the issue.

Rana K.P. Singh, chairman of the PPCB, addresses a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Rana K.P. Singh, chairman of the PPCB, addresses a press conferenc

No clue to missing child
Ludhiana, July 14
Even almost 36 hours after a two-year-old child of Salem Tabri went missing under mysterious circumstances, the district police is scratching its head to solve the mystery.


GOLDEN GLOW: The full moon adds to the beauty of the illuminated Model Town gurdwara in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Panchayat members honoured
Ludhiana, July 14
Newly elected sarpanches and panches of 80 panchayats Congress were honoured at a massive rally-cum-function in Mullanpur Dakha on the Ludhiana-Jagraon road here today morning. 

Inaction on encroachments irks residents
Ludhiana, July 14
Brazen encroachments on green belts and other vacant sites, coupled with insanitary conditions created by unauthorised settlers, jhuggi dwellers and stray animals in every nook and corner of E-Block in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on Pakhowal Road here, have become a nuisance for the residents.

Employees resent SBI promotion policy 
Ludhiana, July 14
Bank employees have resented the promotion policy of the State Bank of India (SBI). According to Mr K.R. Tripathi, president of the Indian National Bank Employees Congress (INBEC), a memorandum has been submitted to the chairman of the Indian Banks Association in this regard.

Workshop on prevention of food adulteration
Ludhiana, July 14
The Director of Extension in Punjab Agricultural University, Dr J.S. Kolar, emphasised the need for imparting education to the public on detection and prevention of food adulteration.

Sikhs appeal to US Government
Ludhiana, July 14
The Khalsa Panchayat and the Tarna Dal of Nihangs has appealed to the US Government to review a cassette, “War without Borders”, issued by the United States Information Services for the benefit of its students wherein certain Sikhs martyrs have been erroneously labelled as terrorists.


Member loses valuables worth Rs 15,000
Ludhiana, July 14
Beware swimmers! Swimming at the prestigious Sutlej Club can cost you dear if Mr Manish Kumar’s allegations are to be believed. A resident of Kitchlu Nagar and a member of the club, Mr Manish Kumar got a shock last evening when he found his valuables worth Rs 15,000 missing from the locker at the swimming pool.

Jewellery, cash stolen from house
Khanna, July 14
Four unidentified thieves, including a woman, committed a theft in a house and took away of cash and gold ornaments valued at about Rs 4.50 lakh in Bank Colony here this afternoon. The thieves beat up the only female member present in the house, Vimla Devi, who sustained injuries on her neck and ears.

Housewife duped of gold chain
Ludhiana, July 14
A housewife was duped of her gold chain costing Rs 11,000 and a gas book in Anand Nagar of Haibowal Kalan on Saturday by a man who said his name was Ravi and he was a friend of her husband.


Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna
Ludhiana, July 14
Mr P.K. Rath, senior divisional manager of the Life Insurance Corporation of India, launched the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojna here today. The scheme had been announced by the Finance Minister in his Budget speech for the current financial year.



Colleges bustle with activity
Ludhiana, July 14
After the results and admissions, there was hustle and bustle in some local colleges that started functioning today.
The new students coming from schools after plus two were excited by the prospects of college life. Sumesh and Kirti were happy to be out of their uniforms.

Fill vacancies on uniform pattern: DMCH faculty
Ludhiana, July 14
The Faculty Executive Council (FEC) of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) has demanded a uniform pattern for filling vacancies in different departments and units. Resentment prevails among some of the senior faculty members over the way these vacancies were filled by the management.

Students to be told about foreign varsities
Ludhiana, July 14
All vacant posts of lecturer in government colleges will be filled shortly and the presence of teachers during duty hours strictly ensured. Stating this, Higher Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar added that he would personally make surprise visits to the institutions in all parts of the state.

Series of workshops in schools
Ludhiana, July 14
The Siddhartha Academy of Competitions in association with the Rotary Club of Ludhiana Midtown started a series of workshops for the school students here today.
Today, a seminar titled “Unleash the champ” was delivered for the students of Classes IX to XII in Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Udham Singh Nagar.
Mr Sarabjeet Kwatra, a member of Jaycees Club, conducts a workshop at the Bharatiya Vidya Mandir in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Photo Inderjeet Verma
Mr Sarabjeet Kwatra, a member of Jaycees Club, conducts a workshop at the Bharatiya Vidya Mandir

Children of Swiss International Public School have fun at a pool party Kids enjoy pool party
Ludhiana, July 14
‘Beat the heat, welcome the monsoons’. This was the theme of a pool party organised at Swiss International Public School, Model Town, here today.
Splashing, waddling and paddling through the water pools, it was a real treat for the children on a hot summer day. The kids also enjoyed various water games like balloon toss and toy hunt. Water-filled balloons were tossed at the children and those who caught these were asked to recite a poem. In the end, it was cannonball splashing contest for all. The pleasure for children was at no bounds as it was very difficult to get them out of the pool.

Children of Swiss International Public School (SIPS) have fun at a pool party in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Photo Pradeep Tewari 


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