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Blast in garbage heap leaves one hurt
Ludhiana, July 29
A ragpicker was injured, while three of her companions escaped miraculously, when a blast took place in a heap of garbage near the Improvement Trust building in Feroze Gandhi Market here today morning.
Policemen inspect the garbage that was thrown around due to the blast. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Probe initiated against DSP, SI
Rape in police custody
Ludhiana, July 29
The State Vigilance Bureau has initiated a regular inquiry into a complaint made by two Phillaur-based women against two Ludhiana police officers, a DSP and a Sub-Inspector, for allegedly implicating them in a false case of narcotic smuggling and resorting to extortion and rape in police custody.


Facilities restored to Punjab Mata
Ludhiana, July 29
The district administration today restored the various facilities given to Punjab Mata, a cousin of Ghadar martyr Kartar Singh Sarabha at her residence in the martyr's native village. After a news report carrying the plight of Bibi Jagdish Kaur was highlighted in these columns today, some officials of the administration were specially directed by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, to visit the martyr's sister and ask about her welfare.

‘DMCH seats filled as per norms’
Ludhiana, July 29
As per notification issued by the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital(DMCH) has admitted candidates for the MBBS course by charging Rs 1.5 lakh each.

8-year-old dies of gastroenteritis
Ludhiana, July 29
Notwithstanding the tall claims of the Health Department and the local Municipal Corporation of ensuring potable water to the city residents, gastroenteritis has claimed the life of an eight-year-old girl at Dhandari Kalan here. More than 75 fresh cases of gastroenteritis have been reported from in and around the city so far, out of which 10 have been referred to various hospitals by the Health Department.

Heroes should never be forgotten but unfortunately they are. Only a few years have passed since the nation won the Kargil war but the government failed to celebrate Vijay Divas that fell on July 26.
  • Simple bride
  • Rain dance
  • Traffic chaos
  • Selective lines?
  • Adamant principal
  • ‘Intelligent lights’
  • Remembering Neil Armstrong
  • Sweets and jewellery shops
  • Tailpiece


Undercurrents of dissent in Akali unity
Ludhiana, July 29
While the unity between Mr Gurcharan Singh Tohra and Mr Parkash Singh Badal may be welcomed by staunch Akalis across the state, it has placed the district unit of the SAD in yet another predicament. The faction-ridden district unit of the Akali Dal has now got into yet another contrary with Mr Hira Singh Gabria claiming to be the district president, much to the chagrin of Mr Avtar Singh Makkar.

MCPI flays BJP, Congress
Ludhiana, July 29
The state committee of the Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has flayed the policies of the Congress and the BJP. The MCPI, which met here, observed that there was no difference in the policies of the two parties. The MCPI meeting was attended, among others, by Mr Rattan Singh Chougawa (Amritsar) and Mr Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri.

Final round of making  voters’ I-cards
Ludhiana, July 29
The final round of photography for making photo ID cards of voters in the 55 Dakha Vidhan Sabha constituency will be carried out from August 3 to 7 here. Giving detailed information, Mr M.S. Jaggi, SDM (West)-cum-Electoral Registration Officer for the 55 Dakha constituency, said the correction in the existing voter identity cards would also be done during the period and voters’ identity card would be made according to the voter list-2003.

Seminar on social awareness held
Ludhiana, July 29
To promote health awareness, awareness regarding career choices, crop diversification and establish platform to fight against social evils, a special multi-purpose, multi-speciality seminar for social awareness was held at Government High School, Pabbian, about 10 km from here, by the International Council of Ayurveda (ICA), Jagraon chapter.


Man booked for raping daughter
Ludhiana, July 29
The Shimla Puri police yesterday booked a migrant living in Chet Singh Nagar for allegedly raping his 12-year-old daughter and threatening her against disclosing his crime.


Ludhiana T-shirts face tough competition from Tirupur
Ludhiana, July 29
Notwithstanding the presence of some topclass brands here, Ludhiana continues to face a stiff competition from Tirupur with more and more international buyers booking orders with the Tirupur manufacturers. Recently the Wal-Mart, one of the leading showroom chains of the world, signed a memorandum of understanding with a leading Tirupur manufacturer for the supply of T-shirts and casuals for its stores in the USA and Europe.


Vet officers hold meeting
Ludhiana, July 29
A meeting of the state central body of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association was held here. Dr Gurcharan Singh, Patron of the association, presided over the meeting.


100 district schools sans principals
Ludhiana, July 29
Administrative functioning of senior secondary schools of the district seems to be in a dire strait as nearly 100 out of 138 schools are functioning without principals. Principals from such ‘‘headless schools’’ have either retired or have been transferred over the past three years. 

School kids told to save resources
Ludhiana, July 29
“Greed of a few persons coupled with irresponsible behaviour of some, had degraded the environment to such an extent that not only our health but the entire flora and fauna has been threatened.” These were the views of Col. Jagdish Singh Gill, the chief guest at a function organised to mark vanamahotsava at Government Middle School, Bihla village, near here today.

Students get tips on entrance tests
Ludhiana, July 29
The Sidhartha Academy of Competitions in association with the Rotary Club Midtown organised a lecture for the students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, here today.

Dr Dinesh Badyal, lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, CMC, addresses students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar, on Tuesday.
Dr Dinesh Badyal, lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, CMC, addresses students of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir, Kitchlu Nagar



Bureaucrats misled govt, say PCMS doctors
Ludhiana, July 29
Responding to the call given by the Punjab Civil Medical Services (PCMS) Association, doctors of the district observed a dharna led by state unit President, Dr Hardeep Singh ,at Civil Surgeon’s Office here.

PCMS doctors agitate against the decision to abolish the NPA at the Civil Surgeon’s office in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
PCMS doctors agitate against the decision to abolish the NPA at the Civil Surgeon’s office


Green Land School paddlers bag title
Ludhiana, July 29
Green Land Senior Secondary School, G.T. Road, Ludhiana blanked Alpine International Public School, Civil Lines, 3-0 to win the table tennis title (boys u-19).

A volleyball match in progress between BCM School and Government School, Gobind Nagar, at KVM School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
A volleyball match in progress between BCM School and Government School, Gobind Nagar, at KVM School


Applications invited for bravery awards
Ludhiana, July 29
The district administration has initiated the process of inviting applications for the National Awards to children constituted by the Indian Council for Child Welfare, Government of India, from children, who have performed extraordinary acts of bravery during last year.


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