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PTA rakes up funds’ issue at meeting
Ludhiana, August 2
The Government College for Women is in the eye of a storm following theallegations of misappropriation of funds levelled by some parents in the Parents Teachers Association meeting held on the college premises here today.

2 Dalits beaten up by political rivals
Ludhiana, August 2
Conflict between Jats and Dalit communities was the underlying factor in the post-poll violence that left two persons seriously injured and led to the registration of cases against several persons in separate incidents at Chak village yesterday and Bhaini Arora village today.

Dilbagh Singh of Bhaini Rora village under treatment at Civil Hospital Dilbagh Singh of Bhaini Rora village under treatment at Civil Hospital. — A Tribune photograph


Parents wait for an answer
Ludhiana, August 2
Six months after the death of their son in a road accident, the hapless parents are still waiting to know who caused his death. Their wait, however, seems endless as no headway has been made into the case.

Faulty repair contaminates drinking water
Ludhiana, August 2
The municipal corporation in order to provide relief to the area residents from the accumulated rain-water actually made the lives of the residents miserable. Due to the faulty repair, the residents are getting drinking water, which is getting mixed with the sewerage pipes.

A resident shows a bottle of contaminated drinking water in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
A resident shows a bottle of contaminated drinking water in Ludhiana

Negligence leading to water contamination
Ludhiana, August 2
In the wake of widespread reports of outbreak of gastroenteritis, cholera and other water-borne diseases in several colonies and public outcry against the civic administration for its failure to combat the contamination of drinking water, the Municipal Corporation has claimed that in most of the cases, lapse and criminal negligence on the part of residents had led to mixing of sullage and contaminated water from open drains and other outlets with tap water.

Councillor's house attacked
Ludhiana, August 2
At least 25 persons armed with swords and sticks attacked the house of the Municipal Councillor, Mr Devinder Singh Bittu, at Dugri here today morning. The councillor's house is opposite to the Dugri police post.


CM visiting Ludhiana today
Ludhiana, August 2
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh will visit Ludhiana tomorrow in connection with a state-level convention of chairpersons and the members of the zila parishad, block samities, mayors and councillors of corporations and chairpersons of nagar palikas of Punjab being held here tomorrow.

Bank takes journalist for a ride
Ludhiana, August 2
Various banks seem to be taking people for a ride by bluntly refusing to provide them with credit cards, in spite of them fulfilling the eligibility criteria. One such aggrieved person has sought legal course against ABN-AMRO Bank. Surprisingly, the bank has not mention any reason for rejecting his application for a credit card.

Shift factories, demand residents
Ludhiana, August 2
Residents of Mohalla Fateh Ganj, opposite Rani Palace in the old city are up in arms against the indifference of the administration towards setting up of factories in the area.

Saying it with gifts on Friendship Day
Ludhiana, August 2
It was an ordinary day,
Caught up in the usual routine,
When something made me think of you.
Naturally I paused for a minute and smiled.
It was no longer an ordinary day.
Thinking of you makes me happy,
Because you are my best friend.

These were some of the catchy lines printed on a greeting card in one of the gift shops selling Friendship Day items in Ludhiana. An array of greeting cards, friendship bands, key chains, showpieces, mugs, purses and other gift packs are on display in such shops for the past fortnight.

City Scan
Honouring contemporary litterateur
Recently, representatives of the Punjabi Sahit Sabha, New Delhi, arrived here to bestow its highest honour, Fellowship, upon two distinguished contemporaries — Dr Surinder Singh Narula and Dr Parminder Singh. Both are academics and litterateur. Professor Narula is a pioneer in the field of realism in fiction.

Sikh Morcha flays Jagera’s supporters
Ludhiana, August 2
The Democratic Sikh Morcha has challenged the political bigwigs and social workers who are trying to defend rape-accused Sant Shamsher Singh Jagera, self-styled presidents of the International Dharam Samaj.


7.5 kg of poppy husk seized, 1 held
Ludhiana, August 2
The Focal Point police yesterday evening arrested Jasdev Singh, a resident of Karva village falling under Dakha police station, and allegedly recovered 7.5 kg of poppy husk from his possession. He has been booked under Sections 15,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act.

Father booked for abduction
Ludhiana, August 2
On the statement of Parkash Kaur of Amargarh Kaler, the police has booked her husband Resham Singh, her brother Daljit Singh and brother’s wife Raj Kaur, all residents of Kandyal, under Sections 363, 366, 506, 120-B, IPC, for helping Kirpal Singh, son of Daljit Singh, in abducting her daughter Dilraj Kaur.

Ex-servicemen, farmers duped
Ludhiana, August 2
Brar Sales Corporation Jagraon, has duped hundreds of ex-servicemen and farmers of Kamalpura, Nathowal, Chhajjawal, Chak Bhaike, Dhoorkot village. Gurbhag Singh Brar and his son Surinder Singh alias Bunti, owners, of the company allegedly promised jobs to the ex-servicemen and had farmers in their new cattle feed company and had collected about Rs 1 crore from them.

Bid to abduct woman
Ludhiana, August 2
A 30-year-old woman was drugged, kidnapped and robbed of cash and jewellery by two car borne unidentified youths outside Raghunath Hospital in Aggar Nagar here late last night.



Rangoli contest marks Teej
Ludhiana, August 2
“Shivlingam”, “Ganesha”, “kalash”, dancing figure with earthern lamps in both hands, peacocks, swastika, fish deer, sun and kite — These were some of the rangoli patterns made by students of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, on the occasion of Teej celebrations organised by the Home Science Club of the school here today.

Students of KVM show their skills at a mehndi competition on Saturday in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Students of KVM show their skills at a mehndi competition on Saturday


Cultural feast for Ludhianvis
Ludhiana, August 2
A cultural event under the auspices of the Ek Koshish International was held at Nehru Sidhan Kendra here today. This one-day event started with a song and dance competition, “Bachhe man ke sachhe”. Students from different schools presented dance and “antakshri” items.

SALUTE TO SAAWAN: Students perform a dance at a competition held at the Nehru Sidhan Kendra in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari


Breaking barriers through art
Mandi Ahmedgarh,  August 2
Though it is a commercial art for people, she takes it as self sustaining and endless pursuit of art for bringing her metaphysical and hypothetical ideas closer to the physical universe. Her unconventional and unorthodox approach has already fetched her applause from art lovers in Delhi.

Aman Birdi with her creations at an exhibition.

Aman Birdi with her creations at an exhibition


Tumour removed from 16-yr-old boy
Ludhiana, August 2
Dr Dinesh Murmu, Senior Consultant, ENT, Christian Medical College and Hospital, successfully operated upon a 16-year-old boy recently. The boy had a large tumour in the parapharyngeal space which is situated next to the tonsil at the junction of the mouth and the neck.


KVM School spikers win 2 titles
Ludhiana, August 2
Kundan Vidya Mandir School eves overcame stiff challenge from Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, to win volleyball titles in the under-14 and 17 years’ categories while in the under-19 years’ section, Government Senior Secondary School, Gobind Nagar, won the trophy in the Zonal Schools Tournament that concluded here today.

Spikers of Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, who bagged two titles (under-14 and 19 years) in the Zonal (PAU) School Tournament that concluded in Ludhiana
Spikers of Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, who bagged two titles (under-14 and 19 years) in the Zonal (PAU) School Tournament that concluded in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


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