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Dhanda back as Bar Association chief
His supporters charged with assaulting rival 
Ludhiana, August 8
After a tense night and a stormy morning, peace was restored by noon today in the Ludhiana District Bar Association. Mr Harish Rai Dhanda was restored as president of this largest body of lawyers in north India.

Mr Harish Rai Dhanda argues with the police over the case lodged against his supporters outside the Division No. 5 police station, Ludhiana, in the wee hours of Friday; and (right) the general body meeting of the District Bar Association gets stormy in New District Courts, Ludhiana, on Friday. — Photos Pradeep Tewari

Mayor charged with forging agenda
Ludhiana, August 8
The issue of nomination of three trustees of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) from amongst councillors has taken a new turn. The opposition parties have charged the City Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, with forging the agenda of the previous general house meeting, which was adjourned without conducting any business, and forwarding the names of three Congress councillors for appointment as trustees taking advantage of the technicalities of the relevant law.



Dial single number for power complaints
Ludhiana, August 8
Prompt power compliant redressal is just a phone call away. The long wait for immediate compliance of power supply faults will soon be a thing of the past with a hi- tech pilot project of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), involving a private company, becoming operational later this month in this city.

Two-hour strike by PCMS doctors
Ludhiana, August 8
The district unit of the PCMS Association observed a token two-hour strike from 10 am to 12 noon today. They, however, attended emergency cases.

National policy on street vendors on the anvil
Ludhiana, August 8
In a bid to provide social security and guarantee of self-employment to street vendors, the Union Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation is formulating a national policy.

Govt colleges go without fee hike rollback
Doraha, August 8
Government colleges in the town have yet to implement the decision of the Punjab Government to withdraw the fee hike, the reason being non-issuance of a written notification in this regard.


Apex court order violative of rights, says Left
Ludhiana, August 8
There has been a mixed response to the Supreme Court orders, banning strikes by government employees. While trade union leaders expressed their reservations and opposed the order, most of the common people welcomed it.

Eight days gone, cops fail to pick up body
Ludhiana, August 8
An unclaimed body of a 25-year-old woman, Babita Devi, has been lying in the mortuary of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) for the past eight days.

Generators spew poison in air
Ludhiana, August 8
Even as the pollution level has reached alarming proportions in the city, it has not shaken Ludhianvis and the district administration if the use of diesel-run generators is any indication.

Quit India Movement anniversary
Ludhiana, August 8
The Directorate of Youth Services, Punjab, observed the 61st anniversary of Quit India Movement at R.S. Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today.

A month more before the bus comes
Ludhiana, August 8
It will take still more time before mini buses can be seen on the city roads after transporters with permits to run these buses have not been able to fulfill the conditions.

Wages not paid for months
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 8
Mr Hari Chand and Mr Avtar Singh, president and general secretary, respectively, of the Class IV Government Employees Union, Fatehgarh Sahib, told newsmen here today they resented the Department of Cultural Affairs and Archaeology not regularising the services of daily wagers with more than 15 years of service.

Shopkeepers willingly remove encroachments
Ludhiana, August 8
It was anti-encroachment drive with a difference. Shopkeepers on their own shifted sales counters inside their shops and dismantled cemented extensions facing the road at Field Ganj (Kucha No 6) in the presence of area councillor Rakesh Parashar.



Travel agent booked for fraud
Ludhiana, August 8
The Model Town police yesterday, booked a travel agent under Section 406 and 420, IPC, on the complaint of Mr Sudhir Kumar who alleged that he had been duped of Rs 1.5 lakh by the agent who promised to send his wife and son abroad.


Eco-friendly approach to industrial development stressed
Ludhiana, August 8
Assuring its full cooperation to the Punjab government for safeguarding the environment in the state, the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry today said a clear and concrete policy on environment needed to be formulated which should be in total consonance with the industrial growth and development.

Free trade pact with Latin countries soon
Ludhiana, August 8
The Government of India may have a free trade agreement with Latin and North American countries, chairman of the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) Mr S.K. Dhanda said here today. This was likely to give a boost to exports in the country.

AirTel launches 24-hour customer care
Ludhiana, August 8
In an apparent bid to keep ahead of its competitors, AirTel has launched a 24-hour customer care service in the city under the banner of AirTel Connect that will enable the customers to buy new connections, recharge their cards and interact with the companies’ representatives in person 24 hours a day all 365 days.


Horticulture best option, say experts
Ludhiana, August 8
Scientists of the PAU have suggested horticulture for diversification keeping in view the imbalances in the farm production pattern, that have led to the depletion of groundwater, degradation of soil, and pollution.

Wrong pesticides may damage rice crop
Ludhiana, August 8
A recent survey conducted by experts of the Entomology Department, PAU, has revealed that farmers are spraying their paddy crop by mixing synthetic material with other insecticides as advised by pesticide dealers even without observing any pest problem.


Participants of Miss Teej contest share some light moments as they wait for their turn outside the college auditorium at the Government Polytechnic for women, Ludhiana, on Friday.Polytechnic holds Teej celebrations
Ludhiana, August 8
The staff and students of Satguru Ram Singh Government Polytechnic for Women, Rishi Nagar, held Teej celebrations at a function here today. The hall was decorated tastefully with flowers. Swings were put in the college lawns. A colourful music and dance programme was held on the occasion which began with Malwai giddha.

Participants of Miss Teej contest share some light moments as they wait for their turn outside the college auditorium at the Government Polytechnic for women, Ludhiana, on Friday.
— A Tribune photo

PAU employees hold rally
Ludhiana, August 8
The Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union held a rally outside the Mini Secretariat here today. The members burnt the effigy of the Chief Minister and demanded that all anti-employees policies be withdrawn by the state government.

Students of Government College present bhangra and jhumar at a function held on Friday.
Students of Government College present bhangra and jhumar at a function held on Friday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

Special children celebrate Rakhi
Ludhiana, August 8
It was a joyous day for students of Nirdosh, an institute for mentally challenged, as students celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan today in the school premises housed at Rotary Bhavan, Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana.

College teachers to hold dharna
Ludhiana, August 8
“College teachers will hold a dharna in front of the DPI (C) office on August 22, to press for the implementation of their already accepted demands,” said Prof Bhag Singh Sandhu and Jaspal Singh, president and general secretary of the Punjab Government College Teachers Union, respectively, in a joint statement issued here.



Hair removed from abdomen
Ludhiana, August 8
In a rare case, about half kg of hair was removed from a woman’s abdomen here today. The family of 24-year-old Sulochna got her admitted to hospital, after she complained of acute abdomen pain. Dr Tarlochan Singh said an ultra-sound scan and x-ray were conducted and it was decided to operate upon her immediately.



BVM girls win chess titles
Ludhiana, August 8
A kho-kho match in progress at BCM School, Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana. Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, defeated Sargodha National Senior Secondary School to annex titles in the under-14 and under-19 categories in the Ludhiana Schools Chess Championship (Girls) organised by the Education Department in the indoor multi-purpose hall of the Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

  • Kho-kho meet

  • Cricket tourney

A kho-kho match in progress at BCM School, Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana.

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