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Dalits stage protest at Raikot
Allege Cong leader, cops shielding murder accused
Raikot, August 9
Local residents and activists of various political parties staged a massive demonstration here today in protest against the alleged shielding of some persons accused of beating up a Dalit to death on July 20 by a Congress leader and police personnel.
Dalits demonstrate at Raikot on Saturday

Dalits demonstrate at Raikot on Saturday. — Photo Inderjit Verma

Schoolteachers gherao ministers’ houses
Ludhiana, August 9
Hundreds of teachers of the district under the aegis of the Punjab State Aided School Teachers and Other Employees Union gheraoed the residences of three ministers in the city today.


SWINGS OF SAWAN: Girls of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan, celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

PCC smells dissidence in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, august 9
The Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) is learnt to be monitoring the activities of at least three Congress legislators from Ludhiana district, who include ministers also, for their reported dissident activities. Sources revealed that these legislators/ministers had been in regular touch with other dissidents in the party.

Probe into spurious milk in city
Ludhiana, August 9
Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, today ordered investigations into the sale of spurious milk in the city. He has also written to the SSP to register cases against dairy owners who were indulging in this practice.

Stray bull kills man
Ludhiana, August 9
A 70-year-old man was killed by a stray bull in the Gill Road grain market here today. Pal Singh, a resident of Gill village, was a cart driver and used to visit the grain market everyday to collect cattle feed for selling it in the village. Today, around 9.30 am, a stray bull hit him in the chest.


Kidney racket victim awaits justice
Ludhiana, August 9
Even as more than a year has passed since a victim of the kidney racket had sought help from the police, he is yet to get justice. Although the Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) had asked the Sahnewal police to put up a challan in the court, the police is yet to do so.

Students of GNI School display mehndi patterns at a competition
Students of GNI School display mehndi patterns at a competition organised in the school on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Work resumes on flyover
Money to PWD released
Ludhiana, August 9
Work on the proposed flyover to replace Lakkar Pul, which was suspended by the Public Works Department for more than a year, has been resumed. The department has assured the Municipal Corporation not to make any claim on account of escalation of costs during the intervening period and to complete the project simultaneously with the ongoing work on elevated road between the Jagraon bridge and Chand Cinema, into which one leg of the flyover is to be integrated.

Park management panels refute status report
Ludhiana, August 9
The Federation of Park Management Committee has filed a petition before the Punjab Human Rights Commission, seeking a direction to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the Punjab Government to fulfil the agreement arrived at with the park management committees for the maintenance of parks in the town.

SAD castigates Cong govt
Ludhiana, August 9
The SAD has castigated the Congress government in Punjab for imposing taxes on people, effecting a hike in tuition fee for higher education, rampant corruption in all departments and withdrawal of welfare schemes and incentives provided by the previous SAD-BJP government to weaker sections.

Need to popularise Punjabi food, says Birmi 
Ludhiana, August 9
Mr Malkiat Singh Birmi, State Minister for Jails and Housing Development, has stressed upon the need to popularise traditional Punjabi food. The present trend of shifting to the fast food culture was dangerous for the health of young generation, he said.

NCW urged to help abandoned woman
Ludhiana, August 9
Mr Gurdeep Pandher, a resident of Siahar village in the district, has urged the National Commission for Women (NCW) to rescue an old woman of the village who has been leading a miserable life after her sons forcibly took all her agricultural land and other valuables.

Flies in soft drink bottles

Ludhiana, August 9
Even as the soft drink companies are struggling to fight the ‘pesticide controversy’, a shopkeeper in the posh market near Malhar Cinema has been supplied a full crate of Mountain Dew drink in which dead houseflies were floating. Some of the bottles had only plain water.
Flies seen in two bottles of Mountain Dew purchased by a shopkeeper on Malhar road in Ludhiana. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

Flies seen in two bottles of Mountain Dew purchased by a shopkeeper

Man run over by train
Ludhiana, August 9
A man lost his life when he was crushed by a train near Rajguru Nagar here while he was crossing an unmanned crossing. Two more were injured after they were run over by trains near the bus stand here.

Sanitation funds misused?


Man booked for forging RC
Ludhiana, August 9
The police registered a case under Sections 420,468 and 471, IPC, against Rajiv Kumar of Durga Puri, Haibowal, yesterday. The police said today that he had forged the registration of a Maruti car and also “fixed” the chassis. He has been absconding.

Villager alleges being shot at


Book on Sikh missionary released
Ludhiana, August 9
A book on the life of Bhai Takhat Singh of Ferozepore written by Col Dalvinder Singh Grewal was released today by Bibi Inderjit Kaur at Punjabi Bhavan this morning. The function was organised under the aegis of the Sikh Missionary College. Intellectuals and writers attended the function in large number. The book is the 282nd publication of the Sikh Missionary College.


Satnam Singh, who was admitted to Civil Hospital with a bullet injury on his footHealth scheme for  ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, August 9
The Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme, for providing good healthcare facilities to the retired defence personnel, under the aegis of HQ Western Command, would be launched here tomorrow. Col S.S. Nanda, Officiating Station Commander, Ludhiana Garrison, said today that over 25,000 ex-servicemen would benefit through this scheme in the district.

Satnam Singh, who was admitted to Civil Hospital with a bullet injury on his foot.

PCMS doctors hoist black flags
Ludhiana, August 9
To protest against the abolition of NPA by the state government, the district unit of the PCMS Association today held ‘Public awareness meetings’ at various hospitals and health centres. Today was the 11th day of their continuing agitation. They hoisted black flags at hospitals.


Khanna gymnasts reign supreme 
Ludhiana, August 9
Sukhjeet Singh of Spring Dale Public Senior Secondary School, Khanna, and Kuljinder Singh of Sacred Heart Convent School, Khanna, were declared best gymnasts among boys in the under-19 and under-17 year categories, respectively, in the Ludhiana District Inter-School Gymnastics Championship organised by the Education Department at the indoor multipurpose hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today. 

Green Land school shuttlers shine
Ludhiana, August 9
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School, G T Road, brought laurels to their school by winning badminton and table tennis titles in the Ludhiana District Inters- School Tournaments organised by the Education Department at Khanna.

Alpine lads win kho-kho title
Ludhiana, August 9
Powered by superb performance of Anuj, Simerdeep, Mohit, Prashant and Chashminder, Alpine International Senior Secondary School, Ferozepore Road, scraped a narrow victory over their spirited opponents from Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, by one point (9-8) to lift the title in the boys' section in the 12th CBSE Ludhiana Sahodya Schools Complex Kho-Kho Tournament which concluded at Bharitya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar, here today.

Winners of the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex Kho-Kho Tournament
Winners of the Ludhiana Sahodya School Complex Kho-Kho Tournament which concluded in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


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