Tuesday, August 12, 2003, Chandigarh, India

National Capital Region--Delhi


Top stories | Community | Crime  
Education | Culture | Health | Sports | Administration


Pepsi, Coke go cheap
Ludhiana, August 11
In a desperate bid to push up sales of carbonated drinks local traders are offering lucrative offers. Besides lowering the prices schemes like free chips or pack of biscuits are being also offered with the cold drinks.

Grit of visually challenged
Ludhiana, August 11
Visually impaired, 60-year-old Jagdish Yadav has no qualms with God for being unkind to him; rather he is thankful to the Almighty for making him financially independent. 
Sixty-year-old visually impaired Jagdish Yadav carries sand at a construction Sixty-year-old visually impaired Jagdish Yadav carries sand at a construction in Ludhiana.
— Tribune photo by Pradeep Tewari


Contract farming hitting farmers: BKU
Ludhiana, August 11
The Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) has said that the contract farming being promoted by the Punjab Government was not having the desired results and the farmers opting for the same were suffering hardships due to lack of good quality seeds. The farmers, thus, would not get good yield of their crops and would stand to lose from advance sale commitments.

Cops booked for misplacing file
Doraha, August 11
A case has been registered against a Sub-Inspector and a munshi for misplacing a file of a case during their posting at Payal police station in the year 1997. According to sources a case had been registered under Section 304-A at Payal police station on FIR (No. 44) filed in the year 1997 by Sub-Inspector Satnam Singh and Major Singh, the then SHO and the munshi of Payal police station, respectively.

Making bed of rail tracks
Ludhiana, August 11
The migrant labourers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar come to Ludhiana in hordes to find jobs in agriculture and industrial sectors. Travelling along the railway tracks on Monday, lensman Inderjit Verma captured two migrant labourers sleeping on the railway track. One person was so weary that he was using a bit of railway track as his pillows.


Private participation in plantation drive 
Ludhiana, August 4
The Municipal Corporation has chalked out a plan to seek private participation in the ongoing plantation campaign in the city. Educational institutions, government departments, trade and commercial bodies and non-government organisations have been asked to join hands with the civic body in the sapling plantation drive.

Privatisation of PSEB complaint cell resented
Ludhiana, August 11
The Punjab State Electricity Board Employees' Federation has termed the proposed privatisation of the complaint cell in the city as an unimaginative scheme, involving wasteful expenditure.

Surjit Singh BhatiaLife as a portrait of struggle
ife for him had never been a bed of roses. He had been struggling hard since he was five in 1929. The demise of his father at a very young age left him with no option but to fend for himself, his mother, two sisters and a brother. Instinctively he knew that education alone could salvage him from the lower depths of misery.

Stray animals give nightmares to motorists
Ludhiana, August 11
Stray animals squatting in the middle of the busy roads forcing desperate motorists to try hard to avoid them or street dogs chasing vendors and children in thickly populated localities or still worse, pigs and other strays scattering mud, garbage and household waste all over the streets, has become a routine rather than an exception in the city.

Playing with people’s lives

his is in reference to the extensive and widespread reports about Coca Cola and Pepsi containing pesticides in huge proportions sufficient to cause immense harm to human beings. It needs to be verified and responsibility needs to be fixed since it concerns hundreds and thousands of people in the country who have been consuming these drinks.

DGP urged to check use of intoxicants
Ludhiana, August 4
Welcoming the appointment of Mr A.A. Siddiqui as DGP, Punjab, the Bharti Kisan Union today urged him to wage a relentless war against the use of intoxicants in rural Punjab.


Husband, mother-in-law booked for demanding dowry
Ludhiana, August 4
On the statement of Ms Harpreet Kaur, a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, the Sarabha Nagar police yesterday registered a case under Sections 406 and 498-A of the IPC against her husband Harpreet Singh and mother-in-law Amrit Kaur, residents of Shivaji Nagar. 

One held, 224 kg poppy husk seized
Ludhiana, August 11
The CIA Staff of Jagraon have seized seven bags of poppy husk, weighing 224 kg and arrested Sadhu Singh, a resident of village Malla in this connection. A police party headed by Sub Inspector Jaswinder Singh of the CIA Staff, were on patrol duty on Sunday. They were proceeding towards Lakha village via the Gurudwara Mehatiana Sahib.

Bid to rape
Ludhiana, August 4
A man attempted to rape a minor on the premises of a government school at Goindwal village, near Raikot, yesterday. The case came to light today when the police registered a complaint and arrested Harjit Singh of Phul village in Bathinda district. He was visiting a relative’s house in the village.



Students of Teja Singh Swatantra Memorial College
Students of Teja Singh Swatantra Memorial College, Shimla Puri, celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Nominations for state awards
Ludhiana, August 11
Six teachers from government and aided schools in the district have sent their names for state awards to be presented on September 5 this year.

Tiny tots celebrate ‘saawan’
Ludhiana, August 4
Tiny tots of Swiss International Public School (SIPS), Model Town, celebrated ‘saawan’ at a function held here today.

New session begins at engineering college
Ludhiana, August 11
The new academic session for fresh students of BTech commenced at Guru Nanak Engineering College, Gill village, here today. Col. D.S. Grewal, Principal, addressed the students as well as their parents in the morning. He welcomed them all and told them about various facilities available in the college.

Paper-reading contest on Vivekananda
Ludhiana, August 11
Students of New Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, participated in an inter-house paper-reading contest organised in the memory of Swami Vivekananda here today.

Painting contest for children
Ludhiana, August 4
As a part of a nationwide painting contest launched by Hindustan Lever Limited, a painting contest would be held at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, tomorrow.


Sahir Ludhianvi Sahir forgotten in his city
Ludhiana, August 11
The great Urdu poet Sahir Ludhianvi has made the city immortal by suffixing its name with his pen name. Thus wherever there is a mention of Sahir, the name of Ludhiana is bound to be mentioned. But the Ludhianvis remain callously indifferent to this great son and the symbol of the soil.


Laparoscopy comes to aged woman’s aid
Ludhiana, August 11
Doctors at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) have performed a rare surgery in the form of laparoscopic removal of kidney cysts of a 70-year-old cardiac patient. The surgery was performed through a laparoscopic procedure, so far in its infancy in India and available only at a few places in the country.

Aging patients need expert care
Ludhiana, August 4
Mr Khem Raj, an octogenarian, has been suffering from multiple diseases and disabilities like blood pressure, hypertension, depression and physical decline. The family members have consulted various specialists in the city but to no avail. Medical experts have said since the patient is in his old age, he can not be treated with interventions or drugs and every intervention carries additional risks that must be weighed against potential benefits and that he should be looked after by a good geriatrician.

Soyabean for better health
Ludhiana, August 11
The Department of Foods and Nutrition at College of Home Science will organise a workshop on “Soyabean for better health” on August 12. The planned diversification from the rice-wheat system, the state agencies including Punjab Agricultural University propose an additional area under legume cultivation.

Multiple-therapy centre opened
Ludhiana, August 11
The Girnar group has diversified into the health care and multiple purpose treatment therapies of various kinds. The group inaugurated its new unit under the brand 'The Acusity' today.


BCM boys register win
Ludhiana, August 11
In a nerve-wrecking final, BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar pipped Nankana Sahib School, Gill Road by five runs to emerge victorious in the Inter-School (Gill Zone) Cricket Tournament (u-19) that concluded at Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Sarabha Nagar, here today.
The BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School team that won the Inter-school (Gill Zone) Cricket Tournament (under-19), which concluded in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma

The BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School team that won the Inter-school Cricket Tournament


Applications invited for National Youth Awards
Ludhiana, August 4
The district administration has invited applications from youths between 15 to 35 years who have rendered commendable services in different fields, for recommending those eligible for the National Youth Awards.


Home | Punjab | Haryana | Jammu & Kashmir | Himachal Pradesh | Regional Briefs | Nation | Editorial |
Business | Sport | World | Mailbag | Chandigarh Tribune | Ludhiana Tribune
50 years of Independence | Tercentenary Celebrations |
123 Years of Trust | Calendar | Weather | Archive | Subscribe | Suggestion | E-mail |