Tuesday, August 19, 2003, Chandigarh, India

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26 suspended teachers reinstated
Ludhiana, August 18
At least 26 schoolteachers, including a principal, from government schools of the district, who were found absent from duty when the Vigilance Bureau conducted raids in May this year, were reinstated today following orders from the government.

Residents lay siege to police post
Ludhiana, August 18
Tension engulfed Sunder Nagar and Kirpal Nagar areas at midnight last night when a mob of 300 persons picketed at the local police post in protest against the ‘torture’ of two persons in police custody.

Allotment of plot cancelled after inquiry
Irregularities in auction surface
Ludhiana, August 18
In a significant decision, the state government has cancelled the allotment of a commercial plot in Rajguru Nagar, which was allotted to a politically influential person of the city, allegedly at a throwaway price. The orders were received by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust after the authorities submitted an inquiry report following a complaint.

Migrant labourers sleep on the roadside of the busy Ferozepore road oblivious of the danger to their lives
Migrant labourers sleep on the roadside of the busy Ferozepore road oblivious of the danger to their lives. — Photo Pradeep Tewari

He pedals 15,000 km each year for peace
Ludhiana, August 18
Hari Narayan Sharma has been visiting various places to spread the message of love, peace and brotherhood on a bicycle.

A maths wizard
Ludhiana, August 18
Tell Pawan Gupta your age and before you have uttered your name, he has already written down the months, the hours and the seconds that you have lived.

Good Samaritan’s wife promised job
Ludhiana, August 18
After listening to the grievances of the widow of a Khud Mohalla resident, who had sacrificed his life while saving many others in the devastating fire that had killed around 20 people, the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, assured her a job acknowledging the exemplary bravery of the deceased.


Indiscriminate parking outside a commercial complex in Bhadaur House takes the toll of traffic movement
Indiscriminate parking outside a commercial complex in Bhadaur House takes the toll of traffic movement on the busy road. — IV

CM reaches out to people
Ludhiana, August 18
The Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, was in the city today to apparently seek opinion of workers at the grassroots level, leaders and other representatives. 

Rs 262-cr plan to make city greener
Ludhiana, August 18
The Punjab government has chalked out a comprehensive programme of a forestation, soil and water conservation with the assistance of Japan costing Rs 262 crore with the active evolvement of public, which would help in checking soil erosion improve groundwater recharge and environment.

Plant more trees, citizens urged
Ludhiana, August 18
The Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation, Mr S.K. Sharma, has exhorted the city population to plant more trees in residential colonies, commercial and industrial organisations and educational institutions to increase the green cover in the industrial hub.

Where vacant land is a rare sight
Ludhiana, August 18
Vacant land being a rare sight in this town. Trade and industrial establishments as well as educational institutions are making free use of every conceivable vacant place adjoining their premises for parking vehicles. Going one step further, many such offenders have even erected makeshift structures on roads which are being used as parking sheds, evoking no penal action from the civic administration.

Dr Naval ViyogiNagas original natives of India, claims Dr Viyogi
Ludhiana, August 18
Modern historians are distorting history and writing it according to brahminical thoughts. No one has bothered to pay any attention to the history of the native people,” says Dr Naval Viyogi. Dr Viyogi is a DLitt in history and culture from Round Table University, Arizona, USA. Dr Viyogi has come out with a thesis that the history taught in schools, colleges and universities was invented by colonial historians who deliberately eroded the glorious history of the native people of India, who were Nagas.

Seminar on Punjabi literature
Ludhiana, August 18
The two-day seminar on ‘Scene on contemporary Punjabi literature’ held at Punjabi Bhavan concluded yesterday. It was organised by the Punjabi Sahitya Akademy. On the concluding day, Dr Tejwant Singh Gill presided over the seminar.
Dr Satish Kumar Verma addresses students at a seminar held at Punjabi Bhavan
Dr Satish Kumar Verma addresses students at a seminar held at Punjabi Bhavan in Ludhiana on Sunday.


Two die in hit-and-run cases
Ludhiana, August 18
The Sadar police yesterday registered a hit-and-run case under Sections 279, 304-A and 427 of the IPC on the statement of Mr Raje Singh, who lives near the Nankana Public School on the Gill road, against driver of the vehicle who hit complainant’s son Raju on the road and fled on Sunday afternoon. Raju died on the spot.

Electronics dealer duped
Ludhiana, August 18
A dealer in refrigerators and electronic goods at Bhadaur House was duped of a mobile phone by a man who identified himself as an agent of an insurance company near Ghanta Ghar here on Monday. According to information, a clean-shaven man in his mid-50s came to the shop around 12.45 pm and selected a refrigerator and a mobile phone.



Tiny tots enact Bal Leela
Ludhiana, August 18
Janamashtami was celebrated at Disney Land Nursery School and Alpine International School, Civil Lines, here today.

Tiny tots dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha at Alpine International School, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, on Monday. — Photo Inderjeet Verma 

A treat for melody lovers
Ludhiana, August 18
Happy Music Moments, a musical programme, was organised by the Citizens Club at Punjabi Bhavan on Sunday night. The aim of the club was to provide a platform to new singers to exhibit their talent.

A musical programme, Happy Music Moments, was organised by the Citizens Club at Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana, on Sunday night. — A Tribune photograph

A musical programme, Happy Music Moments, was organised by the Citizens Club at Punjabi Bhavan, Ludhiana


CMCH rural health centre inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 18
The Nankana Sahib Rural Health Centre, a primary healthcare centre, under the Rural Health Outreach Programme of the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH), was inaugurated at Rattangarh village, about 28 km from here yesterday.


Club gets new weightlifting equipment
Ludhiana, August 18
The new weightlifting and powerlifting apparatus installed at the local Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Club located at the Ragh Bagh, near Guru Nanak Stadium, was formally inaugurated by the Punjab Minister for Sports, Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, at a function organised by the Ludhiana District Bodybuilding and Weightlifting Association this afternoon. The equipment has been installed at a cost of over Rs 1 lakh.
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Sports Minister
Mr Jagmohan Singh Kang, Sports Minister, at a function organised by the Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Association in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Simran grabs 2 wickets for 8 runs
Ludhiana, August 18
Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, registered a six-wicket convincing victory over Sacred Heart Convent Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, to win the title in the Inter-Zonal (Gill Zone) Cricket Tournament (u-16), which concluded here today.


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