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Exam Controller’s stamps available
in city
Students prepare forged documents
Ludhiana, August 19
Shocking but true! Stamps bearing the signatures of Mr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examination, Panjab University, Chandigarh, are easily available in the city putting a question mark on the validity of the various university documents carrying the stamp.
A stamp bearing the signatures of Mr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, is available with some students A stamp bearing the signatures of Mr Sodhi Ram, Controller of Examinations, Panjab University, is available with some students in Ludhiana.
— Tribune photo Pradeep Tewari

Seven injured in cylinder blast
Ludhiana, August 19
Seven persons were injured in an LPG cylinder blast that took place in the inner room of a cycle mechanic shop in Kashmir Nagar near Samrala Chowk this morning.


Kuldip Singh JohalVillage gesture keeps pilot’s memory alive
Saharan Majra, August 19
Setting an example of remembering the martyrs, this village is abuzz with activities to pay homage to Air Force pilot Kuldip Singh Johal, who died in an air crash while saving the village on August 21, 1962. An ‘akhand path’ began in the village today. The villagers remember their saviour every year on this day. However, villagers of Birdhano in Patiala district have forgotten their promise made to a Hyderabad-based couple about erecting a memorial to their pilot son who died in 2000 in an air crash while saving the villagers.

A Janmashtmi shobha yatra being taken out Janmashtami shobha yatra taken out
Ludhiana, August 19
The Shri Sanatan Dharam Mahotsav Committee took out a shobha yatra in connection with Janamashtami amid chanting of hymns and singing of bhajan dedicated to Lord Krishna, here last night. The yatra started from the Daresi ground with the breaking of a coconut by Mahamandleshwar Swami Ved Bharti. Led by Swami Ved Bharti, Gosain Sham Lal and Pandit Bhim Sen Vashisht, the yatra was formally flagged off by Mr Anurag Aggarwal, Deputy Commissioner. A flag-hoisting ceremony to mark the occasion was performed by Mr Narinder Pal Singh, SSP.

A Janmashtmi shobha yatra being taken out in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Tiny tots of Hollyhock Nursery School await their turn to perform Raaslila as part of Janmashtmi celebrations Tiny ‘Krishnas’ steal the show

Tiny tots of Hollyhock Nursery School await their turn to perform Raaslila as part of Janmashtmi celebrations in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

They wait for this day
Ludhiana, August 19
They wait for Janmashtmi. This is one day in their life when they do not bear the indifferent attitude of society. Inmates of Kusht Ashram, Leprosy Colony, Islam Ganj, count their blessings when the hale and hearty people spend nearly full day with them, share their joys and sorrows, offer prayers with them and eat the ‘prasad’ prepared by inmates.
Inmates of Kusht Ashram prepare for Janmashtmi celebrations
Inmates of Kusht Ashram prepare for Janmashtmi celebrations in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

LUDHIANA has achieved the dubious distinction of being one of the most congested, filthy and haphazardly planned city in Punjab. Despite its best efforts, the administration is unable to keep the city neat, clean and green. 
  • ‘Bhadon’ blues ahead

  • Don’t buy the media

  • Punctuality

  • Clean Up

  • CM’s grouse

  • CPI martyr

  • Bovine rule
  • Mockery of dry day
  • Good day
  • Ignorance is not bliss
  • Telephone blues
  • Bad example


SC urged to come to jailed Sikhs’ aid
Ludhiana, August 19
The Khalsa Panchayat has urged the Supreme Court to come to the aid of Sikh youths detained in various jails for the past several years under repealed laws like TADA.

Buddha Dal drive against drugs
Ludhiana, August 19
The Shiromani Akali Buddha Dal has started a campaign against drug abuse to awaken the masses against the danger posed by self -styled sants and the mushrooming of deras in the state.

Members of the Shiromani Panth Akali Buddha Dal vow a campaign against drugs in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Shiromani Panth Akali Buddha Dal vow a campaign against drugs in Ludhiana

Taraksheel mela amid tension tomorrow
Doraha, August 19
The controversy of celebrating a Taraksheel mela near the samadh of Baba Nanu Sidh at Maksoodra on August 21 by the people of Guria Patti along with Taraksheel Society, Punjab, much against the wishes of the people of Channo Patti and supporters of Baba Darshan Singh was resolved today on the intervention of the district administration.

LIC staff hold protest
Ludhiana, August 19
In response to a call given by the All-India Insurance Employees Association, employees of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) held a demonstration during lunch hour here today demanding early negotiation and settlement of charter of demands.

Police gets tough on sloppy parking
Ludhiana, August 19
Policemen from the Kotwali police station swooped down on the haphazardly parked scooter and motorcycles in front of Calibre Plaza market, opposite Bhadaur House, and impounded around half a dozen vehicles here this afternoon.

Khud Mohalla fire victims remembered
Ludhiana, August 19
A “kirtan darbar” was organised by the Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood, Punjab, at Gurdwara Dashamesh Singh Sabha here yesterday to pray for the victims of a devastating fire in Khud Mohalla locality.

Action against suspended  principal lauded
Samrala, August 19
Social and literary organisations trade union leaders and intellectuals here have lauded the police action against suspended Principal Jasbinder Singh Dhillon of Malwa College, Bondli-Samrala.

Union Minister to open bridge on Beas
Ludhiana, August 19
The Union Minister for Surface Transport and National Highways, Mr B.C. Khandoori, will inaugurate a Rs 35-crore bridge on the Beas near Naushehra Pattan in Gurdaspur on August 20. The Minister for Civil Aviation, Mr Sripad Naik, would accompany him.


Four booked for abducting girl
Ludhiana, August 19
Harveer Kaur, a young girl living in Lalton Khurd village near here, was allegedly abducted from the village on the morning of August 17, the police said here today. A case under Sections 363 and 366 and 120-B of the IPC was registered at the Sadar police station yesterday against Raja, and Sony, residents of Hassan Pura Dakha village, Punam, a resident of Lalton Khurd and another unknown person accompanying them.

Car driver killed in mishap
Sahnewal, August 19
The driver of a car was killed in a head-on collision between the car and a tempo at Jandiali School, near Sahnewal, yesterday evening. Ranjit Singh, who was working in a cooperative bank, was coming from Ludhiana and heading towards Samrala when a speedy tempo (PB10P-9585) hit the car, injuring the driver.


Rising steel prices push up goods prices
Ludhiana, August 19
The impact of the continuous rise in the prices of steel in the country has started showing up with all steel products ranging from small parts to big vehicles getting costlier. It is for the last one year that the prices of steel are continuously rising in the country.

Protest against exim form
Ludhiana, August 19
A number of traders and industrialists today held a demonstration against the move of the Punjab Government to introduce exim form in the state. They were also protesting against the rising prices of steel that had had adverse impact on the industrial production.

City girl wins Rs 1 lakh


ICAR offers help for Krishi Kendras
Ludhiana, August 19
The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has offered help to Punjab Agricultural University in establishing seven Krishi Vigyan Kendras in the state, provided land is made available for the same.


Seminar on English teaching 
Ludhiana, August 19
A seminar on English phonetics, pronunciation, grammar and teaching techniques was held at Government In-service Teachers’ Training Centre (GITTC), Ludhiana.
The seminar was attended by 32 teachers of elementary and secondary schools of Ludhiana district. It was inaugurated by Ms Sarabjit Kaur, Principal, GITTC, and was coordinated by Ms Savita Chadha, Lecturer in English.

Academician stresses on value education
Ludhiana, August 19
The Department of Economics of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College organised an extension lecture for its students here today. The lecture was delivered by Dr D.R. Vij, former Dean, Punjabi University.

An artist in the making
Ludhiana, August 19
Miss Gurasis, an outstanding student of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Model Town, Gujjarkhan Campus, has brought laurels to her institution with her excellent performance as an artist at various competitions. Recently, she has been awarded ‘University Insignia’ for standing first in landscape painting in 44th Panjab University Zonal Youth Festival held at A.S. College, Khanna.


PSEB directed to pay compensation
Ludhiana, August 19
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) to pay Rs 5,000 as compensation to a consumer for not providing him an electricity connection even after a lapse of one year. Apart from it, the forum also directed the PSEB to release the connection to the aggrieved consumer and pay Rs 1,000 as costs.



Avoid self-medication for eye flu
Ludhiana, August 19
Cases of eye flu (conjunctivitis) are being reported in large numbers from across the city. The problem can be avoided with timely precautions. A leading ophthalmologist stressed, “We are not worried about the infection but what is worrisome is that people are into self-medication and are relying on the chemists alone, who prescribe steroids, which can harm the eyes”.


Taekwondo camp
Ludhiana, August 19
The Ludhiana Traditional Taekwondo Academy organised a camp at the Kakowal ground, Basti Jodhewal, where nearly 80 young players were given tips on the martial art.


DSP (Jails), 2 others suspended
Ludhiana, August 19
The DGP (Prisons), Mr A.P. Bhatnagar, has put under suspension a Deputy Superintendent of Jails and two other employees for assaulting a woman storekeeper of the Women Jail and her two relatives here late last evening.


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