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Two decades gone, promised plot still eludes him
Ludhiana, August 27
The anti-corruption drive initiated by the newly appointed Chairman of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust, Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, notwithstanding, it will require more than just grit and determination to bring some semblance of order, transparency and accountability in the organisation, which has virtually become a den of corruption.

Steel price hike issue politicised?
Ludhiana, August 27
The issue of rising steel prices seems to be getting politicised, at least in Punjab, with the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU), a leading representative organisations of traders and industrialists, seeking the help of former Chief Minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) supremo Parkash Singh Badal to raise the issue with the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in New Delhi. Mr Badal had led a delegation of CICU that had met the Prime Minister in New Delhi on August 23.

IMA approaches Centre on penicillin shortage
Ludhiana, August 27
Life-saving drug pendure LA (a special form of penicillin), which is mandatory for patients suffering from rheumatic heart disease, is in acute shortage these days.


Encroachments near Calibre Plaza removed
Ludhiana, August 27
The police confiscated some motor cycles and scooters parked in a haphazard way, from outside Calibre Plaza, here today. Policemen also beat up a street vendor and warned him to vacate the area.

Policemen take away a two-wheeler from the parking lot in front of Calibre Plaza in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo Inderjit Verma
Policemen take away a two-wheeler from the parking lot in front of Calibre Plaza

Privatisation of ITIs resented
Ludhiana, August 27
Members of the Industrial Training Institutes Employees Union held a protest rally here this morning. They were protesting at the privatisation of the ITIs by the government in near future.

Shiv Sainiks burn effigy of LeT
Ludhiana, August 27
Activists of the Shiv Sena (Hindustan), led by their general secretary Pawan Sharma and district unit chief Kirishan Sharma held a protest march against bomb blasts in Mumbai and also burnt an effigy of terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba(LeT) here today.

Shiv Sena(Hindustan) activists protest against the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Shiv Sena activists protesst against the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Ludhiana

BSNL mobile services hit
Ludhiana, August 27
The cellular services of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) remained suspended today as its main server reportedly developed some technical snag. Despite efforts no senior BSNL official could be contacted.


Beant’s anniversary: promises unfulfilled
Ludhiana, August 27
While the district administration is making preparations for organising the state-level death anniversary function of assassinated Chief Minister Beant Singh, the successive state governments have forgotten the commitments or promises made at the bhog ceremony to keep the memory of his contribution to Punjab alive.

Beware! Glib-tongued thugs on the prowl
Ludhiana, August 27
About a year ago, a thug , posing as a Baba, scared a school-going child outside Issa Nagri by telling him that his parents were about to die. But the Baba also gave him a solution.

Kehal narrates ‘Ik Pind di Kahani’ 
Ludhiana, August 27
“Ik Pind di Kahani”, written by Harkesh Singh Kehal, is a socio- cultural study of life in Sandur village, near Malerkotla. This is the fourth book of Kehal, which was released earlier this week.

CSE has rendered  yeoman service
he test report of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), which has shown that soft drinks prepared by leading multinational companies contain high levels of toxic pesticide residues, has given a rude shock to the consumers.

Pensioner donates for teachers’ welfare
Ludhiana, August 27
In a noble gesture Mr Yash Pal Ghai, a retired teacher and additional general secretary of the Government Pensioners Association, has contributed Rs 1,000 towards the National Foundation for Teachers’ Welfare set up by the Union Government.


2 held with stolen scooter
Ludhiana, August 27
The Model Town police has registered a case under Section 411 of the IPC on the statement of Chand Kishore, a resident of Field Ganj, against Roop Singh, a resident of Dhandra village, and Sukhwinder Singh, a resident of Maksudra village near Payal. The complainant had alleged that the accused had stolen his Bajaj Chetak scooter (PB-10-L 6129) from the Model Town extension on July 7. 



Teachers given lessons in oral health
Ludhiana, August 27
A one-day Dental Health Education Training Programme for school teachers concluded at Christian Dental College here today. More than 150 school teachers from government schools of Khanna and Doraha blocks and teachers from Ludhiana city attended this training programme. Dr T.M.Jaison, Acting Director CMCH, inaugurated the workshop.
A doctor delivers a talk on maintaining good oral hygiene to the teachers at CDC
A doctor delivers a talk on maintaining good oral hygiene to the teachers at CDC in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Winning is a habit with this orator
Ludhiana, August 27
Excellence in creative writing, fluency in English and clarity of expression have been the plus points of Preeti Lamba, a Plus Two commerce student from Kundan Vidya Mandir, who has won several awards in debate, declamation, story writing and poetry composition competitions held at district and state level.

Preeti Lamba, a Plus Two student of Kundan Vidya Mandir, with her trophies and mementoes. — Photo Inderjeet Verma
Preeti Lamba, a Plus Two student of Kundan Vidya Mandir, with her trophies and mementoes

Role of higher education stressed
Ludhiana, August 27
An awareness program on “The importance of higher education and role of IGNOU” was conducted at DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, here yesterday. More than 1,000 students and 25 teachers participated in the programme. It was organised by IGNOU’s program study centre 2213-P at the CCIT, Model Town.

ICAR team visits PAU
Ludhiana, August 27
A Quinquennial Review Team (QRT) constituted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi, visited its Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) Centre in the Department of Agronomy Agrometeorology on August 25.

Lecture on trends in IT
Ludhiana, August 27
The Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines, organised a guest lecture on “Emerging trends in IT” for its computer science students. The lecture was attended by MCA students (all three years), BCA third year students and faculty members. 

Integration week held at Sacred Heart School
Ludhiana, August 27
The spirit of nationalism was in the air at Sacred Heart School, BRS Nagar, all through the week. Special assemblies were conducted each day as part of the National Integration week to spread the message of brotherhood.


Anticipatory bail denied
Ludhiana, August 27
A city court has denied anticipatory bail to Tejinder Singh Makkar, accused of evading customs duty of more than Rs 15 crore by forging and fabricating documents. Declining the bail plea, Mr Inderjit Kaushik, Additional Sessions Judge, said, “There are serious allegations of evasion of customs duty running into more than Rs 15 crore by the accused in connivance with R.C.Jain and others.



Reduction  mammoplasty  performed
Ludhiana, August 27
Plastic surgery is fast becoming affordable for common people, specially for those with distorted physical features caused by accidents and diseases. A large number of patients are availing themselves of this facility at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital.


Dhurkot team wins kabaddi cup
Machhiwara, August 27
The kabaddi team of Dhurkot village won the Sukhvir Singh Sukhi Memorial Kabaddi (62 Kg) Cup worth Rs 31,000 on the concluding day of the Rural Sports Festival of Kot Gangu Rai yesterday. In the final match of kabaddi Dhurkot defeated the team of Pachhon (Bathinda).
Dhurkot kabaddi team that won the Rs 31,000 Sukhvir Memorial Cup at the Kot Gangu Rai Rural Sports. 
Dhurkot kabaddi team that won the Rs 31,000 Sukhvir Memorial Cup at the Kot Gangu Rai Rural Sports

Basketball trials on Aug 29
Ludhiana, August 27
The Ludhiana District Basketball Association (LDBA) will conduct trials to select the Ludhiana teams (girls and boys) at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on August 29.

Hockey match


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