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Man hit, bundled in car, taken away
Ludhiana, July 18
A few car-borne youths knocked down a Class IV employee of the Punjab Sahitya Akademi near the Head Post Office on the Ferozepore road yesterday and then took away the injured man along with them. The city police today launched a massive search operation to trace the victim as well as the car, but have not found any clue so far. 

Scooter rally in favour of CM’s stand on SYL
Ludhiana, July 18
To express solidarity with the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, on the river waters and SYL issue, workers of Youth Congress organised a scooter rally here today.
Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, flags off a scooter rally to express solidarity with Capt Amarinder Singh on the SYL and river waters issue Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, flags off a scooter rally to express solidarity with Capt Amarinder Singh on the SYL and river waters issue at Islamganj in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph









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Traffic blocked over power cuts 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
Agitated over the poor supply of electricity residents of Ghungrana village blocked vehicular traffic for more than two hours on the local Pohir road in front of the PSEB office. Board officials on the other hand have lodged a complaint against the protesters for allegedly ransacking their office and manhandling members of the staff.

Politics taking its toll on Beant Singh’s family
Ludhiana, July 18
While politics may make strange bedfellows, it can also threaten the family bonds as well. That seems to be happening within the family of the former Punjab Chief Minister, Mr Beant Singh, with his son, Mr Tej Parkash, and his daughter Ms Gurkanwal Kaur not too happy with each other.

Wife, paramour kill man
Jagraon, July 18
Darshan Singh (60), a carpenter, was strangled to death by his wife, Harbhajan Kaur, and his nephew, Jagbir Singh, as he allegedly objected to their illicit relationship. Mr Rajiv Ahir, SSP, gave this information to mediapersons here today. He said both the suspects had been arrested under Section 302 of the IPC.

Two youths killed in road mishap
Ludhiana, July 18
Two youths were killed in an accident near Hardy’s World on the Jalandhar road here today while they were returning after paying obeisance at Chintpurni temple in Himachal Pradesh. Kuldip Singh of Dashmesh Nagar and Harvinder Singh of Kuldip Nagar here left the city yesterday on a Hero Honda motor cycle.

Mr Gurmeet Singh, father of deceased youth Kuldip Singh, crying inconsolably in Ludhiana on Sunday. Kuldeep was killed in a road accident on the Ludhiana-Jalandhar road on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Mr Gurmeet Singh, father of deceased youth Kuldip Singh, crying inconsolably in Ludhiana

 
COMMUNITY

Tewari to take up Punjab’s problems in Delhi
Ludhiana, July 18
The newly appointed secretary of the AICC, Mr Manish Tewari, has reiterated that he will continue to take up the problems of Punjab in New Delhi besides that of his constituency. He had unsuccessfully contested from Ludhiana in the parliamentary poll.



AICC secretary Manish Tewari and Punjab Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar at a function organised by Knitwear Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
AICC secretary Manish Tewari and Punjab Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar at a function organised by Knitwear Club in Ludhiana

Anti-Corruption Council for frequent transfers
Ludhiana, July 18
A delegation of the Anti-Corruption Council today met Mr Kanwarjit Singh Sandhu, SP (CID), and appraised him of the modus operandi of corrupt officers in various government departments and suggested steps to curb and eliminate corruption.

Party workers of the Rashtriya Janata Dal protest against former Railway Minister Nitish Kumar
Party workers of the Rashtriya Janata Dal protest against former Railway Minister Nitish Kumar in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Participants at a literary seminar organised by Sirjandhara on the book ‘Kaali Loyee’ written by a UK-based Punjabi poetess, Jaswant Kaur Bains
Participants at a literary seminar organised by Sirjandhara on the book ‘Kaali Loyee’ written by a UK-based Punjabi poetess, Jaswant Kaur Bains, in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by IV

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Boy beaten up, hospitalised
Ludhiana, July 18
An employee of the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) has alleged that his minor son was tied and beaten up by a man living in the neighbourhood in the residential apartments of the CMCH. The 12-year-old boy, Ashish David, was admitted to the CMCH today after he fell unconscious. His father, Mr David, a laboratory assistant, alleged that his son was beaten up by his neighbour R.K. Robert on Friday and he was not feeling well since then.

Customs official missing
Ludhiana, July 18
A senior official with the Central Customs Department posted at Dhandari Kalan here is missing for the past two days after a team of Himachal Pradesh police began raiding his house and other places in search of his son, who is suspected to be the second but prime accused in the Ishita acid throwing case at Shimla. Informed police sources revealed to The Tribune that the senior official was probably under police pressure to hand over his son, who had allegedly thrown the acid at the girl out of sheer frustration.

 

BUSINESS

Industry rues delay in panel on steel prices
Ludhiana, July 18
The small-scale industry, particularly that which is dependent on steel, has rued the delay in the constitution of the Steel Regulatory Authority (SRA), which is to regulate the prices of steel in the country.

Steel prices continue to rise
Ludhiana, July 18
Steel prices continue to rise as a result of which the engineering industry is passing through a crisis. The steel prices have witnessed a rise of Rs 1000 per tonne in two days. At the same time, the industry faced with a serious power crisis which has also crippled the functioning of the industry and particularly the small scale industry is on the verge of collapse.

Industrialists to have role in power disputes settlement
Ludhiana July 18
Power and Housing Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawar has announced that representatives of industrialists would be nominated to the dispute settlement committees of the Punjab State Electricity Board constituted for different cities.

Seminar on printing needs
Ludhiana, July 18
Entrepreneurs today attended a seminar on the needs of the printing, packaging and signage industry here. The event was organised by Press Ideas, a magazine on the printing industry published from Chandigarh.

Mr Pankaj Goswami, Marketing Manager, Scitex Vision addresses a seminar organised by North Print in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Pankaj Goswami, Marketing Manager, Scitex Vision addresses a seminar organised by North Print in Ludhiana

CII chief to address LMA members
Ludhiana, July 18
The newly elected president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mr Sunil Kant Munjal, will address members of the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) on ‘Indian economy — challenges and growth prospects’ here tomorrow. The LMA will felicitate Mr Munjal on having taken over as CII president recently. This was stated by Mr M.C. Munjal, president, and Mr V.K.Goyal, general secretary, LMA, in a press note today.

Bank to upgrade extension counter
Ludhiana, July 18
The Bank of Baroda will upgrade its extension counter at PAU to a full- fledged branch from tomorrow. The extension counter has been functioning at the university since 1997. It has been providing all types of services to nearly 5,000 employees of the university.

 

EDUCATION

Implement 85th Amendment, says teachers’ union
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
The SC/BC Teachers Union has threatened to launch an agitation to impress upon the Union Government to implement the 85th Constitutional Amendment regarding reservation for SC/BC employees.

Role of trees highlighted
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
A seminar on “The importance of the trees in preservation of environment” was organised at Government Senior Secondary School, Kanganwal. Mr Vijay Sharma, Senior Manager, Punjab National Bank, Kanganwal branch, chaired the seminar. It was attended by members of the panchayat and the sports club, besides students and staff of the school.

 

HEALTH

IMA to stress on ethical practice
Ludhiana, July 18
Taking serious note of some of the “unethical practices” by certain doctors in the state, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has decided to monitor the activities of such doctors who have been misleading people with false claims by way of publicity.

259 examined at camp
Ludhiana, July 18
A total of 259 patients were examined during a free medical check-up camp organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Shree Sangmehswar Seva Dal in association with the Lions Club at Krishna Mandir, Krishna Nagar, here today. Free ECG tests were conducted and medicines were provided to the patients during the camp.
A patient being examined during the free medical check-up camp organised in Krishna Mandir, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photo by IV
A patient being examined during the free medical check-up camp organised in Krishna Mandir, Ludhiana

Medical camp
Ludhiana, July 18
A large number of patients were examined at a free medical check-up camp, organised by the Shiv Sena in association with Sahara Hospital at Gurdwara Nanaksar, New Subhash Nagar, here today.

 
SPORTS

16 eves for coaching centre
Ludhiana, July 18
Sixteen women football players. including two internationals- Sharanjit Kaur and Mandeep Kaur — have been selected in the first phase of trials conducted by the Punjab Women Football Association (PWFA), at the Guru Har-gobind Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, near here, for its centre of excellence to be established in the college.

6-wkt win for Raman House XI
Ludhiana, July 18
Raman House XI beat Subhash House XI by six wickets in the Inter-House Cricket Tournament being held here at the Kundan Vidya Mandir School ground. Ms S.C. Saxena, Principal of the school inaugurated the tournament.

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