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Traders defy government orders
Closure of offices at 2 pm inconveniences public
Ludhiana, July 26
It looked as if officials working in various departments of the government were waiting for the orders seeking closure of their offices at 2 p.m. sharp.
Activists of the BJP hold a procession against the government order asking traders and shopkeepers to close their establishments by 6 pm In defiance of government orders, shopkeepers in Chaura Bazar continue with their business even after 6 pm
Activists of the BJP hold a procession against the government order asking traders and shopkeepers to close their establishments by 6 pm, on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed  In defiance of government orders, shopkeepers in Chaura Bazar continue with their business even after 6 pm on Monday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

70 sarpanches to submit resignation to Chief Minister
Resent graft case against BDPO
Ludhiana, July 26
To protest against the registration of a corruption case against the Block Development and Panchayat Officer, (BDPO) Sidhwan Bet, 70 sarpanches of various villages in Sidhwan Bet block today staged a demonstration at the mini-secretariat here.









EARLIER STORIES
  22 fresh cases of gastroenteritis
Doctors claim situation under control
Ludhiana, July 26
Even as 22 more patients of gastroenteritis from Mauji Colony and adjoining areas had reported to the Civil Hospital here during the past 24 hours, doctors at the hospital claimed the situation was under control. Most of the patients, admitted during the past three days had either fully recovered and discharged or were in a stable condition, said the doctors. Residents of affected colonies claimed that a sizeable number of gastroenteritis patients were under treatment at private clinics, nursing homes.

A gastroenteritis patient is brought to the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday.  — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
A gastroenteritis patient is brought to the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana

How to prevent gastroenteritis
I
n the wake of seven deaths due to gastroenteritis and reports of a number of fresh cases from several localities that fall in the limits of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, residents of the city should take extra care in maintaining hygiene. 

Law college students hold protest
Ludhiana, July 26
Students of the local Law College of Regional Centre, Panjab University, protested in support of their demands outside the Extension Library here today. Stating that the university had started the course two years ago, the students said the college building was still not ready and they had to attend classes in the Extension Library.
Students of Law College protest in Ludhiana The unfinished building of Law College in Ludhiana
Students of Law College protest in Ludhiana on Monday. The unfinished building of Law College in Ludhiana. — Photos by Inderjit Verma

Factory worker killed
Sahnewal, July 26
A factory worker, Deepak Kumar, was badly injured when a car coming from Ludhiana hit him near Jhabewal village on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road early this morning. Deepak was admitted to the Christian Medical Hospital at Ludhiana, where he succumbed to his injuries.

 
COMMUNITY

MC to regularise ‘undeclared’ colonies
Ludhiana, July 26
The Municipal Corporation would undertake the initiative to regularise ‘undeclared’ colonies in the city and its periphery if the state government failed to come out with a policy in this respect by August 31.



Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, and Mr S.K.Sharma, Municipal Commisioner, make a point at the general House meeting of the Municipal Corporation in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, and Mr S.K.Sharma, Municipal Commisioner, make a point at the general House meeting of the Municipal Corporation in Ludhiana

Councillors for action against illegal water connections
Ludhiana, July 26
Claiming that most of the instances of sewerage water getting mixed with drinking water in different city localities and subsequent contamination of water were the direct result of illegal and faulty water connections at the users’ end, several city councillors demanded that legal provisions for imposing fine and prosecution of the defaulters be invoked to curb this menace.

Cops shielding imposters?
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
While more complaints of a gang involved in duping residents by selling their Reliance Mobile connections to others have been pouring in, the local police is being accused of shielding the gangsters. Despite repeated requests by the victims, Infocom Company too has been sending them bills for the services they did not avail.

BKU says Centre is  anti-Punjab
Ludhiana, July 26
The Bharti Kisan Union today charged the Congress-led government at the Centre with initiating “anti-Punjab” moves by trying to get the termination of water agreements nullified through the Supreme Court. In a strongly worded statement issued to the press here today, Mr Ajmer Singh Lakhowal and Mr Manjit Singh Qadian, president and general secretary of the union respectively, said that half of the water from the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi was still flowing into Haryana and Rajasthan.

Members of the Swarankar Sangh perform a havan to appease the rain god in Ludhiana Members of the Rupika Ladies Club celebrate Teej in Ludhiana
Members of the Swarankar Sangh perform a havan to appease the rain god in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph Members of the Rupika Ladies Club celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Monday. —   Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

PSEB to educate kids on power conservation
Ludhiana, July 26
Catch them young seems to be the catchword with the PSEB authorities who are targeting schoolchildren to drive home the message of conserving power in the larger interests of the society.

A child performs at a cultural evening organised by the Anari Friends Club International at Nehru Siddhant Kendra
A child performs at a cultural evening organised by the Anari Friends Club International at Nehru Siddhant Kendra in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Yoga camp for policemen
Jagraon, July 26
A yoga camp was organised in the Jagraon police line today. High ranking police officers, in charge of police stations and posts and other policemen took part in the camp. They were advised against drinking liquor and eating meat. During the camp Vinod Kumar and Rakesh Kumar, yoga experts, made them aware of different types and steps of "pranayam".

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A great and good gesture
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n July 7 former Olympians took on the Indian women's hockey team in a charity match to raise funds for Vivek Singh, a former Olympian suffering from cancer. There was a goalless draw and the match gave die-hard fans who had come to see the stars quite a few moments to cherish.

Bar association to launch website
Ludhiana, July 26
The District Bar Association will launch a website containing information about the legal fraternity at a function to be held in the conference hall, New Judicial Complex, on July 28. The directory of the association will also be released on this occasion.

 
CRIME

Cyclist killed in accident
Ludhiana, July 26
The Salem Tabri police yesterday registered a case under Sections 279,427 and 304-A of the IPC against a driver of a Contessa car, who hit a cyclist near Green Land school on the Jallandhar Road on Saturday night and sped away. The complaint was lodged by Mr Buta Ram of Manjit Vihar in Aman Nagar. The cyclist, identified as Sukhwinder Pal Singh, died on the spot. No arrest has been made so far.

 

EDUCATION

Workshop on medical technology concludes
Ludhiana, July 26
A two-day workshop on medical technology concluded here yesterday. The workshop was organised under the aegis of medical education cell of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital. Dr Daljit Singh was the coordinator of the workshop while Dr Gautam Ahluwalia was its organising secretary.

Placement for engineering graduates from J&K
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
Engineering graduates and postgraduate from disturbed border areas of Jammu and Kashmir would find placements in leading Industrial groups of Punjab through Sant Harchand Singh Longowal Central Institute Of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, said Dr Pardeep Jain, Chairman ,Training and Placement Cell of the institute.

 
SPORTS

MC XI defeat Star Club by 36 runs


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