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Industrialists gear up for massive stir
Power shortage, steel price hike
Ludhiana, July 28
Hundreds of industrialists belonging to various industrial houses today staged a demonstration against the continuous rise in the prices of steel and shortage of power in the state.
Members of various industrial associations stage a dharna against rising steel prices and power shortage in Ludhiana Members of various industrial associations stage a dharna against rising steel prices and power shortage in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed



EARLIER STORIES
 

Govt orders flouted with impunity
SDM finds staff absent; fans, lights on
Jagraon, July 28
Even as the state is facing severe shortage of electricity due to delay in the monsoon, the government directive to run offices from 8 am to 2 pm is being flouted with impunity.

Shopkeepers call orders arbitrary, continue protest
Ludhiana, July 28
Continuing their protest against a government order prohibiting opening of shops beyond 6 pm in the wake of severe power crisis in the state, shopkeepers and traders of Bagh Wali Gali staged a demonstration here today.

IG to probe graft charge against senior cops
Ludhiana, July 28
The Inspector-General (Jalandhar Zone), Mr S K Sharma, has decided to personally investigate the allegation levelled by a suspended ASI of the Ludhiana police that certain senior officers of the city police have been taking money on a weekly or monthly basis from junior personnel.

School functions make a hole in parents’ pocket
Ludhiana, July 28
“My daughter had to dress up as a young belle of rural Punjab in order to participate in her school’s function. My husband and I were happy that she would be on stage. Similarly, my son had to dress up as an astronaut in a play.



Children at a fancy dress function in Ludhiana.
— A Tribune photograph

Children at a fancy dress function in Ludhiana

SEBI inspects offices of 5 brokers
Ludhiana, July 28
Officials of the Securities Exchange Board of India today conducted surprise inspection of the offices of at least five brokers working in the Ludhiana Stock Exchange.

 
COMMUNITY

Inquiry into custodial death acquits cops
Ludhiana, July 28
The Jagraon district police has acquitted officials of ChowkiMann police station of the charges of torturing a resident of Ajitwal village to death and later cremating his body in a clandestine manner.

Bank donates wheelchairs to students
Ludhiana, July 28
Bharat Overseas Bank yesterday donated wheelchairs among disabled students from Saket. Mr G. Krishnamurthy Chairman and CEO of the bank presided. According to Mr Ram Parkash Gambhir, Manager, Ludhiana branch, a customer meet was also organised.

Bharat Overseas Bank officials with a student who was given wheelchair at a function held in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
Bharat Overseas Bank officials with a student who was given wheelchair at a function held in Ludhiana

City musician wins Zee contest
Ludhiana, July 28
A young musician Haneet Aneja (24) has brought laurels to the city by winning Chalti Ka Naam Antakshri competition organised by the Zee TV recently. He had teamed up with a famous model in the Parwane team and won the show hosted by Anu Kapoor.

Today you pull us, tomorrow we will pull you: That is what the horses seem to be telling each other as they trot along tied to the rear of a rehra in Ludhiana
Today you pull us, tomorrow we will pull you
: That is what the horses seem to be telling each other as they trot along tied to the rear of a rehra in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Govt determined to root out corruption, says Dharamsot
Amloh, July 28
Under a self-employment scheme of the government for poor persons, Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary, distributed 23 rickshaws among beneficiaries at municipal complex here recently.

SSP forms panels for redressal of grievances
Jagraon, July 28
Traffic Advisory Committee and Economic Offences Committee have been formed at sub divisional level as per the instructions of Mr Rajiv Ahir, SSP, Jagraon. The committees will redress the grievances of the people in different cases.

Farmer alleges harassment by PSEB staff
Khanna, July 28
Mr Jasvir Singh, a farmer of Rohno Kalan, has alleged that some employees of the Punjab state electricity board are harassing him. In a letter to the Chief Minister, he has alleged that he had applied in 2003 to shift his electricity connection.

 
CRIME

Woman alleges murder of husband
Sahnewal, July 28
Baljit Kaur, wife of deceased councillor Mastan Singh, has alleged that her husband was murdered by his business companions. According to sources, Mastan Singh, a former councillor, was working as a property dealer at Mundian Kalan village.

Property dealer found murdered
Ludhiana, July 28
Gurbachan Singh (45), a property dealer from Chaunta village, was allegedly stabbed to death on Monday night by unknown assailant(s), who after committing the crime took away his motor cycle and some cash on his person.

  • Fraud cases

  • Cases of assault

  • Injured

Another case against Inspector
Jagraon, July 28
The Jagraon police has slapped another case on suspended Punjab police Inspector Mukhwinder Singh, who was booked two months ago on the directions of former DIG Dinkar Gupta for allegedly taking a bribe from a narcotic smuggler.

Booked for lewd behaviour with daughter-in-law
Sahnewal, July 28
The Sahnewal police has booked Tarlochan Singh, father-in-law of Mandeep Kaur of Ramgarh , for making advances towards the latter, thus inflicting on her physical and mental torture.

 
AGRICULTURE

No rains affecting rice crop: expert
Ludhiana, July 28
PAU scientists have said that rice crop is under severe water stress due to drought like situation in Punjab. However the major diseases of rice like bacterial blight, sheath blight, sheath rot, stem rot and the insect pests, are not going to affect the crop.

EDUCATION


From Schools & Colleges
School students enjoy water games
Ludhiana, July 28
The Swiss International Public School, Model Town, held a ‘Beat the heat — welcome the monsoons’ function in which tiny tots enjoyed splashing, waddling and paddling.
  • Quiz contest at GGNIVS

  • PTU distance learning centre

  • Seminar on effective teaching

  • Toss Ka Boss

  • Self-improvement


Students of Swiss International Public School, Model Town, Ludhiana, enjoy water games during a function
Students of Swiss International Public School, Model Town, Ludhiana, enjoy water games during a function on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

From Schools
School honours brilliant students
Ludhiana, July 28
SKN Model High School organised a function to honour its brilliant students today. Mr S.L. Manocha inaugurated the function while Mr Krishan Rajpal was the chief guest. The brilliant student of the year, Amandeep, was rewarded cash.
  • Activity-oriented teaching

  • Students celebrate environment week


Students of Ryan International School plant saplings during the environment week celebrations
Students of Ryan International School plant saplings during the environment week celebrations on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Khush award for PAU agronomist
Ludhiana, July 28
Dr Lall Singh Brar, Senior Agronomist-cum-Head, Department of Agronomy and Agrometeorology, Punjab Agricultural University, here has been awarded Dr Gurdev Singh Khush Distinguished Professor Award in recognition of his excellence in research, teaching and extension activities at the college level.

Students briefed on road, rail safety rules
Ludhiana, July 28
Most of the railway accidents occur due to human error while only about 10 per cent were caused due to mechanical failure or natural factors. This was stated by Mr Purshotam Lal Ahuja, former safety expert, while delivering a lecture on ‘unmanned railway crossings’ at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School here today.

COURTS


District Bar website launched
Ludhiana, July 28
The Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Punjab, Ms Gurbinder Chahal, launched the website of the District Bar Association at a function organised in the Conference Hall of New Judicial Complex here today. She also released the directory of the association.


Ms Gurbinder Chahal, Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Punjab, inaugurates website of the District Bar Association in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph


Ms Gurbinder Chahal, Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Punjab, inaugurates website of the District Bar Association

Factionalism among lawyers
Ludhiana, July 28
Factionalism in the District Bar Association yesterday came to the fore after a meeting which was called on the requisition of members showing resentment over the allocation of space for running photostat machines to near and dears and canteens on every floor of the Lawyers Complex.

 

HEALTH

Promoting awareness a must
ORS Day functions today
Celebrating ORS Day on July 29 draws significance, given the fact that the month of July heralds the beginning of the monsoon season and along with it comes the deadly diarrhoea. Promoting awareness among the masses and most importantly among vulnerable groups more prone to the disease saves millions of lives.
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