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Cong leader’s daughter murdered; 2 stepsons booked
Police pursuing various theories
Jagraon, August 1
The local police today booked two persons in connection with the murder of their stepsister, born of their father’s second marriage with a Congress leader, in her house on the Tehsil road last night.

Is Capt Amarinder Singh on way out?
Ludhiana, August 1
Is Capt Amarinder Singh on way out? People of Punjab have been hearing about the possible replacement of Mr Amarinder Singh for the last one year.

Girls in a Ludhiana village take to swings as monsoon clouds raised their spirits on Sunday Girls in a Ludhiana village take to swings as monsoon clouds raised their spirits on Sunday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma









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Chairman-trustees row: Garcha to take up issue with CM
Ludhiana, August 1
Taking a strong stand on his confrontation with the trustees, the Chairman of Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT), Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, today said he would take up the matter with the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, and request him to either dismiss him or the trustees.

After submersible pumps, farmers now buying generators
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 1
Installed to tackle the falling water table problem, submersible pumps have proven to be a curse this season as these have been rendered useless due to the power crisis. These pumps, unlike the earlier conventional tubewells, cannot be run mechanically on diesel engines. They need electric generators if there is no power supply.

Kargil martyr’s memorial inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 1
Rich tributes were paid to martyr Major Singh, who laid down his life while safeguarding the frontiers on July 28 four years ago in Kargil sector in Jammu and Kashmir. A function was organised to observe his fourth martyrdom day at his native Lapran village, around 25 km from here today.

Clouds bring cheer to one and all, assuring people that rains are not going to let them down Weatherman predicts some cheer
Ludhiana, August 1
According to the latest update provided by the medium-range weather forecasting centre, rainfall activity is expected during the next few days, during which isolated thundershowers can be expected in some parts of Punjab, according to a release of the Department of Agronomy and Agrometeorology, Punjab Agricultural University



Clouds bring cheer to one and all, assuring people that rains are not going to let them down. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

 
COMMUNITY

Jassowal hails abrogation of waters accords
Ludhiana, August 1
Former Punjab legislator Jagdev Singh Jassowal, who was the lone dissenter at a meeting called by the then PM, Mrs Indira Gandhi, to seek the opinion of Congress MLAs in wake of Operation Bluestar, has said that his stand on the waters issues over two decades ago has been vindicated by the abrogation of water accords by Punjab.

Power situation to improve soon: Dawar
Ludhiana, August 1
The Parliamentary Secretary for Power and Housing, Mr Surinder Dawar, today claimed that the power situation in the state would improve soon as due to rainfall at several places in Punjab, the demand of the agricultural sector had decreased.

Traders to observe ‘black day’ on August 3
Ludhiana, August 1
Shopkeepers and traders in the city would observe “black day” on August 3 to register their protest against the failure of the government to deal with the power crisis and the decision of the closure of shops in the evening.

Engineers oppose new power policy
Ludhiana, August 1
All-India Power Engineers Federation has criticised the statement of Union Power Minister P.M. Syed and Power Secretary R.V. Shahi that with the new electricity policy, the country would get cheap power.

BJP seeks relief package for farmers
Ludhiana, August 1
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has asked the Punjab Government to immediately announce a relief package for drought-hit farmers in the state. The party has also stressed the need for preparing a strong case for the remission of interest on agricultural loans.

Tiwari distributes cheques among sarpanches
Ludhiana, August 1
Cheques worth Rs 60 lakh were distributed among panchayats of 36 villages falling in the Ludhiana (rural) Vidhan Sabha constituency for various development projects at a function here today.

Doraha residents complain of  poor civic amenities
Sahnewal, August 1
Doraha and Sahnewal towns are reeling under the constant threat of an epidemic outbreak. At Doraha, the situation can assume serious proportions if not checked in time. A little downpour adds to the woes of the residents. The water has entered their houses and shops. Some streets of the town seem to be entirely neglected.

Novel way to discourage parking
Ludhiana, August 1
It was an ordeal of a different kind for Mr R.S. Mann, who runs a resort at Haibowal, when he visited the Bhadaur House market on Friday morning. At around 11 am, he parked his car in the last block of the market facing the Deepak Cinema Road and went to the LIC office located on the adjoining Post Office Road.


A verandah in the Bhadaur House market which is being used for parking two-wheelers. — A Tribune photograph
A verandah in the Bhadaur House market which is being used for parking two-wheelers

Fire safety programme organised
Ludhiana, August 1
In connection with the cultural week, the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shivaji branch, organised a fire safety programme and a declamation contest at Shanti Niketan Adarsh Vidyalaya. The fire safety show was conducted by Dharm Singh of Jupinter Fire Safety Company. He delivered a lecture to take measures during fire incidents.

 

BUSINESS


Need for regulatory panel on steel prices stressed
Ludhiana, August 1
The newly nominated secretary of the All-India Congress Committee, Mr Manish Tiwari, has echoed the long-standing demand of the steel-consuming industry here for setting up a steel regulatory commission to stabilise the prices of the essential raw material.
Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, and Mr Manish Tiwari, secretary, AICC, address a meeting of industrialists in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph.
Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, and Mr Manish Tiwari, secretary, AICC, address a meeting of industrialists in Ludhiana
 
AGRICULTURE

Seminar to educate farmers on sugarcane
Ludhiana, August 1
The Jagraon Cooperative Sugar Mills organised a training and demonstration seminar yesterday to educate, train and demonstrate the technique of mechanised ring- pit method of sugarcane planting by transplanting nursery raised seedlings on this method.

EDUCATION


A scene from the Mahabharata staged by DAV students in Ludhiana Students enact historical moments
Ludhiana, August 1
A function to commemorate historical moments were depicted through skits, choreographies and dances by students of DAV School at a function held here yesterday.



A scene from the Mahabharata staged by DAV students in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

From Schools 
Family reunion function at Everest school
Ludhiana, August 1
A family reunion function was organised at Everest Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here yesterday. Mr Munish Tiwari, secretary , All-India Congress Committee, was the chief guest.

KVM students have fun
Ludhiana, August 1
It was a day of fun and adventure for KVM students at the first ever Camp organised by Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines. The camp was organised as part of activity oriented curriculum to give the students an opportunity to build confidence.

 
SPORTS

Salil, Sunil help MC XI to 19-run victory
Ludhiana, August 1
Fine batting by Salil Kaushal (108 n.o.) and skipper Sunil Sharma (65) helped MC XI to emerge victorious by 19 runs against Sood XI in the ongoing cricket tournament being played at the Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys here today.

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