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Villagers panic as water level in Sutlej rises
Water below danger mark, says administration
Ludhiana, August 4
With a rise in the water level of the Sutlej after the release of water from the Ropar headworks, panic has gripped villagers living along the Dhussi bundh. The district administration has allayed their fears, saying the water is flowing much below the danger mark and no damage to the bundh has been reported from any part of the district.

The Sutlej, which is flowing at 87,000 cusecs at Bonkar Dogran village Remain alert, says DC




The Sutlej, which is flowing at 87,000 cusecs at Bonkar Dogran village on Wednesday.
— Photo by Inderjit Verma


EARLIER STORIES
 

Marginal fall in steel prices
Not enough, say industrialists
Ludhiana, August 4
Steel prices have shown a marginal fall during the past few days, apparently after the state government withdrew the mandatory two-day shutdown and the daily power cuts. The prices of MS rounds and ingots have fallen by about Rs 1,000.

Smoking main cause of respiratory diseases
Ludhiana, August 4
Despite the availability of a number of effective drugs and both diagnostic and curative equipment for managing bronchial asthma, the control over the disease has not been up to the desired level.

Chaura Bazar businessman, kin booked in dowry case
Ludhiana, August 4
In a unique dowry harassment case registered more than 11 years after marriage, the Moga district police today booked several members of one of the leading business families owning Naveen Bharat Store in the local Chaura Bazar today.

Liquor smuggling hurts contractors
Ludhiana, August 4
Despite massive checking by officials of the Excise and Taxation Department, cheap liquor continues to flow into Ludhiana. The contractors have been maintaining that they were suffering huge losses on this account.

 
COMMUNITY

Bank employees hold rally
Ludhiana, August 4
On a call given by the United Forum of Bank Unions, activists of the Punjab Bank Employees Federation today held a rally in front of the Bharat Nagar branch of Canara Bank here.

Book studies barbarism of Partition
Ludhiana, August 4
PAU Vice-Chancellor Kirpal Singh Aulakh yesterday released a book titled “Desh Vand te Nari Vedna”, authored by Dr Amarjeet Kaur Khokhar, Assistant Professor of Punjabi, Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture, PAU.

PAU Vice-Chancellor Kirpal Singh Aulakh releases a book, “Desh Vand te Nari Vedna,” authored by Dr Amarjeet Kaur Khokhar, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
PAU Vice-Chancellor Kirpal Singh Aulakh releases a book, "Desh Vand te Nari Vedna," authored by Dr Amarjeet Kaur Khokhar

Tewari ridicules Dhillon’s claims on airport
Ludhiana, August 4
The All-India Congress Committee Secretary, Mr Manish Tewari today ridiculed the claims of the local MP, Mr Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, that the airport for Ludhiana was sanctioned during the previous NDA regime.

A traffic jam between Clock Tower and the Jalandhar bypasss in Ludhiana
A traffic jam between Clock Tower and the Jalandhar bypass in Ludhiana as the road was dug up by the Electricity Department during peak hours on Wednesday. — Photo by I.V.

Appeal to buy SOS rakhis
Ludhiana, August 4
The SOS Children’s Villages of India provides home-like care to the orphaned children. The SOS has set up homes in 84 villages and has 122 allied projects running all over India.

Petrol pump sealed
Samrala, August 4
Tehsildar Surinder Singh Chana and District Food and Civil Supplies Officer Subhash Modi today sealed the newly opened petrol pump at Rajewal village, near here, following complaints of adulteration.

 
CRIME

Robbers kill woman, take away valuables
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 4
A 35-year-old woman, was killed by robbers with sharp-edged weapons in Shastri Nagar here yesterday. Her cremation, which was held today, was attended among others by Mr Sadu Singh Dharmsot, Parliamentary Secretary, Mr S.K. Alhuwalia, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, and council chief Joginderpal Singh.

Man held on rape charge
Ludhiana, August 4
The Basti Jodhewal police has arrested Mumtaz Khan, a native of Saharanpur in UP, and registered a case against him for allegedly abducting, raping and intimidating a girl living in the Shakti Nagar of the area.

  • 4 killed in mishaps

  • Liquor seized

  • Knife seized

  • Challan against SAD workers

BUSINESS

Service tax will be the last straw, say tent dealers
Ludhiana, August 4
The Punjab Tent Dealers Association has opposed the imposition of 10 per cent service tax on them by the Union Government in the last Budget. The association maintained that the service tax would spell doom for their sinking business which had already been hit because of other factors.

Dyeing industry lists woes
Ludhiana, August 4
A delegation of the Ludhiana Dyeing Association (Cotton and Processing wing) met Mr Manish Tiwari, Secretary, AICC, here recently regarding the recovery proceedings initiated by the Central Excise Department against the dyeing and processing industry.

Company takes action against sale of duplicate products
Ludhiana, August 4
Following reports of the sale of duplicate products of their brand, Metapowder-10, Pune-based global manufacturers and suppliers, Ajay Meta Chem, has initiated legal proceedings against the culprits.

 
AGRICULTURE

Japanese experts study growth of agriculture
Ludhiana, August 4
A team of agriculture experts from Japan, headed by Dr Seiichi Fukui, Professor, Agricultural Economics, Developing Economics, Kobe University, in association with the Asian Population and Development Association and the Indian Parliamentarians Association on Population and Development, today visited Ludhiana to gather information about the development of agriculture and the level of techniques being used by farmers.

EDUCATION

Culture affects views on abortion, says US student
Ludhiana, August 4
Abortion rights and prenatal testing are viewed differently in Asian countries than in the USA as Indian women take abortion as normal and morally justifiable while it is considered wrong and is controversial in the USA, said Ms Reeti Chawla, a first-year medical student from Stonybrook University, New York, in her research on ‘Comparitive study on abortion — views, rights and beliefs’.

300 children take part in painting contest
Ludhiana, August 4
In connection with the cultural week celebrations, the Bharat Vikas Parishad, Shivaji branch, organised a painting competition at Shishu Model Senior Secondary School in Basti Jodhewal here yesterday. Ms Neelam Bangia was the project in charge.
  • New academic session

  • Saplings planted




Winners of the painting competition organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Shishu Model Senior Secondary School, Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana, on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph

Winners of the painting competition organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at Shishu Model Senior Secondary School, Basti Jodhewal, Ludhiana

‘Vanmahotsava’ observed
Ludhiana, August 4
A one-day NSS camp and ‘Vanmahotsava’ function were organised at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here today. Mr Jagdish Rahi, Assistant Director, Youth Services, was the chief guest.
  • Training camp

  • Toppers awarded

  • Interaction with doctors




A dental check-up camp in progress at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — I.V.

A dental check-up camp in progress at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana

Release salary, says teachers’ union
Ludhiana, August 4
The district unit of the Punjab State Aided-School Teachers and other employees union held a meeting at Arya Senior Secondary School here today to discuss its problems.

COURTS

Industrialist denied pre-arrest bail
Ludhiana, August 4
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Inderjit Kaushik, has dismissed the anticipatory bail application filed by the Managing Director of ShivRaj Steels, in a cheating case. The accused had allegedly purchased non-alloy steel and cheques issued by him were not honoured.

 

HEALTH


Nurses donate blood for thalassaemic children

Ludhiana, August 4
A voluntary blood donation camp for thalassaemic children was organised by the Department of Transfusion Medicine of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here today in which students of Nursing College of the DMCH donated 75 units of blood.

Nursing students of the DMCH donate blood for thalassaemic children in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Nursing students of the DMCH donate blood for thalassaemic children in Ludhiana

Bio-waste disposal in 13 institutions approved
Ludhiana, August 4
In a joint meeting of Punjab Health System Corporation and Punjab Pollution Control Board officials here today, 13 health institutions in the district working under the PHSC were given certificates of compliance with bio-medical waste disposal rules.

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