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Spurned lover throws acid on girl
Victim’s sister injured too
Ludhiana, August 5
Two girls from the city became victims of the frustration of a dejected lover late last night. Close on the heels of the shocking Ishita acid attack case in Shimla, 15-year-old Usha and younger sister Nikki (13) suffered burn injuries when two youths, Anil and Mukesh, threw a plastic can full of acid at them at the Focal Point here around 10 pm yesterday.
Victims of acid attack Usha  and Nikki at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital Victims of acid attack Usha (right) and Nikki at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital on Thursday. — Photo by  I.V.

Improvement Trust clears encroachments
Ludhiana, August 5
Officials of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) today carried out a day-long operation of demolition and removal of permanent and temporary encroachments on 300 feet main road in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on the Pakhowal road here.









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Cancellation of trains hits commuters
Ludhiana, August 5
Hundreds of daily wage earners, who travel to the city from Ahmedgarh, Malerkotla and Kila Raipur by rail have been hit hard following cancellation of all passengers trains running between Ludhiana and Hisar from today till August 14.

Bid to rob passengers; 1 hurt
Doraha, August 5
Two scooter-borne youths fired at a tempo driver near Rampur village this afternoon while he was on way to drop passengers. According to sources, the youths, one wearing a turban and the other with a cap, on a white Vespa scooter, stopped the tempo.

 
COMMUNITY

BJP protest against petrol price hike on Aug 13
Ludhiana, August 5
The district unit of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a protest demonstration against hike in prices of petrol, diesel and other essential commodities here on August 13. This decision was taken at a meeting of the party held here today under the presidentship of Dr Subhash Verma, district president.

Badal blamed for river waters dispute
Doraha, August 5
Mr Parkash Singh Badal, former Chief Minister, is responsible for the river waters dispute. This was stated by Mr Ram Kumar Vinayak, vice-president of the Ludhiana (Rural) district Congress committee, while talking to mediapersons here today.

People cross the Sutlej by a boat near Mattewara village Sutlej water level dips
Ludhiana, August 5
People living in several villages alongside the banks of the Sutlej in this district heaved a sigh of relief when the water level receded today.

People cross the Sutlej by a boat near Mattewara village. — A Tribune photograph 

Shoddy digging work upsets residents
Ludhiana, August 5
Residents of Sarabha Nagar, Block-I, are up in arms against the Water Supply and Sewerage Board and the Municipal Corporation for doing a shoddy work of the sewerage laying process in the area. The labourers employed for the job have dug up the roads in a haphazard manner causing plethora of problems for the residents.

The digging work at Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, which has damaged telephone cables and water supply pipes. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
The digging work at Sarabha Nagar, Ludhiana, which has damaged telephone cables and water supply pipes

Nominations invited for Vivekananda awards
Ludhiana, August 5
Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma has invited applications from youth, women and voluntary consumer organisations for outstanding work done in the field of consumer protection.

Book on pet dogs prepared by PAU
Ludhiana, August 5
A special book on pet dogs, their diseases and upkeep has been prepared by the Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture, PAU. Dr Sukrity Sharma, Dr Harish Verma and Dr Parminder Singh, have prepared this book under the supervision of Dr Krishan Baldev Singh, Professor and Head Department of Veterinary Extension.

Staff not paid for SGPC poll duty

 
CRIME

ASI booked

BUSINESS

Industry rues PSEB proposal to review tariff
Ludhiana, August 5
Punjab State Electricity Board’s decision to review the tariff in the next couple of months has set alarm bells ringing. Industry representatives described the move as “totally unwarranted” as it may put further strain on the slump-stricken industry. They said the industry was already paying a hefty tariff and it would not bear any further hike.

Seminar on growth of small, medium enterprises
Ludhiana, August 5
Punjab National Bank, Zonal Office, Ludhiana organised a seminar on growth of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and mid cap segments (MCS) here today. Mr C.P. Swarnkar, General Manager, Punjab National Bank (head office), was the chief guest on the occasion, while Mr Harwant Singh, General Manager (Punjab Zone), presided over the seminar.

 

EDUCATION

DMC team wins paediatrics quiz
Ludhiana, August 5
Dr Sanjeev and Dr Anil Gautam, postgraduate students of Dayanand Medical College (DMC) here, won the top honours in the divisional round of the seventh Postgraduate National Neonatology Quiz organised by the Department of Paediatrics of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) at the Dumra Auditorium last evening.

From Schools & Colleges 
Students given advice on dental hygiene
Ludhiana, August 5
A free dental and medical check-up camp was organised at Harsh Vidya Mandir, day-boarding school in New Subash Nagar here, today with assistance from Dr Sarabjeet Singh Arora.




Dental check-up under way at Harsh Vidya Mandir in  Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Dental check-up under way at Harsh Vidya Mandir in  Ludhiana

Outcome of science workshop in book form

 

HEALTH

5 Doraha villages under TB control campaign
Doraha, August 5
Five villages of Doraha would be included in the National TB Control Campaign and Blindness Control Programme, said Mr Tejinder Singh Dhaliwal, SDM , Payal, while inaugurating a special TB and blindness checkup camp organised by the joint collaboration of the Citizen Welfare and Development Council, Doraha, and BSB Centre, Satnam Nagar, at Guru Nanak Dev Dharamshala at ward No 7 of Doraha on Wednesday.

How to prevent eye flu
E
ye flu is spreading fast. It is more common during the monsoon than during the rest of the year. Also known by its descriptive name “pink eye,” it is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the transparent membrane that covers the eyeball and lines the eyelid.

SBI holds camp for diabetics
Ludhiana, August 5
As many as 280 diabetics were examined at a medical camp organised by the State Bank of India, Civil Lines branch, here today. A team of doctors performed tests on the occasion. Mr Samir Saran, Deputy General Manager, Ludhiana module, inaugurated the camp.

 
SPORTS

NZ martial arts contest
Ludhiana, August 5
The fifth edition of the North Zone Open Full Contact Chinese Martial Arts Kung-Fu Championship will be held here on August 7 and 8 at Rotary Club, Sarabha Nagar.

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