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Poohla shifted to Ludhiana Central Jail
Wanted in 20-year-old attempt to murder case
Ajit Singh PoohlaLudhiana, August 6
Much to the dismay of undertrials in the Central Jail here, a complete barrack has been vacated in the jail here for the lodging of Nihang Tarna Dal chief Ajit Singh Poohla, who is a proclaimed offender in a 20-year-old attempt to murder case in the city. The barrack has been cleaned for his stay while earlier, undertrials were lodged there in alleged shabby conditions.

Encashing on faith to encroach
Ludhiana, August 6
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority got a case of illegal possession registered against some persons for trying to take possession of a plot in Sector 32, Urban Estate, here by building a gurdwara.
A green canopy put up by the management of the Krishna temple at Model Town Extension A Ganesha temple coming up on a vacant plot opposite the Krishna temple
A green canopy put up by the management of the Krishna temple at Model Town Extension in Ludhiana. A Ganesha temple coming up on a vacant plot opposite the Krishna temple. — Tribune photos by Sayeed Ahmed 









EARLIER STORIES
 

Beant Singh’s family ‘not impressed’ with government move
Ludhiana, August 6
The Punjab Government’s decision to provide facilities of a Cabinet Minister to Mrs Jaswant Kaur, widow of the late Beant Singh, former Chief Minister, does not seem to have impressed the family. The family which is already feeling sidelined and marginalised is believed to have described the move as too little, too late.

High alert in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, August 6
The state government has placed the district administration on a high alert following the release of water into the Sutlej. The water is expected to rise in the city tomorrow. Confirming the orders, Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, said the government had asked the administration to be prepared for any eventuality.

3 pistols stolen from constable
Ludhiana, August 6
Three pistols were stolen from a constable of the Chhattisgarh police from the local railway station under mysterious circumstances. The constable, Mr Gokul Singh, was taking two .315 bore pistols and another .38 bore pistol to Chandigarh for examination in a forensic laboratory.

 
COMMUNITY

Govt showing haste in unbundling PSEB: engineers 
Ludhiana, August 6
The PSEB Engineers' Association of the region held a protest meeting here under the chairmanship of its president, Mr MS Bajwa. A large number of engineers from various departments of the board participated in the meeting. All engineers expressed concern over the attitude of the state government in showing "utmost haste" in unbundling the PSEB.

Unconscious patient abandoned by family
Ludhiana, August 6
An elderly patient, who should have been in the care of his family members, appears to have been abandoned in a state of trauma. Brought to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here on July 26 in an unconscious state, the persons, accompanying him, got him admitted to the hospital and left.

An unidentified patient, who is in an unconscious state, under treatment at Christian Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana.
An unidentified patient, who is in an unconscious state, under treatment at Christian Medical College and Hospital

Protest against denial of ration cards
Ludhiana, August 6
The SC and ST Cell of the District Youth Congress today lodged a protest with the district administration against denial of ration cards to residents of Rajiv Gandhi Colony in the city.

A blanket of thick clouds over Ludhiana
A blanket of thick clouds over Ludhiana on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

New block at Chintpurni dharamshala
Ludhiana, August 6
A new, spacious and well-furnished block of Yatri Niwas at Ludhiana Dharamshala in Chintpurni will be inaugurated on August 8. That will provide better facilities to devotees visiting the holy shrine. Yatri Newas will have 75 rooms.

Pensioners’ plea
Ludhiana, August 6
The Government Pensioners’ Association said here today that even though, pensions for July had been disbursed by the Punjab Government, 50 per cent dearness relief had not been merged with pensions by most of the banks. This has led to resentment among the pensioners.

Birth certificates to be issued soon

 
CRIME

Police solves murder mystery
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 6
With the arrest of Raj Kumar Ghai, alias Raju, the local police has succeeded in solving the mystery behind the murder of Suman Rani (35), wife of Ashok Kumar, a resident of New Shastri Nagar, Mandi Gobindgarh.

9 booked for selling PUDA plot without nod
Jagraon, August 6
Santa Singh, Harpal Singh, Pawan Kumar, Isher Singh, Sham Singh, Tej Kaur, Harbans Singh, Amar Singh and Harpal Singh of Sudhar have been booked under Sections 3, 5, 8, 9, 14 (1), 15, 18 and 21 of the Property Registration Act, 1985, on the complaint of Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA), Ludhiana, by the Sudhar police as the suspects allegedly sold a PUDA plot without the authority's permission.

 
AGRICULTURE

Farm officers’ workshop
Ludhiana, August 6
A two-day agricultural officers’ workshop for rabi crops will be organised by the Directorate of Extension Education, PAU, from August 9 in Pal Auditorium. Dr Amrik Singh Sandhu, Director of Extension Education, said the university VC, Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, will inaugurate the workshop while Dr Ajmer Singh will give the introduction about rabi crops.

EDUCATION

Police stops protesters in their tracks
Ludhiana, August 6
Members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union were stopped by the police from proceeding to the house of Education Minister Harnam Dass Johar here today.


Members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union burn the effigy of the government in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph
Members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union burn the effigy of the government in Ludhiana

Japanese delegates visit PAU
Ludhiana, August 6
Japanese economists under the leadership of Dr Seeiichi Fukui, during their visit to Punjab, visited PAU. They expressed concern over the rapid increase in the Indian population and slow development in the field of agricultural production, its processing and other fields supporting agriculture.  This four-member  team was from Asian Population and Development Association,  Tokyo (Japan).

Infrastructure development impresses Japanese
Ludhiana, August 6
A team of experts from Japan, headed by Dr Seiichi Fukul, Professor, Agriculture Economics, Developing Economic, Kobe University, met Mr S. K. Sharma, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, here last night. The Japanese experts’ tour was conducted under the aegis of the Asian Population and Development Association in collaboration with the Indian Parliamentarians’ Association on Population and Development.

Teej festival celebrated at Doraha college
Doraha, August 6
Punjabiat came alive at the festival of Teej organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, today. The atmosphere added colour and variety to the festival. The college wore a bridal look with girls dressed at their best and performing typical Punjabi scenes on the stage. The swings gave a symbolic touch to the festival.
Girls dressed up in traditional attire on the occasion of Teej, organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, on Friday. 
Girls dressed up in traditional attire on the occasion of Teej, organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha

From Schools and Colleges
NSS volunteers plant saplings

Ludhiana, August 6
NSS students of Master Tara Singh College along with the Principal, Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, programme officers, Inder Mohan Kaur and Gurvinder Kaur, carried out a programme for sapling plantation on the college premises with the motto ‘Save earth save world’.

Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Principal, Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, launches the NSS project Tiny Tots of Love Dale School celebrate ‘Rim jhim — the rain festival’
Dr Madanjit Kaur Sahota, Principal, Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, launches the NSS project for sapling plantation on the college campus in Ludhiana on Friday. Tiny Tots of Love Dale School celebrate ‘Rim jhim — the rain festival’ in Ludhiana on Friday. —  Tribune photographs

COURTS

6 acquitted in murder case
Ludhiana, August 6
The Additional Sessions Judge today acquitted Amandeep, Shiv Raj Singh, Pritpal Singh, Aparpal Singh, Gurminder Singh and Harpreet Singh in a murder case. They had been charged with murdering Jatinder Singh Mintu of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar in September, 2003.

Lok adalat today

 

HEALTH

IMA welcomes SC ruling on doctors
Ludhiana, August 6
The Ludhiana chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has welcomed the recent judgement of the Supreme Court that doctors are not liable to be punished until there is gross negligence or the death is intentional.

 
SPORTS

Footballers to be honoured

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