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Hosiery stocks pile up as trains get cancelled
Ludhiana, August 7
Huge stocks of hosiery goods are piling up at the local railway station as most of the trains continue to remain cancelled. Owners of the small-scale hosiery units are facing an uncertain situation as the delivery of their orders is getting delayed.

Khalsa Panchayat plea against godmen
Ludhiana, August 7
The Khalsa Panchayat (Ludhiana) has urged Panthic organisations to come together to save the masses from the clutches of self-styled godmen in the state who were out to damage the Sikh way of life.

Family dispute settled in Lok Adalat
Ludhiana, August 7
It was a happy day for two sisters-in-law of Jandiali village, who had been embroiled in criminal litigation for the past five years, as a Lok Adalat today intervened in their dispute and persuaded them to go back as a happy, united family.
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Sukhdarshan Singh Khaira, hears litigants during a Lok Adalat in Ludhiana The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Sukhdarshan Singh Khaira, hears litigants during a Lok Adalat in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed









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Flood fear fades
Ludhiana, August 7
After giving a sleepless night to residents along the embankments of the Sutlej here yesterday, the river was almost dried up today. A small amount of water was flowing through the river at villages along the dhussi bundh. The river bed was visible at some places. Bathing and sand mining were going on.

The level of the Sutlej dropped in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
The level of the Sutlej dropped in Ludhiana on Saturday

Three shops gutted
Ludhiana, August 7
A grocery shop was completely destroyed while an adjoining video parlour and a clinic were extensively damaged in a fire that broke out in one of the shops in the congested commercial centre of Chowk Division No. 3 here today.

 
COMMUNITY

Urban Estate residents seek better amenities
Ludhiana, August 7
Residents of Urban Estate, Dugri, demanded better civic amenities and infrastructure in the colony. They want particular attention to be paid to roads, parks and the removal of encroachments.

Rs 10 crore to be spent on forestation
Ludhiana, August 7
The Punjab Government has chalked out a comprehensive forestation programme in the state with the active involvement of the public. Tree plantation in 3,655 hectares of forest and non-forest land would be carried out at a cost of Rs 10 crore during the current financial year to improve the environment, check soil erosion and enhance ground water recharge.
Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawer plants a sapling at a Vanmahotsava function in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V
Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Dawer plants a sapling at a Vanmahotsava function

Sewing centre inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 7
Prerna Kendra International, a social and charitable organisation, started a sewing training centre at Hambran Road here today. According to Dr Satbir Singh, general secretary of the organisation, this centre will cater to the needy in the area.

YSAD leaders’ resignations rejected

 

BUSINESS

Order on fly-ash use hits brick-kilns
Ludhiana, August 7
Owing to the government pressure to use fly ash in the manufacture of bricks, more than 60,000 brick-kilns all over the country have decided to close down for an indefinite period, with the result that a workforce of around 18 million has been rendered jobless.

An umbrella seller lines up his umbrellas along the G.T. Road
UMBRELLAS OF DIFFERENT HUES: An umbrella seller lines up his umbrellas along the G.T. Road in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Confusion over steel prices
Ludhiana, August 7
There is confusion about steel prices here. After the Punjab State Electricity Board minimised power cuts to industry, it was claimed that the prices had come down.

New bleaching material technology developed 
Ludhiana, August 7
The Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) here today unveiled a low-cost technology on producing bleaching material for oil refining at a function presided over by Dr S. M. Ilyas, Director of the institute.

Videophone launched
Ludhiana, August 7
Videophone service has been launched here by Millennium Solutions in collaboration with Vialta. The beamer phone video station will help subscribers add colour motion video to telephone calls.

 

EDUCATION


Students of G. S. Memorial Public School, Ludhiana, celebrate the Teej festival on the school premises From Schools
Japanese experts visit Sat Paul Mittal School











Students of G. S. Memorial Public School, Ludhiana, celebrate the Teej festival on the school premises on Saturday. — A Tribune photo

Rally against drug abuse

COURTS

Fresh warrant against Inspector Guddu

 

HEALTH

Breastfeeding week concludes
Ludhiana, August 7
A workshop was organised by the Department of Paediatrics of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) to mark the conclusion of the breast-feeding week. The workshop was aimed at training the health workers in counselling mothers regarding the right method of breastfeeding.

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