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Two dead as trucks carrying devotees collide 
Ludhiana, August 8
The death toll in the last night's truck accident near Chak Sarwannath village on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road has gone up to two with another person succumbing to his injuries this morning. The condition of all the injured barring one was improving.
The ill-fated truck which met with an accident at Chak Sarwan Nath village on Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway Doctors attend on injured persons at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana
The ill-fated truck which met with an accident at Chak Sarwan Nath village on Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway on Saturday night; and doctors attend on injured persons at the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana. — Photos by Sayeed Ahmed

Residents seek legal redress against Improvement Trust 
Ludhiana, August 8
Alleging that the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) authorities, reportedly under immense pressure from trustees, were out to (mis)use a part of the 300 feet wide main road in the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar colony for commercial exploitation against the relevant laws, many residents have decided to seek legal redress.









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No plan to acquire land around city, says Garcha
Ludhiana, August 8
Scotching all rumours to the effect that the Ludhiana Improvement Trust intended to acquire more land in some villages around the city, the LIT chairman, Mr Ashok Singh Garcha, has asserted that there were no such plans for acquisition of land.

Malaria spreads in city colonies
Ludhiana, August 8
Exposing the inadequate arrangements of the district health administration to prevent diseases, malaria has spread its tentacles in Ambedkar Nagar and Vishawakarma Colony in Giaspura area. As many as 500 persons of the two areas are down with fever.The health department organised 10 free medical camps and took samples of 400 patients and started fogging operations in the area today. While the residents claimed that two persons had died, the health authorities denied the same, stating that unless a person was clinically tested , the cause of death could not be known.

People queue up to give samples of blood to employees of the Health Department in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
People queue up to give samples of blood to employees of the Health Department in Ludhiana

20,000 posts of teacher to be filled
Ludhiana, August 8
The state government has decided to fill the 20,000 vacant posts of teacher in government schools in Punjab in order to improve the standard of teaching in government schools in the state. This was stated today by Mr Harnam Dass Johar, Education Minister, Punjab.

 
COMMUNITY

Shopkeepers seek early completion of project
Ludhiana, August 8
The tardy progress in the ongoing work on elevated road from Jagraon Bridge to Chand Cinema on Old GT Road has turned into a major source of harassment to residents, traders and businessmen in and around busy commercial area of Clock Tower here.

A huge rush seen at the Territorial Army headquarters in Ludhiana for a recruitment rally
A huge rush seen at the Territorial Army headquarters in Ludhiana for a recruitment rally. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Trust adopts 74 senior citizens
Ludhiana, August 8
Shree Guru Ravi Dass Charitable Dispensary at Rurka Khurd has adopted 74 senior citizens, who have no dependents or financial resources.

Atwal releases anthology of Albela
Ludhiana, August 8
Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, has exhorted writers to portray the problems and the actual condition of the general public through their writings so that society could understand the plight of poor people in the right perspective and a solution could emerge.

Veteran stage actress Nadira Zaheer Babbar along with Juhi Babbar and Prakash Soni during the play ‘Begum Jaan’ staged on Saturday night The state convener of the Bharatiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj, Mr Ashwani Sahota, addresses a meeting of party activists on organisational matters
Veteran stage actress Nadira Zaheer Babbar along with Juhi Babbar and Prakash Soni during the play ‘Begum Jaan’ staged on Saturday night in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed The state convener of the Bharatiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj, Mr Ashwani Sahota, addresses a meeting of party activists on organisational matters in Ludhiana on Sunday.  — A Tribune photograph

 
CRIME

Migrant labourer booked 
Ludhiana, August 8
The Dehlon police has booked a migrant labourer under the Arms act and seized a revolver and a live cartridge. The accused had been living at a religious place situated at Maherna Kalan, near here ,and is reported to have had close proximity to some hardcore extremists during the period of terrorism. The police is yet to establish his links with any of the extremists.

 

EDUCATION

Inter-house quiz contest at KVM
Ludhiana, August 8
The senior humanities forum of Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School here organised an inter-house quiz contest in the school auditorium on Saturday. Amrita Gakhar quizzed students on a variety of topics. All six houses in the school - Gandhi, Nehru, Patel, Raman, Subhash and Tagore - were represented by three participants each.

KVM students with a rangoli design created by them in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photograph
KVM students with a rangoli design created by them in Ludhiana

 

HEALTH

‘Get into shape by breastfeeding’
Ludhiana, August 8
The World Breastfeeding Week may have just ended, but those who advocate breastfeeding say that its advantages should be highlighted throughout year as the need to create awareness about the health of the mother and the child is a continuous need.

 
SPORTS

500 take part in  martial arts contest
Ludhiana, August 8
The 5th edition of the Open Full Contact Championship organised under the age is of Kung-Fu Federation (India) received an overwhelming response with more than 500 participating from different schools of Punjab and other states . The two-day meet concluded at Rotary Bhawan, Sarabha Nagar, here today. 


A participant attempts a kick during the 5th Open Full Contact Contest organised in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
A participant attempts a kick during the 5th Open Full Contact Contest organised in Ludhiana

National champion's tips for budding cyclists
Ludhiana, August 8
Tejinder Singh, a cyclist who represented Punjab in national cycling championships and had earned name by winning a gold and a bronze medal, has now taken up the task to attract the youngsters towards the game. He has been working over 'Cycling as a sport' for the benefit of boys and girls who aspire to become cyclists of national and international repute.

Shaina, Vishal win school chess meet
Ludhiana, August 8
More than 350 students battled it out for top honours in four age groups- u-11, 14, 17 and 19 - in the Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, Chess Meet which concluded today. Shaina and Vishal emerged champions in the (u- 11 years) girls' and boys' sections, respectively.

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