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Govt to discipline defaulting nursing institutes
Ludhiana, August 14
Over 1200 students from 60 nursing colleges of Punjab and Chandigarh showcased their talent as the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the State Nurses Association and XXI Biennial Conference of the Punjab branch of Trained Nurses' Association of India (TNAI) got underway at a packed Dumra Auditorium of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today.
Nursing students from 60 institutes in Punjab and Chandigarh attending the Nurses’ Association Platinum Jubilee celebrations at DMCH Nursing students from 60 institutes in Punjab and Chandigarh attending the Nurses’ Association Platinum Jubilee celebrations at DMCH, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Rajgarh paying heaviest toll tax
Doraha, August 14
Rajgarh village seems to be paying the heaviest toll as heavy traffic passing through it has plundered of its cleanliness, sanitation, safety and security, peace and isolation following the implementation of exorbitant toll tax on national highway by the National Highway Authority of India.









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Sevadar of dera found murdered 
Ludhiana, August 14
Maghar Singh, a sevadar of Dera Baba Shobha Singh, was allegedly found murdered and a cash box stolen from the dera. The sevadar was sleeping in the courtyard of the dera located at Virk village when some persons entered it and killed Maghar Singh by hitting him on his head with a sharp- edged weapon. They also took away the cash box after breaking its lock.

MCPI flays cut in EPF rate
Ludhiana, August 14
The Marxist Communist Party of India (MCPI) has condemned the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre for reducing the interest rate on the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) from 9.5 per cent to 8.5 per cent and described this step as anti-employees and against the interests of the working classes.

 
COMMUNITY

City ill-prepared for a disaster: expert
Ludhiana, August 14
Ludhiana is not prepared for any major disaster whether natural or man made. The ill-preparedness of the city to meet any such disaster came into focus during a seminar on 'Pre-Disaster Preventive Measures' organised by the Ludhiana Management Association at Hotel Park Plaza last night.
Participants during a seminar on disaster management organised by the Management Association in Ludhiana on Friday night. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Participants during a seminar on disaster management organised by the Management Association in Ludhiana

Man on a mission
Ludhiana, August 14
Manjit Rai Bharadwaj is on a long mission. Today he completed 9,000 km on foot when he reached Ludhiana. He says, he is trying to spread the message of peace, amity and brotherhood among the countrymen.

Mr Manjit Rai Bharadwaj, who has travelled 9000 km so far on foot to spread the message of peace, brotherhood and national integration across the country being received in front of the statue of the martyrs, in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Mr Manjit Rai Bharadwaj, who has travelled 9000 km so far on foot to spread the message of peace

Traffic disrupted as tanker overturns
Ludhiana, August 14
Traffic at the busy National Highway No. 1 road near Sherpur Chowk here remained blocked for several hours after a LPG-filled tanker overturned while negotiating a curve at midnight last night. The police cordoned the area till noon today to prevent any loss of life and property if the gas leaked or the tanker exploded.
An LPG tanker that overturned near Sherpur Chowk in Ludhiana Long serpentine queues of vehicles stuck up on the GT Road after the tanker overturned
An LPG tanker that overturned near Sherpur Chowk in Ludhiana on Saturday; and (right) Long serpentine queues of vehicles stuck up on the GT Road after the tanker overturned. — Tribune photos by Sayeed Ahmed

Lakhowal to visit USA
Ludhiana, August 14
Bharti Kisan Union supremo Ajmer Singh Lakhowal is leaving on a tour of the USA and Canada to further the cause of global unity of farmers against the adverse impact of WTO provisions, particularly those of developing nations.
BKU president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal and secretary-general Manjit Singh Kadian address a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
BKU president Ajmer Singh Lakhowal and secretary-general Manjit Singh Kadian address a press conference

Don't pressurise us, vets tell seniors
Ludhiana, August 14
A meeting of the central body of the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association comprising presidents and executive members of all districts was held here recently. The association warned deputy directors against pressurising veterinary officers or junior staff to present fraudulent cases of artificial insemination in order to complete their targets.

Jaycee Week celebrations
Ludhiana, August 14
Ludhiana City Jaycees are observing Jaycee Week up to August 15. Various functions and programmes are being organised during the week. On the fifth day of the week a 'free pollution check up' was organised at Bharat Nagar Chowk yesterday. 

Trains to Hisar may resume today
Ludhiana, August 14
All passenger trains running on the Ludhiana-Jakhal-Hisar section, which were cancelled more than a week ago in the wake of floods that washed away earth from beneath the railway line near Ambala, are likely to resume tomorrow, according to railway sources.

PAU VC releases book
Ludhiana, August 14
Dr Kirpal Singh Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, released a book tilted 'Gyan Vigyan Parkash'. The book has been published by the Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture with the collaboration of Punjab State Council for Science and Technology(PSCST).

Vendors removed from Ghanta Ghar area
Ludhiana, August 14
The city police today swung into action and chased away all roadside vendors and hawkers from the Ghanta Ghar area in connection with the Independence Day celebrations. As a result of this drive all rehriwallahs and roadside squatters doing business within the periphery of the Clock Tower took to their heels.

A view of the Ghanta Ghar area after it was got evacuated by the police on Saturday afternoon. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A view of the Ghanta Ghar area after it was got evacuated by the police on Saturday

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CRIME

Two booked for attempt to murder 
Ludhiana, August 14
The Sarabha Nagar police, on the statement of Mr Talwinder Singh of Daad village, yesterday registered a case of attempt to murder under Sections 307,324 and 34 of the IPC against Sukhwinder Singh and Kulwinder Singh of Mansuran village.

BUSINESS

Small industry opposes service tax
Ludhiana, August 14
The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India has opposed clause VI of the Budget 2004-05( provision of service on behalf of the client) wherein, any activity that amounts to 'manufacturing' within the meaning of clause 'f' of Section 2 of Central Excise Act 1944.

 

EDUCATION

From Schools
I-Day celebrations at Small Wonders 
Ludhiana , August 14
Children of Small Wonders Nursery School yesterday celebrated Independence Day on the school premises. The school was decorated with rangolis and balloons. Children were dressed up as Subash Chander Bose, Bhagat Singh, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi.

Club women visit Ek Prayas

Ivy SandhuPMT topper's tips to students
Ludhiana, August 14
Ivy Sandhu, a former student of Kundan Vidya Mandir School , topped the exam for entrance to Christian Medical College here. Ivy secured the 48th rank in PMT and was 1st in Ludhiana district. Ivy Sandhu

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COURTS

Bar panel’s move on Press freedom decried
Ludhiana, August 14
The District Bar Association (DBA) which has been projecting itself as a champion of the freedom of the Press and natural justice today tried to pass a resolution that prevents the DBA members from talking to mediapersons without prior authorisation from the executive.

 

HEALTH

IHRO seeks mechanism to ease kidney transplants
Ludhiana, August 14
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) has come forward to save many patients with kidney problems. The body has approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court for laying down rules and evolving guidelines which could provide relief to the patients, handsome compensation to donors and, at the same time relieve treating doctors from harassment.

Website on cancer
Ludhiana, August 14
Two US-based Ludhiana brothers have launched a website for creating awareness about breast cancer in memory of their mother who died of the same disease recently in Washington DC.

Free dental care for students
Ludhiana, August 14
That Sewa Trust here has adopted 1250 children of Brilliant Convent School at Goraya under the Children Dental Awareness Scheme. Announcing this here yesterday, the president of the trust, Mr Gurnam Singh Soundh, said that the children would be provided comprehensive dental care and free treatment under the scheme.Top

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