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MC shuts eyes to illegal complex
Ludhiana, August 19
An alleged illegal multistoried complex is coming up barely a few hundred metres from the municipal corporation’s office. Not only have bylaws been violated, but also the building is causing inconvenience to the public.
A view of the roof of a building that was damaged to force the eviction of a tenant for the construction of a multi-storeyed complex in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A view of the roof of a building that was damaged to force the eviction of a tenant for the construction of a multi-storeyed complex

Mayor under fire from party councillors
Ludhiana, August 19
If the mood of the majority of Congress councillors at a meeting convened by the Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, at his house here last evening is any indication, all is not well with the ruling party in the municipal corporation. The meeting was convened to take stock of the preparations for the August 22 state-level convention in the city to mark the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.









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MC, Health Dept staff face action for gastro outbreak
Ludhiana, August 19
The Municipal Corporation as well as the district health administration, both have been held responsible for outbreak of gastroenteritis in Mauji Colony on Daba Road in the city which had claimed seven lives.

Deol remanded in police custody
Ludhiana, August 19
Ms Anshul Berry, Duty Magistrate, today remanded Raja Deol, accused of misappropriating lakhs of rupees from the NRIs through their money exchange firm, in police custody for a day.

Gurmel Kaur Widow faces threat from foster son
Ludhiana, August 19
She had brought up the orphaned son of her brother-in-law hoping that he would support her in her old age but her foster son, a Home Guard, has allegedly got her sons implicated in a rape case involving his minor daughter. The 60-year-old woman and her third son are now facing threat from him.

3 held for labourer’s death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 19
The Dehlon police has arrested three persons booked for allegedly causing the death of a labourer. Sources said Mr Bhag Singh, his daughter Gurdeep Kaur, alias Deepi, of Mukandpur village and Mr Uttam Singh of Balli Salra village in Guwahati district of Assam were arrested by the police while they were trying to leave the area.

People have a hard time as rain inundates the Damoria Bridge area People have a hard time as rain inundates the Damoria Bridge area in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

 
COMMUNITY

PSEB engineers for administrative reforms
Ludhiana, August 19
The PSEB Engineers' Association has welcomed the steps taken by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to rein in the bureaucracy and make its functioning more transparent and accountable by acting on the recommendations of the P.C. Hota Committee on Civil Services Reforms.

Sarpanch seeks better banking facilities
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 19
Mr Rameshwar Dass Puri, Sarpanch of the Bhadson village, has sought improvement in the banking services provided to the residents of this village and the neighbouring villages by the State Bank of Patiala.

Sarpanch receives memento from President
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 19
Advocate Lakhbir Singh who has been elected Sarpanch of Mulepur village of the Amloh constituency second time, was awarded a memento on the Independence Day by the President of India for his excellent services as sarpanch and as the chief of Rural Cooperative Society.

BSNL employees hold demonstration
Ludhiana, August 19
The BSNL Employees Union held a demonstration in front of the GMT office at Bharat Nagar in support of its demands. Addressing agitators, Comrade Balbir Singh, circle secretary of the union, condemned the UPA government for allowing 74 per cent FDI in the telecom sector and lowering the EPF/GPF interest rate from 9.5 per cent to 8.5 per cent.
Telecom employees raise slogans in support of their demands in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Telecom employees raise slogans in support of their demands in Ludhiana

Victim’s parents seek action against CMC
Ludhiana, August 19
The parents of the boy, who was killed in a road accident yesterday after he was run over by a bus of CMC Hospital, demanded legal action against the CMC management today.

PPCC plea on Rajiv’s anniversary
Ludhiana, August 19
The legal cell of the PPCC today held a meeting to motivate its members to attend the state-level function of Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary celebrations in Ludhiana tomorrow.

New Rotract team installed
Ludhiana, August 19
The Rotary Club, Ludhiana north, organised an installation function of Rotract Club of GGN Khalsa College, Civil Lines, Ludhiana. Ms Antar Preet Kaur was appointed president and Mr Parvinder Dhillon secretary. The new team of Rotaractors was also installed.

CPM holds march against graft

 
CRIME

Murder accused booked for rape
Ludhiana, August 19
The Jassi murder case took a turn when the main victim of the case, Mithu, was booked by the Jagraon Sadar police on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to rape a Dalit girl of Kaunke Kalan village.

BUSINESS

Steel industry pins hopes on government 
Ludhiana, August 19
The Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hopeful that the steel industry will get some kind of relief in the fluctuating prices of iron and steel following certain steps initiated by the government.

 
AGRICULTURE

Seminar for farmers
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 19
A seminar on the problems of farmers was organised yesterday at Lok Sewa Kendar, Kharora village in Amloh, by Indo-Berman Petroleum (IBP). Mr S.P.Gupta, manager, milk plant, was the chief guest.

EDUCATION


From Colleges
GNGC students excel 

Ludhiana, August 19
Students of Guru Nanak Girls College (GNGC), Model Town, here, have excelled in the PGDCA examination. Out of the first five top positions in Panjab University, three have been bagged by the students of the GNGC.
Students of Government Polytechnic, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana, celebrate Teej on Thursday.
Students of Government Polytechnic, Rishi Nagar, Ludhiana, celebrate Teej

 
SPORTS

Shivangi, Ajay to lead Punjab in basketball
Ludhiana, August 19
Shivangi of Gurdaspur and Ajay Pal Singh of Mansa have been named captains of the girls' and boys' teams, respectively, for the 31st Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship to be held at Thiruvananthapuram from August 23 to 28, according to Mr Teja Singh Dhaliwal, general secretary, Punjab Basketball Association. Punjab contesting left for Thiruvananthapuram today.
Mr Gurpreet Singh, SP and president of the Ludhiana Basketball Association, hands over kits to Punjab contingents which left for Thiruvananthapuram
Mr Gurpreet Singh, SP (Detective) and president of the Ludhiana Basketball Association, hands over kits to Punjab contingents which left for Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday to take part in the Sub-Junior National Basketball Championship.—  Photo by IV

Bhai Veer Singh House enters final
Ludhiana, August 19
Bhai Veer Singh House emerged victorious by defeating Bhagat Singh House with a wafer-thin margin of 1-0 in the Inter-House Football Tournament being played here at Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar.

Mandeep ‘strongest woman of India’
Ludhiana, August 19
The Senior National Powerlifting Championship was held in New Delhi from August 8 to 12 in which Mandeep of Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, here, won the overall Gold Medal.

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