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Cops’ bravery acknowledged, ignored!
Ludhiana, August 21
While relatives of a city youth, Parminder Singh, who was murdered by two robbers three years ago feel relieved at the life imprisonment to the guilty, three cops who risked their life and caught them are still awaiting the promised reward of promotion made by the district police authorities at that time.

Epidemic fear haunts Bhanohar village
Pond water floods village streets
Ludhiana, August 21
Residents of Bhanohar village near Dakha in this district are living in perpetual fear of an epidemic due to an overflowing pond located near the main gurdwara.

Streets of Bhanohar village flooded with water from a pond causing untold misery to the residents Streets of Bhanohar village flooded with water from a pond causing untold misery to the residents
Streets of Bhanohar village flooded with water from a pond causing untold misery to the residents. — Photos by Inderjit Verma









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City ‘inventor’ upset over patent rules
August 21 Ludhiana
If a city-based “inventor” is to be believed, a simple device can help the nation come out of the current power crisis as the hydroelectric turbine developed by him can make power generation at the Bhakra Dam three times more efficient.

Truckers’ strike evokes good response
Ludhiana, August 21
The movement of freight came to a standstill here following the nationwide strike by truck operators today in protest against the levy of 10 per cent service tax on the transport industry by the Finance Minister in the Budget.

 
COMMUNITY

Suicide victim’s father seeks probe into BSNL claim
Ludhiana, August 21
As a last-ditch effort to get justice for his IAS aspirant son who had committed suicide a year ago, Mr N.M. Hansi, his father, has demanded a CBI probe into the fact that the BSNL authorities were allegedly trying to shield a bureaucrat responsible for his son's suicide.

Even though no work is under way for the past two months near Kamla Lohia College, signboards of ‘men at work’ by a private company have not been removed
Traffic hazard: Even though no work is under way for the past two months near Kamla Lohia College, signboards of ‘men at work’ by a private company have not been removed.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Police camp held to settle minor disputes
Samrala, August 21
A camp, to decide minor disputes between persons in this police district, was started today in the local Bharti palace, on the suggestion of the SSP Khanna, Mr Premod Barn. It was inaugurated by the DIG Ludhiana, Mr Prag Jain.

Railway booking counter inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 21
In deference to a persistent demand of Basti Jodhewal residents, a railway booking counter was opened in the locality here today.

Atwal mourns death of Johar’s wife 
Ludhiana, August 21
Mr Charanjit Singh Atwal, Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha, today visited the house of Mr Harnam Das Johar, Punjab Education Minister, to condole the death of his wife Leela Wati, who died yesterday, and expressed his sympathies with the family.

Beopar Mandal to hold sammelan 
Ludhiana, August 21
The Punjab Beopar Mandal will organise a sammelan on trade and industry in Ludhiana on October 10 to discuss problems being faced by them. Disclosing this, Mr Tulsidas Jaitwani, president of the mandal, said he would undertake a tour of the state along with leading traders to mobilise support.

Tree plantation camp organised
Samrala, August 21
In Diwala and Naularri villages, near here, a Tree Plantation and Congress Weed Eradication camp was organised by Samrala Agriculture Officer S.S. Swaitch with the co-operation of Mr R.P. Aggarwal, Manager, State Bank of Patiala.


Tree plantation day and congress weed eradication camp in progress at Diwala village in Samrala. — A Tribune photograph
Tree plantation day and congress weed eradication camp in progress at Diwala village

Set up pay panel, say pensioners 
Ludhiana, August 21
By merging 50 per cent DA with basic pay or pension of employees from April 1, 2004, the Centre has, virtually, effected a partial revision of pay-scales, allowances and pensions. In effect, about 40 per cent revision of scales has been done.

Bank strike on Aug 24
Ludhiana, August 21
Banks across the country will remain closed on August 24 following a strike by employees to register their protest against the dilly-dallying tactics being adopted by the Indian Banks Association (IBA) on pay revision.

 

BUSINESS

Small industries flay government policies
Ludhiana, August 21
The Federation of Tiny and Small Industries has criticised the government for pursuing piecemeal measures in dealing with the crises being faced by the small-scale industry in the country.

 

EDUCATION


Malwa College celebrates Teej
Samrala, August 21
The Girls' Wing of Malwa College, Bondli, celebrated Teej in a traditional way today. Mr Ranjan Khullar, Civil Judge, Kharar, was the chief guest and Ms Barjinder Kaur, secretary, PPCC, was the guest of honour.


Girls perform giddha during the Teej festivities at Malwa College, Bondli, Samrala, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
Girls perform giddha during the Teej festivities at Malwa College, Bondli, Samrala

Literary session held in college
Ludhiana, August 21
Literary orations were organised by the Department of English (postgraduate) of the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, here yesterday. Dr Manjit Jaidaka, Chairperson of the Department of English, Panjab University, Chandigarh, chaired the literary session and spoke on the topic," Relevance of literature."

Students donate blood
Ludhiana, August 21
A blood donation camp was organised by the NSS units of Kamla Lohia S D College here with the help of the Red Cross Society today. Mr Jagmohan Gupta, president of the governing body, was the chief guest. Principal B D Budhiraja presented a vote of thanks.

NSS volunteers of Kamla Lohia College donate blood in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
NSS volunteers of Kamla Lohia College donate blood in Ludhiana

‘Akshay Urja Divas’ celebrated
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 21
The 60th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi was celebrated here today as “Akshay Urja Divas”. Students from various local schools took out a march from Rest House to the municipal stadium.

 
CULTURE


Cliche performs in city
Ludhiana, August 21
Foot tapping music, colourful lights and cool breeze, combined together were the perfect ingredients to make people dance at a dance party held at local Satluj Club last night. A liquor company had brought to the city the live performance of Caliche, an all-girls group that put up a lively performance.
The Cliche group performs at a party organised at Satluj Club in Ludhiana on Friday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
The Cliche group performs at a party organised at Satluj Club in Ludhiana

HEALTH

Journal on neurosurgery launched
Ludhiana, August 21
On the second day of the 13th Annual National Neurotrauma Conference of the Neurotrauma Society of India, various sessions and lectures were presented. Prof Mark Fitzgerald, Director, Emergency and Trauma Centre, Melbourne, gave insight on the emergency care of neurotrauma.

 
SPORTS

Arya College judokas excel
Ludhiana, August 21
Judokas of the local Arya College for boys have made their alma mater proud by emerging overall champions in the Panjab University Inter-College Judo Championship held at the university campus, Chandigarh on August 20.

BVM swimmers rule the pool
Ludhiana, August 21
Swimmers of the local Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, continued to dominate the proceedings taking their tally to 12 medals, including six gold, on the second day of the swimming competition of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zone Games being held at the AS Senior Secondary School, Khanna, near here today.

Govt College win handball title
Ludhiana, August 21
Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, drubbed GGD SD College, Sector 32, Chandigarh, 28-13 to romp home victorious and emerge zonal champions in the Panjab University Handball Tournament held at the university campus, Chandigarh today.

Ranjit Singh House  win soccer final
Ludhiana, August 21
Lads of Ranjit Singh House managed to scrape past the spirited opponents from Prof Mohan Singh House to script a 1-0  victory and emerge champions in the Inter-House Football Tournament  which concluded at the Guru Nanak Public  School, Sarabha Nagar, here today.

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