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Villages divided over waste water disposal
DC sends team to inspect site
Bhanohar (Ludhiana), August 22
The district administration today swung into action to check an epidemic threat in Bhanohar village near Dakha because of an overflowing pond, even as factionalism between villagers over the disposal of waste water remained a cause of concern.

DDPO Mohinder Singh Grewal and residents of the Bhanohar panchayat look on as labourers clear a blockade in a drain from which water flows out of the village pond DDPO Mohinder Singh Grewal and residents of the Bhanohar panchayat look on as labourers clear a blockade in a drain from which water flows out of the village pond.
— A Tribune photograph

PAUTA poll scene hots up
Ludhiana, August 22
Punjab Agricultural University will be in the grip of poll fever in the coming days with elections to the PAU Teachers Association (PAUTA) scheduled for August 25. Dr Ranjit Singh Brar of the Department of Agronomy and Agrometeorology will be a contender for the post of the president of the association.









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Powerlifter needs money to attend world meet
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 22
With a little hope to win laurels at the Olympics, India may lose another chance to prove its claim at the Junior and Sub-Junior World (Men and Women) Powerlifting Championship — 2004 in South Africa as one of the sportspersons selected from Punjab has expressed his inability to spend nearly Rs 1 lakh on his visit.

Quarrel over crank calls leads to murder
Ludhiana, August 22
Ringing one’s phone unnecessarily can lead to murder. The Sadar police today claimed that man, a tailor of Dullankalla village, Ram Saroop Singh Ghati, was killed with a sharp-edged weapon by two of his friends, Jagroop Singh and Swaran Singh, who then dumped his body in fields away from his house.

Union warns errant truckers
Ludhiana, August 22
Even as the indefinite nationwide strike by the truck operators entered its second day today, adversely effecting the supply and prices of vegetables, fruits and other eatables in the city, the Punjab State Goods Transport Association (PSGTA) has threatened to take strict action against those operators who were out to scuttle the agitation. Mr Sarbjit Singh, general secretary, PSGTA has issued a warning to the erring transporters in this regard.

Pandhi seeks release of hostages
Amloh, August 22
Mr Dalip Singh Pandhi, former (SAD) minister, who was on a visit to Makrana Kalan village under the Morinda police station, while talking to mediapersons today said he had met with the family members of Sukhdev Singh, one of the three Indians taken hostage by militants in Iraq.

 
COMMUNITY

Survivors still shocked 
Recall killings in train by KLF militants at Kila Raipur on June 16, 1991
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 22
While the recently arrested hardcore terrorist and self-styled Khalistan Liberation Force chief had said he was against the innocent killing, survivors of an attack by militants led by him can still recall the fateful moments.

‘Pool’ on road, courtesy PWD
Machhiwara, August 22
Public Works Department officials have been turning a blind eye to a big pothole in the centre of the Machhiwara-Kohara road, near Iraq village, for the past four years, causing inconvenience to motorists.

Birmi forming pact with Tej Parkash?
Ludhiana, August 22
Ever since Mr Milkiat Singh Birmi was removed from the ministry during the downsizing process, he continues to nourish a grudge against the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh. Although he has been compensated with the post of the Chief Parliamentary Secretary, he still feels aggrieved claiming that he was betrayed by the Chief Minister, even when he stood by him during the December-January rebellions against him (the Chief Minister).

Bank staff protest at Bharat Nagar Chowk
Ludhiana, August 22
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.

CBI inquiry sought against colonisers
Ludhiana, August 22
Mr Joginder Kumar, president, Federation of Tiny and Small Industries of India, while demanding a CBI probe into the housing scam by colonisers, has appreciated the steps initiated by Mr A.S. Chhatwal, Chief Administrator, PUDA.

Plan to uplift those engaged in unclean professions
Ludhiana, August 22
The state government has chalked out a comprehensive plan to divert families engaged in unclean professions to other ventures and ensured the provision of a stipend to provide education to their children up to the college level.

Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, being honoured by representatives of labour unions at Circuit House, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph
Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab, being honoured by representatives of labour unions at Circuit House, Ludhiana

Revellers take to the dance floor
Ludhiana, August 22
A liquor company organised a party full of “masti, magic and dhoom” at a local hotel here last night. “The day is never as colourful as the night,” said organisers of the party. Crowds turned up in colourful and trendy outfits — from off-shoulder dresses to evening gowns. Men, too, preened in their colourful outfits. “Night Shift” arranged by the organisers was to lift the spirits of the city youth.





Couples practice Salsa dance steps at Foot Loose, a dance institute, in Ludhiana. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Couples practice Salsa dance steps at Foot Loose, a dance institute

 

EDUCATION

Gurleen wins declamation contest
Doraha, August 22
Gurleen Kaur of local Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School stood first in a zonal-level declamation contest organised by the Punjab Energy Development Agency to mark ‘Akshay Urja Divas’ at Payal zone, yesterday.

Contests held to hunt talent
Ludhiana, August 22
To tap the talent among Kundanites, an inter-house talent search contest was organised by the Senior Humanities Forum at the KVM School auditorium here yesterday. All six houses of the school contested the seven categories of solo song, classical dance, western dance, compering, duets, mono-acting and instrumental music.

When batch of ’78 met
Ludhiana, August 22
History repeated itself last night exactly 26 years and 6 months later when about 40 well-known names from the region turned up to pose for a group photograph that would become one of their most cherished possessions. All of them had one thing in common-they comprised the class of 1978 along with their teachers at Sacred heart Convent School here.

Students and teachers of the 1978 batch of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, at a reunion Students and teachers of the 1978 batch of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, at a reunion in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

 
CULTURE

Hans Raj Hans releases souvenir
Ludhiana, August 22
The Sabhyacharak Sathh Manch will shortly organise 8th beauty pageant Miss World Punjaban-2004. To assess the preparations for the ensuing event, a general body meeting of the body under the presidentship of Mr Bhagwant Singh Pandher, chief patron of the organisation, was held at Vadi Haveli, Mullanpur, yesterday.

 
SPORTS

Businessmen don soccer jerseys
Ludhiana, August 22
To promote soccer in the region, an exhibition match involving businessmen from Jalandhar and Ludhiana was held at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Saturday. The teams had businessmen from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, besides some soccer enthusiasts from England.

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