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Pak lawyers visit Phillaur Police Academy
Ludhiana, August 23
A 16-member delegation of judicial officer from Pakistan visited Maharaja Ranjit Singh Police Academy, Phillaur, to study criminal justice system and police training in the state.

Members of a Pakistani delegation of judicial officers at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy at Phillaur Members of a Pakistani delegation of judicial officers at Maharaja Ranjit Singh Academy at Phillaur on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Gastro inquiry report stirs hornet’s nest
Ludhiana, August 23
The inquiry report by the SDM (West), Mr M.S. Jaggi, on the outbreak of gastroenteritis in a couple of city localities, which claimed seven lives, has virtually stirred a hornet’s nest.









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Goods pile up at railway station, dry port
Ludhiana, August 23
As the truckers’ strike entered its fourth day today, activity in this industrial hub is slowly coming to a halt. The prices of essential commodities have not registered a substantial rise, but if the strike continues, there is bound to affect the common man. Huge stocks of industrial goods have started piling up at the railway station.

Truck operators burn an effigy of the government in support of their demands in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Truck operators burn an effigy of the government in support of their demands in Ludhiana

NRI comes to aid of powerlifter 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 23
An NRI philanthropist and a sports lover has come forward to sponsor Pawandeep Singh for the Junior and Sub-Junior World (Men and Women) Powerlifting Championship in South Africa.

Earlier story: Powerlifter needs money to attend world meet

Tributes paid to Rajiv
Ludhiana, August 23
Tributes were paid to late Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister, at a state-level function organised by the Terrorist Victims Association, Punjab, on his death anniversary.

Congress leaders during a function to pay tributes to the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at a function in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Congress leaders during a function to pay tributes to the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at a function in Ludhiana

 
COMMUNITY

Ramoowalia’s novel gripping, says Tasneem
Ludhiana, August 23
Copies of novel, “The Death of a Passport” by Iqbal Singh Ramoowalia , an NRI settled in Toronto, was released at a function held in Friends Regency, here on Saturday. A large gathering of literary persons were present on the occasion.

SP beats up man; officer denies charge
Ludhiana, August 23
Levelling serious charges against a Superintendent of Police, a former sarpanch of Gill village near here today alleged that he was beaten up by the officer in his office in the Police Headquarters for making a complaint against a woman to the Senior Superintendent of Police. During the incident, Mr Charanjit Singh Channi, allegedly suffered injuries and had to be rushed to the Christian Medical College and Hospital after he fell unconscious and complained of chest pain. The patient has a history of hypertension and cardiac trouble.




Mr Charanjit Singh Channi, who was allegedly beaten up by an SP in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Mr Charanjit Singh Channi, who was allegedly beaten up by an SP in Ludhiana

Road named after Beant Singh
Ludhiana, August 23
The Public Works Department (PWD) has named the road section from the GT Road Doraha to Payal, via Kaddon village, as the Shaheed Beant Singh Marg in the memory of former Chief Minister of Punjab, as was announced by Capt Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister, Punjab, last year.

Shift garbage bin: residents
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 23
A waste collection drum placed on the Mandi Gobindgarh-Amloh main road has become a source of nuisance for shopkeepers on both sides of the road and passersby.

Kishore is vice-chief of Amloh MC
Amloh, August 23
At a special meeting of the Amloh Municipal Council chaired by Mr Sandeep Hans, SDM, today, Dr Kishore Chand Sharma was elected vice-president unanimously.

A migrant family living hand to mouth is forced to live on the Ferozepore Road Waiting for a miracle: A migrant family living hand to mouth is forced to live on the Ferozepore Road, despite inclement weather. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

 
CRIME

Cop booked for negligence
Ludhiana, August 23
The Division No 7 police yesterday registered a case against head constable Shamsher Singh and Dalip Kumar, an undertrial, who escaped custody while being taken to the Central Jail on the Tajpur road. The FIR stated that Dalip Kumar had been arrested.

BUSINESS

Businessman approaches Telecom Minister
BSNL refuses to help him out
Ludhiana, August 23
Upset over the “indifferent” and “insensitive” attitude of Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) officials, including its top brass, a local firm, dealing in import of goods, has moved the Union Minister of Telecommunication for intervention and making functional its telephone and internet line.

 

EDUCATION

Jobless teachers to observe strike on Sept 7
Ludhiana, August 23
Members of the Unemployed Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab, held a meeting at Hanuman Dharamshala here yesterday to chalk out their future plan of action. The members decided that a state-level protest march would be organised on September 7 here. The meeting was attended by office-bearers of various teachers unions and associations participated in the meeting.

School board contests’ results
Doraha, August 23
Block-level (primary) competitions conducted by the Punjab School Education Board was organised at Guru Nanak Model Senior Secondary School here today. Shabad gayan, a declamation contest, folk song competition and fancy dress competition were organised. Mrs Urmil Sood, Principal of the school, welcomed the guest and students from various school. The result of the competitions:

From Colleges
GNIMT students participate in national-level quiz
Ludhiana, August 23
Two teams of the Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT), Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, participated in a national-level quiz organised by IMS Learning Resources Private Limited. The quiz was held in the FICCI golden jubilee auditorium, New Delhi, on August 20.

Competitions held to spot talent 
Machhiwara, August 23
To encourage children competitions organised by the Punjab School Education Boad, Mohali on the premises of Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara. It was a Zonal level competition for students of classes I to V. The schools which participated in the competitions included Chopra Public Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara, Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Public High School, Machhiwara, and other private schools of the area.

A child takes part in a competition organised by the Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, on the premises of Shakti Public Senior Secondary School, Machhiwara. — A Tribune photograph
A child takes part in a competition organised by the Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, on the premises of Shakti Public Senior Secondary School

Teachers launch green campaign
Ludhiana, August 23
A group of teachers working in the Machhiwara area has ventured into a noble mission of protecting the environment. The group has already planted 1,000 saplings in the area to mark the formation of the Environmental Protection Society. The group plans to plant 10,000 saplings within two months.

 

HEALTH

Blood donated for thalassaemics
Ludhiana, August 23
Donors from the Army Institute of Law, including faculty members and students, donated 217 units of blood for thalassaemic children at a blood donation camp organised by the local Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) at Mohali yesterday.

Medical camp at college
Ludhiana, August 23
A Medical Camp in collaboration with the Civil Hospital here was organised at Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Girls. The camp is of one week’s duration. An expert team of doctors comprising Dr JM Singh, SMO, Dr Gurdip Ghuman, Dr I.S. Bagga, Ms Santosh Bhatia and Dr Sangeeta Singh examined 200 students.

 
SPORTS

SVM School win by 93 runs
Ludhiana, August 23
Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, defeated Nav Bharti Public School by 93 runs in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zone Cricket Tournament (u-16) being played at SDP College for Women ground here today.

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