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Bank services come to a halt
Ludhiana, August 24
Working in all banks in the city was paralysed due to today’s strike on a call given by the United Forum of Bank Unions to press for wage revision.

Village in grip of superstition
Machhiwara, August 24
Though our country is progressing by leaps and bounds in the field of information and technology, yet the fear of the supernatural persists. Residents of Hambowal Bet situated on the Machhiwara-Ropar road are living in terror for the past many days.

Women place neem leaves on their doors Men and children have garlic cloves tied to their wrists to ward off evil forces in Hambowal
Women place neem leaves on their doors and (Right) men and children have garlic cloves tied to their wrists to ward off evil forces in Hambowal village in Ludhiana.

Battlelines drawn for PAUTA poll
Ludhiana, August 24
The stage is set for a showdown between two factions seeking mandate for the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Union (PAUTA) on polling day tomorrow.


Verification of tenants begins
Ludhiana, August 24
Taking a stern stand on labourers and servants’ verification, the local police has fixed a deadline for the residents to report about the antecedents of their tenants, employees and domestic servants failing which action would be taken against them.

The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation has been caught on the wrong foot as it is finding it difficult to defend itself after the inquiry conducted by the district administration found it responsible for the spread of gastroenteritis in the city. It is a known fact that the gastroenteritis mainly spreads due to contaminated water.
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BJP raps Centre for inflation
Ludhiana, August 24
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has castigated the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre for rise in prices of essential commodities, saying that the coalition government had failed to check inflation, making the life of common people miserable.

A bumpy ride amidst serene environ
Doraha, August 24
The Ludhiana-Doraha canal road or the southern bypass is in a dilapidated state, thanks to the apathy of the authorities concerned. The road is no longer motorable and the very purpose of its construction stands defeated. The road, constructed on the bank of the Sidhwan canal, serves as a bypass for traffic from Ludhiana and Jagraon or beyond to reach Doraha without passing through the polluted, congested roads of the city.
The Ludhiana-Doraha canal road in bad shape.
— A Tribune photograph
The Ludhiana-Doraha canal road in bad shape

Migrant woman succumbs to burn injuries
Doraha, August 24
A migrant woman, who set herself ablaze last night, succumbed to her injuries at Civil Hospital, Ludhiana today. Her eight-year-old child, who also received burn injuries is at present admitted to Rajwant Hospital here.

PSEB employee held for graft
Ludhiana, August 24
The Ludhiana Vigilance Bureau today nabbed an employee of the Punjab State Electricity Board for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from a resident of the local Mahavir Colony.

Insurance officers hold dharna
Ludhiana, August 24
Officers of the United India Insurance staged a demonstration during the lunch break at its regional office, Feroze Gandhi Market here today. The protestors held the demonstration to press for the demand of wage revision, promotion and conveyance scheme.


One arrested for running car over man
Ludhiana, August 24
Harsh Parbhakar, who was travelling by a car along with his friend Gurpeeet Singh, was arrested after the car hit a scooter in Sarabha Nagar. Sital Singh, who was driving the scooter, died, while Harman Singh, the pillion rider, sustained injuries.


New diesel car
Ludhiana, Aug 24
Fiat India launched Fiat Petra diesel with a 1910 cc engine here today. Mr Ravi Bharadwaj, Director Commercial Fiat India, said the car was designed to provide a much higher fuel economy and driving pleasure coupled with safety features. — TNS


CBSE Chairman lays stress on reforms
Ludhiana, August 24
A disaster management course under the social sciences subject will be introduced in the schools affiliated with the Central Board of Seconday Education (CBSE) from the academic year 2006. 

Prof Ashok Ganguly, Chairman, CBSE, addresses Jalandhar and Ludhiana Sahodhya Schools Complex Principals at a conference at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Prof Ashok Ganguly, Chairman, CBSE, addresses Jalandhar and Ludhiana Sahodhya Schools Complex Principals at a conference at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School


Police remand for KLF chief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 24
The Dehlon police has restarted investigation into the three murder cases registered against Harnek Singh Bhapp, self-styled chief of the Khalistan Liberation Force after securing his transit remand from the court of the Additional CJM (Senior Division), Mr D.S. Johal. Bhapp was produced in the court yesterday. Later he was produced in the court of Mr G.C Garg at Ludhiana who granted him police remand upto August 27.

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