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Anganwadi protest causes chaos on city roads
Ludhiana, August 26
Activists of the Anganwadi Mulazam Union, Punjab, today staged a massive demonstration and blocked traffic on the busy Ferozepore Road outside the Mini Secretariat for an hour in support of their long-pending demands.

Anganwadi workers stage a dharna on Ferozepore road in Ludhiana Anganwadi workers stage a dharna on Ferozepore road in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Rs 150-cr plan to streamline power
supply in city

Ludhiana, August 26
Parliamentary Secretary for Power and Urban Development Surinder Dawar has said the government has finalised a scheme at a cost of Rs 150 crore to streamline power distribution in the city.


Youth kills 13-year-old to avenge humiliation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 26
Streets at the nearby Jand village wore a deserted look today after an adolescent boy of the village was brutally murdered, while another youth went behind the bars on charge of murder. Thirteen-year-old Nazir was allegedly murdered by Harpreet Singh (20), a carpenter of the same village, yesterday to avenge the humiliation that he had suffered at the hands of victim’s family.

Strike impact
Two lakh cycles await transportation
Ludhiana, August 26
Leading bicycle manufacturers Om Prakash Munjal, H.S. Pahwa and K.K. Seth address a press conference in Ludhiana Huge stocks of bicycles are piling up at various manufacturing units in Ludhiana. With truckers continuing their strike, the bicycle manufacturers are fearing that they may have to stop production for some time in case the strike is not called off soon.
Leading bicycle manufacturers Om Prakash Munjal, H.S. Pahwa and K.K. Seth address a press conference in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Taraksheel team sees no ghosts
Machhiwara, August 26
A team of the Taraksheel Society, comprising seven members, today reached Hambowal village after news of fear psychosis among residents for the past 10 days. The team was being led by Mr Ashok (Ludhiana zone).


City roads too hazardous for his wheelchair
Ludhiana, August 26
Subedar Pritam Singh, a physically challenged war veteran having fought the Second World War for the British, who used to go around doing daily chores on his battery-operated wheelchair, is now thinking of disposing it off as the traffic congestion in the city has made it difficult for him to move around in it.
Subedar Pritam Singh drives his ‘free wheelchair’ on a city road
Subedar Pritam Singh drives his ‘free wheelchair’ on a city road. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sainik Board’s directive
Ludhiana, August 26
The District Sainik Board has asked all ex-servicemen, whose cases for increasing the minimum disability have been rejected by the Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension), Allahabad, to contact the board office on any working day for making a representation to review their cases and increase their pension.

Annual celebrations of Punjabi Society
Ludhiana, August 26
The 31st anniversary celebrations of the International Punjabi Society were held at Los Angeles, USA, recently in which more than 500 delegates from all over the world participated.


Vehicle recovered within hours of theft
Sahnewal, August 26
A Tata Sumo, which was taken away at gunpoint from its owner at Tibba village, was recovered by the Sahnewal police within hours of the incident. The driver of the vehicle (HR08-B-7442), Harjinder Singh of Kanech village, had complained to the police that his vehicle had been forcibly taken away from him at gunpoint late last evening.

One held with opium
Ludhiana, August 26
The Haibowal police yesterday arrested Mustaffa, a resident of Meerut district, and seized 2 kg of opium from his possession. A case under the NDPS Act has been registered against him. The accused was arrested from Haibowal Khurd.

Ex-sarpanch held
Machhiwara, August 26
The Machhiwara police has booked a former sarpanch of Behlolpur village, Gurdeep Singh, for a murderous attack on Gurmeet Singh, nambardar, of the village under section 307 of the IPC and 27, 54, 59 of the Arms Act.


Steel price fall brings relief to industry
Ludhiana, August 26
With steel prices registering a marginal decrease, the industry has felt much relief. Most of the industrial organisations observed that the fall in steel prices would also lead to decrease in the input cost and the cost of finished products. However, they regretted that the local steel manufacturing units were yet to decrease their prices.

A reason to Smile
Ludhiana, August 25
“Laughter has become a rare commodity as the stress is mounting’, is the feedback that Zee TV has received,” says Ashish Kaul, vice-president, Corporate Development of Essel World, said while on his visit to the city yesterday.



From Schools & Colleges
Renu is ‘Miss Fresher’
Ludhiana, August 26

Renu of MA (English) was declared “Miss Fresher” at a function held by hostlers of Guru Nanal Girls College last night.

Students of Sri Guru Hargobind School, Thakkarwal, at a fancy dress competition.

Students of Sri Guru Hargobind School, Thakkarwal, at a fancy dress competition


Warrants against DSP in harassment case
Ludhiana, August 26
A local court has issued non-bailable warrants against a DSP and four members of his family in a dowry case. DSP Jaswant Singh Cheema, posted at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, his sons, Rajinder Singh, Vikramjit Singh and Amandeep Singh and his wife Satinder Kaur are the accused in the case, application for which has been put in court by Ms Bhupinder Kaur, resident of the local Rishi Nagar.

Three get 10-year RI for carrying poppy husk
Ludhiana, August 26
Mr Baldev Singh Sodhi, Additional Sessions Judge, has convicted three persons of Sahnewal under the NDPS Act and sentenced them to undergo 10 years of rigorous imprisonment each. A fine of Rs 1 lakh each has also been imposed on the accused.



Week-long medical camp at college
Ludhiana, August 26
A week-long medical camp is being organised at the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women in collaboration with the district health administration. More than 1,400 students of will go thorough health, dental and eye check-up during the camp.

College students examined
Ludhiana, August 26
Students of the Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women will get a thorough health check-up during the ongoing week-long medical camp being organised in collaboration with the district administration.

10-kg tumour removed from chest
Ludhiana, August 25
The doctors of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here have removed a 10-kg tumour from the chest of a 21-year-old female patient, Ms Harjit Kaur.


BVM, Alpine paddlers clash in TT final
Ludhiana, August 26
Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, and Alpine International Public School registered comfortable victories in the respective semifinal encounters to set up the title clash in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zone Table Tennis Tournament (boys u-14) being played here at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar.

Cricket meet from Aug 28
Ludhiana, August 26
The first edition of the Sanjeev Kaushil Memorial Cricket Tournament (u-14) will be held at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Cricket Academy Ground, Haibowal Kalan, Hambran Road, from August 28. This was stated by Mr Varinder Patwari, spokesperson of the organising committee.


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