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Former sarpanch’s brutal murder shocks village
Political rivalry behind crime
Ludhiana, August 28
Rivalry between two political groups of Gill village took a violent turn today when the husband of the village sarpanch was brutally murdered in the early hours today. He was attacked with sharp-edged weapons and two shot were also fired at him.

Wailing relatives of Gurcharan Singh who was murdered at Gill village, Ludhiana A policeman inspects the site of the crime
Wailing relatives of Gurcharan Singh who was murdered at Gill village, Ludhiana, on Saturday; and (right) a policeman inspects the site of the crime. — Photos by Sayeed Ahmed

BKU to hold kisan panchayat in Delhi
Ludhiana, August 28
The Bharti Kisan Union will hold a massive kisan panchayat in New Delhi on September 6 to press its demands after the fixing minimum support prices for crops and compensation for the drought-hit farmers of the state.









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Confrontation brewing between Cong, BJP
Ludhiana, August 28
With Ms Uma Bharti trying to exploit the issue of unfurling of the Tricolour at Hubli and being booked, the local BJP leadership is up in arms against the Congress leaders, including the Pradesh Congress Committee president, Mr H.S. Hanspal, the AICC secretary, Mr Munish Tewari, and several others. These leaders had attended a function organised by the Terrorist Victims’ Association led by a former District Congress Committee (DCC) chief, Mr K.K. Bawa.
The national flag displayed at a function organised by the Terrorist Victims Association in Ludhiana recently which has become a cause of confrontation between the Congress and the BJP
FLAG OF CONTENTION: The national flag displayed at a function organised by the Terrorist Victims Association in Ludhiana recently which has become a cause of confrontation between the Congress and the BJP, with the latter accusing Congress leaders of dishonouring it. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

 
COMMUNITY

BJP flays MC for poor amenities
Ludhiana, August 28
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has criticised the working of the Municipal Corporation and the poor civic amenities being made available to residents in most city localities.

3.21 lakh children to be issued birth certificates by Sept 15
Ludhiana, August 28
Work under the nationwide campaign for issuing birth certificates to students and other children below 15 years is in full swing here. With more than 200 employees of Municipal Corporation and other government departments deployed on the job, an estimated 3.21 lakh children, within the city limits, will be issued birth certificates during the next fortnight.
MC and government employees fill requisition forms for issuing birth certificates in Ludhiana
MC and government employees fill requisition forms for issuing birth certificates in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmad

Plea to ‘save’ Kanshi from Maya
Khanna, August 28
The Punjab unit of the Indian Justice Party has urged the Dalits of the state to join the struggle to “save” BSP founder and President Kanshi Ram from the “clutches” of BSP supreme Mayawati.

Plantation drive by PNB
Ludhiana, August 28
Punjab National Bank, Boparai Kalan branch yesterday organised a tree plantation camp at Jatindera Greenfield School, Gurusar Sudhar. The bank and the school management held a function in which Mr. D. Subramanian , Chief Manager, Regional Office, Ludhiana was the chief guest.

Exchange of books can bring India, Pak closer
Ludhiana, August 28
Mohammad Aslam Rao, secretary, National Book Foundation, Islamabad during his visit to Punjab Agricultural University yesterday observed that the exchange of books between the two countries can bring them closer to each other.

 
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BUSINESS

‘Rigid laws hampering investment flow’
Ludhiana, August 28
The relatively inflexible and rigid labour laws are hampering the flow of investment into the country. This was stated by Mr D.L. Sharma, convener, labour reforms panel of the CII, Punjab State Council, while making concluding remarks at a workshop on “Major changes in the application of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 here today.

 

EDUCATION

Ohio university experts visit PAU
Ludhiana, August 28
A team of experts comprising Dr Dave Hansen, Prof Robert J Birkenbolz, Chairman, Department of Human and Country Resources Development, and Dr (Ms) Susie Whittington, Associate Professor of Agricultural Education, Ohio State University, (OSU) is currently on a visit to Punjab Agricultural University, here.

From Schools & Colleges
Students celebrate Rakhi

Ludhiana, August 28
Gupta Model High School celebrated Raksha Bandhan on the school campus here today. Girl students tied up ‘rakhis’ to their male classmates. The students exchanged sweets.






Girl students of Gupta Model High School tie rakhis on the wrists of boy students at a function held in the school on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Girl students of Gupta Model High School tie rakhis on the wrists of boy students

Students get Gurdev Kaur Memorial Awards
Doraha, August 28
Gurdev Kaur Memorial Awards were given at function organised at Government High School, Rampur, today. The awards were given to students who excelled in Classes V, VIII and X examinations. The programme was presided over by Ms Gurdeep Kaur, Headmistress of the school, and the village sarpanch, Mr Amar Singh.

 

HEALTH

Conference on paediatrics today
Ludhiana, August 28
Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) will organise a CME and Conference of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), Punjab state branch at Dumra Auditorium here tomorrow.

 
SPORTS


KVM cricketers are champions
Ludhiana, August 28
After emerging champions in the u-16 category, it was the turn of boys u-14 of Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, to come out triumphant in the final of the PAU Zone Cricket Tournament played at Government Model Senior Secondary School here today.
Jubilant players of Kundan Vidya Mandir School after winning the final against Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, in the Inter-Zone Cricket Tournament (U-14) in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Jubilant players of Kundan Vidya Mandir School after winning the final against Government Model Senior Secondary School

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