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Gurmat Chetna march: traffic control goes haywire in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, August 30
Traffic in Ludhiana is always termed to be bad, but today it was the worst. Till late in the afternoon the vehicular traffic in the city remained disturbed as the Gurmat Chetna march which had come from Varanasi and Hazoor Sahib to mark the 400 years of the Parkash of Guru Granth Sahib passed through various parts of the city.

Long queue of vehicles on the Ferozepur road as traffic remained held up for several hours in the city due to Gurmat Chetna March which passed through the city Long queue of vehicles on the Ferozepur road as traffic remained held up for several hours in the city due to Gurmat Chetna March which passed through the city on Monday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Hundreds take part in Chetna march
Ludhiana, August 30
Hundreds of people took part in Gurumat Chetna march in connection with the quadricentennial celebrations of the installation of Guru Granth Sahib which passed through the city today en route to Amritsar to take part in the Prakash Utsav to be held on Wednesday.


Secondary steel producers again raise prices
Ludhiana, August 30
Secondary Steel producers have again raised the prices of steel by Rs 1000 per tonne. They have taken the plea that the Dubai government had imposed a surcharge of $ 70 on the export of steel scrap from that country.

Beant Singh’s family fights a lone battle
Ludhiana, August 30
Marginalised and isolated, the family members of the late Beant Singh appear to be fighting a lone battle. The family is finding it hard to organise a show of strength tomorrow on his ninth death anniversary.

Doraha remembers Beant Singh
Doraha, August 30
With the completion of Shaheed-e-Azam Beant Singh Chowk and a park and a town hall in his memory being in the pipeline, Doraha seems to have acknowledged the sacrifice made by its leader.

Commerce kills Rakhi spirit
Ludhiana, August 30

The festival of Raksha Bandhan was celebrated with gaiety and fervor in the city today. Sisters tied rakhis to their brothers. Though younger the brother, the more ostentatious was the rakhi, while older persons preferred sober styles. Sisters could be seen wearing colourful clothes and carrying gifts for their brothers.

A sister ties rakhi on the wrist of his brother on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Monday.  — A Tribune photograph
A sister ties rakhi on the wrist of his brother on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan

Man alleges scam in petrol stations’ allotment
Ludhiana, August 30
Alleging that a local petrol station owner was running several petrol stations in the name of his sons on the basis of forged documents, a local resident has served a notice to the Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, and four others, demanding the immediate cancellation of licenses of three petrol stations.


Dawar lays stone of tubewell
Ludhiana, august 30
The Punjab Government is committed for the development of urban areas and a number of major projects had been launched by the Urban Local Bodies and the Punjab State Infrastructure Development Board.

Pensioners criticise government
Ludhiana, August 30
At a meeting held here yesterday, the Government Pensioners’ Association flayed the Punjab Government for not extending the benefit of old age allowance to them on attaining the age of 80 years despite the third pay commission’s recommendations made 16 years ago.

Hearing-impaired children honoured
Ludhiana, August 30
It was a joyous moment for visually challanged, hearing-impaired students ,who were honoured at a function held here on Saturday evening at Lions Club. The Visually-Impaired Sports and Welfare Association at the first function gave away awards to 70 students who had scored more than 70 per cent marks.

All is not well in senior citizens’ homes
The recent announcement of Ms Meera Kumar, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, regarding the opening of senior citizens’ homes in Punjab and HP is laudable.



Steel regulatory panel sought to regulate supply
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 30
The Steel Re-rolling Mills Association of India has urged upon the Union Government to constitute a steel regulatory commission to regulate the supply of steel to the industries and also check the unprecedented rise in the prices of steel.



Union seeks withdrawal of ‘anti-teacher’ ordinance
Khanna, August 30
The Sarkari Uch Yogita Prapt Teachers Union Punjab has demanded the withdrawal of Punjab Government’s ordinance number 10 to 2004 at a press conference here today.

From Schools & Colleges
“Tryst with self” concludes

Ludhiana, August 30
A week-long psychology fair, “Tryst with self” was organised from August 23 to August 28, 2004, by the students of psychology, Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, Model Town, Ludhiana, under the supervision and guidance of Dr S Sheba Khermar (Lecturer Psychology).

PAU students win first prize in street skit contest
Ludhiana, August 30
Students of the College of Agriculture participated in the national-level street play contest on insecticide management of cotton pests. The teams from 10 cotton growing states participated in the contest.

Book on business groups released
Ludhiana, August 30
Punjab College of Technical Education, here, released a book recently. The book is titled “Business Groups in Punjab” in which 25 prominent business groups operating in Punjab has been introduced.


Justice fast in US legal system
Ludhiana, August 30
Courts in the USA do not take more than two months as average peiod of disposal in family disputes cases. Entire proceedings in the courts are audio and video taped. The evidence of the parties as well as of the witnesses is recorded preferably in one single sitting and in case of any unavoidable circumstance, it is continued every day till final conclusion, observed a lawyer of city, Mr Piyush Kant Jain, who recently visited USA.



Ways to prevent viral fever
he number of patients of viral fever is increasing these days. Viral fever refers to a broad spectrum of conditions where viral infections are associated with elevation of body temperature. The term encompasses a wide variety of viral infections, some of which can be clearly identified by symptoms.


NRI comes to power lifter’s help, gives Rs 84,000
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 30
Various organisations of the town and surrounding villages gave a warm send off to a Power lifter from here who had been selected to represent India in Junior and Sub-Junior (Men and Women) World Power Lifting Championship scheduled to commence on September 8 at Pretoria in South Africa. 


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