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Govt to set up more IT units
Science minister stresses on vocational education 

Ludhiana, July 4
Mr Rakesh Pandey, State Minister for Science and Technology has said with a view to create maximum job opportunities in the Information and technology sector, the state government had chalked out a special programme to bring more and more IT units in the state.

MC clears hyacinth growth from
Buddha Nullah

Ludhiana, July 4
With the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation claiming to clear Buddha Nullah of water hyacinth growth, there is a ray of hope for the residents living along the nullah who live under the threat of floods every year.

A drag line clears weed from Buddha Nullah near central jail in Ludhiana on Monday A drag line clears weed from Buddha Nullah near central jail in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma


Coming to terms with tragedy
Mukandpur (Ahmedgarh), July 4
Trying to come to terms with his fate, septuagenarian Ajaib Singh started responding to the questions of those who had unsuccessfully tried to console him and the surviving members of the family that had lost 12 members in Chachrari road accident yesterday.

Rain bares ugly face of city roads
Ludhiana, July 4
While “cosmetic” carpeting of roads all across the city has been taken up, most of the interior lanes and bylanes continue to remain in poor condition. One strong shower and all the work done for better roads is undone. The routine work being carried out by various agencies, particularly the telecom companies, also add to the problem.

A view of the damaged road near Bharat Nagar in Ludhiana. — Photo by I.V.
A view of the damaged road near Bharat Nagar in Ludhiana

Doraha college students win top 3 positions
Doraha, July 4
Students of Guru Nanak National College here have excelled in the M.A. I (Political Science) and B.A. II results for which were declared by the Panjab University today. Deepinder Kaur (D/O Mr Gurdev Singh) got first position in M.A. I (Political Science) by securing 259 marks out of 400.

Parmod Kumar No trace of missing salesman
Ludhiana, July 4
The Sherpur police has failed to locate Parmod Kumar, (29), three weeks after he was reported missing by his elder brother and wife. According to the report lodged with the police, Parmod was working as a salesman of grocery items on the shop owned by his elder brother Sailesh Kumar.


An unidentified accident victim was admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital
An unidentified accident victim was admitted to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana. Any person having information about the indentity of this patient can contact Mr Vikram Bhanot (mobile no 98155-45311) or Mr S.S. Saini (mobile no 98726-317100).

Probe Hawara’s ‘link’ with police officers, demands Kanwaljit
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 4
The observations of Delhi Police that the alleged terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara had the support of some police officers of the state has exposed the real face of Congress government in the state and the matter should be probed by a Supreme Court judge, asserted Captain Kanwaljit Singh, general secretary, Shiromani Akali Dal and former finance Minister.

Randhawa blamed for Cong defeat
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 4
All six newly-elected directors of Primary Agricultural Development Bank, Fatehgarh Sahib, all belonging to the SAD, took out a victory procession and paid obeisance at Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib.

Power remains disrupted in villages
Ludhiana, July 4
Residents of Sudhar, Halwara, Boparai, Jodhan, Mansuran, Rakbaa and Sarabha villages had to go without electricity for more than six hours today.

Goods worth 20 lakh gutted
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 4
Goods and property worth Rs 20 lakh was destroyed in a fire that broke out at GIS Mills situated on the Ludhiana- Malerkotla road yesterday evening.

Rotary club celebrates Van-Mahotsav
Ludhiana, July 4
Rotary Club of Ludhiana North celebrated Van-Mahotsav by planting trees and ornamental plants around Pensioner’s Bhavan at Civil Secretariat yesterday. The tree plantation was done jointly with members of Pensioner’s Bhavan.

Serial planned on NRI Punjabis 
Ludhiana, July 4
To highlight the achievements of the NRI Punjabis in the country of their adoption and back home , a serial Pardesi Put Punjab De has been planned by Surjit Bhagat. It will be telecast on Doordarshan and beamed in 56 countries.

New Punjabi channel


Rs 15 lakh in cash, jewellery stolen from house
Ludhiana, July 4
Cash worth Rs 15 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 5 lakh were stolen from the house of a jeweller in Raman Enclave near Rishi Nagar here while the family of the jeweller was sleeping in the house. Rakesh Bhandari, a jeweller in Sarafa Bazar, woke up this morning to find that his valuables were missing and the house was ransacked by thieves.
He told the police that he, his wife and three children were sleeping in the verandah in their house.

The ransacked house in Raman Enclave, Ludhiana. — Photo by I.V.
The ransacked house in Raman Enclave, Ludhiana

Child raped


Reduction in steel prices hailed
Ludhiana, July 4
Reduction in steel prices has been welcomed by industry these is a feeling that the prices should not be allowed to be raised after a month or so as has been declared by some steel producers.

NOC for load extension waived for ‘green industries’
Ludhiana, July 4
The 95 exempted categories of industries will not have to obtain a no objection certificate from the Punjab Pollution Control Board for the extension of electricity load. According to the PSEB, these industries can get their load extended only by furnishing an affidavit to the electricity board.



Teachers’ bodies plan protest on July 6
Ludhiana, July 4
The Anti-Privatisation Adhayapak Sangarsh Committee, Sanjha Adhaypak Front comprising of Democratic Teachers’ Front ,Govt Teachers’ Union, SCBC Adhaypak Union, Adhyapak Dal, Punjab, Elementary Teachers’ Union, and many other unions held a meeting here today.

Colleges abuzz with activity as admissions begin
Ludhiana, July 4
With the commencement of admission to various classes, the colleges in the city are seeing activity on the campuses again after a break of almost two months. The admissions to all undergraduate courses, including BA, BSc, BBA, BCom, have begun in the colleges and the new entrants seem to be enthusiastic and excited as ever.

Students in a joyful mood as admissions begin in colleges in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Students in a joyful mood as admissions begin in colleges in Ludhiana on Monday

Child dancers put up impressive performance
Ludhiana, July 4
At a dance competition organised by SIPS Dance Academy at Guru Nanak Dev Bhavan here yesterday, the kinectic energy, produced by the contestants, made the laser lights go wild. The 60 participants were divided into four groups according the age groups.

Child participants of SIPS Dance Academy dance with verve at a summer camp held on Sunday at Guru Nanak Bhavan. — A Tribune photograph
Child participants of SIPS Dance Academy dance with verve at a summer camp held on Sunday at Guru Nanak Bhavan

GGN College M.A. Eng students excel
Ludhiana, July 4
The students of the Postgraduate Department of English of GGN Khalsa College here have done exceedingly well in the result of MA English Part II declared yesterday. Pass per centage is the 100 per cent.



Infertility problems discussed at CME
Ludhiana, July 4
“Correct diagnosis and timely treatment at the hands of competent medical professionals is vital to tackle the problems of infertile couples.” 

Monsoon blues: take these tips
Ludhiana, July 4
The onset of monsoon in the region could give rise to several diseases or complicate health problems, particularly among those suffering from joint pains, surgery blues pregnant women and children.


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