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2 suspected cases of cholera reported
Nearly 100 afflicted with gastroenteritis

Ludhiana, July 18
Even as people in more than one dozen city localities continue to reel under the attack of gastroenteritis for the last more than one week, two suspected cases of cholera were reported in the Christian Medical College and Hospital here.

RSS needs a thorough introspection, feel leaders
Ludhiana, July 18
Senior leaders of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) appear to be disillusioned with the current state of affairs in the parivar in general and the organisation in particular.

Overcast sky that resulted in rain in Ludhiana on Monday RAIN RAIN COME AGAIN: Overcast sky that resulted in rain in Ludhiana on Monday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Protest over student’s death
Ludhiana, July 18
Students of the Central Tool Room (CTR) in the Focal Point organised a dharna in protest against the death of a hostel inmate here today. The students alleged that the college management and a private nursing home did not take care of the student.
Students of Central Tool Room protest in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Central Tool Room protest in Ludhiana on Monday

‘Extend date’ for filing VAT returns
Ludhiana, July 18
The Taxation Advisers Association has urged the Punjab Government and the Excise and Taxation Department to extend the last date for the filing of quarterly returns of value added tax (VAT).

2 proclaimed offenders held
Khanna, July 18
Khanna police claims to have arrested two proclaimed offenders involved in cheating and smuggling cases. According to a press note, ASI Darshan Singh, in charge police post Doraha, arrested Baldev Singh, a resident of Buani village near from Kaddon Chowk.

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MC earns record income in first quarter
Ludhiana, July 18
The Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today claimed to have registered a record income in the first quarter of the current fiscal year. Mr S.K. Sharma, Commissioner, MC, stated here today that during the first quarter, from April 1 to July 8, the corporation had earned Rs 45.22 crore through various taxes as compared to last year’s income of Rs 5.48 crore.

Protest forces MC to convene meeting
Ludhiana, July 18
Protest by some local Congress councillors forced the municipal corporation, to call a meeting of the Finances and Contracts Committee at the Mayor’s camp office here this evening in which various work orders, which were pending, were passed.

Ambedkar morcha workers join BVDS
Ludhiana, July 18
More than half a dozen office-bearers, along with a large number of workers of Dr Ambedkar Sangharsh Morcha today quit the party and joined Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj (BVDS) at a well-attended meeting presided over by national organiser Mr Vijay Danav.
Functionaries of the Dr Ambedkar Sangharsh Morcha, who quit their party to join the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj, being welcomed by national organiser Vijay Danav in Ludhiana on Monday
Functionaries of the Dr Ambedkar Sangharsh Morcha, who quit their party to join the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj, being welcomed by national organiser Vijay Danav in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V.

‘Hookah’ reappears as ‘sheesha’
Ludhiana, July 18
Villagers have been smoking “hookah” or hubble-bubble and discussing village as well as national politics. Now the modest-looking “hookah” has come into fashion and in its new avtaar it is called “sheesha”.

Celebrating birthday by planting saplings
Ludhiana, July 18
To celebrate his birthday in a unique way, a 9-year-old boy planted nine saplings today and set a trend for others to follow in the most polluted city of the region today.

Varinder Kumar Singh, a nine-year-old boy (in orange and white stripes) plants a sapling on the occasion of his birthday. His motivator Baljit Singh (on wheel chair) is also seen in picture. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Varinder Kumar Singh, a nine-year-old boy plants a sapling on the occasion of his birthday

Project for destitute girls launched
Ludhiana, July 18
The Nishkam — an NGO, has started a project, “Matri Shakti Seva Sadan”, the foundation stone of which was laid at Behla village 15 km from here, recently. The project aims to provide shelter to mentally challenged and destitute women and girls.

BSP leader cremated
Samrala, July 18
After post- mortem in the local Civil Hospital, the body of the President of BSP, Samrala, was handed over to the heirs of the deceased. Cremation of which took place in his native village Bijlipur, 5 km from here, today.

Website, directory on Ludhiana tourism
Ludhiana, July 18
Minister for Science and Technology and Industrial Training Rakesh Pandey today released the Ludhiana tourism directory along with the website here.



Ludhiana wool processing machinery for South Africa
Ludhiana, July 18
South Africa is keen to use Indian technology to generate employment by creating a skilled workforce. A seven member delegation from the Motheo District Municipality in South Africa was here to examine wool processing machinery with a view to setting up a full-fledged plant back home.
A delegation from Motheo District at a press conference in Ludhiana
A delegation from Motheo District (South Africa) at a press conference in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

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Mahta is ICAR North Coordinator
Ludhiana, July 18
Dr Ashok Kumar Mahta, Senior Scientist in the Department of Vegetable Crops, PAU, has taken over as North Zonal Coordinator of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for five years.

From Colleges
Master Tara Singh college students excel

Ludhiana, July 18
In MA part II (Punjabi) Master Tara Singh Memorial College has achieved 100 per cent results and in BA part I was 98 per cent. Sixty students in BA I obtained first division.


‘Punjabi music a rage among Europeans’
Ludhiana, July 18
Punjabi music and folk dances of Punjab are very popular in European countries, said Davinder Singh Chhina, a city-based lecturer who recently participated in the international event of folklore, Povesi-Opanke, at Belgrade, Serbia, alongwith six other renowned folk artistes from the state.


Sun rays can cure many diseases, says expert
Ludhiana, July 18
Sun rays can cure many body disorders, ranging from nausea to cancer and HIV. These rays directly affect body’s blood and help purify it.’ These observations were made by Mr S.R. Mittal, trustee of the Nature Cure Trust at a presentation on “Sun Rays Therapy” at the Sutlej Club of Yoga here today.


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