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200 illegal colonies to have civic amenities
Ludhiana, July 19
The residents of around 200 undeclared colonies in the city have something to rejoice. The colonies would be authorised by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, (LMC), which will provide civic amenities to the residents after levying development charges.

BJP seeks abolition of octroi
Ludhiana, July 19
In the wake of sales tax collection going up by a whopping 38 per cent during the first quarter of current financial year under the new value added tax (VAT) regime, the Bhartiya Janata Party has reiterated its demand for scrapping of octroi in Punjab so as to provide relief to the trade and industry.

3 fresh cases of cholera reported
No let-up in cases of water-borne diseases
Ludhiana, July 19
The attack of gastroenteritis and other water-borne diseases, gripping the mega city for the last more than 10 days, appears to have taken a turn for the worse as three cases of cholera, all children between the age of two and five years, were admitted to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) here during the last 24 hours.


Protest against school authorities
Ludhiana, July 19
Students of Shiv Sena and Vidyarathi Sena protested outside BVM School here today, demanding arrest of those responsible for the death of Dikshit Dhanda, a school student, who died on June 19 at Sundernagar during a school trip to Manali.

Bus falls into Sirhind canal, 5 hurt
Doraha, July 19
Five passengers were injured when a private bus going from Samrala to Ludhiana via Doraha fell into the Sirhind canal when the driver while trying to overtake tempo at the level crossing at Rampur village, today.

The ill-fated bus that slipped into a canal near Doraha on Tuesday morning. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed 
The ill-fated bus that slipped into a canal near Doraha on Tuesday morning


A day of protests 
Ludhiana, July 19
It was a day of protests at the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation before the start of the general house meeting here today. Residents of New Vishawakarma Nagar, HL, HM and HE labour colonies falling in ward No. 17 laid a siege at the main gate of the MC office and did not allow their area councillor to attend the meeting.

Model-turned actress Lisa Ray dances with a bhangra troupe in Ludhiana on Tuesday Lisa plans to get married
Ludhiana, July 19
Model-turned actress Lisa Ray plans to get married soon. The svelte cat-eyed girl admits that she is involved in a “beautiful steady relationship which she desired to eventually culminate into marriage.” Lisa was here in connection with a promotional tour for Rado watches. Dressed in a long skirt and a black waist coat, Lisa who kept journalists waiting for 45 minutes, apologised for the delay attributing it to “the love and warmth of Punjabis, a lot of whom she had to meet during her short visit”. “I am extremely happy to be here. The love and warmth exuded by the Punjabis is simply touching,” she said, after a short programme bhangra dance that was presented as a welcome to the actress.

Model-turned actress Lisa Ray dances with a bhangra troupe in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

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Woman sets herself ablaze, 2 held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 19
A woman of Sujapur village in Ludhiana tried to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze after a scuffle with three persons of the village who had come to her house complaining against her alleged vindictive behaviour towards their college-going girl. The police has registered an FIR under Sections 306, 511 and 34 of the IPC and arrested two of them.



Late result blocks student's career
Ludhiana, July 19
Supriya Verma, a student of B.Sc III of Guru Nanak College for Girls, is shattered as she could not seek admission in the Masters degree due to the alleged failure of Panjab University to declare her result of Industrial Chemistry subject.

Model exhibition at MGM Public School
Ludhiana, July 19
An educational and inspirational model exhibition was organised at MGM Public School here today. Students showed their talent and creativity by making beautiful and significant working and non-working models related to science, social studies and maths. A panel of judges chose one best model classwise.

PAU scientist on editorial board of world body
Ludhiana, July 19
Dr S.S. Kukal, Associate Professor, Soil Conservation, Department of Soils, at Punjab Agricultural University, has been nominated as member Editorial Board of World Association of soil and water conservation for a period of three years.


Life term for 3 in murder case
Ludhiana, July 19
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr S.P. Bangarh, has sentenced three youths involved in the abduction and murder case of Sunder Lal, owner of Ms Pal Medical Agency, near Kalyani Hospital, Jagraon to rigorous life imprisonment.

Advocates go on strike in Samrala
Samrala, July 19
All members of the local bar association abstained from the court work today and also decided to abstain for tomorrow as well, in protest against the alleged false case registered against a senior advocate, Mr S.K. Vashishat, by the police at Machhiwara last week, according to Mr Lavneet Kumar Sharma, secretary of the bar.


Religious filmmaker honoured
Ludhiana, July 19
The International Sikh Dharam Parchar Manch today honoured an NRI filmmaker Ms Manjit Kaur Sidhu for the initiative taken by her in making the film ‘Manavta de guru - Sri Guru Gobind Singh’.


Seminar on oncology, endocrinology on July 21
Ludhiana, July 19
The National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) will organise a seminar on oncology and endocrinology here on July 21 under its continuing medical education (CME) programme.


Haibowal school score 6-wkt win
Ludhiana, July 19
In the inaugural match of the second Sanjiv Kaushik Memorial Cricket Tournament being played here at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy ground at Balloke village near Haibowal today, Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, beat Nav Bharti Model School by six wickets.


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