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Vendors stage dharna at railway station
Contractors fail to deposit licence fee arrears
Ludhiana, July 20
A large number of passengers boarding different trains from the local railway station had to remain without tea and snacks as the railway authorities had yesterday ordered closure of all such stalls. 

Vendors pass their time sitting at a closed tea stall at the Ludhiana railway station. Vendors pass their time sitting at a closed tea stall at the Ludhiana railway station.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Colonies coming up along Budha Nullah
Ludhiana, July 20
As the city is bursting at its seams and prices of land is rising, colonisers are not sparing a single inch of land, if mushrooming of new colonies alongside the Budha Nullah is any indication.



3 new cases of cholera in city
Ludhiana, July 20
The claims of authorities to the contrary not withstanding, there seems to be no respite for the city residents from water-borne diseases and even an attack of malaria seems to be in the offing.

With no sewerage, epidemic waiting to happen
Sahnewal, July 20
An epidemic might break out if the water that has collected due to lack of sewerage is not drained out here, especially in low lying areas and streets.

Residents no less responsible
Outbreak of gastro, cholera
Ludhiana, July 20
More than the Municipal Corporation, responsible for sanitation and supply of safe drinking water, and the health department, which have to take timely preventive steps, as well as carry out health awareness programmes, the residents of more than a dozen colonies in the city under attack from water borne diseases like gastroenteritis and cholera have themselves to blame for their suffering.

Girl abducted
Jagraon, July 20
Ramandip Kaur, 18, a student of D.Pharmacy Gagra College, Moga, was allegedly abducted by a driver of Mohindra Jeep. She had come to meet her parents at New Abadi Akalgarh but due to some dispute, she left for the college.


Victim relief programme launched
Jagraon, July 20
With the advocacy of human rights loaded more in favour of the accused in a given crime, the Jagraon police has taken a noval initiative by launching a ‘Victim relief programme’ in the police district.

Verdict against Jagir Kaur hailed
Ludhiana, July 20
The Khalsa Panchayat has hailed the decision of the Sikh Gurdwara Judicial Commission against the President of SGPC, Ms Jagir Kaur, saying the verdict had strengthened the faith of the Sikh community in judiciary.

MC mistake makes Prof see red
Ludhiana, July 20
A retired Professor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr K.K. Sharma, has been receiving house tax bills for the past quite sometime though he does not have tenants in his house.

‘Night wear is no casual wear’
Ludhiana, July 20
With affluence comes style. That goes true about Ludhiana as well. No wonder the top most brands of the world can be found here doing lucrative business in the city having the largest number of Mercedes cars in the north.

Bank employees hold dharna
Ludhiana, July 20
Protesting against the allegedly uncompromising attitude of the bank’s management, employees of the State Bank of Patiala held a demonstration in front of the bank’s regional office here today. This is the second time in this month that the employees held a dharna against the management.

Mazdoor Sabha invites complaints
Ludhiana, July 20
The local chapter of the Mazdoor Sabha has asked workers of an industry or other units to submit their complaints regarding the non-payment of wages with their office in Jamalpur Awana.


Three vehicle thieves nabbed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 20
The police has arrested three members of a gang that had been active in selling stolen vehicles in this area. A car has been recovered from their possession.

Outsourcing company dupes youths
Ludhiana, July 20
An outsourcing company having its office near the Samrala Chowk had allegedly duped a large number of youths of Rs 50 lakhs after suddenly closing its office here. The company had allegedly given fake recruitment letters to youths at payment of Rs 1.50 lakh each in some companies in the United Kingdom.


Punjab nets Rs 3,600 crore in small savings
Ludhiana, July 20
The small saving scheme has become a mass movement in the state and net collection under different schemes in Punjab touched a record mark of Rs 3,655.86 crore in 2004-05, which was just Rs 282.26 crore in 1991-92.



Head of Vet Department suspended
Ludhiana, July 20
Dr S.K. Jand, Head of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology of the college of Veterinary Sciences, Punjab Agricultural University, has been placed under suspension by the Vice-Chancellor for alleged negligence in the discharge of his duties as Controller of Examinations for the annual examination of the students of veterinary college.

Tiny tots of Everest Public Senior Secondary School celebrate Seed Germination Day here on Wednesday. Seed Germination Day
Ludhiana, July 20

With the advent of the rainy season Seed Germination Day was celebrated at Everest Public Senior Secondary School in the first week of “Shrawan.” Ms Poonam Sharma, In charge of the Everest Play-way and Nursery School acquainted the children with the importance of the event.

Tiny tots of Everest Public Senior Secondary School celebrate Seed Germination Day here on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

NIFD designs to be showcased in Canada
Ludhiana, July 20
National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD) designers are all set to showcase their designs alongwith top designers of the world at Vancouver Fashion Week 2005 to be held at Vancouver (Canada).

Students of Sacred Heart Convent School, Urban Estate, organise a peace rally in Ludhiana on Wednesday. World Peace Day by Sacred Heart
Ludhiana, July 20

On the occasion of the World Peace Day, Sacred Heart Convent School, Urban Estate, conducted a Peace Rally here to spread the message of peace and unity among all communities.

Students of Sacred Heart Convent School, Urban Estate, organise a peace rally in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Prize distribution function at Desh Bhagat Institute
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 20
On the completion of one-month free coaching in computers, spoken English and personality development course, Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, here organised prize distribution function ‘Excelsior-05’ at the seminar hall of the institute today.

Students suffer due to delayed results
Ludhiana, July 20
A large number of institutions have rejected applications of candidates, who had cleared the UGC test for the post of lecturer in Maths.


Taxi driver gets life term
Ludhiana, July 20
A taxi driver-Satish Kumar (34) of Mohalla Takhatgarh Gurudwara, Phillaur, has been sentenced to rigorous life imprisonment on the charge of killing a person, out of greed to extort Rs 10,000. The person killed had hired the taxi to visit his village in Himachal Pradesh.


Swaranjit SaviAt the Crossroads
Poetry as the celebration of life
In the early stages, desire had been the dominant theme of Swaranjit Savi’s poetry. He wanted to understand the mystery of life through his senses.

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