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Principal Secy orders removal of Municipal Council chief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 24
Finding no tenable reason to agree with the stand taken by the suspended president of the local Municipal Council that the councillors who had voted favour of a no-confidence motion against him had done so for “extraneous” considerations, the Principal Secretary, Punjab, has ordered his removal from office and directed the authorities to issue the requisite notification in this regard.

Rainwater floods low-lying areas in city
Ludhiana, July 24
Rainwater collected on roads and streets of various parts of the city after an hour of rain today. Commuters near Damoria Bridge found themselves in knee-deep water.
Commuters caught in knee-deep water at Domoria Bridge after showers in Ludhiana Commuters caught in knee-deep water at Domoria Bridge after showers in Ludhiana on Sunday.

A bridge of inconvenience
Ludhiana, July 24

The railway overbridge which connects the Civil Lines area with the local railway station has become a bridge of inconvenience for the commuters who have to catch a train from platform numbers 6 and 7.

A view of the Rakh Bagh railway overbridge that does not have a direct approach to platform number 6 & 7 of the Ludhiana railway station. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A view of the Rakh Bagh railway overbridge that does not have a direct approach to platform number 6 & 7 of the Ludhiana railway station

Pvt publishers, NCERT official in league?
Ludhiana, July 24
While parents are peeved at the shortage of NCERT books in the market, it is private publishers, who are making the fast buck. The parents an alleging that there is some sort of nexus between some officials of the NCERT and the private publishers that leads to the shortage of the books. With the result, the parents are forced to buy the books published by the private publishers.

Cop’s wife dies of burns, kin want action
Ludhiana, July 24
Angry relatives of a woman who succumbed to her burns at the DMC today, staged a dharna against her husband, demanding action against him for allegedly pushing her to commit suicide.

Passing Thru

A s several localities are under the grip of water-borne diseases, the area of Sherpur in Ward No 18, represented by Mayor Nahar Singh Gill, the municipal corporation attempted a clumsy cover-up job to save him from embarrassment. 


Cadres upbeat over Dullo’s appointment
Ludhiana, July 24
The appointment of Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo as President of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has aroused high hopes in the Congress circles since he is considered as a nominee of the Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi. Mr Dullo, who is a Dalit with a Sikh face, has been personally chosen by Ms Gandhi to win over the Dalit votes who form the highest percentage of the population in the state.

Tewari hails ring road project proposal
Ludhiana, July 24
All-India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Manish Tewari today hailed Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for mooting the Ring Road project and elevated road transport system for Ludhiana.

Youth Cong flays traffic police
Ludhiana, July 24
The Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) has taken strong exception to the “reign of terror” let loose by the traffic police in the city under the garb of observing “traffic week”. Alleging that vehicles were being challaned and impounded in an indiscriminate manner to achieve the assigned ‘quota’ of challans, the party has demanded an immediate stop to such avoidable harassment of people.

Cops get tips at workshop
Mullanpur, July 24
Moharar head constables (MHCs) from Ludhiana, Jagraon, Khanna and Ropar police districts attended a workshop held under the supervision of Mr Parag Jain, DIG, Ludhiana, here today.
MHCs from Ludhiana, Jagraon, Khanna and Ropar police districts during a workshop at Mullanpur on Sunday MHCs from Ludhiana, Jagraon, Khanna and Ropar police districts during a workshop at Mullanpur on Sunday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Rotary Club goes on green drive
Ludhiana, July 23
Rotary Club, Ludhiana, celebrated van mahotsava at BRS Nagar here yesterday. A large number of Rotarians led by Dr A.S. Bindra, president and Mr S.P. Karkara, secretary of the club, along with several members of Inner Wheel Club led by its president Ms Ruby Fernandez and Ms Madhu Qamra, secretary of the club participated in the function.

Woman goes missing


1 held for cheating
Amloh, July 24
The police arrested Bahadur Singh, a resident of Bhadal Thuha village, under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC yesterday. He was arrested following a complaint by Gurmukh Singh who alleged that Bahadur Singh and his wife, Narinder Kaur, had promised to send him and his brother, Kuldeep Singh, to Italy. The deal was struck in Rs 12 lakh out of which Rs 5 lakh were paid in advance.


Exporters to protest against government decision on DEPB
Ludhiana, July 24
In protest against the government decision to consider ‘negative profits’ regarding duty entitlement pass book (DEPB), exporters from across the country will hold a dharna in Delhi on August 4.

Speed up labour reforms, says CII
Ludhiana, July 24
The key to economic reforms and competitiveness of a nation lies in the efficient use of manpower, which, in turn, is influenced by its labour laws, said Mr M.C. Munjal, Chairman, CII Punjab Council, while addressing a workship on “Major Challenges in Application of The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970”, organised by the CII, Ludhiana Zonal Council, here yesterday.

Bank to develop agri business projects
Ludhiana, July 24
Punjab National Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Small Farmers’ Agri-business Consortium (SFAC), Ministry of Agriculture, for development of agri-business projects.

SBI launches open term loan scheme
Ludhiana, July 24
With the introduction of ‘open term loan’ scheme for manufacturing units in all sectors, the State Bank of India (SBI) has become the first bank to provide such a facility.


PAU promotes mushroom cultivation
Ludhiana, July 21
Mushroom cultivation can be adopted as a main occupation as it is a popular subsidiary and income generating venture. While stating this, Dr Pawan Kumar Khanna, Head of the Department of Microbiology, PAU, says at present about 400 farmers are growing mushrooms by adopting a technology standardised and recommended by the department.

Save grains from rodents: Dr Aulakh
Ludhiana, July 21
The need of the hour is to save the stored foodgrains from rodents, who not only eat its major portion but also pollute them and make it unfit for human consumption. This was stated by Dr K.S. Aulakh, Vice-Chancellor, PAU, addressing delegates at a three-day workshop on Rodent Control and Agricultural Ornithology in the auditorium.


ETT teachers meet Dullo
Khanna, July 24
A delegation of the newly appointed Elementary Teachers Union, Punjab, met the Punjab Pradesh Congress president, Mr Shamsher Singh Dullo, at his residence in Khanna yesterday. The delegation apprised him of their demands.

Fortythree schoolgirls get cycles
Amloh, July 24
Fortythree cycles were distributed among girl students of Government Secondary School Naraingarh and its two elementary complex schools of Baronga and Mudhrian at a function organised on the Naraingarh School complex on Saturday.

NSS training course concludes
Ludhiana, July 24
A training course of the NSS for programme officers of more than 30 colleges of Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, organised by the Training and Orientation Centre, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, from July 15 at PAU concluded today.

Yoginder Sharma elected school trust president
Khanna, July 24
A special meeting for the election of office-bearers of A.S. High School Trust and Management Society, Khanna, was held in the school office under the chairmanship of Mr Yoginder Sharma last evening. The election was conducted for two posts while all other office-bearers were elected unopposed.


Senior advocate bereaved
Samrala, July 24
Lawyers of the local Bar association did not work in the court here yesterday to mark the death of Krishana Devi, wife of the senior advocate K.C. Kapur. Krishana Devi was 68 and had been ill for quite sometime. Lawyers from Khanna, Amloh, Ludhiana and Fatehgarh Sahib attended the cremation.



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NRIs to sponsor powerlifter
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 19
Responding to a story published in the Ludhiana Tribune, The India Radio, a social organisation of Canada, has showed inclination to sponsor Pawandeep, a powerlifter and local resident who has been selected for the final trial for inclusion in the Indian team for the forthcoming Sub-Junior World Powerlifting Championship. The championship is scheduled to commence in the USA from September 5.

Abhi XI win cricket match
Ludhiana, July 24
Harjit scored 51 and Sudhir remained unbeaten on 33 as Abhi XI recorded one-wicket thrilling victory over the Municipal Corporation Club in a friendly cricket match at Satish Chander Dhawan Government College for Boys ground here today.


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