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Mayor listed as encroacher by MC
Orders demolition of illegal structure

Ludhiana, July 29
The city Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, took the oath to wage a war against encroachments in the city during the General House of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) a week ago. Ironically he is himself an encroacher, if a list of encroachments submitted by the council to the Punjab and Haryana High Court is any indication.
Workers demolish the alleged encroachment by the Ludhiana Mayor on the Chandigarh road in Mundian Kalan Workers demolish the alleged encroachment by the Ludhiana Mayor on the Chandigarh road in Mundian Kalan. — Photo by IV

Suicide in police custody
Judicial probe ordered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 29
The Deputy Commissioner of Ludhiana, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into an incident in which a detainee committed suicide in police custody at Chowki Malaudh near here today afternoon.

Thieves strike at NRI’s house
Decamp with gold, cash

Ludhiana, July 29
Thieves broke into the house of a non-resident Indian in Amarpura Mohalla and fled with gold and cash worth Rs 2.5 lakh. Mr Naresh Kumar, a Dubai-based NRI, came to know about the theft today when he arrived from his maternal parents house in Nawanshahr. When he opened the lock on his main gate, he found that the gate was bolted from inside.

Mr Naresh Kumar, an NRI, trying to ascertain the loss after a theft in his house in Ludhiana on Friday. — A Tribune photograph.
Mr Naresh Kumar, an NRI, trying to ascertain the loss after a theft in his house in Ludhiana on Friday

Passing Thru


Traffic lights out of order for months
Doraha, July 29
Road Safety Week seems to have no meaning here. The authorities, in spite of repeated reminders, have failed to restore traffic lights at the deadly Kaddon Chowk, even after a year. Kaddon Chowk of Doraha has till date swallowed hundreds of lives.

Traffic lights at Kaddon Chowk, Doraha, that have been out of order for months. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Traffic lights at Kaddon Chowk, Doraha, that have been out of order for months

INTUC condemns police attack
Ludhiana, July 29
The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Punjab, and the labour and employment cell of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee have condemned the brutal police attack on agitating workers of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter Company at Gurgaon.

Drug addiction rife in rural Punjab
Ludhiana, July 29
The drug addiction among the rural youth has assumed alarming proportions. Various non-governmental organisations and doctors who have been coming face to face with the problem maintain that on an average every third youth in most villages in Punjab is hooked to drugs. The range of drugs is varied depending upon the spending power of the addict.

No shine in their life
Ludhiana, July 29
For 16-year-old Rajesh, life is a constant struggle for survival. He gets up early in the morning to leave his house in Dhakka Colony at Dugri and reach Bhadaur House well in time to catch early morning customers who need a shoe-shine before venturing out of various hotels in the area.

Snakebite victim gets new lease of life
Ludhiana, July 29
Babu Lal (40), a migrant worker from Bihar, was bitten by a snake on his left hand while sleeping on the floor in his jhuggi on July 16 here. There was severe pain all over his hand and arm which kept on increasing and soon the whole limb swelled. The victim was taken to a private nursing home where he developed paralysis of his upper eyelids and had difficulty in breathing.

Pensioners hail Cabinet decision
Ludhiana, July 29
Mr B.R. Kaushal, chairman, Punjab State Pensioners Confederation, and member, Punjab State Advisory Board, in a statement released to the press today, hailed the decision taken by the Punjab Cabinet in which approval has been given to rationalise the pension/family pension of employees who retired before January 1, 1996 with those who retired after January 1, 1996.

Hamrahi’s death mourned
Ludhiana, July 29
The Shiv Batalvi Yadgari Foundation held a meeting today to mourn the death of Dr Atam Hamrahi, an intellectual, thinker and Punjabi writer. Mr Surinder Khanna, president of the foundation, said Hamrahi’s death had created a void in the field of Punjabi literature.

‘Tulsi’ to visit city


Medical practitioner booked, denies charges
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 29
A medical practitioner of the local Railway Road has denied being registered with the Board of Ayurvedic and Unani System of Medicine during investigation conducted by the police in connection with a complaint lodged by a social activist. The doctor has been booked under Section 420 of the IPC for allegedly misleading people by posing as a qualified doctor and playing with their lives.



Students of Small Wonders Pre-Nursery and Nursery School get help from their parents to plant saplings at a function in the school on Friday
Students of Small Wonders Pre-Nursery and Nursery School get help from their parents to plant saplings at a function in the school on Friday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Motivation mission in rural areas
Doraha, July 29

If parents in rural areas are extra-conscious about the stream of study, various courses and the particular line to be opted by their wards for acquiring a professional degree, the situation is entirely different in rural areas. Here either ignorance prevails or economic constraints pose a major hurdle towards the fulfillment of their wards’ educational capabilities. However, many educational intuitions in rural areas are engaged in the process of motivating parents of students.

PCTE signs pact with Sri Lanka varsity
Ludhiana, July 29
The Punjab College of Technical Education , (PCTE), has signed an agreement with Eastern University, Channalkady, Batticola in Sri Lanka. Mr P.P. Singh, Senior faculty member, Department of Business Management, signed an MoU on behalf of the PCTE during his visit to Sri Lanka from June 22 to 25. Dr Raveendranath, Vice-Chancellor of the Eastern University, signed the MoU on behalf of the university.

GGNIMT students excel in MBA exam
Ludhiana, July 29
Students of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines, have once again excelled in the MBA 4th semester examinations conducted by PTU.

Workshop on fashion trends
Ludhiana, July 29
Ivanna Institute of Fashion Technology conducted a workshop on fashion trends and use of colours to create on fabrics on July 27 and 28. Students of PTU Learning centre attended the workshop. They were given an opportunity to play with colours and put these into use.



Beauty products doing more harm than good: expert
Ludhiana, July 29
A sudden spurt in beauty consciousness among the people has led to a glut of so called natural and herbal cosmetics in the Indian market which is doing more harm than good if the experts and medical professionals are to be believed.

Admn gears up to tackle malaria threat
Ludhiana, July 29
The district administration today directed the Health Department, the Municipal Corporation and municipal committees to gear up to face the threat of malaria. Mr Anurag Verma, Deputy Commissioner, directed the civic authorities to take up intensive fogging in Ludhiana city. The special emphasis would be on areas chronically affected by malaria.

Meet your patient online
Ludhiana, July 28
The Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) has launched a unique service for family members of admitted patients — they would be able to receive the photograph of the recovering patients through the Internet.


Varun steers KVM School to victory
Ludhiana, July 29
Accurate bowling by Varun Chitkara (4 for 30) helped Kundan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School to register 8-wicket victory over SDP Senior Secondary School in the Ludhiana Zonal (PAU) Cricket Tournament (under-19) being played at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University ground, here today.

GNPS lads win hockey title
Ludhiana, July 29
Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, thrashed Malwa Senior Secondary School 6-2 in the final of the u-14 boys hockey in the Ludhiana Zonal (Gill) Tournament at GNPS Ground here. Mandeep Singh Sidhu and Harjot Singh scored a brace each while Abhayjit and Ishjot struck once each to guide GNP School to a comfortable victory. Tejinderpal Singh reduced the margin for the Malwa Senior Secondary School.


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