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It’s betrayal, say ’84 riot victims
Hold protest demonstration 

Ludhiana, August 8
Hundreds of the victims of the 1984 riots, which took place in Delhi and other parts of the country in the aftermath of the assassination Indira Gandhi at the hands of her own security guards, today condemned the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government for letting off the main accused by “not initiating action” against them.

Victims of the 1984 riots stage a protest in Ludhiana on Monday Victims of the 1984 riots stage a protest in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

MC demolition squad beaten up 
Ludhiana, August 8
A demolition squad of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC), which had gone to demolish alleged encroachments in a gurdwara in Transport Nagar, was badly beaten up by some women present inside the religious place. The team, however, succeeded in razing the structures.


City to have four more sub-stations
Ludhiana, August 8
Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Davar today laid the foundation stone of a 66 kv sub-station at Old Jail Road here. The new sub-station would cater to City Central and CMC divisions, including areas like Field Ganj, Brown Road, Janakpuri, Cheema Chowk, Kidwai Nagar, CMC Hospital, areas around Lakshmi Cinema and Subhani Building.
Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Davar at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a 66-KV sub-station in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Parliamentary Secretary Surinder Davar at the foundation stone-laying ceremony of a 66-KV sub-station in Ludhiana

Machine tools industry suffers due to poor power
Ludhiana, August 8
Flaying the decision of the Punjab State Electricity Board, the Ludhiana Machine Tool Makers Association said the industry was forced to observe compulsory offs for two days in a week and face unscheduled power cuts.

Ex-MLA Dhanraj Singh Gill dead
Ludhiana, August 8
Senior Akali leader and former MLA from Ludhiana Rural, Dhanraj Singh Gill passed here today after a prolonged illness. He was 75. He was suffering from cancer for about a year.

Passing Thru


Residents want ‘red category’ units shifted
Ludhiana, August 8
Industry in the city might be crying hoarse over the Punjab Pollution Control Board’s (PPCB) decision to shift ‘red category’ units from residential areas, but city residents are demanding immediate implementation of the decision.

PSEB 4-month power bill 990 cr
Ludhiana, August 8
The Punjab State Electricity Board has purchased power worth Rs 990 crore during the past four months in order to tide over the power shortage in the state. The PSEB has been purchasing 400 lakh units of power daily to fill the gap between the demand and supply.

Lawmakers give a damn to these villages
Machhiwara, August 8
It is unbelievable if voters of a constituency say that they have never met their representatives after elections in a span of 58 years of Independence?

Local Bodies dy chief directs MCs to provide clean water
Ludhiana, August 8
The Deputy Director, Local Bodies, Mr S R Kaler, today directed the Executive Officers of Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats to prepare special projects to be executed by the special Municipal Funds created under the Budget of Government of India for 2005-06 for the development of cities.

Valmiki samaj moots religious education centres
Ludhiana, August 8
The Bharatiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj (BVDS) has mooted a proposal to set up centres to impart religious education to children of the Dalit community in a bid to consolidate its religious base while at the same time to check the menace of forcible conversions under the influence of Christian missionaries.
Mr Bhim Singh Anarya, convener, Bhartiya Valmiki Dharma Samaj, (second from right) addresses a news conference in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V.
Mr Bhim Singh Anarya, convener, Bhartiya Valmiki Dharma Samaj, addresses a news conference

BKU protest today
Ludhiana, August 8
The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Lakhowal) will stage a protest demonstration at the Mini Secretariat here tomorrow, highlighting various demands. The BKU activists will submit a memorandum to the President and the Prime Minister through the Deputy Commissioner.

Furthering work of her father
Ludhiana, August 8
Every year during the Republic Day parade, one sees children below 15 from different states, who have performed extraordinary feats of bravery, seated atop elephants and saluting the President. Ms Nupur Majumdar, wife of an Army personnel, has put their stories in a book — “18 Real Life Stories of Great Valour & Bravery”.

New way of losing fat
Ludhiana, August 8

The city witnessed a new concept of burning fat the Taebo Gold Fitness Art, introduced by Footloose Institute of Art and Fitness. Director of the institute Amit Verma, has launched this concept of weight loss in Punjab.

Participants work out at a workshop organised by the Footloose Institute of Art and Fitness in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Participants work out at a workshop organised by the Footloose Institute of Art and Fitness in Ludhiana

Fulfil our demands, say pensioners
Ludhiana, August 8
The Railway Pensioners Welfare Association has rued that the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission regarding pensioners have not been accepted in toto. Except the fitment formula, demands have not been met, the association said.

Club plants saplings in villages
Ludhiana, August 8
Distressed at environmental degradation and rampant pollution, the Chahal Welfare and Sports Club, Uchi Daud, celebrated this year’s vana mahotsava on a large scale. The club has planted 200 banyan and pipal trees in different villages.

‘Hiroshima a dark chapter in civilisation’
Ludhiana, August 8
The All-India Progressive Women’s Association held a peace rally on Saturday. The rally started from Manju Devi Hall and concluded at Jagraon Bridge. The woman leaders said Hiroshima was a dark chapter in the history of human civilisation and its results were visible even today.

Workers, management resolve row
Ludhiana, August 8
Conflict between workers and the management of Gobind Rubber Factory at Focal Point here ended late last evening following the police intervention. Workers had resorted to violence last evening over the alleged non-fulfillment of their demands.

G.S. Bahia joins as Assistant Commissioner


Cash stolen from gurdwara
Jagraon, August 8
Hair Singh and Gurmal Singh of Dalla allegedly stole Rs 570 from Gurdwara Chhebi Patshahi Dalla. The Sidhwanbet police has registered a case under Section, 380 IPC, and arrested the accused.



College teachers to protest on September 5
Ludhiana, August 8
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union has decided to observe Teacher’s Day (September 5) as “Protest Day” by proceeding on mass casual leave to take part in a march in Chandigarh against the alleged indifferent attitude of the government towards PCCTU members’ grievances and problems.

Farm machinery manufacturers attend course
Ludhiana, August 8
The training unit of the College of Agricultural Engineering, PAU, organised a four-day training course on “Use of emerging technologies in manufacturing of agricultural machinery and its export” for the agricultural machinery manufacturers of the state.

From Schools and Colleges
Chahat Puri wins Whizkid contest

Ludhiana, August 8
Students of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School participated in various events in the Horlicks Whizkid contest. The school won the overall trophy and was declared the Live Wire Champions 2005.


“Love Guru” in city
Ludhiana, August 8
Rocky Sandhu, a city youngman is rocking Bollywood these days. After his maiden film Tauba Tauba, which was released 6 months ago, had a good run, Rocky has acted in three more films and his comedy Love Guru is about to be released by end of August.


Retinal problems discussed
Ludhiana, August 8
Age-related retinal problems in general and macular degeneration in particular were discussed at length at the continuing medical education organised by the Ludhiana Ophthalmological Society here last evening.

Awareness camp for women
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 8
To celebrate International Breast-Feeding Week, the Sadbhavna Society and The Bengal Institute of Health Sciences organised a six-day awareness camp for women at Sattowal village, near here.


Ludhiana braces for Asian cycling meet
Ludhiana, August 8
The Punjab Agricultural University velodrome will be the venue for the 25th Asian Cycling Championship scheduled to start from December 11 to 18. Giving this information, Mr J.S. Grewal, general secretary, Cycling Federation of India, said besides India, teams from 20 countries would take part in the event.

From left: Mr J.S. Grewal, Mr Ramandeep Singh and Mr Manjeet Singh during a press conference in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
 Mr J.S. Grewal, Mr Ramandeep Singh and Mr Manjeet Singh during a press conference in Ludhiana

Thousands attend funeral of kabaddi player
Hathur (Ahmedgarh), August 8
Kabaadi players and sports lovers in the area thronged this nondescript village to bid a tearful adieu to Amarjit Singh Ambi, kabaddi player who died in Canada after playing a match for the Calgary Sports Club, Canada.


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