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Action against 12 recommended
Death of six due to electrocution
Ludhiana, August 10
The Deputy Commissioner has recommended strict action against 12 officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board, the Irrigation Department, the Local Government and the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, for causing death of six persons by electrocution in the Sidhwan canal in June last.

Private teachers go on mass casual leave
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 10
Private-aided schools in this area remained closed today as the staff of these schools went on mass casual leave in protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the government towards the long-pending demands of private teachers.

Finger pointed at medical fraternity
Ludhiana, August 10
Even as the apex court has ruled that doctors cannot be held liable for criminal action and charged with negligence unless allegations of “gross negligence” are prima facie established against them, the people in general feel that the court should also have taken note of crass commercialism and unethical practices prevailing among the vast majority of medical professionals.

Visitors watch SAE’s animated movie in Ludhiana
Visitors watch SAE’s animated movie in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

It was murder, says police
Ludhiana, August 10
The mysterious death of a youth, who was found dead in a house in Ashok Nagar, Salem Tabri, in May this year, has turned out to be an alleged murder due to illicit relationship.

Student leader, others booked
Ludhiana, August 10
The Division No. 5 police has booked a newly-appointed students union president, affiliated to the Congress, and his supporters regarding yesterday’s clash between two groups of students at Government College for Boys here.

Woman, paramour commit suicide
Ludhiana, August 10
A middle-aged woman and her alleged young paramour committed suicide by jumping before a train on the Ludhiana-New Delhi rail line near Vijay Nagar today early morning.

Passing Thru


Ludhiana East to be made model area: Dawar
Ludhiana, August 10
Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, Housing, Urban Development and Power today laid the foundation stone of a Rs 17-lakh project for laying pavements in streets in Mohar Singh Nagar (Ward No 51) that falls in the Assembly segment of Ludhiana East represented by him. Addressing the gathering, he said several development projects for the segment to make it a ‘model area’ were in the pipeline. An open drain from Field Ganj to Gau Ghat cremation ground would be covered at a cost of Rs 14 crore.

Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, along with area councillor Sanjay Talwar, inaugurates a project for laying pavements in Mohar Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Surinder Dawar, Parliamentary Secretary, along with area councillor Sanjay Talwar, inaugurates a project for laying pavements in Mohar Singh Nagar, Ludhiana

Admn gears up for commemoration function
Ludhiana, August 10
The administration has directed the district heads of all departments concerned to finalise the arrangements relating to their department in connection with a state-level function being organised to commemorate the 56th Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Master Karnail Singh, who laid down his life for Goa liberation at Issru village on August 15.

Signature campaign by Sarabha Nagar residents
Ludhiana, August 10
Fed up with the long wait for the laying of metalled roads, residents of Sarabha Nagar, especially of Block-I here have launched a signature campaign to wake up the local Municipal Corporation authorities from their slumber.

NRI filmmaker honoured
Ludhiana, August 10
A function was organised by the Dhan-Pothohar Brotherhood here on Monday. It was presided over by its president, Mr N.S. Nanda. Mr Amaijit Singh Chawla, Member, Punjab Public Service Commission, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Bank employees hold demonstration
Ludhiana, August 10
Protesting against the State Bank of India management’s decision to merge associate banks with the SBI, bank employees observed an “All-India Demands Day” and held a protest demonstration outside the State Bank of Patiala regional office in Miller Ganj here today.


4 held for murder of youth
Jagraon, August 10
Sukhdip Singh, Ajaib Singh, Randip Singh of Chhajjawal and Jarnail Singh of Hans Kalan, who were arrested by the Jagraon police in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Gurmit Singh, alias Jassi, of Chhajiwal were remanded to police custody till August 13 by the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Jagraon today.


Post-Gurgaon, trade unions get active
Ludhiana, August 10
Post-Gurgaon incident, workers unions here are getting increasingly active in spreading awareness among workers. Trade unionists say the Honda Motorcycles incident would not have occurred at all if the company had a registered trade union.


Kharif crop in good shape: experts
Ludhiana, August 10
The Punjab is all set to have a good kharif produce this year. Disclosing this Dr B.S. Sidhu, Director of Agriculture, Punjab said today that paddy crop was in excellent condition and the produce was likely to touch 145 lakh tonnes this year. The area under paddy was estimated at 25.75 lakh hectares.


From Colleges
Need to sensitise disabled about their rights: experts
Ludhiana, August 10
A seminar — ‘Sensitisation towards disability’ — was organised at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Vocational Studies for postgraduate students. The resource persons were Dr Galit, from Israel, and Dr Abha Ranjan, who is working on a project to create sensibility towards the disabled in society.

From Schools
Teej celebrations in schools
Ludhiana, August 10
Teej was celebrated at Dil’s Nursery School with enthusiasm and zeal. The children came dressed in traditional Punjabi dresses. They enjoyed swings and danced to the tunes of famous songs.

Students of Dil’s Nursery School celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

Students of Dil’s Nursery School celebrate Teej in Ludhiana

Forum steps in to help ‘harassed’ B.Ed students
Ludhiana, August 10
Reacting to the “victimisation” of B.Ed students by private colleges, the Punjab Education Forum has come forward by extending its help in providing “justice” to them. The forum has asked students to come up with their complaints in case their merit is ignored or they have been asked to deposit hefty amounts for a seat under the management quota.

Sculpture, painting come alive at Srijan 2005
Ludhiana, August 10
The TAC Academy of Fine Arts today started a week- long exhibition of art works Srijan 2005, created by its students. The exhibition was inaugurated by Mr R.C. Chopra, director of the Small Industries Service Institute, Ludhiana.

Visitors at an exhibition by students of TAC academy in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Visitors at an exhibition by students of TAC academy in Ludhiana

Homoeo students to fight against female foeticide
Ludhiana, August 10
Students and faculty members of Lord Mahavira Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital today took a pledge to join the fight against the social menace of female foeticide in the wake of alarming decrease in population of girls in the state.

Debate on co-education system
Sahnewal, August 10
A debate on the topic the “Co-education — today’s dire need” was organised in St Soldier International College here today. Those who participated in the debate competition included Amandeep Kaur, Ravinder Sharma, Tarun Chauhan, Mandeep Bhatia, Rajandeep Kaur, Charanjit Kaur and Simranjeet Singh.

Students told of cyber crime
Khanna, August 10
On the eve of admission to new courses of post-graduates and arts graduates, a function was organised at A S College here yesterday. Rajeashwar Singh Sidhu, DSP Khanna, was the chief guest.



Drive to tackle monsoon maladies
Ludhiana, August 10
The district administration yesterday launched a massive awareness campaign to educate people about preventive measures against diseases of the rainy season.

Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma addresses a meeting of schoolteachers at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana. — Photo by I.V.

Deputy Commissioner Anurag Verma addresses a meeting of schoolteachers at Guru Nanak Bhavan in Ludhiana

Heart diseases on the rise: surgeon
Ludhiana, August 10
Heart diseases have assumed epidemic proportions in Punjab and the more disturbing factor is that more and more young people are getting afflicted. While this sudden change in the age group of the victims can be multi-factorial, the prevention against common risk factors is the key to save the young hearts.

Seminar on importance of mother’s milk


Gujjarwal girls win football title
Ludhiana, August 10
Gujjarwal girls scraped past their opponents from Samrala 1-0 to emerge champions in football (u-19) in the Ludhiana Inter-Zonal Tournament here today. In the match to determine the third spot, Raikot defeated Sahnewal 2-0.

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