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Mishap victims’ kin block traffic
Ludhiana, August 13
Forced by a massive demonstration and a road blockade by relatives of the five persons killed in yesterday’s
bus-autorickshaw collision and area residents, the district administration today announced it would send a proposal to the state government recommending a relief of Rs 1 lakh to the next kin of each of the deceased and suitable compensation for the injured.

Residents of Simla Puri hold a dharna against the district administration in Ludhiana on Saturday Residents of Simla Puri hold a dharna against the district administration in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Delay in allotment letters worries allottees
Ludhiana, August 13
With the Ludhiana Improvement Trust delaying the issuing of allotment letters to allottees of HIG and HIG (Super) flats in Rajiv Gandhi Enclave, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, here, the latter, waiting to get loans from banks to make payments, have been left in a quandary.


Burglars strike at preacher’s house
Decamp with cash, jewellery worth Rs 8.5 lakh
Ludhiana, August 13
Burglars struck at a house in Urban Estate, Dugri, here last night and decamped with cash and jewellery worth Rs 8.5 lakh. The burglary took place in the house of Mr Balwant Singh Raggi, a preacher by profession, who had just returned home from a foreign country.

Cops bother residents to ensure peaceful I-Day
Ludhiana, August 13
The city police today conducted house-to-house enquires near the Government College for Boys, besides launching a massive search operation in the bus stand, the railway station, cinema halls and several other public places to avert any mishappening on Independence Day.

Passing Thru


Congman is Rural Development Bank chief
SAD boycotts election
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 13
Mr Jeet Singh of the Congress was declared elected unopposed as Chairman of the Cooperative Rural Development Bank here today.

State of Sirhind canal banks alarms residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 13
Residents of the area are resentful of the “indifferent” attitude of the canal authorities towards maintenance and repair of the banks of the Sirhind canal passing through this part of the district.

The caved-in portion of the road near Jandali Bridge near Ahmedgarh. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
The caved-in portion of the road near Jandali Bridge near Ahmedgarh

MC decision on bill payment flayed
Ludhiana, August 13
The local industry has expressed resentment over the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s decision regarding of house tax, sewerage and water supply bills that can be paid by cheque only if the cheque is certified by the bank concerned as being ‘good for payment’.

Hakeem Ved Prakash On a healing mission
Amloh Mandi Gobindgarh, August 13
Freedom fighter Hakeem Ved Prakash Sharma has been honoured twice with the Rashtrapati Award in recognition of his service to the freedom struggle and for strengthening the “tibbi” system of medicine in the country.

Illegal plying of buses criticised
Jagraon, August 13
Punjab Government Transport Workers Union, Jagraon, today flayed the illegal plying of buses under the “patronage” of ministers and high officials, thereby causing losses in lakhs everyday to the state government.


Abducted girl found in Hardwar
Ludhiana, August 13
The Sarabha Nagar police has found 14-year-old Mamta, a resident of Sham Nagar , who was abducted by one of her neighbours, Bhola, on June 12 last. She has been handed her over to her parents.

Servant decamps with Rs 1.40 lakh
Ludhiana, August 13
A man was stabbed and injured while an amount of over Rs 1.41 lakh was looted in two incidents in Focal Point area of the city in the past 24 hours.

Farmer found murdered


PNB I-Day concessions
Ludhiana, August 13
The Punjab National Bank has come out with an “Independence Day bonanza offer”, under which it will offer concessions on loans to its customers from August 16 to September 30.



Pvt colleges hail SC verdict on quota
Ludhiana, August 13
Terming it to be a “long-awaited” decision, the managements of private unaided colleges and minority institutions have hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict directing that states cannot enforce quota reservations in these institutions.

Honours for 37 at I-Day function
Ludhiana, August 13
As many as 37 persons will be honoured for their outstanding achievement/services in different field on Independence Day. These include 18 students who topped in the university exams, 10 sportspersons for national-level achievements, two members of the Fire Brigade and parents of two persons who sacrificed their lives while saving drowning persons at the Dugri canal recently.

From Schools and Colleges
Fervour marks I-Day celebrations

Ludhiana, August 13
Independence Day was celebrated at Holy Angel’s Nursery and Pre-nursery School. There was a lot of enthusiasm as students enacted roles of Nehruji and Gandhiji. The students raised patriotic slogans.

Welcome party organised
Ludhiana, August 13
A welcome party was organised by the Commerce Association of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Gujarkhan Campus, here today.


Court order to PSEB
Samrala, August 13
Ms Navjot Sohal, Additional Civil Judge, Samrala, has restrained the PSEB authorities from imposing any undue power cuts in the court complex and the lawyers’ chambers during working hours (from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) unless the same is unavoidable due to some major technical failure.



Central staff to hold medical camps
Ludhiana, August 13
The Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee has decided to take up several community projects and other welfare measures for the employees and members of their families.


Pawandeep, Sukhjit fastest runners
Ludhiana, August 13
Sukhjit Kaur of Khera and Pawandeep Singh from Goh were adjudged the fastest runners among girls and boys, respectively, in the Samrala Block Rural Sports Tournament (u-16) organised by the Punjab Sports Department and the Sports Authority of India in association with the gram panchayat and the sports clubs at Kube village, near here, today.


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