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One more probe for manhole victim’s case
Ludhiana, August 18
Providing a ray of hope to an alleged victim of Ludhiana Municipal Corporation’s negligence, who had become paralysed after falling into an open manhole, the Punjab State Human Rights Commission, (PSHRC), has once again directed the Deputy Commissioner to inquire into the matter and submit a report to the commission.

PSEB at its callous best
Ludhiana, August 18
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) seems to be in no mood to learn from its mistakes if the SOS calls by residents of Kundan Puri in Civil Lines which are falling on deaf ears of officials are any indication.

A treacherous trail
Ludhiana, August 18
Residents of the city are up in arms against a major telecom company, which is going to provide landline phones in the state. The company has dug roads to lay cables causing inconvenience to thousands of commuters all over the city everyday.


Muslims write to Manmohan
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 18
Muslim residents of the area have urged the Prime Minister and the Home Minister to check “harassment” of the their community and discrimination against them at the hands of the police and the transport authorities of states, including UP, Haryana and Rajasthan.

Shopkeeper booked for pilfering LPG
Ludhiana, August 18
A case has been registered against a shopkeeper of Shimlapuri for unauthorisedly selling LPG from standard cylinders. Following orders of the District Food and Supplies Controller, a team today raided Jawahar Bartan Bhandar in Shimplapuri.

Passing Thru


Kirandeep Kaur Jakhar, Miss World Punjaban, ties rakhis to mentally challanged
Kirandeep Kaur Jakhar, Miss World Punjaban, ties rakhis to mentally challanged students of Nirdosh, a school run by members of Inner Wheel. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Sena Medal for Lieut Tejinder 
Jagraon, August 18
Lt Tejinder Singh Sandhu has been awarded Sena Medal (gallantry award) on Independence Day by the President of India. This medal has been given to him for his act of bravery against the militants in North-East.

Rakhi contest
Ludhiana, August 18
Jannat Beauty and Health Clinic organised an inter-club rakhi and thali-making contest to mark the festival of ‘Rakhi’ here yesterday. More than 30 participants took part in the contest. The chief guest was Ms Sharan Pal.



From Schools 
Rakhi ties in school

Ludhiana, August 18
Students and staff of Gupta Model High School celebrated Rakhi festival today on the school campus. Girl students tied ‘ rakhis to boys students to strengthen bonds of love.

NASA contest winners honoured
Ludhiana, August 18
Team members of Budhadal Public School, Patiala, who won NASA competitions, were honoured by the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner, Mr Anurag Verma, at a function held at Ramgarhia Girls College here today.


Bank officer convicted for embezzling over Rs 25 lakh
Ludhiana, August 18
The Judicial Magistrate, Mr Tarsem Mangla, has convicted a bank officer, Gurdev Singh Sahota of Maludh branch of Bank of India, on the charges of cheating, forgery, committing fraud with the bank and its account holders by withdrawing more than Rs 25 lakh. He had made fictitious entries and forged the documents.


Budding designers sparkle in NIFD contest
Ludhiana, August 18
National Institute of Fashion Design presented Anavaran — the annual designer contest to mark the passing out of its final year students at Sutlej Club here last evening. The event was witnessed by around 3,000 connoisseurs of good taste. The design capabilities of students were showcased through a mega show consisting of 98 dresses, all based on innovative themes conceived by the budding designers. The dresses were displayed gracefully by professional models including Aanchal Oberoi, Simran Sachdeva, Sanjana Tomar and Angela Sharma. The show was choreographed by renowned choreographer Mr Jeet Brar and anchored by Mr Pallab Bose. There were total 14 rounds on various themes. The “Utsav” round was inspired by Chandragupta Maurya period, when women realised that covering their body was even more attractive than exposing it. 


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