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8 labourers hurt in factory blast
4th accident at Mukesh Steels in 2 years
Ludhiana, August 21
Industrial accidents due to improper safety measures and alleged negligence of staff are on the rise, with yet another blast in a steel factory that left eight labourers injured, three of them seriously, at about 1 am today.

JE arrested, bailed out in canal electrocution case
Police on lookout for two others
Ludhiana, August 21
With the arrest of a Junior Engineer of the PSEB, the city police has initiated the process of arresting officials accused in the canal electrocution incident in which six persons, including three children, lost their lives.

ATMs for paying power bills soon
Ludhiana, August 21
The city people will soon have a round-the-clock facility of paying of electricity bills as the Punjab State Electricity Board is setting up two ATMs in Industrial Area and the Janta Nagar locality at a cost of Rs 3 crore.


Cows rescued from being slaughtered
Khanna, August 21
The Khanna police seized 20 cows, including one dead and four calves, allegedly being taken from Malerkotla to Kolkata for slaughtering this morning, near Malerkotla chowk on the GT road. While one person transporting the animals was arrested. His accomplices managed to escape.

The Municipal Corporation here recently went gaga over laying a storm water sewerage project in several areas of the city. The project caused much harassment to the people as roads were left dug up for weeks and then not re-laid. People were hoping that at least the streets would not be inundated due to the storm water sewerage project. This did not happen.


BJP asks PM, Sikhs to quit Congress
Ludhiana, August 21
The Bharatiya Janata Party today asked the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, and other members of the Sikh community to quit the Congress immediately, terming the party as the “biggest enemy” of the Sikhs.

Accident victims’ kin get relief
Ludhiana, August 21
The state government has finally paid monetary compensation to the next of kin of the five persons who had died in the bus-autorickshaw accident on the Ludhiana Doraha Canal road last week.

Mr Malkiat Singh Dakha, MLA, and Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, MC, Ludhiana, present cheques for ex gratia of Rs 1 lakh to the next of the kin of the victims of an accident in Simla Puri on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

Mr Malkiat Singh Dakha, MLA, and Mr Nahar Singh Gill, Mayor, MC, Ludhiana, present cheques for ex gratia of Rs 1 lakh to the next of the kin of the victims of an accident in Simla Puri

Villagers remember pilot who saved their lives
Saharanmajra, August 21
Residents of the area and a team of officers from the Air Force Station Halwara paid tributes to Flying Officer Kuldeep Singh Johal who chose to sacrifice his life instead of ejecting from a crashing plane to save residents of the village and surrounding areas.


Theft at Tribune lensman’s house
Ludhiana, August 21
Thieves struck at the house of The Tribune photographer Inderjeet Verma in Aman Nagar early this morning. The thieves struck sometime during the wee hours and decamped with a mobile phone, clothes and some valuables.

Six booked for assault
Jagraon, August 21
Rachhpal Singh, Jasbir Singh of Dangian, Deepa of Gurusar Kaunke and three unidentified persons allegedly assaulted Sukhbir Singh of Dangian with sharp-edged weapons some days ago. According to information, Sukhbir Singh found some part of his electric motor missing.

Illegal distillery found, two booked
Khanna, August 21
The police arrested two persons including, a sarpanch of Sansowal village, on the charges of running an illegal distillery last evening. It also seized liquor and lahan. According to police, head constable Surjit Singh conducted a raid at Sansowal village and discovered an illegal distillery.


Ply makers hike prices by 10 per cent
Ludhiana, August 21
In a bid to save the plywood and plyboard industry in Punjab from the threat of closure due to the steep rise in the prices of raw material and the taxation burden during the past few months, the manufacturers have decided to hike the prices by 10 per cent with immediate effect.

Small industries’ meeting
Ludhiana, August 21
In a meeting of the Dashmesh Small Scale Industries Association, industrialists demanded that residential areas, where over 70 per cent of industry was functioning, be designated as industrial areas.


Rice millers to boycott custom milling this season
Amloh, August 21
The local unit of the Punjab Rice Millers Association today decided to boycott custom milling during the 2005-06 season in protest against the indifferent attitude of the state government towards their demands. The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by association chief Randhir Singh Gill.


Public Cause for filling of vacant posts of lecturer
Ludhiana, August 21
Public Cause, a state-level social service organisation, views it seriously that more than 750 posts of lecturer, out of 2,281, are lying vacant in government colleges in Punjab. The number of colleges is 48.

NSS camp held at Cerah village
Ludhiana, August 21
A one-day NSS camp was organised by the NSS unit to celebrate vanamahotsava at Cerah village, 15 km from here. The programme officers, Ms Harjeet, Ms Preet Daman and Ms Gurinder, were the organisers of the camp.The sarpanch of the village, along with the students, planted saplings in the gurdwara and village.

Shabad gayan contest
Amloh, August 21
Under a programme of the Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, competitions in under-14 category of students of the Sirhind block No. 3 concluded here yesterday at Sansi Behra Elementary School.


International music sets Ludhianvis rocking
Ludhiana, August 21
For those who thought that foot-tapping Punjabi music was all that set Ludhianvis rocking, think again. City denizens are preferring international music over Punjabi and even Hindi songs.


Epilepsy surgery — a ray of hope for many
Ludhiana, August 21
About 70-80 per cent of the epileptic patients get cured with medication and the remaining 20 per cent patients fall under intractable epilepsy, who can be cured through surgery.

550 examined at medical camp
Ludhiana, August 21
Nearly 550 persons were examined and medicines were distributed free of cost among them at a free medical check up camp organised at Solanky Charitable Hospital on the Sua road in the Giaspura locality here today.


BVM athletes reign supreme
Ludhiana, August 21
Athletes from Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School dominated the proceedings in the Ludhiana District Open Athletics Championship held at Guru Nanak Stadium here today.

Athletes of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir School, who finished among position holders in the Ludhiana District Athletics Championship, held at Guru Nanak Stadium on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Athletes of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir School, who finished among position holders in the Ludhiana District Athletics Championship, held at Guru Nanak Stadium

Green Land School lads excel as PAU Zone lift TT title
Ludhiana, August 21
The paddlers of Green Land Senior Secondary Public School, GT Road, near Jalandhar bypass, representing PAU Zone, gave a sterling performance to beat their opponents from Khanna Zone 3-0 and emerged as zonal champions in the Punjab Schools District Table Tennis Tournament (u-17) held at Guru Nanak Stadium here.

Chaos at athletics meet
Ludhiana, August 21
Pandemonium prevailed at the one-day Ludhiana District Athletics Championship, organised by the District Athletics Association at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. More than 250 participants drawn from different schools of the district took part in various events conducted in different age groups.

Participants in action during the Ludhiana District Athletics Championship held at Guru Nanak Stadium on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Participants in action during the Ludhiana District Athletics Championship held at Guru Nanak Stadium

Inter-block rural sports meet on Aug 24, 25
Ludhiana, August 21
The local office of the Punjab Sports Department in association with the Sports Authority of India will organise a two-day district-level Inter-Block Rural Sports Tournament for boys and girls in the age group of u-16 years at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here on August 24 and 25, according to Mr Gianinder Singh, District Sports Officer, Ludhiana.

Jalandhar win soccer title
Ludhiana, August 21
In a one-sided final of the inaugural edition of the Football Championship for Deaf and Dumb, organised by the Punjab Association for Deaf and Dumb here today at Guru Nanak Stadium, Jalandhar trounced Rest of Punjab 4-0 to lift the trophy.

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