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Tangri, son held for attempt to murder
Ludhiana, July 8

After remaining quiet for about three years, Jagdish Tangri, the former President Shiv Sena Rashtrawadi, who used to run a parallel administration in the city from Gur Mandi for several years, allegedly attempted to murder a woman, whose husband was leading the struggle for his ouster from the mandi.
Jagdish and Sunil Tangri being brought to the district courts after their arrest in Ludhiana on Saturday Jagdish and Sunil Tangri being brought to the district courts after their arrest in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

No end to power woes
Ludhiana, July 8
City residents have had a tough time dealing with the sultry weather and unending power cuts that have stretched to as long as 10 hours in several areas. Excessive humidity and absence of rain has worsened the condition.


MCPI (U) condemns mainstream Left 
Ludhiana, July 8
The MCPI (U) today condemned the “policies of imperialism, globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation which are generating price rise, unemployment, poverty and hunger in the country.” It also condemned mainstream Left parties like the CPI and the CPM for supporting “imperialistic” parties of the UPA.

Javed plays Kaifi on stage
Ludhiana, July 8
Shabana Azmi and her writer-lyricist husband Javed Akhtar have come together to Ludhiana to relive the memories of Kaifi Azmi and his wife Shaukat Azmi in a theatrical narrative, “Kaifi Aur Mein”. It is based on a book written by Shaukat Azmi, “Yaad Ki Raah Guzzar”. And, it has been given the shape of a play by noted director Ramesh Talwar.
Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and Jaswinder Singh during a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.
Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar and Jaswinder Singh during a press conference

DC's clerk booked for fraud
Ludhiana, July 8
A clerk in the Deputy Commissioner's office who was caught seeking cash relief of Rs 2 lakh by falsely claiming that her husband was a victim of the '84 riots was finally booked by the police today after a departmental inquiry indicted her.


Smog engulfs Ludhiana on a sultry day on Saturday
Smog engulfs Ludhiana on a sultry day on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

SAD workers urged to observe serenity
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Mr Sukhwinder Singh Grewal, National Working Committee member of Kisan Morcha of the BJP, has called upon the activists of SAD to observe serenity on the issue of alleged hooliganism by SAD (A) activists and leaders, including Mr Simranjit Singh Mann and Mr Daljit Singh Bittu, on the occasion of quadri centenary celebrations of Sri Akal Takht recently.

Cong to set up urban development cells
Ludhiana, July 8
Mr Ramesh Joshi, Director, Punjab Pollution Control Board and newly appointed Chairman of the urban development cell of the PPCC, has announced that such district-level cells would be set up and a special drive would be launched to propagate the achievements of the Congress government.

Pariah kite rescued
Ludhiana, July 8
Activists of the People for Animals have saved a pariah kite which was injured by strong winds some days ago. The kite was found at the house of an Additional Sessions Judge and was probably attacked by crows 1as it was not able to fly.

Stray dog menace continues
Ludhiana, July 8

Despite directions from the Punjab and Haryana High Court to the state government for finding a solution to the evergrowing stray dog menace, residents in all parts of the city suffer from the problem even as the municipal corporation refuses to even acknowledge it.

Stray dogs make themselves comfortable outside a bank’s ATM in Model Town, Ludhiana, making it difficult for customers to operate it. — A Tribune photograph
Stray dogs make themselves comfortable outside a bank’s ATM in Model Town, Ludhiana, making it difficult for customers to operate it

Samaj decries Calcutta's expulsion
Ludhiana, July 8
The expulsion of Mr Manjit Singh Calcutta, a senior Akali leader, by the disciplinary committee of the SAD has evoked a strong reaction from Sikh circles. The action against Mr Calcutta has been described as dictatorial.



Gang of teenagers busted
Involved in 13 cases of robbery: police
Ludhiana, July 8

They may not be hardened or mature criminals but no less effective. They are, in fact, an organised gang of teenagers. Christened as "Victory Gang," they members have tattoo of the sign ‘V’ on the left hand of the ring leader.
Police officials with members of the "Victory" gang arrested on Saturday
Police officials with members of the "Victory" gang arrested on Saturday. Photo by I.V.

Four booked for cheating
Jagraon, July 8
Malkit Singh, Avtar Singh Karamjit Singh and Manjit Singh of Jangpur allegedly prepared false papers pertaining to the land of Baljit Kaur of Agwar Dala, Jagraon, due to dispute of land, Dakha police has registered case under section465,467,468,471,4220,120-B IPC. No arrest has been made so far.



Hosiery industry gears up for winter
Ludhiana, July 8
The hosiery industry is all geared up to begin production in full swing for the forthcoming winter as buyers from other states have started visiting manufacturers to place orders. In line with the yearly trend, over 250 manufacturers, including leading brands, exhibited their products in various hotels in the city beginning today.

Clients from other states take a look at hosiery samples on display in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.
Clients from other states take a look at hosiery samples on display in Ludhiana on Saturday

Aviva holds road show
Ludhiana, July 8
Aviva Life Insurance held a road show called 'Control mein ya kismat pe' here today. The company conducted a host of entertainment activities for people with a view to generate awareness about life insurance.


Soil sickness discussed
Ludhiana, July 8
Research on water management and nursing soil sickness was the focus of attention at a meeting of the PAU’s Kisan Club here yesterday. The Director of Extension Education, Dr S.S.Gill, and Dean, Postgraduate Studies, Dr S.S. Chahal, were among scientists present to apprise club members about the objectives of niche area research aimed at replenishing depleting sub-soil water, use of tensiometer, laser land leveller and leaf colour chart to determine the soil moisture, uniform irrigation and identify the water needs of the plants.

Power cuts hit paddy hard
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
With frequent breakdown of the transmission system of the Punjab State Electricity Board leading to water scarcity, farmers of the area have been forced to plough their paddy fields to stop further financial loss due to consumption of diesel.


Teachers resent denial of pension
Ludhiana, July 8
An emergency meeting of core members of All-India Senior Citizens Organizations (regd) was held under the presidentship of Mr Suresh Verma here today. Members discussed difficulties being faced by government grant-in-aid recognized privately managed schools.

Mock CAT by TCY today
Ludhiana, July 8
Top Careers and You (TCY), one of the organisations in competitive exam preparation for MBA, will organise a mock CAT on July 9 at the Government College for Boys here.

Ensure quality education, Atwal to panchayats
Ludhiana, July 8
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal has called upon panchayats to rise above party politics to bring about all-round development of villages and to enhance the quality of education in schools. He was addressing a gathering at Iraq village, 35 km from here, today. The function was organised as part of his visit to around two dozen villages of the Machhiwara area.

From Colleges
S D P College students excel

Ludhiana, July 8
Students of the S D P College for Women have shown excellent results in the BA-I examination conducted by Panjab University in April 2006. The pass percentage of the college is 96.10 per cent.

Entrepreneurship development programme
Ludhiana, July 8
The week-long entrepreneurship development programme on allied chemical products organised by the Small Industries Service Institute (SISI) concluded here today. Mr Brajendra Kumar, assistant director, SISI, said participants gained knowledge on the formulation of products like detergent powders, laundry soaps, black and white phenyl, chalk crayons and wax candles.



Films alone can’t bring social change: Shabana
Ludhiana, July 8
Noted film actress and Member of Parliament Shabana Azmi believes that films alone cannot bring complete change in society. She maintains that films can contribute to some extent, but there are other factors that matter.


Amblyopia or lazy eye — get treatment early
Ludhiana, July 8
If detected early, so many children can be treated for Amblyopia, according to Dr Satish Thomas, ophthalmologist at CMC. Amblyopia or lazy eye is a condition in which although the eye is structurally normal, the vision is low because brain ignores visual input from the weaker eye. This in turn leads to further loss of vision in that eye.


4 city lads for PCA coaching
Ludhiana, July 8
Four cricketers under the age group of 15 years, all from the regional coaching centre, being run by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association here at the Arya College for boys ground under the aegis of Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) have been selected to attend a 10-day coaching camp to be held at the PCA Cricket Stadium, Mohali.



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