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Nepali labourer clubbed to death
Contractor, mason arrested
Ludhiana, July 30
The city police today announced the arrest of a contractor and a mason, who had allegedly clubbed a Nepali labourer to death after they had failed to sodomise him yesterday. The accused arranged jobs for migrant labourers.

SAD (B) rally at Doraha today
Doraha, July 30
Rally of Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal), to be organised at the grain market of Doraha tomorrow, is being taken as one big show before the party finally decides to choose a candidate for the forthcoming elections from this constituency.

Govt to start mobile vans for PDS
Ludhiana, July 30
To provide some relief to the economically weaker sections of society from the rising prices of essential commodities, the government has decided to revamp the public distribution system in the state. The government will provide rice, flour, pulses and sugar to the people through the PDS.



Wish CM was here, again…for roads
Ludhiana, July 30

Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar wish that the Chief Minister would make a round of locality. They have a reason to feel so for some roads in their locality were recarpeted the last time when the CM came there to inaugurate the City Centre project.

A bad road cries for attention in Ludhiana.
A bad road cries for attention in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Hero launches petrol-driven bicycle
Ludhiana, July 30
Hero Cycles launched Cyclomoto, a petrol-driven bicycle, here yesterday. First of its kind in the country, the new power assisted bicycle targets customers in the age group 11-16 years.

Photo: Sayeed Ahmed Offering more accessibility, the local police has for the first time made public all its mobile phones on billboards erected all over the city. The city police has been facing music for the past several years for not being easily approachable to the residents. The police station phone numb- ers were not functioning and cops were not revealing their mobile phones. These billboards can go a long way in establishi- ng direct contact with the senior officials.


Talk on emotional intelligence
Ludhiana, July 30
In a fiercely competitive environment, organisations are constantly looking for fresh insights and making a constant endeavor to improve their skills and competence. While technology, resources, funds, plant and machinery could be acquired and managed with relative ease, the people variable remains the focal point for organisational leadership.


Birmi shares dais with Mayor, Dullo stays away
Ludhiana, July 30
Former Chief Parliamentary Secretary and legislator from Ludhiana Rural assembly segment, Mr Milkiat Singh Birmi, at last shared the dais with his arch rival and betenoire, the city Mayor, Mr Nahar Singh Gill, at the mass contact programme of the party organised in the city suburbs here today. Both described each other as "satkarjog" (respectful).

Vibhuti Jain City NCC cadet to visit Singapore
Ludhiana, July 30
The NCC cadet of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sergeant Vibhuti Jain, who was selected for the prestigious Youth Exchange Programme by the Directorate of National Cadets Corps, has been invited by the Singapore Government to participate in National Day Parade there in August this year.

Continue talks with Pak: Raj Babbar
Ludhiana, July 30
Filmstar-turned-politician and Jan Morcha leader Raj Babbar today said India and Pakistan should continue the dialogue process, irrespective of the violent incidents taking place in this country. He said the dialogue must not be given up at any cost as this would serve the purpose of the fundamentalist forces on both sides of the border.

Protest against scrapping of quota
Ludhiana, July 30
Activists of the Valmiki, Mazhabi Sikh Reservation Quota Bachao Morcha burnt effigies of the Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, Local Bodies Minister Choudhry Jagjit Singh and Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo at Clock Tower Chowk here yesterday.

Gurveen, Karishma win baby show
Ludhiana, July 30
The super baby was Gurveen Kaur and the lucky baby Karishma Sra at the Healthy Baby Show organised by Little Leaders Playway and Nursery School here today.

Children at the baby show organised in Little Leaders Playway and Nursery School, Ludhiana, on Sunday. — A Tribune photo

Children at the baby show organised in Little Leaders Playway and Nursery School, Ludhiana, on Sunday.

“Waive” interest on residential plots
Ludhiana, July 30
Lal Bahadur Shashtri Social Forum (Retd) president Mr Sushil Malhotra, Urban Estate Welfare Association Punjab. (retd) general secretary and Mr Shiv Gupta, anti-corruption council of India chairman Mr Dev Dutt Sharma, in a meeting held today have submitted a written memorandum to the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, who is also heading Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and appealed that interest amount being charged by the PUDA Department on the enhanced prices of the residential plots allotted by the then Urban Estates Department should be waived.

Marriages of poor girls solemnised
Ludhiana, July 30
Members of the Maa Bhagwati Club got six girls from poor families married here today. The function was supervised by Gurcharan Wadehra and president of the club Mr Aswani Sikka.

Six couples who got married at a ceremony organised by the Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Six couples who got married at a ceremony organised by the Maa Bhagwati Club in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Rotary X-ray centre inaugurated
Ludhiana, July 30
Mr Jaswant Rai Aggarwal, Rotary X-Ray centre was inaugurated by Rotarian Ramesh Rana, District Governor, Rotary Inter-national at S.L. Aggarwal Charitable Hospital here yesterday. The project is funded by a matching grant of $ 15,000 which includes Rotary Club Ludhiana Central, Rotary Club Torry Pines, San Diego USA and the Rotary Foundation USA.

Senior citizens rue poor sanitation in city
Ludhiana, July 30
An emergency meeting of the All-India Senior Citizens Organisation was held yesterday at Swarankar Dhawan Bazar Sarafan under the command of the vice-president of the organisation, Mr Suresh Verma, to discuss sewerage and cleanliness problems of the city.

Community Centre stone unveiled
Ludhiana, July 30
Foundation stone of a community Centre was unveiled by Public Health Minister Harnam Dass Johar at Haibowal Khurd here today.


Man held for selling banned drugs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 30
The Sudhar police has arrested a man from Leel village in Ludhiana district who claimed to be a medical practitioner. He was allegedly selling and administering drugs and intoxicants to farm labourers and other addicts. A large haul of banned drugs was seized from his possession.

Murderer held, remanded in police custody
Jagraon, July 30
Sidhwan Bet police arrested Shamsher Singh, who allegedly murdered Balwinder Kaur, and seriously injured Shinder Kaur at Gidderwindi village within 24 hours of the commission of the offence and later produced him in court where he was remanded to police custody for two days.

Burglars strike despite cops’ night exercise
Ludhiana, July 30
Residents of Rani Jhansi Road have put a question mark on the police claims of the massive night domination exercise in the city, when they alleged that a gang of four criminals allegedly lifted bicycles, taps and some other utility items from a number of houses after failing to loot a jewellery shop.

Sketch maker attacked
Ludhiana, July 30
An alleged gang of criminals today attacked a painter in his house, who had worked as sketch maker of criminals for the city police few months ago.



Demand for filling posts of teacher
Ludhiana, July 30
An executive meeting of members of Shree Manav Sewa Welfare Bureau (SMSWB) was held here to discuss problems of the teaching community in connection with non-fulfilment of vacant posts in government /private public institutions.

Kids enthral audience
Ludhiana, July 30
Shobhaniya Kala Kendra held its annual cultural feast here last evening in the Kundan Vidya Mandir School auditorium. Around 50 students enthralled the audience with their striking performances. The programme titled Tirangani was well appreciated. The programme started with a melodic sargam and was followed by shradha set to Kalawati raag in teen taal.

A dance presentation by children at KVM, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
A dance presentation by children at KVM, Ludhiana, on Saturday.

Jasleen wins declamation contest
Sahnewal, July 30
Jasleen Kaur Bhullar won the first prize in the declamation contest organised by the Press Information Bureau, Jalandhar, at Tagore International Senior Secondary School, Sahnewal here recently.

Dr Chandi assumes office
Samrala, July 30
Dr J.S. Chandi has taken over as Incharge-cum-Deputy Director of the local Krishi Vigyan Kendra of the Punjab Agricultural University here today in place of Dr Kuldeep Singh, who has been shifted to Jalandhar.



Thapar elected NIMA president
Ludhiana, July 30
Dr Rajesh Thapar and Dr Surendra Gupta were unanimously re-elected president and secretary of the district chapter of National Integrated Medical Association at its general body meeting held here on today. Dr K.K. Kharbanada was also re-elected treasure of the body.


Mansa lads, Ropar eves emerge champions
Ludhiana, July 30
Holders Mansa in the boys’ section and Ropar in the girls’ section emerged champions in the 33rd Punjab State Sub Junior Basketball Championship which concluded at Nehru Memorial College (indoor stadium), Mansa, yesterday.


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