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IT raids on business houses
Ludhiana, August 10
The sleuths from the investigation wing of the Income Tax department today swooped down on several business houses dealing in petrol, cooking gas (LPG), LPG bottling and cycle parts in a bid to unearth concealed income.
Income Tax officials inspect records at a petrol station on the Old GT Road, near Chand Cinema, as a policeman stands guard, in Ludhiana on Thursday Income Tax officials inspect records at a petrol station on the Old GT Road, near Chand Cinema, as a policeman stands guard, in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Schoolgirls tie rakhis to cops
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 10
Various social and educational organisations of the area have appreciated the role of the Sangrur district police in building up the confidence of girl students and women by inspiring police personnel to get rakhis tied from them.


Bodies of 4 kids found
Rara Sahib, August 10
Immediately after arrival of a team of professional divers from the Bhakhra Beas Management Board, the authorities announced to have retrieved the bodies of four children drowned in the Bathinda Feeder Canal when a truck carrying 46 devotees fell into the canal, near here, on Tuesday.

Health staff threaten gherao
Ludhiana, August 10
The coordination committee of para-medical and health employees, Punjab, has threatened to hold a state-level protest demonstration and gherao at the Directorate of Health in Chandigarh on August 18 if pending demands of employees were not accepted and implemented without any delay.


MCPI(U) condemns bombing on Lebanon
Ludhiana, August 10
The Marxist Communist Party of India (United) has condemned the bombing on Lebanon and targeting of the civilian population by Israeli forces, supported by the US.

CM vows to make state commercial hub
Ludhiana, August 10
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today reiterated his commitment to turn Punjab as one of the major commercial centres of the country with world-class infrastructure. He was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of a private township project near here. The township is being executed at the cost of Rs 400 crore in around 200 acres of land.

1,154 cr to be spent on weaker section, says Dawar
Ludhiana, August 10
The state government has allocated Rs 1154 crore for different schemes under a composite plan for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and other economically weaker sections during the current financial year. During last year, a sum of Rs 934 crore was spent for this purpose.

Power theft rules ‘draconian’
Ludhiana, August 10
Local industrialists today alleged that the government rules on power theft were “draconian” in nature. At a press conference by the Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal and Apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives of industry said the latest provisions on electricity theft pertaining to penalties would have an adverse impact on all sections of consumers.

Sarna for probe into Palki issue
Ludhiana, August 10
Former president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee and president of the Akali Dal, Delhi, Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, today suggested an independent probe into allegations levelled against him by the Shriomani Akali Dal-Badal group on the missing gold from the Golden palki.



From Schools
KVM students to maintain park
Ludhiana, August 10
Two students of KVM’s Eco-Club accompanied by their in charge, Ms Jeevan Kaur and Ms Anuradha Kaushal planted saplings at Kitchlu Nagar, G-Block Park. Mr B.K. Gupta, Joint Commissioner, municipal corporation, here also assisted in the venture “earth matters programme”.
Students of KVM School plant saplings at a Kitchlu Nagar park in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Students of KVM School plant saplings at a Kitchlu Nagar park in

PAU staff stage dharna
Ludhiana, August 10 The Punjab Agricultural University Employees Union today staged a dharna on the campus against the local Audit Department of the Punjab Government in protest against the “undue objections” raised by the department, which had resulted in rejection of decisions of the Board of Management and other competent authorities of the PAU.

Kids tie rakhis to trees
Ludhiana, August 10
Member of the Guru Kirpa Seva Mission Charitable Trust yesterday celebrated Rakhi in a unique way. Children tied rakhis to trees to draw the attention of the people towards the degrading environment.

College contest



‘Awaaz Punjab Di’ audition in Ludhiana
Ludhiana, August 10
MH One TV Network kicked off audition for its music talent hunt show “Awaaz Punjab Di” in the city today. “Last year, the show received quite an encouraging response. This time, in the auditions conducted in Amritsar and Chandigarh, we have already received more than 40,000 entries and expect three to four times higher participation than last year,” said CEO Pradeep Gangal.

Young artistes need patience, feels Hans Raj Hans
Ludhiana, August 10
Young artistes these days seem to be in a hurry to make their presence felt. It could be their search for glamour or lack of patience needed to hone their art.

Hans Raj Hans, Anamika and Komal at the audition for music talent hunt show “Awaaz Punjab Di” in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Hans Raj Hans, Anamika and Komal at the audition for music talent hunt show “Awaaz Punjab Di” in Ludhiana

Trainer of Saif, Hrithik in city
Ludhiana, August 10
Mr Kishor Namit Kapoor, the person responsible for training stalwart like Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor etc, feels that acting was a thorough research. One had to put in best efforts to get perfect results. Mr Kapoor is in the city for two days to take the auditions of budding actors.

Talent hunt for young actors
Ludhiana, August 10

Auditions for SaharaOne’s reality show “Fair and Lovely Menz Active Super Stars” were held here today. The show provides platform to budding actors to showcase their talent.

Participants selected from Ludhiana for SaharaOne’s “Super Star” contest on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Participants selected from Ludhiana for SaharaOne’s “Super Star” contest

Rin star contest
Ludhiana, August 10
Another ‘talent show’ to shortlist two students for Rin Mera Star Super Star in a nation wide contest organised by Rin Advance was held at DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana today. Olympian Ramandeep Singh, model Ashu and Punjabi folk singer Malhar, were present at the function. The presence of the Olympian Ramandeep Singh electrified the participants. Each vied with another to be selected.

Singer enthralls audience
Ludhiana, August 10
Prof Manjit Kaur Patiala enthralled audience with her melodious voice at a musical evening at Punjabi Bhavan here yesterday. The Punjabi Sahitya Akademi, Ludhiana, had organised the show.


Vidya Mandir shuttlers enter semis
Ludhiana, August 10
In the ongoing Punjab Schools Zonal Sports (PAU zone), Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, besides Satluj Public School, GGN School, Rose Garden, and Green Land Senior Secondary School won their respective quarterfinal badminton matches to enter the semifinals in the different age groups today.




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