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Stick to CMP, CPM warns UPA govt
Ludhiana, August 13
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today warned the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government against deviating from the Common Minimum Programme.

CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechuri and state leader Sukhminder Singh Sekhon at a party rally in Ludhiana on Sunday CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechuri and state leader Sukhminder Singh Sekhon at a party rally in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Balwant predicts hung Assembly
Ludhiana, August 13
The Punjab unit of the Communist Party of India today ruled out any alliance with the Congress in the state. The CPM state secretary, Prof Balwant Singh, also ruled out any electoral understanding with the radical Akali groups like those led by Mr Simranjit Singh Mann and Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna.


Life triumphs over death
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 13
In a bizarre case, an infant girl was allegedly left to be suffocated to death in a plastic bag and thrown in an empty plot at Kup Kalan village near here a midnight. The infant, however, survived.

Contaminated water supply continues
Ludhiana, August 13
Residents of Tagore Nagar are being supplied stinking drinking water for the last 10 days. Despite repeated complaints to the authorities concerned, the grievance has not been redressed.

Unit making spurious ghee unearthed
Ludhiana, August 13
A joint team of the city police and the District Food and Supply Department today unearthed a factory manufacturing spurious ghee in Guru Arjun Dev Nagar falling under the division no 7 police station.


Villagers protest against road project
Ludhiana, August 13
The issue of acquisition of land for laying a bypass through Gill village fails to die down with some villagers today protesting against the development project. Led by two-member panchayat, Mr Raghbir Singh and Mr Dharam Pal Singh, some villagers alleged that they were being pressured to keep mum although 27 acres of land worth crores of rupees were being acquired for the project.

Jagraon police bags Best Crime Detection Award
Ludhiana, August 13
The Jagraon police has walked away with the Best Crime Detection Award-2006 for successfully cracking the knotty murder case of Reema Jain, a high-profile businesswoman of Ludhiana, who was killed in July last year.

Concern at leaders’ exodus to Congress
Ludhiana, August 13
The All-India Shiromani Akali Dal (AISAD) president, Mr Jaswant Singh Mann, yesterday said the erosion in ‘Akali’ values has led to an exodus from the party. He said that with Mr Prem Singh Lalpura, a senior Akali leader and former SGPC president leaving the party and joining the Congress, the crisis in the Akali Dal led by Mr Parkash Singh Badal has further deepened.

IMA for zero tolerance in violence cases
Ludhiana, August 13
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has resolved to adopt a ‘zero tolerance policy’ in cases involving violence against doctors or medical institutions. In case such unwarranted attacks on medical professionals, the doctors will close their establishments immediately and hold demonstrations in the city demanding stern action against the culprits.

Security beefed up due to function at Isru
Ludhiana, August 13
A special 60-member team has been constituted by SSP M.F.Farooqui as the security strengthening measure in the light of the state-level shaheedi conference to commemorate the memory of Karnail Singh Isru, who laid down his life for the nation while freeing Goa from the Portuguese.

Pensioners to celebrate I-Day



Gang of car thieves busted
Ludhiana, August 13
The CIA-II Wing of the city police has busted yet another gang of car thieves who lifted cars from Delhi and surrounding areas and sold them through forged documents in the city.



Aulakh makes strong case for biotechnology
Ludhiana, August 13
The Punjab Agricultural University Vice-Chancellor, Dr K. S. Aulakh, emphasised on the urgent need to reorient research and make products more competitive for domestic and international markets by improving quality of crop production through eco-friendly approaches.

Kids dress up for a fancy competition held in Kidzee Rainbow school on the theme of Independence Day and Janamashtami in Ludhiana on Sunday
Kids dress up for a fancy competition held in Kidzee Rainbow school on the theme of Independence Day and Janamashtami in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

SCD college decked up for

Ludhiana, August 13
The local SCD Government College for Boys is all set to the host the Independence Day function to mark the 59th Independence Day anniversary on August 15 where the Development, Panchayats and Food and Supplies Minister, Mr Lal Singh, would unfurl the National Flag. Today, a final full dress-rehearsal for the entire programme, including march past, PT and cultural items, was held at the venue. Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, Deputy Commissioner, supervised the rehearsal and issued directions to the officers to make excellent arrangements relating to their departments.

Guru Nanak institute students excel
Ludhiana, August 13
Students of the Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT), Civil Lines, achieved academics excellence in the BCA 6th examinations conducted by Punjab Technical University (PTU). Harpal Singh stood first by securing 90.4 per cent. The second and third positions were bagged by Surbhi Handa and Vikram Bansal with 89.7 and 87.2 per cent. Eleven students secured above 80 per cent and 24 students secured above 70 per cent Marks.

Students visit Sportking unit
Ludhiana, August 13
An industrial visit to Sohagia and Sportking was organised for students of Class X of GMT Senior Secondary School here yesterday. The students were taken to see the manufacturing process accompanied by their teachers. Mr Vivek Nayyar explained garment designing, knitting, stitching etc.



350 examined at medical camp
Doraha, August 13
A total of 350 patients were examined during a free medical check-up camp organised by the Christian Medical College and Hospital and conducted by the Guru Nanak National College in Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall.


Jarkhar lads reign supreme
Ludhiana, August 13
In the Zonal Schools Hockey Tournament of the Punjab School Education Board concluded at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkhar near here today, Jarkhar Academy lads stamped their supremacy clinching two titles (U-17 and u-19 years).

Gurdaspur slam Tarn Taran A in hockey
Ludhiana, August 13
Teams of Gurdaspur district and Tarn Taran A began their campaign with emphatic victories in the Miri Piri Punjab State Sub Junior Hockey Tournament being organised, under the patronage of Satguru Jagjit Singhji, by the Punjab Hockey Association and sponsored by the Namdhari Seeds.

Titles for Aryan, Gurleen
Ludhiana, August 13
Aryan and Gurleen were adjudged Mr and Miss Fresher at the freshers' day at the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT). The freshers' day turned out to be all fun and frolic after a brain-storming entrance test that enabled them to make it into the final list.



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