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Allegations, inquiries at MC general house
Ludhiana, August 17
Issues of water shortage, choked sewers, non-functional streetlights, roadside encroachments, poor upkeep of parks, non-lifting of garbage dominated the general house of the municipal corporation, which met here today.

Hike in water, sewerage bills stayed

Heated arguments take place at the Municipal Corporation general house in Ludhiana on Thursday Heated arguments take place at the Municipal Corporation general house in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by I.V.

Anti-corruption NGO in police net
Ludhiana, August 17
An organisation which claimed to be a legal body formed to fight criminals and corruption in the region has been, ironically, listed as an accused party in a cheating and corruption case lodged by a local woman.


Devotees outside Krishna Temple on the occasion of Janmashtami in Ludhiana on Wednesday
Devotees outside Krishna Temple on the occasion of Janmashtami in Ludhiana on Wednesday.— A Tribune photograph

Postal dept told to compensate jail inmate
Ludhiana, August 17
The District Consumer Forum has directed the Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Ludhiana, to pay compensation of Rs 5,000 to a jail inmate for not delivering him a parcel. The orders were pronounced by Mr A.S. Narula, president of the forum, and its members Daljit Singh Bakshi and Pooja Dewan on a complaint filed by Kamal Kant Tiwari of Uttar Pradesh, undergoing life imprisonment in a murder case at Central Jail, Ludhiana.


Valmikis take out scooter rally
Ludhiana, August 17
Activists of the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharm Samaj today took out a scooter rally to press for their demand of special reservation within the quota for the Scheduled Castes. The special reservation to them has been set aside recently by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. 

Activists of the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharm Samaj take out a scooter rally in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by IV
Activists of the Bhartiya Valmiki Dharm Samaj take out a scooter rally in Ludhiana on Thursday

Paddling for social awareness
Ludhiana, August 17

Mr Makhan Singh Faryad is on a long odyssey to create social awareness against female foeticide, drug addiction and dowry. He began his journey on his bicycle on March 6 this year and has already covered over one thousand villages in Majha and Doaba region. Now he is moving around on his bicycle in the Malwa belt.

Makhan Singh. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Makhan Singh

Bittu refutes police claims
Ludhiana, August 17
The senior vice-president of Shiromani Akali Dal(Amritsar), Mr Daljit Singh Bittu today denied the claims of the police that the three youths who were arrested with weapons on August 15 had any intention of sabotage. In a statement issued here today, Mr Bittu said, the police had illegally arrested three of his bodyguards.

Road not to be completed on time: MC chief
Ludhiana, August 17
The claims of the MC that elevated road would soon be completed went into oblivion with the MC Commissioner stating that the project would not be finished before the end of this financial year.



Woman ends life
Sahnewal, August 17
The body of a married woman, who allegedly committed suicide after jumping into Sidhwan Canal, was found this morning by the panchayat of Katana village. The Sahnewal police has claimed that Javir Kaur had jumped into the canal on August 14. Her purse was spotted by some passers-by near the canal. A suicide note in which she blamed her in-laws for taking the extreme step was also recovered from the purse.



Bank focuses on investor awareness
Ludhiana, August 17
Citi Bank plans to conduct awareness sessions by investment experts at 25 locations, including Jalandhar and Chandigarh, across the country. Mr Vidur Varma, Country Investments Director, Citi Bank, said: “Right guidance to investors is a responsibility banks are increasingly catering to these days. Banks can play an important role in this direction as they have a strong infrastructure that can provide in depth research for utilisation towards guiding investors.”

Online shopping gets popular
Ludhiana, August 17
Online shopping is getting increasingly popular and it is expected to grow annually at 300 per cent in the coming two years. Fuelled by a growing number of Internet users, the growth is quite encouraging for companies engaged in selling online, said Mr Lovy Khosla, managing director, Elvy Lifestyle, the first of its kind mail order company that announced its foray into Punjab's market here today.



Conference stresses on export of education
Ludhiana, August 17
There is a big scope for the export of education from India and the Indian universities should be allowed to do so. To achieve this, the Union Government should simplify the procedures.

Trust honours 9 students
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 17
Nine students of Government High School, Jartoli, achieving the top positions in annual examinations conducted by the Punjab School Education Board were felicitated and paid cash prizes worth Rs 25,000 by the Lambardar Sampuran Singh Educational Trust at a function organised on the school campus yesterday.

Teachers to hold march from Barnala to Patiala 
Doraha, August 17
The Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers’ Union, in its first major action, will hold a protest march from Barnala to Patiala to press upon their long-pending demand for pension and gratuity, the one that was a part of the Congress poll manifesto.

NSS camp on GNDEC campus
Ludhiana, August 17
Six-day NSS camp for boys completed successfully at Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College here yesterday. Tree plantation drive, campus cleanliness activities, visit to PAU and old-age home and the patriotic- movie show were the main activities performed during this special campaign.



Off-pump surgery by Apollo doctors
Ludhiana, August 17
An ''off-pump'' bypass surgery, coupled with internal mammary arterial graft, is one of the most recent advances in which a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is performed without the use of the traditional heart-lung machine.

Civil Surgeon reviews disease-control programme 
Ludhiana, August 17
The Civil Surgeon, Dr Sat Pal Sharma, today asked officials of the Health Department to take immediate preventive measures against diseases that break out in rainy season, including malaria and dengue, and to pay particular attention to sensitive localities of the city which had witnessed the breakout of such diseases in the past.


Take energy food, not drugs, players told
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 17
Showing concern over the increasing use of drugs by some kabaddi players at the national and international level, Mr Rachhpal Singh Hara, vice-president, the Punjab Kabaddi Clubs and Academies Federation, has called upon office-bearers of various sports clubs to check the use of these synthetic products and start conducting dope test to keep a watch over the trend.
Mr Rachhpal Singh Hara, vice-president, Punjab Kabaddi Clubs and Academies Federation, receives a memento from a kabaddi club
Mr Rachhpal Singh Hara, vice-president, Punjab Kabaddi Clubs and Academies Federation, receives a memento from a kabaddi club.


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