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Trees continue to pose threat to lives
No lessons learnt from Rara Sahib canal mishap

Rara Sahib (Ludhiana), August 20
A fortnight after six persons, including four children, died in an accident in this village after a truck in which they were travelling on a narrow road fell into a canal, a dozen eucalyptus trees which caused narrowing of the road that caused the accident still stand tall posing threat to lives of more travellers, while the authorities continue to be in a deep slumber.

Homage paid to canal accident victims
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 20
Hundreds of persons today prayed for the peace to the souls of six persons, including four children, who had been killed when a truck carrying devotees fell into Sirhind Canal, near here, 12 days ago. The joint prayer was held on occasion of bhog ceremony of Akhand Path organised by the management committee of Gurdwara Karamsar (Rara Sahib) near here.

Tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi
Dakha calls him architect of modern India
Ludhiana, August 20
Glowing tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 62nd birth anniversary. A function to remember him was organised jointly by the urban and rural units of the District Congress Committee (DCC)at the Congress Bhavan here today.


Burglars remain untraced even after four weeks
Ludhiana, August 20
Four weeks after a burglary took place in their shop, the owners of Lohia Enterprises, who deal in sewing machines, are hoping against hope that the police will trace the culprits and recover their stolen cash.

Urban Vihar faces water shortage
Ludhiana, August 20
Residents of Urban Vihar, Jwaddi, are reeling under shortage of drinking water for the past three months. The issue of shortage of water surfaced at the meeting of the general house of MC some days ago. The area councillor highlighted the problem of residents, saying a tubewell was not being installed despite permission by the authorities.

Cong MLA tries to woo the poor
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 20
Mr Malkiat Singh Dakha, a Congress MLA, has said that people from the lower strata of society had always reposed faith in the Congress and had been appreciating development polices of the successive Congress governments.

A traffic cop was almost crushed by a speedy Honda car at Pakhowal traffic light chowk the other day. The cop had tried to stop the vehicle after it jumped the red light and did not have a registration plate.


Flying Officer Johal remembered
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 20
Residents of the area paid tributes to Flying Officer Kuldeep Singh Johal who chose to sacrifice his life instead of ejecting from a crashing plane to save residents of the village and the surrounding areas.

IT to focus on consumer awareness
Ludhiana, August 20
As Indian consumer becomes techno-savvy and number of computer users grow each year, corporate world engaged in information technology (IT) feels the market has matured and it is the right time to focus on generating consumer awareness.

 PSEB employees try to rectify a fault in an electric poll using an indigenous method
LADDER ATOP A BUS: PSEB employees try to rectify a fault in an electric poll using an indigenous method. Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Aggarwal body to support Badal
Ludhiana, August 20
The Punjab Pradesh Aggarwal Sammelan has resolved to strengthen the hands of Shiromani Akali Dal supremo and former Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal. A state-level mass mobilisation campaign for this purpose would be launched at Bathinda on September 10 with a blood donation camp.

Drive against adulteration stepped up
Ludhiana, August 20
In course of its ongoing campaign to check adulteration of food stuff in the city and elsewhere in the district, a team of health officials set up nakas at different places in the city early on Friday morning and took 10 samples of milk from vendors. The team comprising Dr I.D. Goyal, District Health Officer, Mr Manoj Khosla and Mr Ravinder Garg, both Food Inspectors, took the milk samples from Bharat Nagar Chowk, Pakhowal Road, Haibowal and Gill Road Chowk.

Three poor girls married
Ludhiana, August 20

Three poor girls were married here today by the Public Social Welfare Council at its fourth annual mass marriage function. The Lions Club, Ludhiana Greater, also actively participated in the marriage ceremonies. Lion Bhupinder Kaur, Lion Lalit Gupta and Lion Balwant Singh Zandu were present on the occasion.

The newly wed couples in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo by I.V.
The newly wed couples in Ludhiana on Sunday

Brahman Sabha sets terms for support
Ludhiana, August 20
The Bhagwan Parshuram Brahman Sabha today said it would continue to retain its a poltical character. A meeting of the executive committee of the sabha was held here today which was attended by the representatives from all over the state.



One killed in road mishap



IT workshop at KVM
Ludhiana, August 20
The in charge of the primary wing of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Mrs Kavita Wadhwa, arranged for an IT workshop for the students of classes III to V in the school auditorium here yesterday.



Breastfeed sufficient for first six months
Ludhiana, August 20
Breastfeeding of infants alone is sufficient for the first six months and thereafter, complementary foods are required to ensure adequate growth as well as to prevent malnutrition, which is common in the age group of 6 month to 24 months.

Neuro-therapy camp held
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 20
Organisers of the Neuro-therapy Centre being run by the local unit of the Sewa Bharati have claimed that a majority of ailments can be prevented and cured with proper implementation of elements of neuro-therapy.


57 turn up for kickboxing trials
Ludhiana, August 20
Trials were today conducted at Saraswati Modern School, Civil Lines, to select the probables for a camp to be held at Malerkotla prior to the final selection of the Punjab kickboxing teams (boys and girls) for the coming 19th National Light and Semi-Contact Kickboxing Championship slated for September 8-10 in Malerkotla.

Cricket team felicitated
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 20
The under-16 cricket team of the local MGMN Senior Secondary School, winners of the Zonal Cricket Tournament, was felicitated by the office-bearers of the Ahmedgarh Vidya Parcharak Sabha at a function organised at the school yesterday.

The winners of Under-16 Zonal Cricket Tournament after a felicitation function held at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Saturday. Photo by Mahesh Sharma
The winners of Under-16 Zonal Cricket Tournament after a felicitation function held at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Saturday



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