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9 dengue cases at DMCH
Gastroenteritis also reappears
Ludhiana, August 22
Several city localities, mainly slum areas and those on the periphery, are once again in the grip of dengue and gastroenteritis, belying claims of the Health Department and the municipal corporation of having taken adequate preventive measures and awareness drives in the vulnerable areas.

Infant left to die in polythene bag
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 22
The clutches of death consumed Anamika, a few-day-old girl child who was left to die because of suffocation in a plastic bag by her biological parents.

Manish murder accused roam scot free
Father accuses cops of inaction
Ludhiana, August 22
Despite registering a case of murder against friends of a youth allegedly killed and the body thrown into the Sutlej river, the police has not arrested the accused.

No action against MC Inspector, despite orders
Ludhiana, August 22
Despite the orders of the Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation that action be taken within 24 hours against an Inspector of Tehbazaari Department allegedly extorting money from encroachers in Gyaspura, no action has been taken by the civic body so far.




Kali Kambli Wale remembered
Kilaraipur, August 22
Swami Devi Puriji, popularly known as Kali Kambli Wale, who founded Dera Harisar, was remembered by thousands of his devotees who attended four-day ceremonies to mark his 64th death anniversary which ended here at the dera yesterday.

Yechuri appreciated
Samrala, August 22
In a joint statement, Mr Prem Sagar Sharma, president, State Pensioners Mahasangh, Punjab, and Mr Beharilal Saddi, president, Senior Citizens Sabha, Samrala, has appreciated the stand taken by Mr Sitaram Yechuri, MP CPI(M), in the monsoon session of Parliament regarding the increase in pay and perks of MPs.

Vets on warpath against privatisation policy
Ludhiana, August 22
Taking exception to the policy of privatisation of veterinary services in the state, the Punjab State Veterinary Officers Association (PSVOA) has asked the Rural Development Department to withdraw the advertisement for filling up 400 posts of veterinary pharmacists to be recruited as service providers.

Club members peeved at being denied entry
Ludhiana, August 22
Resentment prevails among members of the prestigious Sutlej club here over being denied entry to the club premises during NIFD function held on August 20 evening. The members not only grumbled but criticised the club functionaries for providing venue and other club facilities to private organisers for holding such functions in which they (the organisers) allegedly entertained their own guests and club members and their dependents were not allowed to enter.

Development will be main poll plank: Dawar
Ludhiana, August 22
Parliamentary Secretary for Power and Housing Surinder Dawar has said that the in the coming Assembly elections, the Congress would make all-round development of the state and welfare of weaker sections as its main election issue.

NCC cadet returns from Singapore
Ludhiana, August 22
It has been an enriching experience for Under Officer of the local 19th Pb.Bn.NCC Vibhuti Jain, who has just returned from Singapore after participating in the national day parade of that country under Youth Exchange Programme.

Mazdoor union blocks road
Jagraon, August 22
Hundreds of workers, including women, of the Pendu Mazdoor Union on the call of their state union today blocked the Ludhiana-Jagraon road near bus stand from 12 noon to 2 pm.




Father blames car owner for death of children
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 22
Mystery continues to shroud the death of three minor children whose badly decomposed bodies were found in a locked car in Amarpura Colony here a week ago.

Cyclist killed
Ludhiana, August 22
A cyclist was killed and three persons were injured near the Bharat Nagar chowk in an accident involving an autorickshaw and a Sumo today. The autorickshaw banged into the cyclist after it was reportedly hit by the Sumo.

Arrested for theft



Industry fears labour exodus
Ludhiana, August 22
The local industry fears exodus of labour to other states if the ongoing power crisis continues. Industry representatives said due to shortage of electricity supply, production had witnessed a decline and costs were rising. As a result, it was getting increasingly difficult to pay wages to labourers.

SGPC chief opens showroom
Doraha, August 22
“The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will ensure the rapid cultural promotion of Sikhism along with religious popularity of Sikhs here and abroad,” said Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar, president of the SGPC, while inaugurating a showroom of Katani Motors at Payal today.

Canon holds workshop
Ludhiana, August 22
Canon India and Sanjeev Sales organised a workshop for professional photographers at Hotel Le Baron here yesterday.

Salon woos brides
Ludhiana, August 22
With the wedding season round the corner, Lakme Beauty Salon today launched its “bridal bouquet packages and services”. The product was launched by model Aanchal Kumar.



Australian delegates give information to students during the sixth Australian study fair in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Australian delegates give information to students during the sixth Australian study fair in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Award for PAU Professor
Ludhiana, August 22
Dr A.K. Dhawan, Senior Entomologist at Punjab Agricultural University, has won the ICAR Team Award for 2003-04 for his contributions in the development and implementation of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in cotton.

From Schools and Colleges
94 participate in declamation contest
Ludhiana, August 22
Elite Jaycees, in partnership with a newspaper group organised a declamation contest, ‘Eloquent minds 2006’ in Kundan Vidya Mandir here today. The contest will be conducted in three different rounds viz intra-school, inter school and mega final round.


Lawyers against shifting offices
Ludhiana, August 22
The Organisation of Young Lawyers (OYL) today criticised the move of the district administration to shift the offices of the Sub-Registrar (East) and the Sub-Registrar (West) from the Mini-Secretariat to Dugri and Transport Nagar.




Medical body decries Patran incident
Khanna August 22
The Indian Medical Association has taken serious note of cases of female foeticide at Patran and will not support such doctors who bring a bad name to the noble profession, said Chairman of the legal cell, Punjab, Dr O P S Kande at a meeting held at the Golden Grain Club today.


Budding cagers given basketballs
Ludhiana, August 22
To make the game of basketball more popular and also to identify the hidden talent among the rural youth, the Punjab Basketball Association (PBA) has chalked out a plan to organise tournaments in the countryside. To promote the game among schoolchildren, the PBA distributed basketballs to more than 300 students.
Some of the budding cagers who were given basketballs by the Basketball Federation of India at a function in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Some of the budding cagers who were given basketballs by the Basketball Federation of India at a function in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

36 probables for Katoch Shield cricket tournament
Ludhiana, August 22
More than 50 aspirants turned up for trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) to select probables for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch shield to be organised by the Punjab Cricket Association at different venues in the state from September 2.

MC demolishes illegal structure
Ludhiana, August 22
The demolishing squad of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation yesterday partially razed a structure coming up in Feroze Gandhi Market allegedly in violation of building bylaws.

A JCB razes a structure at Feroze Gandhi Market in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
A JCB razes a structure at Feroze Gandhi Market in Ludhiana on Monday.



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