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Martyr’s kin get disputed land
Villagers claim it’s theirs, begin relay fast
Ludhiana, August 26
For 40 years, family members of an Indian soldier who achieved martyrdom at the Khalra border in Amritsar district fighting the Pakistan Army, struggled to get a promised piece of land. And when, finally, the Union Government relented, he was ironically given 2.75 acres, including a part of a burial ground in Birmi village in Ludhiana.

Villagers at the disputed land in Birmi village, Ludhiana, on Saturday. Villagers at the disputed land in Birmi village, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Ailing dispensaries give doctors a tough time
Ludhiana, August 26
The doctors, hired by Zila Parishads on a three-year contract in June this year under a policy of privatisation of rural dispensaries, are a harassed lot.


Migrant Verification Scheme suspended, temporarily
Ludhiana, August 26
The city police has suspended the Migrant Verification Scheme for a few days as it had caused anger among migrant labourers, leading to a clash yesterday.

Farmer ends life
Machhiwara, August 26
Depressed over his poor financial condition, a 27-year-old farmer, Rana Man Singh, son of Rana Nath Singh of Kacha Machhiwara village, hanged himself to death.

2 held with opium
Ludhiana, August 26
The police has arrested two persons and seized 800 gm opium from their possession.


Sukhdev does not belong to Thapars alone: historian
Ludhiana, August 26
Had martyr Sukhdev been alive today, he would never have liked the way Thapar community was trying to annex surname “Thapar” to his name.

Rs 60-lakh sewerage project launched
Ludhiana, August 26
MLA and PPCC general secretary Malkiat Singh Dakha has asserted that record development has taken place in the state during the present tenure of the Congress. More than Rs 9,000 crore had been released for various development and welfare schemes of different departments, he added.

MLA and PPCC general secretary Malkiat Singh Dakha at the launch of a Rs 60-lakh sewerage project at Thakarwal village, near Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

MLA and PPCC general secretary Malkiat Singh Dakha at the launch of a Rs 60-lakh sewerage project at Thakarwal village, near Ludhiana, on Saturday.

Drugs sans prescription banned in city
Ludhiana, August 26
In an attempt to curb the menace of drug abuse, which has assumed alarming proportions in the city and other parts of the district, the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Ashok Kumar Gupta, has issued prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, imposing a ban on the sale of a variety of intoxicating drugs and medicines without the prescription of a registered medical practitioner.

Minibus operators demand bus stops
Ludhiana, August 26
Suffering due to absence of any earmarked areas for bus stops, minibus operators at a meeting today urged the administration to take measures in this direction.

MC, Telecom Dept duck norms
Doraha, August 26
Digging up of roads by the Telecom Department for laying wires is posing a threat to the residents of Doraha who have to be extra vigilant while using these roads lest they should fall into one of these pits and suffer injuries.

Insurance staff resent transfers
Ludhiana, August 26
Resenting transfer orders of 50 insurance employees from the city to various places in the state, the General Insurance Employees Union today said the action was against the ruling of Central Labour Commissioner of the central Delhi zone.

Revenue officers’ assn flays DC’s action
Machhiwara, August 26
The Punjab Revenue Officers’ association has condemned the Deputy Commissioner Nawanshahr, Mr Krishan Kumar, for allegedly removing the turban of a reader of Naib Tehsildar, Nawanshahr and demanded his immediate removal.

Residents rue power cuts
Ludhiana, August 26
Senior citizens of the Kidwai Nagar Welfare Society have alleged that the government has failed to check power cuts which have been causing inconvenience to them.



Ferozepore road survives real estate slump
Ludhiana, August 26
Amidst the reports of slump in the real estate business, Ferozepore Road continues to retain the investors’ interest.



Freshers’ party a hit with students
Ludhiana, August 26
It was a day of fun and frolic for both the newcomers and seniors of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women as they organised their freshers’ party here today. Dressed in their best, the participants looked confident, gorgeous and witty on the occasion. They wore traditional as well as western outfits to express themselves in the best manner.
Newcomers of the GN Khalsa College for Women during the freshers’ party in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Newcomers of the GN Khalsa College for Women during the freshers’ party in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

From Schools
KVM honours toppers
Ludhiana, August 26
Brilliant students of Kundan Vidya Mandir were invited to the school here today to receive honours that they richly deserved for gaining top slots in the CBSE and other examinations.



NagmaBollywood rich in glamour, poor in substance: Nagma
Ludhiana, August 26
"The concept of hero and heroine in the films has blurred and there are no definite heroes or heroines but each character in the movie is powerful and plays its well defined role and adds to the wholeness of the movie," said Nagma, famous Bollywood star, while talking to the media this afternoon in Hotel Majestic Park Plaza.


Coaches should concentrate on game only, says Pargat
Ludhiana, August 26
The coaches and the sports associations should not interfere in each other’s working and carry out their respective activities to give the impetus to the sports. They should concentrate only on coaching and organising the sports, respectively, so that the ‘required’ standard of the games should be achieved.

Green Land School paddlers win u-17, u-19 titles
Ludhiana, August 26
Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar Bye pass, Ludhiana, today won titles in the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Schools Table Tennis Tournament. It concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium here today. Boys of the Green Land School, representing the PAU Zone, clinched titles in the boys’ u-17 and u-19 sections.

Office of Sub-Registrar (East) shifted
Ludhiana, August 26
The administration has finally shifted the office of the Sub-Registrar (East) to a building meant for housing an office of the Fire Brigade in Transport Nagar. The office would start functioning from there from Monday.


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