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IT raids on nine city outlets
Cong worker comes under scanner

Ludhiana, August 29
Income tax raids were conducted on nine outlets of a leading chain of restaurants and fast food joints in different parts of the city, owned by a senior functionary of the Congress, along with that of a shawl manufacturer.

Water, water everywhere...
Ludhiana, August 29
The city’s bad roads and poor sewerage was evident after today’ early morning downpour, which threw life out of gear. Several low-lying areas were waterlogged and roads got turned into virtual streams. The situation turned better only after afternoon.
A waterlogged road in Ludhiana after Tuesday’s rain A waterlogged road in Ludhiana after Tuesday’s rain. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Company penalised for not delivering goods
Ludhiana, August 29
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered a transport company, Ashoka Transways Service (P) Ltd, Raipur, and its local office situated in Ludhiana, to pay Rs 59,089 towards the actual price of the undelivered booked goods.

Cheques worth crores given for development
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 29
Under the Punjab Development Scheme, Mr Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Parliamentary Secretary (Home, Justice and Sainik Welfare) handed over a check worth Rs 1,85,58,000 at a function today to Mr Jagmeet Singh Sahota, president of the Municipal Council, Mandi Gobindgarh.


ID cards must for migrants, says league
Ludhiana, August 29
Col Chanan Singh Dhillon (retd), president, Ex-services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, yesterday criticised the district police for suspending work on the preparation of identity cards of migrant labourers following violence in Ludhiana.

Behal is Rotary Club president
Ludhiana, August 29
Rtn R.S. Behal was installed as President of the Rotary Club of Ludhiana, North, along with his team for the year 2006-07 at Awards and Installation Function held at the Rotary Bhavan here recently.

Employees decry government apathy
Ludhiana, August 29
The Joint Action Committee, comprising several bodies of government employees, has charged the Centre and the state government with pursuing anti-employee policies, sitting over genuine demands of employees and going ahead with privatisation of several government departments under pressure from WTO and multinational companies.

Samvat Shri celebrations
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 29
Persistent practice will bring the desired results towards generating universal fraternity, maintains Sadhavi Vidyawati, a disciple of Acharya Mahapragya on the occasion of Samvat Shri celebrations at Tera Panth Jain Sathanak here yesterday.

Ganpati festival gets under way
Ludhiana, August 29

Devotees of Lord Ganesha chanted “Ganpati bappa morya” as they visited the temples on the occasion of the 10-day Ganpati Mahotsava, which began on Monday in several temples of the city.

Roadside makers of Ganpati idols hope to make a brisk sale during the 10-day festival.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Roadside makers of Ganpati idols hope to make a brisk sale during the 10-day festival

MCPI concerned over police lathi charge
Ludhiana, August 29
The all-India preparatory committee of the MCPI (United) has expressed concern over the lathi charge and beating of migrants from Bihar and other states who were peacefully protesting against the police registration drive.

Kirtan darbar on August 31
Ludhiana, August 29
The management of Shri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Model Town Extension, will hold a massive ‘kirtan darbar’ on August 31 from 6 pm to 10 pm. Mr Surinderjit Singh, general secretary, in a Press statement, said here yesterday that on September 1, a ‘gurmat samagam’ would also be organised in which famous raagi jathas would take part.

Applications sought for ration depots
Ludhiana, August 29
The Food and Supplies Department has asked for applications from the public for allotment of ration depots in the urban areas of the district. The areas to be covered include Mullanpur, Sahnewal, Jagraon, Raikot, Khanna, Payal, Samrala and Doraha.



3 assault cases come to light
Jagraon, August 29
In three separate incidents, a number of x persons have been booked by the Jagraon and Sidhwan Bet police on the charge of assault. In the first incident, Inderjit Singh, alias Doga, and some unknown persons of Kothe, Jagraon, have been booked by the Jagraon police on charge of assault when they allegedly assaulted Joginder Kumar and beat him with kirpan, baseball and iron rod and damaged his mobile phone.

School peon assaulted
Jagraon , August 29
Three unknown persons armed with lathis trespassed into the servant quarters of Sanmati Vimal Jain Public School Kothe Khazuran Jagraon, and threatened Ram Surat Mishra to leave the school and brutally assaulted him.

Man commits suicide
Ludhiana, August 29
A bearded man in his mid-thirties committed suicide yesterday by jumping in front of the engine of a Ludhiana-bound passenger train from Jakhal near the Gill canal at around 9.40 am.



SAP to tap IT potential
Ludhiana, August 29
Having identified a clear trend of increased usage of IT solutions for growth by the industry in Punjab, SAP India, a global software solutions provider, is all geared up to tap the potential that state's market for software solution holds.

Jhuggis create problems: industrial body
Ludhiana, August 29
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU) yesterday urged the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, to get slums on the road from Metro Tyres to Focal Point Phase VIII removed.

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Education officer pleads for no political interference
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 29
Mr Joginder Singh Aulakh, District Education Officer, Sangrur, and former Principal of the Government Senior Secondary School, Amargarh, who was selected for National Award for 2005, has urged leaders of various political parties to refrain from interfering in selection process of the awardees.

College to celebrate memorial function
Doraha, August 29
The 85th birth anniversary of the late Dr Ishwar Singh, the founder president of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha will be celebrated at the Dr Ishwar Singh Memorial Hall of the college on August 31.

From Schools and Colleges
Seminar by British Council

Ludhiana, August 29
Guru Nanak International Public School, Model Town, organised a seminar by the British Council here today. The resource person was Ms Illa Vij. She was assisted by Ms Shelly Kwatra, education information officer of British Library, Chandigarh.



A passion for photography
Doraha, August 29
Photography runs in Bobby Sharma’s blood. He strives to fill colour to his father’s conventional photography. Both his native village Maloud and photo studio bear a distinct identity. It is his photographic knack, that his village is now on the world map through an Asian magazine called “Better Photography”.

Standing on the threshold of new life: — A photograph by Bobby Sharma
Standing on the threshold of new life

Bengal culture showcased at exhibition
Ludhiana, August 29
To get the feel of the culture and craftsmanship of West Bengal, about 30 designing students of the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT) here visited Nadya, Shantiniketan, Bishnupur and Mithnapur of West Bengal recently.

Sift students display their products at an exhibition in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Sift students display their products at an exhibition in Ludhiana on Monday

Playback singing her dream
Ludhiana, August 29
Gurlez Akhtar, a student of BA-I of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women whose album “N Maar Sohneya Gere” was released recently, wants to sing for Bollywood. Gurlez said prior to this she was a co-singer in hit music audios like “Sharif munda”, “Tere jehi kudi”, “Jatt dee torr”, etc.


Metabolic disorder rising among adolescents
Ludhiana, August 29
North Indian adolescent population has witnessed a progressive rise of obesity and metabolic syndrome in recent years. Metabolic syndrome consists of constellation of risk factors like high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol and high glucose levels. These risk factors make the victims vulnerable to heart attack and diabetes at a young age. In addition, heart attack occurs at an earlier age in Indians.

DMCH website for transplant olympics launched
Ludhiana, August 29
To provide detailed information on organ transplantation, patient education and registration in the ‘9th All-India Transplant Games and SAARC Transplant Olympics’ to be held here in October this year, the official website was formally launched at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here yesterday.

Five city doctors to attend world congress
Ludhiana, August 29
Dr L S Chawla, founder Vice-Chancellor of the Baba Farid University of Health Sciences and president, Indian Doctors for Peace and Development, will lead a delegation of 21 doctors and students to the world congress of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) being held in Helsinki, Finland, from September 6 to 10.

3 fresh dengue cases in city 
Ludhiana, August 29
Three fresh cases of dengue were reported from different parts of the city yesterday, taking the total number of dengue patients admitted in the last fortnight to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital here to 12.

DMCH doctors attend workshop in Hyderabad
Ludhiana, August 29
Dr Rajoo Singh Chhina, Professor and Head, Department of Gastroenterology, and Dr Sandeep Sandhu, Professor of Gastroenterology, DMCH, attended an international workshop on pancreato biliary endoscopy organised by the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Hyderabad.
Mr Prem Gupta, secretary of the DMCH managing society, launches the website on transplant games and SAARC Olympics at DMCH in Ludhiana on Monday.  — A Tribune photograph
Mr Prem Gupta, secretary of the DMCH managing society, launches the website on transplant games and SAARC Olympics at DMCH


Kila Raipur school students emerge champion
Ludhiana, August 29
Students of Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, performed well to help the Gujjarwal Zone to emerge zonal champion in the Inter-Zonal Schools Hockey Tournament organised by the Punjab School Education Department in Ludhiana district. They represented Gujjarwal Zone which emerged victorious in the u-14 and u-17 years sections.

A hockey team of Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, that emerged winner in the Inter-Zonal Schools Hockey Tournament organised by the Punjab School Education Department in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
A hockey team of Nankana Sahib Senior Secondary School, Kila Raipur, that emerged winner in the Inter-Zonal Schools Hockey Tournament organised by the Punjab School Education Department in Ludhiana

GNPS girls shine in roller skating tourney
Ludhiana, August 29
Girls of Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, performed will to win titles in the District Roller Skating Championship which concluded at the GNP School campus here today.



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