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Drainage system gets choked
Chotti, Badi Haibowal areas flooded

Ludhiana, July 4
Choking of sewers in the Chotti and Badi Haibowal areas caused flooding in a few localities after the rain threw the normal life out of gear today morning.

A view of the flooded main Haibowal Road after showers in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
VENICE OR MENACE: A view of the flooded main Haibowal Road after showers in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

80-yr-old fights for his land
Ludhiana, July 4
It seems to be an unending struggle for Baldev Singh of Jhande village, who wants to get back his 18 bighas, allegedly grabbed by a few villagers. For the past many years, he has been meeting a large number of officials but to no avail. At the dusk of his life, he feels helpless and desperate.

 

EARLIER STORIES


Official Apathy
Gyaspura
Where monsoon heralds diseases
Ludhiana, July 4
The outbreak of gastroenteritis that claimed six lives and left many ill in Gyaspura recently has once again proved that the area is a disease time bomb that keeps on ticking throughout the year and goes off during monsoon season.

2 gangs busted, 10 held
Ludhiana, June 4
The city police today claimed to have busted two notorious gangs of criminals, most of them drug addicts, who were allegedly involved in several cases of snatching, theft, robberies and dacoities in houses as well as factories in the city.

Industry’s Demand
Simplify process for VAT returns
Ludhiana, July 4
Local industry has urged the government to simplify the process of filing Value Added Tax (VAT) returns.

Two held for rape
Ludhiana, July 4
The local police yesterday arrested two persons, including son of a head constable, for allegedly raping a dancing girl near Lalton.


The two alleged rapists in police custody in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
The two alleged rapists in police custody in Ludhiana.


COMMUNITY

Two- and- a half year-old Arvinder asking his mother about the latest models of cars. Two-and-a-half-year-old recognises latest cars
Ludhiana, July 4
Two-and-a-half-year-old Arvinder Singh cannot speak one sentence properly but he can easily memorise the names of over 20 latest cars. According to his parents, inquisitive by nature, Arvinder always want to know about the latest trendy cars on roads.






Two- and- a half year-old Arvinder asking his mother about the latest models of cars.

Freedom fighter’s kin ‘causes loss’ to public property

Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 4
Accusing kin of a freedom fighter of causing loss to public property and obstructing officials from performing their duty, the executive officer, local Municipal Council, has urged the local police to initiate action against the suspects.



Employees of the Municipal Council remove iron bars from the vicinity of a roundabout at the Dhulkot Chowk at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Tuesday.

Employees of the Municipal Council remove iron bars from the vicinity of a roundabout at the Dhulkot Chowk at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Tuesday.

Badal to inaugurate power station on July 7
Ludhiana July 4
Elaborate arrangements are being made to organise a programme to dedicate 66 KV power station to the people at Hedon Bet near Machhiwara on July 7. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will formally inaugurate the power station.

Poor state of roads, sanitation
MC flayed, residents write to CM
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 4
Accusing the local civic body of showing an indifferent attitude towards genuine demands of residents of the area, office-bearers of various social and political organisations have urged senior officials to impress upon the authorities to provide basic amenities required for living a dignified life.
A driver tries to steer clear of potholes at the Jagera Road at Ahmedgarh
A driver tries to steer clear of potholes at the Jagera Road at Ahmedgarh

Some of the people who rushed to Deep Hospital, Model Town, on Sunday to help victims of an accident near Dehlon. Doc lauds people’s role in saving mishap victims
Ludhiana, July 4
Local residents set a unique example when a large number of them rushed to Deep Hospital on Sunday for helping the accident victims of Sayan village near Dehlon who were admitted there.


Some of the people who rushed to Deep Hospital, Model Town, on Sunday to help victims of an accident near Dehlon. — A Tribune photo

Folk singers, actors to attend seminar
Ludhiana, July 4
The chief secretary of Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle said today that a seminar on Punjabi culture and modern singing would be organised on July 20 at Punjabi Bhawan. Minister of cultural affairs Hira Singh Gabharhia would be the chief guest. Filmmaker Mangal Dhillon would be the special guest.

PAU pensioners seek interim relief, DA
Ludhiana, July 4
Pensioners of Punjab Agricultural University are sore over the government’s apathetic attitude towards them. The pensioners said they had not been paid the interim relief and dearness allowance announced by the government in November 2006 and January.

 

CRIME

The proclaimed offender, Shiv Kumar, in police custody in Ludhiana PO arrested
Ludhiana, July 4
The Division No. 8 police has arrested a proclaimed offender who had been evading arrest for the past four years.



The proclaimed offender, Shiv Kumar, in police custody in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — A Tribune photo

 

BUSINESS

Hart Kaminker Truck drivers much in demand in Canada
Ludhiana, July 4
Truck drivers are said to be in great demand in Canada.Various immigration agencies in Canada and India are trying to rope in as many truck drivers as possible.They ensure that they are experts, have valid licences and can go for long- distance drives of thousands of kilometers at a single stretch. However, the drivers will also need to pass the driving test there as well.
Hart Kaminker

 

EDUCATION

Workshop on Teaching Methodologies for Engineers
Use language as tool to mould students: Parihar

Ludhiana, July 4
Dr B.S Parihar, an eminent Urdu poet, editor, translator, learner and professor in English, was the keynote speaker on the third day of a five-day symposium-cum-workshop on "Teaching Methodologies for Engineers" organised by the Training and Placement Cell of Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology (LCET) on the college campus.

Satisfy teachers to improve education standards: DEO
Ludhiana, July 4
“Standards of education can only be improved after resolving the problems of teachers and satisfying them,” said Virinder Sharma, District Education Officer (DEO), Ludhiana, in the meeting with the representatives of the Government Primary Teachers, Ludhiana, here today.

Topper felicitated
Doraha, July 4
Hardeep Kaur of Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School of Doraha, who had secured first position in the district and third in Punjab in the matric examinations conducted by Punjab School Education Board this year, was felicitated by the Director, Principal and staff of the school at a get together today.

 

HEALTH

Special knees for women
Ludhiana, July 4
Zimmer Gender Knees, artificial knees designed for females, have been used by Professor and Head of Orthopeadics at DMCH, Dr J.L. Bassi, for the first time in North India after Delhi. The surgery was carried out on Surjit Kaur ( 57) at DMCH recently.

City doc attends epilepsy conference in Phukat
Ludhiana, July 4
Senior consultant neurosurgeon M.K. Sobti attended an international conference on “summit epilepsy” in Phukat, Thailand, recently. Various aspects of epilepsy (seizures) were discussed in the seminar. Epilepsy is the second commonest central nervous system (CNS) disorder after headache.

Patient undergoes kidney transplant 3 times
Stopping prescribed medicines cost him dear

Ludhiana, July 4
Stopping medicines of his own has cost a patient dear here.Experts in the field have stressed that the recovering patients of kidney transplant surgery should never stop taking the prescribed medication, otherwise in the damage of transplanted kidney, the patient may have to undergo transplant surgery again.

 
SPORTS

36 aspirants attend cricket trials

Ludhiana, July 4
As many 36 players attended the trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at the Arya College Ground here today to select the probables for the forthcoming Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield.
Boys who turned up for the trials conducted to select the Ludhiana team for the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield. — A Tribune photograph.

Boys who turned up for the trials conducted to select the Ludhiana team for the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Katoch Shield.

 
Good response to SAI trials
Ludhiana, July 4
Intermittent rain since last night failed to dampen the spirits of young boys and girls who turned in large numbers to appear for the selection trials for admission in the residential and non-residential training centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at the Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Trials in progress at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Wednesday for the selection of players for admission to the SAI training centre. — A Tribune photograph.
Trials in progress at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, on Wednesday for the selection of players for admission to the SAI training centre.


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