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Unsafe, pulled down
Ludhiana, July 5
A demolition squad of the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation today pulled down an unsafe building in the Malli Ganj area. The building belonged to Ashok Thapar and was rented to Kewal Krishan. Both were fighting a battle in a court.

The demolition of an unsafe building in the Malli Ganj area is in progress in Ludhiana The demolition of an unsafe building in the Malli Ganj area is in progress in Ludhiana on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph


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Dead woman executes sale deed!
Ludhiana, July 5
A dead woman sold her house in the Kundan Puri area four years after her death if a sale deed executed by her in the presence of a former sub-registrar is to be believed.

Now, get your complaint redressed on priority
State govt to set up grievance redressal panels
Ludhiana, July 5
For early redressal of complaints, the state government has set a criterion to set up redressal grievances committees in each district and sub-division. Now you can address the problems and complaints to the redressal committee.

Koom Kalan mosque back with Muslims after 60 years
Koom Kalan Khurd (Ludhiana), July 5
It is after 60 long years that the azan (the call to Muslims for prayers) has started reverberating in the skies of this small hamlet. The doors of the mosque were opened after it was handed over to the Al Habib Charitable Trust on June 25 by local residents led by sarpanch Karnail Singh Kelly.


The mosque at Koom Kalan Khurd village. — Tribune photo by Vimal Sumbly
The mosque at Koom Kalan Khurd village.


Monsoon Blues
Dress right this season
Ludhiana, July 5
Confused on what to wear on a rainy day? With the monsoon setting in, selecting a dress that doesn’t get spoilt or look awful after you get drenched in the rain bothers many people. A seminar was organised in this regard here recently.

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Intoxicants seized
Crackdown on chemist shops

Ludhiana, July 5
In a massive crackdown against chemists selling medicines used as intoxicants, the local police and the state drug controller department raided 40 shops in selected areas of the city today.

COMMUNITY

Chhabils on highways 
No forcible stopping of vehicles, say intellectuals 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 5
Gory incident in which six persons, including four children, were crushed to death by a speeding truck at Sayana village on Sunday has set off a debate on the practice of organising chhabils and langars on highways and roads.

A chhabil causes traffic congestion on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road near Ahmedgarh. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma
A chhabil causes traffic congestion on the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road near Ahmedgarh

Martyrdom Day of Maharaj Singh
Government accused of hijacking function 

Uchi Rabo (Mandi Ahmedgarh), July 5
Office-bearers and members of the Baba Maharaj Singh Yadgari Committee, the host of annual martyrdom day function of the first-known martyr of the freedom movement, were disappointed over the role played by senior SAD leaders who according to them had ‘hijacked’ the event to gain political mileage out of it instead of paying tributes to the martyr. What to talk of accepting their demands they were not allowed to read out the charter of demands on the stage.

Models at a fashion show in Ludhiana
Models at a fashion show in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Embroidery centre opened
Khamano, July 5
An embroidery centre for girls has been opened at Ria village, near Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports Club, with the help of Vehar Yuva Kendar, Fatehgarh Sahib.

Programme on yoga 
Ludhiana July 5
A programme on yoga, including meditation, was conducted at Nirvana Club here from July 2 to 5. Prof Ranjit Singh Bhogal, principal, Kaivalyadhama, Pune, conducted the programme.

At the Crossroads
Novel bares trauma of kidney patient

Like a recluse he had distanced himself, after retirement, from the hustle and bustle of life and devoted himself fully to creative writing. It seemed as if he wanted to share with the readers his observations without any loss of time. In 1977 he had published his first novel “Fire in the cupboard” in which he had depicted disillusionment born out of clash between generations because of their lifestyles. In 1989 his second novel “The Forbidden Smile”, wherein he had described the trauma of a young man who had undergone kidney transplant, was received in the literary circles with high hopes. He did not, of course, belie the expectations of his readers.

 

BUSINESS

‘High spending attracts exhibitors to city’
Ludhiana, July 5
An increased spending power and even more than that the willingness to shell out money is attracting exhibitors from national and international levels to the city. These exhibitors also see Ludhiana as a gateway to the region so far as marketing and popularising their products are concerned.

 

EDUCATION

Rs 3 crore distributed at loan mela
Amloh, July 5
The State Bank of Patiala has organised a loan mela and “Grahak Sanman Samaroh” at its Bhadson branch today.




Students of Green Field Public School, Bhadson, recite shabads at function in Bhadson on Thursday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Green Field Public School, Bhadson, recite shabads at function in Bhadson

Be firm in  decision making, teachers told
Ludhiana, July 5
Pawan Kumar, a keynote speaker, apprised the faculty of the Ludhiana College of Engineering and Technology of how to face the challenges for producing world-class skilled human resources in the technical institutions, during the fourth day of the five-day symposium-cum-workshop on “Teaching methodologies for engineers” organised today.
PAU vice-chancellor M.S. Kang addresses farmers and scientists on the university campus in Ludhiana
PAU vice-chancellor M.S. Kang addresses farmers and scientists on the university campus in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Intra-college competition held
Ludhiana, July 5
ICFAI National College (INC) has organised a one-day intra-college competition “Ankur” recently. The main objective of the competition was to enhance their leadership skills and innovative methodology. Paramjit Singh, training manager, Punjab National Bank, inaugurated the competition at INC premises and encouraged the youngsters to channelise their energies in a constructive manner.

Now, children rally for Taj
Ludhiana, July 5
The D-day is approaching when we would come to know whether Taj Mahal would find a place among one of the seven wonders of the world. The race has hoted up and more as more Indians are sending SMSes for the Taj to figure in the new list. 


Children carrying placards and picture of the Taj Mahal take part in an awareness rally in Ludhiana on Thursday. —Photo: Sayeed Ahmed
Children carrying placards and picture of the Taj Mahal take part in an awareness rally in Ludhiana


 

HEALTH

Medical council notice
Doctor approaches govt 

Ludhiana, July 5
A local doctor Narrottam Dewan, who was served a show-cause notice by the Punjab Medical Council (PMC) for allegedly holding “free” medical camps, is learnt to have approached the state government on the grounds that he was being harassed by the council. However, a few doctors are of the view that he could only move the MCI in case he felt aggrieved and the state government had no role to play as it could amount to interference in the functioning of an autonomous body.

Dr Narrottam Dewan
Dr Narrottam Dewan

 
SPORTS

26 probables selected after trials
Ludhiana, July 5
The following 26 probables were selected after the trials, conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association at Arya College ground here yesterday.

Aspirants brave hot and humid conditions
Ludhiana, July 5
Braving hot and humid conditions, young aspirants attending selection trials for admission in the residential and non-residential training centre of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) here at Guru Nanak Sports Complex, underwent specific tests.

Trials in progress at Guru Nanak Sports Complex, Ludhiana, on Thursday for the selection of players for admission to the SAI training centre. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Trials in progress at Guru Nanak Sports Complex, Ludhiana, on Thursday for the selection of players for admission to the SAI training centre.

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