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Now, Amarpura in grip of gastro

60 cases reported; Water supply through tankers begins
Ludhiana, July 8
After Gyaspura, gastroenteritis has gripped Amarpura now with 60 fresh cases of gastro reported from this area today. As a measure to contain the spread of the disease, the MC authorities stopped supplying water from the tubewell and fresh water tankers were pressed into service.

THE ROOT: Pipes supplying potable water pass through a drain in Amarpura.

Pipes supplying potable water pass through a drain in Amarpura.


Hosieries set to start winter production
Ludhiana, July 8
The hosiery industry is all set to start production for the next winter as buyers from other states placed orders to industrialists in a three-day mega exhibition organised in the city that concluded here today.

Hosiery manufacturers showcase their products in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Hosiery manufacturers showcase their products in Ludhiana

Dhindsa meets city’s Shahi Imam
Ludhiana, July 8
SAD secretary general Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa today visited the local Jama Masjid and met its Shahi Imam Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Ludhianvi. The two leaders discussed problems being faced by Muslims living in the state.

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa with Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman.
— A Tribune photograph

Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa with Shahi Imam of the Jama Masjid Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman

Thief in the garb of watchman!
Ludhiana, July 8
Watchman at night and a “thief” during the day. This is what Dil Bahadur, a migrant from Nepal, used to do with his accomplices till the police nabbed him from near bus stand here today. Stolen jewellery, including gold and diamond sets, apart from silver bricks, were recovered from his possession.

Dil Bahadur and Sunil Kumar in police custody in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Dil Bahadur and Sunil Kumar in police custody in Ludhiana

Banned drugs being sold openly
Doraha, July 8
The fear of recent crackdown against chemist shops selling intoxicating drugs seems to be over for some chemists of Sahnewal and Doraha who have again started selling these drugs. While more than half of the medical stores at Sahnewal and Doraha are doing the business, the authorities have just to express concern for this sorry state of affairs.

Passing the buck
City’s health department and the municipal corporation are apt at passing the buck. Whenever a disease breaks out in the city, authorities of both departments start blaming each other. The health officials blames municipal corporation for supplying unfit potable water whereas corporation officials retort that health officials don’t know how to collect samples and results can not be trusted.


Selection panels for MC elections
MLAs out, losers in
Ludhiana, July 8
Punjab Pardesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo might have tried his best to ensure a balanced team for selecting candidates for the coming elections to various Municipal Corporations in the state, some people have expressed reservations for ignoring some deserving leaders who can play an important role.

Misappropriation of funds
Cong MLA shielding sarpanches: Garcha
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
SAD in charge Jagdish Singh Garcha while accusing the Congress MLA from Kilaraipur of shielding those sarpanches who had allegedly misappropriated funds meant for developing their respective villages claimed that he and his associates would ensure that such funds were properly utilised.

Punjab has lost a friend
Ludhiana, July 8
With death of the former Prime Minister, Chandrashekhar in New Delhi today, Punjab has lost a sincere friend. Cutting across their ideological affiliations leaders from different political parties today expressed grief on his demise. They said the country had lost a secular and socialist leader who always looked beyond stereotypes and partisan interests.

Badal pays tributes to Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Master Tara Singh
Ludhiana, July 8
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has called upon people to rededicate themselves for the creation of a strong and secular India for which Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Master Tara Singh had fought throughout their lives.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal being presented a portrait of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at a function organised in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal being presented a portrait of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at a function organised in Ludhiana

Cong worker refuses to pay MC dues; held, let off
Raikot, July 8
The local police has arrested a Congress activist for allegedly obstructing municipal council officials from performing their duties and misbehaving with them. Later, he was released on bail.

Residents of Dehliz road live in unhygienic condition
Sewage project withdrawn by SAD
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Disposal of waste water and solid waste emerged as waterloo for local civic authorities. Though people living in almost all areas of the town are forced to live in unhygienic conditions, those residing in the Dehliz road area are virtually living in the hell. Municipal council president Jatinder Bhola said the situation got worse due to the stopping of sewage.
Chocked sewerage system frequently results in flooding of main roads in Ahmedgarh even after a brief shower
Chocked sewerage system frequently results in flooding of main roads in Ahmedgarh even after a brief shower. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Inaction by food and supplies department
Rice-sheller owners threaten to shut units
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Upset over the inaction of food and supply authorities in case of alleged unauthorised enhancement of capacities of certain rice shellers in the Kilaraipur area, the owners of affected units and activists of struggle committee constituted to save their interests, have threatened to shut down their shellers instead of suffering losses.

18-year-old drowns in canal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
A youth, who had dived into canal to fish out a coconut fruit is feared to have drowned, as the Sudhar police and relatives of the youth have failed to locate him after he once disappeared in the water.

Yoga camp concludes
Ludhiana, July 8
A seminar on the topic to know the self and a yoga camp was organised by Anand Marg Sangh at Anand Marg School, New Kundan Puri. The camp and the seminar, which started on July 6, concluded here today.

Garcha elected president
Ludhiana, July 8
A meeting of Bharti Janta Party Mandal meeting was held at Shri Shakti Dharamshala, Khamano, in which Gurcharan Singh Garcha was unanimously elected president of Khamano Mandal.



Demand for evening law college gains momentum
Ludhiana, July 8
The demand to have an evening law college in the city has been gaining momentum for quite sometime now. Justifying their demand, the intelligentsia in the city feel that the more the people were aware of law, the more will they be able to fight injustice easily.

Restart medical classes in college: residents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 8
Residents of the town and surrounding villages have urged the Chief Minister to tell the authorities in the education department to depute staff and restart medical classes in government college, Karamsar, that was the only college in this area.

Kaushik Ghosh to hold workshop for budding models
Ludhiana, July 8
A modelling and image-building workshop by Kaushik Ghosh will be organised at JD Institute of Fashion Technology here. The institute has been organising workshops, fashion shows, exhibitions since 1995 which hone the talent of the students to ensure their overall development.



Reconstructive surgery camp held
Doraha, July 8
In order to make the highly specialised reconstructive surgery of face available to the poorest of the poor, an entirely free check up and treatment camp was organised at Sidhu hospital Doraha, today.


Sports dept to conduct trials today
Ludhiana, July 8
Punjab Sports Department will conduct trials to enroll players (boys and girls) in the sports wings (residential) of colleges affiliated with Panjab University for the 2007-08 session. These trials will be held on July 9 at different venues in Ludhiana.



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