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Proposal again to develop Lodhi Fort
Ludhiana, July 11
With the local bodies department announcing a new proposal for conserving the abandoned Lodhi Fort, and developing it as a tourist attraction centre, the over 400 years A view of the dilapidated Lodhi Fort. Photo : Inderjeet Verma
monument is back in focus with the renewed hope of getting a lease of life.
A view of the dilapidated Lodhi Fort.  — Photo by Inderjeet Verma 


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BSNL services hit as staff go on strike
Ludhiana, July 11
Employees and supervisory staff of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), owing allegiance to the BSNL Employees Union (BSNLEU), the Sanchar Nigam Executive Association, the All-India BSNL Executive Association and the National Federation of Telecom Employees, today went on a strike here today in protest against the attempts of the Union government to deprive the telecom giant from acquiring the latest technology.
Trade union leaders address the striking BSNL employees in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma
Trade union leaders address the striking BSNL employees in Ludhiana

Sarpanch ‘facilitates’ land grabbing
Ludhiana, July 11
The sarpanch of Hanskalan village in Jagraon subdivision is alleged to have facilitated the grabbing of about 1500 square yards of common village land by four brothers in connivance with certain officials.




Gurmel Singh shows the documents of the village land allegedly grabbed with the help of sarpanch. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Gurmel Singh shows the documents of the village land allegedly grabbed with the help of sarpanch.
Students of Khalsa College for Women enjoys during rain in Ludhiana
Rain Rain come again: Students of Khalsa College for Women enjoys during rain in Ludhiana. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Move to abolish arhtiya system, farmers differ
Ludhiana, July 11
Farmers appears to be divided over the issue of continuing the 'arhtiya' system in the state. While the Punjab Mandi Board in a resolution urged that the payment for the crops by the government be made directly to the farmers, a few farmer groups had demanded continuation of the previous system.

Cong mounts attack on Shekhawat
Mudslinging goes on
Ludhiana, July 11
In an apparent bid to counter the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) campaign against its Presidential nominee, Pratibha Patil, the Congress has started a counter campaign against the (NDA) nominee Bhairon Singh Shekhawat.

COMMUNITY

22-year-old needs help
Ludhiana, July 11
Manjit Singh, a resident of village Mehal Kalan in Barnala district is struggling with a life-threatening disease with the odds heavily staked against him. The hapless youth is presently undergoing treatment at the medical ICU of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) for the past seven months.

World Population Day
Adopt small family norms: Civil surgeon
Ludhiana, July 11
The population explosion in India, and for that matter, in the entire third world countries, was eating into scarce resources and posing a big hurdle in the way of development in the economic, social and educational fields.



Students of Green Land School spread awareness among people through posters in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Students of Green Land School spread awareness among people through posters in Ludhiana

World Population Day celebrated
Samrala, July 11
World Population Day was celebrated here in the local Civil Hospital today under the leadership of Dr Harvinder Singh, senior medical officer.

Majithia launches plantation drive
Koom Kallan (Ludhiana), July 11
Minister for science, technology, environment and non-conventional sources of energy Bikram Singh Majithia announced today that with a view to improve the environment, a special sapling plantation drive would be launched by the pollution control board and forest department with the help of NGOs and panchyats in the state.

Minister for environment Bikram Singh Majithia launches a statewide sapling plantation drive at Koom Kallan on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph 
Minister for environment Bikram Singh Majithia launches a statewide sapling plantation drive at Koom Kallan

IHRO opposes govt for stopping Khalsa march
Ludhiana, July 11
The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO) yesterday flayed the Punjab government and UT Administration for barricading and preventing the Khalsa March at Mohali which was going to hold a peaceful sit in before the residences of the Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers for highlighting the grievances of Sikhs against the Dera Sacha Sauda.

Suvidha camp organised
Ludhiana, July 11
In order to facilitate the public, especially the elderly and women, a suvidha camp was organised at ward no. 59, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Pakhowal Road, by the vice president of the Youth Akali Dal, Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal, here today.


People at a suvidha camp organised by Youth Akali Dal in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
People at a suvidha camp organised by Youth Akali Dal in Ludhiana

Training camp concludes
Ludhiana, July 11
Under the guidance of division no 8 warden, Darshan Rahal, a training camp was organised from June 11, 2006 and it concluded here today. It was organised at Community Hall, Shimla Puri. 


District Commander, Ludhiana V.K. Vaid at the concluding day of the Civil Defence Training held at Shimalpuri on Wednesday. — A Tribune Photo by Inderjit Verma
District Commander, Ludhiana V.K. Vaid at the concluding day of the Civil Defence Training held at Shimalpuri

Book on Guru Granth  Sahib released
Ludhiana July 11
The poetic philosophy of Shri Guru Granth Sahib should be incorporated in real life as it serves as a perennial lighthouse of knowledge. These views were expressed by Dr M.S. Kang, vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) during the release of a book entitled 'Guru Granth Sahib Kaav Darshan' written by Dr Jagdish Kaur of Centre for Communication, Languages and Culture.


PAU VC M.S. Kang releases a book on Guru Granth Sahib written by Jagdish Kaur on Tuesday. — A Tribune photograph
PAU VC M.S. Kang releases a book on Guru Granth Sahib written by Jagdish Kaur

Promoting UK as tourist destination
Ludhiana, July 11
Visit London in association with Sagger World Holidays will organise a road show for promoting Landon as a tourist destination among Indian businessmen and others.

Rotary club appoints governor
Ludhiana, July 11
District governor, Dr S.P.S. Grover has appointed ex-president K.K. Chadha of Rotary Club, Ludhiana, as Assistant District Governor, Rotary International Distt. 307O for his distinguished  services to the Rotary projects. This appointment was made by the district governor based on excellent work done by Chadha during his tenure as President. He implemented many projects for the welfare of the poor and needy people like free homoeopathic dispensary, computer training centre, rain-water harvesting and recharging project, polio programmes.

K.K. Chadha
K.K. Chadha

 

CRIME

Three booked for demanding dowry
Jagraon, July 11
Sudarshan Singh Toor, Surinder Singh and Balwant Kaur of Bhindar Kalan (Moga) have been booked by Dehlon police under sections 498A, 406, 34 of the IPC. According to sources, the trio demanded more dowry from Manjit Kaur of Dehlon who was married to Sudarshan Singh Toor of Bhindar Kalan. Manjit Kaur was also tortured, as she did not agree to bring more dowry.

Two nabbed for stealing autos
Ludhiana, July 11
The Kotwali police has nabbed two persons who had allegedly stolen many auto-rickshaws from the area.

 

EDUCATION

Move to emigrate qualified professionals
Canadian varsity signs MoU with Garcha institute
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 11
International coordinator for University of Manitoba Jean Paul and its academic representative in India Ajay Mitra said: “University authorities have signed a MoU with Garcha International Institute, Bhutta, to emigrate qualified professionals from the state.”

KIMT students excel in PTU exam
Ludhiana, July11
Students of Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT) for Women have excelled in the examinations held by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, in the month of May and June.

Manipal opens admissions
Ludhiana, July 11
The city office of the International Centre of Applied Sciences, a body which is a part of Manipal Education, today opened admissions for the "Twinning" international engineering degree for the academic year 2007-08. Students will have the flexibility to do the first two years in India and the final two years at any of the of the following universities in the USA, UK or Australia.

 

HEALTH

90 doctors attend DMCH meet
Ludhiana, July 11
A conference of the Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of Northern India, held at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here today. 


Delegates attended the conference of Obstetrics and Gynecological Society of Northern India, which concluded at DMCH in Ludhiana on Tuesday. —  A Tribune photograph
Delegates attended the conference of Obstetrics and Gynecological Society of Northern India, which concluded at DMCH in Ludhiana

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