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City Centre Scam
Court order to attach Sibia’s property
Ludhiana, July 14
Judicial Magistrate Kuleep Singh today passed orders for attaching property of the absconding former Improvement Trust chairman Paramjit Singh Sibia in the city centre scam. The court had initiated proceedings for declaring him as “proclaimed offender” and this step was a part of it.
Paramjit Singh Sibia
Paramjit
Singh Sibia

Delay dogs Dhandari bridge again
Date of inauguration by CM yet to be decided
Ludhiana, July 14
After being delayed for almost five years the work on Dhandari Railway overbridge, conceived to ease traffic congestion on GT road and Focal Point, is complete but it is waiting to be inaugurated.
The Railway overbridge at Dhandari in Ludhiana awaits inauguration.
The Railway overbridge at Dhandari in Ludhiana awaits inauguration. — Photo
by I.V.

 

 






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Midnight robbery at gurdwara, four hurt
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 14
The Sudhar police has registered an FIR under Sections 459, 148 and 149 of the IPC against unknown persons for looting a gurdwara at Ghuman village after
assaulting four persons, including the granthi and his wife, yesterday.


SSP, Ludhiana (Rural), G.S Bhullar and SP (D), Romana, talk to a victim at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.
SSP, Ludhiana (Rural), G.S Bhullar and SP (D), Romana, talk to a victim at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana on Saturday.

Mullanpur Dakha suffers power pangs
Residents get supply for just 5 hours
Ludhiana, July 14
Unscheduled power cuts have made life miserable for residents of Mullanpur Dakha, who complain that they are getting power supply for just two to five hours everyday.

Jewellery worth 1 lakh stolen
Ludhiana, July 14
The urban estate, Sector 32, on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road is the new target of thieves with another major theft reported from a house of a bank employee yesterday.

COMMUNITY


Jewel of India award for Lekhi
Doraha, July 14
Among numerous ‘jewels’ that Sahnewal has produced, Dr R.K. Lekhi, popularly known among literary circles as Dr Ramesh Ahsaas, is one of them.
The ‘Jewel of India’ award (an honorary title) was recently conferred on Dr Lekhi by the Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi, for his outstanding achievements in both academic and literary fields.

R.K. Lekhi

R.K. Lekhi

Meeting to resolve differences
Ludhiana, July 14
Youth Akali Dal vice-president Tanvir Singh Dhaliwal organised a meeting between residents of the Punjab Mata Nagar, Pakhowal Road and PSEB officials near Gumbar Flour Mill, Punjab Mata Nagar, here today.

Teachers flay Badal’s policies
Ludhiana, July 14
Primary/Elementary Education Bachao Front, Punjab, representing eight different associations of primary teachers in Punjab has condemned the negative policies of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.

‘Hair festival’ concludes
Ludhiana, July 14
Grace Beauty Clinic and Institute organised a two-day “hair festival” at the Rani Jhansi Road which concluded here today.



“Hair festival” organised by Grace Institute in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
“Hair festival” organised by Grace Institute in Ludhiana on Saturday.


 
AGRICULTURE

Markfed gives farmers contracts for basmati
Ludhiana, July 14
Markfed has taken up basmati cultivation on contract basis in 12 districts in the state covering 24,000 acres.

PAU developing new varieties of sugarcane
Ludhiana, July 14
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana is developing new varieties of sugarcane, which will be high on sugar content, tolerance for insects and ability withstand vagaries of adverse weather.

EDUCATION

Institutional preference
Merit ‘ignored’ in MDS admissions
Ludhiana, July 14
Students of BDS Colleges of Punjab, who are planning to take admissions to PG courses, are in a tizzy over the alleged "institutional preference" given to students scoring lesser marks.

NTT Institute organises convocation
Ludhiana, July 14
NTT institute organised its 12th convocation and annual day celebrations here today. The function was presided over by Dr Anil Conto (Bishop of Jalandhar).

Plantation drive at SDP College
Ludhiana, February 14
To increase forest wealth, maintain ecological balance and keep the environment clean and green, SDP College for Women launched a tree plantation drive here today.

MC commissioner Vikas Partap plants a tree at SDP College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph
MC commissioner Vikas Partap plants a tree at SDP College for Women in Ludhiana on Saturday.


 

HEALTH

24-hr accident, trauma helpline at Apollo hospital
Ludhiana, July 14
Every year as many as one million persons sustain head injuries in our country with around five to six lakh losing their lives.

Italian surgeon to visit DMC
Will assist in high-risk cardiac surgery cases
Ludhiana July 14
Dr Antonio Maria Calafiore, cardiac surgeon, will be on a professional visit to Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) from July 16 to 20. He is the director, School of Specialisation in Cardiac Surgery, University of Catania, Italy.

 
SPORTS


Camp for soft tennis from Sept 7
Ludhiana, July 14
The Punjab State Soft Tennis Association will organise a five-day preparatory camp for the Indian contingent selected for the 13th World Soft Tennis Championship, to be held at Aengsongs, South Korea, from September
7 to 14.
Members of the Indian Soft Tennis team with Parmar Raju and Jasbir Singh Khangura (third and second from right), president of the Amateur Soft Tennis Federation of India and president of the Punjab Soft Tennis Association, respectively, after a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Members of the Indian Soft Tennis team with Parmar Raju and Jasbir Singh Khangura (third and second from right), president of the Amateur Soft Tennis Federation of India and president of the Punjab Soft Tennis Association, respectively, after a press conference in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph


Rs 2,780 cr earmarked for development works: Gabria
Ludhiana, July 14
Punjab minister for jails, tourism and cultural affairs Hira Singh Gabria said here today that the state government has earmarked Rs 2,780 crore under World Bank projects for strengthening road network and executing water supply schemes in the state.
Minister for jails and tourism Hira Singh Gabria with villagers of the Bet area at a function organised in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Minister for jails and tourism Hira Singh Gabria with villagers of the Bet area at a function organised in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by I.V.


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