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Rs 51-cr road caves in
Substandard material used
Ludhiana, July 15
Following rain in the recent past, the Rs 51-crore elevated road has come under a scanner as it has caved in at a few places pointing towards an inferior quality material used in its construction.
A part of an elevated road that has caved in, in Ludhiana A part of an elevated road that has caved in, in Ludhiana.
— A Tribune photograph



EARLIER STORIES


DPR’s stolen car recovered; 1 held
Ludhiana, July 15
The local police today recovered an official car of the Director Public Relations (PB 11 N 0029) that was stolen from Sector 34, Chandigarh, on Friday. One of accused has been arrested. A stolen white Qualis (CH 03 Z 3740) has also been recovered from him. The police said the arrested person, Sheikh Arshad Firdaus, wanted to sell the cars in Srinagar. However, the police was investigating if the accused planned to use the “red light” car in some kind of terror plot.

Sheikh Arshad Firdaus
Sheikh Arshad Firdaus


Children enjoy rain under the cover of colourful umbrellas in Mandi Ahmedgarh
Children enjoy rain under the cover of colourful umbrellas in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Sunday.
— A Tribune photograph

Ban On Admissions
Upset parents urge DMER to settle issue
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 15
Upset over the uncertain future of their wards doing BAMS from Guru Nanak Ayurvedic Medical College and Research Institute, Gopalpur, residents of a town and surrounding villages have urged authorities in the Department of Medical Education and Research to settle the controversy generated due to alleged confrontation between institute’s management.

MC Election
Cong begins process on dissent
Ludhiana, July 15
There seems to be no end to the factional politics within the Congress even in the face of adversities. The dissenting notes have started to come up about the formation of the selection panel by Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Shamsher Singh Dullo in Ludhiana and other places.

The city will soon have a new cinematic experience with two multiplexes opening the doors of four auditoria each within this month. The residents have been treated to dolby digital experience in Orient cinema so far where other theaters have remained medieval compared to the modern technology. Ludhianvis have always competed with Delhites in style, riches and way of living.


COMMUNITY


Puddles of water on the side of an elevated road in Ludhiana
Puddles of water on the side of an elevated road in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

MC poll: Rift between Akali leaders surfaces
Ludhiana, July 15
With the government deciding to hold elections to the five municipal corporations of the state in August, the differences among local Akali leaders are coming on the surface. Differences among SAD leaders are so severe that they are not willing to see one another.

SAD, BJP leaders for
communal harmony

Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 15
Terming communal harmony a prerequisite for the development of state, senior leaders of the SAD and the BJP today called upon office-bearers of various social and religious organisations to impress upon the masses to follow the teachings of the Gurus and sages who had advocated the ideology of universal fraternity for their followers.

Gabria lays stone of community centre
Ludhiana, July 15
Minister for jails, cultural affairs and tourism Hira Singh Gabria said yesterday that the government had chalked out a plan to provide basic amenities to the urban population and in the first phase 40 major cities and towns had been included in the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns.
Minister for jails, cultural affairs and tourism Hira Singh Gabria lays the foundation stone of a community centre at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Block-J, Ludhiana, on Saturday.
Minister for jails, cultural affairs and tourism Hira Singh Gabria lays the foundation stone of a community centre at Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Block-J, Ludhiana

Nanda Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood chief
Ludhiana, July 15
N.S Nanda has been elected president of the Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood, Punjab, for the eighth consecutive term. The general body meeting of the brotherhood was held here today in which Nanda was unanimously elected president while D.S Parwana was elected general secretary.
N.S Nanda and D.S Parwana after being unanimously elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood in Ludhiana
N.S Nanda and D.S Parwana after being unanimously elected president and general secretary, respectively, of the Dhan Pothohar Brotherhood in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Shun use of poly bags, says Rotary chief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 15
The local unit of the Rotary Club, led by newly inducted president Kedar Nath Kapila and secretary Pardeep Sharda, vowed to work for achieving objectives of the club. Office-bearers of the club took oath at a function held at MGMN Senior Secondary School here last night.
Office-bearers of the Rotary Club at a function in Mandi Ahmedgarh
Office-bearers of the Rotary Club at a function in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Saturday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

CBI ex-chief to release book
Ludhiana, July 15
Former CBI Director Joginder Singh will release a book of short stories in Hindi written by city-based journalist Manoj Dhiman on July 17. The book,” Late Night Party”, has stories that are contemporary and relate to everyday life.

 

CRIME

2 drug traffickers arrested
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 15
The Dehlon police has booked two persons under Sections 18,25,29,61 and 85 of the NDPS Act for trafficking banned products. About 2-kg opium and a motor cycle were seized from the accused.

 

BUSINESS

Fertiliser company posts 35 pc growth
Ludhiana, July 15
Fertilisers and chemicals major Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers Company has posted positive results for the quarter ended June 30. Announcing this, company chairman S.G. Mankad said the sales of Rs 620.08 crore were 35 per cent higher over the corresponding previous quarter.

Safawi to be Bharti Airtel Executive Director
Ludhiana, July 15
Bharti Airtel today announced the appointment of Syed Safawi as Executive Director, Northern Hub. He succeeds Sanjay Nandrajog, who has taken over as Executive Director, International Operations and Managed Services, for the group.

 

EDUCATION


State scholarship for student
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 15
Equating copying with crutches being used by normal and healthy persons Palak Gupta, a state scholarship holder and student of the local Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, called upon students to give priority to studies so that they could shun use of unfair means during annual examination.

Chokha Ram Kalra presents a scholarship to Palak Gupta at Ahmedgarh on Saturday.
— A Tribune photograph

Chokha Ram Kalra presents a scholarship to Palak Gupta at Ahmedgarh

KIMT students excel in MCA exam
Ludhiana, July 15
Students of Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology for Women, Ludhiana, have excelled in the MCA (sixth semester) examination conducted by Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, in June, according to a press note issued by institute director Dr R.S. Gupta today.

Students get certificates
Ludhiana, July 15
The valedictory function of the fifth graduate executive training programme conducted by Synetic Business School for Abhishek Industries Limited (Trident Group) was held today at the corporate office of the company.

COURTS

Chamber’s plea to HC on Budda Nullah
Ludhiana, July 15
The Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings has urged the Punjab and Haryana High Court to review its order in the Budda Nullah case. Inderjit Singh Pradhan, president of the outfit, said they would engage a senior advocate to pursue the matter.

 

HEALTH

CMCH to offer treatment to ex-servicemen
Ludhiana, July 15
Christian Medical College and Hospital here is all set to welcome and serve the retired army personnel and their dependents once again after a gap of nine months. The process is already under way for re-enlistment of this prestigious hospital on the list- approved Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme institutions after the previous contract expired in September last year.

500 donate blood at camp
Ludhiana, July 15
The local unit of the Sant Nirankari Mandal organised a blood donation camp under the supervision of zonal head H.S. Chawla at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhavan, Bharat Nagar Chowk, here today.
Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Sant Nirankari Mandal in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Inderjit Verma

Volunteers donate blood at a camp organised by the Sant Nirankari Mandal in Ludhiana

 
SPORTS


41 kids take part in chess tourney
Ludhiana, July 15
Fortyone children are taking part in the second edition of the chess tournament being organised for wards of the Life Insurance Corporation of India’s employees which began at its divisional office, Dugri here today.

Children concentrate on their moves on the first day of the chess tournament being organised by the Life Insurance Corporation in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Children concentrate on their moves on the first day of the chess tournament being organised by the Life Insurance Corporation in Ludhiana





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