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‘Mystery fire’ dogs Chawni Mohalla family
Ludhiana July 18
The family of Surinderpal Singh in Chawni Mohalla is intrigued by the mysterious incidents of fire in their house.




Ishwinder Kaur shows the articles burnt in “mysterious fire” incidents. —  Photo by Inderjeet Verma
Ishwinder Kaur shows the articles burnt in “mysterious fire” incidents

Sub registrar joins, but not without discomfort
Ludhiana, July 18
On the first day of the joining of sub registrar (west) Mukesh Kumar, residents who had come to the office for various works had to wait for hours together due to the elaborate welcome ceremony for the official.




EARLIER STORIES


Drivers continue to bypass bus stand
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
Even after receiving notices for alleged violation of rules laid down by the state transport authorities, a majority of transport companies, private and government, continue to contravene instructions and harass passengers by dropping them 3 km from of the local bus stand.

Police officers get yoga training
Ludhiana, July 18
Police officers undergoing promotional training at the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, had a unique experience today when they got a chance to learn the “Sidhhamrit surya kriya yoga” from Swami Suryendupuri of Shabad Surt Sangam Ashram, Malke (Moga).

Youth found murdered
Ludhiana, July 18
Mystery shrouds the murder of a youth whose body was found in a street in Pritam Nagar, Haibowal, today.

Galib's demand to appoint Capt as PCC chief resented
Ludhiana, July 18
The demand by former Ludhiana MP and senior party leader Gurcharan Singh Galib to appoint Capt Amarinder Singh as president of the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee has infuriated several party leaders.

MCPI (U) seeks probe into case against activist
Doraha, July 18
The Marxist Communist Party of India (United) has demanded an independent inquiry into the allegedly false case filed against Tarlochan Singh, a party activist, under Sections 380 and 452 of the IPC at Payal police station last month.

COMMUNITY

Power banks rescue
Ludhiana, July 18
Despite substantial increase in the load, the Punjab State Electricity Board has managed to supply electricity to the consumers with minimal power cuts. Even during the peak season, when people were apprehending long cuts, the PSEB resorted to "minimum possible cuts" of not more than an hour in all the areas.

Vaccination camp for pets
Ludhiana, July 18
The Animal Husbandry Department organised a free anti-rabies vaccination and awareness camp at the civil veterinary hospital, Barewal, near here.



Paramjeet Kaur, wife of Darshan Singh Shivalik, MLA, Dakha, inaugurates a rabies awareness and vaccination camp at Barewal, near Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph
Paramjeet Kaur, wife of Darshan Singh Shivalik, MLA, Dakha, inaugurates a rabies awareness and vaccination camp at Barewal

Tax Bar assn plea to CM
Ludhiana, July 18
The Punjab Tax Bar Association (PTBA) has urged the Chief Minister to take appropriate measures for rationalisation of Punjab Value Addition Act (PVAT) so that the taxation system could work smoothly for traders, industrialists and tax professionals.

Villages given grant
Khamano, July 18
The Punjab Government will start its atta-dal scheme from August 15.



MLA, Samrala, Jagjivan Singh Khirnia distributes grant cheques among panchayats of the
Khamano area.
MLA, Samrala, Jagjivan Singh Khirnia distributes grant cheques among panchayats of the Khamano

Urs Khwaja on July 21
Ludhiana, July 18
Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's Urs Mubaarak 795 started on July 17 at Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan where the holy shrine of the great saint is located.

 

BUSINESS

Punjab engine of growth for auto loan industry
Tribune News Service Ludhiana , July 18
The auto financing industry finds its top gear in the consumption-fuelled market of Punjab. So much so that when the industry is going through a slump it looks towards this state to regain its business.

Award for car dealer
Ludhiana, July 18
Dada Motors has bagged the prestigious highest selling Safari dealer in India award for the second year in a row. The company was awarded the highest selling Safari dealer in India for the year 2006-2007 by Ratan Tata at the All-India Dealers Meet in Athens, Greece, recently.

Rishi Dada of Dada Motors receives the Highest Selling Safari Dealer in India award from Ratan Tata at an award ceremony in Athens, Greece. — A
Tribune photograph
Rishi Dada of Dada Motors receives the Highest Selling Safari Dealer in India award from Ratan Tata at an award ceremony in Athens, Greec

 

EDUCATION

Tech institute students excel in BBA
Ludhiana July 18
Students of BBA-VI of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) have performed well in the examination held in May 2007.

John Deere selects  PAU students
Ludhiana, July 18
Three students of College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, have been selected to work with John Deere Farm Equipment and John Deere Technology Centre, India. John Deere is the world leader in farm equipment, earth moving equipment and financial services.

Varsity starts dairy technology college
Ludhiana, July 18
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) has started a new College of Dairy Science and Technology in order to strengthen the dairy sector in Punjab. Vice-chancellor Dr V.K.Taneja stated that Punjab with annual milk production of 89 lakh tonnes is the highest milk producing state in the country after Uttar Pradesh. Punjab, he said, is a milk surplus state and large volume of milk produced in the state is sold to neighbouring states.

Women’s institute to start MBA
Ludhiana, July 18
Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT) for Women has received approval from the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi, for starting MBA classes from the session 2007-08.

KVM students get tips on career options
Ludhiana, July 18
Keeping in view the changing trends and a multitude of career options, eminent professionals and experts from different fields visited Kundan Vidya Mandir School to guide students here today.

Science seminar organised
Jagraon,July 18
A science seminar was organised on the premises of Government Senior Secondary School for Girls today under the supervision of Sarabjit Singh,district science superviser, Ludhiana, in which students from 11 schools of this tehsil participated.

Blood  donation camp held at school
Ludhiana, July 18
Ryan International School, Ludhiana, in association with Red Cross Society and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited organised a blood donation camp on the school campus here today. School staff and parents of students donated blood. 

Students of Ryan International School wear red-coloured dresses on the occasion of blood donation camp organised at the school on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph
Students of Ryan International School wear red-coloured dresses on the occasion of blood donation camp organised at the school

MCA placements in full swing  at PCTE
Ludhiana, July 18
Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has started placement week for MCA students (2005-2008) from July 14-21.

 

CULTURE

Melody of yesteryear relived
Ludhiana, July 18
When it comes to proving popularity, old melody hardly has any match. It was well demonstrated by Randhir Kanwal, Sonia Anand, Vinod Rajput and Mohit through their effective rendering of old melodies at a musical evening, “Awaz de kahan hai”, organised by the Adeeb International at Punjabi Bhavan here recently.

HEALTH

Interactive e-lecture series on clinical medicine
Ludhiana, July 18
Christian Medical College (CMC) here has embarked upon an e-lecture series for its faculty to enable them to acquire up to date information on advances in clinical medicine, and at the same time, interact with pioneers in different fields in developed countries.

‘Drug side effects major cause of gastric problems’
Ludhiana, July 18
“Though a lot of research is going for the treatment of acid peptic disease, the medical and nutritional management of peptic ulcer disease calls for reducing the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics and antacids along with cutting down the use of tobacco products (smoking) and consumption of alcohol, spices, coffee, etc. At the same time, good dietary and nutritional status helps in decreasing H. pylori infection.”

Chemists can play key role in asthma control: Doc
Ludhiana, July 18
Recognising the crucial role of primary physicians that the chemists play in our country, it is important to educate and update their knowledge on diseases such as asthma, said Dr Akashdeep Singh, pulmonologist at Christian Medical College and Hospital here.

Hospital organises camp for ex-servicemen
Doraha, July 18
As there are a lot of ex-servicemen and their families residing in the rural and semi urban areas of Punjab, who find it difficult to visit cities for the cure of their ailments in the initial stages and seek medical help only when the disease is advanced and has already led to irreversible sequel, a free medical check-up camp was organised especially for them at Sidhu Hospital, Doraha, today where more than 250 patients were examined.

 
SPORTS

Inter-school chess tourney from July 21
Ludhiana, July 18
The Ludhiana District Chess Association (LDCA) is organising the first Ludhiana District Inter-School Chess Tournament here at Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, on July 21 and 22. Any school student can take part in this championship.

Satvik wins chess tourney
Ludhiana, July 18
Satvik came out triumphant in the 11 to 12 year group while Nischay proved his supremacy in the 13 to 16 year group of the second edition of the chess tournament organised for wards of the Life Insurance Corporation of India(LIC) employees which concluded at the LIC divisional office, Dugri road, here.

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