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Two sewer men choked to death
Ludhiana, July 22
Poisonous gases emanating from industrial waste thrown illegally into the municipal sewerage killed two MC employees in Industrial Area-A. They were cleaning a choked sewer pipe.

MC Poll
A problem of plenty
Candidate selection panel meets today
Ludhiana, July 22
Hectic lobbying has started among various political parties for the elections to the Ludhiana municipal corporation. While the Congress is contesting all 75 wards, the SAD and the BJP are likely to share 38 and 37 wards, respectively.

Deans’ selection under cloud
Ludhiana, July 22
Even before the Board of Management of Punjab Agricultural University approves some appointments to senior posts in the university, questions are being raised on the merit of the candidates selected.



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Excise dept duped of Rs 56 lakh
Ludhiana, July 22
Two local industrialists are in the dock for allegedly duping the excise department of over Rs 56 lakh by forging signatures of the assistant excise and taxation officer.

Rapid response teams to take on dengue
Ludhiana, July 22
The health department has chalked out a strategy for the prevention and control of dengue in the district.

Jagtar Singh and Manjit Kaur, parents of the victim, talk to Ludhiana Tribune on Sunday. Enmity behind murder, claim cops
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 22
Even after a fortnight of the murder of Jagroop Singh, a taxi driver of Jurahan village, whose mutilated body was found in the tank of a tubewell of a farmer of Fatehgarh Crotona village in the Dharamkot area, the parents of the deceased are yet to hear about the progress made by the police in the case.


Jagtar Singh and Manjit Kaur, parents of the victim, talk to Ludhiana Tribune on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph


COMMUNITY

Gill: Youths lack talent in sculpture-making
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 22
Iqbal Singh Gill explains a point to office-bearers of social organisations at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Showing concern over the lack of interest among Punjabi youth in the field of art and sculpture, Iqbal Singh Gill, an eminent sculptor, known for his contribution towards restructuring of historical events at Mehdiana Gurdwara near here; urged office-bearers of educational, social and religious organisations of the area to make people aware of the subject.

Iqbal Singh Gill explains a point to office-bearers of social organisations at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Cot woven with his own hair!
Ludhiana, July 22
Passion knows no bounds. Yash Momi, a resident of Garha village, near Phillaur, has proved it once again. He has always been crazy to do something different. This time he has made two unique articles - a small half inch cot (manji), which has been woven with his own hair, and the painting of India's first woman President Pratibha Patil on an almond.

Young boys and girls pierce their cheeks with iron rods during a procession in Ludhiana on Sunday. Faith needs no reason
Ludhiana, July 22
Deep faith can move mountains and make humans bear physical pain. This was evident from a procession taken out here today by devotees of Mariamma also known as Sheetla Mata.


ACT OF FAITH: Young boys and girls pierce their cheeks with iron rods during a procession in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Uttrakhand Governor honours Rotarians
Ludhiana, July 22
Uttrakhand Governor Sudarshan Aggarwal yesterday exhorted NGOs to play an important role in uplifting economically and socially weaker sections of society.

A yoga camp, which was organised in Ludhiana on Sunday.
A yoga camp, which was organised in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

Ram Setu
Bajrang Dal blames communists
Ludhiana July 22
Activists of the Bajrang Dal today staged a protest demonstration against the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the Centre for demolishing Ram Setu.

AIF gets $100,000 to
set up centres

Ludhiana, July 22
American India Foundation (AIF) has received a $100,000 grant from the New York Life Foundation, a parent concern of Max New York Life to establish 15 large-scale centres in Punjab.

Mystery over man’s death
Ludhiana, July 22
Mystery shrouds the death a middle-aged man, who was found dead in a room of his house in Parkash Nagar this morning.


 

CRIME

5 arrested for murder
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 22
The Sidhwan Bet police has arrested five persons wanting in connection with an FIR registered under Sections 302,324,506,148,149 and 120-B of IPC for allegedly murdering Manpreet Singh alias Money of Bassian at Swaddi village near here on last Monday.

 

BUSINESS

PSEB move to stop commercial connection draws ire
Ludhiana, July 22
Condemning the Punjab State Electricity Board's (PSEB) move to stop releasing NRS commercial connections and extension of load for existing non-residential supply (NRS) connections, the United Cycle and Parts Manufacturers Association said the move was affecting the business.

25 herbal products out in market
Ludhiana, July 22
Kangra Herb Private Limited (KHPL) has launched 25 pure herbal products in the Punjab markets aiming at curing various diseases.

‘Go Singapore’ contest
Ludhiana, July 22
Airtel today announced the launch of art exciting “Call ISD - Go Singapore” contest. All prepaid customers in Punjab (except PCO and fixed wireless phone) are eligible for the contest and can win a return air ticket to Singapore.

 

EDUCATION

PU offers golden chance
Doraha, July 22
On the occasion of its diamond jubilee celebrations, the Punjab University syndicate has decided to give a special chance to all long-standing reappear/compartment cases, which had been held up between 1989 and April 2006 for BA/BSc/ BCom/BBA/BCA/Prak Shastri/BSc (home science) examinations and MA examinations between April 1992 and April 2006.

Schools affiliated to board seek relief
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 22
Office-bearers of the Punjab School Education Board-Affiliated Schools have urged the Chief Minister to impress upon authorities to expedite the process for providing relief to organisations.

Activity block opens at BCM
Ludhiana, July 22
BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School’s activity block for primary students was inaugurated by Mahatma Satyanand Ji Munjal, co-chairman and MD Hero Cycle Ltd, here yesterday. This block caters to the growing needs of young and developing minds and the activity block consists of English lab, maths lab, and science lab.

Bhuvnesh wins chart-making contest
Ludhiana, July 22
A chart-making contest was organised at SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazuri Road, Ludhiana, here yesterday. Approximately 500 charts of various subjects were displayed on the occasion. Experienced teachers from SDP College for Women evaluated the displayed the charts.

 

CULTURE

Rang Manch to stage plays
Ludhiana, July 22
Members of the Rang Manch Rang Nagari met at Punjabi Bhawan here recently.

HEALTH

150 patients examined at camp
Ludhiana, July 22
About 150 patients were examined at a free dental check up camp organised by the Maa Bhagwati Club at Pindi Dayal Dharamshala in the Civil Lines area here today.


 
SPORTS

Sarabjit Singh Grewal and Pritam Singh Dhaliwal being felicitated by office-bearers of the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at Jarkhar on Sunday. Hockey academy gets Rs 1.50 lakh grant
Ludhiana, July 22
Impressed with the performance of budding hockey trainees of Jarkhar Hockey Academy being run by the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at Jarkhar village, 20-km from here, two sports promoters have given a grant of Rs 1.50 lakh to them.

Sarabjit Singh Grewal and Pritam Singh Dhaliwal being felicitated by office-bearers of the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at Jarkhar on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Star Cricket now on Tata Sky
Ludhiana, July 22
It is great news for millions of cricket lovers in the country. Star Cricket, the channel which will be broadcasting live telecast of all cricket matches being played between India and England is now available on  Tata Sky.

Inter-school chess meet begins
Ludhiana, July 22
A large number students drawn from different schools of Ludhiana took part in the Inter-School Chess Tournament being organised by the Ludhiana District Chess Association on the Kundan Vidya Mandir School campus here yesterday.

 

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