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Work on rail track comes to halt
Khamano, July 23
The development work on the Chandigarh-Ludhiana railway line, near here, has come to a halt following differences between two government departments. The railway department had undertaken the work on full swing, but the work had to be halted due to the detention of tractor-trailers and tippers carrying soil by the mining department.

900 sewer men apprehend threat
No safety kits for cleaning manholes

Ludhiana, July 23
Death of two sewer men due to asphyxiation in a manhole has once again raised doubts about the ability of the local municipal corporation in providing safety kits to those cleaning the manholes.



MC Poll
Aspirants begin campaign...
Even as parties grapple with names
Ludhiana July 23
Even as political parties are busy screening applications for shortlisting candidates for elections to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation, the aspirants have already begun to campaign. Most of them say come what may, they will contest whether or not nominated by their parties.

Staff donate one-day salary
Ludhiana, July 23
Coming to the aid of the families of two sewer men who were choked to death yesterday, employees of the municipal corporation today donated their one-day salary and presented a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh each to the families.

MC employees express their solidarity with the families of the sewer men who choked to death, at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by I.V.
MC employees express their solidarity with the families of the sewer men who choked to death, at the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana

Crime
Woman gets life term for murder

Ludhiana, July 23
A woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment on the charges of killing her daughter-in-law by setting her ablaze. She has also been ordered to pay a fine of Rs 5,000.

Newborn found dead near tracks
Ludhiana, July 23
A newborn male child was found dead near the railway tracks behind Manju cinema this afternoon.

Cholera
Doc in dock for causing panic

Ludhiana, July 23
Even as city residents are still to recover from the outbreak of gastroenteritis in some localities in the Giaspura area, which claimed about six lives, two suspected cases of cholera have surfaced in the Phase VIII on the Chandigarh road.

If you think J.K. Rowling is the only one benefiting out of Potter craze, you need to break the misconception. Its not just the book, Potter-related products — stationery, games et al — have also arrived in the market boosting sales at book shops. Looks like a typical case of “popularity sells”!


COMMUNITY

City to host ‘Bharat ko jano’ 
Ludhiana, July 23
The Bharat Vikas Parishad, NGO, organises a competition "Bharat ko jano". The competition is held at state and national levels throughout India. Students from classes VI-XII take part in this competition.

Preserve fraternal ties among Punjabis: Walia 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 23
Global Punjab Foundation apprehending weakening of social ties and fraternal bonds among various sections of society in northern states, over the issue like conflict between Dera Sacha Sauda and Sikhs, has called upon intellectuals and leaders of non-political organisations to play a constructive role in preserving the age-old fraternity between Punjabis settled all over the world.

Water samples taken for test
Samrala, July 23
Staff of the municipal corporation and a team from the local civil hospital collected seven water samples from different parts of the city to check the spread of diseases during the summers and rainy season. This was stated by senior medical officer, civil hospital, Dr Harvinder Singh.

Aid for kin of home guard
Fatehgarh Sahib, July 23
The family members of Jatinder Singh, a jawan of Punjab Home Guard, who had died recently following some health problems, were yesterday provided with a financial assistance of Rs 29,500 and Rs 31,000 by the Punjab Home Guard Department and the Punjab police, respectively.

Dr Obed is Rotary Club president
Ludhiana, July 23
Dr Vijay Obed was today installed as president of the Rotary Club of Ludhiana North by Sudarshan Aggarwal, Governor of Uttarakhand.



Dr Vijay Obed (fifth from right), who was elected as rotary president, with other office-bearers after the installation ceremony in Ludhiana on Monday. — A Tribune photograph
Dr Vijay Obed (fifth from right), who was elected as rotary president, with other office-bearers after the installation ceremony in Ludhiana

 

CRIME

Two nabbed with poppy husk
Jagraon, July 23
In two separate incidents, the local police has arrested two persons with poppy husk. In the first incident, Jai Ram of Bhamipura Kalan was arrested by the police from Bardeke village and rseized 20 kg of poppy husk. Whereas Kewal Singh of Randhirgarh was arrested by the local police from Drain Bridge Akhara and seized 20 kg of poppy husk from his possession. Cases under the NDPS Act have been registered.

 

BUSINESS

Bharti Tele makes 20 millionth phone
Ludhiana, July 23
Bharti Teletech in Ludhiana has become the first facility in India to manufacture and despatch over 20 million telephones.

Stock exchange to be demutualised
Ludhiana, July 23
Ludhiana Stock Exchange (LSE) will become the second after Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) to attain demutualisation. Officials told Ludhiana Tribune that the process of demutualisation had almost been completed.

 
AGRICULTURE

Assam farmers get training at CIPHET
Ludhiana, July 23
A week-long training programme on post-harvest technology of foodgrains, oilseeds, spices, pulses, fruits and vegetables was organised at the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) for 15 participants from Chirang in Assam.

EDUCATION

Students to be trained in CollabCAD
Ludhiana July 23
As part of an MoU signed between Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC) and the National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Government of India, New Delhi, a training and support centre for CollabCAD software was launched by K.S.Nagesh of the CAD group, Delhi, today.

Proposed Fee Hike
MBBS aspirants in a quandary

Patiala, July 23
Parents of a large number of MBBS aspirants have accused the state government of indulging in double standard by proposing a sudden hike in fee of MBBS and BDS courses.

Sakshi tops speach contest
Ludhiana, July 23
“Freedom to Speech” Institute today organised a seminar on spoken english and personality development at Punjab Agricultural University here today. President of the state unit of the BJP Rajendar Bhandari was the chief guest. He spoke on the importance of English to students.

Sakshi Kanwar receives the first prize in a speech competition organised by Freedom to Speak Institute from state BJP chief Rajinder Bhandar. —  A Tribune photograph
Sakshi Kanwar receives the first prize in a speech competition organised by Freedom to Speak Institute

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CULTURE

The vanishing art of Bazigars
Ludhiana, July 23
The special art of bazigars seems to be fast vanishing. The scintillating performances by members of the community may soon turn to be a thing of past.



A Bazigar jumps through a fire ring during a show on the outskirts of Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph 
A Bazigar jumps through a fire ring during a show on the outskirts of Ludhiana.

‘Saas-bahu’ comedy in new light
Ludhiana, July 23
At a time when Punjabi comedies, surviving mainly on vulgarity, are in the market, a city-based couple has come out with a clean comedy that seeks to present the "saas-bahu" relationship in a new light.



A scene from comedy "Billian ch Bandar". — A file photo 

A scene from comedy "Billian ch Bandar"

HEALTH

A boon for obese persons
Ludhiana, July 23
Canada-based NRI Simran (not her real name) was fond of food since her childhood. Stuffed 'paranthas', samosas, burgers, tikkis, pizzas, big packs of potato chips and soft drinks, while watching TV, were her favourites.


Dr Waheguru Pal Singh

Dr Waheguru Pal Singh

Seminar on female foeticide 
Khamano, July 23
A seminar was organised at Senior Secondary School Kheri Naudh Singh, near here against female foeticide and drugs by the Human Rights Manch, Punjab, under the presidentship of Jaswant Singh Khera. He said it was a matter of shame that Punjab tops the list in female foeticide and drug smuggling. Gurdeep Kaur and Rozy of the school read out poetry against female foeticide and urged the people to fight it. Social activist Harbhajan Singh Jalowal was honoured on the occasion.

 
SPORTS

Green Land School excel in table tennis, chess
Ludhiana, July 23
Green Land Senior Secondary School clinched two titles in the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament organised at Alpine International School, recently.

Position holders in the Sahodaya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament and the Ludhiana Inter-School Chess Championship are seen with Baldeep Pandher, principal, Green Land School, Ludhiana, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph 
Position holders in the Sahodaya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament and the Ludhiana Inter-School Chess Championship are seen with Baldeep Pandher, principal, Green Land School, Ludhiana

Kolkata varsity moot court champion
Patiala, July 23
West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata, won the Commonwealth Moot Court Competition that concluded at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), here yesterday.

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