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Roof Collapse
Architect under scanner
Had used own construction material
Ludhiana, July 27
The Shimla Puri police has asked officials of the PWD to examine the material used in the construction of the roof and pillars of the farmhouse whose roof collapsed yesterday, killing two persons.

Factionalism may cost SAD dear
Ludhiana, July 27
Factionalism within the SAD may cost it dear, particularly in the wards falling in the Ludhiana rural assembly segment represented by Hira Singh Gabria. It has the maximum number of 32 wards in it. This gives an edge to Gabria even as a number of wards have been allotted to the BJP from this segment, too.

Speaking Out
What’s in a number? For most, nothing

Ludhianvis are known to be vainglorious. They flaunt their riches. Be it a craze for designer clothes, swanky cars, trendy mobile sets, registration number of vehicles or cell numbers, they don't mind spending a fortune. Amit Malhotra, 25, did just that. He paid Rs 15.5 lakh for a special Hutch number. 

The flush of youth: Students of Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, seem to be happy to get back to college after a long vacation.
The flush of youth: Students of Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, seem to be happy to get back to college after a long vacation.—Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

11 Independents file papers
Ludhiana, July 27
The filing of nominations for MC elections began here today. Eleven Independents filed the nominations on the first day. They include Inderjeet Kaur (Ward No 2), Navjeet Kaur (Ward 23), Rani (Ward 34), Ajay Walia (Ward 35), Lakhwinder Singh (Ward 39), Makhan Singh (Ward 44), Balkar Singh (Ward 45), Urmila Anand (Ward 64) and Amrik Singh (Ward 69).

Bird flu scare triggers panic selling
Ludhiana, July 27
Poultry farmers here are resorting to panic sale of eggs and chicken following the news of bird flu hitting a village in Manipur. The sharp reaction led to decline in egg and poultry rates in the wholesale market. While the rate of broiler has reduced from Rs 50 to Rs 38 per kilogram, eggs recorded a decline from Rs 150 to Rs 144 per hundred.


VB probe into impersonation
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 27
The vigilance department has initiated a probe into the alleged impersonation in the Class X examination held by the Punjab school education board.
Caught in the rain
By Sayeed Ahmed

Blood donation camps at SCD college
Ludhiana, July 27
The local SCD Government College has decided to organise series of blood donation camps to help students suffering from various diseases.

Heavy showers likely
Ludhiana, July 27
Ludhiana likely to experience heavy downpour in the next 48 hours. According to DrK.K.Gill, assistant agrometeorologist, Department of Agronomy and Agrometeorology, PAU, the forecast is based on a report from the Department of Meteorology of India, Pune.

No water for one year
Sector 32 residents getting restive
Ludhiana, July 27
A large number of residents living in LIG flats, Sector 32, have been waiting to get a tube well installed in their area for more than one year. The locality continues to reel under water scarcity.

N-deal unsafe, uneconomical: Doctors
Ludhiana, July 27
In the wake of the Cabinet Committee on Security clearing the Indo-US nuclear deal, the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), has come out to sound a note of warning over the use of nuclear energy for power generation.

Patiala cops inspect DEO office
Ludhiana, July 27
A team of Patiala police today scanned documents of the district education officer (DEO) and questioned a few employees, including DEO Manjit Kaur, in connection with the probe into postings and transfer case.

File returns to avoid penalty: Rai
Ludhiana, July 27
Chief commissioner of income tax (CCIT) M.S. Rai has called upon those who come under the purview of income tax but had not been filing their returns to do so without any delay to avoid penal proceedings under the provisions of IT Act.

MC staff memo to commissioner
Ludhiana, July 27
The Punjab State Municipal Karamchari Dal today submitted a memorandum to the commissioner in favour of their long-pending demands.

B’minton Academy chief bereaved
Ludhiana, July 27
Swarn Kanta Chopra, mother of Mohinder Kumar Chopra, president of the Ludhiana Badminton Academy and grandmother of international shuttler Pranav Chopra, died at Delhi today after a prolonged illness. She was 77.

Teej by Niharika members
Ludhiana, July 27
The Niharika Ladies Club organised “Teej ka tyohar” here today. It was a festive occasion to celebrate the rainy season.  large number of club members joined together and enjoyed the moments. To celebrate the birthdays and anniversaries of the club members, a cake was cut.

The Niharika Ladies Club holds “Teej ka tyohar” in Ludhiana on Friday.—Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

The Niharika Ladies Club holds “Teej ka tyohar” in Ludhiana on Friday.—




Laptop stolen from car
Ludhiana,July 27
A miscreant allegedly broke a rear windowpane of a car belonging to an area sales manager with Samsung Electronics opposite the Reliance Fresh store in Dugri on Wednesday night and decamped with a bag containing a laptop, digital camera and five cheque books.

2 nabbed with poppy husk
Jagraon, July 27
In two separate incidents, the local police has arrested two persons with poppy husk from their possession. Balwinder Singh and Naib Singh, both of Kaunke Kalan, were arrested by the police during patrolling from their village and seized 20 kg and 18 kg of poppy husk from their possession, respectively. Cases under the NDPS Act have been registered.



Orissa invites industrialists from Punjab
Ludhiana, July 27
Orrisa is keen on attracting investment from industries located in Punjab. A 30-member delegation comprising senior government officials from the key industrial organisations, representatives of industry associations and promoters of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of Orissa listed benefits of investing in that state, particularly, for setting up steel and auto component units.



From Colleges
6 PCTE students get job
Ludhiana July 27
The Punjab College of Technical Education (PCTE) has got a research assignment from Credit Analysis & Research Limited, Advisory Group - a Mumbai-based renowned credit rating agency for data collection from 300 textile units operational in Ludhiana. A team of two executives comprising Milind Raje, manager - Advisory Services, and Parveen Vadambe, expert in textile consultancy from Gherzi Eastern Limited, visited PCTE yesterday and selected six students of MBA first year, namely Shikha Gupta, Sanit, Vishal Mehrotra, Rupesh Mahajan, Vinaypal Singh and Gaurav Makkar to carry on this project at Ludhiana.



30 million diabetic in India: Expert
Ludhiana, July 27
"Diabetes is slowly taking the shape of an epidemic. There are about 30 millions diabetics in India. The prevalence of diabetes in urban population is about 16 per cent as compared to rural population, where the prevalence is around 6 per cent. This disparity in the incidence of diabetes between the urban and rural population is also narrowing in the recent years because the rural woman are also giving up the domestic chores of cooking and mopping the floors while following the life style of the cities."




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