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Giaspura elected
Ward 72 goes into SAD,BJP kitty
Ludhiana, August 1

Hakim Singh Giaspura, a senior Akali leader and party candidate from Ward 72, became first councillor to get election unopposed to the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation. It is for the first time in the electoral history of the local municipal corporation that any of the councillors was elected unopposed.

Hakim Singh
Hakim Singh


Inventor of tear gas gun in penury
Ludhiana, August 1
A retired soldier of Indian Army, who had earned accolades from state and central government for inventing a tear gas gun is struggling to get a piece of land that was allotted to him by the Industries Department. Gurcharan Singh, an 80-year-old man, a resident of Chowni Mohalla is making rounds of various offices to get 484 square yards of plot in Industrial Area B.
He claims that he had paid an amount of Rs 2.42 lakhs as per the terms and conditions of allotment on October 24, 1994 to the department but has not been given the plot till date.

Gurcharan Singh
Gurcharan Singh

3 lakh file IT returns in Ludhiana 
Ludhiana, August 1
The hue and cry raised over new and complicated forms by taxpayers, as also income tax professionals notwithstanding, more assessees came forward to file their income tax returns by July 31.

Focal Point stinks of neglect
Industrialists give up hope
Ludhiana, August 1
Over 3,200 industrial units in Focal Point here have given up all hopes of betterment of this area. Despite political parties in fray for forthcoming Municipal Corporation elections dole out several promises.

Student’s body fished out from Sirhind canal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 1
The body of Sukhvir Singh, a Class IX student, was fished out from the Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal. After post-mortem, it was handed over to the family of the deceased today.

BJP, SAD vie for mayor’s post
Ludhiana, August 1
A subtle war of wits seems to be going on between the SAD and the BJP over the post of mayor. The alliance has left the issue open so far.


Bus operators make merry as passengers pay toll
Doraha, August 1
Ever since the implementation of “exorbitant” toll on the National Highway No 1 by the National Highway Authority of India at Doraha, Shambhu and Karnal barriers on the Panipat-Jalandhar stretch, commuters have been adopting novel ways of evading toll by taking alternative routes from time to time. But, now they need not do that as toll evasion is reportedly happening right under the nose of the authorities.

Estranged wife seeks justice
Ludhiana, August 1
Kanwaljit Kaur got married to a city resident in 1994. Now, aged 32 and a mother of two young children, she is faced with a crisis that has shattered her peace and probably her life. Her husband allegedly left her and married another woman. She says he did this without even divorcing her.

Kanwaljit Kaur
Kanwaljit Kaur

17 get prosthetic devices 
Ludhiana, August 1
The Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Kendra held a rehabilitation camp for physically challenged at Lord Mahavira Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital here yesterday in which prostheses were given to 17 persons.

On Sanjay Verdict

Saplings planted
Samrala, August 1
A vanamahotsava was celebrated at the court complex of the tehsil office, judicial office and SDM courts here today.

100 donate blood
Samrala, August 1
A blood donation and drug addiction camp was held at a local dharamshala here today. Over 100 persons, including former MLA Amrik Singh Dhillon, donated blood. The camp was inaugurated by SDM Sukhdev Singh Mahal and DSP Bhulla Singh, while MLA Jagjeewan Singh Kheerian presided over the camp. The camp was supervised by senior medical officer Dr Harwinder Singh, and assisted by Dr Sukhbir Kaur and Dr Gurpartap Singh. The dignitaries later urged youths to shun drugs.

Website on traffic education
Ludhiana, August 1
A local driving school, Om Devum Motor Driving Training Institute, has launched a website - It provides traffic education as per the Indian Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, and Punjab Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. The website was launched by district transport officer Chander Gaind.




2 booked for harbouring POs
Jagraon, August 1
In two separate incidents, the Jagraon and Sudhar police has booked two persons on charges of helping proclaimed offenders. In the first Malkitat Singh alias Meet of Saholi allegedly harboured Mandal of Jaswal, a proclaimed offender, whereas Chamkaur Singh of Akhara allegedly harboured Surjit Singh of his village, who is also a proclaimed offender. Cases under Sections 212 and 216 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) have been registered. No arrest has been made so far in both the cases.

PO in forgery case nabbed
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 1
Sudhar police have nabbed a proclaimed offender wanted in connection with an FIR registered under Sections 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for allegedly preparing fake documents of a car owned by him, 18 years ago. Sources at the Sudhar police station revealed that a police party led by Satnam Singh had nabbed Harpal Singh from his residence in ward number 6, Kang Mohalla, Samrala. Investigations revealed that Harpal, in order to evade arrest had shifted to Assam and used to visit his home rarely.

PSEB officer caught taking bribe
Morinda, August 1
A team of the vigilance bureau arrested an SDO posted at the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), Morinda sub-station, here yesterday. Satpal Singh was arrested red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 7000.



Bank launches scheme
Ludhiana, August 1
The State Bank of India today launched a cash back plus offer on its debit cards.


45 vets take oath 
Ludhiana, August 1
Oath-taking ceremony of passing out veterinarians of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University was held at the Silver Jubilee Auditorium here yesterday.


PAU Notes
PAU official reinstated 

Ludhiana, August 1
Satpal Sharma, an assistant administrative officer in the Punjab Agricultural University, has been reinstated after being “censured”. He has now been posted in the office of the Dean, Postgraduate Studies. His period of suspension would be treated on duty and three increments which had been withheld have also been released.
A.S. Sohir being presented a memento by director extension, M.S. Malhi on his retirement at a function in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
A.S. Sohir being presented a memento by director extension, M.S. Malhi on his retirement at a function in Ludhiana

PEC students want director to stay
Chandigarh, August 1
Setting a rare example in the history of student-teacher bond, hundreds of students from various disciplines of engineering of Punjab Engineering College, Sector 12 got together today in the cricket ground to kick start a unique campaign. They requested Vijay Gupta, director of the institute, not to leave the college.

Professional courses gaining popularity
Ludhiana, August 1
Admissions to the colleges are getting to a close shortly. Sciences and social sciences do not attract the students. The numbers have sharply declined in history, political science, sociology, public administration and even in psychology. It is surprising that subject like psychology is not attracting students.

From Schools
School celebrates ‘fruits day’

Ludhiana, August 1
Kids Campus Playway and Nursery School, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, celebrated Fruits and Vegetables Day with the theme ‘Health is Wealth’. Students and their parents were made aware of healthy food habits and importance of fruits and vegetables for their healthy growth. Kids dressed up as fruits and vegetables.

Teachers divided over dharna plan
Ludhiana, August 1
There seems to be a difference in the opinion among Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union (PCCTU) over today's call for dharna with one faction claiming it to be a great success while other group maintains that the call was given by a handful of teachers, whom they do not support.


Steps taken to promote hockey in schools 
Ludhiana, August 1
The Punjab School Education Board is committed to promote sports among school students and for this purpose sports wings have been formed at different schools in the state. The board has been spending considerable amount in providing facilities to the players.
Kulraj Kaur Randhawa, deputy director, Sports, Punjab School Education Board, interacts with trainees of Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy at Jarkhar village on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph
Kulraj Kaur Randhawa, deputy director, Sports, Punjab School Education Board, interacts with trainees of Mata Sahib Kaur Hockey Academy at Jarkhar village

Sports festival at Bilga from August 3
Ludhiana, August 1
Hockey and kabaddi will be the main features of the inaugural edition of the sports festival, dedicated to the memory of Bibi Kartar Kaur, to be organised by the Gram Panchayat and Naujwan Sabha at Bilga village, near here, from August 3 to 5.

Sukhraj bags medal in swimming
Ludhiana, August 1
Sukhraj Singh, a student of MGM Public School, Dugri, bagged silver medal in the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Swimming Competition held at A.S. Modern School, Khanna, yesterday. Students from all schools affiliated with the CBSE took part in the competition. Sukhraj of Class IV took part in the u-12 category and finished runner-up in the 50m freestyle. 



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