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HC orders repoll only in one booth 
Ludhiana, August 11
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ordered repoll in booth No. 9 instead of the entire ward as directed by the State Election Commission two days ago. The repoll is scheduled for tomorrow.This has come as a relief for the SAD candidate from Ward No. 46.

Poll Aftermath
Complaints pour in

Ludhiana, August 11
Allegations of grave manipulations like changing booths from one ward to another at the last minute or preventing voters from casting their votes have come to the notice. This was allegedly done to facilitate the victory of SAD-BJP alliance candidates, candidates have claimed.

Captive trucker helps cops nab vehicle thief
Ludhiana, August 11
Some vehicle thieves kept the co-driver of a truck, which was stolen from Batala, captive for two days and used to beat him up. Yet, he did not lose courage and managed to run away. He also led the police to nab one of his tormentors.



The accused, Ravinder Singh, in police custody. — A Tribune photograph

The accused, Ravinder Singh, in police custody.






 

 

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NCC cadets rehearse for Independence Day celebrations at Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, on Saturday
THE PATRIOTS: NCC cadets rehearse for Independence Day celebrations at Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph

One killed, 50 injured in accident
Khamano, August 11
One person died and about 50 were injured when a canter and a private bus collided on the Morinda-Bassi Pathana road near Kaleran Rampur village, about 10 km, from here.

4 booked for vulgar slogans
Ludhiana, August 11
The Shimla Puri police has booked four persons for allegedly writing abusive and vulgar slogans outside councillor Sunita Rani’s house.

COMMUNITY

Relief as prices of veggies stabilise
Ludhiana, August 11
Common man has heaved a sigh of relief as vegetable rates have started declining. Heavy supplies have resulted in a 15-20 per cent reduction in prices of most vegetables within a fortnight.

Speak Punjabi with pride, says Harbhajan Maan
Ludhiana August 11
"The generation of today must not be ashamed while speaking Punjabi. We can learn as much languages as we can but Punjabi remains our mother tongue. Can one ever be ashamed of his or her mother?".

NRI accuses SHO of shielding accused 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 11
An NRI, settled in Canada, has accused the police of shielding those who had allegedly got a registered deed for a piece of land fraudulently. He has urged the higher authorities to impress upon the investigating team to initiate action against the suspects.

Motorcycle rally held
Ludhiana, August 11
Workers of the Internationalist Democratic Party (IDP) held a motor cycle rally here today.The rally, organised in support of demands like putting an end to ‘'anti human’' activities at national and international level, democratisation of the UN and opening of borders for free movement, will culminate at the Wagah border on August 14.

Kidney patient needs help
Ludhiana, August 11
Gurjeet Kaur (27), who was diagnosed as suffering from chronic renal failure,is being treated at CMC hospital. The CMC management has issued an appeal for financial assistance keeping in mind her poor financial status. Gurjeet, who hails from Hoshiarpur, had miscarriage followed by excessive bleeding. This led to chronic renal failure. After being referred to CMC she has shown gradual but slow improvement.

Book release today
Ludhiana, August 11
“Herbs and Health”, a book by eminent ayurvedacharya Dr R. Vatsyayan is scheduled to be released here tomorrow by Dr S.K. Sharma, advisor ayurveda, union ministry of health and family welfare.

Letters
Wake up,MC 


 

CRIME

12 booked for assault
Jagraon, August 11
Twelve persons have been booked on the charge of assault.Rur Singh, Babbu, Soni, Harbans Singh, Surjit Singh of Bahadurke and Bachitter Singh of Kania Kalan allegedly stopped Kala Singh of Bahadurke and assaulted him with sword. A case has been registered against them. Those injured have been admitted to Sidhwan Bet civil hospital. In another case, Jaskaran Singh of Rangian and Pamma of Gopalpur along with five others allegedly entered Darshan Singh’s house and assaulted him with a sharp-edged weapon and a baseball bat. The Dehlon police has registered a case.

 

BUSINESS

Biz Word
PNB to disburse Rs 100-cr education loan

Ludhiana, August 11
Punjab National Bank (PNB) has planned to disburse Rs 100 crore education loan in Punjab (South) zone by the end of this financial year. PNB GM I.D. Singh said the bank was offering loans for education under Vidyalakshyapurti and Sarvottam Shiksha. Under the Vidyalakshyapurti Scheme loans would be given to students for enabling them to pursue higher, professional and technical education in India as well as abroad.

 


EDUCATION

From Schools
Fun ‘n’ frolic mark Teej celebrations
Ludhiana, August 11
Teej was celebrated in Jhandey village at Government Middle School here yesterday amidst great fun and frolic. The scene at the venue was more like a ‘mela’ with the students singing folk songs and performing giddha. Meanwhile, the festival was also celebrated at Lily Buds Nursery School here today. The wedding ceremony of a ‘gudda’ and a ‘guddi’ was the highlight of the occasion besides giddha and bhangra performances.
Kids of Lily Buds decked up for Teej celebration in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma
Kids of Lily Buds decked up for Teej celebration in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Preparations on for I-Day
Ludhiana, August 11
Preparations for Independence Day at Government College for Boys, Ludhiana, the official venue for the day, are in full swing.Inspite of hot and humid weather conditions, contigents of the Punjab police, home guards, NCC cadets, air wing scouts, guides and ex-servicemen have been practising hard for the 60th Independence Day.

Seminar on personality development at GNIMT
Ludhiana, August 11
Dr Charan Kamal Singh, chief secretary, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, said a seminar on personality development was held at GNIMT, Gujjarkhan Campus, Ludhiana, here yesterday.

‘Ovation 2007’ in Jain college
Ludhiana August 11
A fresher’s party “Ovation 2007” was organised in the premises of Shree Attam Valabh Jain College, an institute of management and technical studies, here today. The programme started with “Jyoti Prajwalan” followed by “Saraswati Vandana”.

PAU notes
Entries invited for best book

The university has invited entries for Dr M.S. Randhawa Best Book Prize- 2005 from its faculty members. It’s awarded every year during convocation.The books competing for the prize should have been published in 2005. The reviews earned by a book will be given due weightage while evaluating it.

Session on interview skills at KIMT
Ludhiana, August 11
Khalsa Institute of Management and Technology (KIMT) for Women organised a session on interview skills today. Atul Goyal was the resource person for conducting the session. He has also been taking classes for personality development and is associated with institutes like Sethi Study Circle, British Council and various schools and colleges.

Teej celebrated at KCW
Ludhiana, August 11
The festival of Teej was celebrated with great zeal by the students of Khalsa College for Women here today. Chief guest on the occasion was noted Punjabi singer Harbhajan Maan.On the occasion, college principal Dr Varinder Kaur Thind welcomed the chief guest and other dignitaries.

 


HEALTH

Implement rural health plan, says civil surgeon
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 11
Terming rural health to be the prerequisite for maintenance and promotion of all other sectors, the district health authorities urged the constituents of the Village Water and Sanitation Health Action Plan Committee to help the agencies implement the National Rural Health Mission Programme.

Lithotripsy camp concludes
Ludhiana, August 11
The three-day lithotripsy camp, organised by stone clinic at SPS Apollo Hospitals concluded here on Thursday.The camp was organised to educate and familiarise the patients with revolutionary advancement made in the management of urinary calculi, in the form of minimally invasive and non-invasive management of stone disease.

Dentist performs computer-guided implant
Ludhiana, August 11
In what could be termed as a landmark procedure claimed to be performed for the first time in this region, a city dental surgeon Dr Akshay Vohra successfully placed the first “computer-guided implants” on a patient here.

Upgrade rural dispensaries, says panel
Ludhiana, August 11
A core committee meeting of ‘Citizens for Public Causes’ was held at Kapoor Hospital market under Virinder Bhakoo, general secretary, to discuss the fate of rural and backward area dispensaries here today.

 
SPORTS

Cricket Tourney
SVM lads enter semifinal 

Ludhiana, August 11
A fine performance by Yogesh Manral (28 runs and 3 for 1) and an equally useful contributions from Shahzada (30) and Suraj Parkash (3 for 11) enabled Sanatan Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, to defeat Alpine International Public School by 62 runs and enter the semi final of the PAU Zone I Cricket Tournament (uder-19) being organised by the education department at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU ground, here today.

CMC teams win NNF quiz
Ludhiana, August 11
The teams of CMC and its nursing college did the institution proud by winning the postgraduate and nurses’ section of the annual Zonal National Neonatology Forum (NNF) quiz held at the Christian Medical College recently.

Tejeshwar appointed physio-trainer of cricket squad
Ludhiana,August 11
Tejeshwar Dyal Singh has been appointed physio-trainer of the Punjab squad (senior) which will take part in the All-India Buchi Babu Cricket Tournament to be played from August 15 onwards in Chennai.

Prem defeats Amarjit in carrom meet 
Ludhiana, August 11
Prem Chand, Balbir Singh, Sanjiv Sood and Ashwani Gupta while Rama, Kiran, Ritu and Nisha came out triumphant in the Life Insurance Corporation of India carrom meet for the Ludhiana city branches held at LIC divisional office, Dugri, today.

 

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