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Mayor’s Post
It’s Bains vs Giaspura
Ludhiana, August 16
Intense lobbying has started within the Shiromani Akali Dal for the appointment of mayor. Once it became clear that the mayor was to be appointed from the SAD as its alliance partner, the BJP, had far less councillors, the groups within the party (the SAD) started asserting their position.

Alumnus offers $1 lakh to PAU
Ludhiana, August 16
A US-based alumnus of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, has offered to donate $1 lakh to the university. In a letter addressed to PAU vice-chancellor M.S. Kang, Manjeet Chinnan has said the fund could be utilised for various purposes related to research and development in the university.




EARLIER STORIES


An employee at a Nokia outlet helps a customer register his query on the Nokia website.Battery Scare In City
Nokia users flock outlets
Ludhiana, August 16
Panic struck Nokia customers queued up at mobile outlets in the city today to know about the safety of their handset batteries.



An employee at a Nokia outlet helps a customer register his query on the Nokia website. — A Tribune photograph

‘Bear hug’ chokes gains
Sensex dips 640 points
Ludhiana, August 16
The second largest fall in the share market caused panic among investors here today. As the Sensex recorded a decline of more than 640 points and closed below 14,360, many small investors, particularly short-term, resorted to panic selling. Investors suffered losses to the tune of crores of rupees today.

Man kept in doghouse
All for a piece of land
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 16
The Jodhan police has booked 10 persons under sections 342, 365, 452, 148 and 149 of the IPC for allegedly torturing a senior citizen of Nangal Kalan village after abducting him from his house and keeping him in a doghouse on Independence Day yesterday.

COMMUNITY

Patiala MP Preneet Kaur accompanies her son and son-in-law during their appearance before the Vigilance Bureau in Ludhiana on Thursday. It was Cong versus cops at recent elections: Preneet
Ludhiana, August 16
It was Congress versus Punjab Police in the just concluded civic polls in the state, claimed Patiala MP Preneet Kaur here today.

Patiala MP Preneet Kaur accompanies her son and son-in-law during their appearance before the Vigilance Bureau in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

A girl rides her scooter in the backdrop of dark clouds in Ludhiana on Thursday.
DARKNESS AT NOON: A girl rides her scooter in the backdrop of dark clouds in Ludhiana on Thursday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Suspended for no fault of his?
Ludhiana, August 16
Anil Sandhir, a former district administrative officer with the district education office (DEO), has been punished and suspended by the government of Punjab.

Residents suffer as debris blocks street for 2 yrs
Ludhiana, August 16
A public street in New Maya Nagar, near Taj Factory in the Haibowal area, has remained virtually out of bounds for the residents since 2001 causing a lot of inconvenience to them.

State honour for 3 dairy farmers
Ludhiana, August 16
On the occasion of the Independence Day three progressive dairy farmers of the state were honoured with "Punjab Sarkar Parman Patra". The farmers, Daljit Singh Gill of Sadarpura, Jagraon, Karnail Singh of Marauli Kalan, Ropar and Randhir Singh Rode of Moga, by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at the state-level function here yesterday.

Freedom fighters seek a better deal
Ludhiana, August 16
As many as 100 members of the District Freedom Fighters Organisation Ludhiana here hope to get honour and respect by the state government. In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal at a state-level Independence Day function here yesterday, the members expressed hope that freedom fighters would be taken into confidence by the government in the functioning of various committees and boards.

50 PSEB employees honoured
Ludhiana, August 16
Employees are the backbone of any organisation, more so in those where there is more interaction with the masses.

Pensioners Assn celebrates I-Day
Ludhiana, August 16
Pensioners Association of Retirees from various services of Punjab celebrated I-Day in Pensioners Bhawan yesterday under the aegis of State Bank of Patiala. B.R. Kaushal, chairman of Pensioners Bhawan Management after unfurling the flag by the chief guest. On the occasion, the Retirees Welfare Association of Ludhiana District presented a cheque of Rs 2,100 the Pensioner Bhawan Management Committee.

 

CRIME

Gang of robbers busted
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 16
The Ludhiana (rural) Police claimed to have foiled dacoity bid by arresting four members of a notorious gang of robbers when they were preparing to strike at some financial establishment last night.

 

BUSINESS

Biz Word
Pesticide-free veggies
Ludhiana, August 16
Kent RO Systems launched Kent Ozone, a purifier for fruits and vegetables.


 

EDUCATION

Students of Ryan International School, express their thoughts on Independence Day in Ludhiana on Wednesday.From Schools
Colours of freedom at schools
Ludhiana, August 16
It was a cultural bonanza with historical flavour as children of Saraswati Modern School, Hambran road, celebrated the colours of freedom on the eve of Independence Day. The function included a fancy dress competition for the nursery wing and inter-house group dance competition on patriotic songs.

Students of Ryan International School, express their thoughts on Independence Day in Ludhiana on Wednesday. — A Tribune photograph

From Colleges
Ruchika crowned Miss Fresher
Ludhiana, August 16
Computer science students of Guru Nanak Girls College here celebrated “welcome-cum-fresher day” here today.

 

HEALTH

Hospital launches project for the poor
Ludhiana, August 16
Dewan Hospital and Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery Centre here launched a community service project - Asra to provide free medical and surgical facilities to the economically weaker sections of society to mark the 60th anniversary of the independence of India.

Fortis to open first rural retail outlet in Mandi Ahmedgarh
Ludhiana, August 16
Fortis HealthWorld (FHWL), the one stop healthcare retail chain, has initiated its plans to reach rural India by starting first FHWL health stores in Mandi Ahmedgarh in Sangrur district soon.

 
SPORTS

SAI trials on Aug 21, 22
Ludhiana, August 16
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) will conduct selction trials for admission of volleyball players (boys) for its training centre, scheduled to restart here at the multi-purpose sports complex near Guru Nanak Stadium on August 21 and 22.

 

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