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UNDP rains Rs 200 cr hope on slum dwellers
Ludhiana, August 18
There is hope at last for slum dwellers in city who, otherwise live like animals in 200 odd slums as the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana is all set to provide them basic amenities under an Rs 200 crore United Nations Development Programme.
A slum area near bus stand in Ludhiana which will soon be transformed.
HOPE FOR SLUMS: A slum area near bus stand in Ludhiana which will soon be transformed. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Cong leader’s son booked in gangrape case
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 18
The Payal police has booked nine persons, including the son of a former Congress MLA and a village panch, under Sections 376, 342 and 120 B of the IPC for allegedly gangraping a married woman belonging to Gidri village and keeping her in illegal confinement at relgious places at Kiratpur Sahib and Anandpur Sahib for more than a fortnight.






 

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Bid to grab Dharmendra’s land
Dango (Pakhowal), August 18
Alert relatives of film star Dharmendra foiled an attempt to grab his ancestral land in his native village, Dango, about 20 km from Ludhiana, two days ago. However, the relatives chose not to approach the police against the alleged land grabbers.

Bricks of the demolished wall seen on the road adjacent to Dharmendra’s land in Ludhiana on Saturday.— Photo by IV

Bricks of the demolished wall seen on the road adjacent to Dharmendra’s land in Ludhiana

MMS Scandal
Forensic report sought

Ludhiana, August 18
The city police has sought the help of forensic experts to ascertain if the voice of the man, heard giving orders in the infamous MMS clip, was of the deposed SHO Arvind Puri or not.

Govt House Allotment
‘Unmovable’ officers clog queue

Ludhiana, August 18
Getting a house in Ludhiana is no ordinary thing, particularly for the officers who get posted here. And quite a number of them prefer to stay back even after getting posted out from here. As a result the officers who are posted here have to wait endlessly to get government accomodation.

Lakhowal gets cabinet rank
Ludhiana August 18
Chairman of the Punjab Mandi Board, Ajmer Singh Lakhowal, has been accorded Cabinet rank by the state government. Earlier, he enjoyed the rank of the minister of state. Lakhowal was felicitated by the Bhartiya Kisan Union, Punjab, at a function organised here today. He is also the president of the BKU, Punjab.
Ajmer Singh Lakhowal

 

COMMUNITY

PSEB slaps fine on MC for kundi connection
Jagraon, August 18
A team of Punjab State Electricity Board under SDO city found six electric motors of Municipal Council, Jagraon running with kundi connection and the board of officials slapped a fine of more than Rs 4 lakh on the council on Saturday. It may be recalled that the municipal council has received grants for arranging better water supply and for the purpose had sunk six submersible pumps but did not opt to apply for electric connection with a P.S.E.B for running the same and started the same by using kundi connection.

DC gives away tri-cycles 
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 18
The services of NGOs in development works are valuable and they help channel the youth energy into right direction. This was stated Alaknanda Dayal, deputy commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, while addressing a function organised by the Nisham Kirtan Sewa Society, Mandi Gobindgarh, at Lal Batti chowk here last evening.

Alaknanda Dayal, deputy commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, distributes tri-cycles to physically challenged at Mandi Gobindgarh on Friday evening.— Photo by Bhushan Sood
Alaknanda Dayal, deputy commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, distributes tri-cycles to physically challenged at Mandi Gobindgarh

100 dogs vaccinated for rabies
Samrala, August 18
Under the leadership of Gulzar Singh Raneky, minister for animal husbandry and fisheries, the Punjab Animal Husbandry Department in collaboration with the Oriental Bank of Commerce, Samrala branch, organised a camp at Bhagwanpura village, 3 km from here, today.

Sullage floods Sahnewal streets
Threat of epidemics looms
Sahnewal, August 18
Residents of ward No. 8 of Sahnewal are facing a grave problem of sewer water accumulation in streets of the ward for the past couple of months. The situation has arisen due to the callous attitude of the nagar council of Sahnewal, whose councillors have become entirely oblivious of their basic responsibility of providing even essential civic amenities to its residents.

Sewer water in a street of ward No. 8 of Sahnewal. — Photo by Lovleen Bains
Sewer water in a street of ward No. 8 of Sahnewal.

Loans of Rs 1,400 cr waived
Bonanza for Dalits and SCs
Ludhiana, August 18

Chief Parliamentary Secretary Bikramjit Singh Khalsa has reiterated that the government was fully committed to the welfare of the weaker sections and funds amounting to Rs 1,330 crore have been earmarked in the current year’s plan for the welfare of SCs and STs, which constitute 26 per cent of the total plan.

A rickshaw puller enjoys afternoon siesta on his way to Pakhowal village in Ludhiana
Bed bounty: A rickshaw puller enjoys afternoon siesta on his way to Pakhowal village in Ludhiana on Saturday.— Photo by IV

Another NRI-centred movie from Harbhajan’s stable
Ludhiana, August 18
Noted Punjabi singer and actor Harbhajan Mann, seems to have great fascination for the NRI theme. Probably for the appeal that these films command among the Punjabi diaspora in the West which also helps in generating good earnings, he comes out with regular releases of movies based on such themes. After great success of ‘Jee Aaya Nu’, ‘Assa nu Maan Watna Da’ and ‘Dil Apna Punjabi’, Harbhajan Mann has come out with yet another NRI-centred movie, "Mitti Wajaan Maardi", sub titled "The Homecoming".

Sahitya academy pays tributes to Dil
Ludhiana, August 18
Surjit Patar, president of the Punjabi Sahitya Academy, Ludhiana, has condoled the death of Lal Singh Dil, a noted Punjabi writer. Patar, Gurbhajan Singh Gill, vice-president, R.S Bhattal, general secretary and other members of the academy attended a meeting in Punjabi Bhawan today to pay homage to the great Punjabi writer.

Seminar on Warehousing Bill on August 21
Ludhiana, August 18
A two days awareness programme on Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2007 is being organised at Central Institute of Post Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET) Ludhiana by Technology Transfer Division on August 21 and 22.

Cyclist hurt in mishap
Jagraon, August 18
Harkrishan Singh was injured near Aligarh village when his cycle was hit by a car (PB 29 3381). He has been admitted to Adarsh Hospital Research Centre, Muktsar.

NRI felicitated
Ludhiana, August 18
All India Bairagi Mahamandal president Krishan Kumar Bawa felicitated NRI Jagtar Singh Grewal at his native village Dhandra in the district yesterday. Grewal was presented a portrait of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and a memento for his contribution in observing the 291st martyrdom day of Banda Bahadur in Seattle, USA, earlier this year.

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BUSINESS

Shopping, a hassle at malls
Ludhiana, August 18
Corporates might be making tall claims of bringing in total transformation in retail scenario by opening shopping complexes and malls but poor services at most of these outlets are resulting in "bad shopping experience".

Industry seeks freight equalisation
Ludhiana, August 18
The local industry has stressed the need to provide dedicated ports to cater to landlocked states and also recommended freight equalisation to make industry in the state competitive.

Investors cautioned against short-term approach 
Ludhiana, August 18
Fidelity Fund Management has warned investors against adopting a short term approach while investing. The company said the mutual fund industry was seeing a strong trend of virtually all new money in equity mutual funds coming via the NFO route, which is a worrying development.


 

EDUCATION

Re-evaluation exposes school board 
337 Class X students had moved HC
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 18
The conduct of examinations by the Punjab School Education Board has been under scanner since long but the board’s faulty paper evaluation system was exposed when the Punjab and Haryana High Court ordered the re-evaluation of science paper of Class X students who were shown having secured between zero and 5 marks.

Students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana,have a blast at fresher's party on Saturday
Students of Guru Nanak Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana,have a blast at fresher's party on Saturday.— A Tribune photograph

From Colleges
30 firms invited to job fair

Ludhiana, Aug 18
Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst of India (ICFAI) will organise Jobs Mart on August 18 and 19 at GGNIMT college campus. 30 companies have been invited in this two days fair to conduct interviews for various profiles. The fair would be from 10 am to 5 pm. There will be free registration for all the job seekers.

AICTE nod to management course at Aryans institute
Ludhiana, August 18
The All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), ministry of human resource development, New Delhi, has given approval to one more business school in Punjab. The approval has been given to Aryans School of Advanced Management (ASAM), Nepra village. The institute is located between Banur and Rajpura on the Chandigarh-Rajpura Road. The institute has got approval to run PGDM course from the academic session 2007-08,(vide letter no.PG/PUN/PGDM/2007/08, dated August, 14).

PAU-Ohio University collaboration appreciated 
Ludhiana, August 18
The annual meeting of the Higher Education for Development (HED) and USAID Synergy in Development was held from August 8 to 10 at Washington DC.

 

HEALTH

CDE on root canal treatment 
Ludhiana, August 18
A continuous dental education (CDE) on the latest techniques of single sitting root canal treatment (RCT) was organised by the conservative dentistry department of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital here yesterday. The CDE focused on the latest equipment, technology and therapeutic aspects of the treatment.

 

 
SPORTS

Good response to women cricket trials
Ludhiana, August 18
Following the Board of Control for Cricket in India's resolve to revive the women's cricket and consequently, the state bodies's advise to its district units to promote the game among women, Punjab Cricket Association, the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) conducted trials to choose the probables to represent Ludhiana in the upcoming Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament for Women slated to be held from mid-September.

Probables for the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Women attend trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association in Ludhiana on Saturday.— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Probables for the Punjab State Inter-District Cricket Tournament for Women attend trials conducted by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association in Ludhiana

 

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