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Show parking sites, commercial units told
Police notice to 500
Ludhiana, August 19
Stung by the traffic congestion caused after the opening of multiplexes in the city, the police has slammed notices on nearly 500 commercial establishments on Mall Road, Ferozepore Road and Malhar Road, asking them to explain what parking provisions they had for the customers.

Buildings flouting norms get the go-ahead
Ludhiana, August 19
The Flamez Mall that opened up along the Malhar Road has once again raised the question as to how the building plan of the Mall was approved without taking note of the parking space mandatory for such huge buildings. In fact most of the buildings in the city, particularly the high-rise ones, flout the norms with impunity.

Slaughterhouse Waste
MC seeks tenders for Budda Nullah
Ludhiana, August 19
The Ludhiana municipal corporation has finally woken up to the thought of treating its slaughterhouse waste that is drained directly into the sewers, ultimately emptying into the Budda Nullah.






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Relief for Teachers
Now on, only teaching duty
Ludhiana, February 19
Good news for government schoolteachers in the state. From now onwards, they will not be asked to perform non-educational duties by the state government. According to a recent notification, the chief secretary, Government of Punjab has asked all the deputy commissioners and other concerned authorities to put a ban on government teachers to perform anything other than educational duties.

Radio wave hits CDs, cassettes
Ludhiana, August 19
The growing popularity of the radio among city residents has hit the sales of audio CDs and cassettes. As FM channels, that air songs from various eras and cater to the choice of music lovers, become favourites of many, music stores in the city wear a deserted look. According to estimates, a 50 per cent decline in sales has been recorded during the last few months.


High disposable incomes are not only attracting companies to provide their services in the city, but also a large number of exhibitors. The city, where an exhibition used to be an occasional affair, is now home to such events on a regular basis. From jewellery expos to lifestyle and wedding exhibitions, there seems to be no end. This despite the fact that city residents treat most of these events as good options to spend time out rather than indulging in real purchase.


COMMUNITY

Khalsa panel demands arrest of dera chief
March passes off peacefully
Dakha (Ludhiana), August 19
Upping its ante against Sirsa cult, the Khalsa Action Committee (KAC), a coalition of Sikh religious, social and political bodies, today organised the eighth of its 10 Khalsa marches through a score of villages in Ludhiana district with its leadership demanding immediate arrest of Sirsa dera chief Gurmit Ram Rahim and warning of dire consequences in case such a step was not taken.
Members of the Khalsa Action Committee hold a march against Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Members of the Khalsa Action Committee hold a march against Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Govt yet to honour word on memorial
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 19

Residents of Saharanmajra village near here are upset over the role of successive governments and the IAF authorities who, according to them, have been ignoring the “supreme sacrifice” of late Flying Officer Kuldeep Singh Johal.



                                                   Late Flying Officer Kuldeep Singh Johal
Late Flying Officer Kuldeep Singh Johal

Government oppressing minorities, says SAD (A)
Ludhiana, August 19
The local unit of the SAD (A) has welcomed the release of party president Simranjit Singh Mann on allegedly “trumped up” charges which were a crude attempt by the government to stifle political dissent in the state.

Kanak-Dal Scheme
Badal has ‘kept’ his promise
Khamano, August 19
Local MLA Jagjivan Singh Khirnia inaugurated the kanak-dal scheme at Manderan village here today.


MLA Jagjivan Singh Khirnia Samrala inaugurates the kanak-dal scheme in Manderan village near Khamano on Sunday.
MLA Jagjivan Singh Khirnia Samrala inaugurates the kanak-dal scheme in Manderan village near Khamano on Sunday.

Rakesh Syal Syal brings laurels to city
Ludhiana, August 19
Rakesh Syal, a seasoned photographer, has brought laurels to the city by winning a second place for month of April in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by BetterPhoto.com, the site’s founder, Jim Miotke, announced on Thursday.





                                                                     Rakesh Syal

Aromatic rakhis are a rage this year
Ludhiana, August 19

With the festival of Raksha Bandhan round the corner, womenfolk can be spotted buying rakhis of varied kinds. Even though traditional rakhis continue to find favour with many, innovative rakhis are now becoming a rage with a considerable number of the young and old alike.








Girls buying rakhis for Raksha Bandhan festival, which falls on August 28. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Girls buying rakhis for Raksha Bandhan festival, which falls on August 28.

 

BUSINESS

Chinese cycles jam wheels of local brands
Ludhiana, August 19
The bicycle industry in Ludhiana has been hit hard with the entry of Chinese cycles in the market. Major bicycle manufacturers, including some from Ludhiana, have started getting components from the Chinese and selling the same under their own brand name.

Tata ‘boon’ for state economy
Ludhiana, August 19
Decision of the Tata group to set up a manufacturing facility in Punjab is a positive signal for the state's economy, said auto parts manufacturers association.

 

EDUCATION

Job fair concludes
Ludhiana, February 19
Two-days Job Mart organised by ICFAI at GGNIMT concluded here today. There were in total 25 companies, which took part in the fair. The total number of candidates who walked in were more than 2500. More than 500 candidates were short-listed for jobs. Candidates walked in from far-flung areas like Kangra, Yamunanagar and Abohar. The overall feedback of both candidates and companies was appreciable.

Drishti holds interactive workshop
Ludhiana, August 19
Kusum Trikha, head teacher of Lea Nursery School, Slough, London, and inspector of school for standards in education, conducted a workshop with the staff of Drishti School here yesterday. The theme of the workshop was “Enhancing Learning and Assessment skills”.

Amandeep is Miss Fresher
DMCH also welcomes freshers
Ludhiana, August 19
Students of Guru Nanak Girls’ College hostel celebrated welcome cum Freshers party here today. Gurbir Singh, president, Guru Nanak Education Trust and Dr Charanjit Mahal, college principal presided over the function. She welcomed the students and encouraged them to participate in extra-curricular activities along with their regular studies and to work hard for bringing laurels to the college.

Tips to students on leadership traits
Ludhiana, August 19
In order to train the students for public speaking and develop qualities of leadership in them, a seminar on leadership was organised at Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, Ludhiana, here yesterday in the school premises.

 
SPORTS

Anand Isher School win U-14 title
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 19
U-14 cricket teams of Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Chhapar and Government Senior Secondary School Dehlon were declared winner and runners-up in Kilaraipur Zone.


U-14 cricket teams of Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Chhapar village near Ahmedgarh. — A Tribune photograph
U-14 cricket teams of Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Chhapar village near Ahmedgarh.

City athletics squad for state meet
Ludhiana, August 19
The District Amateur Athletics Association has selected 55 players to represent Ludhiana in the forthcoming Open Punjab Athletics Championship slated to be held at Sangrur from August 25.

 

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