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Overzealous MC jumps rules
Okays building plans in Model Town
Ludhiana, August 20
While the state government is yet to notify Model Town as core area, overzealous municipal corporation officials have already sanctioned building plans in the area under this category, thereby showing that they are themselves instrumental in many building bylaws violations.

Congestion On Roads
Showrooms gobble up parking space
Ludhiana, August 20
The elite Mall Road is supposed to reflect all that is best in Ludhiana. The high-rise buildings, the well-decorated and displayed showrooms and top-brand outlets. But regretfully there is no parking space available anywhere. 
Two-wheelers parked on the Mall Road in front of Ebony in Ludhiana.
Two-wheelers parked on the Mall Road in front of Ebony in Ludhiana. 

When addicts helped undertrial flee
Ludhiana, August 20
It was a gang of 20 drug addict youths, who had carried out the daring operation of freeing an under-trial from a PRTC bus near Amaltas hotel on Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway on August 14 evening.






EARLIER STORIES


VB nabs JE, radiographer
Ludhiana, August 20
The Vigilance Bureau officials today claimed to have nabbed Premjit Singh, a senior radiographer posted with the civil hospital, and Gurjit Singh, a junior engineer with the PSEB, while taking a bribe of Rs 5,000 and Rs 2,000 bribe, respectively.


COMMUNITY

Cong men swear by Rajiv’s ideals
Ludhiana, August 20
Glowing tributes were paid to Rajiv Gandhi on his 64th birth anniversary here today. A function was organised at the Congress Bhawan, which was presided over by the district congress committee president Jagmohan Sharma. Among others present on the occasion included the district youth congress president, Dimple Rana.
Congress leaders pay floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his 64th birth anniversary at the party office in Ludhiana on Monday.
Congress leaders pay floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his 64th birth anniversary at the party office in Ludhiana on Monday.

Clerk told to pay Rs 20,000 to join post
Ludhiana, August 20
Even after getting an official letter of appointment as Group C clerk with district administration on March 18, 2005, Kuldeep Singh, son of a riot victim is a dejected man today.Thanks to the petty clerical objections raised by the concerned department, 27 years old Kuldeep Singh is literally trapped in proverbial official red tape. One person in the department asks him to pay Rs 20,000 for joining the post whereas the other clerk tells him that another person had already been recruited at his place. Going through a tough period, Kuldeep Singh feels harassed and “tortured” by the concerned department for not making him clear about the real picture.

Kuldeep Singh shows the appointment letter issued to him in March 2005

Kuldeep Singh shows the appointment letter issued to him in March 2005

Extension of Tasleema's visa opposed
Ludhiana, August 20
The All-India Majlis Ahrar has condemned the Government of India for extending the visa of Bangla writer Taslima Nasreen.
Members of the Gayatri Ladies Club present skit “Vande Mataram” in Ludhiana on Monday.
Members of the Gayatri Ladies Club present skit “Vande Mataram” in Ludhiana on Monday. —Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

More than 50 college girls donate blood
Ludhiana, August 20
Guru Nanak Girls College in Model Town volunteered to establish a blood donation camp on the campus.

Now on, one-way traffic outside Sacred Heart
Ludhiana, August 20
The city police enforced one-way traffic for morning and afternoon hours outside Sacred Heart Public School here to check traffic jams.

7 hurt in brawl
Ludhiana, August 20
Seven persons were hurt and a car was damaged in a street brawl near Samrala Chowk late last evening. The groups clashed over a minor argument of giving pass to a vehicle.

Day for left-handed
Ludhiana, August 20
A small minority of people is left-handed and they have a disadvantage because generally the human race is use to using right hand for almost all activities. Very rarely the people are ambidextrous i.e. able to use both hands equally proficiently. A competition titled ‘left-handed day’ was organised in Ryan International Public School here today.

Ultrasound centre sealed
Ludhiana, August 20
An ultrasound scan centre in Raikot has been sealed and its registration suspended for four weeks by the sub-divisional appropriate authority Dr G.L. Gill for discrepancies in registration record and violations of the provisions of the PNDT Act.

‘Piyar de rabab’ released
Ludhiana, August 20
A literary function was organised by the literary body Sirjandhara at the Punjabi Bhawan here last evening to release and deliberate on a recently published poetry collection "Piyar de Rabab" (Music of Love), written by Surjit Singh Lambra.

Darshan Shiwalik releases the book ‘Piyar De Rabab’ written by Surjit Singh Lambran (in white turban) in Ludhiana on Sunday.—A Tribune photograph 
Darshan Shiwalik releases the book ‘Piyar De Rabab’ written by Surjit Singh Lambran (in white turban) in Ludhiana on Sunday.

Nullah encroached upon by business houses
Ludhiana, August 20
A 15-feet wide nullah along the Malhar Road has literally vanished in just about a decade. The space has been encroached upon by the business establishments that have come up along the road over these years. 

Customers relieved as Nokia offers replacement
Ludhiana, August 20
Hundreds of Nokia customers heaved a sigh of relief as the company started checking and replacement of its mobile handset batteries at one of the retail outlets in the city. Over 300 customers got their batteries examined at the outlet here.

Nokia customers get their handset batteries checked at a retail outlet in Ludhiana.—A Tribune photograph

Nokia customers get their handset batteries checked at a retail outlet in Ludhiana.

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CRIME

Police books youth for attempting murder
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 20
Khanna police has booked a youth of Bhari village under Section 307, IPC, for allegedly attempting to murder another youth of Amloh Road Khanna area last evening. Another youth who had tried to protect the victim was also injured. The accused was not arrested so far. Dispute over nonpayment of loan of Rs 5, 000 by the accused was reported to be cause of rivalry.


 
AGRICULTURE

Industry-agri students interface
Ludhiana, August 20
In order to have comprehensive background of problems and requirements of agriculture, officials of TAFE, an agri-oriented industrial house of Chennai, held an interactive session with students and faculty of the College of Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agriculutral University, here today.


EDUCATION

Scholars pooh-pooh VC’s assurance
Ludhiana, August 20
Educationists in the city have expressed dissatisfaction over the assurances given by the VC, Panjab University, Chandigarh, to the MBA students of the Regional Centre here, who had complained of non-availability of qualified teachers and coordinator to the authorities.


COURTS

PSEB told to pay Rs 20,000
Delay in restoration of connection
Ludhiana, August 20
Taking strict note of the negligent attitude of the officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board in a case of restoration of a connection, despite the consumer having paid all pending dues, the District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered the board to pay Rs 20,000 to the aggrieved party.


 

CULTURE

Artisans get platform to showcase workLudhiana, August 20
48-year-old Mohhamed Sayeed from Lucknow was an unhappy man some 10 years ago. Selling the 'durries' he would weave was a tough task. The traders he would go to would find faults in the stuff he provided and several times he wished he could change his work.

Residents at the handicraft exhibition for which 18 artisans from UP showcase their products.—Tribune Photo  by Sayeed Ahmed
Residents at the handicraft exhibition for which 18 artisans from UP showcase their products.


 
SPORTS

PAU, Samrala zones score comprehensive win
Ludhiana, August 20
PAU zone and Samrala zone scored comprehensive victories over their respective opponents in the Ludhiana inter-zonal cricket tournament (U-14), which began at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar ground here today.


 

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