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Mayor’s Post
SAD leadership faces tough choice
Ludhiana, August 25
As strong lobbying is on in the city for the post of mayor, all eyes are now on the visit of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and acting president of Shiromani Akali Dal Sukhbir Singh Badal, who would be in the city to attend different functions tomorrow.

Newly laid road wears away
Ludhiana, August 25
Just a few days after the service lane from Bhai Bala Chowk to Arti Chowk was laid by the municipal corporation, the top layer is vanishing. The owners of various establishments on the road allege the use of inferior quality material.The shopkeepers said the material used was of such poor quality that it was coming off even if they parked a scooter in the area.





 


Congestion On Road
Shopping spells trouble here
Ludhiana, August 25
Ghumar Mandi is never the best place to visit for shopping. Although it has come up as one of the most frequented middle class markets in the city, it happens to be the worst in terms of parking. It is free for all in the market with vehicles parked haphazardly here and there. 

House burgled
Ludhiana, August 25
Burglars broke into a house in Haibowal on Thursday night and decamped with cash and jewellery worth over one lakh.

10 new polytechnics for Punjab soon
Ludhiana, August 25
Chief parliamentary secretary for technical education and industrial training Biramjit Singh Khalsa has stated that all 550 vacant posts in the ITIs of the state were being filled shortly, for which, the process had already been initiated.

Youths narrate tale of woe in Kuwait
Ludhiana, August 25                               
Five of the 177 youths, who were trapped in Kuwait, returned home following intervention by the Lok Bhalai Party.The youth were defrauded by a Chandigarh based travel agent,

COMMUNITY

Mandi Board to be corruption-free, says chairman
Khamano, August 25
Punjab Mandi Board will be made corruption-free and efforts are on in this direction. Meetings are being held with deputy commissioners in all districts and officials in this regard. This was stated by Ajmer Singh Lakhowal chairman Mandi Board Punjab while talking to mediapersons at Dana Mandi Khamano. He said anyone caught in this connection would not be spared.

BJP councillor levels allegations against MLA
Ludhiana, August 25
The factionalism within the local BJP yesterday took an ugly turn with one of the sitting party councillors arranging a press conference for a Mahilla Morcha leader who levelled serious allegations against the sitting MLA, Harish Bedi. Neelam Kalra, vice-president of the District Mahilla Morcha unit of the party, yesterday accused the party MLA from Ludhiana North, Bedi, of asking her to visit him at odd hours for favouring her with the ticket from Ward 26 for the elections to the Ludhaina municipal corporation.

8-yr-long search for wife, son proves futile
Police inaction alleged
Ludhiana, August 25

Fifty-year-old Kala Singh is fighting a lone battle for the past eight years to find his “abducted wife and son”, allegedly by a woman running flesh trade at Ashok Nagar, Salem Tabri area.

Kala Singh at mini secretariat, Ludhiana.— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Kala Singh at mini secretariat

‘Organised orgies’ dismissed as rumours
Ludhiana, August 25
The city police today dismissed reports of “organised orgies” in a hotel on Ludhiana-Jalandhar highway as mere rumours.

Journalists block traffic
Ludhiana, August 25
Angry mediapersons from the region blocked traffic on the busy Ludhiana-Ferozepore highway opposite the Mullanpur police station in protest against the alleged beating of a Journalist in his shop and later in the police station.

Spending twilight years in a rickshaw
Ludhiana, August 25
He is spending the twilight of his life in a rickshaw. Avtar Singh (80) is homeless and lonely as well.He was the cynosure of their eyes when he was young and earning. But when he grew old and could not earn enough, his wife and two children deserted him.

Spending his life in a rickshaw, Avtar Singh curses his old age in Ludhiana on Thursday.— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Spending his life in a rickshaw, Avtar Singh curses his old age in Ludhiana

830 visit Arthritis expo
Ludhiana, August 25
A two-day Joint Replacement and Arthritis Expo at SPS Apollo Hospitals began today with a tremendous response from the public. 830 people visited the Expo and 250 patients participated in the joints check-up camp. Jugdiep Singh, director SPS Apollo Hospitals lighted the lamp and inaugurated the Joints Replacement and Arthritis Expo'2007. A total of 21 leading companies had participated in the camp by putting up their stalls.

50 students donate blood
Amloh, August 25
A blood donation camp was organised by Bhadson branch of State bank of Patiala at Government Secondary School Bhadson on Friday. S.K. Alhuwalia, commissioner, Patiala division, was the chief guest. Alhuwalia appreciated the efforts of Deepak Kumar, branch manager and J.S. Aneja, assistant general manager, for organising the camps.
S.K. Alhuwalia Commissioner Patiala division talking with blood donors on a camp at Bhadson (Amloh) village
S.K. Alhuwalia Commissioner Patiala division talking with blood donors on a camp at Bhadson (Amloh) village on Friday.— Photo by Bhushan sood

Parvasi Nepali Sangh conference begins
Ludhiana, August 25
A two-day 8th conference of Parvasi Nepali Sangh (Bharat) began today at Lions Club. The conference will be attended by Nepalis from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.

SBI ladies club aids ‘Ek Praayas’
Ludhiana, August 25
SBI Ladies club Ludhiana, under took a noble project for the mentally challenged children of “Ek-Praayas” at Ferozepur road. Under this project, the president of the club Ratna Karthikayen donated a pedestal fan, stationery items and distributed sweets among the children.


 

CRIME

Burglars decamp with Rs 40, 000
Amloh, August 25
Some burglars entered (BRP) Dharam Singh Rayewal’s house during daytime in ward No. 4 on Khanna road on Friday. Dharam Singh who is posted as BRP in the office of BPEO Amloh was away on duty; his wife was also on duty at some rural school, the children were off to school. The main gate of the house was locked.

 


EDUCATION

Meritorious students honoured
Ludhiana, August 25
Master Tara Singh College for Women organised an award-giving ceremony in which the students who had excelled in academics were felicitated today.

Students get tips on future placement
Ludhiana, August 25
Dr Rajneesh Arora, director placements, GNDU, Amritsar, enlightened the students of Gujran Wala Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GGNIMT) during a seminar on “How to Prepare for a Rewarding Placement” here today.

FROM SCHOOL
Talent search at GNPS
Ludhiana, August 25
Guru Nanak Public School organised inter-class talent competition of class II and III here today.The young buddies of class II performed in three categories i.e. solo song, solo dance and cat walk. 121 students of class II participated in this competition while 162 young nankians of class III presented various dances.
The toppers of KVM School with the chief guest Ishwar Singh, DIG Ludhiana at a function held on Saturday
The toppers of KVM School with the chief guest Ishwar Singh, DIG Ludhiana at a function held on Saturday.— A Tribune photograph

 

CULTURE


Double Deal: A thrilling suspense
Ludhiana, August 25
It was quite a thriller full of suspense right till the end. But the drama - Double Deal, directed by Mahesh Dattani, had lesser drama and action than expected and too much of dialogue. A brilliant adoption of Richard Stockwell's "Killing Time", this play could have impressed the audiences more than it did had the action been not replaced with narrative.

Mahesh Manjrekar and Sandhya Mridul during their performance in the play "Double Deal" staged in Ludhiana on Friday night.—Tribune photo  by Sayeed Ahmed

Mahesh Manjrekar and Sandhya Mridul during their performance in the play "Double Deal" staged in Ludhiana

HEALTH

Seminar on aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry
Ludhiana, August 25
The two-day seminar and hands-on course on "Aesthetic and Cosmetic dentistry- problems in practice and possible solutions" organised by Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College & Hospital in collaboration with Indian Academy of Aesthetic & Cosmetic Dentistry started at the college premises here today.

Stress on improving patient care
Ludhiana, August 25
Prof Peter Alistair Cameron of The Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Melbourne shared his experience while delivering a lecture on the topic of "Developing a Trauma System" at the Christian Medical College today.

Fresh hope for elderly hearing impaired
Ludhiana, August 25
Gurbaksh Singh, a septuagenarian and hearing impaired would spend his time in virtual isolation. Since he was too hard of hearing he would find it difficult to mix up with people and talk to them. The isolation led to depression. However, after he was given a computer programmed digital hearing aid, he is living a fresh life.

Cardiac camp at Mandi Gobindgarh today
Ludhiana, August 25
A free cardiac and medical camp will be organised by the doctors of Hero DMC Heart Institute (HDHI) and DMCH under the aegis of “Om Namah Shivay Samiti” at Parbhat Puri Charitable Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, tomorrow.

 
SPORTS

School hockey league begins
Ludhiana, August 25
Ropar Academy along with Ludhiana Sports Wing XI and Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala Sports Wing, registered victories in their respetive matches in the Punjab Schools Education Hockey Leauge which got underway at Jarkhar Hockey Stadium today.

Sports promotion council to honour sportspersons
Ludhiana, August 25
Punjab Sports Promotion Council will honour Punjab sportspersons who excel at the state and national level meets. This was announced by Paramjit Singh Khatra, chairman of the council after it’s meeting, which was held at Guru Nanak Sports Complex here today.

Swimming championship from August 31 
Ludhiana, August 25
The 38th edition of the Punjab State Swimming and Waterpolo Championship for men and women will be held at Sports College Swimming Pool, Jalandhar, from August 31 to September 2, according to Apinder Singh Grewal, president, Punjab Swimming Association (PSA).

Karan named 'player of the year'
Ludhiana, August 25
Karan Goel, a local upcoming cricketer who won the best player award in the national Twenty20 Cricket Tournament held early this year added another jewel in his crown when the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) named him player of the year.

Now, PG diploma in yoga
Chandigarh, August 25
The name of Government Yoga Health Organisation, Sector 23, Chandigarh has been changed to Government College of Yoga Education and Health.

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