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Mayor’s Post
Bains outwits rivals

Ropes in eight Independents
Ludhiana, August 27
It was a long-awaited visit of Sukhbir Badal, acting president of the Shiromani Akali Dal, to the city, particularly for those who have an eye on the post of mayor.

This Rakhi, it’s Net rise in sales
Ludhiana, August 27
City bazars, flooded with a wide variety of Rakhis for the festive occasion, are getting competition from online marketing companies that are offering diverse options.


A Sister’s Rakhi Request
‘Help me find my brother’                     
Ludhiana, August 27
In a last ditch effort to find her missing brother on the eve of Rakhi, a festival celebrating the spirit of brother-sister relationship, this sister is moving from pillar to post with the picture of a youth that appeared in these columns a few days ago.

A file photo of Suresh Kumar (left), who is reportedly missing for the past seven months.

City to have modern grain market
Ludhiana August 27
Ludhiana is all set to have a state-of-the-art grain and fruit market with five mega cold stores. This would be the model grain and fruit market of the state.

A file photo of Suresh Kumar (left), who is reportedly missing for the past seven months

Advocate held with contraband
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
He took the term lawyer-client relations too seriously and ended up adopting his client’s profession of drug smuggling while defending him in the court of law. The Payal police nabbed advocate Krishan Kumar Rewari of Malerkotla with 10 kg opium from near Jargari Drain Bridge, near here, yesterday.


Non-functional traffic lights spell chaos
Ludhiana, August 27
It is almost a week now that there has been chaos and nuisance at the busy Bhai Wala Chowk here due to non-working traffic lights.

Due to non-working traffic lights at Bhai Wala Chowk, traffic flows from all four sides in the absence of traffic regulators. — Photo by I.V

Due to non-working traffic lights at Bhai Wala Chowk, traffic flows from all four sides in the absence of traffic regulators

Parking Blues
Chaura Bazar shrinks
Ludhiana, August 27
Chaura Bazar was once the widest of all markets in Ludhiana. In fact, it was not just a market, but the all-important office of tehsildar was also located here.

A view of the encroached road in Chaura Bazar that has been reduced to a narrow lane. Shopkeepers in the market rent out space outside their outlets to vendors. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

A view of the encroached road in Chaura Bazar that has been reduced to a narrow lane

Computerisation of revenue dept by February
Samrala, August 27
The computerisation of the Revenue Department would be completed before February 2008, said commissioner, Patiala division, Patiala, S.K. Ahluwalia, today. He added that 40-50 per cent work had already been completed in this regard.

Artificial limbs, callipers given to 30
Ludhiana, August 27
Over 30 physically challenged persons were provided free artificial limbs and callipers at a camp organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad Charitable Trust, Punjab, here yesterday.



Man held with smack worth Rs 2.5 lakh
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
The Ludhiana (rural) police claimed to have arrested 11 persons, including a drug peddler. While 465 gm smack was seized from the drug peddler, a sum of Rs 25,932 was recovered from nine gamblers arrested from various places.

Escaped undertrail held with spring knife
Jagraon, August 27
The local police arrested a person from the Grain Market area and recovered a spring knife from his possession. A case under Sections 25, 54 and 59 of Arms Act was registered after the person could not produce any permit to keep the weapon.

Arrest of Colleague
Excise and taxation staff up in arms
Ludhiana, August 27
The Excise and Taxation Officers Association and the Excise and Taxation Inspectors Association, Punjab, have strongly reacted to the arrest of taxation inspector Nirmal Singh by vigilance bureau on August 22 by saying that the step was unwarranted, vindictive and might have adverse effect on the process of revenue collection.



New marketing initiative by Fullerton
Ludhiana, August 27
Fullerton India, a non-banking finance company, has launched a marketing programme named “Parivaar Laxmi”. Claiming the programme to be the first of its kinds in financial services sector, the company said it would facilitate housewives improve their livelihood through an incentive-based referral system.

Samsung expecting jump in TV sales
Ludhiana, August 27
Encouraged by response from this region Samsung India is expecting a 50 per cent jump in its colour television sales in Punjab this year. Buoyant on sales in this region the company announced the national launch of its new range of flat and slim fit colour television here.



Spirit of Rakhi rules at schools
Ludhiana, August 27
Spring Dale Senior Secondary Public School, Ludhiana, celebrated Raksha Bandhan with enthusiasm. On the Occasion, a rakhi making competition was held in which students from various classes made rakhis with various things.

BOND OF LOVE: A student of Maple Bear School ties rakhi on her classmate’s wrist on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph

A student of Maple Bear School ties rakhi on her classmate’s wrist

Teaching techniques demonstrated
Doraha, August 27
The Doraha College of Education organised a one-day seminar-cum-workshop on communication skills for effective teaching yesterday. Nearly 30 delegates from 12 schools and colleges participated.

'42,000 took moral education exam'
Ludhiana, August 27
As many as 42,000 school students from all over the state recently appeared for the moral education examination in over 1,050 centres. This was stated by chief secretary, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, Dr Charan Kamal Singh through a press statement today.

From Colleges
Neha wins Ms Fresher title
Ludhiana, August 27
The students of the Department of Sociology, Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, organised a welcome-cum-fresher party, here today. Charanjit Mahal welcomed the new students and encouraged them to study hard.

39 left in fray
Ludhiana, August 27
As many as 39 candidates have been left in fray for the election to various posts of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers’ Association scheduled to be held on August 30. Maninder Singh, who was in the contest for the post of councillor, withdrew his name from the contest.

Ludhiana gets its first pharmacy institute
Ludhiana, August 27
The Punjab College of Technical Education launched PCTE Institute of Pharmacy at Jhande village, Ferozepur Road, here today. This is the first pharmacy institute in Ludhiana. The institute is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and Punjab government.


Man gets 4-yr RI under Arms Act
Ludhiana, August 27
The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge M.S.Virdi has sentenced Raj Masih of Amloh to four years’ imprisonment under the Arms Act. The accused was also facing trial under TADA but was acquitted because of lack of sufficient evidence.



250 examined at cardiac camp
Ludhiana, August 27
More than 250 persons were examined at a free cardiac and medical camp organised by a team of doctors from Hero DMC Heart Institute, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital and Deep Hospital, under the aegis of the Om Namah Shivay Sewa Samiti at Parbhat Puri Charitable Hospital in Mandi Gobindgarh yesterday.

Neglect main cause of eye, dental diseases
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 27
Major eye aliments, including myopia and hypermetropia, and dental ailments, including pyorrhea, are caused due to lack of concern among residents of rural and suburban areas about eye care and oral hygiene.

An ophthalmologist examines an eye patient at a camp organised on the Jagera Road, Ahmedgarh, on Monday. — Tribune photo by Mahesh Sharma

An ophthalmologist examines an eye patient at a camp organised on the Jagera Road, Ahmedgarh



Double whammy for Alpine school paddlers
Ludhiana, August 27
Alpine International Senior Secondary School bagged titles in the u-14 and u-17 years sections (boys) of the PAU Zone Table Tennis Tournament being organised by the education department on Kundan Vidya Mandir School campus here today.

Amit declared best chess player
Khamano, August 27
The seventh all-India chess tournament was organised by the Khamano Chess Association in memory of Bhim Sen Verma and Pawan Kumar Sharma at Sri Shakti Dharamshala, Khamano.

Soccer trials on Sept 1
Ludhiana, August 27
Trials to select probables from Punjab for the 30th Sub Junior (u-16) National Football Championship for the Mir Iqbal Hussain Trophy to be held at Haldwani, Uttrakhand, from September 16 to October 7 will be conducted at Government Senior Secondary School ground, Phagwara, on September 1.



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