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Couple jumps into canal with daughter
Parents of 3 girls, they yearned for son
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 31
A marginal farmer of Lapran village in Ludhiana district, his wife and minor daughter jumped into the Bathinda branch of the Sirhind canal this morning.They asked their elder two daughters to do so too, but the girls were stopped by passersby.

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MC, traffic police get moving
Ludhiana, August 31
At long last, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation and the traffic police seem to have woken up to the traffic chaos in the city. While the traffic police has decided to introduce one-way traffic on certain routes, the Ludhiana MC has floated tenders to engage experienced professionals for improving the traffic scene.

Youth kills friend to escape sexual assault
Khanna, August 31
A 22-year-old youth killed his friend when he tried to sexually assault him.






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All for officers’ convenience
Ludhiana, August 31
For the police in Punjab in general and Ludhiana in particular, the hangover of the militancy refuses to go. Or quite a number of police officials do not want it to go lest they confront the reality of peace.

A barricade in the Rakh Bagh area set up during terrorism days in Punjab is yet to be removed as it allegedly helps officials residing in the area maintain privacy.—A Tribune photograph

A barricade in the Rakh Bagh area set up during terrorism days in Punjab is yet to be removed as it allegedly helps officials residing in the area maintain privacy.

Stuck in official apathy

The parking lot at the Ludhiana District Courts complex is in a shambles and visitors have to wade through slush for want of metalled parking
The parking lot at the Ludhiana District Courts complex is in a shambles and visitors have to wade through slush for want of metalled parking. —A Tribune photograph

Gabria denies Bains-bashing
Ludhiana, August 31
Minister for tourism and jails Hira Singh Gabria today said he was not against the appointment of Simarjit Singh Bains as mayor of Ludhiana. He said if the party wanted Bains to be appointed as mayor, he had no problems.

0001 goes for Rs 2,65,000
Samrala, August 31
The registration number PB-43-C-0001 by the Samrala Registering authority was sold at an auction here today for Rs 2,65,000.


COMMUNITY

Group alleges fraud by LIC Housing
Ludhiana, August 31
The Active Anti-Corruption Group today alleged a fraud to the tune of Rs 50 lakh by LIC Housing Board Finance and GSB Housing and Finance. Addressing a press conference, Ramesh Bangar, president of the group, said: “Officials of LIC Housing Board Finance, on the basis of forged documents, extended loans of Rs 1.5 lakh per flat for 25 flats.
Members of the Active Anti-Corruption Group address a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday.
Members of the Active Anti-Corruption Group address a press conference in Ludhiana on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Tributes paid to Beant Singh
Ludhiana, August 31
Tributes were paid to former Chief Minister Beant Singh on his 12th death anniversary here today. While most of the senior party leaders were away to Chandigarh where a function was held at his memorial, workers held a function at the local office.

Pledge your eyes, students exhorted
Ludhiana, August 31
Busting various myths and religious beliefs about donation of eyes, Dr Nitin Batra, an eye surgeon in the department of ophthalmology at Christian Medical College and Hospital, has called upon students to come forward and pledge donation of their eyes. Making eye donation a mass movement will make a world of difference for the 2.5 million corneal blind persons in the country as donation of eyes by one person will empower two visually challenged persons.

Dr Nitin Batra, ophthalmologist at the CMCH, delivers a lecture on eye donation at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Dr Nitin Batra, ophthalmologist at the CMCH, delivers a lecture on eye donation at the Khalsa College for Women in Ludhiana on Friday.


 

CRIME

2 brothers held for bid to kill town founder’s daughter-in-law
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 31
The local police has arrested two brothers who had allegedly attempted to murder septuagenarian daughter-in-law of the founder of the town after entering her bedroom forcibly 10 days ago. The police nabbed the duo when they were trying to leave the area on Wednesday.


 

BUSINESS

Bank of Baroda to focus on Punjab
Ludhiana, August 31
Punjab will be a key focus area for the Bank of Baroda this year. The bank plans to open six more branches in Punjab apart from setting a growth target of 40 per cent in business from the state.

Bank of Baroda chairman and managing director Anil Khandelwal addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday. —A Tribune photograph

Bank of Baroda chairman and managing director Anil Khandelwal addresses mediapersons in Ludhiana on Friday.

Online sale of heavy vehicles  on rise
Ludhiana, August 31
The online sale of heavy commercial vehicles in the region has been rising rapidly. In view of the high potential that the region holds, eBay Motors India, an online B2B motors marketplace, is focusing on this region. The company will generate awareness among potential buyers on identifying opportunities and processing of online buying.


 
AGRICULTURE

PAU Notes
Farm scientists attend training course
Ludhiana, August 31
A two-day training course for scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendras of Punjab got underway at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. In his inaugural address, Dr. Ashok Mehta, Zonal Coordinator of Indian Agricultural Research Board said, the skills can wield immense power and extension of scientific information would be easier with their help. He said, 16 KVKs of Punjab are rated as the best since they were working under PAU.


EDUCATION

From Schools & Colleges
Lecture on Maharaja Ranjit Singh held
Ludhiana, August 31
The postgraduate department of history, Guru Nanak Girls College, Model Town, Ludhiana, organised an extension lecture today. Amarjit Kaur, head, history department, introduced the resource person, Dr Anju Suri, reader, Panjab University. Dr Suri delivered the lecture on the topic “The important aspects of Maharaja Ranjit Singh”.
The bhangra team of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, performs during the birth anniversary celebrations of Dr Ishwar Singh at the college on Friday.
The bhangra team of Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, performs during the birth anniversary celebrations of Dr Ishwar Singh at the college on Friday.


COURTS

Man jailed for selling drugs illegally
Ludhiana, August 31
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Rajinder Aggarwal, has sentenced Surinder Singh of Khanna to one-year rigorous imprisonment on the charges of selling allopathic medicines without a licence.


 
SPORTS

TT Meet
Alpine school, BVM win titles
Ludhiana, August 31
Alpine International Senior Secondary School and Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar branch, shared top honours in the girl’s sections of the PAU Zone Table Tennis Tournament organised by the education departmment at Kudnan Vidya Mandir School Civil Lines here today. Alpine School eves won titles in the u-14 and u-17 age categories while Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School clinched the title in the u-19 age section.

Handball trials on Sept 2
Ludhiana, August 31
Trails to select the Punjab junior boy’s handball team will be held here at the Punjab Agricultural University campus ground at 11 am onSeptember 2.

 

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