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Improvement Trust under fire at sangat darshan
Dhanda leaves programme midway

Ludhiana, September 8
Residents of the city, who are struggling to get flats and plots allotted by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust for years together, today vent their ire at the trust during a sangat darshan progarmme chaired by chief parliamentary secretary Harish Rai Dhanda here.

Residents complain during a sangat darshan programme conducted by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust in Ludhiana Residents complain during a sangat darshan programme conducted by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Incomplete projects, old issues confront mayor
Ludhiana, September 8
Incomplete projects and many unaddressed issues staring the municipal corporation in its face will pose a challenge to the newly electe mayor Hakam Singh Gyaspura.

Youth embarks on world’s largest painting
Ludhiana, September 8
After being praised by the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and enabling police to catch many criminals through his near exact portraits of the crime suspects, this budding artist today embarked upon breaking the World’s Largest Painting Record.

No clue to Malah boy
Malah (Jagraon), September 8
While a minor boy of this village remains untraced for the fifth day today after disappearing from police custody under mysterious circumstances, the Ludhiana-Rural police claimed he was spotted in a marriage function of a distant relative, two days ago in Moga.

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Students of the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, walk on ramp during a fresher's party on the campus
Students of the Khalsa College for Women, Ludhiana, walk on ramp during a fresher's party on the campus on Saturday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed 




COMMUNITY

Price watch
Vegetable, fruit prices expected to rise

Ludhiana, September 8
Vegetable rates, remained more or less stable this week, they are expected to take an upward turn in the coming week. Dealers say that the onset of marriage season is likely to push up rates. Barring minor changes, prices of most veggies and fruits remained unchanged, thanks to a sufficient supply and a constant demand.
Onion, which was available for 17 per kg in wholesale markets, is now priced at Rs 18-20 per kg. The price of potatoes decreased marginally from Rs 16-17 to Rs 14-15 whereas cauliflower is now priced at around Rs 20 per kg from 17, cabbage remained stable at Rs 8 and green peas were available for around Rs 30 per kg. 

 
Get documentary proof of investment: expert
Ludhiana, September 8
Investors can avoid getting duped by insisting on obtaining written documents instead of relying on tall claims made by those engaged in selling various financial products. The happenings pertaining to harassment of investors occur mostly when the investor is unaware and puts his hard-earned money at stake without obtaining any documentary proof of his investment, said Charanjot Singh Nanda, central council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Charanjot Singh Nanda
Charanjot Singh Nanda

Freshers’ party at AHA
Ludhiana, September 8
Rising demand for skilled professionals in hospitality industry has opened up a large number of job opportunities for youngsters. Those who are trained at at an edge above others and stand better chances of rising high in their profession, said Chetna Sharma, branch manager, Air Hostess Academy (AHA), which organised its freshers' party in the city today. Talking to mediapersons, Sharma said over 70 per cent of the students opting for courses in aviation and hospitality were girls. — TNS

 

BUSINESS

Bank staff strike on Sept 27
Ludhiana, September 8
Public sector bank employees would observe a full day strike on September 27 to mark their protest against proposed merger of associate banks with State Bank of India (SBI).

 
AGRICULTURE

PAU to honour three farmers
Ludhiana, September 8
Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) will honour three progressive farmers on the occasion of the forthcoming two-day Kisan Mela on September 13.

Preparations afoot for kisan mela
Ludhiana, September 8
Preparations have started at Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) for the two-day kisan mela from September 13.

EDUCATION

College teachers observe stay-in strike
Doraha, September 8
As per the directions given by the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, the unit members of Doraha, observed a two-period stay-in strike under the presidentship of Dr Sukhwinder Singh Virk, on the college campus, today.

Agriculture student awarded
Ludhiana, September 8
Vishal Khullar, masters in agricultural economics from the Punjab Agricultural University, has been awarded with Rs 2000 and a letter of appreciation for his essay “Welfare Essay for Employees”, as an entry for Citizen’s Audit of the Democratic State, a competition organised by Lokniti, Centre for Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi. It was decided to make a token award to the most interesting entries from all over the country.

 

CULTURE


Work of Bengali artists on display
Ludhiana, September 8
Paintings in oil, pastel colours, watercolours of established and up coming Bengali artists are on display at Satluj Club for two days. The artists displaying their works are Sukanta Das, Samik Dey, a degree holder from IIM who quit his job to take up painting.

Paintings of Bengali artists on display at the Satluj Club in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Paintings of Bengali artists on display at the Satluj Club in Ludhiana

HEALTH

Ophthalmic quiz organised
Ludhiana, September 8
The celebrations of the Eye Donation fortnight concluded with an ophthalmic quiz organised in the hospital auditorium at the Christian Medical College here yesterday. Dr Harpreet Kapoor professor and head, eye department welcomed the students, faculty and other guests.

 
SPORTS

Jarkhar Academy emerges victorious
Ludhiana, September 8
Jarkhar Academy lads stamped their superiority over Grewal Academy, Kila Raipur in the boy's u-16 years section, winning their first match in an authentic fashion (11-2) in the Punjab Hockey League Tournament being organised by the Punjab sports department at the Prithipal Singh Astro Turf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University campus here today. The winners were leading 5-1 at break. A match in progress in the Punjab Hockey League, being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at the Punjab Agricultural University stadium
A match in progress in the Punjab Hockey League, being organised by the Punjab Sports Department at the Punjab Agricultural University stadium on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

BVM judokas win six medals
Ludhiana, September 8
Judokas of Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Kitchlu Nagar branch gave a spelndid performance to bag six medals, including three gold in the Ludhiana District inter School Judo Championship for Boys organised by the District Education Department here at Guru Nanak Sports Complex.

Involve Haryana, HP in airport project: MLA
Ludhiana, September 8
Kila Raipur MLA Jassi Khangura has urged Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to involve the state governments of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and the administration of the union territory Chandigarh in the proposed airport project.

Gaurav, Shally bag titles in TT tourney
Ludhiana, September 8
Guarav from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University and Shally Sharma from Punjab Agricultural University bagged PAU Open men and women's titles in the 18th Prithipal Singh Memorial Open Table Tennis Tournament, which began on the PAU campus here today.

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