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400 units to get Rs 20 cr subsidy today
Ludhiana, May 24
Over 400 urban industrial units will get pending capital subsidy to the tune of around Rs 20 crore tomorrow. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will hand over the cheques to industrialists at a function here that would be presided over by industries and commerce minister Manoranjan Kalia.

Bribe Charge
Two customs officers arrested
Ludhiana, May 24
A vigilance team led by the DSP, Gurcharan Singh, arrested two customs and excise officers for allegedly permitting trolleys loaded with iron scrap to pass after allegedly receiving a bribe of Rs 30,000 at Dhandari Kalan this afternoon.
The accused (extreme left) in vigilance custody in Ludhiana The accused (extreme left) in vigilance custody in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Atta-Dal Survey
Fall in blue, BPL cards
Ludhiana, May 24
The number of blue cards made during the atta-dal survey has decreased from 1,32, 921 in December 2007 to 1,27,508 in subsequent inspections, which indicates the unsystematic approach adopted by the administration in conducting the survey.

Return suit or pay fine, dry cleaner told
Ludhiana, May 24
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has directed the Redsun Drycleaners and Dyers, Civil Lines, to return the clothes of a consumer within 30 days or pay Rs 6,000 as cost of clothes.

From akharas to shopping malls
Ludhiana, May 24
After high-end pubs and discotheques, shopping mall are recruiting strongmen as security guards. Most guards at the malls have trained in “akharas” at Alamgir village. Sukhwinder Singh Sukha, over 6 ft tall, says: “We have toiled in the “akhara” mud since our childhood.

— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed

— Photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Congmen: Stagger Kila Raipur poll
Threaten to stage dharna, move EC
Mandi Ahmedgarh May 24
Congress leaders of the Kilaraipur constituency have urged the Election Commission of India to impress upon the Election Commissioner of Punjab, to stagger the polling at villages where decision on complaints was still pending.

VIP patients at GADVASU — Badal’s ponies
Ludhiana, May 24
Two “VIP patients” are being treated at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary University of Animal Sciences (GADVASU) here. Traver and Humanshu, the two miniature ponies of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal are being treated for fever and acute anaemia.

SMALL WONDER: The ponies of the Punjab Chief Minister that are being treated at GADVASU in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

The ponies of the Punjab Chief Minister that are being treated at GADVASU in Ludhiana


SAIL’s Ludhiana warehouse best
Ludhiana, May 24
The Ludhiana warehouse of the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has been adjudged the best-managed warehouse for the year 2006-07. A function was organised to award the Ludhiana team. The function was attended by industrialists, customers and employees of SAIL and PSIEC.



NSS camp concludes
Ludhiana, May 24
The 10-day NSS camp, which was under way at the Government College for Women, concluded here today. More than 150 students participated in the camp. The students presented skits and group songs. Sukhwinder Kaur was declared best worker, Puneet Soni best speaker, Shifali most disciplined student and Jaswinder outstanding volunteer.

Visually-impaired students attend NSS camp GCW in Ludhiana. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Visually-impaired students attend NSS camp GCW in Ludhiana

From Schools
Tity tots show poetic talent
Ludhiana, May 24
A poetry recitation competition for primary classes was organised at Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Daad, Pakhowal Road. Inderjeet Kaur, Taranjeet Kaur and Shalini Sidhu were the judges. As many as 43 students participated in the competition.



Workshop on anti-aging medicine
Ludhiana, May 24
Anti-aging medicine is popularly referred to as age management medicine across the world which is widely being used for treating age-related disorders and for improving the quality of men and women’s lives, said Dr Anoop Chaturvedi, a research scientist from the USA.


Hassanpur school lads win a thriller
Ludhiana, May 24
Government Senior Secondary School, Hassanpur, scored a thrilling one run victory over Barewal XI in a cricket match played at Hassanpur today. The match was organised to prepare the school team for the forthcoming Ludhiana district inter-school cricket tournament.

Varun wins chess title
Ludhiana, May 24
More than 200 students, both boys and girls, in different age groups (u-9, u-11, u-13, u-15, u-17 and u-19) participated in the one-day inter-class chess tournament at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar, here today.
Students participate in the inter-class chess tournament at BVM Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed
Students participate in the inter-class chess tournament at BVM Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana

Chess federation for blind
Ludhiana, May 24
To encourage the visually impaired chess players, who have performed well in various tournaments and brought laurels to the state, a body named Punjab Chess Federation for the Blind has been formed.



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