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Braille Bhawan to be upgraded
Ludhiana, July 17
Coming to the aid of visually challenged students in the stateís only Braille Bhawan here, CM Parkash Singh Badal today announced its upgradation on the lines of the National Institute of Visually Impaired, Dehra Dun.

This is what the Braille Bhawan auditorium looked like prior to the CMís visit on Thursday; and (right) the spruced up auditorium. Photo: Inderjeet Verma
This is what the Braille Bhawan auditorium looked like prior to the CMís visit on Thursday; and (right) the spruced up auditorium. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


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Denied scholarship, topper writes to Chief Minister
Ludhiana, July 17
The overall state topper, Shilpi Negi, who scored 427 out of 450 in the Class XII examination of the Punjab School Education Board is disappointed at not being given a scholarship worth Rs 2 lakh. She has written a letter to the CM in this regard.

Officials from the health department seize sacks of adulterated wheat and gram flour during raids conducted  at flour mills in Ludhiana. Raid on flour mills; owners booked
Ludhiana, July 17
The health department sealed the godowns of three flour mills in Ludhiana and Jangpur village here today.




Officials from the health department seize sacks of adulterated wheat and gram flour during raids conducted  at flour mills in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Woman held with weapon
Ludhiana, July 17
A woman of Bajra village near Basti Jodhewal has stunned the police by getting a pistol smuggled from Uttar Pradesh in order to take revenge from persons who had got her husband arrested in an alleged rape case six months ago.

Girl booked in suicide case
Ludhiana, July 17
The police today booked a Rishi Nagar Colony girl for allegedly abetting the suicide of a married man with whom she reportedly had an illicit relationship.

Power cuts hit production
Ludhiana, July 17
Power cuts have brought the city to a grinding halt. The production of industrial goods has received a setback and unprecedented hike in steel prices.

Manpreet Singh Ayali, who was elected chairman of zila parishad in Ludhiana Ayali new Zila Parishad chairman
Ludhiana, July 17
Manpreet Singh Ayali of the SAD was today unanimously chosen chairman of the zila parishad here. Talking to the Tribune, he said his effort would be to bring alive the office of the zila parishad chief which had largely remained ignored.


Manpreet Singh Ayali, who was elected chairman of zila parishad in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph


COMMUNITY

Safai karamcharis up in arms against GADVASU
Ludhiana, July 17
The safai karamcharis of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) are up in the arms against management for appointing a new contractor to look into the sanitation of administrative block.

Left parties stage dharna against N-deal
Ludhiana, July 17
Activists of the Communist Party of India (CPI) and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPM), staged a joint dharna outside Mini Secretariat here today to protest against the decision of the Congress-led UPA government to go ahead with clinching of the India-specific agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and moving ahead towards the nuclear deal with the USA.

BSP supporters threaten to court arrest
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 17
The state unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party has threatened to launch a jail bharo andolan in case the Centre tried to harm party supremo Mayawati.

Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal plants a sapling at PAU in Ludhiana Badal invites suggestions to combat water pollution 
Ludhiana, July 17
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today asked the representatives of the industry, chairmen and vice-chairmen of the Punjab Large and Medium Industry and Small Scale Industry Boards to suggest ways and means to combat the menace of water pollution which was posing a great threat to the very existence of the human beings.




Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal plants a sapling at PAU in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Law enforcing agencies violating SC orders, claims IMA
Ludhiana, July 17
In a blatant violation of the Supreme Court directions passed in 2005, the law enforcing agencies in Punjab have registered almost 40 cases against doctors in past three years.

Jains seek minority status
Ludhiana, July 17
There is resentment among Jains for they feel the state government has ignored their claim to get recognition as a religious minority community in the state.

Potholed road leaves commuters fuming
Doraha, July 17
The main market road, popularly known as the railway road, here is in a pitiable condition.

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BUSINESS

Defer e-filing of VAT returns, demand tax advisers
Ludhiana, July 17
The Taxation Advisors Association has made a fervent plea to the state government to put off compulsory e-filing of value added tax (VAT) returns as the traders were still not fully prepared for this and were facing many other technical problems.

 

EDUCATION

GNIMT students dominate PTU merit list
Ludhiana, July 17
MBA students of Guru Nanak Institute of Management and Technology (GNIMT) dominated the merit list of Punjab Technical University once again. As per the recently released merit list of the MBA examinations held in December 2007-January 2008, four students of the GNIMT bagged top positions in the university.
Students beat the heat during a function of the Chief Minister in Ludhiana
SWEATING IT OUT: Students beat the heat during a function of the Chief Minister in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Development of vet varsity discussed
Ludhiana, July 17
To promote the better coordination in the department of animal husbandry, Punjab, and Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, a meeting was held at GADVASU yesterday.

Lecturer does PhD from Belford varsity
Ludhiana, July 17
Prof Surinder Singh of PG department of English at SCD Government College here has received his PhD degree in English from Belford University.

 
SPORTS

Punjab state Twenty20 tourney
Ludhiana prevail over Barnala

Players in action during the U-16 Inter-District Twenty20 Tournament in LudhianaLudhiana, July 17
Hosts Ludhiana registered a three-wicket win over Barnala on the third day of the Punjab State Inter-District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament (U-16) being played simultaneously at the Government Institute of Textile and Knitting, Rishi Nagar, and BCM Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar grounds, here today.

Players in action during the U-16 Inter-District Twenty20 Tournament in Ludhiana onThursday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

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