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Diesel taps run dry
Ludhiana, July 18
A long queue for diesel at a fuel outlet in Ludhiana on Friday. With diesel getting out of stock at majority of the fuel stations across the city, consumers rushed to the stations outside the city to buy surplus stock.

A long queue for diesel at a fuel outlet in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Refused, cop opens fire at dancer
Ludhiana, July 18
A Punjab Police constable, Sukhwinder Singh, allegedly molested a dancer of the Love Orchestra group in a marriage function at Malhotra Palace last night for refusing to dance with him.


Readying for an act: Make up being applied on a kid during a function organised at Maple Bear Nursery School in Ludhiana on Friday.
Readying for an act: Make up being applied on a kid during a function organised at Maple Bear Nursery School in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

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Mid-day meal back in schools
Ludhiana, July 18
Students of class VI, VII, VIII were served midday meal today in majority of the government schools of the district.

Traders bow before demolition team
Pull down structures on their own
Ludhiana, July 18
Industrialists along Budda Nullah at Tajpur Road started pulling down their structures, alleged to be encroachments, when a demolition squad of the district administration reached the area today.

4 milk samples fail purity test in Haibowal
Ludhiana, July 18
In a case of adulteration, four samples of milk collected during a raid at Haibowal dairies tested positive of unnatural fat.


Bank staff submit memo to administration
Ludhiana, July 18
In a bid to set the process of strengthening the public sector banks in motion and to prepare against a systematic onslaught, the Punjab Bank Employees Federation (PBEF), affiliated to the All-India Bank Employees Association, has launched a nationwide campaign which would culminate with observing "Save Public Sector Banks Day" tomorrow and a day-long strike on August 20.

IN HIGH SPIRIT: Students of BCM Arya Model School perform bhangra during a talent contest in Ludhiana on Friday.
IN HIGH SPIRIT: Students of BCM Arya Model School perform bhangra during a talent contest in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Forest deptís uncaring attitude upsets VC
Ludhiana, July 18
How much the Punjab Government cares for the vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Dr M.S. Kang, is evident from the treatment meted out to him by the Punjab forest department in connection with a function organised to celebrate Van Mahotsav on the university premises yesterday.

PNB holds plantation drive
Khamano, July 18
Punjab National Bank celebrated the 59th Van Mahotsav today at Kinder Garten Public School, Samrala. S.K. Mohala, deputy general manager, Ludhiana circle, was the chief guest.

Discourage beauty contests in colleges
The city has more than 12 colleges having approximately 50,000 students on their rolls. Unfortunately, the young students, who can play a vital role in crusades against social evils like dowry system, female foeticide, eve teasing, gender bias, sex abuse and domestic violence, remain unguided and directionless.


One booked for trespass
Jagraon, July 18
Ravinder Singh of Cheema entered into the house of Manprit Singh of the same village on July 16 and assaulted him with iron pipe and sharp-edged weapon. Manprit was admitted to the local civil hospital. The local police has registered a case under sections 452, 323, 324 and 506 of the IPC. Old court case is stated to be the reason behind the assault.


Govt to lease tourist spots
Loss-making units to be handed over to pvt sector
Khanna, July 18
The state government will lease out various loss-making property related to tourism to private players in coming days. The government-run tourism complexes are running into losses since long.

Power crisis cripples industry
Ludhiana, July 18
With the power situation taking a turn for the worse and the gap between demand and supply of power widening with each passing day, daily life of people in the mega city has not only been affected but the trade and industrial activity has also come to a halt.

European fashion brand in city
Ludhiana, July 18
Makson Retailers, a leading footwear and lifestyle retail chain in North India, today launched European-styled footwear and accessories brand WODZ in the mega city. Comapny's CEO Mohinder Makkar formally inaugurated the WODZ store outlet at West End Mall in the presence of a select gathering.



Students awarded for excelling in academics
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 18
The Desh Bhagat Institute of Management & Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, held a prize distribution function today. The students, who had excelled in academics and co-curricular activities during free coaching classes organised by the institute from mid April to mid July, were given away the prizes.

Talent-hunt contest at BCM Arya
Ludhiana, July 18
A talent-hunt contest was organised at BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here today. As many as 80 students showcased their talent in dances, group and solo songs, mono acting and skits.


CJM records statement of DCís staff
Ludhiana, July 18
Chief Judicial Magistrate Lachhman Singh today recorded statements of three employees working in deputy commissionerís office, Ludhiana, in an inquiry conducted against deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar.



Kidney stones removed
Ludhiana, July 18
B.S. Aulakh, professor of urology and head, transplant surgery at DMCH, performed a rare endoscopic procedure of kidney stones' removal from 4-year-old girl child.


Chandigarh lads reach semis
Ludhiana, July 18
Chandigarh recorded a two-wicket win against Jalandhar today on the fourth day of the Punjab State Inter-District Twenty20 Cricket Tournament (u-16) for the Shaheed Udham Singh Trophy being played simultaneously at the Government Institute of Textile and Knitting, Rishi Nagar, and BCM Senior Secondary School, Shastri Nagar, here. With this victory, Chandigarh made it to the semifinal.

Pranav enters quarters
Ludhiana, July 18
Local shuttler Pranav Chopra, a trainee of Ludhiana Badminton Academy being run here at Shastri Hall near Guru Nanak Stadium, secured his berth in the quarterfinals of the Asian Badminton Championship being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



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