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Laying of Roads
2 contractors to pay for using 
poor material

Ludhiana, July 24
The chief vigilance officer, Local Bodies Department, has ordered the recovery of Rs 2.92 lakh from two municipal contractors for using substandard material for laying two different roads. In a letter to commissioner, MC, dated July 2, 2008, the CVO has asked him to effect the recovery from Ludhiana Builders and M.S. Constructions within a month.

Tax sleuths raid firms
Ludhiana, July 24
Panic struck the business community as teams of more than 50 officials from the investigation wing of the Income Tax Department conducted investigations and raids on industrial enterprises and a chartered accountant here today.

Varsity staff object to deanís reappointment 
Ludhiana, July 24

The faculty of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) are up in arms over the managementís decision to reappoint Dr O.S. Parmar as the director of extension education.

Cop booked for cheating
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 24
Mandeep Masih of Akalgarh village, an IRB cop, has been booked under Section 420 for allegedly cheating the authorities by producing a fake Punjab State Education Board certificate of class VIII for getting permanent job. He was earlier serving the Punjab Police as a special police officer (SPO).


College students protect themselves from the scorching sun in Ludhiana
College students protect themselves from the scorching sun in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Sayeed Ahmed


EARLIER STORIES


Conviction in cheque bounce case upheld
Ludhiana, July 24
A fast track court headed by Additional Sessions Judge, Manjinder Singh, has upheld the conviction of Avinash Chander of Upkar Nagar, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, in a cheque bounce case.

Chemist shops raided
Doraha, July 24
The local chemist shops selling restricted drugs were raided today following the report published in the columns of the Ludhiana Tribune on July 22. A team of the health department comprising a medical officer and a drug inspector raided these shops and recovered huge quantity of intoxicants. The move was initiated after these chemists failed to produce the account of sale and purchase of the restricted drugs they were selling in open.

COMMUNITY

Power cuts irk residents 
Ludhiana, July 24
Power played truant in a large number of areas across the city after midnight and in the early hours today, causing inconvenience to the people.

Govt hikes wages of visually challenged 
Ludhiana, July 24
Soon after July 17 Chief Ministerís visit, things have started rolling at Braille Press Bhavan at Jamalpur. Officials of the social welfare department resumed work after taking stock of the situation today.

Postal dept to pick industrial consignments 
Ludhiana, July 24
The Post and Telegraph Department will provide pick up facility for heavy consignments to big firms and industrial units. The department would also involve postmen for marketing its premium products.

Raikot resident electrocuted 
Raikot, July 24
The local police has registered an FIR under Section 304-A against power board officials for allegedly causing death of Sukhdev Singh (24) of Bhotna village, who got electrocuted after coming in contact with high tension wires passing over house of his uncle Sher Singh at Johlan road here yesterday.

For now, roads to get patchy treatment 
Road near division No 3 being repaired in LudhianaLudhiana, July 24
Driving on city roads will no more be a bumpy ride as the municipal corporation has decided to  repair the potholes for  the time being. The stop-gap arrangement is being done as  the MC cannot start  recarpeting of roads immediately due to  monsoon.



Road near division No 3 being repaired in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

10 pledge bodies to two hospitals
Ludhiana, July 24
Inspired by the initiative of donating their bodies for medical research after their death by members of the newly formed NGO, the New Hope, at least 10 more local residents pledged their body to CMC and DMC hospitals for research here today.

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CRIME

Womanís murder: Son absconds
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 24
Inderjit Singh, a youth of Hissowal, who allegedly clubbed his mother to death is yet to fall in the police net.

4 booked for assault 
Jagraon, July 24
Babbu, Manna, Kinder Singh and Natti of Burz Hakeema allegedly assaulted Gurdeep Singh of their village and assaulted him with a sharp-edged weapon on July 19. The injured has been admitted to the civil hospital, Raikot.

AGRICULTURE

Cotton farmers to be updated on pest management
Ludhiana, July 24
In order to boost cotton production and achieve the desired productivity level, PAU is all set to reduce the gap between available technology and its adoption by farmers.

 

EDUCATION

Havan on first day of college session
Students of A.S. College for Girls, Khanna, take part in a havan organised on the first day of the new session of the college.Khanna, July 24

Teachers and principal of A.S. College of Girls today organised a havan on the first day of the new college session.
The students participated in the havan wherein hymns and a bhakti sangeet programme was also organised. The teaches welcomed the students. ó TNS

Students of A.S. College for Girls, Khanna, take part in a havan organised on the first day of the new session of the college. A Tribune photograph

No takers for  BSc courses 
40 seats lying vacant in SCD College
Ludhiana, July 24
About 40 seats of BSc (medical and non-medical) are lying vacant at SCD Government College here. Despite trying hard to enrol students, the seats are lying vacant due to the lack of awareness among students, especially the rural ones. Many of them have not even filled their application forms fearing that merit will be too high but seeing the huge number of vacant seats, college authorities have kept the admissions open for both girls and boys.

PAU union to meet VC
Ludhiana, July 24
Members of the Non-Teaching Employees Union of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) will meet the Vice-Chancellor, Dr M.S.Kang, and other senior officials at the campus tomorrow to discuss their charter of demands.

S P Singh appointed RIMT director
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 24
Dr S.P. Singh has taken over as director of the RIMT-Institute of Management and Computer Technology. Earlier, he had worked as director at the Sri Baba Mast Nath Institute of Management Studies and Research, Asthal Bhor, near Rohtak.

 
SPORTS

DHA selects 22 probables
Ludhiana, July 24
As many 22 probables were selected by the District Hockey Asociation (DHA), Ludhiana, after two days trials conducted here on July 22 and 23 at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium of the Punjab Agricultural University.

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