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Intended abortion of female foetus
Doctor remanded in police custody
Ludhiana, August 1
Dr A.P.S. Gambhir, who was arrested under provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and Pre-Natal Sex Determination Test Act for intended abortion of a female foetus of a woman at Jatinder Gambhir Hospital on Pakhowal Road here on Thursday, was remanded in police custody for one day by chief judicial magistrate Lachman Singh here today.

A solar light installed at Kitchlu Nagar in Ludhiana. MC switches to solar traffic lights
Ludhiana, August 1
With a view to saving electricity and ensuring the smooth functioning of traffic lights, the MC has decided to install solar lights at traffic lights in the city. As a pilot project, two traffic lights in Kitchlu Nagar have already got solar lights. These would save electricity and function even during power cuts.

A solar light installed at Kitchlu Nagar in Ludhiana. ó Photo by Inderjeet Verma


Terror Mail
Sonís arrest spells doom for poor parents
Ludhiana, August 1
Thirtyfour years ago, a youth from Bihar, Shiv Shanker Pandey, came to the city with a dream of making a better future for his children. Today, he is in a fix as his son, Deepak, pursuing a chartered accountancy course, is in the custody of the Mumbai police as a terror suspect. The Mumbai police had arrested Deepak on the allegation of sending a terror mail to TV channels, saying that BJP leaders like L.K. Advani and Narendra Modi were the next targets.

Ishmeetís Death
Clubs, pools step up vigil
Ludhiana, August 1
The death of Ishmeet Singh by drowning has spread safety concerns amongst all major clubs, hotels and government swimming pools. Most are taking special measures to avert a similar tragedy in the future.

Surprise check at sub-registrarís office
Ludhiana, August 1
Additional deputy commissioner K.P. Brar today conducted a surprise check at sub-registrar (E) office following complaints of delay in release of registered documents of sale deeds here.

Lakhbir Singh PAU employee saves lives of 2 minors
Ludhiana, August 1
Without giving a thought to his own life, Lakhbir Singh, a messenger at the PAU vice-chancellorís office, jumped into the Sidhwan Canal to save the lives of two minors on July 30. Talking to The Tribune, Lakhbir said it was his duty to save the two drowning children.

                                                                                Lakhbir Singh

60-year-old woman charred to death
Ludhiana, August 1
A 60-year-old woman, Lata, was found dead at her house in Baba Deep Singh Nagar, Dugri, here today. Her whole body was charred except the right hand.

Dyeing unit fined for power theft
Ludhiana, August 1
A dyeing factory in Phase 8 of the Focal Point here was found using a kundi connection on Wednesday. Power supply to the unit was disconnected on July 17 under the directions of the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB).


Consumer Courts
Insurance co told to pay Rs 13 lakh
Ludhiana, August 1
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered United India Insurance Company to pay Rs 13,31,181 lakh to an aggrieved consumer who lost goods in a shop fire.

Eclipse keeps people indoors
Ludhiana, August 1
City roads wore a deserted look for over two hours as the solar eclipse kept most of the residents indoors. While many enthusiasts tried to view the eclipse by seeing Sunís reflection through mirrors, X-ray films, glasses with solar filters and carbon plates, there were others who gave away alms to ward off any "ill- effects" of the eclipse.

Ex-sarpanch killed
Khamano, August 1
Local Akali leader and former Khamano Kalan sarpanch Gurjeet Singh was killed while three others had a narrow escape when their Palio car fell into the canal near Khamano.

IT dept receives 43,000 returns
Ludhiana, August 1
The Income Tax department has received about 43,000 returns from salaried assessees till the last date of filing returns here. Officials told The Tribune that the department received 11,163 returns in July while another 31,572 were received prior to that.

Randhawa given farewell
Ludhiana, August 1
PAU head, department of Horticulture, Dr Jasbir Singh Randhawa was given a farewell yesterday. Speaking on the occasion, dean, College of Agriculture, Dr Milkha Singh, Aulakh remembered contributions of Dr Randhawa in the area of post-harvest handling of fruits that recognised him as an expert of the subject.

Punjabi version of ĎA Brief History of Timeí
Ludhiana, August 1
"Vernacular languages should be used to promote scientific temperament among people as scientific literature published in common languages can motivate people to a greater extent," prominent culture promoter Jagdev Singh Jassowal expressed these views while releasing the Punjabi version ĎSamay Da Sankhep Itihasí of the world famous scientific book ĎA brief history of timeí by Stephen W. Hawkins at Punjab Agricultural University here today.



Fashion institute holds orientation programme for freshers
Ludhiana, August 1
A three-day orientation programme for the new batch of students started at the Sportking Institute of Fashion Technology (SIFT) here yesterday. The day began with registration of the new students.

From Schools
Arnav, Sanchit best in recitation
Ludhiana, August 1
Little Kundanites entertained one and all with their mellifluous voices during a poetry recitation competition organised on the school premises. Poems from all walks of life were recited with such ease that it was a surprise for all that these children were on the stage for the first time. Arnav of LKG-E and Sanchit of UKG-D shared the first prize.


KVM in semis
Ludhiana, August 1
Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, scored a 48-run victory over Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University, to advance into the semifinal of the Ludhiana PAU Zone Cricket Tournament (u-14) organised by the education department at Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy, Balloke, here today.



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