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City water not safe for drinking
Ludhiana, August 2
If the recent water sample tests conducted by the microbiological department of the PAU are any indication, more than half of the city’s population is drinking unsafe water.

Over 500 surplus teachers to be posted out
Ludhiana, August 2
More than 500 surplus teachers of various government schools of the district are set to be transferred to other districts and far-off villages because of the rationalisation policy of the education department. This morning, more than 500 surplus teachers were asked to report at Government Senior Secondary School, Bharat Nagar Chowk, to be apprised of their transfer.
Surplus teachers at the education department in Ludhiana
Surplus teachers at the education department in Ludhiana on Saturday. — A Tribune photograph


Girls buy cards on the eve of Friendship Day in Ludhiana
Girls buy cards on the eve of Friendship Day in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Barrier to shift, but toll charged for month
Doraha, August 2
Even as the toll plaza at Doraha is finally going to shift to the Sutlej bridge on August 5, some commuters have complained that toll officials are forcing them to get their monthly passes renewed for the entire month.

Dugri Murder
Forensic experts scan room
Ludhiana, August 2
The mystery surrounding the death of the 60-year-old woman whose charred body was found at her house in Baba Deep Singh Nagar in Dugri yesterday, continues even as the police registered a case of robbery and murder against unknown persons today.

Vegetable prices dip
Ludhiana, August 2
After maintaining an upward trend for over two months, vegetable prices recorded a decline of 20 per cent to 50 per cent last week. Surplus vegetables coupled with a drop in demand has led to the fall in prices, dealers say.

Ishmeet’s death personal loss to PM
Ludhiana, August 2
The death of Ishmeet Singh is a personal loss to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Family sources told the Tribune that Dr Charan Kamal Singh, uncle of Ishmeet was a distant relative of the PM.


No end to his woes
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 2
The President of India has not approved his plea for mercy death. He has no funds to treat the dreaded motor nerves degenerative disease that has almost been labeled as incurable by doctors. This is the plight of Daljit Singh Pannu (52), a farmer of Katahri village and a former reporter with a vernacular newspaper.

Rajinder Kaur feeding Daljit Singh Pannu.
— A Tribune photograph

Rajinder Kaur feeding Daljit Singh Pannu

Left mourns Surjeet’s death
Ludhiana, August 2
Communists paid rich tributes to Harkishan Singh Surjeet, a former CPM general secretary, who died after a prolonged illness in New Delhi yesterday. In a condolence meeting organised at the party office here yesterday, CPM functionaries described it as an irreparable loss for the party and the nation.

Akalis promise funds for development
Khamano, August 2
Avtar Singh Ria,who was recently elected president of the local block samiti, assumed office during a function organised by the samiti. Samrala MLA Jagjivan Singh Khirnian and chief parliament secretary Bikramjit Singh Khalsa along with other Akali leaders were present on the occasion.

Bank attaches property
Ludhiana, August 2
Officials of the Bank of Rajasthan, Millers Ganj branch, took physical possession of property at Kakowal and Jasian villages after the borrowers failed to repay the loans.


Female Foeticide Case
Cops to dig sewer pits
Ludhiana, August 2
The city police is trying to ascertain whether illegal abortions were being carried out on a large scale and the aborted foetus were buried in a sewer pit inside the Gambhir hospital located at the Pakhowal road."We have got information that there could be lot more than just one case of abortion”, said a senior police official.



Johl panel recommendations
PAU VC writes to Punjab govt
Ludhiana, August 2
PAU vice chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang has written to the Punjab government to implement the recommendations of the Johl committee to impose a cess of five paise per Rs 100 on the sale of produce of farmers to tide over the financial difficulties of the university.

From Schools
Orientation programme for parents
Ludhiana, August 2
MGM Public School, Dugri, organised an orientation programme for parents of KG wing students here today. The programme was held to apprise parents of the innovative teaching methodology used in the school. Importance of learning a language through phonetics was highlighted.
Students celebrate Teej at New GMT Public School, Haibowal Kalan, in Ludhiana
Students celebrate Teej at New GMT Public School, Haibowal Kalan, in Ludhiana on Saturday.
— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Training in life support techniques
Ludhiana, August 2
Department of pediatrics at DMCH today organised a comprehensive basic life support (BLS) course at Dumra Auditorium for medical and nursing students along with nursing tutors and interns.



Patients forced to buy costly medicines
Ludhiana, August 2
Indoor patients at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) have alleged that hospital authorities were compelling them to buy medicines from a hospital pharmacy. The medicines in this pharmacy were costlier then those offered by other pharmacies in the city.


Anand Isher lift cricket title
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 2
The under-16 team of Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Chhappar, emerged winners during the Kilaraipur Zonal School Cricket Tournament, which concluded here today.
Members of the winning Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Chhappar, team with officials at Mandi Ahmedgarh on Saturday. — Photo by Mahesh Sharma

Members of the winning Anand Isher Senior Secondary School, Chhappar, team with officials at Mandi Ahmedgarh

KVM storm into final
Ludhiana, August 2
Fine bowling by Nikhil Choudhary (3 for 5) and Gautam Manchanda (3 for 4) steered Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, to 50-run victory against Saraswati Modern Senior Secondary School, Hambran road, to enter final of the Ludhiana PAU Zone Cricket Tournament (u-14) organised by the education department at Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy, Balloke, here today.

Alpine paddlers grab 3 titles
Ludhiana, August 2
Alpine International School bagged three titles in the ongoing Ludhiana PAU Zone Table Tennis Tournament at Alpine International School ground here. Paddlers from the school bagged top honours in the boys’ and girls’ sections (u-14) and boy’s (u-19) section.

Local shuttler for Jakarta camp
Ludhiana, August 2
Local lad Pranav Chopra has been selected by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to attend a training camp at Jakarta from August 9 to September 19. He along with other 10 shuttlers has been shortlisted for the specialised camp, according to a release issued by the association.

U-19 Cricket Meet
Ludhiana register win over Amritsar
Ludhiana, August 2
On the basis of first innings lead of seven runs, Ludhiana romped home victorious in the two-day match against Amritsar in the Punjab State Inter District Cricket Tournament (u-19) for the Dhruve Pandove Trophy, played the Government College ground, Ropar today.



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