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Man kills wife, commits suicide
Machhiwara, August 3
agdish Singh and Sunita A farm labourer killed his wife and later committed suicide here today. The body of Jagdish Singh (46) , who recently sold his land and was engaged in farm labour, was found hanging from a tree early today.
File photos of Jagdish Singh and Sunita

District on Pak spies’ radar
Ludhiana, August 3
The arrest of an MCA degree-holder Pakistani youth on charges of spying in Punjab has once again brought to the fore how the district was the favourite hunting ground for spies.


Anti-power theft police station scheme a non-starter
Ludhiana, August 3
Even as the enforcement machinery of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has stepped up its efforts to plug a huge theft of electricity through "kundi connections" and other meter-tempering devices, the anti-power theft police station scheme, launched with much fanfare early last month remains a non-starter.

Teachers to go for VRS, if shifted
Ludhiana, August 3
Though the state education department is all set to go ahead with rationalisation policy, it has spelt doom for the future of over 300 teachers.

City resident hurt in Naina Devi stampede
Ludhiana, August 3
Suresh Kumar of Civil Lines here suffered minor bruises in the stampede at Naina Devi shrine today. He said the organisers should have made elaborate arrangements for the fair which was an annual feature.

  Stampede at Naina Devi worries  residents
Inquiry counters set up

Suspected dengue case causes panic
Khanna, August 3
A suspected case of dengue in Nandi Colony has created panic among local residents. The residents alleged that unscheduled power cuts and garbage in various colonies had led to the spread of viral fever.

City Concerns
Rains usually bring joy but certainly not for the residents of Punjab’s financial capital, Ludhiana. Just an hour of downpour leaves the city deluged. And it’s not only the low-lying areas that suffer the brunt. Even posh localities get flooded, leading to all sorts of problems for the residents and daily commuters.


Residents cautioned against skin diseases 
Ludhiana, August 3
Dr Alka Dogra, Professor and Head of the Department of Skin and VD in a statement issued this evening cautioned the people against common skin diseases prevalent during rainy season followed by preventive measures .

Residents lose sympathiser in Surjit
Rajgarh (Mandi Ahmedgarh), August 3
Residents of this area are sad after the demise of CPI (M) general secretary Harkrishan Singh Surjit. Surjit, as elder brother of a son-in-law of this village, had helped many poor families by raising voice for their demands.

Police, social activists save octogenarian’s life
Doctors examine Banarsi Singh at Hind Hospital, Ahmedgarh Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 3
Joint efforts by the Dehlon police and social activists saved the life of an octogenarian, who had become unconscious after being hit by some unknown vehicle at local Dhulkot road a few days ago. He was shifted to an orphanage at Amritsar and doctors have now declared him out of danger.

Doctors examine Banarsi Singh at Hind Hospital, Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Friendship Day
Rain plays spoilsport, but not for long

Ludhiana, August 3
A couple enjoys each other’s company in Ludhiana The rains that lashed the city for more than two-hours today, dampened the spirits of youngsters, who had made prior plans to celebrate Friendship Day with friends. Following continuous rains, majority of city roads flooded with water, seemed to have forced the youngsters to remain indoors. As soon as the rains stopped, the markets, malls and coffee-shops started witnessing rush of the young crowds. Besides, “friends” were seen going on a geri route in their cars to avoid muddy roads.

A couple enjoys each other’s company in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed P4

Activists condemn repression in J&K
Ludhiana, August 3
Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Sri Amar Nath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti hold a demonstration in Ludhiana Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the local branch of Sri Amar Nath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti today held an angry demonstration at the Clock Tower Chowk here to lodge protest against repression let loose by the Jammu and Kashmir government to crush the agitation over land allotment to the Amar Nath Shrine Board.

Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Sri Amar Nath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti hold a demonstration in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Inderjit Verma

Rights panel team meets DC, discusses problems
Ludhiana, August 3
A nine-member delegation of the All-India Human Rights Association met DC Sumer Singh Gurjar to discuss the problems of residents. The delegation led by the district chief Anil Sharma said the problem of pollution was of grave concern and strict action should be taken against autorickshaws and mini-buses polluting the environment. He said the method of garbage disposal also needed to be looked into. “Proper filling sites should be identified and garbage must be burnt to avoid foul smell,” he suggested.

Body of youth recovered
Ludhiana, August 3
The body of a youth who had jumped in the Neelon Canal on July 31 to escape the wrath of the relatives of a girl, whom he was dating, was recovered today. The youth Sarabjeet Singh Cheena of Neelon village used to meet the girl of the same village secretly. On that fateful day, relatives of the girl saw them. They chased him at which he jumped in the canal but could not swim across.

Anganwari workers resolve to continue stir
Ludhiana, August 3
With anganwari workers continuing to raise their voice against the state government for not acceding to their demands, the ongoing strike of the anganwari workers entered its 26th day yesterday.

Tributes to IOB founder
Ludhiana, August 3
Indian Overseas Bank celebrated the birth centenary of its founder chairman Chidambaram Chettiar all over India yesterday.

Theft of scooters on rise


Wife kidnapped, claims man
Ludhiana, August 3
A Jagraon-based man, who along with his wife and four daughters had sought the intervention of the Prime Minister’s office in an issue pertaining to some of his relatives having allegedly grabbed his land, is running from pillar to post claiming that the relatives kidnapped his wife a few days ago.


New tech for food processing units 
Ludhiana, August 3
The Central Institute of Post- Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), an apex institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, is planning to develop post-harvest technologies for the agro and food processing industries.



Students of Maple Bear Nursery school celebrate vegetable day in Ludhiana
Students of Maple Bear Nursery school celebrate vegetable day in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

Investiture ceremony of Mehta Gurukul
Doraha, August 3
The investiture ceremony of Mehta Gurukul Public School was organised on the school campus yesterday.

Six PAU students hired
Ludhiana, August 3
John Deere Farm Equipment and John Deere Technology Centre India, Pune, subsidiaries of Global Corporate John Deere, visited the college of agricultural engineering at the PAU recently to hold on-campus interviews.

Online education must for students: Principal
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 3
Baba Jarnail Singh clears a concept on religion and online education at Government College, Karamsar, near Ahmedgarh Balbir Kaur Bajaj, principal, Government College, Karamsar (Rara Sahib), called upon residents of the area to persuade their wards to make maximum use of online education programme launched in association with the Union Government.

Baba Jarnail Singh clears a concept on religion and online education at Government College, Karamsar, near Ahmedgarh. Tribune photo: Mahesh Sharma



Star Nite in memory of Ishmeet in Sept 
Ludhiana, August 3
Efforts are on to organise a Star Nite in the memory of Ishmeet, following the announcement by the Chief Minister Punjab, Parkash Singh Badal, to organise a state function on Ishmeet's birth anniversary on September 2.


Seminar on cardiology
Ludhiana, August 3
The National Integrated Medical Association, as part of its series of 12 seminars, organised the second cardiology seminar,” CARDIOLOGY-UPDATE-2008”, under the continued Medical Education Project- l.

Raikot Civil Hospital suffers staff pangs 
Ludhiana, August 3
With the regular gynaecologist being absent and no permanent post of an orthopaedician, eye specialist and paediatrician at the Civil Hospital, Raikot, the hospital is inept to provide quality services to patients of the town. The patients have to rush to private hospitals in case of emergencies.


Hockey League: Ludhiana knock out Barnala 6-0
Ludhiana, August 3
A match in progress between Ludhiana and Barnala in the Punjab Hockey League for senior men at Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana began their campaign in a style by drubbing Barnala 6-0 in the knock out stage of the Punjab Hockey League for senior men's match being organised by the District Hockey Association, Ludhiana, under the aegis of the Punjab Hockey Association at the Prithipal Singh Memorial AstroTurf Stadium on Punjab Agricultural University campus here today. The winners were leading by five goals at half time.

A match in progress between Ludhiana and Barnala in the Punjab Hockey League for senior men at Punjab Agricultural University on Sunday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed 

KVM in cricket final
Ludhiana, August 3
Fine all-round performance by Geetansh Khera (49 and 2 for 25) guided Kundan Vidya Mandir (KVM) , Civil Lines, to 11-run victory against SDP Senior Secondary School, Hazoori road and enter the final in the Ludhiana PAU Zone Cricket Tournament (u-19) being organised by the education department at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Punjab Agricultural University ground, here today.

Trainer, trainee win titles
Ludhiana, August 3
The duo of trainer Jawahar Bhandari and his trainee, Bhuvan have won titles in the table tennis tournaments.

Sub-registrar’s office shifted
Ludhiana, August 3
The district administration has shifted sub-registrar (E) office from Ferozepore Road to Transport Nagar.




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