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Mullanpur loses 8 in stampede
Youth ends life after hearing about news of father’s death
Mullanpur Dakha (Ludhiana), August 4
A group of 25 devotees, who left Mullanpur for Nainadevi yesterday morning, have returned minus nine persons, eight of whom are dead and one is missing. A distraught youth committed suicide at hearing the death of his father in the stampede.
A Mullanpur man wails at the death of a relative in the Naina Devi stampede A Mullanpur man wails at the death of a relative in the Naina Devi stampede on Monday.
— A Tribune photograph


All lost for Ludhiana resident
Ludhiana, August 4
He went to pay obeisance to Naina Devi, thanking the goddess for realising his dream of a prosperous family, but he lost his entire family at the place he worshiped the most.

Inconsolable Gurdeep, after cremating his family. (Inset) Daughter Kiran (7), Gurpartap (9) and wife Renu (27) in Ludhiana on Monday.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

Inconsolable Gurdeep, after cremating his family. (Inset) Daughter Kiran (7), Gurpartap (9) and wife Renu (27) in Ludhiana

Stampede victims cremated
Khanna, August 4
Rajni (27) a resident of Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar,along with her uncle Paramjeet Singh and aunt Kamaljeet Kaur, died in a stampede that took place at Naina Devi shrine yesterday.

Ishmeet’s death lifts veil from on-screen camaraderie
Ludhiana, August 4
The tragic death of singer Ishmeet seems to have exposed the stark differences between the real and the reel life. The absence of his co-stars of Star TV’s reality show, Voice of India, from his funeral and the bhog has wittingly or unwittingly lifted the veil off the onscreen camaraderie and bared the truth.

A raw deal for rail passengers
Tall claims of the authorities of making the Railways "traveller-friendly" notwithstanding, a majority of the train passengers remain a harassed lot. Complaints of overcharging at general ticket windows, touts at the reservation counters, insanitary conditions at the railway station, poor quality of eatables both at the platforms and inside trains are common. On top of it, there are complaints of harassment and fleecing by the police and the railway staff.

Health dept issues alert against dengue
Ludhiana, August 4
Following the reports of two suspected dengue cases from the Civil Hospital Khanna, referred to Apollo Hospital Ludhiana, the Health authorities have sounded an alert in the densely populated areas in the city.

11 fogging machines for 75 wards
Ludhiana, August 4
Threat of dengue is looming large but the local municipal corporation has only 11 fogging machines for 75 wards. On any given day, only seven to eight machines function properly and the rest develop a snag as these machines are outdated.

PUDA to sell part of old dist courts complex
Ludhiana, August 4
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) is all set to make a big killing when it will put 3.60 acre of freehold prime land under the hammer on September 5.

5-yr jail for bid to rape
Ludhiana, August 4
Additional Sessions Judge P.S.Dhanoa has convicted Vijay Kumar, a resident of Gorakhpur, UP, in an attempt to rape case. The accused was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for five years.

Hosiery owner caught for using hand-held remote to steal power
Ludhiana, August 4
The officials of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) here have, for the first time, come across a hand-held remote device resembling a TV remote, being used to slow down the energy meter by 28 per cent to as much as 82 per cent, with the additional option of making the meter inoperative for the desired duration.


Vendors cash in on people’s needs
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 4
Vendors are cashing in on people’s needs by supplying the milk and the water at exorbitant rates in the rural areas of this part of the district. People are being forced to purchase mineral water for Rs 15 per litre and the milk Rs 16 per litre.

Residents Happy
From today, toll barrier gets relocated
Doraha, August 4
Though, the Doraha toll barrier will wear a deserted look from tomorrow onwards, but residents have been desperately waiting for this day for the past couple of months.

PAU employee honoured for saving two lives
Ludhiana, August 4
Lakhbir Singh, working as a messenger at the office of the PAU Vice-Chancellor, who saved two children from drowning in the Sidhwan Canal on July 30, was honoured here today.


Two killed in mishap

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 4
Two persons were killed and nine injured when their tempo was hit by a vehicle near Halwara village on the Raikot-Mullanpur road, near here, late last night. The Sudhar police has registered an FIR under Section 304 and 279 of the IPC against the driver and owner of the vehicle.
The injured in the Halwara accident undergo treatment in a hospital at Ludhiana on Monday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

The injured in the Halwara accident undergo treatment in a hospital at Ludhiana


Premium diesel for generators worries industry
Ludhiana, August 4
Attempt to continue with the production process amid acute power and diesel shortages has put the industry in a piquant situation.

Biz Word
Company bags award
Ludhiana, August 4
A.P. Solvex, producer of the Ricela brand of cooking oil, has bagged the B.K. Goenka Award for topping in the production of rice bran oil in year 2007-08.



Students of Jesus Sacred Heart School celebrate Teej in Ludhiana
Students of Jesus Sacred Heart School celebrate Teej in Ludhiana. — A Tribune photograph

Varsity recruitments not proper, allege candidates
Ludhiana, August 4
Eyebrows have been raised against the recruitments of storekeepers at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) here recently.

Engg, medical entrance test preparation goes online
Ludhiana, August 4
Entrance-test preparation will now be delivered by expert teachers over the Internet. Courses for CA, CET, AIEEE, CAT, IIT, PMT, IAS, AIIMS, AFMC and other competitive exam preparation are now available online on WiZiQ.com.

Independence Day rehearsals at Payal
Doraha, August 4
Rehearsals for Independence Day are on at Payal with various schools and colleges of the tehsil ensuring their active participation to make the show a success.

Pay Revision
PAUTA members hold meeting
Ludhiana, August 4
Members of the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association (PAUTA) held a meeting here today to discuss the recommendations of the UGC review committee.



CME on breast cancer
Ludhiana, August 4
The medical oncology unit of Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, organised a CME in breast and ovarian cancer.


Ryan, Darshan Academy paddlers share honours
Ludhiana, August 4
Students of Ryan International School, Chandigarh road, and Darshan Academy shared honours by clinching titles in the Sahnewal Zone Table Tennis Tournament organised by the education department at the Ryan International School campus here today.

Government school lads emerge champs
Ludhiana, August 4
Government Senior Secondary School, Haibowal Khurd, defeated Kundan Vidya Mandir School, Civil Lines, by 17 runs in the rain-hit final of the PAU Zone Cricket Tournament (u-14) organised by the education department at the Sarpanch Bachan Singh Academy ground, Balloke, today.



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