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Tribune Special Part-I
Death hovers on city roads

Lack of funds, infrastructure major hurdle
Ludhiana, August 9
At least 157 people had died in road accidents that took place up to July 31, 2007. But, by this date, this year, 56 persons have already lost their lives.

Civil hospitals fail to stock ORS, anti-diarrhoea tablets
Ludhiana, August 9
Civil hospitals in the district have failed to stock supply of ORS (oral rehydration solution) and anti-diarrhoea tablets, forcing the patients to buy these from private drug stores.

Industrial workers to join nationwide strike
Ludhiana, August 9
Workers from various industries said today that they would support the nationwide strike by the working class on August 20.


Punjabi singer Jazzy B performs during a function at GRD Academy, Humbra Road, Ludhiana
Punjabi singer Jazzy B performs during a function at GRD Academy, Humbra Road, Ludhiana.
— Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed

GADVASU storekeepers resign
Ludhiana, August 9
Two of the six storekeepers, who had reportedly submitted, “fake experience certificates” at the time of their interview at Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), have resigned from their posts.

Two hurt in group clash
Ludhiana, August 9
Two persons, including a juice vendor, suffered gun-shot injuries when two groups of youths clashed over old enmity in Basti Jodhewal here this evening. The clash between groups of alleged local goons took place near the chowk when one group, allegedly headed by one Jimmi, came in five jeeps and cars and attacked some youths standing near the carts.

Tribune Impact
AEO asks for ground staff
Ludhiana, August 9
Taking prompt action following a report in Ludhiana Tribune today highlighting the plight of hockey payers who were made to cut grass in the absence of ground staff in the school, the district education department has sent a letter in this regard to its headquarters at Chandigarh to depute ground staff immediately.


Docs for abolition of nuclear weapons
Ludhiana, August 9
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) has demanded the nuclear weapons convention (NWC) on the pattern of land mines, biological and chemical weapons as a step forward to abolish nuclear weapons from the earth in a time bound framework.

Insurance surveyors hold meeting
Ludhiana, August 9
Insurance surveyors held a meeting here yesterday to discuss the role of third party agency (TPA) in insurance claims, reimbursement of deducted survey fee other than prescribed fee schedule by insurance companies and in-house surveys conducted by private insurance companies beyond the limit of Rs 20,000.

Kang releases book
Ludhiana, August 9
The Centre for Communication and International Linkages (CCIL), PAU, organised a function for releasing a book “Swami”, authored by Nirmal Singh Jaura. The book is based on his play.

Quit India anniversary observed
Ludhiana, August 9
The urban and rural units of the DCC today held functions to mark the 66th anniversary of the Quit India Movement.


Steel price hike hits industry hard
Ludhiana, August 9
Local industrialists said yesterday that despite Steel Authority of India’s (SAIL) claim, steel prices had risen steeply thereby hitting their business hard. “We have learnt from secondary steel producers that SAIL wants them to supply steel against a purchase term contract of Rs 48, 068 per metric tonne for the next two months.

Theme destination mall to come up by March
Ludhiana, August 9
Aeren R Enterprises will throw open its theme destination mall to public by March next year. Addressing a press conference here, chairman and promoter Olive Vidal said Festival City, which would soon be open to public, would offer malls within a mall.



Students suffer in absence of labs, staff
Ludhiana, August 9
Students of bachelors of computer applications (BCA) of Arya College are suffering in the absence of proper infrastructure, computer labs and qualified staff. Classes in the college commenced on July 21 but the department has not been able to impart practical training to students in labs till date.

Teej celebrated with fervour
Doraha, August 9
Punjabiat came alive today at the Teej festival organised in the girls wing of the local Guru Nanak National College. Roop Brar, president of the college managing committee, was the chief guest. Sartaj Dhillon presided over the function.

Tiny tots of Green Land Senior Secondary School celebrate Teej on the school premises in Ludhiana on Saturday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Tiny tots of Green Land Senior Secondary School celebrate Teej on the school premises in Ludhiana

From Colleges
Student council elected
Ludhiana, August 9
The elections to the student council of Devki Devi Jain Memorial College for Women were held today on the college campus. Students took keen interest in selecting their representatives.

Workshop on rabi crops on Aug 11, 12
Ludhiana, August 9
A research and extension specialists’ workshop for rabi crops would be held on August 11-12 on the PAU campus, said director of extension education Dr N.S. Malhi in a press release here yesterday.

Overwhelming response to crash courses
Doraha, August 9
DIMT, Doraha, conducted crash courses in the college before the commencement of the new session. The courses included personality grooming, improvement of spoken English skills and learning cultural activities.


Defamation case adjourned
Ludhiana, August 9
Senior Congress leader Jagdish Tytler today failed to appear before a local court in connection with a defamation case despite the dismissal of his transfer application by the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday.


Green Land students win chess titles
Ludhiana, August 9
Students of Green Land Senior Secondary School excelled in the District School Chess and Table Tennis Championship which concluded at the Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, and Shastri Hall of Guru Nanak Sports Complex, here, yesterday.

Arya school judokas finish runners-up
Ludhiana, August 9
Judokas from Arya Senior Secondary School, Civil Lines, bagged five medals including two gold, two silver and one bronze to finish runners-up in the Ludhiana District Schools Judo Championship for boys organised by the education department here at Guru Nanak Stadium.



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