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Several dengue cases, but civil surgeon says only 2
Ludhiana, August 12
A kiosk that was set up at Leisure Valley in Ludhiana on Monday night. Private hospitals here have reported 10 cases of dengue. Apollo Hospital has a patient each from Ludhiana, Khanna and Samrala.

A kiosk that was set up at Leisure Valley in Ludhiana on Monday night. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Kiosk appears at Leisure Valley
Councillor protests, MC silent
Ludhiana, August 12
Even hours after councillor Amrit Varsha Rampal objected to the setting up of a kiosk at Leisure Valley illegally, the MC has failed to take any action.


Retired head teacher promoted
Ludhiana, August 12
Strange are the ways of the education department which has promoted a retired centre head teacher as block primary education officer (BPEO). Piara Singh, who took voluntary retirement in January and is currently working in Canada, has been promoted as BPEO at Government Primary School, Gujjarwal (Munda) Block, Pakhowal.

PSEB measures help plug losses
Ludhiana, August 12
Stern measures to check power theft in the state have borne fruit with the PSEB recovering a penalty of nearly Rs 84 crore from defaulters during the first four months of the current financial year.

Drug stores raided in Raikot
Ludhiana, August 12
The health department today registered cases on six drug stores in Raikot under violation of the Drug and Cosmetic Act. The stores were found guilty of selling addictive drugs with no written account. One of the drug stores did not have the license to sell medicines while another did not have a qualified pharmacist to sell the medicines.

Commandos in city for I-Day security
Ludhiana, August 12
A company of commandos and the Indian Reserve Battalion reached here yesterday for security during the state-level Independence Day function to be held at SCD Government College for Boys.


Kheer good for health: Docs
Kids to get the delicacy at camps
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 12
Indian delicacy kheer has been recognised as health food for growing children by the state health authorities. Doctors at the community health centre here have been directed to serve kheer, prepared from milk, rice and sugar, to students of various schools during medical examination camps scheduled to be organised on Thursday.

Filing of papers begins
Ludhiana, August 12
The nominations for the Senators of Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh have started with a number of candidates filing their papers under different constituencies. City, having a number of colleges affiliated to PU, holds high stakes in the Senate elections, which are held after every four years. Some of the former senators and educationists, however, feel that there was an immediate need to bring reforms in the election process as some candidates adopt “unethical means.”

Poor services by mobile companies irk consumers
Ludhiana, August 12
Tall claims by mobile phone companies are proving false with consumers grappling with multiple problems each day. From connectivity to billing, there appears no area where these service providers have been successful in offering foolproof services. Consumer is definitely not the king here and the companies do not mind charging high even when they fail to provide basic services.

Workers hold protest
Office-bearers of the Mazdoor Mulazim Talmel Committee hand over memorandum to naib tehsildar Manjit Singh in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Tuesday. Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 12
Activists of the Mazdoor Mulazim Talmel Committee held rallies at Bhagat Singh Chowk and sub-registrar’s office to protest against the indifferent attitude of the union and state governments towards development of the local town and its surrounding villages.

Office-bearers of the Mazdoor Mulazim Talmel Committee hand over memorandum to naib tehsildar Manjit Singh in Mandi Ahmedgarh on Tuesday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

Amarnath Row
2-hr ‘chakka jam’ by samiti today
Ludhiana, August 12
Members of the Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday. The Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti has decided to hold a two-hour “chakka jam” from 9 am tomorrow. Addressing the press conference at Samiti Kendra, convener of samiti’s local chapter Rajinder Sharma said the government should restore land to the Amarnath Shrine Board according to the wishes of the samiti and people.

Members of the Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti address mediapersons in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: I.V.

Commuters demand lifting of toll
Doraha, August 12
It has been more than a week now when the toll barrier was finally shifted from Doraha to Satluj Bridge. But the passengers travelling in private or government- run buses on this route are still being charged toll tax despite the fact that there is no toll barrier on the way.

Showers choke city roads
Ludhiana, August 12
Showers caused waterlogging in different parts of the city, causing inconvenience to residents today.

45 power theft cases found in Doraha
Ludhiana, August 12
The field staff of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB), led by Baljinder Singh Sidhu, executive engineer, Doraha, carried out an intensive checking of domestic and commercial connections in several villages and unearthed 45 cases of power theft on Sunday.

Manch celebrates Abhinav’s win
Ludhiana, August 12
The Malwa Sabhayacharak Manch today distributed sweets to celebrate the success of Chandigarh lad Abhinav Bindra at Beijing Olympics.

Yoga camp at PAU ends
Ludhiana, August 12
A week-long yoga camp organised by the directorate of students' welfare, PAU, in collaboration with the Punjab Yog Samiti concluded here today. A large number of undergraduate and postgraduate girl students of the university participated in this camp.

Workshop on rabi crops concludes
Ludhiana, August 12
The two-day state-level “Research and extension specialists workshop for rabi crops” on the PAU campus concluded here today. It was inaugurated by PAU vice chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang.

Saplings planted
Khanna, August 12
The NCC cadets at AS College of Women today launched a tree plantation drive in the college campus and planted saplings.

Check driving by minors
Minimum age required for having a driving license for private vehicles as per Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 is 18 years. The act does not permit a minor below 18 years to drive at PWD (Public Works Department) roads. And to prevent such type of driving, the act besides imposing a lot of restrictions, has also given special powers to the authorities concerned to punish or penalize the defaulter.


Five booked
Jagraon, August 12
Sher Singh of Dangian along with four others have been booked for alleged assault on a bus driver, Gurmail Singh of Dangian. The injured has been admitted to the local civil hospital. A case has been registered under Sections 341, 323, 308, 506, 148 and 149, IPC.



From Colleges
Students oppose principal’s order
Ludhiana, August 12
At least 100 students of Kamla Lohtia Sanatan Dharam College here went on a strike for two periods against the "dictatorial" attitude of the authorities. The students were opposing the principal's decision to close the main gate till 11 am. One of the students of BCom I said students were not allowed to go out before 11 a m.

Schoolchildren of Disney Land salute the tricolour at a function to celebrate the Independence Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday.From Schools
Health education programme at Sacred Heart
Ludhiana, August 12
Based on age-old and proven principles of Ayurveda, the students learned the secret of good health in a health education programme, which was started at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, BRS Nagar, in collaboration with Sampoorna Health Foundation here today.

Schoolchildren of Disney Land salute the tricolour at a function to celebrate the Independence Day in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Sayeed Ahmed

NSS volunteers celebrate vanamahotsava at PAU
Ludhiana, August 12
More than 250 NSS volunteers from four constituent colleges of the Punjab Agricultural University planted 900 saplings on the occasion of celebration of vanamahotsava at PAU Seed Farm, Ladhowal recently.


Badminton: Mangat Rai for training at Bulgaria
Ludhiana, August 12
The city badminton academy’s coach Mangat Rai Sharma has been selected by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for an advance training in Bulgaria in the first week of November this year.

Gill II zone emerge champs
Ludhiana, August 12
Batting contributions by Nikhil Wadhwa, Davinderjit Singh and Sandeep Singh steered the Gill II Zone to 22 runs victory over the PAU Zone in the final of the Ludhiana District Inter Zonal Cricket Tournament (U-16) organised by the education department here at the Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar grounds.



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