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City flooded
Ludhiana, August 13
The deputy commissioner’s camp office-cum-house was inundated, roads converted into streams and houses flooded as the entire city witnessed a deluge here today.

 A view of a flooded road
A view of a flooded road


Chakka jam by Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti supporters in Ludhiana What a deluge — 58mm rain today
Ludhiana, August 13
The normal rainfall in the city (in August) is 180mm, but it has already witnessed 163mm of rainfall till date. Experts at the PAU have indicated that there will be more rain in the coming days. Dr G.S. Bains of the agro-meteorological department of the PAU, said 61.4mm of rainfall was recorded yesterday while 58mm was recorded till 2.30 pm today.
Chakka jam by Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti supporters in Ludhiana on Wednesday. Tribune photos: Sayeed Ahmed

This Rakhi, shell out more for sweets
Ludhiana, August 13
This Rakhi, be prepared to shell out nearly double the amount you spent on buyin g sweets last time. Rise in prices of the items from the milk to ghee and sugar has led to 30 per cent to 100 per cent increase in the rates of most of the sweets.

NOC to petrol station 
Residents protest, meet commissioner 

Ludhiana, August 13
Residents of New Prem Nagar are up in arms against the issuance of the no-objection certificate to a petrol station in their locality. People along with area councillor Gurpreet Singh Gogi met new commissioner G.S. Ghuman in this regard. 

Residents allege police inaction
Mandi Gobindgarh, August 13
Residents here have demanded the immediate arrest of schoolboys who had circulated an obscene MMS of a girl student a few days ago. 

Amarnath Row
BJP activists block the G.T. Road in KhannaBJP, VHP activists block traffic

Ludhiana, August 13
The two-hour “chakka jam” call of the Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti for the restoration of land to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board in Jammu and Kashmir had a complete impact on the city roads today. Activists of the Samiti blocked the roads to ensure no vehicle moved between 9 and 11 am. 

BJP activists block the G.T. Road in Khanna on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph. 

City Concerns 


Students celebrate Teej at Government Elementary School, Rian, near Khamano Teej celebrated
Khamano, August 13
The festival Tian Teej Dian was celebrated at Government Elementary School, Rian, under Master Jorawar Singh with the help of villagers. The function was inaugurated by Khamano Block Samiti chairman Avtar Singh Rian.

Students celebrate Teej at Government Elementary School, Rian, near Khamano on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph 

State-level I-Day function in city
Ludhiana, August 13
The administration has made elaborate arrangements for the smooth conduct of the state-level Independence Day function the Government College for Boys ground, an official press note stated here today. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will unfurl the National Flag on the occasion. The final full dress rehearsal of parade, PT shows and cultural programme was conducted under the supervision of deputy commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar today. Ishwar Singh, DIG, Ludhiana range, R.K.Jaiswal, SSP, K.P.Brar, ADC (G), S.R.Kaler, ACA, PUDA, and district heads of other departments were present on the occasion.

Abandoned by admn, slum dwellers forced to live in filth 
Ludhiana, August 13
Despite being the vote bank of local politicians, the slum dwellers living on the Pakhowal road, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Transport Nagar, Focal Point and various other parts of the city are forced to live in hell-like conditions.

Social clubs to educate slum dwellers
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 13
Constituents of a few social organisations of the town vowed to launch coordinated move to educate slum dwellers about significance of hygiene and balanced diet in maintaining good health.

Easy money lure students to sell drugs 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 13
Labourers and youths, especially students, are getting addicted to drugs. This was revealed by the two drug peddlers of Jhuner village, who were arrested for possessing 412 grams of smack worth Rs 80 lakh in the international market yesterday.

Science club members honoured
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 13
Members of the Science Club of the Green Valley Public School were felicitated by the management committee of the institute for their brilliant performance at regional level science exhibition organised by the CBSE at Jalandhar recently.

Maintain harmony, say docs for peace
Ludhiana, August 13
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD), a body of medical professionals concerned with the health of society, has expressed anguish over the Jammu and Kashmir, turmoil.

Manchester of India? Hardly
Ludhiana is a developed city, but it would have been better if it was well developed. It has all modern facilities and advanced institutes in the fields of medicine, education, hosiery and auto parts. It is also on the international map, but it is hardly a picture of a modern city.

Dugri Urban Estate neglected


Former sarpranch booked
Khanna, August 13
Former sarpanch of Behlalpur village Amarjeet Kaur has been booked for withdrawing Rs 2.45 lakh fraudulently. She has also been directed to deposit the entire amount, which she had withdrawn in instalments of Rs 5,000 between August 13, 2007 and February 6, 2008.



Midday meal mere gimmick: Parents
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 13
Extension of national programme of midday meal to upper primary stage of education in private aided schools has received poor response from parents of the beneficiaries and the staff at concerned institutes.

School conveys social message through radio
Ludhiana, August 13
Students of Ram Lal Bhasin Public School, Phase I, Dugri, broadcast their programme on Community Radio, Guru Nanak Girls College, here today. The students got an opportunity to express their views on conservation of environment through a radio programme.

Lecture on work ethics at GADVASU
Ludhiana, August 13
Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle, in association with Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), organised an expert lecture for the outgoing interns in the Silver Jubilee Block of the university recently. The lecture was delivered by Dr Pushpinder Singh, director, social and health services, Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle.

Teachers’ Salary: People to contribute money 
Bhanohar, August 13
Residents of this village have decided to contribute money from their pockets to pay the salaries of teachers working at Bhai Isher Ji Memorial Government Senior Secondary School. This decision was taken after the angry students locked the main gate of the school in protest against the non-payment of teachers’ salaries for the past a few months.

Saraswati girls to participate in national science fair
Ludhiana, August 13
It was a proud moment for the foursome of Saraswati Modern School, Hambran Road, Mehak Bassi, Ekta Mittal, Arpita Arora and Manjot Sagoo, all students Class X, when their school registered a place in the National CBSE Science Fair.


HDFC Bank told to compensate customer
Ludhiana, August 13
The District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum has ordered HDFC Bank Limited to refund the extra amount charged from a credit card holder. The bank was also directed to pay Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses to the consumer.



Dentists play important role in preventing HIV: Expert
Ludhiana, August 13
Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, in collaboration with Punjab State Aids Control Society, Chandigarh, organised a workshop on the theme of awareness on prevention of HIV infection.


TT: Green Land beat BVM
Ludhiana, August 13
Hosts Green Land Senior Secondary School and Alpine International School, along with those from KVM, GPS School, Mandi Gobindgarh, DAV Public School, BRS Nagar paddlers came out triumphant in their respective semi-final encounters to secure berths in title clashes matches on the second day of the Ludhiana Sahodaya School Complex Table Tennis Tournament being organised at the Green Land Senior Secondary School, near Jalandhar bypass here today.

Angad academy win in hockey
Ludhiana, August 13
Guru Angad Dev Academy of Khadoor Sahib quelled a strong challenge from hosts Mata Sahib Kaur Academy, Jarkhar, on the third day of the annual Rakshak Punjab Schools Inter-Academy Hockey League (under-14) being organised by the Punjab School Education Board in asociation with the Mata Sahib Kaur Sports Club at village Jarkhar near here today.

Chess: Manisha to represent AS College
Khanna, August 13
Manisha, a student of BCA II won the Inter-class Chess Competition held at AS College for Women, Khanna, wherein eleven students participated. Jaspreet, a student of MA (Hindi), stood second and Harpreet, a student of BA III, bagged third position.



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