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City at mercy of weather gods
Admn ill-prepared to tackle floods
Ludhiana, August 19
Ludhiana is at the mercy of weather gods so far as the district administration's preparedness to tackle floods is concerned. Ignored for the past 10 years, the 100-km stretch of Dhussi bundh along the Sutlej, passing through the district, is now giving sleepless nights to not only the residents but the administration also.

Municipal Commissioner inspects Budda Nullah
Ludhiana, August 19
Municipal commisioner, G. S. Ghuman, today inspected the Budda Nullah, commonly known as waters of sorrow. Ghuman said he went around the nullah to have a firsthand experience of the menace created by it.


63 MC employees found absent
Ludhiana, August 19
The Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, G.S. Ghuman, today found 63 employees and officials absent from duty during surprise checks conducted by him in all four zonal offices.

Students allege foul play by aviation institute
Ludhiana, August 19
Students of the local Air Hostess Academy (AHA) alleged foul play by the institute and protested against it here today. Around 30 students and their parents raised slogans and boycotted the classes.

Man asks tenant to sell child to clear dues
Ludhiana, August 19
The Salem Tabri police has booked a landlord who allegedly asked his tenant to sell his child in order to clear the rent dues here today.

DPI to take action against erring college staff
Admitting students on ‘preferential basis
Ludhiana, August 19

If the developments taking place at DPI (colleges) office, Chandigarh, are any indication, then an inquiry will soon be initiated against the "erring staff and clerk" of SCD Government College who admitted five students to B.Com (part I) course on a "preferential basis".

LPG shortage gives tough time to residents
Ludhiana, August 19
LPG shortage is giving a tough time to city residents who are suffering due to prolonged waiting period to obtain gas cylinders. With oil companies restricting supplies, the waiting period has increased from an average of two days to nearly a week at most gas agencies.

Vyjanthimala, Gracy Singh’s role model
Hindi film actress Gracy Singh who was in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Ludhiana, August 19
Having no qualms about attributing her success to the yesteryear actress Vyjanthimala, Gracy Singh says, "She is my inspiration and I have been imitating her since childhood, just after the first thought of becoming an actor occurred to me."

Hindi film actress Gracy Singh who was in Ludhiana on Tuesday. — Tribune photo by Sayeed Ahmed


Amarinder a spent force, says Majithia
Ludhiana, August 19
Bikram Singh Majithia, minister for information and public relations, water and sanitation, science and technology, today said the most corrupt and rejected leader Capt Amarinder Singh was a spent force and could not succeed to rejuvenate the Congress party in the state. He added that the mere appointment of Capt Singh as head of a non-existent panel reflected the non-seriousness of the party towards the state affairs.

Rains revive memories of ravaging ‘88 floods
Ludhiana, August 19
Continuous rains in the state have caused floods and the Sutlej is also in spate, which has affected life in the district. But the fury of floods witnessed during September 1988 in the district was devastating and the present situation is nothing compared with that.

Art gallery inaugurated
Ludhiana, August 19
In an effort to provide a platform to budding artists of Ludhiana and Punjab, Sukhvir Singh, a jewellery designer from Mumbai, today inaugurated an art gallery ‘Atmosphere’ in Sandhu Tower on Ferozepur road.

PAU employees get club for staff
Ludhiana, August 19
Non-teaching employees of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) were a happy lot today with the opening of their staff club near Parker House.

Liquor vend removed
Ludhiana, August 19
The Tehbazaari wing of municipal corporation today demolished the controversial liquor vend at Gill road.

CPML activists hold protest march
Ludhiana, August 19
Activists of the CPML held a protest march and a rally against rising prices here today.

Telecom staff’s chain fast enters 2nd day
Ludhiana, August 19
The chain fast by the telecom employees here entered its second day today. The fast was observed by the members of the National Federation of Telecom Employees (NFTE), who complained of inaction by the general manager telecom, Ludhiana, on their demands.

Art institute in Ishmeet’s memory
Ludhiana, August 19
Bikram Singh Majithia, minister for information and public relations, water and sanitation, science and technology, Punjab, today said the government has planned to set up an Institute of Performing Art in the city as a memorial to Ishmeet Singh, who lost his life in Maldives, recently.



Sonam Verma, who won the Miss Teej contest held at A.S. College for women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Sonam is Miss Teej
Khanna, August 19
Sonam Verma, a student of A.S. College of Women, won the Miss Teej contest held on the college campus today. Sukhdeep Kaur was declared the first runner-up while Akanksha won the second runner-up prize.

Sonam Verma, who won the Miss Teej contest held at A.S. College for women in Ludhiana on Tuesday. —A Tribune photograph

KVM starts smart class programme
Ludhiana, August 19
The management of KVM school has launched the Educomp Smart Class Programme. "The launch is the first step towards achieving the aim of technically aided learning," said Ashwani Kumar, manager of the school managing committee.

Activity week at Small Wonders
Ludhiana, August 19
An activity week was organised in Small Wonders, pre- nursery and nursery school, civil Lines here today. Children indulged in various activities and creative works.


Ludhiana II Zone lads excel

Ludhiana, August 19
Players of the Ludhiana II Zone proved their mettle in basketball wrapping up their matches in all the three age groups (under-14, 17 and 19) on the second day of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Schools Tournament for boys being organised by the education department at the Punjab Agricultural University campus grounds and Guru Nanak Stadium here today.




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