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Second gastro death in a week
Ludhiana, August 23
Following the death of a man suffering from gastroenteritis in Giaspura, the health authorities swang into action and provided medical aid to ailing residents in various localities. Suffering from acute diarrohea, high fever and severe stomach pain the man was diagnosed as suffering from gastroenteritis and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
Vacant plots converted into garbage dumps; and (right) stagnant water has become breeding ground for mosquitoes in Makkar Colony, Giaspura, in Ludhiana Vacant plots converted into garbage dumps; and (right) stagnant water has become breeding ground for mosquitoes in Makkar Colony, Giaspura, in Ludhiana. Photos: Inderjeet Verma


Durga Mata Mandir illuminated on the eve of Janamashtami in Ludhiana
Durga Mata Mandir illuminated on the eve of Janamashtami in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Old students or mischief-makers
Ludhiana, August 23
In majority of the boys’ hostels in the city, the hostellers turn violent due to “outsiders interference”. Recently a few uncalled-for incidents that had taken place in the colleges or university campuses not only claimed one life (Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College) but also left many others seriously injured. Such happenings have raised a question as to why the authorities have “failed” to keep a check on the “outsiders” in the hostels? The students, too, holds authorities responsible for security lapses in campuses to some extent.

PSEB starts e-billing
Ludhiana, August 23
The Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has initiated roll out of state wide area network (PSEB-WAN) for data communication and other IT applications in collaboration with M/s Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. T.K. Wali, general manager (Telecom), M/s Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd, inaugurated the Ludhiana city network here today

Two old murder cases cracked, three arrested
Ludhiana, August 23
The city police claims to have solved two old and forgotten murder cases during the past 24 hours. The cases- Ram Dev murder case and Rakesh Kumar, alias Teetu murder cases, committed about six years and two and a half years, respectively, have been solved after SSP R.K. Jaiswal issued special instructions after taking note of the “In Basta “column series about old cases carried in Ludhiana Tribune.

City Concerns
Ever increasing number of vehicles continue to choke city roads. Every 33rd hour, the roads witness a fatal accident. The mismanaged traffic can be seen flouting the traffic rules, openly. Two-wheeler drivers are largely without helmets, majority vehicles don't follow lane rules, traffic lights are largely skipped and ruthless honking continues unabated.

Ex-student files defamation suit against warden
Ludhiana, August 23
Dr Amritpal Singh Sekhon, who recently passed out of GADVASU and against whom teachers had lodged a complaint yesterday, has said that he will file a defamation suit against Dr B.S.Sandhu, warden, who had leveled “false” allegations against him.


Cops rope in NGOs to curb crime
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 23
Volunteers of a few social and religious organisations will coordinate with the local police in controlling eve teasing and other petty crimes during Janamashtami celebrations scheduled to be held on tomorrow night.

Kang sends SOS to Chief Minister
Seeks early implementation of Johl report 
Ludhiana, August 23
Punjab Agricultural University vice-chancellor Manjit Singh Kang has in an SOS to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal urged him to immediately implement the Johl Committee Report. The panel in its report had suggested 50 paise cess per Rs 100 on the sale of farmers’ produce for enabling the university to meet its financial requirements.

City Centre Project
Abandoned, now bane  of residents

Ludhiana, August 23
The 26-acre City Centre commercial complex in Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar on the Pakhowal Road here, work on which was abandoned after an alleged scam of Rs 3,000 crore came to light and a vigilance probe prima facie established the charges, has become a permanent source of nuisance for those residing in this posh colony, developed by the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT).

Heralding Change
Entrepreneurs to get tech savvy

Ludhiana, August 23
Industrialists from small and medium enterprises who had been opting for traditional business methods so far, are all set to get tech savvy now. Striving to get better equipped to meet global competition, entrepreneurs will learn computer basics and also make drawings of their products so as to present themselves well.

Industry continues to suffer due to high steel prices
Ludhiana, August 23
Steel consuming industry today rued that large steel companies were charging high rates and at the same time portraying that they had not increased prices. The industry has also written to the Prime Minister to tackle the issue.

Labourer’s death: FIRs lodged against 152 
Ludhiana,August 23
The Focal Point police has lodged two FIRs against Sanjay, Balraj Singh and at least 150 others, who had damaged the factory and a few of its vehicles. They had indulged in arson after a labourer working in a roller mill of the Hindustan Tyre Manufacturing unit died while working about two days ago.

Cancer patient needs financial help
Ludhiana, August 23
Santosh Kumari from Himachal Pradesh who is admitted to Christian Medical College needs financial help for the treatment of cancer. Diagnosed with cancer of uterus, she underwent surgery and radiotherapy but the cancer recurred.

Vigilance nabs record-keeper
Ludhiana, August 23
The local Vigilance Bureau has arrested a record-keeper of the Sub-Registrar office (East) for taking a bribe of Rs 1,500 from Harpal Singh,a resident of Thrike village, for giving a copy of two registration deals, a vigilance press note said yesterday evening.

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Eight booked for assault
Jagraon, August 23
In two separate incidents, eight persons have been booked on the charges of assault. In the first incident, Satpal Singh of Sidhwan Khurd allegedly assaulted and threatened Ranjit Singh of his village with a sharp-edged weapon on August 19.



From Colleges
A student makes rangoli during a talent hunt contest in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma Talent hunt at KCW
Ludhiana, August 23
A talent-hunt competition was organised at Khalsa College for women today. Sarbrinder Kaur Grewal, manager Khalsa College, was the chief guest on the occasion. Students participated in various competitions, including gidha, mehndi, embroidery, knitting, crafting, poem recitation and skit.

A student makes rangoli during a talent hunt contest in Ludhiana on Saturday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

From Schools
ECO Fest-2008 at Ryan International

Ludhiana, August 23
To create awareness among children about environment, Ryan International School organised an inter-school competition ‘ECO Fest 2008’ on the school premises here today. As many as 15 schools participated in the fest. The competition comprised of poetry recitation, declamation and eco kite making contest. Theme of all contests was environment. The festival will conclude with an eco-cycle rally on August 28. Principal Gurpreet Kaur Sandhu said, "We should work whole heartedly to save our environment and it should be the goal of our lives to make this planet worth living.

D.S. Kalsi is dental college principal
Ludhiana, August 23
Dr D.S. Kalsi was today installed as new principal of Baba Jaswant Singh Dental College and Hospital. Former principal Dr (Col) Rana said Dr Kalsi is a learned academicians and a judicious administrator.



Youngest premature baby born 
Ludhiana, August 23
The youngest-ever baby in the recorded medical history of the country was born at SPS Apollo Hospital here. Jagjit Kaur, a resident of Khanna, had given birth to a premature baby girl after 24 weeks of pregnancy on June 13.


PAU Zone emerge champs
Ludhiana, August 23
A handball match in progress during the Ludhiana Inter-Zonal Tournament at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana PAU Zone managed to squeeze past Khanna Zone 2-1 to emerge zonal champions in the boy's U-17 section of the Ludhiana District Inter-Zonal Football Tournament for boys and girls organised by the education department which concluded at Guru Nanak Stadium and Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar grounds, here today.
A handball match in progress during the Ludhiana Inter-Zonal Tournament at Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana on Saturday. A Tribune photo: Rajesh Bhambi

Ramgarhia lads win softball tourney
Ludhiana, August 23
Ramgarhia Senior Secondary School, Miller Ganj, in the boy's section while Teja Singh Swatantar Memorial School in the girl's section faced little resistance from their respective opponents and came out triumphant in the 11th Junior Ludhiana District Softball Championship held at Ramgarhia Girls College ground, here today.

Rifle shooting championship on Aug 27
Ludhiana, August 23
The XVIIth edition of the Ludhiana District Shooting Championship for sub-junior and junior boys and girls as well as the open categories for men and women will be organised by the District Rifle Association, Ludhiana, at the Markfed Shooting Ranges, Mohali, on August 27 and 28, according to the association general secretary, G.S. Garcha.

Junior Army officers feel let down: League
Ludhiana, August 23
Indian Ex-Services League, Punjab and Chandigarh, yesterday condemned the implementation of the sixth pay commission and added that this would depress the defence services, which was not in the interest of the nation.

TT tourney at PAU from Aug 30 
Ludhiana, August 23
The 19th Open Prithipal Singh Memorial Table Tennis Tournament will be held here at the indoor gymnasium hall of Punjab Agricultural University campus on August 30 and 31.




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