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Akali protest brings smile to motorists
Ludhiana, August 26
A protest by Youth Akali Dal (YAD) activists against the poor state of the National Highway-1 proved to be a boon for commuters passing through the toll plaza as the agitators let them go without paying tax.

Youth Akali Dal activists stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday
Youth Akali Dal activists stage a dharna in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


Political advts on NHAI signboards
Ludhiana, August 26
In a flagrant display of complete disregard to law, signboards put up by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) were today covered with advertisements of political leaders here today.

Iron bars at the railway overbridge in Ludhiana. Protruding rods make overbridge dangerous
Ludhiana, August 26
The incomplete railway overbridge, in place of the old Lakkar bridge, is posing a threat to commuters as iron rods are jutting out.

Iron bars at the railway overbridge in Ludhiana.
Photo: Rajesh Bhambi

A car which was involved in an accident near Sahnewal on Tuesday. Close shave for five car occupants
Sahnewal, August 26
The driver and four other occupants of a car had a miraculous escape today when a speeding bus hit their car from behind, sending the car into a violent spin before it finally came to a halt after making a 180 degree turn.

A car which was involved in an accident near Sahnewal on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

IT team seals 7 bank lockers
Ludhiana, August 26
Income tax officials today raided more than 20 official and residential premises of the Ludhiana Steel Rolling (LSR) group, steel manufacturers in Focal Point and Emson Group, manufacturers of auto parts.

BSNL SIM cards out of stock
Ludhiana, August 26
While Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) makes tall claims about giving tough competition to private players, the telecom company has been without SIM cards for new mobile phone connections for the past two months.

Power theft worth Rs 107 cr detected in Punjab
Ludhiana, August 26
In the course of its ongoing drive against power theft in Punjab, the operations and enforcement wing of Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) has detected power theft of over Rs 107 crore during the current financial year.

Defaulters fined Rs 17 lakh
Ludhiana, August 26
The operations wing of the PSEB conducted raids on consumers of various categories in the Focal Point area and adjoining villages of Jhabewal and Sahebana on the outskirts of the city late last evening.


Health officials issue orders to pvt hospitals
Say not to report cases prior confirmation
Ludhiana, August 26
Taking strict notice of the claims made by private doctors in and around Ludhiana for treating gastroenteritis and dengue patients, the office of the civil surgeon here has issued instructions not to report the cases prior to their confirmation through ‘requisite tests’.

Heaps of garbage are a common sight at Jugiana village, near Ludhiana. Gastroenteritis may strike Jugiana
Sahnewal, August 26
The outbreak of gastroenteritis is likely at Jugiana village (ward no. 75) here in the wake of unhygienic conditions.

Heaps of garbage are a common sight at Jugiana village, near Ludhiana. Photo by writer

Secondary producers hike steel prices
Ludhiana, August 26
Steel consuming industry got another jolt as secondary steel producers here and in Mandi Gobindgarh increased ingot prices by around 1,000 per metric tonne.

Dry spell prompts another wave of power cuts
Ludhiana, August 26
The relaxation from power cuts being granted to mixed feeders in urban areas of the state for the past over a fortnight has been partially withdrawn for the time being and a daily cut of between three hours and five hours has been imposed on these feeders from today.

Separate Gurdwara Panel
Sikhs won’t let Cong interfere: Dhindsa
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 26
Reacting on the issue of separate gurdwara committee for Haryana, SAD secretary general and Sangrur MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa today said the Sikh community was not so weak that it would let the Congress play politics by interfering in their religious matters.

Sant Isher’s followers vow to fight social evils
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 26
Hundreds of followers of Sant Isher Singh Rare Wale vowed to launch a coordinated move against drug addiction and other social evils, including female foeticide.

Bharat Nagar office JTOs await independent charge
Ludhiana, August 26
While the Punjab circle of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has passed orders to give independent charge to junior telecom officers (JTOs), the orders have not been implemented at the Bharat Nagar circle office.

Medical college gets advanced rehabilitation fitness technology
Ludhiana, August 26
Power Plate India Pvt. Ltd today joined hands with Dayanand Medical College (DMC), Ludhiana, to bring the world’s most advanced rehabilitation, pain relief, fitness and training technology to the patients.

Army holds interviews at LCET
Doraha, August 26
A team of Army personnel, for grant of commission in the Indian Army under the University Entry Scheme, conducted selection process for the BTech students passing out in July, 2009 and July, 2010 in the college campus today.


Girl hit by police vehicle
Ludhiana, August 26
Fifteen-year-old Surabha fractured her leg when a police gypsy hit her in Vijaynagar here today.



Students told to value teacher-taught relationship
Ludhiana, August 26
The matter regarding the misbehaviour of the former student Dr Amritpal Singh Sekhon with the warden of hostel no.8 was resolved amicably with the sustained efforts of the University authorities under the chairmanship of Dr V.K. Taneja, vice-chancellor, GADVASU.

Programme for talented students ends
Ludhiana, August 26
A seven-day motivational programme and an impact assessment for talented school students organised by the Centre for Communication and International Linkages (CCIL) in collaboration with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) concluded today.

Cultural show to welcome freshers
Ludhiana, August 26
The campus of Government College for Women was dazzled with colours amid Fresher's Day celebrations.

Lecture on media at PAU today
Ludhiana, August 26
A lecture on “New media verses old media and its impact on agricultural journalism” will be delivered by Lisa Swenarski, editor-in-chief of SPAN magazine, at Wheat Auditorium, Punjab Agricultural University, on August 27.


Ludhiana academy lads, Gurdaspur eves retain titles
Winning team of Ludhiana Basketball Academy in Ludhiana on Tuesday.Ludhiana, August 26
Players from Nav Bharti Public School who represented the Ludhiana Basketball Academy overpowered Mansa district 67-40 to retain the title in the boy’s section of the Punjab Youth Basketball Championship for boys and girls (U-17) which concluded at Kirpal Sagar Academy, Rahon in Nawanshahr, yesterday.
Winning team of Ludhiana Basketball Academy in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Aquatic meet from Aug 31
Ludhiana, August 26
As many as 600 swimmers (boys and girls) from across the country in the age groups of 13-14 and 15-17 are expected to take part in the 35th Junior National Aquatic Championship.




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