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Shrines razed in Jamalpur Colony
2 PUDA staffers, cop injured
Ludhiana, July 21
As many as 10 persons, including two PUDA employees and a cop, sustained minor injuries when enraged devotees threw stones at the police and PUDA officials following the demolition of illegal shrines situated at Jamalpur Colony near Chandigarh road here today. The police has registered various cases against shrine members and Bajranj Dal activist for clashes.
A JCB machine demolishes illegal shrines at Jamalpur Colony in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A JCB machine demolishes illegal shrines at Jamalpur Colony in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan




EARLIER STORIES

Knee-deep in despair
Under Water ó Meena Bazaar, Saban Bazaar, Chaura Bazaar, Haibowal, Hambran Road, Transport Nagar
Ludhiana, July 21
Every monsoon, itís the same story. Just a few hours of showers and the city dips in water, making various areas virtually a nightmare for commuters. While the ire of residents comes out often during this season against the civic body, one is really astonished what has been a battalion of 75 councillors doing to save the city from waterlogging.
Commuters try to find their way on a waterlogged road near Mata Rani Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Commuters try to find their way on a waterlogged road near Mata Rani Chowk in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Sub-Registrar office, Mini Sectt no different
Ludhiana, July 21
Heavy rain left the Sub-Registrar (East) office and the basement of the Mini Secretariat complex inundated.

Gastro rears its head in city
Six from different localities admitted to hospital
Ludhiana, July 21
Six new cases of gastroenteritis were detected in three different localities of the city. The patients have been admitted to Krishna Charitable hospital, Model Town.

Schools open late today
Ludhiana, July 21
Certain schools like Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, Sat Paul Mittal School and all government schools will open at 9 am tomorrow due to solar eclipse. But BCM Arya Model Senior Secondary School will open at its normal timings i.e. 7.40 am. ó TNS



COMMUNITY

Waterlogging
Shopkeepers block old GT Road
Ludhiana, July 21
Perturbed over the failure of the Municipal Corporation to find a solution to the problem of waterlogging, shopkeepers staged a dharna and blocked the old GT Road at the Mata Rani Chowk for around an hour.
Shopkeepers of the old city area stage dharna after water entered their shops following rain on Tuesday morning. Shopkeepers of the old city area stage dharna after water entered their shops following rain on Tuesday morning.
Shopkeepers of the old city area stage dharna after water entered their shops following rain on Tuesday morning. Tribune photographs

Heavy rain paralyses normal life
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 21
Heavy rain threw normal life out of gear beside obstructing working at government offices, including local municipal council office and the police station, here today.

Showers beneficial for crops: Expert
Ludhiana, July 21
Besides bringing down temperature, todayís showers will also benefit crops and fruits, said Dr GS Bains, head, department of agricultural meteorology, PAU.

Riot victims face govt apathy
Ludhiana, July 21
They faced worst kind of violence, lost loved ones and somehow managed to survive the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Now they are struggling to get allotment of flats in Dugri area for the last 25 years.

Hoteliers launch website
Ludhiana, July 21
The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Punjab (HRAP) launched a website "Punjabtourism.in" here today.

VHP protests against Karunanidhi
Ludhiana, July 21
Irked over the derogatory remarks made by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi against Lord Rama and the epic "Ramayana", activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal today staged an angry demonstration at the Mini Secretariat here, demanding his arrest for hurting religious sentiments of the Hindu community.
Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal hold a demonstration against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in Ludhiana on Tuesday.
Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and the Bajrang Dal hold a demonstration against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjit Verma

Longest solar eclipse today
Ludhiana, July 21
People will witness the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century today, a rare opportunity to witness the majestic event for the people in the west, central, east and north-east India.

Irrigation Problems
Farmers threaten stir
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 21
Accusing canal department officials, posted at Dadhahoor division, of harassing farmers by not redressing their issues regarding irrigation, the Punjab Kissan Sabha has announced to launch agitation against the erring officials.

Farmers being apprised of Intellectual Property Rights
Ludhiana, July 21
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) has established a technology marketing and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) cell for creating awareness about IPR and Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act (PPV&FRA) among  farmers.

GADVASU attempts to stop ragging
Teachers introduce new-comers to seniors
Ludhiana, July 21
To curb the menace of ragging, College of Dairy Science and Technology of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animals Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, initiated an innovative move.

MBA aspirants take MET
Ludhiana, July 21
Management Entrance Test (MET), a state-level test for admissions to MBA and MCA course was held.

Workshop for teachers
Ludhiana, July 21
A workshop for teachers was held today by the Guru Gobind Singh Study Circle.

Students honoured
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 21
Students of Fatehgarh Sahib district, who bagged positions in mathematics and science competition organised under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for classes V and VIII, were given cash prizes at a function held at Government Elementary School, Kumbh.

Schools and Colleges
SAVJC celebrates foundation day
Ludhiana, July 21
Shree Atam Vallabh Jain College (SAVJC), Jalandhar bypass, celebrated its foundation day here.

Dhindsa chief of upvaid union
Ludhiana, July 21
Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa was elected president of the Government Ayurvedic and Unani Upvaid Union, Punjab. The appointment was made following the general body meeting held in Ludhiana.

Karamchari dal submits demand charter
Ludhiana, July 21
Members of the Punjab State Municipal Karamchari Dal today submitted a reminder of their demands to Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura.

City doc attends summit in Egypt
Ludhiana, July 21
Dr Jagdip Madaan, senior orthopaedic surgeon at GTB hospital, Ludhiana, participated in orthopaedic summit, recently held in Cario (Egypt).

Cloth outlet gutted in Sunder Nagar
Ludhiana, July 21
A fire broke out at Ajit Collection in Sunder Nagar here this morning, reducing material worth lakhs to ashes. However, no loss of life has been reported.



CRIME

Snatchersí gang busted; three held
Jagraon, July 21
The Sidhwan Bet police has nabbed three members of a gang of snatchers, involved in over 20 incidents of crime.



COURTS

BJP Leaderís Death
Doctors granted interim bail
Ludhiana, July 21
Surgeon Gurdip Singh Sidhu and Dr Naveen Laiker, in news after the death of BJP leader Jagat Bhushan Johal at Sidhu Hospital, have got reprieve from a local court, which has granted them interim bail till July 28.



Bal Bharati School Games
Nishay wins hurdlesí race
Ludhiana, July 21
Students of primary and middle wings of the Bal Bharati Public School, Dugri, here, competed in various sports disciplines, beside fun games during the sports meet organised today.

Paramjeet nominated for Asian TT tourney
Ludhiana, July 21
Paramjeet Singh of BSNL, T & D Circle, Ludhiana, has been appointed refree for the 15th Asian Junior Table Tennis Championship slated to be held at Jaipur from July 22 to 26, according to a communique received by him from P C Budhia, honorary secretary, Punjab Tennis Tennis Association.

 






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