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3 students injured in group clash at Arya College
Ankit Bagga recuperates at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, July 23
Three students sustained serious injuries following a clash between two student groups over the issue of putting up posters of their respective presidents at Arya College here today.

Ankit Bagga recuperates at DMC Hospital in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Panic grips revenue officials
Most have recoveries pending against them
Ludhiana, July 23
After the Deputy Commissioner withdrew registration powers from Naib Tehsildar JS Tiwana, other Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars fear that they may be next in the line.


Mobile technology misuse on rise
Ludhiana, July 23
Technology is, no doubt, being misused increasingly. Along with the proliferation of technological innovations, this era also marks the birth of the new-age IT criminals in a big way, with the latest technology fraud being mobile phone cloning.


The largest painting of Golden Temple, measuring 51X12 feet, painted by Ludhiana artist Ashok, displayed at Ramgarhia College. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Reservation Blues
Nexus between touts, rly staff a headache
Ludhiana, July 23
Shortage of trained clerical staff at the local railway reservation complex, coupled with an unholy nexus between a few employees and touts, has made the task of reserving the tickets of a large number of city residents intending to undertake long-route travel, a tough job.

Sewerage treatment plant shut down
Ludhiana, July 23
The Balloke Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) would be shut down for more than a month following damage to one of its portions due to overflow of water. According to sources, it would take more than a month to repair the damaged portion and till then, the STP would be closed. However, a bypass channel would be used, but it would reduce work efficiency to 60 per cent. Besides, it affects the quality of water being released to Budda Nullah.

Members of the Sarbha Ladies Club all decked up to walk down the ramp in Ludhiana on Thursday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Rain Gain
Things look up on power front
Ludhiana, July 23
After widespread showers in the city and neighbourhood yesterday, the bleak power scenario, with power cuts ranging between five and seven hours, has brightened a bit as the power cuts on mixed and industrial feeders have been slashed and other restrictions on power consumption have also been relaxed.

Department of Posts gears up for Rakhi
Ludhiana, July 23
Mails, be it a postal mail or an e-mail, is the only resort for brothers living in the far-flung areas to receive love of their sisters on Rakhi. Lucky are those who are close to their sisters whilst others have to depend upon the other means of communication.

Illegal Constructions
Town planners told to give undertaking
Ludhiana, July 23
The review meeting called here today by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation Commissioner proved to be a bitter pill for the officials of the building branch as he had asked them to give an undertaking of illegal constructions in the city every Tuesday.

51 pc computer users have vision syndrome: Study
Ludhiana, July 23
In recent years, no other device has proved to be as revolutionary as the personal computer (PC) in almost all aspects of our lives. Approximately 90 million persons are estimated to be using the computers worldwide.

The Ludhiana branch of CAs gives details about ‘Go-Green Run’ in Ludhiana on Thursday. ‘Go-green Run’ on July 26
Ludhiana, July 23
Realising their social responsibility to protect the environment in the city, city-based chartered accountants (CA) will create awareness about saving the earth from pollution by organising “Go-green Run” on July 26.

The Ludhiana branch of CAs gives details about ‘Go-Green Run’ in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

Shopkeepers gherao Mayor
Ludhiana, July 23
After protesting for two days on the old GT Road, shopkeepers of the Ludhiana Electronics Traders Association today gheraoed the car of Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura while he was on his way to zone-A office.

Spring Dale student shines
Ludhiana, July 23
The District Education Officer(S), Ludhiana, organised Vigyan Goshti-2009 among the schools located in the vicinity of Ludhiana West at Govt Girls Sr Sec School, Millarganj, on the theme "Chandrayaan-Promises and Concerns." Hardeep Kaur, Principal of the school, presided over the function.

New Civil Surgeon takes charge
Ludhiana, July 23
The newly appointed Civil Surgeon of Ludhiana Dr Maninderjit Singh said strict enforcement of the PNDT Act, national health programmes and curbing disease outbreaks through awareness campaigns was on his priority list.

July 31 last date to file returns
Ludhiana, July 23
The Income Tax Department has asked the tax payers to file their returns by July 31 except for the cases where audit under Section 44 AB of the Income Tax Act, 1961, was compulsory.

BKU submits memo to DC on direct payment
Ludhiana, July 23
The Bharti Kisan Union (United) today submitted a memorandum to the office of the Deputy Commissioner, seeking direct payment of crop yield prices to farmers instead of the arhtiyas. This was preceded by a dharna in front of his office, a press note said here.

Members of the Bharti Kisan Union (United) stage a dharna in front of the DC office in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph

IELTS exam accused get bail
Ludhiana, July 23
A local court has granted bail to three accused arrested in IELTS impersonation case.

Legal literacy camp held
Ludhiana, July 23
The District Legal Services Authority today organised two legal literacy seminars in Jassowal and Bheela villages for creating awareness about their legal rights, concept of lok-adalat, national rural employment scheme and entitlement for free legal services.Presiding over the seminar, Judicial Magistrate Ashok Kumar Chauhan said the authority had constituted a panel of 15 lawyers for providing free legal assistance to the needy.

20-yr-old girl dies as auto overturns
Jagraon, July 23
A 20-year-old girl was killed when the auto-rickshaw she was travelling in overturned here today.


Looters’ gang busted; 2 held
Machhiwara, July 23
The police today arrested two persons allegedly involved in a large number of cases of robbery and loot. The police has also recovered two country-made pistols from their possession. The accused have been identified as Vishal alias Sally, a resident of Ludhiana, and Raj Kumar alias Raju of Jalandhar.

6 to take part in Asian bodybuilding meet
Ludhiana, July 23
The names of six boys from Punjab figure on the list of the 14-member Indian bodybuilding squad, announced by the Indian Bodybuilding Federation. These boys will represent the nation in the 43rd Asian Bodybuilding Championship slated to be held in Aurangabad from July 24 to 27.

Rain water accumulated at the entrance of the Ludhiana Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Club, forcing the weightlifters to miss their rountine training. A Tribune photograph




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