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Registration of diesel autos, buses banned
Ludhiana, July 24
In a step towards better environment, the transport department has finally stopped registering diesel-run buses and autorickshaws from today following the directives issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday. The HC had directed the state government not to allow the registration of the diesel-run autorickshaws and buses in Jalandhar, Amritsar and Ludhiana with immediate effect.


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Japanese tests positive for swine flu
Ludhiana, July 24
The first case of swine flu has surfaced in Ludhiana as one of the three Japanese nationals, staying in a city hotel, was tested positive for influenza A (H1N1). A Bangkok national was also accompanying them.

RO-treated water for city 
Ludhiana, July 24
Jails Minister Hira Singh Gabria today announced reverse osmosis treatment units in the city so that people can get safe drinking water. Gabria said the RO system would be extended to the city on the lines of Gidderbaha, where people were being provided with clean water.

Infant in her grandmother’s lap In Ludhiana.Tribune Impact
Dowry Death
Infant custody with grandma
Ludhiana, July 24
After having lost her mother in a tragic way and remaining abandoned by her relatives for a month, this girl is reclaimed by her paternal grandmother and is now waiting for her father to come out of jail and name her. Misfortune chased her right when she took birth. Her mother died as her maternal grandparents alleged it to be a dowry death.

Infant in her grandmother’s lap In Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Inderjeet Verma

Malpractices stain Jan Aushadhi store 
The glucose bottle, which is priced at Rs 17.68 is being sold at Rs 18 and Rs 20 at the store
Ludhiana, July 24
Malpractices have taken over the "Jan Aushadhi" drug store opened up in the Civil Hospital for the sale of generic medicines on 20-90 per cent discount to the needy people as not only are the store-keepers selling medicines on higher prices but are also selling "doctor’s samples" and "hospital supplies" to the patients against the prescriptions.

COMMUNITY

Punjab for gender parity in education
Ludhiana, July 24
The state will strive to achieve gender parity in the districts to ensure that the share of girls in primary and upper primary education reflects their share in population in the state.

MC blind to parking violations near schools
Parked vehicles outside a city college near the MC office in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, July 24
When it comes to anti-encroachment drives, educational institutions in the city have always been given a miss by the Municipal Corporation. A large number of vehicles parked on roads and along the boundary wall of the schools and colleges speak about the failure of the civic body which could be attributed as a reason for underage driving.

Parked vehicles outside a city college near the MC office in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Cong flays poor law, order
Submits memo to DIG
Ludhiana, July 24
The District Congress Committee (Urban) has flayed alarming rise in petty crimes such as snatching, theft and deteriorating law and order situation in the city, which has created a sense of insecurity among people.

Tributes to Ishmeet on July 29
Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg (R) and Charankamal Singh (L) announce the programme to be held in memory of Ishmeet Singh in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, July 24
To commemorate the fond memory of "Voice of India" Ishmeet Singh, whose life was cut short by a twist of fate a year ago, Ishmeet Singh Trust will organise a musical commemoration -- "Tribute to Ishmeet Singh" — at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on July 29.

Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg (R) and Charankamal Singh (L) announce the programme to be held in memory of Ishmeet Singh in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Need for better police, leaders relationship
Phillaur, July 24
The Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, yesterday organised a one-day seminar on the police-political leadership interface.

Cow creates national record
Produces 10,493-kg milk in lactation period of 305 days
The cow that created a national record.Ludhiana, July 24
A cow from a dairy farm of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana, has created a new national milk production record by producing 10,493-kg milk in a standard lactation period of 305 days in its third lactation. A herd of outstanding crossbred cows with an average lactation yield of 5,877 kg has been established at the dairy farm of GADVASU.


The cow that created a national record. A Tribune photograph

Kidney patient needs aid
Sanjay BhatiaLudhiana, July 24
Sanjay Bhatia (32), a resident of New Sant Nagar, Haibowal Kalan, here is fighting a battle for life. Afflicted with chronic kidney disease (Stage 5), he is on twice a week maintenance dialysis and unable to move around. With his job in an electronic showroom gone due to his illness, the meagre family pension of his late father Manjit Singh is barely sufficient to feed Sanjay and his widowed mother.

Gau Gram Yatra from Sept 30
Members of Vishav Mangal Gau Gram Yatra address a press conference.Ludhiana, July 24
Gau Gram Yatra will be held from Kurukshetra from September 30. The Vishav Mangal Gau Gram Yatra today held a press conference in this regard. The yatra will cover the entire country and raise their voice against those who are killing cows.


Members of Vishav Mangal Gau Gram Yatra address a press conference. A Tribune photograph


Thieves along with seized scrap material in the police custody in Ludhiana on Friday.
Thieves along with seized scrap material in the police custody in Ludhiana on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Rs 9.85 cr set aside for museums’ upkeep
Ludhiana, July 24
Jails, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Hira Singh Gabria today said to commemorate the sacrifice of martyrs, a museum would come up at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahar) at a cost of Rs 16 crore.

Titan announces exchange offer
Ludhiana, July 24
Titan today announced its "Titan Exchange Offer 2009". The annual offer is an endeavour to give customers a chance to bring any old watch, of any make, in any condition and receive a flat discount of 20 per cent on their purchase of new watch from the company. The offer is valid from July 23 to August 23.

Awareness campaign by GMT college
Students of GMT College of Education take out a rally on environment awareness campaign “Save Earth” in Ludhiana on Friday.Ludhiana, July 24
To create awareness about importance of trees and natural resources, students of GMT College of Education, today organised an environment awareness campaign near the Jalandhar Bypass Chowk and Salem Tabri.


Students of GMT College of Education take out a rally on environment awareness campaign “Save Earth” in Ludhiana on Friday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Desh Bhagat institute gets 60 seats for MCA
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 24
The All-India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has approved 60 more seats for MCA course in Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences.

How-to site makes waves on the Net
Another social networking site (SNS). Yes, it is Howcast.com, which is fast becoming a sensation among the netizens for being the best source for fun, free and useful how-to videos and guides. It was started 17 months ago by a handful of Google and YouTube veterans amid the bustling and fast-growing crowd of websites offering how-to content.

CRIME

Brawl at Arya College
Security guards frisk a student at Arya College for Boys in Ludhiana. Old rivalry behind the clash
Ludhiana, July 24
The yesterday's group clash at Arya College, in which three students were injured was nothing else but an effort to reclaim the supremacy. According to the college sources, the accused, Resham Singh and Sandeep Singh Sunny were being patronised by Gurinder Singh, alias Vicky, who had been president of college’s students union for consecutive two terms.

Security guards frisk a student at Arya College for Boys in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Cash, jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh stolen
Machhiwara, July 24
Cash and jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh were stolen from the house of a shopkeeper in Ward No. 7. In his complaint to the police, Girish Kumar, owner of a general store in the city, said he, along with his wife, had gone to the shop in the morning on Wednesday, and when they came back, the couple found the jewellery and cash missing from a cupboard.

The Junior Engineer of the PSEB, who was beaten up in Machhiwara. Villagers assault PSEB JE
Machhiwara, July 24
A section of villagers in Satabgarh village had beaten up a junior engineer (JE), identified as Iqbal Singh of Punjab State Electricity Board, for detecting theft in the village. The JE along with a team of other employees visited the village to detect theft in the village last night.



The Junior Engineer of the PSEB, who was beaten up in Machhiwara. Photo by the writer

Man, sons booked for obscene gestures
Raikot, July 24
The Raikot police has booked a man and his two sons for making obscene gestures at woman passersby. The accused are identified as Mehar Singh and his two sons, Charanjit Singh and Buta Singh of Jhorran village.


 






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