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Vijay Diwas not important for admn
Ludhiana, July 26
The nation saluted Kargil martyrs on the 10th anniversary of the conflict today, but for the kin of martyrs of the district, it was a day of grief spent in isolation.

Dead dreams and memories
Jagraon, July 26
“Meeh painda gadra te, asi ta bhua ji, saunde rehna hai borderan te”.  These are excerpts from a song written by 21-year-old Balwant Singh of the Sikh Regiment, just four days before he was killed during the Kargil conflict. 
Amarjit Kaur, mother of Balwant Singh who died during the Kargil conflict, fights her tears as she kisses her son’s belt buckle.
Amarjit Kaur, mother of Balwant Singh who died during the Kargil conflict, fights her tears as she kisses her son’s belt buckle. 
Manjinder Kaur, mother of Pradeep Singh who was killed in Operation Rakshak, tries to control her tears.
Manjinder Kaur, mother of Pradeep Singh who was killed in Operation Rakshak, tries to control her tears. Tribune photos: Himanshu Mahajan



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A newly installed unipole that has drawn opposition from residents in Ludhiana.
A newly installed unipole that has drawn opposition from residents in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Encroachments
Ghuman under pressure?
Ludhiana, July 26
Encroachments on Gill road by iron dealers is going to put Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman in a catch 22 position. While councillor Sarabjit Singh Kaka wants the area to be developed and beautified, the iron dealers who have encroached on public land have approached senior politicians and SAD ministers to bail them out.

Supplying sand for scrap
UK-based company booked
Ludhiana, July 26
The police has registered a case of fraud against a UK-based company for sending a shipment of sand and rust iron instead of iron scrap to a Malerkotla furnace industrialist.

Residents go without power for 20 hours
Ludhiana, July 26
More than 20 families staying in the Karol Bagh locality near Basant City here were inconvenienced last night as the PSEB line staff failed to restore power supply to the colony even after 20 hours. The faulty cable had not been replaced till the filing of this report.


COMMUNITY

Right to education Bill draws mixed response
Ludhiana, July 26
There is a mixed response among educationists for the Right to Education Bill, passed in the Rajya Sabha recently. The Bill puts the responsibility on the government to ensure that 25 per cent seats in the private schools will be reserved in Class I every year for the weaker sections of the society. The Bill prohibits capitation fee, private tuitions by teachers, screening of either parent or the child at the time of admission and ban on physical punishment.

CAs run for greener planet
Ludhiana, July 26
Chartered accountants take part in ‘Go Green Run’ in Ludhiana on Sunday. The Ludhiana branch of chartered accountants organised "Go Green Run" here today. As many as 700 participants, including men, women and children took part. The campaign (run) started from Guru Nanak Stadium in which chartered accountants, their families and friends ran for a common cause to save the planet from pollution.

Chartered accountants take part in ‘Go Green Run’ in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Appeal for unity among teachers’ unions
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
Terming lack of solidarity among activists and office-bearers of various outfits of employees of education department as major factor behind alleged exploitation of teachers at the hands of successive governments, Sukhdev Singh Bari, former vice-chairman, All-India State Government Employees Federation, and former president, Punjab Subordinate Service Federation, has called upon constituents of all unions to launch a coordinated movement to get their pending demands fulfilled.

400 persons examined at eye camp
A doctor examines patients at a Civil Hospital in Ahmedgarh Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
Major eye ailments, including myopia and hypermetropia, are caused due to lack of concern about eye care among people living in rural and suburban areas. This was observed by a team of ophthalmologists, who examined around 400 persons at an eye camp organised by the health authorities at Anand Isher Senior Secondary School.

A doctor examines patients at a Civil Hospital in Ahmedgarh. A Tribune photograph

Cord tissue banking service launched
Ludhiana, July 26
LifeCell International, a stem cell banking company in India, launched its cord tissue banking services here yesterday. The company also held a continuing medical education (CME) programme on the importance of stem cells - the next generation technology, in association with the Ludhiana Obstretical and Gynaecological Society (LOGS) to mark the event.


PSHRC member Aninash Rai Khanna inspects the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana
PSHRC member Aninash Rai Khanna inspects the Civil Hospital in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Tewari lays foundation stone of road
Ludhiana, July 26
Manish Tewari, local MP, today laid the foundation stone of a road in the Ram Nagar area that falls in ward No. 29. He maintained that local civic authorities were unable to provide good amenities to the people. The way the city was flooded with recent rains and the water got into the houses and business establishments, only indicated inefficiency of the authorities.

Sena holds rally against fee hike
Wants state govt to end fleecing of parents
Ludhiana, July 26
The Hindu-Sikh Jagriti Sena, an organisation of the parents, today organised a motorcycle rally in protest against the school mafia, which is allegedly fleecing the parents by charging hefty fee besides other charges.


Vichar Ghoshti at Punjabi Sahit Academy in progress in Ludhiana on Sunday.
Vichar Ghoshti at Punjabi Sahit Academy in progress in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Nagpanchmi today
Residents feel the pinch as milk out of stock
Ludhiana, July 26
People living in the city and its surrounding areas today purchased huge quantity of milk to feed the serpents on the occasion of “Naag Panchami” today. This led to the shortage of the milk in markets and dairies.

Unfriendly image cost cops
dear
No one willing to rent out their buildings
Ludhiana, July 26
The unfriendly image of the cops among the public is costing them dearer. It has been nearly two weeks that SHOs of about 10 police stations are on a lookout for a new building to house the police stations but have failed in their mission so far.

120 examined at laproscopic camp
Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal, chairperson, district planning board, inaugurates a medical camp at Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, Mandi Gobindgarh, July 26
The Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College and Hospital organised the first laproscopic surgery camp here today. Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal, former MP and chairperson, District Planning Board, Fatehgarh Sahib, inaugurated the camp.

Satwinder Kaur Dhaliwal, chairperson, district planning board, inaugurates a medical camp at Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Mandi Gobindgarh, on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Bid to grab Udasi sect’s land foiled
Udasi Sect members cultivate their land at Sudhar village after obtaining stay orders in favour of their possession.Raikot, July 26
A bid to grab about 32 acre of the Udasi sect at Sudhar village was foiled by the timely action of Sudhar police. For long the trio of Sukha Singh, Sadhu Singh and Sewa Singh has been eying this piece of land now controlled by Mahant Chamkaur Dass of the Udasi sect.
Udasi Sect members cultivate their land at Sudhar village after obtaining stay orders in favour of their possession. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Four-Laning of Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road
Owners want govt to delay land acquisition
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
Owners of the residential and commercial property situated along the ongoing four-laning of the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road has urged the Ministry of Home Affairs to pass a directive to put land acquisition on hold. They have also demanded a special survey of the mega project, which according to them would make large number of families settled along the highway for decades homeless.

Recently carpeted road gives way
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
Lives of thousands of commuters on the Payal- Ahmedgarh road, constructed recently under the Prime Minister Gram Sadak Yojana, is at risk as the authorities have allegedly failed to get the work done according to guidelines and specification fixed for the civil work agencies.


A vendor selling jamuns in Ludhiana
A vendor selling jamuns in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Recession can’t beat shoppers’ spirit
Ludhiana, July 26
No one can beat Ludhianvis, not even global meltdown, when it comes to enthusiasm for sale. In fact, there has been an increase in sale up to 10-15 per cent compared to previous years, which indicates that despite recession, the purchasing power of residents has not come down.

Swine Flu
Japanese national, 3 others kept in isolation
Docs await throat swab reports 
Ludhiana, July 26
A Japanese national, who was tested positive for Swine Flu (H1N1), is being treated at Christian Medical College and Hospital. He was admitted to this hospital two days ago. Three of his associates who were accompanying him have also been admitted to the hospital after having been termed “contacts” and are undergoing preventive treatment in isolation.

Priya tops in MA English
Jagraon, July 26
Priya Sidana, a student of MA (II) English, from LRM DAV College here bought laurel to the college by securing second position in the university by scoring 538 marks out of 600 in overall marks of both years.

BSNL landlines dead since 15 days
Ludhiana, July 26
A large number of landline telephones of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at Haibowal are lying dead since many days. Sources in the department reveal that the problem in the cable is the reason behind the same. Waterlogging at some places has led to the problem.

Scooterist killed due to bad road
Machhiwara, July 26
A resident of Machhiwara town was killed in an accident late last night when the scooter he was riding on lost balance due to potholes on the Machhiwara-Ludhiana road.

Panel against contractual employment
Ludhiana, July 26
The SC\ST Employees Federation, Punjab, at a meeting held here today urged the government to stop all contractual employments. Instead, the government should employ regular employees. This was stated in a press note issued by the federation today.


CRIME

3 held with 32-bore pistol
Three arrested youths in police custody at Khamano. Khamano, July 26
The police has arrested three youths with a 32-bore pistol who fired on a liquor shop at Manela village a few days ago. The police had put up a naka near Badesh Kalan village under ASI Darshan Singh. During the naka, the police spotted a scooter and a motorcycle and cordoned them. A 32-bore pistol and a cartridge were recovered from the youths.



Three arrested youths in police custody at Khamano. A Tribune photograph

‘Actor’, in-laws booked for abetting suicide
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
A resident of Ballowal village who got married to a ‘Bollywood actor’ from Maksudra village nine months ago, did not bow to his pressure even after being forced to dance to earn money for him. Determined to lead a pious life she moved to her parent’s house about a month ago.

Wife gets man assaulted
Jagraon, July 26
Charanjit Kaur, wife of Sukhdev Singh, attacked him with the help of her supporters here yesterday. The incident occurred at Amargarh Kaler village near Sidhwan Bet when Charanjit came to her husband’s house in the afternoon, along with Harjit Singh, Kala Singh, Kanti, Satnam Singh and Kindoo to attack him. They all carried baseball bats, sticks and sword and injured Sukhdev seriously. They threatened him of dire consequences, if he did not allow Charanjit to live in his house.

Man, youth booked for killing son over landholding
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 26
Addiction to the drug has ruined a peasant’s family living in Ghungrana village near here. While younger son, a scooter mechanic, who was the only earning member of the family has been killed for opposing the family’s intent to sell ancestral agricultural land, elder son and father are facing charges of murdering and destroying his body.

 






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