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Postponing auction of numbers
DTO gets legal notice
Ludhiana, July 30
Holding back a VIP vehicular number during an open auction has spun trouble for the district transport officer as he has been served a legal notice for the same.

Fauj still their first choice
Ludhiana, July 30
These young hearts still beat for India and the glamour of uniform is still a big draw. This was evident once again today when nearly 4,000 youths took tests to make it to the Army at a recruitment rally here.
Candidates at an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Candidates at an Army recruitment rally in Ludhiana on Thursday. A Tribune photograph



EARLIER STORIES

Bomb hoax call at railway station
Ludhiana, July 30
The police and security agencies sounded a high alert and carried out an intensive search of the railway station complex for more than two hours today after a mobile phone call said a bomb had been planted on the premises of the station.

Vigilance raids rice godowns
Jagraon, July 30
In what could be a major headache for the Jagraon rice millers, a team of FCI vigilance DGM, Chandigarh, raided the godowns where paddy milled by the shellers is stored here. The rice millers of the area are visibly shaken over the raids.


Vigilance team of FCI, Chandigarh, verifies the records of Markfed godowns at Jagraon. Photo by writer
Vigilance team of FCI, Chandigarh, verifies the records of Markfed godowns at Jagraon.

Making money off maids
Ludhiana, July 30
Taking advantage of the growing need of working couples in nuclear families, a large number of people have entered the business of making arrangements for maids.



COMMUNITY

Rodrigues calls for push in productivity
Honours industrialists for excellence
Ludhiana, July 30
Advocating the need for inclusive and balanced growth, Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Gen SF Rodrigues (retd) impressed upon the industrial and business community to give a new push to productivity and overall prosperity, with focus on meeting the social objectives of the corporate sector for creating an egalitarian society.
Punjab Governor Gen SF Rodrigues confers Trident Young Innovative Entrepreneur Award on Minnie Riat in Ludhiana on Thursday.
Punjab Governor Gen SF Rodrigues confers Trident Young Innovative Entrepreneur Award on Minnie Riat in Ludhiana on Thursday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Residents protest against MC over waterlogging
Jagraon, July 30
Residents of Jeewan Nagar on Kacha Malak road here protested against the Jagraon municipal council authorities for their failure to tackle waterlogging in their area yesterday.

NRI gets new lease of life
Ludhiana, June 30
Having met with an accident, NK Boparai (60), an NRI from Canada, suffered major trauma and fracture of odontoid bone, which after being dislocated was compressing on her spinal cord and brain stem (delicate part of brain which controls breathing and blood pressure).

Direct Payment
Farmers of six villages back arhtiyas
Jagraon, July 30
Farmers are now openly coming out in support of commission agents against the government decision to pay directly to farmers through cheques for their produce.

Farmers of six villages express solidarity with commission agents at Barsal village on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
Farmers of six villages express solidarity with commission agents at Barsal village on Thursday.

Trouble deepens for Bains
Charges framed in kidnapping case
Ludhiana, July 30
Troubles have deepened for Simranjit Singh Bains, district president of the Shiromani Youth Akali Dal, as the police today filed chargesheet against him in a two-year-old case. The case relates to allegedly abusing and threatening a tehsildar and obstructing him from performing official duty during last assembly elections.

Investiture ceremony at SGHPS
Doraha, July 30
The investiture ceremony and turban tying competition was organised at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School here today.

Residents seek daily removal of garbage
Ludhiana, July 30
Residents of Urban Estate have alleged that a dump near their houses has not been cleaned for some time in spite of repeated reminders to the municipal corporation.

Stone laid for Udham Singh park
Jagraon, July 30
The foundation stone of a park named after Shaheed Udham Singh was laid by Jagraon SDM Mukand Singh by planting a sapling here. The park,measuring 1.5 acre, is situated on a piece of land within the civil hospital, Jagraon.

SDM Jagraon Mukand Singh and others plant a sapling at Jagraon on Thursday. A Tribune photograph
SDM Jagraon Mukand Singh and others plant a sapling at Jagraon on Thursday.

Effigy of Senior Dy Mayor burnt
Ludhiana, July 30
Residents of Janakpuri yesterday burnt an effigy of senior deputy mayor Praveen Bansal after the drainage system in their area collapsed due to downpour.

Central excise inspectors stage dharna
Ludhiana, July 30
On a call given by the All-India Central Excise Inspectors Association, inspectors staged a dharna in front of the office of the Commissioner of Central Excise during lunch hour here today.

Jaily gang attacks houses
Jagraon, July 30
Members of the Jarnail Singh Jaily gang are trying to revive the gang by terrorising villagers. The gang leader was killed on May 28.

Govt nod to land for Ishmeet Academy
Ludhiana, July 30
After being caught in the bureaucratic red tape for almost a year, the promised land for setting up a music academy in the memory of singing sensation and “Voice of India” star Ishmeet Singh seems to have materialised at last.

Remembering Voice of India
Ludhiana, July 30
"Chiti na koi sandesh, jane vo kaunsa desh jahan tum chale gaye…" It was on July 29 when Ishmeet’s world came to an end. Remembering him through his songs was the best his friends thought of doing yesterday evening.


Ishmeet Singh’s friend, Irfan, sings at a function held in singer’s memory at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph
Ishmeet Singh’s friend, Irfan, sings at a function held in singer’s memory at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan in Ludhiana.

‘Western influence a threat to Punjabi culture’
Jagraon, July 30
“Today’s women, who are exposed to unbearable pain, physical and mental torture for being women, have heavily resorted to female foeticide,” said Dr Harshinder Kaur, president of Dr Harsh Charitable Trust, who was running a crusade in combating deteriorating values of Punjab, its culture and Punjabi language throughout the world.

Auditions for Goonj India
Ludhiana, July 30
Auditions for Goonj India Goonj for male and female amateur artists were held in the city. Nearly 69 participants were selected for final shooting. NS Nanda, managing director, said performance of all these participants would be telecasted by Fida channel.

Workshop on market led extension ends
Ludhiana, July 30
The Punjab Agriculture Management and Extension Training Institute (PAMETI) under the sponsorship of Directorate of Marketing and Inspection (DMI) conducted a three-day workshop on Market Led Extension, which concluded here today.

Dowry death case
Neha’s parents too demand CBI probe
Ludhiana, July 30
Two days after Vineet’s parents demanded CBI probe in Neha’s dowry death case, the parents of Neha, too, demanded investigation from a Central agency.

18 fined for power theft
Ludhiana, July 30
The officials of operations wing of the Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) carried out a spot checking of power connections and energy meters at the premises of nearly 250 domestic consumers falling in Aggar Nagar, Estate and Janta Nagar division under the City West Circle here yesterday.

YouTube: The power of waste
Today, we have computers in every home, in every pocket, car and practically everywhere else. During the 1960s, computers were expensive mainframes. Processing power was scarce and valuable and was reserved for use by IT professionals, mostly working for big companies and the government. The real transformation came when regular folks found new ways to use computers.

City Concerns
The arrival of delayed monsoon earlier this week threw normal life out of gear, particularly on city roads. Since a large part of the city is not covered by any stormwater drainage, the public continues to face hardships in draining out water from their shops and even houses at several places across the city. At some places, life comes to a virtual standstill when it rains.


CRIME

BKU president held, bailed out
Khanna, July 30
The state president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Rajewal) was arrested today by the government railway police, but was later released on bail.

Man opens fire at wife
Khamano, July 30
A resident of Mohan Majra village opened fire at his wife and injured her following a heated argument here.

One booked for abduction
Jagraon, July 30
The local police yesterday booked a youth for abducting a minor girl.



Easy win for Baba Ishar lads
Ludhiana, July 30
Baba Ishar Singh Senior Secondary School registered an easy win by 110 runs over Guru Nanak Senior Secondary School, Dholewal Chowk, in the u-19 section in the on going Inter School Zonal Cricket Tournament being played here today. In their second match, played at Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar ground, Baba Ishar Singh School scored 135 runs for the loss of two wickets in the allotted 10 overs.

 





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