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Mob on rampage in PSEB office
Ludhiana, August 2
Peeved over erratic power supply for the past three days A policeman asks the agitators to disperse and allow the PSEB staff to restore power supply in Ludhiana on Sunday. after a transformer at the 66 KV substation at Nurewal had gone non-functional, an unruly mob today attacked the Sunder Nagar divisional office of the PSEB.

A policeman asks the agitators to disperse and allow the PSEB staff to restore power supply in Ludhiana on Sunday.

‘Parrho Punjab’ fails to deliver
Ludhiana, August 2
The Punjab School Education Board has been taking the issue of children's learning skills seriously by improving classroom teaching and learning. All children should be able to read and write.


EARLIER STORIES


Severe gastro cases go up to 63
The staff of the Health and the Family Welfare Department administer drips to gastro patients at Punjabi Bagh in Ludhiana on Sunday.Ludhiana, August 2
With 15 more cases of severe gastroenteritis surfacing in the recent outbreak in Punjabi Bagh, Ludhiana, the total count has gone up to 63. The patients have been referred to the civil hospital.Teams of health officials examined 30 mild and 20 moderate cases of diarrhoea at the ongoing special medical camp organised in Gurmat Gyan Missionary College, Punjabi Bagh.With today’s OPD, the total number of patients affected by gastroenteritis has risen to 300 plus. 

The staff of the Health and the Family Welfare Department administer drips to gastro patients at Punjabi Bagh in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 


COMMUNITY

Sanju, Deepika stand out in quiz
Prof Baldev Singh anchors the competitions organised on World Population Day Jagraon, August 2
Competitions on World Population Day were organised on the premises of District Institute of Education and Training here today.The essay writing, on-the-spot painting, singing, quiz and declamation contests were held under the patronage of Joginder Singh Aulakh and principal, DIET.

Prof Baldev Singh anchors the competitions organised on World Population Day 
in Jagraon on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Lifestyle changes can prevent diabetes
Ludhiana, August 2
While lifestyle modifications can prevent the incidence of diabetes, some simple tests and investigations can prevent secondary complications of the condition.

B.Ed teachers hold protest 
B.Ed teachers protest the non-implementation of the pay commission report in Ludhiana. Ludhiana, August 2
The B.Ed Teachers Front today protested against the non-implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission report and burnt an effigy of Punjab Education Minister Upinderjit Kaur.Harvinder Singh, president, B.Ed Teachers Front, and member Ajit Pal Singh pointed out that the primary teachers were being paid Rs 4,550 and service providers Rs 5,400.

B.Ed teachers protest the non-implementation of the pay commission report in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

Students of KCW bring laurels
Ludhiana, August 2
Students of MSc (Maths), Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, brought laurels to the college by topping in annual examinations conducted by Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Tiny tots of Peace Public School celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Saturday.
Tiny tots of Peace Public School celebrate Teej in Ludhiana on Saturday. Tribune photo: Rakesh Gupta

Waterlogging wreaks havoc on judicial complex 
Jagraon, August 2
The recent rains in the town have taken its toll on the Jagraon judicial complex. Though most parts of the town also bore the rain brunt, visitors to the judicial and the subdivisional courts were, particularly, a harried lot as the judicial courts and SDM court had no approaching route at all that was not waterlogged.

NGO to plant 300 saplings
Jagraon, August 2
Lok Sewa Society, an NGO, has decided to plant 300 saplings within two months.

Limited liability partnership helps traders
Ludhiana, August 2
Ludhiana Chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India organised a seminar on “Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)- Emerging Corporate Structure” here yesterday.

Hike in power tariff likely
Ludhiana, August 2
Though the rains have been inadequate in the region, these have provided some reprieve in terms of power supply to the people, reeling under power cuts during the peak summer. However, the relief is purely temporary and long power cuts will be there to haunt the state for at least three more years when sources for generation of additional power will be available to Punjab.

Wage Revision: BSNL union to stage dharna on Aug 8
Ludhiana, August 2
Members of the BSNL Employees’ Union staged a demonstration in front of the General Manager (Telecom) office on the call of the United Forum of BSNL Union for settling their long-pending demands.

Parks: MC fails to respect agreement
The parks will soon be abandoned if the Municipal Corporation fails to Ludhiana, August 2
Legal agreement seems to be of no importance for the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation as it blatantly violates the terms and conditions.The latest target in the civic body's hitlist is the agreement between the MC and the Park Management Committees, (PMCs) signed on March 8, 2008, where the former has added a new clause of getting signatures of three municipal councillors to get payments.

The parks will soon be abandoned if the Municipal Corporation fails to obey the agreement. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Sufi singer spells the magic
Sufi singer Satinder Sartaj performs at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, August 2
Punjabi singer Dr Satinder Sartaj encharmed the audience with his melodious voice at “Mehfil-e-Sartaj”, which was organised by Punjabi Sabhayachar Academy, Alibe artistes group and Prof Manmohan Singh Memorial Foundation here yesterday.The jam-packed auditorium at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan had grand gathering of intellectuals, ranking officials, music lovers and exponents.

Sufi singer Satinder Sartaj performs at Guru Nanak Bhawan in Ludhiana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Running to stay fit
RUN FOR FUN: Members of a club take part in the 10-km run in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, August 2
More than 150 persons of different age groups took part in the Run for Fun, organised by a health club in here today.The run was flagged off by Col H S Kahlon (retd). The participants covered a distance of about 10 km.
 
RUN FOR FUN: Members of a club take part in the 10-km run in Ludhiana on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Cops to act tough against radicals 
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 2
Recognising the role of social and political leaders in curbing anti-social elements disguised as radical religious leaders, the police has called upon office-bearers of these organisations to join hands with the administration to launch a crusade against rebellious elements.

Children put up rakhi stalls
Khanna, August 2
Deaf and dumb children from Mahant Gangapuri Badhir Vidyalya here yesterday put up rakhi stalls at A.S.College for Women. These children had made rakhis, which were sold to the college students and outsiders. The college authorities said these students put up such stalls every year. This time they made rakhis for display and sale. 

Sharing magical bond 
Ludhiana, August 2
“A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway” — Fr Jerome Cummings

Ambassador of friendship, ‘Winnie the Pooh’. Essence of amity missing
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 2
Though the western concept of the International Friendship Day has made its presence felt in the eastern world, the real gesture of the world’s ambassador of friendship, “Winnie the Pooh” is absent in the society, even after 12 years of its adoption by the United Nations.


Ambassador of friendship, ‘Winnie the Pooh’.

Industrialists feel let down by ‘poor’ bank facilities 
Ludhiana, August 2
Though World Bank has ranked Ludhiana as the number one city on the “ease of business” basis, industrialists here fail to justify this position.

Serial gimmick: Ekta comes calling…
Archana, Manav and family in wedding costumes on the sets Ludhiana, August 2
The production houses leave no stone unturned to ma e their serials popular. For, at times, these invite celebrities to their sets else performance by high- profile actors does the trick for them.In a bid to do something different, Ekta Kapoor invited viewers to attend the wedding in her serial “Pavitra Rishta”.


Archana, Manav and family in wedding costumes on the sets of Pavitra Rishta’. 


CRIME


3 booked for demanding dowry
Jagraon, August 2
The Jagraon police has booked three persons for seeking dowry yesterday.


Badminton Tourney
Puneetinder secures berth in semifinal 
Ludhiana, August 2
Puneetinder Singh of Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, along with Mohul Goel of Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Guranjan Singh of GGN Public School and Amit Bhasin of BCM Senior Secondary School, Chandigarh road branch, overpowered their opponents to secure berths in the semifinal of the boys singles’ u-13 category on the penultimate day of the Ludhiana District Badminton Championship being played at the Prithipal Singh Sports Complex, Punjab Agricultural University, here today.

Cricket Meet
Ajay guides govt school to semis
Ludhiana, August 2
Ajay Mehra excelled with ball (6 for 17) to fashion hosts Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, to score 51-run win over Government Senior Secondary School, Mangat, and entered the semifinal of the ongoing Ludhiana Inter-School Zonal Cricket Tournament (u-19) being organised by the Punjab education department at Government Model School, PAU, here today.

Sacred Heart School romp home champions
Ludhiana, August 2
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, defeated Sacred Heart Convent School, Sarabha Nagar, by 10-wicket to emerge champions in the Ludhiana-II Inter-School Zonal Cricket Tournament (u-14) organised by the Punjab Education Department at Baba Ishar Singh Senior Secondary School.

NRI Sports Club comes to footballer’s aid 
Jagdeep Kaur (extreme left on chair) with Gurinder Jit Gorayan (second from left) at Butahri village near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 2
The NRI Sports Club, led by Gurinder Jit Singh Gorayan, has decided to financially support Jagdeep Kaur, winner of three gold medals in the All-India Inter-University Football Championship. She had decided to abandon her practice as the authorities of the sports department had failed to support her.Besides providing Rs 10,000 per month for pursuing her sports career, the association will spend Rs 3 lakh getting her house reconstructed. 


Jagdeep Kaur (extreme left on chair) with Gurinder Jit Gorayan (second from left) at Butahri village near Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo by writer


 






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