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Gastro Outbreak
Water samples fail test
Ludhiana, August 4
All the 15 water samples collected by the Department of Health and Family Welfare from Punjabi Bagh have failed the quality test and have been found unfit for human consumption.

Stop blame game, DC to MC, health officials
Ludhiana, August 4
Following the gastro outbreak in Punjabi Bagh, Ludhiana, officials from the department of health and family welfare and the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation (LMC) today convened a meeting presided over by the Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner.

Submission of measurement books
MC orders fail to evoke response
Ludhiana, August 4
The municipal commissioner's orders of submission of measurement books (MBs) within two days failed to evoke any response from the superintendent engineers, as even after the expiry of the two-day deadline, no book has been submitted to the officials concerned.


Girls choose rakhis in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Video-conferencing for SHOs from today
The police has installed web cameras and Wi-Fi-enabled broadband in all police stations
Ludhiana, August 4
Instead of being caught in the scramble of city traffic and wasting time in order to report to the seniors at the police headquarters, the Station House Officers (SHOs) of all the 19 police stations can share their reports and seek orders while sitting in their respective offices, courtesy video-conferencing, which is going to commence tomorrow.

Raiding team invites residents’ wrath
Ludhiana, August 4
The CIA-I staff of the police and Excise Department officials had to run for cover as residents of Chhawni Mohalla pelted their vehicles with stones while they were conducting raids on the houses selling liquor illegally.


Joshi Nagar residents get dirty water supply
Ludhaina, August 4
Residents of Joshi Nagar queue up to fetch water from a tanker.Residents of Joshi Nagar here have complained that for the past one week, the area has been getting unfit potable water. Housewife Kamlesh Kaur said, "For the past one week, stinking water is being supplied to our homes and our repeated requests have gone unheard. If you open the tap, you'll not only see filthy water coming out, but even a foul smell that would not allow you stand near the tap.

Residents of Joshi Nagar queue up to fetch water from a tanker. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Mini-secretariat without water for three days
Ludhiana, August 4
The paucity of drinking water has hit the mini secretariat, as the tubewell supplying water to the offices housed in the complex, has developed a snag.

PAU Notes
Workshop on precision farming
Ludhiana, August 4
A workshop of National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) on “Development of spectral reflectance methods and low cost sensors for real-time application of variable rate inputs in precision farming” was held at Punjab Agricultural University today.

Freehold plots offer a huge draw
11,500 application forms already sold
Ludhiana, August 4
If the huge response to the offer for allotment of 158 freehold residential plots in Sector 39-A on the Chandigarh road by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) is any indication, the real estate sector, at least in the industrial capital of the state, is all set for a turn around.

Price Rise
CPI activists stage dharna
Ludhiana, August 4
The district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) staged a dharna at the Mini Secretariat today against spurt in the prices of essential commodities and the recent hike in the prices of petrol and diesel.

Tackling mentally challenged
A challenge for traffic cops
Ludhiana, August 4
It is a common sight on city roads to witness the police at a loss of words or action whenever a mentally challenged person goes to the centre of a busy road and brings the traffic to a standstill. In the absence of clear directions to the police, a policeman has no other option but to move the person away from the spot.

A cop sends a mentally challenged man on an auto-rickshaw.  Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Thread of love and protection
Ludhiana, August 4
The chaste bond of love between a brother and a sister is one of the deepest and noblest of human emotions. Raksha Bandhan falling on August 5 is a special occasion to celebrate this emotional bonding by tying a holy thread around brother's wrist. This thread pulsates with sisterly love and sublime sentiments, which means a “bond of protection”.

Opening up of LIC
Insurance staff strike work
Ludhiana, August 4
On a strike call given by the All-India Insurance Employees’ Association (AIIEA), LIC employees of Ludhiana division joined the nationwide two-hour walkout strike today to protest the introduction of the LIC (Amendment) Bill 2009 in the Lok Sabha on July 31, 2009.

Mesmerised with the world of Nihangs
Ludhiana, August 4
Today, some people see Nihangs as a relic, but others recognise them as a colourful and important part of the Punjabi heritage. Gurbir Singh Brar, a photo artist also feels that there is no colourful subject as compared to Nihangs. Nihangs belong to a martial tradition started by the 10th Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. A photo exhibition by Brar under the theme “The Valiant Ones” was inaugurated today at Dr MS Randhawa Art Gallery, PAU.

A Nihang with his child looks at a picture in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Photo: Satvinder Basra

Exporters demand scheme for the youth
Ludhiana, August 4
The Export Engineering Promotion Council (EEPC) has demanded to start a Central government-sponsored scheme similar on lines of "Rajiv Gandhi Export Linked Employment Scheme" for the youth to work with recognised export houses.

From Schools
Rakhi celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, August 4
The Rakhi Festival-2009 for the tiny tots was organised by the Playway wing of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here today.

Christians protest attack on minorities in Pak
Ludhiana, August 4
Led by activists of the Christian United Federation (CUF), members of the community took out a protest march and staged a demonstration at Bharat Nagar Chowk here today to express resentment against killing of six Christians in group clashes in Pakistan on last Saturday.

Students honoured in Amloh school
Amloh, August 4
To create awareness of quality education among students, the State Bank of India has adopted schools in all its 11,500 branches across the country to award cash prizes to three toppers of different streams in Plus two examinations, said the local branch manager J.S. Cheema at a function in Government Secondary School (Boys) here today.

AP Solvex awarded
Ludhiana, August 4
AP Solvex, producers of "Ricela" brand refined rice bran cooking oil, has bagged the BK Goneka Award for being the highest producer of refined rice bran oil during the year 2008-09. The company has bagged the award for the 8th consecutive year.

Puneetinder clinches 4 titles
Ludhiana, August 4
Winners of Ludhiana Badminton Championship strike a pose on Tuesday.Puneetinder Singh Grewal of Sacred Heart Convent School in the boys’ section clinched four titles while Steffi Kala of Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School bagged three titles in the Ludhiana District Badminton Championship held at the Prithipal Singh Sports Complex of the Punjab Agricultural University campus here last evening.

Winners of Ludhiana Badminton Championship strike a pose on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph




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