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2 cholera cases reported in Punjabi Bagh
Ludhiana, August 5
Two cases of cholera have been reported in the Punjabi Bagh locality, the core area of thegastro-enteritis cases in the city.
Health experts have expressed concern as cholera is a highly contagious disease that spreads at a faster rate compared to other diseases.Dr S.S.Dhir, District Health Officer, confirmed the cholera cases and expressed concern over poor sanitary conditions in the Punjabi Bagh area.

Larvae of Aedes mosquito found in city areas
Ludhiana, August 5

A team of officials, led by YS Parihar from National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), New Delhi, found Aedes mosquito, which causes dengue fever, in coolers installed in the police lines quarters here.

‘Vehras’: A can of diseases for city
Ludhiana, August 5
The “vehra” culture that has stormed the city in the last few years has virtually made Ludhiana a hub of epidemic diseases, as every year outbreak of gastro, cholera, dengue etc are being reported.


PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang plants a sapling on the university campus in Ludhiana on Wednesday.
PAU Vice-Chancellor Dr Manjit Singh Kang plants a sapling on the university campus in Ludhiana on Wednesday. A Tribune photograph

Chlorination at tubewells
Rights panel summons DC
Ludhiana, August 5
The Punjab States Human Rights Commission has directed Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg and Municipal Commissioner G.S. Ghuman to be present in person for a hearing scheduled on October 15.

MC soft on marriage palace owner
Fails to charge change of land use fee
Ludhiana, August 5
Officials of the fund-crunched Municipal Corporation seem to have turned a blind eye to the constructions which can fetch it crores.

Govt’s no to kerosene for above poverty line families
Ludhiana, August 5
In yet another reversal of the policy on the distribution of kerosene through the public distribution system, the state government has decided to discontinue the supply of this subsidised fuel to many above poverty line (APL) families, thereby hitting the kitchens of many lower middle-class families.

Man killed while cleaning pistol
Ludhiana, August 5
A man died in accidental fire while cleaning a .32 pistol in the bathroom of his house early this morning.

Bid to steal cash from ATM 
Thief caught on camera
A grab of the thief caught on camera at an ATM in Ludhiana.Ludhiana, August 5
A thief made a futile bid to steal cash from an ATM of the State Bank of Patiala, Miller Gunj branch, late last night. However, the CCTV installed inside a room where ATM was installed, caught the thief in action.The thief left after he made a futile bid to break open the ATM with the help of a tool. Bank official came to know about the incident when they found the machine broken.

A grab of the thief caught on camera at an ATM in Ludhiana.


SDO transferred 
Now, SAD councillors air their grievance 
Ludhiana, August 5
After holding meetings with the Congress and BJP councillors, it was the turn of Akali councillors to air their grievances to Mayor Hakam Singh Giaspura yesterday.

Dr Lubana gets additional charge
Ludhiana, August 5
Dr Manjit Singh Kang, Vice-Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, has given additional charge of Director Students Welfare, PAU, to Dr PPS Lubana, head of the soil water engineering department, in place of Dr Dulcha Singh Brar following vacation of stay by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Teej integral part of clubs
During my childhood years, I often visited my village during the month of ”sawan”. Teej was celebrated by girls of the village and those married used to specially come to their parents’ to meet their old friends and celebrate the festival. I also visited the farm where all girls would get together. The girls, in their traditional outfits and jewellery, shared their memories. While some were on swings, many were eating “kheer-puras”. Others were performing giddha.

Rakhi celebrated with fervour
Ludhiana, August 5
The Rakhi Festival-2009 for the tiny tots was organised by the Playway wing of Everest Public Senior Secondary School, Moti Nagar, here yesterday.

The municipal corporation’s failure to find a shelter for stray cattle is hindering the smooth flow of the traffic in Ludhiana .
The municipal corporation’s failure to find a shelter for stray cattle is hindering the smooth flow of the traffic in Ludhiana . A Tribune photograph 

Mobile subscribers, a harried lot
Ludhiana, August 5
The connectivity problem in almost all major mobile networks is creating trouble for subscribers. The call is disconnected in between, while sometimes it becomes difficult to get connected to the other numbers.

Meeting on cracker stalls’ allotment
Ludhiana, August 5
Trying to play safe for the allotment of cracker stalls during Diwali this year, Deputy Commissioner Vikas Garg today held a meeting with officials, including those of the Fire Department.

DAV College: Issue of students’ union presidentship hots up 
Jagraon, August 5
The issue of the president of the students’ union heated up with posters declaring another student as the president of the local LR DAV College. Yesterday, a group of students had declared Gurvinder Singh Ginda as the president. Gurvinder Singh said they had intimated VK Sharma, college principal, about this and had even obtained his consent.

Gurdwara Panjuana Sahib takeover 
Taksal blames SGPC, Badals for Baba Balbir Singh’s arrest 
Religious leaders in front of the SSP’s office for submitting a memorandum regarding the implication of Jagraon, August 5
Leaders of the Damdami Taksal, Sant Samaj and other Sikh associations yesterday openly came out in support of Baba Balbir Singh of Gurdwara Panjuana Sahib, Lamme Jatpura village, who along with two of his accomplices, was arrested on June 30. About 4 kg explosives were also seized from his possession.

Religious leaders in front of the SSP’s office for submitting a memorandum regarding the implication of Baba Balbir Singh in various cases. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Byelection schedule announced
Ludhiana, August 5
The byelection to the post of municipal councillor of Ward 57 will be held on August 23, according to a notification issued by the Punjab State Election Commission.

TV show earns NGO’s wrath 
Ludhiana, August 5
Behaviour of celebrities towards their female counterpart in the reality TV show, “Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao”, has earned the wrath of a city-based NGO, which had in a letter to the National Commission for Women demanded action against those guilty.

Sisters keep the tradition alive
Sisters of a martyr tying a rakhi on their brother’s statue.Have been tying rakhi to Kargil martyr’s statue for 10 years
Ludhiana, August 5
Overwhelming emotions and tears trickled down from the eyes of two sisters of a Kargil martyr, when they tied Rakhis on the statue of their late brother put up in Gill village here this morning.Like every, Baljit Kaur and Surjit Kaur, reached the statue of their brother, Shaheed Naik Paramjeet Singh, with rakhis in their hands. 

Sisters of a martyr tying a rakhi on their brother’s statue.

City celebrates Rakhi with zeal
Ludhiana, August 5
Raksha Bandhan, the festival of expressing love between the siblings, was celebrated today with great zeal here. Early morning, sisters tied rakhis on their brothers' wrist after applying tikka and performing pooja.


Snatcher nabbed
Ludhiana, August 5
The Raghunath Enclave police nabbed a youth who was wanted in a Model Gram snatching case yesterday afternoon.

Theft at medical shop
Ludhiana, August 5
The thieves struck at a medical shop in Kochar Market on Monday night and decamped with cash worth Rs 5,000, silver coins and expensive  medicines.

Two killed in accident
Jagraon, August 5
A youth was killed when a mini bus ramned into his motorcycle last night.

Cops drop culpable homicide case against two doctors 
Ludhiana, August 5
Coming to the rescue of doctors at Sidhu Hospital, who were booked for culpable homicide after their patient had died after being operated upon for obesity, the police has diluted charges levelled against them.

Celebrations turn sour 
Woman killed, son hurt in mishap 

Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 5
Raksha Bandhan celebrations for a peasant’s family residing at Rachhin village turned sour after Gurmel Kaur (50) died and her son sustained serious injuries in an accident that took place at Sarabha on the Pakhowal-Ludhiana road near here today. This incident took place after their scooter collided head on with a car at the T-point.


Man gets jail in cheque-bounce case
Ludhiana, August 5
The Judicial Magistrate here has convicted Sukhminder Singh of Cheema Chowk in a cheque-bounce case. He was sentenced to one year imprisonment. Besides, a fine of Rs 3,000 was also imposed on him.

Seminars on pre-litigation cell to be held
Jagraon, August 5
A meeting of Legal Service Committee was held at judicial complex here today.The meeting was presided over by Judge Mandeep Kaur Bedi, and was attended by Judges Ranjeev Kumar and Ravi Inder Singh. Mukand Singh, SDM, Dr Paramjit Kaur, Principal, KCW, Sidhwan Khurd, Raghubir Singh Toor, president Jagraon Bar Association, Dr Nayak, principal of GHG Institute of Law, Sidhwan Khurd, Jagpal Singh Buttar, Ranjit Singh Roomi, BDO, and others attended the meeting.

Badminton Meet
KVM, Tagore school share honours
Ludhiana, August 5
Kundan Vidya Mandir and Tagore Public School shared honours in the boys section in the Inter School Zonal Badminton Tournament being organised by the Punjab Education Department at Tagore Public School campus ground, here today.

Govt Model lads emerge champions
Ludhiana, August 5
Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, beat Government Multi-purpose School by 19 runs to emerge champions in the PAU Inter-School Zonal Cricket Tournament (19), organised by Punjab education department on Punjab Agricultural University ground here today.

TT tournament: BVM eves win u-14 title
Ludhiana, August 5
Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Udham Singh Nagar branch emerged winners in the girls u-14 years category in the PAU Zone Inter School Table Tennis Tournament being organised by the Punjab Education Department at BVM School, Udham Singh Nagar branch campus here today.




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