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Cashier decamps with Rs 50 lakh
Ludhiana, August 7
A cashier employed by Gaurav Malhotra and Company stole cash, gold and diamond jewellery worth over Rs 50 lakh from the company’s collection office located in Rose Enclave at Sant Nagar near Ghumar Mandi here today. The company owns 56 liquor vends in the city.

Water Contamination
15 diarrhoea cases reported from Muslim colony
Ludhiana, August 7
In yet another incident of water contamination, more than 15 cases of diarrhoea have been reported from Mussalman colony near the Sherpur Chowk. The area having a history of gastroenteritis has made the district health authorities worried.

Gosain guns for corrupt officials
Ludhiana, August 7
After virtually hounding out former Deputy Commissioner Sumer Singh Gurjar from the city, Vidhan Sabha Deputy Speaker and BJP leader Satpal Gosain is now after government officials of the city stating, “Most of them are corrupt and have amassed crores.”


Students celebrating Teej in Ludhiana.
Students celebrating Teej in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Commercial sites fetch PUDA Rs 2.17 crore 
Ludhiana, August 7
The Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) today sold three single storeyed shops through open auction in the prime residential and commercial area of Green Park Enclave (Canal Colony) at the Pakhowal Road here at a marginally high price over the reserve price. The commercial property, measuring 33.33 square yards each, was sold for a total consideration of a little more than Rs 2.17 crore.

Youth Akali Dal leader shot at
Ludhiana, August 7
Two unidentified assailants shot the organising secretary of the Youth Akali Dal from close range in front his office near Manju Cinema here this morning.


Pay Scales
Teachers stage dharna
Ludhiana, August 7
The PAU Teachers’ Association under the aegis of the Punjab Federation Of University and College Teachers’ Organisation organised a protest rally on the PAU campus from 10 am to 12.30 pm here today.

Health teams continue drive against Aedes mosquitoes
Ludhiana, August 7
The efforts of the department of health and family welfare to make people aware of the preventive steps to be taken against “dengue” have fallen flat as the team from the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) along with the anti-larvae wing continued to spot AEDES larvae and mosquito in every nook and cranny of the city.

Assembly Byepoll
SAD in upbeat mood
Dehlon, August 7
Activists and office-bearers of the party in regime distributed sweets and burst crackers to express their happiness over the success of all three SAD-BJP candidates in the assembly byelections yesterday.

Vet varsity facilitates NCC cadets
Ludhiana, August 7
The 1 Punjab Remount and Veterinary Squadron, NCC, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), held a function here today to facilitate NCC cadets, who participated in the equestrian events held during the Republic Day celebrations at New Delhi and brought laurels to the university.

Govt earmarks Rs 2,488 crore for poor
Ludhiana, August 7
Jails minister Hira Singh Gabria today said the state government was committed for the welfare of the weaker sections and funds amounting to Rs 2,488 crore had been earmarked for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the current financial year and this amount was 26 per cent of the total layout of the annual plan.

Fee Hike: Parents’ body hails SC decision
Ludhiana, August 7
The Punjab Parents Association (Hindu Sikh Jagriti Sena and Parents Association) todayhailed the verdict of the Supreme Court on the fee hike by the private schoolsin the country and said that their stand had been vindicated. President Praveen Dang and general secretary Rakesh Jain, Parents' Association, started the agitation against the fee hike by the private schools from a street and today their voice had reached the national level.

CBSE restricts use of mobile phones in schools
Ludhiana, August 7
The CBSE has expressed its concern over the misuse of mobile phones in the classrooms by the students and teachers and has directed the stakeholders to restrict the use of mobile phones in schools.

Sale of banned lotteries go unchecked
One of the banned lotteries of Arunachal Pradesh being sold in PunjabKhanna, August 7
Sale of the Arunachal Pradesh lotteries is going on unabated for the past a few months in the area despite ban.Only those weekly, daily and other lotteries, which have been recognised by the Punjab State Lotteries, could be sold in the state.

One of the banned lotteries of Arunachal Pradesh being sold in Punjab. A Tribune photograph 

SD College
Another student declares himself leader
Ludhiana, August 7
Himanshu Jindal, a student of BCom III, yesterday claimed that he had been elected president of the newly formed Student Welfare Association of Kamla Lohtia SD College. Jindal is the third president of the college. Two students of the college have already proclaimed themselves to be the presidents of the students’ organisation. Meanwhile, college principal Deepak Kaushal said he wasn’t aware of the today’s election. A few students did assemble outside the college. The principal said, “ We have not recognised any student organisation as the state government has banned the student elections in the colleges.”

Students top in ICAR test
Ludhiana, August 7
Two students from PAU department of microbiology Neemisha and Shefali Mishra, who appeared in the national-level test conducted by the Indian Council of Agricultural Reserch (ICAR) for admission to PhD have bagged first and second rank, respectively, for the year 2008-09.

Tiny tots plant sapling
A cultural programme being presented by students of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School on the occasion of Green Day in Doraha on Friday.Doraha, August 7
Students and staff of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Doraha, celebrated Green Day today.The students from classes nursery to III planted saplings to mark the occasion.A short cultural programme was also organised in which the nursery students recited poem, “Hathi Raja”. The students of classes KG and Prep presented a folk dance of Punjab.

A cultural programme being presented by students of Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School on the occasion of Green Day in Doraha on Friday. A Tribune photograph

Illegally felled trees seized
Ludhiana, August 7
The official-trader nexus in the chopping of the trees along the canal, the Forest Department has seized illegally felled trees from a sawmill at Lakha village near Jagraon on the border of Ludhiana and Moga districts.

Vet varsity students clash over presidentship
Ludhiana, August 7
Two groups of students allegedly clashed on Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU)campus, Ludhiana, here this afternoon.


Doctor convicted in attempt to rape case
Ludhiana, August 7
Additional Sessions Judge GS Saran has convicted Dr Davinder Ashok of Pakhowal on the charges of attempting to rape a woman of same village,who had come to his clinic for getting her mother-in-law treated.He was sentenced to undergo imprisonment for three and half years.

Minor raped
Jagraon, August 7
A minor daughter of a migrant labourer has accused a youth of raping her for six days and another for helping the other one in doing so. In the complaint lodged with Jagraon SP (D) Raj Pal Singh, Guru Parshad of Jagraon has stated that Montu of the same area lured his 14-year-old daughter to visit Gurdwara Nanaksar on June 18.

Psychotropic medicines seized
Raikot, August 7
The health authorities have seized a huge quantity of psychotropic medicines from a local medicine shop. A team of experts led by Drug Inspector Dr Rajesh Suri along with Raikot SMO Dr Ugar Singh Sooch raided Guru Nanak Medical Store at the Barnala Chowk on Sunday and seized the medicines.

Guru Harkrishan school bag top positions
Doraha, August 7
The zonal-level basketball competitions were organised at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School (SGHPS), Doraha, recently.

Green Land lads clinch cricket title
Ludhiana, August 7
Green Land Senior Secondary School, Jalandhar bypass branch, scored a thrilling two-run victory over Government Model Senior Secondary School, PAU, in the final to emerge champions in the PAU Zone Inter-School Zonal Cricket Tournament (U-16) organised by the Punjab education department at the SDP College for Women here today.

Women's cricket trials tomorrow
Ludhiana, August 7
Trials to select the Ludhiana district women's (U-19) cricket team as well as the senior team will be held here at Khalsa College for Women, Ghumar Mandi, Civil Lines, on August 9 from 9 am onwards.




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