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Senior Deputy Mayor ‘thrashed’
BJP factions clash
Parveen BansalLudhiana, August 11
Two factions of BJP workers led by Senior Deputy Mayor Parveen Bansal and senior BJP leader Ramesh Bangar had a clash at Kadwai Nagar late last night. It was alleged that the Senior Deputy Mayor was manhandled and even thrashed by residents of Kadwai Nagar and supporters of Ramesh Bangar.

Ward Bypoll: 8 file nominations
Ludhiana, August 11
The last date of filing nominations for the Ward No. 57 bypoll witnessed hectic activities as eight candidates, including three covering candidates, filed their nominations at the office of SDM-cum-returning officer Prem Chand today.


Dissent in SAD to fore
Ludhiana, August 11
The bypoll for ward No. 57 once again brought differences among Akali leaders to the fore with the party unable to decide its candidate till 1 pm during its meeting held in Chandigarh today.

Lemon goes out of reach
Ludhiana, August 11
Lemon has gone out of the reach of the common man. Two-three days ago, it was being sold for Rs 60-65 a kg, but now, the prices have shot up to Rs 85-90. Vendors say that due to the huge demand, the prices are expected to touch Rs 100 a kg in the coming days. Vegetables like spinach, radish and cucumber have also become costlier.

Flip side of glamour
Ludhiana, August 11
Himanshu Jetley, for whom the road to modelling career ended up in a jail on charges of murder, has brought the dark side of glamour world in open.

ATMs go awry
Ludhiana, August 11
Regular complaints are being received about several ATMs, where the amount gets debited from the customer’s account, but the latter fails to get the cash.

Swine Flu: All is in place
Ludhiana, August 11
Inadequate supply of viral transport media (VTM) used for collecting swab samples for swine flu has raised a question mark on the preparedness of the Centre and state governments in dealing with the disease.

Guidelines on H1N1 issued to schools
Ludhiana, August 11
Following the increase in the swine flu cases in different parts of the country, the state health authorities and the school managements have started taking precautionary measures.


I-Day Rehearsals
Girl participants at the receiving end
Ludhiana, August 11
The youths, especially college students, are posing a great threat to girls rehearsing for the Independence Day function scheduled to be held on August 15 at SD Government College for Boys.
A group of boys at the venue for Independence Day rehearsals in Ludhiana. A Tribune photograph

A group of boys at the venue for Independence Day rehearsals in Ludhiana

Free legal aid clinic launched
Jagraon, August 11
A free legal aid clinic was inaugurated today at Jagraon sub-division. GK Rai, District and Session Judge, Ludhiana, presided over a function organised at GHG Institute of Law for Women at Sidhwan Khurd village.

Left parties stage dharna against price rise
Ludhiana, August 11
Activists of the CPI and the CPM staged a dharna in front of the office of the Deputy Commissioner at the mini secretariat here today against skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, which had made the lives of working classes and the weaker sections of society miserable.
Workers of the CPI and the CPM hold a dharna against price rise in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph
Workers of the CPI and the CPM hold a dharna against price rise in Ludhiana

Wage Revision
Protest by BSNL staff
Ludhiana, August 11
On a call given by the United Forum of BSNL Union, workers of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) Employees Union held a dharna in front of the office of the general manager, telecom, to press upon the settlement of outstanding promotion and wage revision issues of the staff.

Police refuses to buy theft complaint
Ludhiana, August 11
While a shopkeeper has claimed theft of mobile phones and IPods worth Rs 1 lakh from his shop, the police has refused to register a case into the matter after carrying out investigations.

Forensic experts lift fingerprints at a shop, which was allegedly burgled, in Ludhiana on Tuesday. A Tribune photograph

Forensic experts lift fingerprints at a shop, which was allegedly burgled, in Ludhiana

Pensioners rue non-release of revised benefits
Ludhiana, August 11
The general body meeting of the Punjab Agricultural University Pensioners' Welfare Association held here recently under the chairmanship of BD Tandon.

150 saplings planted
Amloh, August 11
“The growing population in our country is likely to surpass that of China, which has worried the government of our country. As a result, various schemes to create awareness among people against the menace has been floated by the government,” said Jatinder Pal Singh, district education officer (DEO), in an inaugural function of Vana-Mahotsava organised by the NSS unit at Government Secondary School (Boys) here today.

Training programme on drip irrigation
Ludhiana, August 11
A training programme on drip irrigation was organised by the Precision Farming Development Centre of the department of soil and water engineering, PAU, at Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Gurdaspur.

Ghuman issues notices to 3
Ludhiana, August 11
Municipal Commissioner GS Ghuman has issued show-cause notices to XEN AK Gupta, SDO SS Sahota and JE Ashwani Kumar.

Anti-social activities on rise in Kitchlu Nagar
Ludhiana, August 11
Three thefts in the past one week have created panic in the Kitchlu Nagar area. Stating this, Varinder Bhakoo, president of the Dr Kitchlu Nagar Residence Association, said there had also been a spurt in other criminal activities.

37 medical camps for women
Ludhiana, August 11
In order to restore good health among women living in slum areas, civil surgeon, Ludhiana, has taken an initiative to organise 37 medical camps as part of the Independence Day celebrations.


2 booked for clash over irrigation water
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 11
Timely action by the police party, led by Inder Jit Singh, SHO, Jodhan, averted a clash among the supporters of Harkomal Singh of Dhaipie village on one hand and Raj Kamal and his brother Harkamal of Pakhowal on the other hand, who had turned hostile over an issue of watering fields with water from a tributary passing through the area.

Rs 2 lakh stolen from car
Ludhiana, August 11
A bag containing cash Rs 2 lakh was stolen from the car of an industrialist at Ghumar Mandi here today. The incident took place this afternoon when Vimal Dhal of Osho Forge visited Jassal Art gallery to buy sceneries for his under construction house.

Woman commits suicide
Raikot, August 11
A married woman from Aitiana village near here has reportedly committed suicide. Bir Singh of Bassian village, father of the accused, has lodged a complaint with the Sudhar Police that his daughter Monika was married with Balwant Singh of Aitiana village about four years ago.

2 hurt in firing at marriage function
Machhiwara, August 11
Two local residents received bullet injuries during a firing at a marriage function at Thakaran village here late last night. The injured have been identified as Navdeep Singh of Bhamian village and Jagjit Singh of Fatehgarh Jattan village.

55-yr-old ends life
Ludhiana, August 11
A middle-aged man allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at the Chandigarh Road here today. The deceased has been identified as Gurcharan (55).


Patwari gets 2-yr RI in graft case
Ludhiana, August 11
The court of Additional Sessions Judge GS Saran has convicted patwari Mukhtiar Singh of Jagraon in a graft case. He was sentenced to two-year rigorous imprisonment. Fine of Rs 3,000 was also imposed upon the accused.

St Mahapragya’s girls win U-14 title
Jagraon, August 11
The girls’ basketball team of St Mahapragya’s School today bagged the title of under-14 basketball in the zonal basketball tournament held at Gureh village near here. St Mahapragya’s School has bagged the title by defeating the team of GHG Academy here with a score of 14-4.

The basketball team of St Mahapragya’s School, along with coaches, after winning the zonal basketball tournament held at Gureh village. A Tribune photograph

The basketball team of St Mahapragya’s School, along with coaches, after winning the zonal basketball tournament held at Gureh village



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