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Graft case jolts MC
Ludhiana, August 20
The graft charges levelled by a contractor against the Municipal Commissioner’s personal assistant on Tuesday seem to have given a severe jolt to the civic body, as the Municipal Corporation immediately gave the payment of Rs 17.33 lakh to the contractor following the allegations.

Denial of Mediclaim
Insurance firm told to cough up Rs 1.21 lakh

Ludhiana, August 20
Terming the denial of a mediclaim to be unjustified, the permanent lok adalat has ordered United India Insurance to pay Rs 1,21,890, along with 9 per cent interest, to a consumer.

No end to illegal transport of buffaloes for slaughter
Ludhiana, August 20
In open violation of the Prevention of Cruelty Towards Animals Act, a large number of dairy farmers, operating from the Tajpur dairy complex and the Haibowal dairy complex, are illegally transporting buffaloes for slaughtering outside Punjab.


Industrialists evade taxes
Show bogus turnover of Rs 650 crore
Ludhiana, August 20
In order to claim Income Tax credit and refund, industrialists across the district have presented bogus turnover of around Rs 650 crore.

Power crisis may cripple units: Industrialists 
Ludhiana, August 20
Industrialists feel that the power crisis might demolish the industrial structure in the state. If things don’t improve at the earliest, Punjab would face an acute water crisis, added industrialists.

Poor Rains
Four districts hit: PAU
Ludhiana, August 20
Amritsar, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ferozepur and Muktsar are the worst affected in Punjab due to the failure of the monsoons from July 1 to August 5.


Freehold Plots 
GLADA shortchanging applicants: NGO

Ludhiana, August 20
Offer for the allotment of 158 freehold residential plots in Sector 39-A on the Chandigarh Road here by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), which is open till August 31, has invited criticism for what Public Cause, an NGO, claims to be a few conditions with regard to the refund of the earnest money to the unsuccessful applicants.

Awareness rally marks Rajiv’s birth anniversary
Ludhiana, August 20
Coinciding with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's 65th birth anniversary today, a district-level rally of students of various schools was held to celebrate Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas to create awareness among people regarding the use of non-conventional energy sources here. The rally was organised by PEDA.

Superseded clerks see red 
Clerk promoted as inspector
Ludhiana, August 20
The promotion of a clerk-cum-typist to building inspector by Municipal Commissioner G.S. Ghuman has sent a strong wave of resentment among the corporation's clerical grade staff that feels the seniority is completely ignored in the decision.

Satya Paul’s ‘Maya’ showcased 
Ludhiana, August 20
Life is full of illusions and colours and so is Satya Paul's latest bridal line named "Maya". The line represents married life, full of colours and different concepts. Every bride deserves the utmost in elegance and sophistication.

A model during the preview of “Luxurious Wedding Exhibition” in Ludhiana. Designer bridal wear, jewellery showcased
Ludhiana, August 20
Eminent designers participating in Wedding Asia 09 showcased their designer bridal wear and jewellery at the exclusive wine and cheese evening held yesterday. The star-studded show announced the arrival of the exhibition with all its sustained grandeur, pomp and enthusiasm, however, with freshness in the concept.

A model during the preview of “Luxurious Wedding Exhibition” in Ludhiana. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan 

BSNL stir enters second day 
Ludhiana, August 20
The strike by more than two lakh non-executives of BSNL today entered the second day. A call for the strike was given by the United Forum of Trade Unions in BSNL.

From Schools and Colleges
Ryan students sensitised on cleanliness

Ludhiana, August 20
Keeping in view the present health scenario, Ryan International School celebrated Cleanliness Week in the school from August 11 to 19 to promote healthy diet and healthy living. Various innovative ideas, activities and competitions were the attractions of the celebrations.


Three injured in attack
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 20 Three persons were injured in two incidents that took place in the area last night. Rakesh Kumar, a migrant, who works in a dairy, sustained injuries after two motorcycle-borne miscreants attacked him with sharp-edged weapons on the outskirts of Chhappar village at about 9 pm. The Dehlon police has initiated probe into the incidents.

Hara steers PAU Zone to win
Ludhiana, August 20
A breezing knock of 75 runs by skipper Mankaran Hara steered the PAU Zone to score 72-run victory over the Jagraon Zone in the Inte-Zonal District Cricket Tournament (u-16) being organised by the District Education Department at Nankana Sahib Public School here today.

TT: PAU eves record victory
Ludhiana, August 20
PAU Zone girl paddlers recorded victories in all age groups on the penultimate day of the Inter-Zonal Table Tennis Tournament being organised by the District Education Department at Bhartiya Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School here today.




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