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Most of poor to stay homeless despite scheme
Ludhiana, July 18
Twenty-three per cent of the city’s population lives in slums Though the ‘basic service to urban poor’ scheme is part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the central government.
Twenty-three per cent of the city’s population lives in slums.

Health minister, officials in for a shock
Shown banned cough syrup being openly sold in urban, rural areas
Ludhiana, July 18
Punjab Health Minister Laxmikanta Chawla, Principal Secretary Health Satish Chandra and State Drug Controller Bhag Singh were in for a shock when a group of mediapersons exhibited the locally manufactured codeine formulae "cough syrup" banned in India since 1992.


Assault victim’s father was threatened, says family
Ludhiana, July 18
Family members of a victim of a murderous assault have alleged some unidentified people had threatened his father and told him to withdraw a case against the suspects before the attack.


Teachers go on indefinite strike
EGS teachers stage a dharna in JagraonJagraon, July 18
After an emergency meeting of the Education Guarantee Scheme Teachers’ Union held in Chandigarh on Thursday, all the teachers went on an indefinite strike.

EGS teachers stage a dharna in Jagraon. Photo: Rakesh Gupta

Stylish hair accessories for that retro look
Ludhiana, July 18
Hair accessories can turn a subtle hairdo into a glamorous one. The trend of the 80s and 90s with big scrunchies and eye-catching hair bands is back this season.

Four-laning of Ludhiana-Malerkotla Road
Dehlon residents for uniformity in road width
A traffic bottleneck on the Ahmedgarh-Ludhiana road at Dehlon Authorities bent on keeping width at 18 ft instead of normal 66 ft
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
Apprehending that the narrowing of the Ahmedgarh-Ludhiana road even on a small stretch will prove a traffic bottleneck, residents of Dehlon and surrounding villages have urged the government to review the plan and keep the width of the road uniform.
A traffic bottleneck on the Ahmedgarh-Ludhiana road at Dehlon. Photo by the writer

Heart patient gives birth
Ludhiana, July 18
A 29-year-old woman was recently diagnosed with a rare complex congenital heart disease during the seventh month of pregnancy. She has the Eisenmenger Syndrome.

Children’s book released
Ludhiana, July 18
A book release function for children here today was attended by a gathering of more than 200 persons from various walks of life.

Top post for GADVASU Prof
Ludhiana, July 18
Dr Amarjit Singh Nanda, Director, Research, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), has joined as Animal Husbandry Commissioner of India, the highest post in the field of animal production and health in India. He will be looking after the production and health issues of all livestock/poultry species in India and will be a link with foreign countries on such issues.

200 saplings planted
Activists of the Rotary Club plant a sapling at Rashtria Adarsh Mahila College at Ahmedgarh on Sunday Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
As part of their save planet project, activists of the local branch of the Rotary Club organised an awareness drive on the significance of ecology and preservation of planet. Over 200 saplings were planted on the occasion. Addressing a gathering at Rashtria Adarsh Mahila College, SP Sofat, president and Krishan Kumar Goyal manager of the college management committee, exhorted youths to come forward to save environment.

Activists of the Rotary Club plant a sapling at Rashtria Adarsh Mahila College at Ahmedgarh on Sunday. Photo: Mahesh Sharma

RIMT students shine
Mandi Gobindgarh, July 18
Eleven students of the sixth semester of the diploma in mechanical engineering of RIMT polytechnic college, Mandi Gobindgarh, have secured over 75 per cent marks in the final examination conducted by the Punjab State Board of Technical Education and Industrial Training in May 2010.

Disabled girl alleges rape
Accuses cops of inaction
Jagraon, July 18
A disabled girl of Bharowal Khurd village near here has accused five youths of nearby villages of raping her. She has also accused the police of inaction.

Exclusive Carl F Bucherer watches
Flaunting their status on wrists
Ludhiana, July 18
Many Ludhianvis apparently love to flash watches that cost a fortune. Though the prices of some watches may match even that of an apartment, many wear them not only because they can afford to but to “look unique”.

‘No foolproof method to manage nuclear waste’
Ludhiana, July 18
A seminar was organised here on "Nuclear power plants in context of Bhopal Gas Tragedy" by the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) and Social Thinkers Forum, Ludhiana, where speakers expressed their anguish at the belated judgment in the case.

Check-up camp for senior citizens
A doctor examines a patient during a free medical check-up camp on SundayLudhiana, July 18
The Senior Citizen Welfare Association, Ludhiana, today organised a free medical check-up camp for senior citizens and residents of Sunet village and surrounding areas. Ludhiana Civil Surgeon Dr Satwant Bhalla inaugurated the camp. A team of doctors from Mediciti Hospital examined the patients and distributed at the camp. The patients examined at the camp will be provided free OPD facility for one week at Mediciti Hospital.
A doctor examines a patient during a free medical check-up camp on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Freight cost worries steel industry
Ludhiana, July 18
The Steel Consumer Council met under the chairmanship of Virbhadra Singh, minister for steel, and the Federation of Associations of Small Industries of India put forth a few points during the meeting.

When patriotism prevailed while choosing job
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 18
Having inherited patriotic and nationalist traits from his ex-serviceman father and military school teacher mother, Navjot Rikhi of nearby Kanganwal village has preferred to serve nation as an engineer in defence forces than fall prey to the glamour of multinational companies.

Police launches tree plantation drive
Ludhiana, July 18
Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh plants a sapling at SCD Government College in Ludhiana on Sunday The city’s law enforcement personnel have now embarked on a mission to save the environment. In view of the deteriorating air pollution levels in this industrial hub the police has launched a tree plantation drive to increase greenery in the surroundings. However, the cops did not have any idea their initiative would set a record of sorts. During the drive they planted 100 saplings in one minute at SCD Government College, with principal Jasbir Kaur Makkar was present on the occasion.
Police Commissioner Ishwar Singh plants a sapling at SCD Government College in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma


5 of family booked for demanding dowry
Jagraon, July 18
The Jodhan police has booked five members of a family for seeking dowry. In her statement, Sharanjit Kaur said she was married to Amarjit Singh of Borai Kalan village in February 2008.


PIL filed in HC against truck overloading
Ludhiana, July 18
The Universal Human Rights Organization (UHRO) has filed a public interst litigation against overloading of trucks in the Punjab & Haryana High Court. The nexus among corrupt employees giving gate passes to overloaded trucks is the outcome of the rampant corruption prevalent in government departments.




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