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11-day-old baby abducted from hospital
Ludhiana, July 19
Majiran begs to locate the whereabouts of her grandchild; An 11-day-old baby boy was abducted in broad daylight from the premises of Deep Hospital in Model Town here today.

Majiran begs to locate the whereabouts of her grandchild;Photos: Inderjeet Verma

Armed men waylay car, loot Rs 42.5 lakh
Ludhiana, July 19
In a daring daylight robbery six armed assailants said to be members of the notorious ‘Fortuner gang’ struck again in the city, looting Rs 42.45 lakh from employees of a firm based in Jhabewal village after forcibly stopping their car in the Focal Point area here this afternoon. Four of the six men were reportedly clean-shaven with the other two sporting turbans.

15 injured as school bus overturns
Raikot, July 19
A school bus overturned after its tyres got stuck in the adjoining fields. This accident took place while the bus driver was trying to overtake a car. 


Traders dread the vehicle
Ludhiana, July 19
The fear of a white Toyota Fortuner continues to haunt the industrialists of the city. The SUV was reportedly stolen from Patiala a few months ago. Since then, the vehicle has become a headache for the police.

Car falls into unfinished basement, driver unhurt
Ludhiana, July 19
A local resident had a narrow escape yesterday evening when the white Tata Indica car he was driving through Bhagat Singh Nagar fell into an uncompleted basement being constructed for a city centre project, which has been hanging fire for the past many years. He was lucky enough to have not suffered even minor bruises.

Following protest, PAU reverts to old timings
Ludhiana, July 19
Following a silent protest by teaching and non-teaching staff of Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) over the change in summer timings from June 1 to July 31, PAU authorities today restored the old schedule.

 Jeep, which was popular during the World War II, is still going strong. Restored Jeeps now the rage on city roads
Ludhiana, July 19
The oldest off-road vehicle brand that was hugely popular during the Second World War, the jeep is now once again going strong and has become a style statement to make for young hunks.

VINTAGE BEAUTY: Jeep, which was popular during the World War II, is still going strong.Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan


Teachers with high merit to be selected
Mandi Ahmedgarh, July 19
Tree plantation, pure drinking water and supervision of sanitary situation of toilets at their respective schools have been allotted two marks each while considering applications of school teachers for selection for state award in the profession.

Vets trained to tackle biological threats
Ludhiana, July 19
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) organised two training programmes for the veterinarians of the state. These trainings were sponsored by the Punjab State Veterinary Council, Chandigarh, and were in context with the present scenario of the livestock sector in the state.

Australian delegates visit CIPHET
Ludhiana, July 19
A delegation of Australian students in order to get a first-hand account of activities in the area of research and extension visited the Central Institute of Post-Harvest Engineering and Technology (CIPHET), Ludhiana, today.

Rare hernia surgery conducted on infant
Ludhiana, July 19
An infant who was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia, a rare disorder, was brought to CMC Hospital and after active neonatal intensive care management and ventilator support, the baby underwent a rare and complicated surgery of diaphragmatic hernia.

Sapling plantation drive
Raikot, July 19
Members of the Raikot Loins Club undertook the project of planting saplings in various schools of the area as an imitative to save environment for a healthy future.

From Schools & Colleges
Ludhiana: MBA students of 2008 batch of the Bhutta College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) have brought laurels to the college by securing excellent marks in MBA 4th semester examination conducted by Punjab Technical University in May 2010. This was claimed today by Prof MS Seekree, officiating principal, and Dr RS Gupta, dean, management studies, in a press note issued here today.

Mullanpur gets its first public park
Ayali lays its foundation, sanctions Rs 11 lakh
Mullanpur Dakha, July 19
Manpreet Singh Ayali, Chairman, Zila Parishad, laid the foundation stone of the first-ever public park here yesterday.The Punjab Mandi Board inaugurated the new grain market on April 13, 1966. The provisions were made to open a few parks in the area but not a single one could be established till date. 

Insurance Institute of India starts online registration
Ludhiana, July 19
The Insurance Institute of India has started their online registration process to conduct examinations to grant associateship and fellowship diploma in life and general insurance. The Institute conducts these professional examinations twice in a year across 110 centres in India and 15 centres overseas. The last day of online registration for October/November 2010 examinations is August 20.

Review Nuclear Liability Bill, say experts
Ludhiana, July 19
The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development and Social Thinkers Forum, Ludhiana, organised a seminar on “Nuclear power plants in context of Bhopal gas tragedy” today.

Villages to get grant for development
Khamano, July 19
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will distribute grants of crores of rupees to all 71 villages of Khamano block and 10 villages of Bassi Pathana block for development tomorrow at 9 am at Green House, Sanghol.

5 killed, 8 hurt in mishaps
Phillaur, July 19
Five persons, including a woman, were killed and eight others injured in mishaps in and around Phillaur last night.As per the reports received here today, two motorcyclists, both residents of Goraya, were killed on the spot. The third person riding pillion sustained injuries. They have been identified as Kulwant Singh, Amarjit Singh and Joga Singh. 

Beggar kids at their innovative best!
Photo: Inderjit Verma Who says, the beggar children do not have an aptitude as they are at their innovative best when it comes to "begging". Living with their core groups, they learn all tricks of "emotional blackmailing" and the best being their presence of mind to identify the sections, who can succumb to their tactics. Two beggar children not more than eight years of age got hold of a cardboard box, placed the idol of Lord Shiva and decorated it with flower petals.

1 dead as gastroenteritis grips village
Phillaur, July 19
After Shamshabad village in Phillaur sub-division, now it was the turn of Chack Dhotrre village near Goraya to come in the grip of gastroenteritis, where a six-year old girl, Seema, died, while four others, including her cousin Mamta, fell ill and were admitted to different hospitals in Goraya and Dhahan Kaleran today.

Workers’ bodies stage dharna
Phillaur, July 19
Hundreds of labourers belonging to the Pendu Mazdoor Union and Dehati Mazdoor Sabha organised a demonstration before the local BDO office on Monday. The protesters led by Mela Singh Rurrka sat on a dharna and raised anti-government slogans. They were demanding opportunities of jobs and better pay scales. 

State RTI body to have video conferencing facility
Ludhiana, July 19
State RTI Commissioner Darbara Singh Kahlon addresses the public information officials during a seminar in Ludhiana on Monday. State RTI Commissioner Darbara Singh Kahlon said that the State RTI Commission would soon have video conferencing facility, which will save the public information officers (PIO) from making repeated visits to Chandigarh.

State RTI Commissioner Darbara Singh Kahlon addresses the public information officials during a seminar in Ludhiana on Monday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Couple accuse NRI of backing out
Doraha, July 19
A tribal couple that was allegedly injured by a Skoda car on the national highway a few days back and were said to have arrived at a compromise with the accused, have alleged that the latter backed out accompanied by the police apathy.

Davinder is Rotary Club chief
Jagraon, July 19
The Rotary International Club, Ludhiana Midtown, held its installation ceremony yesterday at Park Plaza, Ludhiana. New team of the Rotary Club, Ludhiana Midtown, under the leadership of Rotarian Davinder Garg as president was installed with Rotarian Pankaj Sharma as secretary and Rotarian Rajan Kapoor as treasurer.

‘Unawareness leading to spread of seasonal diseases’
Ludhiana, July 19
Seasonal diseases like gastroenteritis, cholera or dengue spread panic among city residents during every rainy season. Not checking the supply of contaminated water or not lifting dirt or garbage on time, the Municipal Corporation is blamed for bringing "epidemic"-like situation in the city. But Corporation Commissioner AK Sinha said that it was unfortunate to hold the MC responsible for everything "wrong" in the city. Unawareness among residents, too, was responsible for the spread of seasonal diseases to an extent.

Residents submit memo to Commissioner
Ludhiana, July 19
Residents of Janakpuri today submitted a memorandum to Commissioner AK Sinha asking the latter to find a solution for proper drainage of rainwater. The residents rued that it was a flood-like situation in Janakpuri where children were unable to go to schools and shops could not be opened due to water logging in several areas. Above all, there was a threat of disease epidemic, said the residents.

Toyota’s Etios in city
LUDHIANA : Toyota “Q” World - an exclusive auto show by Toyota - is being held in the city. The event will be held at Radiant Toyota, GT road, Jugiana, Ludhiana, from 10 am to 7 pm. 




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