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70-yr-old man injured by extortionists
Brutally attacked with swords for refusing to give a slice of meat for free
Ludhiana, August 2
A 70-year-old man was brutally attacked with swords after he refused to give away a slice of meat for free to alleged extortionists in the Jawahar Nagar camp area here today. The incident took place at around 7 am when the victim Hori Lal was having his morning tea along with his grandchildren.
An injured Hori Lal admitted in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana An injured Hori Lal admitted in Civil Hospital, Ludhiana.


Man dies in ‘freak’ accident
Falls into open manhole after his bike was hit by truck
Ludhiana, August 2
The civic administration seems to be washing its hand off the death of the man who allegedly lost his life by falling in an open manhole near Oswal Cancer Hospital here today.
Bunty, brother of the accident victim Sumit Gupta, wails near the mishap site in Ludhiana on Monday. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan
Bunty, brother of the accident victim Sumit Gupta, wails near the mishap site in Ludhiana

Manpower, machinery diverted for Sukhbir’s visit
Ludhiana, August 2
To provide a smooth ride to Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal for his upcoming visit to the city, the civic body here seems to have diverted all manpower and machinery engaged in different projects to do a patchwork on roads dotted with potholes, especially in areas from where Badal's cavalcade will pass-through.

Prior to Sukhbir Badal's visit, patch work on roads in full swing in Ludhiana. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

Prior to Sukhbir Badal's visit, patch work on roads in full swing in Ludhiana

Friendship Day
Schools not ok with exchanging gifts
Ludhiana, August 2
Friendship Day celebrations have left school authorities and students at loggerheads with numerous educational institutions barring students from exchanging gifts in celebration of the day dedicated to the special bond of friendship. The students, on the other hand, have termed the step as being a curb on their freedom of expression.

Pak pistol seized from cloth merchant
Ludhiana, August 2
A few days after nabbing a Pak spy, the Ludhiana police today seized a Pakistan-made pistol from a local cloth merchant. The cloth merchant has been identified as Pappu Verma, a resident of Krishna Nagar Street No 11. He was arrested following a security trap at Bharat Nagar Chowk.


Catering at railway stations
Aloo-poori, pakoras back on the track
Ludhiana, August 2
Railway passengers missing "aloo-poori and hot pakoras", at railway stations in the region, have a reason to cheer, as hot snacks, along with other freshly cooked food items, will soon be back on railway platforms after the new catering policy, announced by the Railway Board in July will come into effect.

Taps go dry during rainy season
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 2
Though the monsoon lashed the city streets long ago, water taps continue to remain dry. Failing to empty the disposal tank during the rainy season, civic authorities have squeezed already meager running schedule of tube well for the area.

Their creations speak louder than words
Ludhiana, August 2
While the Mughal era inspires them, recreating the charm of the Victorian Age is their style. For fashion designer mother-son duo Riimple and Mayyur, their creations speak louder than words.
Fashion designers Riimple and Mayyur; a peacock pattern necklace in gold and diamonds from Jaipur on display; and (extreme right) a woman tries diamond-studded hair piece from Sough India in Ludhiana
Fashion designers Riimple and Mayyur; a peacock pattern necklace in gold and diamonds from Jaipur on display; and (extreme right) a woman tries diamond-studded hair piece from Sough India in Ludhiana. Photos: Himanshu Mahajan

Wedding Asia ends on a happy note
Ludhiana, August 2
Wedding Asia-Emerald Edition concluded on a happy note today. This sassy wedding event became a treasured occasion where people could find luxuries of the world related to weddings under one roof. Exhibitors from all over world were overwhelmed with the warm response of Punjabis.

Sewerage Plant
Residents up in arms against expansion
Ludhiana, August 2
Village residents were up in arms against expansion of sewerage treatment plant at Bhattian Bet village, who claimed that expansion of the plant would make their lives miserable.

Mothers urged to avoid feeders
Ludhiana, August 2
Advocating the theme of “Breastfeeding: Just 10 Steps, The Baby Friendly Way” given by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), Dr Rajinder Gulati, paediatrician at civil hospital, Raikot, today called upon the mothers to refrain from using feeders and top feed for infants.

Reporters' Diary
Lavish invocations!
Among bridal wear, jewellery, wedding planners, honeymoon destinations, home décor, interiors, furnishings and everything big that Wedding Asia 2010 boasted of, the Almighty, too, got a prominent place of pride. The exhibition saw the descending of various Gods and Goddesses at the venue. Deities of various faiths and religious sects found a very special place at stalls put up at the exhibition.

From Schools & Colleges
Friendship Day
Students of primary wing of BCM School celebrated Friendship Day here today. They brought friendship bands and tied them on the wrists of their friends. The teachers told them the importance of the friendship by explaining that friendship is like a plant, more you water it, more it grows.

PAU Notes
Delegation for Australia
A delegation of four soil scientists of PAU will participate in the 19th World Congress of Soil Science at Brisbane, Australia, The theme is “Soil Solutions for a Changing World”. The scientists include Dr Yadwinder Singh, Dr Surinder Singh Kukal, Dr Manmohanjit Singh and Dr Milkha Singh Aulakh.

MSME sector fears big players
Ludhiana, August 2
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector has been eagerly waiting for the notification that confirms that 20 per cent of store purchases of all products will be made from it.

Reforms to yield positive results: Arora
Ludhiana, August 2
Punjab State Power Corporation (Powercom) has embarked upon a massive programme to bring out reforms and conservation in this sector, which will yield positive results by the year-end. This was stated by SC Arora, director (Finance), Powercom, today.

Hoax bomb call spreads panic
Ludhiana, August 2
Panic gripped the surrounding area near Pahwa Hospital following a bomb hoax call outside the office of State Jail and Tourism Minister Hira Singh Gabria today. People spotted a silver Opal Astra car (HP- 34-A- 0060) parked outside the office of minister Hira Singh Gabria, located near Pahwa Hospital.


One killed, 4 injured in accident
Raikot, August 2
One person died and four others were injured in a road accident that took place near Jalaldiwal village on the Ludhiana-Barnala road near here last evening. Bhola Singh (40) of Hardas Pura village in the Barnala subdivision died after the tractor he along with others was travelling was hit by a milk van last night.

Woman alleges poisoning by in-laws
Ludhiana, August 2
A woman levelled serious allegation against her husband and in-laws for allegedly poisoning her after she expressed inability to help her brother-in-law in getting him Australian immigration.


Insurance co. told to pay Rs 1.75 lakh compensation
Ludhiana, August 2
Terming the denial of a mediclaim to be unjustified, the Permanent Lok Adalat (PLA) has ordered Reliance General Insurance Company Limited to pay Rs 1.75 lakh spent by the consumer on treatment.




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