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Protesting teachers break security cordon
Agitating BEd teachers break a barricade put up by the police in the city on SundayLudhiana, August 8
Members of the BEd Teachers Front thronged the Dana Mandi area, near Jalandhar bypass, to hold a protest here today.

Agitating BEd teachers break a barricade put up by the police in the city on Sunday. Tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Sukhbir on weak foundation!
Come tomorrow, Deputy CM to kick off projects still on drawing board
Ludhiana, August 8
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will be on a foundation stone laying spree on Tuesday for several development projects to be undertaken by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) and the municipal corporation.


Acute staff crunch in MC
Ludhiana, August 8
Strange are the policies adopted by the local bodies department of Punjab. Though the civic body has been raising hue and cry for filling hundreds of vacancies of technical/field staff, the local bodies department is busy deputing only top-level officials to make the show run.

PAU staff still to get salary
Ludhiana, August 8
Members of the PAU Employees Union are up in the arms against the authorities for adopting “lackadaisical approach” in releasing the salaries of about 4,000 employees, including PAUTA members.

Civil Hospital: Needy feel neglected here

SMO fails to use lakhs collected as user-charges
Poor forced to shell out more for tests


Teachers’ Protest
Grocery shop owner makes hay
Teachers savour cold drinks from the only grocery shop located at Dana Mandi area on SundayLudhiana, August 8
When Sukhwinder Singh, alias Babbu, opened his grocery shop at Dana Mandi, his business venture was termed as stupidity by his relative. The family members told him that the place has no business potential and he would end up incurring huge loss in business. But contrary to the family’s claim, the shop turned out to be a hit and witnessed thousands of customers in a few hours.

Teachers savour cold drinks from the only grocery shop located at Dana Mandi area on Sunday. A Tribune photograph

Teaching maths a problem in govt schools
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 8
Preparing students for taking mathematics as a subject for higher studies seems to be beyond the control of government schools of the state. The medium of instruction of the subject being exclusively English in degree classes, the ever declining number of mathematics teachers with communication skills in English is bound to affect the number of government school passouts take up mathematics as a subject in higher classes.

Missing Link, Urban Estate
Rs 266 cr set aside for land acquisition
Ludhiana, August 8
GLADA has announced an award for providing compensation to landowners for the acquisition of around 130 acres for the construction of the missing link-II on the alternative bypass from the Ferozepur road to the southern bypass at Doraha and development of an urban estate for the resettlement of oustees.

From Colleges
Need to empower women
LUDHIANA: The department of sociology of Ramgarhia Girls College, Miller Ganj, Ludhiana, conducted an extension lecture on “domestic violence” by Iqbal Singh, advocate, district courts, Ludhiana. Addressing the students, he discussed various types of violence prevailing in the family like dowry deaths, sexual abuse, wife battering, violence against widows, etc. He said need of the hour was to empower women in every possible way. Gursharan Kaur, HOD, presented a vote of thanks to chief guest, principal, Dr Narinder Sandhu, who assured the students that the college would conduct such enlightening lectures in future too.

NGO adopts thalassaemic children
Ludhiana, August 8
Salaam Zindagi Foundation, an NGO that has received a state award for promoting voluntary blood donation in the society, today announced sponsorship of 33 needy thalassaemic children at a function held at SCD Government College for Boys here.

45 persons given calipers
Principal secretary TR Saranga hands over a tricycle and prosthetics to physically challenged persons in Ludhiana on SundayLudhiana, August 8
Artificial limbs, calipers and hearing aids were distributed among 45 physically challenged persons at the 824th viklang sahayta camp organised by the Bharat Vikas Parishad (Tagore Branch) here today. The camp coincided with the 69th free polio surgery camp in which 10 polio-afflicted persons were operated upon.

Principal secretary TR Saranga hands over a tricycle and prosthetics to physically challenged persons in Ludhiana on Sunday. Photo: Inderjeet Verma

40 hosiery units get notice
Ludhiana, August 8
Rajat Aggarwal, chairman, Punjab Pollution Control Board, today said notices had been issued to 40 hosiery units for their washing activity. He was addressing a meeting of the Ludhiana Hosiery Industry here.

Ludhiana airport set for an upgrade
Ludhiana, August 8
The facilities at Ludhiana airport would be augmented soon after the local administration hands over the required land for the purpose to the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Kanwariya killed in accident, 3 injured
Ludhiana, August 8
A 20-year-old kanwariya was crushed, while three others injured, by an overspeeding truck in Doraha here today. The incident took place at around 4.30am near Anand Ishwar Public School in Doraha, 23 km from here.

Development works for ward No. 58 announced
Ludhiana, August 8
MLA Darshan Singh Shivalik and Paramjit Kaur Shivalki, councillor, ward number 58, have announced that the foundation stone of the cremation ground at Badewal will be laid on August 11.

Office-bearers elected
Ludhiana, August 8
The following have been elected office-bearers of the Distributor’s Association of Consumer Electronics: chairman — Raj Kumar; president — Ram Gupta , senior adviser — OP Bajaj, general secretary — Pritpal Singh; and cashier — AN Khurana.




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